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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Portland
Food
Feel
Price
6.4
7.5
$10
Pizza for drunk, undiscerning, homesick New Yorkers

Escape From New York Pizza is a great place to meet people. It’s small, cozy, and smells like a pizzeria should, like sweet dough baking and tangy tomato sauce simmering. Friendly staff makes great conversation with patrons at the counter. It’s totally laid back and relaxed.

In other words, it’s nothing like New York.

New York’s streets are full of mediocre late-night stands tossing slices onto paper plates. So although the atmosphere here is certainly an escape from New York, the pizza… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Portland
Food
Feel
Price
8.6
7.0
$15
A tiny place serving a tiny menu of biscuit sandwiches of epic proportion and mass appeal

Portland is crazy for Pine State Biscuits, as evidenced by the long lines outside their farmer’s market booth over the years. Even the Esquire food editors have deemed Pine State’s “Reggie Deluxe” one of the best sandwiches in America, a fact that chick-headed goofball Guy Frieri latched on to for his obnoxious Food Network show. But we won’t hold that against them.

This cheery restaurant looks like a piece of treated pine covered in a thick blanket of moss. A retro,… [More]