Chow Ciao

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



Chow is a restaurant specializing in sustainable food…


…talk about local – there’s the garden!


Inside things were quiet


We sat where the action was –



I wanted one of everything off the menu!


Decided to share the Warm Multi Grain Salad with Abe…


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


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


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



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


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:


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


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!!!!!!

  • VeggieGirl

    Welcome back! :)

  • livinglearningeating

    The food looks good!

  • 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!

    • Lynn at The Actors Diet

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

  • Cindy

    Very good commentary! Thanks!

  • 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 😉


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

  • Erika @ Health and Happiness in LA

    I love that mailbox!

  • neekoh

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