Originally created as a column for a former EDN writer and a couple of her girlfriends, Local Lunch Gals has being retired. We’re freshening up our food review column with some new faces, a new style, and some brand new restaurants. Thank you for reading Local Lunch Gals!
The very active Eugene Foodies! Facebook Group, a community of like-minded food lovers in Eugene, has grown rapidly over the last several months, calling for a Foodie Pot Luck get together that ended with 105 pounds of donated food for Food for Lane County.
Laughing Planet Cafe’s approach to the food they serve is to get the food from farm to plate as quickly as possible. Whether it’s grass-fed beef from Carman Ranch in Wallowa, Oregon, or vegetables from farms on Sauvie Island along Oregon’s Columbia River, they support the local economy by sourcing foods from local farmers.
Although it wasn’t the normal crew of Gals for this particular lunch outing, two Eugene Daily News compatriots and I headed to Coburg Pizza Company to see what all the rave is about. For years, I’ve heard nothing but great reviews of Coburg Pizza Company’s uniquely delicious pizzas. Since 2007, they’ve been whipping up pizzas […]
A photo essay of Red Ridge Farms – an olive grove, an olive mill, a lavender farm, a vineyard, a winery, a tasting room, an events center and an inn, with both a guest suite and a cottage for accommodations – there’s nothing quite like it in Oregon.
Selected to be one of the judges, Battledish is an international chef competition that takes place in cities around the world, and here in Eugene, six chefs from six different restaurants concocted some incredible dishes and drinks for participating food enthusiasts and our panel of six judges – all in hopes of being crowned the Battledish King.
With the recent openings of two local brew houses taking place in the ecelctic, free-spirited Whiteaker Neighborhood, it’s hard to imagine that others like Claim 52 and Agrarian Ales aren’t pondering a similar move.
Founded on the premise that ‘communities can be brought together through good food and good company,’ Dishcrawl is all about food, fun and exploration. With each Dishcrawl event, like-minded food enthusiasts have the opportunity to socialize while meeting the chefs, talking with the owners and exploring signature cuisine offered from four of Eugene’s restaurants.
The Gals didn’t go to Sweetwaters to eat, but it just so happened that way, and we were glad it did. Maria, Jennifer and I originally went to Sweetwaters for the Deschutes Brewery ‘Rockin’ on the River’ River Ale Release Party. With three VIP passes in hand, we were excited to try the just-released golden ale dubbed as “a session beer with craft soul.”