Check out our other stuff:   Yummy Chow   |   Photo Hutch  |  Home


      ABOUT ME:

 Name: Gutenberg

 Location: Somewhere near the Broadway Bridge.

 Occupation: BRPR (Bunrab public relations.)

the BUNRAB blog spot

Do you need to answer back? You can send me comments if you want to.

If I want to, I'll post 'em in this very blog.



November 11-20, 2011


go to next week's blogs



Sunday, November 20, 2011

"Sorry, I win!" said a drunk woman as she pushed past us to her equally inebriated pals at Rouge. We have been using this new awesome phrase ever since.

A televised game kept the cheering synchronized during our supper of fish and chips ($14.95):

... and a cheeseburger ($13.50):

We saturated our halibutressed fries in malt vinegar to produce a puckery potato and pescatarian platter. This Kobe beef sandwich was a solid circle of cow with supplementary onion rings ($2.95) to gasket the goods.

We both got flights ($6.00):

... of the wet wares and found the Shakespeare Stout and Brutal IPA to be our favored foamations.

The chow was high grade student fare with good suds to back up our "sorry, I win" feeling.

Rogue Distillery & Public House

1339 NW Flanders
Portland, OR




Saturday, November 19, 2011

Oblique Coffee Roasters has some well selected dregs of the bric a brac permeating the premises:

... (since they purchased the property from a television series grade hoarder.) According to the proprietor, they had to excavate before elevating their shop to a suitable state for service.

We savored our sips of 'spresso drinks made from single source, house roasted beans. The heat-onistic helpings excelled in this axis of angled brew.

Oblique Coffee

3039 SE Stark St.
Portland, OR




Friday, November 18, 2011

We checked out the local loops at Kettleman Bagel Company where their dough "o"s attracted quite a queue.

The onion ($1.10):

... ite-ration was denser (in a good way) than those of their arc rival, Noah's, and even though they weren't mind-bagelingly memorable, they were still catchy, carbo cushions.

Kettleman Bagel Co.

2235 SE 11th Ave.
Portland, OR




Thursday, November 17, 2011

We didn't order the St. Honore:

... at St. Honore, but we did benefit from as patrons (non-saints) of their baking.

The Normandy apple toast ($3.70):

... was broiche bound in a bread pudding with appley augmentation. We liked this tree fruit round of custardy carbohydrate but were taken by the Croque Monsieur ($7.90):

The light slices of brioche filled with ham had a nice balance of Dijon in a Emmental cheese bechamel sauced sandwich.

The open kitchen:

... helped to heat the hoards:

... at this heavenly habitat.


Saint Honore Bakery
2335 NW Thurman St.
Portland, OR




Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Our belief in Natural Selection led us to a 'tarian temple of tucker that focuses of faceless food.

We worked our way through each item of the 4 course tasting menu ($35.00) with wine pairings ($21.00) which began with a Cocchi Americano apertif:

... and an amuse of watermelon radish, lentil and pear with a dab of basil oil:

The squash soup:

... was cooler than we expected, but picked us some radiant heat from the warmed bowl. This Cinderella squash solution was shod in peppers, eggplant and pumpkin seeds and wrangled with some Riesling.

Sunchoke bread pudding:

... was a pain perdu pillow cased with chanterelles, fennel and toasted hazelnuts.

Pickled chard and pear punctuated a butter lettuce salad:

... gobbled down with a Terrapin Pinot Gris, while persimmon and endive were tumbled with arugula, pomegranate seeds and toasted pecans:

An intermezzo of quinoa stuffed peppers with yellow Romanesco and espelette foam was a cheery, chickpea and chickweed chicken-less chomp:

Beets and escarole:

... rolled in with a 7 of Hearts Viognier Roussanne in an earthy arrangement of squash, cilantro and shell beans.

Chanterelle and potato hash:

... was topped with a chard purse pulsing with lentils with a perimeter of turnips and peppers wetted down with a Dry Creek Zin.

Spearmint and lime granita:

... reset our registers with a cold wallop of puckery mint before a glass of effervescent red wine with chocolate cake:

... that was like a lofty Ding Dong with light layers of lusciousness. Figs and pear compote added a fruity foundation to this dark tower.

Blackberry clafoutis:

... was served with a cardamon almond biscotti. This mascarpone mingled, custard cup was a righteous ramekin reconciled with a Riesling.

We lucked out and got the chef's table with an excellent vittle vantage point as the cuisine crew constructed in their compact kitchen:

It's worth Galapagosing over to marvel at the French, Italian and Spanish inspired veg-iations at this evolved eatery.

Natural Selection
3033 NE Alberta St.
Portland, OR




Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Our eggs at the Daily Cafe:

... were in a scram ($9.95):

... and frittata ($9.50):

... both of these 'semplary 'semblages were flanked with fruit ($1.00).

