Posted 09 June 2010 - 04:16 PM
Don't know about the Sellwood location.
Posted 10 June 2010 - 02:54 PM
Posted 13 June 2010 - 01:13 AM
Stopped in at the Sellwood cart today to try the burger.
Missed the chickpea fries on the menu, so I just got the burger by itself. It does come with some delicious, spicy giardiniera on the side.
Burger comes with provolone piccante, pickled red onions, lettuce, and calabrian chile aioli. You can also add pancetta, which I did, of course. I'm interested to know where they get their bun. It's a brioche bun, I think, kind of sweet and eggy, with a soft but substantial texture. However, it's in the shape of a kaiser roll. It has a nice buttery top, too.
I wasn't asked how I wanted my burger cooked. It came medium well. I'd like to get one medium. The patty was lightly seasoned and charred. The burger comes together great, a balance of intense flavors: the sweet bun, the ultra-tart and moderately spicy onions, the sharp cheese, the sweet and salty bacon, and the spicy mayo.
The greatest service chemistry has rendered to alimentary science, is the discovery of osmazome, or rather the determination of what it was. ~Brillat-Savarin
Nick Zukin, Mi Mero Mole
Co-Author, Artisan Jewish Deli at Home
Formerly, Kenny & Zuke's
Posted 13 June 2010 - 11:11 AM
Posted 17 June 2010 - 12:22 PM
The rolls come from Fleur de Lys bakery, and they're still trying to decide if they'll use a kaiser or ciabatta for the weekend breakfast. The breakfast sandwiches will be ham and egg, pancetta and egg, or arugala and egg. All will have fresh basil and roasted red pepper.
The burger is really good, a bit overcooked for my preferences, but juicy and the bun holds out beautifully.
Posted 17 June 2010 - 09:10 PM
I liked the burger we shared at Mississippi Marketplace last week on our crawl, but I liked the roast pork sandwich better. And as much as I like the chick pea fries, I adore the rice balls. And the new cheese puffs are kinda neat, too.
The rice balls were the best thing on the crawl.
Hopefully this post sticks. I tried the other day but failed. Maybe I wasn't logged in?
Posted 01 September 2010 - 01:57 PM
Posted 12 November 2010 - 03:16 PM
Even better was the meatball sandwich the wife got, just really good.
Kids shared a brioche, nutella and bacon sandwich from the egg cart next door.. nutella and bacon make a pretty damn good combo.
Posted 28 September 2011 - 10:48 AM
In sadder cart news, Garden State is for sale. The four-year-old “Italian street food” cart, which currently resides at the Mississippi Marketplace pod, is for sale on Craigslist. Although the ad states that neither the business nor its recipes are for sale, it remains unclear whether Garden State will live on in a different vehicle or form. “I’ll be cooking still, but in a different capacity,” is all owner and chef Kevin Sandri told WW. Garden State was WW’s 2010 Eat Mobile festival judges’ choice award winner.
Posted 28 September 2011 - 11:21 AM