If you follow me on here or Instagram... you have probably come under the correct conclusion that I eat quite healthy Monday-Friday (healthy eating generally only lasts until lunch on Friday). Let's be clear that I do that because I have to, not because I want to in any way, shape or form. I like to eat. The only reason that I started really focusing on what I put in my piehole is because at about age 27 my metabolism decided to be a bit of a tortoise rather than the hare I had known most of my life.
^If you're going to cheat on your diet, make sure it's with someone super hot.
Anyway, as much as I focus on weekday food, I still generally eat what I want on the weekends and I will maintain that as long as I possibly can. So if I'm going to eat like Future White Goodman on the weekend, I may as well make it worth it, right?
So when one wakes up well-rested on a Saturday and is excited for brunch with the hopes of eating as much badness in quality ingredients that one can at one meal: One heads straight over to Pine State Biscuits.
^Always ready yourself for a wait around the door at any of their locations. If looking for the restaurant and new to the PNW, here's an insider tip: Just look for the long procession of fleece jackets & tennis shoes.
^After a 20ish minute wait, we have made our way in the door. This is one of those places where I always hope to try everything but will tragically never deter from what I always get: The Reggie Deluxe (2nd from top or seen here).
^Brunch without drinks is no brunch at all. Mimosa for me & a Bloody Mary for Jay (My deep yearning to like Bloody Marys discussed here)
^'Oh look, their name is branded on the stool. That's cool.' - I said to myself as I waited faux-patiently for my food.
^Behold its splendor: The Reggie Deluxe - Fried chicken, bacon, fried egg & cheese topped with gravy.
^Jay and I split a 'side' of hashbrowns. See them back there? We only could eat a tiny bit.
^Everything is homemade, therefore, it is incredible. From the bun to the breaded chicken to the gravy- so delightfully sinful (even though I have never finished an entire one in a single sitting).
^Fatter, fuller & happier. I remember how starving I was for the twenty minutes we waited in line but after we left, I felt like I had never known what it felt like to not be stuffed full.
^Mural right outside read some poignant words: 'You are confined only by the walls you build yourself."
^Loving all that art. The east side of Portland (where this restaurant is, on the other side of the river), is a bit more artsy.
And after that, it was a much better day. Though I think I'm still full and after two brunches in a row last weekend, I can pretty much promise that I will eat like a peasant this weekend instead.
But it sure was fun while it lasted.
Have a great weekend!