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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Portland
Food
Feel
Price
6.9
7.0
$5
This food truck from the Balkans purveys meat pie, spinach pie—and total uniqueness

When in a new country and unable to speak the language, you can charm the natives with your cooking. At least that’s what Ziba has done for the last half-decade, from a food cart sandwiched between other food carts in the makeshift “restaurant row to go” between Powell’s and the Central Library. Ziba has clearly assimilated during that time: in a very anti-Eastern-European and pro-Portland touch, the cart is supremely vegetarian-friendly.

Pita here is really burek (“Ziba’s Pitas” rolls off the… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Portland
Food
Feel
Price
8.8
8.0
$15
A faithful rendition of New York deli classics, with one of the city’s best non-alcoholic drink lists

Right next to the industrial-chic Ace Hotel and scenester heaven Clyde Common, Kenny & Zuke’s is an unassuming and bustling New York-style deli that is, well, just what it should be. The walls of exposed brick and floor-to-high-ceiling windows give a bright, airy feel to the place, and the fontage is fun and playfully retro. It’s thankfully resisted the temptation to shove images of Manhattan down patrons’ throats, resorting instead to a credibility that is stuffed between slices of bread.

The… [More]