“During Soviet times, Georgia was the Riviera of the Black Sea,” says Kargi Gogo co-owner Sean Fredericks. “Beaches. High mountains for skiing. A huge wine-making region. Great food.”
Eight years ago, Fredericks and partner McKinze Cook traveled to the Eastern European country with the Peace Corps, quickly falling in love with the food, wine and people. In 2013, they opened Kargi Gogo, a downtown Portland food cart known for its Georgian cheesy bread and plump, knobby dumplings.
Next week, three years after it closed, Kargi Gogo will open a brick-and-mortar restaurant in the former home of The Big Egg, a plan hatched, like all the best