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Dish Review


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The restaurant's take on Thai isn't the most inventive, but its reliably tasty, affordable food is peppered with just enough surprises to make it stand out. Noodles are the star attraction of the menu, with a half-dozen "pads" to choose from, most made of the broad, flat rice noodles that offer sati   More
 
Wednesday, December 6, 2006 Elizabeth Dye

Cheap Eats 2005


Food Reviews & Stories
"Go" is the operative word-the smallish space doesn't give you much room to sling a slice. No matter; the thin crust groans under a bazillion different ingredients (from pepperoni to pulled pork), and one takeaway (or delivered) pie could feed a hungry hockey team (18-inchers from $15 to around $22    More
 
Wednesday, March 1, 2006 Elizabeth Dye

Cheap Eats 2005


Food Reviews & Stories
This "Dots by day" is a gorgeous green and gold diner styled with ornate gilt mirrors, arresting damask wallpaper, and comfort fare for the morning hours. Healthy scrambles like the 12th Avenue ($6.75) pack in the veggies--corn, scallions and shredded zucchini. Innovative meatless options make the p   More
 
Thursday, February 23, 2006 Elizabeth Dye

Cheap Eats 2005


Food Reviews & Stories
In the restaurant world, a good reputation is built on time plus patience. This 52-year-old breakfast joint inspires patrons to either rabid loyalty (read: "The Dutch Baby is the size of your head!") or grumpy aversion (e.g.: "I had to wait an hour to pay $30 for a short stack and coffee"). Whatever   More
 
Wednesday, February 22, 2006 Elizabeth Dye

Dish Review


Food Reviews & Stories
Slow Bar's owners declared they set out to create a "bartender's bar," and considering the crowds of post-shift barbacks and busboys wolfing down burgers after midnight, you could say they've created a hit. At $8.50, the hallmark Slowburger—half a pound of Painted Hills ground beef is piled wi   More
 
Tuesday, February 21, 2006 Elizabeth Dye

Cheap Eats 2005


Food Reviews & Stories
Though La Buca built its rep serving basic, affordable pasta dishes (a spicy, caper-flecked plate of puttanesca rings in at $5.95), "The Mouth" is more than capable of talking like a "real" restaurant. Try a dinner special of salmon with soft polenta accented with sharp parmesan and sautéed vegetabl   More
 
Friday, February 17, 2006 Elizabeth Dye

Dish Review


Food Reviews & Stories
Laurelwood has already achieved, ahem, laurels for its organic brewing techniques, and its newer Northwest location falls squarely in the category of “gastropub,” the term for a tavern with a focus on fine dining.The menu carries through Laurelwood’s mix of casual pub grup and upscale entrees. The f   More
 
Friday, February 17, 2006 Elizabeth Dye

Dish Review


Food Reviews & Stories
Laurelwood has already achieved, ahem, laurels for its organic brewing techniques, and its newer Northwest location falls squarely in the category of "gastropub," the term for a tavern with a focus on fine dining.The menu carries through Laurelwood's mix of casual pub grup and upscale entrees. The f   More
 
Friday, February 17, 2006 Elizabeth Dye

Cheap Eats 2005


Food Reviews & Stories
Housed in a low-slung house set back from busy Broadway, Baan-Thai serves mostly PSU students and restless diners seeking Thai cuisine with a little drama. Dishes like Volcano Chicken ($11, a game hen smothered in barbecue sauce and set aflame) upstage available-anywhere standards like pad Thai. Swa   More
 
Thursday, February 16, 2006 Elizabeth Dye

Dish Review


Food Reviews & Stories
You've heard about the bitchin' sound system, the rock-'n'-roll vibe, the smoked mirrors and split-log cladding at the Jupiter Hotel-Doug Fir entertainment compound, where intrepid party monsters can gorge, booze, flirt, rock out and pass out in one convenient location. But what about the burgers? D   More
 
Monday, January 30, 2006 Elizabeth Dye
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