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VOLUME 18 • ISSUE 33 • August 14, 2014

BEST HEALTH CLUB/GYM: Juniper Swim and Fitness Center BEST COLLEGE RUNNING BACK FROM BEND: Duke Degaetano


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ven if only a myth, the first known concept of a pageant was a toe-to-toe competition between Athena and Aphrodite. According to Greek mythology, Zeus sent a minion to judge the “fairest of them all,” a judgment (in Aphrodite's favor) that set in motion a chain reaction resulting with the all-out Trojan War. All told, not a great result. While we hardly want to dub ourselves as wiser than Zeus, we are smart enough—or perhaps in this day-and-age of crowd-sourcing, modern enough—to let you, the readers, decide the fairest of them all, and have draped the winners in pageant sashes. We were excited to have more readers than ever offering their opinions and votes this year, and are pleased to present the 2014 Best of Central Oregon.

Central Oregon


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Thank you for once again voting Pine Tavern “Best Patio Dining” for the 17th Year!

Enjoy the Best Patio in Bend!

Lunch 11:30a - 3:00p Dinner 5:00p-Close Happy Hour in the lounge 3:00p – 6:00p 967 NW Brooks St. (at the foot of Oregon Ave. on Mirror Pond) 541-382-5581 • www.pinetavern.com

C E L E B R AT I N G O V E R 7 5 Y E A R S I N D O W N T O W N B E N D

Thank You for choosing us as Central Oregon's Best Caterer for the fifth consecutive year!

THANK YYOU O U C enent entral t ral O regon for your votes on being our area’s

Best Realtor!

-Christie Glennon

If you’re a homebuyer, seller, or just want a FREE market analysis, please call me,

Christie Glennon Principal Broker

541-788-1047 We are so grateful for all of our guests as well as our fantastic staff! Christie Glennon, Principal Broker // Bend Premier Real Estate

christieglennon@gmail.com Licensed in the State of Oregon


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2014

Central Oregon Editor Phil Busse

Contributing Writers Bri Brey, Erin Rook, Jared Rasic, Christie Hinrichs, Taylor Thompson, Kolby Kirk

Designer

Copy Editor Richard Sitts

Sales Executives Amanda Klingman, Ban Tat, Chris Larro, Kimberly Morse

Interior Photographer

Jennifer Hornstein

Kurt Armstrong — Check his photo blog at www.wolftofox.com.

Ad Design

Cover Photographer

Katie Ball, Jennifer Hornstein

Christian Heeb

CONTENTS Best Chef Best Coffee Best Produce Best Cheap Eats Best Hangover Food Best Western Wear Best Place to Nerd Out Best Veterinarian Best Childcare Facility Best Tattoo Shop Best Auto Repair Best Antiques Best Radio Personality Best Brother/Sister Writers Best Variety Show Host Best Lodging Best Bicycle Shop Best Calves Best Opportunity to Market Bend

Best Health/Gym Best Happy Hour Best Bartender Best Growler Fill Station Best Beer Named After a Person

Best Butte Best of Redmond and Sisters Best of Sunriver

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Thank you to our wonderful and loyal customers for voting us Best Breakfast 5 years in a row! 2010-2014

GREAT PEOPLE

GREAT SETTING

Serving Breakfast & Lunch Everyday 7am to 2pm

62910 O.B. Riley Road 541.383.2697

www.theMcKayCottage.com

10th and Newport in Bend • www.kebaba.com Take out available • Call 541-318-6224

Come Enjoy a Cocktail in our Garden Patio.


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hile he’s not the namesake of the Westside upscale eatery Ariana—that would be his lovely wife and co-chef—Chef Andres Fernandez is certainly one-half of the inspiration behind the meals at one of Bend’s finest dining establishments, and one outta two ain’t bad. After meeting in culinary school at COCC a decade ago, Ariana and Andres opened Ariana in 2004 with the goal of highlighting the fresh and simple ingredients that are abundant in the Pacific Northwest. “We’ve worked hard to keep learning and changing, and to always get better at what we do,” said Andres, who explained that the couple’s now seven-year-old daughter Gabriella used to nap in the back of the house as a toddler while he and Ariana worked away in the kitchen. “We’ve matured. When we started we had really good ideas and I think as time goes on we have created our own style.” It’s the restaurant's consistency and diverse five-course tasting menu that afforded the couple the opportunity and honor of cooking for the James Beard Foundation in New York City earlier this year. “It was really cool cooking in that place where all the greatest chefs have cooked,” said Andres. “And to be in New York and going to a bunch of restaurants we always wanted to go to. It was a great experience to be cooking there, but also to go and learn new things and see what

Best Fine Dining Zydeco Kitchen and Cocktails Ariana Restaurant

Best Service Zydeco Kitchen and Cocktails The McKay Cottage Restaurant

Best Sushi 5 Fusion & Sushi Bar Kanpai Sushi and Sake Bar

Best Steak The Blacksmith Restaurant The Brickhouse Steak and Seafood

Best Seafood

other chefs are doing, too.” (BB)

Chef Andres Fernandez at Ariana Honorable mention: Jeff Hunt at Spork

25 NW Minnesota Ave. #2 • 541.388.0226

thumpcoffee.com

Anthony's At The Old Mill District High Tides Seafood Grill


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e e f f o C t s e B Best Breakfast The McKay Cottage Restaurant CHOW

Best Drive Thru Coffee Dutch Bros Coffee Starbucks

Best Bagel Rockin’ Dave’s Bagel Bistro Big O Bagels

Backporch Coffee Roasters Honorable Mention: Thump Coffee

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ave Beach started roasting as a hobby while a student at the University of Oregon. At the time, he explains, his then-girlfriend was out of town for a term, and to fill the time, he picked up the new hobby. When she returned to Eugene, she dumped him, but the skill set—and love for coffee beans—remained. Now, several years later, Beach has started a successful business with his now-wife and, a year ago, they had their first kid. “It is about connection,” says Beach. He is wearing a black shirt with a jolly roger skull laying on an espresso tapper crossed with a screwdriver; two round wooden

thank you!

for finding us, voting for us, supporting local indie businesses, and making life fun & interesting for 16 years.

