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Review: Bayou Smokehouse

I don't usually review takeout places, but I had to make an exception this time.
Takeout worth waiting for
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 30, 2011

Review: Hot Suppa

When you sit down in one of the comfortable booths for the new dinner service at Hot Suppa, it is hard to remember the many years when Hot Suppa was closed in the evenings.
Hot Suppa’s new dinner service builds on longstanding strengths
By BRIAN DUFF  |  February 18, 2011

Review: Bluebird Café

How easy it is to take your favorite local places for granted. The Bluebird Café is my regular weekly lunch spot and a shortlist contender for taking out-of-town guests to breakfast, but I've shamefully neglected its once-a-week dinners.
From bacon and eggs to fried catfish
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 14, 2011

Eat your way through 2011 at these 11 places not to miss

While new restaurants intrigue food critics and patrons alike, it's the tried-and-true, the places that have established themselves as mainstays in Portland, that shouldn't be forgotten in all the hype.
Screw resolutions
By LEISCHEN STELTER  |  January 07, 2011

Southern feel

As sandwich shops continue to proliferate during this down economy, the new Po' Boys & Pickles offers a formula for short-term buzz, and perhaps long-term loyalty.
Po' Boys & Pickles gets it just right
By BRIAN DUFF  |  February 26, 2010