Wicked-good seasonal treats for both the naughty and nice at inaugural Winter Beer Fest
Well, it's about time. Finally, hop-happy Bend, the beer capital of the west, is getting its own winter beer festival.
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!
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.
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.
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?
Homemade, hot and ready at Bend Soup Company
There's no question about it—we're squarely (and comfortably) plopped into soup season. Morning frosts, clear, cool days and everything pumpkin-spiced reaffirm the notion that soups, stews, bisques and chowders are an entirely appropriate meal choice.
Navin R. Johnson explores Bend dining
The Jerk, considered one of Steve Martin's funniest films (ranked the 48th greatest comedy film of all time by Total Film Magazine, and No. 20 on Bravo's list of 100 Funniest Movies), follows the rags-to-riches-and-back-again life of misfit Navin R. Johnson. Raised from infancy by poor African-American sharecroppers, when Navin learns of his (obvious to everyone else) adoption, he sets out to travel the country in search of a place where he fits in—guided along the way by his sensible advice: "Lord loves a working man," and "don't trust whitey."
Supervillain Sandwiches delivers downtown with a Bang! Pow! Boom!
We might not live in Gotham City, but Bend's downtown is now occupied by a slew of Supervillains in the form of sandwiches. Supervillain Sandwiches, a new lunch spot and deli, took over for local favorite big, bready, East-Coast-style New York City Sub Shop last Tuesday, across Bond Street from Deschutes Brewery.
New food cart collective and open-air bar? Heck yes!
On Friday, a dozen hungry lunch-goers sat in a new common dining area on Bend's Westside filling up on vibrant red and green curries from Thailandia, spicy fried chicken dishes served on a bed of bean sprouts and kimchee from Real Food Bistro, and traditional carnitas tacos made with handmade tortillas and slathered with salsa verde from Rico's Tacos—all while sipping away the hot summer afternoon with cold beers. It's clear from the echoes of "yum," and '"mmm," that The Lot, a newly opened food cart pod, is a welcome addition to the quickly growing Galveston neighborhood.
Same delicious Versante Pizza, but in a desirable new spot
In 2009 William Safire, the late, revered New York Times political columnist and etymologist, wrote a whole column on the origins of the ubiquitous real estate utterance "location, location, location." Safire's research determined that the familiar phrase was not coined by British real estate tycoon Lord Harold Samuel, as is often thought, but appeared much earlier, in a 1926 Chicago Tribune classified ad.
Bend food Carts in high volume
A new food cart conglomerate behind Real Food Bistro on Columbia is a testament to the success of the pop-up restaurant industry in Bend. Food carts are great.