We’re so happy to be one of Bend’s favorite little hidden shops! Pomegranate Home & garden – Slightly off the beaten path, all tucked into a charming historic farmhouse y 120 river mall avenue, bend www.pomegranate-home.com y 541.383.3713 y open mon-sat

plugs fill his ear lobes. This attitude of “connection” carries through from the friendly interactions at the counter, to his desire to have first-hand knowledge about who grows the beans for his shops. Last year, he traveled (with four staff members) to a family farm in El Salvador where many of the beans he uses for his popular espressos originate. “Coffee is so far away,” he explains, “not like hops or wine. You don’t get that connection if you don’t go down there.” (PB)

Dr. Michelle Sturm Naturopathic Doctor, Acupuncturist

541.383.5883 artemisianaturopathic.com holistic medicine for the whole family

Dr. Michelle Thanks YOU, Central Oregon, for your support and commitment to health!


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Best Bakery Sparrow La Magie Bakery & Café

Best Dessert La Magie Bakery & Café Ida’s Cupcake Cafe

Best Frozen Yogurt Cuppa Yo’ Frozen Yogurt Yo Wild!

Best Lunch Spork Brother Jon’s Public House

Best Salad Crouton's Jackson's Corner

Best Sandwich/Deli New York City Sub Shop Planker Sandwiches

Best Vegetarian Broken Top Bottle Shop Kebaba

Best Casual Dining Brother Jon’s Public House Jackson's Corner

Best Family Dining Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Jackson's Corner

Bend Farmers’Market

Honorable Mention: Newport Market

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here’s nothing quite like biting into a sweet, tender peach picked at the height of ripeness. It’s a rare treat in a world where most grocery store produce ripens on a truck as it travels thousands of miles from the orchard to the chain store. At the Bend Farmers’ Market, fresh, local, and organic are the rule, rather than the exception. Started in 1999 with just five local farmers, it has grown to more than 40 vendors in its 15th year. While produce comprises the bulk of the market’s offerings, the weekly summertime shop also offers meats, cheeses, and baked goods.

Best Grocery Store Newport Market Whole Foods Market

The Bend Farmers’ Market brings together Oregon producers from across the state—as close as 10 minutes away and as far as 3.5 hours. And though it may not be the first such market in the state, Market Manager Katrina Wiest says it is likely the most established and the longest running in Central Oregon. Bendites have grown fond of the market—which sets up in the Brooks Alley every Wednesday from June to October, from 3 to 7 pm—because “They’re making healthy lifestyle choices and wanting to support local,” Wiest says. And the market gives back with its Farm to School program, providing farm-fresh produce to Bend-La Pine schools during the school year, as well as supporting the summertime free lunch program. (ER)


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THANK YOU FOR VOTING US

Between the Pine Tavern and the Breezeway

BEST NON PROFIT FOR 2014!!

Becky Branin

aka Rebecca Charlton

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We love our community, our customers and our Central Oregon roots! Thank you Source readers!

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Best Pizza Pizza Mondo Cibelli’s Pizza

Best Mexican Hola! Nouveau Mexican - Peruvian Cuisine La Rosa

Best Burrito Parrilla Grill Super Burrito

Best BBQ Baldy's Barbeque Wubba's BBQ Shack

Best Thai Noi Thai Cuisine Wild Rose Northern Thai Eats

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Honorable Mention: The Lot

or 19 years, Gene Fitzsimmons has been making mole. Every Monday at the Taco Stand, he cooks up his special recipe and slings the daily special for not much more than the cost of a mass-produced failure of a foot-long Subway sandwich. A local’s favorite and still mostly cash-only (they’ll take your card if you’re desperate for a taco but prefer real money), old-school establishment, Taco Stand is tucked away in the web of residential neighborhoods just beyond downtown. After Mole Mondays, the rest of the week consists of fish tacos, pork tacos, carne asada and mole verde, a featured special for every day, none made without some serious love and attention from Fitzsimmons. A 70-hour work week is normal, he said.

That’s part of what has kept the restaurant afloat for nearly a quarter of a century, and under his command for two decades. That, and its undeniable ability to crank out delicious, simplistic, reasonably priced Mexican food. And just like the food, Fitzsimmons' goals for the Taco Stand are simple. “I like to have fun when I'm at work,” said Fitzsimmons. “I like to keep the atmosphere light, it keeps everybody motivated. The most important thing is to give people a good product with the best service, at the best possible price.” Mission accomplished. Bean rice and cheese burritos and tacos start at $2.75. Meat or veggie enchiladas are $2.50 a pop (although we advise eating about four to fill you up), and daily specials never stretch the budget. (BB)

Best Burger Pilot Butte Drive-In Honorable Mention: Dandy’s Drive-In

Best Chinese Szechuan Chinese Restaurant Chan’s Chinese Restaurant

Best Italian Trattoria Sbandati Pastini Pastaria

Best Ethnic Kebaba Wild Rose Northern Thai Eats

Best Patio Dining 10 Barrel Brewing Company Pine Tavern Restaurant

Best Caterer Tate and Tate Catering Country Catering and Deli Co.


