OK, inspired by Hunter on the General Message Board, I am bringing the chat back where it belongs here on the NW Board.
Inspired by some oxtail I purchased, I queried on the General Board regarding recipes. Hunter suggested I check out Pastaworks (actually he said "City Market" and I still don't quite get it...something about a co-op and Pastaworks and City Market...Hunter, what did you mean by it all??) for some beef stock, since I wasn't going to make any of my own.
Well, I have passed by Pastaworks on Hawthorne everyday for about the last 10 months, as I take the #14 bus every morning to work. I always say to myself that I have to get in there and check it out and it's on "the list" (the running list I keep in my mind of places I want to get to) but I haven't made it there yet. But I will get there in the next week or so to get some stock for my oxtails...because, hey, it almost felt like autumn this morning!
So, hey you Portlanders out there, what else should I check out while at Pastaworks?? What's good there that I'd have trouble finding elsewhere? What's especially high in quality? What is an especially good deal there?