A little bird tells me that Little Bird, the newest venture from Le Pigeon owner Gabriel Rucker and Andrew Fortgang, will open on December 8th.Lauren Fortgang, previously the pastry chef at Paley's Place, will be in charge of desserts at both restaurants. One of the best things about this opening - the Le Pigeon burger will be available at all hours, something that was … [Read more...] about Little Bird, Gabriel Rucker’s New Venture to Open
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Matt Lightner named one of Food and Wine Magazine's "Best New Chefs" for 2010 Castagna has been getting rave reviews since Matt joined the restaurant in 2009. Under his leadership, many dishes have been added to the menu that flirt with new concepts for the Portland restaurants.Lightner worked his way through the Heathman Restaurant & Bar, Portland, Oregon; L'Auberge … [Read more...] about Matt Lightner Named One Of Best New Chefs 2010
The new issue of GQ Magazine features Portland restaurants in their City Guides section. More than any magazine article I have seen over the last year, GQ gets it right. How did Portland, a soggy city on the West Coast, come to be the scrappiest, most original gastronomic destination in America, a town where you can eat everything from food-truck feasts to four-star spreads … [Read more...] about GQ Gets Portland Right
Barista Coffee, Billy Wilson's new venture is now open at 539 NW 13th street. He's got some beautiful equipment including a stunning vacuum pot, and coffee from Stumptown, Ecco Caffe and Chicago's Intelligentsia: you can pick which bean you want them to use for your cup. This makes for some interesting comparisons. Of course a selection of beans from the variously featured … [Read more...] about Barista Coffee NW 13th Open, Is It Bad Manners to Photograph Food?
Mark Bittman was not impressed with Le Pigeon Restaurant, and Morgan Brownlow Opening Cured Meat DistributorI 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 wasn't terribly impressed. Lunch: At a local vegan place. … [Read more...] about Mark Bittman Regrets Portland Visit, Morgan Brownlow News