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Best Food Cart Dump City Dumplings Real Food Street Bistro

Best Sports Bar Sidelines Sports Bar and Grill The Hideaway Tavern

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he D&D takes pride in the fact that they mix the stiffest drink in town while also serving the best hangover food, no matter the time of day. It is comforting to know that it's possible to get obliterated and then build it right back up again all under the same roof. “The fact that we make as many things as possible in-house, like the gravy, biscuits, corned beef and hash browns, makes it easy for us to keep things consistent,” longtime bartender Buck Bales tells me. That gravy is a soul Band-Aid, filling in the cracks the night before has made. The entire breakfast menu, along with the Baja Burger, The Fatman and a few other choice selections, can make the worst hangover into the best morning, although, I’ll admit, it also can tend to lead to more drinking. ”It's comfort food like mom and grandma used to make when you needed to feel better... and it's just good greasy diner food!,” says Bales. He's not wrong. (JR)

d o o F r e v o g n a Best H The D&D Bar and Grill

Honorable Mention: Sidelines Sports Bar and Grill

THANK YOU FOR HONORING ALL OF US AT ZYDECO WITH: BEST SERVICE, BEST FINE DINING, AND BEST DATE NIGHT FOR FIVE YEARS IN A ROW. WE APPRECIATE YOUR CONTINUED PATRONAGE.


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owgirl Cash is not a traditional western wear store–it’s a BEND western wear store, and owner Rebecca Charlton understands the difference. After all, she comes from a long line of Central Oregon cowgirls. Her mother, Jeannie Smith, was the Deschutes Rodeo Queen in 1962, and Cowgirl Cash pays homage to her spirit, offering clothes, boots and accessories that are beautiful, but most importantly, are always authentic and practical. You won’t find brands available at the mall here. Instead, for the last five years Rebecca has offered vintage and unique items that are time-tested (Great Western, Pendleton, and other iconic Oregon brands), local (vintage-style swimsuits made in Portland), or handmade (gorgeous dresses created by Bend artisans). What Rebecca is offering is far more than simple rodeo duds—it’s a western lifestyle, with an important emphasis on making a conscious choice about what you wear, something that Bend customers appreciate! Boot lovers especially will find plenty of reasons to kick up their heels at Cowgirl Cash. (CH)

Best Women's Clothing Vanilla Urban Threads Lulu’s Boutique

Best Men's Clothing Vanilla Urban Threads Local Joe Jeans

Best Shoe Store FootZone North Soles Footwear

Best Consignment Clothing Rescue Moderne Consignment Bag Ladies of Union Street

Cowgirl Cash

Honorable Mention: Boot Barn


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The Astro Lounge LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 2001

Thanks for voting us Best of for the last 13 years!

Best Girls Night Out 2014 Runner Up Best Bar 2014

WHY PAY FOR FULL PRICE FOOD DOWNTOWN HAPPY HOUR 4-7 OVER 20 ITEMS LESS THAN $8 PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE FOR THE LIVE MUSIC LINEUP WWW. ASTROLOUNGEBEND.COM

541-388-0116 FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK

THANK YOU FOR YOUR VOTES! WE LOOK FORWARD TO ANOTHER YEAR OF SERVING YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR ART VENUE/ PROFESSIONAL THEATRE, MOVIE, MUSIC, FUNDRAISER, BENEFIT, PRIVATE PARTY, RENTAL AND COYOTE RITUAL NEEDS !

Thank you Central Oregon for voting us

BEST BURGER 16 years in a row! Open for breakfast at both locations from 7am to 11am

Eastside Location:

Open 7am to 7pm 7 days a week 9th & Greenwood (Hwy 20E)

ALL AGES ALL THE TIME!

visit the calendar at www.volcanictheatrepub.com for all upcoming events

541-382-2972

Westside Location:

Open 7am to 7pm Sun - Thurs 7 am to 8pm Fri and Sat until Fall 320 SW Century Drive, Ste. 410

541-323-3272

A special thanks to our employees! From, Bill and Tammy


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uncan McGeary has owned Pegasus Book store in the same location on Minnesota Avenue. for 30 years. He is the second owner only to Mike Richardson, now the publisher of Dark Horse Comics in Portland, who owned the shop for five years before McGeary took over. The downtown store is legendary for anyone in Bend who ever identified as a nerd, geek, dweeb, smarty-pants or a generally awesome human being. Pegasus sells everything. Comics, toys, sport cards, games (board games like Settlers of Catan and Ticket to Ride, card games and role-playing games like D&D and Magic the Gathering) anime and manga, art and all things pop-culture. It’s so much more than just a sci-fi geek’s paradise, it’s a haven for literature junkies, too. The store carries books from Hemingway and Faulkner to Gillian Flynn and Cheryl Strayed. “If I think a book is good, I'll try to carry it,” said McGeary. “I like to have full selections of authors like Kurt Vonnegut and Tom Robbins and Philip K. Dick and Chuck Palahniuk, Chuck Bukowski, that kind of thing.” Whatever you love with a fan-boy/girl passion, Pegasus carries it. And McGeary loves his job with that kind of same kind of passion. He has to, to keep an independent bookstore afloat during the age of amazon.com and after a stiff recession. “My blog, The Best Minimum Wage Job a Middle Aged Guy Has Ever Had, has been going every day for almost eight years now. It started off being about downtown and owning a business and the economy. I still talk about those things, but I mostly talk about writing these days,” he explained. McGeary wrote three mass-market paperbacks 30 years ago, "Star Axe", "Snowcastles" and "Icetowers". Recently, he was able to get back to writing and has cranked out "Led to the Slaughter: the Donner Party Werewolves," and a Vampire Evolution trilogy, "Death of an Immortal," "Rule of Vampire," and "Blood of Gold," all published by Books of the Dead Press and avalible online. He also just finished a book called "Tuskers" about—get this—a wild pig apocalypse in Arizona. But it’s not all pig-pocalypse. As evidenced by McGeary’s inventory, he is also a comic book classicist. “Marvel and DC are the biggest companies in my store, you know, Spider-Man and X-Men and Hulk, and Superman and Batman,” said McGeary. “My own tastes are running toward independent adventure comics from Dark Horse and Image and the adult Vertigo line from DC. Titles like Saga, The Manhattan Projects, Sandman, The Unwritten, stuff like that. More sci-fi or crime or adventure than superhero. However, my guys at the store are loving the comics coming out these days from DC and Marvel. Hawkeye and Deadpool, and of course, Guardians of the Galaxy.” (BB)

