My deep dark secret is that I truly hate franchised restaurants. Applebee’s, Red Robin , Red Lobster and most especially, The Olive Garden are the places I will not eat. I think they give people a false impression of fine dining and what good food should be.
Yet I like The Old Spaghetti Factory. One of the Portland locations is right on the Willamette River and has a wonderful view of the boats and wildlife. I also(gulp) even like the spaghetti with Mizithra Cheese and brown butter, a dish I have not found in any other restaurant. I wonder if any others will admit to such a dark secret.