Totally true about the sad-for-vegetarians situation there. I was super excited to try her food, but was completely disappointed with my vegetarian meal. And the portion was small! (hey, I couldn't help myself... I had to say it...)
you know, i've had that khow man gai... its ok but i'm going to damn it with faint praise. There is grub just as good many places in this town. It's not in the must have category for sure.
Good tamales but not low priced in my opinion. They are small tamales and 2 doesn't get anywhere near filling, so that is $7-9 dollars to have a very tasty dish but not a meal. Throw in a side you are getting closer but for this style restaurant and hood it seems pricey. The decor and atmosphere is great though. My only other complaint is that they advertise vegan options but nothing is labeled on the menu (or the one I saw opening week), used to be easy to figure out at the truck. I think the banana leaf veg tamales are vegan but none of the other ones are.
And it's "Tamal" (singular) "Tamales" (plural) what the hell is a tamale?
Yes, but what about a review of TAMALE LADY?
The pizza was great. Almost worth paying $5 for only greens I could have gathered in my backyard. But. The pizza was great.
Awesome review, I especially dig the title. ;-)
I live nearby. This used to be a Mexican restaurant that survived on gambling. I just thought it was another hipster bar now, but wondered why it was getting business. I'll have to try it out now.
But it's not a trip at all. I live down the street. Lots of people do.
That aside, thanks for reviewing one of my favorite neighborhood places. Great food, fresh ingredients, reasonable prices, lots of non-meat options.
Although, sort of not-thanks... it's been pretty well hipsteryuppie-free up to now and it would be great if it stayed that way.
is that stouffer's twice-warmed lasagna there on that plate? MMMMMM
You heard it here first: Mama Chow's Kitchen, in the little cart row on SW 2nd and Oak. Crispy, meaty, sticky-glazed "lollipop" wings that you can actually eat without getting half the sauce on your hands. They're new, but I think they give Ike's serious competition.
FOTM is so totally 2007. Seriously though, I hate to sound all "back in the day..." but that place has gone downhill. The wings used to be consistently plump and juicy, now they're just as often fried to a crisp, all the way through.
I have never loved a hilariously aggro response more than yours, #11. And yes, for the 8 months of my life I didn't live in Oregon, those wings were goddamn delicious. I recommend it!
Oh was it? Was it your "jam? Back on the east coast, yea? That was your jam, huh? Good for you. You and your "jam" that is. Lets find those sauce-covered wings because we definitely want you to have your "jam". We want em to slap em back on the grill so you get your precious caramelized sauce because that's how the east coast does it.
I'm still looking for a place that slaps the sauce-covered wings back on the grill to caramelize the sauce. That was my jam back on the East Coast!
The Alibi has surprisingly good wings, and they're cheap during happy hour.
Label this crazy talk but I think the wings at Paadee are BETTER than Pok Poks (and less expensive).
Uchu Sushi and Fried Chicken has some pretty incredible wings during happy hour—for 4 bucks. I think there are 3 full wings. Always hot. Nicely seasoned, with no need for sauces.
FOTM and BWW are pretty equal - it depends on the atmosphere you want or the number of people in your party. (Agree with Gza1340 on FOTM's sauces being awesome.)
FOTM is good for if you have a small party, but gets REALLY crowded (especially at N. Interstate). BWW is better for a larger party, or if you want to watch a number of games or a special game (I like the Winterhawks viewing parties, but the best Winterhawks deal is Kenton Station on Tuesday nights - $2 microbrews!) BWW is cavernous, and kind of weird if few people are there.
Darby's on Gilmore- the "special" wings. Not sure they are chicken exactly but man they taste spicy and earthy at the same time. House sauce is a little pot of Carlssen's 90 proof fondue. Two or three wings dipped in here and you will be dipped. I'm serious.
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