The Oregonian dropped the bomb today that Levant, the "French-Arabesque" restaurant on NE Burnside is closing. Chef Scott Snyder says that the restaurant will close after service on New Year's Eve.I'm really sad to hear this news. Levant is in my top five favorite restaurants in Portland. Since they opened in 2013, the consistency of the restaurant has stabilized, and Chef … [Read more...] about Levant Restaurant Closing
Food & Wine magazine is asking for votes for "People's Best New Chef: Northwest & Pacific". Portland has a good selection of contenders - Greg Denton & Gabrielle Quiñonez Denton from OX, Joshua McFadden of Ava Gene's and Roman Candle, Sarah Pliner of Aviary, Scott Snyder of Levant, Smallwares Joanna Ware, and Justin Woodward of Castagna. Seattle's selections pale in … [Read more...] about Vote for Food & Wine People’s Best New Chef
An anonymous email says that Morgan Brownlow has found a new home as executive chef at the longtime lacking Papa Haydn Group. You may remember Morgan from lots of past restaurant gossip posts, but my tipper says that he is calm and humble and looking to find peace in the city he was born in. I hope so - he's a talented guy.Thrillist, the online news magazine, … [Read more...] about Still Hungry? Go Back to the Buffet and Get More Food News!
I'm feeling human again, so it's back to the news! The first thing that caught my eye is the opening of Levant, a restaurant that sounds really interesting. Here is the press release: A new addition to the Rose City’s burgeoning restaurant scene is Levant, a French-Arabesque restaurant serving representations of Middle Eastern Dishes in the heart of Portland, … [Read more...] about French-Arabesque Levant Opens