Located in southeastern Washington’s Columbia Basin, the Tri-Cities are home to several hundred thousand who live near the convergence of three rivers — the Columbia, Snake, and Yakima. The Tri-Cities encompass Kennewick, Pasco, and Richland, and the region’s economy is fueled in part by its proximity to those rivers, the irrigation they provide, and the bounty of foods that can be grown as a result. In true farm-to-table form, many of the region’s top restaurants utilize meats and produce harvested nearby. Here, a guide to the utterly essential ones for visitors to try.
Though all the restaurants and bars on the list offer takeout, a number have resumed limited outdoor or indoor dining as well. The latest CDC guidance for vaccinated diners during the COVID-19 outbreak is here; dining out still carries risks for unvaccinated diners and workers. Please be aware of changing local rules, and check individual restaurant websites for any additional restrictions such as mask requirements. Find a local vaccination site here. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.Read More