Eat Beat's News to Chew

Top food news stories from around Portland, including the release dates for two upcoming cookbooks from top PDX chefs and the reopening of Alice's Bagels.

By Allison Jones February 5, 2013

Gabriel Rucker's cooking up a cookbook release for September 2013.


SE Division: Remember back in 2011 when we reported that Andy Ricker was writing a Pok Pok cookbook? Here's an update: according to the Ten Speed Press Fall 2013 cookbook catalogue, Ricker's Thai tome will be on bookshelves October 29th. Get stoked. 3226 SE Division

E Burnside: Ricker's not the only James Beard Award-winning chef with a book in the works! Le Pigeon's Gabe Rucker and Andy Fortgang will release Le Pigeon: The Cookbook—featuring 150 adventurous recipes from the best little kitchen around—on September 17th.

SE Belmont: After a month-long closure due to mixer malfunctions, boiled bagel food cart Alice's Bagels reopened on Saturday, February 2nd at the Good Food Here pod. New to the relaunched menu? A bahn mi breakfast bagel with egg, cheddar, and all the trimmings. 4262 SE Belmont

SE Chavez: According to the Oregonian, Eric Bechard's new game-centric, 26-seat eatery Kingdom of Roosevelt is set to open on February 12th. More details and full menu available right this way2035 SE Cesar E. Chavez

SE Belmont: Genoa gets the Bon Appetit treatment in this web post about uber-buzzy Orange Wine. GM and sommelier Michael Garofola gets props for making sure there's always an orange wine on the tasting menu at Genoa and hosting last year's epic Orange Wine dinner. DIY bonus: new Genoa chef Jake Martin shares the recipe for Insalata di Carota. 2832 SE Belmont


NE Glisan: Former food cart Pie Spot—best known for their precious "pie hole" mini pies—has branched into a full brick-and-mortar bakery as a part of the micro-restaurant row The Ocean. In addition to the menu's sweet offerings, Pie Spot will now serve savory pot pies, biscuits, and morning scones alongside full espresso service from 7 am to 7 pm, seven days a week. 521 NE 24th at Glisan

NE MLK: Now that Ox's former barman Jamal Hassan is shaking things up at the new Tasty N Alder, Justin Diaz (of Kask and Dig A Pony) is stepping in to craft the offerings at Greg and Gabrielle Denton's wood-fired hot spot and neighboring Whey Bar. According to Eater, tipplers should look forward to more Fernet cocktails, dessert flutes, and flavors borrowed from Argentina. 2225 NE MLK

E Burnside: Greg Perrault's June has launched a Burger Happy Hour featuring their awesome ham-and-cheese-topped burger and a side of tallow-fried frites for just $7. The deal is now available Tuesdays through Saturdays from 5:30 to 7 pm. 2215 E Burnside


SW 12th: Lisa Clark's vegan and gluten-free brick-and-mortar bakery Petunias Pies & Pastries is set to debut in the West End the first weekend in March. The bakery will be open from 8 am to 11 pm, serving Clark's full line of sweets, new savory treats, ice cream, Stumptown espresso, Foxfire tea, Oregon-made gluten free beer, wine, and signature cocktails created by Ryan Magarian of Oven & Shaker. 610 SW 12th Ave


NW Everett: Cathy Whims' Oven & Shaker is now serving weekend brunch each Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 to 4 pm. Menu highlights include gravlax with preserved lemon on pizza flatbread, a duck egg and ham pizza, and the Frittata Puccia with potato, smoked mozz, and house-cured ham. Check out the full list of offerings here1134 NW Everett

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