Haute-N-Ready: The Great Pizza Hut Re-Branding of 2014

Spinach, pretzel crust and banh mizzas, oh my!

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Food & Drink
Welcome to Haute-N-Ready, in which John Locanthi, Willamette Week’s trencherman of leisure, tastes the hastily made, modestly priced food of the common man.As you may remember, Haute-N-Ready mocked the incredible laziness of Pizza Hut’s attempt to jazz up its brand by stuffing bacon into a pizza crust not too long ago. Less than a month later, Pizza Hut launched a re-branding campaign ...   More
 
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 JOHN LOCANTHI

Double Dragon: Double Vision


Bar Reviews
In its first incarnation as a bougie banh mi shop, Double Dragon (1235 SE Division St., 230-8340, doubledragonpdx.com) had its fans. I was not one of them. The $7.50 price for a sandwich that ty   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

I Banh Mi

Finally: good downtown banh mi.


Food Reviews & Stories
There have long been plenty of banh mi to be found in downtown Portland from myriad near-identical Vietnamese food carts. But, broadly speaking, they haven’t been any good. A really great versio   More
 
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 BEN WATERHOUSE

Double Dragon

A bourgie take on banh mi.


Food Reviews & Stories
Banh mi price inflation is a hot button for foodniks. Is it reasonable to double the price of cheapo Vietnamese sandwiches when they’re composed of midgrade ingredients and served in swankier di   More
 
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Double Dragon: Former Bunk and Momofuku Cook To Open Banh Mi Shop on Division

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Food & Drink
In August, we brought news that the former Artemis cafe space on Southeast 12th and Division (across the road from Los Gorditos and Apex) was becoming a "sandwich shop" called Double Dragon. Today, a press release from the Double Dragon camp finally dishes up more info:The cafe will offer a menu of six types of banh mi—Vietnamese baguette sandwiches, for those who've been living under a rock in Arby's ...   More
 
Friday, October 28, 2011 by Ruth Brown

Cheap Eats 2011: Binh Minh Sandwiches


Food Reviews & Stories
Vietnamese sandwiches are pretty much the best way for hungry folks to spend $2.50 (and for whatever reason, they always seem to cost $2.50). The ones at Binh Minh, a miniature storefront with fogge   More
 
Monday, March 7, 2011 BECKY OHLSEN

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