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What are the best Chowhound destinations in Eugene?

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  1. I've always wanted to try that italian place on 19th Bepe & Gianni's (I'm sure I didn't spell that right). Anyone have any thoughts on it?

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    1. re: jessih9

      I'll second that one. only place to get italian in town (not that there are that many options) Their specials are usually the way to go.

    2. I've previously posted this, but since you've asked...I've been around Oregon since 1974, and one of the best dinner experiences I've ever had was at King Estates Winery, just south of Eugene near Creswell...outside, under the blue sky, breathtaking view, wonderful salmon stuffed with pesto and ice wine.

      1. One of my favorite chow-houndish places is World Cafe on Blair next to Sam Bonds. Everything on the menu (short but sweet) is cheap and solid with maybe the burger being the only miss. Usually have a great beer on tap and have a great outdoor patio when the weather allows. My other favorite is Toshi's Ramen. This place is the ultimate for your ramen cravings. Probably the best ramen between Vancover and SanFran it is absolutly worth a visit. And since i'm on a roll I have to add Cart de Frisco. Killer chicken sammich. I think they are usually set up at Broadway and Olive? and maybe another at Oakway. Thats about all I have that are truely chowhoundish. Dos Aguilas alas is no more.

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        1. re: nothingman

          There's a Cart De Frisco on the UO campus at 13th and Kincaid. For taco carts, you can't beat Burrito Girl, who's currently occupying a parking lot on the west end of W. 11th, out past Wal Mart, etc.

        2. My favorite "Chowhoundish" place is Aiyara's, a Thai restaurant in the Gateway mall area. Try her noodle curries and anything on the specials board. I also covered some other cheap eats here:


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          1. Not a traditional venue, but I have new love for the Market of Choice hot deli and wood fired pizza nook. Both the Willamette store and the Franklin location make delicious savory pizzas and panini.

            1. i usually do not find restaraunts attached to hotels to be all that satisfying, in fact we usually find them poorly reviewed, or otherwise wanting in a big way.

              however, we stayed at the Excelsior (in a charming, comfortable room, all of which are named and decorated after composers) and found the restaraunt attached to be wonderful. i can only speak about breakfast, which we had twice (on the trip out, and back; we stayed twice in about a week or so, traveling). everything was perfectly prepared, with good strong gourmet coffee too. the french toast was something special. i needed to have that both times:)

              the portions are generous, and the decor is delightful, with something interesting to see (lots of stained glass, and neat floor tiles, polished wood) everywhere you look. we left full, woozy with yumminess, and hoping to return very soon.

              also, the staff recognised us on the return trip, and generously offered an upgrade, as well as some other nice things. a very nice place, with very nice people. not bad on the pocketbook, considering this is a lovely inn, and delicious dining experience.

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              1. re: princessteenymeat

                RE: The Excelsior. We have stayed there numerous times and, yes, the breakfast is a big part of what makes staying at the Excelsior so enjoyable. Freshly squeezed orange juice! If you are lucky, the exceedingly Italian Roberto will be tending to you and his buoyant attitude and service is sure to give you a lift to start your day. Be sure to have him make you a cappuccino or two.