Photo courtesy of Runcible Cider
It's Thursday, which means it's time for some updates on the Hood River food scene.
Pictured above: Taro root latte at Ground Coffee (picture by Ground)
Mother's Day is tomorrow, Sunday, May 8. A shoutout to all of those maternal figures out there, from those with children to those that act as mother figures to anyone. In memory of those who are gone and in celebration of those who want to be mothers but are struggling. You count too and I see you. If you celebrate the day and are looking for gifts, here are a few ideas.
A picnic blanket from red thread & co.
We love our Red Thread and Co. blanket. We take it everywhere we go because it's light yet warm and machine washable. We cannot believe how much use we have got out out of it. We like this pattern, but any of the blankets/throws are worth grabbing. This design is called the Multnomah and runs $89-$129. Buy here.
Chocolates from columbia gorge confections
Columbia Gorge Confections has tons of options for Mother's Day, like this chocolate jewelry box. Available at the store or online. (112 7th Street Hood River Oregon).
A game from hood river hobbies
110 4th St, Hood River, OR, United States, Oregon
a gift basket from packer orchards
Tons of gift baskets available in the shop. 3900 Highway 35, Hood River, OR
A mug or picture from Made in the Gorge
108 Oak St, Hood River, OR 97031
This month, join Local Rhoots (1301 Belmont St.) for a Mexican pop-up. The menu will be served at Local Rhoots on Saturdays & Sundays in May from 8 am-12 pm. Order at the counter, pay, and then sit down and enjoy your food or take it with you and enjoy it at home. The menu this month comes from one of the Local Rhoots chefs, Chef Carmen.
Pozole y Taquitos | $15
A hearty stew made with hominy and pork shoulder cooked in a juaillo chili sauce and garnished with shaved radish, cilantro and cabbage. Served with house-made taquitos.
Menudo y Tortillas Hechas a Mano | $15
A traditional Mexican soup made with beef tripe immersed in a red chili sauce, seasoned with hominy, onion, lime and cilantro, and serves with house-made corn tortillas.
Fideos con Pollo
Tamales de Puerco | $3 cada
Con queso | $8
Con queso y pollo | $12
Postre | $11
Not 3, but 5 milks in this leches cake
A custard dessert dating back to the 18th century that is similar to a French Creme Brûlée, but uses ingredients native to the town of Jerica where it originated in a convent.
When: Saturdays and Sundays in May .
Where: Local Rhoots (1301 Belmont Ave.)
What: A pop-up event with Mexican food.
Questions? Reservations? (541) 340-4364.
Seating is first come, first serve. Both nonalcoholic and adult beverages are available (A Rhubarb Mint Margarita | $12). Kids items available. We think this is an excellent option for Mother's Day brunch, if you don't already have plans.
Opinions here are Melissa's. This post has been sponsored by Local Rhoots. Local Rhoots is a locally-owned business that uses local ingredients to make ready-made meals, which you can either pre-order or grab out of the grab-and-go case.
It's Tidbit Thursday and here's the news we have for you this week:
Local Rhoots will be hosting a Mexican pop-up called Estelita in May. All month, it will be hosting weekend brunch. We'll have more details available as well as a menu up later this week.
Openings and re-openings
Mt. Hood BBQ will open tomorrow in the 1301 parking lot (1301 Belmont St.). Find their menu for opening week above. On Friday, they'll also have ribs on special. On Sundays, they'll serve handmade sausage. Opening at 11, closing at 6 (if they don't sell out).
Columbia Gorge Crepes has secured its former location near Pacos Tacos and the movie theater. It will open Saturday, May 7. See the company's Facebook page for more info.
Celilo will be closed through May 10, re-opening May 11 to provide staff with a break before summer.
Mother's Day is upon us and a few places are offering special menus or brunch.
Cinco de Mayo
Kickstand has a special menu for Cinco de Mayo. Additionally, Crush Cider Cafe will have a dj and Mexican food handmade by Michoacan Grill, and Finnriver Cidery will pop by to takeover the taps for the day.
Parklets are back! Taphouse 64 already put theirs up.
Got news to share? Email Melissa at therealhreats at gmail.com
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