"THE WAY LIFE SHOULD BE" MAINE EVENT AT AVA GENE'S WITH SARAH KRAMER OF MADCAPRA

COME CELEBRATE THE AUGUST 2016 ISSUE OF BON APPÉTIT FEATURING A MAINE-INSPIRED MENU. HEAR STORIES FROM JOSHUA MCFADDEN OF AVA GENE’S AND SARA KRAMER OF MADCAPRA ABOUT LIVING “THE WAY LIFE SHOULD BE” ON LAKE MEGUNTICOOK, MAINE. 

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BON APPETIT AUGUST 2016 ISSUE FEATURE - DOWN BY THE LAKE

"ARE YOU GOING SWIMMING?” JOSHUA MCFADDEN ASKS WITHOUT LIFTING HIS HEAD FROM THE CANDY-STRIPE BEETS HE’S SLICING PAPER-THIN. HE’S TALKING TO SARA KRAMER, HIS CO-CHEF FOR THE WEEKEND, WHO IS BENT OVER THE COUNTER MEASURING BUCKWHE...
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JOSHUA MCFADDEN’S SUBMARINE HOSPITALITY GROUP BUYS AVA GENE’S

JOSHUA MCFADDEN'S HAVING A BUSY MONTH.

FIRST, HE AND HIS FRIEND AND SUBMARINE HOSPITALITY'S BUSINESS PARTNER, LUKE DIRKS, ARE PUTTING THE FINISHING TOUCHES ON + more      Read Article Online

JASON HEGEDUS IN AS AVA GENE'S CHEF DE CUISINE

"HE SEES THE BIGGER PICTURE ON HOW RESTAURANTS SHOULD OPERATE," SAYS AVA GENE'S EXECUTIVE CHEF JOSHUA MCFADDEN, SPEAKING ABOUT HIS NEW CHEF DE CUISINE, JASON HEGEDUS. MCFADDEN IS A MAN WHO REGULARLY REFERS TO FARMERS AS SUPERHEROES, SO YOU CAN BET ON HEGEDUS CONTINUING THE AVA GENE'S&NB...
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WINE ENTHUSIAST - AMERICA'S 100 BEST WINE RESTAURANTS 2016

ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY ITALIAN (THOUGH WINE DIRECTOR BRANDON SMITH ALLOWS HIMSELF DALLIANCES INTO SLOVENIA), THE WINE LIST HERE FOCUSES ALONG THE SAME LINES AS THE MENU’S SEASONAL INGREDIENTS: FAMILY PRODUCERS AND SUSTAINABLE FARMING, FREE FROM CHEMICALS AND ADDITIVES.

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TASTING ROME DINNER WITH KATIE PARLA, MAY 5TH

JOIN KATIE AND THE TEAM AT AVA GENE'S FOR A NIGHT HIGHLIGHTING THE FLAVORS OF ROME. THE MENU FOR THE EVENING WILL FEATURE DISHES INSPIRED BY TASTING ROME. POWELL'S WILL PROVIDE THE BOOKS, WHICH WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AND SIGNING THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT. RESERVE YOUR SPOT ONLINE OR BY CALLING US A...
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STUMPTOWN BRUNCH AT AVA GENE'S FOR CHEFS WEEK PDX - FEB 6, 2015

WHEN: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2016 | 11:00AM

OUR FAVORITE MEAL, INSPIRED BY DISHES AND INGREDIENTS OF OUR PAST. RARE STUMPTOWN COFFEE VARIETALS PAIRED WITH EACH COURSE.

