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March 1-13, 2013


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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

When we lived in NW London, we scoffed at the Starbucks that was opening on the corner of our block until we got addicted to their cheese and marmite panini.

There is something about that combo of toasty bread, sharp Cheddar and Marmite that we crave to this day. We are required to make it at home, but when in the UK - it's time to hit the Starbucks....





Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Queens Arms:

...was a walkable distance from the Dukes Hotel:

... but at zero degrees, it turned out to be a painful process.

The buffalo mozzarella salad (£8.50):

... with cured meats, gherkins and cherry tomatoes was okay with the grilled rump steak (£16.50):

... fought back a bit with a toughness against some soggy chips.

A moist and chocolaty brownie (£5.50):

... was the star. We should have just ordered a couple of these before heading back to the surprisingly quiet hutch.

Queens Arms
30 Queens Gate Mews
London SW7 5QL
020 7823 9293




Monday, March 11, 2013

The sequester didn't slow down security before taking off on Air Canada where little turbulence occurred with smoked salmon on pumpernickel:

... salad:

... and a decent beef tenderloin with a nicely rare center:

Then came a holding pattern with rubbery potatoes au gratin and overcooked veg followed by unripe Camembert with Cheddar and Oka:

... which prevented this meal from taking flight.

Air Canada




Sunday, March 10, 2013

We've enjoyed Bunk Sandwiches:

... bread boundried bundles before, but today's bunned breakfast ($4.00):

... of egg and cheese was a righteously runny-yolked:

... melty-middled munch Stumped down with some hot coffee.

Bunk is a good place to hop after bed.

Bunk Sandwiches

621 SE Morrison
Portland, OR




Saturday, March 9, 2013

We chose an assortment of Italian, pork, and chicken meatballs to adorn our dishes at 24th & Meatballs:

... where house made spaghetti ($8.00):

... detoured from al dente and wound up being a little more wobbly than we prefer. The polenta with pork sauce ($8.00):

... was mush more our thing.

This orb-oriented organization attracts families and counter service car-ball-hydrate cravers by sphere heading familiar food at this intersection of cheap and cheerful.

24th & Meatballs

NE 24th and Glisan
Portland, OR




Friday, March 8, 2013

Detour was our fortification stop:

... where a frittata ($10.00):

... of delicata squash, garlic, bacon and manchego was a fine foregg into breakfast sided by potatoes.

"The Don" ($9.25):

... was a breafast sandwich tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, italian sausage feta and avocado that didn't seem Mafia-y, but we still paid it our respects.

This route was a fine 'raunt that may not warrant an extension to our planned path, but it was a nice 'nabe nook for nourishment.

Detour Café
3035 SE Division St.
Portland, OR




Thursday, March 7, 2013

We hopped back to Hokusei for more of the marine morsels.

Sake sashimi ($13.00) and maguro sashimi ($14.00):

... were pristine pieces of peche which we followed up with some nigiri ($2.50-$3.50 per piece):

... including amaebi, hotate and aji.

Tatsuta age ($8.00):

... was a swell, shoyu-scented serving of fried chicken while the yuzu marinated black cod ($10.50):

... was a disc of daikon-sided delectability.

The sashimi roll ($15.00):

... was a cigar of avocado, tuna, salmon and yellowtail cumbered by cuke and topped with tobiko.

Hokusei continues to reel us back for their top notch Japanese food.

4246 SE Belmont St.
Portland, OR




Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Takeaway from Russell Street Bar-B-Que:

... meant delectable pork ribs ($20.00 per pound):

... and meaty beef ribs ($3.00 each):

We gnawed our way through slathering the sticks with hot sauce cooled down with slaw ($6.00):

... and augmented with yams ($3.00) that weren't our thing, but the greens ($6.00):

... were great.

Russell Street Bar-B-Que
325 NE Russell St.
Portland, OR




Tuesday, March 5, 2013

A couple of "Joe's shift drinks" ($8.00 each):

... shifted us into a relaxed state at Relish Gastropub:

... where plump mussels ($19.00):

... and swell sturgeon swam in a tomato tub plugged with potato stumps.

A well-seasoned burger ($12.00):

... delivered the goods with Gruyere and caramelized onion jam sided by a salad.

Warm kale and Brussels sprouts ($5.00):

... tussled a warm bowl of leafy levitation.

Mignardises were buttery biscuits with our favorite being the sensational salted shortbread.

This new condiment to Portland dining is a relishable 'rant that is worth catching up with.

Relish Gastropub
6637 SE Milwaukie
Portland, OR




Monday, March 4, 2013

Woodsman's Market:

... is a small shop situated between Woodsman's Tavern and Stumptown Coffee (all owned by the same group.)

We ordered some breakfast and asked if it was acceptable to ingest our order at their neighboring business.

They agreed and even delivered the goods to us once we were situated with our cups of caffeine.

The breakfast sandwich ($7.00):

... with egg, cheese, bacon and ketchup was an English muffin-bordered bundle of solid sustenance but our attention was grabbed by the fish bagel ($6.00):

Sensational smoked trout sat on a toasted loop loaf slathered with scallion cream cheese. We will certainly circle back for more of their carbo cloaked cuisine.

Woodsman's Market
4537 SE Division St.
Portland, OR




Sunday, March 3, 2013

We knew we were in for something special when we started on the succulent stuffed squid ($12.00):

... at Levant.

This garbanzoed gateway to the grub at this newly opened noshery with Arab-influenced eats brought to fruition with French techniques.

Luscious liver ($11.00):

... hovered over challah in a Manischewitz (!) mingled morsel with sieved egg.

Tender veal breast ($15.00):

... was sweetened with prune and spiced with ras el hanout. Circles of celery root were poached in veal stock to contrast with the smooth pool of tahini.

The tongue and tail crepinette ($15.00):

... was a caul ball of flavorful flappers followed by lamb four ways ($24.00):

... with hearth-heated neck, leg, a little, rare chop and a juicy merguez sausage. White beans and yogurt rounded out this bleat treat washed down with some Bandol.

Levant is a seriously impressive restaurant. We will return soon to check out more of their delectable chow.

2448 E Burnside St.
Portland, OR




Saturday, March 2, 2013

We wondered why the dining room was underpopulated during Brunch at Woodsman Tavern:

... as we enjoyed crispy fried pork ($14.00):

... in a Romesco sauce with kissable grits capped with a runny-yolked egg. This course of corn-tenement was texturally tantalizing with munchable morsels of meat mingling with a peppery potion.

The potted egg ($12.00):

... was a parfait of crouton and creamed greens with an ova over this jarring Mason. A flaky biscuit lined with apple butter had a tongue of prosciutto sticking from this stamped, starch circle. This greens, egg and ham dish was one we did indeed like.

We determined that diminished diners were due to Portlander's preference for portions and prices that are the inverse of this Tavern's take.

Woodsman Tavern
4537 SE Division St.
Portland, OR




Friday, March 1, 2013

The Horse Brass Pub was pubulated with a brassy crowd as we galloped up for some swell suds during a busy Friday night.

The fish and chips ($14.25):

... was solid seafood snackage while the Scotch egg ($5.25):

... was less our thing. This sausage-sealed, deep fried, boiled egg grenade had an ova cooked center with a sulfury center.

A steak sandwich ($12.50):

... was delivered to the requested medium rare. We munched this muscle mitt fringed with more fries as we took in the roudy 'roundings of this popular public house.

Horse Brass Pub
4534 SE Belmont
Portland, OR









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