This week’s cheap eats

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Pile it on

If you’re picky about pizza toppings, need a special crust and have a healthy appetite, MOD Pizza can satisfy all the above. Staff pick: Build your own 11-inch pizza

Deal: $7.97

MOD Pizza

20516 Robal Road, Bend,

458-256-3165

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110 NW Sisemore St, Bend

541-317-4151

A slice of Prineville

With 18 sandwich choices at The Sandwich Factory, it’s easy to find one to fit your mood or a craving. Staff picks: Baja (roast beef, mayo, green chilies and Swiss cheese served hot on sourdough) and Tuna Kicker (tuna salad with house made jalapeno relish, mayo, lettuce, tomato, avocado and cheddar on wheat).

Deal: $6.75 to $9.95

The Sandwich Factory

277 NE Court St., Prineville

541-447-4429

Want fries with that?

Cold weather and comfort food go well together. If your favorite choice is a juicy hamburger, Central Oregon’s award-winning burger joint is a good choice for lunch or dinner. A Bend Hamburger (1/3 pound burger with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle and special sauce) comes with hand-cut fries or a side salad.

Deal: $9.95

Bend Burger Company

1939 NW 3rd St., Bend

541-382-1914

Redmond Burger Company

249 NW 6th St., Redmond

541-316-5262

Thai this on for size

Sometimes Thai food cravings can’t be ignored. If you’re in Redmond when that happens, Thai O has an inexpensive solution: the daily lunch special, a stir fry (a different one everyday) served with Jasmine rice.

Deal: $7.50

Thai O Restaurant

974 Southwest Veterans Way, Redmond

541-548-4883

Hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4:30 to close (call before you go) Monday-Saturday.

A message in every cookie

Variety, sizable portions and a great deal are what you’ll discover at Lucky Fortune in La Pine. The daily lunch special includes egg flower or hot and sour soup, one of 31 entrees and steamed or fried rice. Staff picks: shrimp with garlic chili sauce, Buddhist vegetables and lemon chicken.

Deal: $5.95 to $8

Lucky Fortune Chinese Restaurant

16492 William Foss Road, La Pine

541-536-2288

Hours: 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday

A bird in the hand…

This food truck turned mostly brick-and-mortar restaurant offers a mix-and-match option for two people that’s bound to satisfy your appetite, and your desire to try more than one dish. Staff picks: Cubano and wilted kale and bacon salad.

Deal: $18 for four choices

Brown Owl

550 SW Industrial Way, Bend

541-797-6581

Hours: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

A flock of flavors

This two-restaurant chain (with locations in Bend and Springfield) makes the basic chicken wing and chicken tender experience more enticing by offering more than a dozen dipping sauces. Staff picks: buffalo lime cilantro, sweet chili garlic and damn hot.

Deal: $9.95 combos with chicken wings or tenders, fries or salad bar and a drink.

Chicken Bonz

143 SW Century Drive, Bend

541-728-0345

Hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Saturday

One, two, three

When a pizza joint and taproom opened at one of Bend’s newest hotels on the way to Mt. Bachelor, some people wondered why. Do organic and farm-fresh ingredients, vegan and gluten-free dining options and at least 18 Central Oregon beers on tap sound like a good fit to you? Staff picks: Greek salad, American pizza and Supersub sandwich.

Deal: Pick any three for $9.95 — pizza slice, 1/2 sandwich, side salad, a beverage or beer.

ZPizza Tap Room

1082 Yates SW Dr., Bend

(541) 382-2007

Hours: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday-Sunday

Warm fuzzies

The pub serves delicious sandwiches, burgers, salads and unusual appetizers. Staff picks: A Starter Salad in a wrap with fries, a Mideast Salad or soup of the day.

Dining deal: $8 to $10

Sunriver Brewing Co. Galveston Pub

1005 NW Galveston Ave

Bend, OR 97703

(541) 306-5188

Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Swell deal

Roller-skating servers will bring you tasty bargain burgers and shakes at this restaurant founded in 1968. Staff picks: Grand Daddy, grilled ham and cheese and double grand.

Dining deal: $4.25 to $9.25

Dandy’s Drive-in

1334 NE Third St., Bend

541-382-6141

Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday; 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday

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Wrap this up

Tacos, wraps and burritos filled with tasty combinations of vegetables, proteins, sauces and salsas. Staff picks: Club Wrap, Red Headed Step Child Wrap, Hefe’s Fish Tacos and Bombay Bomb Burrito.

Dining deal: $6.50 to $11

Parrilla Grill

Two Bend locations: 635 NW 14th St. and 706 NE Greenwood Ave.

541-617-9600

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Hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily (midtown); 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday (14th Street)

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PIZZA PERFECT

Enjoy a slice of cheese, pepperoni, vegetarian or the daily special pizza, all made with Shulers’ signature thin, cracker-style crust and served with a fountain drink.

Dining deal: $4 to $6

Shulers’ Pizzeria

442 East Hood Ave., Sisters

541-549-1960

Hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday; noon to 7 p.m. Sunday

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DRIVE-THRU THAI

This drive-thru food truck with friendly staff offers a rotating assortment of five to seven daily entrees, served with a side of rice. Staff picks: Red Curry Pumpkin Chicken and Stir Fried Thai Basil Beef.

Dining deal: $9

A Taste of Thailand

696 NE Greenwood Ave., Bend

541-815-0180

Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday

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SUSHI SAVER

Save on all the colorful sushi (and dessert) plates gliding by on the carousel during happy hour. Staff pick: Shrimp Tempura Roll.

Dining deal: $1.95 to $2.85

Sora Sushi

744 NW Bond St., Suite C, Bend

541-316-7050

3853 SW 21st Suite 109, Redmond

541-923-9867

Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday; All day Sunday

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JUMP START YOUR DAY

From the breakfast menu at this Sunriver hot spot, enjoy the hearty ham & Swiss omelet with sautéed mushrooms, toast and savory Sintra potatoes.

Dining deal: $10

Café Sintra

7 Ponderosa Road, Sunriver

541-593-1222

Hours: 7 to 11:30 a.m. daily

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FLYING HIGH

Head upstairs at the Bend municipal airport terminal for the Dawn Patrol Breakfast Sandwich. It features a toasted English muffin with a choice of bacon, ham, sausage, sliced chicken breast or pulled pork, plus a scrambled egg patty and cheese.

Dining deal: $7.50

The Pickled Pig BBQ & Cafe

63136 Powell Butte Highway, Bend

541-797-6136

Hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday; 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday; 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

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BOWLED OVER

Enjoy a traditional Japanese bowl filled with chicken curry or stir-fried garden vegetables and a special sauce served over white rice.

Dining deal: $10

Bend-O Bento Japanese Kitchen

1375 SE Wilson Ave., Suite 105, Bend

541-323-3357

Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday

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DELI-CIOUS

Grab a tasty meal and hit the road. This truck stop offers five deli combo meals with an entree, side and soda. Staff pick: deli sandwich with chips and bean and cheese burrito with potato wedges.

Dining deal: $3.25 to $7.99

Plateau Travel Plaza

215 NW Cherry Lane, Madras

541-777-2815

Hours: 24 hours, daily

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