New Ruby Jewel Location — The local ice cream parlor Ruby Jewel shared plans to open its third location on SE Hawthorne this spring, and we're one scoop closer to an opening date. Tentatively, the grand opening is set for August 29.
Nineteen27 S'Mores — Dedicated to all things chocolate, graham cracker, marshmallow, and melty, the Nineteen27 S'Mores stand just scored prime real estate: the corner of NW 23rd and Kearney, across from Salt & Straw. Until further notice, owners James and Elise Kelly will serve four of their handcrafted s'mores, including the Original S'more, with homemade honey graham crackers, a vanilla bean marshmallow, and bittersweet chocolate fudge sauce, on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Flying Fish Co.'s Forthcoming Oyster Bar — Owner Lyf Gildersleeve hit his Kickstarter goal of $50,000 with 5 days to spare, and people are still sending in money. That means that the Flying Fish Company will likely have a new warehouse, retail space, and 6-seat oyster bar by year's end. And in case you missed it, the new Flying Fish oyster bar and retail space will be a part of the forthcoming Providore Fine Foods, developed by the folks at Pastaworks.
Ken Forkish's New Pizza Book — After winning a James Beard award for Flour Water Salt Yeast: The Fundamentals of Artisan Bread and Pizza, Portland baker Ken Forkish of Ken's Artisan Bakery has released his second book for pre-sale. With The Elements of Pizza: Unlocking the Secrets to World-Class Pies at Home, Forkish continues to share practical tips for making artisan pizza at home. Publication is slated for April 2016.