Five stars of freshness! Wild Root is just fresh all around. From the interior design to the vast spectrum of veggies served, the tasteful selection of plates & cutlery to the humans meeting you and the door, the ones cooking, pulling espresso, and running this enjoyable cafe. Too easy, Wild Root Cafe is five stars of fresh!
If you've been to more than a few arcade bars then it's obvious when you come to Spacebar Arcade that it's top notch thanks to Will the Bar Manager. Whether your into Dudes or Damsels, the staff is friendly, attractive, creatively talented, and knowledgeable. Spacebar Arcade is clean, great selection of beverages, all the machines work, awesome jukebox, great location, free Atari/NES/SNES/N64/CUBE console play, awesome air conditioning, killer DJ's...the list goes on! Don't be a weird ass polygon, be an awesome pixel and come have fun at Spacebar!
Shuckers is by far one of my favorite seafood spots in North America by far!
My very first visit was just stopping in for lunch on a week day back in late November of 2012. I had this waiter named Phil or Phillip who seemed okay at first, but then he just continued to grow more rude as my dinning experience progressed. I sat across from a couple who was being waited on by a waitress who I would come to find out is name Jelena. She gave them a very pleasant experience and Phil didn't come Phil-up my water once!
I didn't go in for about a year, and decided to come back in 2013 for the seared scallops. Which has become one of my favorite summer dishes for it's consistent excellent flavor, texture, and presentation!
A few months later, during a lunch, Jelena was my waitress. She was also waiting on a gentleman who apparently is very allergic to garlic, the cook had sent out a dish to him with garlic and she caught it in time and really saved the day! This gentleman was so thankful, and I was thankful to learn Phil had become dust in the wind.
I'm so glad I decided to come back in over the years, because every lunch & dinner experience in Shuckers has been a consistent 5-Star pleasure with every server, especially Jelena!
Yes, "As good as it gets!"
Coming from Seattle and knowing all of the sushi spots like the back of my hand, Portland has a lot to live up to. When I pack my bag it's usually comprised of lots of clean fun socks, sexy underwear, levi's, boots, swimshorts, tobacco scented facial hair wax, camera lens, cameras, a lot of 35mm/120mm film, and a set of chop sticks.
I put the chop sticks in last because it's the first thing I put in my pocket once arriving at my destination. Needless to say, they are very important to me and I love trying new sushi joints.
Yakuza receives a 5 STAR rating from me because of my following criteria for an eating establishment.
1 - Good lighting
2 - Nice clean restroom
3 - Good art
4 - Very friendly, knowledgable, fashionable, and attractive staff
5 - David Gasper de Alba
Now, you might be scratching your head, thinking; Who in the moldy pumper-nickle is David Gasper de Alba???
David is the genius behind the culinary artistry of Yakuza. His technique and knowledge stands out strong in every dish. I return to Seattle with my chop sticks ready for another 5 STAR experience, but I don't think Yakuza delivers to Seattle.
There are so many facets of this fine establishment worth mentioning that even by picking one at random you would be sending yourself into a whirlwind of keystrokes dicing and slicing vocabulary never heard from your own tongue once before, because after drinking any of the fine Bourbons on the shelf or relishing in the bacon wrapped meatloaf, you'll have a new experience so crisp and right you won't want to use the same words to describe how unnecessary this review is to simply say "The Whiskey Bar is a legit spot."
This place sucks. Way too expensive for what they are doing, they have been employing lots of great young men & women of the Flathead Valley area for years, hardly paying them anything, never giving them any thanks, letting their kids work half as hard and paying them more money, this place just sucks. Just because it's Kalispell and there is not a wide range of diverse ethnic food they take advantage of the valley in more ways than one. The Thai Palace should be called The Worst Overpriced sprinkle-bean barn. The people that think it's awesome are fake Darrell's themselves. If you want thai food in the valley go home and make it yourself...at least then you will know there isn't puke & blood in your food. There's not even outdoor seating, Montana is all about the outdoors! The Thai Palace doesn't care what you care about.