Welcome back to CascadiaWire, covering the latest restaurant news from up-and-down the Pacific Northwest corridor.
Stella Taco. [Avila/EPDX]
PORTLAND— News of two auspicious new restaurant projects surfaced this week: First up, prolific restaurateur Peter Bro (of Scandinavian brunch hotspot Broder, Wisconsin-inspired Savoy Tavern, and more) will open a downtown burger counter called All-Way, promising In-N-Out style burgers, fish frys, fried chicken, and cocktails designed for the late-night industry crowd. Meanwhile, two recent San Diego transplants have announced they plan to open Olympia Oyster Bar, a 'fun and playful" raw bar pairing oysters with Champagne, sometime in spring 2015. Chefs/owners Maylin Chavez and Melissa Mayer hope to open a Pearl District flagship, then expand into other locations. [EPDX]
SEATTLE— Is it possible to eat well for less than $10 in Seattle? Of course. If you'll be in town this weekend and are already spending money on gas and lodging, check out this handy map of nine Seattle spots serving square meals that are easy on the wallet, including a sandwich that lives up to the hype and kimchi fried rice you'll eat al fresco with a great view of downtown. [ESEA]
PORTLAND— In the mood to stomach some stomach? Here's a guide to 16 spots (and counting, thanks to Eater readers) where visitors can score some offal while in town. One spot on the map just opened this week: Stella Taco debuted on NE Alberta Avenue as a collaboration between a Little Bird alum and two New Mexico transplants. Head over here for a look inside. [EPDX]
SEATTLE— This week, Seattle unexpectedly lost Katsu Burger, the much-loved Georgetown spot known for its black sesame milkshakes and huge "Mt. Fuji" burgers. And on Sunday, Stopsky's, one of the few Jewish delis in the area, will shutter on Mercer Island. Also, huge, always-packed Capitol Hill bier hall Von Trapp's has changed its name to Rhein Haus. Eater has details. [ESEA]