They had me at Miso Disco Fries. The name alone is brilliant. How in the world could I pass up something called Miso Disco Fries? Disco. Fries. Miso. It brought me back to the days when I watched Solid Gold … Continue reading Food I Eat – Double Dragon – Go there now!
It won’t surprise anyone to know that I’m not a big fan of pre-packaged, pre-made meals that you microwave or drop in boiling water. I find something highly sinister and suspicious about a package of food that has a ‘shelf … Continue reading Blown Away by…fishpeople of the Pacific Northwest
I got so wrapped up in my nefarious exploits with the chanterelles that I totally forgot to write about my final volunteer event at FEAST. Old news I know. Who cares? I do. My blog. Bygones. After reading this post … Continue reading Zucchini and Top Chef
Kale dust and water…what I planned on eating for the next week or two after spending 4 days straight eating ridiculous amounts of food. I volunteered at three events for FEAST Portland and spent Sunday morning sampling my way through … Continue reading Kale Dust & Water – FEAST- The Aftermath
Doesn’t that sound so cosmopolitan? So chic? So fancy schmancy? I’m here to tell you it was all of those things and more. Not a whole heck of a lot went pear shaped when preparing for this event. I did … Continue reading Le Diner en Blanc. Oolala!
Japanese Taste, Portland Style During the mid-Edo Period of Japanese feudalism the Yakuza caste was made up of misfits and undesirables easily identified by their elaborate tattoos and non-conformist hairdos. The Yakuza formed extended “families” and lived off the feudal grid … Continue reading Eat Here! Yakuza
As all three of my readers know…My Happy Place always involves some kind of alcohol. Typically Bourbon. Often a Turbo Shandy. Quite frequently a glass of Pinot. I have a new Happy Place that while there was alcohol involved it’s … Continue reading You had me at Mornay – My Happy Place – The Side Yard Farm
Portland is a food mecca. Restaurants written up in The NY Times, Bon Appetit, featured on the Food Channel. Luce was named one of the Top 10 Restaurants in the country. We have more than our fair share of food celebs like Andy Ricker (his restaurants are on the left and right coasts) and Natalie Pomeroy (she was on Top Chef Masters) to name just two. Food carts that rival some of the finest restaurants anywhere. Every kind of food you could want from chicken and waffles to foie gras burgers. Full of adventurous chefs. Tantalizing food. Oregon Pinots. Handcrafted … Continue reading Chipotle Cravings
This past weekend was totally all about food. Then again that would be most of my weekends. It really is surprising that I don’t weigh 5,000 pounds. Why Portland hasn’t had a food festival until now just boggles my mind. There is so much good, fantastic, fabulous, luscious, amazing food in this town. And this is the first year of Feast Portland? At least it was timed just perfectly since I live here now. I kicked off the weekend by attending a lecture/talk/whatever with Mark Bittman. I had such hopes. Such dreams. He was so incredibly boring! I know and … Continue reading Feast Portland = Food Coma. In a good way.
I know, I know all my happy places involve food and alcohol. Is there anything really wrong with that? Thing is the ocean is also one of my most happiest places ever. But it’s even more happy if it involves a nice bottle of wine and snacks. A few weeks ago we went to Rum Club for happy hour. There’s a lot of happy going on in this post. A hidden little gem on SE Sandy. It’s one of those places if you blink you’ll miss it. If you know where it is, while I would love to tell you … Continue reading Rum Club – Portland, OR. Another Happy Place.