Toney Bento

1423 SE 37th Date of visit: June 28, 2010 Cost for 2 (with tip): $20 Our "new" options on Hawthorne are limited, so there have been a lot of trips to the same old places lately, but yesterday we finally decided to get back on blog-wagon and try out something new. Toney Bento is tucked just off the strip on 37th, and is one of the few places left on our list that isn't a dingy-looking sports bar. In fact, it looks quite appealing and even has sweet samurai swords on display. How can you go wrong with swords!? Despite the name, there is also more on the menu than…
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The Whole Bowl

4409 SE Hawthorne Blvd www.thewholebowl.com Date of Visit: December 17, 2009 Price for 2: $13 The first visit to the Whole Bowl is an interesting experience, because it's definitely not your normal restaurant. After all, there is a grand total of one thing on the menu. Your choices include what size and an option to omit any of the standard ingredients. You can also choose to get chips (of the basic tortilla variety served up in an unimpressive ziplock bag) or not. And they have a variety of drinks including Hansen's soda, which is always a plus. Personally, I really like one item on the menu, but Jared was not…
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Rice Junkies

3535 SE Hawthorne blvd Date of Visit: November 23, 2009 Price for 2: $16.50 The first time I went to Rice Junkies I had gotten a thai chicken wrap. I think it was an homage-order to the weird-hippie-burrito place we used to go to in Burlington, VT, because that's what I always got there. And like the food at the weird-hippie-burrito place it wasn't really that great. My main complaint people there was too much tortilla and it wasn't heated up enough to be soft. So on this visit, I figured I'd give one of the bento bowls a shot. They basically have the option of any sort of bento…
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Toney Bento

1423 SE 37th Date of visit: June 28, 2010 Cost for 2 (with tip): $20 Our "new" options on Hawthorne are limited, so there have been a lot of trips to the same old places lately, but yesterday we finally decided to get back on blog-wagon and try out something new. Toney Bento is tucked just off the strip on 37th, and is one of the few places left on our list that isn't a dingy-looking sports bar. In fact, it looks quite appealing and even has sweet samurai swords on display. How can you go wrong with swords!? Despite the name, there is also more on the menu than…
Read More

The Whole Bowl

4409 SE Hawthorne Blvd www.thewholebowl.com Date of Visit: December 17, 2009 Price for 2: $13 The first visit to the Whole Bowl is an interesting experience, because it's definitely not your normal restaurant. After all, there is a grand total of one thing on the menu. Your choices include what size and an option to omit any of the standard ingredients. You can also choose to get chips (of the basic tortilla variety served up in an unimpressive ziplock bag) or not. And they have a variety of drinks including Hansen's soda, which is always a plus. Personally, I really like one item on the menu, but Jared was not…
Read More

Rice Junkies

3535 SE Hawthorne blvd Date of Visit: November 23, 2009 Price for 2: $16.50 The first time I went to Rice Junkies I had gotten a thai chicken wrap. I think it was an homage-order to the weird-hippie-burrito place we used to go to in Burlington, VT, because that's what I always got there. And like the food at the weird-hippie-burrito place it wasn't really that great. My main complaint people there was too much tortilla and it wasn't heated up enough to be soft. So on this visit, I figured I'd give one of the bento bowls a shot. They basically have the option of any sort of bento…
Read More

Toney Bento

1423 SE 37th Date of visit: June 28, 2010 Cost for 2 (with tip): $20 Our "new" options on Hawthorne are limited, so there have been a lot of trips to the same old places lately, but yesterday we finally decided to get back on blog-wagon and try out something new. Toney Bento is tucked just off the strip on 37th, and is one of the few places left on our list that isn't a dingy-looking sports bar. In fact, it looks quite appealing and even has sweet samurai swords on display. How can you go wrong with swords!? Despite the name, there is also more on the menu than…
Read More

The Whole Bowl

4409 SE Hawthorne Blvd www.thewholebowl.com Date of Visit: December 17, 2009 Price for 2: $13 The first visit to the Whole Bowl is an interesting experience, because it's definitely not your normal restaurant. After all, there is a grand total of one thing on the menu. Your choices include what size and an option to omit any of the standard ingredients. You can also choose to get chips (of the basic tortilla variety served up in an unimpressive ziplock bag) or not. And they have a variety of drinks including Hansen's soda, which is always a plus. Personally, I really like one item on the menu, but Jared was not…
Read More

Rice Junkies

3535 SE Hawthorne blvd Date of Visit: November 23, 2009 Price for 2: $16.50 The first time I went to Rice Junkies I had gotten a thai chicken wrap. I think it was an homage-order to the weird-hippie-burrito place we used to go to in Burlington, VT, because that's what I always got there. And like the food at the weird-hippie-burrito place it wasn't really that great. My main complaint people there was too much tortilla and it wasn't heated up enough to be soft. So on this visit, I figured I'd give one of the bento bowls a shot. They basically have the option of any sort of bento…
Read More