Where to start? At the end perhaps. That is, at the end of my most recent trip to the Pacific Northwest. More specifically, Seattle, Vancouver and Portland. There will be LOTS of posts from this trip, especially because it seems like the only thing I did was eat (shocking). Anywho, the last (and, probably best) place I had the honor to brunch at is called Tasty n Sons (http://tastyntasty.com/sons/).
We got there on a Sunday around 9:45 which is 45 minutes after they open. The wait was already 30ish minutes. There was free coffee (both regular and decaf) for those that were not interested in purchasing a brunch drink. After reading the reviews online, we were encouraged to try the Bloody Marys. We tried the Dim Summore (monopolowa vodka, tomato, hoisin, lime, sriracha, and ginger) which certainly had a spicy kick to it.
Finally, we were seated at the bar, which definitely added to the amazing experience.
Here’s a shot of the Irish Coffee they were serving on St. Patrick’s day. Apparently the original version of the drink, which is also the same version they serve at Tasty is just coffee, whiskey and cream. Looked good! Because the menu was so enticing, and because we were so hungry, we couldn’t decide on just two entrees. So, we decided to get three entrees for two people, but it doesn’t stop there. More on that later.
The first thing to come out was the Burmese Red Pork Stew with short grain rice and eggs, two ways. It might not look that spectacular from the photo below, but it boasts an amazing combination of flavors that is hard to describe. I didn’t really have a chance to get more shots, as we destroyed this plate pretty quickly. The second dish to come out was the Moroccan Chicken Hash with onion sour cream and eggs over easy. It doesn’t sound that special relative to the other items on the menu, but again, due to what I heard about some of the plates, this definitely seemed like the way to go.People knew what they were talking about because it was amazing! Again, the combination of flavors was genius. The hash had chicken, roasted potatoes, red bell peppers, asparagus, olives and cauliflower among other things. Below is a better shot exposing the onion sour cream, which, by the way was perfect in portion. The third entree we ordered was the Shakshuka, which is a tomato-based stew with red bell peppers and baked eggs. The menu lists the option to add venison sausage, which obviously seemed like the right decision.
A huge plus to sitting at the bar was that we sat next to the sweetest couple. They saw me taking pictures of the food and were kind enough to let me get some shots of the plates they ordered. After talking to them a bit, we ended up having more of a family-style brunch which was awesome because we all got to try more of the plates.
Here we’ve got the Potatoes Bravas with over easy eggs & aioli. The potatoes came out in a HUGE cast iron skillet. The potatoes, in my opinion were AMAZING. At first I only had a couple pieces but then Louis and Nancy offered us the rest as they had moved on to the other plates they ordered. As someone who doesn’t believe in wasting food, of course I felt obligated to finish the entire thing. Yep. NBD. Here’s a shot of the Steak & Eggs with cornmeal pancake & jalapeño butter. The steak was well seasoned and the potatoes Tasty standard. Got a shot of someone’s Fried Egg & Cheddar Biscuit (with sausage or house cured bacon or fried chicken). Looks Tasty!
Louis was kind enough to send me pictures of the desserts he tried after we left! Below is Auntie Paula’s French Toast Sundae with bananas, caramel & nuts. Probably a good thing that we left before they got this.