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The Mouth: Fulio’s chef dreams up exciting, borderless specials
The Mouth: Fulio’s chef dreams up exciting, borderless specials

Sean Whittaker has earned his stripes.

Teamed with Jonathan Hoffman, Whittaker scored back-to-back wins in the Iron Chef Goes Coastal competition in 2014 and 2015. In a pressure-packed stopwatch environment, in front of judges and a crowd of...

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The Mouth: At the intersection of fine food and fine art
The Mouth: At the intersection of fine food and fine art

As far as the dictionary is concerned, “keta” refers to a type of salmon.

But it’s more than that.

Before we get too far down the rabbit hole, let’s back up a minute.

We’re traversing the...

The Mouth: Capricorn should double down on Romanian fare — but would diners like it?
The Mouth: Capricorn should double down on Romanian fare — but would diners like it?

I can’t tell you how many times I lingered on the sidewalk in front of Capricorn Pub and Fine Foods, waiting for something to pull me in.

The entrance, you see, is a bit awkward. And so is what you can see from the street: a pool table...

The Mouth: A packed menu but few enticements at Long Beach Thai Cuisine
The Mouth: A packed menu but few enticements at Long Beach Thai Cuisine

Arriving with a thud in a three-ring binder, the menu at Long Beach Thai Cuisine is 15 pages long.

Fifteen pages.

That’s a North Coast record.

Contained within those 15 pages are something like 115 choices, though there are...

Columbia Bar: Piranha
Columbia Bar: Piranha

The Tiki Lounge, an annex attached to Charlie’s Chowder House on Marine Drive in Astoria, became a welcome refuge on a recent torrential Sunday afternoon. If you avoided looking at the rain-spattered window and concentrated on the tropical...

Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival offers the best of the Northwest
Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival offers the best of the Northwest
Clown Bread still a crowd favorite at annual event, taking place April 27–29
The Mouth: Cannon Beach Smokehouse a stickler for detail
The Mouth: Cannon Beach Smokehouse a stickler for detail

The words to describe Cannon Beach — an expensive, refined, quaint resort town — could well cover its restaurants.

What you won’t find much of: youth and modernity.

But with the Cannon Beach Smokehouse, the glimmers of...

The Mouth: El Compadre inspires déjà vu
The Mouth: El Compadre inspires déjà vu

Where do you get déjà vu?

Is it while making coffee in the morning? Driving to work? When you catch yourself cursing out loud as someone with a full cart fumbles with self-checkout at Safeway?

Déjà vu isn’t...

Long Beach Razor Clam Festival provides a feast of fun
Long Beach Razor Clam Festival provides a feast of fun
Family friendly event, taking place April 21, signals coming of spring
The Mouth: An EVOO evening is a class, dinner, show rolled into one
The Mouth: An EVOO evening is a class, dinner, show rolled into one

While you’ll certainly leave satiated, perhaps even elated, EVOO is not exactly a restaurant.

Because restaurants don’t send you home with their recipes. And they don’t ask you to introduce yourself to the group, or offer to...

Celebrate North Jetty Brewing’s fourth birthday April 14
Celebrate North Jetty Brewing’s fourth birthday April 14
Free tours, birthday cake, double punches and more on tap

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The Mouth: Fulio’s chef dreams up exciting, borderless specials

Sean Whittaker has earned his stripes.

Teamed with Jonathan Hoffman, Whittaker scored back-to-back wins in the Iron Chef Goes Coastal...

The Mouth: At the intersection of fine food and fine art

As far as the dictionary is concerned, “keta” refers to a type of salmon.

But it’s more than that.

Before we get...

The Mouth: Capricorn should double down on Romanian fare — but would diners like it?