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 Cup and Saucer.And finally, Lolo, the NE 30th and Alberta … [Read more...] about Beast to Open in Portland and more!
Zilla Sake Restaurant
Aquariva, Toro Bravo, Zilla Sake Open in Portland
Kenny Giambalvo is Leaving Bluehour One rumor floating around has caught my attention, just because I've heard it so much: Kenny Giambalvo leaving Bluehour. After the ill-fated Balvo fiasco, it wouldn't surprise me. Remember though, this is just a rumor. Update May 16th. Kenny dropped in an issued a strong denial. From Cuisine Bonne Femme: (Note: … [Read more...] about Aquariva, Toro Bravo, Zilla Sake Open in Portland
Stern’s on Voodoo Donut, Toro Bravo & Trebol to Open
From the Desk of Cuisine Bonne Femme: The Stern's Indulge in Voodoo Donut Two weeks ago everyone's favorite road food trippers Jane and Michael Stern wrote a story on Portland donut darlings Voodoo Donut. As everyone else does when they report on this unique Portland donutateur (or shall we call them a donutery?), the Sterns freaked out over Voodoo's signature Bacon Maple … [Read more...] about Stern’s on Voodoo Donut, Toro Bravo & Trebol to Open
Do restaurants with wood ovens violate smoking bans?
Do restaurants with wood ovens violate smoking bans? Apparently, in Ohio they do. This piece from an alert reader. It's from a Local 12 television station in Ohio. (2010 - link removed - no longer valid) Warning letters are now going out to local restaurants accused of violating Ohio's voter-approved smoking ban. One local restaurateur who got a warning says his … [Read more...] about Do restaurants with wood ovens violate smoking bans?