For me, traveling is intrinsically tied to food.
There’s no separating the two. What would a trip to Paris be without some fresh pastries? Or a sojourn in London without a spot of tea? Sure one could still enjoy those cities without partaking in their gastronomic delights but something would be missing . . . and your experience would be less rich as a result.
It’s that fundamental belief that led me to Cornucopia, in search of Eugene’s bounties.
Happily, I discovered a quaint bar that was a stone’s throw from downtown. The kind of place with a distinct neighbourly feel that makes a girl want to stay a while.
No sooner where we seated than the waiter came up to take our drink order. We chose beer of course. What else is one to have in a city known for their excellent micro-brews?!?
I’m not much of a beer drinker but the Oakshire Reserve beer was fantastic. Citrusy, light, with a hint of a bitter after-taste.
When my Cheezy American Burger arrived I came just shy of squealing with joy. The burger was juicy, the beef locally farmed, the toppings perfectly fresh, and the fries crispy and light.
I desperately wanted to finish my burger but I was defeated by its massive size.
Confession? While the Husband and I ate our burgers we repeatedly congratulated ourselves on “finding” Cornucopia. Of course, there have been others before us. There’s a reason their burgers are rated #1 in Eugene.
Bottom Line? I loved everything about Cornucopia. The atmosphere was light hearted and vibrant. The service was attentive and professional. The selection of brews on tap was outstanding. And the burgers are the best I’ve ever eaten in a restaurant.
If you find yourself anywhere near Eugene make sure to give Cornucopia a try. You can thank me later.