Four new places for you to sink your teeth into. From a stand-alone butcher shop, to a very promising Mexican and Central American restaurant near Oregon State University, here’s the latest in restaurant openings.
Burnheimer Meat Company
208 SW 2nd St
A welcome new establishment to Corvallis’ downtown, Burnheimer Meat Company shares a space with Francesco’s Gelato, and has a concise menu featuring a couple sandwiches, salads, a rotating special, and house-made sausage entree, with house-made pickles and seasonal vegetables – and yes, there are vegetarian options!
In addition to dining in, Burnheimer has a small case of locally-raised grass-fed meats, house-made brats, and more. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, Burnheimer is the perfect place to pick up a choice cut and show off your cooking skills for your special someone (or not, just cook it for yourself, you deserve it).
The Angry Beaver Sports Grill
349 SW 4th St
If Beaver Fever has you in a rabid frenzy, the newly opened Angry Beaver Sports Grill is the place to go. The fact that it’s housed in a historical church built in 1930 might pique your interest, too.
Featuring an extensive and affordable menu filled with sandwiches, burgers, and other pub favorites, and boasting twenty flat screen TVs (plus arcade games upstairs), this is the spot to knock a few beers back, crush some burgers, and cheer on your favorite sports team. It’s worth visiting for their happy hour alone – their menu features food in the $2 to $7 range, and drinks are cheap. Go M’s!
2047 NW Monroe Ave
Guadalupe Mendoza has lived and cooked in Corvallis for over a decade, and now his namesake is a brick-and-mortar restaurant close to OSU. Soon to be a neighborhood staple, Lupe’s is open from 11 a.m. until 2 a.m., and features food from Mayan, Central, and South American cuisines.
Although a little more expensive than other nearby restaurants – appetizers are between $6 and $9, while entrees run between $13.50 and $19 – portions are huge, the margaritas are strong, and given its location across the street from campus, Lupe’s is slated to be the perfect place for a good, old-fashioned “study” session.
Tacos El Machin
544 SW 4th St #120
A taco truck! In downtown Corvallis!? Are you as excited as I am!?!?
Tacos El Machin has one location in Albany, which has been open for a few years. The new Corvallis street truck addition features $2 tacos, plus burritos, tortas, and a quesadilla for just a few dollars more. Do yourself a favor and get the cabeza or al pastor, and dress it up with some smoky grilled onions, one of their fantastic, house-made salsas (which are creative, packed with flavor, and varying in heat levels), and a hint of lime juice. I dare you to find a better bite for $2 anywhere in Corvallis.
By Brooke Jambor