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October 1-10, 2012


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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Our eggs were cooked more than our requested soft, but the firm fetal food served at Costello’s Travel Caffé:

...was still trafficable to our tray table in the form of a bacon, avocado and spinach omelette ($11.00):

... and a scramble with spinach, avocado and feta ($11.00).

We were pleasantly surprised by the heirloom apple pie:

... which had a flaky crust and tart apples. This heated helping completed our eatinerary at this friendly and funky counter service hub that although isn’t destination dining, served up a decent dessert.

Costello’s Travel Caffé
2222 NE Broadway
Portland, OR





Wednesday, October 9, 2013

We grabbed one of the three tables at little t baker’s new outpost in the Union Way alley where we nibbled on a couple ready made sandwiches.

Pretzel bread had a twist of Dijon mustard on ham and Cheddar ($6.50):

... which was tasty tucker but the mozzarella ($7.00):

... with semi-dried tomatoes and basil wound up being superior with crusty crunch against a soft center with a perky punch of nightshade.

A pain au chocolat:

... was a flaky futon of buttery blanketing to a strip of creamy pod potion that demonstrated this bakery’s light hand with doughlectibility.

We will have to duck back into this alley for more of their t licious baked goods.

little t baker
1022 W Burnside
Suite O
Portland, OR





Tuesday, October 8, 2013

We boomerang back to Barista for their good grindage knowing that there will be a bit of a wait for their potent preparations.

A macchiato:

... and a cappuccino:

... lifted our ‘lertness with their silky strength of mindfully prepared potions that keep us bouncing back for their beany brews.

539 NW 13th Ave.
Portland, OR





Monday, October 7, 2013

Coffee gumdrops ($8.00):

... from Quin:

... were jellied java that could have used more of a jolt.

We also picked up a foot of coffee marshmallow ($4.00):

... which was a pleasant puffy ribbon.

We found it odd that that they exclusively accept credit cards as payment but I guess penny candies are not their bag.

1025 SW Stark St.
Portland, OR





Sunday, October 6, 2013

We always get an order of guacamole ($8.00):

... when we visit Verde Cocina:

... not only to slather on their house made tortillas, but to avo-ment our other dishes like today’s pork belly tacos:

These breakfasty bundles of scrambled egg and bacon were strewn with slaw while a barbacoa tamale:

... was a lamby log that we sawed through with grilled corn and black beans.

The salmon ($18.00):

... stole the spotlight . This pink parcel swam in a tide pool of clams, corn and squash.

This casual kitchen always hits the spot with some good green grub.

Verde Cocina
524 NW 14th
Portland, OR






Saturday, October 5, 2013

The sashimi ($7.00 for each hamachi, sake and albacore) and sushi ($2.00-6.00):

... at Ahi:

... were all solid sliceage of ‘shimi but the uni bowl ($12.00):

... struck us as strange that it was roemoginzed without any chunks of urchiny bits (it was still good though).

Chicken wings ($5.00):

... were standard stumpage with shoyu and dynamite roll($5.00):

... and tuna tower dip ($15.00):

... were all okay but not enough to bump Boxer, Hokusei or Bamboo from our rotation.


Ahi Sushi and Tapas
2038 SE Clinton St.
Portland, OR





Friday, October 4, 2013

A rum and citrusy “Hemingway” Daiquiri ($8.00) and a “Tom Waits” ($9.00):

... whisky and vermouth cocktail were both serviceable sippage at the Radio Room.

Halibut tacos ($12.50):

... were strewn with slaw and seeded with pepitas in a deck of queso frescoed cards while the a blue cheese burger ($11.00):

... was boosted by bacon but the lackluster loafage and parched patty wasn’t our thing.

The friendly staff was tuned in, but we will probably scan for other stations.

Radio Room
1101 NE Alberta
Portland, OR





Thursday, October 3, 2013

Remedy is an apothecary dispensing diminutive dishes along with vessels of vino in this wine bar that looks like a hotel lobby.

Some swine was in order at this Pearl District dispensary in the form of a bocadillo ($10.00):

... on baguette with Serrano ham and Manchego.

We washed down this warm and crusty sandwich a glass of riesling and rosé ($9.00 each):

... but weren’t as into the bland potato salad that sided this sandwich.

Boquerones ($10.00):

... were more our thing with Oregon anchovies perking up this pepper and cuke plate.

Warm bread sopped up molten Taleggio ($8.00):

... with a kiss of honey to cap off our snacks at this curative corner.

Remedy Wine Bar
733 NW Everett St.
Portland, OR





Wednesday, October 2, 2013

We sought out Súpa!:

... a new soup and sandwich station that we selected to counteract today’s rainy weather.

Their “artisan” soups ($3.95 per cup) included a Moroccan lentil:

... with a nice cumin kick (but the legumes were a little more cooked than we prefer) and the tomato and chevre bisque:

... which was a thinner potion than the name implied, but it offered an acidic counterpoint to our toasted breakfast sandwiches ($5.95 plus .50¢-$1.00 for each add on item).

We requested our eggs to be undercooked since we saw cooked-through yolks being delivered to earlier diners. One of our orders got the requested restraint in radiation (this was the one that we got with avocado and grilled onions):

... while the bacon boosted bundle:

... wasn’t as fortunate.

This new nourishment nook is still getting on their feet, so the long lag times and forgotten order items that we experienced were probably just growing pains. We will loop back for more of their warming wares once they have had a chance to settle in.

432 NW 11th Ave.
Portland, OR





Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Plump mussels ($8.00):

... flexed in a garlicky wine and butter bath at Cocotte:

... where sweetbreads ($15.00):

... glanded sweetly in a squash puree washed down with a sparkling rosé.

Braised octopus ($16.00):

... got suction from potatoes, aioli and trout roe to arm this tender oct-stremity.

A torchon of foie gras ($15.00):

... got sweetness from fig jam and grapes and was de-livered a crunchy counterpoint from pistachios

Perfectly rare salmon ($25.00):

... waded in waves of polenta dotted with shrimp, turnips and squash with a plume of pickles to this pleasing plate.

We will have to return to Cocotte for more of this bistro’s satisfying French food and flair.

Cocotte Bar & Bistro
2930 NE Killingsworth St.
Portland, OR










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