Image of Ken's Artisan courtesy Eric Silva via Flickr
Another one in from McScooperton Karen Brooks: Ken Forkish, the baker behind the cultishly beloved Ken's Artisan Bakery and Ken's Artisan Pizza, will open his third property, Trifecta Tavern & Bakery, in the former Spike's Auto Upholstery space on SE 6th Ave. And unlike Forkish's two oven-focused locations, Trifecta will offer a full-on restaurant and bar experience (with a dedicated restaurant chef) in addition to a bakery. Per PoMo:
"Trifecta Bakery will also feed ideas to a warm, wood-clad dining hall and lounge serving what Forkish calls a 'where our inspiration strikes' menu of seafood-shack snacks, farm fresh produce creativity, steak love, and French-fry geekery. Also in the mix-and-match formula: classic cocktails and a wine list drawn heavily from his personal collection of Oregon pinots and Italian brunellos, barbarescos, and barolos."
Forkish opened his Artisan Bakery on NW 21st in 2001; Ken's Artisan Pizza followed in 2006. Trifecta Tavern & Bakery's projected opening: summer 2013.
· Ken Forkish to Open Trifecta Tavern & Bakery [Eat Beat]
· Ken's Artisan [Official site]