The Source staff's can't-miss happenings at the Bite of Bend this week
FRIDAY, JUNE 15
6pm — Bartender's Brawl – Watch local bartenders vie for the title of Best Bartender #inBend. Source Editor Nicole Vulcan and food writer Lisa Sipe will be at the judge's table, dutifully sippin' on all the clutch cocktails. It's a hard job, but someone has to do it...
8:30pm — Enter the Haggis band – Any band named after Scotland's most loved—and feared–dish—simply has to be seen. Plus, we'll be wrapping up the festivities at the Bartender's Brawl... so... let's party!
- A scene from the Bartender's Brawl prelims at Worthy Brewing May 7.
SATURDAY, JUNE 16
11am — Top Chef Competition, Round 1. Source food writer Lisa Sipe will be among the judges, tasting local chefs' awesome creations. See rounds 2 and 3 at 1 pm and 3 pm.
Bite Vendors — A big part of the Bite of Bend: Sampling the bites from local food spots.
Our picks for great bites: Scout Post (our 2018 Food Cart of the Year, in our Restaurant Guide), Duda's Aussie Meat Pies (check out our review of their brick and mortar at BendSource.com) and The Jerk Kings (winner of Best Food Cart in our 2016 Best Of readers' poll). But hey, we can't wait to try 'em all...
SUNDAY, JUNE 173:30pm — Top Chef Competition Finals. Who's the best chef in Bend? We'll be there to find out...