Restaurant critic Hanna Raskin, currently one of Seattle’s critics, says Portland doesn’t.
Click link above to see back story. While I’d love to see the scathing reviews of some of my more deserving restaurant industry brothers and sisters removed, I have seen a very strong correlation between a positive review and an long-term increase in reservations.
That being said, I feel as though professional (positive) restaurant reviews only are worth getting people in the door - once the guests cross that threshold, it’s the entire restaurant staff’s responsibility to maintain and even exceed those expectations.
Side note: When reading reviews, I trust Michael Bauer’s opinion (SF Chronicle). I do not trust Hanna Raskin.
We’ve featured quite a few different iPhone accessories here, each with its own unique characteristics, but I’ll have to say this is the first that merges a bit of traditional crafting and requires DIY hands-on user interaction. Reminding me of the Panier Perce bowls by designers Guillaume Delvigne & Ionna Vautrin, the Neostitch is a plastic iPhone case with a gridded backside, providing a surface to cross-stitch your own designs. If you’re not feeling ambitious at first, the case comes with a few patterns for you to start with. Available in white, blue, green, black, orange, and pink.
Portland-based design firm Von Tundra has just completed the conversion of a 1969 Dodge Chinook into a mobile juice and cocktail bar. Their client wanted something a little different to serve street food to the city’s public as well as host guests inside. It went from a bland old white truck to Sip Mobile Lodge, a stylish vehicle that feels right for the American Northwest with its heavy use of wood and comfortable interior.
This news follows earlier disclosures that radioactive contamination has been detected in beef, milk, and other agricultural products from throughout the country. But no one food staple is more central to Japanese culture, diet, and identity than rice, and this news comes as fears grow about whether the 2011 harvest will be safe.
While most 13-year-olds spend their free time playing video games or cruising Facebook, one 7th grader was trekking through the woods uncovering a mystery of science. After studying how trees branch in a very specific way, Aidan Dwyer created a solar cell tree that produces 20-50% more power than a uniform array of photovoltaic panels. His impressive results show that using a specific formula for distributing solar cells can drastically improve energy generation. The study earned Aidan a provisional U.S patent – it’s a rare find in the field of technology and a fantastic example of how biomimicry can drastically improve design.