Eastmoreland Market & Kitchen: Grocery Store with Other Options
For the most part, the Eastmoreland Market & Kitchen is mostly a very local grocery store. There are an assortment of items here that are common foodstuffs available for sale as a convenience to the local neighborhood.
However, there are also a number of ready-to-eat items available, including sandwiches (only available until 4) and an assortment of salads.
Prices are reasonable (not the best in town, but still OK) for a number of items. Some of the salads seem somewhat expensive (up to $9 per lb.) but the assumption of course is that those items that cost more must certainly take more effort and cost more to create.
Like most any grocery store, you pay at the cash register on your way out, even if you have ordered a prepared item of some sort.
If you are eating at one of the tables in the front of the store (both indoors and outdoors seating is available) you will be able to obtain a plate and silverware as well.
Take a look at the box above the cash register: when the restaurant and store first opened they were presented with a packing crate collected by a local resident from the early days of Eastmoreland, when this store carried a name almost exactly like that it has today.
One of the great treasures of eating here is that if you do eat outside, you will not be faced with great gobs of traffic noise. It is one of the few outdoor eating establishments in the region that doesn't face a horrifically busy street.
Favorite Dish: Alas, I have yet to find something that I would consider a favorite from here.
At least a few people I have heard are a big fan of their muffuletta.
Eastmoreland Golf Course Grill: You Don't Need to Golf to Enjoy
While it is part of the Eastmoreland Golf Course, the restaurant is open to the public, and they offer an extremely good value for the money. It is a quiet yet very decorative atmosphere.
There isn't much to look at out the windows, but I suppose that it is better than being pelted with golf balls during the meal.
There are quite an assortment of drink selections here.
Expect to pay in the $8 to $12 for lunches here.
Sometime the service is fairly fast, while other times it is fairly slow. It depends on how much help is on hand.
Favorite Dish: Any of the house specialties (such as the Eastmoreland Burger) are fairly decent choices.
At lunch, the Eastmoreland Burger and Fries currently goes for about $7. The true House Specialty is fish and chips that go for about $15, but can be worth the price, depending on how you like it.
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Beez Holgate Station: Industrial Cafe with Betty Boop Theme
Currently the Beez Holgate Station serves as a lunch counter / diner and coffee house for the local industrial neighborhood of northwestern Eastmoreland and eastern Brooklyn neighborhoods. However, in an interesting twist, the restaurant has no actual lunch counter. Phone in orders are very common, and there is a particular payment area just for pickup orders.
Food is economical and definitely designed for the local industrial area customers.
There are both booths and tables. The booths have padded seats.
It is a fairly typical old-Portland style diner, though with obvious nods to the way things are done today in Portland. ("We proudly serve Tully's Coffee") Their menu is simple and cheap.
The entire theme of the restaurant is Betty Boop, and the owners have gone through special pains to buy up any and all Betty Boop memorabilia they can lay their hands on.
Based on the signs, there is a video poker section of the restaurant too, but I don't tend to frequent those types of facilities.
There are two outdoor picnic tables on the south side of the restaurant, which is a great location because even though it faces the parking lot it is on the opposite side of the building from Holgate. Since Holgate is a very busy road, this makes things more pleasant for outdoor dining.
Favorite Dish: Really, any of the sandwitches are fairly good options.
The huge (approx. 7 inch diameter) cookies make a nice snack that will keep you going for a day or two.
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