How're ya feelin'? I was born and raised right here in Yakima. Though I moved away for about 10 years I found my way back and glad I did. I love to cheerlead new restaurants and businesses coming to town. Also a fan of craft beer, being we live in the hop capital of the world. #ShopLocal #DrinkLocal I have three amazing kids, love breakfast cereal and am a huge retro gamer. I love new video games, too, but have a deep appreciation for the classics on systems like NES and Sega Genesis.
Can’t Go to Leavenworth? Bring Leavenworth to You in this YouTube Live Webcam
Leavenworth, Washington is one of the most picturesque towns in our state. Walking around Leavenworth, especially around Christmas time, is like walking through one of those mini Christmas display towns your grandma has on her mantle. It's a bit of a process to get to that town without many convenient roads to go straight there. If you can't attend and want to see the town for yourself you can be
Gas Station TV Annoying? Use This Hack to Turn Off the Volume
We've all been there. You've had a crummy day at work, someone cut you off in traffic and, you look down, and notice you're almost out of gas. As you pull up to a gas station and start pumping your fuel this little TV turns on full of rainbows and sunshine telling you about some exclusive offer or why you shouldn't be so down on yourself...
It’s Not Even Christmas and there’s Already Easter Candy on Store Shelves
You thought it was crazy having Christmas candy on shelves just after Halloween, I'm already seeing, not only Valentine's Day but Easter candy on store shelves around the Yakima Valley.
Is Del Taco Coming to Yakima Now that Jack in the Box Owns Them?
There was news earlier in the day that Del Taco was acquired by Jack in the Box to the tune of about $575 million. That's a whole lot of tacos! Though we in Yakima are very familiar with Jack in the Box, Del Taco is another chain we don't have here in Yakima. Is it coming sometime in the future?
Cheese Junkies Has a Fun Burger Where the Bun is Made of Mac and Cheese
I like cheese on everything. My burgers, my sandwiches, my crackers - if there's an option for cheese I'm all for it. That's why I was so excited to hear Yakima was getting a restaurant where cheese would be the key ingredient to so many dishes. I stopped by there for the first time and this one stood out to me on the menu.
No Need to Travel to New Orleans When We Have Beignets Right Here in Yakima
I'm a big fan of food trucks. Yakima has several great options for food but when I noticed one that happen to have had beignets I got excited.
The Best Hot Chocolate in the World is Found in Yakima, Not Switzerland
As these days get colder it's nice to find something warm to put in your belly. Many opt for coffee or, during the holiday season might go for warm cider. Me? I'm all about hot chocolate as my go-to warm drink of choice. I was at a local cafe in Yakima when I saw someone drinking this monstrosity...
After 40 Years, Yakima’s Favorite Christmas Display is Retiring for Good
For multiple generations, there was one Christmas display that everyone seemed to make a tradition out of attending. This beautiful house on 62nd would have lights, decorations, displays and so many more -- a true Winter Wonderland. Unfortunately they announced that they are no longer doing this Yakima tradition. However, you can pick it back up as they're selling the lot.
Very Rare Opportunity to find a Lobster Roll in Yakima Valley
I am not only a foodie but a regional foodie. I love to travel and, when I do, I love finding out what types of food I can find in various regions that may not be available elsewhere. Items like gooey butter cake from St. Louis, riggies from upstate New York and so much more. When I heard there were going to be lobster rolls available today (November 18) I was excited as it's not something you typ
Grocery Outlet has a Unique Cereal to the Pacific Northwest
I love walking down the aisles of our local Grocery Outlet stores. I never have any intended reason to buy anything, but I'll just stroll through and see what falls in the cart. So many times I'll find items that I can't find at any other store in Yakima. Me, I'm a huge fan of breakfast cereal and seeing this made me smile out loud.
Every Restroom Should Have These Supplies for Those in Need
I was in a youth hospital in Seattle a while back and had to use the restroom. I was happy, albeit a little surprised to see this attached to the wall. What a wonderful service!
Cheese, Please! New ‘Cheese Junkies’ is Opening in Yakima Soon
Cheese may be the perfect food to me. I'll put cheese on almost everything. Extra cheese on my pizza, cheeseburger over hamburger, I put cheese in my chili and on my fries - I love cheese. If you're like me you'll be happy to know that there's a new restaurant opening soon that's all about cheese...