It’s another Bellevue food fight

Will Kreznick

Stop me if you think you’ve heard this one before.

Until maybe 10 years ago, I thought of food trucks as those silvery vehicles that pulled up to factories at lunch time to peddle stale sandwiches and lukewarm coffee.

As if I needed to be more out of it.

Then I started to see them parked at local events, delivering wares from Newport restaurants and statewide.

Now they’re all over town … even on Bellevue Avenue.

Yes, I said Bellevue Avenue.

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The truck sits a few hours a day, not

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WATCH NOW: Did you say ‘breadsticks’? Fan faves dominate Fazoli’s menu | Weekender | Food

Will Kreznick

“We couldn’t have picked a crazier time to open,” Schroeder admitted. “Luckily, people were anxious to give us a try.”

And what was whetting the appetites of such determined diners? Fan faves like the Loaded Fettucine (served with chicken, bacon and seasoned mushrooms and a creamy Alfredo sauce); a Loaded Baked Spaghetti (served with a meat sauce, meatballs, Italian sausage, bacon, mushroom as well as Mozzarella and Provolone cheeses); in addition to family sized meals which incorporates many of the top-sellers.

Kane King holds dishes of Chicken Carbonara and Loaded Fettuccine, which are both fan favorites at Fazoli’s, an eatery

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Food bank feeds Santiam Canyon wildfire survivors facing hunger

Will Kreznick

The community, devastated by September’s wildfires, relies on a small local food bank as it works to rebuild. You can help through the KGW Great Food Drive.

MILL CITY, Ore — 2020 has been a whirlwind for everyone, but for communities hit by Oregon’s wildfires last fall, it’s been a one-two punch of devastation. Through so much loss and pain, we’ve also seen the power of community and the resilience of spirit.

That is what you’ll find in those working to fill hungry bellies at the Mill City Gates Community Assistance Center.

“It swept through Gates and everything was just

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Ogdensburg now accepting proposal submissions for seasonal food, beverage concession | St. Lawrence County

Will Kreznick

OGDENSBURG — For the next month, the city will be accepting proposal submissions from qualified vendors to operate a seasonal food and beverage concession at the Dobisky Visitor Center.

The center, which is located on the St. Lawrence River, is adjacent to the municipal marina in the city’s Greenbelt Park.

The concession facility is equipped with a commercial kitchen — about 389 square feet — and includes major appliances. It also offers outdoor seating and a patio area, which is roughly 1,462 square feet of space. The outdoor patio is a place to take shelter from the weather and provides

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She’s never tasted food, but little chef shares love for cooking

Will Kreznick

Sophia Rhodes loves to watch Chef Kevin Belton cook, but he may love seeing her cook even more.

NEW ORLEANS — Even at just the age of nine, Sophia Rhodes has found her passion. You can see it just by watching her for a few seconds: Cooking is her calling.

Sophia has experienced major health challenges in her young life. She has CHARGE Syndrome, a name for a list of medical conditions that can affect the body in all sorts of ways, from the heart and lungs to eyes, ears and more.

“Some of it’s really major and some

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