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My First Restaurant Review

Posted by: | July 9, 2018 | 4 Comments |

I’ve never left a yelp review, nor have considered myself a “foodie,” but today I had a great burger. I also had great company, Rasha, another sea grant scholar. I must give a shout out to Cornucopia restaurant’s “Aloha Burger” in Eugene, Oregon. Topped with pineapple, house made slaw, and teriyaki sauce, this burger was one of the best I’ve had! The fries were great too, and our waiter was a nice guy. This was a tasty, highly recommended experience!

Last week I worked in the ODFW Newport office, which allowed me to get together with some of the sea grant scholars spending their summer in Newport. We caught up on our busy new lives, watched SNL clips on Youtube, (my favorite is “Totinos with Kristin Stewart – SNL”), visited the Oregon Coast Aquarium, saw the Incredibles 2, walked along Bayfront, and to stick with the theme of my blog, got dinner. Now this was another food experience worthy of a restaurant recommendation to M & P Authentic Thai Cuisine. The menu was larger than any I’ve seen for it had pictures of almost every food option they served, a very useful development for people who do not like reading menus, such as myself. I ordered the Chicken Drunken Noodles with extra spice, out of the two times I’ve had Thai food, I must say this was my favorite. The noodles were soft, the vegetables tangy, the chicken drunk, everything was perfect.

Unfortunately, I did not take photos of the food I’ve mentioned, I’m not one to judge food by its cover. Instead, I’d like to show some other cooler nature pictures I’ve captured such as the spores found beneath the leaves of a Western Sword Fern. I’ve never seen this process of plant reproduction, it was super exciting to find this. I also have included a photo of an Amphipod, otherwise known as a sand flea, or beach hopper. They are adorable and are found hopping all over the Bay coast. The crab I’m holding is a Purple Shore Crab found at Sunset Bay State Park. In my completely honest, unbiased opinion not at all affiliated with Oregon Sea Grant, I will admit I think this crab is the prettiest.



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  1. By: Sarah K on July 10, 2018 at 8:37 am      

    Your crab endorsement made me laugh! So aside from fern reproduction, is there any other flora / fauna that you’re particularly excited to see in Oregon?

  2. By: Anne on July 13, 2018 at 6:55 am      

    Great to hear you had time to explore a bit of Newport! And thanks for the food recommendation – as a big fan of drunken noodles, I’ll have to check this place out.

  3. By: Alexa Maione on July 15, 2018 at 10:32 pm      

    Hello Sarah! My favorite critter I’ve found in Oregon so far is actually Phyllaplysia taylori, commonly known as the zebra leafslug. These guys are abundant on eelgrass (Zostera marina), I find them whenever I’m wading in eelgrass in Coos Bay. Their squishy and cute appearance reminds me of green tea mochi candy.. I know it’s a stretch.

  4. By: Sarah K on July 16, 2018 at 1:43 pm      

    Thanks, Alexa. Great description…although I’m glad that I’ve already finished my lunch…

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