Bruce Carey of 23Hoyt, Bluehour, Saucebox and clarklewis has taken over the former Rudy's restaurant at the Salem Golf Club, renaming it FairWay. The soft opening took place in late July, giving Chef Zack Capoccia a chance to get the restaurant in order. Zack started his career at Krue Restaurant in Sacramento, … [Read more...] about Bruce Carey Opens FairWay Restaurant in Salem
Back in April of 2013, Bluehour bartender Steven Grimm was seriously burned and hospitalized after a fire. At the time, owner Bruce Carey said, "Last evening at around 9:00 pm there was an accidental fire at Bluehour. Our bartender Steve Grimm has been treated at a local hospital and he is expected to return home … [Read more...] about Bluehour Fire Victim Sues for Injuries
From Portland Monthly, Chef Thomas Boyce "Leaves" Bluehour. Actually, it sounds more like he was shown the door. As of Tuesday, Boyce was out and Dolan Lane, chef at Clarklewis on SE Water Avenue, was in. Bluehour’s Bruce Carey and Joe Rogers own both restaurants. Boyce says he was taken completely by … [Read more...] about Chef Thomas Boyce Out of Bluehour
Dovetail Bakery has opened at NE 31st and Alberta. I'm told they used to be be in the wholesale baking business in St. Johns. According to my source, they have good items. I twittered last month about Chef Paul Hyman of Nel Centro getting the boot. Reviews around town have been mixed at best. The … [Read more...] about Old News?
From Johnathan Nicholas column in the Oregonian today (well, you didn't think I'd miss this did you?), comes news that Chris Israel is now the permanent chef at Saucebox, taking place of chef Adam Kekahuna who is leaving to "spend more time with his family". I have to admit, I'm feeling a bit sad. Adam was probably … [Read more...] about Saucebox chef Adam Kekahuna is off to “spend more time with his family.”
One of my most popular posts ever, and the one that put this site on the map. This is three posts over three days, all put together: Over the past six months there has been a change in the food reviews in this town. Before that time you would see the occasional negative review, but 90% of them were darn positive. … [Read more...] about Saucebox Restaurant in Portland Goes Nuclear Over a Bad Review