Christopher Robertson Gets Cooking at a Portland Staple and More Chef News Out West

In Portland, Christopher Robertson (Tabla) took the reins at longstanding Southpark Seafood. No Bones Beach Club is a new vegan tiki bar in the former Coppia Bistro space.

In Seattle, Wood Shop BBQ fired up their smokers in Central City. Tabassum is a new food truck focused on Uzbek cuisine and savory hand pies called samsa. Young Bros. Smoked Fish Co. heads to Hillman City this summer.

In Las Vegas, fast-casual vegan spot VegeWay added its second location. Marché Bacchus welcomed Tom Moloney as executive chef.

In San Diego, Tony Torres joined Urban Kitchen Group’s CUCINA enoteca Del Mar. Former pop-up Rooster Ramen is going permanent in North County. Fast-casual seafood concept Slapfish plans major expansion in the San Diego area, with five locations in the works. Valentine’s Day marks the last night of service for OB Warehouse.

In Denver, David Query took flight with comfort food haven, Post Chicken & Beer. Kelly Liken parted ways with Harvest. Brother Luck is working on a New American concept called IV by Brother Luck in Colorado Springs. Longstanding Old Chicago closed its doors.

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