I received a note from Anthony Cafiero that Ración is closing at the end of this month.After 2+ years of cooking some of the most innovative and local food in Portland, as well as offering an equally respected bar program, Ración will be closing it’s doors after service Saturday, May 30th. … Read the rest
Ración has been doing a series of press/test dinners, and we were happy to get an invite.
The space is sexy, but not pretentious, anchored with a show kitchen surrounded by an 18-seat L-shaped chef’s counter wrapped around the kitchen stage – at once both theatrical and intimate.… Read the rest
This week has brought two new restaurants to the Indigo Building, which most recently housed the failed Corazon. First, Blue Star Donuts, the newest venture by Micha Camden of Little Big Burger fame.… Read the rest
Just a week after Chris Israel dropped out of the Corazon Mexican restaurant collaboration the restaurant has now closed forever. Anthony Cafiero, previously chef at Tabla, was brought in to simplify the menu for the third time, but just a few short days after the latest changes, ChefStable has pulled the plug.… Read the rest
Chris Israel’s Corazon Mexican restaurant collaboration with investment group ChefStable has been struggling since they opened the doors. I like the space, which is at SW 12th and Washington St., but from the opening the food was a bit expensive, not that great, the drinks were inconsistent, and the menu wasn’t approachable enough for the size of crowd they are going to need to pay the bills.… Read the rest