CHEFS FOR THE AFTERNOON:

SARAH HYMNASON, MADCAPRA, LA

SARA KRAMER, MADCAPRA, LA

TROY MACLARTY, ...
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GUEST MICHAEL SOLOMONOV OF ZAHAV AT AVA GENE'S FOR COOKBOOK TOUR ON OCT. 22ND

GUEST CHEF SERIES - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22ND 5 - 10PM

THE DEBUT COOKBOOK FROM MICHAEL SOLOMONOV AND STEVEN COOK IS NOW AVAILABLE! WE ARE CELEBRATING WITH A NIGHT FULL OF GREAT ISRAELI FOOD, DRINK AND TALENTED CHEFS ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22ND. CHEF SAM SMITH, OF AVA GENE'S, WILL B...
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WHAT TO DO IN 36 HOURS IN PORTLAND

THERE IS NO PLACE IN THE COUNTRY BETTER KNOWN AS A BASTION OF GOOD LIVING, LEISURE AND HAPPY INEBRIATION THAN OREGON'S LARGEST LITTLE CITY, THE LOW-LYING MINI-METROPOLIS OF PORTLAND. BISECTED BY A RIVER AND SURROUNDED BY PEAKS, PORTLAND IS NOTHING IF NOT A VERY PRETTY AND ALMOST PRETERNATURALLY P...
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WRITING THE MODERN WINE MENU

WINE LISTS AT ITALIAN RESTAURANTS USED TO BE SIMPLE AFFAIRS: SOME CHIANTI, A LITTLE MONTELPUCIANO, PERHAPS A SELECTION OF BAROLO AND BARBARESCO—THAT IS, IF THERE WAS ANY ITALIAN WINE ON THE LIST AT ALL. BUT THINGS AREN’T SO SIMPLE ANYMORE. “OUR LIST HAS BEEN CHALLENGING FROM ...
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BON APPETIT SUMMER TOMATO RECIPES

YOUR MARKET TOTE IS OVERFLOWING WITH TOMATOES (WE GET IT, THEY LOOK SO GOOD!). WHAT TO DO WITH ALL THOSE RIPE BEAUTIES? CHEF JOSHUA MCFADDEN OF + more      Read Article Online

CONDE NAST TRAVELER - THE PERFECT WEEKEND IN PORTLAND, OREGON

WHEN TIME IS SHORT, SPEND IT WELL IN PORTLAND—HERE ARE A FEW TIPS FOR PLANNING THE PERFECT WEEKEND IN OREGON'S HIPPEST CITY.

IF YOU’RE WONDERING WHERE YOUR SCULPTOR FRIEND FROM COLLEGE WOUND UP, IT’S PROBABLY PORTLAN...
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DEPARTURE’S 5TH ANNUAL SUMMER’S END VEGAN DINNER ANNOUNCED

MAKE NO MISTAKE: YOU DON'T NEED TO OWN YOUR OWN TOFU PRESS TO BE PSYCHED ABOUT THE SUMMER'S END VEGAN DINNER*. THE ANNUAL FEAST RETURNS ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, FOR SEVERAL COURSES OF GLUTEN-FREE, VEGGIE-CENTRIC FARE PREPARED BY DEPARTURE'S GREGORY GOURDET AND AVA GENE'S JOSHUA MCFADDEN.

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FORBES TRAVEL GUIDE - TAKE A CULINARY TOUR AROUND PORTLAND’S TASTIEST NEIGHBORHOOD

AUTHOR RUDYARD KIPLING MAY HAVE FAMOUSLY NOTED THAT “EAST IS EAST AND WEST IS WEST, AND NEVER THE TWAIN SHALL MEET,” BUT THESE DAYS, IN OREGON’S FOODIEST CITY, THE SOUTHEAST IS WHERE IT’S AT. ACROSS THE WILLAMETTE RIVER FROM DOWNTOWN, + more      Read Article Online

WINE ENTHUSIAST'S AMERICA: 100 BEST WINE RESTAURANTS 2015

ABOUT THE RESTAURANT
THE WINE DIRECTOR, DANA FRANK, SEEKS OUT HARMONIOUS ITALIAN MATES FOR JOSHUA MCFADDEN'S SEASONAL, ROMAN-INSPIRED FARE, LIKE SPAGHETTI WITH ZUCCHINI, RAMPS AND CHILIES, AND RIB-EYE WITH FAVA BEANS AND ANCHOVY BUTTER.

