Walla Walla is well-known for its many wineries and restaurants, but it’s also home to several fun and unique breweries. Alongside our thousands of acres of vineyards, the valley has a long history of wheat agriculture that goes back for generations and supports a growing community of craft brewers. Enjoy a relaxed afternoon with a…

Traveling to our Valley this summer? Bring your family! With sports, music, theatre, history, culture, and education, Walla Walla provides plenty for families with kids of all ages. As our community gears up for summer break our businesses, nonprofits, and facilities gear up for family fun! Grab your glove and head to the ballpark for…

By Kirsten Telander If you ever want to pretend you have a private chef in your own villa, make a reservation at The Vine Fine Dining at Cameo Heights Mansion. But don’t worry about booking the Chef’s Table. Chef Nathan Carlson is front and center, and even served a couple of our courses to us…

By Kirsten Telander Cugini Italian Import Foods celebrates its 10th year in business in April, and things have never looked more favoloso for this unpretentious little gem. Cugini was voted Best Gourmet Grocery in the Walla Walla Valley for the second year in a row. Owner/chef Chantelle Martuscelli is the only one east of the…

By Kirsten Telander You know spring has sprung when you see ramps on a menu, am I right? O.K., so it’s not your every day ingredient, nor would you expect to find it on a menu of a restaurant called Public House 124 unless it was deep fried and served with ranch dressing. But there…

By Andrew Holt Meet the Willy Wonka of Walla Walla: Paul Jenes, a mild mannered version of Roald Dahl’s famous classic candy character. Although the University of Washington grad does not possess the flamboyance of Mr. Wonka, his passion for making life much sweeter for the world, and particularly the Walla Walla Valley, is just…

By Kirsten Telander   I wrote about Saffron Mediterranean Kitchen for Northwest Palate several years ago, and at the time, I thought Chef/Founder Chris Ainsworth was bonkers: In the course of a year, he had moved to Walla Walla, opened Saffron, then opened Pho Sho, got married, and bought a house. I waited for his reality-show-worthy…