Maya Lovelace of Mae is Opening a New Restaurant

Fried Chicken at Mae's in Portland
Photo credit: Mae website.

Mae’s superstar fried chicken—lard is your friend!

This morning Maya Lovelace of Mae fame sent out an email announcing her next project: she’s opening a restaurant. The plan is to open in spring 2018; she is not revealing the restaurant’s name just yet, but rest assured that the food with be Southern comfort.

The majority of the project’s details are private but she did share these tidbits: Continue reading “Maya Lovelace of Mae is Opening a New Restaurant”

Portland Area Food Events, October 26-November 2

T Took It (the Pie)

Don’t worry about anyone taking the pie this time—you have Nine Days of Pie coming up!

Each week we will bring you a roundup of public food events in the Portland metro area. It’s not every single event that’s going on, but the ones in particular that catch our eye. Want to submit an event? Fill out this form. Listings curated by Meg Cotner.

Brewpublic’s 9th Annual Killer Beer Week
Until Sunday, October 29, 2017
Various locations

This week+ of beer love starts with the Killer Beer Summit on Friday, October 20 and ends with the Killer Beer Week Recovery Beerunch on Sunday, October 29. In between are beer tastings and celebrations of brewing. According to the organizers, the Beerunch tickets are $50 (buy here) and “all other events are free to enter, pay as you go on beer. Killer Pumpkin Fest will ask for a $5 donation to CAMP UKANDU at entry.” More information. Continue reading “Portland Area Food Events, October 26-November 2”

Fire at the Food Carts

Well, another day, another fire. I saw the news this evening on The Oregonian—two food carts in downtown Portland (SW First Avenue and Columbia Street) went up in flames and were totally destroyed. The cause? “A food cart employee filled a generator with gasoline and the gasoline spilled,” according to Portland Fire & Rescue spokeswoman Capt. Louisa Jones. But the detail missing from that statement is that the person was filling the generator with gas… while the generator was running. The gas spilled, there was an explosion, a fire, and the rest is history.

This is a very costly mistake. The Lai Thai and The Greek Gods Gyro food carts are totally gone; the Taqueria So Mexican cart survived. The fire spread and damaged about 10 cars.  I am hopeful that all involved had insurance, too. On the bright side, nobody was hurt. Check the Oregonian for a compilation of tweeted photos from the scene.

Portland Area Food Events, October 19-26

Tsukemono
Photo credit: Gavin Anderson on Flickr

The glory of tsukemono—Japanese pickles. These are from Kyoto, but you can learn to make them here in Portland.

Each week we will bring you a roundup of public food events in the Portland metro area. It’s not every single event that’s going on, but the ones in particular that catch our eye. Want to submit an event? Fill out this form. Listings curated by Meg Cotner.

Haunted Pub Tour
Until Tuesday, October 31, 2017
7pm Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays; 3:30pm Sundays
Starts at Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub, 112 SW 2nd Avenue, Portland

“Uncover Portland’s dark side on this spine-tingling walking tour and hear first-hand accounts of paranormal encounters—all while sampling 6 local beers.” The tour distance is about .8 of a mile, takes about two and a half hours, and includes six 5 oz pours. Tickets are $45 (buy here). More information. Continue reading “Portland Area Food Events, October 19-26”