July 2, 2007

Savoy Tavern and Bistro (2500 SE Clinton)

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So if I am going to eat out alone, I like to have a distraction, like loud music or loud dining neighbors with scandalous conversation to stop me from talking to myself. (Oh stop judging. You know you talk to yourself too.) On Saturday I found the perfect place for solo dining. Savoy Tavern and Bistro is cozy over in the bar, with booths, leather chairs, candles and hipster waiters.

A live recording of Elliott Smith was playing over head. I love his music. It's great eating-alone-music. I was sitting there, eating my deep fried cheese curds, waiting for my entree to come listening to Miss Misery. The cheese curds were coated in pale ale batter and had nice chunks of sea salt on them. Do you miss me, Miss Misery? The cheese curds were perfect. Do you miss me, Miss Misery? I will have to return to the Corbett Fish House to see who wins for best cheese curds.

My entree came out pretty quickly. Pork loin, with polenta and greens. Won't you follow me down to the Rose Parade? I ate the pork slowly, allowing the polenta to soak up the juices from the pork and the greens. The polenta was slightly crispy on the outside and wonderfully moist and soakable on the inside. Won't you follow me down to the Rose Parade? The greens didn't have any salt on them, but it was such a perfect counteract to the salty polenta and the saucy pork. It's just that everyone's interest is stronger than mine.

I loved my meal. I felt like I bonded with Elliott Smith over dinner. So sick and tired of all these pictures of me. Elliott Smith, I don't know if you read my blog up in heaven, but I just want you to know that your music rocks. And I love you. I'm not surprised and really, why should I be?

P.S. Savoy Tavern, I love you too. I ate your leftovers for breakfast this morning and although not quite as good as they were last night when they were fresh, they were quite scrumptious with the help of the microwave.

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LadyConcierge said...

I love Elliott Smith, too! Your meal at the Savoy looks like it was great!

alyson. said...

Elliot Smith is fabulous. I'm very pleased to have stumbled upon your blog via frolic. I'll be moving to Portland in less than a month, and love your writings and links!