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February 1-10, 2013


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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Gnocco Fritto (£11.50) was a potato pillow that cushioned our meal at Pescatori Restaurant:

... which continued with cod (£17.50):

... coated with a crisp crust of nduja.

Caponata capped off this fine fish finishing with a luscious lemon tart (£6.00):

... that was the highlight of the meal. A cloud of toasted meringue crowned this citrusy circle of puckery pleasure before a short walk back to the hotel.

57 Charlotte Street
London W1T 4PD




Saturday, February 9, 2013

You ask to "see the Mayor" at the Breakfast Club:

... in Spitalfields and are directed to enter a refrigerator:

... that is actually a portal to a subterranean pub:

... that goes by the name of The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town.

Cocktails and bar food were a mixed bag. The mushroom paté (£5.50):

... was okay and the burger:

... was well seasoned, but the mince was finer and denser than we prefer.

The chicken wings (£7.70):

... were more our thing. These hefty, spicy, moist and meaty flappers flew with a blue cheese dip.

A game of Jenga and a lively crowd made for a fun foray into this Spialfields speakeasy.

The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town
through the fridge at The Breakfast Club




Friday, February 8, 2013

A simulated Singaporean situation by the name of East Street:

... was a packed with punters chowing down on Asian street food.

It looked like a food court, but the table service tucker included chao tom (£5.50):

... served with sweet and sour sauce. These sugar cane wrapped with grilled prawn mousse and the Singapore noodles (£8.95):

... with a mild curry flavor to the rice vermicelli with prawns, chicken breast, spring onion and carrot. were a cheap and cheerful Wagamama substitute for dinner.

East Street
3-5 Rathbone Place
London W1T 1HJ
020 7323 0860




Thursday, February 7, 2013

A squid and mackerel burger (£11.95):

... with Cornish razor clams was a big mack of seafood to kick off our dinner at Arbutus.

An excellent chunk of Welsh lamb (£18.50):

... was slow roasted to a pleasing pink jus-dishously served with eggplant, raw spinach and lemon. This bleat meat was tender and spiced with a middle eastern influence.

Cheese chunks (£13.00):

... of Sainte Maure chevre, le petit creux, Cheddar and blue were a fine fromagey finale at this flourishing food fixture.

63-64 Frith St.
London, W1D 3JW
020 7734 4545




Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The pub section
of The Portman:

... was busy but the dining room was abandoned at 8 o'clock.

We should have taken the hint, but instead supped on overcooked Sea Bass (£16.95):

... with caramelized Jerusalem Artichoke.

The caramel-sauced brownie a la mode (£6.00):

... was moist, rich and good, but didn't erase the feeling we should have jumped ship for the pub.

The Portman
51 Upper Berkeley St.
Marylebone, London




Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The seafood salad:

... and green salad:

... on Air Canada were as lively as the pathetic cheese plate:

... and anemic strawberries:

but thankfully, there was still a bit of pink the the steak with mushroom gravy:

... beside overcooked beans and mashed potatoes. This lack of culinary stimulation made slipping into slumber an easy endeavor.

Air Canada




Monday, February 4, 2013

It's not a Gibraltar
, it's a Jarbraltar ($3.00):

... at Courier Coffee where this Mason monikered moisture had more milk than the Gibraltar rocks. This pleasing potion partnered with a canelé ($2.00):

... with a bronzed border and custardy center.

Tunes from a turntable generated a vinyl-centric exchange through the café that were too esoteric to decipher. Despite the deep disc-cussions Courier delivers perk and pastry worth tracking.

Courier Coffee

923 SW Oak
Portland, OR




Sunday, February 3, 2013

"The Ronald" ($5.00):

... at The Egg Carton is better than its McDoppleganger. This runny yolked egg and sausage English muffin mitt was a solid start from this happy hatchery at the Carts on Foster food pod.

The Egg Carton
5205 SE Foster Rd.
Portland, OR




Saturday, February 2, 2013

Since we had proven to be pleased by Case Study:

... in the past, we were amped that they cracked open a new node in the downtown district.

The bean brew is top notch and we found that some of our favorite bakeries were represented as we studied the case of Bowery Bagels, as well as Nuvrei and Bakeshop pastries.

We went with a slice of brown butter apple pie ($4.00):

... from Bakeshop. This welcome wedge had a nice subtle sweetness but our preferences run towards a chunkier style (rather than thin sliced).

This new study hall looks like it will be a nice nook to add to our rotation.

Case Study Coffee
802 SW 10th Ave.
Portland, OR




Friday, February 1, 2013

Crema was crammed with WiFi squatters:

... but we managed to squeak into a typing-free table that turned over for our turnover ($5.00):

The eggs were a little drier than we prefer in this cheesy pastry packet while the quiche ($5.00):

... was on the wetter side. Although this veg wedge was good with its pepper and squashy center, it wasn't a reorder.

I think we may have misordered at this cyber stop which proves a popular portal of serial seekers.

2728 SE Akeny St.
Portland, OR









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