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May 1-10, 2013


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Friday, May 10, 2013

The last time we visited Henry Higgins:

... they were out of their boiled baked bands but today we nabbed a plain and onion bagel ($1.25 each) which were likable, leavened loops.

We also tried a salt and an onion version gussied up with cream cheese, lox, Roma tomato, capers and red onion ($9.00 each):

... which was a swell start to the day.

Henry Higgins Boiled Bagels
5222 NE Sacramento
Portland, OR




Thursday, May 9, 2013

Hamachi crudo ($11.00):

... with basil olive oil was a fresh fish flappage at Riffle NW. Supremed citrus added sparks of sweet tang while slivers of radish layered a refreshing crunch.

Black cod ($25.00):

... had a crisp skin and moist middle mingled with a pistachio Romesco, grilled ramps and a zip of balsamic.

We continue to rotate to Riffle but wonder what the future holds with their chef shift...

Riffle NW
333 NW 13th
Portland, OR




Wednesday, May 8, 2013

A “Samvossey” ($9.00) with whisky, orange bitters and Fernet was a scintillating, citrus sip while the “Repose” ($8.00):

... was a sparkling refresher with muddled cherries, rye, mint, lemon and soda at Township and Range.

We beat back tradition and went with their veggie burger ($8.50):

... which was a rosy round of diced beets, beans and rice (in a nice twist in the genre) sided by greaseless and crisp onion rings:

Fried chicken ($15.00):

... was crunchy-crusted, moist-middled, fine fowl. The two sides we selected were the mac and cheese:

... (which could have used some crusty element) and some mustard greens that were seriously satisfying.

We’ll head back to this Hawthorne habitat to check out more of their comfort chow soon.

Township and Range
2422 SE Havthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR




Tuesday, May 7, 2013

We got sandwiches at Theo’s:

... with fried egg and cheese ($2.95):

... and one with added sausage ($3.50):

These burger-bunned breakfasts weren’t our thing so we jumped ship and went for our standard egg and tapenade ($5.25):

... sandwiches at Lovejoy Bakery. The crusty bread, salty olives and scrambled egg are our idea of hand held heaven.

121 NW 5th Ave.
Portland, OR

Lovejoy Bakers
939 NW 10th Ave.
Portland, OR




Monday, May 6, 2013

Fontina, tomato and frisée flourished the bagel sandwich ($7.00):

... at Nuvrei where a fried egg melded this tower of tucker touched of by Dijon butter.

This spot-hitting breakfast may not trump our usual Lovejoy Bakers’ egg sandwiches, but they are still darn good.

404 NW 10th Ave.
Portland, OR




Sunday, May 5, 2013

Ración has a happy hour from 5 - 6 p.m:

...during which their Spanish-inspired, a la carte creations are a mere $7.00 each.

We began with Serrano ham, thyme and olive oil marinated mahón cheese with a dice of quince paste, fino sherry gel, filberts and olives:

... before reveling in a ration of asparagus with pickled celery over a green racing stripe of mustard greens, with crunch from fish chicharrones, a thunder cloud of fino foam and richness from dots of egg yolk emulsion:

Seared yellowtail with beach mushrooms:

... burst with bubbles of beet caviar and umami from white soy. The quinoa was dehydrated to ingrain a crunchy counterpoint to this heavenly, hamachi helping.

Pork bellied up to corona beans with perky pops of pickled mustard seeds, Rapini added vegetal variance while a sweet almond “licorice” gave some tread to this midsection meat:

Cauliflower panna cotta was topped with crispy black rice alongside the beef and pork chorizo:

Red rice and rapini rounded out this fine flesh and flower formation.

The dishes at Ración radiate with personality. The flavors, textures and presentation will lure us back to check out more of their marvelous morsels.

1205 SW Washington St.
Portland, OR




Saturday, May 4, 2013

The “tavern board” ($12.00):

... at Savoy Tavern:

... held Olympic Provisions chorizo, edam and gouda was nice nibbling with our “9752” ($8.00) with whisky, Tuaca, orange and bitters and a “Bensonhurst” ($8.00) with rye, Luxardo, Cynar and dry vermouth.

Their delicate shoestrings have crisp peripheries that shield a slim, starchy, center with a satisfying sting of saline. These frites fringed our burger ($11.00):

... and fish fry ($16.50):

... which were both fine, but the spud sticks were the raison of what we ate at this friendly, midwestern cuisine corner.

Savoy Tavern
2500 SE Clinton St.
Portland, OR




Friday, May 3, 2013

The “superbowl” ($9.50):

... at Chen’s Good Taste:

... made us glad we only ordered one. This bathtub full of noodles, wonton, duck pork and bok choy had a pleasing abundance of sodium (that brought on a severe case of hot dog fingers).

Salt and pepper squid ($10.95):

... was also not endorsed by the heart association, but this sizzling cephalopod hit the spot with as a french fry-of-the-sea dish.

This divey dining depot attracts students seeking mountains of veggie fried rice as well as a bustling take away business (since you could probably survive on one of their servings for several days.)

Chen’s Good Taste
18 NW 4th Ave.
Portland, OR




Thursday, May 2, 2013

The least suspicious package at the JFK food court:

... appeared to be the salad by the pound:

I attended to this package of dull, but boring baggage:

... to bridge the way to future foodstuffs that are not just jet fuel.

JFK Airport




Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Sure, Katz’s Deli:

... is jammed with tourists, but overexposure didn’t bag our enjoyement of their famed hot pastrami and chopped liver sandwiches ($16.00):

Hand-sliced hunks of meat muscled their way between rye lined with mustard and enriched with chicken organ to accompany the parade of movie star photos:

... and humanity hunkering down for righteous ‘rami

Katz’s Deli
205 E Houston St.
New York, NY









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