In a piece that asks if NYC is about to become the next Portland — citing a PDX invasion led by Stumptown's Duane Sorenson, Clyde Common co-owner Matt Piacentini (who also owns NYC's the Beagle), and most recently, former Castagna chef Matt Lightner — Ricker reveals that he's looking into locations in Brooklyn's Red Hook neighborhood (as opposed to the pricier Manhattan). Cue the financial concerns of east coast restopenings: "I don't know how the numbers add up... Portland food, since there are so many farms nearby, seems to revolve around these local ingredients that are not that expensive. I don't think that’s true here."
· Oregon Overhaul: Is New York About to Become the Next Portland? [Grub Street]
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