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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

 

 

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Eggs Blackstone ~ Bad Habit Room September 5, 2014

Filed under: Breakfast/Brunch — Food Freaks Unite @ 4:20 pm
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It’s been a long time since my last post.  I’ve been super busy with a recent move and summer things that I have neglected my food blog.  I’m back and hungry so let’s start this up with brunch!  

I recently moved to the Overlook neighborhood in Portland and I’m walking distance to The Bad Habit Room which is an event space and brunch spot on the weekend.  The space is small but cozy and we didn’t have to wait for a table (unheard of in Portland).  The menu is limited but it has the basics for a good brunch.  Our drink order was just coffee which was lackluster.  Maybe an old pot?  Definitely not something I want to drink again though.  We both ordered the eggs blackstone, their version of the classic Benedict (my go-to all time favorite brunch order).  Their version has poached eggs, Saraveza bacon, roasted tomato & truffle jam on SugarPimp’s beer bread with hollandaise served with salt & pepper potatoes and greens.

Verdict? Delicious despite a couple problems.  The eggs were overcooked which defeats the purpose of eggs Benedict.  However, the flavors were great so that made up for the eggs (sort of).  The tomato and truffle jam made the dish in my opinion.  The bread was OK.  We thought maybe it was over toasted but after reading some reviews, it appears to be brought out that way.  If the eggs were runny then it might have helped with the bread.  The potatoes were great and I wished I had more.  I’ve never really understood salad served with breakfast/brunch so I skipped my greens but I was pretty full anyways.  

bad habit

I did mention to our server that our eggs were overdone and she apologized and offered their famous pop tart or a discount on the bill.  We took the pop tart (cinnamon and sugar flavor) and it was divine.  She wanted us to come back and try brunch again which we will.  I’m not giving up on a Bad Habit yet.

pop tart

 

Website: http://badhabitroom.com/

 

Brunch at EastBurn ~ Breakfast Sandwich February 21, 2014

Seriously!!!

Brunch is served on the weekends only (and without the crazy long Portland brunch spot wait times either) and mimosas are only $2 with any meal purchase.  SCORE!

I was pretty hungry so I thought I could actually finish this meal but I ate only half of the sandwich. It’s freaking huge!  It’s filled with smoked bacon, black forest ham, a fried egg, provolone cheese, a potato pancake and tomato aioli in between herb foccacia bread. It is served with my favorite breakfast item: fried potatoes!  The cost is $10 and filled me up until dinner time which consisted of a snack because I wasn’t really hungry.  It’s super filling and has so much going on with each bite that you won’t be disappointed.  You can substitute the meat for a Morning Star patty for $2.  I will definitely order this again!

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