McMenamins Pub Crawl 2017 — photo 206 of 269: The dinner I had at Bob’s Bar, in the basement of the McMenamins Grand Lodge, in the western Portland metro suburb of Forest Grove, during their grand opening celebration of 22 new attic hotel rooms on February 11, 2017. The menu described it as 8 oz. salt- and pepper-​crusted prime rib, served with pan juices, horseradish sauce, mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables.

Unfortunately, it fell below my expectations for a number of reasons: the food was only warm instead of hot, the mashed potatoes were lumpy (mine at home are much better!), the meat had a lot of fat around the edges (but I think this is normal for prime rib), there was not enough horseradish sauce, I don’t particularly care for broccolini, the tasty pan juices got cold quickly, and the meal was too spendy ($24) for what it was, as is often the case at McMenamins.

On the positive side, the meat was pretty tender once I cut the fat off, but I would not order it again. Also, it was very dark in the dining area, so this photo was a real challenge to salvage. Camera used: Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Panasonic Lumix 12-35mm f/2.8 zoom lens.
For further details about the story behind this photo, see the related article McMenamins Grand Lodge Mini Pub Crawl.
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