Mark Bittman was not impressed with Le Pigeon Restaurant, and Morgan Brownlow Opening Cured Meat Distributor I like Mark Bittman. He seems like a laid-back kind of guy I'd like to hang out with. Like everyone these days, he has a blog, and describes a recent book tour trip to the Northwest. Unfortunately, he … [Read more...] about Mark Bittman Regrets Portland Visit, Morgan Brownlow News
For those of you who haven't heard, the two Sungari Restaurants downtown are owned by different people. Sungari Pearl is opening a branch next to Roots in East Vancouver. Then there is Fatburger, also opening next to Roots. Ah, Fatburger; this reminds me of a story... Many years ago, they were pretty darn good; at … [Read more...] about Chef Changes – Olea and a Cena Restaurants, Blackbird Wine Opens
It's the Alberta Street Restaurant Gold Rush Just a few of the new restaurants going in on Northeast Alberta Street: "The Local Beet" is opening on NE 24th in the little "Quonset Hut" building. It was supposed to be a non-smoking bar, but has turned into a full-blown restaurant, owned by the same people from the … [Read more...] about Beast to Open in Portland and more!
More Gotham Tavern and Ripe News If you are interested in the saga of Naomi Pomeroy and Michael Hebb of Gotham Tavern and Ripe Restaurant Fame, the long awaited story in Portland Monthly on the Rise & Fall of Ripe, has finally hit the stands. Frequent contributor to PFD, Nancy Rommelmann wrote a lengthy piece, … [Read more...] about “Lucier Restaurant”? Rise & Fall of Ripe and Gotham Tavern