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February 21-28, 2013


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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Fuel was running on fumes as the gap between our order and the delivery of our chow was long enough to allow everyone at our communal table to wonder if the kitchen crew went on vacation.

When our food did arrive, the eggs were stiff sunny side ups rather than the soft scrambled that I specified. The corrected version was overcooked to my taste served with unbuttered toast (and no butter to be found) and a passable fruit cup in an "All American" ($8.00):

The ham and cheese omelet ($9.00):

... was a better bet but this chopped lunch meat mit was not enough to convince us to return to this station.

1452 NE Alberta St.
Portland, OR




Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The buckwheat muffin ($2.25):

... at Bushel and Peck Bakeshop was dotted with tangy Marion berries in a barely sweet, moist grain gob with a squiggle of icing.

Bushel and Peck continues to be a good bet for a breakfast break stop.

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




Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Plump shrimp dumplings ($7.50):

... started our Shandong:

... dinner along with some crab dumplings ($8.00):

... that were a little too saline for our tastes.

Broccoli and white prawns ($12.00):

... was a solid seafood 'semblage while Judy's noodles ($10.00):

... was a nest of housemade starch strings woven with spinach and shitakes which was a little oilier than we like, but still slurpable.

This Northern Chinese nosh was good grub but may not make it to our rotation.

Shandong Restaurant
3724 NE Broadway
Portland, OR




Monday, February 25, 2013

The pork skirt steak ($14.00 for half order):

... at Tasty n Alder:

... was required ordering. These strips of sensational, sumptuous swine were pen-ultimate porcine. We hemmed in this skirt steak with starters of anchovies and chips ($9.00):

... that were a di-minnow-utive detour of nettable nosh.

Steak tartare ($13.00):

... was a minced mound of muscle yolked with the usual suspects but served with potato chips as a 'ternative to toasted 'tons.

Ribeye ($25.00):

... rounded out our proteiny prandial at this new Alder steaks clan that is mobilizing the masses to their downtown digs.

tasty n alder
580 SW 12th Ave.
Portland, OR




Sunday, February 24, 2013

We dragged ourselves to Cultured Caveman:

... for some bone broth ($4.00):

... that had a richness cut by a vinegar bite.

Mini meatloaves ($5.00):

... with liver and heart ground into the goods were topped with bacon in offal ovals while chicken tenders ($5.00):

... were dusted with coconut and fried in beef tallow.

Tallow played a role in frying thin frites ($4.00):

... of potatoes and yam. These strings of starch were dusted with salt and rosemary in a tantalizing tater tangle.

Chili ($5.00):

... with tomatoes and peppers capped off our cave cuisine. Our lithic lunch was a fun frolic in foods for paleo palates in this dietary detour.

Cultured Caveman
15th and Alberta
Portland, OR




Saturday, February 23, 2013

Pickled elk tongue ($11.00):

... budded up in a salad with tart bush berries in a mustard-seeded, wag-worthy, articulation of 'licious lick at the recently opened The Kingdom of Roosevelt.

Deer heart tartare ($15.00):

... pulsed with flavor as we mixed in roasted garlic, pickled shallots and bone marrow into this Bambi beater that bucked tradition.

Wood pigeon liver custard ($12.00):

... was a pleasing pot of gelee-crowned spread perked by pickled huckleberries to complement the music of this ground organ.

Snails swam in a Ancona duck broth enriched with yolk from her poached egg and slugged with textural tread from wild rice ($13.00):

This manipulation of molluscs was magnificent.

A pie ($23.00):

... had perfectly pink wood pigeon perched over a flaky fortress filled with root veg.

We were seriously impressed by the skill and vision shooting out of the kitchen and will return soon to check out more of their 'ticing tucker.

The Kingdom of Roosevelt
2035 SE 39th Ave.
Portland, OR




Friday, February 22, 2013

The kale and cauliflower tempura ($6.00):

... at Streetcar Bistro:

... had a bit more oil that we desired, but the burger ($12.00):

... was less of a slick serving to this sturdy steer sandwich.

Mac and cheese ($10.50):

... had a nice hit of blue but the apples didn't meld magnificently for us.


... were heavy on the hydration so we followed up with a shot of Jameson ($4.00):

... which got us back on the rails.

Streetcar wasn't our line, but they seem popular enough without us riding along.

Streetcar Bistro & Taproom
1101 NW Northrup St.
Portland, OR




Thursday, February 21, 2013

A clovey cocktail:

... at Silk wasn't our thing, but the beer hit the spot along with some shrimp rolls ($7.00):

... with rice noodles and mint.

The chicken dumplings ($7.00):

... were okay, the duck buns ($7.00):

... needed more hoisin hydration in their freshly steamed buns while chicken wings ($7.00):

... were sweeter than we prefer without the designated degree of Scoville scale.

This Asian station was a relaxed restaurant but won't make it to our rotation.


1012 NW Glisan
Portland, OR









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