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Easy Street


Bar Reviews
“What’s that PODS container doing there?” I exclaimed in horror to my wife as we drove past Caldera Public House (6031 SE Stark St., 233-8242) a few months ago. In this toxic economy ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 8, 2009 BRIAN PANGANIBAN

The Observatory

A Montavilla spot with time—and taste—on its side.


Food Reviews & Stories
If, while sipping one of the signature cocktails at the Observatory, you notice yourself feeling somewhat more pious than you did when you walked in, you are more than likely sitting on one of the pew ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Cheap Eats 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
It’s entirely too easy to contemplate subsisting on nothing but banh mi, since the Vietnamese crusty baguette sandwiches are so satisfying yet so stunningly cheap. Binh Minh’s versions fulfill both those requirements handily; $2.50 will get you a baguette stuffed with pickled daikon and    More
 
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Cheap Eats 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
If you’re not looking for a warm, friendly atmosphere, good-sized portions, reasonable prices and awesome hash browns, skip Jam and go pick a fight at a truck stop somewhere. If such things appeal to you and the idea of lemon-ricotta pancakes with blueberry compote ($7.50) fits your definition   More
 
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Cheap Eats 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
Handmade tortillas make everything better. This taco truck has ’em, and doesn’t skimp on the quality of what goes inside. Most items don’t top $4, so you could easily take a trip through the list of meats for the burritos and tacos (including a tangy, mildly spicy barbacoa beef) an   More
 
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Cheap Eats 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
Technically speaking, only the cysteine amino acids in the egg of a Reggie Deluxe sandwich ($8) will actually help relieve your hangover. That little factoid doesn’t stop people from enjoying the rest of the gravy-laden, fried-chicken, bacon-and-cheese-on-a-biscuit nirvana that cuts through th   More
 
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Cheap Eats 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
Filipino hosts pride themselves in getting as much food into their guests as possible. Tambayan’s extensive menu is cheap enough to accomplish this easily. Start with crispy, cigarillo-size Shanghai lumpia ($2.50) and move on to the good-any-time-of-day Filipino breakfast of longsilog ($5.45):   More
 
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Cheap Eats 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
This fine example of a Japanese izakaya focuses on the drinks and the dishes that best accompany them. This includes a dizzying collection of small plates, ranging from the sublimely simple, such as a piece of grilled black cod ($8.95) with an almost foie gras-like consistency, to the bizarre—   More
 
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Proud To Be An American

50 Plates’ new take on USA eats.


Food Reviews & Stories
The sleek, stacked stone dessert cases that greet you as you walk into 50 Plates signal you’ve entered concept-restaurant territory. Sitting behind glass and lit from behind, the cakes look more ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Restaurant Guide 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
Simple, exquisitely prepared French bistro fare is the hallmark of Pascal Sauton’s cozy establishment, parked in a garage across the street from the Keller Auditorium. A diverse menu accommodates diners with a wide variety of agendas and budgets, from the early-evening show-goers wanting to gr   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 BRIAN PANGANIBAN
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