Seafood

The Hairy Lobster

Well, despite the “silly name” according to the dudes (and we had our reservations too), the dudes were impressed with the food at the most recent restaurant to make its home in the building by Jamison Square where restaurants seem to come to die.  Started with the lobster Cubano. Who would’ve thought that lobster and pork with the spicy a aioli  would work but it was one of the boys favorites.  So much going on but it was outstanding.  It was Lowell’s favorite, along with the clam flatbread (meh, but this is about them right?). Aidan’s favorite was the manchego schnitzel – of course it was –  a block of deep fried cheese topped with tomatoes.  Who doesn’t like fried cheese???.  But of course being the health conscious one, Lolo said that there was “too much cheese” (as if there is such a thing!) The fried shrimp was just fried shrimp.  The lamb was loved by all.  But the hit by far was the Strawberry Financier.  That dessert almost caused a brawl.  I’m not even sure what was all in it. There was a little caramelized topping like you would have went to crème brûlée, with various strawberry sorbets or ice creams and butter sugar ice cream but it was truly amazing!  Great location, the boys want to go back and play at Jamison Square and then have dessert.  Hopefully it survives.  Two thumbs up from Aidan and Lowell. (and the wind up chicken you that comes with the bill was an added bonus)

Shark’s Seafood Bar and Steamer

We were meeting a friend who also has six-year-old twins in Newport to go fishing and we needed somewhere to go eat dinner together. I called and asked if they had room for seven in the restaurant and she said that there were no guarantees (they don’t take reservations) but we could give it a try. We did, and we had no idea the restaurant only had 4 tables and a bar and was slammed.  Despite this the service was great although it was a little slow because they were shorthanded. Our server maintained a great sense of humor and was wonderful towards the kids.  The boys all had clams and clam linguine and loved it, two of us had the cioppino which was outstanding. Dad had the crab and while the crab was good he really didn’t need all the veggies and fruit that came with it.  When we got there and saw how small it was we were sure we would not get a seat, much less have such an outstanding dinner.  But it was wonderful!  Two thumbs up for Shark’s!!

      

Flying Fish Truck in Multnomah Village

Aidan’s favorite is the rock fish. Lowell says his is the cod. Their fresh crab is amazing. So is the salmon, and the halibut, which is what we are here for today. Conveniently located right by the Parsons Farm stand, this place rocks! We are so happy to have it so close to us. Kris is always so nice to the dudes and takes time to teach them about what they are eating! Cannot say enough good things about the Flying Fish Truck!

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