At Esparza's you can say "Adios!" to the boring old burrito. This quaint little cafe offers up some more "interesting" items on their menu, like the nopalitos appetizer: deep-fried cactus in a cornmeal batter. Ground ostrich is also offered in almost any form-tacos, tostadas, quesadillas, and even topped on nachos. Another dish you can't find at your neighborhood Taco Bell are the buffalo tostadas topped with jack cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, and guacamole. Esparza's also offers up an arsenal of varieties for lovers of tongue: beef, pork, venison, calf, lamb, or buffalo (but no ostrich tongue, alas). The glory of this place is that the prices are totally reasonable. The most expensive item is $12.95, but most of the items fall in the $9-11 range. That's a pretty sweet deal, cowboy!
Located in the Jupiter Hotel complex, the Doug Fir Lounge -located below the restaurant and bar, is like a super-cool log cabin bunker from the future. Playing host to some of the best touring and local bands it is by far one of the most unique music venues in the pacific northwest. The gorgeous log cabin-themed diner hosts a variety of musical events on their lower level, so you can see a show, drink a cosmo, and eat a "Fir Burger" all at the same place, then pass out in a swank room at the Jupiter Hotel just next door. The popular happy hour boasts some of the best cheap bar food in town, but get there early if you want to get a seat, because the lounge fills up quick with well-heeled urbanites.