THE WINE PROGRAM
T...
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DIVISION/CLINTON: A RICH CROP OF NOTEWORTHY RESTAURANTS DISTINGUISHES THIS EASTSIDE DISTRICT

STUMPTOWN COFFEE ROASTERS FOUNDER, DUANE SORENSON AND EXECUTIVE CHEF JOSHUA MCFADDEN HAVE CRAFTED AVA GENE'S ROMAN-INSPIRED MENU TO FEATURE THE BEST LOCAL PRODUCE AND MEATS GROWN AND RAISED BY PACIFIC NORTHWEST FARMERS AND RANCHERS. IT IS SIMPLE, RUSTIC AND COMPLEMENTED WITH A REGIONAL ITALIAN W...
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20 BEST ROMANTIC THINGS TO SEE & DO IN PORTLAND, OREGON

YOU ARE SURE TO HAVE AN AUTHENTIC ITALIAN DINING EXPERIENCE AT THE HIGH-END EATERY, AVA GENE'S, IN PORTLAND. THEIR ROMAN-INSPIRED MENU OFFERS TRADITIONAL DISHES -- SUCH AS THE FRITTI OR THE SHRIMP LINGUINE -- ALL MADE WITH THE BEST LOCAL PRODUCE AND MEATS, GROWN AND RAISED BY FARMERS AND RANCHER...
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GOING TO SEED

I FIRST ENCOUNTERED ANTHONY BOUTARD AT HIS STALL AT THE HILLSDALE FARMERS' MARKET, IN SOUTHWEST PORTLAND, HALF A DECADE AGO. ANTHONY WAS WEARING A LITTLE FELT CAP, LIKE YOU'D FIND ON A YODELER, AND A RED RAINCOAT THAT HUNG DOWN TO HIS KNEES. I BOUGHT SOME PLUMS AND DRIED BEANS AND, IN THE INTERVEN...
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BORLOTTI BEANS ON TOAST BY SAM SMITH

A SATISFYING TAKE ON A CLASSIC ROMAN TREATMENT FOR BEANS AND TOAST, FROM SAM SMITH, THE CHEF DE CUISINE OF AVA GENE'S IN PORTLAND, OREGON.

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PORTLAND'S 101 BEST RESTAURANTS: DINER 2015

NO. 19: WITH ITS MARBLE AND BRASS, FIREFLY-SWARM OF LIGHTBULBS AND HIGHLY PHOTOGENIC STAFF, AVA GENE'S IS ONE OF THE BEST-LOOKING RESTAURANTS IN PORTLAND.

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MEET THE TASTEMAKERS ON THE LEADING EDGE OF PORTLAND'S FOOD AND DRINK SCENE: DINER 2015

DANA FRANK
WINE DIRECTOR/GENERAL MANAGER, AVA GENE'S; CO-OWNER, BOW & ARROW WINES

DANA FRANK IS A VETERAN WINE PROGRAM DIRECTOR WHOSE RESUME INCLUDES THE NOW-CLOSED RIFFLE NW, GRUNER, 23HOYT AND AVA GENE'S. SHE ALSO CO-OWNS BOW & ARROW WINE LABEL WITH HER...
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THE CONTORNI MATRIX

VEGETABLES ARE VERSATILE. YOU CAN BRAISE CABBAGE WITH ONIONS AND CHICKEN STOCK UNTIL IT'S SOFT, BUTTERY, AND RICH, OR YOU CAN EAT IT RAW, SIMPLY DRESSED, CRUNCHY, AND SWEET. CARROTS ARE EQUALLY GOOD -- AND COMPLETELY DIFFERENT -- FRIED, ROASTED, PUREED, OR GRILLED. AND FAVA BEANS ARE AS DEL...
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PORTLAND CHEF HAT BINGO!

