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Bounty of the Hop Harvest

Bounty of the Hop Harvest

Fresh-hop beers arrive for a fleeting few weeks
September means many different things to many different people. For parents, it means back to school.

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Sustainable Sushi

It's how they roll at Tomo, where a new owner is focused on eco-friendly seafood
Tucked away in a strip mall on the east side of Third Street, Tomo can be easy to miss. The unassuming sushi restaurant has been a locals' under-the-radar favorite for years and recently underwent a change in ownership. Portland native Jeremy Letter took over July 1, buying the restaurant from longtime executive chef Emerson Jespersen and family.

Chow

French-inspired pop-up dinner

Chef Josh Podwils, is at it again
Loyaute Bend, the French-inspired pop-up series from chef Josh Podwils, is at it again. This Saturday, Loyaute is setting up shop at Elixir Wine Group—a new wine space located across from The Box Factory, on the corner of Lava Road and Arizona Avenue.

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The Jerk Kings trucks closing

Food trucks in both Bend and Redmond will soon be closing
After five years of delighting customers with its Caribbean food (including winning several accolades in our Best Of contests) The Jerk Kings food trucks in both Bend and Redmond will soon be closing. Owner Zoë Ditmore said the Bend truck—located in the River's Place lot near Costco—will have its last day Saturday, Sept. 21.

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Baked with Love

A passion for baking and work-life balance inspired Farmhouse Pies
Just east of Bend sits a 1970s farmhouse on a 3-acre plot, complete with chickens, horses, goats, dogs, cats, a small garden and the cottage kitchen of Annie Skelton, owner of Farmhouse Pies. You may have noticed her brightly colored teal camper at various farmers markets around Central Oregon, where her homemade pies sell out before the markets end.

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Oh Dear!

It's Sneaky Deer Beer!
Congratulations to Spider City for winning Best Local Beer at Bend Brewfest with its Sneaky Deer! It's well deserved, too.

Beer & Drink

A Grand Opening for 9th Street Village

The folks behind the community at 9th Street Village are opening the doors for a grand opening celebration
You may have already checked out the offerings at Bevel Craft Brewing or may have taken a class at DIY Cave—but this weekend, the folks behind the community at 9th Street Village are opening the doors for a grand opening celebration. Get a tour of Bevel Craft Brewing or the Griffin coworking space, see demos by DIYCave or grab some food from one of the six carts on the site—including Southern food from the Southern Accent cart; tacos, nachos and tortas from Taqueria El Nava; eclectic street food and homemade pickles and ferments from Nosh; burgers, subs and gyros from The Grill; baked goods from Brown's Basics or coffee from Industrial Joe's.

Chow

A Japan-Inspired Eatery

It used to be the space housing La Magie Bakery and Cafe—but now an entirely new concept is moving in
It used to be the space housing La Magie Bakery and Cafe—but now an entirely new concept is moving in. Chomp Chomp, as described on the space's Instagram page, is a "neighborhood drinking house offering a seasonal menu of Japanese and American comfort food dishes intended to be shared among friends."

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Plant-Based Fast Food

Source writers eat their way through the chains rolling out meatless 'meat' options
Every week, this column is dedicated to telling the stories of Central Oregon food producers and restauranteurs, filling our eager bellies with delicious, locally crafted fare. But for just one week, we hit up a few of the many fast food drive-thru chains making the pivot to meatless burgers.

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Summer's Not Over Until You Get Hopped Up on Beer Slushies

Local taprooms feature frozen beer: the adults-only version of summertime slush
It's no secret that Central Oregon breweries have become the tastemakers of the beer scene, both locally and nationwide. So, when 10 Barrel Brewing announced this summer that it would be transforming its Crush sour beers into beer slushies, other breweries took notice.

Beer & Drink

It's Matsutake Season!

What's better than wild, fresh mushrooms?
What's better than wild, fresh mushrooms? Wild, fresh mushrooms you harvested yourself.

Chow

Family Meals Month: A Push to Eat at Home

Food Marketing Institute Foundation kicks off Family Meals Month
September is a time of re-focusing and a slowing down of the activities calendar—and for a lot of families, it means tightening up the belt on all those meals on the go. That also means it's an ideal time for a national organization to kick off Family Meals Month—a push to get families to eat at least one more meal at home each month.

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Rocking the Ramen

Miyagi breaks into the niche market of Japanese pulled noodles in the fast-evolving Box Factory
The day after Miyagi Ramen's grand opening, I made sure to park myself outside of the restaurant around 10:30 a.m., half an hour prior to opening time. I wanted to be the first one in on their second day open to get a feel for the most anticipated new restaurant in Central Oregon this summer.

Chow

A Beer Geek's Dream

Barrel-aged beers, ciders and whiskey await at The Little Woody
The Little Woody festival is the beer event I wait for all year long. It's my happy place—my Christmas, if you will.

Beer & Drink

Brown Owl Expanding

The popular food-cart-meets-bar in The Box Factory is making more room for its growing base of customers
The Brown Owl, the popular food-cart-meets-bar in The Box Factory, is making more room for its growing base of customers. Owner Lisandro Ramon has leased the space just west of the Brown Owl's current location to expand, adding 1,400 square feet to the current footprint.

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A New Venture: Left Coast Burger Company

New burger spot in the Cascade Village Shopping Center coming soon
The Brown Owl's owner, Lisandro Ramon, is at work on opening a new burger spot in the Cascade Village Shopping Center, in the former Yo Wild frozen yogurt space.

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