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  1. Had a wonderful dinner last night at Twisted Filipino Popup. Chef LaMagna aims to introduce more diners to the cuisine of the Philippines. Link This was my first time at a popup, so not sure what to expect. The dinner was coordinated by Feastly which made the process easy. It was an enjoyable evening, with communal tables and lot of entertaining chit chat. The highlight of the evening for me was the sticky rice with bone marrow, it was luscious, bright and bitter in the right places.
  2. I got the little Dash Yogurt maker for 15 bucks.
  3. Time for a salted caramel tart?....
  4. Burger King

    Just the beef patty is kept in a warming tray. The whole burger is assembled at time of order, however the beef is not cooked a la minute.
  5. The Soup Topic (2013–)

    Better than Bouillon makes a fish version and a lobster version of their stock concentrate. Available at several online retailers.
  6. I have not had the chance to try the Grappa. If you are ok with crowds, Pine Street Market can be fun. http://www.pinestreetpdx.com/ So many awesome places to dine in Portland.
  7. Oh, also if you are interested in distilleries, Clear Creek is just North of the Pearl http://www.clearcreekdistillery.com/tasting-room/
  8. Paley's place is always a winner. http://www.paleysplace.net/ Chef Naoko just opened a new dinner restaurant serving dinner: http://www.shizukupdx.com/#general I'll second teardrop. Shift Drinks is pretty good for drinks as well. http://shiftdrinkspdx.com/
  9. Lay Off My Food

    A local popup serves only family style, which allows them to concentrate on a few dishes. http://www.maepdx.com/
  10. There are also a nice selection of ethiopian restaurants in Portland http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18715-teff-love.html
  11. Using koji to "age" steaks

    Chef John tried it out http://foodwishes.blogspot.com/2016/04/koji-rubbed-steak-new-age-dry-age.html
  12. The new Milk

    I've never heard of A2 milk, but I've been enjoying fairlife milk. Apparently it's ultra filtered and is lactose free due to the process. It suddenly appeared in all the stores around my area.
  13. A tech blog ran through several of the recipes http://www.engadget.com/tag/cognitivecomputing/
  14. If you know the recipe name, here's a handy index http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_America%27s_Test_Kitchen_episodes http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Cook%27s_Country_episodes I don't see a corresponding video for brown rice salad either.
  15. Apparently you can taste anything ready-to-eat at Trader Joe's http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/shortorder/2012/09/five_things_you_need_to_know_a.php?page=2
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