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Comment Archives: stories: Food and Drink

Re: “The Five Commandments of BURGER WEEK

Wow. Went to Double Barrel last night for the one night I could go out this week for this event. Over an hour wait for my order of a burger that looked NOTHING like the burger in the picture above. All I saw was bun when it came out. I was so excited before it and the look on my friends faces was pretty priceless. I wouldn't pay $4 normally for that burger. Not sure if it was the end of the week and they ran out of meat, but wow, not what I was expecting.
After seeing pics from my friend's night out at Tilt, I was really hoping it would look just like the picture. My friends also waited over an hour for an order of onion rings. I knew to expect waits, but really?
Bottom line: If you want to be part of this week, make sure you have what is expected. I hate giving bad reviews, but I felt totally bait and switched.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by tikibeaver on 08/15/2014 at 7:47 AM

Re: “Chicken and a Biscuit

you hipsters just love to overpay for less don't you.

Meanwhile every other square mile of this beautiful country has the best chicken sandwich and biscuits ever created.

14 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by i'mrightyourwrong on 08/15/2014 at 7:32 AM

Re: “The Five Commandments of BURGER WEEK

I had a burger at Foster Burger. It was deee lish!

Posted by Kerry Bea Kjargaard on 08/14/2014 at 4:27 PM

Re: “The Five Commandments of BURGER WEEK

I had a juicy burger at Widmer, rare to medium rare , much better than I remember last year's offering. They also had a great Porter and a champange something or other beer, all in all very pleasant.

I tried 3 other places most were dry and well done. Burger needs some fat to be juicy, doesn't matter if it is Painted Hills or whatever. One would keep off the special sauce one wouldn't. Little Big burger beats these easily.

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Posted by CuriousMe on 08/14/2014 at 3:56 PM

Re: “Chicken and a Biscuit

For my money (well, at least $4.50 of it), the chicken and biscuit "sandwich" at Pine State is very hard to beat for value, as well as being both tasty and more filling. Admittedly, I have not been to SOB yet. I haven't yet been convinced it is a value proposition. I do pine for the old KFC 2 piece and a biscuit; though I don't think it cost $8.50.

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Posted by seldom seen on 08/14/2014 at 11:50 AM

Re: “Chicken and a Biscuit

I went a week or two after it opened and had the sad chicken sandwich. Way too heavily breaded - one of the great things about Nashville Hot Chicken is its thin, crispy crust, which is perfect with juicy chicken and heat. Overly breaded huge chicken on a giant bun does not make for a good experience. It's a shame that he ditched it rather than refining it, because Portland is in need of a good chicken sandwich.

Good to hear things are improving though. The chicken in the photo definitely looks better than mine.

Minor gripe: Nashville Hot Chicken usually has levels of spice ranging from kind of spicy to instant death. At least, the good places like Prince's and Hattie B's do. It'd be nice to have more than just "hot" or "not hot".

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Posted by Aestro on 08/14/2014 at 10:11 AM

Re: “The Five Commandments of BURGER WEEK

Foster Burger is a flop! Small burger... Smaller than their regular burger and okay at best. Sauce was tasteless and pretty dry. What a disappointment!

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Posted by hot-pic on 08/13/2014 at 6:50 PM

Re: “Chicken and a Biscuit

Chicken Coop on 50th and Division is the best fried chicken in town.

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by BAWK!!! on 08/13/2014 at 3:51 PM

Re: “High Thai-d

I lived in Thailand and listed my favourite Thai dishes on http://aroundtheworldinaday.com/

Posted by The Travelerette on 08/13/2014 at 6:07 AM

Re: “The Five Commandments of BURGER WEEK

"The customer is always right" < "The customer is often a rude fuckface who believes his decision to part with money in exchange for cooked food should be unfailingly met with a groveling obsequiousness that he commands precisely nowhere else in life."

