Thursday, 17 December 2009 07:42 | Written by Byron
LOVE ON A ROLL: Inexpensive barbecue is hard, if not impossible, to find.
So to find a rolling 'cue shack that actually serves a decent rib on a roll for only two bucks, well, that's a little like getting one of your Christmas presents early.
Saucy’s Rib and Fish, LLC is one of the new food carts located in the slowly expanding Refuel Station North cart pod—just a few feet away from Brother Bob’s Roving Bakery—and it is damn good.
On top of that you can beat the prices, especially for a cart. Saucy’s (it was previously located way up Killingsworth Street on 60th Avenue) features a $7 menu that includes dinner-sized portions of fish or ribs with choice of sides or salads. But it’s the price-busting mini-menu that literally had me running for the cart. Two-buck items include one giant spare rib on a slider-sized roll, a hot link on a bun, a hearty fried catfish sammie, potato or coleslaw salad and crispy fries.
If you want a whole slab owner Rick Johnson (pictured with his wife above) can do that to.
Just give Rick a two-hour advance notice because, well, that’s how Saucy rolls.
Saucy's: North Killingsworth Street and Greeley Avenue, 503-807-7015, Portland, OR 97217.
Wednesday, 16 December 2009 11:53 | Written by Byron
SCORE TWO FOR THE HOMETOWN TEAM: Talk about your embarrassment of riches.
Looks like not one, BUT TWO, Portland, Ore.-based designers will be "making it work" on the next edition of Project Runway.
I was just informed that Janeane Marie Ceccanti—who lists her hometown as Willows Calif.—but lives and works in Portland will strut her stuff next to another local designer, Seth Aaron Henderson.
Ceccanti, who has a website here, has her fashions hanging on the racks of downtown's Radish Underground.
I really like her work. She looks like the real deal.
Portland Mercury's Majorie Skinner had high praise for Ceccanti during the PDX Collections here: "The star of the show was, as anticipated, Janeane Marie, whose futuristically themed collection showed flexibility, hard work, and talent in a sexy mix of sheer-paneled and armor-sharp pieces that hit every mark from dress to pants to tops to suit, ending in a beguiling little white dress. The highlight of the collection was perhaps the detailed attention given to the shoulders of each piece, brimming with detail and wicked little peaks of shape."
Who knew Portland was such a hotbed for reality stars?
Here is a video of Ceccanti from Lifetime's site. By the way, she has a really cute hubby named Jordan and they look like they live near the South Park Blocks. Her q and a states her favorite hangouts in Portland are Doug Fir and Powell's Books:
You can read more about both the designers (and where you can find there fashions) on the very cool The Neat Sheet blog here.
Tuesday, 15 December 2009 23:40 | Written by Byron
HE'S IN: Although he lists his hometown as San Diego, Calif., fashion designer—and current Vancouver, Wash. resident—Seth Aaron Henderson is one of the just-announced cast members for Season 7 of Project Runway.
Perhaps that explains a recent sighting of "Make It Work" Project Runway mentor Tim Gunn at PDX International Airport.
What I do know about Anderson is that his designs were once featured at Basic Rights Oregon annual "Strut" Fashion Show.
Just like another (Portland-based) Project Runway winner, Leanne Marshall.
Now, could lightning possibly hit our region not once, but twice?
So far I haven't found much about the dude from Googling him, but I am sure that will quickly change.
OH MY SAM: So I know about, oh say, several thousand women (and porn 'stache loving dudes) who will let out a collective "sigh" once I say the following:
Legendary hottie Sam Elliott has just been spotted at Zupan's.
Yes. As the kids say, OMG.
It makes sense. His mom lives here. And he used to, according to this Wikipedia entry:
"Elliott moved from California to Oregon with his family during his teenage years, where he graduated from David Douglas High School in Portland. He attended Clark College in Vancouver, Washington, where he completed a two-year program. During that time Elliott tried out for and got a leading role in "Guys and Dolls". The local newspaper suggested that Elliott should be a professional actor. Soon after, Elliott got the acting bug and declared he was going to Hollywood to become a star."
And the rest they say is...well you know what they say. So if any of you see him out and about this week (he looks a wee bit older than he did in Mask, the movie he did with Cher) let me know. I would love to know what tickled his fancy at Zupan's.