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Posted at 11:01 PM

Potpie is a popular vehicle for turkey leftovers. But far better renditions of savory filling nestled under flaky pastry can be had all year — not just post-holiday. Meat pies constitute the core menu at chef Neil Clooney’s newest venture, Smithfields Pub & Pies. Six pies, prepared in the British tradition, are offered daily, along with similarly straightforward snacks to nibble with beer, cider or a cocktail. Longtime fans of Clooney’s cuisine, a friend...

Posted Nov 24, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Pinot noir is one of the oldest grape varietals used to make wine. The Gauls hid it in wooden casks, Roman emperors loved it, Catholic monks used it, and poems have been written about it. It has been grown in Burgundy, New Zealand, California,...

Updated Nov 20, 2015 at 11:35 AM

If you need a little magic in your life, Fairy Godmother's Teeny Tiny Tea Cottage in Central Point fits the bill. Linda Colson, whose business card reads "fairy godmother in charge," has just settled her expanded tea shop into an old house...

Updated Nov 13, 2015 at 10:05 AM

For people looking for a quick, convenient lunch, the Wok Star food cart in downtown Medford offers freshly cooked Asian dishes. Wok Star is one of several food carts operating on a former car lot on the corner of Eighth and Fir streets.

Posted Nov 10, 2015 at 11:01 PM

When Roy and Jill Paschal purchased a Talent property in the mid 1980s from a friend, they set their sights on expanding a small vineyard that had been planted and building a tasting room. Roy, a former radio announcer and owner of stations...

Posted Nov 5, 2015 at 11:01 PM

The Honeysuckle Cafe in Ruch is a popular spot for breakfast and lunch among Applegate Valley locals, according to one Mail Tribune reader. Intrigued by the caller's tip, I drove out Highway 238 on an unseasonably warm Saturday to see what the...

Updated Nov 3, 2015 at 11:35 AM

Jackson County health officials inspected 89 restaurants in October. Fifty-one earned 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. 

Posted Oct 29, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Operating out of a house on a commercial street in Grants Pass, Pongsri's Thai Cuisine offers authentic Thai dishes in an intimate, home-like setting. The dishes aren't bland and overly Americanized, with the spicy menu items offering the...

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