Archive for May, 2007

[pdx] R.I.P. The Tootsie Roll Cop

Posted in pdx on May 30, 2007 by Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis

821 Anyone with a passing familiarity with Portland history needs to be aware of Bob Svilar. He was a Portland cop who had a sweet approach to handling people and situations.

Tootsie Rolls, to be exact. During the heady days of the mid 20th Century he was known as the Tootsie Roll Cop, and became known city-wide (gaining a reputation that exists to this day) for handing out Tootsie Rolls to anyone who asked for or looked like they needed one outside of the iconic Yaw’s burger joint over in Hollywood (clicky the link for a page full of text and piccys, including Office Bob himself handing out TRs on the corner).

Yaw’s was an essential part of Portland pop history, therefore, so was Officer Svilar (I’ll admit, I don’t know what rank in the PPD he eventually attained). We’ve heard stories, anecdotal (but most likely true) that he even gave TRs to suspects as they were being arrested; he even distributed them on-duty, it’s said.

Yesterday, Margie the Maven at The Big O reported that the Tootsie Roll Cop has shuffled off this mortal coil (read it before it goes into the 14-day lockbox). This is especially poignant in as much as Margie tells us he was quite excited about the upcoming opening of Mark Lindsay‘s Rock & Roll Cafe over in Hollywood, which is going to feature the old Yaw’s menu (one thing about the 50’s-they never go out of style, do they?).

Sadly, there will be no Tootsie Roll Cop-retired or otherwise-handing out TRs to cruisers. But those were the days, weren’t they?

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[pdx] R.I.P. The Tootsie Roll Cop

Posted in pdx on May 30, 2007 by Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis

821 Anyone with a passing familiarity with Portland history needs to be aware of Bob Svilar. He was a Portland cop who had a sweet approach to handling people and situations.

Tootsie Rolls, to be exact. During the heady days of the mid 20th Century he was known as the Tootsie Roll Cop, and became known city-wide (gaining a reputation that exists to this day) for handing out Tootsie Rolls to anyone who asked for or looked like they needed one outside of the iconic Yaw’s burger joint over in Hollywood (clicky the link for a page full of text and piccys, including Office Bob himself handing out TRs on the corner).

Yaw’s was an essential part of Portland pop history, therefore, so was Officer Svilar (I’ll admit, I don’t know what rank in the PPD he eventually attained). We’ve heard stories, anecdotal (but most likely true) that he even gave TRs to suspects as they were being arrested; he even distributed them on-duty, it’s said.

Yesterday, Margie the Maven at The Big O reported that the Tootsie Roll Cop has shuffled off this mortal coil (read it before it goes into the 14-day lockbox). This is especially poignant in as much as Margie tells us he was quite excited about the upcoming opening of Mark Lindsay‘s Rock & Roll Cafe over in Hollywood, which is going to feature the old Yaw’s menu (one thing about the 50’s-they never go out of style, do they?).

Sadly, there will be no Tootsie Roll Cop-retired or otherwise-handing out TRs to cruisers. But those were the days, weren’t they?

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[pdx] R.I.P. The Tootsie Roll Cop

Posted in pdx on May 30, 2007 by Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis

821 Anyone with a passing familiarity with Portland history needs to be aware of Bob Svilar. He was a Portland cop who had a sweet approach to handling people and situations.

Tootsie Rolls, to be exact. During the heady days of the mid 20th Century he was known as the Tootsie Roll Cop, and became known city-wide (gaining a reputation that exists to this day) for handing out Tootsie Rolls to anyone who asked for or looked like they needed one outside of the iconic Yaw’s burger joint over in Hollywood (clicky the link for a page full of text and piccys, including Office Bob himself handing out TRs on the corner).

Yaw’s was an essential part of Portland pop history, therefore, so was Officer Svilar (I’ll admit, I don’t know what rank in the PPD he eventually attained). We’ve heard stories, anecdotal (but most likely true) that he even gave TRs to suspects as they were being arrested; he even distributed them on-duty, it’s said.

Yesterday, Margie the Maven at The Big O reported that the Tootsie Roll Cop has shuffled off this mortal coil (read it before it goes into the 14-day lockbox). This is especially poignant in as much as Margie tells us he was quite excited about the upcoming opening of Mark Lindsay‘s Rock & Roll Cafe over in Hollywood, which is going to feature the old Yaw’s menu (one thing about the 50’s-they never go out of style, do they?).

Sadly, there will be no Tootsie Roll Cop-retired or otherwise-handing out TRs to cruisers. But those were the days, weren’t they?

