NORTHEAST—After receiving an eviction notice nearly a year ago demanding that they vacate their planned space southeast of the Burnside Bridge, Tilt’s Octavian and Brittany Jurj have announced that they will indeed open a new space—right across the street in the massive still-under-construction Yard building. Tilt is known as a working man and woman's cafeteria, serving house-made biscuits, signature burgers, sandwiches, fried chicken, and other upgraded staples for upgraded prices.
SOUTHEAST—In late-December, restaurateur and builder John Janulis walked us through Century, the sports bar that isn’t a sports bar that he’ll co-own with five other restaurateurs. The ambitious new space will feature bleacher seating, and five screen which will descend from the ceiling for big games. However, when those games are over, the screens will ascend back toward the ceiling, turning the sports bar into a space that can accommodate any gathering, including weddings. Janulis and his crew are still building the space out, but hope to be in business by Super Bowl L.
NORTHWEST—Scott Dolich, the man behind the Bent Brick and Park Kitchen, will soon eliminate tipping, and with his new "one house" business model, expect your chef to deliver your meal and your waiter to have prepared some of your food. Both restaurants will soon train its staffs in the roles of both waiters and chefs, effectively eliminating the distinction between front of house and back of house (hence "one house"). To cover the concept, which he plans on implementing by mid-2016, Dolich says he will raise menu prices by 18 percent.