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Comment Archives: Locations: 3 Stars

Being a person from the south I think that big daddy's does a great job at southern stlye bbq. All you yuppies can suck it.

Posted by BBackribs on 03/14/2008 at 2:29 PM

Re: “Van Hanh Vegetarian Restaurant

The staff, yes, was cute and didn't really speak English and yeah, they have a ton of veg food but come on, it's fusion, and not what you think of when I say fusion. I mean the fresh summer rolls were not at all traditional and the pho had these unidentified fake meats all missed together in one. So weird! Don't recommend it if you love authentic, delicious foods.

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Posted by Natalie on 03/10/2008 at 12:57 AM

Re: “Yakuza Lounge

5-6 friends and I went to Yakuza last night and I cannot say I am terribly impressed. Although the restaurant is nicely designed, dimly lit, it has terrible acoustics. I could barely hear or make myself be heard to my friends on the next table over. The food wasn't bad, it was quite tasty but it also wasn't impressive at all. THe presentation was nice for some dishes, "vertical food" is how some may refer to it. I ended up paying $21 for a tuna roll, 2 sakes and a salmon avocado roll. Slightly expensive. The bad point was the SERVICE. Although our waitress was really nice, she didn't do much for us in terms of service. Examples: She delivered my Salmon Avocado to the wrong part of the table (3 tables next to eachother), which as a result got eaten by my friends (unbeknownst to them), she forgot my friend's beer sitting right next to me, never filled up our waters (even with 3 orders of very very spicy tuna) , and she forgot 3 entire orders of sake. I know for a fact a few (if not all) of my other 5 sushi loving friends will NOT be returning.

Posted by Morty Chiswell on 03/08/2008 at 1:07 PM

Re: “Proper Eats Cafe

Whats your problem baby? If you act mean, look mean, you must be mean. So does that meaness rub off on my vittles, it better not. If you don't like to work, don't geez

Posted by playthingfortheladies on 03/03/2008 at 2:46 PM

Re: “Gravy

I don't mind that Gravy's in the NEW! IMPROVED! Mississippi. I *DO* mind walking in the door and not having a single server/host say squat to us until we were seated. It wasn't that busy. Service is a little slow, too. My omelet was yummy and huge, but for $9 you think they could include the toast.

Posted by Former server on 03/03/2008 at 11:08 AM

Re: “Thai Orchid

This was the first place I ever had thai food, so I have a soft spot for it. The food is fairly bland and even if you order hot it isn't very spicy, but the service is great and it's quick for takeout.

Posted by vegangrrl on 03/02/2008 at 5:11 PM

Re: “Tara Thai Northwest

I only go here in the summer, as the patio is lovely. It's surrounded by bushes and very private, pretty garden lights, and very European. The food is good, not great, and I like that they offer brown rice.

Posted by vegangrrl on 03/02/2008 at 5:08 PM

Re: “Beau Thai

The service is friendly, the food is good (the curries are way too soupy, though), and they make their own tempeh! Much better than nearby Thai Orchid.

Posted by vegangrrl on 03/02/2008 at 4:27 PM

I have to admit the chicken souvlaki (sp) was really good. The waitress on the other hand was a real BITCH. She was pretty disgruntled about the fact that we dared to have over 10 people in our party and made it pretty apparent to everybody in our group. I'm sure she loved getting the tip on an over $250 bill though...

Posted by freckled_girl on 03/01/2008 at 5:37 PM

Re: “Isabel

Are we supposed to just disappear because we offend your delicate hipster sensibilities? Had lunch there today. The food was good enough, service fine and the space a warm and sunny. My only complaint was the condition of the bathroom. The floors were stickier than those of some movie theatres, and the trash can was overflowing. To me, the condition of a restaurant's bathroom hints at how clean they might keep the kitchen.

Posted by Lisa on 02/28/2008 at 3:56 PM

Re: “Esparza's Tex Mex Cafe

A cute little place. I like the marionettes hanging from the ceiling. I'm vegetarian, so I didn't have too many choices. The Chile Relleno was pretty soggy. I do love sipping a beer and eating chips and salsa though!

Posted by Bird lady on 02/24/2008 at 1:25 PM

Re: “Delta Cafe

If you've got a little extra cash to spend, (and I do mean CASH, they don't take cards)this place is worth a try. The staff weren't very friendly, but the food was good! We had the blackened Catfish. The twitchy hipsters were a bit annoying, but whatever, just ignore them! The PBR 40 and the cocktails were yummy! Don't forget to write your name down on the wait list, because they sure as hell won't do it for you!

