After a long run as E-Z Pickin's, the business at 5633 East Atlantic Place became Chinook Bar & Grill in March 2011. Like its predecessor - and most other friendly hole-in-the-wall bars - the Chinook isn't necessarily out to impress. Not a whole lot has changed with the new incarnation; it still feels like you've walked straight into someone's living room when you enter the wooden lounge. But a big improvement is a new stage, where rock and blues bands play most weekends, and there's still karaoke on Thursdays.
The news that Cafe Berlin is moving to the 16th Street Mall reminded us that it was time to check in on the status of another longtime German restaurant, Chinook Tavern. When the Georg family closed t... More »