This summer I did quite a bit of traveling (mostly for work) but I did get to unexpectedly travel to Portland to visit Cherie, a writer for Food Lush and the designer behind both this site and Style Lush. She's a longtime friend and fellow food (and booze!) lover, so while visiting we did a lot of really good eating.
One night we stopped in The Farm, a restaurant Ted Allen recommended on The Best Thing I Ever Ate. He was specifically recommending the veggie burger, which we didn't try, but we did try something so fabulous, I've thought about it far more often than I care to admit: the hummus plate.
Admittedly, before that, I hadn't been a big hummus eater. Nothing against the stuff, just not something I tended to crave on a regular basis. But now? I eat hummus at least once a night as my main dinner dish. I'll order it out at restaurants more than I ever did before.
And while there's not a single serving of hummus I've tried since that lives up to The Farm's, it was a great way to introduce me to a dish I rarely thought about before.
All that's to say, if you're in the Portland area, hightail it over to The Farm. Sit on the patio and dig in.