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Holy Hell! Grace Turns 20

Holy Hell! Grace Turns 20

Cedric Justice February 26, 2014 0

In the summer of 1994, Forrest Gump, Speed and the Lion King were topping the box office. OJ Simpson was arrested for suspicion of murder. Nelson Mandela went from being a prisoner to president,

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Café Medina’s La Santé: Vancouver, BC

Café Medina’s La Santé: Vancouver, BC

Cedric Justice February 26, 2014 0

My wife and I went to Vancouver, Canada, last January to celebrate our birthdays together. We were also celebrating my new-found freedom from the grinds of a day job—I just started my own business.

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“Pod” Cast: Portland’s Food Carts: January 2014

“Pod” Cast: Portland’s Food Carts: January 2014

Cedric Justice January 22, 2014 0

Caspian Kabob Synopsis: Caspian Kabob is an authentic, Iranian food cart. There isn’t a lot of Persian (Iranian) food around here, but the offerings are similar to the ubiquitous gyros carts that dot just

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Retrospective: June—A Saucerful of Secrets

Retrospective: June—A Saucerful of Secrets

Cedric Justice December 4, 2013 0

When a celebrity dies, my friends say, “It always happens in threes.” I have recently learned that 2013 has brought the demise of some of my favorite Portland restaurants. While it is uncommon to

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“Pod” Cast: Portland’s Food Carts: October 2013

“Pod” Cast: Portland’s Food Carts: October 2013

Cedric Justice October 30, 2013 0

Nong’s Khao Man Gai Synopsis: It’s all about the sauce. This place is simple: for $7, you get boiled chicken (the protomeat from The Matrix), boiled rice and a couple of slices of cucumber.

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Bete-Lukas: Portland, OR

Bete-Lukas: Portland, OR

Cedric Justice October 9, 2013 0

“Let me see if I remember this,” Peter says as he’s handing us the check, “It’s Sss—Cedric right?” “Wow, that’s incredible!” “And this is your third time here.” “Indeed it is.” Peter is the

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Holy Hell! Gentlemen Turns 20

Holy Hell! Gentlemen Turns 20

Cedric Justice October 2, 2013 0

“Your attention please/ Now turn off the lights/ Your infection please/ I haven’t got all night” So… yeah, that’s how the title track starts: a macabre introduction to a sardonic journey. Gentlemen is an

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Interview: Wayne Hussey of The Mission UK

Interview: Wayne Hussey of The Mission UK

Cedric Justice September 26, 2013 0

On a warm, late summer evening, I sat down in a green room upstairs at the Aladdin Theater with Wayne Hussey preceding his Portland show while the opening act (deathrock masters Death Charge from

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“Pod” Cast: Portland’s Food Carts: September 2013

“Pod” Cast: Portland’s Food Carts: September 2013

Cedric Justice September 18, 2013 0

Here in Portland, we’re full-tilt in the midst of a food cart revolution. For the past decade or so, people in downtown Portland have enjoyed the wonders of chicken and rice (this is a

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