Alberta Oyster Bar and Grill closed 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.
It is a sad fall for what once was a pretty terrific restaurant, manned by Eric Bechard, who has now moved on to open Thistle Restaurant in McMinnville.