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Feeling the Heat: Blacksmith beer tasting rolls, Tour at Thump

The dog days are here and with the prevalence of new eateries in Central Oregon there are bound to be a few that succumb to



The dog days are here and with the prevalence of new eateries in Central Oregon there are bound to be a few that succumb to the heat of competition. Ernesto's is calling it quits after a decade of serving big portions of traditional Americanized Italian fare. The building that once housed a church and then Le Bistro (the popular French restaurant owned by Chef Axel Hoch) will hopefully be put to good use as another restaurant. On its second go around, Makahna's is reportedly going under and has closed the doors on its recently opened location on Galveston. Makahna's originally opened on Greenwood in the space currently occupied by Super Burrito.

Over on Newport, Kebaba has launched a line of Middle-Eastern food that will be appearing in the deli sections of local grocery stores. A traditional hummous, harrissa-spiced red pepper hummous, babaganouj (eggplant spread), and green salsa/hot sauce will be available at Newport Market, Riley's Market (in NW Crossing), Produce Patch, Whole Foods, Jackson's Corner (formerly Delaware Market) and Nature's. Kebaba has also added a rotating tap at the restaurant location that will feature seasonal and rare beers - Saisson du Pont will debut on July 15th and is perfect sipping while enjoying the new air conditioning.

Bend Fish Company is now serving sushi made to order or pre-prepared. A full menu is available and they are willing to make anything you can come up with. Jackalope continues with cooking classes by Chef Timothy Garling on July 20 as well as wine dinners with a Woman's Wine Tasting on July 28. In July, the Blacksmith plans to continue its popular $10 beer tasting session on Wednesdays. This month Thump Coffee will have artist Anne Hubler's quilts and fabric art, as well as launching the TradCap Hour where traditional cappuccinos are prepared for a mid-afternoon pick me up at half price. Also Thump has installed a temporary big screen tv and is showing a live feed from the Tour de France every morning. For those more interested in coffee than biking, Thump will host a Cupping (coffee tasting) on July 20 from 1:30-2:30. - LJR

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