ST. JACK—If you're a service industry worker, the folks at St. Jack are fixing to stuff your stockings a little early this year. Every Monday night, from now to the end of the year (and perhaps beyond), between the hours of 6 and 11 p.m., the restaurant will discount all of your food by 25 percent, as well as offering you other nightly food and drink options, so long as you're seated in the restaurant's bar section.
PORTLAND CITY GRILL—Restaurateurs often operate on the razor-thinnest of budgets, but sometimes they can rake it in, too. According to Restaurant Business Magazine, which ranks the country's top 100 food and drink profit-earners, Portland City Grill did pretty well last year, placing 66th with revenues surpassing $14 million, with an average check size of $72. Alas, it was the only Stumptown joint on the list. The city with the most? New York, home to 34 restaurants that made more than $12 million in 2014. Las Vegas took home an honorable mention, clocking in with 15.
NUESTRA COCINA—The Mexican finer dining spot, Nuestra Cocina, is now in the taco-making business. In the past, you've never been able to get a taco there (they don't serve them), but if you head to the corner of Northrup and 16th Avenue, you can choose from a whole roster of them. The cart, Frog Town Tacos, offers six different kinds of tacos at $3 a pop, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.