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Hoping to run into a superhero at the Medford ComicCon? Bad news. Affordable Housing Man will not be making an appearance. Since other Rogue Valley problems have yet to reach global-crisis level, neither will Superman, Batman, The Incredible Hulk, Captain America, Wonder Woman, Iron Man, or Spider Man. BAM! You

They say when it rains it pours. This spring/late winter, it poured restaurants in Grants Pass. Four new establishments opened shop downtown, one returned to its old stomping grounds (Four Seasons Chinese) and one got a major remodel (Taqueria Mexico). Among the new restaurants are Lulu’s for the Love of

At Curbside King in Medford, $9-10 earns patrons a box of lunch large enough to double as a dumbbell. The food, cooked by Rogue Valley native William Snyder, is protein, veggie, and whole grain-centric (i.e. healthy). Some healthy food—ok most—is not exactly the taste bud-stimulating food that encourages the kind

(Editor’s Note: Assertions of winery numbers in the Rogue Valley vary from 40 to 150. The Drink Local Research Department plans periodic, anonymous visits to random wineries to discover the truth about wine in Southern Oregon. This article marks the first in Drink Local’s “De Vino Veritas” series.) Making wine

Steve Fry has been awake since about the time the sun would have risen, if it wasn’t the second-half of seasonal depression season, aka spring, in Southern Oregon. Evidence of the morning’s weather can be found in soaking wet soil and large puddles throughout his farm off Ross Lane in

Doug O’Dell, Sr. used to ride motorcycles with Steve McQueen on the weekends (yes, we mean legendary cinematic motorcycle chase scene, The Great Escape, Steve McQueen). Not to be outdone, his son, Doug O’Dell, Jr., broke two vertebrae in his neck on a stunt for the Keanu Reeves supernatural thriller,

Rogue Valley Messenger: Do you and Suzi come from a farming background? Did your parents farm? Steve Fry: No, her parents ranched. Her mom was born on a cow ranch in Eastern Oregon, but her mom was a schoolteacher and my mom and dad they immigrated from Idaho to LA.

This week for $10 Eats, I headed to an old standby: Wild River Pizza & Brewing. It’s always nice to visit a familiar place with the intent of trying something new. It’s also risky, which is why I suppose it’s easy to stick to a favorite. When you take the

One senses that Gill Anderson, winemaker at Platt Anderson Cellars in Ashland, takes the phrase, “It’s never going to happen,” as inspiration rather than a deterrent. He established Ashland’s first “urban” winery despite the doubts and regulatory hurdles of assorted local and state agencies in 2013. Now he is on

Quick, what kind of wine pairs best with an aged gouda? How about this one: How many cheesemakers are there in the state of Oregon? Luckily, the region’s biggest cheese festival is happening March 18 and 19 at Rogue Creamery in Central Point—and can answer these and other burning cheese