In what may be a first for Portland's blossoming food cart culture, Kevin Sandri at the Garden State cart up on the corner from the wine shack (corner of SE 13th Av & SE Lexington St in Sellwood) will be hosting his first al fresco Italian dinner this Saturday from 6-8pm. It will be a five course "home" cooked chicken dinner (click on the menu at left to enlarge) with both poultry and fresh produce from Mike and Jill Paine's Gaining Ground Farm. Kevin will have tables set up around the cart, and you can show up anytime to get some of what promises to be an awesome event and another reason why Portland is becoming the west coast capitol of independent, organic dining. The cost is a more than reasonable $45 per couple. It is a BYOB event for those who would like a little vino to wash down all this goodness (and due to OLCC rules you also have to bring your own glasses or cups or whatever). Plus the weather looks to be perfect for this alfresco fun. Call Kevin at 503.705.5273 with any questions.