Yes, you read that right. Kombucha went pro. It's no surprise that super-progressive Seattle is home of the first pro team with an official kombucha. Don't believe it? Look at the label. For the 2016-17 regular football season, Blue Wave, a brand-new Humm flavor specifically brewed for the Hawks, will be available on tap at the stadium, their training facility and offices. The name comes from the team's nickname in the 1980s. Don't remember it? Watch the YouTube video "1985 Seahawks Locker Room Rock," below. The video is a gem. The Apple Berry flavor perfectly represents our NW team. Too bad for us Bendites, though—we have to drive to Vancouver for a taste, since bottle distribution is limited to Washington state.
Well-known for pleasing even the most delicate palates, Jackalope is open for brunch on Sundays. If you haven't been...wait, seriously? You need to go experience the magic. Summer brunch is dreamy. Dine in the courtyard garden amongst the herbs and vegetables that are tended to with love, then prepared with even more love. Expect the cocktails and mimosas to be extra crafty, with fresh NW fruit in abundance. Yes, there are linens on the table. No, they won't kick you out if you don't wear a tie. Fresh, local and organic isn't a question, it's just how they do things.
Tim Garling's Jackalope Grill
750 NW Lava Rd., Bend
Sundays, 10 am-1 pm
Born of weekend BBQ contests and 10 years of professional catering in Kansas City, the Pickled Pig has permanently landed next to the Bend airport. They serve KC style BBQ, sweet with a touch of heat. The giant windows and outdoor patio provide spectacular views overlooking the runway. Choose from beef brisket, pulled pork, ribs, steak tri-tip and weekly specials. Go for breakfast, a salad, or a sandwich. Sip on an espresso, mixed drink, or $3 local beer while you watch the planes, helicopters and jets take off.
The Pickled Pig BBQ & Cafe
63136 Powell Butte Hwy (2nd Floor), Bend
Monday-Sunday, 8 am-2:30 pm