Best of Food & Cooking 2016 — photo 24 of 50: Black & Blue Steak Bites: Black Rabbit Red steak bites, blue cheese fondue and fresh-cut fries which I had at the McMenamins Third Street Pub in Corvallis, Oregon. I had received it as a free appetizer, a reward on my McMenamins Passport adventure. Interestingly, it is no longer listed in the Starters section of the menu.
My notes from that day read: “Not very tender steak ... needs some tenderizer. I wouldn’t want to pay $15 for it, but for free I can’t complain. The cheese sauce was good but not killer ... not a strong blue cheese taste, nor a strong cheddar taste ... I think the cheese sauce with the pretzel at Edgefield was better. Actually not all the steak was tough, just a few pieces of tendon ... it would have been nice to trim that off ... no way to make that tender!” July 2016. 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 Corvallis in Summer and Autumn.