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Comment Archives: stories: Food and Drink: Last Supper

Re: “Brilliantly Tuned, Technicolor Thai

Yeah, this place has become one of my favorite spots. I'm almost torn recommending it: on one hand, I want them to have the success they deserve. On the other, I've seen the late night weekend crowd at Montage and (sometimes) Robo Taco, and that's the last thing I need to deal with here. Oh, and believe me, once they learn about this place, they'll come.

So there you have it. A place too good to share. Try it. And make sure you don't miss the Specials board off to the side.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by PeretDesnos on 05/16/2013 at 10:05 PM

Re: “Brilliantly Tuned, Technicolor Thai

i recommend the wyat gi kum with pearl sauce and also the special fiery Woo hang nuts with exra long noodle. Its really good.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by I'mrightyerwrong on 05/16/2013 at 9:24 PM

Re: “Brilliantly Tuned, Technicolor Thai

Great decor to you eyes and great favor to your tastebud. Recommended!!!!!!!

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by นอ อา นา รักในหลวง on 05/16/2013 at 6:38 PM

Re: “Brilliantly Tuned, Technicolor Thai

I agree with you. The food here is delicious and true to Northern Thai style, and the people working there are the best. I was there on a Friday evening recently, and got panicky because we were just about the only people eating there for most of our meal. This place is too good to drop off the map for lack of custom. Get in there, enjoy some great food, and make sure this place is a well-deserved success!

8 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by styrofoamcup on 05/16/2013 at 10:00 AM

Re: “Structural Collapse

I only went to Via Chicago once, but every part of the experience was a disaster. From the order-taking, lost the order, gave me the wrong topping when I got my pizza etc... The cheese was good quality and they gave me a free glass of wine. But, I will never go back to there as long as there are three other better places on Alberta street alone.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by altogetherPDX on 05/01/2013 at 11:58 AM

Re: “Structural Collapse

I have not been to Via, so won't comment of whether this is accurate but I agree with another commenter in that it doesn't sound like this was Onstad's type of thing. The pizza does not sound that compelling to me

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Posted by The Showstopper on 04/27/2013 at 2:29 PM

Re: “Structural Collapse

Onstad's writing has improved alot since he took this gig but he should really stick to reviewing cutesy clever "portland-y" food. He doesn't seem to know very much at all about real people food.

4 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Rip City Hustle on 04/27/2013 at 12:57 PM

Re: “Structural Collapse

I believe the "store-bought" bread is actually from the local Grand Central Bakery, so it's basically as fresh as it gets without eating at the bakery.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by foodiepdx on 04/27/2013 at 11:27 AM

Re: “Structural Collapse

I used to live a couple blocks from Lou Malnati's in River North: http://www.loumalnatis.com/

The basic structure of the pie you're describing sounds like anything you'd get at Malnati's, Giordanos, or Gino's East. At any of those places, eating the first slice of a pie is a tricky operation (cheese stays molten longer under all that sauce), but after a few minutes it settles down a little and then you can inhale.

I haven't tried the pie at Via Chicago yet (haven't been back to PDX in a year or so) but your experience as detailed in the review just sounds like someone eating deep dish for the first time after a life of thinner-crust pizza. You eat 2-3 slices max, wash it down with a pitcher of beer then go enjoy your coma.

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by debuya on 04/26/2013 at 10:07 PM

Re: “Structural Collapse

obviously the reviewer has never been to giordanos.. thats just what deep dish is like, glad its finally made it to pdx

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by IAN H on 04/26/2013 at 2:58 PM

Re: “Structural Collapse

Having had their Italian beef, and knowing what Italian beef is supposed to taste like, I'll say it: Via's just isn't very good, jus or no.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Melogna on 04/26/2013 at 8:54 AM

Re: “Structural Collapse

I'd like to read a review of this place from somebody who actually knows of Chicago food. Was he not aware at all of the nature of Chicago deep dish pizza?

10 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by vicar on 04/25/2013 at 3:04 PM

Re: “Structural Collapse

You're right, but it sounds like he didn't order it wet.

6 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by rich bachelor on 04/24/2013 at 6:53 PM

Re: “Structural Collapse

Chris - Do you know what an Italian beef sandwich is? There isn't necessarily a right or wrong when it comes to excess jus. Italian beefs can be ordered wet or dry, and either way, you are going to get some jus on the sandwich that soaks through the bread a little.

11 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Hank_Cavill on 04/24/2013 at 3:30 PM

Re: “Familiar Waters

dude, this sentence:

"The baby octopus served with delicious fresh hummus and chive oil ($9) was three bland, distracting animals that I wished were pita."

makes no sense any day of the week in any language. Stop trying so much you're fine.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by I'mrightyerwrong on 04/10/2013 at 5:41 AM

Re: “Familiar Waters

:)

Posted by The Showstopper on 04/06/2013 at 1:40 PM

Re: “Familiar Waters

That was Colonel Blake.

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Posted by disastronaut on 04/05/2013 at 3:35 PM

Re: “Familiar Waters

His plane was shot down over the Sea of Japan. It spun in...there were no survivors.

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Posted by rich bachelor on 04/04/2013 at 10:57 PM

Re: “Familiar Waters

What about Klinger?

Posted by The Showstopper on 04/04/2013 at 12:12 PM

Re: “Familiar Waters

RADAR is RAD! Food was perfect and I love Beefeater!

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Posted by The Burke on 04/04/2013 at 12:06 AM

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