In keeping with the rest of the Plum Restaurants family, Plum Burgers food truck has no meat products on board. Its burgers are entirely beef-free, organic, and vegan?but within these restrictions, the cooks have gotten more than a little creative. The Jerk + Yam burger piles yam and Jamaican-spiced grilled tofu with caramelized onions, whereas the 8-ounce Mediterranean burger layers mint-kissed seitan with pickled figs. Other patties incorporate lentils, portobello mushrooms, and panko-crusted tempeh as meat substitutes.
Also on the menu are a variety of sandwiches and sides, including the popular Mac & Yease, which is a vegan version of mac and cheese that can also go gluten-free upon request. Milkshakes made with vanilla coconut ice cream conclude meals with cool, sweet sips. To track the truck's location, customers can refer to its homepage. It even takes pickup orders via phone call, text, or really loud yelling from across town.
El Mercado Del Pueblo encompasses a Mexican market, deli, bakery, and sit-down restaurant. One need not search for authenticity here, because it's everywhere. Overhanging Mexican flags run the length of the full-service market, its shelves rife with imported spices, sweets, and one of the largest dried-pepper selections in town. After scoping out the freshly made tres-leches cakes at the panaderia, guests can explore Chef Hortencia's Cuernavaca roots by sampling the eatery's authentic soups, chiles rellenos, or traditional street tacos. If time is short, they can carry out a sweet or savory tamale to surprise a friend, or a pound of fresh salsa to bribe a crooked chip baron.
If Good Juice Direct's wine collectors could watch you taste one of their wines, they wouldn't want to see you to flail your pinkie. They wouldn't want to hear you extol the undertones of coffee, or praise the muted essence of ham hock. Instead, they'd like to see your face light up, and they'd love to hear you say, "Wow, that's good. That's good juice!" Through eight themed mega-tasting events each year, the oenophiles of Good Juice Direct strive to bring this unbridled form of wine-love to the public. To ensure that their wines fulfill this goal, Good Juice Direct relies on volunteer wine enthusiasts—dubbed palatars—whose personal tastes represent different kinds of wine buyers. The palatars consider both taste and value as they hand select 70–85 wines based on themes such as California wine, French wine, or champagne.
At Madi Kat Cupcakes, being old-fashioned is a good thing. The bakers here embrace an old-fashioned work ethic, making their custom cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and other assorted sweet treats from scratch throughout the day. But the homemade approach doesn't just guarantee freshness?it also means there are always plenty of possibilities for customers with dietary restrictions who need their desserts to be made gluten- or dairy-free. Basic and gourmet flavors include everything from butterscotch to s'mores to pink champagne, and sizing options include a dozen cupcakes, round or square cakes that feed anywhere from 18 to 128, or basic sheet or fitted sheet cakes.
Wayne and Sarah Wheller first got the inspiration for Redmond Ridge Winery from a tasting room across the Canadian border, where they repeatedly inspired themselves with glasses of Chardonnay. In the ensuing years, Wayne would look to his South African heritage for insight into crafting vintages, combining them with the flavors and resources of the Northwest. The resultant creations are now poured into glasses or over the heads of true oenophiles in the winery's downtown tasting room, where reclaimed casks act as tables and rows of obsidian bottles line the shelves.
Six distinct wineries make up the South Sound Wine Trail. At each stop, visitors sample flights of handcrafted wines and meet the winemakers that produce them, using grapes from some of Eastern Washington's best vineyards. The award-winning wineries of the South Sound Wine Trail include, Stottle Winery, Madsen Family Cellars, Northwest Mountain Winery, Medicine Creek Winery, Scatter Creek Winery, and Walter Dacon.