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Hard-ly Drinking

Hard-ly Drinking

A roundup of the myriad hard seltzers locals are enjoying in 2021
Ah, hard seltzer. In 2018, the Source Weekly went on a quest to find Zima, in an effort to bring back some of what was good in the '90s.

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We Tried All of the Dandy's Shakes So You Don't Have To

Two locals while away the pandemic in sweet bliss at a Bend drive-in
When quarantine sent us all home last year, my husband Ian and I decided our one outing each week would be Friday night dinner at Dandy's Drive-In. Ian grew up in Sisters and I'm from Prineville and Dandy's is our 1970s comfort food.


Wine at the Moon

Pop-up at Silver Moon's production facility in Redmond
Silver Moon Brewing is pairing up with an Oregon winemaker for a special summer of wine and beer in Redmond. J Wrigley, a vineyard based in Sheridan, is spending the summer introducing its wines to Central Oregonians through a pop-up at Silver Moon's production facility in Redmond.


From Tacos to Burgers at Worthy

The new menu includes beef burgers and fries, along with salads, a chicken sandwich and vegetarian offerings
Worthy Taps & Tacos is now Worthy Beers & Burgers. Worthy's downtown Bend location, on the Brooks Street Promenade near Mirror Pond, changed its format this week, including hanging a new sign announcing the change.


Cinco Cervezas for Cinco de Mayo

Instant fiesta: Just add any of these local Mexican-style beers
Isn't it loco to think that we have Austrians to thank for Mexican lagers? German immigrants greatly influenced non-indigenous brewing in Mexico, but the quintessential Mexican lager is a style more formally known as Vienna lager because in 1864 Napoleon imposed an Austrian-born emperor.

Beer & Drink

Boba Blockage

A key ingredient in bubble tea is in short supply. We know it's tough—but here's what to try instead
"Sometimes you are out of boba before you finish the actual drink. It's the worst feeling." —Feed Meimei, on Youtube


Bend Farmers Market Opens May 5, with COVID-Friendly Options

Over 30 local vendors will be set up in Brooks Alley, between Franklin and Minnesota streets
In a sure sign of spring, Market Wednesdays in downtown Bend start again May 5. The Bend Farmers Market will be open for in-person strolling from 2 to 6pm every Wednesday through Oct. 13.


Cart Patrol: Alebrije's showstoppers include a Mexican pizza, mole, menudo

Mexican cart at Bunk + Brew, growing a food and music scene in downtown Bend
Expect magical things when you visit Alebrije, the cart inspired by the Mexican state of Oaxaca, located in the lot behind the Bunk + Brew hostel in downtown Bend. For one, the cart's name is derived from the fantastical folk-art creatures that are sculpted from wood and brightly painted—much like the logo and exterior of the Alebrije food cart itself.


Easy Day is Easy Drinking

Worthy gives us low buzz with big flavor
I will start by saying, I'm not a "low calorie, low ABV" kind of girl. I like my beers to be like my husband: strong!

Beer & Drink

Wing Wednesday at Pop's

Wings that have been flash-fried and tossed in a sweet and salty sauce
For those visiting the Bunk + Brew food cart pod, Wednesdays may offer another special draw mid-week. Pop's Southern BBQ cart, one of two food carts in the lot, is offering a special "Wing Wednesday" all day.


Mother's Day Fundraiser for Healing Reins

A fun activity for the upcoming Mother's Day
Healing Reins, the therapeutic equine riding center, is offering a fun activity (and fundraiser) for the upcoming Mother's Day. The Gal's Barn Night Out happens May 7 from 5-7pm, and includes a number of activities along with food and drink.


The First Garden Shoots

Peas—and their pods—offer something fresh early in the season
Gardening is a conversation with the earth. The gardener does something, and the earth responds via the outcome. If you plant a tomato seedling upside down, for example, the earth will happily swallow it, thereby ending the discussion.


Brunch in a Box

HDFFA's upcoming fundraiser supports locals' access to local food
Whether you're already a meal-kit type of household, or you're looking to try it out and see if it's for you, the fundraiser underway at the High Desert Food and Farm Alliance could be just the ticket. HDFFA is currently accepting pre-orders for its Brunch Box Fundraiser, a fundraiser for the organization's Food Access Program.


Birria for Central Oregon at El Taquero

Order a taco or two and be delighted by the dark-yellow, hand-made corn tortillas
El Taquero, which opened in July 2020, offers a number of items that lovers of Mexican food might recognize, including tacos with carne asada, chicken, al pastor or birria—the tender, stew-style meat originally developed in the Mexican state of Jalisco. Order a taco or two and be delighted by the dark-yellow, hand-made corn tortillas that come with every taco at El Taquero.


Breakfast burritos worth leaving for work early for

Keeping things simple and consistent is the name of the game for this new truck
Burrito Sunrise happens to be on my morning bike-commute to work—and I say it with utmost love that I sorta wish it wasn't. I mean, how is a person supposed to stay alert after consuming one of these babies before the workday even starts?



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