Drake's owner brings a neighborhood feel to the new Washington restaurant
Washington is a neighborhood spot: a place where brunch, cocktails, and dinner meet to talk about their day. It feels like a place you can go into a few times a week and they'll remember your favorite drink and recommend a new menu item you haven't tried.
Local Grindz offers plates your Hawaiian ohana will love
Visit any Hawaiian island and you're sure to walk away knowing one thing: Hawaiians love them some carbs. Most meals are piled high with macaroni salad (just "mac salad" to an islander), rice and often potato salad, along with the meat of choice.
Winter, to borrow a heavily-used catchphrase, is coming, and breweries across Bend are busily preparing their seasonal offerings for what will hopefully be a season heavy on the snow and light on the black ice. In the case of a couple old standbys though, the preparations have been taking place three or four years in advance.
Joe Kim reps Bend in NYC
As this issue comes out, six members of the 5 Fusion team are accompanying chef Joe Kim to the James Beard House in Manhattan to prepare an exquisite five course meal for patrons of the American culinary tradition. You may wonder why a chef would travel clear across the country to cook for just one night.
EMW Fusion brings easy-grab eats to Bend
I don't often write food reviews, but anytime someone mentions "Korean" and "taco thing" in the same sentence, I'm pedaling away on my sad first-gen Diamondback faster than you can say, "Don't forget your helmet." With that, it wasn't long before I pulled up to EMW Fusion's location on Cyber Drive, sad bike brakes squealing.
Fresh hop season is here, and the whole state celebrates
Seasonal brews come and go throughout the year—heavy stouts in winter, lighter ales in summer, the occasionally dreaded pumpkin beer right now. But there's one genre of beer that we, as Oregonians, can claim as truly our own: The fresh-hop beer, the dank and bitter friend of any true craft fan.
Bowtie Catering Co. delivers
Bowtie Catering Co. sits in an unassuming strip mall on the south side of Bend, nestled in between a liquor store and a video poker place—not exactly a spot where you would expect to find carefully-prepared dishes and a menu curated for a Pacific Northwest palate. Still, that's what's happening.
Washington State Route 14 delivers craft and beauty
People from across the continent visit Bend to take in both the inspiring beauty and the inspiring-in-other-ways craft beer at the same time. Those who live here all year, though, might have a jaded sense of that—like the proverbial New Yorker who's never been to the Statue of Liberty.
Local baristas tell us what other flavors they love for fall
Pumpkin Spice Lattes are all the rage – becoming synonymous with things like Ugg boots, yoga pants and a general need to roam in packs of fellow Brandies, Tracis, and anyone who dots the "i" in their name with a heart. Yes, pumpkin is delicious.
There's still time for the last of the CROP farmers markets this season
Do you know where your food comes from? Do you know your farmers practices?
The High Desert Food and Farm Alliance (HDFFA) is challenging Central Oregonians to a Food Duel. During the month of September you are officially dared to (re)discover the local food sources in your community by choosing more local food and sharing your local food experiences online.