This one… not a winner. Too sweet. Syrupy, even. I enjoyed this one during a softball game, a few swigs every inning because our at bats didn’t last all that long. So it was actually enjoyable to drink at that pace. Sweet like a Woodchuck cider with a slight bitter finish. Not my favorite but enjoyed trying.
Purchased from John’s Market for about 2 bucks. 6% alcohol.
Final score of the game: 4 - 30. Yea, we lost that badly.
Purchased from John’s Market for $1.79, this beer is a real treat. Strong cocoa flavor and a smooth taste overall, I really loved it. I usually stay away from beer but enjoyed this one ice cold on a hot day and it hit the spot.
I don’t have a photo of this one because my iPhone 3S kinda sucks and can’t take lowlight photos. I’d say this one definitely lives up to
Bushwhacker Dry Cider
This is a good one. The driest cider I’ve tried yet; not even a real hint of sweet to it, which is confirmed by the label, “no added sugar, colors, flavors or other such things.” I had the semi-dry variety at the Bailey Tap Room, but since I didn’t write about it I didn’t remember at all how it tasted. Bought this particular bottle at John’s Market for $2.79. 5.9% alcohol. This is a Portland cider, too, bottled in the Brooklyn neighborhood.
Best part… the label! What a cute little apple explorer dude!
Enjoyed on a Friday evening, in front of the TV, windows open, waiting for the weekend to start.
Anthem Pear Cider
This was the second Anthem I’ve tried, and I liked it just as much as the first. Purchased at John’s Market for 3 bucks a bottle. Less sweet than Wyder’s (which I like), it had a bitter after bit, similar to the yeasty flavor of the Anthem Cherry. Kinda of hoppy or fermented tasting. This one is a winner!
Enjoyed on the couch while watching Breaking Bad with Timmy.
Got this one from John’s Market. 6% alcohol. Like this one a lot! Not too sweet at all so I could definitely handle more than one. The cherry flavor is prominent and tart, and tastes like real cherries, not a syrupy or candy version. Think cherry pie! There is also a slight bitterness in the aftertaste.
This one is a winner. Yum!
I love my neighborhood, but the number of establishments you can walk to for a quick bite or a drink are pretty limited. So when this place recently opened, Tim was very excited.
The place is really nice on the inside, decorated warmly with art and lots of color. There’s chairs up front for hanging out. It was quite inviting.
I stopped by on my way home from work one night and picked up a tea and a spicy pickle, plus a turkey meatball piroshki for Tim. I love homemade pickles, and this one lived up to its name — it was f’ing spicy! Horseradish! The tea was also great, they had quite the selection, too. Iced and hot.
And Tim gave his piroshki a big thumbs up. He said it was great. I’m going to have to go back and try one myself sometime soon.
In addition to the piroshkis and the pickles, they had a bunch of sweet treats in their display case. The little peach cakes were so fun, I took a picture of them below, along with all the other beautiful piroshkis they offered. Ah yes… hungry just looking at these photos again…
Sweet treats! Look, peach cakes that look like… peaches!
4237 SW Corbett Ave, Portland, OR 97239
Visited this little gem the other night before settling in at Prost for a few drinks. This cart, along with several others, is parked right next to the Prost patio.
I ordered smoked salmon, cream cheese, tomato, avocado, and spinach on a gluten-free crepe. The gluten-free crepe was a super weird color, kind of black/brown/purple. And it didn’t taste nearly as good as a gluten-full crepe, but whatever, I’ve had it before and I expected that. Not the crepe cart’s fault. It was cool that they offered it! Plus vegan options. Of course.
This cart also offered up smoothies and other treats. Reasonable prices (my crepe was $7).
Here’s my weird looking crepe… and my weird looking hand.
Tim won some tickets to check out the Dandy Warhols at the Bing Lounge for a Kink radio broadcast. He was gracious enough to offer to take me, even though he has a ton of friends who would’ve probably loved to go. What a good boyfriend!
The Bing Lounge was good, very small. We didn’t arrive early enough to get a seat, so had to stand, but there really wasn’t a bad spot in the house.
Two members of the band, Courtney Taylor-Taylor and Brent DeBoer, played probably four or five songs on acoustic guitars and told a few stories. The whole event was really short, under an hour. But it was pretty awesome.
We hung out at the end to get our photos taken with the guys, who were really gracious and nice about it.
My old iPhone doesn’t take the best pictures… so here’s one of the TV screen that was near us.
Fun fact… Tim and Weave were extras in this Dandy Warhols video. If you look really closely, you can see them clapping (not really).
And then there’s this version that Tim showed me. Awwww…
Here’s the link to watch the live stream for other Bing Lounge events through Kink.
I am aware that Domino’s has a rep for being pretty much the worst pizza out there. But since they’ve started catering to ridiculously picky eaters like me with their pseudo-gluten free option, I have ordered there twice. Actually, three times total, but the first time I ordered they were sold out of the gluten-free crust. They are definitely riding the wave.
The Domino’s gluten-free crust is actually one of the tastiest that I have had. Maybe because it’s “less” gluten-free than the others? It definitely beats Bellagio’s (theirs can be quite soggy). Both Bellagio’s and Domino’s only off their high maintenance pies in size 10 inch. And both are overpriced, as are most gluten-free options, but I think you get more bang for your buck with Bellagio’s list of favorites for $13.
Here’s what my last pizza looks like. I added a spoon to the photo so you can see just how small a 10 inch pie actually is.
And here’s the saddest little salad in all the world. Lettuce, a few tomatoes, and it wouldn’t be a Domino’s salad without cheese. Not worth the $3.50, but I needed to make the delivery minimum.