Rhubarb Mohito

Ah the mojito. I rank it pretty high on the boozy summer refreshment list. Not to ignore a good margarita, but the mint in a mojito just cools you right off. Traditional mojitos are made with club soda, mint, lime and white rum. Add rhubarb and now the summer drink edges its way onto the […]

via Rhubarb Mojitos (and a crash course in rhubarb simple syrup) — Luscious and Lively

Aloha Lanai!

Thurston County is saying ‘aloha’ to Hawaiian flavors. The Lanai Café opened in downtown Olympia less than six months ago. Though the owners are from the Pacific Northwest, their business partners are from Maui and Oahu. The menu features items like a savory pulled pork that is slow cooked and shredded. It can be eaten […]

via I Ate Here: Lanai Cafe Olympia, WA — southsoundfoodiegirl

Foot stomping @ Rhythm & Rye

The place was packed. The drinks were cold and everyone was dancing! Hillstomp was in the house and they rocked the roof off. We’ll make sure you know next time they’re in town!

Rhythm & Rye

311 Capital Way

Olympia, WA 98501

In case you missed it, here’s their video!

Sunday Funday!

Sunday Morning. The laziest of lazy mornings. After the drudgery of the working all week and the Saturday “gotta get sh*t” done mandate. Sunday is fun day. It’s the day you can have a refreshing cocktail and coffee while ordering breakfast. Now mind you, we are polite and respectable so ordering a fresh squeezed mimosa is the way to go.

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Jeremy’s Farm to Table has excellent mimosas. They’re fresh squeezed, handmade to order and they are classic. I paired mine with Jeremy’s gluten free crepes stuffed with peaches then topped with whipped cream. It was breakfast dessert and I loved it!

If salad is your thing, Jeremy’s Caesar is crisp, refreshing with just the right tang of lemon.

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576 Main Street

Chehalis, WA

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Beer and a View

Hot Summer weekends are perfect for a grabbing your dog, strolling along a marina, catching local art and having a fantastically cold beer. Oly Taproom is dog and people friendly. In fact enjoying a frosty beer on the outside patio while watching the world go by and petting your dog (or someone else’s dog) is pretty great way to spend an afternoon. Try one of their 14 rotating taps, of if you can’t find one that tempts your taste buds, check out their coolers with over 600 choices of craft beer and cider, I’m certain you’ll find one  you’ll like.


Oly Taproom

312 Columbia Street, S.W.

Olympia, WA 98501

Yelp: 4.5 stars


Sultry, Sexy, Beautifully Talented Storm Large

Bask in the sensuality of Storm Large in her upcoming performance at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts on June 16th. 


“A six-foot tall torch singer with an international cult following, Storm Large and her band Le Bonheur take the stage for a sensational cabaret act. Pink Martini’s genre-defying chanteuse and author of best selling memoir Crazy Enough is “an intoxicating and unmissable cocktail of power and vulnerability” (The Times, UK) equally at home in a dive bar or on stage at Carnegie Hall. With remarkable vibrato that moves from titillating love songs to rock goddess anthems, Large’s performances truly live up to her name.”
-The Broad Stage

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Oh! Those Summer Nights!

Hot summer nights, cold craft beer, sticky BBQ fingers, whimsical kites and really fast hydros can all be found in the 360 this summer! Check out our Oly360 To Do calendar for dates and details of these festivals + more!

Tumwater Artesian Brewfest, August 20th

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Washington State Int’l Kite Festival – Long Beach, WA, August 17-23

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Black Lake Regatta Hydroplane Races, July 9th

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Capital Lakefair, July 13th – 17th

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South Sound BBQ Festival, July 9th

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1st Annual Willapa Hills Ride & Fest

Flat, family-friendly and fun to ride, the Willapa Hills Trail in southwest Lewis County is beckoning. Lewis County Community Trails invites you and your family to come join the First Annual Willapa Hills Trail Fat Tire Ride and Festival, June 25-26.


Ride along one of Washington state’s newest rail-to-trail corridors that passes by beautiful farmlands and through gorgeous forests. A 46-mile journey over two days is met in the middle with a festival and overnight camping in Pe Ell, Washington.

The entire family is invited, too. Any hills on the course are very gradual, and the trail itself features more than enough width for two or three people to ride side-by-side.

Click here to register and find out more!