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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Portland
Food
Feel
Price
5.1
6.5
$10
Hot dogs that hit the right spots even if they don’t transport you to Chicago

The reputation of SuperDog precedes it. This simple, friendly little hot dog joint in downtown Portland, which seats only about 20 people at a smattering of little tables and a few bar seats, has a cult following in town. The little space is frequented by solo diners, who watch ESPN on the loud front-and-center TV while enjoying their dogs. The staff is warm and wonderful, and there’s even beer on tap—four beers, at last check—and homemade soups, which are just… [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]