Monday Morning Announcements: Drinking Lessons, Market Feast, Gourmet Is Dead, More Brunch

Still drunk off of all the unbelievable homegrown talent that converged on Ballard this weekend for Reverb...

The NYT Media Decoder blog reports that Conde Nast will kill off Gourmet magazine, along with a few other glossies. In the precious little business of food and drink, so many seem to forget that the same rules of Darwinian capitalism apply. No amount of scrumptious pear crumbles and soft focus tablescapes can save you. The Gourmet brand will survive--books, TV, Reichl).

More breakfast: Plum Bistro (1429 12th Ave.), will open for 100% vegan and organic breakfast Monday through Friday, 8:00-11:00 a.m., serving brunch Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Next Monday, Homegrown Sandwiches in Fremont (3416 Fremont Ave. N.) will begin serving breakfast sammies 8:00-11:00 a.m. This will include, and in my case be limited to, things like toad-in-the-hole and pastrami hash and egg.

Last count, there was a seat or two left for Drinking Lessons tonight at the Sorrento Hotel with Lucy Brennan, a much lauded PDX bartender and author of the book Hip Sips. Seatings are 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., $55. Email HERE to reserve. You can always grab a seat at one of the tables across from the bar and absorb what you will. Make sure to put October 20 on the calendar. The next Drinking Lesson in the series, it will be hosted by Zig Zag bartender Erik Hakkinen.

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