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Fried Seafood and Doughnuts

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Seafood Platter and Clam Chowder at The Depot

Seafood Platter and Clam Chowder at The Depot

glazed banana fritter, peanut butter, chocolate.

The Memphis Mafia: glazed banana fritter, peanut butter, chocolate.

We’ll just have to push back the start of our diet until we return from San Francisco.

We meant to cook some simple spaghetti at home tonight. But we couldn’t resist stopping at The Depot, a little hole in the wall fish ‘n’ chips place in neighboring Albany. We stopped for an early dinner on the way home from Portland.

Fish ‘n’ chips made with local  Pacific Cod is the thing to order there. We had some on a seafood platter, which came with a delicious shrimp salad. I love the taste of those mild Oregon bay shrimp. They were scattered over red cabbage and greens and topped with blue cheese dressing (or that of your choice). The chowder, however, was bland and lacking in seafood.

We had skipped lunch and were hungry. But in addition to the fried seafood, we also began the day with an unhealthy snack. We finally got to the infamous Voodoo Doughnut in Portland, whose confections range from the decadent to the gross-out weird (think Pepto Bismal and Nyquil-glazed doughnuts).

We played it safe, splitting a huge Memphis Mafia banana fritter topped with peanut butter, chocolate chips and nuts. Just like Elvis, I’m a sucker for peanut butter and banana. I need to go on a raw food, all-veg diet!

The Depot in Albany

The Depot in Albany

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Written by baltimoregon

December 29, 2008 at 1:55 am

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  1. you need a better hand model

    rd

    December 29, 2008 at 5:39 pm

  2. […] (eat soon after buying and rinse first). I’ve had other memorable shrimp salads here at The Depot in Albany and an Asian slaw-style one at Sam’s Station in Corvallis. But I guess they are rather known […]


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