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The Mouth: Seafood specials – sushi and surprise sturgeon
The Mouth: Seafood specials – sushi and surprise sturgeon
Astoria Coffeehouse & Bistro’s special is the region’s best semi-regular option for sushi.

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The Mouth: Wanda’s Cafe is one of the best breakfast joints around
The Mouth: Wanda’s Cafe is one of the best breakfast joints around
Wanda’s nails the trifecta: service, execution and value
The Mouth: Hong Kong Taco Cart a nifty addition to Astoria Station pod
The Mouth: Hong Kong Taco Cart a nifty addition to Astoria Station pod

A port city whose century and a half as a British colony ended in the late 1990s, Hong Kong is one of the world’s great cultural melting pots.

And when considering Hong Kong Taco Cart, the latest addition to the burgeoning Astoria Station...

The Mouth: Galletti’s Spaghetti House misses some Italian pillars
The Mouth: Galletti’s Spaghetti House misses some Italian pillars
Rather than offering Italian simplicity, restaurant is rather basic
The Mouth: New Shelburne Dining Room owners preserve kitchen’s legacy
The Mouth: New Shelburne Dining Room owners preserve kitchen’s legacy

The grandfather clock is gone.

For years it stood in the corner of the Shelburne’s Dining Room, chiming a few minutes before every hour, marking time’s passage over sumptuous, lingering meals.

The metallic clang, one you...

The Mouth: Shelburne Pub delivers simplicity, comfort, flourishes
The Mouth: Shelburne Pub delivers simplicity, comfort, flourishes

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The Mouth: Buoy Beer serves up tribute to Anthony Bourdain
The Mouth: Buoy Beer serves up tribute to Anthony Bourdain

The brutal, romantic, blood-soaked benedictions of Anthony Bourdain touched millions. Seemingly on top of the world, Bourdain’s suicide left fans reeling, confused and heartbroken.

Among the mourners: head chef at Buoy Beer, Erick...

The Mouth: The best patios in the Columbia-Pacific
The Mouth: The best patios in the Columbia-Pacific
When weather’s heating, outdoor eating beats indoor seating
The Mouth: Readers tell me what's what
The Mouth: Readers tell me what's what
From the World Cup to rebuttals of my reviews, I respond to public feedback
The Mouth: Is the Impossible Burger the future of meat?
The Mouth: Is the Impossible Burger the future of meat?

It felt a little absurd.

I bit into a veggie burger and looked inside to see if there was any pink in the center, as if this meat-less patty had been cooked medium-rare. The texture had me wondering. And, you see, that’s the hook of the...

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...