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Erizo Chef Jacob Harth Will Take Over a Tillamook Shellfish Farm for a Weekend Clam Shack Pop-Up

Plus, the team behind Afuri is now serving nori-topped hot dogs via a delivery-only concept, and more news to start your week

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Jacob Harth sits down to an octopus at the restaurant Erizo
Jacob Harth at Erizo
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Eater Young Gun Jacob Harth Begins a Weekend Seafood Shack Pop-Up at Nevor Shellfish Farm This Weekend

When coronavirus shut down restaurants the first time, Jacob Harth’s pearl of a supper club, Erizo, had no real path forward. The restaurant, an Eater Best New Restaurant in 2019, featured a tasting menu of seafood caught, foraged and snatched from the Oregon Coast, often by the chef himself. The minuscule dining room didn’t really have the space for any sort of socially distanced service, so Harth stepped away. Now, he’s emerging on the Oregon Coast, with a new drive-in clam-shack pop-up at the celebrated Nevor Shellfish Farm. The menu ranges from the standards — clam chowder, whole Dungeness crab, barbecue oysters — to ritzier fare, including uni toast and mackerel crudo. The menu will be available in the parking lot from noon to 5 p.m. Fridays through Saturdays starting December 4; it will run “at least (until) the end of the year.” Check out the full menu via Instagram. [EaterWire]

Afuri Opens A Ghost Kitchen Restaurant Specializing in Japanese Hot Dogs

Kemuri, the newest concept from the international ramen chain Afuri, is now hawking robata-grilled hot dogs topped with everything from spicy kimchi to the spicy ground pork fundamental to tantanmen ramen. The shop prepares its hot dogs out of the Afuri location in Beaverton, sold through third-party delivery apps like Postmates. Take a look at the full menu here. [WWeek]

Coopers Hall Transforms Into a Holiday Market

Coopers Hall, the urban winery in Southeast Portland, has turned its event space and tasting room into a holiday market, with 25 local vendors ranging from Deadstock Coffee to Real Good Food. The winery’s holiday market will be open from Thursday to Sunday, 12 pm to 6 pm, from November 27th to December 20th. The market also has an online store, so customers who feel unsure about shopping onsite can simply pick up orders at Coopers Hall. [EaterWire]

Trap Kitchen Is Giving Away Free Christmas Trees This Weekend

Trap Kitchen has been in the giveaway business for the last few weeks: On November 22, the food cart gave away around 160 free turkeys for families in need ahead of Thanksgiving. Last Sunday, the team gave away 50 Christmas trees, but the interest was so high that Trap Kitchen is doing it again: From noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, December 6, the cart will team up with Jus Family PDX and B&R Tree Farms to give away 100 Christmas trees. The cart is located at 3137 NE 82nd Avenue. [EaterWire]

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