Last month, Toro Bravo, Inc. announced it would relocate Shalom Y’All, the Israeli-street-food restaurant opened inside Pine Street Market in May 2016. It officially reopens today, February 7, at 1128 SW Alder St. Shalom Y’All replaces Pollo Bravo 2.0 (the original Pollo Bravo is still serving inside Pine Street Market).
While the restaurants and owners involved may be multifarious, the results are straightforward: Shalom Y’All is back, with overhauled food and drink menus, in a new venue. After what appears to be a poor match at Pine Street Market, the move could give Shalom Y’All the space to spread its wings.
“The expanded kitchen will allow us to serve desserts, Turkish coffee, and overall, give us more room and equipment so we can produce more and different food,” co-owner and executive chef Kasey Mills tells Eater. Mills says the menu will change more regularly and offer more salads, like a fennel salad with candied pecans, tarragon, and grilled-lemon vinaigrette. An onsite pita oven should ensure fresh bread for stuffing falafel and lamb saniya and dredging through hummus.
The final piece of the puzzle is a beverage program featuring rare Mediterranean wines and a low-proof cocktail menu by bartender Jamal Hassan.
Shalom Y’All is now open daily, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., at 1128 SW Alder St. The intimate venue retains its layout: a breezy bar area with some table seating as well as a low-ceiling mezzanine with a handful of more tables. The revamp brings dark blue walls and birds. Everywhere.
- Shalom Y’All [Official Site]
- John and Renee Gorham Sell Pollo Bravo; Relocate Shalom Y’All [EPDX]
- All Previous Shalom Y’All Coverage [EPDX]