The bacon bedecked, spinach, fennel and Cheddar scramble was the winner. We enjoyed the chanterelle, leek and pecorino 'tata but the porky punctuation filed the frittata as runner up.

We will have to return to check out the baked goods at this easy going snack spot.

Daily Cafe

902 NW 13th Ave.
Portland, OR




Monday, November 14, 2011

We loved the tasting menu at Castagna so we decided to check out their neighboring Café:

... where a cheeseburger ($12.00):

... with melty Cheddar was a juicy joining of a beefy disc and tender sesame seed bun. The fries were a golden wave of spuddy strands that we relished with a 2009 J.Christopher PInot Noir.

Sweet caramelized onions coated a pizza ($13.00):

... with a crackery crust. Olives gave a saline suggestion to the sucrose circle rocketed up with arugula salad.

This casual Castagna Cafe was cool corner to grab some chow.

Cafe Castagna
1758 SE Hawthrone Blvd.
Portland, OR




Sunday, November 13, 2011

Olympic Provisions salumi is one of our habitual habits so we weren't shocked when their brunch brought on some appealing squealing.

A side of porchetta ($4.00):

... was a swiney spiral of pollinated pork with layers of luscious lard. We wound our way through this belly-simo band between bites of chicken potato hash ($10.00):

This fowl and fetus spud bowl was 'peckably pleasing.

House made breakfast sausages with over easies ($10.00):

... came with potatoes and toast in an Olympic-caliber breakfast.

This little eatery is attached to their chub production facility making it mandatory to migrate to this meat manipulation mecca.

Olympic Provisions

1632 NW Thurman
Portland, OR




Saturday, November 12, 2011

We have enjoyed Som Drinking Vinegar in cocktails, so we got a bottle for the hutch.

The recommended 1 part Som to 4 parts soda water produced a pleasing puckered punch. This Pok Pok produced potion is available at our preferred procurement point, Pearl Specialty (which has a whole aisle of bittters and an excellent selection of beer and spirits.)

Som Drinking Vinegar
Pearl Specialty
900 NW Lovejoy #140
Portland, OR





Friday, November 11, 2011

A choice of pork rinds or fries accompany the burger ($14.00):

... at the Gilt Club. We selected the swine skins and even though they weren't 4505, they were still a swell side to our juicy rare beef patty topped with pork-strami. This saucy serving went down well with our Mulberry ($8.00) and Brooklyn ($13.00) whisky-based cocktails:

The pork trotter and octopus tostada ($14.00):

... was a peppery plate of legumes, jalapeno and tomato. This was okay, but this footy food wasn't an unforgettable feat.

The bar crowd:

... was lubricated and lyrical (a group even broke into a rousing version of Edelweiss when they saw a drink of this musical moniker menued.)

We charged our Gilty goods and shed our seats without remorse.

The Gilt Club

306 NW Broadway
Portland, OR









BUNRABS Home | Contact Gutenberg | Yummy Chow | Photo Hutch


Entire contents copyright © 2011 by BunRabCo. All rights reserved.







Find individual postings:

or by area:


Daily Feed Archives:

Today's Blog

October 2011

September 2011

August 2011

July 2011

June 2011

May 2011

April 2011

March 2011

February 2011

January 2011

December 2010

November 2010

October 2010

September 2010

August 2010

July 2010

June 2010

May 2010

April 2010

March 2010

February 2010

January 2010

December 2009

November 2009

October 2009

September 2009

August 2009

July 2009

June 2009

May 2009

April 2009

March 2009

February 2009

January 2009

December 2008

November 2008

October 2008

September 2008

August 2008

July 2008

June 2008

May 2008

April 2008

March 2008

February 2008

January 2008

December 2007

November 2007

October 2007

September 2007

August 2007

July 2007

June 2007

May 2007

April 2007

March 2007

February 2007

January 2007

December 2006

November 2006

October 2006

September 2006

August 2006

July 2006

June 2006

May 2006

April 2006

March 2006

February 2006

January 2006

December 2005

November 2005

October 2005

September 2005

August 2005

July 2005

June 2005





Gutenberg's favorite blogs:



Inside Scoop


SF Eater





Grubstreet SF

Dessert First


Chez Pim

David Lebovitz

Chuck Eats

Beer and Nosh

Bay Area Bites


Refined Palate

101 Cookbooks


In Praise of Sardines

Jalapeno Girl

Eating Every Day

The Hungry Hedonist

Cooking with Amy

4505 Meats

Offal Good

Fatted Calf

Urban Daddy

Amateur Gourmet

The Grub Report

Albion Cooks