-an excerpt from "The Frankies Story" section of their website
Portland: meet Frank, and Frank. Welcome them with open arms, because in time they will begin putting a whole lot of love and energy into creating a new eatery in our fair city, and when that happens our bellies will surely be gurgling in amusement and delight.
Last night we attended an event that reminded us how lucky we are to be eating and living in Portland, Oregon. Frank Falcinelli and Frank Castronovo stopped in to promote the recent launch of their new book, The Frankies Spuntino Kitchen Companion and Cooking Manual. The launch party was held at the Stumptown Coffee Roasters on SW 3rd Ave. Attendants received a copy of the new book, as well as an opportunity to sample a few recipes from the Franks' new book, prepared by the lovely folks from Clyde Common and Olympic Provisions.
We were especially excited to attend having just found out about the event the night before. Though we have never had the pleasure of visiting any of their restaurants back east, we've been drooling over their menus for nearly a year (I mean just read this one from Prime Meats...you're freaking kidding me right?). Peering over their work makes me get all Sam Elliot from The Big Lebowski; "I like your style Dude."
From what we've read we all have Duane Sorenson to thank for getting the Franks to consider bringing a bit of their magic out west (for that and so much else, thank you Duane). Haven't heard an official timeline as for when their forthcoming west coast project will break ground, but we're firm believers that good things come to those who wait. We'll wait.
Welcome to Portland Frank and Frank.
Posted by Ali and Evan at 10:30 PM