Wallow & Root Pasture Farm Dinner with Tournant and Piccone’s Corner

 

Wallow & Root Farm Dinner with Tournant and Piccone's Corner Photo by Steven Shomler

Wallow & Root Farm Dinner with Tournant and Piccone's Corner Photo by Steven Shomler

Wallow & Root Pasture Farm Dinner
with Tournant and Piccone’s Corner

On Saturday evening July 13th I had an incredible culinary experience out in Sandy, Oregon.

I attended the Wallow & Root Pasture Farm Dinner that was put on by Tournant and Piccone’s Corner and hosted by Austin Piccone.

Tournant is a fantastic culinary enterprise that creates memorable dining experiences that often involve the food being cooked over an open flame, and the guests dining outside.

Piccone’s Corner is a whole animal butchery and bar being opened in Portland by Austin Piccone and his team later this year. The Piccone’s Corner team includes Chef Nic Maraziti, Bar Manager Will Stenberg, and Head Butcher Noah Grobart.

Wallow & Root Farm Dinner with Tournant and Piccone's Corner Photo by Steven Shomler

An Exquisite Evening

I cannot say enough about this dinner which was so much more than a just a dinner.

Our evening began with cocktails and wine served with Pacific oysters with cucumber verjus mignonette and a Bounty Board featuring house-cured Piccone’s Corner salumi.

We were then given a tour of the Wallow & Root Farm.

Following the tour we were taken to a field where we would enjoy dinner.

For me this culinary experience had three elements that really stood out.

#1 Watching our dinner being cooked over an open flame. Goodness! That was simply mesmerizing.

#2 Meeting some amazing people.

I can’t wait to have Mona and Jaret – the Founders of Tournant on the Portland Culinary Podcast. Their story is beautiful and compelling.

I have known Austin for a numbers of years now and getting to meet the rest of the Piccone’s Corner team – Chef Nic Maraziti, Bar Manager Will Stenberg, and Head Butcher Noah Grobart was delightful.

I also got to meet Chef Anna Josephson and hear some of her story. She is someone else that I would love to have on the Portland Culinary Podcast as a guest. Both my wife and I fell in love with Anna the moment we met her.

#3 Enjoying simply stellar food! You can read the entire menu below. Every dish we had was exquisite.

My two main takeaways from this dinner –

If you love great culinary experiences you need to attend a Tournant event as soon as you can and

The food at Piccone’s Corner is going to be something to behold. I can’t wait for them to open.

Wallow & Root Farm Dinner with Tournant and Piccone's Corner Photo by Steven Shomler

Links, Menu, and Photos

Below you will find links for you to follow both Piccone’s Corner & Tournant, and the menu from Saturday evening.

Below that are some photos I took Saturday evening.

Cheers!

Steven

Follow Tournant

Websitewww.tournantpdx.com

Instagramwww.instagram.com/tournantpdx

Facebookwww.facebook.com/tournantpdx

 

Follow Piccone’s Corner

Instagramwww.instagram.com/picconescorner

Facebook www.facebook.com/picconescorner

 

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WALLOW & ROOT FARM DINNER MENU

Freshly shucked Pacific oysters with cucumber verjus mignonette

Bounty Board featuring house-cured Piccone’s Corner salumi

Little Gem Caesar, whole anchovy, crispy torn breadcrumbs, extra parm

Blistered snap peas, stone fruit, shishito peppers, spigarello, lemon puree

Wild rice potato gnocchi with roasted root vegetables

Wallow & Root rabbit ragu with fusilli and pea greens

Coriander & white wine braised and string roasted Wallow & Root lamb

Grilled Wallow & Root pork loin, Piccone’s Corner sausages, spicy greens and crushed olive salsa verde

Ash roasted summer veggies, marinated gigande beans & sweet corn vinaigrette

Olive oil cake with summer fruit and cheese

 

Photos from Saturday Evening July 13

All photos taken by me – Steven Shomler

 

Wallow & Root Farm Dinner with Tournant and Piccone's Corner Photo by Steven Shomler

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Wallow & Root Farm Dinner with Tournant and Piccone's Corner Photo by Steven Shomler

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Two Brothers Making Portland Waffle Magic Happen!

