Day 2, Starts off with a Hotel Breakfast that's offered to the guests, we don't need to talk about this, it is, what it is. We stay here because its close to the Ocean, Mollie is a Bear to get up in the morning, so , having something at the Hotel keeps everyone happy. After everyone is up and moving, the gals want to shop at the Outlet Mall. This is my chance to drop them off and head North, going over the Astoria Bridge, heading to Washington
To the town of:
For a visit with our Roadfood member "ChefBuba" at his Food trailer
I have talked to Craig on the phone many times. He worked for years down in California as a Chef. He did the off-site catering for the Movie studios in Hollywood. Craig has a lot of talent, worked with all kinds of menu items, and has opened a mobile food business in Seaview, Washington. Craig knows, I don't blow smoke just to make people feel good about what their doing in this business. This is a had business to survive in, you need to know what your doing, and serve good quality food, to be successful. I was with Craig at the trailer for about two hours. He asked me what I wanted to eat, my answer was, everything. If I'm going to do a review of his food operation, I can't do it with only tasting one food item. Nothing like one Chef critiquing another Chef. Craig took out the Pastrami, sliced off a few pieces and put them on the broiler to heat. The pastrami was juicy, smoky, tender and full of flavor. A customer walked up while I was trying the pastrami, I handed him a piece of Pastrami, told him, here, try this. Needless to say,he said I'll have the Pastrami Sub.
The Pastrami has Provolone Cheese and pickles, on a warm crusty Amoroso Roll
During this two hour time period, he is busy with customers. While they order different sandwiches, I get to taste all the different meats.
The Cheese Steak is, thin sliced beef with sauteed mushrooms, caramelized onions and melted provolone cheese. This is a great, melt in your mouth cheese steak.
Tell me this doesn't fit the bill for a killer sandwich
During the off time I tried the fresh hand cut french fries, and the homemade onion rings. both are great, just another quality item coming out of Craigs kitchen. this is the breaded onion rings, crispy on the outside, tender on the inside.
This is a fresh caught Tuna (Ahi) topped with fresh cut slaw, on a warm Amoroso roll. Craig had cut the Tuna into fillets and served as a lunch sandwich special.
The Italian Sub
These are a few of the burgers he offers, The burgers are Ground Chuck, 83/17- 1/4 lb fresh ground and made to order on a char broiler. The burgers are second to none, the meat is seasoned with a char broiled taste, tender and juicy on the inside, these are great tasting burgers. Craig serves the Bacon Cheese burger with cheese, on a toasted bun topped with two onion rings, two slices of bacon, lettuce and pickles. His customers were ordering them, with a heaping order of hand cut fries, the whole time I was there.
This is the Dbl Ch Burger:
a few more burgers:
I had nothing bad to say, either I'm a push over or this guy knows his stuff. Like I said earlier, there is no fooling a Chef, if its not good, it's not good, the proof is in the pudding. Craig has a small menu, cooks everything to order. All of the food I tasted was high quality and cooked to perfection. Craig has a great business, interacts with his customers, and it shows me he knows his business well...........Thanks Craig, for the hospitality, it was a fun morning. You don't only talk the talk, you walk the walk....................... I wish you well ..................Bill
Ok, what the heck am I thinking, two hours I'm stuffing my face. The girls are at the Outlet Mall with my Visa card, I better get the Hell out of here. I'll be back with some pictures of the Oregon Coast and some of the seafood this area has to offer.
post edited by pnwchef - 2012/08/19 17:43:45