Caprese Platter

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’…

margaras

(Photo above courtesy of Margaras Winery)  Doug Maragas, winemaker and vineyard manager at Maragas Winery stated, “It’s one of two landmarks that will have a major impact on developing a wine growing and producing industry in Central Oregon. “Our endeavor began 17 years ago and by overall business standards has progressed painfully slow.   But, for…

linden

BY LINDEN GROSS Chef Kayo Oakley’s restaurants have been Bend institutions for decades. Still, his current establishment—Kayo’s Dinner House and Lounge, which he opened in 2010—was not on my radar until my dad and brother started going there for Happy Hour a couple of years ago. Their accounts of oysters on the half shell and…