Trinket: A Brunch Bangle

Any place that declares forthrightly that their duck eggs Benedict will always be on the menu, the service is friendly and patient, and the generous but not ridiculous portions are served on carefully mismatched plates… is the place for us. My particulate favorite is the savory waffle with onion, bacon jam, thyme & goat cheese. For three bucks you can add chicken eggs or do the duck for two bucks more (guess which I did). The waffle’s classic grid topography was a perfect platform for the sweet pig candy and the tart herby whipped goat cheese. Even the scallion rounds added crunch and a mild onion flavor to the dish. Now add in the lake of yolk supplied by Daffy delicacies and you have a brunch fit for, uh, Portland.

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At The Last Chair Chef Good is Never the Enemy of the Best

It has been a a pleasure as well as an education to eat our way through Chef Good’s culinary evolution, as well as just hang out with him and his wonderful wife Alley over the years. It is quite clear to MagoGuide that Tim’s career is far from over and we want to be there for whatever new directions he decides to take. The rest of you need to get your butts over to The Last Chair and find out what all the fuss is about.

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Travel Journal – Monte Pellegrino

Our adoring fans at MagoGuide know me as editor, photographer, and code developer, but perhaps you didn’t realize that I have a love of travel writing as well? I always keep a journal while on our adventures and thought that it might be fun to share some of those stories with you. We’ll begin with a memorable hike up Monte Pellegrino on a visit to Palermo.

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Home Ranch Bottoms: Get Lost, Eat Q, Drink Beer, Repeat

Home Ranch Bottoms (HRB) is the product of fusing a dive bar with a barbecue shack, a KOA campground, and a western tchotchke shop. This isn’t foodie hype dude, it is the very rare exception to the rule that you can’t get world class q at an establishment that also serves beer, much less a full bar. This is destination dining in the North American Redoubt, so you obviously have to earn it big time. HRB is off the grid 40 miles up an intermittently paved dirt road just across the North Fork of the Flathead River from Glacier National Park.

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