First Tastes: Sweets and Meats

I’m back with one of my favorite things on Bridgetown Bites—First Tastes, where I roundup recent initial tastes at new-to-me places in Portland.

Moroccan Lamb Meatballs | Suzette Creperie. Originally we planned on chowing down on tacos from Tight Tacos, but the truck was closed because of the hot weather. So, we wandered down SE Belmont in search of something tasty, and found ourselves at Suzette Creperie. I couldn’t resist ordering these little lamb meatballs, served with a “spicy tomato sauce” (chunky, yes; spicy, no) and topped with a sunny-side up fried egg. It was served with a small piece of toasted baguette, too. Continue reading “First Tastes: Sweets and Meats”

Support Black Owned Restaurants Week Starts August 21

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I know there’s a lot of difficult stuff going on in the world right now, so I’m going to tell you about something that I hope will inspire you and put a smile on your face. Monday, August 21 to Sunday, August 27 is Support Black Owned Restaurants Week here in Portland. The point of this restaurant week is pretty straightforward—support and eat at black owned businesses. And the restaurant week’s organizers have put together some excellent tools to help you decide where to find some seriously good eats in town. Continue reading “Support Black Owned Restaurants Week Starts August 21”

Recap: Hello! My Name Is Tasty Cookbook Release Party

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On Tuesday evening, I attended the Hello! My Name Is Tasty cookbook release/launch party, which took place at the Plaza Del Toro event space in SE Portland. This space is, of course, run by John Gorham, the chef/owner of the mini Portland food empire of Toro BravoTasty n SonsTasty n AlderMediterranean Exploration Company (MEC), and Shalom Y’all. He’s also one of the authors of Hello! My Name Is Tasty, the other author being Liz Crain. Continue reading “Recap: Hello! My Name Is Tasty Cookbook Release Party”

Portland Food World Drama – Killer Burger, Rock and Roll Chili Pit, and Patsy’s

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Photo credit: Chris K on Flickr

Because why not show a burger and a Sasquatch when you’re talking burgers in Portland?

It’s been a long, busy week but I don’t want to close it out without writing about two unfortunate litigious situations here in the greater Portland area having to do with Killer Burger + Rock and Roll Chili Pit, and Patsy’s New York Pizzeria. Continue reading “Portland Food World Drama – Killer Burger, Rock and Roll Chili Pit, and Patsy’s”