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Jump Start Your Holiday Shopping!

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Time to get in the Christmas Spirit with a visit to speciality gift shops full of wonders.

Yakima, WA

Fiddlesticks Christmas

Fiddlesticks Christmas

Jump start your Holiday shopping with a visit to Fiddlesticks Open House, Saturday November 8 . 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM Sunday November 9- 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Back by popular demand; Live Christmas music and some groaning comedy by local Accordionist Gary Malner. He plays on Saturday from Noon – 3 and on Sunday Noon – 4pm.

Fiddlesticks

Fiddlesticks

  • The magic of the holiday unfolds as Fiddlesticks bedazzles shoppers with beautiful displays and introduces Christmas 2014!! Refreshments, Live accordion music and specials! Free Ornament with any Purchase. Complimentary Chilled Cider and Dilettante Chocolate Truffles will be served! For more information call 509-452-7718

 

 

Ready to go a little Country for the Holidays?                         Visit Washington Fruit Place at Barrett Orchards for their Annual Holiday Open House! Saturday November 8 and Sunday November  9.  Enjoy samples and the County Christmas decorations and gift ideas. Every weekend in November this year they will be celebrating their 10th Anniversary. Don’t forget, they are your go to place for Coug, Husky and Seahawks 12thman items. Barrett Orchards offers jams, including sugar free, Chukar Cherries, Cougar Gold, Beechers & Steve’s smoked Cheese, Its all about Pretzels, Micks Pepper Jellies and more!

For gifts of distinction, visit the Shopkeeper in their newly remodeled space at 4001 Summitview Ave.2014-11-02 02.54.14

  • The large selection includes fresh floral arrangements from the in-store floral department and beautiful silks for a lasting touch. Enjoy numerous decorated Christmas trees with different themes, to inspire your home decorating and gift giving.

Cobblestones  gift shop, high quality gifts at value prices.

  • Find Heartwood Creek  by  Jim Shore, Snow Babies, Clothrique, Santas, Dept 56 collection, Halloween, Willow, Dickens Village, North Pole, New England, Christmas in the City, Alpine,  and  Snow Village, to name a few.

Stems in downtown Yakima, a wine shop full of unusual gifts and fine Yakima Valley wines for the wine lover.

  • Artistic serving platters, Riedel Glassware and wines from the valley, you will find the gift you are searching for. Check for special wine tasting events throughout the month. Interested in joining a book club? Stems offers a book a month club with discussion group get togethers.
Garden Dance

Garden Dance

Garden Dance in the Historic District railroad freight building.

  • Choose from an eclectic, funky mix of woman’s fashions, jewelry, scarves and accessories, garden-inspired antiques, loose teas, stationery, cards, and home decor.
  • Come for the Annual Holiday Open House with nibbles and libations. Check with Garden Dance for details. This is the place to find the perfect gift for a friend, family member or even yourself.

 

 

 

Chalet Place Mall

Chalet Place Mall

Chalet Place - On Yakima’s  west side visit Inklings Bookstore, sit outside in the nearby grassy area and enjoy a latte’, find your holiday floral table decoration at Gasperetti’s floral and visit the many shops nearby.

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Inklings Bookstore

Inklings Bookshop is more than a book store.

 

 

 

Washington Fruit Place at Barrett Orchards

  • Country farmhouse gifts from dishes, napkins, local spreads, jams, Coug and Husky gifts and more. Order a box of farm fresh apples to send to family for the holiday.

Yakima Valley Visitor Information Center (The VIC).

  • Local products and unique gifts, Yakima Valley Wines. Christmas Gift baskets of local products and wine you pick out are assembled and delivered, call 509-573-3388.

Naches, WA

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LaKat Gallery

LaKat Galley  offers  one of a kind handmade gifts.

  • Fine art photography, wood handicrafts, jewelry, from local artisans. Take advantage of coupons and special offers.

Union Gap, WA

Valley Mall and Valley Mall PlazaCheck out the over 80 stores. Don’t forget  to look for those Black Friday deals.

Toppenish, WA

The Yakama Nation Cultural Heritage Center gift shop offers unique Native America items and clothing. In downtown Toppenish,

The Amish Connection offers handcrafted items and gifts..

Sunnyside, WA

 

Silbury Hill Alpaca Store

Silbury Hill Alpaca Store

Silbury Hill Alpacas  is the place to go for genuine alpaca yarn. The on-the-farm store is full of new items for winter.

