Tasty, healthy choices
In an age when it's becoming more important to "treat yourself" with massages, retail therapy, or an occasional long spa day, it's time that treating your body and mind well comes into play, too. Often that gets overlooked, or rather buried beneath sugary desserts or greasy snacks.
Zwickelmania is back and (shock) bigger than ever
There might be states with more breweries. There might even be some with (gasp) better beer every now and then.
Brunch doesn't have to wait until Sunday anymore
A simple loft-style eatery that offers not so simple tastes, Bad Wolf Bakery and Bistro is a family-owned and operated establishment born late November in 2014 on NW Wall Street. This café-style bakery and bistro is known for its unique interpretations of classic breakfast and lunch plates, as well as cocktails, coffees and homemade pastries.
Tokyo's PDX Taproom offers the Northwest in the Far East
The PDX Taproom (pdxtap.com) is certainly impressive in its dedication to its chosen theme. Cans and bottles from breweries across Oregon line the window-side bar, overlooking what is otherwise a laid-back residential neighborhood.
An interview with Chef Bette
Chef Bette Fraser, proprietor of The Well Traveled Fork, in Bend, came to Central Oregon after a 20-year career in Los Angeles and culinary training in Italy and France. For The Source Weekly's wedding issue, Chef Bette discusses some of the latest trends in wedding catering and shares her personal insight for making the experience exceptional and memorable.
Barrio brings flavor to the streets
The bold and delectable smells of Barrio, the popular Latin-inspired restaurant in downtown, are now making their way around Bend. That would be the work of Barrio's new food truck, which chef/owner Stephen Draheim launched just last year.
Lighter delights (and one great IPA return) in the offing
Many Bendites don't like to think about spring when the days are still short and there's at least half a chance at some face shots on Bachelor remaining, but the beer industry never rests. It knows that, by the time we're all taking off our outer layers, we'll want something lighter in our glasses to fend off the mosquitoes.
Five Guys comes to Bend
Five Guys Burgers and Fries has opened its doors to an eager assembly of hungry Bend residents. Located off 3rd Street across from the new Walgreens, Five Guys is one of the few new food-faces popping up along one of the busiest streets in Bend.
Making time fly at PDX's brilliant bars
As anyone with a love for beer and travel knows, attempting to find something decent to drink at an airport can be a harrowing experience. At Dulles International in Washington, there's a bar that's enticingly titled "DC Craft Beer" on the far end of one terminal.
1,2,3...a pop up ramen shop
Friday night and New Year's Day, Anna Witham stood in the kitchen of Palate, a coffee bar, and served up her gourmet bowl of ramen. The pop-up ramen shop ran for the weekend, opening up at 6 pm and running until 9 pm or until sold out.
Bold beer in the air at McMenamins
It's only natural, once temperatures dip below freezing and the sidewalks all ice over for three months, that a person's mind turns toward darker, maltier, more robust beer. (For those people of drinking age, that is.)