After a long day of cycling (see Part 1 and Part 2 of our trip), there's nothing better than a good meal. I had read about the Paradise Creek Brewery just over the border in Pullman, Washington prior to our travels and was really looking forward to checking it out for dinner.
This brewery is quite unique because it is entirely housed in Pullman's venerable old US Post Office, dating back to 1930. Not quite an antique, but definitely vintage. It's a lovely old building and very traditional in style -- think brick and plenty of large multi-pane windows on the exterior, and lots of gleaming wood and brass on the interior.
The lobby has been renovated, of course, but retains much of its charm from an earlier era. I didn't take a photo, but the women's room was especially charming, with old-timey sink and fixtures.
We tried one of their signature brews, Huckleberry Pucker, a wheat beer with a tart huckleberry mash. Yum! I was surprised it wasn't purple, but it was definitely refreshing and fruity.
The menu included typical pub food like burgers, along with some more modern selections. I was tempted by a lentil burger but ended up with a chicken-arugula wrap and roasted potato wedges. It was all delicious, and I ate every bite!
Barry was pretty hungry after the bike ride and ordered salad, the soup of the day (bean with bacon), and bowl of mac-n-cheese, which ended up being huge. He left very full!
Leaving the brewery-slash-post office, we noticed the back of a local bike shop. Sure makes it easy to find, no?
Stay tuned...we'll be back to the Walla Walla area for the next post!
Emily & Barry
We're a long-married, early-retired couple who are currently traveling as nomads with no fixed home base. After years of living in North Carolina (Emily's home state), we spent 18 months living oceanfront on Ambergris Caye, Belize, a year road-tripping the US in a Honda CR-V, a year in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, and are now roaming North America in our 32' motorhome, Pearl, following warm weather whenever possible.
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