Most Bend residents don’t have Sunriver’s South Bend Bistro on their foodie radar. What a mistake! New owner Laura Meadows has given the tiny bistro a lovely facelift, adding in a bar while lightening up and increasing the dining space. And executive chef Lillian Owen has raised the bar on food that was superb to…

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

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’…