EDITOR'S NOTE: As of February 2019, Yakima Magazine is a special publication produced monthly by the Yakima Herald-Republic News Department.

My doctor told me my cholesterol was on the high side and that I should reduce dairy and animal protein in my diet. After weeks of shoveling in vegetables and grimacing as I drank black coffee in the morning, I broke down. Life had become gray and bleak and I couldn’t take another carrot stick.

I have to tell you — I was wowed by my first meal at Yakima’s newest restaurant, called Purrr. It’s smack in the heart of downtown, across from the Hotel Maison. The sign’s been up for nearly a year but the doors stayed closed until just a few months ago, while the owners did some work in or…

For most people, love at first sight happens only once — but for Trent and Christa Degnan, it happened twice: once when they met each other and again when they first checked out the historic building in Naches that now houses their business, D’Nile Tap House.

If you spend much time in the bars and pubs in downtown Yakima during September, you probably notice a change from other months. It’s noisier, and places tend to be filled with unfamiliar faces. Those new folks often represent your favorite breweries from across the country, and they are her…

You may have been to Tieton to see the Grand Prix (the world’s only cyclekart road race), or to watch the Tour de Tieton bicycle race, or buy Christmas gifts at the Holiday Crafts and Antiques Bazaar. But have you visited this quiet, agricultural town when there isn’t an event going on? I’m …