Old Town's Ping restaurant is making major moves. Portland Monthly breaks the news that the restaurant will temporarily close on January 1 to begin construction on a major revamp that will see its dining room double in size, as the restaurant takes over a neighboring space in downtown's Chinatown. Per Eat Beat:
After a remodel, the new Ping will house 80 to 85 seats in 2,400 square feet, including a new lounge area and private dining room. The bar will move into the new side of the eatery, and the kitchen line will be extended to where the current bar sits.
Ping's menu is also part of the revamp. According to co-owner Kurt Huffman (of ChefStable), the group is looking to bring in a new chef/partner to take over the menu originally created by former partner Andy Ricker, who departed the project in 2010. The identity of the new chef is still under wraps. This one's hot; more information as it becomes available.
· Ping to Close for Expansion and New Chef [Eat Beat]
· All Previous Ping Coverage [Eater PDX]