Taste This! – Dump City Dumplings

For years, the Dump City Dumplings cart has been a late night fixture at the corner of Bond and Oregon in downtown Bend on Friday and Saturday nights.

For this week’s Taste This culinary adventure, brought to us by Newport Avenue Market, Donna Britt stops by the permanent Dump City location on Southwest Upper Terrace Drive in Bend and samples some of the new menu items.

Thanks to Dan for sharing his food and showing us around. Dump City Dumplings is at 384 Southwest Upper Terrace Drive, downtown late nights Friday and Saturday and online at DumpCityDumplings.com.

A big thanks to Newport Avenue Market for giving us the resources to take these weekly culinary adventures.

Taste This! – Brown’s Basics Bakery and Eatery

For this week’s culinary adventure, Donna Britt takes us to Brown’s Basics Bakery and Eatery, a small batch bakery whipping up some family recipes in Bend.

A special thanks to our sponsor, Newport Avenue Market, for giving us the time and resources to bring you this delightful culinary feature each week. Life is short. Eat good food.

Taste This! – Plantd Cafe + Marketplace

This week, Donna Britt discovers how two women are sharing their passion for holistic nutrition, making fresh nourishing food, convenient and budget friendly through their company, Plantd Cafe + Marketplace.

Thanks to Newport Avenue Market for giving us the resources to take weekly culinary adventures. Life is short. Eat good food!

Taste This! – Strictly Organic

For this this week’s culinary adventure, Donna Britt learned from Rhonda Ealy and Richard Steffensen, owners of Strictly Organic, about the process of roasting coffee beans at and how that roasting affects the flavor.

Strictly Organic coffee shops are located in Bend, Oregon at Bond and Arizona and in the Old Mill District.

Thanks to Newport Avenue Market for giving us the resources to take weekly culinary adventures. Life is short. Eat good food!  

Taste This! – Fresh Fish at Newport Avenue Market

For this week’s Taste This!, Donna Britt learns about the fresh fish in season this spring. Newport Avenue Market‘s Chris Alcorn shows her how the big fish that are arriving at the store now are turned into fillets you can take home and eat. 

Donna says if you’ve never tried Copper River salmon, now is the time!

Thanks to Chris and the crew for teaching us about fish.  A special thanks to Newport Avenue Market for giving us the resources each week to take you on these culinary adventures. Life is short.  Eat good food! 

Taste This! – The Twist Cocktail Catering Company Shrub

For this week’s Taste This!, Donna Britt learns how to make a very interesting concoction that you can drink. Stephanie Stroup, owner of Twist Cocktail Catering Company, invited Donna into her kitchen and they started shaking things up!
 
Whether you want a cocktail, or a mocktail, Donna says making a shrub really is as easy as Stephanie makes it look and whether you add alcohol or just sparkling water to them, they’re quite delicious! 
 
Thanks to Stephanie for showing us how to make shrubs.  A special thanks to Newport Ave Market for making it possible for us to take you on these culinary adventures each week. Life is short. Eat good food!

Taste This! – Holm Made Toffee

For this week’s Taste This!, Donna learns about toffee making on a culinary adventure with Holm Made Toffee.

Thanks to Donna and Randi for showing us around and taste their toffee, which you can pick up at grocery stores and shops all over Central Oregon. Look for them at Farmers Markets at NorthWest Crossing, Downtown and on the East Side and online anytime at holmmadetoffee.com.

Thanks to Newport Avenue Market for telling us about Holm Made Toffee and for giving us what we need to take this culinary adventure every week. Life is short. Eat good food. 

Taste This! – Drake and Washington Restaurants

Our favorite foodie, Donna Britt, is back with us for the latest edition of Taste This! This week, we have a double play as she visits the Drake in Downtown Bend and Washington in Northwest Crossing with the fellow who owns both places.

Join Donna as she experiences the philosophy behind these two popular places and tastes their yummy food–and of course, a couple of their handcrafted one-of-a-kind drinks!

Thanks to Ted Swigert for taking the time to show us around and to the entire staff at Drake and Washington. A special thanks to our sponsor, Newport Avenue Market, for giving us the time and resources to bring you this delightful culinary feature each week. Life is short. Eat good food.

Taste This! – Brother Jon’s Alehouse

In this edition of Taste This!, Donna heads to Brother Jon’s Alehouse in Downtown Bend where she learned about an unusual thing to eat with Chef Josh.

The next time you happen to bop into Brother Jon’s Alehouse, or happen upon some squid ink at the grocery store, keep an open mind, and eat something new!

Thanks to Chef Josh and everyone at Brother Jon’s Downtown Bend on Bond. A special thanks to our Taste This! sponsor, Newport Avenue Market, for giving us the time and resources to do a little food adventuring each week here on Central Oregon Daily. Life is short. Eat good food.

Taste This! – Volcano Veggies

In this week’s Taste This!, Donna tastes veggies from an indoor, in-town farm run by the Sbarra family. These delicious greens are organic and locally grown with love, as Shannon and Jimmy like to say. We thank them for their time and for their veggies, which you can find at Newport Avenue Market. For more info visit volcanoveggies.com.

A special thanks to our sponsor, Newport Avenue Market, for giving us the time and resources to bring you this delightful culinary feature each week. Life is short. Eat good food.