Celebrity chef returns to Central Oregon


Last updated 5/2/2024 at 11:26am

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Brian Malarkey

Celebrity chef and restaurateur Brian Malarkey, who grew up on a ranch in Tumalo, and went on to create over 15 successful restaurant concepts in various cities, is returning to Central Oregon this spring, with his brother James, to open his latest vision, Hawkeye & Huckleberry Lounge in Bend.

Malarkey's roots run deep in Oregon, with his father's ancestors arriving on the Oregon Trail in the 1850s. Brian grew up on the Tumalo ranch where his mom, Lesley Day, founded the locally famous Chimps Inc., a sanctuary for rescued chimpanzees, which is currently Freedom for Great Apes.

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