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Plateful of Gossip From IACP Parties At The Nines & Fenouil

Ruth Reichl is crazy for Portland's food carts. "That stuff is great!" said Reichl in regards to sampling one of the offerings from one of of downtown's most frequented wheeled-eateries, Nong's Khao Man Gai, at last night's Host City Reception for 900 IACP'ers (and loads of local folks). Reichl had landed just an hour earlier at PDX International Airport where she was immediately whisked off to the party at The Nines, followed by dinner at Le Pigeon and a late night 10th Anniversary soiree for Gastronomica magazine at Fenouil. Other juicy tidbits discovered throughout the night: Country Cat's Adam Sappington claims he doesn't wear underwear under his overalls; Clyde Common's Nate Tilden wasn't sure just who was eating at his restaurant that night (he thought Reichl was at his joint before he found out she was at Le Pigeon); local food critics Patrick Coleman and Karen Brooks (who is acting as Reichl's de facto concierge for the convention) still don't like getting their photos published; when Madhur Jaffrey (right with Gastronomica editor Darra Goldstein) joined the party at Fenouil someone whispered it was "like Mick Jagger had walked into the room"; Atlantic food writer Faith Willinger looks great in pink clogs; and Portland can really look like Manhattan if you get enough New Yorkers in one room. To get a visual picture of the night check out Byron Beck's blog for pics of party-goers.
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Le Pigeon

738 East Burnside Street, , OR 97214 (503) 546-8796 Visit Website

Nong's Khao Man Gai

417 Southwest 13th Avenue, , OR 97205 (503) 208-2402 Visit Website

525 Southwest Morrison Street Portland, OR 97204-1440