While this week’s news reel has been filled with smashed windows, Turkish pizza, and philanthropic diners, a few highlights slipped right past the radar. Below, take a peek at some of the headlines we missed this week:
SAPLINGS — A new chef has suited up at the music venue and restaurant Doug Fir Lounge. Ryan Gaul, who has appeared in kitchens like The Woodsman Tavern and Pazzo, as well as the prix fixe dive bar pop-up Wanna Fight. Gaul is already working on menu updates, including new snacks like black garlic and squid ink wings. [EaterWire]
SUNDAY ROSES — Crucial noodle wire: Vietnamese destination Rose VL Deli will open on Sundays starting next week, March 3. The restaurant will serve three seafood soups, including its popular crabflake. The restaurant will now close on Thursdays, starting February 28. [EaterWire]
PINTXOS NUEVOS — High-end Spanish restaurant Can Font is heading into casual territory with a new menu of pintxos and tapas, available at the restaurant’s bar and chef’s counter. The small bite dishes range between $5 and $12, with options like pork collar with orange marmalade and manzanilla olives or seared scallops with iberico shallot jam. [EaterWire]
FOLLOW THE FOODPRINTS — Tabor’s buzzy neighborhood restaurant Coquine is now the first Portland restaurant to join the Zero Foodprint initiative, a nonprofit that helps restaurants assess and reduce their carbon footprint. The restaurant received their assessment from the organization in December, so now the restaurant is working to reduce their overall emissions. [EaterWire]
Update: February 22, 2019, 2:08 p.m.
This story has been updated to include Rose VL’s Sunday opening.