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Ron Jackimowicz, Table for Two

When you start something new, you're never quite sure how everyone is going to respond.

Just because I like the idea, doesn't mean it's going to take off.

It took years of pitches to get Where In The World off the ground. Finally I had to add a food component to it before it got the OK. Now we're getting vacation photos from all over the world.

While contemplating 'Signature Series," I wanted every restaurant to have a chance to be included if they want to. And I wanted it to include all restaurants in Coos County and also our readership in Winchester Bay and Reedsport as well.

The responses started the day Cuisine came out last week.

And, as I had hoped, responses are coming in from everywhere. In May, we're going to feature restaurants from Coos Bay (Empire), North Bend, Winchester Bay, Reedsport and Charleston.

As of this writing, June is wide open as the summer tourist season begins.

Now all we need is restaurants from Bandon, Coquille, Myrtle Point and Lakeside to join the fun, and we'll have our readership area covered.

All it takes to get on the list is for restaurant owners to email me at

Let's show off the best that the Bay Area has to offer.

I'd like to say thank you again to Scott and Andrea Miller of Millers At The Cove in Charleston, pictured above, for being our test case for 'Signature Series."

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They recently made Charleston proud by bringing home the People Choice award for 'best bite" at Bite of the Bay.

If you can get past the fish tacos on the menu (Usually, I can't), their green chili won the award.

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For those of you who were wondering where Mamma Mia went, it's reopened on Second Street in Coos Bay recently as Little Italy.

If you haven't stopped in yet, there's a great opportunity when the Farmers' Market kicks off its summer season on Wednesday on Central Avenue.

Little Italy is just a few steps from the corner of Second and Central.