Chilebrown at home

Wednesday, April 9, 2008


Welcome to the final act from the Ultimate Meat Adventure. This is the last of our stash from the Oregon trip last summer. Today's bacon is from Gartner's Meats in Portland Oregon. Gartner's is a Huge Meat Palace. They have every cut of meat imaginable. When you walk in you will walk into a wall of customers. You grab a number and very quickly it will be your turn. You need a little time to soak in all the meat collection.

We have a quality bacon today. Ms. Goofy claims this is her favorite. This bacon grabs you right away with its looks. You can see that the meat to fat ratio is perfect. This is what bacon should look like. We fried some in a pan and the smell perfumed the house with Pork Joy! The texture was wonderful. It was crisp with just a hint of chewiness. This bacon has a lot of sugar in it by evidence of the browning of the pan. When you taste it, it does not taste overly sweet. The salt was present but not overpowering . The same goes with the smoke. The secret to this bacon is Balance. It has a great combination of sugar, salt, and smoke. Today's act will be awarded 4.5 stars out of 5. This bacon is Hot!!! It is time for a new Meat Adventure to restock the Chilebrown Ice Cave.

Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5

Cost: 3.98/pound

Where: 7450 N.E. Killingsworth

Portland, Oregon 97218 503-252-7801


PresidentofCookies said...

You could have a meat adventure by walking down to Safeway and trying the Safeway Brand Extra Thick Bacon---it is deeeeelicious!!!!!5 stars.

Chilebrown said...

Thankyou PresidentofCookies for the suggestion. I have a feeling that I might have to do that.

zak rotello said...

Awesome. I head out to Gartners whenever possible, but I usually sugar my own bacon. Will definitely put this on the list.