Archive for March 12th, 2013

We finally decided to try Ava Gene’s down the street , an Italian restaurant recently opened by Duane Sorensen, the founder of Stumptown Coffee in Portland. My Birthday was the occasion and yes it was Monday.

The shelf behind the bar had broken some time before we arrived and the bar floor was covered in liquor! there was a man discarding glass with his hands the entire time we waited for our table! We found out some very old Amaros had been lost, maybe thousands of dollars worth

Waiting by the front desk

the bar area

our wagyu steak culotte,

raw chard with dressing

Overall it was a crazy night, with the cashier down and waiting forever for service and food but it was fun to see Duane (the owner) come in and sit at the Kitchen Counter and eat his dinner!!!!!

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