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.
Yakima Has a New Spot for a Cubano that’s Worth Trying for Yourself
I'm a huge fan of a Cubano. Sometimes simply called a Cuban Sandwich on menus, it's a hot, pressed sandwich made of roasted pork and ham with Swiss cheese, pickles, and mustard. Traditionally they're made with Cuban bread which is like a more dense french bread, in a way...
If the Menu has ‘Bread and Beer Cheese’ You Should Absolutely Order It
Over the Memorial weekend we decided to stop by The Kiln in West Valley. Not to grab a full meal, just a couple drinks and maybe an appetizer or two for us to share. The 'bread and beer cheese' on the menu seemed appealing enough but I've never ordered it up to this point as I don't really need an appetizer when I'm ordering a pizza. However, this particular day was perfect for just this. Once I g
Unique Delicious Treat in Yakima Was Something I Had to Experience
There's a new place for boba in Yakima on south 1st in Union Gap called JayDay Cafe & Boba. I'm always down for more boba places in the Yakima valley so it's very welcome. One of my kids expressed interest in having one and since we were in Union Gap as it was we swung by. Though I wasn't planning on getting anything for myself something else caught my eye on the menu. Something I just had to
‘Daily Deals’, a New Store in Yakima, Sells Amazon Returns for $12 or Less
Let's say you buy something on Amazon that you have to return. No worries, you can just ship it back to Amazon often without the hassle... but then what happens to it? Amazon can't just resell it. But this store can! Introducing Daily Deals, a new store in the area that sells new items and for a set price every day...
New Boba (Bubble Tea) Place in Union Gap Offers Drinks, Pastries and Tranquility
I had the pleasure of stopping by the newest place for boba in Union Gap, JayDay Cafe & Boba. This was during the soft open so they didn't have pastries, yet, but all the drinks on the menu were available. I ordered their signature drink simpled titled Whatever and it was great...
It is Illegal for You To Name Your Baby These Names in Washington State
Picking the name for your newborn is a very serious decision. You have to pick a name that's right for them, something that will keep them safe, yet, give them their own personality. Something that might make them stand out, yet, make them unique in their own way...
I Finally Found a Place that Serves Grits in Yakima
Growing up in the Pacific Northwest I never grew up with grits. Sure, I saw them in a box at grocery stores and even tried them once (wasn't impressed as a kid) however grits seems to be a staple dish in the south that just never bothered to find their way up north...
How About Instead of Wishing for New Restaurants, We Support the Ones We Already Have
I've seen it time and time again -- people asking for what restaurants we'd love to see in Yakima. Restaurants like Texas Roadhouse and Chic-fil-A often top the list as well as classic favorites that Yakima doesn't have any more like IHOP and Perkins...
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?