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    Not content just with conquering Iron Chef and opening one of downtown's favorite new joints, the dude behind Imperial and Paley's Place has launched the Portland Penny Diner, an upscale breakfast-to-late-night spot rocking an NYC cafeteria vibe and a boozy soda jerk that won't taunt Little Mac between rounds

    A huge space in the posh Hotel Lucia has been become an ode to Paley's childhood in Queens. Order at the counter from a glowing menu board, then then plop down on old-school benches and booths.

    All-day breakfast includes these homemade Pop Tarts, Reuben croissants, and sammies rocking housemade sausage and duck bologna that isn't another one of Launchpad McQuack's outlandish stories

    Lunch and dinner focus on Native American fry bread, which's basically a non-sugared elephant ear and comes stacked with stuff like lamb-neck confit, beef belly, and roasted turkey, or packed with pickled veggies as a banh mi

    If you want to keep it healthy, there's this house-smoked hot dog and a side of foie gras poutine soaked in turkey gravy

    Cocktails include the Coin Flip with brandy, rum & egg, and the Portland Egg Cream with fernet, chocolate syrup & cream, which should have you going from Little Mac to King Hippo in less than three rounds.
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      Not content just with conquering Iron Chef and opening one of downtown's favorite new joints, the dude behind Imperial and Paley's Place has launched the Portland Penny Diner, an upscale breakfast-to-late-night spot rocking an NYC cafeteria vibe and a boozy soda jerk that won't taunt Little Mac between rounds

      A huge space in the posh Hotel Lucia has been become an ode to Paley's childhood in Queens. Order at the counter from a glowing menu board, then then plop down on old-school benches and booths.

      All-day breakfast includes these homemade Pop Tarts, Reuben croissants, and sammies rocking housemade sausage and duck bologna that isn't another one of Launchpad McQuack's outlandish stories

      Lunch and dinner focus on Native American fry bread, which's basically a non-sugared elephant ear and comes stacked with stuff like lamb-neck confit, beef belly, and roasted turkey, or packed with pickled veggies as a banh mi

      If you want to keep it healthy, there's this house-smoked hot dog and a side of foie gras poutine soaked in turkey gravy

      Cocktails include the Coin Flip with brandy, rum & egg, and the Portland Egg Cream with fernet, chocolate syrup & cream, which should have you going from Little Mac to King Hippo in less than three rounds.
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  • 02
    Having already staked their claim as one of the Westside's favorite delis, Kenny & Zuke's has ventured east and expanded your drinking/loxing options by opening Deli Bar in sunny N. Williams digs featuring retractable sliding garage doors, sidewalk seating, cocktails full of edible deli staples, and so much cured meat you'd think K&Z were barnyard faith healers. Amen

    The sammies and bagels obviously remain, but there's an increased focus on bar eats like maple-glazed peanuts w/ bacon, neon-green deviled eggs, tater tot poutine w/ pastrami gravy, and a "Jewcuterie Board" with chopped liver, pastrami rillettes, mustard, and bagel dogs... mazel, dog! The huge, all-original cocktail menu reflects its deli heritage via a bloody w/ pastrami jerky, the chocolatey NY Flip w/ cognac, port & a whole raw egg, and a mezcal/ Combier/ lime concoction called the Grilled Peach, or what the cops in the Mushroom Kingdom did to Princess after Toad was run off Rainbow Road by a turtle shell.
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      Having already staked their claim as one of the Westside's favorite delis, Kenny & Zuke's has ventured east and expanded your drinking/loxing options by opening Deli Bar in sunny N. Williams digs featuring retractable sliding garage doors, sidewalk seating, cocktails full of edible deli staples, and so much cured meat you'd think K&Z were barnyard faith healers. Amen

      The sammies and bagels obviously remain, but there's an increased focus on bar eats like maple-glazed peanuts w/ bacon, neon-green deviled eggs, tater tot poutine w/ pastrami gravy, and a "Jewcuterie Board" with chopped liver, pastrami rillettes, mustard, and bagel dogs... mazel, dog! The huge, all-original cocktail menu reflects its deli heritage via a bloody w/ pastrami jerky, the chocolatey NY Flip w/ cognac, port & a whole raw egg, and a mezcal/ Combier/ lime concoction called the Grilled Peach, or what the cops in the Mushroom Kingdom did to Princess after Toad was run off Rainbow Road by a turtle shell.
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  • 03
    Say ciao to pasta and guten tag to way more foods containing the word "sauer" with the opening of Slide Inn, whose owners transformed their former Italian joint Il Piatto into a low-lit cross between a classy Berlin bier hall and a 1970s basement lounge (proof: overhead snowflake lights, a plastic fireplace that houses a bar & stereo) specializing in German mainstays all done with local meat and produce

    Zee waiter will bring you hand-stuffed sausages (veal, pork, turkey) covered in homemade sauerkraut, and spatzle zipped up by house-cured speck (the ham, not Pee-Wee's dog... even Hugh Laurie couldn't get rid of his rash), while between buns are turkey, salmon, portobello, and beef burgers that David Hasselhoff is more than prepared to eat on the floor, plus wiener schnitzel and sauerbraten

    And of course, no bier haus packing homemade Bavarian pretzels and fried pickles would be complete without taps pouring Deutsche-brews like Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock, Schneider-Weisse, and Reissdorf Kolsch, plus Occidental's Altbier, the bier of choice for Der Stone Temple Pilots

