Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Meats Before Lent: Burnside Brewing Co.

Sausage Trio: (from left to right) Rabbit, Duck & Rosemary and Elk & Boysenberry


Between the forecast of lent striking and me feeling sorry for my iron deficient-anemic self, I kinda went on a hamburger binge. My self proclaimed eating a hamburger every 2.5 years days are over. Cuz, well, it's only been since October since I last had a burger.


A whopping cinco months. 


A few days after noshing an excellent burger at Grüner, I continued my animal-flesh fueling at Burnside Brewing, formally Alchemy Brewing Co., whilst urban hiking in lower Southeast Portland. 


Beers came first: the Burnside IPA is powerfully bitter while the Oatmeal Pale Ale is distinctively smooth. My friend, Gerard, and I ordered a round of house-made exotic sausages as shown and described above - all delicious with the most unexotic wiener being the rabbit which tasted like chicken thighs. The Burnside Burger, seared in duck fat, adorned with grilled onions on a hop studded bun was also necessary.  My last carnage before lent, and really the perfect way to go


(out). 




Burger


You can see why. Good bye meat, see you in 46 days!




Burnside Brewing Co.
701. E Burnside
Portland, OR 97214

12 comments:

tasteofbeirut said...

I don't share your love of burgers although these sausages look very tempting! I could live on salads and cheese and bread!

Elra's coking and baking said...

Those sausages truly look delicious!

JustinM said...

That looks like the perfect burger to eat before saying goodbye to meat for a few weeks.

inablimpalot said...

mmm oatmeal pale ale...urban hiking is my new favorite hobby

Ivy said...

Way to go Anna. We have such a great variety of Lenten recipes that I don't miss meat at all.

Anna A. said...

tasteofbeirut - I am totally with you on the salads and cheese...except for the occasional burger itch.

Elra - They were.. YUM!

JustinM - Yeah, it was, plus with the sausages I ate almost the entire forest/farm.

inablimpalot - Much better than the Summit IPA, no doubts.

Ivy - I can't wait to try some of yours :-)

Mary said...

How did you ever get them to cook the meat so rare? That has become impossible here and I'm really envious. You asked about dishes such as corned beef and cabbage. They are not old-country Irish, but rather the creation of the American Irish who settled on the East coast.

Anna A. said...

Mary - I think I just asked the waiter what he recommended and that's how the burger came out! You need to come up to Portland for some burgers. Interesting about the Irish-American cuisine.

Helen said...

All the foods I avoid eating are in this post haha! But no worries, I know you will wow the socks off me with your Lenten feasts! Can't wait :)

Anna A. said...

Helen -No loukaniko for you? Oh, delicious mystery meat!

kat said...

It is so not good to come read your blog when I'm hungry. All I'm doing is torturing myself with things I cannot find!

Anna A. said...

kat , will trade you for loukaniko...