Drifters Wife was selected Bon Appétit for their list of the 50 Best New Restaurants in America.
Chef Ben Jackson—whom the couple met while working at Andrew Tarlow’s Williamsburg restaurants—relies on local veg and fresh-caught fish (get whatever cod special he’s serving) to put out elegant shareable plates from a tiny kitchen: beef tongue consommé one night, clam toast with horseradish aioli another. Add in a roster of eccentric bottles, and Drifters Wife effortlessly nails that date-night wine-bar vibe that city dwellers know so well.
Check back on August 16th to learn if Bon Appétit selects Drifters to be in the top 10.
Portland area restaurants have featured prominently in the 50 Best list for the past few years:
- 2015 – Tandem Bakery and East Ender
- 2014 – Central Provisions and Palace Diner
- 2013 – Eventide Oyster Co.