[Updated 10/10/09 – Hot Pot City continues to give the same level of quality and service as we discussed in the original review we did here in 2007. However, the restaurant seems to have been “discovered”. There are often long waits, especially for counter seating and during prime lunch hours (12-1:30pm). Weekends often fare a bit better. Service can be brisk or completely overwhelmed.]
Updated 6/20 I’m indulging myself at the beginning of this review of Podnah’s Pit Barbecue by taking a walk down memory lane. Click here if you’d like to jump to the review section. When I was growing up, I spent many summers on a big cattle ranch just down the road from the booming metropolis […]
What I like most about Bunk is, though it has only been open for a few weeks, it’s already a dive. Sit in the back next to the stacks of bread, and you’ll know what I mean. It’s like being transported to the East Coast, where sandwich shops are a dime a dozen. The only difference is, this one is clean and the sandwiches are damn good.
Bunk was opened in late November 2008 by Tommy Habetz, last from Meriwethers, previously of Ripe. When I asked him how he came
A review of Olympia Provisions, By Roger Porter Like impatient readers who sneak a look at the last page of a novel, I have a tendency to scan the dessert selections on a menu before checking out anything else. It’s probably because I want to gage my appetitive capacity to decide if I’ll save room […]
A review of Gilda’s Italian Restaurant in Portland Oregon by Roger Porter You hear all the time that one of the lamentable gaps in Portland’s culinary scene is the absence of great Chinese restaurants. Understandably there is little here to compare with the Chinese food palaces of San Francisco or Vancouver, B.C., but sadly we […]