The food at Kamitori, a Japanese restaurant open in Eugene since February 2011, has changed, and then recently changed again. After a health issue forced chef Masa Itai to work less with his hands for a time, his focus once again is on traditional nigiri sushi.
A new restaurant has opened in downtown Eugene, nestled near the domineering Capstone buildings — Makoto, Japanese for “truth” or “honesty,” isn’t located far from a handful of other sushi and Japanese restaurants in the area. But Makoto plans to do things differently.
Party Downtown’s Tiffany Norton and Mark Kosmicki seem to be the ideal couple to turn their love of food into restaurant ownership. Growing along with the appreciation of food they found together was awareness of the social and environmental impact of food production.
Meals at the Kozy restaurant in Eugene are hearty and homestyle, along the lines of Marie Callender’s or Denny’s, with full breakfasts served all day. There’s no skimping on flavor or portion size, and prices are reasonable.
In the annals of Eugene’s restaurant history, Café Zenon, Steelhead Brewery and Marché stand out more than most. The three restaurateurs who opened Rye three years ago brought with them decades of experience at those restaurants and others. With that pedigree, it’s not surprising that Rye has become one of Eugene’s most popular dinner houses.
November and December are the only months of the year in which we gather expressly to be grateful for the bounty in our lives, and to share it with others. It feels even more meaningful when the meals we share celebrate local and seasonal ingredients.
The Northern Lights Christmas Tree Farm may have Christmas Tree in their name, but they offer a lot more than just trees. The truth is, they did start off as a Christmas tree farm, but added many other products and attractions over the years. And, “Northern Lights Christmas Tree Pumpkin Patch Grass-Finished Beef Pasture-Raised Turkeys […]
Deppe earned a biology degree from Harvard, but she came of age when it was difficult for women to be hired as university faculty, and uncomfortable for them if they were hired. She got a job, but rather than research genetics, Deppe turned to agriculture, and has since done original research with nothing more than […]
Food used to be simple–people ate what they grew and traded for what couldn’t be produced on the home turf. Food was local, organic, grass-fed and cage-free because there was no system in place for it to be otherwise. The Willamette Farm & Food Coalition is working to bring back a system more like the […]
Pastys are a traditional Cornish pastry of meat and vegetables tucked into a flaky dough pocket. The owners of this business come from a large family with family members involved in many different local ventures, so I wrongly assumed that was the origin of the name Cousin Jack. I came to understand that the name […]