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[hk2007] Hell’s Kitchen: The Series Racks ’em Up

Posted in hk2007 on May 29, 2007 by Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis

821 The news is out, and the cast is set for Hell’s Kitchen 2007. Here are this series’ victims contestants:

The Blues:

  • Aaron (48); retirement home chef; Palos Verdes CA
  • Brad (25); sous chef; Scottsdale AZ
  • Eddie (28); short-order cook; Miami Beach FL
  • Rock (30); excutive chef; Spotsylvania VA
  • Vinnie (29); night club chef; Milltown, NJ

The Reds:

  • Bonnie (26); nanny & personal chef from LA
  • Jen (26); pastry chef; Hazelton PA
  • Joanna (22); chef’s assistant; Detroit MI
  • Julia (28); short-order cook; Atlanta GA
  • Melissa (29); line cook; New York NY
  • Tiffany (27); kitchen manager; Scottsdale AZ.

Some observations:

  1. Blue Team/Red Team, boys team/girls team…again. I’m hoping they don’t hype it as another “battle of the sexes”, because it was lame last time around, and the men’s team depopulated itself at the rate of one per show. It’ll probably be lame this time around as well.
  2. Two contestants from Scottsdale AZ. No comment here, but isn’t that interesting?
  3. More professional cooking types.
  4. Some of the contestants remind us of gimmicks from last season’ there’s an old fellow (who made a bit of it in his interviews), sous chefs, personal chefs, assistants. We should expect the same sort of character-driven stuff as last time.
  5. We hear the set’s architecture is changed somewhat, but just how isn’t yet clear.
  6. Joanna couldn’t telegraph her intention to be this season’s conniving Sarah-type if she’d hit you over the head with it (see the video).
  7. One of the chefs is from Spotsylvania. No insights here; I just wanted to be able to use Spotsylvania at least once in a sentence in this post.

They really are an interesting bunch; hie thee hence to the Hell’s Kitchen website to view some excerpts from the first show and a lengthy Gordon Ramsay-driven preview (click on the link to “Videos”. it shouldn’t be too hard to find).

Maybe I’m too hard on them for going the boys-against-girls route yet again. Looks like it might be good. I just hate stereotypes tho’…

Oh…yes. The prize will seem similar…an executive chef position at a Vegas area casino’s restaurant. We begin to detect a pattern.

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[hk2007] Hell’s Kitchen: The Series Racks ’em Up

Posted in hk2007 on May 29, 2007 by Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis

821 The news is out, and the cast is set for Hell’s Kitchen 2007. Here are this series’ victims contestants:

The Blues:

  • Aaron (48); retirement home chef; Palos Verdes CA
  • Brad (25); sous chef; Scottsdale AZ
  • Eddie (28); short-order cook; Miami Beach FL
  • Rock (30); excutive chef; Spotsylvania VA
  • Vinnie (29); night club chef; Milltown, NJ

The Reds:

  • Bonnie (26); nanny & personal chef from LA
  • Jen (26); pastry chef; Hazelton PA
  • Joanna (22); chef’s assistant; Detroit MI
  • Julia (28); short-order cook; Atlanta GA
  • Melissa (29); line cook; New York NY
  • Tiffany (27); kitchen manager; Scottsdale AZ.

Some observations:

  1. Blue Team/Red Team, boys team/girls team…again. I’m hoping they don’t hype it as another “battle of the sexes”, because it was lame last time around, and the men’s team depopulated itself at the rate of one per show. It’ll probably be lame this time around as well.
  2. Two contestants from Scottsdale AZ. No comment here, but isn’t that interesting?
  3. More professional cooking types.
  4. Some of the contestants remind us of gimmicks from last season’ there’s an old fellow (who made a bit of it in his interviews), sous chefs, personal chefs, assistants. We should expect the same sort of character-driven stuff as last time.
  5. We hear the set’s architecture is changed somewhat, but just how isn’t yet clear.
  6. Joanna couldn’t telegraph her intention to be this season’s conniving Sarah-type if she’d hit you over the head with it (see the video).
  7. One of the chefs is from Spotsylvania. No insights here; I just wanted to be able to use Spotsylvania at least once in a sentence in this post.

They really are an interesting bunch; hie thee hence to the Hell’s Kitchen website to view some excerpts from the first show and a lengthy Gordon Ramsay-driven preview (click on the link to “Videos”. it shouldn’t be too hard to find).

Maybe I’m too hard on them for going the boys-against-girls route yet again. Looks like it might be good. I just hate stereotypes tho’…

Oh…yes. The prize will seem similar…an executive chef position at a Vegas area casino’s restaurant. We begin to detect a pattern.

