Saturday’s Snack – Screen Door
So I had been on a pretty strict vegetarian diet for the last 18 days, but that came to a screeching halt when my mom prepared a early Christmas dinner last night. Not wanting to let her hard work and effort go to waste, I gobbled up the tasty turkey (pun sort of intended).
I’m currently in Portland Oregon and decided to jump onto Yelp to see what new restaurants have popped up that I may not be aware of. Holy smokes! Portland is a Mecca when it comes to culinary enjoyment. There seemed to be dozens of great restaurants that I’ve never tried before.
One of those restaurants that appeared at the top of the search results was “Screen Door“. Here’s a snippet from their website…
“Screen Door presents a celebration of southern cuisine as experienced by us as southern natives from the quintessential hearty fare to the everyday foods gathered fresh from the garden. Central to our concept is making use of the similar rich bounty of local fresh produce found here in the northwest that we often took for granted growing up in the south.
At Screen Door we serve local and organic produce and meats everyday. Screen Door is a part of maintaining the connection between farm and plate and simultaneously presenting a revival of regional American cuisine through the historical methodologies and preparations found in the south.
Screen Door’s menu is a survey of the south, from South Carolina Lowcountry cuisine to soul food and Cajun one-pot cookery to the refined Creole and French preparations found in New Orleans. We explore all methodologies and preparations from the historical to the modern, from the rudimentary to the refined, from the low-brow to the high-brow, cutting across class distinctions to get at the heart of the matter, the food.”
After checking out some of the whopping 697 reviews on Yelp, I decided we would check it out since it received 4 1/2 out of 5 stars. That’s a lot of stars after nearly 700 reviews. Surely, this place had to be good after that much positive feedback.
So, we arrived at 5:15 and there was a line all the way around the block eagerly awaiting them to open the doors at 5:30. Since it was freeze balls cold outside, my mother, father and I remained in the car and listened to some Jimmy Buffet on the Margaritaville station on satellite radio. 5:30 finally came and we noticed the line had doubled from the previous size.
Geez, this place is popular. Not wanting my mom to have to wait in the cold we decided to go elsewhere. But I have to admit, I’m super eager to find out what all the buzz is about. It’s must be incredible. 697 Yelp reviews can’t be wrong.
Therefore, I will return at some point. I’m sorry that the first edition of Saturday’s Snack doesn’t actually review a snack. Oops. This is the first time I’ve ever blogged about a place I never actually got a chance to eat at. But I’m confident this place Screen Door is worth checking out. So, like Arnold… “I’ll Be Back”!
You can find Screen Door at…
2337 E Burnside St
Portland, OR 97214
Jason Moffatt is a former private detective turned internet marketer who uses his skills of keen observation and deductive reasoning to pinpoint the easiest paths to success online. He’s passionate about helping entrepreneurs in the health & wellness field along with those in the personal development space. Jason believes we’re all a work in progress and that each day presents an opportunity to be a little be better than the last.
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