barista, springtime-of-my-life photographer, etc.
Chewing on my lips...
I visited Café Cubano on the night of their grand opening. At that particular date, the restaurant had been open for about a month. It was quite hectic, to say the least. The woman who appeared to be hosting was looking everywhere but at us as we stood and waited inside the door for almost 10 minutes. Finally, another woman came up and asked if we were on the list, so we finally got on the list and headed over to the bar for some complimentary sangria. The sangria was actually quite good, and there were gratis hors d'oeuvres being passed out as we waited for a table. I will say that the food was at least decent. My Cuban dining experience is somewhat limited, but Cubano seems to be doing a fair job representing traditional fare. Once we finally did secure a table, we were told that there would be no ordering off the menu since the evening had become so insane and the communication between the frazzled waitstaff and the kitchen was breaking down. This kind of disappointed us, because although the hors d'oeuvres were free and tasty, there were a few things we wanted to try from the menu. Ultimately, we left feeling no particular need to return. I know there are quite a few people who don't like Pambiche, but we definitely prefer the atmosphere and the tried and true dishes they serve to our first impressions of Café Cubano. I'm open to the FOH improving their organization and to my having a good experience, but I don't feel like returning for a little while.
Go to New York and realize how lucky you are to live in Portland, dipshit. Portland drivers are a dream compared to the rest of the nation.
I don't understand why this should be an issue that the entire city needs to address. I would argue that we are not discriminating so much as we don't have the tipping point population of people who don't occupy traditional gender roles. I think that instead of the rest of us pretending like we're super progressive, we should work on accepting that transgender people are a minority that cannot always be reasonably accommodated, especially when it comes to high volume, gendered public restrooms. And maybe, just maybe, we could be courteous to everyone regardless of their gender and which restroom they choose to use.
Somehow just reading this makes me feel better about not having enough money.
Did the writers actually eat at any of these places? They don't have lines because their food is considerably less good than other brunch spots. What about Irving Street Kitchen, Otto, or Skin & Bones? You are supposed to be doing our homework for us...
Good to know it only takes the police 90 minutes to approach a dead man. I wonder how they'll ever prevent crime with they kind of response.
@# Perhaps TP's critique is entirely favorable because Skin and Bones deserves it? I don't strongly identify with people who want to hear shit talked about any new thang they don't quite get or don't want to like. I share your desire for original critiques, but how much can we expect from a weekly, small-town rag? I bet if TP was being paid better, his writing would follow suit. Good content is never cheap.
@# You used taint, pretentious, and Portland in the same sentence. You lose. Get an original critique, asshole.
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