  • Alpaca Fiber Co-op, and items made from their own alpacas: sweaters, scarves, hats, gloves, blankets, children’s items, yarn, stocking stuffers, and more. Open Saturdays from 11a.m. – 3p.m.
  • Check out their Etsy Store for Alpaca Rugs.

 

 

 

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“Everyone Loves a Parade!”

Friday, April 25th, 2014

“Everyone loves a parade!” This is evident by the number of  parades in the Yakima Valley. Parades are an opportunity to meet up with neighbors, see our children march playing their instruments, marvel at the result  planning and cooperation that comes together to make a fun experience.  Best of all, is watching the wonder in the eyes of a child as the decorated floats glide by.

This is a list of the parades in the Yakima Valley. Many kick off community wide festivals and fairs.

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo

 

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HELD OVER-Cement Suitcase: Movie made in Yakima Valley

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

 

UPDATE March 13th: We are proud to announce that Cement Suitcase is doing so well at Yakima Cinemas that they are holding it over for ANOTHER WEEK. It outperformed That Awkward Moment, Endless Love, and About Last Night. So you’ve still got another chance to see it this weekend!

UPDATE: Back by popular demand!  March 7 – 13th. Daily screening of Cement Suitcase at Yakima Cinema.

Cement Suitcase, filmed in the Yakima Valley, which  premiered in Yakima on February 7th, will be back March 7th -13th  at Yakima Cinema.

The film tells the story of Franklin, the best wine salesman in the Yakima Valley. He discovers his girlfriend is cheating on him and accidentally befriends the “other man”. Valley residents will recognize the winery, with scenes filmed inside Airfield Estates Winery in ProsserThe River Ridge Golf Course in Selah, Northern Pacific RR Depot in Toppenish and Zillah Food Center are other film locations. There are also beautiful scenes of the Yakima Valley area, Washington’s Wine Country.

This is a feel-good comedy and feature debut of writer-director J. Rick Castañeda,  who is from the Yakima Valley. Staring veteran improv comic Dwayne Bartholomew as Franklin(pictured), TV personality Kristina Guerrero (E! News), who grew up in Sunnyside, Australian TV host turned actor Nathan Sapsford (MTVAustralia, Network TEN), and TV actor Shawn Parsons (Parks and Recreation, Torchwood). Apart from these  five parts, all the actors of the film were cast from Benton and Yakima counties.Franklin behind bar with Joel (1) (640x360)

The premiere was attended by writer-director J. Rick Castañeda, as well as select cast and crew from the area. There was also a Question & Answer or “Q&A” session after the screening with the cast and crew.

Movie Trailer on YouTube

 

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Dances with Films Festival (Los Angeles)

  • Audience Award – Competition Features

Ellensburg Film Festival

  • Best of Central Washington
  • Audience Award for Best of Fest

Gig Harbor Film Festival

  • Director’s Choice Award

Eugene International Film Festival

  • Best Narrative Feature

Official Selection at:

  • Big Bear Lake International Film Festival
  • Tacoma Film Festival
  • Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival
  • Seattle Latino Film Festival
  • Orlando Film Festival
  • Santa Cruz Film Festival

 

 

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New Snow! Time to Get Out the Snowmobile.

Monday, February 17th, 2014

The Yakima Valley is close to prime winter recreation areas.  Think miles of groomed trails through forest land. Snowmobilers, are you ready?  Joe Parsons, known for his snowmobiling expertise as a Winter X Games Gold Medalist, spent his early days on the numerous trails in Yakima Valley. In this video he tells about living in the Yakima Valley.

Winter has arrived, come and make the first tracks! Along the White Pass Scenic Byway, you will find  numerous snowmobile trails to choose from.  These trails are located 40 miles west of the city of  Yakima on Hwy 12.  Take  Tieton Road off Hwy 12  and turn left. If you are coming over the White Pass Scenic Byway from the west, take the Clear Lake exit off Hwy 12 to reach these trails.

These areas on Tieton Road are:

  • Tieton Airstrip-35 spaces and 66 miles of trails.
  • Fish Creek-5 spaces, 66 miles of trails.
  • Cold Creek-85 spaces, 66 miles of trails.
  • Pine Grass-5 spaces, 66 miles of trails.
Bear Creek Trail off Tieton Road -Take US Forest Service Road 1204, features 17 spaces and 66 miles of trails.
For Bethel Ridge/Soup Creek trails take US Forest Service Road 1305 off of Hwy 12.

