Amy’s Ice Creams

Visit Amy’s   My choice was Belgian Chocolate, Frangelico, Sweet Cream with rainbow sprinkles

Maragas Winery

I almost passed by this hidden gem of a winery, actually I did a U-turn and went back to see about a tour and tasting.  I was no more than 30 minutes away from my final destination of the day to Bend and stumbled upon Maragas Winery in Culver, OR.  Little did I know I…

Crux Fermentation Project

I was pretty thorough with the pictures here, so I will let them tell the story for this cool brewery in the wonderful town of Bend, Oregon. Yummy.. 

Deschutes Brewery!

ONE of my all time favorites…tasty bar food and beyond.  Of course the beers were great–it is Deschutes after all!  It was so fun that I went to two different locations.  I checked out the brew pub and the brewery where I got plenty of souvenirs.  

Silver Moon Brewing

Silver Moon was a quaint brewery more centrally located in Bend–pretty plain and simple.  It was not my favorite but didn’t stay long to really get a good feel of it.  

IT IS Worthy

I do not have many pictures from here, but I didn’t want to leave this one out.  It has the best patio with a big open fire in the center with a bench encircling it to sit around and socialize over great beer.  Worthy is clean and perfectly crafted with abundance of room inside and out.  I really…

Boneyard Beer

Don’t let the garage casual brewery fool you as this was one of our top favorite craft breweries in Bend.  I really liked the “Fuego Rojo” for a nice zing of spice to the lips.  It’s difficult to find a great hot pepper beer, but I was in luck here.It is hard to beat a…

Cooking Creations with Wes

Some of the most amazing meals were made with Mr. Verdel–an amazing sous chef and dear friend. Every time we cooked together we would seek out a new recipe, go buy the freshest ingredients, and pair it up with a great wine (or curios cocktail). I ran across these photos, reflected a bit, and decided…

Austin wedding weekend

Where we stayed:  The Driskill in downtown Austin   The rehearsal dinner was amazing at Takoba    Out on the back patio (or more like in the backyard) at Takoba was a special arrangement set up to accommodate the private wedding party.   The beautiful wedding on Easter weekend at The Allan House   My…