Walla Walla, Washington

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2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

1349 Votes - "Best For Food"
170 Votes - "Friendliest"
108 Votes - "Most Beautiful"
14 Votes - "Most Fun"
3 Votes - "Most Patriotic"
2 Votes - "Best for Geocaching"

Description

The 2011 Friendliest Small Town in America returned with food and wine that blew our team away. We met chefs from Pho Sho, Andrae’s Kitchen, and The Marc, who prepared custom sampler dishes and students in Walla Walla Community College’s Culinary Program who paired dishes with wine from Woodward Canyon and Leonetti Cellar. The Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance organized an amazing afternoon for our team warmly reminding us of their friendliness.

Our favorite local restaurants included Maple Counter Café, Saffron, Brasserie Four, The Marc and T. Maccarone’s, all must-stops on a visit to one of our favorite small towns. Tour and taste at local vineyards from Walla Walla Vintners to Blue Mountain Vineyards, Waterbrook Winery, Spring Valley Vineyard and Lullaby Winery.

In addition to food and wine, Walla Walla is renowned for its art, music and theater. Browse any of a dozen galleries, catch a symphony or jazz performance, or attend a show at a local college. For history tour the historic downtown’s architecture and antique shopping, The Whitman Mission, and Fort Walla Walla for a feel of the 1800s.

Walla Walla’s abundant outdoor offerings can’t be overlooked, from camping, boating and swimming to area parks, athletic facilities and walking trails. Visitors can hunt and fish, ski, bike, ice skate or play softball, tennis, racquetball and golf. See what else Walla Walla has to offer in users' reviews.

My favorite foods in Walla Walla: The fish tacos and Thai pizza at the Green Lantern, The turkey/pear panini at Graze, the duck confit pizza at Brasserie Four, the flatbreads (and pretty much anything) at Saffron, the tuna melt at Red Reina, the omelettes at The Maple Counter, and the Walla Walla burrito from the taco trucks. For dessert: pastries from the Patisserie, or a caramel apple from Brights candy shop.
Reviewed by loneyr
on August 26, 2013
Food being the main reason I go anywhere, here are my favorite Walla Walla restaurants. Brasserie Four, Saffron Mediterranean Kitchen, T. Maccarone’s, Whitehouse Crawford and the Maple Counter Café. Although we seldom recommend the last one as we have a B&B and think our breakfasts are pretty special and not to many people ask after eating one of our three course presentations. I also don’t recommend wineries because to tell the truth we have so many I have not been able to try them all. But, I’m working on that.
Reviewed by RichardC
on August 26, 2013
The Olive Marketplace,Aloha Sushi, Sweet Basil Pizzeria, Walla Walla Bread Company, Mill Creek Brew Pub, to name just a few!!! No better place for food! We ARE the state's official vegetable, the Walla Walla Sweet Onion!
Reviewed by mfpeggyj
on August 26, 2013
Must go to the Walla Walla Bread Company in downtown on Main. EVERYTHING is amazing, and their bread is made fresh every day.
Reviewed by awesomelife1980@gmail.com
on August 26, 2013
You won't find many restaurant chains in Walla Walla, what you will find is beautiful, artful and delicious food prepared with love, talent, creativity and more often than not, utilizing local produce. Some of the best tavern & bar food from burgers, pizzas and fish tacos to higher end lounges serving favorites such as truffle fries, fresh oysters, etc. We have traditional drive through burgers and panini's to gourmet food served at a local gas station. We have mobile food trucks, ranging from some of the best taco wagons, to gourmet mobile food often found parked at local wineries. We have cupcakes, gelato, patisseries, chocolate! We have Vegan, sushi, mediterranean, pho, Italian, pizza, french, imported cheeses, salamis, and so much more that I am leaving out. We have James Beard award winning chefs and master sommeliers. If you are looking to dress comfortably and have a family dinner with your kids, or you want to dress up and be wined and dined, you can...anywhere.
Reviewed by kellik74
on August 26, 2013
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