LUNCH TODAY caught me by surprise. We'd gone out for coffee and pastries, what a surprise, but while the girls were happy with their pies — strawberry-rhubarb, lemon meringue, coconut cream, things like that — the chipotle pot pie looked better to me. Local free-range pork, local potatoes, strong-flavored tomatoes, lots of chipotle, and a nice flaky crust. Oh: and cabbage. Very nice.
The coffee was okay, too; but it was even better across the street at Barista, where they made beautifully drawn espressos with Intelligencia's Black Cat roast. This is truly excellent, the best I've had here in Portland: we're taking a pound of it home with us.
Dinner at home: lentils with onions; green salad.