This week’s cheap eats


Dad knows best

A Prineville hometown favorite, Dad’s Cafe, offers delicious homemade pies and terrific burgers, plus much more. Stop in for the daily special: 1/2 cold sandwich, homemade soup and fries, and Dad will put it together special just for you.

Deal: $7.25

Dad’s Place

229 N. Main St., Prineville


The good stuff

Pick a sausage, any kind of sausage: rabbit, alligator, wild boar, smoked apple, a British banger, to name a few; pick two toppings from a variety of options and one sauce, such as the restaurant’s house-made chimichurri, and the staff at Bangers & Brews will nestle it into a soft bun for a satisfying if not outstanding sausage sandwich. Staff picks: Chicken basil, black pepper/garlic and hot andouille

Deal: $8.25 to $9.85, add fries for $2 to $3

Bangers & Brews

1288 SW Simpson Ave Suite A, Bend


Bag the deal

A bagel smeared with cream cheese and stacked with veggies offers an inexplicably satisfying a la carte lunch. Experiencing this is easy with a place like Big O Bagels, where there’s at least 20 types to choose from, including wheat everything, sourdough, poppyseed and jalapeno cheddar bagels. You can pick a suggested sandwich or build your own. Staff pick: a cold turkey with garlic and herb cream cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion and cucumber on a wheat everything bagel.

Deal: $9.45 with chips and a drink

Big O Bagels

61419 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend


Coloring in the pines

The Pine Tavern Restaurant has a deal for you. The historic downtown location offers a different lunchtime blue plate special Monday-Friday. Staff pick: salmon cakes with Sriracha tarter sauce and a house salad with lemon pepper vinaigrette (Friday’s deal).

Deal: $10.95

Pine Tavern Restaurant

967 NW Brooks St., Bend


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