The Washington State Parks winter recreation website page of  the  Greenwater/Yakima Area offers additional information on fees, maps and trail conditions as well as the Naches Ranger District website.

The popular local Yakima trails are Ahtanum Meadows and the Ahtanum Guard Station. Take the I-82 Exit 36 Valley Mall Blvd. west to 3rd, turn left, at Ahtanum turn right and travel 25 miles to Tampico Food Store (closed). At the Y-intersection, turn right. Ahtanum Meadows, about 8 miles from the Y, features 54 miles of trails and 15 camping spaces. At 9.5 miles the Ahtanum guard station has 100 spaces and 54 miles of trails.

This area is close in to Yakima, take advantage of the hotels, restaurants and evening entertainment in the cities of Union Gap and Yakima.

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Walking in a Winter Wonderland – with a Latte’!

Monday, December 9th, 2013

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening? In the lane, snow is glistening, a beautiful sight, we’re happy tonight, walking in a winter wonderland*…

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North Town Coffee House interior in Historic Yakima Train Depot

IMG_2057-225x300 (2)Looking for a coffee shop to warm up before or after a free carriage ride in Downtown Yakima starting at Millenium Plaza! Rides are on Fridays, December 13th, and 20th from 6-9pm, and Saturdays, December 14th and 21st, from 12noon to 4pm. Visit North Town Coffee House before your ride.  This local hotspot, in downtown Yakima has moved. (see pics of new location.) Now serving delicious Stumptown Coffee from the south side of the Train Depot on Front Street, the historic district of downtown Yakima. Find the comfortable stuffed chairs next to the fireplace in a private corner to relax.   Stop in for a lite lunch; a turkey croissant or salad. Be sure to try the gelato for dessert , or maybe a pastry, or pie, or cheesecake.

The owner, Dave Tompkins has been working with Ron Baron of Baron Farms in Wapato to add an indoor farmers market to the new Depot location. There are plans to sell products from local farmers direct to the public.

Look for an official Grand Opening celebration early next year.

Caffe’ Capri Italia Coffee and Bistro.IMG_2685offers wood fire roasted coffee blends.  Taste the difference. Caffe’ Capri espresso, smoothies, juice, breakfast and lunch. Located in the Valley Mall, this is the perfect spot to take a break from your Holiday shopping.(photos)

Cafe' Capri, Valley Mall Union, Gap, WA

Cafe’ Capri, Valley Mall Union, Gap, WA

Start your morning off with a latte’ and a breakfast croissant (I hear the almond croissants melt in your mouth).  Breakfast items includes Eggs Benedict, Quiche, Breakfast Sandwich, Greek Yogurt Parfait with fresh fruit & berry, cinnamon rolls and more. Gluten free wraps, gourmet salads, Panini, can be found on their lunch menu. There are appetizers, hot entrees, bistro pizza selection. Don’t forget the Praline Tiramisu Dulce for dessert.

 

2013-11-06 001 2013-10-29 002Lincoln Avenue Espresso Bar: Best espresso in town! The local espresso bar that roasts their own beans. Enjoy latte’s, frappuccino’s, iced drinks, breakfast cookies, and specialty oatmeal. Whether you are heading downtown or across town, Lincoln Avenue Coffee Company is conveniently located on Lincoln Avenue, with an easy access drive through. Stop for a Latte’ on your way to the Yakima Arboretum Luminaria Walk on December 13th or 14th and keep warm as you enjoy the lights.

Nana Kates, Selah, WA

Nana Kates, Selah, WA

Nana Kates: Start your day with Sumatra Dark Roast Coffee, Brazil Medium Roast or Papua New Guinea Roast Coffee. Add a delicious Ham & Cheese, Bacon Quiche, or Sausage & Gravy Puff Pastry Pocket. Is your business located in Selah? Ask about delivery of coffee and pastry, or take advantage of the quick and easy drive through on 432 E. Goodlander Road, Selah, WA.
 

