A rainbow of olives and pickled peppers sits nearby, as does a dessert circumstance laden with picnic-helpful sweets which includes La Bottega’s own truffles, cannoli, and lemon bars. The fridge to the facet has new salad dressings like creamy tarragon and lemon herb vinaigrette, extravagant cheese like chevre with fresh herbs, and salami from Tails & Trotters in Portland and Molinari Salame in San Francisco. Cold drinks which includes San Pellegrino flavored sparkling waters and Related Cold Brew rounds out the picnic selection.
Lisa Dougherty, who owns La Bottega with her partner, Peter, endorses developing your personal antipasto or an assortment of sandwiches from La Bottega’s extensive choice of meats, cheeses, and spreads. If you really don’t truly feel like earning any choices, La Bottega presents an antipasto with pre-picked remedied meats, cheeses, marinated greens, olives, toddler octopus and crostini.
Dorothy Golson’s food from her Hazel Dell truck, Southern Female Delights, travels properly and tastes even greater when eaten outside. She offers a brief but varied menu of picnic-ideal Southern classics this kind of as wings, pimento cheese in a sandwich or as a dip, pickle chips, hush puppies, and her remarkably addictive fried okra. The truck is commonly at the foodstuff cart pod on Northeast 78th Street, a block or so east of Northeast Highway 99.
Salad and sandwiches
Rally Pizza, in The Mill browsing center off Mill Plain Boulevard, just lately added a lunch menu of muffuletta sandwiches like The Capo with roasted eggplant in a sweet-and-bitter tomato-olive caponata, Scorching Meatball with spicy garlic-tomato sauce, and the Rally Cap with Olympia Provisions capicola, aged provolone, roasted pepper and onion sauce, salsa verde, and giardiniera. All sandwiches are served on Chef Alan Maniscalco’s house-built toasted sesame-semolina buns. The lunch sandwich menu can be requested boxed for takeout and consists of sides like Caesar salad and market salad, crispy potatoes with warm prosciutto cracklings, and fried mozzarella sticks with a spicy tomato sauce.
If your picnic goal is to impress your invited friends and generate envy amongst the uninvited who are scrolling via your social media posts, regional charcuterie board artist Tara Archer, of Boards and Bubbles, can generate Instagram-deserving picnic spreads. Archer has assembled a selection of photograph-fantastic picnics in her bubble tent at regional places like Windy Hills Winery and Confluence Winery, the two in Ridgefield.