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Thank you for supporting the new Blacksmith

and voting us Best Steak in Bend! 211 NW Greenwood Ave (541) 318-0588 www.bendblacksmith.com

or f u o y k n Tha 1! # s u g n i t vo

oxfordhotelbend.com 10 NW Minnesota Avenue 541.382.8436 877.440.8436


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Best Furniture Bend Furniture and Design M. Jacobs Fine Furniture

Best Home DĂŠcor Lone Crow Bungalow Bend Furniture and Design

Best Pet Store Bend Pet Express Healthy Paws

n a i r a n i r e t e Best V Bend Veterinary Clinic

Best Flower Shop Donner Flower Shop Wildflowers of Oregon

Honorable Mention: Colorado Cat Clinic

WE APPRECIATE YOU!

JOIN US FOR OUR COMMUNITY APPRECIATION DAY - SUN 9/7, 1-5PM - FREE ACTIVITIES, CLASSES & MORE! - NAMASPA PARKING LOT & STUDIOS.

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Best Yoga Studio in Bend and Best Fitness Studio, runner-up! www.Namaspa.com 1135 NW Galveston


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Westside Shorty's

Honorable Mention: Cottage Day Care Best Toy Store Leapin' Lizards Toy Company Wonderland Toy Shoppe

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Best Children's Clothing Stone Soup Hopscotch Kids

s a single parent of an almost-five-year-old, I know how agonizing it can be to find top-notch childcare. So here ya go, parents: Whether you’re looking for just a couple weekdays sans kiddos, or you’re virtually in need of a pseudo-mom, Westside Shorty’s tops our list for outstanding childcare. Open year-round for children ages three to seven, the state-licensed preschool stands out with its ADD-friendly “rotating schedule,” keeping the little shorties on their toes with age-tailored manipulatives, outdoor playtime and an arts & crafts room guaranteed to expose your child’s inner Jackson Pollock. Did I mention hearty meals are provided? And the qualified folks at Westside Shorty’s love what they do. Accustomed to seeing some children more than 50 hours a week, the staff truly strives to encourage individuality, enhance social skills and basically offer a one-bighappy-family second home for your sweet pea (in a non-“The Hand That Rocks the Cradle” kind of way). (TT)

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hen you’re getting a piece of art riveted onto your body that’s going to last the rest of your life, there’s no screwing around. Monolith Tattoo Studio gets that. That’s why they hire only the most qualified and talented artists. The shop's staff are versed in every aspect of tattooing, grey scale realism, traditional, color realism, Celtic tribal, portrait and more. Because it’s the Best of Central Oregon issue, we asked our readers to send in their best Bend-inspired tattoos and our winner is a sleeve by Ryan Osborne, one of the six full-time artists at Monolith. Hit up Monolith for your very own rendition of the smokestacks or a portrait of Mayor Jim Clinton. (BB)

Best Jewelry Store Silverado Jewelry Gallery Saxon's Fine Jewelers

Best Hair Salon Blue Star Salon Tangerine Hair Salon

Best Mani Pedi Tangerine Hair Salon Spa W

Best Barbershop Bond Street Barber Shop West Side Barber Shop

p o h S o o t t a Best T Monolith Tattoo Studio

Honorable Mention: Mum’s Tattoo Studio


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hile tattoos dedicated to fleeting human loves are often ill-advised, paying homage to a city is a far less risky proposition. That’s not to say a person can’t fall out of love with a city, but their new object of geographical affection isn’t likely to be jealous of the former lover. That’s why we sought out the best Bend-inspired tattoo. Oregon tats are common, so we hunted down something specific-Central Oregon references and symbolism. We found that work of permanent art on the arm of Joey Hayes, a 24-year-old manager and bartender at Sky High Brewing in Corvallis. That’s right, Hayes, whose entire right arm is an in-progress love letter to the city of Bend, doesn’t even live here. Though Hayes only lived in Bend for four years before moving to Corvallis, the city made a strong impression. “There is no better place in the world. When I moved there in January 2010, I instantly fell in love. The people are so nice and welcoming,” Hayes says. “I can go on and on.” But he needed a new perspective on life. So he packed up for Corvallis in 2013, making a point to bring a piece of Bend with him. The sleeve, by Ryan Osborne at Monolith Tattoo, features landmarks: the Sisters Mountains, Deschutes River and the Old Mill District, as well as flora and fauna, a cougar, an owl, and pinecones. He hopes to add a sunset over Sisters, and may include references to Bend’s beer culture before all is said and done. In the end, he hopes to come full circle. “I will open up a pub and it will be in Bend,” says Hayes, who worked for 10 Barrel before moving to Corvallis. “It's just a matter of when.” (ER)

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Thank You Central Oregon for voting us #1 Breakfast in Redmond 4 years in a row!

