Tanuki on NW 21st and Flanders, little hole in the wall place food was amazing.
A little different than the ones you mentioned, but I think some of the best food-
Tanuki - maybe a little more adventurous, but I recommend the omakase. We put down $25 and had at least 12 courses - some of the best food I've had recently.
Pok Pok - I'm never disappointed, never been to anywhere like it - not your typical Thai food found in the US
Both have great, interesting food and are fun.
So we've decided on Lauro Kitchen on Division for dinner on Friday.
For Saturday night though, still choosing between:
Opinions on these places? I'm leaning towards Paley's Place...
Graduation is coming up and my family is coming to town.
Friday night - more cautious eaters, some place not too loud, group of 5-6
Saturday afternoon - I want to go somewhere for lunch that is casual, so that people can straggle in (probably a bar). There will be 10 family members (all over 21) and then around 10 friends who will come at one point or another. Someplace with easy parking would be preferred but not necessary - also graduation is at the Rose Garden, so maybe somewhere close?
Saturday night - this will be more of a dining experience, parents are chefs so great food is a must, somewhere fun! Group of 6.
Sunday - I'm thinking Kenny & Zukes for brunch...
Some places I'm considering: