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Tom Cunanan of Essential DC Filipino Restaurant Bad Saint Will Cook in an Oregon Lodge Next Year

Plus, New Seasons has been sold to a South Korean company

A picture of Tom Cunanan of Bad Saint standing in his restaurant with a red beanie on
Tom Cunanan of Bad Saint
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Brooke Jackson-Glidden is the editor of Eater Portland.

It’s Friday, which means it’s time for the weekly EaterWire round up of all those news items we didn’t quite cover. This week’s food news cycle was dominated by Gregory Gourdet’s return to Top Chef, In-N-Out’s opening in Keizer, and the string of bar robberies in Portland. But a few stories did fall through the cracks:

SUTTLE COOKING — Recently, the Suttle Lodge in Sisters has developed a reputation for attracting major talent to its kitchen for various guest dinners. Next year’s list, however, is more impressive than it’s ever been: Chefs include Philip Krajeck of Nashville restaurant Rolf & Daughters (February 29), Tom Cunanan of DC Filipino restaurant Bad Saint (March 14), and Nite Yun of East Bay Cambodian restaurant Nyum Bai (May 30). All three restaurants referenced are on their respective city’s Eater 38. [PoMo]

A NEW SEASON FOR NEW SEASONS South Korean grocery brand Emart has purchased New Seasons, the local gourmet grocery chain with locations throughout Portland. The company’s current CEO, Forrest Hoffmaster, will continue running the business, but the company’s expansion plans have landed in the trash. [O]

HOMECOMING — Chef Greg Smith, formerly of meat-centric neighborhood restaurant Grain & Gristle, is now the executive chef of longstanding wine bar Noble Rot. Smith originally worked at the wine bar 10 years ago, from 2003 until 2009. [EaterWire]

Nyum Bai

3340 East 12th Street, , CA 94601 (510) 500-3338 Visit Website

Rolf & Daughters

700 Taylor Street, Nashville, TN 37208 615-866-9897

Noble Rot

, , OR 97214 (503) 233-1999 Visit Website

Bad Saint

3226 11th Street Northwest, , DC 20010 Visit Website