After slightly more than a year in business, E. Burnside's Skin & Bones Bistro has called it quits. Per an announcement on the official website: "Through a series of unfortunate events, Skin & Bones is now closed. While this news is very sad for us, we're excited to announce that we will be starting a new venture in its place in the coming months!... Stay tuned!"
Chef/owner Caleb McBee, who attracted a following from his days as proprietor of the experimental Apotheke, had been scaling back hours as the Northwest-influenced bistro since its opening. Original plans were to serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner five days a week; just prior to closing, the spot offered dinner service just two days a week (Friday and Saturday) and Sunday brunch. In recent months, however, McBee began offering Skin & Bones products — including breads, rillettes, and condiments — for retail sale, including at the Montavilla Farmers Market.
Image of Skin & Bones courtesy B. Roberge via Facebook