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This place originally started out as a food cart, now there are three Portland locations to choose from. The first brick and mortar shop is right across of the SE 12th and Hawthorne carts. Lots of great sandwiches to choose from, although I’d suggest splitting everything especially if you’re going to get sides. It’s not called Lard-o for no reason…
O R D E R E D
Pork Meatball Bahn Mi (pickled veggies, sriracha mayo, cilantro)
Good Bahn Mi, would’ve loved if it had been a bit juicier as it seemed the bread to filling ratio was a little high. The meatball itself was tasty, but as always I couldn’t help but remove some of the cilantro. The pickled veggies were great.
Dirty Fries (pork scraps, marinated peppers, herbs and parmesan)
These fries wouldn’t have been anything special to me without those yellow/orange/red peppers. It was tangy, spicy, savory and there was a good mix of crispy and soggy fries to satisfy my french fry texture cravings.
Fried Brussel Sprouts (mustard sauce and scallions)
Dark and unctuous… There was double the amount of bitter, although I feel like the mustard might’ve been stronger than the natural brussel sprout flavor. I would’ve liked a little less oil on the vegetable, it felt more unhealthy than the dirty fries.
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