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Cheap Eats 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
The only problem at this old-Portland brunch joint is getting a table. The spacious cafe, furnished with tasteful wooden antiques, caters to a steady stream of neighborhood regulars on weekdays and hipsters on weekends. Ask anyone and they’ll recommend the eggs Benedict ($8.75), but don’   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 JOHN MINERVINI

Cheap Eats 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
Although the concept for these Pret a Manger-style delis (“Life is a Banquet: Serving Memories for over 20 Years”) seems a little grander than the restaurants themselves, they nevertheless offer a nice quick bite, for cheap. Options like the tuna melt ($6.25) and the croque monsieur ($6.   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 JOHN MINERVINI

Cheap Eats 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
Having gained loyal fans at their converted Franz bread truck in St. Helens, Wayne’s packed up and is now serving the best dogs this side of Chicago in brand new dine-in digs in Northeast. The Chicago Red Hot ($3.50 regular, $4.50 jumbo) is a proper Windy City-style beef dog, stacked with all    More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 JOHN MINERVINI

Cheap Eats 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
If the high ceilings and rustic decor at this affordable boulangerie don’t draw you in, then the startlingly attractive employees certainly will. For lunch, try Ken’s Hero ($6.45), a delicious combination of Italian deli meats, pickled onions, iceberg and a drop of cherry-shallot vinaigr   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 JOHN MINERVINI

Cheap Eats 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
No, this is not a covert operation. But Gloria will happily share a few of her Salvadoran culinary secrets while you dip into the hearty salsa (made with seasonal, fresh produce) at her tiny kitchen-nook cafe. Check out chuletas of pork or steak, simmering in a rich sauce; hearty and tender tamales    More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 JOHN MINERVINI

Dish Review


Food Reviews & Stories
In terms of fine dining, North Mississippi Avenue used to be a one-trick pony: It used to be Lovely Hula Hands or the highway. But as the formerly gritty neighborhood continues to sprout Volvos and baby backpacks, an unassuming, tapas-inspired bungalow has arisen as another finer-dining option. Emph   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 JOHN MINERVINI

Cheap Eats 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
Although the menu advertises both Vietnamese and French cuisine, stick to the banh mi side of things: the bready French ham and cheese sandwich ($3.95) is a travesty. The grilled-pork baguette ($2.85) fares better, with fresh vegetables and a healthy dose of cilantro. Drinks are a highlight: try the   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 JOHN MINERVINI
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