Restaurant review: Barrique Kitchen & Wine Bar a classy culinary addition to Avondale

For all its ice cream shops and dressed-to-the-nines storefronts, the Shoppes of Avondale along St. Johns Avenue plays the family-friendly card often and well. That everyone’s-welcome appeal is a cornerstone of Avondale’s brand. But for my dining ...

Trap Kitchen: Street Smarts Keep One of Los Angeles’ Most Popular Underground Restaurants Thriving

What happens when you decide to stop trapping in the streets and start trapping in the kitchen instead? From illegal drugs to an underground restaurant, Los Angeles’ Trap Kitchen is an example of how street smarts built a business from the ground up.

There Is Nothing Else in Portland Like Trap Kitchen—a Famous Soul-Food Cart Straight Outta Compton

Like any street-savvy businessman, Malachi "Spankihana" Jenkins doesn't much like competition. So when Jenkins, the chef everyone calls "Spank," was looking to open a Portland spin-off of his world-famous pop-up, Trap Kitchen, he ended up parking in a ...