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New Christmas Day Dinner Tradition

When Lin Yang moved to Wenatchee from Florida in 2005, she was struck by how much the area reminded her of where she grew up in Fuzhou, China. Yang immediately felt at home among the rivers, mountains, and four seasons, although the climate was a lot drier than she was used to. In 2009, she and her husband opened Iwa Sushi in downtown Wenatchee, because, Yang says, “We love sushi,…

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India House

The fact that India House ended up in Wenatchee at all was a twist of fate. Manoj Kumar and his wife Deepika Dhawan (D.D.) at first planned to open an Indian restaurant in Yakima. However, they took a wrong turn on a dark night and ended up having to stay overnight in Wenatchee. The next morning they went looking for chai tea and made two discoveries: Wenatchee didn’t have an…

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Wenatchee Brewers Row grows by one.

Wenatchee Brewers Row is welcoming 509 Bierwerks, the newest member of the craft brewery district. 509 Bierwerks, owned by Grant Stoebner, is slated to open at 200 S. Columbia St. in either February or March. It will be a 20-barrel brewery and will start off with five craft beers, with distribution throughout the Wenatchee Valley. The brewery will also house a restaurant. Stoebner said he and his wife considered opening the…

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Real Home Cooking at Om Cooking

Om Bechtel, the owner of the newly opened Om Cooking, is no stranger to restaurants or kitchens. Born and raised in Northern Thailand, Om spent a lot of time helping her mother in her restaurant, but her training didn’t stop there. Before opening her own restaurant, Bechtel managed another Thai restaurant in Wenatchee; she has lived in Wenatchee for about seven years. When she started thinking about opening her own…

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Community, Enrich, Living Wenatchee

Write on!

The Wenatchee Valley is a hotbed of creativity and lair of literature! We don't know if we should credit the beautiful scenery, the interesting characters, or an extensive, collective history of creating, but this area is teeming with talent and inspiration. From excellent publications and accomplished authors to writing workshops, indie bookstores, and open mic nights, you can find it right (or should I say write?) here! Where to start? …

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Wenatchee’s Newest Nightlife Culture

An emergence of social gathering hot-spots in Wenatchee have taken a fresh out-of-the-box approach to downtown nightlife culture.  An elegant wine bar, swanky craft cocktail lounge, putt-putt golf course serving hard to find PNW small-craft beers, and an art lounge with lots of character, attracts interest and piques curiosity for a uniquely diverse nightlife experience.   Every one of these businesses were created, designed, and built-out by entrepreneurs with an idea,…

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Living Wenatchee, Tourism

Local Gluten Free Dining Options

More and more people are choosing to cut gluten out of their diet. Gluten is a mixture of two proteins that create the elasticity in dough. It’s found in many cereal grains – most prevalent in the United States, it’s found in wheat. For people with Celiac Disease, their allergy to gluten is so serious that they don’t have much of a choice. For others, going gluten free is an…

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Wineries and Tasting Rooms with Food

The Wenatchee Valley is full of great wineries and tasting rooms featuring local area wines. If you’re looking for a meal or a snack that’s served with a favorite local wine, check out these wineries, tasting rooms and wine bars in the Wenatchee area that also serve food. Wineries and Tasting Rooms  Chateau Faire le Pont  Chateau Faire Le Pointe is the only winery in Wenatchee to offer a full-service…

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Sports news 9-20-18

The Wenatchee Valley College Women’s and Men’s Soccer teams will host Blue Mountain to Mike Hollis Field at the WVC Campus on Friday, September 21st. The Lady Knights will play at 2:00 PM and the Men will follow at 4:15 PM. Both teams will be in action again on Saturday the 22nd as they host Treasure Valley with the Women kicking off at noon and the men beginning at 2:15…

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Flowers and Fairies and Gnomes, Oh My!

Each year, my eight-year-old son and I make a "bucket list" of things we want to do over the summer and visiting Ohme Gardens is always on it. My son loves exploring the wandering stone pathways, towering turret-like viewpoints, and imagination-inspiring ponds. Personally, I adore the story behind the flowered alpine meadows, rolling lawns, and shady evergreens that stand out like a lush green citadel on the side of a barren, rocky hill.…

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