Seems like you can’t go a day around here any more without hearing news of a new restaurant planned, but I notice that two of them actually, you know, opened: The Bungalow Grille and Celina’s Gourmet Latin Bistro.
(No, I haven’t been to either one.)
The Bungalow Grille is the new place up north in the Cascade Village Shopping Center, serving up "tropical" themed food. Apparently they also offer free valet parking, which for some reason amuses me greatly.
Judging by the menus on their website (if you can navigate it; they’ve taken a stuff-it-all-into-a-single-page approach which is rather unusable), they’re on the expensive side. Other than that, I haven’t heard anything else about them.
The only details I know about Celina’s is what appeared in today’s "Small Bites" in the Bulletin:
The owners of El Caporal opened Celina’s Gourmet Latin Bistro on May 9 on Bend’s east side. Chef Francisco Simental prepares soups, salads, appetizers, and entrees in the $14 to $17 range. Dishes include Talla (pan-seared salmon marinated in New Mexico chilies) and Francisco (chicken breast stuffed with pineapple, served in a creamy coconut sauce). Celina’s space was previously occupied by Puerto Alegre. Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day. 547 N.E. Bellevue Drive (off 27th Street), Suite 109, Bend; 318-7567, www.celinasbistro.com.
You’ll note, however, that the website address they give only points to a Register.com landing page.