I didn’t get to Reading Frenzy, like I’d hoped, but I was able to poke around Portland a little this afternoon, eat some good food, and visit with some Ypsi expatriates, who were kind enough to answer a few of my questions about why they chose to leave Michigan for Oregon. I’ll tell you more about that later, but, for now, I wanted to share a few poorly shot videos about Portland’s thriving food cart culture. The first is of me talking with my friend Dave, who lives in Portland, about the explosion of food carts here over the past several years, and the second is of me discussing an idea that I’ve got for a cart of my own, which would be called, “Smoke It, or Fry It.”
I should mention that the idea of a restaurant where you can bring your own food items to be deep-fried isn’t completely original. I’ve heard of a place where there’s a cook who will deep-fry anything, regardless of what it is, for a dollar. I don’t know, however, if this activity is sanctioned by management.
[Our most recent discussion on food carts in Michigan can be found here.]