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Mark's on the Channel: "A brunch that floats"


Mark's on the Channel Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday this floating restaurant whips up excellent smoked-salmon hash, eggs Benedict and oyster omelettes. And yes, the restaurant floats. It's a place you kind of stumble on..If you're paying attention!Lying peacefully in McCuddy's Landing Marina Mark's is a true find for anyone searching for that ‘just right' spot. With well-appointed dinin...   More
 
Monday, November 17, 2008 by jsword

50 Plates: "Best of the red states, blue plates, and everything in between."


Concept restaurants are viewed with a certain amount of justifiable suspicion—often too much effort is made in service of the concept and the food is just an afterthought. Despite some uninspired sandwich offerings, the menu of tweaked comfort food at 50 Plates—a sleek, earth-toned new venture from Lake O-based JoPa Restaurant Group—man...   More
 
Monday, November 17, 2008 by jsword

Win Passes to a SuperTrash Saturday Screening




The priceless irony is that Clark also made the sickest Xmas movie out there. BLACK CHRISTMAS--presented in a re-struck 35mm print--starring Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, and Margot Kidder, is a uniquely disturbing 'sorority house meets strange killer' drill of skin-crawl style and some very unforgettable from-hell 'moancalls.' Don't miss it on the screen, big.
 
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Monday, November 10, 2008 by jsword

Ten 01: "2nd Year Anniversary Party"


Adam Berger's breathtakingly beautiful restaurant had already more than recovered from its rocky launch by our 2007 Restaurant Guide, but the place just keeps getting better. Chef Jack Yoss continues to refine his signature dishes that emphasize excellent ingredients and interesting flavors over show. Don't miss the crispy Thai-style pork ribs, a sugar-glazed, two-hands-required appetizer that's a...   More
 
Wednesday, November 5, 2008 by jsword

Screen Door: "A Celebration of Southern Cuisine"


Featured in Restaurant Guide 2008The dining room is concrete-floor/open-kitchen/cinderblock-walls loud and often brimming with families filling up on immense portions of Southern food while zigzagging servers do their best to keep up. In other words, Screen Door isn't exactly a romantic spot—unless your heart goes pitter-patter for buttermi...   More
 
Wednesday, November 5, 2008 by jsword

Win Passes to Supertrash Saturday Screening


Win Passes to Supertrash Saturday Screening of Halloween (1978)! The cat is de-bagged. Truth spills out. Simplicity runs amok. SuperTrash Saturdays are on. The new cult is mainstream. Don't be addicted to movies, be ridiculously addicted. Go to the neighborhood theater-pub with the biggest screen and sweetest, loudest sound around–it's the BAGDAD! I've heard it referred to as the &...   More
 
Monday, November 3, 2008 by jsword

Win Passes to a SuperTrash Saturday Screening of BATMAN(1989)


The cat is de-bagged. Truth spills out. Simplicity runs amok. SuperTrash Saturdays are on. The new cult is mainstream. Don't be addicted to movies, be ridiculously addicted. Go to the neighborhood theater-pub with the biggest screen and sweetest, loudest sound around--it's the BAGDAD! I've heard it referred to as the "bag," or the "dad," even "bagdaddy-o," or my favorite--the "baggydada....   More
 
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 by jsword

Twilight Fan Fiction Contest!




Submit your steamiest TWILIGHT inspired fan fiction to win a VIP prize pack.
The favorite fan fiction entry will be posted on wweek.com and a taste of it will be read at the screening.

Screening Date Tuesday, November 18.

Submit stories to bbeck@wweek.com
Submissions must be original, 100 words or les...   More
 
Tuesday, October 28, 2008 by jsword

Simpatica:"sub rosa dining at its best"




The restaurant arm of Simpatica Catering is sub rosa dining at its best. Access to its Friday and Saturday sit-down, fixed-menu dinners can only be granted via reservation, and only if you respond in a timely fashion to the weekly emails. They take a more egalitarian approach with the Sunday brunch: Mainstream breakfast standbys such as biscuits and gravy and corned beef hash are on ...   More
 
Monday, October 27, 2008 by jsword

Carafe: "Happy Hour of the Year"




Seemingly every Portland restaurant worth its Malden salt has some sort of happy hour, but not all specials live up to the name. Delectable, inexpensive morsels might come with $9 cocktails, and bars often sacrifice liquor quality for cheaper drinks.

We were surprised to find, after a comprehensive survey, that our favorite happy hour is one that has been around for year...   More
 
Monday, October 27, 2008 by jsword
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