Wally DuChateau

Be safe, be clean — but also keep perspective

Be safe, be clean — but also keep perspective

Nothing is known for sure, but the world isn’t ending.

 

Out with the old, in with the new

Out with the old, in with the new

Examining the evolution of Buckley’s Firehouse Pub.

 

Win a few, lose a few

Win a few, lose a few

I’m not much of a gambler, but I’ve seen some people win big.

 

This guy knows his vocation

This guy knows his vocation

Morgan DeKight can make a heck of a drink.

This guy knows his vocation
The Cole Street Brewery

The Cole Street Brewery

The city brewery will be opening a new location soon.

The Cole Street Brewery
A toast to Enumclaw.

A toast to Enumclaw.

Well, I sat in the window of Jackson’s Café, Passing the time on a cold, sunny day; Looking out on the traffic of our little… Continue reading

A toast to Enumclaw.
Getting away for the holidays

Getting away for the holidays

This Christmas season, don’t just shop online — get out and explore.

Getting away for the holidays
Remembering Thanksgivings long past

Remembering Thanksgivings long past

They were filled with cigar smoke and poker.

Remembering Thanksgivings long past
A salute to Kelly’s

A salute to Kelly’s

Kelly Bauer never expected to run a full-scale restaurant, let alone one of the best in Enumclaw.

A salute to Kelly’s
The man behind Enumclaw’s Italian restaurant

The man behind Enumclaw’s Italian restaurant

Dario Brancato came directly from Sicily to SeaTac when he was young.

The man behind Enumclaw’s Italian restaurant
New trend: local crafters making beer, spirits

New trend: local crafters making beer, spirits

Budweiser is no longer king.

New trend: local crafters making beer, spirits
What happened to popular music?

What happened to popular music?

Pop music has a rich history that modern musicians don’t seem to respect.

What happened to popular music?
Greetings from the Big Apple

Greetings from the Big Apple

As you read this, I’ll be sitting on a convenient step gazing up and down the hallowed brick and mortar canyons of Manhattan. I say… Continue reading

Greetings from the Big Apple
Trying to make sense of Trump’s base

Trying to make sense of Trump’s base

It’s all about a fear of change.

Trying to make sense of Trump’s base
Where to find me when Armageddon strikes

Where to find me when Armageddon strikes

Mount Rainier could erupt at any time — and I have my contingency plan all set.

Where to find me when Armageddon strikes
A longtime awareness of standing on shaky ground

A longtime awareness of standing on shaky ground

Anyone who has lived in the Puget Sound region for 20 years or more has experienced at least one substantial earthquake and possibly three or four.

A longtime awareness of standing on shaky ground
The curse of the smart phones

The curse of the smart phones

Would millennials really give up sex for their devices?

The curse of the smart phones
Head down to Headworks for some tasty beer

Head down to Headworks for some tasty beer

I’m grateful to see the brick building at the corner of Marshall and Railroad finally occupied again.

Head down to Headworks for some tasty beer
Walking down to the Cole Street Brewery

Walking down to the Cole Street Brewery

Not only are there suds, but games and furry friends as well.

Walking down to the Cole Street Brewery
This columnist is a sugar junkie

This columnist is a sugar junkie

I tried to go cold-turkey — boy, did that not work.

This columnist is a sugar junkie