Editor’s Note: This Friday and Saturday beer drinkers from around Central Oregon and beyond will file into the Les Schwab amphitheater for the chance to sample craft beers from around Oregon and the Western United States as part of the 2010 Bend Brewfest. If you like beer, and we know that you do, this is simply The Place To Be this weekend as the hop-ified liquid goodness flows from the taps. In recognition of this great gathering of fermented malts, we’re offering a different kind of guide to the event. In a nod to March Madness, we’ve developed our own bracketology methodology for you to rate and compare the two dozen breweries on hand. The match-ups are beyond arbitrary (they’re in alphabetical order). So drink up and have fun filling out your brackets. We’re all winners when beer is the game.
While many of us are going to be slaving over stoves, stuffing, brining or the always fun deep-frying our butterball turkeys this Thursday, there are options for those who don't feel like sticking their hands in the cavity of a 20-pound bird or cutting up the neck to stew some gravy. For all of you who would rather have a skilled chef prepare your fixins, here's a list of restaurants serving Thanksgiving Dinner, courtesy of Visit Bend.