 

The Portland Press Food Cart - Culinary Treasure by Steven Shomler

Two Brothers Making Portland Waffle Magic Happen!

I love waffles!

Here in Portland, Oregon we have a number of wonderful Waffle establishments that I can’t say enough about including – Gigi’s Café, Smakken Waffle Sandwiches Food Cart, Off the Waffle, and Puffle Waffle.

You can add The Portland Press to that list.

The Portland Press Food Cart serves “Pressed Waffle Sandwiches” and they are located in Portland’s Sellwood neighborhood at the Piknik Park Food Cart Pod.

Their address is 1112 SE Tacoma St Portland, Oregon

 

The Portland Press Food Cart - Culinary Treasure by Steven Shomler The Story

Brothers Aaron and Brandon Appel grew up Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Aaron studied journalism at Temple University before heading out to Los Angeles where he worked in the Food Truck community.

Aaron moved to Portland in October of 2017, and he came to Portland for the express purpose of opening a Food Cart and having a culinary business of his own.

Brandon moved to Portland in the summer of 2018 to join his brother’s culinary endeavor.

Prior to moving to Portland, Brandon had spent a number of years in Florida. While there he was self-employed – Brandon owned a local tour company that featured bars, and restaurants.

Aaron and Brandon opened the Portland Press in October of 2018, just a few months ago.

Lastly – while she tried to stay in the background , I would bet my bottom dollar that The Portland Press would not be where it is today, were it not for Hillary Darling. She is the rose between the two thorns in the photo above.

The Portland Press Food Cart - Culinary Treasure by Steven Shomler

The Food

When you visit the culinary treasure that is the Portland Press you will be able to enjoy wonderful Pressed Waffle Sandwiches – both savory and sweet!

They make their own waffles right in there in the cart, create the sandwiches to order, and then they press them with a Lodge cast iron press.

During my visit to this great Portland Food Cart I enjoyed 5 of their dishes – the Morning Edition, the Cubano, the Date with a Pig, the Mayor Marionberry, and the Figgy & the Pear.

Goodness! I can’t tell you how good the food is at The Portland Press!

I cannot wait to go back and try the Diablo Sandwich with bacon added.

I also want my sweetheart AKA KCisme AKA Diana Prince to try the Date with a Pig. She will love it!

One note of caution – these pressed waffles sandwiches are quite a bit more filling than you might initially think!

 

The Portland Press Food Cart - Culinary Treasure by Steven Shomler

Random Reflections About the Food I Enjoyed

If you LOVE blue cheese as much as I do – get the Date with a Pig! That sandwich has copious amounts of blue cheese on it!!

The orange zest on the Figgy and the Pear brings this whole fantastic dish together.

The Cubano pairs perfectly with a beer from the Dive Bar Beer Cart! Kevin – who owns the Dive Bar Beer Cart, always has a great selection of craft beer on tap!

I keep thinking back to the Mayor Marionberry. For my money it’s a great dessert item!

At The Portland Press you can buy yourself a bottle of Mapleaqua – a “Chaga + CBD + Yerba Mate Maple Sap Elixir that appears to be made right here in Rhododendron, Oregon. I am going to have find out more about this beverage.

Lastly – the entire menu at The Portland Press Food Cart happens to be Gluten-Free. Don’t let that fact stop you from going there!

Go to This Food Cart!

The Portland Press Food Cart is a Culinary Treasure and I recommend you visiting it as soon as you can!

 

Below the “Follow” links is the short video  I shot while I was at The Portland Press and quite a number of photos.

