The first night in at Feast Portland 2014, I took my hungry self to the Sandwich Invitational to taste the 14 entries from chefs around the country and cast my vote for the People’s Choice winner.
Oh, to be back in the land of Tillamook! Two vivid memories from our year abroad: craving Tillamook Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream like nobody’s business while living in New Zealand (I resorted bto buying chocolate ice cream and mixing in peanut butter…but it wasn’t the same)…and sharing a precious little hunk of friend-imported Tillamook cheddar with our pal Jenny in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Sandwich artists (a serious step above the $5 Footlong type!) in every corner of Director Park:
And somehow, miracle of miracles, I managed to bypass the Broder line.
As soon as the photographer was done with his shot, he turned around and offered the plate to me!
The long line was worth it in the end: the People spoke and gave Salt & Straw the People’s Choice for their much-better-than-grade-school PB&J.
The panel of judges bestowed their winning Judge’s Choice title on Kachka’s Bonnie Morales’ “open-faced sandwich of smoked sprats, egg and smetana (an Eastern/Central European sour cream) on butter-fried toasts” – The Oregonian: The Three Best Bites from the Sandwich Invitational: Feast 2014
Sadly, my Broder favorite didn’t win…but I didn’t mind at all being in the minority when I was in such delicious company.
Head to Feast’s website for details on their Fighting Hunger Campaign and while you’re there, scroll through the who’s-who list of chefs, restaurants, and producers participating in Feast 2014. This post sponsored by Feast Portland. All opinions and ridiculous excitement over delicious food are entirely my own.