Friday, December 16, 2011

Eat This!

Eat This! is a food cart located on SW 9th in downtown Portland, Oregon, between Alder and Washington. Started by James Drinkward in the summer of 2010, Eat This! is known for flatbread sandwiches, and usually there are five types to choose from..

Menu (mid-November 2011)
I ordered the pulled pork flatbread sandwich ($7.50): pulled pork with a tangy BBQ sauce, fried cheddar polenta, and caramelized onions inside a wheat flatbread. The flatbread is made with a whole wheat flour blend. It spends a little time warming on the flattop before the fillings are added.

Pulled Pork Flatbread Sandwich (Eat This!)
Closeup of the filling (pork and polenta)
Expertly prepared pulled pork here. The shreds of pig melted in my mouth and worked well with the tangy BBQ sauce. The fried cheddar polenta was something I haven't had much with pulled pork, but the light, soft texture here had the comforting consistency of mashed potatoes, a welcome contrast to the pulled pork. The polenta could have been a bit cheesier, and perhaps a tad more salt would have been nice. The onions were cooked perfectly here, just silky and excellent caramelization.

The flatbread that I received looked like a wheat tortilla. In contrast, a food truck in Seattle did a similar menu item, but their grilled flatbread looked like a pita bread used for gyros. Interesting.

Eat This! offers other flatbread sandwiches (brisket, chicken and bacon, vegetable, and meatloaf), so there should be something for everyone here! Head on over to Eat This! and order one of their flatbread sandwiches! 7.75/10

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