How to devour Portland’s restaurant scene, ‘Top Chef’-style

Between the pandemic, the protests and the persistent wildfire smoke, there was no way the first filmed-in-Portland season of “Top Chef” could highlight the city’s food scene with the style of previous seasons.

Case in point: Episode 2, with its Quickfire Challenge inspired by Portland’s once-proud, “Portlandia”-parodied obsession with the first meal of the day. Instead of cutaways to locals sipping coffee while spearing bites of corned beef tongue hash at Coquine or balancing architectural avocado toast at Proud Mary, we settle for Portland chef and guest judge Gregory Gourdet rattling off a few of his favorites — “Fried Egg

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A look at Devour Indy Winter Fest 2021

Whether you are craving tacos, burgers or pizza, Devour has got you, and your wallet, covered. Photo by Julian Cirnigliaro.


While the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in significantly fewer options for dining out, foodies can temporarily rejoice with the return of Devour Indy. The city-wide dining event is holding its annual Winter Fest from Jan. 24 to Feb. 6, which will feature over 100 participating restaurants across the downtown, east, midtown, north, south and west side of Indianapolis. Each dining establishment will offer a three-course menu at a value price,

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