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Posted Jul 2, 2015 at 11:01 PM

New owners of The Playwright Public House have characterized its changes as a “facelift.”Yet diners are more likely to encounter an about-face from the previous British-inspired pub fare to newly minted “modern cuisine.”The duo behind Ashland’s Tot restaurant, Andrew Will and Sean Simpson, took over The Playwright — abbreviating the name to Public House — in March and engaged Amuse chef Josh Dorcak to create a gastropub menu of...

Updated Jun 24, 2015 at 12:18 PM

With temperatures soaring in the Rogue Valley, it's a perfect time to head to Brookings.The ocean breeze is always cool, but, in recent years, an increased focus on local ingredients has freshened up the casual dining options there,...

Posted Jun 18, 2015 at 11:01 PM

The newly opened Climate City Brewing Company is fast becoming the trendiest restaurant in Grants Pass.The restaurant with upscale brew-pub fare opened a few months ago but just celebrated its official grand opening this month. By 6 p.m.

Posted Jun 16, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Deer Creek Vineyards in Selma is definitely off the beaten wine path. At 2680 Deer Creek Road (3 miles east of Highway 199) in Selma, it is farther from Medford than the wineries in the Applegate — although not as far away as the better...

Posted Jun 11, 2015 at 11:01 PM

It's summer and the smell of barbecue is in the air.Fans of the genuine article can head to Smokey Joe's Bar-B-Que, 1104 E. Vilas Road, Central Point, where they'll find pork, baby back ribs and tri-tip smoked to perfection over wood...

Posted Jun 9, 2015 at 11:01 PM

We Americans think we've cornered the market on convenience cooking. And yet, in the gilded court of Louis the XV, one of the world's original seasoning blends — Mirepoix — was enhancing sauces and meats long before the words...

Updated Jun 9, 2015 at 11:47 AM

Jackson County health officials conducted inspections of 88 restaurants in May. Fifty got perfect scores of 100. None dropped below the failure mark of 70 points. A portion of the scores are published weekly in the Mail Tribune.

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