I surprised my mom last weekend by showing up to celebrate her 60th birthday. I was able to get the front gals to cover my shifts, and Whitey pulled a double one of the days.
I really, truly love Bend, Oregon. I miss the views, the shopping, the restaurants (of course!) and my friends.
I don’t miss the traffic.
Seriously. The cars are overwhelming after living in Baker City for so long.
I went to lunch at the new 10 Barrel Brewing Company with my friends Shannon & Brian and their son, Ben.
They have roll-up garage doors so that even if you’re eating inside, you can enjoy the outside. And their patio is AWESOME!
The beer was delicious. We tried a sampler. Each. Be jealous.
A sampler of 10 two to three ounce pours was $10. Nice.
We started with the antipasto….
It was okay. I mean, how doctored can a simple appetizer plate be?
OK, that is, until I tried the salmon.
This was some of the best smoked salmon I’ve ever eaten. Shannon was nice enough to ignore it once she saw my rabid want for it. I asked our server what that “one particular flavor” was that I couldn’t place, then bet Shannon five bucks she wouldn’t be able to find out.
Sure enough, she came back with, “It’s a secret blend of spices, but he did say they use teriyaki, cracked pepper and mustard.”
Note to self: Must try to duplicate, ASAP!
We shared a pizza (I know, pizza? Really?) and it was good. I took some photos, but none were very worthy of showing to you. I prefer our crust more (shocker) but their use of cheese and toppings was very well put together.
I recommend getting the salmon antipasto, the S1nistor Black Ale, & the pulled pork sandwich (which was very good) if you’re ever at 10 Barrel.
more to come later