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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Portland
Food
Feel
Price
9.3
6.5
$30
Here, the pie—not the customer—is always right

We’re not sure if this is one of the top pizzerias in America, as some of the food media claim, but Apizza Scholls does make a damned delicious pie, putting to bed the trendy theory that only pizzas cooked in a wood-fired oven are worth getting excited about. This one’s fired in a good, old-fashioned American pizza oven—but the operators of the oven seem to achieve high enough temperatures for a beautiful sear on the crust.

The accolades have lured a… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Portland
Food
Feel
Price
8.6
7.0
$20
A tiny, intensely popular spot serving intense flavors on the cheap

Call us persnickety, but we’re always encouraged when a Middle Eastern restaurant doesn’t refer to itself “Mediterranean,” which is a nebulous and often inaccurate cuisine type. It usually refers to the dishes of lands once covered by the southern penumbra of the Ottoman Empire, but it can technically include cuisines that are now totally distinct, like Moroccan, Italian, and Greek.

What these misleadingly named eateries are usually referring to is a menu much like the one at Nicholas, a mostly Lebanese… [More]