The Cascade Range presides over an event staged on the finely manicured greens of the prestigious Broken Top Golf Club. Eighteen World-Class Chefs set up kitchens that flank a stage that hosts one of the country’s most innovative violinists.
Last week I pulled from every corner of my arsenal of clothing to combat the weather; ski jacket, shorts, rain gear, flip-flops and the requisite fleece, so I know that spring is here.
The long, warm evenings in Central Oregon once again herald the return of Twilight Ale, Deschutes Brewery's award winning summer seasonal. This hot weather quencher is available Memorial Day weekend through September in 6-packs, 12-packs, and on draft.
Growing up in the Midwest, I consider the hamburger to be the quintessential American food. When done right it displays the best America has to offer. It is opportunity for its economy and accessibility to all. It is thrift in that its meat is often a grind of cuts that are too small for steaks and roasts. The rich flavored beef comes from cattle fed on grains and grasses grown on windswept prairies and raised by cowboys. The vegetable set, a sweet-hot onion, crisp lettuce and a juicy tart tomato, is a complex delight harvested by farmers who settled this land.