Frice Pastry, a ChefStable baking operation at 4082 N Williams Ave, closed suddenly on Saturday November 14. Alissa Frice, known for her Amelie-cute pastry work at St. Jack, shared the baking space with Philippe’s Bread, the moneymaking ChefStable bread bakery—reportedly a contentious arrangement. Despite the abrupt eviction, ChefStable announced plans to help relocate Frice's business.
McMenamins opens its newest bottle shop in the revamped 23rd Avenue Market space. Starting November 19, beer and liquor enthusiasts can choose from over 800 various craft beers, ciders, wines, and spirits offered at the newly dubbed 23rd Avenue Bottle Shop. The spot will also provide growler fills and feature weekly cocktail specials.
Pizza Maria signs off after 18 months of serving Neapolitan-style pies at 3060 SE Division St. Co-owner/chef Sean Coyne brought major chops from places like New York’s Sullivan Street Bakery and Napa’s Bouchon Bakery, but was unable to keep the restaurant afloat, citing slow business as the reason for closing.