Chow Ciao

lunch - restaurant - salads - sandwich

Our flight back to Los Angeles wasn’t until 3:50pm, so we stopped to eat in Bend first

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Chow is a restaurant specializing in sustainable food…

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…talk about local – there’s the garden!

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Inside things were quiet

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We sat where the action was -

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I wanted one of everything off the menu!

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Decided to share the Warm Multi Grain Salad with Abe…

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…featuring black beans, olive oil, garlic, spinach + squeeze o’ lemon

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Also split the Happy Vegetable – Roasted Pickled Veggies, Savory House Made Cheese, + Olive Relish on Lavoy Brioche

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Sweet potato fries on the side – they were simultaneously crisp and mushy

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Cousin Rachel (the new bride) gave me a bite of her polenta – thick, like a pancake

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Chow makes incredibly good chow!

Our waitress was a total pro – navigating our table of 12 in the middle of a brunch rush. We made it to the airport with plenty of time, though RDM isn’t exactly as rushed as LAX:

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By the time we got back, it was almost 9:30pm. Dinner was a giant Pink Lady in the car

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All of us bathed (Julius included) and collapsed into bed. It’s good to be home!

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  • Natasha

    Welcome home!
    Will be sending some recipes for you and the nicknamed “HM” (hand model) – all pretty much vegan or vegitarian.
    Have a good rest and fab Tuesday.
    – Natasha

  • Natasha

    Sorry for the type o’s!!!!!!

  • http://veggiegirlvegan.blogspot.com VeggieGirl

    Welcome back! :)

  • http://livinglearningeating.wordpress.com livinglearningeating

    The food looks good!

  • http://www.therunawaymama.blogspot.com Jen

    What a fun trip. I love Oregon. Only been once but my gut tells me I should live there at some point in my life. BTW, I made the chickpea tomato soup you wrote about a little while back and it is amazing. So easy and so yummy. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    • http://theactorsdiet.wordpress.com Lynn at The Actors Diet

      wasn’t it great? that soup recipe’s a keeper

  • Cindy

    Very good commentary! Thanks!

  • http://www.pure2raw.com pure2rawtwins

    glad you guys are back safely, I left your coast Monday and had a horrible journey back here to the East coast, haha and now Lori is having a hard time getting back…oh the joys of traveling ;)

  • http://twitter.com/LeslieSarna www.LeslieSarna.com

    Welcome home! That restaurant looks fab! Wish there was one here :)

  • http://healthandhappinessinla.blogspot.com Erika @ Health and Happiness in LA

    I love that mailbox!

  • http://livelovela.blogspot.com neekoh

    What a cool concept! I love the decor too :)

    XXo,
    Neekoh