Spotted on yesterday's PortlandFood message board, some drama brewing between Lisa Schroeder, chef at downtown's Mother's Bistro, (which has been doing a push to get the lunchtime business that usually goes to the 5th and Oak pods) and, even if in absentia, the carts. Schroeder's complaint:
I didn't mind the food carts until they parked their dumpster under my resto's logo, in a handicap spot, against the wall of my restaurant, with the lid consistently open, full of garbage & unrecycled recyclables overflowing daily. So unneighborly and inconsiderate.which leads to first some criticism of the criticism:
Hope not. I don't want to have the opinion of her that I have of the purple octopus guy. She'd be wise to put a cork in it on this one, IMO. Food carts have turned into the cool underdog/ sacred cow sub-culture of Portland's food scene. I think she should take the matter up privately with those responsible and be careful what and how she disses.And then some criticism of the criticism of the criticism.
She's got a legitimate complaint, IMO. What if the tables were turned? If Mother's put its dumpster in front of a food truck?
So. Is this gonna become a full-blown Mother's vs Carts Epic War of Epic Proportions? Or is everyone just gonna settle down? Developing....
· Mother's Bistro [PortlandFood]
Image of Mother's courtesy mmm-yoso!!!