Friday, October 31, 2014

Olympic Provisions - Portland, OR

Olympic Provisions is one of those restaurants you ask why they set up shop where they did.  The area appears to be acceptably safe during the day but when darkness falls, unsavory characters may likely crawl out.  Is this industrial area in the nascent stage of gentrification?

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Mickey's Dining Car -St Paul, MN


Mickey's is a St Paul landmark.  The smells emanating from the diner have me salivating like Pavlov's dogs.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Anoush Deli - Portland, OR

Anoush Deli is one of those low profile places that only the locals seem to know about. It wasn't busy being occupied by only a couple office workers but the way these two were going on about the food, I had to believe it was going to be good.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Lucca - Portland, OR

One great thing about Lucca is that it is located in a residential area with easy parking unlike many other popular restaurants located in commercial areas where lack of parking gives me a moment to consider if I want to face the hassle. The server agreed and said that on any given night, about 60% of the diners are regulars from the area who just want to take it easy.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Pok Pok Wing - Portland International Airport PDX


Andy Ricker continues to expand his empire and the latest is at PDX.  The cart was set up a around the week of Oct 6, 2014 plus or minus. And judging by the all those who stopped to gawk or take a photo, I predict it will have a very bright and prosperous future.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Laurelhurst Market Restaurant - Portland, OR


For the size restaurant it is, I was expecting a bigger parking lot. Regardless I arrived early enough to snatch one of the limited spots.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Beecher's Handmade Cheese - Seattle Tacoma International Airport SEA


I may very well be mistaken but I believe it was a mother daughter team working behind the counter and the mother daughter team, especially the mother provided the most welcoming and warming service I've received at an airport eatery. It led me to wonder if she were the owner.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Greek Souvlaki - Salt Lake City International Airport SLC


I had limited layover time and was concerned when I met a long lunch line upon arrival but the line moved very rapidly. The cashiers were exceptionally efficient and so was the supervisor or manager calling out the orders.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Anthony's Restaurant and Fish Bar - Seattle Tacoma International Airport SEA


Anthony's occupies a large chunk of real estate and it seemed just about every table was taken, both in the dine-in Restaurant as well as in the Fish Bar area.