Holdfast

The Gunner and Perpetually Underwhelmed spoke very highly of Holdfast, a pop up dining experience to recently enter the culinary scene in Portland.  Pop ups are fun, but they can be unpredictable.  There’s a lot of experimentation that goes into any given night’s menu.  Sometimes items are being served for the first time, which can…

Top Chef Shirley Chung Pop Up @ The Playground 2.0

I love Top Chef.  I love watching the food, the drama, the judges and contestants talking smack.  Unlike many of the other reality shows that churn out winners that don’t amount to much after the ephemeral hoopla of the win passes through the minds of fans and viewers, many Top Chef winners have gone on…

Test Kitchen: Marcel Vigneron

I’m a groupie through and through.  I freak out when I see a celebrity of any caliber, from the A list to the D list.  I’m scream.  I point.  I gawk.  Then I hide into the farthest corners of my shyness.   I will not approach them.  I will not talk to them.  I will dart my…

Test Kitchen: Young Team

This food blog has become both a blessing and a curse.  It is a blessing because I am reconnecting with old friends and also making new friends.  People are just coming out of the wood work wanting to eat and try new places with me.  It is a curse because dining at this level is burning a…

Ludo Bites @ Royal-T Cafe

This post is soooo totally delayed. I’ve sorta abandoned my blog as I feel like my camera takes subpar pics in those poorly lit restaurants. Fortunately these pics were taken by WonTuan’s SLR. Unfortunately, I can’t remember the food as well since this meal took place months ago. But I shall try… I first heard…