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[hk2007] Hell’s Kitchen: The Series Racks ’em Up

Posted in hk2007 on May 29, 2007 by Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis

821 The news is out, and the cast is set for Hell’s Kitchen 2007. Here are this series’ victims contestants:

The Blues:

  • Aaron (48); retirement home chef; Palos Verdes CA
  • Brad (25); sous chef; Scottsdale AZ
  • Eddie (28); short-order cook; Miami Beach FL
  • Rock (30); excutive chef; Spotsylvania VA
  • Vinnie (29); night club chef; Milltown, NJ

The Reds:

  • Bonnie (26); nanny & personal chef from LA
  • Jen (26); pastry chef; Hazelton PA
  • Joanna (22); chef’s assistant; Detroit MI
  • Julia (28); short-order cook; Atlanta GA
  • Melissa (29); line cook; New York NY
  • Tiffany (27); kitchen manager; Scottsdale AZ.

Some observations:

  1. Blue Team/Red Team, boys team/girls team…again. I’m hoping they don’t hype it as another “battle of the sexes”, because it was lame last time around, and the men’s team depopulated itself at the rate of one per show. It’ll probably be lame this time around as well.
  2. Two contestants from Scottsdale AZ. No comment here, but isn’t that interesting?
  3. More professional cooking types.
  4. Some of the contestants remind us of gimmicks from last season’ there’s an old fellow (who made a bit of it in his interviews), sous chefs, personal chefs, assistants. We should expect the same sort of character-driven stuff as last time.
  5. We hear the set’s architecture is changed somewhat, but just how isn’t yet clear.
  6. Joanna couldn’t telegraph her intention to be this season’s conniving Sarah-type if she’d hit you over the head with it (see the video).
  7. One of the chefs is from Spotsylvania. No insights here; I just wanted to be able to use Spotsylvania at least once in a sentence in this post.

They really are an interesting bunch; hie thee hence to the Hell’s Kitchen website to view some excerpts from the first show and a lengthy Gordon Ramsay-driven preview (click on the link to “Videos”. it shouldn’t be too hard to find).

Maybe I’m too hard on them for going the boys-against-girls route yet again. Looks like it might be good. I just hate stereotypes tho’…

Oh…yes. The prize will seem similar…an executive chef position at a Vegas area casino’s restaurant. We begin to detect a pattern.

Tags: ,

[hk2007] Hell’s Kitchen: The Series Racks ’em Up

Posted in hk2007 on May 29, 2007 by Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis

821 The news is out, and the cast is set for Hell’s Kitchen 2007. Here are this series’ victims contestants:

The Blues:

  • Aaron (48); retirement home chef; Palos Verdes CA
  • Brad (25); sous chef; Scottsdale AZ
  • Eddie (28); short-order cook; Miami Beach FL
  • Rock (30); excutive chef; Spotsylvania VA
  • Vinnie (29); night club chef; Milltown, NJ

The Reds:

  • Bonnie (26); nanny & personal chef from LA
  • Jen (26); pastry chef; Hazelton PA
  • Joanna (22); chef’s assistant; Detroit MI
  • Julia (28); short-order cook; Atlanta GA
  • Melissa (29); line cook; New York NY
  • Tiffany (27); kitchen manager; Scottsdale AZ.

Some observations:

  1. Blue Team/Red Team, boys team/girls team…again. I’m hoping they don’t hype it as another “battle of the sexes”, because it was lame last time around, and the men’s team depopulated itself at the rate of one per show. It’ll probably be lame this time around as well.
  2. Two contestants from Scottsdale AZ. No comment here, but isn’t that interesting?
  3. More professional cooking types.
  4. Some of the contestants remind us of gimmicks from last season’ there’s an old fellow (who made a bit of it in his interviews), sous chefs, personal chefs, assistants. We should expect the same sort of character-driven stuff as last time.
  5. We hear the set’s architecture is changed somewhat, but just how isn’t yet clear.
  6. Joanna couldn’t telegraph her intention to be this season’s conniving Sarah-type if she’d hit you over the head with it (see the video).
  7. One of the chefs is from Spotsylvania. No insights here; I just wanted to be able to use Spotsylvania at least once in a sentence in this post.

They really are an interesting bunch; hie thee hence to the Hell’s Kitchen website to view some excerpts from the first show and a lengthy Gordon Ramsay-driven preview (click on the link to “Videos”. it shouldn’t be too hard to find).

Maybe I’m too hard on them for going the boys-against-girls route yet again. Looks like it might be good. I just hate stereotypes tho’…

Oh…yes. The prize will seem similar…an executive chef position at a Vegas area casino’s restaurant. We begin to detect a pattern.

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