The nugget. (Sisters, Or.) 1994-current, May 27, 2015, Page 12, Image 12

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 The Nugget Newspaper, Sisters, Oregon
Slicks Que Co. returning to Sisters
Slick’s Que Co. is relocat-
ing its award-winning barbe-
cue restaurant back to Sisters
and is set to open sometime in
early June at 442 E. Hood Ave.,
the former site of Papandrea’s.
It’s a building that fits bar-
becue pretty darn well, accord-
ing to Slick’s owner Roy
Slicker. Slick’s was founded
in Sisters in 2009 but moved
to Bend.
“After doing business in a
really goofy location in Bend,
the city of over 500 active res-
taurant licenses, and growing,
and over 100 mobile licenses,
we began to question our san-
ity,” Slicker said. “While our
catering business has grown
rapidly in Bend and the sur-
rounding areas on a reputation
for having some of the best
authentic barbecue in Oregon,
we still had a yearning to be
back in Sisters.”
Slicker explained, “Then,
on March 18, the decision to
close the Bend location and
move back home to Sisters
came with sudden ease — but
not without a severe family
shock. My wife, Kim, went in
for a simple follow-up appoint-
ment for what she thought
was bronchitis and was told
she had Stage 4 lung cancer.
She has never smoked. The
only symptom was a cough.
The cancer is in both lungs,
liver, and some rib bones.
“After almost five agoniz-
ing weeks of tests, we are now
looking forward to a much
better outlook. Kim is a very
strong and positive fighter.
There has also been some
amazing progress in the fight
against many forms of can-
cer. Kim is extremely lucky
to be able to take a pill form
of chemo that targets just the
cancer mutation. It also has
side effects and we are all
being very supportive.
“With Kim’s cancer we
need to be closer to home,
closer to friends and closer to
where we should be. We’ve
come to realize through a
very serious, life-threatening
blow, that Sisters is where we
belong. I hope the community
will come, roll up their sleeves
and have some good barbecue
with friends and family, and
say hello to Kim.”
While our catering business
has grown rapidly in Bend ...
we still had a yearning
to be back in Sisters.
— Roy Slicker
Slick’s has received high
marks from foodies, industry
publications, and picked up
numerous awards for its prod-
uct line of barbecue sauces,
rubs, and wines. Slick’s has
also been listed consistently
as one of the “Best of the
Best Barbecue Restaurants
in America” by the National
Barbecue News.
For more informational call
541-549-4BBQ (4227).
Check out our new
outdoor walk-up
bar this weekend!
Sisters man involved
in Tumalo wreck
A 48-year-old Sisters man
was taken to the hospital on
Wednesday after a crash in
According to the
Deschutes County Sheriff’s
Office, at approximately 5:28
p.m., deputies responded
to a reported injury motor-
vehicle crash on Highway 20
West at 5th Street in Tumalo.
Dispatch reported two vehi-
cles were involved, with air-
bag deployment, blocking the
westbound lane of travel.
An initial investiga-
tion determined a Ford
Thunderbird, operated by
Jennifer Porter, 31, was trav-
eling eastbound on the high-
way and attempted to turn
left onto 5th Street, turning
into the path of a Honda Fit
traveling westbound being
operated by David Ransom
of Sisters. Porter failed to
yield the right-of-way to
Ransom before making her
turn and turned in front of
him. Ransom’s Honda struck
the passenger side of the Ford
The westbound lane of
Highway 20 was closed for
approximately 45 minutes
and traffic was routed around
the crash through Tumalo.
Both drivers were transported
to St. Charles Medical Center
in Bend with non-life-threat-
ening injuries.
Porter was issued citations
for driving while suspended
and for performing a danger-
ous left turn. Both vehicles
were towed from the scene.
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