Food in the News/ by Shelley Lance, Blog Editor

West Coast Food Business Move East: Via Tribunali and Caffe Vita open in New York.

West Coast Chefs Move East: Matthew Lightner, previously chef of Castagna in Portland, moves to New York to become chef of Atera, a new restaurant opening in Tribeca, whose menu will- what else?- “echo the Nordic approach” to wild food cuisine.

Starbucks moves to the juice business:  Starbucks opens its first branded Evolution Fresh Juice Bar in Bellevue.

Mio Sushi moves up from Oregon to Greenlake: Franchise owned Mio Sushi will be moving into the short lived Trattoria Cioppino space in North Greenlake. (Hey! that’s my neighborhood!)

AND BREAKING NEWS!!!  TOM DOUGLAS GETS A NOMINATION FOR OUTSTANDING RESTAURATEUR FROM JAMES BEARD AWARDS!!!!!  (yeah, again…. but we are always hopeful.  Alexis! Stop calling it our “Susan Lucci nomination!”)

March 19th, 2012

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