if you know me at all, you know i would eat practically anything if it was topped with pimento cheese. so imagine my goddamn delight to encounter the demento burger at sunny’s. it’s near impossible to choose between the melty cheese sauce and the smash-style patty on this one. i can’t wait to head back to this hidden gem to hit up their breakfast menu.
alberta street pub will tell you that [you] can’t bahn mi love, but guess what? i found it, i bought it, and it’s only five dollars (at least for one more day). best part of this burger? deviating from the regular burg path with pork and bean curd. that, and all the weird looks i got while shoving this in my face while wearing a shiny-ass dress.
just a quick stop into zoiglhaus before joining the new gym nearby (and no, that’s not a joke) and was not disappointed. q: how do you say hamburger in german? a: FRIED SAUERKRAUT. stay blessed.
kids, i’m telling ya...you’re not gonna want to go splitsies on bar maven’s oregon black & blue burger, even though it’s big enough (it’s the most sizable burger we’ve had this week). blue cheese is way low on my list of burger fixins, so this one was a true ringer...it may even end up being my favorite this year. best part of this burger? at first bite, it was the marionberry aioli, but the true star of this burg is the coffee and black pepper char on the patty. good work, @barmavenpdx
right now you might be a little concerned by how much ground beef i’ve been consuming. loyal legion and i are both here to tell you: it’s nacho problem. fav part of this burger was the cheese, with the tomato being a close second (give me a breakーthis is the first burger we’ve had this week that had tomato on it!)
are you guys sweating? i’m sweating. splitsie strategy is serving us well enough to bring us to double barrel, who had my favorite burger last year.
it’s still too early in the week to call it, but let me tell you, from the burger jello shots to the burger-dedicated mini assembly line they have on their back patio, THESE GUYS KNOW HOW TO BURGER WEEK. best part of their buckaroo: the painted hills patty (never disappoints) and the phenomenal cheese sauce.
note for burger week 2019: do not go for the burger special on a night that the bar is also running a drink special. luckily for us, the staff @theeastburn
is great under pressure. best part about their big mike? the fried pickles!
“i just realized i ordered one for each of us,” says stephen (contrary to our established strategy to go splitsies this week). NOT MAD ABOUT IT, BUB. best part about the lamp’s harissa cracklin’ burger: fried chicken skin, duh.
establishing my burger week baseline with the block party at new seasons. personally, i feel like sweet pickles have no business being on a burger (or on this plane of existence), but i’ll allow it. best part of this burger: the pfriem wit ale bun.
as much as i love shoving forkfuls of bacon, cheese, and avocado bound by dressing into my face, i think we can all agree that the dregs of a cobb salad negate any real (or not-that-real) salad intentions. hopefully this one’s a little more balanced 🎊
summer sunday with living daikon shoots 🌱
Back in the day, I studied voice for about 10 years. I feel fortunate I was able to perform in some modest venues around the US and in NYC but ultimately decided that a vocal career wasn’t my purpose in life. It was a hard career to cultivate and I knew deep in my soul I just wasn’t strong enough to sustain the effort it would take. Still, music holds a special little spot in my heart, as does my voice teacher @wandaperry1
and my piano teacher @da_lash.
I used to sing to my girls, until they told me to “be quiet mom, I’m singing” 😂 and I sing in the kitchen and obviously I sing to Gus now. So when I saw @andreabocelliofficial
was going to perform in Portland, I immediately snagged tickets. The concert Saturday was divine. Food for my musical soul. My eyes teared through every song and rang deep in my singers heart. Such melodic beauty that pulled at every emotion. Before the concert, Ranger Craig and I dined at the @redstartavern
in Portland. One word, lush. I had the perfectly seared scallops with new potatoes, arugula, baby onions, Fava beans, shaved pecorino, micro greens and the most delicious lick your plate creamy herb sauce. So divine, I’m still dreaming of it today. #summer #pdx #portland #oregonseafood #redstartavern #lifearoundmytable #karistaskitchen #andreabocelli #concerts #pdxfood #pdxrestaurants #edibleportland #instaphotos #iphone8 #instadelicious #traveloregon
sorry meatless monday, but it’s mdw AND national burger day so you’re going to have to take a seat.
i forgot how puffy beer batter gets when i bought the lil’est @three_sisters_nixtamal
tortillas, so taco tuesday is now tostada tuesday with crispy cod and shredded cabbage. i also happen to keep my tortillas warm in a ddukbaegi (korean stone pot)ーDON’T @ ME.
eggplant, yellow squash, and zucchini roasted with garlic, olives, capers, crushed tomatoes, and béchamel. grated parm. grilled bread.
and some overgrown pea shoots for good measure 🌱