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Authentic Indian Food with Pure Indian Spices Served Up at Anita's Kitchen

Authentic Indian Food with Pure Indian Spices Served Up at Anita's Kitchen

An empty nester turns her love of feeding others into a full-time food cart
"This is Indian food made with love and praise—divine food." That's how Anita Chopra describes what's happening at her new food cart in Bend.

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Two New Ventures for Chulitas; New Food Truck Pod in Sisters

Chulitas' owners plan to open up two food carts in the coming months
Chulitas, the mobile cart that made a splash this year serving up Mexican-style aguas frescas in Bend, has plans to expand upon its success. Chulitas' owners Olivia Carrasco and Edgar Tapia plan to open up two food carts in the coming months, they announced on Chulitas' Instagram page this week.

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Portland Chocolate Company Pops Up in the Box Factory

Moonstruck Chocolate has a new pop-up shop in Bend through the holiday season
A popular Oregon chocolatier has set up shop in the Box Factory through the holiday season. Moonstruck Chocolate is the company launched in 1993 by Dave and Sally Bany—daughter of Columbia Sportswear's late chairwoman Gert Boyle.

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A Plant-Forward Evening, and a Night at a Rooftop Bar

Enjoying an evening at Terra, among the latest additions to downtown Redmond
Like all of Central Oregon, Redmond is growing fast. These days, its once-sleepy downtown corridor is alive with a host of awesome food and drink spots, including breweries, taco trucks and... more breweries.

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So Long, Kebaba

Longtime winners in our Best of Central Oregon readers' poll is closing its doors for good
One of the Source Weekly's longtime winners in our Best of Central Oregon readers' poll is closing its doors for good this Friday. Kebaba's owners announced on the restaurant's social media channels Oct. 5 that they would close the space on October 15.

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A New Café for the Old Sparrow Location

The owners of The Workhouse have announced plans to occupy the space and use it for another café.
The building in the Old Ironworks complex recently vacated by the original Sparrow Bakery location won't sit empty for long. The owners of The Workhouse, the artists' collective and makers' space located across the courtyard from the old Sparrow location, have announced plans to occupy the space and use it for another café.

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Eatertainment, a German Pub and Toasted Subs New to Century Drive

Walt Reilly's, Prost! Bend and Cheba Hut join the westside lineup
The eatertainment experience has come a long way since the founding of Chuck E. Cheese back in the 1970s. These days, a modern eatertainment experience still involves food and fun, but the dining/drinking menu has expanded to engage the adult palate—and the play options have grown up as well.

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New Spirits Company Slings Batched and Bottled Cocktails

Forth Distilled Goods is the second to offer canned RTDs made in Bend
I discovered Forth Distilled Goods the way most Bendites who are already hip to them have: at the Northwest Crossing Farmers Market. That market is now closed for the season but fear not, if you're looking for that tasty, canned Bourbon Smash, co-founder Joey Pleich offered you a sample of, you can soon find it at their own tasting room opening soon in midtown Bend.

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New Restaurant at The Oxford

Roam offers a variety of urban-organic dishes made from locally sourced foods
A new ground-floor restaurant is now open in the Oxford Hotel, where the Mother's Downtown Kitchen was recently located. The new restaurant, called Roam, had its soft opening the last weekend of September.

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Metolius Chai, Certified Organic

The company received word in September that the U.S. Department of Agriculture had officially certified its chai
Metolius Artisan Tea, the Bend-based purveyor of loose leaf, chai, matcha and other tea products, says its beloved chai product is now certified organic. The company received word in September that the U.S. Department of Agriculture had officially certified its chai.

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The Way of the BLT

A fabulous take on a favorite sandwich. Hint: It's all in this magical toasting technique
A properly put together BLT is the Bruce Lee of sandwiches. It's lean and light and full of fight.

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Three Central Oregon Breweries Earn GABF Medals

The Great American Beer Festival is the stiffest, hoppiest beer competition
Congratulations are in order for Three Creeks Brewing in Sisters and Bend's own Deschutes and Worthy breweries for bringing home a gold medal and two silvers, respectively, at this year's version of the Beer Olympic Games, the Great American Beer Festival Competition. In this era of cancel culture, where anything and anyone is in danger of being canceled (except for student loan debt), we are sadly on our second year of living in a world without the Great American Beer Festival, the craft beer industry's swankiest soiree that, pre-pandemic, was held annually in Denver.

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Guy Fieri's Visit to Bend Begins Airing This Week

If you've had Zydeco's BBQ shrimp, then you know why the place got on Fieri's radar
Guy Fieri, the host of "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" on the Food Network visited Bend in June, and the restaurant community was abuzz about whose establishment would be featured on the popular show. This week, the first episode with at least one of those Bend places will air, featuring Zydeco Kitchen and Cocktails—which has won numerous accolades in our Best of Central Oregon readers' poll.

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Four New Restaurants Open at The Grove

The mixed-use property now has more restaurants open for hungry customers
The Grove, the mixed-use property that opened in NorthWest Crossing earlier this year, now has four more restaurants open and ready for hungry customers. Among the restaurants to open this month in the 14,000-square-foot Market Hall are Bend Breakfast Burrito, Greenleaf Juice, Left Coast Burger Company and ThAiPAS.

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Healthy, Nutritious, Sustainable Food is Well Rooted's Mission

A local, family run farm provides quality food for the community
Growing food in Central Oregon does not happen by accident: The soil is poor, the seasons are short and the weather is always a challenge. None of that deterred Scott Maricle, his son Frank and daughter-in-law Janelle from embarking on their dream of feeding locally grown food to local people.

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Inaugural Oregon Whiskey Fest Celebrates Beaver State Spirits

New-fashioned Oregon whiskeys make great old-fashioneds
Are you a whiskey lover who can't make that pilgrimage to Kentucky or Scotland anytime soon? Instead of a flight to Louisville or Edinburgh, enjoy a flight of Oregon single-malt whiskeys.

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