• One of America’s Top 10 Best New Restaurants: Maurice

One of America’s Top 10 Best New Restaurants: Maurice

A HUGE congratulations are going out to Kristen Murray, head pastry chef/owner of Maurice! Her adorable luncheonette in the West End was recently named as one of Bon Appétit‘s Hot 10 List. This list is comprised of the ten best new restaurants in the country!


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The full list and an excerpt of the press release from Bon Appétit are included below for your perusal.

I absolutely love Maurice (check out my prior post to read more about it!) and think this award is so well deserved. The staff is warm and welcoming, the space is charming, and the food is gorgeous without being pretentious, and most importantly incredibly delicious and flawless in the execution.

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One Month Countdown Till Feast!

Insane ice cream sandwich from Ruby Jewel at last year's Sandwich Invitational

Insane ice cream sandwich from Ruby Jewel at last year’s Sandwich Invitational

So, September is only two weeks away. I’m not going to lie, it makes me a little sad as summers in Oregon are so great. The beautiful weather, friends coming to town, fun picnics, weddings, and festivals nearly every day of the week. It’s busy and at times chaotic juggling everything, but it’s always wonderful enjoying the Oregon sunshine. So with autumn just around the corner, I am usually a smidge fretful that I haven’t enjoyed summer to the fullest. But that is another reason the ninth month of the year is so nice, it’s the perfect transition month from summer to fall, with still nice weather and packed with great events.

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Eat Like a Russian: Kachka

720 SE Grand Ave & Morrison • Kachkapdx.com • 503.235.0059

Hours: Daily 4pm-Midnight

A couple weeks ago, fellow bloggers Meredith and Rachel sent out an email to me and some other lovely ladies about the idea of starting a “supper club.” We all have a shared passion for food, so why not get together once a month to try a new restaurant, indulge in delicious food and drinks, and enjoy great company.

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“Instead of a book club, let’s have an eating club.” That is a tagline I can get behind (though I am also a member of a fabulous book club).

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