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Going up to WAlla Walla for the annual wine weekend in December. Any good food spots? Small town- but still like good food Diane

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  1. 26 Brix is tops. Nothing else even comes close

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    1. re: Lily

      where is 26 Brix? What type cuisine?

    2. Though I've not been myself, I've heard good things about Whitehouse-Crawford in downtown WW.

      1. Whitehouse-Crawford is a beautiful space with good food.

        Stay FAR, FAR away from Backstage Bistro. The service there was the most horrendous I've ever experienced (Lauren on this board can back me up on this). They tried to charge us for things (bottle of wine, for example) we did not receive, and we overheard someone at our hotel saying the same thing had happened to them. The waitress actually blamed the wrong items being brought to us on the people in the kitchen who didn't speak English!

        1. Grapefields has a great selection of wines by the glass and good bistro style food. Rotatng artwork on the walls as well

          1. 26 Brix IS tops, pricy but excellent. Lovely airy dining room with classy dinnerware. Eating in the bar area is fun - the $12 hamburger is almost worth it, and they also serve brunch on Sunday. The food is - northwest - they use fresh local seasonal ingredients. You might have spring lamb, fresh fish, and the chef seems to have a thing for truffle oil. They have an excellent wine list, especially wonderful Walla Walla area wines.

            Would also recommend Creektown Cafe a bit south of downtown, and Grapefields right downtown (both use great local ingredients and also have good wine lists).

            Finally, I love the Monarca taco truck on Rose and 11th(?) - long lines but worth it.

            1. I've been there once and recall a side of the road burger place that had been around forever. Iceberg's? Great burgers and shakes. Still think about it sometimes...ask around, I'm sure people know about it. It's not fancy, but I always have a soft spot in my heart for a good burger and the local onions are fantastic.

              1. Another vote for 26 Brix [http://www.twentysixbrix.com] and Whitehouse-Crawford [http://www.whitehousecrawford.com].

                Another good one is T. Maccarone's [no website], it's reletivly new, on Colville, between Main and Rose. For an inexpensive, but very good, Sweet Basil Pizza [http://www.sweetbasilpizzeria.com] is really good too. It can be found just off Main on 1st Street.

                Creektown [http://www.creektowncafe.com] and Grapefields [no website] are also quite good, but the places above are my favorites. I too would steer clear of Backstage Bistro, for the same reasons. Also, The Marc is vastly over priced for their quality of food.

                Have fun!

                1. Defenitely try Luscious for lunch. Very diferent than anything else done in Walla Walla.

                  Also the Salumerie on 2nd has meats from Salumi in Seattle, Berkley and NYC. They are open from Tues - Sat.

                  And stop by Va Piano Winery for some Pannis. The owner, Justin Wylie, studied in Florence for a number of years and always makes them for Barrel Tasting weekend.

                  1. Since I live in Walla Walla, I would recommend everything from above.. We've only been here for a short time, but the places mentioned above are nice..

                    1. I live in Walla Walla and would agree, DO Not eat at Backstage Bistro. Poor service and food cold, as in warmed up! Luscious is great, T. Maccarone's, Creek Town ( great Thundering Hooves burger at lunch, best coconut cream pie...rivals Tom Douglas' Dahlia bakery). Worm Ranch great take out Mexican. And soon...Sushi!!

                      1. Unfortunately,26 Brix is no more. It may reopen eventually with a new format. I second Creektown for lunch. Whitehouse crawford and Maccarone's for dinner. Some of the taco trucks, particularly 11th and Rose, are really good.