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Chickpeadx@Portland Penny Diner a POP UP

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#1 Chef Assassin

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 03:34 PM

ntroducing Chickpeadx
By Yair Maidan
May 7, 2013
Portland, Oregon - Chikpeadx is a new NW influenced falafel cart coming soon to the Home Brew Exchange parking lot at 6550 Interstate Avenue. Chickpeadx will be serving a menu based on falafel, a chickpea fritter of middle eastern origins. People may not be aware but the Pacific Northwest is a major source for chickpeas in the United States, with this cart Chickpeadx hopes to shine a spotlight on this under recognised regional product. Another of Chickpeadx's main area's of focus will be house made sodas with a focus on capturing the seasonal bounty of our nearby orchards and berry patches.
Chickpeadx is the first solo venture for Yair Maidan who has been working behind the scenes in some of portland's best restaurants. Yair who was born in Israel and grew up in South Florida arrived in portland about 7 years ago after time cooking and studying in France. In Portland Yair has worked at Paley's Place, downtown's Clyde Common, the short lived Lucier, and inner eastside's Beaker and Flask. Most recently Yair was the  "grill whisperer" at Imperial.
While the cart is being built Chickpeadx will be orchestrating a series of Pop-Ups at local area restaurants starting with the Portland Penny Diner(410 SW Broadway,Portland Or 97205) on May 15, 2013. This event will start at 5 pm and will be the first opportunity for the people of portland to get a taste of Chickpeadx's menu. 
Chickpeadx Falafels are available in three ways:

Pita (white or wheat) - $6
Salad (on a bed of greens) - $7
Sandwich ( in a Bahn Mi roll) - $8

All our Falafels are served with tahini, tomato and cucumber salad, carrot ribbons, shaved cabbage and fired eggplant

We will also be serving our house made sodas for $3

Signs of Spring - local rhubarb lightly sweetened with raw cane sugar

Desert Oasis - a refreshing blend of pomegranate,lime and mint enhanced with a ginger infused palm sugar 

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 03:39 PM

Congrats and good luck!

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