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SF Expats to Open the Old Country on SE Division

Annette Yang and Brian Leitner, once owners of San Francisco's Nettie's Crab Shack, will open a "Sunday Supper"-influenced restaurant on SE Division: The Oregonian reports the Old Country will debut inside the revamped Jimmy's Annex on SE Division (currently home to the new location of Pine State Biscuits), offering what Yang describes as "soulful food" borrowing influences from Spain, Northern Africa, and Eastern Europe.

Yang closed Nettie's Crab Shack at the end of 2013, hinting to Inside Scoop SF that she and Leitner planned to create "something smaller (but no less heartfelt) and more suited to our mom and pop, owner-operated style." Chef Leitner, meanwhile, is a five-year veteran of Chez Panisse, and he earned praise from the Chronicle's Michael Bauer for his casual "Crab Feed Sunday" and a lobster roll that "was about as good as it gets." According to the O, the Old Country plans a summer 2014 opening. More as it becomes available.
· Details for the Old Country,Coming to SE Division [OregonLive]
· All Nettie's Crab Shack Coverage [Eater SF]

Photo of Annette Yang courtesy Nettie's Crab Shack/Facebook

The Old Country

1126 SE Division St., Portland, OR

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