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Atmosphere at nice restaurant ruined by local six-year-old

Illustration by Anika Vučićević

Elise Sanders, Milk Drinker

October 24, 2019

It seemed like it would be a nice, romantic evening to diners at restaurant Le Ratatouille last Sunday night. Things would quickly take a jarring turn for the worst when a couple brought their 6-year-old through the door. “It’s that same sense of dread of you feel when a baby gets on the plane,...

Walla Walla native returns home to build relationships through Wingman

Hannah Bartman

February 19, 2015

On the corner of Main and Palouse sits Walla Walla's first wings and beer restaurant: Wingman Birdz and Brewz. Owned by Brendon Mendoza, a born-and-raised Walla Wallan, Wingman has been open for roughly two months and aims to build a strong and loyal local culture. When I walked into Wingman to speak...

The Importance of Traveling with Like-Minded People

A canal in Venice.

Aleida Fernandez

February 10, 2014

My week-long trip to Italy started out as a disaster. Not only was our train to Florence canceled two times due to snow, but our first encounter with staff from the Austrian train company, Ã–BB, left a rotten taste in our mouths as they helped everyone but us get a refund. Our vacation was looking...

Relaxing fabulousness at the Whitehouse Crawford (on a budget!)

Rose Woodbury

July 26, 2012

Until last Sunday, I had only ever heard about the Whitehouse Crawford. I'd heard people say things like: "It was amazing," and "I've never eaten like that before," and "The olive oil ice cream is out of this world." Well, then obviously this restaurant is out of my league (I thought). I may have...

The Peach and Pear brings fro-yo to Walla Walla

Sean McNulty

November 18, 2010

For fifteen years, Beth Gennette owned a garden center in northern New Mexico. She moved to Walla Walla for a number of reasons: to live closer to her sister, explore the wine community and to start up a restaurant business. "I spend a few months just thinking and looking, and seeing, well, what this...

Relax and savor Walla Walla’s Creektown Café

Matt Manley

October 22, 2009

My father and I have a tradition of patronizing one of Walla Walla's many elite eateries every fall, and after much consideration settled on Creektown Café as this year's venue of choice. We soon learned why it is a local favorite. Creektown Café is located at 1129 S. Second Ave., a five-minute drive...

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