When you stay up late to catch all of the artists and activity at the Time-Based Art Festival, you’re bound to get hungry. That’s why we’ve invited a mix of Portland chefs to drop the white tablecloths and cook the kind of food they make after-hours, indulging their secret, guilty pleasure tastes. Taking initial inspiration from their favorite summer fair foodstuffs and restaurant staff meals (and not to mention our lovely Oregon produce), Liz Calderón (Special-Projects.co) and Jake Sheffield (Grüner/KASK) are popping up a night kitchen at TBA! They’re throwing out expectations and mixing things up, bringing together people, chefs, farms, and vendors to eat and have fun, goof around and get stuffed.
Each night, some of hometown heroes—such as Cathy Whims (Nostrana/Oven & Shaker), Gabe Rosen (Biwa), and Chris Israel (Grüner)— along with a few new faces and special surprises guests will cook up changing dinner specials. Calderón and Sheffield have asked our guests to prepare dishes you normally wouldn’t find at their restaurants or that they might cook for their friends and family—think meatloaf from a Japanese izakaya. Expect one or two nightly treats and a concession serving up snacks, salads, and homemade beverages, along with a “limited edition” of 100 hot dogs topped by different guest artist, chef, or designer each night. A cookbook will be released post-Festival featuring all of the TBA DAWGS.
Come one, come all, but be sure to come hungry. Let’s party!
MONDAY SEPT 12 - Cathy Whims (Nostrana/Oven & Shaker)
FRIDAY SEPT. 13 - Nong’s Khao Man Gai
SATURDAY SEPT 14 - FORCEMEAT
SUNDAY SEPT 15 - Ippai
MONDAY SEPT 16 – Cheese & Crack
TUESDAY SEPT 17 - Taco Tuesday with Chris Israel (Grüner/KASK)
WEDNESDAY SEPT 18 - WILD CARD WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY SEPT 19 - Biwa
FRIDAY SEPT 20 - FISH FRIDAY
SATURDAY SEPT 21 – Fireside Restaurant
DRINKING AT THE WORKS
Keeping your late-night thirsts quenched, we’ll have the talented Merit Badge team mixing up cocktails that, “put hair on your chest and hearts in your eyes.” Their craft cocktails (featuring Bull Run Distilling Co. spirits, no less) will fit the bill, while Full Sail Brewing beers and fine selections from Mitchell Wines fill up your cups.
“TBA 2013: Portland chefs turn late night’s The Works into an artful culinary destination,” Grant Butler, The Oregonian, September 6, 2013.
“Chefs’ Guilty Pleasures at the 2013 TBA Festival,” Allison Jones, Portland Monthly Magazine, August 29, 2013