Thursday, October 28, 2010

Delicious eats of Seattle and Portland

We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming to bring you these pictures of yumminess. This post's for you, John J. (Above: Tasty, tasty, tasty ramen from Samurai Noodle.)

Fish sandwich from Paseo Caribbean Restaurant in Seattle
Toulouse Petit in Seattle has a breakfast happy hour, when all breakfast dishes are $6 each. To die for.

Spicy Creole shrimp with eggs and creamy grits

Cured pork cheeks confit hash

El Camion food cart in Seattle

The masa in this pork tamale was so tasty and smooth.

Fish tacos. Delectable.

Bi bim bap from Number 1 Bento Korean food cart in Portland

Khanom jiin kaeng khiaw waan luuk chin plaa from Pok Pok in Portland

Shrimp po boy from Bubba Bernie's food cart in Portland

cappuccino from Stumptown Coffee Roasters

Nong's Khao Man Gai food cart in Portland

Nong's chicken and rice is her sole offering and specialty, and rightly so. All the pleasure centers of my brain lit up while eating this wonderful dish, and the broth you get with the chicken and rice sealed the deal. I was happy for hours afterward.


  1. This is actually Courtnay...

    Omg!!! I want to eat every one of these dishes!!! I almost didn't want to look because I knew the food would look soooo fantastic!!! And of course I'm super craving a Seattle-style coffee!! Did I tell u we went to dogwood because they advertised Seattle-style coffee. So wasn't even close!! It looked and smelled like it, but the flavor was completely disappointing! So now looking at your pix, I'm craving it all over again!!

  2. This is actually Mr. Trashbasher ...

    The Stumptown macchiatos I had in Seattle and Portland were clearly among my top five lifetime macchiatos. It's a lighter roast than I usually prefer but not distractingly sour like light roasts often are. AND they compost.

    But I've actually been increasingly impressed with the Dogwood espresso (found at Rustica in Calhoun Village in Minneapolis). I went about six times in the weeks leading up to our trip to get in the mood. BUT ... sadly, they do not compost.

    Coffeeshops in Minneapolis that do promote (one might even say celebrate) composting include Anodyne (Nicollet and 43rd) and Butter Bakery (35th and Grand Ave. S.) I'm sure there are others, but not nearly enough.