Wednesday, October 3, 2007
ABC Wednesday: K is for Kitchen
Here you see one of my favorite photos, ever. And I want to thank my brother Howard for inadvertently reminding me that I had taken it on March 12, 2006. Yes, CDPBers, it's not recent but it still shows the kitchen in one of Portland's favorite eateries--Three Doors Down Cafe, just north of Hawthorne on SE 37th.
Left to right, we've got Dave, owner/chef; Lamont, sous chef/my older son; Leland, line cook/my younger son--the one who now cooks at the Helvetia Tavern and attends Mt. Hood Community College.
The reason I remember the date so well is that Mama and I had just flown into Portland earlier that day, to visit the guys and their girlfriends one last time before our planned move to Portland in June.
It was a very special night for Three Doors Down Cafe, their first Sunday to be open for business--up until then it had been open Tuesdays-Saturdays. And it was the birth-night of Three Doors Down meatballs and bucatinni, recently named Portland's best meatballs by Portland Monthly magazine.
It was a very special night for me because I captured the intensity of three guys who know their way around the kitchen.