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Sunday Snaps

I didn’t take many pictures this weekend, mostly because I was feeling kind of lazy about it. But Sunday I finally got my inspiration back and brought my camera along with me to brunch. Boy was I glad I did, too! 

We tend to frequent the same breakfast/brunch spots and we felt like trying something new, so we ended up at Irving Street Kitchen. We had been once before but ate outside. They were having a special barbecue for the Fourth of July and we weren’t crazy about the food, so we steered clear of it after that. Big mistake. Clearly we just caught them on an off day – and eating inside is the way to go.

I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves as far as decor, but in one word I was obsessed. I seriously wanted to move in and never leave! And they were playing 1920s tunes, Frank Sinatra, and even some Pink Martini. After a while I was starting to wonder if their playlist was solely dedicated to me, each song even better than the one before! 

And then of course there was the food. I totally indulged in what they call the “Smothered Southern”: Sunny side up eggs, cheesy grits, fried chicken and chili creole wedged between two buttery biscuits and served in a skillet. Did that gross you out? The description was a bit much, but the waiter insisted it was one of their specialities, so I went for it, and it was worth it! It somehow wasn’t actually as heavy as it sounds. Corey had their Bacon Cheesburger with gruyere, avocado and herb fries and he gobbled it up in no time. Moral of the story is… We’ll be back to Irving Street Kitchen very, very soon.

And of course I couldn’t wait home to get home and snuggle with my little Henry. He got sicky this weekend, but I won’t gross you out with the details… He’s on antibiotics now and feeling much better!

{Photos © Liz Denfeld}

24 thoughts on “Sunday Snaps”

  1. I love Irving St. Kitchen…I got the eggs benedict. so yummy, and I love the atmosphere too.

    As a food blogger, I always feel like a goober when I take photos of the restaurant and mainly focus on the food, but I need to take more pictures of the ambiance as you did!

  2. our new kitten was sick this weekend too 🙁 i wont even start to tell the details!!! she's going to the vet today and will hopefully be better in no time!

  3. What beautiful photos! I have been feeling uninspired lately to take pics but after seeing yours I am inspired again! Great pics.

  4. Ooh that place looks divine. The picture of the that yellow sofa and coffee cups are my fav. Great job on not missing the opportunity this weekend with these pictures!

  5. Goodness your photos are making me incredibly hungry! 🙂 Great photos as always and I hope little Henry is mending well!

  6. haven't tried Irving Street yet, but Portland breakfast/brunch is the best! We have our favs too. Should we do a brunch list?!

  7. I spotted you on Kendi's blog by accident and couldn't help but realize that you live in Portland! I go to school in Portland and live in Beaverton. Hello, sorta neighbor. (:

  8. I am so excited to try this place out! You guys find so many fun restaurants in Portland – what am I going to do when you move to Amsterdam and I don't have you as my Portland food guide!? 🙂

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