Okay, this one is pretty far-fetched, but still… I’d hate to have sat on it and found out it is true.
Balvo will be closing
23 Hoyt will re-open in it’s place
Chris Israel will again be at the helm.
Wild rumor. Take it with a grain of fleur de sel. Somewhere someone is probably laughing that something they made up over too many martinis actually made it to the site. Still, Balvo is having problems. Chris Israel is back in town. Saucebox has REALLY gone up in quality. Chris was the original chef at Zefiro, one of the most highly regarded restaurants ever in Portland.
There is a newish bar on N. Williams called Vendetta, known for having a really nice patio area. A good place to while away the afternoon. Until now. The rumor mill tells me “One of the owners went after one of the other owners with a knife there this weekend. The police were called and he was hauled off. Charges are being pressed”. Beer and a drama show – $4.50
Dylan, chef un-extraordinaire at Gracies, the “new” restaurant in the old Mallory hotel is gone. Involuntarily. Now maybe the restaurant will go somewhere. A concept menu as bad as Spice, and cooking to match.