Chef Shuffles, a Toast Bar, and More Updates to Start the Week

A sequel to the acclaimed Central Provisions, Tipo (182 Ocean Ave., Portland), opens January 11, notes Portland Food Map. The space was previously home to Borealis Bakery & Bistro. Chris and Paige Gould are behind both restaurants, and their friends Mike Smith and Robyn Luongo Smith will serve as Tipo’s chef de cuisine and general manager respectively, according to the Portland Press Herald. Chris and Mike, though both Maine natives, have strong Boston ties within the Ken Oringer empire: Chris worked at Uni, departing in 2012 to open Central Provisions, and Mike was chef de cuisine of Toro. (He’s been back in Maine for some time now, and most recently, he was executive chef at Scales in Portland.) Per the Press Herald, Tipo will serve “Neapolitan pizza, handmade pastas, crudo, and salads.”