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The Mouth: James Beard, Gearhart legend
The Mouth: James Beard, Gearhart legend
The influential gourmand, critic, writer, teacher and socialite was perhaps the city’s greatest ambassador.

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Lazy Susan Cafe knows importance of breakfast ritual
Lazy Susan Cafe knows importance of breakfast ritual

Review and photos by The Mouth of the Columbia

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On my first trip to the Lazy Susan Cafe, it didn’t take long to decide what I’d have: Eggs Benedict.

More than perhaps any other meal, breakfast...

Soup Bowl fundraiser supports The Harbor
Soup Bowl fundraiser supports The Harbor

The Harbor, one of the first women’s resources agencies in Oregon, will host its 14th annual Soup Bowl fundraiser 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 10, at The Loft at The Red Building (20 Basin St., Astoria).

The event is a chance for the...

Clemente’s, at once upscale and humble
Clemente’s, at once upscale and humble

I never made it to the old Clemente’s.

When they packed up from the Carruthers Building in early 2015 and moved a few blocks northeast to the pier next to the Pilot House, two reasons were given: to become more intimate, and...

Bread and Ocean prizes craftsmanship, community, family
Bread and Ocean prizes craftsmanship, community, family

or the first couple of years after purchasing Manzanita’s Bread and Ocean Bakery from Julie Barker, George and Linda Reddish maintained the founder’s vision.

In 2016, the Reddishes added some vision of their own.

They began...

Columbia Bar: Tropic Breeze

It was May Day, so I decided to give my regards to the Labor Temple, that boisterous phoenix built upon the ashes of the 1922 Astoria fire.

It was raining outside. Lately, it always seems to be raining outside. Since it was International...

The Mouth: Celebrity Saudi chef shares cultural, culinary traditions at Baked Alaska
The Mouth: Celebrity Saudi chef shares cultural, culinary traditions at Baked Alaska

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Through the lenses of food and culture, Badr Zuhair Fayez — a world-renowned chef who put on a cooking demonstration at Baked Alaska Restaurant last month — compared the United States to Saudi Arabia, his...

Mouth of the Columbia: Fireman sandwich, homemade bread recommend Seaside sandwich shop
Mouth of the Columbia: Fireman sandwich, homemade bread recommend Seaside sandwich shop

Review and photos by The Mouth of the Columbia

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Daisy May’s Sandwich Shop is tucked into the back corner of Seaside’s Outlet Mall. The shop’s logo — a spotted cow with a daisy flower in its...

Mouth of the Columbia: Canvassing crab options on the North Coast
Mouth of the Columbia: Canvassing crab options on the North Coast

During dark winter months you can see the boats from shore, their lights twinkling on the horizon, fishing for Dungeness crab.

Every year millions of pounds are pulled from the Pacific coast’s icy waters, and yet the Dungeness harvest...

The Mouth of the Columbia: The Bistro is revitalized and refined
The Mouth of the Columbia: The Bistro is revitalized and refined
The chef is reconnecting to the heart of the chef-diner relationship, a place where passion can trump the bottom line
MacGregor’s Whiskey Bar To wet Manzanita’s whistle
MacGregor’s Whiskey Bar To wet Manzanita’s whistle

MANZANITA — Mark Twain famously asserted that “too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.”

Keep that in mind as you plan your first visit to MacGregor’s Whiskey Bar, a soon-to-open...

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The Mouth: James Beard, Gearhart legend
The influential gourmand, critic, writer, teacher and socialite was perhaps the city’s greatest ambassador.
The Mouth: Guajito’s rolls out familiar hits of Mexican cuisine
The restaurant changes the makeup of Broadway, but not yet the landscape.
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