Graze Catering will soon offer a new place for a lunchtime bite.
Sandwiches, salads and soups will be on the menu at GRAZE when it opens downtown at 5 S. Colville St., the onetime home to Studio Opal and most recently Cheval.
The 750-square-foot space will house the eatery, while the catering kitchen will remain at 213 S. Ninth Ave., said owner John Lastoskie. The business's opening is slated for early November.
Lastoskie said the operation will roast all its own meats -- with a particularly special pastrami. Diners may recognize the fare from the Walla Walla Farmers Market, where Graze items have been served. Some items expected to be served up at the new shop: paninis, hot pastrami and meatball, as well as cold deli versions, fresh salads and a couple of soups made from scratch daily.
Progress on the new shop can be watched at: www.grazecatering.blogspot.com.
Strictly Business is a local business column. Vicki Hillhouse can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 526-8321.
And here's something about another kind of grazer: Touchet-based Crouthamel Cattle Co. ranked fourth in the state for the number of Angus beef cattle registered during fiscal 2009.
The local operation registered 92 head of cattle with the American Angus Association during the year that ended Sept. 30.
According to the announcement, Angus breeders across the country registered 282,911 head of Angus cattle.
The American Angus Association, headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo. is the largest beef registry association in the world in terms of both annual registrations and active members. For more details, visit www.angus.org.