Good and interesting food is much more accessible here in Portland than it was in our little California town, and it is difficult to exercise restraint. The other day I visited my mother at Anzen, the Japanese grocery where she works. I saw these limited edition Pocky and had to try them out:
In other eats, I had a great dinner with vacationing food blogger Samantha and her husband Dave. We went to Nuestra Cocina, where they had the most incredible handmade fresh corn tortillas. Yum. I didn’t take any photos because I was trying to come across as, well, normal, but I don’t think I was very successful, since I kept crashing into curbs as I drove us to Pix for dessert (and no, I didn’t have anything to drink).
Oh, and a good review of some Choxie chocolates is here at the candy blog. Of the Choxie I tried, I thought the milk chocolate truffle balls were really good. The centers aren’t as soft as the Lindt truffle balls, but the chocolate was pretty good (not waxy). The chocolate-covered raisins are fine. I’ve had worse, but I’ve probably had better, too.