A Huge Roundup of News You May Have Missed…

Lucky Peach Magazine

You may have missed the following stories, because I never had a chance to report them. According to Willamette Week, Roe, a "back room" of  Trent Pierce's Wafu, will be opening sooner than expected. In an article for Portland Monthly, Michael C. Zusman says "The game plan will include a chef’s counter, tasting … [Read more...]

Tabor Tavern Opens, Cafe Fanny Closed and More News

Fin Portland

Before I leave on vacation, a few bits of news. But first, join me in a moment of silence for Berkeley's Cafe Fanny. Alice Waters opened the cafe 28 years ago, but closed it last week, when it was decided the restaurant was no longer "economically viable". Cafe Fanny shared a parking lot with Acme Bread, and Kermit … [Read more...]

Wafu to Host Preview Dinners

Thought this was interesting enough to post: WAFU, the joint project of Chef Trent Pierce (Fin) and ChefStable (Ping, Grüner, St Jack, Foster Burger), is excited to host a series of preview dinners in mid-August.  WAFU, which means Japanese style, is a new Japanese restaurant, one that combines old and new techniques … [Read more...]