Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Kevin Gibson Gets a Place of His Own!
I don't normally write about the latest-and-greatest restaurant news, since there are other places that do that job and do it well (Eater, Portland Monthly, Portland Food & Drink, et al.). But there was one piece of news today that deserves trumpeting here, and that is word that Kevin Gibson, co-owner and former chef at Castagna and the magician behind the back-to-basics Evoe—under Gibson's hand the best restaurant in Portland according to GoodStuffNW—is soon to open his own place.
According to Eater's Erin DeJesus, it'll be located in the former June restaurant space on East Burnside, undergoing a slight makeover before a targeted November opening. With Gibson's longstanding relationships with local farmers and a well-honed knowledge of how to make ingredients shine with the least amount of fussiness, this is going to be one of those places that defines local eating. Can't wait!
Read a profile of Gibson I wrote for NW Palate magazine.