Sunday, 31 August
Located at 1933 NE 181st, Xavier's is an easy breakfast stop if you're heading east for the day. Just take the 181st Avenue exit off I-84 E, turn right, turn right again at the first light, and go left into the parking lot.
Xavier's is always serving great breakfasts--they have a great eggs benedict, and one of the best chocolate milkshakes I've ever had.
I have occasion to rent a car about twice a year, and I always find an excuse to head out to Xavier's at least once.
The Apple Peddler
Looking for a place to stop for food in Madras? When you see The Apple Peddler, keep driving.
Like a Shari's or Denny's, The Apple Peddler is open 24 hours, and serves basic American food. Steaks, burgers, pies, and breakfast all day. Bill had a veggie burger, and I went for an old favorite, chicken fried steak and eggs. All the food was quite nearly tasteless. Only salt made it edible at all. Despite a tempting menu, we decided that dessert would only mean more disappointment.
We got lost many times in Bend, so it's difficult to say exactly where this restaurant is. It's close to the Safeway that looks like a ski lodge, and easy to reach from Mt. Bachelor Resort.
Parilla's is a brightly decorated shack selling fusion wraps and straight mexican, and they pride themselves on their margaritas. We found a nice, casual atmosphere, decent burritos (lots of veggie options), and an exceedingly friendly staff. Must be the margaritas.
Look for their "Sorry, we're open" sign in the window.
Friday, 15 August
The search for good Chinese food continues. Sungari, 735 SW 1st, had decent rice, but I found my cashew chicken to be very salty. Bill's garlic spinach was good, but no better than the same dish at Alessandro's.
I enjoyed the decor very much--calm and bold at the same time, Asian minimalist is a favorite look of mine. But the food was just not worth going back for.
Tuesday, 05 August
3862 SE Hawthorne
This will now be the place against which we measure other Indian food. Yummy, authentic, and cheap. All good things. Note to self: an appetizer and one entree is enough to share.
I had the Saag Aloo, which had ginger in it. It wasn't bad, but it couldn't compete with Senn's order of Navrattan Korma. Oh my, was that ever good stuff. We finished it off, and left the poor Aloo sitting.
The rice is fantastic, and the tamarind sauce delish. We ordered all that for under $25, and we could have ordered less. We'll be back.
Want to try
Movable Type 3.2
a frytopia joint.