Loyal Nomsters: your weekly dose of Friday forkiness is here! Today, I’m announcing a fast-approaching appearance in Portlandia, previewing our long-awaited iPad app update, crushing on Paleo on TV, and offering other tempting goodies! Let’s hop to it, shall we?
See You In Portland!
Want to join me and Chef Gregory Gourdet at Departure Restaurant + Lounge for our special Nom Nom Paleo Pop-Up Brunch next Saturday, October 11th? Yeah, I know this is super-short notice, but GG and I just came up with this plan last night, and finalized the details in the past few hours!
I can’t tell you how much I love GG—he’s humble, crazy-talented, and generous both in spirit and time. The guy works around-the-clock, and still manages to hang with us and the kids every time we pop into town. I was not at all surprised that he’s going to be on the upcoming season of Top Chef Boston. Our entire family is 100% pushing for #TeamGG for the win.
I swear: we’re probably going to make T-shirts and host viewing parties.
Earlier this year, GG hosted a one-of-a-kind Paleo dinner at Departure to celebrate the launch of my cookbook. It was over-the-top incredible—check out the video and photos below if you don’t believe me—and I know this brunch will be no different.
So here’s the deal: If you’re in PDX on Saturday, October 11th (JUST ONE WEEK AWAY!) and want to meet up with us to chow on award-winning Paleo-friendly fare prepared by Top Chef Boston’s butt-kickingest contestant at one of the swankiest rooftop restaurants in the Pacific Northwest, you better RSVP! (We won’t be selling our book at the event, but please feel free to bring your copy if you want it signed by me, Henry, and the kids!)
The Nom Nom Paleo Pop-Up Brunch is happening from 10 am to noon, and the menu ($50 a head) will include:
- Carrot,Ginger, Zucchini Muffin
- Smoked Salmon, Citrus, Japanese Chili
- Egg Baked in Avocado, Bacon Vinaigrette
- Sweet Potato & Roasted Chili Hash
- Collard Greens, Caramelized Onion & Squash Quiche
- Grilled Hanger Steak, Radish Kimchee
- Fish Sauce Chicken Sausage Patties
- Blueberry-Banana Pancakes, Ginger, Macadamia, Maple Syrup
- Green Smoothie, Cocoa Nib and Gogi Berry
- A Mimosa or drink from the Bloody Mary bar
Plus, everyone who attends gets a free limited edition Mini Michelle vinyl action figure, complete with teeny-tiny cooking accessories!
What are you waiting for? Call (503) 802-5370 and reserve a seat! (Note: to secure your spot, please make sure you’re making your reservation by phone and not online.) Seats are limited, and believe me: you don’t want to miss this!
Android Users: Avert Your Eyes
Psst…Nom Nom Paleo iPad app users! When Apple rolled out iOS 8 a week ago, our Webby award-winning app kind of crapped out. It didn’t play nicely with iOS 8, and crashed every time the “Home” or ”Back” buttons were pressed.
But now, I’m thrilled (mostly relieved, actually) to announce that our developers have fixed all the glitches and bugs, and a new iOS 8-friendly update is now available in the App Store! Download or update the app by visiting the App Store. And if you enjoy it, please rate and review it—your feedback makes a tremendous impact!
Also, keep your eyes peeled for a super groovy design update later this year. Here’s a sneak peek at the new layout:
We’re in love with the new user interface and can’t wait to release it to you guys in a few months—along with new recipes and functionality!