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(Photo courtesy of WAVEJourney.com) Got a hankering for fresh fish or seafood? Baltazar’s, an upscale Mexican restaurant on Bend’s Westside, might not be the first thought that comes to mind, but it should be. Just one caveat: Come hungry. Baltazar’s pitcher of Cadillac margaritas and his shrimp cocktail reveal a lot about owner Baltazar’s philosophy….

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(Photos by WAVEjourney.com) If you haven’t tried Chops, you’re missing out. For starters, the Sisters restaurant, which features live entertainment Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings, is downright beautiful, with its high ceiling, rustic beams and posts, and wood-burning, floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace. Even better, the food lives up to its surroundings in a monster way. Every…

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Looking for a place with lovely cocktails, good food and affordable price points? You owe it to yourself to try Rockin’ Dave’s Backstage Lounge on Greenwood between seventh and eighth in Bend. I’m not talking about the bagel bistro, which is still awesome for breakfast and lunch, but rather the joint Dave Flier (aka Rockin’…