A Beery Sunset Around Eugene

With some late sun on me, Sveta the green sidecar motorcycle and I made some beery rounds (buying, not drinking) around Eugene. The Bier Stein and Oakshire BrewingFirst off, the Bier Stein, where Oakshire Brewing (twitter.com/Oakshire) was having a tasting of their new, delicious and  approachable Hindsight ESB. The Stein was packed, and I was … Read more

Chow: Eugene Food, Drink and Restaurant News

There's been a lot happening on the Eugene food and restaurant scene of late. Props to Eugene Weekly's Chow for getting the goods and making everyone's mouth water: Pizza in Progress Many Hands Make Network: Micro food systems in Eugene neighborhoods Froggy Folks Find New Home on Fifth and Pearl: Same food, new digs and … Read more

Izumi Sushi (and Appetizer Tip)

Jodie and I dined ridiculously well on sushi from Eugene's Izumi Sushi and Grill, located in Crescent Village. Service was cordial, and for the money, you ate very well in a setting with good ambiance. For us, we're seeing Izumi more as "special occasion" sushi, such as friends visiting, celebrating birthdays, etc. Appetizer Tip: Here's … Read more

Grand Opening for New Cornucopia Tonight

Cornucopia's new location, in the space formerly occupied by Chantrelle's at 5th & Pearl, is having their grand opening tonight. The lads from Oakshire Brewing will also be there, pouring beers including their new ESB, brewed not with their house yeast, but with English yeast. The wise Samuel Rutledge has made a great point about … Read more

Editing a Rough Draft, or, Lots and Lots of Big X Marks on the Page

Envy not the novel writer, for it is their job to destroy most of what they have worked so hard to do. And that's just the first draft. These past weeks, I've been focusing hard on my novel, editing the rough draft and planning what needs to be drafted for the second draft. I'm nearly … Read more

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