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THE QUEEN of Williams Avenue

Lue Parker has presided over her soul-food shack for 40 years and counting.

Food Reviews & Stories
If you're reading this story looking for information on a new restaurant, you're out of luck. If you've come searching for insight into the latest culinary trends, you will be disappointed. Unlike ...   More
Wednesday, March 26, 2003 Caryn B. Brooks

Cultural Elites Unite!

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GENTLE READERS, News from the biggest media seducers on the planet: While I'm sure readers of this column are pleased to know that Ripe is now opening its Gotham Building Coffee Shop for Saturday ...   More
Wednesday, March 19, 2003 Caryn B. Brooks

Cruel to Be Kind

BBC America's What Not to Wear can school you. Sort of.

I'm probably the last person who should be subbing in for a column that's primarily devoted to fashion. While I can tell you who Tom Ford is and what I think about the Seaplane ladies (they're ins ...   More
Wednesday, March 12, 2003 Caryn B. Brooks

What Do We Want? Margaret Cho! When Do We Want Her? Now!

Comedian Margaret Cho wants to liberate you with her latest live show, Revolution.

Comrades! For some time now, the Workers, the Queers, the Ladies and our Asian-American sisters and brothers have banded together in a joint struggle to defeat the comedic oppression foisted upon ...   More
Wednesday, March 12, 2003 Caryn B. Brooks

...And All I Got Was This Lousy Thong


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GENTLE READERS, Miss D. has seen a lot of restaurant-propaganda paraphernalia for sale at eateries in her day. Oy, the T-shirts, the shot glasses, the fleece pullovers. That's why Stepping Stone ...   More
Wednesday, March 5, 2003 Caryn B. Brooks

Hot Chefs, Cheap Eats

Special Section Stories
Table of Contents A-Z Listings of restaurants --by neighborhood --by cuisine Hot Chefs, Cheap eats Foodies on the food they eat when they're not cooking it.Cart-o-graphy Meals on wheels, ...   More
Wednesday, March 5, 2003 Caryn B. Brooks

Deep-Fried Twinkies, Census Tracking and Bum Rushes

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GENTLE READERS, It was bound to happen. The deep-fried Twinkie. It's here. England native Christopher Sell reportedly invented the dish last year to sell at his fish-and-chips restaurant in Brook ...   More
Wednesday, February 26, 2003 Caryn B. Brooks


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GENTLE READERS, Lest you imagine that Miss Dish operates in a vacuum outside the concerns of the very readers who have MADE HER WHAT SHE IS TODAY, read on to see how a crafty Miss Dish fan enacte ...   More
Wednesday, February 19, 2003 Caryn B. Brooks

Reservations and Cambodian Riots

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GENTLE READERS,Monique Siu of Castagna called Miss Dish to tell her that Cafe Castagna will be open seven nights a week starting Feb. 17 and that if she's heard rumors that Castagna is closing (sh ...   More
Wednesday, February 12, 2003 Caryn B. Brooks

Splits for the Schnitz?

Frustrated with their public landlord, Portland's leading arts organizations are house- hunting.

News Stories
For the past several years the relationship between some of the city's most prestigious arts organizations and their government landlord has been strained--maybe not as frosty as between the Monta ...   More
Wednesday, February 12, 2003 Caryn B. Brooks
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