RUBY JEWEL — Now that it's Girl Scout cookie time, you could make your own Samoa ice cream sandwiches, but then you'd probably eat a whole box worth. It's safer to leave that task to Ruby Jewel, which will be squishing its vanilla ice cream (made with local Singing Dog vanilla) between two Samoa cookies from Feb. 27 through March 1. The treats cost $2, and $1 from each will be donated to the Oregon/SW Washington Girl Scouts council. The scoop shops will also offer a special Samoa flavor by the scoop.
And to celebrate New Seasons Market's 15th anniversary, Ruby Jewel created Fifteen Candles, which is cake and ice cream layered in a pint (genius!). The limited edition flavor stacks salted caramel ice cream between slices of chocolate cake, then tops it all off with chocolate ganache.
BREW NEWS — Even though Portland is perhaps the nation's biggest craft beer town, that didn't stop Coors from selecting our fair city and Seattle as the exclusive markets for its new gluten-free beer. Coors Peak is brewed with malted brown rice instead of barley, and according to the press release, "hops and caramel sugar add to its distinctive character and brightness." (Caramel sugar?) Anyway, it's certified gluten-free, brewed separately from the behemoth's other beers, and the bottles are available in six-packs and 12-packs at most major grocery stores and select bars and restaurants in the Seattle and Portland metropolitan areas.
POPUP ALERT — Hogan's Goat, a Hollywood district pizza joint that operates Thursdays-Sundays, has a long tradition of sharing its space with other local food producers. Up until last fall, Tal Caspi of Gonzo food cart used to host his "Coriander" brunch there, but starting on Monday, March 2 he'll host hummus-centric "Yafo" dinners from 4 to 9 p.m. And on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., the space becomes home to Doi Dua, a Vietnamese popup from Sarah Bui and chef Anna Vocaturo, formerly of Rose's Luxury in Washington D.C. Hogan's Goat Pizza: 5222 N.E. Sacramento, Portland.