Mr. Hot Shot Portland business lawyer Will Du Val and I ventured down 5th Street looking for mild repast, and passed by Hamburger Mary’s and Theo’s in favor of Davis Street – a joint neither of us had experienced, but both of us had heard good things. From whence, we do not recall.
Neither of us seemed to be in the mood for a “food experience” but rather the mundane task or eating to live (not living to eat).
So we did, perusing the menu and each of selecting 3 or 4 things we couldn’t live without, before figuratively throwing darts at a disinterested waiter.
The lunch menu is:
The attorney at the table went with the Mac n Cheese, after dithering over possibly selecting the fish tacos. I sample his pasta, and it was downright tasty. It was labeled “three cheese bechamel”, and at least one of the fromages was on the tangier side which gave the noodles a nice bite.
And BurgerDogBoy? I really, really DID think of ordering something else, but I got the burger, adorned with Tillamook sharp and braised pig belly ( a tasty ham-like cut). The burger was prepared as specified with an ultra-soft yet study sesame bun, that I have sampled before on other Portland burgers, so probably a selection from one of our great artisan bakers. Garnish included paper thin pickle chips, perhaps house-cured, slightly sweet., shredded lettuce, and “tomato jam.”
Fries were thin and crispy. Curiousity note: Once again, another eatery w/o salt & pepper on the table.
Service was ‘business lunch perfunctory”, and today, that’s all we were looking for.
I’ll try them again.