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Oregon restaurant brings a taste of Greek life to Pullman

Yia Yia Nikki's is located at 1300 S. Grand Ave. in Pullman.
HANNAH FLORES, Evergreen reporter January 19, 2021

Monir Desouky and his family have worked in the food industry to bring Greek culture to the northwest for over 40 years.  Yia Yia Nikki’s has long been a local favorite in La Grande, Oregon,...

When WSU students leave town

CJ Robert, Pups n' Cups owner, said she loses about 75 to 80 of her business during the holidays when students travel home for break.
JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter November 19, 2020

Small business owners in Pullman experienced a decrease in revenue when fewer WSU students came back to campus in the fall. Now that winter break is fast approaching, shop owners are preparing for...

Winter Market season continues as planned

One of the new vendors at the Winter Market, Sweet Megpie, sells a variety of cookies, macarons, cupcakes and more.
JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter November 16, 2020

As Christmas approaches, shoppers on the Palouse can pick up gifts at the 1912 Winter Market while following COVID-19 restrictions. Under a normal year, the Winter Market would host 23 vendors in the...

Moscow food truck still serving late-night snackers

Grub Truck owner John Fletcher opened his food truck in 2013 with the intent of catering to late-night snackers.
ANNIE HAGER, Evergreen reporter November 16, 2020

Although downtown Moscow is not filled with college students bar-hopping during the weekend this year, the Grub Truck continues to serve late-night snacks. The food truck on Main Street in Moscow between...

Colfax shop features local wine, art

Three community members worked together to create the new business, Pairings Fine Art & Wine, to serve wines from wineries on the Palouse.
JARED BRADLEY, Evergreen reporter November 12, 2020

A new art and wine gallery, Pairings Fine Art & Wine, will open 5-9 p.m. today in downtown Colfax, just in time for one of the community's biggest Christmas shopping weekend. Co-owner Kimberly Vehart...

Boba shop reopens after closure

RealiTea in downtown Pullman implemented guidelines to prevent COVID-19 from spreading, including having customers order at the front door of the store.
ELIZA CALLIS, Evergreen reporter October 28, 2020

After months of dark windows and an empty restaurant, the RealiTea owners are looking ahead to brighter days. The boba shop in downtown Pullman reopened their doors at the end of September after almost...

Renovation a work in progress for Slice Pizzeria

Slice Pizzeria & Taphouse in Moscow  is renovating to open a new restaurant, which is undetermined at the moment.
ELIZA CALLIS, Evergreen reporter September 20, 2020

Slice Pizzeria & Taphouse is planning on investing about $1.4 million to add two building levels, which will include a new 2,000-square-foot commercial space and apartments.  Owner Matthew Becker...

Local pub celebrates 111 years

Cameron McKinley fixes a drink behind the bar Wednesday evening at Rico's Pub.
SANDI KOBIESA, Evergreen reporter September 16, 2020

Over the last 111 years, Rico's Public House has survived devastating events, including the largest stock market crash in U.S. history, and now, the Pullman business is facing a pandemic. Tawny Szumlas,...

How to support farmers market vendors

When you shop at local farmers markets, you could have access to fresher food. You also have the chance to support vendors, like Omache Farms and Smoot's Flavor Farm.
MATAYA SIEMION, Evergreen columnist September 13, 2020

People should keep their purchases local and learn where food comes from as local farmers markets on the Palouse continue running weekly through October. The Pullman Farmers Market occurs from 3:30-6:30...

Pullman businesses enforce mask mandate

Businesses in Pullman must tell customers to wear a mask before entering indoors. Rico's Public House owner said that the pandemic has negatively impacted their number of sales.
JARED BRADLEY, Evergreen reporter September 13, 2020

Following Gov. Jay Inslee’s mask mandate, local businesses in Pullman must enforce employees and customers to wear face coverings while indoors. Jacob Barrera, head manager of Tin Tan Tacos, said...

A look into Stubblefields’ history

The local Stubblefields closed its doors, but college students, Pullman residents and WSU alumni will remember the bar for its Stubby Tuesdays and Stubby glasses.
ANNIE HAGER, Evergreen reporter September 9, 2020

When Stubblefields permanently closed its doors Aug. 29, it ended the 15-year legacy of high-energy parties and tradition. Stubblefields was a bar and club located in Pullman, and it opened in 2005....

Etsi Bravo reopens with food options

Etsi Bravo would usually serve food from the Black Cypress before the pandemic. The nightclub is back open with its restaurant license to serve to-go options and alcoholic drinks from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday to Saturday.
MATAYA SIEMION, Evergreen reporter September 9, 2020

Normally, Etsi Bravo is a hot spot for WSU students. It was a place filled with dancing, guest performers and comedy nights. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the nightclub almost completely shut...

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