This Week in the Mercury

Another Sudden Detour

News

Another Sudden Detour

The Road to a Portland Street Fee Now Runs Through Salem


Boy Toy Next Door

Film

Boy Toy Next Door

The Boy Next Door Takes All the Fun Out of Screwing Hot Boys



Thursday, February 14, 2013

Lardo Westside: What The Critic Saw

Posted by Chris Onstad on Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 1:14 PM

An excellent rotisserie chicken sandwich and herbed fries at Lardo Westside.
  • An excellent rotisserie chicken sandwich and herbed fries at Lardo Westside.

The lighting at the new Lardo - Westside is excellent, so this week's post-review photo roundup is nothing like the wet-yeti-on-security-cam footage you typically see from me. Also, in the busy lunchtime environment among the thirty other people photographing their lovely sandwiches, I feel a bit brash and liberated. I'm starting to tell myself, "if you're the only one not taking pictures, they'll make you for a critic." If you want to hide something, put it in plain sight, indeed.

As this week's review hopefully makes clear, Lardo is worthy of your visit. Brillat-Savarin tossed off the old saw, "We can learn to be cooks, but we must be born knowing how to roast," and Rick Gencarelli was clearly born with an innate empathy for the eye of the meat.

Herewith, the rest of my photo files from this installment, after the jump!

Pork Meatball Banh Mi.
  • Pork Meatball Banh Mi.

Italian Tuna Melt - tangy, salty, yet creamy and rich.
  • Italian Tuna Melt - tangy, salty, yet creamy and rich.

The Winter Greens salad is the one to get. Robust, sturdy, the healthiest thing youll eat all week, but tastes nothing of sacrifice.
  • The Winter Greens salad is the one to get. Robust, sturdy, the healthiest thing you'll eat all week, but tastes nothing of sacrifice.

Griddled Mortadella, marinated peppers, mustard aioli. This is a gateway mortadella dish.
  • Griddled Mortadella, marinated peppers, mustard aioli. This is a "gateway" mortadella dish.

In the high temple of excess, this salad was *too* light.
  • In the high temple of excess, this salad was *too* light.

The Porchetta. Excellent meat, for those who can eat endless pork, but Id go halves with a guest on something additional.
  • The Porchetta. Excellent meat, for those who can eat endless pork, but I'd go halves with a guest on something additional.

Cauliflower with olives.
  • Cauliflower with olives.

Dirty Fries: Italy has an America party, and wins.
  • Dirty Fries: Italy has an America party, and wins.

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Comments are closed.

All contents © Index Newspapers, LLC

115 SW Ash St. Suite 600
Portland, OR 97204

Contact Info | Privacy Policy | Production Guidelines | Terms of Use | Takedown Policy