GQ has just announced “The Ten Best New Restaurants in America” for 2012 and Portland’s The Woodsman Tavern is on the list.Alan Richman and the editors of GQ spent the past year crisscrossing the country and comparing notes on an all-star freshman class. From a culinary time machine in Chicago to a tiny chef’s table above a bar in Nashville, they’ve compiled the list of … [Read more...] about GQ Names Woodsman Tavern as one of “Best New Restaurants in America”
Olympia Provisions sent out a formal press release today about the changes at the restaurant. As you probably know, Chef Jason Barwikowski left after a dispute in the direction the business should take. They have also confirmed the retail location in the old Carlyle restaurant spot on NW 16th and Thurman. Not the greatest location in my humble opinion; it will be interesting to … [Read more...] about More on Chef Jason Barwikowski Leaving Olympia Provisions
Here's the latest on the changes at Olympia Provisions. What I've been told is that Jason's partners wanted to secure the old Carlyle space for wholesale production (which they did). Jason felt like it was too early, so they bought him out. Another source says there is considerable rancor in the ranks over the changes. It will be interesting to see how much this effects not … [Read more...] about Problems At Olympia Provisions?
Olympia Provisions is open on 107 SE Washington St. in Portland.As you may know, these are the same folks that own Clyde Common. From their press release, Chef Jason Barwikowski’s menu features small plates influenced by European and North African flavors that showcase local ingredients from some of the area’s finest farmers, ranchers, and purveyors. Everything on our menu … [Read more...] about Portland Food News: Olympia Open, Agency Bar Closes and More
Not a whole lot going on right now, but here's a few items that may be of interest.1. Fooku contest is closed. I'll be sending the entires off to the judges, and we'll pick the top five for a community vote.2. Most of people have probably heard, but Gabriel Rucker of Le Pigeon has been named as one of the "top ten chefs in the nation". How does he celebrate? By closing … [Read more...] about You Call This News? Dry Soda, Segafreddo and More