Alibi V.15 No.30 • July 27-Aug 2, 2006 

The Dish

All the News That's Fit to Eat

Signing for Her Supper—Friend and former Alibi Food Editor Gwyneth Doland can add one more notch to her crumb-speckled belt, as she's just become a published cookbook author! The book is Cilantro Secrets (Rio Nuevo, paperback, $12.95), which she'll launch at a signing event on Thursday, July 27, at Jennifer James' Gulp (3128 Central SE, 268-4729). From 5:30-8:30 p.m., the girls next door (that is, the Graze chefs) will prepare a selection of herby snacks from the book, offered to the guests of Ms. Doland at no extra charge. Settle into a cilantro mojito and pick Gwyn's brain about mole, the subject of her next book in the Cook West single-ingredient series. Oh, and buy a book. She's got a pile of cilantro-inspired grocery receipts that aren't paying for themselves. “I will write anything on the title page of that book if you pay me $12.95,” she says. Cash or check are perfectly acceptable.

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A picture of moderation: Depite owning the pub, Rob O’Niell rarely drinks himself.  “I'm probably my worst customer. I don't go to bars--I'm a homeperson.”
Wes Naman

First Taste

Happy Returns

O'Niell's Pub is back

At 7:30 p.m., people begin to stand two bodies deep at the bar, popping out through knuckles of space like olives in a fist. It's an impressive draw for a weekend night, let alone a Thursday. It's just short of amazing when you consider that this particular bar opened one week ago.

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An alter to the gods of sushi and tchotchkies.
Tabatha Roybal

Restaurant Review

Rabieng Thong

Yes, that’s their real name

Rabieng Thong? What’s in a name, anyway? I can recall my school years like they were yesterday, and I don’t think I had a single teacher who ever pronounced my last name correctly without a linguistic tutorial beforehand. I got some pretty festive variations like “Whirlitz,” “Whoo-letz” and my personal fave, “Whore-letz.” It’s Wohletz (Wall-letz), dammit. So I know how the cats at Rabieng Thong feel. It’s hard to have name recognition when people keep jacking it up.

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Image courtesy of Roadrunner Food Bank

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Souper Bowl 2019

Enjoy soups and desserts from 40 local restaurants. Guests enjoy live music, sample food, vote for the winners and have a chance to win prizes.
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You So Saucy

The Five Mother Sauces Class

Learn to make all five mother sauces as well as how to extend them into other sauces. Walk out of this class with up to 30 recipes.
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