RG43.1 some things stay the same

This Friday will mark an anniversary that will go completely unnoticed and that’s how the people celebrating it would like it. George and Diantha have been running Anatolia on Willamette Street for exactly two decades. And in that time, what has changed? Hardly a thing. We seldom talk about what’s not new or different. Except, when it comes to small downtown businesses, being not new and not different is, well, different. It takes a lotof courage to stick to your formulas — in this case, recipes — when everything around you is changing and people only pay attention when you change. All the more reason we should notice.

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One of these four ideas will be developed into a column on Wednesday to be published in The Register-Guard on Friday. I’m asking you to help me choose between them. Between now and the end of Tuesday, leave comments here or send me an e-mail if you’d rather be more private. Or, at the very least, RATE the idea (and the others) so I know which one people like best. No promises, though. This ain’t American Idol. But I will post an entry on Wednesday to say which one I’m choosing (and probably why.) I plan to do this each week — often by Friday, but always by Monday, so visit often and tell me which idea intrigues you the most. Thanks!