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Laurelhurst Market: Restaurant Guide 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
Butcher shop 10 am-7 pm daily; restaurant 5-10 pm Monday-Saturday, 5-9 pm Sunday. $$-$$$ Moderate-expensive.[ENLIGHTENED STEAKHOUSE] Let’s just get this out of the way now—Laurelhurst Market is indeed a butcher shop, but it’s not that kind of butcher shop…you won’t fin   More
 
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 KAT MERCK

Without A Hitch


Bar Reviews
In this age of Yelp, it’s hard not to sympathize with The Fixin’ To (8218 N Lombard St., 477-4995, thefixinto.com), whose vintage-trailer logo and menu full of Ritz crackers and Ro-Tel see ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 KAT MERCK

Drink 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
Calling the Alibi a tiki bar is akin to calling the island of Hawaii a pile of basalt. Indeed the Alibi sports no shortage of tikis, hula murals and light fixtures shaped like glass fishing weights, but there is also half a century’s worth of history and the kind of earnest dedication to detai   More
 
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 KAT MERCK

Drink 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
The Kenton Club was indeed world famous…in 1972, for its cameo in Raquel Welch roller-derby epic Kansas City Bomber. Today, the amenities at the WFKC would make a winner out of anyone playing Dive Bar Bingo, and we mean this in the best possible way: generous pours, elaborate wood paneling, p   More
 
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 KAT MERCK

Drink 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
One of the more overtly restaurant-y outposts of the New Old Lompoc brewery empire, the 5th Quadrant—along with next-door neighbor Pix Pâtisserie—was among the first businesses to anchor the now-booming area around North Williams Avenue and Failing Street, currently home to everyth   More
 
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 KAT MERCK

Drink 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
If someone were to open a rockabilly tattoo shop in Grandma’s South Beach mid-century ranch, the result would look a lot like the Florida Room. (We’re going to assume Grandma’s no longer with us; a painted table at the entrance features a monkey’s behind and the word “F   More
 
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 KAT MERCK

Drink 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
With its shelves of board games, thoughtfully landscaped patio and a resident cat loafing around a collection of mismatched vintage furniture, Leisure Public House can best be described as part coffee shop, part circa-1976 basement rec room. In fact, on a recent evening, a sandwich from the extensiv   More
 
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 KAT MERCK

Drink 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
Inspecting Prost’s sturdy picnic tables and enormous, heavy-bottomed mugs, one might recall the infamous words of Vince Offer, of ShamWow infomerical fame: “You know the Germans always make good stuff!” In combining that Teutonic sensibility with the tried-and-true Mississippi Aven   More
 
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 KAT MERCK

A Bald Eagle Hit My House




Yes, it's true. I was making dinner about 6:45 last night when something suddenly slammed into the side of my house with such force it shook the windows. (For the record, I live in Kenton.) None of the possible explanation...   More
 
Friday, February 26, 2010 by KAT MERCK


Food Reviews & Stories
The Cajun/Creole specialities at this shack (literally--note the tin roof and "quaint" hand-lettered wooden signage) are served in red-and-white-checkered paper trays that sag under the weight of their contents.  We recommend the spicy jambalaya with chunks of dark-meat chicken and andouille, t   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 KAT MERCK
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