June 7-9 | Patios, Passes, and Pedals
I love to dine al fresco! A meal outside always seems more fun and more memorable! I started to think about all our Tri-Fun restaurants that have outside dining and I was dizzy with options. So, here goes: R.F McDougall's, Kimo’s, Foodies, Foodies Too, 4th Base Pizza, Frost Me Sweet, Village Bistro, Europa, Bluffstop at White Bluffs Brewing, and Mezzo Thai. [Plus several more have a lone table or two outside that you could plop down at if the sunny spot speaks to you].
Perhaps you don’t love eating outside?
Expectations play a BIG part.
- Slower. Your meal and service will likely take a little longer. Waitstaff typically can’t see you well to attend to your needs as quickly, and dining outside signals a ‘stop and smell the roses’ vibe that your server may be hesitant to rush. If you’re on a timeline – TELL your server politely when you sit down. They can recommend faster items and move your meal along.
- Nature. It’s the Tri-Cities! Don’t be horrified if there is a little dust on your chair, a bee buzzing nearby etc. You’re OUTSIDE!
- Plan ahead. Sunscreen, sunglasses and even a light sweater are always a good idea.
- Remember. Just because you’re outside doesn’t mean good manners don’t matter – your five year old doesn’t need to run around the table like it's a May Pole. Paper napkins etc. can easily blow away, so don’t let your table setting take flight. Lastly, once seated outside, please don’t request to move inside unless you’re truly uncomfortable. Do you want to be ‘those’ people?
On stage TONIGHT!
Don’t miss out this weekend!
The Tri-City Rage Semi-Pro Football team has a home game at Lampson Stadium in Kennewick. Kickoff is @7pm. Family friendly atmosphere. Free with a Tri-Fun Experience Pass AND the second to last game of the season! (Final game is next weekend, June 15 @7pm.)
Pedal every Saturday, all summer long.
Wheelhouse Community Bike Shop offers Saturday Social Rides every Saturday, June 8 through August 31. Rides begin at 9am and leave from the shop, taking a family-friendly slow roll for 8-12 miles. All Wheelhouse rides are No Drop rides, which means that the slowest bike sets the pace. Don't be intimidated by the distance; rides are adjusted each time for the group that's there on the day.
- Meet at the shop in downtown Kennewick at 9am. To use your Experience Pass benefit, call the day before to ensure availability.
- Perform "ABC Quick Checks" and decide on a destination.
- Rides return to the shop or to Rockabilly Roasting Co. for coffee.
- Example destinations include: Sacajawea State Park (12 mi), Blue Bridge to Cable Bridge (6 mi), Columbia Park roundabout (5 mi), REACH Museum (11.5 mi), Wade Park (7 mi), Pasco Farmer's Market (10 mi).