I have a new article, just published in the Oregonian, that puts several new Ashland restaurants to the taste test.
This was a fun one to research!
Shakespeare had much to say about food, from “the apple of her eye” (“Love’s Labour’s Lost”) to “shall we go and kill us venison” (“As You Like It”). As the Bard’s fans flock to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland each summer, they have plenty to chew on over the city’s dining scene, as well.
During the past 13 months, a number of eateries have opened in Ashland. But there’s a lot of turnover in this town, and some locals have noticed that when it comes to Ashland restaurants high prices don’t always mean high quality.
I reviewed seven restaurants that have opened in Ashland in the last year and a half. These include:
- The Loft, an American brasserie (NOW CLOSED)
- Chateaulin’s new small plates café, in what used to be its specialty food shop (NOW CLOSED)
- Blue: Greek on Granite, an upscale Greek restaurant right downtown (NOW CLOSED)
- Hana Sushi, a very reasonably priced sushi joint on the Plaza (NOW CLOSED)
- Noble Coffee Roasters, serving up the best expresso this side of the Mississippi
- Red Hibiscus, a Hawaiian fusion joint (NOW CLOSED)
- and Sesame, an Asian fusion restaurant across from Lithia Park
Read the article on-line, “Putting Ashland Restaurants to the Taste Test.”
Published: June 20, 2010
Last update: January 23, 2020