 

Culinary Treasure by Steven Shomler

Follow

Follow The Portland Press

Website – www.theportlandpress.com

Facebookwww.facebook.com/ThePortlandPress

Instagramwww.instagram.com/theportlandpress

Follow Culinary Treasure

Website – www.CulinaryTreasure.com

Facebook – www.facebook.com/CulinaryTreasure

Instagram – www.instagram.com/ThisIsCulinaryTreasure

Follow Steven Shomler

Website – www.stevenshomler.com

Facebook Page (Click “Like”) – www.facebook.com/StevenShomler

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Instagram – www.instagram.com/stevenshomler

Twitter –  www.twitter.com/stevenshomler

YouTube – www.youtube.com/channel/UCcAYSEJf4XHjkTMYyUO6bnQ

Portland Beer Podcast www.PortlandBeerPodcast.com

Portland Culinary Podcast www.PortlandCulinaryPodcast.com

The Portland Press Food Cart - Culinary Treasure by Steven Shomler

Video

Here is short video I made during my visit to The Portland Press

 

Photos

Below are quite a number of photos from my visit to The Portland Press!

Cheers!

Steven

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Crave The Coast Food Festival – Celebrating the Bounty of The North Oregon Coast

 Crave The Coast Food Festival - Celebrating the Bounty of The Oregon Coast Great Food Great Stories by Steven Shomler

Crave The Coast Food Festival 

The first ever Crave The Coast Food Festival is happening Saturday September 29th, 2018 from Noon – 6 PM at the Port of Garibaldi event tent, overlooking Tillamook Bay.

More than 20 local producers and exhibitors will be there. See below for the list of exhibitors.

Tickets – $30  for Adults 21 and older, $20 Ages 20 and under, and ages 6 and under are free.

Link to Purchase Tickets – www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3383168

Address – 301 Jerry Creasy Drive Garibaldi, OR 97118

Websitewww.cravethecoast.org

Facebook Page – www.facebook.com/Crave-the-Coast

Producers and Exhibitors (As of September 20th)

Bull Run Cider

Cannon Beach Distillery

Depoe Bay Brewing Company

Explore Nature

Fishpeople

Food Roots

Garibaldi Cellars

Garibaldi Portside Bistro

Garibaldi Roasting Co

Gingifer’s Kitchen

Moon River Farm

Nehalem Bay Ranch

Nehalem Bay Winery

Nestucca Bay Creamery

North Fork 53 Retreat Center

Ordnance Brewing

Pacific Seafood

Pelican Brewing Company

River House Dressing and Marinade

Salmonberry Saloon

SeaSmoked Foods

Sheltered Nook

Tillamook

Tillamook Country Smoker

Tillamook Meat

Twist Wine Company

Urban Farm Foods

Werner Beer & Brew

Werner Brewing Co

 

 


 

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Doug Fir’s Deviled Eggs Will Enrapture You!

Doug Fir Deviled Eggs Great Food Great Stories by Steven Shomler

Doug Fir Deviled Eggs Great Food Great Stories by Steven Shomler

Doug Fir’s Deviled Eggs Will Enrapture You!

Enrapture – verb (used with object), en·rap·tured, en·rap·tur·ing. to move to rapture; delight beyond measure

This past weekend I had a number of fantastic adventures. One of my stops was for dinner at Portland’s own Doug Fir Lounge.

While there I devoured their Deviled Eggs.

Goodness!  These Deviled Eggs will make you want to swear in all the right ways.

Pimento Cheese, Horseradish and a Ham Chip – Now I know what goes into a near perfect deviled egg.

The Doug Fir is located at 830 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214 and you need to get there while these culinary delights are still on the menu!

By the way – the Doug Fir is also a great place for breakfast.

Cheers,

Steven

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Portland Meet PieCake! A Brand New Food Cart!

Portland Meet PieCake! A Brand New Food Cart! – A Great Food Great Stories Article by Steven Shomler

Portland Meet PieCake! A Brand New Food Cart! – A Great Food Great Stories Article by Steven Shomler

Portland Meet PieCake! A Brand New Food Cart!

