Most popular offering: Local, organic, raw milk; Quest bars
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
It's not always easy to know if you're eating a balanced diet. But if you don't know how to get in all your leafy greens or omega fatty acids throughout the day, there's help. Total Health owners Kevin and Laurel set out to bring their knowledge of nutrition to the local community, helping all their customers live healthier lives and get over debilitating fears of swiss chard. They stock healthy snacks, gluten-free foods, vitamins, and a variety of organic and local goods.
At The Cornerstone Bistro, Chef Benjamin Thorpe composes a different menu every week based on the fresh, seasonal ingredients made available by local farmers. Specializing in northern Italian and fusion American cuisine, he transforms Mother Nature’s organic offerings into rustic small plates, innovative entrees, and homemade desserts, such as pies and tarts aromatic enough to hang from a car's rearview mirror. A weekly chef's table slides Chef Thorpe’s edible handiwork further into the spotlight, inviting diners to gather for a lineup of specially prepared courses during meals outfitted with specific themes.
Nestled on a sloping, well-manicured hillside, Ste. Chappelle Winery transports visitors to a gothic chapel in France. Rows of grapevines intersect with the stout, picturesque building, which houses a tasting room equipped with tall archer’s windows on all sides. There, 20 varieties of wine are uncorked by resident oenophiles, splashed into awaiting glasses for sampling or dyeing mismatched neckties. In the warmer months, crowds gather with blankets and bottles on the lawn for live music events, held as part of a summer concert series.
More than 40 physicians refer their patients to On Your Marks, operating under this name and another since 2007, for custom-fit athletic shoes and insoles that complement athletic ability and reduce injury. Athletes of all stripes step onto a platform which measures the biomechanical pressures that feet experience while walking, sprinting, or punting a cell phone across the room. Afterward, the shop's specialists keep each customer's foot structure and regular physical activity in mind when recommending shoes designed by Asics, Brooks, Saucony, and other brands. Although much of the shop's stock is geared toward athletes and those upping the ante for physical fitness, the shop also purveys casual and therapeutic footwear by Vionic, Keen, and Sole.
Woodriver Cellars’ vine alchemists pluck the fruits of their scenic vineyard in the Snake River Appellation to create a full suite of wines. Visitors to the rustic tasting room lounge upon dark, wooden furniture near a stone hearth, enjoying hors d’oeuvres and sips of the winery’s vintages, which include chardonnay blends, reislings, merlots, and malbecs. Eye-catching works from local artists line the tasting room’s walls as the resonant sounds of regular live musicians tickle ears. The expansive vineyard grounds act as a pastoral vista for weddings and parties, containing a quartet of bocce courts for friendly competition or tense discussions over whether a grapefruit can be used as a substitute ball.
The Playboy Wine Shop scopes out a different kind of exotic beauty than its namesake magazine. In addition to curating a selection of wines from the world’s most famous production zones, the staff also looks to vineyards in Spain, Stellenbosch, South Africa, and Walla Walla, Washington, among other areas, for unique and flavorful pours. The panel that picks and chooses the wines to feature in the online store has one more important criteria: “approachable luxury,” which means that, unlike a potato chip dipped in molten gold, the wines’ rich flavors suit all palates and wallets.