I don't know if I'm just easy or need to be more discerning, but I seem to have no problem finding new edibles that totally grab my attention and have me anticipating, almost salivating, at my next opportunity to indulge. Two of my newest obsessions here in Portland.....
Beef Brisket Slider. Do I even need to say anything more? Okay, how about Pulled Pork Slider? Now that I have your attention, I would suggest you jump in your cars (Monday-Friday 11-2 or so only) and drive over to SE 13th Avenue and Lexington and grab a couple of these $3 marvels from The Chuck Wagon cart, conveniently located right across the street from VINO. Chuck does some kick ass barbecue, and both his shredded beef brisket and pulled pork are awesome. Perfectly tender meat, sauce with a just right bite, a very credible slaw, all stuffed between a classic white bread bun. Can you say addictive? Plus he also does a "bowl" where you can get the meat over rice. But the little "sliders", which he initially did so he could have a kid size portion, are substantial enough for any hungry adult. This is the best $3 sandwich in town, period!
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Then you have the deliciously named Pretzel Bread from Little T American Baker. Let's see...Pretzels: good. Bread: good. Pretzel bread: freakish! I stopped by Little T, which recently opened on SE 26th and Division, on my way to work a week ago. I needed a snack, and the guy at counter was all over the pretzel bread. He said he has them almost every day. That was all I needed to hear. One bite and I couldn't wait to tell w. They are about 8 or 9 inches long, look like mini-baguettes, have a lighter texture than traditional pretzels, but taste just like the best pretzel you've ever had, with a perfect sprinkle of rock salt on top. Like I wasn't already worshiping at the altar of starch...Amen brother!!