My friend and I arrived midday on a Saturday during Memorial Day weekend, when there basically was only a limited menu.
The ice cream flavor on my visit a couple weeks back was Gary's Spicy Peanut ice cream. Very creamy, with a strong peanut presence. A very slight kick for me on the back end, but people more sensitive to spice will probably feel it more than I did. I actually ended up adding some hot sauces to this. Hey, it still tasted good!
|Gary's Spicy Peanut ice cream|
Naader came back for a second OregonMania tour at the end of July, and even though I wasn't feeling 100%, I wanted to try my hand at this $25 poutine challenge anyway. Needless to say, that was one colossal mistake.
We arrived right around peak lunchtime on a Sunday, so it was fairly busy. We snagged a booth near the back right corner of the dinerant.
For the heck of it, we took the challenge on side by side. Naader showed why he's a pro and finished in a leisurely 14 minutes. I ate as fast as I could, and at least for the first few bites, it was very good. Not that it would have mattered in the long run, but the crispy fries (which I generally prefer) didn't help my cause to finish. For quantity challenges only, I wish the fries were softer.
|Ha, why did I sign this waiver and take the challenge again?|
Curious pandas do silly things
|No shortage of calcium or carbs here!|
I'd say probably half of the challenge was still on the butcher's block at the end, but I got a T-shirt anyway just for attempting it. It's a nice gesture. Normally when I hear about food challenges, you'd only get a shirt if you beat the challenge.
Pretty good service, very friendly staff. It was a bit slow getting the poutine to us, but when you have to cook up all those fries, it naturally would take a while. Not to mention it was still lunchtime.
I'll likely be back at some point, and I'll avoid the challenge, thanks. 6.75/10