Tuesday, March 10, 2009

In case you missed my letter to the editor...

In response to a February 15 letter complaining about the lack of a "fine dining" establishment in Roseburg, I agree that we certainly don't need anymore "formula food" franchises. I've eaten at excellent restaurants in this country and abroad; I enjoy a fine dining experience as much as anyone, but don't knock our local chefs!

Osso Buco at Anthony's, Chicken Serento or Pork Verde at the Mark V, Carne Asada at Gilberto's, Souvlaki at Alexander's or Chicken-Walnut Salad at D's are just a few of the dishes I enjoy regularly. Reservations are rarely needed, parking is convenient and FREE, the servers are friendly and knowledgeable and the meal doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

Recently, these chefs have been making an effort to incorporate local ingredients into their menus; another plus.

The few attempts, during the 27 years I have lived here, at more "upscale" restaurants have never succeeded. Rather than whining about what we lack, let's support our local restaurants and keep them going through these tough economic times.


DaveH said...

Well ....I have to say that we find the local dining to be poor. Our good meals out have been few. The dining and the shopping have been disappointing. Jennifer, maybe you could give us some more recommendations?
The wonderful people are what make Roseburg a great place to live!

Jeannetta said...

I think you've given some great suggestions, too bad I'm not IN Roseburg much anymore! :(

Anonymous said...

Not sure what DaveH is saying. Has he already tried all your (five/six) recommendations and disagrees with your opinion of them?

DaveH said...

I was only saying that we have struggled to find a local restaurant to enjoy.
We have great respect for Jennifer's opinion and are planning to try the Mark V soon. I may have been too greedy in requesting more recommendations. But she did say "just a few of the dishes I enjoy regularly". How about a Chinesse place?