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Mar 8, 2011 04:15 PM

Anything new and good in Walla Walla?

We are going to Walla Walla for our annual wine tasting/cycling weekend in April. We've eaten at Whoopemup Cafe the past couple of years, Whitehouse Crawford and this place outside of downtown that has good pie. I cannot remember the name. Love Sweet Basil Pizza and Colville St. Patisserie.

I am looking for suggestions for a great birthday dinner for the Friday night we are there. Preferably something downtown and under $50 per person. Props if they take a reservation since there are 7 of us. Also suggestions for a casual lunch and breakfast are appreciated.


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  1. There are three good choices downtown. Saffron is on Alder and is REALLY good. Small plates, Mediterranean, great atmosphere. T. Maccorones is just off Main and is classic Italian plus some stylish comfort food. Portions are generous and the place is much better than when it opened a few years ago. Brasserie 4 is really good French Bistro food. It is also fun.

    For lunch..right next to Saffron the same folks run PhoSho with great Pho and Vietnamese salads. The IceBurg is a classic 50's Hamburger stand that is the real thing. Very crowded and can be slow but the shakes are delish.

    For breakfast right downtown try Olive in the space that used to house Merchant's.

    I live in WW and this is all up to date.

    Have fun,

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    1. re: bomf

      I forgot about a great sandwich place for lunch. Graze is right across from Macy's. The house pastrami, and for that matter, all the sandwiches are killer. It is casual and prices are very reasonable.


      1. re: bomf

        I would second T. Maccorones. Their classic spaghetti and meatballs is just spectacular.

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        1. amyh18:

          +1 on Saffron--that was the place I was going to ask my wife about.

          There's also a surprisingly good charcuterie kinda kitty-corner from the Marc Whitman, forget the name.

          1. Is 26 Brix still open?

            What are favorite wine tasting locations in Walla Walla - maybe 3 or 4 to accompany lunch?

            527 SE Jackson St, Roseburg, OR 97470