SURE, CHEFS HAVE BEEN WEARING HATS TO KEEP THEIR COOL IN THE KITCHEN FOR, WELL, EVER -- BUT IN RECENT YEARS, THE HUMBLE CAP HAS SHIFTED FROM MERE PRACTICALITY TO A STATEMENT OF ALLEGIANCE TO OTHER PORTLAND MAKERS AND THEIR PRODUCTS:

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PORTLAND TOP 25 RESTAURANTS: MAY 2015

FIREHOUSE RESTAURANT AND BAMBOO SUSHI NORTHWEST ARE OUT OF THE TOP 25 IN PDX FOR THE MONTH OF MAY. REPLACING THEM ARE TWO RESTAURANTS THAT HAVE RESURFACED FROM MONTHS PAST: OLYMPIC PROVISIONS -- WHICH CHANGED ITS NAME TO OLYMPIA PROVISIONS AFTER BEING SUED BY THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE -- HOP...
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IMBIBE MAGAZINE'S NEGRONI WEEK BRINGS INSANELY CREATIVE SPINS ON THE COCKTAIL CLASSIC

IN 2013, IMBIBE MAGAZINE CAME UP WITH AN ON-THE-FLY IDEA: LET'S CELEBRATE THE NEGRONI COCKTAIL BY ENCOURAGING BAR OWNERS AND RESTAURATEURS ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO DREAM UP DIFFERENT TWISTS ON THE CLASSIC COCKTAIL, R...
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NEGRONI WEEK AT AVA GENE'S

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3RD, ANTONIO PARLAPIANO WILL BE GUEST BARTENDING BEHIND AVA GENE'S BAR. HE WILL BE MAKING A LIST OF NEGRONI FOCUSED COCKTAILS FEATURING HIS NEW TO THE MARKET "VERMOUTH DEL PROFESSORE" AND OTHER SPECIALTY MADE PRODUCTS UNDER HIS BRAND THE JERRY THOMAS PROJECT. WE WILL DO AWAY WITH OUR R...
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MARTA NYC TO ROMAN CANDLE BAKING CO. FOR ITALIAN PIZZA PARTY

ROMAN CANDLE BAKING CO. WELCOMES CHEF JOE TARASCO OF MARTA NYC ON FRIDAY, MAY 22ND FOR A CLASSIC ITALIAN EVENING OF PIZZA, VEGETABLES, ROMAN-INSPIRED STREET FOOD AND HOUSEMADE GELATO. JOE WILL BE SERVING UP HIS TRADITIONAL MARTA-...
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PORTLANDIA: EAT YOUR WAY AROUND THESE 10 NEIGHBORHOODS IN PORTLAND

1. DIVISION/CLINTON

"SPEND THE DAY ROAMING THE NEIGHBORHOOD STREETS WITH STOPS FOR COFFEE AND BAKED GOODS AT ROMAN CANDLE, A COZY DINNER AT THE WOODSMAN TAVERN, THE FAMED THAI CHICKEN WINGS AT POK POK, OR SWING BY AVA GENE'S FOR PERFECT PASTAS AND DELICIOUS VEGETABLE DISHES. RECOVER FROM IT ...
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READER SURVEY 2015: BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT IN PORTLAND

NOSTRANA RESTAURANT IN SOUTHEAST TOPPED THE READER SURVEY AS THE BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT IN PORTLAND EVERY YEAR SINCE THEY OPENED. NOT SO IN 2015. AVA GENES JUMPED NOSTRANA BY 4%, MAKING IT A CLEAR WINNER, WHICH SURPRISES ME BECAUSE IT IS ALSO PROBABLY THE MOST EXPENSIVE ITALIAN IN PORTLAND, WIT...
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FOR THE LOVE OF THE GAME: FOH MANAGERS AND THE PUSH FOR EXCELLENCE AMID THE CHAOS

MANAGERS ARE A SPECIAL BRAND OF HUMAN, ESPECIALLY IN A RESTAURANT. THE BEST ONES ARE COLLECTIVELY UNRUFFLED IN THE WORST SITUATIONS -- PLUMBING EXPLOSIONS, GUEST TANTRUMS, NINE PEOPLE REQUESTING VACATION TIME IN THE SAME WEEK -- AND AMONG STAFFS COMPOSED OF THOSE EITHER DOING IT FOR THE MONEY OR T...
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AMERICA'S BEST FOOD CITIES: READERS' CHOICE AWARDS 2014

