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Tasty N Sons Reopens with a New Look and New Menu; P.R.E.A.M. Pizza Pop-up Goes Brick-and-Mortar

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Tasty N Sons
Tasty N Sons
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N. Williams After closing for a couple weeks for a remodel, John Gorham's ever-popular brunch and dinner spot Tasty N Sons reopened Wednesday with a bigger bar, new menu, and an updated look. Whereas the old Tasty riffed on the decor of Toro Bravo, the new Tasty looks more like the urban, modern sibling to Downtown's Tasty N Alder that it is. The dinner menu has a tighter focus, emphasizing "Chesapeake-style" fish and shellfish dishes. There are set daily specials, and a mix-and-match lineup of proteins and sides. As for brunch, don't worry, your favorites are all still there.

S.E. Portland The chef and bartender behind the insanely popular, hip-hop-fueled, Monday night pizza popups at Ned Ludd are getting a restaurant of their own. Backed by Chefstable, P.R.E.A.M. (acronym for Pizza Rules Everything Around Me) will open early next year. Expect louder music, a bigger bar, and the addition of pasta to the menu.

N. Portland Two Higgins alums have opened a restaurant in the former Mextiza space, focused on locally sourced ingredients and seasonal dishes cooked on a churrasco grill. At New American guests pick their protein, then select from the menu of side dishes and salads to complete the meal, whether it's for one person or four. But what really sets the restaurant apart is its emphasis on take-out family-style meals that you can order and pay for from your phone, tablet, or computer. You can even order growlers of beer or wine to take home.