541-389-2465

THANK YOU CENTRAL OREGON FOR YOUR VOTES!

We Are Celebrating Our 30th Anniversary This July!

Open Every Day 7-3 • 124 SW 7th St., Redmond • onestreetdowncafe.com • (541) 647-2341

Thank you for supporting your local artists and for voting us

“The Best Gallery in Central Oregon” 103 NW Oregon Avenue Bend, OR 97701 541.306.3176 Open Every Day

www.redchairgallerybend.com

Red Chair was voted

Best Gallery

By Lise Hoffman-McCabe by The Source Weekly Readers

Soup Of the Day - TEQUILA! Hola! Nouveau Mexican-Peruvian Cuisine

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Honorable Mention:

Happy Dane's Quality Auto Repair Automotive Solutions

ll too often, the typical auto repair shop experience is anything but “happy.” For Bend drivers, that’s not the case at Happy Danes, a shop owned by Kaj and Michelle Larsen who are—you guessed it—a couple of happy danes. Kaj (pronounced “K-eye”) has been working on cars since he was 16 years old, when he came to the United States with his parents from Copenhagen. His wife Michelle, who also has Danish roots, admits that the shop name was a no brainer: “It’s true that 95

percent of the time we are in a pretty good mood!” With an emphasis on oneon-one communication and excellent customer service, Happy Danes has been under the hood on behalf of thousands of Bend customers for more than 31 years. Their philosophy is all about getting to know the person behind the wheel. You can always count on a personal connection with Happy Dane's technicians, who work hard to make their customers as happy as they are. (CH)

Best Bank Branch OnPoint Community Credit Union Selco Community Credit Union

Best Car Dealership Smolich Motors Kendall Toyota of Bend

Best Green Business Sunlight Solar Energy Brilliant Environmental Building Products


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Thank you Bend for making us one of your favorites!

THANK YOU C.O. FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND VOTING US BEST THAI FOOD ONCE AGAIN!

Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner! GOODLIFE BEERS ON TAP! LLC

Happy Hour 2:30 - 6:00 every day

2754 NW Crossing Dr, Suite 102 ( Across from La Rosa ) • 541.647.6911

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT AND FOR VOTING US BEST ITALIAN, CENTRAL OREGON

A Truly Thai Experience is here in Bend.

Catering Available Delivery Available on bendtakeout.com 550 NW Franklin Ave Suite 148 (Entrance on Bond St.) | 541-647-6904

open at 8 everyday of the year serving breakfast all day every day.

541-306-6825 1444 NW College Way, Bend, OR 97701 Tuesday - Saturday 5:00 - Close

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Best Realtor Christie Glennon, Bend Premier Real Estate Shelly Hummel, Coldwell Banker Morris Real Estate

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Best Consignment Furniture Deja Vu Interiors Redeux

Iron Horse Antiques

Best Garden Store Eastside Gardens Bend Indoor Gardening Station

Honorable Mention: Pomegranate Home & Garden

Back To School Tent Sale

Everything $49 or Less. (Including Sale Denim)

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Thursday Aug. 14 - Saturday Aug. 16th

VANILLA

Our sincere thanks Central Oregon for making us your favorite Men’s and Women’s Clothing Store!

www.vanillaurbanthreads.com • 541.617.6113 • 661 SW Powerhouse Dr. Ste. 1302 In the Old Mill across from Regal Cinema


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Best Radio Station 92/9 FM Local Independent Wild 107.7

y t i l a n o s r e P o i d Best Ra Kris Arnold, 92/9 Local Independent

Best TV Personality

Honorable Mention: Dave Clemens, The Peak 104.1

Bob Shaw, KTVZ Matt McDonald, KTVZ

Best Blog Hack Bend Hyperbole & a Half

Best Art Gallery Red Chair Gallery Mockingbird Gallery

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lthough not old enough to attend concerts during Detroit’s musical heyday—from Motown’s catchy R&B to the proto-punk of The Stooges—Kris Arnold’s hometown still has left its mark on her music sensibilities. With long, spiky blond hair, Arnold strongly resembles '70s punk diva Debbie Harry, and she admits, she likes her music “Down and dirty gritty.” Certainly her popular mid-day show often draws from bands that are as abundant in noise as in talent. Arnold arrived on the west coast, working for Atlantic Records, before migrating to Oregon. With radio experience on a college station—and a down-to-the-DNA love for

music—Arnold was soon volunteering on KPOV before being tapped by 92/9 for a full-time job. In many ways, the radio dial in Bend is about as far from southern California’s corporate-managed music industry that Arnold could get—and, for that matter, with 90 percent of the radio stations in America owned by large media corporations like Clear Channel, Bend is a holdout, with almost all the stations owned locally, including 92/9 with an independence that translates into a great deal of creative latitude and freedom for the deejays. Speaking about the owner of 92/9, Arnold exclaims, “He just lets us fly.” The result is a style that is simultaneously laid-back, yet passionate—and clearly roundly liked by listeners. (PB)


