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Good news, dining connoisseurs: The contractor working on repaving the section of Highway 35 that passes near Grace Su’s China Gorge says crews will finish their work early Thursday morning and move operations south of the Button Junction intersection.
John Arambul, project manager for Kerr Construction, says work should be finished by mid-morning on Thursday.
As the crew moves paving operations southward up the hill, it will configure traffic to allow one lane of travel in each direction to avoid any delays.
“When we delay traffic, we delay our trucks trying to reach us with asphalt,” Arambul says.
Work will start at 5:30 a.m. Thursday, and wrap up in the area of the Button Junction intersection around 8:30 a.m.
For you diners looking to join Grace Su’s China Gorge for lunch at 11 a.m., no worries — we’ll be open, and accessible.
The contractor has assured the Oregon Department of Transportation that it will complete work on the repaving and striping project by July 20. The paving work will stretch several miles south along Oregon 35, past Odell.
Crews will repave a section of Historic Oregon Hwy 30 in front of Grace Su’s on the morning of Monday, July 16, a day that the restaurant is normally closed.read more
Just because you love the food at Grace Su’s China Gorge doesn’t mean you have to abandon the menu entirely if you decide to pursue a better body weight.
Just ask Theresa Draper of Parkdale, Ore., a small farm town about 20 miles south of Hood River, which is itself an hour east of foodie Mecca, Portland.
Draper runs the orchard at the family’s Draper Girls Country Farm. But at the end of the day, when she’s done selling gorgeous pears and apples and more, she loves Chinese food. Orange chicken. Sweet and sour shrimp.
“I love her stuff,” Draper says. “I can’t eat anywhere else, that place is so good to me. The food is so fresh.”
So she had a moment’s pause when her niece invited her to attend a Weight Watchers group in The Dalles. Weight Watchers assigns point values to different foods.
More points is bad.
Fewer is better.
Draper gets 26 points per day, to spread across 24 hours.
“It depends on the person’s weight, how many points you get,” she says. “I have the lowest points you can have.”
She thought that might nix Chinese food for her. After all, several items similar to items found on the menu at Grace Su’s China Gorge carry hefty point values.
General Tso’s chicken? 17 points.
Orange-ginger beef? 15 points.
But when Draper scanned the menu, compared it to information in her “Weights Watchers Points Plus Dining Out Companion,” she found good news. Broccoli beef steps lightly on the Weight Watchers scale — at just 4 points.
“I was so happy to find that because you don’t go over your points,” she says.
She says chicken costs fewer points than beef, so she goes for the Broccoli chicken. In addition to the main ingredients, it contains garlic, rice wine, light soy sauce and carrots, says Grace Su.
“It was really really good, too,” Draper says. “For me, I feel like it’s a really good, light dish.”read more
Join us on a tour behind the scenes at Grace Su’s China Gorge, when frequent diners Ron and Marg Guth dropped by recently for a late afternoon meal. This kitchen is … cookin’!read more
As we write, it’s Feb. 4. You know what that means? Yep. You Romeos and Juliets out there have 10 days to get your act together or suffer Cupid’s disdain when Valentine’s Day arrives (uh, Feb. 14) and you are totally unprepared.
What to do? What to get?
Grace Su’s China Gorge has answers to both questions.
- Come to Grace Su’s.
- Order our six-course Valentine’s Dinner Special.
Specially priced at $30 a couple, it’s our best effort to bolster your love life. Here’s what you’ll get:
- For starters, a cup of egg flower soup or hot and sour soup, plus fresh-baked barbecue pork.
- A platter of three entrees, including Hawaiian chicken, imperial calamari, and stir-fried green beans, accompanied by steamed or fried rice.
- And, for dessert, huckleberry ice cream or mango sorbeto.
On Valentine’s (or any other) Day, the way to your partner’s heart definitely passes through Grace Su’s China Gorge.read more