* Winter Wonderland Wikipedia

 

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Heritage Barns in the Yakima Valley

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

The Yakima Valley is a vast agricultural area in Central Washington State. This green oasis in the desert features apple, cherry, peach, pear orchards, dairy products, mint, wine and concord grape vineyards and more. The land is irrigated by snowmelt stored in lakes and released during the summer.  Since the valley was settled in the early 1800’s, there have been family farms and unique barns built in the area. Here are a few examples of these historic Yakima Valley barns on the Washington State Heritage Barn Register.

Barn 6Johnson Orchards has been in the Yakima Valley for over 100 years.  The orchard land was purchased in 1904, during a free trip to Yakima offered by the railroad to anyone who wanted to purchase land and plant orchards. The barn was built in 1916,* and the city has grown up around the house, barn and orchard.  The barn fruit stand is open and sells farm fresh fruit apples, pumpkins and homemade pies and sweets. Location: 4906 Summitview Ave. Yakima

Thistle Dew Farm, Minnehaha Ranch: The “Octagonal Era” of barn 1round barn design was popular for a short time from 1850 until 1900.**  This barn in west Yakima, was built in 1915. Round barns were often multi sided including layouts of six, eight, nine, ten, twelve, fourteen and sixteen sides. This barn has 10 sides built from lumber harvested in the Tampico area.  Whole logs were brought down by horses to the farm site to be hand hewn and milled for building the house, sheds, and barn.  The animals were kept in the basement or bottom area, with hay was stored above in the main part of the wooden structure. Hay was brought into the barn through two large doors at either side of the north panel of the barn. The floor still has wheel and hoof stops in place to help stop the heavy wagons. Originally there was a large hayfork suspended from a pulley system directly beneath the cupola in the center of the barn. Now only the cables and pulley system are left. Hay was fed to the animals below in the milk parlor via 3 trap door feeding chutes located on the west, south, and east sides of the barn. The trap doors are gone but the chutes are left intact. The barn was painted a bright barn red with white trim on each corner, white trim around all of the windows, and white under the eaves. The cupola has 10 latticework doors that were opened during the summer to create a downdraft to dry and cool the stored hay. Location:16781 Cottonwood Canyon Road, Yakima

Barn 2Noy Farm: Prairie barns, also known as Western barns, featured a peak roof projecting above a hayloft opening. The larger herds associated with agriculture in the West and Southwest required great storage space for hay and feed. Accordingly, prairie barns are on average much larger than other barns.   Long, sweeping roofs, sometimes coming near the ground, mark the prairie barn; the extended roof created great storage space. Later in the nineteenth century, the adoption of the gambrel roof enlarged the storage capacity of the haymow even more. Affinities of this barn type with the Dutch barn are striking: the long, low roof lines, the door in the gable end, and the internal arrangement of stalls in aisles on either side of the central space are all in the tradition of the Dutch barn. Location: 12002 Gilbert Road, Yakima

Flint Olsen Barn: Driving towards the Rattlesnake Hills Wine Trail,Barn 4 Washington Wine Country in Zillah , WA, this barn is on the Yakima Valley Highway. This barn is rectangular with a cupola. Built by the Purdy J. Flint family around 1890 to house horses and cows. the upstairs was used for storage of hay and feed. The property was purchased by Knute Olsen and his brother Martin in 1909. The sale information at the time list the barn as a “two-story modern barn” The farm has always been used for growing fruit trees such as pears, prunes and apples and is still farmed by members of the Olsen family.***Location: 7759 Yakima Valley Highway, Zillah

Barn Hop kilnHerke Hop Kiln circa 1915:  Antony and Gertrude Herke and 8 children emigrated Germany in 1869 and worked their way across the United States. When they reached San Francisco, they took a steamboat to The Dalles, then a wagon to Fort Simcoe and finally Ahtanum Mission. Two more children died in infancy along the way. The Herkes bought land near the mission and later 160 acres in Parker Bottom where they grew hops. Antony died in 1908 and his two farms were divided among the 6 surviving children. About 1915 the hop kiln was built for the growing hop market. In 1929 alone, 4,045,000 pounds of hops were harvested and sold from the Yakima Valley and with the repeal of prohibition, production doubled between 1932-34. The kiln was used until World War II. By this time the McDonald family, neighbors of the Herkes, had purchased the land where the kiln was located. In 1978 the kiln was moved 800 feet and put on a block foundation out of the way of construction of Interstate 82. Since then it has been used for hay storage. ****Location:  I-82 East Exit 50. Turn left over Hwy look on right. 750 feet off of Donald Wapato road.  outside of Donald, WA

