mobile monday

After a long weekend I got up at the ass-crack ‘o dawn to take Vivian to the doctor.  Before you begin to fret, she’ll be fine.  An oil change and a few new belts and she’ll be as good as new.  btw, Vivian is my beloved Jetta. After dropping her off I hoofed it toContinue reading “mobile monday”

cocktail wrap-up

Holy Moly this has been a crazy few days! Thursday was Indulge at the Jupiter.  What fun! Great drinks and amazing food.  Screen Door had puffs filled with pimento cheese and mini peach cobblers with whiskey whipped cream.  Lardo had their amazing bahn mi.  Saint Cupcake had some of the most heavenly bites of cakey goodness.Continue reading “cocktail wrap-up”

it’s all about the ‘hood

I love Portland.  I love Lents.  Locals call it Felony Flats.  I call it home.  My neighborhood runs the gambit; you name it, we’ve got it.  and I love it. Let me count the ways… I love that within a few minutes walk (or drive) I can have awesome Asian or Mexican cuisines. I love thatContinue reading “it’s all about the ‘hood”

happy hour at home

I had the great fortune to go to last year’s Dove Lewis Wet Nose Soiree.  This is a black tie fundraiser for our local (amazing, incredible…) emergency vet clinic.  New Deal was the featured cocktail sponsor and I got to go represent.  At events like this, their hope is that they will ply enough peopleContinue reading “happy hour at home”

Burrito Bowls

Canned beans are so passe.  I don’t know where the great fear of dried beans came from, but it’s over-rated.  In my journey of culinary exploration I’ve been playing with different recipes, different beans and different methods.  So far my favorite has been pinto beans from Cooking Dude. As you will learn if you continueContinue reading “Burrito Bowls”