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What I love about food at Smallwares is that the menu is composed of original, creative dishes that you most likely will not find anywhere else in Portland, or in the rest of the U.S. for that matter. There’s a time for classic dishes, and I seek those often. But I could eat brunch at Smallwares every weekend, trying every innovative item on the menu and then eating them again.

Above you can see the Congee, which my daughter ate the first time we ate at Smallwares. She had to have it again.

FullSizeRender (3) (1)When I tried the Kimchi Bloody Mary, one taste, and I knew this would change everything. I could never go back to any plain old, same old, same old Bloody Mary anywhere else.

One of my other brunch mates also declared, “This is the best Bloody Mary I’ve had in my life!” I knew that statement was backed by his keen sense of taste and wealth of knowledge on what is indeed good and what is not. It’s why I love hanging out with him and his wife!

My brunch mates love to eat at good places, they cook great food at home, and they have a love of good wine and cocktails. What more do I need in friends? Well, we do often talk about what’s going on in the world, and our perspectives are pretty similar.

I was super pleased that they enjoyed my recommendation for this weekend’s brunch, and that they were excited to return more often! I can’t wait to get back together with them here again, to talk about other great places we need to try, and to gush about how good the Kimchi Bloody Mary tastes!

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We all agreed the oysters with fish sauce, lime, and cilantro were amazing. These were right up my alley….something I’m surprised I didn’t come up with! I will be making this at home.

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Here’s how my brunch friends and I get along so well. We like to order side dishes to share, like the shrimp sausage patty shown above with black bean honey sauce. It was so good………this may have to be a regular for me!

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This time around, I chose the Turkish eggs with tahini yogurt and chorizo butter as my main entree. It was delicious, and I could certainly eat it again, but there are many other items on the menu that I can’t wait to try! I’m going to be a regular!

Stay tuned on my Twitter feed for more pictures of Smallwares coming soon……

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