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UO students know Carte Blanche, a food cart on Kincaid Street in front PLC. Now owner and chef Mark Stern has a brick-and-mortar restaurant on 5th and High Street. It carries many of the same soups and sandwiches as Carte Blanche with an expanded menu. I visited the new location on Tuesday afternoon.

Soup Nation is the brick-and-mortar version of Carte Blanche, a food cart on Kincaid Street in front of PLC, with an expanded menu. Most of the sandwiches on special at the cart are now daily items at Soup Nation. (Jamie Lay/Oregon Daily Emerald)

Justin Stafford, a friend of Soup Nation owner and chef Mark Stern, helped with the interior design of the new restaurant on the corner of 5th and High Street in Eugene. (Jamie Lay/Oregon Daily Emerald)

Soup Nation owner and chef Mark Stern talks with friend Justin Stafford. (Jamie Lay/Oregon Daily Emerald)

For more than 12 years Carte Blanche, a food cart on Kincaid Street in front of PLC, has had a presence near the UO campus. Soup Nation is the brick-and-mortar version of the cart with an expanded menu. (Jamie Lay/Oregon Daily Emerald)

Soup Nation is the brick-and-mortar version of Carte Blanche, a food cart on Kincaid Street in front of PLC, with an expanded menu. It opened on May 2 with a ribbon cutting ceremony that involved Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy. (Jamie Lay/Oregon Daily Emerald)

Many students know Stacy Jo Armstrong as the operator of Carte Blanche, a food cart on Kincaid Street in front of PLC. Soup Nation is the brick-and-mortar version of the cart with an expanded menu. Armstrong now works permanently at the new restaurant. (Jamie Lay/Oregon Daily Emerald)


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