Example: great place for good bread.
If you want a significantly better alternative to McMenamin's than The Leisure Public House is the place to come. Rather than soggy French fries they have cracked pepper kettle chips. Rather than a $10 Sysco-inspired cheese steak from McMenamin's, the Leisure has a $6 pressed panini sandwich made with fresh basil from the owner's garden and local tomatoes.
In fact, comparing this place to McMenamin's is a joke. This place isn't pretending to be the Portland City Grill, but it is definitely one-of-a-kind, locally owned, has bocce ball, an old-school 2 player Ms. Pac Man machine. The owner will shoot the breeze with you while he makes drinks, wipes down tables and occasionally tosses you a $5 dollar bill for the jukebox.