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At FishMongers, the barrel-chested fish sandwich is where it’s at
At FishMongers, the barrel-chested fish sandwich is where it’s at

It’s rather fitting that just hours before I discovered FishMongers I stood wide-eyed in disbelief at the absurd line assembled in front of Bowpicker in Astoria.

As Ed, a co-owner of the nearly three-month-old FishMongers would tell me,...

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Pacific Pearl brings arty vibe, ‘Inverted Experience’
Pacific Pearl brings arty vibe, ‘Inverted Experience’
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Columbia Bar: The Alder

I recently stopped by Charlie’s Chop House, the new venture between Charlie Holboke and chef Chris Dunn, to see what they were tossing together behind the bar.

Located next to two of Holboke’s other businesses, the Tiki Bar and...

The Mouth: Beach N’ Brew is, humbly, what it is
The Mouth: Beach N’ Brew is, humbly, what it is

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The Mouth of the Columbia

Beach N’ Brew doesn’t pretend to be anything but what it is: a dive-y blue-collar pub with some greasy grub.

A block south of Broadway in downtown Seaside, Beach N’...

Mudd Dogs’ Chicago-style hot dogs ‘right on the money’
Mudd Dogs’ Chicago-style hot dogs ‘right on the money’

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According to the The National Hot Dog & Sausage Council (yes, there is such a thing), Americans devour some 150 million hot dogs every Fourth of July. What’s more, between Memorial and Labor days our dear...

The Mouth: Hot Box BBQ presents luscious, irresistible, inexpensive bite of pig
The Mouth: Hot Box BBQ presents luscious, irresistible, inexpensive bite of pig

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Some owners see their food carts like pit stops on the road toward restaurant-dom. But with brick-and-mortar can come a desire to expand offerings from the confines of a cart, where there’s no room for...

The Mouth: Gearhart Crossing’s brewpub dabbles in personalizing the predictable
The Mouth: Gearhart Crossing’s brewpub dabbles in personalizing the predictable

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The Mouth of the Columbia

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In late March, the long-running Gearhart Grocery became Gearhart Crossing, an all-ages restaurant and pub.

But vestiges of the market remain.

There are...

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.
Columbia Bar: The Pine Derby
This drink has all of the notes of a summer Hefeweizen, packed with the punch of spirits.
The Mouth: Guajito’s rolls out familiar hits of Mexican cuisine
The Mouth: Guajito’s rolls out familiar hits of Mexican cuisine
The restaurant changes the makeup of Broadway, but not yet the landscape.
Nanci & Jimella’s joyous curtain call
Nanci & Jimella’s joyous curtain call

Review and photos by The Mouth of the Columbia

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On the final night of service at Nanci & Jimella’s Cafe & Cocktails, a devout regular came dressed for the occasion. His tie, dotted with tiny...

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At FishMongers, the barrel-chested fish sandwich is where it’s at

It’s rather fitting that just hours before I discovered FishMongers I stood wide-eyed in disbelief at the absurd line assembled in front of...

Mouth: Los Tacos Locos: quick and easy, meat-and-cheesy

Now, thanks to Los Tacos Locos, whenever I pass the red kiosk just north of Seaside High on Highway 101, I’ll be tempted to pull over for a...