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post #226 of 390
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Originally Posted by whodini View Post


I'm going to have to stop you right there. There's a difference between a place that's known for making a dish popular and a place with good food. I like Tommy's but it's flat out stupid to suggest that they make the best chili burgers in town. While they may be yuppity, there are loads of places in LA that make good chicken and waffles even if they're not "authentic."

tl;dr: Roscoe's sucks.

 

Im not saying everyone should agree with me.... Im just saying in my opinion I liked roscoe's better than screen door.... That's just my opinion.... Plus im not a huge fan of the sweet potato waffle. Although I love their chicken. Well I haven't had in a while since going vegetarian...

 

and on a side note, what's tommy's....

post #227 of 390
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Originally Posted by kixslf View Post

If you like Tasty and Sons, I highly reccomend Toro Bravo for dinner! Show up right at 5pm and you'll never have to wait more than 10 minutes. Promise.

I'll have to second that Toro Bravo suggestion - I had their tasting menu/chef's choice last time and it was an amazing. TB are the same guys who do Tasty, right? Interurban too (which I've never been to)?
post #228 of 390
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I'll have to second that Toro Bravo suggestion - I had their tasting menu/chef's choice last time and it was an amazing. TB are the same guys who do Tasty, right? Interurban too (which I've never been to)?

Toro Bravo, Tasty and Sons, and now Tasty and Alder are all John Gorham affairs. He left Interurban a bit ago---the menu looks identical, though.

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Toro Bravo, Tasty and Sons, and now Tasty and Alder are all John Gorham affairs. He left Interurban a bit ago---the menu looks identical, though.
Though Gorham is not in the kitchen at Tasty & Alder--that's now Morgan Browlow, which could be amazing or a disaster. We'll see...
post #230 of 390
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Originally Posted by snowboardpunk View Post

Im not saying everyone should agree with me.... Im just saying in my opinion I liked roscoe's better than screen door.... That's just my opinion.... Plus im not a huge fan of the sweet potato waffle. Although I love their chicken. Well I haven't had in a while since going vegetarian...

and on a side note, what's tommy's....

tommys is a socal chili burg/fry chain that is famous for inventing diareahha

Ive been enjoying eating through the menu at trigger:

Wins-
Frito pie
pork shoulder quesadilla
Smoked wings
machaca tacos
chop salad w. brisket
frozen margaritas.

Misses
friedchicken tacos
(the tacos in general are off, except machaca-reminds me of jack n box tacos but in a good way)
post #231 of 390

yay i love diarrhea! lol

 

hows tasty n alder? have yet to tried it.

post #232 of 390
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Originally Posted by oboy_oboy View Post

Though Gorham is not in the kitchen at Tasty & Alder--that's now Morgan Browlow, which could be amazing or a disaster. We'll see...

Morgan Brownlow actually left Tasty and Alder after like a week...

post #233 of 390
Man, I've known Morgan for over 10 years now... we worked together at the original ripe/Family Supper/Gotham Coffee Shop (before it morphed in to the short-lived Tavern) and I helped open clarklewis. The guy is easily one of the best cooks I've ever worked with, but his personality just seems to keep getting in the way of any kind of sustained success. Too bad.

I will 2nd Smallwares, though I haven't eaten there yet (don't get to Portland as often as I'd like)... Everyone I talk to up there has nothing but GREAT things to say about it. It's at the top of my list for my next visit home.

A few personal faves I'll add for CityHunter's visit:

Pok Pok (esp Ike's Vietnames Fish Sauce Wings... I dream about these and eat them at least once every time I'm in town)
Nostrana... late night (after 9 I think) happy hour at the bar is one of the best deals in town
Trigger, Tommy Habetz's new Tex-Mex joint. Serious gut-bomb, but that queso with brisket is insane
Ned Ludd... nothing really like it anywhere. The most "Portlandy" of Portland restaurants, but in a good way
Clyde Common... a great afternoon cocktail-and-a-snack-at-the-bar spot if yr downtown and worn out from shopping/walking
Driftwood Room, in the Hotel Deluxe... not as time-capsule-amazing as it was before they renovated, but still one of my favorite rooms in the city to sit and have a martini
Podnah's Pit... best BBQ on the west coast, or at least north of LA, though it's more Texas style than southern style
post #234 of 390
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Originally Posted by dixonmanor View Post


Pok Pok (esp Ike's Vietnames Fish Sauce Wings... I dream about these and eat them at least once every time I'm in town)
Nostrana... late night (after 9 I think) happy hour at the bar is one of the best deals in town
Trigger, Tommy Habetz's new Tex-Mex joint. Serious gut-bomb, but that queso with brisket is insane
Ned Ludd... nothing really like it anywhere. The most "Portlandy" of Portland restaurants, but in a good way
Clyde Common... a great afternoon cocktail-and-a-snack-at-the-bar spot if yr downtown and worn out from shopping/walking
Driftwood Room, in the Hotel Deluxe... not as time-capsule-amazing as it was before they renovated, but still one of my favorite rooms in the city to sit and have a martini
Podnah's Pit... best BBQ on the west coast, or at least north of LA, though it's more Texas style than southern style

If you only hit these, you would be a happy, happy person.

Oh, and drink coffee at Heart/Coava/Barista depending on your locale.
post #235 of 390
I completely agree with the Coava/Heart suggestion. Can anyone recommend a good tailor in PDX? I was thinking of having a pair of jeans tapered.
post #236 of 390
I go to Sylvian, aka European Master Tailor
post #237 of 390

Does anyone have experience with any local cobblers?

post #238 of 390
just went to euro master tailor. seems like a stand up operation.

Right next door is a cobbler. Dont know name, but they looked busy.
post #239 of 390
Derek. He resolved one pair of my shoes, I can take a photo if interested.
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I hope to see you all this weekend!

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