The Northern Rhone is particularly known for its syrah — a grape receiving quite a nod in the Walla Walla Valley right now — but fruity and floral whites such as viognier, marsanne and roussanne are not only planted, they're celebrated in notable growing regions such as Hermitage and Crozes-Hermitage.
Hudson's Bar & Grill, at the Heathman Lodge, recently rolled out a new dinner menu. Executive Chef Ray Delgado keeps the dinner menu in step with the seasons by preparing creative, exclusive dishes using fresh, local ingredients. A dinner visit to Hudson's offers food and atmosphere that you cannot find anywhere else in Clark County.
Pears are one of the world's oldest farmed fruits. They were first introduced to the Pacific Northwest by pioneers following the path of Lewis and Clark, and Washington's fresh pear production has grown to be the largest in the United States. The combination of the state's volcanic soils and mountain snowmelt provides the nutrients essential to the growth of this sweet, delicious fruit.
Horror sequel "Sinister 2" is a very strange movie. Of course, it's a horror film, so strange, ghostly, and sinister events are expected. Yet this is a horror film that doesn't quite know what it is. You can't tell if the filmmakers (director Ciaran Foy and screenwriters Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill) are deliberately going for a bit of a goofy, throwback feel, but that's what comes across in this spooky tale. It's almost like an '80s movie you'd find on cable, and that might appeal to some horror audiences.
Bleu Door Bakery has established a reputation of producing high-quality fresh pastries and breads available with walk-up service using its unique Express window. The bakery recently expanded its offerings to include breakfast, lunch and Sunday brunch by adding indoor dining.