Amanda McCoy and her husband Rob moved to Portland answering the alluring call of the Food Cart and Brewer dreams that many hear, but not many have the courage to act on.

Amanda wanted to open a Food Cart and Rob wanted to work at a brewery here in Portland.

Last week Amanda’s Food Cart dreams came true when she opened PieCake at Carts on Foster.

Portland Meet PieCake! A Brand New Food Cart! – A Great Food Great Stories Article by Steven Shomler

Wee Buns

When Amada was a little girl her great aunt would make Amanda a culinary treat called “Wee Buns” and those “Wee Buns” inspired the PieCakes that Amanda crafts today.

What is a PieCake?

So what is a PieCake? Watch this video and let Amanda tell you in her own words –

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Where 

If you want to enjoy a PieCake for yourself, you can find the PieCake Food Cart at Carts on Foster at 52nd and Foster.

The Dishes

One Fun Note – If you get your PieCake order “for here” the dish you will get your PieCake on a dish that was used at Amanda and Rob’s wedding. Following her wedding, Amanda kept the dishes so that she could use them at the food cart she dreamed of someday opening.

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Portland Meet PieCake! A Brand New Food Cart! – A Great Food Great Stories Article by Steven Shomler

Found in The Fridge

By the way, while I was at Amanda’s Food Cart working on this story, she happened to open the refrigerator and inside, amongst the baking items, were cans of Great Notion Juice Jr. That’s right Rob moved to Portland to work at a brewery here, and he is a brewer at Great Notion Brewing!

Follow PieCake

Here are some links so you can follow the PieCake journey –

Facebook – www.facebook.com/PieCakePDX

Instagram – www.instagram.com/piecakepdx

Below are a few more photos from my visit to PieCake.

Cheers,

Steven Shomler

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What is a PieCake

So what is a PieCake? Watch this video and let Amanda tell you in her own words –

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The Moloaa Mai Tai

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The Moloaa Mai Tai

While I was in Kauai this past March I created a terrific cocktail – Moloaa Mai Tai!

This Mai Tai has Koloa Coconut RumKoloa Dark Rum, and POG!

For those who don’t know POG is a magical beverage made up of Passionfruit juice, Orange juice and Guava juice – POG!

By the way – while I was in Kauai I was lucky enough to record an “on the road” episode of the Portland Culinary Podcast with the good folks at Koloa Rum Co.

Here is a link – www.portlandculinarypodcast.com/koloa-rum-co-portland-culinary-podcast-portland-culinary-podcast-episode-30

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The Moloaa Mai Tai Recipe

#1 Start with a few ice cubes in your glass, and add a generous pour of Koloa Coconut Rum.

#2 Fill the glass with POG.

#3 Add a float of Koloa Dark Rum.

#4 Enjoy!

You can easily share this recipe – just tell your friends to go to www.MoloaaMaiTai.com

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The Name

While we where in Kauai our lodging was on Moloaa Bay. we were a 5 minute walk from Moloaa Beach. It felt very fitting to name this magnificent beach after this magnificent beach. One fun note – in November of 1963 the pilot and first episode of Gilligan’s Island was filmed here.

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The Rum!

Goodness! Koloa Rum is sooo damn good! As I mentioned, I was lucky enough to record an “on the road” episode of the Portland Culinary Podcast while I was in Kauai.

Here is a link – www.portlandculinarypodcast.com/koloa-rum-co-portland-culinary-podcast-portland-culinary-podcast-episode-30

This episode was recorded at the distillery  itself. Later that day we headed down to the Koloa Rum Company Store / Tasting Room and purchased a bottle of both the coconut rum and the dark rum.

If you like coconut, you will love the Koloa Coconut Rum!

Koloa Dark Rum is so rich and smooth I was adding to my coffee in the morning! My normal boundary to stuck with only gin before noon, but Koloa Dark Rum was so good in my coffee, that on this trip, I had to make an exception.

