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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Portland
Food
Feel
Price
7.1
8.0
$100
Inconsistent steaks and high prices help make obvious nomenclature jokes

Let’s not bury the lead here: there’s a real danger in charging this much for dinner and naming your restaurant something that rhymes perfectly with “El Gouge-o.” A lot about El Gaucho sounds promising, at first; this four-branch chain hails from the Pacific Northwest and aims for something between Morton’s and an Argentine steakhouse, grilling dry-aged beef over coals and dressing its staff in preposterous gaucho costumes. But although some members of our panel have had good experiences here, for… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Portland
Food
Feel
Price
9.0
5.5
$20
A simpler-than-simple, barely-English-speaking find that serves up soondae without pretense

Country Korean Restaurant is a trip. The service is hilariously indifferent, yet endearing. They mean well, but they’ll watch Korean TV instead of checking on your table. Almost no English is spoken here, and the only décor consists of posters of scantily clad Korean women and a TV which was, on one visit, tuned to an informative medical show about gout and varicose veins. Gilt Club this is not.

What it is, then, is delicious, authentically made Korean food that’s available… [More]