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Bringing the N-A Game

Bringing the N-A Game

Deschutes Brewery delivers a non-alcoholic dark beer
Non-alcoholic beer drinkers resigned to drinking lagers and light beers, check it out: Deschutes Brewery is going dark for you. On July 8, Bend's oldest craft brewery released a non-alcoholic Irish Stout—offering a style of N-A beer that, while not unique among the non-alcoholic beer options out there in the world, is not a style that has been widely adopted by other N-A beer makers elsewhere.

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Plant-Based Bites

Five local vegan dishes to fool even the most dedicated carnivore
Local restaurants cater to a variety of dietary restrictions and lifestyle choices, so even those with limited diets never have limited options. This week, we're rounding up five vegan meals that many—no matter how meat-obsessed—can enjoy.

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Munching While Masking

Wear a mask indoors, but take it off while eating or drinking. Say what, now?
Since July 1, Oregonians across the state have been required to wear masks when inside public buildings—but with some of those public spaces being places we go to eat and drink, the rules can get pretty confusing. Take the mask off too early and risk being publicly shamed by a zealous mask-wearer.

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New on the Redmond Scene

What’s new in dining in the Hub City
Eqwine Wine Bar has just opened a brick-and-mortar location in Redmond. The new wine bar is located in a renovated vintage house on SW 4th street downtown.

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The Altar of Pizza

Redmond's Grace and Hammer serves up wood-fired pizzas in a restyled historic church
Between the bright, vaulted white ceilings of the restored 1912 church and the creamy, caramelized discs of wet mozzarella on the pies, it's tough to say whether the atmosphere or the food is more of the attraction at Grace and Hammer Pizzeria, tucked along SW Cascade Avenue in Redmond.

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Home Away From Home

Vine-N-Tap is a one-stop shop for creative, locally sourced craft cocktails and "Redmond casual" cuisine
Opening a brand-new restaurant is no small task; opening a brand-new restaurant the day before statewide pandemic-fueled closures is a challenge no one was prepared for. David Fenech, co-owner of Vine-N-Tap on the outskirts of downtown Redmond, had already compiled a team of compassionate and skilled professionals with the combined potential to pull through any unexpected adversity.

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The Return of Juno

Podski's newest addition offers fresh and tasty sushi and other made-to-order Japanese cuisine
The owner of Juno Japanese Sushi Garden in Bend opened her first restaurant in the Century Village Shopping Center back in 2013. She closed shop in 2018 and took a break before looking for a new location, which she happened upon after meeting the owner of The Podski, the outdoor food cart lot on Arizona Avenue across from the Box Factory. 

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Summer Strains

Local budtenders weigh in on what they're recommending for summer stoke, and also dealing with a pandemic
Amid the ongoing stress of a global pandemic, summer has arrived. Some days that might mean hitting it hard on the water or trails.

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Now Open: Crosscut Warming Hut No. 5

The new food cart pod and tap house offers 36 different taps.
Crosscut Tap House, also known as Crosscut Warming Hut No. 5, opened May 22 south of the Box Factory in Bend. The new food cart pod and tap house was set to open April 15, but that got delayed six weeks due to coronavirus shutdowns.

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Now Open: Cabin South

Bend's new south side bar and grill.
Cabin South, opened by the popular westside bar, Cabin 22, has finally announced its grand opening. The bar on Bend's south side was originally intended to open in April but got delayed due to COVID-19.

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Cans-To-Go: Bubbles & Brunch Peach Lager

Celebrate Pride Month with a cold one from Deschutes Brewery
It's Pride Month, peeps! Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, there are still plenty of easy ways to support the LBTQIA+ community here in Oregon and around the country.

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I Heart Soup

When it comes to comfort food, Vietnamese soups deliver a flavor- and nutrition-packed punch
When the sickies come calling, soup is the ultimate comfort food. While a basic chicken soup is often a go-to, Vietnamese soups also offer a combo of soothing warmth and nutrition—not to mention tasting delicious.

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The In-Cider Scoop

The 9th Annual Oregon Cider Fest Goes Virtual, and one local cider queen details her love of the bubbly beverage
Oregon's 9th Annual Cider Week kicks off June 18, and allows Oregonians the opportunity to taste to their heart's content, meet the makers, sample special releases and celebrate everything cider. The Northwest Cider Association, host of the event, has been busy making adaptations to its regular programming in light of COVID-19 restrictions.

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Veggie Rx Back in Central Oregon

People experiencing food insecurity have another way to access fresh, local food
People experiencing food insecurity have another way to access fresh, local food. The High Desert Food & Farm Alliance announced this month that it has brought back its Veggie Rx program, which offers fresh, locally grown veggies and fruit to people in Bend, Prineville and Redmond.

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Beer Dinners on the Farm

Rainshadow Organics hosts a number of on-farm dinners throughout the summer
Rainshadow Organics hosts a number of on-farm dinners throughout the summer, and while the June longtable dinner is sold out, its Silver Moon Beer Dinner is another option. As Silver Moon celebrates its 20th anniversary, it's partnering with Rainshadow Organics to offer small-batch, limited-edition beers with farm food cooked by Chef Travis Taylor.

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Backyards for Beer Geeks

Bummed about missing Bend Brewfest and other summer rituals, Silver Moon Brewing introduces the "Take-Home" Brewfest
When tasting rooms, pubs and large outdoor events were shut down in response to COVID-19, Central Oregonians did not have to go without their beloved beer for long. Some breweries began offering curbside pickup; others began delivering.

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