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Updated Jun 24, 2016 at 10:55 AM

After reading Yelp and TripAdvisor reviews that swung wildly back and forth from gushing to caustic, I approached the idea of dining at Brava Italian Eatery with some trepidation. But I decided to take the plunge after scanning the menu online and identifying entrées that my husband and kids would be willing to eat — a necessary scouting technique for moms. The new restaurant at 1241 N.W. Sixth St. in Grants Pass has taken the place of The Bistro. Inside, Brava...

Posted Jun 16, 2016 at 11:01 PM

My dreams of an authentic Thai meal usually go unrealized, but I recently found a new restaurant, Erawan Thai Cuisine on Crater Lake Avenue in Medford, that offers Thai food just minutes from my home and office. The new restaurant is...

Updated Jun 10, 2016 at 1:35 PM

The food-truck craze owes much to taco wagons, which have kept a firm foothold locally even as Turkish, Vietnamese, Thai, Peruvian and fusion cuisines have gone mobile.

Posted Jun 7, 2016 at 11:01 PM

I have to admit that I’m a cowgirl at heart, so Plaisance Ranch in Williams holds a special place for me. Where else can you go to taste amazing wines among cattle and horses? The 150 organic acres of Plaisance Ranch are filled with...

Posted May 26, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Katrina's Homemade Salsa is known for its namesake salsa, but the company also makes tamales that are the perfect foundation for its popular tomato concoction. The tamales can be ordered hot ($4) or cold ($3.50) at growers markets...

Posted May 19, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Sometimes you just need a slice of pie. Or a hamburger. When a craving for classic American dishes hits, Rooster’s in Medford is a good place to be. I had pie on the brain when my mom and I stopped in for lunch. The welcoming...

Updated May 16, 2016 at 3:18 PM

High hopes go hand in hand with news that Jacksonville’s storied Nunan Estate will reopen under Doug and Becky Neuman, who have revitalized several properties in the region.

Posted May 10, 2016 at 11:01 PM

In 2002, I went to Provence in southern France and was handed a glass of rosé. The dry, refreshing wine tasted slightly of strawberries and grapefruit. It was delicate, flavorful and not at all sweet. I’ve been enamored ever...

Posted May 8, 2016 at 2:00 AM

Jackson County health officials inspected 75 restaurants in April, and 52 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...

Posted Apr 28, 2016 at 11:01 PM

I never thought I'd consider Japanese cuisine comfort food, but the familiarity and care that went into my lunch at Bonsai made it just that.  Some eight years ago, when I first started working at the Mail Tribune, one of the...

Updated Apr 27, 2016 at 8:58 AM

Wine-tasting rooms seem to be filled with excitement this time of year as the days get longer and bud break arrives. It seems to happen overnight. One day the vines are brown and bare, the next day green leaves have popped out of their...

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