Speaking of branching out, Chef Timothy Garling has been doing a bit of that lately with his popular cooking classes at Jackalope Grill. Because of the strong interest in the classes, which feature cooking tutorials capped off by wine and food, Garling has been adding additional slots. The next class is slated for April 21. Classes are 6 pm Monday night at Jackalope. Cost is $50. 318-8435 to reserve a spot.
If you want to skip the cooking and go right for the wine, Blacksmith is offering Wednesday Tastings. The evening tastings are a bargain at just $10 and feature approximately eight wines. The event is MC'd by Blacksmith's in-house sommelier, Kevin Gilman, and will spotlight a different winery from week to week. Info and reservations, 318-0588.
Finally, Quick Bites still has our collective ear to the ground for news of Super Burrito's triumphant return to Bend. The new sign is up on the Columbia Bank building next to Alpenglow, but the beloved burrito joint still hadn't confirmed an official opening as of last week.