Monday, January 16, 2012
A Wing & A Prayer Barbecue + Catering is spicing up Main Street.
Pitmaster Timm Johnson and his wife Teri are swinging open the doors of their first ever brick-and-mortar location today after building up a following through their catered events and the Walla Walla Valley Famers Market over the last several years.
Their business opens for lunch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at 201 E. Main St. For years the building was home to Rosita's Mexican restaurant. More recently it was a hub for Asian fare as Yammy Teriyaki.
Over the last several months the space has been transformed with new flooring, paint and a new service counter that have renewed the space.
The business has become known for its pulled pork, beef brisket, ribs, chicken, housemade baked beans and more.
Hours of operation for winter will be 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday. According to a Facebook post, the hours will be adjusted as needed to accommodate customers.
Green Spoon is going seven days a week.
The downtown Walla Walla restaurant, 13 E. Main St., is switching up its schedule, according to an announcement on Facebook.
The causal urban eatery, operated by chef Gene Soto and Katie Gonzalez, will no longer offer brunch Saturdays, but will be open or lunch starting at 11 a.m. Brunch will, however, be served Sundays, and dinner will be added those days, too.
In the past, Green Spoon has closed between lunch and dinner service. That, too, is changing.
So what does that mean for the hours of operation overall? Starting next week, Green Spoon will be open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, as well as for brunch on Sundays. For more details, call 876-2583.
The outdoor greens at Walla Walla's new miniature golf course are taking shape.
The curbing and concrete have been poured on more than half of the greens at The Sweet Putt, 417 Wellington Ave. Another seven remain.
While guests play the indoor nine-hole course, operators have been working through the so-far mild winter to bring their 18-hole outside course to life. They're also continuing a public name-the-green contest via Facebook. This week's green - No. 16 - includes a water feature. Golfers will have to putt up a ramp that breaks over the water. Balls will need enough speed to make it to the other side without dropping in.
The water feature is one of numerous surprises planned for the outdoor course, which also promises berms, gullies, re-directors, ramps, gates and more. Owners say there will be no easy putts or guaranteed eagles.
Crews from Quality Concrete have been building the greens with mud from Koncrete Industries.
An opening this spring will follow the unveiling late last year of the indoor course. The Sweet Putt also features arcade games and a snack bar.
The new business is a partnership between two families - Brent and Juli Dunn and their sons Kyler and Kelson, and Tyler and Julie Morris, and their sons Kobe and Kyren.
Since opening Dec. 17, they've added a new score-keeping application for smart phones. The Sweet Putt is a featured course for the mini-golf caddy app for those who don't want to keep score the old-fashioned way.
For more details on the course's progress, prices or features, check it out on Facebook or thesweetputt.com .