Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Quick Bites: Food News Around Town

A few food-related notes:

  • My sources (OK, the e-mail list) at Lago Blu Gelato tell me that the place is now not only open for breakfast, but also will be featuring three new flavors for summer: lavender honey, peanut butter banana, and dark chocolate brownie. The combination of any two of those and breakfast has me both confused and hungry. [Lago Blu Gelato: 2780 Shadow View Drive]

  • Sylvan Ridge Winery, at Hinman Vineyards, which makes my favorite so-sweet-this-can't-be-wine Muscat, will soon be serving wood-fired pizza and cheese plates. The kickoff for that is this Friday, June 11, from 5 to 8 p.m. No idea on the cost or variety available, but now that I know this exists, and that the winery is open until 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturday, I pledge, blogland, to investigate in person as soon as possible. Who wants to drive me home? [Hinman Vineyards: 27012 Briggs Hill Road]

  • Speaking of wineries, just across the road at Sweet Cheeks Winery, they'll be having their traditional "Twilight Tasting" this Friday, with free cheeses paired to their wines from 6 to 9 p.m. On Sunday, from noon to 6, you can enjoy "sparkling wine and live music" at their Mimosa Sundays. No word on whether actual mimosas -- or good music -- will be present. They also have a Summer Solstice Celebration planned for Monday, June 21, at 7. [Sweet Cheeks Winery: 27007 Briggs Hill Road]

  • Last weekend marked the official opening of VooDoo Doughnuts, and it also marked regular hours beginning for the place (thank the doughnut gods). It's now open, reportedly, from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m., Tuesday through Sunday. Why must Eugene be doughnut-deprived on Mondays? [VooDoo Doughnuts: 20 E. Broadway]

  • Finally, my favorite vegan burger cart -- OK, the only vegan burger cart I know of, Eddo Burger, has the Eddo Burger Patty Melt on special this week. "Grilled local rye bread, sauteed onions, melted jack cheese and an EddoBurger patty. Superb with a side of sweet potato chips." Homina nom nom nom. Through Saturday, June 12, only (and only until they run out), so hurry on over. [Eddo Burger cart: 394 Blair, behind Tiny Tavern]