How rude can restaurant patrons be? Very. Food cart vendors and restaurateurs are battling. What role should city legislators play in this war? And cannabis can't be served in dining establishments — yet — so how are chefs working around the laws to integrate it into their offerings?
Entertainment | Food | Nation | localOPB | Aug. 28, 2017 6 a.m.
Why do some restaurant reviews go viral? What has happened to food journalism? And why don't our favorite restaurants take reservations? Listen to Episode 26 of "The Four Top" to find out.
Entertainment | Food | NW Life | HealthOPB | Aug. 14, 2017 7:16 a.m. | Portland
Does anyone take pregnancy food warnings seriously? What's the current state of fake meat? And why is "clean eating" considered to be harmful? Listen to Episode 25 of "The Four Top" to find out.
How many seasons are there in a year? Six, according to a new cookbook. A salmon expert shares a few summer grilling techniques, and finally, we discuss the lasting legacy of culinary legend James Beard.
Entertainment | Food | Politics | NW Life | localOPB | May 8, 2017 6 a.m.
Could the dining establishment bring social and political change to our nation? And in a similar vein, our second course will center around the role of undocumented workers in the food industry. Finally, we'll explore globally influenced Peruvian cuisine.
Are fabulous food bloggers good or bad for the food industry? How do professional critics describe taste? And finally, online wine clubs: Should you belong to one, or are they a waste of money? Listen to Episode 17 of “The Four Top."
Agriculture | Food | local
'The Four Top': Restaurateurs Under Trump | Whence The Midsize American Farm? | Institutional EatingOPB | April 10, 2017 6:30 a.m.
Are restaurateurs pro- or anti-Trump? Where did midsize American farms go? And is there anything worse than hospital food? Oh .... right ... prison food.
As American tourists stream into the newly opened nation of Cuba, they're driven by a desire to capture this magical moment. But how "authentic" is a Cuban dining experience when full-time residents don't have access to many foods?
Entertainment | Food | NW Life | localOPB | Oct. 24, 2016 midnight
What's "fast casual dining"? Is it OK to love the simple session beer? And what do new minimum wage laws mean for restaurants? Listen to “The Four Top” from Oct. 24, 2016.
Food | Economy | Fish & Wildlife | ScienceOPB | Sept. 26, 2016 9:30 a.m.
In the second episode of "The Four Top," we kvetch about B.S. food terminology, learn why inherent flavor will save our lives and cast our net around bycatch, the best new thing in seafood.