As every year about this time, the James Beard Foundation announced its huge list of semifinalists for the 2013 Restaurant and Chef awards. While the list includes plenty of local chefs and restaurants, no Portland restaurants are nominated in … [Read more...]
The neighbors off of SW Macadam can breathe better without all the wood smoke from the smokers at Reo's Ribs. There were complaints when he first opened. In fact his smoke caused visibility problems with traffic a couple of times until he put in a … [Read more...]
The Oregonian got the scoop on two new restaurants that Vitaly and Kimberly Paley are planning for downtown Portland. The "Imperial" will go into the space at the Hotel Lucia recently vacated by Typhoon. The second will be called "Portland Penny … [Read more...]
Ben Bettinger, chef at the popular SE restaurant Beaker & Flask, is leaving to join his old mentor Vitaly Paley at his new Downtown restaurant. From Oregon Live, "Coming to Beaker and Flask was a huge stepping stone, my first opportunity to find … [Read more...]
According to Karen Brooks, and confirmed by Fin, the popular seafood restaurant will serve its last dinner on Valentine's Day. According to Brooks, "owner Joan Dumas sold the restaurant and a new owner plans to open his own eatery. Pierce had hoped … [Read more...]
Pok Pok Turns 5, Zusman Cooks Bagels, Diane Morgan Judges, Wendy’s Adds “Finishing Salts”, Paley Goes Iron Chef?
Diane Morgan,of Diane Morgan Cooks, has announced she will be on the Food Network Challenge: Thanksgiving Family Face-Off, which will air Sunday November 14th. She was one of three judges for the show. Andy Ricker has announced the five-year … [Read more...]
More news from the Vancouver Sun. In addition to the previously mentioned food cart article, they also ran an online story called "Recipes from Portland's top chefs". There must have been some arm-twisting behind the scenes, as the included … [Read more...]