    Starting the 19th, they're adding a brunch heavy on Belgian waffles (get ready for one with Hugh Laurie-cured house-cured pancetta), plus French toast -- eat enough, and get prepared to say bonjour to your love life going sauer.
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      Say ciao to pasta and guten tag to way more foods containing the word "sauer" with the opening of Slide Inn, whose owners transformed their former Italian joint Il Piatto into a low-lit cross between a classy Berlin bier hall and a 1970s basement lounge (proof: overhead snowflake lights, a plastic fireplace that houses a bar & stereo) specializing in German mainstays all done with local meat and produce

      Zee waiter will bring you hand-stuffed sausages (veal, pork, turkey) covered in homemade sauerkraut, and spatzle zipped up by house-cured speck (the ham, not Pee-Wee's dog... even Hugh Laurie couldn't get rid of his rash), while between buns are turkey, salmon, portobello, and beef burgers that David Hasselhoff is more than prepared to eat on the floor, plus wiener schnitzel and sauerbraten

      And of course, no bier haus packing homemade Bavarian pretzels and fried pickles would be complete without taps pouring Deutsche-brews like Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock, Schneider-Weisse, and Reissdorf Kolsch, plus Occidental's Altbier, the bier of choice for Der Stone Temple Pilots

      Starting the 19th, they're adding a brunch heavy on Belgian waffles (get ready for one with Hugh Laurie-cured house-cured pancetta), plus French toast -- eat enough, and get prepared to say bonjour to your love life going sauer.
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  • 04
    Bright NE resto Cocotte plays host to a Francophilic weekend chow-down rocking seasonally shifting plates like a gratin-ish potato pave w/ blue cheese-layered spuds beneath scrambled eggs, buffalo hash w/ bright root veg, croque madame, and Bloody Marys w/ candied bacon, aka Pig League Chew.
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      Bright NE resto Cocotte plays host to a Francophilic weekend chow-down rocking seasonally shifting plates like a gratin-ish potato pave w/ blue cheese-layered spuds beneath scrambled eggs, buffalo hash w/ bright root veg, croque madame, and Bloody Marys w/ candied bacon, aka Pig League Chew.
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  • 05
    Like your college girlfriend on her WWOOF journey of discovery throughout Europe, Pix Patisserie spent its Summer vacation getting intimate with some sexy Spanish flavor and -- after shuttering its NoPo and Division locations -- has returned a little spicier with the opening of Pix/Bar Vivant, a boozy European Union of flavors

    The horseshoe-shaped spot's split to offer unique experiences, with the Pix side shelling out the bakery's well-loved French macarons, puff pastries, and chocolates in a sunny cafe with sliding doors overlooking a patio. The Spanish-leaning Bar Vivant, meanwhile, embraces its inner Banderas thanks to a sleek, seductive aesthetic complete with chandeliers, a full bar, and a wall packed ceiling to floor with more champagne bottles than The Continental's dumpster. That side's where sweet's ditched for savory, with 40+ $1-$5 tapas including Iberian ham sliced razor-thin to order and wrapped around quail eggs), bacon-wrapped dates, salmon rillettes, papas bravas, empanadas, croquettes, and a pretty serious foie puff, or what the magic dragon's buddies started calling him when he stopped toking up all the time and got really snooty and into haute cuisine

    Even that damn straight edge dragon would have to make an exception thanks to Bar Vivant's 20-page wine list, local taps, and craft cocktails including the Maria Theresa w/ Amontillado & vermouth, and an absinthe-soaked take on the Sidecar, which your college gf is surely cruising around in right now -- damn you European men and your ability to make anything seem sexy!
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      Like your college girlfriend on her WWOOF journey of discovery throughout Europe, Pix Patisserie spent its Summer vacation getting intimate with some sexy Spanish flavor and -- after shuttering its NoPo and Division locations -- has returned a little spicier with the opening of Pix/Bar Vivant, a boozy European Union of flavors

      The horseshoe-shaped spot's split to offer unique experiences, with the Pix side shelling out the bakery's well-loved French macarons, puff pastries, and chocolates in a sunny cafe with sliding doors overlooking a patio. The Spanish-leaning Bar Vivant, meanwhile, embraces its inner Banderas thanks to a sleek, seductive aesthetic complete with chandeliers, a full bar, and a wall packed ceiling to floor with more champagne bottles than The Continental's dumpster. That side's where sweet's ditched for savory, with 40+ $1-$5 tapas including Iberian ham sliced razor-thin to order and wrapped around quail eggs), bacon-wrapped dates, salmon rillettes, papas bravas, empanadas, croquettes, and a pretty serious foie puff, or what the magic dragon's buddies started calling him when he stopped toking up all the time and got really snooty and into haute cuisine

      Even that damn straight edge dragon would have to make an exception thanks to Bar Vivant's 20-page wine list, local taps, and craft cocktails including the Maria Theresa w/ Amontillado & vermouth, and an absinthe-soaked take on the Sidecar, which your college gf is surely cruising around in right now -- damn you European men and your ability to make anything seem sexy!
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  1. Gourmet fried everything
  2. Kenny & Zuke's plants an eastward flag
  3. Schnitzel, fo shizzle
  4. Bacon bloodies with a French feast
  5. The beloved French bakery is back, with tapas