The hub of Central Washington, Wenatchee is home for many a happy horticulturist...as well as an ever-increasing number of entrepreneurs bearing fruit of many kinds. Inspired by the surrounding peaks, these intrepid folks shape the elements at their fingertips into experiences to be treasured.
Perspectives of Wenatchee
For some of us, most of us, maybe all of us, Friday is a celebration for the end of a long, taxing work week. We count the days, hours, and minutes until our time belongs to us once again.
On Monday night, a hundred-some people showed up at Mela Coffee Roasting Company for a sold-out performance of The Show Ponies, an LA based folksy-rock n’ roll band currently touring their new album in the Northwest.
COMMENTS: I finally did it. I got my trusty road bike out of the shed, tuned her up and went for a ride on the Little Wenatchee River Road...
As a Pacific Northwesterner, I like to think we have a lot in common with the Nordic folks across the globe
COMMENTS: With my wife just finishing another long day of meetings at her teachers' conference, I can tell from her text messages that she's tired.
COMMENTS: A business trip from Spokane offers a chance for my first visit to Wenatchee's famed Pybus Market. Earlier this summer, I was in San Francisco at the historic Ferry Terminal. What happens in San Fran happens in Wenatchee...
COMMENTS: It's not babysitting when you're the dad; that's called parenting. After my wife is all set up at her work conference at the Coast Hotel and Wenatchee Convention Center, it's the girls and me for the next eight hours or so. No sweat, right? Step one: treat yo self.
COMMENTS: We met up at Mela and nine shots later skipped down the street and popped in at American Shoe Shop. The spinning of giant
COMMENTS: Fresh from the field exploring and adventuring, there's one part of Maslow's Hierarchy that is often forgotten...
COMMENTS: Sitting at the bar, delighting in a margarita, prepping for another night of entertainment fresh off a bender of a
COMMENTS: Eating seasonally is unbelievably simple this time of year. An afternoon well spent entails embracing your inner Julia Child and creating a farmers market themed lunch or gourmet picnic.
COMMENTS: A bustling business with countless familiar faces. It seems the people who discover McGlinn's never
COMMENTS: Highlighted colored umbrellas provide shade for an otherwise graytone walk-way. The flow of beer never
COMMENTS: After explaining to the barista the virtue and value of Ibex I trucked back to home base and we loaded up the
First of all, we were drawn to the beauty of the region. From the orchards with a bounty of fruits to the high desert country with grapes and wheat, this place is geographically stunning and a culinary dream come true.
COMMENTS: We caught up over Manhattans both rye and bourbon and other drinks as well and it was good to connect over the
COMMENTS: We were thirsty to begin with and easily quenched that via the lefthand tap at Pybus Bistro (after our first stop for cocktails at Fire) and soon thereafter needed
COMMENTS: It was about 4:30 and I had about an hour to kill before meeting up at McGlinn's with a friend I'd known for ages but hadn't seen in some time on account of
COMMENTS: A while back I learned that you can drop by any old time (a phone call first is best on account of
COMMENTS: Stormed town from the north via Highway 97 and needed to stretch our legs. The irresistible power of the Columbia River drew us like
COMMENTS: I always feel like a square when we go out to eat before 6:30 PM—something upon which we both agree and she reminded me of when
COMMENTS: We filled our bellies with eggs and grits and made a run at Burch Mountain in an attempt to reach Eagle Rock. Unfortunately for us,