Food & Wine

Marlando and Stephanie Sparks opened Restoration Market, a Kennewick food hub offering free food to members of the community who need it, at 4000 W. Clearwater Ave., Suite 110, Kennewick. The market provides weekly shopping opportunities in a unique environment for families looking for food assistance, with no documentation required to receive help. (Photo by Robin Wojtanik)

Market aims to restore dignity with free food distribution

There seems to be no coincidence between a family whose last name is “Sparks,” and the way they have set...
Kelsey and John Plughoff, owners of Paper Street Brewing Company in Pasco, stand with their daughters, June and Jade. A recent closure allowed them to redecorate and spruce up their brew pub, which features a farm atmosphere that welcomes families.  (Courtesy Paper Street Brewing Company)

New owners relaunch new and improved family-friendly brew pub

For a young couple with two kids, John and Kelsey Plughoff found the dream place to run a business: a...

Plans underway to open new food co-op store in Richland

The Tri-Cities is getting another shot to support a local food co-op. Alan Schreiber of Schreiber...

Boba shops find enthusiastic fans in the Tri-Cities

Tri-Citians should be aware that there is a new wave of bobalicious goodness coming their way soon. Actually, it’s already...
Spring begins this month and late March is when asparagus harvest season in our state typically gets underway. Though many of our region’s farmers markets begin in June with Pasco’s starting in May, there are other options to get fresh produce onto your plate. (Courtesy Historic Downtown Kennewick Partnership / Jan Mennenga)

Support local farmers by taking advantage of locally-produced food

The Tri-Cities is surrounded by farms, orchards and vineyards. Our state is a national leader in the production of apples,...
Kelsey Bitton, project and property manager for The Public Market 
@ Columbia River Warehouse, has been meeting with interested vendors inside the former Welch’s-J. Lieb Foods plant in downtown Kennewick. (Photo by Wendy Culverwell )

Public market readies for its Kennewick debut

There have been plenty of efforts to bring a public market to the Tri-Cities. But after years of talk, an...
Frost Me Sweet Bistro & Bakery opens Cake & Shake at the former Folded Pizza Pie spot at 421 Wellsian Way in May. The new building supports the Richland eatery’s plan to offer nationwide shipping for its fans. (Courtesy Frost Me Sweet Bistro & Bakery)

Frost Me Sweet plans national deliveries, milkshake drive-thru

Megan Savely Richland’s Frost Me Sweet Bistro & Bakery is casting off the lingering effects of...

Food & Wine Briefs – March 2022

Richland’s Solar Spirits launches cocktail line Solar Spirits Distillery of Richland has launched Pioneer Cocktails, premixed cocktails in a bottle....
Chris Corbin, far right, stands with his family, from left, parents John and Kathy and wife Jennifer Corbin, at the site of his $3.5 million development at 6481 W. Skagit Ave. in Kennewick, adjacent to Chuck E. Cheese, where he plans to welcome dozens of food trucks in one location. (Courtesy Chris Corbin)

Food truck pavilion targets spring opening

First stop – Kennewick. Followed by the remainder of the Tri-Cities, every college town, and then the rest of America....

Q&A with Shae Frichette

Shae Frichette Co-Owner, Co-Winemaker Frichette Winery Red Mountain Shae Frichette Number of employees you oversee: 5 Brief background of Frichette...

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