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Pasta Pronto

Food Pasta Pronto

  The humble meatball sub, long associated with fat guys who don’t realize (or simply do not care) that they have red sauce on their shirts, is in fact one of the best things you can eat. This is not some anti-fine-food...

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Museum’s ice cream fountain becomes full-time diner

Activities Museum’s ice cream fountain becomes full-time diner

  The Yakima Valley Museum soda fountain will reopen later this month as a 1950s-style diner. Steve Soule and Gary Fairbanks signed a lease with the museum last week for Rooster’s Diner and Ice Cream Shop. The eatery at 2105...

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Valley’s heroic history on display at Yakima Valley Museum

Activities Valley’s heroic history on display at Yakima Valley Museum

Butch McConnell remembers being a kid and listening to his uncles talk about their service in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. Those stories stuck with him. The McConnells were a military family, through and through, and Butch...

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Swede Hill Distillery makes moonshine with the flavors of the Valley

Artisan Businesses Swede Hill Distillery makes moonshine with the flavors of the Valley

The word “moonshine” invokes all sorts of images: Backwoods bootleggers hiding stills in the Appalachians and evading law enforcement; homemade stills blowing up in the basement; incorrectly made liquor causing blindness. But this...

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