 

Bella Terra Gardens, Barbee Orchards: This barn, built in 1915, f40e5f3f8a6c31c96d694e3b8b508760_fp58has a gabled wooden structure with a loft that was used to store hay for livestock. One section of the barn housed a cow that was milked and fed daily. Hay was dropped down from the loft through a hole in the loft floor directly into a manger. While the cow munched contently on the hay, the farmer hand milked it. There are two sliding cross-buck doors that open into a main storage area. This was used to store farm equipment and as a shop work area. The end vertical door slide up to close off the hayloft or down to close off the main floor area of the barn. The cow was sold and the pasture became a pear orchard, with the barn  providing storage and protection for farm equipment. Recently, in order to keep up with the changing agricultural economy, the old pear orchard was removed and replaced by a new organic garden.  This majestic barn is now a fruit stand, farm store and a petting zoo of farm animals called Bella Terra Gardens. ****  Location: 660 Bella Terra Road, Zillah, WA

The Yakima Valley currently has 20 barns listed on the register of Heritage Barns of Washington State. More barns are in the cities of Tieton, Selah, Yakima, Moxee, Wapato, Toppenish, and Sunnyside.  For a comprehensive list of Yakima Valley Heritage Barns of Washington State Click here and go to  pages 16-17.

Here is one story on how a Washington State Grant was used to restore a Yakima Valley barn. Click here.

*Johnson Orchards Excerpt State of Washington documents

**Thistle Dew Farm Excerpt from Wikipedia , Excerpt State of Washington documents

***Flint Olsen Barn Excerpt State of Washington Documents

****Herke Hop Kiln Excerpt  pg.53 State Of Washington Documents

****Barbee Orchards Excerpt State of Washington Documents

 

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Harvest Festivals: Apple Pickin’, Hay Rides, Cider, Corn Mazes, Pony Rides…more

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

grandpa drivin the truckHarvest is here, time to load the family in the car and head for the Yakima Valley for farm fresh fun. Young and old will enjoy the harvest activities Bills Berry Farm in Grandview offers.  Pick ripe, juicy apples off the trees, squeeze your own fresh apple juice, enjoy warm kailey in corn mazeapple cider doughnuts.  There is a hay ride through the orchards, corn mazes for kids and adults, fire pits to sit by to warm up. Choose your pumpkins decorations,  from small to large pumpkins and gourds in the open fields.

The kids will enjoy petting the farm animals, the barnyard train ride and the pony rides. It is easy to spend the day playing  at the farm.  BBQ burgers, hotdogs and chili are available for lunch. There are picnic tables to enjoy your meal while listening to live music. There are numerous photo opportunities, play areas, even a tire swing and tree house. Bills Berry Farm is open Fridays and Saturdays during the month of October. Admission is free. $5. parking fee.

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Washington’s Fruit Place and Gift Shop @ Barrett Orchards, Yakima, celebrates October Days.  Every weekend in October enjoy farm fresh apple cider squeeze, Pumpkin Patch, hay maze and hay rides all for free. Donation only. Also school tours are being booked for weekdays in October.

Thompson’s Farm Pumpkin Patch in Naches, WA. Friday and Saturdays in October enjoy hayrides, corn maze, pumpkin cannon and life on the farm with farm animals for viewing. Free admission . Pumpkin Patch School Tours are available weekdays during the month of October.  The tours include hayrides, a corn maze, one pumpkin that the child can carry, farm setting, pumpkin cannon firing, and farm animals for viewing. Plan for two hours 

Jones Farms  in the lower Yakima Valley. During the month of October come pick out your pumpkin for carving, buy your apple for those apple pies. Enjoy the picnic area, duck pond, and awesome hay maze.

The Yakima Valley also offers massive corn mazes. There are entrance fees and they are open in the evenings to enjoy the maze in the darkness.

Schells Corn Maze and Harvest Funland, 10 Harris Road, Toppenish WA

Massive Corn Maze and Fall Harvest Land, 3213 S. Tacoma St. Union Gap, Wa 98903 October 4-31

Come out to the Yakima Valley with the whole family and enjoy the warm days of the fall harvest.

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Taste the Fun! Special Deals at Central WA State Fair!

