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

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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...

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...

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: 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...

The Mouth: North Beach Tavern’s pub grub is small in size, easy on the wallet
The Mouth: North Beach Tavern’s pub grub is small in size, easy on the wallet

The scene repeated almost like a skipping record: a customer entered the North Beach Tavern to the greetings of patrons and staff alike. For many Long Beach residents, the Tavern is a place where everybody...

The Mouth: The Fishermen meets the tourist-pleasing bar — and sometimes clears it
The Mouth: The Fishermen meets the tourist-pleasing bar — and sometimes clears it

For a time The Fishermen, one of four stalls in Seaside’s mini food court on Broadway St., served only chowder and fish and chips. That changed with ownership early this year.

After years of working in area restaurants, including the Pig...

The Mouth: February’s flurry of food festivals
The Mouth: February’s flurry of food festivals

Despite a few glints of spring’s approach, February can be a trying time ’round these parts. We’re cold, wet, cooped up and over it.

So I give mighty thanks to February’s flurry of festivals — among them...