Chef from NYC's Cherry Point will replace outgoing Lucian Prellwitz. Just last week came the announcement that Bar West is opening in the Wildwood space with chef Lucian Prellwitz, who was chef de cuisine at Beast. Now we know who is taking his place - New Yorker Julian Calcott is the new chef de cuisine. Most … [Read more...] about Julian Calcott taking over kitchen at Beast
A cookbook by Naomi Pomeroy of BEAST and Expatriate fame will be released on September 23rd. This press release from Powell's Books caught my eye - Naomi Pomeroy "Taste & Technique: Recipes to Elevate Your Home Cooking" Friday, September 23, 7:30pm, Powell’s City of Books (1005 W. Burnside St., … [Read more...] about Naomi Pomeroy of BEAST Premiering New Cookbook at Powell’s Books
Naomi Pomeroy, owner of the ever popular Beast restaurant and the newer and well reviewed Expatriate, has won a James Beard Award for Best Chef Northwest. This is the first win for Pomeroy, though she was nominated in 2010, 2012 and 2013. Pomeroy thanked her daughter, mentioning the difficult balance between a … [Read more...] about Naomi Pomeroy of Beast & Expatriate Wins James Beard Award
Another year, same James Beard awards hype. A couple of surprises - Clyde Common has been nominated for Outstanding Bar Program, and Andy Ricker has been nominated for an article on curry in Saveur magazine. Best Chef: Northwest (AK, ID, MT, OR, WA, WY) Renee Erickson, The Whale Wins, Seattle Jason Franey, … [Read more...] about 2014 James Beard Award Finalists Announced
It seems like this will never end. The James Beard Awards finalists were announced today. Here are the Portland Nominees: Books - Vegetable Focused and Vegetarian Cookbooks: Roots, by Diane Morgan Books - Single Subject: Modern Sauces: More than 150 Recipes for Every Cook, Every Day, by Martha … [Read more...] about James Beard Awards – Final Finalists Finally Announced
As every year about this time, the James Beard Foundation announced its huge list of semifinalists for the 2013 Restaurant and Chef awards. While the list includes plenty of local chefs and restaurants, no Portland restaurants are nominated in the "Best Restaurant" section. Note that Portland also did not get any … [Read more...] about James Beard Semifinalists 2013 Announced
Here's rumor number 2: Naomi Pomeroy, owner of the popular Beast Restaurant, has supposedly canceled plans to move into the vacant space on SW 12th and Alder, across from Grüner. According to my source, she will remain in her current location for the time being. … [Read more...] about Naomi Pomeroy Backs Out of SW Beast Space?
<Updated> According to building permits, Naomi Pomeroy's restaurant Beast, is moving into the now vacant space across from Grüner at 12th and Alder. Naomi announced a few weeks ago that she would be relocating after losing her lease. Beast is a standard foodie tourist stop, and has been featured in magazines … [Read more...] about Beast Restaurant Moving to SW 12th