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Comment Archives: stories: Food and Drink

Re: “You've Come a Nong Way, Baby

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...)

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Posted by iyou on 06/04/2014 at 10:57 PM

Re: “You've Come a Nong Way, Baby

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.

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by i'mrightyourwrong on 05/28/2014 at 2:51 PM

Re: “Let's Hear It for the Boy

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.

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Posted by sueno on 05/16/2014 at 1:28 PM

Re: “Let's Hear It for the Boy

And it's "Tamal" (singular) "Tamales" (plural) what the hell is a tamale?

4 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by Steve Michaelson on 05/15/2014 at 2:31 PM

Re: “Let's Hear It for the Boy

Yes, but what about a review of TAMALE LADY?

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Posted by pork chop on 05/14/2014 at 5:54 PM

Re: “Have Pizza, Will Travel

The pizza was great. Almost worth paying $5 for only greens I could have gathered in my backyard. But. The pizza was great.

Posted by BridgetC on 05/13/2014 at 3:55 PM

Re: “Have Pizza, Will Travel

Awesome review, I especially dig the title. ;-)

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Posted by jponaman on 05/11/2014 at 3:10 PM

Re: “Have Pizza, Will Travel

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.

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Posted by Renniz on 05/10/2014 at 6:32 PM

Re: “Have Pizza, Will Travel

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.

13 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Aunti on 05/07/2014 at 10:21 PM

Re: “Have Pizza, Will Travel

is that stouffer's twice-warmed lasagna there on that plate? MMMMMM

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Posted by i'mrightyourwrong on 05/07/2014 at 6:53 PM

Re: “On a Wing and a Prayer

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.

Posted by Brendan Adkins on 05/06/2014 at 4:10 PM

Re: “On a Wing and a Prayer

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.

Posted by Mike Allen on 05/05/2014 at 7:22 PM

Re: “On a Wing and a Prayer

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!

11 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Melogna on 05/05/2014 at 1:00 PM

Re: “On a Wing and a Prayer

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.

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Posted by Goudacris on 05/05/2014 at 12:39 PM

Re: “On a Wing and a Prayer

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!

Posted by Melogna on 05/05/2014 at 9:01 AM

Re: “On a Wing and a Prayer

The Alibi has surprisingly good wings, and they're cheap during happy hour.

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Posted by Steve Roberts on 05/04/2014 at 8:24 PM

Re: “On a Wing and a Prayer

Label this crazy talk but I think the wings at Paadee are BETTER than Pok Poks (and less expensive).

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Posted by TSW on 05/02/2014 at 12:08 PM

Re: “On a Wing and a Prayer

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.

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Posted by Jerry Ketel on 05/02/2014 at 11:43 AM

Re: “On a Wing and a Prayer

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.

Posted by Aaron Varhola on 05/02/2014 at 10:24 AM

Re: “On a Wing and a Prayer

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.

Posted by i'mrightyourwrong on 05/02/2014 at 9:55 AM

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