Head 20 miles east for green hills and dining surprises
In an area famous for wine and food, Waitsburg â just 20 miles east of Walla Walla, Washington â harbors a few surprises of its own. This month, green hills lined with wheat, peas, and barley frame Main Street, which is livelier than ever.
The Whoopemup Hollow CafÃ© opened last May but is already one of the region’s most popular restaurants. Settle into a booth to enjoy Southern comfort food, including Aunt Luella’s Coca-Cola Cake.Another new dinner spot is the Lyons Den, a bar and pizzeria with live music and industrial flair. Order a Pendleton roundup (whiskey, Chambord, and soda) or vodka lemonade and a hand-tossed pizza topped with local cheeses, meats, and vegetables; the flour is even ground at a nearby mill.
Info: From State 12, turn left on Preston Ave. (State 124), then right on Main St. The Lyons Den (110 Preston; 509/337-6420); Whoopemup Hollow CafÃ© (120 Main; 509/337-9000)