The Oregonian's Michael Russell reports a little shake-up at the "clusterfuck of happiness" known as Foster Burger — owner Kurt Huffman of ChefStable, who opened the joint along with chefs Andy Ricker and Daniel Mondok in 2009 — is bringing in a ringer from another one of his successful spots.
Chef Aaron Barnett, of SE Division's St. Jack, has been tasked with revamping the menu, and new items lean distinctly away from Barnett's signature Lyonnaise style — cue burgers like the Rubenator, with a beef patty, pastrami, salted cabbage, and mornay sauce. The most obvious (and immediate) addition to the gut-busting menu, however, harks to Barnett's OMG Canadian roots: Per Facebook, six "special" kinds of poutine are debuting this week, including options with Seattle-sourced Beecher's cheese curds, chicken gravy, roasted chicken, and peas; and curds with crimini mushroom gravy, sautéd onions, and garlic. Another change, reports the O: More items available a la carte. "Before, the simple Foster Burger automatically came with fries and went for $8," Russell writes. "Now customers will be able to get a burger on its own for $4.50."
· Changes Coming to Rock N Roll Burger Joint Foster Burger [OregonLive]
· All Previous Foster Burger Coverage [Eater PDX]
Image of Foster Burger courtesy Adam S. via Yelp