PORTLAND'S OFFBEAT FOOD SCENE -- WITH ITS FOOD CARTS, PRISTINE PIZZA, AND MEAT OBSESSION -- BLOSSOMED WHILE NO ONE WAS LOOKING. NOW EVERYONE IS WATCHING, AND PORTLAND'S RESTAURANTS HAVE GROWN UP. SEATS AT DUANE SORENSON'S ELEGANT AVA GENE'S (PICTURED) BOOK EARLY, TH...
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AVA GENE’S CHEF JOSHUA MCFADDEN GOES ALL IN FOR ANGEL FOOD AND FUN

OREGON IS HOME TO A LOT OF RESTAURANTS, BARS, WINERIES AND BREWERIES, BUT THERE ARE TONS OF HIDDEN GEMS THAT THE MAJORITY OF PORTLANDERS AREN'T UNEARTHING. TO HELP GUIDE US TO THESE POTENTIAL DISCOVERIES, WE'VE ENLISTED SOME OF OUR CITY'S MANY FOOD PLAYERS TO SHARE THEIR RECOMMENDATIONS FOR A RE...
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FOUR SPRING ARTICHOKE RECIPES THAT THINK OUTSIDE THE STEAMER

WHEN ARTICHOKES RETURN TO FARMER'S MARKETS IN MID-SPRING, OUR HEARTS SKIP A BEAT. THESE RECIPES ARE REALLY FOUR MASH NOTES TO THE VEGETABLE FROM CHEFS AROUND THE COUNTRY.

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THE RIGHTS OF SPRING

JOSHUA MCFADDEN

EXECUTIVE CHEF, AVA GENE'S

@JOSHUA_MCFADDEN

WHAT SPRING FLAVOR IS MOST INSPIRING TO YOU, AND WHY?

SHELLING PEAS, SNAP PEAS, SNOW PE...
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BUILD A MUCH, MUCH BETTER SALAD THANKS TO CHEF JOSHUA MCFADDEN

THIS IS COOK LIKE A PRO, IN WHICH EXPERTS SHARE TIPS, TRICKS, AND TECHNIQUES THAT ELEVATE A GOOD DISH TO AN UNFORGETTABLE ONE.

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ANNOUNCING FOOD & WINE'S 2015 SOMMELIERS OF THE YEAR

DANA FRANK, AVA GENE'S, PORTLAND, OREGON

WHY SHE WON

SHE HAS AMASSED A REMARKABLE COLLECTION OF WINES FROM NATURAL AND ORGANIC PRODUCERS ALL OVER ITALY. IN FACT, SHE IS SO COMMITTED TO ITALY THAT SHE...
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WILDEBEEST PAIRING WITH AVA GENE'S, THE BLACK HOOF, & SHELTER FOR SPECIAL DINNERS

VANCOUVER, BC| GASTOWN'S WILDEBEEST RESTAURANT IS THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE ITS PARTICIPATION IN A TRIO OF ONE-OF-A-KIND COLLABORATIVE DINNERS THIS SPRING. ON THREE SEPARATE EVENINGS, WILDEBEEST TEAMS UP WITH THE BLACK HOOF (TORONTO), SHELTER (TOFINO) AND AVA GENE'S (PORTLAND), FOR WHAT ARE EXPECTED TO BE ...
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EAT YOUR WAY THROUGH PORTLAND’S BEST RESTAURANTS

PORTLAND, ORE., MAY BE THE BUZZIEST CITY IN THE FOOD WORLD. ITS HIPPIE PAST MEANS HEALTHY URBAN LIVING IS CULTURALLY INGRAINED TODAY. COUPLES DROP THEIR KIDS AT SCHOOL, DEBATE LAST NIGHT'S DINNER, THEN FEED THEIR BACKYARD CHICKENS. ALTERNATE MODES OF TRANSPORTATION MEAN THERE'S VIRTUALLY NO TRAFFIC, A...
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HOW TO MAKE BETTER PASTA

