Garlic Jim's menu was handcrafted with nothing more than a dream and an incredible reserve of pizza-making expertise. Open an order with some gourmet chicken wings, available in barbecue, garlic, and buffalo hot, before moving on to pizza territory. Put an end to eating Legos by piecing together a custom pie. Choose from the hand-thrown thick, garlic thin, or gluten-free crusts, slathered in one of seven sauces (from classic red to zesty chipotle pesto) or olive oil, and then slap on any of 15 standard and 11 gourmet toppings (14-inch large pizzas start at $12.59, gluten-free crust $15.59, each additional topping $1.50). To achieve customization without the stress of having to choose, turn to one of the pre-determined specialties. Meat-maul hunger with the Hercules (salami, pepperoni, Canadian bacon, beef, spicy Italian sausage, and bacon, $18.99 for large thick crust, $21.99 for gluten-free), or discover the secret of pizza-temperature fusion in your head with Jim's bacon-cheeseburger pizza (beef, bacon, red onions, tomatoes, mozzarella, and cheddar, $18.99 for large thick crust, $21.99 for gluten-free).
The Venetian Theatre & Bistro seamlessly fuses sophisticated cuisine and theatrical entertainment, amusing patrons and quelling hunger with innovative, Italian-influenced cuisine. Nocturnal nibblers can select one of the tongue-teasing dishes from the dinner menu, including the roast pork and apple salad, a fresh mix of greens topped with tender roast pork loin, diced apples, and blue-cheese crumbles tossed in a mango citrus vinaigrette ($10.99), or the blackened salmon, with cilantro mango relish, seasonal fresh vegetables, and chef’s choice of rice ($17.99).
At Brix Tavern, executive chef Kevin Kennedy stamps his unique fingerprint on American comfort food favorites, including brick-oven-fired artisanal pizzas and house-smoked rotisserie-style prime rib, chicken, and turkey. Like his cuisine, his cocktails are made with locally sourced ingredients, such as seasonal Oregon berries mixed with fresh lime and tequila. According to Portland Monthly, the tavern stocks more than 30 canned beers in addition to a healthy selection on tap.
Patrons can imbibe in the expansive exposed brick dining area or build a nest in the elevated living room loft, replete with comfy couches and leather chairs. Brix delivers on entertainment with flat-screen TVs, live musicians Thursdays, DJ sets on weekends, and retro arcade games that remind us of a time when space invaders heading for Earth were a mere fantasy.