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Unofficial, Definitive Bend Brewfest Preview

Unofficial, Definitive Bend Brewfest Preview

Beer lovers, get ready to sip suds from some 70 breweries and cideries
Brewfest veterans know the drill, but for those attending Bend Brewfest this weekend for the first time, I've created the definitive, unofficial preview of the 2019 Bend Brewfest.  

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Brickhouse Gets a Nod from Wine Spectator

Local steak house gets national recognition
The Brickhouse steak house in downtown Bend got a nod this year from Wine Spectator magazine.

Chow

Bend Gets Vegan-Friendlier

Are more people eating animal-free?
As an open-minded omnivore, perusing a menu means simply selecting whatever meal sounds appetizing. Throw in a dietary restriction, such as not eating animal products, and dining at a traditional restaurant typically whittles that menu down to three options: maybe a salad (omit the cheese, please), a veggie burger and a pasta or risotto with vegetables.

Chow

New Wing Spot in Bend

Fans of chicken wings have a new spot to please their palates
Fans of chicken wings have a new spot to please their palates.

Chow

Jelly: Not Just for Breakfast Anymore

Redmond-based small-batch handmade jelly adds flavor to dishes
Jelly is Justy Haney's jam, so to speak. She got hooked on jelly—in particular, a spicy pineapple jalapeno jelly and a pineapple roasted garlic jelly—while working at a restaurant years ago.

Chow

Review: Little Beast's Ferme Rouge

Sipping a unique mixed-culture beer at The Commons
On my recent trip to The Commons, I drank Ferme Rouge on tap, from Little Beast Brewing out of Beaverton, Oregon. It was a delight.

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A Drive for More Fresh Produce

A local group is encouraging people to donate fruits & vegetables
Have a backyard full of more zucchini than you can possibly handle? Instead of tossing it, a local group is encouraging people to donate it.

Chow

The Podski Gets an Indoor Space

The new space will feature a beer and wine bar
The popular food cart lot on Arizona Avenue, across from The Box Factory in Bend, is opening up a new indoor space over the Aug. 10 weekend. The Podski's owner, Mikel Lomsky, says the new space will feature a beer and wine bar, a large mural and will be air-conditioned—though large garage doors will also allow the space to be open to the outdoor air.

Chow

Culinary Daytrip: Madras

Enjoying pastries, picnicking, whiskey sipping and fresh farm foods
Foodies can delight in a host of Central Oregon culinary excursions—and the Madras area is no exception. Check out these recommendations for breakfast, lunch, dinner and the hours in between.

Chow

For the Love of Coffee

A family of coffee connoisseurs takes over Bom Dia Coffee, now Kennedy's Coffee House
Brent Kennedy didn't always intend to be in the coffee business, but when an opportunity to purchase a small coffee house presented itself in 1998, he and his wife, Bonnie, decided to take over. At the time, Bonnie was working as a barista and it felt serendipitous.

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#TB: Cork & Barrel

Scenes from the annual fundraiser for KIDS Center, with plenty of foodie delights
Eat Drink Bend's Nancy Patterson filed this report—and photos—from the KIDS Center Cork & Barrel fundraiser July 20.

Chow

Nothing tastes better than a cold beer and _____

A beer pairings roundup that satisfies a multitude of needs
Central Oregon is known for having its fingers on the pulse of craft beer—but there's also a lot of great food, and a multitude of talented chefs. Plus, beer is also quite the utility player: Serve it next to a great dinner, dessert or whatever your vice may be for the night and you've got yourself an exciting pairing.

Chow

Cocktails Get Canned

Oregon brewers begin a pivot to convenience cocktails
Do you remember when Oregon-based Copa Di Vino and its on-the-go premium glass of wine was rejected on Shark Tank? It was 2011 and the idea of having a convenient glass of wine anywhere and anytime was fairly revolutionary.

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Take a Lick at Adding to the New Oregon Ice Cream Trail

The Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council is building a new Oregon Ice Cream Trail
Many have heard of the Bend Ale Trail and similar "trails" throughout the state. Now get ready for one focused on ice cream.

Chow

A German beer spot for Bend

Bend is getting a pub dedicated entirely to German beers.
Bend is getting a pub dedicated entirely to German beers. Prost!, a German-style pub, is planned to open in the Century Center complex on SW Century Drive in spring 2020.

Chow

I Scream for Ice Cream

From soft serve to gelato, find your dream cream nearby
First there was hand-cranked homemade peach ice cream at my Nanny Britt's on summer Sunday afternoons. Then there was soft serve from my hometown Dairy Queen on warm, humid evenings after my little brother's baseball games.

Chow

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