(Please read part 2, posted March 2012)
Potato Champion is located at the corner of SE 12th Ave. and Hawthorne in Portland, Oregon. They are more than just a food cart selling French fries. They have a few French fry delicacies -- from poutine to pulled-pork fries -- and numerous sauces to choose from.
|Menu (as of August 2011)|
|Sample of veggie gravy and fries (part of their veggie poutine)|
|Small PB&J fries|
Chipotle peppers are basically smoke-dried jalapenos. They hover between 10,000 and 50,000 Scoville units, but for me, this wasn't a burn-my-mouth spicy moment.
A big concern for me was the ginger; I thought it overpowered the other flavors. I would have put less ginger and maybe a bit of sweetener (sugar, honey, etc.) to balance the dish a little more. But still, a fairly successful dish.
Lovely food cart, average service. The guy running the food cart really pushed for me to try the poutine, so I may give that a go next time. Even the pulled pork fries sound amazing (yes, that's pulled pork and fries with BBQ sauce). Oh, and they have chili-cheese fries too. Heck, maybe I should just try everything else next time.