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Where to Eat This Week: December 20–27

From Turkish egg toast at Upper Left Roasters to pork snout at Bar Casa Vale, these are the things you must eat this week.

By Eat Beat Team December 19, 2016

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Chocolate bread pudding (right) with pistachio and lemon cake at Vivienne Kitchen & Pantry.

Tuck into chocolate pistachio bread pudding at Vivienne

NE Sandy’s Vivienne is the gift that keeps on giving. Our most recent obsession? A super dark chocolate bread pudding. It’s just barely sweet, gooey and rich on the inside, crispy-crunchy on the outside with bits of nutty pistachio, and topped with a cool dollop of whipped cream. This is some next-level bread pudding.

Warm up with weekend brunch at Fireside

For those short on funds and transportation, this cozy Northwest eatery and bar is a fine stand-in for a mountain ski lodge, roaring fires and stacked cordwood included. Start with a mug of spiked Spella coffee, a horseradish-heavy Bloody, and let a sturdy plate of biscuits and over-easy eggs smothered in gravy or an oozy French dip thaw your soul. (10 a.m.–3 p.m. Saturday–Sunday only; reservations available)  

Go whole hog on pork snout at Bar Casa Vale

The best Spanish-inspired bar bite at Nate Tilden's just-opened spot might be the pork snout. It’s served, nostrils and all, draped in a bitter black garlic harissa sauce. Crispy edges surround the fatty, tender offal goodness inside. A side of chickpea mash helps sop the flavor up.

Hop on the toast wagon at Upper Left Roasters

The Ladd’s Addition coffee roaster makes a fine cup o' mud, but the jam here is its trendy toast program. Get the Turkish egg toast: a thick slice of country wheat covered in whipped, garlic-dill yogurt, orange-stained cumin butter, and two poached eggs. Also good: the spicy, tomato-ey, briny romesco toast topped with melted fontina and more eggs. It’s like a miniature shakshuka.

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