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Posted by Commenty Colin on 08/12/2014 at 10:09 AM

Re: “High Thai-d

I'm glad they're finally putting street food and food carts indoors so I don't have to mingle with the commoners

Posted by Chunty McHutchence on 08/11/2014 at 10:45 PM

Re: “The Five Commandments of BURGER WEEK

The customer isn't always right. Some customers are entitled dickheads that refuse to acknowledge that restaurants are run by human beings with limited space, time, and resources. For example, you can tell people "they will run out" a thousand times yet you'll still have some idiots mad when places run out. You'll have people mad that there are waits when you can look around and tell that the business has a lot more customers than they typically handle.

You've been warned that supplies are limited and that crowds are you be expected. If you can't handle that, kindly close your browser and forget that any of these places exist for the next week.

And if you get a crappy burger? That sucks, cut your losses and try somewhere else the next day. At least it's only $5.

17 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Aestro on 08/11/2014 at 9:35 PM

Re: “The Five Commandments of BURGER WEEK

Good follow-up on L-Hurst Market commenter - their burger is THE best, but nearly 3 X the price, so…

However, doofus idea about COMMANDMENTS for a Burger Week…it ignores the FIRST COMMANDMENT - THE CUSTOMER IS ALWAYS RIGHT! These are businesses, not hobbies - or at least the establishments that want to stay around for more than a week should be RUN like a business. FIVE DOLLARS IS STILL TOO MUCH TO PAY FOR (A) A CRAPPY BURGER, (B) CRAPPY SERVICE, OR © BOTH.

I was introduced to Foster Burger through Burger Week, and got a great burger AND service for $5 - put up with the really long wait…and I keep coming back. I just put up (today) with crappy attitude about a burger that was missing an advertised ingredient at an unnamed participant - let's just say they take their time - (3 blocks from my place), probably won't be back!

2 likes, 17 dislikes
Posted by gbrunak on 08/11/2014 at 1:55 PM

Re: “The Five Commandments of BURGER WEEK

I'm confused by the Double Barrel Burnin' Love burger, it's completely different from the one they're advertising on Facebook & in the separate profile you guys have on them. Where can I actually find this pimento cheese/fried jalapeno burger, if not at Double Barrel?!

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Posted by Sandi on 08/11/2014 at 12:14 PM

Re: “The Five Commandments of BURGER WEEK

Are the burgers sold all day, or is this an after work/5pm situation?

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Posted by John Brown on 08/09/2014 at 8:31 PM

Re: “High Thai-d

that picture makes me fucking hungry.

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Posted by i'mrightyourwrong on 08/09/2014 at 6:07 PM

Re: “The Five Commandments of BURGER WEEK

Add to this list: Crush Bar (1400 SE Morrison,) will also be celebrating the delicious, perfect food known as the burger:

All burgers fresh ground American beef, 6 oz. $5 ala carte until we run out.
Featuring a unique, special burger creation EACH DAY of burger week - more info at www.CrushBar.com

3 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by ZoraPhoenix on 08/08/2014 at 10:23 AM

Re: “The Five Commandments of BURGER WEEK

Or you could ride your longboard down Burnside to Ate-Oh-Ate and try their musubi burger for five bucks. They'll be using Laurelhurst's meat, since you're hung up on them.

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Posted by timistheword on 08/07/2014 at 1:26 PM

Re: “The Five Commandments of BURGER WEEK

For comparison, I went to the Laurelhurst Market's website to check the menu. Are you referring to their FOURTEEN FUCKING DOLLAR HAMBURGER? Yes? Then shut your stupid trap. Fourteen is bigger than five, unless you think spending nine dollars on french fries is justified.

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Posted by timistheword on 08/07/2014 at 1:22 PM

Re: “The Five Commandments of BURGER WEEK

Well lucky for you they're open 5pm - 10pm every day. Lucky for us you won't be adding to the Burger Week crowds. We all win!

38 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by jim on 08/06/2014 at 4:43 PM

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