Best of Food & Cooking 2016 — photo 39 of 50: An Elk Meatball Grinder I enjoyed on the patio of McMenamins North Bank in Eugene, Oregon. The menu described it as “Elk meatballs with Black Rabbit bolognese, Fontina fonduta and Black Rabbit aioli on a baguette.”
This was my second time eating elk, the first being the awesome elk burger I had at the same restaurant the month before. This sandwich was awesome as well ... truly scrumptious! However, it was quite hard to eat, being large and drippy. I told the waitress I felt like a little kid eating spaghetti for the first time!
Unfortunately, I have not seen it on the menu since that day in September 2016. Hopefully McMenamins will bring it back again. The champagne vinaigrette for the salad was also very delicious, and I have never found that at a McMenamins since then either. Camera used: Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Panasonic Lumix 12-35mm f/2.8 zoom lens.
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