Foodies Favorite Finds: Lucas Parsley of Remedy Wine Bar
Monday, June 08, 2015
A native Portlander, Parsley grew up in the midst of the city’s food, drink, and music culture renaissance in the 90’s, inspiring him to begin his own cooking career in high school. Parsley developed both savory and pastry skills in notable Portland kitchens like Nuvrei, Tabla, Bowery Bagels, and KitchenCru before moving to Hawaii to lead the pastry program at Fleetwood’s. In February 2015, Parsley returned to Portland to take over the kitchen at Remedy Wine Bar where his simple and elegant snacks, small plates, entrees and desserts perfectly complement Remedy’s extensive rotating list of red, white, rosé, and sparkling wines.
Remedy Wine Bar is a modern yet cozy beverage-first wine bar overlooking the NW Park Blocks in Downtown Portland, Oregon. Remedy’s constantly rotating wine list is an exploration of new and old world wines, thoughtfully curated by Wine Director Josh Wiesenfeld. A simple and elegant menu from Chef Lucas Parsley featuring local seasonal ingredients and one of the city’s best cheese programs complements the beverage program.
Remedy Wine Bar’s comfortable living room vibe with contemporary design makes it an equally perfect place to relax and unwind after work or delve into the unique story behind any wine on the extensive list. Located in an historic pharmacy supply building that provided the entire Northwest with cure-alls and other home remedies, Remedy’s wide windows open up to the park on sunny days for a bright, welcoming atmosphere.
While Remedy Wine Bar is sure to offer you a delicious meal and a relaxing atmosphere, Chef Lucas offers his own special selection for his favorite spot to eat in Portland.
"One of my favorite hidden spots in Portland is Thien Hong on Sandy. It's a big epic Chinese restaurant, and my parents have been taking me there since I was a kid. Best Salt and Pepper Squid in all of Portland, no matter what anyone else says. Really good hot and sour too. Nowadays I go there alone, and eat way too much for one person,” said Chef Lucas.
Remedy Wine Bar, 733 Everett St (503) 222 - 1449. Open Tuesday - Wednesday, 4pm-9pm, and Thursday - Saturday, 4pm-10pm.
Homepage Photo Credit: Remedy Wine Bar
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For this week, I chose cheaper bars. Christmas has come and gone and this is the time to sit on your duckits until tax returns come. So, in February we’ll roll out the fancy bars, but this week’s theme is frugality.
Santeria and Mary’s club. Tucked away in the alley of Ankeny off Broadway, Santeria is the last bastion of old school Portland. The service is efficient, food is excellent, and they have a decent, if limited, booze selection. The most important thing though, and what I mean by old school: Santeria is still cheap. The owners are about the two sweetest people you’ll ever meet and all the tips are split evenly amongst the kitchen and bar. It’s like some sort of utopia ideal, which works in theory, but…well definitely check it out quick.
Lovecraft Bar. This is the kind of bar you daydreamed about whilst sitting all the way in the back of the classroom, popping zits and trying to hide the fact that you’re blaring NIN on your headphones. This is an actual place to have a good time and not a place to be seen. If you are the type that only lets loose once every two months, Lovecraft is the place to do it. If you bring a book with you to the bar every night of the week, you might be annoyed at the high level of energy.
Beulahland. If an indicator of a good bar is minimal staff turnover, Beulahland gets the prize. This bar may no longer be the lynchpin that keeps inner NE 28th Avenue together, but it has played a vital role in making the street a fun place to hang out. With coffee and minors on the South side bar and alcohol and photobooth on the North side, reasonably priced drinks, good food and staff, it’s a great place to begin or end your 28th Avenue crawl.
Fixin’ To. St. johns is a wonderful place to observe small town life. If you make it down the long and formidable Lombard Street, you’ll discover there are a lot of people just like you who simply never left. They will be at one of the two heated mega patios, talking banal minutia over cheap beer.
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