PASTA IS THE KING OF THE PANTRY & INCREDIBLY VERSATILE AND RELIABLY DELICIOUS; IT'S OUR GO-TO DINNER MORE OFTEN THAN WE'D LIKE TO ADMIT. BUT EVEN WE HAVE ROOM TO UP OUR PASTA GAME WITH SOME SAGE ADVICE FROM THE PROS. FROM MASTERING THE ART OF SALTING TO SUCCESSFULLY DEPLOYING A HIT OF ACID, HERE'S...
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WINEMAKERS TO WATCH 2015: MEET OUR 10 RISING-STAR VINTNERS

DANA AND SCOTT FRANK

AGES:36 (DANA); 43 (SCOTT)

WHAT THEY DO: MAKE APPROACHABLE OREGON WINES INSPIRED BY THE LOIRE VALLEY.

BACKSTORY: SCOTT MOVED TO PORTLAND AFTER 9/11 AND TOOK A JOB AS A L...
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THE ESSENTIAL 38 PORTLAND RESTAURANTS, JANUARY '15

NO OPENING IN RECENT MEMORY HAS CREATED A FERVOR QUITE LIKE AVA GENE'S, THE POLISHED ITALIAN RESTAURANT BY STUMPTOWN'S DUANE SORENSON AND NYC TRANSPLANT JOSHUA MCFADDEN (JUST ASK BON APPETIT'S ANDREW KNOWLTON, WHO NAMED THE SPOT THE #5 RESTAURANT IN THE COUNTRY IN 2013). THE ROOM ITSELF PROVIDES...
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THE BEST PLACES TO DRINK WINE IN PORTLAND

FOR A PLACE WITH JUST OVER HALF A MILLION PEOPLE, THERE IS AN OUTSIZE DENSITY OF GREAT WINE TO BE CONSUMED IN PORTLAND. IN FACT, THERE IS LIKELY MORE GOOD WINE PER CAPITA HERE THAN IN ANY OTHER U.S. CITY. WITH THE WILLAMETTE VALLEY JUST A SHORT DRIVE AWAY, PORTLAND IS FORTUNATE TO HAVE A GREAT N...
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THE NEW WAVE OF WINE: 6 SOMMELIERS TO WATCH IN 2015

BON APPETIT MAGAZINE, JANUARY 2015

GOOD-BYE HAUGHTY BOW-TIED SOMMELIERS OF YORE. THE NEW WAVE OF YOUNG WOMEN AND MEN IS JUST AS SMART ABOUT WINE - AND WON'T MAKE YOU FEEL CLUELESS FOR NOT KNOWING A VERDICCHIO FROM A VERMENTINO.

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THE CURRENT GENERATION OF SOMMELIERS ON THEIR INFLUENCES AND HOW THEY GOT INTO WINE

FOLLOWING LAST WEEK'S NEWS THAT ROBERT PARKER WAS SELLING A CONSIDERABLE PORTION OF HIS NEWSLETTER THE WINE ADVOCATE TO ASIAN IN...
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MEADOWOOD’S 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS, DAY SIX: JOSHUA MCFADDEN OF AVA GENE’S

JOSHUA MCFADDEN IS ONE OF THE CHEFS THAT REPRESENTS THE NEW WAVE OF EXCITING COOKING HAPPENING UP IN PORTLAND THESE DAYS. HIS TWO RESTAURANTS, AVA GENE'S AND ROMAN CANDLE BAKING CO. HAVE GARNERED BOTH L...
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DON'T TOSS THE TRIMMINGS

KEEP THOSE MANGY GREEN BITS! DO LIKE THE PROS DO, AND USE EVERY LAST SCRAP. HERE ARE A FEW CLEVER TIPS FROM SOME OF THE COUNTRY'S BEST WHOLE-VEGETABLE COOKS.

