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WEEKEND UPDATE COOS! AUGUST 24-26 BLACKBERRY ARTS!

Things to do around Coos County

FRIDAY

The Dale Inskeep Band / MOTC Downtown CB / Noon-1pm

ORCOAST Music Open Mic / ORCOAST Music / 5:30 pm

The Man Who Would Be King / Egyptian Theatre/ 7pm

Bobby Lindstrom & Elkhorn Express / 7 Devils Brewery / 7pm

Hollering Place Radio Show / The Dolphin Playhouse / 7pm $

Allison and Victor / Flappers Wine & Whiskey Bar / 7pm $

SATURDAY

BLACKBERRY ARTS FEST / DT Coos Bay / All Day

Steve Schieszer’s Illusion Show / Egyptian Theatre / 2pm & 7pm $

CRBQ / Blackberry Arts Fest / 2-4pm

Aurora / 7 Devils Brewery / 7pm

Hollering Place Radio Show / The Dolphin Playhouse / 7pm $

Allison and Victor / Broken Anchor (Bandon) / 8pm

SUNDAY

BLACKBERRY ARTS FEST / DT Coos Bay / All Day

Hollering Place Radio Show / The Dolphin Playhouse / 2pm $

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WEEKEND UPDATE COOS! JULY 27-29

Things to do around Coos County

FRIDAY

Che’s Lounge / MOTC Downtown CB / Noon-1pm

Brown Bag Lunch with Adam Stern / CB Library / Noon-1pm

Close Encounters / Egyptian Theatre/ 7pm $

Summer Luau K9 Fundraiser / Flappers Wine Bar / 6-10pm $

SATURDAY

Metaphysical Fair / Shark Bites Theater / 11am $

Little Ole Opry / LTOB / 7pm $

Responsible Punks / Broken Anchor (Bandon) / 7pm

Concert II OCMF / Marshfield Auditorium / 7:30-9:30pm $

Close Encounters / Egyptian Theatre/ 7pm $

Aurora / Coos County Fair / 4pm

SUNDAY

Little Ole Opry / LTOB / 2pm $

Close Encounters / Egyptian Theatre/ 7pm $

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WEEKEND UPDATE COOS! JULY 13-15

Things to do around Coos County

FRIDAY

Tall Ships / Coos Bay Boardwalk / 4pm

Happy Five / MOTC Downtown Coos Bay / 12-1pm

The Goonies / Egyptian Theatre/ 7pm $

SATURDAY

Saturday Patio Party / 7 Devils Brewery / 2-5pm

William Shakespeare Twelfth Night / Mingus Park / 4pm $

Tall Ships / Coos Bay Boardwalk / 4pm

The Good Lookers / Broken Anchor (Bandon) / 7pm

Little Ole Opry / LTOB / 7pm $

The Goonies / Egyptian Theatre/ 7pm $

SUNDAY

Little Ole Opry / LTOB / 2pm $

Tall Ships / Coos Bay Boardwalk / 4pm

Celtic Sing Along / 7 Devils Brewing / 4pm

William Shakespeare Twelfth Night / Mingus Park / 4pm $

The Goonies / Egyptian Theatre/ 7pm $

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Five Favs for Five ($5)

Coos Living is all about living the Coos County life… and this includes FOOD!

That said, we have been on the hunt since this past summer scouting various places to dine in an effort to prove it is possible to eat “delicious, affordable and local”!

This post is the first of more to come highlighting local Coos County cuisine. The following is a list of Five Favs for $5 or less that we have enjoyed and hope you do too.

1) Kim’s Oriental Market
We consider this the best kept secret in Coos Bay. Tucked away on 2nd Street (behind the Prefontaine murals) is this hidden little gem.

The Chicken Curry with vegetables and steamed rice for $5 is a generous portion of fresh stir-fry in a flavor packed yellow curry sauce. Calling all Curry fans whether you are local or passing through. This is $5 WELL… spent.

Currently open six days a week, you can enjoy this and other delicious menu options for lunch or an early dinner at the same price.

Kim’s is a perfect example of eating “delicious, affordable and local”!

2) Elkhorn BBQ
Well no secret here! Whether this Famous Food Truck is sitting in their permanent location on Hwy 101 South in Coos Bay’s Bunker Hill or found throughout the area at festivals, events and foodie gatherings one thing you can count on is Bodacious BBQ!

The Stuffed Avocado for $5 is a go to Fav for many. The reason why is this half avocado is loaded with Smokey Pulled Pork, Elkhorn BBQ Sauce and topped with a combination of cheese, bacon, lettuce, black olive and a feta dill dressing with a Cherry (Tomato) on top. BOOM!

This low carb masterpiece is an addicting example of eating “delicious, affordable and local”!

3) So It Goes Coffeehouse
Located in the heart of Downtown Coos Bay on Central Avenue is this quirky, offbeat and funtastical “Old School Coffeehouse”. You’ll find the artistic vibe carries on into the food.

The Holy Quiche for only $3 is a great way to start your day and because it is quiche it works for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Although they do make a variety to choose from, we enjoy the “guilt free” crust less veggie version made with cheese, onion and zucchini.

Whether you grab it on the fly or relax and enjoy the WiFi, you can always add a house cup of coffee for $2 and still be at $5.

So It Goes proves that you can eat “delicious, affordable and local”!
Groovalicious Righteousness!

4) Angelina’s Restaurant
Angelina’s may be new to the neighborhood but they are not new to amazing Mexican flavor. On Hwy 101 in Bunker Hill this simple location is all about the food and their daily specials were a “No Brainer” for our list.

What makes Angelina’s unique to this list is that they have not just one but several of their specials that are bold in taste as well as modest in price!

Tues. Fish Tacos, 3 for $4.50. ($1.50 ea.)

Weds. Mini Azada Tacos, 5 for $5.00. ($1.00 ea.) Steak

Thurs. Carnitas Tacos, 3 for $4.50. ($1.50 ea.) Pork

While our Go To is the Fish Taco special on Tuesday, the variety, quality and value make it just a little too convenient to become a regular. YUM

Get ‘em to go or dine in to enjoy complimentary chips, salsa and bean dip.

Three examples (South of the Border Style) of “delicious, affordable and local”! Olé!

 

5) The People’s Choice
Here’s where YOU come in Coos County Foodie Friends…

While writing this post we discovered that our #5 Fav raised their pricing and unfortunately are no longer a $5 item (hopefully we will be featuring them in the future because that was one dang good burger).

So, instead of delaying our first food related post, we decided to ask for your recommendations. Let us know your Fav’s for $5 so we can try them and pass them on.
Qualifications for this one is simple, $5 or less, delicious and LOCAL. This includes all of Coos County, from Powers to Bandon to Lakeside and all points in between.
Comment on this post or email us at info@coosliving.com.
We want to hear from you!

 

Future posting ideas include:
Best ten for $10. Featuring plates for $10 or under.
Excellent Entree’s $20 or less
Sweet Treat Challenge. Baked goods and desserts for the sweet tooth.
Clam Chowder ‘athon
Special Occasion/Date Night. Local Decadence.

We are looking forward to exploring more local food options and sharing your Favs Coos County.

“Delicious, affordable and local”

 

Note: Prices listed were current at the time of purchase and subject to change at the discretion of each establishment and do not reflect gratuity included.
*Coos Living encourages adding gratuity