A Day in the Life of a Short-Order Cook

EUGENE, Ore. — Frankie Gibson is general manager and chief cook at Brails Restaurant. “I started when I was like 17 at IHOP, and I worked there for 17 years. That’s where I learned how to cook,” Gibson said. He knows his way around a kitchen, especially a tight one like Brails in Eugene where … Continue reading »

Old Spaghetti Factory Comes to Corvallis

CORVALLIS, Ore. –The Old Spaghetti Factory says it is opening a restaurant in Corvallis this year. North of downtown Corvallis sits an old train depot on Northwest Second Street that has been transformed into restaurant after restaurant – and The Old Spaghetti Factory hopes to change the failing business cycle by bringing its chain to … Continue reading »

Family Flees Syria, Opens Corvallis Cafe

CORVALLIS, Ore – A family who fled the war zone in Syria is now bringing an international taste to the Corvallis community. In September, KEZI 9 News first spoke with the father of the family, who wishes to remain nameless, when he and his family were staying in a homeless shelter. “I had no choice,” … Continue reading »

Red Lobster Being Sold for $2.1 Billion

(CNN) — Restaurant chain Red Lobster is getting a new owner. Darden Restaurants announced Friday that it’s selling the chain to Golden Gate Capital for a whopping $2.1 billion. Darden says the sale is not subject to shareholder approval. Golden Gate will have its work cut out for it. Red Lobster’s same-store sales in the … Continue reading »

Creswell Restaurant Reopening After Fire

CRESWELL, Ore. — Word is quickly spreading around Creswell that the bar at TJ’s is back open after a fire shut down the business for the last four months. In just a few weeks, the restaurant will be serving its popular dishes in the newly remodeled dining room. From a pile of ashes to a … Continue reading »

Restaurants Prepare for Superbowl Sunday

EUGENE, Ore. — Local restaurants are preparing for a busy Superbowl Sunday. Papa’s Pizza said it’ll have a full staff Sunday and is making extra dough to get ready for the mad rush during the game. It says it expects to not only deliver hundreds of pizzas around town, but it also is getting the … Continue reading »

Dishcrawl Showcases Local Restaurants

EUGENE, Ore. — Downtown Eugene is buzzing with new restaurants, like Tokyo Tonkatsu, which recently opened. Chef Hirofumi Kamazuka brings to life recipes from his native country of Japan. It’s his third restaurant in Eugene, and his specialty here is tonkatsu. It’s chicken dipped in egg, coated with homemade bread crumbs and fried to perfection. … Continue reading »

Downtown Restaurant Gets A New Sign

EUGENE, Ore. — In the 1980’s it was cool and hip. Twenty five years later,  Ambrosia Restaurant and Bar is switching things up. The colorful and iconic sign on the building got a new look. Owner Armen Kevrekian said a design team, led by his daughter, decided it was time for a change. Kevrekian said … Continue reading »

Bier Stein Opens New Location

EUGENE, Ore. — The Bier Stein closed its doors on East 11th Avenue but opened up new ones at a much larger space not too far away. The new Bier Stein location on Willamette Street has only been open for about two days, but the owners say it’s been filled to the brim each night … Continue reading »

BJ’s, Texas Roadhouse to Open at VRC

EUGENE, Ore. — Valley River Center will soon welcome two new restaurants. BJ’s Restaurant and Brewery and Texas Roadhouse will build restaurants in the parking lot in front of the mall, VRC officials announced Friday. Diana Bray, VRC Marketing Manager, said BJ’s will relocate its Coburg Road location to VRC. The will be the first … Continue reading »

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