You probably know the Carina Lounge location from its previous incarnation, Bastas Pasta. This new, Mediterranean restaurant has tables along NW 23rd, somewhat shaded, but noisy during rush hour. One of the best reasons to go here is that they have a parking lot!… Read the rest
Yup, you guessed it. A martini bar. This is nothing fancy, just some tables along the street, but hey, martinis! Bartini has a large selection available. It can get pretty toasty during warm afternoons.… Read the rest
Bar Mingo is next door to Cafe Mingo, serving as a place for cafe patrons to wait for a table, but also offering a good food menu of its own.
Happy hours: 4pm-6pm, 9pm to closing
Pleasant dining along NW 23rd, under the trees. Shaded. A bit cramped, but great people watching. The food is good, especially the pasta dishes. Cafe Mingo is very popular and there are only a few outdoor tables, so you’ll want to get there early.… Read the rest
Comfortable spot on the old loading dock in the old EcoTrust building. The pizza is good, and the toppings far better than most pizza restaurants. I’m embarrassed to admit that I’ve frequently gone to Hot Lips just for their cookies and house-made soda.… Read the rest