Friday, April 26, 2013

Twist and Shout! It's National Pretzel Day!

April 26th might be just another day to some people, but for salty carbo loving folks it is a day to celebrate!

This year I decided I would go to a brewery I had never been before - Breakside Brewery. I have heard a lot of people rave about their Bavarian Pretzels so now it's time to put it to the test. Check back next week to see how it stacks up!

On a separate note, I also wanted to take a minute to congratulate a new pretzel-loving friend Andrea Slonecker, who just released a new cookbook Pretzel Making at HomeNeedless to say I am excited to try some of her tasty recipes. Andrea was also recently featured in Portland Monthly Magazine, just in time for National Pretzel Day and low and behold Portland Pretzels got a little shout out! (Huge thanks to Andrea and Portland Monthly Magazine's Allison Jones!) 

Andrea Slonecker: Pretzel Making at Home
If you're celebrating National Pretzel Day send a picture of your tasty-gem to @PDXPretzels and while you're at it, give a little shout out to @AndreaSlonecker, congratulating her on her new cookbook!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Hooray for Nuvrei!

Nestled in NW Portland, Nuvrei might have some mighty fine cakes and pastries, but they also have a delightful Smoked Cheddar and Wild Salmon Pretzel sandwich. This cheddar pretzel bagel comes with a chive cream spread, smoked wild sockeye salmon and smoked cheddar.

The cheddar pretzel sandwich was the perfect portion for a little brunch snack. It was served warm and had a perfectly soft consistency.

If you find yourself strolling around in NW treat your taste-buds  and stop in to Nuvrei.

I also recently tried their "salt bagel" with a fried egg...stay tuned for that review!