October 8, 2007

Pause Kitchen and Bar (5101 N. Interstate)

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Last weekend my sister and I headed out for a late night bite. We landed at Pause around 10:30. I ordered 1 slider and a bowl of soup with their housemade sausage. Chelsea ordered spinach artichoke dip.

Slider: Ordinary Tillamook cheeseburger until I added the housemade zucchini pickles, then it was outstanding. Simple. Tangy. Perfect bite.

Soup: The housemade sausage really stood out in this brothy soup. It was spicy, but within reason. It was a very good complement to the broth with the greens and vegetables.

Spinach Artichoke Dip: It was good, I think made with ricotta cheese. But I must say that I just made a spinach artichoke dip this weekend that was better. Probably just because it had more fatty cheese in it. But still. Fatty cheese has its place. And that place is in my cheese drawer in my refrigerator. Hint: Monterey Jack + Brie + Parmesan. Yum.

We were getting ready to leave when the waitress came over and asked us if we were going to have dessert. No thanks, we said, pleading full stomachs. I'm not leaving until you order a dessert, she said, half jokingly, but still standing there and then rattled off half a dozen or so decadent choices. She seemed passionate about the desserts. So I ordered a Peanut Butter Mousse Fudge Cake thing. It was buttery, chocolate-y, peanut-y and fatty. Two bites and I was done. It was good though. It was just really big. I took it to my parents' house the next day and it was devoured. Maybe it's meant to be a meal on its own. I think that might work. I'll order that for my entree next time.

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Hey, It's Ansley said...

Sounds delightful. And now I have to go buy more cheese!