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  1. On occasion I enjoy fufu made from cassava root. I am also intrigued by the love of hot peppers in West Africa.
  2. KFC 2012–

    I prefer Church's over either one!
  3. I had a fantastic shwarma sandwich from a booth that only took cash despite all the signs saying they took cards!
  4. I remember being disappointed a while back when I was leafing through Dover's edition of Cookery and Dining in Imperial Rome, because this plant was used in so many recipes but I wouldn't be able to make them correctly!
  5. At Sacramento Airport, I like the Esquire Grill. I like to have their prime rib sandwich with a whiskey sour.
  6. In Italy it's quite common to add sugar to little cups of espresso. The artisan boutique-roast espresso culture of the US is different.
  7. Craft salad, what is it?

    Is it like "craft beer" and "craft cocktails", giving attention to small batches and carefully concocted items with high-quality ingredients? I don't know how it started, but Sizzler seems to be taking credit for it: https://www.sizzler.com/craft-salad It seems to include trendy "foodie" ingredients such as quinoa and edamame.
  8. I haven't had that exact thing from Taco Bell (not my favorite place). But I have had burritos with pan-fried potato cubes, and there's just *no* comparison with actual french fries, especially if the burrito also has perfectly seasoned carne asada, grilled shrimp, avocados, and a rich cream.
  9. There are taquerias in the Seattle area that do carne asada fries, and also do burritos. I suppose it shouldn't be too much of a stretch to have them stuff the fries into a burrito.
  10. It's available at more than one place. My favorite is from a taco shop called Lucha Libre, which is decorated in all kinds of wacky Mexican wrestling paraphernalia. The original location always has a line going halfway around the block. Apparently the California burrito has been part of the San Diego food scene since the 1980s. Thanks, I will have to take a visit to Jalapeno Mex. Whenever I mention the concept of the California burrito to someone, they think it's bizarre. I say, don't knock it 'til you've tried it!
  11. Out of curiosity, did you ever find your dragonfruit?
  12. Basically a California-style burrito is like a SF mission-style burrito, but stuffed with french fries instead of rice. It's absolutely fantastic! I have yet to find these outside of San Diego. Does anybody know of a spot to get them in the Seattle area, or perhaps Portland? I might just have to resort to making one myself...
  13. In addition to the excellent restaurants, Portland has had a thriving food truck scene for several years.
  14. This is probably late... I'm curious as to whether you were able to find a good recommendation. I would suggest Port Townsend, WA as a quiet, relaxing getaway. It's an old Victorian-era port, and there are a number of B&Bs as well as historic hotels.