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Portland brunch institution Tasty N Sons is shaking things up. In early November, chef/owner John Gorham will temporarily close the restaurant for two weeks to implement a complete dining room and menu revamp, swapping the spot's eclectic global menu to one described by a press release as "Americana meets Chesapeake Bay."
The now-classic Tasty brunch menu — featuring dishes like shakshuka, Burmese pork stew, and polenta ragu — will remain the same. But come dinnertime, the menu with morph into something "inspired by chef Gorham's grandfather's crab shack," featuring clams, chowder, crab cakes, peel-and-eat shrimp, and other seafood dishes. A family-style "meat" menu will highlight other proteins on "boards" designed to be shared between two diners: Expect everything from pork chops to fried chicken, paired with sides like mac-and-cheese, collard greens, and cole slaw.
The restaurant will temporarily close November 3, with construction — expanding the bar, re-organizing the kitchen, re-painting the dining room — expected to take two weeks. More information on the new menu as it becomes available.
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