Best Brother/ Sister Writers

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rowing up in Central Oregon offers plenty of material for creative writers. Just ask Benjamin Percy and his little sister Jennifer, both of whom have made names for themselves among American Literati. Ben, who describes himself as a “side-burned, growly voiced author,” has set much of his fiction in and around Bend — including his most recent horror novel (and part one of a werewolf trilogy) “Red Moon.” “It’s an amazing place,” says Ben, of the home his family built in Tumalo. “My childhood gave rise to lots of stories. When my mind opens up, that’s the place it goes. I’m eager to put my grateful stamp on it.” “Red Moon”, which Percy is currently adapting for a Fox TV series, offers a delightful, if grisly, view of the rugged landscapes we all know and appreciate. However, it’s his earlier short fiction that truly puts Central Oregon in the literary spotlight. In his award-winning collection, "The Language of Elk," Percy describes the dry side of the Cascades, “Where the wind blows in heated gusts, like the breath of a big animal.” It’s a familiar feeling for Bend residents this summer. His younger sister Jennifer, who followed him through the prestigious Iowa Writer’s Workshop graduate program and into a career writing nonfiction, recently published "Demon Camp," an examination of the dark path out of post-traumatic stress that many soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan have experienced. On the surface, her work is wildly different from her older brother’s—speculative fiction vs. long form reportage—but both push the boundaries of society, and ask us to take a hard look at the world as we know it, and the fears we face. (CH)

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t s o H w o h S Best Variety

Best Band Larry and His Flask MOsley WOtta

Best Nonprofit Humane Society of Central Oregon Bend Spay and Neuter Project

Best Fundraiser The Tower Theatre Presents Bend Follies Bend Spay and Neuter Project Furball Luau

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hanan Kelley pointed out that naming her best variety show host is like saying she’s our favorite only child. She’s the one-and-only variety show host in town, and with her team of expert humorists, musicians and film crew, she’s been putting together live episodes of The Night Light Show at Tin Pan Theater for the past eight months, a concept that took shape in just two days with Kelley’s vision and a little help from her friends. “We wanted to make people laugh,” explained Kelley. “To bring people together and to come to Tin Pan and bring more energy to that space, expose it to a wider audience, and feature people doing cool stuff. I have a lot of friends doing amazing things.” For the uninitiated, the Night Light Show is a variety program somewhere between Johnny Carson and Saturday Night Live. Kelley hosts the show, conducting interviews with local business owners and cultural masterminds, and she shines in hilarious film and live skits and serves as a general emcee introducing comedians, musicians and other uniquely Bend guests. Kelley hopes that bringing the community together in this fun, monthly format (now streaming online!) will help to build connections in the community and entertain Bend in a new format. “This is a unique platform,” said Kelley, “an alternative to the newspaper or the TV news. Bend is small enough where we can actually do something, and have a life that leaks over and helps everyone around us.” (BB)


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Best Staycation Destination Sunriver Resort Elk Lake Resort

Best Golf Course Tetherow Widgi Creek Golf Club

The Oxford Hotel

Honorable Mention: McMenamin's Old St. Francis School

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local fixture for more than 30 years, Hutch’s Bicycles has grown alongside Bend’s bike culture. When Jim Lewis—who has worked with bikes since he started building them in his garage at age 9 and has never been employed by any other company—was tasked with opening the first of two Bend shops on the eastside in 1981, he quickly inserted himself and the shop into the local cycling scene. Hutch’s General Manager Mike McMackin says Lewis started the noon ride, a 90-minute (and typically 30-mile) lunchtime race that was, from the 1990s through 2000s, a benchmark training ride in the state. Though participation has trickled down to a handful each weekday, McMackin says they once joked it was the only 300-day stage race. “There’s no apologies on the noon ride,” McMackin, who has been with Hutch’s for 25 years, recalls. “It’s only cordial till you get to the end of the parking lot.” As Bend has become a destination not only for outdoor enthusiasts, but also for families raising children, Hutch’s has kept pace as a family-friendly shop. McMackin points out that not all bike shops sell children’s bicycles, but at Hutch’s they are a highlight. And, he adds, the staff tries to treat customers like family, too. “Our customer service doesn’t just span years or decades, it spans generations. People still come in and tell us they bought their first bike in Eugene in 1962,” McMackin says. “You can buy bikes anywhere. Service is really the only game we have.” (ER)

Best Ski/Board Shop Skjersaa's Powder House Ski & Snowboard

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Honorable Mention: Pine Mountain Sports

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very type of athlete has a muscular calling card (think: swimmers’ sculpted lats, runners’ killer quads). For cyclists, it’s cut calves that call out to passersby—sinewy and strong as they pump the pedals. And while there is no shortage of impressive gastrocnemii (that’s Latin for “stomach of the legs”—fitting, since at their peak, they are the six-pack of the lower body) in Bend. But we have to give props to the gams of one 65-year-old bike mechanic with an awesomely alliterative name: Barb BohmBecker. Becker is modest about her oft-admired calves. Though she typically rides more than 100 miles per week and is currently training (on the trails and in the gym) for her first ever mountain bike race, she attributes her shapely legs to genetics. “Do you want to know the secret to getting great calves?” Becker asks. “To be short and have to reach the top shelf.” Becker, who has worked as a bike mechanic for Sunnyside Sports for more than 20 years, says she’s always gotten comments about her calves, but they weren’t always complimentary. And though they keep her from wearing heels much, she says that fact attracted her to counterculture—where she now happily resides with her short, pink-streaked locks. Despite her claims that her legs are merely a product of heredity, she isn’t resting on her laurels. Becker started working with a trainer last year and though everyone told her simply “maintaining” was a worthy goal for her age, she instead opted for two “impossible” goals. The first, which she has already achieved, was to serve as a guide for Central Oregon 500—five straight days of 100-mile-a-day rides. Next up: the Abomination Oregon Coast Gravel Epic on Aug. 23—a 73-mile, 10,000-footclimb race. She hopes to finish “before they take down the balloons.” (ER)

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3 YEARS IN A ROW! *

For voting us Best in Central Oregon for 3 years in a Row! The Source Weekly readers poll.

