Whole Foods to Eugene?

EUGENE, Ore. — A downtown land owner was hoping to redevelop a chunk of land at Broadway and High Street. Already, rumors have been swirling that whole foods could again be trying to open a store in Eugene. Talk among developers is that high-end grocer whole foods may want to try to move into the … Continue reading »

Lime Prices Affect Local Businesses

EUGENE, Ore. — Some bars and restaurants are feeling the squeeze, now that the price of limes is soaring, and they’re passing some of the cost on to customers. Owners of The Barn Light in downtown Eugene say a case of limes used to cost $20 to $30. Now it’s closer to $130. They’ve been … Continue reading »

Young Chefs Compete for Best Sandwich

EUGENE, Ore. — Young chefs from across the Eugene School District faced off in a culinary competition on Saturday. Students submitted recipes for different sandwiches and the top competitors from that round headed to a cook-off at Sheldon High School. They prepared samples and presented them to a panel of judges to taste.  

University of Oregon Holds Food Drive

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon is tackling hunger in Lane County this month. The campus wide campaign is part of the annual Governor’s State Employees Food Drive. School leaders say last year they helped bring in nearly 160,000 pounds of food to Food for Lane County. The goal this year is 175,000 pounds. … Continue reading »

Food Banks Push for Tax Credits

EUGENE, Ore. — Local food banks and farmers could soon be benefiting from fresh produce donations. New legislation could provide tax credits for farmers who donate produce to local food banks, like Food for Lane County. Those supporting the legislation say it’s a win-win for both those who grow the food and those who’d be … Continue reading »

Louie’s Village Closing After 41 Years

EUGENE, Ore. — A Chinese restaurant on Franklin Boulevard in Eugene is closing its doors after 41 years of business. There’s been a lot of transformation over the years on the Franklin Corridor. Van Louie, owner of Louie’s Village says he’s seen a lot of changes from the time he opened his restaurant in 1973. … Continue reading »

Interview: Eugene Dishcrawl

There’s a perfect solution for those who can’t decide on where they want to eat out. Why not try several restaurants? It’s a new eating trend called a Dishcrawl and it’s happening this weekend. Eugene Dishcrawl Ambassador Rosalie Ruff stopped by KEZI 9 News This Morning to describe the event. Click here for more information.

Dishcrawl Showcases Local Restaurants

EUGENE, Ore. — Downtown Eugene is buzzing with new restaurants, like Tokyo Tonkatsu, which recently opened. Chef Hirofumi Kamazuka brings to life recipes from his native country of Japan. It’s his third restaurant in Eugene, and his specialty here is tonkatsu. It’s chicken dipped in egg, coated with homemade bread crumbs and fried to perfection. … Continue reading »

Firefighters Host Annual Chicken BBQ

EUGENE, Ore. — The Santa Clara Fire District couldn’t serve the community without its team of volunteer firefighters and they need funding. The crew is hosting its 56th annual Chicken Bar-B-Que on Saturday. About 750 chickens in all will be slow cooked. Also on the menu are pork and beans and coleslaw. Thirty volunteer firefighters … Continue reading »

A Fair Full of Flavor

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s a tough job, but somebody had to do it. KEZI 9 News Anchor Bob Schaper went to the Lane County Fair to tempt his taste buds and shows some of the more unusual examples of fair food.

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