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October 11-20, 2012


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  Saturday, October 20, 2012

A fluffy, flaky, crumbly, cube of biscuit ($2.75):

... got a kiss of house made raspberry jam at Woodlawn Pastry.

This quintessential quick bread demonstrated craveworthy craftsmanship in this light loaf of luxury.

A savory broiche ($3.00):

... also hit the spot with a cheese, apple and bacon capped circle of morning mastication.

Woodlawn continues its dough-nom-ination of pastry.

Woodlawn Pastry
808 NE Dekum St.
Portland, OR



  Friday, October 19, 2012

We went for a couple dogs ($7.00 each):

... at Olympic Provisions.

This house of K9 contentment offered up snappy Snoopy cylinders with balanced spice and a winning wiener to bun ratio. Chopped onion, mustard, ketchup and relish filled out this fleshy folio making it qualify as best in show.

Olympic Provisions
1632 NW Thurman St.
Portland, OR



  Thursday, October 18, 2012

The best way to kick off dinner at Riffle NW is with their uni shooter ($6.00):

... which weds sea urchin roe, tomato water and quail egg yolk into a wave of oceanic interest.

A peachy 2011 Benito Santos Albarino paired well with the outstanding black cod ($28.00):

Agretti added a saline crunch to this kale salad sided serving. Fried eggplant was a fun flourish, but didn't fit as part of the puzzle. Crisp cod skin and moist meat will keep this seafood selection on our rotation.

Riffle NW

333 NW 13th
Portland, OR



  Wednesday, October 17, 2012

We grabbed a couple seats at the sushi bar at Yoko's:

... where we miso soup, broiled, mayonnaisey mussels ($4.00):

topped with tobiko, a sashimi assortment ($14.50):

... with maguro, seared tuna, octopus and smoked salmon and a rainbow roll ($12.00):

... got us proteined up.

The nigiri ($4.50-$5.00):

... was standard issue, but a little light on the vinegar for our tastes.

This cheap and cheerful sushi stop seems like a neighborhood nook rather than a detour dinner, but it did hit the spot before we moved on to ice cream cones at the usual place.

Yoko's Japanese Restaurant
2878 SE Gladstone St.
Portland, OR



  Tuesday, October 16, 2012

I chipped off an old block for breakfast at Imperial where warm ricotta and grilled figs ($9.00):

... were served up with honey and a puff of Native American fry bread. A side of house made sausages ($4.00):

... sealed the deal at this hotel haunt

Imperial Restaurant
410 SW Broadway
Portland, OR



  Monday, October 15, 2012

We stopped in for breakfast at Bushel and Peck Bakeshop:

... where a couple breakfast sandwiches ($5.00 each):

... were made with their crusty, tender, flaky, buttery, buttermilk biscuits. Cream cheese, bacon, tomatillo chutney and a pierced (this is Portland), baked egg was of the firm variety (next time we'll see if they accommodate requests for restricted radiation). Despite the solid-yolked status, we enjoyed these carbo clouds of pork-pinched pleasure.

The limited lunch menu looks appealing for our next visit to this friendly measurement-monikered munching mecca.

Bushel and Peck Bakeshop
3907 NE MLK Blvd.
Portland, OR



  Sunday, October 14, 2012

Even though it has been years since our last bus ride at the Grilled Cheese Grill, this muraly mecca of munching remained the same.

We went with "The Walter" ($4.75 plus $1.75 for ham):

... with tomato and Swiss and "The Slammer" ($6.25):

... with mozzarella, salami and grilled onions. Both bundles had eggs fried 'til firm (which we generally don't go for) but these run-free yolks were solid snackage in these breakfastwiches.

Trivial pursuit cards kept us busy while we waited for our order at this wheeled cheese parking lot which reminded us that we still have to visit their Shotgun Sub Shop sometime soon...

The Grilled Cheese Grill
NE 11th & Alberta
Portland, OR



  Saturday, October 13, 2012

We rolled into Cedo's:

... for a couple of falafel sandwiches ($7.00 each):

These pita-rittos of chickpea orbs came with a kicky hot sauce and pickles. The crunchy-crusted pool balls hit our center pockets with fine falafel fortification.

3901 NE MLK Jr. Blvd.
Portland, OR



  Friday, October 12, 2012

For a second day of service, Southland Whisky Kitchen was doing pretty well when we walked in at 8.

We started with a Manhattan ($10.00) and a Dark Sparrow ($8.00) which we whistled through.

These whiskey wares warranted some wings ($8.00):

... which were tender, moist and smoky while the BBQ trio ($12.00):

... had some bitable baby backs, tender brisket and pulled pork which was the swiney star of the dish served with a cube of crumbly cornbread.

The server noticed that the burger:

... wasn't the one we ordered and returned with a bonus round of sirloin. The Kickin' Boot Burger ($12.00):

... with green chilies and habanero sauce was a nice meat mound sided with tasso grit sticks that we dunked in hot sauce.

We will circle back to this smoke spot to whisk up more of their menu soon.

Southland Whisky Kitchen
1422 NW 23rd Ave.
Portland, OR



  Thursday, October 11, 2012

We were Jonsin for Japanese and were too hungry to contemplate a drive or wait so we sat down at Sinju:

where we happened upon Happy Hour with select nigiri ($1.75 per single piece):

... and maki ($4.00-5.00 per roll):

We supplemented these specials with an order of uni ($7.50):

... and aji ($7.00):

Our hunger was stomped down by this parade of pesce parcels and although the sushi rice was a little less vinegared than we prefer, it was as good as most standard-issue sushi.

1022 NW Johnson St.
Portland, OR









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