Your Feast Portland Survival Guide — Seattle Magazine
Thursday Sept. 18: Widmer Brothers Brewing Sandwich Invitational
Buzz spreads quickly here, so it’s easy to zero-in on the booths with the best offerings – they’ll have long lines. They’ll also run out first, so grab a beer from the Widmer stand and take your place in the queue. The big names from out of town are usually the biggest draw. Seek out Chicago’s Paul Kahan, one of the country’s top chefs, and Matt McCallister of Dallas’ FT33, who is one of Food & Wine’s best new chefs this year. Of the locals, you can bet Rick Gencarelli of Lardo and Tommy Habetz of Bunk won’t disappoint. They’re Portland’s sandwich kings. Just beware the bread. It will fill you up before you’re even halfway through. Try removing the top piece and eating the sandwiches open-faced.
by DANIELLE CENTONI