April 2011

Another blog. About Portland. And other stuff too.

about | archives | twitter | flickr | potma | iphone snapshots | facebook | yelp
rss feed | youtube | links | the burning log


Questions? Comments? Reservations?
anotherportlandblog[at]gmail[dot]com

Another Portland Blog

Monday, February 07, 2005

 

A trip to the Pod

I've heard it referred to as "The Pod" and "Cart Row." Whatever the name, the line of food carts on SW 5th was a mystery to me until last Friday. In search of a cheap lunch and unwilling to delve into the Pioneer Place food court or make yet another trip to Rocco's, I headed over there instead.

The Pod is known for its international selection but at least 1/3 of the carts serve hot dogs and burritos. Around the corner, a strange, wood-paneled one stood out from the others. A sign with smiley face on the counter read "Check out Czech!"

When I had asked a colleague earlier for advice on how to circumnavigate the Pod, he mentioned this cart. "I eat there about once a year. When I do, it takes a year off my life." With a review like that, how could I buy a bland, everyday burrito?

I ordered the "Bohemian Goulash," a dish comprised of roughly a quarter pound of tender mystery meat and a red sauce laid over five pieces of white bread. With a Coke it ran $5.

I spent the rest of the afternoon feeling like I had devoured an entire pig. You can give a man a fish and he’ll eat for a day. Teach him to fish and he'll eat for a lifetime. Take him to this cart and he won’t have to worry about eating for three lifetimes. Hooray for Czechoslovakian cuisine!

Comments: Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]



Links to this post:

Create a Link



<< Home


SEARCH THIS BLOG? SURE, NO PROBLEMO, AS BART SIMPSON USED TO SAY....





www.flickr.com




-archives-

  • October 2003
  • November 2003
  • December 2003
  • January 2004
  • February 2004
  • March 2004
  • April 2004
  • May 2004
  • June 2004
  • July 2004
  • August 2004
  • September 2004
  • October 2004
  • November 2004
  • December 2004
  • January 2005
  • February 2005
  • March 2005
  • April 2005
  • May 2005
  • June 2005
  • July 2005
  • August 2005
  • September 2005
  • October 2005
  • November 2005
  • December 2005
  • January 2006
  • February 2006
  • March 2006
  • April 2006
  • May 2006
  • June 2006
  • July 2006
  • August 2006
  • September 2006
  • October 2006
  • November 2006
  • December 2006
  • January 2007
  • February 2007
  • March 2007
  • April 2007
  • May 2007
  • June 2007
  • July 2007
  • August 2007
  • September 2007
  • October 2007
  • November 2007
  • December 2007
  • January 2008
  • February 2008
  • March 2008
  • April 2008
  • May 2008
  • June 2008
  • July 2008
  • August 2008
  • September 2008
  • October 2008
  • November 2008
  • December 2008
  • January 2009
  • February 2009
  • March 2009
  • April 2009
  • May 2009
  • June 2009
  • July 2009
  • August 2009
  • October 2009
  • November 2009
  • December 2009
  • January 2010
  • February 2010
  • March 2010
  • April 2010
  • August 2010
  • September 2010
  • October 2010
  • November 2010
  • January 2011
  • February 2011
  • March 2011
  • April 2011

  • Clicky Web Analytics


    This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?