Named after the Greek word for “green”, Prasino follows a farm-to-table philosophy that revolves around hormone-free meats and organic produce. The seasonal menu collects internationally inspired eats such as an Irish skillet with corned beef hash, and the Paris: poached eggs, brie, and truffle hollandaise over a pretzel croissant.
Red Five combines the convenience of a New York hot-dog stand with the succulence of 100% all-Oregon beef franks. Roll up for lunch at this red, umbrella-shaded food cart and feast on quarter-pound hot dogs that can be slathered in a choice of 18 condiments. For an additional $3, the Red Five lunch special includes crunchy Tim’s Cascade Style potato chips and Thomas Kemper’s craft-brewed soda, made with pure northwest honey that, unlike southwestern honey, isn't actually cactus tears.
A lively, friendly atmosphere underscores the Irish flavor of Kenny's, which welcomes famished sports fans with 26 flat-screen TVs, most of which show NFL Sunday Ticket. The affable menu is stacked with savory pizzas ($9.50–$15.50 for cheese; $1.50–$2.25 for toppings), juicy half-pound burgers ($6.95–$7.95), homemade corned-beef sandwiches ($5.95), Kenny's jumbo wings ($5.95), soups, salads, and many more appetite entertainers. The interior space is dappled with dark hues and Celtic decorative touches for an extra dose of Emerald Isle authenticity.
Founded in 1962, Saban's Place stands as a nostalgic throwback to old fashioned, family-run supper clubs. Chefs fire tried-and-true steak and seafood dishes such as broiled fillet, new york strip, and sautéed walleye flanked by hot rolls and a choice of potato. Dinners also entitle patrons to cruise the salad bar, where house-made dressings stand ready to be drizzled onto crunchy bites of lettuce or a discriminating toddler's pacifier. Chefs conclude meals on a sweet note with freshly made desserts.
With its dark-wood storefront facing old-fashioned street lamps and the upstanding lines of the brick train station across the street, Chequers falls right into line with the village feel of downtown LaGrange. Once inside, however, it's clear that the village the pub means to evoke is somewhere deep within England: beer-battered fish and chips sizzle from the kitchen, Newcastle foams from the taps, and in back stands a red phone booth rumored to have birthed Dr. Who, Queen Elizabeth, and Winston Churchill on the same cold, gray day. On chilly nights, fireplaces burn in both the dining room and the English garden, where up to 50 carousers can gather around the 50-inch plasma TV.
A member of the Vienna Beef Hot Dog Hall of Fame, Little Joe's Restaurant boasts a deliciously uncanny knowledge of hot dog, burger, sausage preparation, and well-known italian beef. Peruse the menu and opt for a classic Little Joe's hot dog ($2.85), or doll it up with chili and cheese ($3.75) for a nice night out on the tongue. An order of buffalo wings ($6.50) or a grilled chicken sandwich ($3.95) quashes the hunger of patrons who have spent the day vacuuming coal mines, and the freshly made italian beef ($4.95) curbs cravings the size of a young buttero's dreams. Little Joe's also throws the spice of variety into the mix with tamales ($1.75) and homemade soups ($2.85).