SOUTHEAST—Remember Gabe Rosen's Kotori yakitori food cart that fired up chickens for a good 40 nights last summer outside of Biwa? Well, it's returning, only this time it's operating on the patio at Cyril's at Clay Pigeon Winery every Friday and Saturday in August. Rosen tells us that each weekend, his crew will be serving chicken and sake on the patio, while the Cyril's crew dishes up cheese, salads, wines, and beers inside. The new partnership gets even more inclusive, too, as Rosen has invited a quartet of winemakers—including Clay Pigeon—to exclusively pour vino on the nights Kotori is up and running. Right now, the month-long pop-up will be an August-only affair, but Rosen says there's a possibility of some TBA events on the horizon, too.
SOUTHEAST—This month, John Gorham will team up with chef Juan Jose Canals, who's visiting from Madrid's Con Amor restaurant, for a pair of "La Ruta del Toro" events. The first, a collaborative dinner, takes place at Plaza del Toro on Sunday, August 14. Tickets are $90 per person, gratuity and one summery cocktail included. Later that week, on Friday, August 19, at 8 p.m., Gorham and Canals will host an Ibiza-inspired dance party at the Plaza, complete with DJs from Portland and Spain, drinks by Mediterranean Exploration Company's Jamal Hassan, and tapas by Canals. Tickets for that are $30. For the latter, you're also encouraged to wear lots of white, per Ibiza's famed late-night party scene.
PEARL DISTRICT—Starting today, Pilcrow, the tiny bar operating inside World Foods Market at 830 NW Everett Street, will offer happy hour options to shoppers in need of a nibble. In all, the bar will offer five seasonal boards and five seasonal small plates, the latter of which will include vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. Drinks will be discounted, too. Pilcrow's happy hour will run from 4 to 6 p.m., every Friday and Saturday.
SOUTHEAST—Last weekend, Bit House Saloon's Jesse Card took home a big old trophy for placing first in Old Forester's recent Old Fashioned competition at the Multnomah Whiskey Library. His drink, the Shively Standard, makes use of a milky homemade corn-washed maple syrup, and is served with a clear cube with a small wedge of corn suspended inside. This weekend will mark your chance to have a taste, as Card is running it as a saloon special all weekend long.