Friday, March 17, 2006

The Lyon's Den

Last week several friends and I took a road trip to Waitsburg, Washington. Waitsburg is a small town located in Walla Walla wine country and about a twenty minute drive from the city. It's a safe bet that this sleepy agriculture town of 1,262 will soon be a Washington State desination spot. There is movement going on in the historical Main Street buildings and it's exciting!

In August I wrote about our wonderful experience at the WhoopemUp Hollow Cafe, a mouth watering assortment of southern food located in Waitsburg, of all places! My last trip back to the WhoopemUp, I noticed a new spot in Waitsburg, The Lyon's Den and that was the destination of last week's road trip.

The ambiance of the Lyon's Den is comfortable with antler chandeliers and original brick walls. There is a lot happening in this place. Music on the weekends and we couldn't help noticing a serious crowd of women playing pool. There is a full bar featuring Walla Walla wines from Isenhower Cellars, Tamarack Cellars, Amavi, Forgeron Cellars, Three Rivers Winery, Walla Walla Vintners, and Magnificent Wine Co (K-Vintners). Last, but not least is their menu of "big city" martini's - tweaked cowboy style.

Besides friendly service, there is a casual menu available featuring freshly made artisan style pizzas and large salads. My large "pizza salad" was so filling, there wasn't any room for a piece of that delicious looking artisan crust with melted cheese. Next time I am skipping the salad (well, maybe I'll order a small one) and going right for the pizza! Right. I am going back!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Lyons Den....... great name with history in the Walla Walla Valley. Had a great evening with friends and will go back again and again. A must go people.


BEST PIZZA in the valley.