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Walla Walla reflects on Gentlemen of the Road

Martina Pansze, A&E Editor

September 17, 2015

Anyone who's walked downtown in Walla Walla recently has seen the remnants of the Gentlemen of the Road event: Spray-painted logos, posters decorating the sides of buildings and British flags dot the sidewalk, leftover from the summer concert weekend that relied heavily on community support. The music...

Olive prepares for holidays with cooking classes

Olive prepares for holidays with cooking classes

Daniel Kim

November 20, 2014

November means many holidays are just around the corner, but it also means another year for Olive Marketplace and Cafe's annual Open Kitchen: Holiday Cooking Series. The series includes five classes, ranging from setting the Thanksgiving table to Valentine's Day desserts, and registration is almost full. ...

Wineries Offer Opportunities for Student Musicians

Vincent Warne

February 27, 2014

Wineries in Walla Walla are popular among tourists and locals for their artisan wine sampling, but there's another attraction to be found at wineries: music. Whitman students have been playing gigs around town at some of the local wineries, and they say it offers a nice change of pace. These winery gig...

Everything you need to know about to-die-for iced coffee

Rose Woodbury

August 11, 2012

Today I'm going to talk about one of my all-time favorite summertime beverages: cold-brewed iced coffee. I'm not talking about pouring regular coffee over ice and calling it a day. I'm talking about the glorious, chocolatey-silk tasting iced coffee. The nectar of coffees. This isn't your give-me-some-caffeine-because-I-have-to-wake-up...

Sweet Onion Restaurant Week comes to Walla Walla

Josh Goodman

July 11, 2012

Diners at Walla Walla restaurants are in for a sweet treat this week––a sweet onion treat, that is. July 9 through 15 is the first annual Sweet Onion Restaurant Week, an event meant to highlight the variety of ways to prepare Walla Walla's signature crop and draw customers both locally and from arou...

Walla Walla offers up variety of pizza choices

Olive (top, bottom) and Big Cheese's pizza (left, right) side by side. Credit: Brandon Fennell

Sean McNulty

February 3, 2011

Cheap greasy food has always been popular with college students, and pizza fits that bill perfectly. There's more than one pizza joint around Walla Walla where Whitman College students can go to get their fix. This guide to the major pizza joints downtown will help students decide where they might want to eat. Big Cheese Pizza Big Cheese delive...

Walla Walla provides local gifts

Nate Lessler

December 2, 2010

With only two weeks left before the end of the first semester, it's time for students to start thinking about gifts for the holidays. Below, The Pioneer provides a list of the top eight local shops to check out for holiday gifts: all within just a very short distance of campus. 1. Bright's Candies...

Fresh from scratch treats worth tasting at Walla Walla restaurants, cafés


October 21, 2010

Dessert options at Walla Walla restaurants offer a pleasant alternative to a full course meal for students and parents desiring a morning treat, afternoon pastry or a late-night dessert. The Colville Street Patisserie, Whitehouse-Crawford, and Cookie Tree Bakery and Café present an assortment of dessert...

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