We usually go to our neighborhood bar when we go out, i stick with dry(no condiments) deli sandwiches and salads. Every once and a while ill have a chicken quesadilla. its Italian! Olive garden or Ramonos Macaroni grill! .heart., try to stick with marinara sauces as opposed to heavy cream sauces.
I enjoy eating at a variety of places and foods but 2 of my favorites are Carafe for great bistro food and El Gaucho for the splurge. Most of the food at Carafe is wonderful, especially the steak tartar and I'm not a big meat eater but when I do want some, El Gaucho IS the place. And their bourbon sweet potatoes are to die for, and the scalloped ones aren't bad either
Can't wait to hear more answers!
Edited by: GAYEMC at: 3/12/2008 (22:21)
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Well, my hubby and I like McMenamins, Rose's and Blue Moon Diner (he's a comfort food kind of guy). However, once a month I go out to eat with my girlfriends to a swanky restaurant. Some of my faves are Paley's Place, 23 Hoyt, Fife (although I haven't been there in quite some time, so I'm not sure if the quality is still up there), and Rocket. Of those, Rocket is definitely the most fun--it's over on Burnside, just on the east side of the bridge. Definitely worth a try.
As for what to order, the nicer restaurants tend to have changing menus, so I get something different every time. At the other restaurants, I tend to get salads (McMenamins), breakfast items or sandwiches.
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