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January 21-31, 2012


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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

was in our rearview mirror:

... as we shifted into seats at Saucebox. This LA-esque bar was stocked with black bedecked bartenders:

... who Basil Haydened our Manhattan ($10.00) with ruby port and Peychauds (replacing Regan.) The whisky sour ($8.00) was Marked with Maker's and mudded with marachinos in a lemony libation.

Potstickers ($7.00):

... were pan fried to create a brittle boundary to the 'shrooms sealed inside while the pupu platter ($20.00):

... was scat-tered with a selection of snackage. Ribs, tapioca balls, pork ping pongs were among the pupu-able portions with nothing to inspire a reorder.

This black box allowed a slow reacclimatization from sauce Angeles.

214 SW Broadway
Portland, OR





Monday, January 30, 2012

LA Roadhouse in terminal 8 of LAX:

... is where I ate terminal L.A. roadchow during my gate wait. This post security post had rubbery ribbons of bacon in a holding pattern over flaps of fowl in a turkey and bacon panini ($10.49):

These calories for captives came with strips of searched spuds that carried on with a TSA compliant, duty and flavor free fries. To be fair, expectations were met at this plane wrapped purgatory.

LA Roadhouse

Los Angeles International Airport





Sunday, January 29, 2012

We have been cheerfully chomping our way through Junami apples.

Grown up north, these Washington statements are a variety originated in Switzerland that combine a trio of treetoppers to create tart, juicy, crunchy, doctor deterrents with a nice acid balance.





Saturday, January 28, 2012

IDs were checked before entry was allowed to Father's Office:

... where I requisitioned a Ballast Point Sculpin IPA which was AOK with a burger ($15.00 with fries):

The beverage's bitterness balanced the sweet caramelized onions on the blue-cheesed patty. This meaty melange was marvelous laced up with shoestrings in this paternal post of orifice supplies.

Father's Office
3229 Helms Ave.
Los Angeles, CA




Friday, January 27, 2012

Ink.sack discharged a black bag containing a bahn mi ($5.00):

This petite porcine pocket of belly and butt cradled carrots and perky peppers. It didn't have a typical bahn bun but this soft roll contrasted nicely with the crunch of chicharrones.

This pig-ment packet was a nice nosh of swine segments. I'll have to pencil in a visit to their corner restaurant (Ink) sometime.


8360 Melrose Ave. #107
Los Angeles, CA





Thursday, January 26, 2012

I finally completed my scavenger hunt of Keller eateries by dining at the Beverly Hills Bouchon.

Celebratory pistachios:

... marked this milestone with a 2009 Confuron to 'gundy my bur-geoning appetite.

Monkfish ($38.50):

... musseled in with shrimp in an anise-scented cream stalked by celery in this mon-tastic vow of silence as I sopped up the licorice liquid with centers of epi. The plump orange pillows created a cushy collaboration with the perfectly prepared peche.

My exit strategy included a stop at the Bouchon Bakery stand for some desserts to devour back at the hotel. A "Fugheddaboutit!" ($3.25):

... with caramel, rice crispies and chocolate was a pleasing puck of chewy, crisp, cocoa contentment. capping off a couple massive macarons ($3.50 each):

... in chocolate and salted caramel. These big macs had fragile fortresses 'veloping voluptuous ganache that veered these vehicles of hedonism over the pedestrian crossing (even though nobody walks in LA.)

Bouchon Bistro

235 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA





Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Black cod was cigared in speck ($29.00):

... and rolled down with Bandol Rosé at Craft.

A vegistal of kale-aborating munchable matter cozily coddled these moist, meat-lined, maritime medallions mingling with a side of peppers ($5.00):

Shishitos were scorched and salted in a hot helping of peppy punctuation.

An amuse and mignardises supported this supper with a deviled quail egg:

... and meringues, cookies and a brownie.

They even sent me off with a scone:

... for tomorrow's breakfast.

Craft exercises their ability presenting palate-pleasing portions in a hospitable hub.

Craft Restaurant
10100 Constellation Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA




Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Egg drop soup
with oyster crackers was a new one on me.

The Portland Airport Laurelwood Restaurant decided to make and East meets East coast concoction that didn't reach a cruising altitude.

Dry chicken didn't hydrate in the scrambled pool of mushroom, carrots and celery. I'm guessing that there is some sort of automated soup crackering procedure in place that paired these polar 'posites. This strange sidekick came with a turkey sandwich ($9.50):

A roasted pepper and guacamolested soft roll made for some dampened dough, but as captive audience catering goes, at least they didn't gouge for this transport hub grub.

Laurelwood Restaurant




Monday, January 23, 2012

We unwound
at Pause:

... where we stopped for a Manhattan ($8.00) and Whisky Sour ($7.50):

... to play off of a medium rare cheeseburger ($9.50):

This decent deck of carbo and cow was fringed with fat fries.

Mac and Cheese with house made sausage ($12.00):

... was a bit soupy and could have used more crispness to the breadcrumb topping, but it was still a layer of liquor leveler that elbowed in with a nudge of nursery-esque nosh.

The friendly staff kept us fortified as this funky fountain of kinetic conclusion.

Pause Kitchen and Bar
5101 N Interstate Ave.
Portland, OR




Sunday, January 22, 2012

The brisket breakfast ($9.00):

... at Podnah's Pit Barbecue:

... had slices of smoky meat that ranged from lean to fatty which we savored with the array of house made saucing agents.

A flaky, hot biscuit, 2 fried eggs and potatoes filled out this fortifying finery along with a serving of smoked trout hash ($9.25):

Poached eggs integrated into this spuddy 'semblage with a side of house made bacon ($2.00):

... that tied up our tucker with relishable ribbons.

Stumptown coffee was dispensed at a self serve station (you can't pump your own gas in Portland, but coffee is a different matter.)

We spread their house made jam:

... on the last bits of our biscuits as we vowed to make another pit stop for some of their ribs soon.

Podnah's Pit Barbecue
1625 NE Killingsworth
Portland, OR




Saturday, January 21, 2012

The rain was coming down in sheets as we tucked into a late breakfast at Lovejoy Bakers.

Our usual "Lovejoy Deluxe" ($6.50):

... with fried egg, frisee, butter, blue cheese and bacon concealed in a crusty roll to soak up the tarragon tinted runoff of this flavor-filled flap.

The egg sandwich with tapenade ($5.25):

... had the same bread binding with a 'nade of chopped olive spread to boost the scrambled center.

Stumptown coffee 'centuated this eggy initiation to a wet weekend at this cyber squatting station.

Lovejoy Bakers

939 NW 10th Ave,
Portland, OR









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