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From the Koloa Rum Co. Website

“The Original Koloa Kauai Coconut Rum: Distilled, blended and bottled by Koloa Rum Company Kalaheo, Kauai, Hawaii 40% ABV/80 Proof.

Koloa Coconut Rum is made from the mash of raw Cane Sugar, distilled in an impressive vintage 1210 gallon steam powered copper pot still and cut with filtered water from the ancient Mount Waialeale.

The Rum is distilled 2 times at 160 – 180 ABV.

Appearance: Koloa Kauai Coconut Rum presents itself as a white rum with a hint of Chantilly green opalescence, even and thick viscosity and well defined sparkling white legs.

Nose: Intense Coconut aromatics with light hints of roasted coconut and pina colada undertones…

Taste and Finish: The initial taste is quizzically dry, probably from the pleasant 80 proof that Koloa has kept the rum at, which then leads to the wonderful flavor of baby coconut flesh at the front of the palate. The spirit finishes with light toasted coconut and hints of fresh lime zest and the slightest bit of caramelized pineapple.

The Original Koloa Kauai Dark Rum: Distilled, blended and bottled by Koloa Rum Company Kalaheo, Kauai, Hawaii. 40% ABV/80 Proof.

Koloa Dark Rum is made from the mash of raw Cane Sugar, distilled in an impressive vintage 1210 gallon steam powered copper pot still and cut with filtered water from the ancient Mount Waialeale.

The Rum is distilled 2 times at 160 – 180 ABV.

Appearance: This Dark Rum is a Genuinely Deep Chocolate Brown that rolls with a cloying viscosity around the glass, developing into thick slowly rolling light black coffee colored legs.

Nose: Koloa Dark Rum has a robustly vanilla nose that envelope the perimeter of the glass, upon further and closer whiffs of this aromatic vanilla behemoth, subtler notes of dark semi-sweet chocolate, fresh brewed espresso and chocolate cupcakes arrive to round out the olfactory experience.

Taste and Finish: This vanilla driven dark rum sings from the nose to the glass exactly; as it presents itself with robust flavors of vanilla, dark semi-sweet chocolate and lightly finished with espresso all encompassed within a dry highly flavorful dark rum.”

That’s it!

I highly encourage you buy some Koloa Coconut Rum,  Koloa Dark Rum, and POG and make yourself a Moloaa Mai Tai! Here is a link that shows you where you can buy Koloa Rumwww.koloarum.com/find-koloa-rum

More photos are below!

Cheers!

Steven Shomler

Moloaa Mai Tai - Koloa Coconut Rum Koloa Dark Rum and POG Great Food Great Stories Steven Shomler

Moloaa Mai Tai - Koloa Coconut Rum Koloa Dark Rum and POG Great Food Great Stories Steven Shomler

Moloaa Mai Tai - Koloa Coconut Rum Koloa Dark Rum and POG Great Food Great Stories Steven Shomler Moloaa Mai Tai - Koloa Coconut Rum Koloa Dark Rum and POG Great Food Great Stories Steven Shomler Moloaa Mai Tai - Koloa Coconut Rum Koloa Dark Rum and POG Great Food Great Stories Steven Shomler

Moloaa Mai Tai - Koloa Coconut Rum Koloa Dark Rum and POG Great Food Great Stories Steven Shomler

Moloaa Mai Tai - Koloa Coconut Rum Koloa Dark Rum and POG Great Food Great Stories Steven Shomler

Moloaa Mai Tai - Koloa Coconut Rum Koloa Dark Rum and POG Great Food Great Stories Steven Shomler

Moloaa Mai Tai - Koloa Coconut Rum Koloa Dark Rum and POG Great Food Great Stories Steven Shomler

Moloaa Mai Tai - Koloa Coconut Rum Koloa Dark Rum and POG Great Food Great Stories Steven Shomler

Moloaa Mai Tai - Koloa Coconut Rum Koloa Dark Rum and POG Great Food Great Stories Steven Shomler

Moloaa Mai Tai - Koloa Coconut Rum Koloa Dark Rum and POG Great Food Great Stories Steven Shomler

Moloaa Mai Tai - Koloa Coconut Rum Koloa Dark Rum and POG Great Food Great Stories Steven Shomler

 

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7 Fantastic Ways You Can Enjoy Reverend Nat’s Tepache!