"I FRY TOMATO SKINS IN OLIVE OIL UNTIL THEY'RE CRISP, AND THEN USE THEM TO GARNIS...
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THE 21 BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANTS IN AMERICA

ITALIAN FOOD IN AMERICA HAS BEEN UNDERGOING A BIT OF A RENAISSANCE IN THE LAST FEW DECADES, AND COMPLETELY WITHOUT DA VINCI'S HELP -- EVERYWHERE YOU LOOK, YOU CAN FIND SOME GOOD OLD-FASHIONED RED GRAVY ADORNING, WELL, JUST ABOUT ANYTHING CHEFS CAN GET THEIR HANDS ON. AND CHEFS CAN GET THEIR HANDS ON A...
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HOW TO DEVOUR PORTLAND'S RESTAURANT SCENE IN 7 DAYS

THE ULTIMATE FOOD LOVER'S CHALLENGE A VERY FULL WEEK-LONG TOUR OF PORTLAND'S BEST RESTAURANTS. WE DARE YOU.

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Q+A: SOMMELIER DANA FRANK TALKS WINE

BEHIND THE SCENES WITH TOP SOMMS AND CHEFS

DANA FRANK, WINE DIRECTOR/SOMMELIER

PORTLAND, OREGON

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THE HOT 10: AVA GENE’S, THE #5 BEST NEW RESTAURANT IN AMERICA 2013

BON APPETIT MAGAZINE

I USED TO JUDGE A CHEF BY THE WAY HE OR SHE ROASTED A CHICKEN. BUT NOW THAT FARM-TO-TABLE IS THE STANDARD, IT'S MORE ABOUT WHAT THEY CAN DO WITH A CARROT. AT THE TRATTORIA-INSPIRED AVA GENE'S, THE SECOND RESTAURANT FROM STUMPTOWN COFFEE ROASTERS FOUNDER AND BUDDING RESTAUR...
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WINE ENTHUSIAST'S AMERICA'S 100 BEST WINE RESTAURANTS

AVA GENE'S FEATURED IN WINE ENTHUSIAST'S AMERICA'S 100 BEST WINE RESTAURANTS.

"WE HOPE YOU'RE THIRSTY, 2014 IS THE YEAR OF THE OENOPHILE, AND WINE ENTHUSIAST'S LIST OF AMERICA'S 100 BEST WINE RESTAURANTS CATERS TO THOSE LOOKING TO DRINK UP WHILE DINING OUT. THE FOCUS IS FIRMLY ON WINE...
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EAT YOUR VEGETABLES!

CHEFS ARE PUTTING DOWN PORK BELLY AND PICKING UP PARSNIPS

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AVA GENE’S CHEF LANDS VEGETABLE COOKBOOK DEAL

AVA GENE'S CHEF-PARTNER JOSHUA MCFADDEN AND PORTLAND WRITER MARTHA HOLMBERG HAVE LANDED A COOKBOOK DEAL FOR A HARDBACK TREATISE ON VEGETABLES. EAT BEAT HAS LEARNED THAT ARTISAN PUBLISHERS, THE NEW YORK HOUSE BEHIND THOMAS KELLER'S FAMED FRENCH LAUNDRY COOKBOOK, HAS COMMISSION...
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DUANE SORENSON'S AVA GENE'S NAMED A NATIONAL TRENDSETTER

DUANE SORENSON'S HIGH-END ITALIAN EATERY, AVA GENE'S, HAS RECEIVED A NATIONAL SHOUT OUT FROM A MAJOR INDUSTRY PUBLICATION.

THE RESTAURANT, FROM THE FOUNDER OF STUMPTOWN C...
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SARA KRAMER & GLASSERIE + JOSHUA MCFADDEN & AVA GENE'S

THURSDAY 16 JANUARY 2014

AVA GENE'S IS HAPPY TO SHARE OUR KITCHEN WITH SARA KRAMER OF GLASSERIE FOR A COLLABORATIVE DINNER TO KICK OFF 2014! JOSHUA & THE KITCHEN CREW WILL BE FEATURING EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN FLAVORS & DISHES FROM SARA'S CATALOGUE ALONGSIDE OUR CURRENT WINTER MENU OF ITA...
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JOSHUA MCFADDEN OF AVA GENE’S SHARES RUSTIC FALL RECIPES

