Friday, June 25, 2010

garden state


There is some serious delicious happening in Portland, and while there are some great restaurants around town, the food carts are where it's at. We're lucky to live a few blocks from Garden State, home of the pretty spectacular chickpea sandwich. Ciabatta roll, crispy fried chickpea cake, lemon aioli, roasted butternut squash, carrots and lettuces; sounds pretty great, right? But it's even more than the sum of it's parts. I dream of this sandwich. Then there are the arancine (fried balls of saffron risotto, stuffed with mozz and seasonal veggies). If this isn't reason enough to visit Portland, I don't know what is.

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