Lardo's North Williams restaurant has closed. The restaurant which opened in early 2014 closed. The ChefStable restaurant group location had never taken off as much as the Hawthorne and SW Washington street locations. The Lardo partnership is currently embroiled in a $1.6 million lawsuit between … [Read more...] about News Roundup: Ava Genes, Nodoguro, Lardo, Clay’s and More
This Wednesday will finally see the opening of Paulée in Dundée (yes, I did that on purpose). Chef Daniel Mondok, most recently known for Sel Gris which burned in 2009, told OregonLive, "We want to make this the next Napa Valley," says chef Daniel Mondok. "Today, people come from all over the world to the Napa Valley … [Read more...] about This and That – News Clips Portland and Around the U.S. – May 29th
From a Stumptown Roasters Press release today - “At a time when it’s difficult to find the financing to grow, run and operate a quality driven and sustainable business, I am pleased to announce that Stumptown has found an investor to help us offer opportunities and take care of our employees, farmers and customers … [Read more...] about Stumptown Coffee Duane Sorenson’s on Sale of Chain
[Now confirmed by Willamette Week- see bottom of this story.] Though a spokesman for Stumptown Coffee says that Duane Sorenson is still in control of the Portland coffee chain, doubts are beginning to form. I may have to retract my original post on the subject. Here are some of the rumors that have me wondering what … [Read more...] about Rumors of Stumptown Coffee Sale Gain Strength – Confirmed
A post on Esquire Magazine's website stated "Stumptown Coffee Roasters has been sold to the highest bidder". Not quite. I heard a rumor a few weeks ago that company founder Duane Sorenson wants to expand into the European market. If true, that is going to take some cash, and it makes sense that they would need to … [Read more...] about Stumptown Has Not Been Sold – Yet
Dude... You Know What Would Be Good Right Now?! I've gotten more emails about a recent New York Times article on marijuana use in restaurant kitchens than any in the history of the site. I suppose it's time for everyone else to weigh in. When I was a lad, the drug of choice in restaurants was cocaine. Whether you … [Read more...] about Marijuana in Restaurant Kitchens
Duane Sorenson Talks to New York Magazine The New York magazine has an article on Stumptown's foray into NYC called "The Messiah Hails From Portland". It is an interesting portrait of Duane Sorenson, who didn't do himself any favors by doing this interview. I'm told he doesn't censor himself no matter who he's talking … [Read more...] about Duane Sorenson of Stumptown Coffee the Messiah?