 7 Fantastic Ways You Can Enjoy Reverend Nat’s Tepache! Great Food Great Stories by Steven Shomler

7 Fantastic Ways You Can Enjoy Reverend Nat’s Tepache!

I love Reverend Nat’s Tepache!

Every year on May 5th AKA Cinco de Mayo Reverend Nat’s release bottles of this wonderful pineapple “cider.”

7 Fantastic Ways You Can Enjoy Reverend Nat’s Tepache! Great Food Great Stories by Steven Shomler

What is Tepache 

If you don’t know what Tepache is – see this Great Food Great Stories article – What is Tepachewww.greatfoodgreatstories.com/what-is-tepache

I always make sure get myself a few bottles and I have a blast mixing it with all kind of other beverages!

This year I was lucky enough to get a pre-release bottle of 2018 Reverend Nat’s Tepache and I had a lot of fun with it this year!

7 Fantastic Ways You Can Enjoy Reverend Nat’s Tepache! Great Food Great Stories by Steven Shomler

Here are 7 Fantastic Ways You Can Enjoy Reverend Nat’s Tepache!

See below for photos

#1 Straight. Just drink it straight. That’s allowed.

#2 Mix if with a beer. I love Tepache mixed with Widmer Brothers Hefeweizen.

#3 Mix it with Tequila. I love Tepache Mixed with Patron.

#4 Mix it with sparkling wine and make a Tepache Mimosa!

#5 Mix it with Rum. This year I mixed mine with Casa Magdalena Rum from House Spirits Distillery, and a little lime juice.

#6 Mix it with POG!

#7 Mix it with Rum, POG and Lime Juice! Goodness this was amazing!

Lastly, here is a bonus 8th way you can enjoy Tepache –

Nat West the Founder of Reverend Nat’s’ loves to make himself a Tepache Float with Tepache and Vanilla Ice Cream!

I encourage you to seek out some Tepache for yourself and see what fun ways you can enjoy it!

Cheers,

Steven Shomler

 

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7 Fantastic Ways You Can Enjoy Reverend Nat’s Tepache! Great Food Great Stories by Steven Shomler

7 Fantastic Ways You Can Enjoy Reverend Nat’s Tepache! Great Food Great Stories by Steven Shomler 7 Fantastic Ways You Can Enjoy Reverend Nat’s Tepache! Great Food Great Stories by Steven Shomler 7 Fantastic Ways You Can Enjoy Reverend Nat’s Tepache! Great Food Great Stories by Steven Shomler

7 Fantastic Ways You Can Enjoy Reverend Nat’s Tepache! Great Food Great Stories by Steven Shomler

7 Fantastic Ways You Can Enjoy Reverend Nat’s Tepache! Great Food Great Stories by Steven Shomler 7 Fantastic Ways You Can Enjoy Reverend Nat’s Tepache! Great Food Great Stories by Steven Shomler

7 Fantastic Ways You Can Enjoy Reverend Nat’s Tepache! Great Food Great Stories by Steven Shomler

7 Fantastic Ways You Can Enjoy Reverend Nat’s Tepache! Great Food Great Stories by Steven Shomler

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What is Tepache?

What is Tepache? Great Food Great Stories by Steven Shomler

What is Tepache?

Tepache is a traditional fermented Mexican beverage that is generally made from the rind and the peel of pineapples. Tepache is often mixed with beer.

