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.
This Yakima Spot Had some Fancy-Shmancy Root Beer Floats
Root Beer Floats are one of those dessert drink options I've always enjoyed but never gave them enough credit when I was younger. They're great and all but would often opt for something else like a milkshake or something. As I got older I seem to appreciate them more and more and when offered I'd often order one just for nostalgia's sake...
5 Reasons Why New Yorkers are Jealous of Yakima
I was in New York not too long ago. This was my second time there. Both times I only spent a couple of hours in the city before traveling to our next destination. That was about the right amount of time before I was ready to move on. Cool to see stuff you often see on TV shows like the Empire State Building, Time Square, Radio City Music Hall and more. The sidewalks full of people doing their own
New York Makes it Illegal to Buy Canned Whipped Cream. Is Washington Next?
Imagine being a kid in middle school or high school. Maybe even elementary school. You're shopping for your parents to grab a few things for a party. Maybe some cake mixes, chocolate sauce, sprinkles, canned whipped cream, ice cream and more. You get up to the checkstand and are confused when the cashier asks to see your ID. What do you do? What did you do? Are they banning too much sugar? No, as
Buy This Yakima Business and Instantly Be Part of the Community
Have you thought about starting your own business? Yeah, stop working for the man and do something for yourself, why not? You stop by your favorite restaurants, and see the joy food brings to people -- maybe you want to start your own restaurant. Well, there is an established restaurant in town that you can purchase and basically take over. They'll even train you to do everything they do to keep i
This Yakima Gas Station Sells Fresh Churros
If you're like me you're constantly thinking 'why don't have a churro in my hand right now to shove down my gullet?'. Sure, there are a few restaurants in town that serve churros and we do have a few bakeries as well but I was amazed to see a gas station in town that had these in the deli case as well.
Daily Deals Set to Open New Location in Sunnyside, WA
A recent favorite store in Yakima has been the introduction of Daily Deals. A store that deals with Amazon returns, Target overstock and more all at a set price daily. Everything in store starts at $12 on Friday, then drops a few dollars each day until Wednesday where everything is one dollar, then closed on Thursday to restock. They're getting ready to open a new location in Sunnyside.
Is the Captain Cod Food Truck Worth It?
When Captain Cod is in town, they're not hard to miss. Parked in a parking lot or corner of an intersection their vivid blue stands out like a sore thumb. I thought they just had fish and chips along with clam chowder but to my surprise, they had a lot more on the menu...
Just Add Water! Kellogg’s Introduces Insta-Bowls w/ Cereal and Powdered Milk
You ever been so broke you eat cereal with water? I mean, I've never tried as I don't mind just eating cereal dry but if you've been in that boat this might just be what you've been waiting for. Kellogg's introduced something called Insta-Bowls. No, it's not the latest photo social app but these mini bowls of cereal come equipped with powdered milk so you only have to add water, stir it up and you
5 Things You Can Do in Yakima Now that Kids are Back in School in Yakima
Today was the first day back for the Yakima School District. Proud moms and dads wishing a 'fare-thee-well' to their kids for better education, life skills they can take with them to their selected career paths of their choice, and learning how to talk to people and make new friends -- it's all part of the school experience. It can also be a sign of relief that you have your place back to yourself
Do You Butter Your Cinnamon Rolls or Are You Sane?
I found myself in Ritzville, Washington of all places and stopped by a diner on the way back. They said they have amazing cinnamon rolls. Didn't need to pitch that to me, I'm always down for cinnamon rolls. When it was delivered to the table I saw it was already buttered for me. Which is fine but I never butter my cinnamon rolls. Is that a thing people do?
Crumbl Cookies Now Open in Yakima, But Are They Worth It?
It was a day many were looking forward to since they first announced it. Crumbl Cookies opened today for what's called a soft open (which is a great pun since it's a cookie shop). There are people in Yakima who used to drive all the way to Tri-Cities just to check this place out and now it's open right here in town...
Kyle MacLachlan Proves to the World He Loves Yakima
Kyle MacLachlan is one of own. Born and raised in Yakima, graduated from IKE and went on to do big films and movies like Dune, The Flintstones, Blue Velvet, The Doors, Portlandia and, a personal favorite, Twin Peaks. Although he's full-blown Hollywood he has never forgotten where he comes from and still gives Yakima the occasional shout-out when he can...