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In this week's batch of culinary updates, a new mulled drink pop-up has arrived, Top Chef star Gregory Gourdet has launched the new "yurt winter village" pop-up preview of his forthcoming restaurant Kann, and the well-received Bar King and its bakery announce plans to close after just nine months. Plus, lauded brewer Sean Burke launches a new brewery in McMinnville, and to-go cocktails might not be so far off. Find all that and more below. For more inspiration, check out our food and drink guide.
NEW OPENINGS AND RETURNS
Former Von Ebert Brewing brewer Sean Burke has opened his own brewery, Foreland Beer, in the former space of Allegory Brewing in McMinnville. Allegory's former co-owner David Sanguinetti has come aboard as Burke's co-owner, and the two are focusing on mixed-culture beers, hop-forward beers, and lagers. Given the precariousness of the dining scene right now, the brewery is understandably opting to partner with Block 41 Distribution to distribute cans to stores like Uptown Beer rather than opening a taproom or brewpub; however, guests will be able to visit later on, and the brewery plans to have food trucks onsite in the future.