But Soltero now says that he and his team are ready to serve more than just tamales to Labrewatory’s craft beer aficionados. In fact, he told Eater PDX last week that he’s aiming to offer a wide variety of options to the bar’s guests when Tamale Boy opens its second restaurant right next door.
Think old school Tamale Boy hits like burritos, Oaxaqueños and Noreño tamales, and tableside guacamole served alongside new dishes like chicharrones, shrimp-and-quinoa meatballs served over a chipotle stew, and beer-braised octopus sandwiches that come with bacon, chorizo, chicharrones Oaxacan cheese and avocado salsa.
The new location will be an order-at-the-counter affair. You just place your order, have a seat at Labrewatory, and a member of Soltero’s team will deliver your food to you at your table next door.
Soltero says he and his kitchen team will also work with Labrewatory brewers to dream up beers that perfectly pair with his kitchen’s Mexican cuisine.
Soltero has also applied for an OLCC permit so that he can sell carry-out bottles of his favorite wines, along with other specialty food items, from a corner of the space that he’s calling a “boutique tienda.”
Soltero says he’s hoping for a grand opening come January.
Tamale Boy: 668 N Russell St.