Category Archives: Restaurants

Escaping Seattle Rain for a Portland Treat

Where do Seattle foodies go when grey days (daze) and everything topped with pork belly becomes too much? Portland; land of food trucks, a passion for farm-to-table dining and great public transportation.

Portland is the new Promised Land of food! Our first stop… Pine State Biscuits! Ahhh biscuits. When done well, they leave you weak in the knees. But use them as the bedding for eggs, collard greens and shitake mushroom gravy? Heaven.

Enter “The Wedgie”, my personal favorite. A crunchy, salty slab of fried chicken, a wedge of iceberg lettuce, slices of fried green tomatoes and a soup ladle of blue cheese dressing cradled in a tender, buttermilk biscuit. Do I make you hungry baby?

Next stop Tasty n Sons.

Bon appétit!

Courtesy of Chef Hollyce



This is the new restaurant, soon to be bakery/butcher/charcuterie/larder etc in the Brentwood Country Mart.  Jeffrey Cerciello who is the Chef/Proprietor was the Director of Casual Dining for the Thomas Keller Group for 10 years.  The space is very pretty although not quite finished.  The restaurant is open but the shop part is still under construction.  Large community table in the middle with banquette seating along 3 walls.  Pretty wood tables and chairs, blue velvet banquettes.  The food was absolutely gorgeous, very pretty, colorful presentations.  I had the Poached Chicken Salad, it comes with a little glass beaker of dressing on the side so you can drizzle over the salad as you like.

I also had a side of French Fries.  These also come with a little glass beaker on the side, this one filled with housemade ketchup.  Not a big fan of ketchup, so can’t comment on that but the Fries were hot & crunchy.

My husband had the Steak Sandwich and Fries.

All in all an enjoyable lunch, we will definitely try again and look forward to seeing the Shop part open.