Posted by Bird lady on 02/24/2008 at 1:20 PM

Re: “Vita Cafe

I've been going to vita for 5 years now and I'm consistently disappointed lately. Their food is getting more expensive and less flavorful. Innovation in vegetarian cuisine is great, but they forget to use their tastebuds. They don't even marinate their tempeh or tofu anymore. so sad :(

Posted by local on 02/23/2008 at 7:08 PM

Re: “Delta Cafe

I try to go on the nights when I won't have to wade through the sea of obnoxiously loud Reedie or general hipster douchebags. It's rare. Color me a fuddy duddy at 29, but I have walked out of here from the noise several times. I can't handle it. The food is solid and generally has a very authentic home cooked taste. But, it's a little pricier than it should be for what it is. It's kind of like how this marketing genius came up with the idea of making people pay more for water from municipal water sources by placing it in plastic bottles and selling it for roughly 1000 times the cost of your tap. You can either go home, fry up some shit, through some butter and breading on it, and call yourself a winner, or spend $10 for about 1/5th the food. Big ups to the generally hot staff and massive soda's. Woot.

Posted by I see you! on 02/21/2008 at 5:23 PM

Re: “Laughing Planet

I feel it is necessary to say something about laughing planet cafe. I did not really ever ponder their prices until today. Ya sure the rice cheese awesome but…… I bought a bean and cheese burrito. When you read the description for this burrito, it includes tillamook cheese. The cafe charges 4.25 for a burrito that includes the dairy cheese. The VEGAN version is 5.75 I called the cafe. The explaination went like this… The tillamook cheese is 75 cents. The burrito is 4.25 minus the 75 cents for not eating the dairy cheese. Therefore the vegan price is factored at 3.50 (the burrito price minus the real cheese) plus 2.25 for the rice cheese equals 5.75. On top of the rice cheese (2.25) …..to vegan deluxe (add guac and vegan sour cream) is 2.50 This a total of 4.75 in upgrades to the 3.50 burrito. A total cost of 8.25 for the vegan. A non vegan pays a total of 6.50 for the same option. The burrito is 4.25 (which includes the dairy cheese) plus 2.25 for guac and dairy sour cream. Yes, we have a special diet. We always end up paying more. This is a huge price difference. I feel the cafe is taking advantage of our dietary needs. Please just be aware of how much more a vegan ends up paying for a meal than a none vegan at the cafe.

Posted by a vegan on 02/18/2008 at 6:05 PM

Re: “El Gaucho

My fish was cold.

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Posted by bitchface on 02/17/2008 at 6:52 PM

Re: “Portland Coffee House

This place has quite possibly the best coffeehouse location downtown. It's such a cool place to sit outside and drink a latte. The coffee was okay, but definitely not the best I've had.

Posted by Coffee Anyone? on 02/15/2008 at 3:08 PM

Re: “the Beat Coffee House

I tried the Beat not too long ago, and really enjoyed their coffee--and their food was pretty great as well. However, ever time I drive past now thinking "hmm.. maybe I'll stop for a coffee on my way to the daily grind" they are never open. Mind you I drive by at 8AM. If the posted hours are 7-4 why are they never open? It confuses the Hell out of me. Needless to say I haven't had the chance to go back-not because I don't want to, but because it is IMPOSSIBLE to do so.

Posted by Coffee Anyone on 02/15/2008 at 2:40 PM

Re: “Papa G's

i agree with the other review..they're still working out some kinks. a nice selection of hot vegan food and tasty salad bar but e-x-p-e-n-s-i-v-e for what you're getting. almost $9lb for salad..which adds up if you're getting artichoke hearts and other heavier items. over all it was ok but i'm going to wait a while before going back as they work out the kinks.

Posted by jess on 02/15/2008 at 12:29 AM

Re: “TrĂ©bol

Based on the looks of the menu, I'd pass on dinner there just as I have with every other "authentic Mexican" restaurant in the metro. But the Happy Hour menu is simple enough. Squeaking just under $20 I had the Flautas, Tacos, and 2 house margaritas. I'm impressed with the food--yes, the portions are on the small side (that's why it's good the HH menu is cheap), but it was tasty and satisfying. Plus, it's refreshing to find a restaurant, especially an "authentic Mexican" restaurant, that makes everything from scratch, including the tortillas and chorizo. The Flautas were crisp, the chili beans were suprisingly spicy, and the margaritas, even though it took two, gave me a happy, lasting buzz. I'll go there again, during happy hour, and long for the days when I could get REAL Mexican food from my Grandmother's kitchen.

Posted by New Mex Native on 02/14/2008 at 10:44 AM

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