There’s a Posh New Dessert Bar Where a Prohibition-Era Casino Used to Be

Beneath the Euro-centric patisserie Chanson in New York’s Flatiron District, there is a subterranean bar that was once a den of ill repute—well, not recently. But back in the Prohibition era, this tiny space housed a gambling parlor and speakeasy. However, the sordid history of the bar belies the mission of its new tenant, which plans to … More There’s a Posh New Dessert Bar Where a Prohibition-Era Casino Used to Be

Junebaby Is One of America’s Best New Restaurants

Eater’s roving restaurant critic, Bill Addison, just released his 2017 list of the best new restaurants in America, and chef Edouardo Jordan’s Junebaby made the cut — no major surprise, given that in his recent full review, Addison billed Junebaby as “America’s next great Southern restaurant.” Junebaby’s catfish and grits. While Jordan’s first effort, Salare, offers a menu … More Junebaby Is One of America’s Best New Restaurants

Plant-Based Pizza and Ice Cream Spot Virtuous Pie Opens Saturday

The Canadian restaurant is opening its first U.S. outpost in Portland. “We’re not here to imitate. We’re here to create our own style of pizza,” says Jim Vesal, the executive chef of Vancouver, B.C.-based Virtuous Pie. Founded in 2015, Virtuous Pie will open its first location in Portland (and second location overall) this Saturday, June … More Plant-Based Pizza and Ice Cream Spot Virtuous Pie Opens Saturday

Hidden Pleasures: Lotusier Makes History with the First Tea Humidor

The history of tea spans so many centuries and cultures, it seems impossible that, at this point, the drink could change at all. But history is full of surprises, and Lotusier’s new Tea Humidor proves that there are still ways to innovate the way we drink the world’s oldest beverage. Interior designer Asa Eriksson-Ahuja developed … More Hidden Pleasures: Lotusier Makes History with the First Tea Humidor

Sonoma’s Newest Restaurant Reinvents Fine Dining

Sonoma County’s hyperconscious new restaurant presents a stunning reinvention of the fine-dining experience. It is admittedly obsessive. Chef Kyle Connaughton—who formerly headed the research and development kitchen for Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck in the United Kingdom and has cooked at restaurants from Spago in Beverly Hills to Michel Bras in Japan—rethought every detail of the … More Sonoma’s Newest Restaurant Reinvents Fine Dining

Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse Is Coming to Greater Portland

Sharpen your knives: His Airness is about to arrive. The Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse chainlet is opening a restaurant in the forthcoming Ilani Casino in April 2017, according to a press release. It will be located roughly 30 minutes north of Portland in Ridgefield, Washington, and like other Michael Jordan-brand steakhouses, it will maintain a focus … More Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse Is Coming to Greater Portland

Seattle’s Latest Hot Poke Place Opened in Belltown

Poke was easily the Seattle trend of 2016, hence an entire local Eater Awards category dedicated to the genre last year; the way things are going, the Hawaiian raw-fish salad could take 2017, too, as every neighborhood appears poised to score at least one dedicated poke place. The latest purveyor, FOB Poke Bar (short for … More Seattle’s Latest Hot Poke Place Opened in Belltown

Hotel Sorrento’s New Brunch Promises Jazz and Bottomless Mimosas

Brunch is pretty common in Seattle; on any given Saturday or Sunday, you can stumble across a vast number of solid midday meals between roughly 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and dig into eggs, bacon, pancakes, and the like. But brunch with a live jazz band playing is a rare phenomenon, with only a few … More Hotel Sorrento’s New Brunch Promises Jazz and Bottomless Mimosas

Hotly Anticipated Nomad.PDX Opens for Business

The refined modernist restaurant starts accepting walk-ins and reservations. Have the nomads finally put down roots? On February 9, chef-owners Ryan Fox and Ali Matteis will officially open the doors to the first brick-and-mortar incarnation of their much-touted modernist restaurant, Nomad.PDX, PoMo reports. Nomad.PDX is currently accepting reservations by phone for its prix fixe tasting menus … More Hotly Anticipated Nomad.PDX Opens for Business