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The Wesley Bagel ~ The Eisenhower Bagel House November 22, 2014

The Eisenhower Bagel House is located inside Pinky’s Pizza in my neck of the woods of North Portland.  I recently went there to try out one of their bagel sandwiches and it was a no-brainer for me to pick “The Wesley” made with sea salted kale, egg, bacon, pepper jack, cream cheese and sriracha all on a serrano parmesan bagel (you can pick any available bagel though).  Now, be warned that you will need plenty of napkins to eat this sandwich because it’s messy as f*ck but worth it as it’s also ridiculously good and filling.  I do want to go back and try some of their bagels without all the fillings but it might be hard after eating this one.  They do serve alcohol as well but I wasn’t in the mood for it (strange I know) but lately the morning mimosa has me liking a boozy breakfast/brunch.  I’ll have to try it here soon.  The bar looks lovely and the pizza menu looks like I’ll need to go try one of their pies as well.

 

Website: None, check them out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/theeisenhowerhouse

Address: 3990 N Interstate Ave Portland, OR 97217

The Wesley bagel on a serrano parm bagel

The Wesley bagel on a serrano parm bagel

 

 

 

Pollo A La Brasa ~ Las Primas March 6, 2014

Pollo a la brasa

Pollo a la brasa

I have tried a few items at Las Primas but this was my first sandwich and fries and boy was it filling and delicious.  This one is called pollo a la brasa ($8.75) which is house marinated, slow roasted chicken, spicy pepper sauce, creamy dressing, lettuce and tomato.  The fries are crispy and ridiculously good when dipped in their homemade sauce which I can’t remember the name of but it’s the only white one in their self-serve sauce section (possibly the creamy pepper sauce).  I take several “to-go” if I can’t eat there.  I’ve also tried the alitas ($5) a house marinated slow roasted chicken wings, drizzled with a creamy pepper sauce which is tasty but greasy, a basket of papas fritas (fries, $5), their empanadas ($3.50 each) and their slow roasted chicken plate ($11).  

Overall very good and the fries and sauce will keep me coming back for more.  Their happy hour looks intriguing but I have not had a chance to try their drinks yet.

Location: 3971 North Williams Ave Portland, Oregon 97227

Website: http://lasprimaskitchen.com/

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