Rumor on the street is, Alberta Oyster Bar and Grill has closed closes Sunday, June 28th. It will reopen as a “whiskey tavern” in a few weeks, with Andrew Finkelman, currently of 50 Plates, and the current ASOBG chef. The only thing that surprises me about this news, is that the restaurant lasted as long as it did. Once it closed the last time, it seemed to never build up any momentum. Press releases and news were almost non-existent, and I think people pretty much forgot about them. (Thanks to the owner for the correction on the date)
23Hoyt, such as it was, is also gone. For those that missed it, I posted the new menu back on the 10th. It is now “A New American Tavern”, sports a new chef, and is open for lunch. From what I’m told, this is a last desperate act to save the place. Can brunch be far behind? Actually, in that location a good burnch might do quite well.
Vitaly Paley is featured in the latest issue of “O Magazine” talking about the wonders of cherries. It includes six of his cherry dessert recipes. You can read it here.
New Seasons Market has posted an excellent U-pick farm guide. Imagine, a store that supports going somewhere else to pick your own fruit? I wish they had a store downtown. You can see the link on the bottom of their website.
That’s it for news. There just isn’t much going on right now. Go hug your dad.