Eat Beat's News to Chew, Part II
It was quite a week for Portland news, so here's your second dose of the good stuff for the week of January 7th.
Did you miss Part 1 of the week's news? It's right this way...
NE Glisan: Every Sunday (starting this Sunday, January 13th), diners at Adam Berger's 24th & Meatballs can nosh on all-you-can-eat Classic Italian meatballs and tomato basil sauce for $12, all day long, 11 am to 9 pm. 2329 NE Glisan
NE 42nd: According to Eater PDX, the owners of Grain & Gristle will open a "multi-unit, food-focused building in Northeast Portland" including their own concept Old Salt Marketplace. Alex Ganum, Ben Meyer, and Marcus Hoover have teamed up with former DOC chef Timothy Wastell to transform part of the space into a restaurant, butcher's counter, and bar inspired by the design of Grain & Gristle. 5027 NE 42nd Ave
NE MLK: Attention brunch fans: Ned Ludd will discontinue their Saturday brunch service for the season, though Sunday morning service will carry on every week from 10 am to 3 pm. Chef Jason French also reports two new sous chef additions to the wood-fired restaurant, Alex Bourgidu and Lucien Prellwitz. 3925 NE MLK
NE Fremont: In other service stops, chef Johanna Ware's celebrated Smallwares has ceased it's delicious weekday lunch service. Diners can now stop in for dinner 5 pm to 1 am, seven nights a week. 4605 NE Fremont St.
N Williams: William Kim's trattoria Oro di Napoli is now open in the Albert building also home to What's the Scoop? ice cream. Though former Bluehour and Morso chef Kenny Giambalvo was signed on the the project in October, he is no longer with the restaurant which will operate via two restaurant consultants, reports Eater PDX. 3632 N Williams Ave.
N Williams: Eric Finley's North Portland outpost of Chop Butchery (behind Tasty n Sons) has closed to expand the company's USDA-certified curing facility for increasing wholesale demand. Chop products will still be available at Northwest Portland's City Market and at farmers' markets around town. 3808 N Williams Suite E
South Waterfront: Quartet, the restaurant taking over the former Lucier space, now has a leading man and an opening date. Chef Adam Kekahuna (formerly of Saucebox, Oba!, and Loca Luna in Corvallis) has been selected as executive chef, and will debut his new menu on February 14th. 1910 SW River Drive
SW Broadway: Vitaly Paley's Imperial earned a mention in Food & Wine's Drink This Now feature on "The Rise of the Lighter Cocktail," and if you want to try out those sips that put barman Brandon Wise on the map (and others like them), neighboring Portland Penny Diner has announced new late-night hours. The space will now be open until 2 am Friday and Saturday, complete with a 'Last Call Comida' special, i.e. an on-the-house hot bite to eat before you head home. 410 SW Broadway