I have escaped from Ohio for 10 weeks (and 10 weeks only) and am living in Eugene. My plan is to eat out for lunch once per week at a different restaurant (too bad you guys don't have a chow lunch club like they used to have in the Bay Area). I've perused the board and it looks like the Eugene posts are little outdated (and a little harsh). In my first few days here, I've already done some reconnaissance missions:
Cafe Arirang (Korean). Pretty good, nice portions and variety in the bento box. Too much sauce on the spicy chicken, but good flavor.
Cafe Yumm (fresh-healthy- not sure how to describe it). I'm trying to be nice, but I call this place Cafe Yukk. What is the big deal about rice, beans, and mustard-y sauce in a bowl? I guess this is as good as it gets for my vegan friends. (yes, I know I'm going to get crap for this comment)
Taqueria Mi Tierra (Mexican) loved the chicken, shrimp, and carnitas tacos. Lengua was a little dry. The beans are nasty. I'm not sure what they do to them, but they are very chalky.
Blazing Chef (fish'n'chips truck). Tasty fish'n'chips, the batter is very light and crunchy. I'm not sure it's "put down what you're doing and get over there now" good (as described by another hound), but I liked it. Side note: What's the deal on having so many food trucks?
So, in 10 weeks, here are some nominees:
3. Toshi's Ramen
4. Cafe Zenon
5. A Thai place would be great, if y'all could come to some sort of consensus.
6-10 are wide open.
Thanks for the help! I'll send a trip report out at the end of my time in Eugene.
291 E 5th Ave, Eugene, OR
296 East 5th Avenue, Ste 310, Eugene, OR 97401
Taqueria Mi Tierra
1310 S Oakwood, Detroit, MI 48217
1520 Pearl St, Eugene, OR 97401
1801 Willamette St Ste 140, Eugene, OR 97401
898 Pearl St, Eugene, OR 97401