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May 1-10, 2014


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Saturday, May 10, 2014

The rib eye ($39.00):

... lured us back to Laurelhurst Market:

... with a couple cuffs of o rings. This satisfying slab of steak blended with blue cheese butter was a rare ration of fine flexage fronted by some hand pulled mozzarella ($8.00):

... with a christmas colored collection of green and red strawbs to light up the lactose.

King salmon:

... was delivered to the specified rare, but was muddied by meh shavings of truffles to add a cardboard complement to this otherwise fine fish.

A side of collards ($6.00):

... was serviceable, but did not dull our memory of the scallop starter ($13.00):

... with sunchoke chips, sausage, avocado puree tied together with a salad with a citrus vinaigrette.

LM is a reliable beefstination while other items can be hit or miss. We have to check out what the new chef (whose chow we enjoyed from Beaker & Flask) does with the menu....

Laurelhurst Market
3155 E. Burnside
Portland, OR




Friday, May 9, 2014

Little t for a morning bun ($3.00):

... which swirled blubes into a twirl of light, buttery, dough with a veil of sweetness glazing the surface. This feathery spiral was fine flourishment.

Little t
1022 W Burnside
Portland, OR




Thursday, May 8, 2014

However declassé
, I miss the Sysco fries at Clyde Common. The crisp crusted, starchy centered spokes that were greaseless prods of pommes de terrific. Today’s overcooked burger:

... was also a bit of a bummer. The cheese and bacon strips didn’t wake this parched puck of ‘pointmet, but even the (normally good) Clyde can have a common day.

Clyde Common
1014 SW Stark St.
Portland, OR




Wednesday, May 7, 2014

There are a lot of take offs on Twinkies in PDX and Roman Candle’s:

... version makes up in flavor what is sacrifices in shelf-life:

Texture is introduced in the batter of this bread baton to make the mostess of this classic cake.

Roman Candle

3377 SE Division
Portland, OR




Tuesday, May 6, 2014


... lifted our morning at Jola, where a house made biscuit ($5.00):

... sandwiched bacon, tomato jam, cheese and a frittatay tile. The flaky foundation of this formation was a fine fastbreaker alongside a bagel ($8.50):

... with lox, anemic tomato, capers and cream cheese.

We also nabbed one of their macaroons:

... which was a choco-dipped tropical treat.

This neighborhood nook was a perky pitstop.

Jola Cafe

5915 SW Corbett Ave.
Portland, OR




Monday, May 5, 2014

Fenrir is named for the wolf that adorns the walls of this new were-about.

A Vieux Carre ($10.00) and a Daquiri ($7.00):

... were both solid salutations with a Benedictine boost and lime lift before we dug into lamb tartare ($12.00):

... with whole grain mustard, salsa verde and an enriching egg yolk which was served with toasted Ken’s bread.

Rye pasta ($10.00):

... was a soba-style swerving in a cold conglomeration of chive blossoms, shaved asparagus and radish.

Rye also appeared in pan fried dumplings that cushioned seared scallops ($16.00):

... with more asparagus in a swell seafood ‘semblage.

We savored the wolfable wares at this new predator perch above Cellar Door Coffee. It was underpopulated for 8:30 on a Friday night so I hope this den is discovered and supported soon.


2005 SE 11th Ave.
Portland, OR




Sunday, May 4, 2014

Business Food” ($10.00):

... was a case containing a comprehensive collection of cuisine that contrasted crunchy with cushiony, fruity with vegetal and sweet with sour at Carte Blanche.

Ripe mango and pineapple sweetened the deal on this conference of cashews, carrot, cabbage and candied coconut in a diversification of delectable dividends. Tofu contributed to the total return of this pleasing portfolio.

This airstreamed eatery keeps their menu compact with sandwiches, rice bowls and their famous saladry that keeps us turning back for these tangy tumbles of tastiness.

Carte Blanche Food Cart
SE 32nd and Hawthrone Blvd.
Portland, OR




Saturday, May 3, 2014

As we left Pope’s Bourbon House (after a fine Vieux Carre and Boulevardier) to head to sushi, we stopped dead in our tracks as the waves of smokey scents drew us to Smokehouse 21.

A couple plates of asparagus ($5.00):

... with smoked paprika butter and preserved lemon and bottles of cider started us off before we split a few combo plates ($21.00 for three items and 2 sides).

Pulled pork, pork ribs, brisket and chicken were all good, but the standouts were the lamb ribs, steelhead and the hot links.

The sides were standard issue collards, slaw and pickled veg leaving the spotlight solidly on the meaty bits.

Smokehouse 21 has developed some muscle since our last visit.

Smokehouse 21
413 NW 21st Ave.
Portland, OR




Friday, May 2, 2014

A chubby, steamed, duck egg ($6.00) nestled in an “everything” bun:

... at Roman Candle.

This tender, runny yolked breakfast sandwich was a seedy success sauced with a pool of peppy, picante potion and washed down with their bean brew.

Roman Candle continues to ignite our interest.

Roman Candle
3377 SE Division
Portland, OR




Thursday, May 1, 2014

We have enjoyed Nong’s chicken and rice from their carts in the past and were excited to visit their new brick and mortar:

... where they bottle their garlicy sauce:

... and serve and expanded menu.

Chicken and rice ($8.00):

... continues to be the common de-nom-inator, but there are chicken skins ($1.00):

... that are like chick-arrones with fowl flesh converted into crunchy golden nuggets.

Liver ($1.00):

... comes sliced (rather then whole from the carts) to better blend with the delectable and simple combo of clucker, cukes, rice with the peppery, garlic soy sauce washed down with their flavorful broth.

This new Nongs is our kind of roost.

Nongs Khao Man Gai
609 SE Ankeny St.
Portland, OR









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