Farewell Heim, Hello Bee’s Cakes and Cafe

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Photo credit: Bee’s Custom Cakes

Last week I saw the news about changes coming to Roseway’s Heim Bakery but wanted to see how the details settled out before I wrote about it here. Basically, Jennifer Plitzko is transitioning out of Heim (“the winds of life are blowing [her] in a different direction”) and Rebecca “Bee” Powazek will be taking over the space as Bee’s Cakes and Cafe. Continue reading “Farewell Heim, Hello Bee’s Cakes and Cafe”

Support Rocky Butte Farmers Market at Arrowood on May 17

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Photo credit: Arrowood

As I’ve mentioned before, the Rocky Butte Farmers Market is returning this June, this time atop the actual Rocky Butte at Mannahouse Church. In anticipation of the Market there’s been lots of strategy and planning, and one thing that has come out of the planning process is a fundraiser for the Market at Arrowood Restaurant on the evening of Monday, May 17. Continue reading “Support Rocky Butte Farmers Market at Arrowood on May 17”

First Tastes: Dimo’s SPK

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Breakfast sandwich extraordinaire

This morning I headed over to Dimo’s Apizza for their new venture: Dimo’s SPK. “SPK” stands for “salt, pepper, ketchup,” which are add-ons to the classic BEC—the bacon, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich that you can find everywhere—delis, diners, bodegas—in NYC (and the broader Northeast, from what I’ve been told). This weekend it launches and Dimo’s will offer sandwiches and more from 9am to 2pm (or until sold out). There was a line this morning (we got there around 9:15am), but let me tell you—it’s worth the wait. Continue reading “First Tastes: Dimo’s SPK”

Goodbye Saima Thai & Sushi, Hello ChiMcking

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Photo credit: ChiMcking

Last Sunday I was doing a little research on Portland Thai restaurants and it became clear that Saima Thai & Sushi in the Hollywood District has closed. They opened originally in early 2018. Turns out a new restaurant is moving into that space: ChiMcking, a franchise that offers “Korean Style Chicken & Fresh Beer.” That’s right—an expansive menu of Korean fried chicken is coming to the Hollywood District. Continue reading “Goodbye Saima Thai & Sushi, Hello ChiMcking”