Google was my concierge to find George & Violets in Springfield Oregon. I was attending the Oregon Knife Show and wanted to have a steak for dinner. A quick search and George & Violets seemed the best fit to my liking. I was not disappointed. The steak was decent, but what really was memorable was the salad. Yes, you read correctly. This salad consisted of tubes of romaine dressed with a creamy, chunky blue cheese salad. It had crispy bacon, tomato and water melon radishes as garnish. It arrived at the table as a magazine photo shoot candidate. This salad was rich with creamy blue cheese dressing. Bacon was the added bonus. I still am a little perplexed on my excitement from a salad.
MAD MEAT GENIUS
Monday, April 17, 2023
Monday, April 10, 2023
We enjoyed Original Joe’s of North beach so much we wanted to try Original Joe’s at Westlake. It was Tuesday night and they were packed. We did get seated 20 minutes after our reservation time but it was worth the wait. Original Joe’s serves Italian comfort food with pizazz. We had our favorites of Porterhouse pork chops, Golden fried prawns (w/cocktail sauce that lit a fire with horseradish), spaghetti, house made ravioli and the most decadent desserts. Ms. Goofy probably came just for ‘Joe’s warm butter cake’. I loved the gelato spumoni (house blend of pistachio, vanilla and chocolate gelato,dried cherries, brandy-soaked raisins, almonds). This was a fantastic birthday celebration.
P.S. The crumbsweeper was not present do to the absence of table linens.
Monday, April 3, 2023