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ast fall, taxpayers voted on measure 9-94, a transient room tax increase that set aside funds to be distributed fairly among Bend’s arts organizations. Nice job, taxpayers. The opportunity to start a granting program for the arts that will potentially help to bolster tourism in shoulder seasons and winter months, diversifying tourism offerings and injecting Bend’s cultural assets with a much-needed syringe of cold hard cash is a huge opportunity, said Doug La Placa, CEO of Visit Bend. “Establishing public funding for the arts in Bend has been a long time coming,” said La Placa. “It’s exciting to finally have it in place.” Starting in 2015, any new or existing tourism programs will be eligible for grants: BendFilm, High Desert Museum, Tower Theatre, Deschutes Historical Society, music promoters, theater groups, public art curators, and beyond. “Establishing public funding for the arts says a lot about our community’s commitment to and support of the arts,” said La Placa. “It takes money to cultivate extraordinary communities, and money for the arts has always been Bend’s missing link.” (BB)

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Ariana R e s t a u r a n t

Fine Dining on Bend’s Westside 1304 NW Galveston Ave. Bend 541-330-5539 www.ArianaRestaurantBend.com

FOR LOVING WHAT WE DO!

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BEST CASUAL DINING HONORABLE MENTION

FOR BEST PUB MENU AND LUNCH Brother Jon’s Alehouse Est. 2011 Bend, Oregon

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aw, shucks. Thanks, y’all, for voting us “Bend’s Best BBQ” every year since we opened! Baldy’s-West

235 SW Century Drive

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he facilities at Juniper are remarkable, and so incredibly versatile—with slides and a splash parks pleasing for kids, and outdoor Olympic-length lanes for the serious athletes (and almost always a lane open!). But, dear teenaged Juniper lifeguards: Sitting outside all afternoon by the pool is what is known as a “cush” job. Please stop looking so sullen. Seriously, if you cannot find joy in a job that is about as challenging as a Jimmy Buffett song, you have a long road ahead of you. The rest of us are having a great time at Juniper. So should you! (PB)

Best Health Food Store Nature's General Store Whole Foods Market

Best Day Spa Spa W Jinsei Spa

Best Yoga Studio Namaspa Groove Yoga

Best Alt Health Prac. Dr. Azure Karli, N.D., Bend Naturopathic Clinic Dr. Michelle Sturm, Artemisia Naturopathic

Best Cosmetic Enhancement Bend Dermatology Clinic Exhale Spa and Laser Center

Best Exercise Studio Barre 3 Namaspa


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Honorable Mention: Level 2 Best Bar

Best Guys' Night

Velvet The Astro Lounge

Stars Cabaret Velvet

Best Live Music Venue

Best Date Night

Les Schwab Amphitheater Volcanic Theatre Pub

Zydeco Kitchen & Cocktails Ariana Restaurant

Best Girls' Night

Best Wine Shop

The Astro Lounge Velvet

Naked Winery Portello Wine Cafe

hile it’s a rare treat to be excused from my desk during typical happy hour hours (who gets off work at 4 pm?!), I’ve made the harddriven sacrifice to try just about every discounted eating and drinking scenario I could reasonably get my mouth around in Bend. As far as quality and bang-for-my-buck is concerned, the hands-down favorite is 900 Wall. A treat because on a lowly journalist’s budget, a full-scale meal that can easily run into the triple digits (don’t judge me, I drink a lot of cocktails) is out of my budget all but once or twice a year. The happy hour options at 900 Wall offer an airtight way to try a variety of options on the mouthwatering menu without wanting to throw myself off the restaurant’s delicately decorated balcony after looking at my check. Ranging from $1.50 for an oyster on the half shell, but not extending over $11, and running the gambit of delicious salads, fried green beans and even a pretty delightful burger, plus rare-for-Bend specialties like Carpaccio, ceviche and chicken liver pate, uh…what was I saying? Now I’m just thinking about the delicious, delicious menu. Add a freshly squeezed greyhound or a glass of totally not box wine for just $5-$6 and you’ve got an unbeatable meal at an unbeatable price. Happy hour is 3-6 pm daily. (BB)


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Honorable Mention: Buck Bales - D&D

Best Stiff Drink

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bartender for nearly 20 years, Cori Hamilton first started at Monet’s Garden, a popular bar that she launched in the 90s. “It was originally a way to pay my way through school,” she explains. “Then I realized the schedule, co-workers, creating cocktails and friends that I make in this business are exactly what I need in my life, and I love them and it.” That has kept Hamilton in the business—and, in 2009, she opened the popular downtown Velvet, a

The D&D Bar and Grill The Dogwood Cocktail Cabin bar that both exudes urbane cool and rustic charm, a mix that draws from her personality as both the owner and popular bartender. “I think the key to being a memorable bartender,” she explains, “is mostly to make friends with your customers, and get to know them. To remember their name and their favorite cocktail when they walk in the door. I hang out with my customers on a daily basis and they become a part of my life,” she says, joyfully adding, “which I enjoy.” (JR)

Best Margarita Hola! Nouveau Mexican Peruvian Cuisine La Rosa Authentic Mexican

Best Bloody Mary The Victorian Cafe CHOW


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No Quit Wit

Best IPA Boneyard, RPM Deschutes, Fresh Squeezed

Best Dark Beer Deschutes, Black Butte Porter 10 Barrel Brewing, S1nist0r Black Ale

Best Light Beer GoodLife Brewing Company, Sweet As Cascade Lakes Brewing Company, Blond Bombshell

