It’s Friday, which means it’s time for the weekly Stuff Eater PDX Didn’t Cover column, also known as EaterWire. Sure, Eater PDX covered some stuff — like the impending closure and new arrival of two Mexican restaurants — but there were a few little news nuggets that never got their day on the homepage. Read on to learn about an ice cream fundraiser, a new biscuit-heavy brunch, and free hoagies, all as the weekend approaches.
FIFTY KIDS IN NEED OF DEFENSE — Ice cream magnate Chad Draizin is at it again. After making news last June for driving an ice cream truck down to Occupy ICE and giving away free scoops, Draizin is now getting into fundraising. This Saturday, Fifty Licks will raise money for Kids in Need of Defense, an organization that provides legal and social services to families that have been separated at the border. 50 percent of ice cream sales at all locations will go to KIND. [Willamette Week]
EAT: AN OYSTER BRUNCH — Months after Tasty n Sons left North Williams, neighboring oyster bar EAT is getting into the brunch game. Starting July 6, Portland musician Pete Krebs will serenade Saturday brunch service at the oyster bar, which will give away beignets and whiskey sauce every Saturday for the first three weeks. The menu involves several baked oysters and oyster shooters, as well as biscuit sandwiches and Southern classics like shrimp and grits. [EaterWire]
SANDWICH ITALIANO — Han Ly Hwang, the owner of killer Korean cart Kim Jong Grillin, is opening an Italian sandwich cart with Italian sandwich master Reuben Demarco. Demarco’s Sandwiches has been giving away Italian cold cuts, chicken parm, and meatball subs as the two develop recipes, but soon the cart will be open on SE Division, next to the original bibimbap cart. [Portland Mercury]