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Fair RidesTaste the Fun at the Central WA State Fair and pay less!  Great admission deals at the Central Washington State Fair, September 20- 29, 2013. This year everyone can afford to attend;

Friday is KIMA TV Day and the 1st day of the Fair, enter before 3 p.m. for only $4.

Monday is Franz Bread Day Bring EMPTY Franz Bread sack with a sticker; pay $28 at the gate and receive admission and unlimited carnival rides.

Tuesday is SOLARITY KIDS DAY. Starting at 3:00 p.m,                                                                                   Youth 12 & younger pay $15 which includes; gate admissionKid Again 2 and a wristband for unlimited carnival rides. No coupon required. $25 for carnival wristband – 1:00 PM to 10:00 p.m. This is also  KIMA TV & LIVING CARE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY  Military Appreciation and Senior Appreciation Day. Active Military, Veterans & Seniors (65 & over) pay $7.00 Gate admission all day.

Wednesday is PEPSI DAY – $5 until 5 p.m. All fair patrons pay $5 gate admission until 5 p.m. – ages 5 and under always free $25 for carnival wristband – 1 PM to 10 PM

Thursday is “Be A Kid Again Day” with $8 gate admission for ALL ages!

Sunday, the last day of The Fair is YAKIMA VALLEY FARM WORKERS CLINIC “FAMILY DAY” Pay $25 & receive admission for a family of five. Kids 5 & under free – no coupon required.

deep fried twinkies 1With all these great deals, you can spend your savings on Deep Fried Twinkies!…Or Ice cream on a stick!… Or lamb burgers…or elephant ears… or Young Life BBQ beef burgers or…..

Click here for a complete daily fair schedule of activities. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Let’s go out to breakfast!

Saturday, August 10th, 2013
The Yakima Valley has the breakfast spot to appeal to any taste; from charming to rustic, you will find the perfect spot to start your day.

Charming Breakfast:
  • .White House Café: A special gathering place for girlfriends, mothers and daughters looking for an out of the ordinary dining experience. Features gourmet country fare of home-baked breads and pastries, fresh Yakima Valley produce and locally roasted coffee in a charming environment. Serving breakfast Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2p.m
Breakfast with a View:
  • The Apple Tree Grill: From the traditional egg breakfasts to wonderful country and garden lovers omelets to eggs Benedict, the menu has all the favorites and more – All with the beautiful view of the apple shaped island on the 17th green of the Apple Tree Golf Course amid the rolling terrain of 100 year-old orchards. This is an unforgettable location to start your day.. Breakfast served daily 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Sunday Brunch Buffet 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (pictured)

 

 

 

Diners & Home Cookin’:

  • Mel’s Diner: A 50′s style diner, a Yakima icon open 24 hours, where the locals and musicians go after hours for breakfast. Offering all the favorites :eggs, hash-browns, toast , pancakes and more.

    Mel’s Diner

  • Old Town Station: Extensive menu of family favorites such as biscuits and gravy and daily breakfast specials. A local favorite, located in Union Gap near the Valley Mall. Breakfast served Monday through Saturday 6:30 a.m.- 2 p.m.; Sunday 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Woodshed Restaurant: Eagle Rock Resort on Hwy 410. Around since the 1940’ s serving the local community and travelers all the traditional breakfast favorites and more! Breakfast served from 8 a.m.-noon.
Sunday Brunch
  • 2nd Street Grill: Sunday brunch 10a.m.-3p.m. in addition to regular menu offerings such as omelets, eggs Benedict, banana nut waffles, French toast, biscuits and gravy and more..
  • The Apple Tree Grill; Sunday Brunch Buffet 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in addition to regular menu.
  • Bob’s Burger and Brews: Sunday Buffet Brunch 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Breakfast Buffet
  • Old Country Buffet: For as little as $8.09 you can have a breakfast buffet of all your favorites. Located in Union Gap next to Valley Mall. Breakfast served Saturday 7:30 a.m-11 a.m. Sunday 7:30 a.m.-10 a.m.
Pancakes Anyone? Pie?
  • Sharis Restaurant: Northwest family restaurant for family dining. Try one of the $3.99 Fast Start Breakfast, weekdays until 11 a.m., or choose from a great selection of the freshly made pie to go with your morning coffee. Open 24 hours.
Hotels with Restaurants
  • Yakima Valley Hotel & Conference Center: Coffee Garden Restaurant offers breakfast service dining from 6 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., everyday. Full service open until 10 p.m. Come and sample menu selections that represent cooking styles and regional influences of the Pacific Northwest, Italian and Continental cuisine; with an emphasis on the use of indigenous ingredients from the Yakima Valley.
  • Hilton Garden Inn:The Great American Grill Breakfast Buffet , Monday through Friday 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and Sunday 6 a.m. -2 p.m. $11.95 All you can eat.
  • Red Lion Hotel: Hotel guests enjoy the signature hot Roaring Start Breakfast Buffet which includes various juices, breakfast breads, pancakes, bagels, assorted cereals, yogurt, a signature egg dish, bacon, sausage and breakfast potatoes. This fantastic breakfast buffet is available for purchase at our front desk for $5.95 per guest/$10.95 non guest Monday-Friday 6a.m.-9a.m./weekends 7a.m.-10a.m.
  • Holiday Inn Downtown: 8th Street Bistro a full service restaurant. Breakfast served daily. 6 a.m. -11:30 a.m.

