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]
VANCOUVER— This week, Eater Vancouver rounds up where to eat well sans gluten. Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards judge Joie Alvarez Kent shares her picks for the city's most delicious gluten-free meals, including polenta with Blackburn cheese and microgreens, shiso and Hen of the Woods mushroom dumplings, and good old fish and chips. [EVAN]
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]
VANCOUVER— Whether you spell them doughnuts or donuts, Vancouver is stuffed with shops selling sweet and savory versions of the fried fritters. If you're headed north of the border this weekend, you need this map. More required reading: Food blogger Fernando Medrano reports on where to score the city's best banh mi, the "colonial love child of French and Vietnamese cuisines." [EVAN]
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