Many people know Washington as the Evergreen State as well as the home of awesome salmon and some famous vampires. While that’s all fair, it’s only part of the truth. Drive east from Seattle and Puget Sound on I-90 for a mere 90 minutes and you’ll find the Eastern Washington landscape a far cry from Western Washington’s busy metro corridors, Pacific coastline, and lush greenery. The stellar dining options on the dry, desert-like side of the Cascade Range are a bit fewer and farther between, but they’re absolutely worth a trip, especially since so much of the state’s food and grapes grow here.
Whether you want seasonal tamales featuring fresh produce from surrounding farms or world-class Mediterranean dishes in the heart of wine country, here are some of the restaurants to prioritize in Eastern Washington’s section of the Inland Empire.Read More