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Vegetarian cuisine at Spokane’s Mizuna

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written by Cara Strickland For more than twenty years, Mizuna has been a fixture in downtown Spokane, offering beautifully prepared, seasonal food in an intimate and romantic setting. Originally, the restaurant was entirely vegetarian, serving the best of the region without ever considering meat an option. The result was the sort of vegetarian food you’d want to write home about. Although Mizuna added meat to the menu a few years ago, it still prints separate, color-coded menus to differentiate between vegetarian and carnivorous offerings, and one thing hasn’t changed: the vegetarian meals are still something to write home about. Don’t…

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Mighty Tieton

Mighty Tieton, an artisan incubator buoys an entire town

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written by Catie Joyce-Bulay photography by Terray Sylvester On the outside, Yakima Valley’s Mighty Tieton looks like an abandoned warehouse. Its name hangs above a mustard-colored door not quite covering the previous owner’s sign. The deep blue mosaic T, surrounded by cheery yellow, is the only hint that inside, this artisan business incubator is aflutter with creative energy. In one studio, a young woman glues tiny blue glass tiles onto a large, paper-covered easel. The tiles will eventually form a large-scale replica of an old apple crate label destined for display downtown as part of a National Endowment for the…

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Yakima Vally Trolley

The Yakima Valley Trolley – a stroll through time

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Take a ride on the last interurban electric railroad in the country written by Molly Allen The Yakima Valley is known for its rich, agricultural history, boasting Washington’s largest apple crop, nearly 75 percent of the world’s hops and vineyards as far as the eye can see. But there’s more to this place—add the Yakima Valley Trolley to your list to explore a bit more of Central Washington’s history. The trolley is the last intact interurban electric railroad in America, noted on the National Register of Historic Places. Visitors or community members looking for an afternoon outing can experience a…

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