Midtown Eats, which just debuted in the old Süp space at 719 S. Virginia St., has quickly become one of our favorite stop-in spots.

We love the rustic, reclaimed aesthetic that avoids the usual neo-farmhouse clichés, as well as the smart use of space.

Salads, burgers, tacos, sandwiches and dinners are familiar and comforting, yes,

but also thoughtfully prepared, often with a twist. The tri-tip and snapper tacos, built properly with double-stacked corn tortillas, are standouts.

And so is the habanero sauce used here and there, one that we took at first glance for rouille or romesco -- until we dipped in and the habanero heat began its trademark rush.

We are old Portland hands, from the days of

Zefiro and Higgins when it was new, and Midtown Eats could have been scooped up from PDX and deposited on South Virginia. That's high praise.

- Reno Gazette Journal