Kim Jong Grillin', Eat Mobile Champion, Burns

Han Ly Hwang celebrates his Eat Mobile win

Food & Drink
Han Ly Hwang, the owner of Southeast Division Street food cart Kim Jong Grillin', had a hell of a Saturday: First, his Korean barbecue skills earned him the judge's choice award at the 2011 Eat Mobile Festival; then, just a few hours later, while Hwang was 3 miles away dismantling the temporary kitchen set up for Eat Mobile, his cart went up in flames. The cause of the fire is so far unknown, but Hwang ...   More
 
Monday, April 25, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

And the Carty Award Goes To...

Winners From the 4th Annual Eat Mobile Festival

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Food & Drink
Willamette Week held its annual Eat Mobile food cart festival 0n Sunday, April 24. Gorgeous sunny skies greeted nearly 3,000 eaters, who gathered under the Morrison Bridge to sample everything from cheeseburger dumplings to maple bacon ice cream at 39 different carts hailing from all over the city. The line at opening stretched eight blocks. By our count, attendees consumed some seven tons of food ...   More
 
Monday, April 25, 2011 by Ruth Brown

Eat Mobile: Meet the Judges

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Food & Drink
There's more to Eat Mobile than eating samples from 40 Portland food carts. The gathering of mobile kitchens is also the occasion for the sort-of-prestigious Carty Awards. While the first two Carty Awards came with awesome trophies, they have, until now, been of purely intangible value. No longer: This year's winner will take home a seven-piece knife set from Shun Knives. And who decides which cart ...   More
 
Friday, April 8, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Commence Drooling: WW's Eat Mobile Food Cart Fest Lineup Announced

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Food & Drink
Prepare yourself for greasy, spicy, fried and wood-fired glory. WW's fourth annual Eat Mobile food cart festival is happening Saturday, April 23, underneath the east end of the Morrison Bridge, and we're announcing the full lineup of participating food carts and trucks right now. Take a deep breath. Are you ready?OK. This year, you'll be able to sample the wares of 808 Grinds, Artigiano, Aybla Grill, ...   More
 
Monday, March 21, 2011 by Kelly Clarke

Fifty Licks Finally Gets an Ice Cream Truck

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Food & Drink
For a city with 40 gazillion food carts, Portland is severely lacking in the most quintessential of mobile food vendors: the ice cream truck. Some might argue that's because the city is cold and wet most of the year, but that's exactly the kind of defeatist attitude that keeps delicious cones of sunshine and butterfat from brightening our streets.Thus, we were excited to read that one of the city's ...   More
 
Friday, April 1, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Ten Great Pizzas Portland Monthly Missed

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Food & Drink
Portland Monthly purports, in the magazine's March issue, to have discovered the 32 greatest pizzas in Portland. While Karen Brooks' top picks (Apizza Scholls, Ken's Artisan, Nostrana, etc.) are solid, the list, compiled by a handful of PM staffers and PDX writers, starts to break down towards the end: Hot Lips? Awesome corporate culture, over-rated pizza. Mississippi Pizza? You're there for the music, ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Gold Bicycle Reported Missing; Last Seen Atop a Food Cart

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News
It was a uniquely Portland crime—sometime between the evening of Saturday, Feb. 26 and the morning of Monday, Feb. 28, someone stole Chris Stauffer’s bike. Off the top of Stauffer’s food cart. Stauffer, who owns Stevie’s Chicken N’ Waffles, located on Northeast Martin Luther King Boulevard off Northeast Lombard Street, arrived at work Monday morning, Feb. 28 to discover that the 400-pound, ...   More
 
Thursday, March 3, 2011 REBECCA JACOBSON

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