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Emerging Cocktail & Spirit Trends

Emerging Cocktail & Spirit Trends

Keep An Eye on Five Fads
Scanning the sea of glass bottles shelved in the liquor section of Newport Market, I looked for new local spirits. Not having luck, I posed the question to the attendant.

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It's Always 'Sunny' at Bend's New Italian Food Cart

Chef and co-owner of Sunny Yoga Kitchen expands with a new food cart at The Ale Apothecary
Disclosure: I am still relishing in a euphoric state induced by cuisine from Sunny's Carrello. Maybe it was the velvety texture of the house-made Semolina pasta.


Salute Italian Opens Downtown

Bond Street now home to contemporary Italian food
You may have noticed a vacancy along Bond Street after the folks at Citizen sold their restaurant. While the sellers, who also own Bowtie Catering, left the downtown spot to focus on their growing catering services, a new restaurant has been brewing with only speculation as to who or what would be taking its place—until now.


Plant-Based Eatery and Juice Spot in the Works

Deeply Rooted expected to open in March
It's been only a short time since the abrupt closing of Bad Wolf Bakery, but according to a display in the otherwise covered-up windows, Deeply Rooted will open as a juice, food and craft spirits hub. Deeply Rooted will serve as a plant-based restaurant serving locally-sourced fresh-pressed juice, specialty food items and signature craft cocktails, according to the juicery's Instagram page.


Winter's Healing Foods (and Supplements)

When it comes to what supports winter health, misconceptions and missteps abound
In winter, the days are dark and people tend to spend a lot more time inside. Even those Central Oregonians who extol the virtues of the outdoors for everything from spiritual to physical health tend to spend more time indoors than they do in the summertime.


Defining Beer

What's beer, and what's just beer-flavored beer?
Before early microbreweries extolled the virtues of Cascade hops and two-row barley malt, there was a time when most people hadn't the haziest idea what beer actually is. People knew beer came in a bottle or a can, their dads reached for one after a hard day at work and that beer is what you chugged in college—but most people didn't think about it beyond that. Early "microbrewers" fought an uphill battle educating customers about the process and ingredients of traditional beer styles.

Beer & Drink

Local Grocery Chain Expands to Terrebonne

Oliver Lemon's replaces Thriftway; Melvin's in Sisters gets new name
Rudy's Markets—the grocery company that operates Bend's Newport Avenue Market—has added a third store to its profile. On Jan. 2, Rudy's took over the Thriftway grocery store in Terrebonne, renaming it Oliver Lemon's.


Food Trends in 2020

Step aside, White Claw: Alcoholic still water just rolled in
This past decade has graced us with kombucha, avocado toast, probiotics and a plethora of plant-based proteins—but these are the exciting food trends we can look forward to in the year ahead.


Chill Axe

Drinking in the New Year at Three Creeks Brewing
This year, I resolve to broaden my search for review-worthy beers. I'll be striving to bring more regional beer reviews from outside of Bend.

Beer & Drink

Beyond Campfire Cooking

Dutch oven cooking clinic offered at Tumalo Creek
When I think of 'camping' and 'cooking,' I imagine an Igloo full of hot dogs, frozen burger patties, and, for special occasions, a carton of eggs and bagged hash browns. The pros at Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe have spent their fair share of cooking on riverbanks and remote forest locales, mastering the art of cooking with coals and definitely without beef franks.


More Tacos, Please

Vida y Tacos is Bend's newest taco hub
If there's one thing that Bend loves more than craft beer and working remotely, it's tacos. With that being said, there's yet another source for traditional and unique street tacos.


Tween Baker Represents Bend

French macaron class leads local kid to Food Network show
It may have blossomed when he was a baby sitting on the counter, watching his parents make his baby food—but whatever it is, Reggie Strom definitely has a passion for baking. By the time Strom was a toddler he was in the kitchen with his grandma.


The Suttle Lodge's Guest Chef Series Goes International

The lineup for 2020 includes eight renowned chefs hailing from far-flung locations
It's already known for pulling in some top regional talent for its chef series, but this year, The Suttle Lodge and Boathouse is casting an even wider net. The lineup for 2020 includes eight renowned chefs hailing from far-flung locations such as New Orleans, Washington, D.C., and even Newfoundland, Canada.


Cereal-ously Adult Cocktails

Milk punch for your inner child
Are cereal milk cocktails a thing?

Beer & Drink

Coming Soon: Fast & Fresh Mediterranean Cuisine

Robal Road Village to add more restaurants
The Northeast end of Bend has more restaurants coming its way. Robal Road Village, home to Cracker Barrel, MOD Pizza and soon, Chick-fil-A, is adding yet another dining option.


Food and Restaurant Highlights of 2019

Central Oregon saw significant growth amongst restaurants, breweries and taprooms
As a food journalist, it's almost impossible to list the top-10 food and drink stories of the year. So, please, bear with me as I guide you through 10 of Central Oregon's highlights across the food and drink scene.



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