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The Mouth: Best new restaurants of 2017
The Mouth: Best new restaurants of 2017
Another look at Cannon Beach’s Harding Trading Co., Seaside’s Avenue Q Pizza

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North Coast Food Web connects local farmers to chefs, public
North Coast Food Web connects local farmers to chefs, public
Group hosts events Jan. 9 and 13 at Kitchen
The Mouth: Remembering three great restaurants we lost in 2017
The Mouth: Remembering three great restaurants we lost in 2017

If there is a single thread that weaves through North Coast dining in the last year it is, alas, an unfortunate one:

Three of the region’s very best restaurants shut their doors in 2017.

The dinner service of Street 14 Cafe, in...

The Mouth: Bigfoot’s prices conjure up myth of top-tier cuisine
The Mouth: Bigfoot’s prices conjure up myth of top-tier cuisine

The rustic, cabin-like, Wild West interior of Bigfoot’s Steakhouse is paired with myth: a breezy fascination with the namesake manimal. The menu is presented as a four-page newspaper in which dishes are interspersed with tales of legend.

Yoga teachings the subject of January Ales & Ideas
Yoga teachings the subject of January Ales & Ideas
Instructor Ute Swerdloff dives into ancient texts Jan. 4
The Mouth: Plaza Jalisco serves up one-note comfort food
The Mouth: Plaza Jalisco serves up one-note comfort food

The server told me: “Don’t cry.”

But it was too late.

The hot sauce had me blubbering. My face broadcast the burn like a billboard: cheeks welled up and rosy, eyes watering and a nose like a leaky faucet. My lips...

Columbia Bar: Carruthers’ Go Figure
Columbia Bar: Carruthers’ Go Figure

I recently pulled up a stool at Carruthers’ immense marble bar in hopes of finding a glass chock-full of holiday cheer. (They did, after all, host a holiday bazaar earlier this week.)

Figs have long been associated with a number of...

The Mouth: Surfcrest Pizza unafraid of gluttonous ecstasy
The Mouth: Surfcrest Pizza unafraid of gluttonous ecstasy

Among aisles stacked with chips, soda and snacks, a scent of pizza arises from the rear of Surfcrest Market.

The smell of rising dough, however, is not exactly new at the Tolovana general store.

For years the shoebox-sized kitchen was the...

The Mouth: Responding to readers
The Mouth: Responding to readers
Locals weigh in on Salt Hotel & Pub chairs, sports bars
The Mouth: At Long Beach Tavern, food and setting are well-worn
The Mouth: At Long Beach Tavern, food and setting are well-worn

Besides the flat-screen TVs and the locally brewed IPAs on tap, there is little inside the Long Beach Tavern to assure you that we are indeed in 2017 and not 1970.

Part of that is the look, part is the food.

But before we get to the eats,...

Columbia Bar: Mediterranean Mule

As the sun drifts toward the constellation of Capricornus, aiming to reach that celestial cluster around late December, the local bar and restaurant Capricorn, in downtown Astoria, recently achieved another milestone.

Nov. 29 was the one-year...

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The Mouth: Best new restaurants of 2017
Another look at Cannon Beach’s Harding Trading Co., Seaside’s Avenue Q Pizza
The Mouth: Remembering three great restaurants we lost in 2017

If there is a single thread that weaves through North Coast dining in the last year it is, alas, an unfortunate one:

Three of the...