I first encountered Tepache while working on my second book – Portland Beer Stories (FYI – You rad the Reverend Nast’s story in that book)

What is Tepache? Great Food Great Stories by Steven Shomler

Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider is a Portland based cider company that makes a fantastic Tepache.  FYI – You read the Reverend Nat’s  Hard Cider story in their Portland Beer Stories chapter.

The Tepache that Reverend Nat makes is composed exclusively of pineapples sourced from his second cousin’s plantation in Costa Rica, piloncillo (a brown “sugar”) from the Mexican state of Michoacan, and a selection of spices.

Every year on May 5 AKA Cinco de Mayo Reverend Nat’s release bottles of this wonderful pineapple “cider.”

I always make sure get myself a few bottles and I have a blast mixing it with all kind of other beverages!

This year I was lucky enough to get a pre-release bottle of 2018 Reverend Nat’s Tepache!

What is Tepache? Great Food Great Stories by Steven Shomler

See my Great Food Great Stories article – 7 Fantastic Ways You Can Enjoy Reverend Nat’s Tepache to see what I did with Tepache this year – www.greatfoodgreatstories.com/7-fantastic-ways-you-can-enjoy-reverend-nats-tepache

Why Does Reverend Nat’s Make Tepache?

 Here in Reverend Nat’s own words in his Tepache story –

“During a holiday in Veracruz I had a chance meeting with a peddler hawking Traditional Tepache out of a push-cart. A few pesos poorer and I was on Cloud Nine. ‘I unquestionably must have that recipe!’ I shouted. My Spanish is dreadful and his English was no better but over a few minutes of pictographic correspondence, I felt sanguine in my capacity to recreate that sumptuous drink upon my return to Portland.”

I encourage you to seek out some Tepache for yourself!

Cheers,

Steven Shomler

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Crazy DEEP FRIED Culinary Combinations That Work – Corndogs and Hash Browns, Mozzarella and Cinnamon & Sugar!

Crazy DEEP FRIED Culinary Combinations That Work – Corndogs and Hash Browns, Mozzarella and Cinnamon & Sugar! FOMO Chicken Food Cart Great Food Great Stories Steven Shomler

Crazy DEEP FRIED Culinary Combinations That Work – Corndogs and Hash Browns, Mozzarella and Cinnamon & Sugar! FOMO Chicken Food Cart Great Food Great Stories Steven Shomler

Crazy DEEP FRIED Culinary Combinations That Work – Corndogs and Hash Browns, Mozzarella and Cinnamon & Sugar!

Earlier today, I had a meeting at Guero No. 1 Tortas and since it was sunny and warm I decided to walk down to Coalition Brewing and enjoy a beer on their new delightful deck while I did some work.

When it was time for me to head home, I put my bag in the trunk of my car and as I reached for my car door, it occurred to me that I should walk over to Pod 28 and see what was new at that Portland Food Cart Pod.

I am soooo glad I did that!

When I got to Pod 28 I found that the FOMO Chicken Food Cart was serving two amazing specials!

I will let Chef Sun Kim the Founder of FOMO tell you tell all about them in these two short videos —

DEEP FRIED Hash Brown Corn Dogs!

 

DEEP FRIED Cinnamon Sugar Mozzarella Sticks!

They Really Do Taste Good!

I know what you are thinking and trust me – both of these culinary gems taste great! I highly encourage you to go to to FOMO and enjoy these specials while you still can!

This is a time that your really should have Fear Of Missing Out!

Where

The FOMO Food Cart is located at Pod 28.

Pod 28 is the Food Cart Pod located at 28th and Ankeny, just off of 28th and Burnside.

This Food Cart Pod has covered seating and it is home to the Captured Beer Bus Food Cart which always has a great selection of craft beer.

For more information about the FOMO Chicken Food Cart see this Great Food Great Stories here – www.greatfoodgreatstories.com/the-fomo-chicken-food-cart.

Below you will find a few more photos from my visit to FOMO today!

