Built to Grill is a food cart located in SW Portland, near SW 3rd Ave. and SW Washington. The name is deceiving...they don't grill items. Instead, they serve various pastas and sandwiches.
|Pasta menu (July 2011)|
|Linguine and Clams w/Parmesan cheese|
However, there are a few criticisms. Basically, I would have preferred more bold flavors overall. I'm certain canned clams were used here, as a note (it's all about saving food costs in a food cart), so it's really not going to be the best linguine and clam dish ever. Maybe just a tad more basil and parsley would have been nice. Also, the pasta was just a tad overcooked. I do like my pasta with just a bit of bite (al dente). It might have been perfect coming out of the water, but when combined with the clams and other ingredients, it continues to cook that linguine.
Yes, the food could have been better, but I must reiterate that the meal was very enjoyable. For $7.50, it was a nice, filling portion. Good flavors and nice service all around. Big thumbs up from me! 8/10