Oy. This bit of news makes me cringe: "It’s electricity à la mode. Diners are now offered a portable cell phone charger as part of the 15-course tasting menu served by Philadelphia restaurant Volvér, which is owned by chef Jose Garces. The charger is delivered on a small silver platter by wait staff between the sardine and live scallop course. The restaurant calls their … [Read more...] about Finishing up on News for August 2014 – Mondok, Le Vieux, Kukai Ramen
Swank & Swine Restaurant
Daniel Mondok, most recently of Genoa (closed), Paulee (closed), Sel Gris (closed), June (closed), Olea (closed), and Carlyle (closed), has taken a job at Swank & Swine. (Note that I may have missed some restaurants on that list, but does anyone notice anything in common?)Portland Monthly has sort of a review of Swank & Swine that isn't exactly a rave, saying "A few … [Read more...] about Musical Chefs: Mondok, Bettinger, Adams, Giambalvo
Popular market chain Trader Joe's has backed out of plans to build a Northeast Portland store. That TJ's pulled out is a bit of a surprise, as the city had agreed to sell them the land, valued around $2.5 million, for just $500K.From KGW.com, The Portland African American Leadership Forum and a handful of locally owned grocers criticized the deal as a taxpayer giveaway. … [Read more...] about Roman Candle, Riedel Coke, Swank & Swine, Trader Joe’s – It’s all here!