 

Morning Coffee and More:

  • Caffe Capri Italia Coffee aand Bistro: Wood fired roasted Coffee Blends. Taste the difference, offering  espresso, smoothies, juice, breakfast and lunch. Located in the Valley Mall.  Start your morning off with a latte’ and a breakfast croissant (I hear the almond croissants melt in your mouth).  Breakfast items includes Eggs Benedict, Quiche, Breakfast Sandwich, Greek Yogurt Parfait with fresh fruit & berry, cinnamon rolls and more. Gluten free wraps, gourmet salads, Panini, can be found on their lunch menu. There are appetizers, hot entrees, bistro pizza selection. Don’t forget the Praline Tiramisu Dulce for dessert.
  • Lincoln Avenue Coffee Co.: Best espresso in town!  Hot coffee, Latte’s, frappuccino, iced drinks, breakfast cookies, specialty oatmeal.
  • Nana Kates: Start your day with Sumatra Dark Roast Coffee, Brazil Medium Roast or Papua New Guina. Add a delicious Ham & Cheese, Bacon Quiche, or Sausage & Gravy Puff Pastry Pocket. 432 E. Goodlander Road, Selah, WA.
  • North Town Coffee House: Located in the Downtown Historic District of Yakima in the Historic Train Depot. Free Wifi.  Serving Stumptown Coffee, Homemade Gelato, Real Soda in Bottles, Espresso Drinks, pastries, desserts, grab’n go food items.
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Celebrate at Sneak Peek to Spring Barrel

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

The Yakima Valley Visitor Information Center (VIC) celebrates 10 years of serving visitors to the Yakima Valley in 2013. Built in 2003, with the vision to promote the Yakima Valley’s growing wine country, the Visitor Center has become the first stop for information on lodging, restaurants, activities and events.

One of the events during this year long celebration, “Sneak Peek to Spring Barrel,” will be April 11, 2013, at Le Chateau.  Wine Diva’s will be hosting this event.  Come enjoy local wine tasting, live music, Hors D’Oeuvers, Spring fashions, shopping, raffle prizes and more. This is an all lady, 21 and over event. The Visitor Center will be offering a Gift Bag valued at $25 with every ticket. The gift bag will include 4 wine tasting coupons, to be used anytime during the evening, a glass of wine, a lite-up wine glass, Washington Wine Country Coasters; It’s All about the Pretzels, Spring Barrel Wine Tasting winery information, coupons and so much more. Tickets to the event are $30. Visit the Yakima Valley’s beautiful Tuscan style Visitor Center for your tickets.

The Yakima Valley Visitor Center provides information covering the Yakima Valley, most cities in Washington State, plus Oregon, Idaho, Montana.  In 2006 the gift shop was added featuring local Yakima Valley made products and artwork, souvenirs plus specialty gift items.  In 2011 the gift shop expanded its selection of local wines for purchase and began offering wine tasting 4 premiums Yakima Valley wines with the purchase of a $5.00 Govino wine glass.

The Yakima Valley Visitor Center is located across the street from Target Store at 101 North Fair Ave. Exit 33 off I-82. (map)

Come celebrate with us.

 

The Yakima Valley blog articles feature members of the Yakima Valley Visitors and Convention Bureau. If you would like to receive information regarding membership, Click here, or to request a membership application, please contact Michelle Hopkins at (509) 575-3010.

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