Friday, June 26, 2009

Homegrown Smoker Vegan BBQ, Last Thursday & Two More Days of Dittering

Last night I made the trek up to NE Alberta Street for Last Thursday mayhem. I was planning on going anyway to live it up dittering style, and then I found out about a new all vegan BBQ stand opening, Homegrown Smoker, and three vegan bake sales,
so I teleported there after work, an iced coffee break at Sweetpea Baking Co. and a stop at a new cocktail bar opening. Same ole Thursday routine.


Chronic Tempeh Ribs, Smoked Soy Curls, Mac and Cheeze, Molassesey cornbread, BBQ beans

Three of us split this, and I swear, it cost $8. My favorite part was the fantastic smoked soy curls. They're closed this weekend, but check them out for a real opening Wednesday or Thursday! The staff is adorable, and one of their dads does the BBQ-ing! Exclamation!

Spotted at Last Thursday:

The new roaming Voodoo Doughnuts van


The new Spud Locker topped potato cart - featuring a yam with vegan cinnamon roll topping! Must try sometime...


Some more Last Thursday photos




As I mentioned earlier, my friend Michelle Crocodile knows an owner of Petunia's Pastries who had their opening last night - many vegan treats!

My friend Michelle C, Strawberryrock and I shared this beautiful Chocolate Hazelnut frosted & filled cupcake. It tasted..beautiful.

I was worried a few months ago that I was allergic to hazelnuts when making test recipes for the Vegan Cookies book, since I couldn't breathe and my lip and eyes swelled and all, but forgot about this until just now, and phew, I was fine last night.

The initial reason we were heading to Last Thursday was for The Grilled Cheese Grill.

Michelle and I shared this grilled mozzerella soy cheeze with grilled jalapenos.

At the GCG, you can eat your sandwich in an old, decorated school bus. It's trippy.
Look at the table below. There's so much more to say, but you really need to check it out for yourself.

The obligatory Sweetpea stop. Since we're vegan.

Dittering lunch #4 - Eggplant with basil & tofu from Just Thai.

Going back in time, Dittering lunch stop #3,
a Tastebud Pita salad from the Portland Farmers Market.

I picked up apricots and sugar snap peas.

After work that day, I stopped by the Peoples Coop street fair. Not on twitter, but they're my neighbors and I heart them. There was a vegan (gosh!) salad (gosh!) stand.


For $1 from their farmers market, I picked up the cutest shiitakes I have ever seen.

Ever seen.

18 comments:

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

There is so much greatness in this post that I don't know where to start. BBQ...mmm...

Alyssa Franchetti said...

That cupcake looks SO GOOD. I'm really jealous.

sgcorrie said...

Jeff and I went to Just Thai twice last week. TWICE. He's the boy that wouldn't touch cart food!

And did B & F get their liquor license?

herbstsonne said...

Love this entry!! :D I'm flying up to P-town on Wednesday and I can't wait to eat the entire town!!

michelle kathleen said...

awwww yeah. good stuff.

jodye said...

So much delicious food in one post! I love the look of that farmer's market salad, but, more importantly, of the cupcake!

Soja said...

I'm kind of envying life in Portland right now! But in a good sort of I'm-happy-these-sorts-of possibilities-are-possible-somewhere-in-the-world sort of way. If it wasn't for the dog and the kitty, and having to earn a living, I might be tempted to pack and get on a plane. ;-)

Becca Elouise said...

I miss Portland.

veggievixen said...

woah, portland is seriously the vegan mecca!!! everything looks so amazing.

allularpunk said...

1. teach me to teleport? 2. advice guy. love it. 3. cupcake. yes. 4. adorable mushrooms, indeed!

nora said...

Wow, I can't believe there's a cinnamon roll topped sweet potato at that potato cart!

and molassesy cornbread! yummmm

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

How does Portland keep getting even MORE vegan friendly?! I love that pink van!

singinghorse said...

All the food items look so yummy, especially the chocolate hazelnut cupcake. I looove shiitake mushrooms!

Lisa Clark said...

I'm a friend of Michelle's (who makes "Petunia's Pastries")- She told me how much you liked the cupcakes! Thanks so much for coming and supporting! I can't wait to bake some more vegan treats this time around...only 2 more weeks! Make sure to stop by, thanks again! :)

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

I'll try to make it this month, Lisa - thanks for making such fabulous vegan cupcakes!

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Tina said...

Great info, thanks for posting. If you are looking for a portable grill & deep fryer then you really shouldn’t look any further. This thang rocks!