Normally, I really enjoy cooking, but after getting home from work yesterday evening, I had absolutely no desire to cook. I felt quite tired, my eyeballs hurt from staring at a computer all day and prepping a meal was the last thing I wanted to think about. I suggested to Jesse that we go eat at Dick’s Kitchen, the only restaurant in Portland that actually coins themselves as being paleo-friendly. Luckily for me, Jesse complied. I guess I can say lucky for him too because eating out is a very rare occasion for us.
This place offers a wide variety of burgers, all made from high quality meats (there are non-meat options too). There’s organic turkey, grass-fed beef, wild salmon, buffalo, etc. They also serve an array of other things, such as kale salad, kielbasa and so forth. I chose a turkey burger served “naked” (aka without the bun, but with a lettuce “bun” rather). I got it with housemade kimchee instead of cole slaw and a side of collard greens.
The burger was served with their signature sauce, which is some type of aioli (I think the waitress said it was garlic, but I don’t remember), red onion, tomato, housemade pickles and of course, the lettuce bun. It was messy, juicy and delicious.
Jesse was laughing at me trying to bite into it. I thought about having him take my photo for the blog, but then I came to the realization that nobody needs to see that. It was not pretty! Jesse had two sliders – one beef, one buffalo – and sweet potato “not fries,” which are baked rather than deep fried. We both thoroughly enjoyed our meals and will definitely go back soon.