Crow's Feet Commons offers an impressively curated selection of bold brews
Jared Smith has exquisite taste. The café manager at Crow's Feet Commons and front man for local indie rock band Wilderness recently brought in an international selection of seven top-shelf, hard-to-find bottled beers, ranging in price from $12 to $28.
Newly opened Rat Hole Brewing is above ground
With a name like Rat Hole, we expected—and hoped for—a gritty, hard-bitten tavern, maybe even something tucked into a well-worn basement with subterranean character. The place that maybe Captain Jack Sparrow would mingle with Genghis Khan to grab a mug.
A bustling shared kitchen pushes out high-quality, gluten-free baked goods
Perhaps my family's greatest claim to fame is that my great-great-uncle coined the term, "conspicuous consumption." In his 1899 book The Theory of the Leisure Class, Thorstein Veblen explained that as the industrial revolution moves business owners and workers alike further from the means of production, they will replace that urge to define one's worth through his or her work with a certain public display of wealth; essentially predicting the flash of the Roaring 1920s, yuppies in the 80s and the bling of the 90s.
. . .Is by drinking (and gifting) handmade beer
Sacrificing a big name label DOES NOT mean sacrificing quality; in fact, in the case of hyper-local artisan breweries, it can mean just the opposite. In the spirit of Small Business Saturday (Nov. 30), the Source recommends a few decadent beer-flavored gifts that are truly handmade—brews that are sure to make the holidays bubbly and bright.
Simple yet flavorful, Salud! is a welcome addition to Bend lunching
Q: How do you know someone is a vegan? A: It's all they talk about!
A note on Imperial Stouts
Rich, black and bold, the 2013 Abyss is back. Last Friday, Deschutes Brewery released its much-heralded Imperial Stout, a groundbreaking 11 percent ABV, 86 IBU brew that has won a number of awards and boasts a perfect 100 "world class" ranking on beeradvocate.com.
The Source hosts its first ever PIE OFF
On Wednesday, the Source concluded its first ever Pie Off. Over the previous three weeks, we gathered recipes from our readers.
Bend's newest brewery, RiverBend Brewing Company, fills sports pub niche
These days, to make it in Bend as a new brewery, there needs to be a distinguishing characteristic that sets the joint apart. Not a shtick so much as an angle, attraction or emphasis.
Looking for a good slice
On Monday, the Source hosts its Pie-Off. We have been collecting pie recipes from friends and readers, and on Monday evening will present the three winning recipes—and our judges, food critic Lisa Glickman and a surprise local chef, will determine the GREATEST (HOMEMADE) PIE IN CENTRAL OREGON.
One year old, Portland's Base Camp Brewing puts down stakes in Bend for beer dinner
Can or bottle? In the ongoing contest as to which brewery can produce the best-looking, most appropriate vessel for its beer, Portland's Base Camp Brewing Company has made an interesting new entry.
Same Great Beer, Same So-So Food
The attraction to Platypus Pub is the beer, of course. Does anywhere else in town serve Russian River's Pliny the Elder on tap?