A long-awaited restaurant in central Richland likely won’t be opening its doors for a couple of more weeks.
Workers and staff at Dupus Boomer’s Downtown are still finishing and preparing the space at the corner of Swift Boulevard and George Washington Way, a staff member said. Hours for the restaurant will be posted as soon as the restaurant is ready.
Plans to open the restaurant were announced in late 2014. Owners will be Greg and Carla Markel, who also built the new commercial development the restaurant sits in.
The restaurant is named after Dupus Boomer, a character who worked on the Hanford site in a 1940s comic, which made light of the sometimes miserable conditions encountered by the people brought to the Mid-Columbia to work at Hanford.
The menu will reportedly cover breakfast, lunch and dinner. The main dining area will be on the top floor, where there is also a large outside patio with recently installed booths. The lower level features a bar with 44 taps.
Paterson winery releases digitally driven wine
The Internet has given rise to a lot of new ideas, but it’s finally given the world something to toast to.
Paterson winery Columbia Crest has released its 2014 Crowdsourced Cabernet, a wine developed with input from the denizens of the web, a news release said.
The whole project was based around giving web users the power to vote on key parts of the winemaking process. More specifically, those who voted told Columbia Crest to harvest the grapes for the wine at night, create a complex wine with soft tannins and age it for 16 months in mostly new oak barrels.
“It’s a beautifully integrated and layered Cabernet Sauvignon from the Horse Heaven Hills,” the winery said of the wine.
Order the wine through columbiacrest.com or visit the winery’s tasting room, 178810 Highway 221, in Paterson for a sample. And if you’d like to try your hand at helping the winery craft its next crowdsourced bottle, go here to give your input on the 2015 vintage in progress.
Walla Walla wines on deck at Clore center
Wines from a more eastern tributary of the Columbia River are being featured at Prosser’s Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center this month.
Walla Walla Valley wines including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Sangiovese and Cabernet Franc will be offered in the center’s tasting room throughout July, a news release said. The valley’s wines are unique thanks to a long growing season, climate and wind-deposited soils.
The center’s tasting room is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. There is a $5 tasting fee. Visitors on Friday and weekends can also pay $15 to try three premium-priced wines.
The center is at 2140 Wine Country Road in Prosser.