At this cozy restaurant, the sushi is always fresh and delicious, but the sake menu—with over 90 choices—is above and beyond anything of its kind in the City of Roses or, for that matter, in most of the rest of the country.
Where we’ll be downing sake bombs and pre-partying for America this week.
In the darkness of a red-curtained room that looks like the Black Lodge in Twin Peaks, Chandelier owner Matthew Ellis is pouring a junmai genshu sake he says tastes like cheese.
If you really want to understand what makes Nimblefish the best day-in, day-out sushi restaurant in Portland, watch Auger make the rice.
Bunk Sandwiches’ Tommy Habetz now has an old-school Jersey-style pizza spot. We like the It’s Always Sunny In Cully slice, which combines beef pepperoni from Old Salt across the street with house-pickled pineapple and local honey for a neighborhood potluck.
They’ve built their bottle collection to a near-insane 90 sakes by the glass, more options than almost anywhere in the U.S..
You really can’t go wrong with any of the six standard bowls, though the Pikachu of the bunch is the garlic salmon poke.
Cahndelier’s sake menu is devoted to finding bottles at the outer edges of what sake can taste like—magic tricks every bit as surprising as the infinity mirror on the room’s back wall,
They’ve built their bottle collection to a near-insane 90 sakes by the glass ($6-$14 for four ounces), more options than almost anywhere in the U.S.