Today for Foodie Friday I'll be talking about my experience at Shuga's Restaurant...
702 S Cascade Ave (downtown)
I'll be honest - this review will be a little biased because I love Shuga's! My husband and I go every Sunday for brunch. They know our drink orders and sometimes even have them ready before we sit down. But there's a reason we keep coming back. The food is amazing, the drinks are delicious and the service is always stellar.
The menu isn't huge and it changes from time to time, but what they do, they do well. My go-to is the Northwest Pita - smoked salmon cream cheese, red onion, hard boiled egg, cucumber, spring greens, cilantro creme fraiche, served open faced on grilled pita. SO GOOD! Other can't-go-wrong menu items include the Ramen Bowl, Spicy Shrimp Soup, Bruschetta Toasts, daily quiche specials... the list goes on and on. They've got a kids menu, too.
The drinks are great, too. They have a fairly large cocktail menu along with flavored lemonades and other NA beverages. I usually order the Beet Down made with beet infused vodka. It basically just tastes like beet juice (without the dirt taste), and I love beets, so it's perfect! They also have a rotating 'crappy beer' and 'pretentious beer' selection.
They also occasionally feature live music and movie nights. The restaurant itself is pretty small and they fill up fast, but it's worth the wait! The dining area is warm and cozy with lots of vintage flare and in the summer they have an AWESOME dog friendly patio!
Most everything on the menu is very reasonably priced, but it's definitely not a greasy spoon. In fact, if you're planning on stopping by for brunch, it's important to note that they don't have a brunch menu, but they do offer a brunch special every weekend.
Like I said, maybe I'm biased, but I would absolutely, positively recommend Shuga's if you're looking for a great new place to try!
French Toast brunch special, NW Pita, Bruschetta Toast and Spicy Shrimp Soup