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December 1-10, 2013


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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Crust cups contained lemon vanilla bean:

... and chocolate peanut butter fillings ($3.75 each):

... at The Pie Spot.

The runny citrus center had a welcome, restrained sweetness while the Reesesy recess was a dense dollop of crusted, candy cupcake.

While we like their goods, our personal preferences continue to run towards wedges.

The Pie Spot
521 NE 24th Ave.
Portland, OR




Monday, December 9, 2013

We caste ourselves into The Sudra:

... where Indian-influenced, vegan vittle variations included zucchini and squash kofka balls ($8.00):

... with brown basmati and tahini dressed kale, poori ($8.00):

... with black eyed pea korma, potato masala with a collar of collards and a kale and red lentil dosa ($8.00):

... to roll up more black eyed peas and potato masala each with chuffing chutneys.

The cocktails were lighter liquids that veered towards the fruit. Our whisky apple ($8.00) with ginger and soda and the blackberry bourbon ($8.00) were good, but beer would have been more our thing.

We will return for more of Sudra’s pleasing plates and some suds.

The Sudra
2333 NE Glisan
Portland, OR




Sunday, December 8, 2013

A heap of cochinita nachos ($7.50):

... were swiney snackage at Santeria.

The potently whiskied cocktail wasn’t our thing. We were better off with the beer:

... at this divey den as we dug into a “first class flight” ($11.50):

... of chicken and porky tacos coerced into conical clusters.

This vittle vector delivers their chow to the neighboring Mary’s strip club and Bailies Taproom so even though we will probably not rotate back, we may pick up some pollo at the rotating taps at Bailey’s.

703 SW Ankeny
Portland, OR




Saturday, December 7, 2013

We whisked in for a quick bite at Five Guys:

... where we love the pea-amble of peanuts in the shell (to add a salty surface to our fingers) before biting into double cheeseburgers ($5.99):

... that were standard issue sandwiches with buns that buckled a bit under the pressure of the proteins. The “cajun” fries ($2.19):

... were dusted with chili powder to add interest these spud spokes.

At the end of the day, we like this peanut pitstop:

... but Little Big Burger remains our local chain of choice.

Five Guys




Friday, December 6, 2013

Power breakfasts” ($8.95):

... at the Alameda Cafe:

... were standard issue eggs and protein portions that fueled us along with a couple house made muffins ($2.50 each):

These marionberry and poppy seeded stumps had a homogenous texture and sweetness associated with supermarket specimens.

This neighborhood nosh nook is not one for our rotation.

The Alameda Cafe
4641 NE Fremont
Portland, OR




Thursday, December 5, 2013

Clyde Common:

... coerced us back for another of their blue cheese-veined happy hour burger ($6.00):

... and excellent fries ($3.00):

... but we also relished their rock fish ($25.00):

... that rode in on a horseradishy, pork cheeked turf of salsified surf. This rooty rock ration was a fine fish flourish to our swell snack.

Clyde Common
1014 Stark St.
Portland, OR




Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The “Hawthorne” ($8.25):

... with two eggs, avocado, Cheddar, arugula and a sun-dried tomato pesto and an open-faced bagel ($7.25):

... with smoked salmon, pickled onions and arugula were satisfying sandwiches at Laurelhurst Cafe:

... during our quick stop to this neighborhood nook.

Laurelhurst Cafe
461 E Burnside St.
Portland, OR




Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Chestnuts, buckwheat and oats are the basis of the beer at Harvester. We got a couple flights ($12.00):

... from this gluten-free brewery that included a bunch of IPA variations, a blackberry ale and a couple squash ales.

The rice flour bunned burger ($13.00):

... was a beefy sandwich while the Olympic Provisions salami pizza ($9.00):

... had a base made with C4C (Thomas Keller’s gluten-free flour).

We appreciated the fermentation experimentations that ranged from the deeply flavored dark ale to the aggressive smoked squash.

This haven for intolerant imbibers permits gluttons without glutens.

Harvester Brewing
2030 SE 7th St.
Portland, OR




Monday, December 2, 2013

We had the inaugural slab of meat at the bar during our revisit to Trifecta:

... where the “big ass steak” ($75.00):

... was a 34 ounce ribeye lidded with marrow sauce. This marvelous muscle mingled with a side of cheesy grits:

... that we savored with splashes of 2011 Renato Ratti Colombe Dolcetto d’Alba after a “Kentucky River” ($12.00):

... flowing with rye, creme de cacao, peach bitters and lemon.

Salmon ($22.00):

... with chanterelles and aji grenada coulis was a pink plank of palatability along with a side of deep fried cauliflower:

Our second visit to this triad and true ticket to tucker was a solid bet. We will be back for another lap soon.

Trifecta Tavern and Bakery
726 SE 6th Ave.
Portland, OR




Sunday, December 1, 2013

Smoked trout ($13.00):

... on rye with avocado and horseradish, a bacon and onion tart ($12.00):

... sauteed kale ($6.00):

... and broccoli ($6.00):

... kicked off our meal at the Heirloom Cafe:

... where we caught up with friends over sole ($23.00) with squash:

... nicely rare lamb ($25.00):

... chicken with cubes of bread pudding ($23.00):

... and a burger ($13.00):

... with Epoisses cheese.

Apple crisp ($10.00):

... date cake ($10.00):

... with lime ice cream and supremed citrus, and a hot and delectable chocolate chip cookie:

... capped off the sweets along with a Cheddar, blue and runny ration of curdage ($15.00):

... that left us sated.

A friendly staff and casual, communal tables made for a pleasant setting for a nice visit.

The Heirloom Cafe
2500 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA









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