Portland, Oregon, internationally renowned for it’s tendency to combine the great and the awesome to produce the awesomely great, has done it again. I’m not talking about how you can drink delicious local microbrews in the movie theatre, or that putting together the words “vegan” and “bar” doesn’t even cause a double take. What is so much more important and sausagey than that is a food making and selling cart that goes by the name of Flavour Spot. These wacky cart dudes take a frickin’ waffle and shmear it with maple butter and then wrap the aforementioned mapled up crispy thin waffle around a couple of sausage patties. 100% vegan, and AT LEAST 100% delicious.
The waffle is the exact crispy thin kind I wish I had the iron for. Brunchmonton patrons will be getting my version of these at the next brunch, guaranteed! I hear Flavour Spot has been hit and miss with the availability of the vegan sausages. I’d like to think that they’ve restocked in preparation for Vegan MoFo, and more importantly, my arrival.
Here’s Karla showing off her precious waffle. Isn’t he cute all wrapped up like that?
Until this morning when I ate this glorious batter dream, I was unsure how to get this whole MoFo thing started. I’ve been in PDX for almost a week now, eating all manner of ridiculously tasty and innovative vegan food. Not to mention I’m here to work on a vegan brunch cookbook. All these factors combined should provide me with much quality MoFo’in material, so if you somehow ended up reading this you should probably come back every day for at least the rest of October.
Oh, and Just so those of you who I left behind in Edmonton don’t get jealous, PDX certainly has it’s rough spots. Sure, you’re usually biking everywhere while drinking vegan milkshakes, but occasionally you’re having 17 year old kidnapped prostitues burst through your door at 2:00am, or angrily lying awake as construction crews demo the asbestos laced Fred Meyer next door. It’s cool though, I’ll take all the asbestos they want to feed me, so long as they follow it with a chocolate peanut butter milkshake chaser from Sip.