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June 1-10, 2014


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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Kale concealed the contents of a carrot tamale ($10.00):

... at Tamale Boy.

This dino dolmaesque dinner started with salmon ceviche ($12.00):

... which was a mango-mingled mason jar of fruit and mer.

Guac ($8.00):

... was ‘cado crush:

... that companied the Oaxacan-style tamale:

... tucked with puerco pibli ($4.50):

... delectably.

The cart-turned-restaurant was a fine place to re-leaf our hunger.

Tamale Boy

1764 NE Dekum St.
Portland, OR




Monday, June 9, 2014

A crusty, salty and slightly sweet stump ($1.50):

... was served up at Son of a Biscuit:

... the new Micah Camden chicken shack.

This honeyed hump sided a half chicken ($9.75):

... with a dark, golden armor of crust and moist meat. This well seasoned bird rested on slices of white bread (which was less interesting than the round bread).

Mac and cheese ($3.00):

... was creamy and elbowey, but didn’t have any crispy bits.

Cracking open a cold one:

... with this clucker sealed the deal at this roosteraunt. That is a winner for chicken dinner.

Son of a Biscuit
2045 SE Division St.
Portland, OR




Sunday, June 8, 2014

The saison is made by a staff member at the Heathman.

We sat down to these refreshing suds:

... along with a couple of slightly overcooked burgers:

... and crisp fries:

... that were fine fortification, but not necessarily a revisit.

The Heathman
1001 SW Broadway
Portland, OR




Saturday, June 7, 2014

Back to Tiffin Asha:

... to pick up a “hot chick” ($8.00):

... also known as a chicken dosa. This crepe cigar was ignited with their “gunpowder”:

... or their pulverized pepper potion that we mix with sesame oil. Pickled greens and yogurt cheese flattered this fowl fold up that we cheered up with items from their chutney bar.

The B.A.T ($7.00):

... of bacon, arugula and tomatoes was as good as we remembered from our last visit.

This tiffin turnout is tops.

Tiffin Asha
Corner of N. Mississippi and N. Beech
Portland, OR




Friday, June 6, 2014

We returned to the raucous River Pig:

... for more of their chicken livers ($7.00):

... but the were woefully overcooked this time.

The chicken wings ($10.00):

... turned out to be drumsticks, which were okay, but weren’t as good as the flappers we got on our last visit.

A salad of quinoa, arugula, feta, olives, carrot and edamame ($7.00):

... with a perky citrus dressing turned out to be the best bet of the bunch.

We flew through a couple draughts:

... before seeking other sustenance.

The River Pig Saloon
529 NW 13th Ave.
Portland, OR




Thursday, June 5, 2014

The hand held Pine State Biscuits that we have had at the Farmers Market were not laden with gravy like they are in the brick and mortar.

We both got the Reggie Deluxe ($9.00) with fried chicken, bacon and cheese but diversified our dishes with mushroom gravy:

... and sausage gravy.:

Moist chicken with a crisp crust had limper bacon than we prefer, but the gilding cheese and gravy were fine flourishes.

These heavy helpings were doze-inducing dough decks.

Pine State Biscuits

1100 SE Division
Portland, OR




Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Za’atar dusted garbanzos ($3.00):

... kicked off Levant’s new happy hour. These bean bearings were luscious legumes followed by fried cauliflower ($5.00):

... with a tub of tahina.

A perky “Kayisi Sour” ($8.00) with rye, cognac, apricot liqueur and orgeat as well as an orangey “Anatolia”($8.00) with dry vermouth and rye:

... were pleasing potions that paved our palates for falafel ($7.00):

Crusty clumps ‘banzo balls were zig-zhouged with spice and onion. This top notch flatbread fold up was followed by a shawarma-spiced lamb burger ($9.00):

... with feta, pickled onion and butter lettuce with a pint of beer ($5.00).

Levant’s HH was AOK by us.

2448 E Burnside
Portland, OR




Tuesday, June 3, 2014

We racked up some skewers ($9.00):

... at Khao San:

... where pork and chicken were prodded, grilled and hooked in a stab at Thai street food.

Cushions of tofu, shitakes and carrots were adorned with a basil leaf in spring roll bites ($6.00):

We relished these rice-papered rounds with a couple beers.

Larb ($7.00):

... was grounded in a minty lime dressing to perk this porky pile.

This snack center was a sating stop.

Khao San

1435 NW Flanders St
Portland, OR




Monday, June 2, 2014

We hung out at Hatfields for their tasting menu.

Our bouches were ‘mused by the Meyer lemon prawn ceviche:

... followed by kanpachi with blood oranges in a shiso creme fraiche.

Their signature croque Madame:

... hid hamachi and ham in a brioche-bound, quail egg-capped sandwich.

Crispy sweetbreads contrasted with creamy butternut squash flan with coconut froth and mushrooms:

...while squid-inked garganelle:

... got a pinch of pickled shallots to perk this pea and crab pasta.

Divers scallop with duxelles:

... got a plummy potion and filbert foundation while hamachi hunkered under hemp seeds with beets and Brussels.

Raisins offered a sweetness to delectable duck with quinoa and dukes:

... while chicken flew in with cauliflower.

Beef rib “pastrami”:

... with smoked ‘shrooms and braised beef rib:

... with salsify puree, maitake mushrooms and Brussels sprouts were righteous rib and ‘rami before we cleared the way with lemon granita and panna cotta:

... and a rhubarb pavlova.

Chocolate ganache tart:

... and coco dusted beignets with chocolate fondue and a mini malt:

... meant it was time to desert.

The hospitality and wine suggs left us sated as we moseyed from this real McCoy munchateria.

Hatfield’s Restaurant
6703 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA




Sunday, June 1, 2014

It’s omakase only at Nishi-ya, so we sat at the bar:

... for a progression of peche ($300.00).


... red snapper:

... Spanish mackerel:

... amaebi:

... hotate:

... crab claw:

... and uni:

... were all fine fish.

The rice was a tiny bit stiffer than our preferences run, but it was still good.

Standouts included the smoked and cured salmon with kelp:

... some insane albacore:

... a blue crab handroll:

... which we washed down with frosty glasses of beer.

Sushi Nishi-ya
1712 Victory Blvd.
Glendale, CA









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