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decade ago, Gary Bonacker, Sunnyside Sports co-owner and mountain bike pioneer who spent the '70s and '80s bombing around Mt. Bachelor on a clunky bike, hit perhaps his hardest obstacle yet: He was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. But Bonacker, now 60, went through chemotherapy and survived with his wit, charm and dedication intact. As well, ever the pioneer, he founded the popular cycling race, Tour des Chutes. To commemorate Bonacker’s fighting spirit, Worthy brews a special beer each summer in conjunction with the Tour des Chutes. The Source's beer reviewer Thom Pastor comments that “The beer in honor of Gary couldn’t be more fitting—very approachable; a crowd pleaser.” A Belgian-style wheat—a Witbiers, to be precise—No Quit Wit is a great summer beer—low alcohol, bright carbonation, and a touch of sweetness. (PB)

Boneyard, RPM GoodLife Brewing Company, Sweet As

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Tuesday Evenings

7-9 pm in our Lovely Biergarten

Aug. 19 Down North Aug. 26 Ayron Jones and the Way Sept. 2 Mark Sexton Band

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f you like buttes, then you live in the right place. Bend is surrounded by hundreds of them. Between Pilot Butte and Newberry Crater 22 miles to the south, there are more than 70 cinder cones that rise 100 feet in height or more. One of my favorites is Luna Butte, located 15.5 miles south of Bend. From the air, it looks like a sleeping dragon, its back rising 600 feet above the forest floor and long tail gently curving to the north. Unlike most buttes along the north flanks of Newberry Crater, Luna Butte is nearly treeless along its ridge (due to the 18 Fire of 2003), so the views from the top are worth the climb. There aren’t any official trails up Luna Butte, but it’s best to start from the south side and head up the volcanic scree covered in a patchwork of manzanita, scrub brush, and determined gnarly trees. To get there from Bend, take China Hat Road south to Swamp Wells Road, heading south 3.9 miles to the junction with NF-9714. If the road is good, you can continue 0.8 miles east to the base of the butte. Kolby Kirk is currently writing a hiking guidebook to the buttes in Central Oregon. www.hikeyourbutteoff.com (KK)

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Thank you Central Oregon for voting us Best Bar in Redmond! We W couldn’t couldn’t have hav a e done it av without you!

SMALL PLATES. BIG FLAVORS.

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checking • savings • loans • credit cards • business services Bend downtown Bend South 950 nW bond ST. 61276 S. hWy 97, STe 100 541.749.2240 541.749.2230

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d n o m d e R f o t Bes One Street Down Cafe The Original Pancake House

Best Lunch

Best Cheap Eats Szechuan Super Burrito

Best Bar

Diego’s Spirited Kitchen Madeline’s Grill and Steak House

Red Martini Wine Bar and Grill Lifeline Taphouse

Best Fine Dining

Best Coffee Shop

The Brickhouse Steak & Seafood Diego’s Spirited Kitchen

Green Plow Coffee Roasters Dutch Bros. Coffee

s r e t s i S f o t s e B Best Fine Dining: Jen's Garden Honorable Mention: Three Creeks Brewing

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ike many businesses in Sisters, the quality and sophistication at Jen’s Garden far outpaces what is commonly expected in a small town. One of the finest and best-thought-out restaurants in Central Oregon, if not the state, Jen’s Garden nestles cozily into two rooms of a French country house—and, of course, spills over into a comfortable outdoor space, the “garden” in the namesake. The food is consistently succulent and detailed, with homemade maple syrups drizzled on halibut cheeks with, of course, home-cured bacon chunks and, generally, a menu drawing inspiration from French cuisine. But its also open-minded and versatile enough to consider decadent and clever options, like summer salad piled with crispy bites of asparagus and plump snap peas, and salmon-cured wontons. The wine list is a well-curated collection of hardy French selections, Australian Malbecs and Willamette Valley pinot noirs. Berets off to Jen! (PB)

Best Lunch The Depot Café Angeline's Bakery & Cafe

Best Cheap Eats Sno Cap Drive-In Depot Deli

Thank you Central Oregon for letting us know the person behind the wheel and voting us this years best— of the best! 233 S.e. 2nd St. Bend, Or 97702 541-382-8555

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juniper swim & fitness center:

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We’re proud to be your favorite place to get fit, swim and have fun! Thanks for voting Juniper Swim & Fitness Center as the “Best Health Club/Gym” in Central Oregon for eight years running, cycling, swimming and working out! Juniper Swim & Fitness Center 800 NE 6th St. in Bend (541) 389-7665 www.bendparksandrec.org

Thank You

for Naming Dutch Bros. Best Drive-Thru Coffee

Best Breakfast Angeline's Bakery & Cafe The Depot Café

2014

5 years Running

Best Bar Three Creeks Brewing Hardtails Bar & Grill

Best Coffee Shop Sisters Coffee Company Dutch Bros. Coffee

Planting Roots in the Central Oregon Community for 10 Years

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Best Lunch: Sunriver Brewing Company Honorable Mention: Café Sintra Sunriver

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unriver Brewing Company reflects the style and sensibility of the city it calls home—easygoing, approachable and fun. Serving as much of a centering point for the town as anywhere else, the brewpub has recently expanded its production facilities, a measure that says a lot about its popularity and aspirations. Its beers are fun and dedicated to the place from where they come, both in terms of geography and genealogy—like the “Lazy River Lager” and “Grandma’s Original Ale.” (A side compliment: Although a beer as well as a book shouldn’t be judged by its label, Sunriver Brewing’s have some of the most playful and artistic labels in the business. (PB)

Best Breakfast Café Sintra Sunriver Meadows at the Lodge at Sunriver Resort

Best Fine Dining Meadows at the Lodge at Sunriver Resort Marcello's Cucina Italiana

Best Cheap Eats Blondie's Pizza Big Belly Burger Deli

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