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Police Have Arrested a Portland Man for the Murder of Kimchi Entrepreneur Matt Choi

Plus, a Seattle-area sushi spot opens in Southeast Portland, and more news to start your day

Brooke Jackson-Glidden is the editor of Eater Portland.

Police Arrest Neighbor for the Fatal Stabbing of Matt Choi

The co-founder of celebrated kimchi brand Choi’s Kimchi, Matt Choi, died last month after being stabbed in his Southeast Portland apartment building. On November 18, police arrested suspect Allen Coe, a fellow tenant. The probable cause affidavit says that Choi was stabbed while approaching Coe, who was allegedly attempting to stab Choi’s girlfriend inside their apartment. Coe was charged with murder in the first degree, attempted murder in the first degree, unlawful use of a weapon, burglary in the first degree, and identity theft. [KGW, Willamette Week]

Musashi’s Opens on SE Belmont With Chirashi and Inexpensive Maki

A Washington-based Japanese restaurant has opened its first Portland location. Musashi’s, with restaurants in Bellevue and Redmond, now serves staples like sushi, teriyaki, and sukiyaki out of the space once home to Russell Street Barbecue. The whole menu is shockingly inexpensive, with nigiri under $2.50 apiece and six-piece maki for under $5. See the full menu here. [Oregonian]

Super Deluxe Opens New Burger Shop in Sherwood

A headline we missed from earlier this fall: Portland fast food chainlet Super Deluxe now slings burgers and fries out of its first drive-thru outside Portland city limits. Out on Tualatin-Sherwood Road, the new location has been serving cheeseburgers, chicken nuggets, and coffee milkshakes since late September. The Powell Super Deluxe has also reopened. The new Super Deluxe can be found at 15920 SW Tualatin-Sherwood Road. [EaterWire]

In Others News...

• Vegan Indian restaurant the Sudra has started offering spices and sauces as a part of its takeout offerings, including Tandoori masala, the dried mango powder amchur, and seven separate chutneys. [EaterWire]
• This Portland Monthly story on the latest dining room shutdown’s impact on restaurant workers is a devastating read, but a crucial one. “After a lifetime of dedicating myself to working, I am finding myself closer to being homeless than I am to ever reaching my dreams,” one bartender says. [PoMo]