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February 11-20, 2013


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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

We bent our elbows at Bent Brick:

... with an Old Fashioned Connor's whey ($10.00) that had a tang and balance from bitters and sugar (that was whey good against rye). The "What's in it again?" ($9.00) was a rye, honey, root beer vin and hum dinger.

We don't know what root beer vin is, (which probably accounts for the query-ious name of the drink.)

We happened in at the tail end of happy hour and selected some sides ($10.00 for this triad) of smashed garbanzos, a skillet of creamed kale and some tasty, teeny heads of Brussels:

We used the potato chips that came with our hamburger dog ($12.00):

... to scoop up the kale and beany bits. The beef dog was infiltrated with cheese in a tubular take on bundling burger. While good, it fell outside of the hamburger genre for us but was a swell sausage.

The ham plate ($11.00):

... had sheets of fine swine from a trio of treif that ranged from supple and subtle to tenacious and tasty.

Duck Jojos ($6.00):

... were duck fat fried spears of spuds that were craveably crusty sealed with a saline shield. This fit the bill as a web-worthy feat.

Bent Brick continues to stack up some good chow.

Bent Brick
1639 NW Marshall St.
Portland, OR




Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Alma Chocolate's new café is nifty nook of nibby nosh.

We sat down for some of their dark delectables starting with the Thai peanut butter cup ($2.25). A shattering shield of dark chocolate topped with a pinch of red salt to accentuated the lime lilt and spice spike of this reece-cess from common cocao confections. We added a salted, brownie ($2.50):

... that was a luscious legume and chocolate square.

We gilded the goods with one of their drinking chocolates. The espresso, drinking chocolate and heavy cream Bicerin ($4.00):

... was so thick we needed to hoover it up as it wouldn't leave the cup due to gravity alone. This pod potion heeded all hedonistic properties (except for requiring the extra effort to ingest.)

It was difficult to pass up the enticing OMG chocolate chip cookies and other baked goods but we will return to check out more Alma matters soon.

Alma Chocolate Café

140 NE 28th Ave
Portland, OR




Monday, February 18, 2013

Every time we tried to order porchetta at the SE Lardo we were slapped with a sold out sign, but the downtown dugout did not thwart our porcine purchase.

The porchetta sandwich ($10.00):

... was a roll of roll up with pleasing pesto punctuation to this porky packet.

The "slutty buddy" ($7.00):

... held a cheesy chomp of runny-yolked egg and sausage in a flaky biscuit tarted up with ketchup. We did not judge this breakfasty bundle morally or ethically, but it did taste good.

Bags of chicharrones ($4.00 each):

... came in vinegar and bbq. Although our preferences ran towards the vinegared variation, they didn't beat our favorite 4505's.

Lardo's southwest satellite is a fatty front of off the hoof helpings.

1205 SW Washington St
Portland, OR




Sunday, February 17, 2013

The Pie Spot cart has opened a brick and mortar:

... where an apple crumble:

... and a marionberry pie hole ($3.50 each):

... met our mouths with flaky crusts and fruity fillings. While the apple was good, it was a little sweet for our tastes - the marionberry was more our thing with a tartness balance with sweetness in a purple plug of pleasant pie.

We'll have to return for more:

... of these crusted cups soon.

Pie Spot
521 NE 24th Ave.
Portland, OR




Saturday, February 16, 2013

Tasty n Alder is the brunchy brethren of Tasty n Sons that has recently added dinner to their downtown dining destination.

We slipped into a couple seats at the chef's counter (although we're not sure if this refers to anyone in particular with the fresh departure of the opening chef).

Korean fried chicken ($10.00):

... was battered, fried and and sweetly glazed to add crunch to a ration of rice kicked with kimchi and topped with a fried egg. Bits off pickled egg punched up this fine fowl bowl.

Bim bop bacon and eggs ($11.00):

... also got some of their house made kimchi with a couple of fried eggs in this stirring serving of bacony breakfast. This was a fine bop, but the chicken trumped this nosh nest.

Budapest coffee cake ($6.00):

... with dried currants and walnuts bundted us back with a royal icing to this cinnamon-scented sweet.

We plan to return to check out their Alder steaks game plan for dinner soon.

Tasty n Alder
580 SW 12th Ave.
Portland, OR




Friday, February 15, 2013

We drank in the water view at the newly opened Quartet:

... where a single piano accompanied our vieux carre and sazerac in the lounge.

The shrimp cocktail ($17.00):

... was a sturdy study of old school eats while croutons rafting bacon, ($14.00):

... arugula and tomatoes were on the sweet side for our tastes.

A side order of lobster mac and cheese ($18.00):

... elbowed in with truffle in this crock of crustacean that was okay, but didn't strike the right chord for a return to this instrumentation station.

1910 SW River Dr.
Portland, OR




Thursday, February 14, 2013

Buttered dark rye topped with cukes, smoked salmon and caviar:

... activated by Champagne was just our speed on a day that we tend to avoid the massive meal-ange of diners descending upon prix fixe practitioners.





Wednesday, February 13, 2013

"Dutch Tacos":

... at the Flavour Spot:

... are waffle wraps hot off the iron, filled with sweet and savory centers.

Our ham and cheddar ($5.00) and turkey, bacon and havarti ($6.00):

... were nice lunch meat cran-wiches which we followed up with a deep fried hot dog ($2.00):

If only they had an egg and bacon option, our spot would be hit.

Flavour Spot
810 N Fremont St.
Portland, OR




Tuesday, February 12, 2013

A nicely seasoned patty of blue cheese topped beef with brioche borders comprised a cheeseburger ($7.50):

... during Clyde Common's Happy Hour. Pickled onions and whole grain mustard adorned this craveable cowcoction with a blue bite.

The french fries ($3.00):

... had delicate, crisp crusts to their starchy centers. These are required HH helpings sided by harissa and creme fraiche and washed down with a pint of Boneyard IPA ($3.50).

Clyde Common clocks in well for afternoon eats.

Clyde Common
1014 SW Stark St.
Portland, OR




Monday, February 11, 2013

Crayfish tails, smoked salmon and a prawn did not show any signs of well developed plating technique:

... and a salad with a bunch of abused olives was not a display of culinary creativity on Air Canada's parade of cuisine for captives.

Grilled chicken breast au jus:

... with overcooked beans and courgettes didn't deviate from the dental dirge with cheese to conclude this manky midflight meal.

Air Canada









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