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April 21-30, 2013


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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Otto pilot

There was no sequestration slowdown at PDX on the NY path to pizza at Otto.

We deplaned to peas and prosciutto ($5.00):

... which was a fine podded pork product - simple, salty and swiney with bursting bearings of green served with some brown paper-wrapped bread (for covert carbo consumers no doubt.)

Insalata Caprese ($8.00):

... had roasted tomatoes, pine nuts and a ball of mozz pestoed together in a pleasing portion.

The blistered, cracker-like crusts on the fennel and bottarga ($14.00):

... and garlic, olive oil and pepperoncino ($9.00):

... platforms were delectable discage at this friendly and huge Italian outpost.

Otto Pizzeria

One Fifth Ave.
New York, NY




Monday, April 29, 2013

Manti ($6.99):

... at Traditional Russian Cuisine were plentiful packets of ground lamb with onion. Sour cream and pepper peaked these sheep sums which were warming belly ballast.

Traditional Russian Cuisine
8145 SE 82nd
Portland, OR




Sunday, April 28, 2013

Our “Behind the Times” ($9.00) and “White Owl Top Rocker” ($9.00):

... were takes on an Old Fashioned and a Sazerac at White Owl Social Club.

The WOTR was less ‘rac-y but the BtT was fashioned to follow its inspiration with a plump, house brandied cherry.

Potato “boots” shod a variety of vittles. We got one with pork, ($6.00):

... smoked gouda and pimento sour cream in tasty tuber tub but the star of our supper was the Southwest burger ($9.00):

... with crispy onions, chimichurri, Hatch chiles and jack cheese. This juicy, beefy bundle was well seasoned and sided with a slew of shoestrings.

Although we tend to avoid associations with the words “white” and “club” in the same name, this watering hole draws in the locals with a variety of vegan variants on the menu and a mean burger.

White Owl Social Club
1305 SE 8th Ave.
Portland, OR




Saturday, April 27, 2013

Shut up and Eat is a sandwich station that attracts with hearty helpings rather than polite pronouncements.

The behemoth biscuit flecked with rosemary bumpered eggs scrambled with spinach, tomato, cheese and zucchini ($6.00):

This hefty, huevoed heap hit the spot along with steak and eggs ($7.00):

... kaiser rolled up in a runny-yoked round up of sautéed onions and white Cheddar with slivers of dill pickle to punctuate the protein. Both were solid, satisfying, breakfast bundles.

The staff was a lot friendlier than their name heralded and we’ll have to hop by again for some of their lunchier loafs.

Shut up and Eat
3848 SE Gladstone St.
Portland, OR




Friday, April 26, 2013

Sushi Mazi is infested with bugs.

We went to see what the buzz was about and got some red cricket nigiri ($2.50 per piece):

These crunchy critters were a fun stunt food, but nothing cravable for a flavor fulfilling experience.

Happy hour was in play and we were compelled to order “best appetizer” ($4.00):

... which were battered and deep fried sweet potatoes with a sweet, hot dipping sauce.

These and some salty edamame ($3.00):

... supported our Sapporos before a hamachi sashimi ($5.00):

... a selection of nigiri ($3.00 each):

... and a couple maki ($4.00):

... filled our buggy bellies. The rice was softer and under-vinegared for our tastes, but to be fair, this is an inexpensive, goofy grub hub.

Sushi Mazi
2126 SE Division St.
Portland, OR




Thursday, April 25, 2013

Salmon ($10.50):

... was grilled to the requested extra rare at Cadillac Cafe:

... where the scrambled eggs were also cooked lightly (to the texture we prefer.) The potatoes were devoid of crispy bits but the proteiny portion trumped the tuber tenderness.

Catfish ($10.25):

... was fried to produce a golden armor of cornmeal sauced with the yolks of poached eggs. This was a fine feline fish dish but would have been even better if the coffee that washed it down wasn’t weak.

We were glad we came across this auto-mat while we were on the road today, but the fluid factor will keep us from using this as a standard filling station.

Cadillac Cafe
1801 NE Broadway St.
Portland, OR




Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Margaritas ($6.00):

... at Verde Cocina en la Perla:

... were limey lifts to happy hour along with their delectable guacamole with house made tortillas ($5.00):

... and a chicken taco ($3.00):

Scallop ceviche ($6.00):

... was a swell seafood solution with firm flesh and a citrusy swagger followed by a quesadilla ($14.00):

... with goat cheese and gringas con mole ($14.00):

... which was a porky packet of choco-chilied tortilla with a white bean mash an a tumble of vegetables washed down with a draft Negro Modelo with lime:

Verde continues to lure us back with its fresh, vegetable-boosted chow.

Verde Cocina en la Perla
524 NW 14th
Portland, OR




Tuesday, April 23, 2013

A spinach, feta and artichoke roll ($3.75):

... at The London Pasty Company:

... was a flaky flute of greenery with a tangy touch of cheese. But the friendly and jealous stares from our adorable new friend was the highlight.

The London Pasty Company
8145 SE 82nd Ave.
Portland, OR




Monday, April 22, 2013

“20 Fountains” ($9.00) primed our palates with rye and Carpano Antica in a pleasing Peychaud-pumped, Regan-rigged refreshment while the “Bourbon Snap” ($9.00):

... was a ginger-kicked, bitter-balanced ‘bibe at Sidecar 11.

Butternut squash flatbread ($8.50):

... with roasted garlic cloves and goat cheese was okay, but the beef sandwich ($10.50):

... was more our thing with blue cheese lightened by a side salad.

This lively, little, liquor location was a fun stop for a drink.

Sidecar 11
3955 N. Mississippi Ave.
Portland, OR




Sunday, April 21, 2013

The pupusas ($2.50 each):

... from Pupuseria la Miguelena came with a crunchy slaw to contrast with the melty cheese oozing from these filled flapjacks. We went with a chicken and a loroco (a flower that grows in El Salvador) which added a pleasant vegetal flourish.

These fine frisbees are worth flying by for.

Pupuseria la Miguelena
8145 SE 82nd Ave.
Portland, OR









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