Saturday morning breakfast on a beautiful spring day at PartyCart. They usually open at 9:00 for the special Saturday brunch and remain until the last Egg Mark Muffin is sold.
Above: slightly gelatinous skate wings layered in a terrine with yellow potatoes and herb salad, pickled carrots and shallots on the side. Skate is a relative of the stingray, and I’ve had it in fishing communities, usually fried. I’ve seen it crop up on high end restaurant menus, too, ones who probably get a charge out of serving a “trash fish” to yuppies. But for people like Tiffany who actually care about food and think you can spin skate wings into gold, it makes a perfect terrine material. Perfect. And at the best price point for a food cart.
What is an Egg Mark Muffin? Thanks for asking. It’s this.
Every week, Mark makes the English muffins out of local wheat and secret ingredients, then piles on different toppings. This week it was an egg and cabbage frittata square, Laughing Stock cart-made ham (maybe the best ham I’ve ever had) and a miso-mustard sauce. This is what Eugene food can be, folks. Local, organic, made without clichés about being made with love. Just creative, unique, delicious, tasty food.
PartyCart. In the Healthy Pet parking lot at 28th and Friendly, across from J-Tea and next to the Friendly Street Market. I’m going to keep talking about them until they are famous, so go sooner rather than later. Menus for the week are posted here.