Monday, June 13, 2011
Hello Twilight My Old Friend: Weekend Eats
When one of my best friends from high school, Tom, announced that he was marrying a girl from Oregon and the wedding would be in Portland, I immediately began working on my vacation plans. I went up and stayed with my friends the weekend before the wedding so I could have several days to myself. I wrote about that week back in 2008, which means unless you're one of about a dozen people, you didn't read it.
My hangout that whole week was a neighborhood joint a couple of blocks from my friends' house: the Gladstone Street Pub. They had all MLB games on the TVs, sidewalk tables in the sun, good food and $2.50 pints of Deschutes Twilight. Deschutes has long been my favorite Oregon brewery and Twilight, their summer ale, was fantastic. I've looked for it in many places in Southern California since then, with no success.
Saturday afternoon we went somewhere new for lunch. More on that tomorrow, perhaps.
I can't really complain too much here. We were in Alhambra - a ten minute drive from some of the best Chinese eats outside of China - and we were so hungry we chose to go to an Americanized-Chinese chain simply because it was right there. I had hoped the meal would have been better than it was, but I accept a lot of the blame.
I defrosted the langostino, which is already cooked, and warmed it up in butter, lemon juice, dried herbs and cracked black pepper. I put a piece of spinach on each potato bun then spooned in the langostino. A perfect, easy dinner to end the weekend.
Posted by JustinM at 1:09 PM