Cheers,

Steven Shomler

Crazy DEEP FRIED Culinary Combinations That Work – Corndogs and Hash Browns, Mozzarella and Cinnamon & Sugar! FOMO Chicken Food Cart Great Food Great Stories Steven Shomler

Crazy DEEP FRIED Culinary Combinations That Work – Corndogs and Hash Browns, Mozzarella and Cinnamon & Sugar! FOMO Chicken Food Cart Great Food Great Stories Steven Shomler

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Crazy DEEP FRIED Culinary Combinations That Work – Corndogs and Hash Browns, Mozzarella and Cinnamon & Sugar! FOMO Chicken Food Cart Great Food Great Stories Steven Shomler

Crazy DEEP FRIED Culinary Combinations That Work – Corndogs and Hash Browns, Mozzarella and Cinnamon & Sugar! FOMO Chicken Food Cart Great Food Great Stories Steven Shomler Crazy DEEP FRIED Culinary Combinations That Work – Corndogs and Hash Browns, Mozzarella and Cinnamon & Sugar! FOMO Chicken Food Cart Great Food Great Stories Steven Shomler Crazy DEEP FRIED Culinary Combinations That Work – Corndogs and Hash Browns, Mozzarella and Cinnamon & Sugar! FOMO Chicken Food Cart Great Food Great Stories Steven Shomler Crazy DEEP FRIED Culinary Combinations That Work – Corndogs and Hash Browns, Mozzarella and Cinnamon & Sugar! FOMO Chicken Food Cart Great Food Great Stories Steven Shomler Crazy DEEP FRIED Culinary Combinations That Work – Corndogs and Hash Browns, Mozzarella and Cinnamon & Sugar! FOMO Chicken Food Cart Great Food Great Stories Steven Shomler Crazy DEEP FRIED Culinary Combinations That Work – Corndogs and Hash Browns, Mozzarella and Cinnamon & Sugar! FOMO Chicken Food Cart Great Food Great Stories Steven Shomler

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The FOMO Chicken Food Cart!

 

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The FOMO Chicken Food Cart!

Sun Kim opened the FOMO Food Cart May 2017 and my first visit to this great Portland Food Cart was that very same month!

The Fomo Food Cart specializes in Korean style fried chicken.

I have not yet been to Korea, however if the fried chicken there, tastes anything like the magnificent friend chicken that Sun is serving at FOMO,  I cannot wait to get there!

The FOMO Chicken Food Cart Great Food Great Stories Steven Shomler

The FOMO Menu

At FOMO you can get four different fried chicken bowls – Spicy Korean, Sweet Soy Garlic, Chicken Katsu & Turmeric Curry, and Southern Fried Chicken.

The first three bowls come with rice, and the fourth one comes with mashed potatoes that will make your southern Grandma want to steal the recipe.

I have to say – the fried pickles that come with each bowl are stupendous!  I still want Sun to add those to the “A La Cart” (side dish) portion of his menu.

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Where

The FOMO Food Cart is located at Pod 28.

Pod 28 is the Food Cart Pod located at 28th and Ankeny, just off of 28th and Burnside.

This Food Cart Pod has covered seating and it is home to the Captured Beer Bus Food Cart which always has a great selection of craft beer.

One Fun Note – Pod 28 is where two great Portland restaurants both got their start – Burrasca, and Guero No. 1 Tortas.

The FOMO Chicken Food Cart Great Food Great Stories Steven Shomler

Follow FOMO

Website – www.fomochicken.com

Facebook – www.facebook.com/fomochicken

Instagram – www.instagram.com/fomochicken

Twitterwww.twitter.com/FOMOChicken

Below are some more photos of the wonderful food they have at FOMO.

Needless to say — I highly recommend that you GO To This Food Cart! 

Cheers,

Steven Shomler

 

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The FOMO Chicken Food Cart Great Food Great Stories Steven Shomler

The FOMO Chicken Food Cart Great Food Great Stories Steven Shomler

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