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April 11-20, 2014


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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Waves of Grain rolled in to Portland as an outpost of their Cannon Beach cakery.

A couple build-your-own biscuit sandwiches had us hunkering down to a buttermilk biscuit with melted Swiss, bacon, asparagus and egg ($9.50):

... and a Cheddar biscuit with asparagus, tomato and egg ($7.75):

This carbo cushions were a bolstering breakfasts to shore us up.

Waves of Grain
2250 E Burnside
Portland, OR




Saturday, April 19, 2014


... pies were mowed away but there was a cake towering over the remaining scones and eclairs so we nabbed this buttercreamed beauty with some coffee.

Layers of chocolate cake ($4.00):

... were bound with salted caramel frosting and topped with a caramel glaze with fleur de sel rimming this rich ration. Dense dark delineations separated by sweet spackle took the sting out of our dep-pie-vation.

Pie is our preference, but this cake was a sating, saline solution.

Woodlawn Coffee and Pastry
808 NE Dekum St.
Portland, OR




Friday, April 18, 2014

A top notch Vieux Carre and Sazerac:

... set the tone at the recently opened Easy Company bar.

We sipped on these expertly made elixirs while perusing the roster of refreshments:

... that are in line with our cocktail inclinations.

The production kitchen for Lardo is right next door so eats were a no brainer.

We went with the familiar dirty fries ($7.00):

... with pork scraps, peppers, fried herbs and a shower of parmesan and a double burger ($9.00):

... with porkstrami, Cheddar and shredded lettuce cushioning Cascade beef cooked to a perfect medium rare.

We love this new addition to the ‘nabe and will return to work our way through more of their crafty cocktails.

Easy Company
329 NW Couch
Portland, OR




Thursday, April 17, 2014

A friendly greeting and hot soup ($8.95):

... started our visit to Sivalai Thai:

... where button mushrooms bobbed in the Tom Kha Kai with a tang from lime and lemongrass.

Duck curry ($10.95):

... and a “jungle curry” ($10.95):

... with squid, shrimp and mussels were both peppery pots finished with a flourish of mango sticky rice:

Hospitality was the high point here but the chow doesn’t inspire a revisit.

Sivalai Thai
4806 SE Stark St.
Portland, OR




Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Our eyes rolled back in our sockets when we dug into a slab of smoked prime rib ($27.00):

... at Podnah’s Pit.

Campfire-coerced with a fine, fatty fringe and a liberal salt and peppering, this primal pink plank was a muscle memory that we will savor.

We wedged in some iceberg:

... with croutons and blue cheese dressing and some boned, herbed and lemon-stuffed smoked trout ($13.00):

... with sides of collards and black eyed peas and cooled off with a couple of their cooling whiskey cocktails:

... before flexing this fabulous flap of divine bovine.

Podnah’s is always a good pit stop, but this Saturday night special is worth a detour.

Podnah’s Pit
1625 NE Killingsworth
Portland, OR




Tuesday, April 15, 2014

We ate at Lardo when it was a cart, the a brick and mortar, then a downtown hub and most recently, a north Portland noshateria.

Their latest porcine post features the familiar favorites from their fraternal fronts plus a few new bits.

Crisp-crusted fried chicken ($12.00):

... was flourished with tasso bacon and slaw in a peckage of portly poultry punched up with padron peppers.

This fine fowl folio was followed by a Reuben ($11.00):

... budding with corned beef tongue, sauerkraut and melted Cheddar. Russian dressing gilded our lengua loaf that articulated the reason to dig into Lardo’s decks of delectability.

We are happy now that Lardo has achieved a swiney saturation point; we no longer have to be turned away from this porchetta purchase point by a list of sold out pig parcels.

4090 N Williams
Portland, OR




Monday, April 14, 2014

If I were a shrink
, I would take my patients to a frozen yogurt place and analyze their dessert. There is a big gap between stated preferences and actual preferences and the self service frozen yogurt shop is a window into the swirly psyche of each customer.

First they give you big containers to distort your sense of scale and make you feel as though you are being sensible by only filling it with a quart of dessert, then there are the flavors which you combine in culinarily contradictory combinations in order to sample unusual flavors.

Many of the toppings also have a hostility towards the base product and are simply impulse add ons triggered by their gravity outside of the yogurt universe.

The culminating concoction is often a display of compartmentalization and hedonism, yet the exercise is repeated with the same result - and what is the very definition of insanity?

Nectar Frozen Yogurt Lounge
1631 SE Bybee Blvd.
Portland, OR




Sunday, April 13, 2014

The “deluxe bacon” ($9.00):

... at Pink and Black Waffle Shack had swine stripping to a Cheddar, egg and maple-glazed quickbread while the “veg and bake” ($9.00):

... trumped the porky packet with a pesto-mayonnaised fold of avocado, egg, tomato and provolone.

The menu items vary between salacious and stoner at his petite pressed pain portal. This waffle taco truck was a fun breakfast run.

Pink and Black Waffle Shack
5429 NE 30th Ave.
Portland, OR




Saturday, April 12, 2014

Candied kumquats cradled in the lemon curd-dotted divot of a relishable rhubarb mousse ($5.00):

This tasty trough of tang came from Frice’s jewel case of alluring afters.

We also went with a banana tart ($5.00):

... with nanas nestled under a spiral of cloud-like cream with crisp, buttery pastry bunching this republic of Stefani song into a nifty nub of niceness.

Frice is so nice that we’ve been there twice.

Frice Pastry
4082 N Williams Ave.
Portland, OR




Friday, April 11, 2014

We smelled Reverend’s BBQ a block before we congregated at this popular pit pulpit for their Sunday service.

The place was overrun by worshipers:

... so our food arrived before the refreshment of our Pim’s cup ($7.00):

... and Fort George suds ($6.00):

Our collection of plates included deviled eggs ($4.95):

... that were anointed in bits of burnt brisket ends. These satantic purses held creamy yolkage with a tang of mustard.

The ribs ($14.95):

... were swiney spikes that hit the spot with sumptuous smokiness. We tore into this tissue with vinegary collard greens:

... and mac and cheese topped with crumbled BBQ potato chips.

The fried chicken ($12.95):

... were boned thighs that were tender and juicy. We hit them with spicy BBQ sauce followed by crispy spears of seasoned spuddage:

We will have to return to this altar of eating and we have faith that their flow will smooth with experience.

Reverend’s BBQ
7712 13th Ave.
Portland, OR









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