Sunday, April 28, 2013

Northwest Handmade Instrument Show

Our neighbors shared info with us about the Northwest Handmade Instrument Show, so we checked it out this weekend in Portland.  First, we researched our food excursions.  We do have priorities.

A crowded place!

All metal resos

Nice uke from a Hawaii-maker.

CNC gizmo.  Super nice folks to chat to from WA.

A cool jig to make something or other.

Emil buying wood.  I made several trips to the car for him.
 Okay, okay.  Enough about the show.  Get to the food.  Emil had a hankering for good fried chicken, so we ended up at Screen Door. The reviews said to line up early, and doors open at 5:30 p.m.  We showed up at 5:15, and there were approximately 50 people in line already.  Yep. 50.  Did we get in line?  Heck YEAH!  Did we make plans to return for brunch before we even made it in the front door?  Heck YEAH! 

Root beer braised pork belly with spoonbread.  Gotta find me a good spoonbread recipe ASAP!

Mushroom, roasted broccoli rabe and cauliflower, new potato, hash.  All organic.  Hollah!

Fried chicken, mashed taters and gravy, collard greens. 
Worth the wait!  We really only waited about 15 minutes once the super cute and unflappable host seated everyone in front of us.  It was probably just a fluke we didn't wait an hour, but we were expecting to wait that long.  Unfortunately, we didn't make it back to brunch, but this was going to by my order:

The Breakfast Po Boy:
homemade andouille sausage & tomato jam, two fried eggs, pepperjack cheese, crispy onions,...extra napkin. Served with potatoes.

A gut bomb, but a welcome one for sure.  Well, it's something to look forward to on our next visit to Portland!

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