AVA GENE'S IN PORTLAND OREGON, RECENTLY NAMED ONE OF AMERICA'S TOP TEN NEW RESTAURANTS...
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DINNER WITH JACOBSEN SALT CO

IF YOU'VE JOINED US FOR A MEAL AT AVA GENE'S, YOU'VE SEEN OUR KITCHEN STAFF WEARING JACOBSEN SALT CO CAPS WHILST COOKING THEIR HEARTS OUT. YOU HAVE ALSO TASTED THE DELICIOUS SALINE INFLUENCE BEN'S SALT HAS ON THE CREATIONS OF CHEF JOSHUA AND TEAM. OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE JACOBSEN FAMILY IS A STRONG ...
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AVA GENE'S + FRANNY'S = FAMILY

ON MONDAY, 5 AUGUST 2013, PLEASE JOIN AVA GENE'S IN WELCOMING ANDREW FEINBERG AND FRANCINE STEPHENS OF FRANNY'S IN BROOKYLN. OUR EXECUTIVE CHEF JOSHUA MCFADDEN COOKED AS CHEF DE CUISINE AT THEIR RESTAURANT BEFORE MOVING BACK TO PORTLAND IN 2011. ANDREW AND FRANCINE ARE CURRENTLY ON A CROSS COUNTRY BOO...
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PORTLAND MONTHLY: ITALY, ROCKING

HISTORICALLY, GRAND AMBITION HAS FIZZLED IN THIS TOWN LIKE A NORTH KOREAN ROCKET. RECLAIMED WOOD AND CONCRETE FLOORS HAVE BECOME THE UNIFORM. WE NOW HOUSE ENOUGH WOOD-FIRED FLAMES TO BURN DOWN THE ENTIRE NORTHWEST. WE NEED A NEW IDEA - A BAR-SETTER, A COHERENT PACKAGE OF PASSION AND PROFESS...
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THE OREGONIAN: LIVELY, WITH A SIDE OF RESTRAINT

LITERALLY, BAGNA CAUDA MEANS "HOT BATH," WHICH CAN BE A SENSORY ONSLAUGHT BY ITSELF. IT'S THE KIND OF PHRASING YOU'D EXPECT TO FIND ON THE MENU AT AVA GENE'S, WHICH PUSHES THE EXPERIENTIAL EDGE IN MANY WAYS: DISHES MORE COMMON TO SIENA THAN SOUTHEAST, COCKTAILS RESEMBLING INSPIRED CHEMISTRY EXPERIMENT...
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NEW YORK TIMES: IN PORTLAND, ORE., DINING GETS FINE WITHOUT LOSING FLAIR

AVA GENE'S

AMID PORTLAND'S D.I.Y. RESTAURANTS, WHERE A VENTILATION SYSTEM CAN DOUBLE AS DECOR, AVA GENE'S IS PROVOCATIVE PRECISELY FOR ITS POLISH. AS I WIGGLED INTO ITS LONG, DOUBLE-SIDED BANQUETTE, THE ROOM FAIRLY GLIMMERED WITH SOFT, BRASS LAMPLIGHT AND SHIMMERY TEAL TILE. E...
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WILLAMETTE WEEK: AVA-GARDE

A USER'S GUIDE TO DUANE SORENSON'S OFFBEAT ITALIAN JOINT.

WHY WAS MY BEER COMING IN BOTTLES? TAP HANDLES HANG BEHIND THE BAR AT AVA GENE'S, THE NEW ITALIAN RESTAURANT FROM COFFEE KINGPIN DUANE SORENSON, AND THE TABLES AROUND MINE SEEMED TO BE GETTING FRESH, ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIBLE KEGGED BEER...
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CHEF JOSHUA MCFADDEN'S BITTER GREENS SALAD RECIPE IN FOOD+WINE MAGAZINE

BITTER-GREENS SALAD WITH MELTED CHEESE

TO MAKE THIS DELICIOUS AND SIMPLE SALAD SPECIAL, IT IS QUICKLY POPPED IN THE OVEN TO WILT THE GREENS AND MELT THE CHEESE.

TOTAL TIME: 30 MIN

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