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An Unexpected Treat at Woodward Canyon’s Reserve House

July 26, 2012

By Kirsten Telander: Hosted in Wine, Food on Jul 26, 2012When Woodward Canyon built their Reserve House adjacent to their adorable Little House on the Prairie-esque tasting room, co-owner and General Manager Darcy Fugman-Small indulged me with a tour (her husband Rick is a wine pioneer, baker, and farmer). I promptly let her know, jokingly, that... Read more »

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Have it All at Public House 124

May 10, 2012

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... Read more »

Meet the Willy Wonka of Walla Walla

March 20, 2012

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 as... Read more »

Beyond Bread at Saffron Mediterranean Kitchen

March 15, 2012

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... Read more »

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Chuck Reininger: Winemaker and Outdoorsman Extraorordinaire

January 31, 2012

By Andrew Holt: Meet Chuck Reininger, passionate winemaker and passionate outdoorsman. Born and raised in Bellevue, Wash., Reininger calls the Walla Walla Valley home mainly due to his love of the outdoors, the region’s spectacular geography and rich history. The former mountain climbing guide says all of this passion is reflected in his wine. Hence,... Read more »

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