This great photo of a meat packing plant reminds me of my time in the meat business back in the mid 70's. A few years back, I found a this “Meat Identification Kit” at The Swapo. I think I paid $10 for the entire box.. The first few cards tell the story - these are standard retail cuts of meat and the flash cards help employees, students and everyday folk like you and me identify those mysterious cuts of meat. Enjoy! Meat Gallery (Be sure to click on any card to enlarge)
After being around for almost 70 years, The Pagoda Restaurant in Portland's Hollywood District has closed it's doors. Soon, if all goes according to plan, it will be the location of a new Key Bank. Chinese food in Portland will never be the same.
Several years ago, while Neil Sterett and I were scouring Swapo for good deals, I found a boxed set cards labeled "Meat Identification Kit". Having worked in an old fashioned over-the-counter butcher shop in the mid-70's (Denver Avenue Meat Market) and always looking for a great visual, I snagged them straight away. Do you know your meat? (click on image to view gallery)
Gobble, Gobble. How much food will we scarf tomorrow? Too much? Take a look at these numbers:
256 million: the approximate number of turkeys raised in the United States in 2005
649 million: the amount, in pounds, of cranberries produced in the U.S. in 2005
1.6 billion: the total weight, in pounds, of sweet potatoes grown in the United States in 2004
998 million: the total weight, in pounds, of pumpkins produced in 2004
Source: Fact Monster and U.S. Census Bureau
Phil Stanford reports: The reopening of the one-time P-town landmark Yaw's Drive-In is scheduled for next Monday evening (August 27th). … That the new place at 42nd and Sandy won’t exactly be a drive-in but a “celebrity-themed restaurant and bar” called Mark Lindsay’s Rock & Roll Cafe – featuring, much of the original, heralded Yaw’s Top Notch menu, with “gold records on the walls and a live radio station (K-Hits 106.7 FM) in the window.” … So rest assured that when you and your friends step through the door, you’ll be transported back to those golden-oldie days when Yaw’s was a must-stop for cruising teenagers and part-owner Mark Lindsay was, in case the memory isn’t everything it used to be, lead singer for Paul Revere & the Raiders. … Ah, those were the days.