Shalom Y’all’s West Portland Location Rebrands as the Pint-Size Lil’ Shalom
Shalom Y’all’s Alder location has temporarily closed to rebrand as a more casual restaurant. Lil’ Shalom, set to open in early June, will offer more casual fare, including bowls, salads, and sandwiches. A grab-and-go section will have things like hummus and crudités, as well. In the evenings, the restaurant will serve family meals to serve three-to-four, with patio seating and standing tables. Lil’ Shalom has a number of cool drinks, as well, including Turkish coffee, low-proof cocktails, and tahini milkshakes. The other Shalom Y’all location will remain the same. [WWeek]
Andina Reopens This Week With a Street Food Takeout Pop-Up
On May 14, Andina will reopen with a new chef: Alexander Diestra, formerly of Saucebox and Clarklewis, will take over the kitchen at Andina, making a big introduction with a new takeout pop-up. Chicha specializes in Peruvian street foods, as well as Nikkei (Peruvian-Japanese) and Chifa (Peruvian-Chinese) cuisines. The menu will have standards like ceviche, empanadas, and anticuchos, as well as harder-to-find dishes in Portland like min pao. Diestra grew up in El Callao, Peru, where he says he pulled much of the inspiration for the new takeout concept. Andina will also reintroduce indoor dining in the near future, and have constructed a new outdoor dining structure. [PoMo]
In Other News...
• Oakshire brewer Dan Russo brings his smash burger pop-up to Ruse Brewing [NSB]
• Dutch Bros is eyeing IPO [PBJ]
• Korean fried chicken chain Chimcking has opened a new location in Portland’s Hollywood neighborhood. [EO]