NORTHWEST—Blame it on the ice storm if you will—the 113-year-old Besaw's has pushed back its opening, previous slated for January 14, 2016. Owner Cana Flug tells Eater Besaw's will now likely open on January 27 and hold its grand opening party February 1. [EaterWire]
EAST BURNSIDE—The forthcoming coffee, cocktail, and bitter-circus-cuisine restaurant by Hale Pele's tiki-cocktail-master Blair Reynolds and Coco Donuts' Ian Christopher has hired one of San Francisco's best bartenders, former Maven mixologist Kate Bolton. Bolton won Eater San Francisco's 2012 Eater Award for Bartender of the Year, and Maven is known as one of the city's best cocktail bars.
NORTH MISSISSIPPI—Interurban has upped its brunch by adding 6 new dishes—most designed specifically to pair with mixology-star Jeffrey Seymour's breakfast cocktails. New dishes include Boudin Blanc sausages, crab cakes eggs benedict, porchetta hash, chicken-fried steak, and the new oysters with bloody mary mix. [EaterWire]