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I love love LOVE southern food. Pulled pork, fried chicken, collard greens, corn bread, gumbo, pecan pie, what’s not to love?! When my Portland fellow foodie took me to Miss Delta (3950 North Mississippi Ave., 97227) I was in southern food heavenoverall restaurant rating: 4.5/5. We walked right in when happy hour started so I had delicious Cajun jambalaya and amazing lemonade for only $8. It was such a good deal!

What we ordered:

Lemonade

Lemonade – Rating: 4.5/5 – So refreshing, tart and sweet at the same time, served in Mason jar. Classic hipster Portland.

Sweet Potato Fries served with homemade applesauce

Sweet Potato Fries – Rating: 5/5 – I’m a HUGE fan of sweet potato fries and these were awesome: Sweet and not greasy because they were baked, instead of deep-fried. The best part was that they were served with warm, homemade applesauce. Who knew applesauce and sweet potato fries would go so well together? I definitely didn’t, and boy, was I missing out!

Fried Okra served with sauce

Fried Okra – Rating: 4.5/5 – I’ve never had fried okra before, but it was very good. I’m not a big fan of okra in general because of its sliminess, but the fried okra at Miss Delta was not slimy at all. The breading was delicious: It was lightly breaded and deep-fried, but not greasy at all.

Collard Greens

Collard Greens – Rating: 5/5  ­– We ordered pork-seasoned collard greens and they were perfectly spiced and cooked. The stems were still attached, which I don’t mind, but I know many people who prefer collard greens without the stems.

Smoked Chicken & Pesto Trashy Mac

Smoked Chicken & Pesto Trashy Mac – Rating: 4/5 – I actually am not a fan of pesto anything, but this dish was so bomb because the pesto wasn’t overwhelming and the dish itself was creamy.

Jambalaya

Jambalaya – Rating: 4.5/5 – I loved this jambalaya. I order jambalaya whenever I get a chance to because it’s one of my most favorite dishes. The jambalaya at Miss Delta was so delicious and spicy! They weren’t afraid of making it spicy like other places. The jambalaya had shrimp, chicken and Andouille sausage, all perfectly spiced and mixed in with rice. If you can’t handle spiciness, this jambalaya might not be for you.

Meatloaf Trashy Mac

Meatloaf Trashy Mac – Rating: 4/5 – This mac ‘n’ cheese was like high quality Hamburger Helper. The cheese was very good and tasted like a blend of cheddar and pepper Jack cheese. The mac might’ve needed a dash of salt and pepper, but it was still creamy and had delicious meatloaf bits mixed into it.

Overall, the food was fantastic. I heard their hushpuppies and chicken fried steak is delicious too, but I didn’t get a chance to try them this time. I plan on going back to do so sometime soon! The service was okay; my table and another table were the only ones there, but our server was a bit frantic as if the place was packed. So I can’t imagine what it’d be like if we came in while they were busy.

Miss Delta has odd hours like many of the popular Portland restaurants; they don’t open until 3pm on the weekdays and close around 10pm. If you’re planning to stop by the restaurant, I highly recommend shooting for their happy hour, which is from 3pm to 6pm. The prices are great for both drinks and food! I would also check their website before coming in as well because they have different specials everyday:

http://missdeltapdx.net/home.html

Urbanspoon has more reviews and ratings worth checking out:

Miss Delta on Urbanspoon

Happy eating, my fellow foodies!

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I’m back! I finally have a chance to post since coming back from spring break. For the first few days of spring break, I was at home in Portland, Oregon. I didn’t end up going to the Great Wolf Lodge as planned, but I went out to eat a few times with my family and friends in Portland. It was a chill time. The best part of break was when I visited beautiful Vancouver, B.C. at the end of break. I ate so much amazing food there and had such a great time! I wish I could just move there. My best friend has cousins and friends in Vancouver around our age, who are all super cool. We’re so lucky to have them to show us around town. Another awesome thing about Canada is that I am of legal age there so I can order drinks with my dinner!

Martini's Restaurant

The first night in Vancouver, our Canadian friends took us to a little restaurant called Martini’s Restaurant (151 West Broadway V5Y 1P4). Overall Restaurant Rating 3/5 – I liked the vibes and the coziness of the restaurant, but the food needed a little work. The drinks were decent priced if you come in on the right night! The first thing I did when I walked into the restaurant was walk up to the bar and ask the bartender to give me the two most popular martinis. She gave me a sour apple and a grape martini. After two martinis, I, being extremely lightweight, was already warm and giggly at the table.

What my table ordered:

Appetizers:

Honey Garlic Wings

Honey Garlic Wings – Rating: 4.5/5 – Who knew honey and garlic went so well together? I really like how crispy and sweet the wings were, but they were also very sticky. Although, that is inevitable when it comes to honey. I couldn’t figure out what the dip was though, but it tasted like sweetened mayonnaise and went well with the wings. The wings weren’t on the regular menu, but were on the March Specials menu.

Side Salad

Salad – Rating: 4.5/5 – The entrees were all served with salads. I really like the fresh vegetables and the subtly spicy dressing on the salad.

Entrees:

Seafood Jambalaya

Seafood Jambalaya – Rating: 3/5 – The jambalaya tasted like mashed up tomatoes with rice. It wasn’t spicy like how I like my jambalaya, but more tart. I think the dish would’ve been better as a pasta dish than a rice dish. I did like the seafood in it though.

Spanish Tortellini

Spanish Tortellini – Rating: 2/5 – The flavors, or lack of flavors in the dish just didn’t go too well together. The description of the sauce on the menu was supposed to be a spicy cream tomato sauce, but the sauce wasn’t very spicy or flavorful at all. I’m not sure if the cheese inside the tortellini went well with the rest of the dish either.

Chicken Penne

Chicken penne – Rating: 2/5 – So I’m not sure what this dish is called because it was on the March Specials menu and since it’s April now, the March menu is not available online. Overall, every pasta dish I tried there was really bland. This dish had a tomato cream sauce with penne pasta, chicken and spinach. The sauce needed more flavor (or to Canadians, flavour!).

Calamari Dinner

Calamari Dinner – Rating: 4.5/5 – I tried a bunch of people’s dishes at the table and I’m sure the Calamari Dinner is the best item on the menu. Who knew tzatziki dip would go so well with calamari!

Overall, Martini’s is a good place for late night food when nothing else is open. We got into Vancouver, B.C. at 10pm on Thursday and Martini’s was open until 1am. So if you ever are in Vancouver late night on a weekday, here’s a place to check out.

Check out their menus and specials on the website: http://www.martinis.ca/

Here are UrbanSpoons’ reviews:

Martini's on Urbanspoon

Happy traveling and eating my fellow foodies!


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