Fri Bake Sale + Sat Zombie Brunch at the Original Dinerant

Did you know that every year, The Original Dinerant hosts a Zombie Brunch? This year, that brunch falls this coming Sunday, October 27th from 7:30am-3pm! The staff will be all dressed up as zombies but seemingly moving at normal service speed (check some of the photos here from 2012 on the FB page), you can dress up too if you’d like. Eating wise, some options to consider include

  • Bloody Marys (DUH of course). Besides Original’s original bloody mary, did you know that they also have a Smoked Tomato Bloody Mary with smoked tomato and smoked sea salt, and a Beef Jerky Bloody Mary with with house-nitro-infused beef jerky vodka?
  • REDRUM Cakes, apparently Red Velvet Pancakes topped with Bananas Foster.
  • If you’re feeling a wee devilish, ask for their Frittata Diablo—an eggy, spicy chorizo-roasted pepper-melted mozzarella dish. Other brunch options from their regular brunch menu include Elvis Sighting (french toast, bacon, banana mousse, peanut butter sauce), Creme Brulee French Toast, Cornmeal Bacon Waffle with bacon lardons, seasonal syrup, oregon honey butter, and you can add Put a Fried Bird On It aka add on a buttermilk fried chicken breast to any of their pancake/toast/waffle menu options! My weakness are eggs benedict options, and they have a Dungeness Crab Benedict, but also an intriguing Cobb Omelet.
  • The Face Eater, their version of The Zombie cocktail.

Yes, the Face Eater. And they shared the recipe!


  • 3/4 ounces White Rum
  • 3/4 ounces Malibu Rum
  • 1/2  ounces Clear Creek Pear Brandy
  • 1/2 ounces Indio Spirits Marionberry Vodka
  • Cranberry Juice
  • Amareno cherries, speared for a bloody visual effect
  • salt to rim

TOMORROW,  The Original is hosting a Fall Bake Sale that is all treats, no tricks, from 11am-2pm featuring delicious house-made treats, including Gluten-free and Vegan! The Fall Bake Sale is cash only and all proceeds – that’s right, every single dollar- will benefit Cascade Aids Project, the  oldest and largest community-based provider of HIV services, housing, education and advocacy in Oregon and Southwest Washington. The Cascade AIDS Project helps people put their lives back together; to secure housing, find essential medical care and deal with the countless issues that make the difference between giving up or getting up and going on. A very worthy cause. And, come on. Bake Sale!!!

I work in Beaverton so won’t be able to make the bake sale… but if I was going to the brunch with you, what would you order?


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