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The Bartenders of Bend: Chris at The Loft

The Bartenders of Bend: Chris at The Loft

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be doing quick interviews (like speed dating with better drinks and less awkwardness) with my favorite bartenders in Bend, Oregon. This won’t be a comprehensive list. These are simply the rockstar bartenders who are good at their jobs, who make you feel at home the moment you sit at their bar, and who have made my transition to Bend a little smoother.  A few recommendations were made by my trusted advisors in Bend (my…

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Thanksgiving in Bend — The Report

Thanksgiving in Bend — The Report

The menu: Herb-roasted turkey breast  Vegetarian-ish stuffing Mashed butterball potatoes from Fields Farm Caramelized sweet potatoes Roasted vegetables (beets, brussel sprouts, carrots, broccoli and cauliflower) Fields Farm arugula with fennel, parmesan and persimmons Apple cobbler Pumpkin cheesecake The menu and budget got away from me a little. Planning and shopping for a dinner with 4 adults is like herding cats (but with much better results). One of the adults is vegetarian so we had to supplement local produce with brussel sprouts,…

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Thanksgiving in Bend: Economical, Epicurean, and Local (with a side of love)

Thanksgiving in Bend: Economical, Epicurean, and Local (with a side of love)

I’ve always hated “orphan” thanksgivings. If you live in a decent-sized town more than a few hours from your parents, are over 30 and single, you know what I’m talking about.The orphan Thanksgiving is a hallowed urban tradition where a mish-mosh of single people gather at a friend’s house for Thanksgiving dinner and make awkward conversation with people they’re not likely to see again until next year, if ever. In my (somewhat crabby) opinion these dinners just throw everyone’s “singleness”…

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