Everybody Eats Is Getting New Digs in the Pearl
Everybody Eats, a catering-company-turned-restaurant serving everything from lobster mac and cheese to chicken and waffles, will move into a Pearl District restaurant space in March. The new restaurant will serve all day, from brunch to dinner, with a full bar shaking peach margaritas and daiquiris. The Southeast Portland restaurant isn’t just known for its Cajun pasta, po’boys, and shrimp and grits — owners Johnny Huff Jr. and Marcell Goss have a reputation for their nonprofit and food justice work. They partnered with Don’t Shoot PDX to give away meals to Black Lives Matter protesters and supporters last year, and ten percent of the proceeds from the restaurant will go to the owners’ nonprofit, Black and Blue PDX, which works toward creating positive connections between young Black Portlanders and police officers in an attempt to keep Black youth out of the criminal justice system. The restaurant will open at 138 NW 10th Avenue; read more about Everybody Eats via this deeper dive. [PoMo]
Baby Doll Pizza Under New Ownership
Adam Milne, the man behind Old Town Brewing and the currently closed Old Town Pizza, has purchased Baby Doll Pizza in Southeast Portland. Milne took over the business around two weeks ago, but he says he doesn’t plan on changing any of the recipes or toppings. Instead, he’s planning on growing the pizzeria’s beer program, which will include more Old Town Brewing beer. [WWeek]
Black Restaurant Week Starts in Portland Today
Black Restaurant Week Northwest starts today, running through Sunday, February 28. Black Restaurant Week LLC specializes in these sorts of weeks of recognition for Black-owned food businesses in various communities around the country, with the goal of “reviving and saving the black restaurant industry during the COVID-19 pandemic,” according to a press release. “Most businesses do not have marketing/PR/advertising dollars to promote their business,” it reads. “Thus, Black Restaurant Week, LLC. was developed to shine a light on minority businesses – aiding them in building community awareness to increase their bottom line.” It looks like seven Black-owned restaurants and food carts in the Portland area are participating this year: Atlas Pizza, Yaad Style Jamaican Cuisine, Deadstock Coffee, Try Me Ethiopian Cuisine, Batter on Deck, Rose City Eats, and Sugar Street Bakery & Bistro. Portland has its own independent Support Black-Owned Restaurant Week, as well, which generally runs in August.
In Other News...
• Willamette Week has released an illustrated guide to the various takeout cocktail vessels in Portland. [WWeek]
• Shine Distillery is reintroducing brunch for indoor and outdoor dining, with items like smoked salmon Benedict, pork belly grits, and bloody marys made with house vodka. It runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. [EaterWire]
• Pelican Brewing has started a new beer subscription service. [NSB]