Went for brunch this morning. Got there I think right after the first wave. Waited about 15 min for a table, and there was a huge pile of people behind us. This was at 10:15am or so. But by 11:30am, there were tables open and no wait. They said the next wave would come at lunch.
Food was awesome, nothing we ordered that we wouldn't eagerly order again. And as usual, we (way) over ordered and my bring-along-vacuum of a partner Hoovered the table with no problem. He took the kid swimming afterwards to work off the 5,000 calories or so I'm sure he consumed.
Steak & Eggs, with cornmeal pancake & jalapeno butter. It's the jalapeno butter that really makes the dish. And I kept saying, "What's the little green flecks on here, what is this stuff?" It was freakishly good and I didn't know what it was until I grabbed a copy of the menu afterwards. Perfectly cooked seared RARE skirt steak (thank you Tasty!), a sort-of-sweet cornmeal cake, and so on. Just great.
Bim Bop Bacon & Eggs. These are the flavors we try to concoct at home, never successfully. All these bibimbop bowls in Beaverton can kiss my ass. THIS is awesome. Super crusty rice around the hot stone bowl, great kimchi, pork, I don't know wtf else was in it, but definitely order it.
Cheese Board, known on the menu as "Steve's Cheese", right above the line that says "Josh's Meat." To which my bring-along-vacuum says, "I don't know who Josh is, and I certainly don't want his meat." So here's Steve's Cheese instead. I don't remember the cheeses on here. Sorry. I can tell you it's goat, cow and something else. Candied walnuts, but nicely done, not too sweet, and currants plumped up with something sweet and tasty and slightly fermented. Nice nibbles for sure.
We also got the radicchio salad. A bit different than at Tasty & Sons. This has bacon lardons, manchego and six-minute eggs.
The kid got a half order of French Toast and a potato doughnut. French toast was great as always.
Total was $55 including a Cock & Bull ginger ale, a Limonata and bottomless coffee.
Crappy cell phone menu pics:
Check out that Pork Schnitzel dish with a mug of hofbräu hefeweizen. That's gonna be good. I saw a pic on twitter the other day of the grilled romaine, that looked awesome too.
I think I read somewhere that they open on 2/5. So I suspect that after that date, it'll be impossible to get in. The gal up front told me they're doing brunch now until 2:30. Dinner service will start up in March (I think?) and then they'll have the same schedule as the other Tasty, with a smaller menu in between brunch & dinner.
One side note about bringing kiddos: They're kid friendly, for sure. However, the bar-half of the restaurant is 21 and over at all times. So while many groups could hang out on that side and wait for tables, we couldn't. We had to camp by the front door or outside. It wasn't a big deal, but just something to think about when heading out the door. If it was slammed and our wait was an hour, the Alder location would be more difficult than the Williams location because the Williams location has Ristretto roasters and the toy store just a few storefronts away. Both are fun distractions for kids vs camping out at Tasty's door waiting for a table.
The bar area reminds me a lot of the Laurelhurst Market setup, with seats at the bar, a small walkway behind the seats, and a standing area with a nice shelf/ledge to set drinks on and hang out while you wait for a table.