Okay, so it's not technically a "Happy Hour." But when it involves discounted micro beers and goes on all night, it sure qualifies as something. And every Monday night is local's night at Silver Moon Brewing Company. The upstart pub has quickly become a favorite for the 30-and-under crowd. With $2.50 pints on local's night, it's easy to understand why. The beers are brewed on site at Silver Moon's pub/brewery on Greenwood and there always seems to be something fresh on tap or in the works at the Moon. Currently, the pub is pouring a limited edition 30 Schilling Scottish Ale, a relatively light and low alcohol beer that's sure to resonate with fans of beers like Newcastle, or locally, Cascade Lakes 20-Inch Brown. Technically, there aren't any food specials on local's night, but the menu is so reasonable, with offerings like pulled pork nachos and spicy chipotle wings for just $6, that it might as well be happy hour. Vegetarians also have a couple of choices with an edamame plate for $4 and a veggie platter.
A Monday night at the Moon is a low key affair with a few regulars sipping down pints at the bar while pool balls clack on the nearby felt table, which by the way is free for customers, as is the foosball table.
While the stage was quiet this past Monday night, music fans should keep their eye on the calendar for upcoming shows as the pub has become the de facto home for the majority of live and, particularly, local music in Bend. - EJF
What: Silver Moon Brewery's Local's Night
When: Every Monday
Where: 24 NW Greenwood Ave.
Drink Specials: $2.50
Food Specials: None, but nachos and wings available for $6.
Why: Because the only thing better than cold beer is cheap, cold beer.
The Source Issue 45 (Nov. 10) contained wonderful information about the forms of yoga offered in our vicinity. Most of the information covered pertained to the socially enjoyable forms of yoga enjoyed by the folks who use yoga mats and bendy posturing as they concentrate on improving their blissful breathing techniques. These physical forms of yoga are the beautiful compliments to the mental, mindful and meditative forms of yoga that balance the larger yoga (yogic) equation.
Yoga is basically a non-denominational practice aimed at balancing the physical (body) existence with the meta-physical (mind) reality. The ensuing mind-body balance creates the union required for an increased "understanding" (consciousness) of the "living experience."
In the time-honored American tradition of peaceful civil disobedience, I am proud to be one of eight Central Oregon citizens arrested on December 5 in Congressman Greg Walden's Bend office.
At our January 26 trial we plan to present a compelling defense.
This act of dissent follows years of futile attempts to encourage the Congressman to hold open, unscripted town meetings accessible to a majority of his constituents.
The Congressman has grown so suspicious of impromptu encounters with ordinary citizens that on Saturday he required a Bend Police Department intervention that enabled him to enter the Water Project meeting at the Chamber of Commerce through the back door. (Greg, we are nonviolent people who believe that democracy thrives on open dialogue and transparency; there is no reason to avoid us.)
I had to respond to "What's Wrong with Siri," (News, 1-4) since Apple's Siri isn't the problem.
Three hours before I read, "What's wrong with Siri," I went to a store in town and complimented the cashier that this was the nicest "dollar" store I had ever been in.