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These Yaquina oysters on the half come wrapped in house bacon, spritzed w/ horseradish foam & sprinkled with bacon powder, which you should definitely substitute for that weak-ass "baking" kind in all recipes from here on out.
The resurrected John Popper -- with cream cheese, jalapeno, and sweet Thai chili -- is the perfect (wait for it... ) Hook to bring you back all Summer. Now forget that joke while you read about how they also have ping pong.
Nostrana's 25-seat SE patio's rocking bruschetta served alongside a cauldron of smoked mozz topped with basil and cherry tomatoes, not to be confused with Eagle Eye Cherry tomatoes, which is just what that dude puts on his turkey sandwiches while no one listens to his music.
Hit the Japanese-style Zen garden for an essential spot to deeply reflect... on downing a rare burger slathered in pimento cheese, marrow aioli & batter-fried pork belly.
These not-tacos are packed with halibut, salmon, and other ocean dwellers based on the daily catch, but unlike the Pearl chicks you eyeball from the sidewalk patio, they won't ask you for a new pair of shoes in exchange for a nibble. Happy Summer!