A downtown Walla Walla restaurant that's served Mexican and Asian food is in for a tangy tweak.
The owners of A Wing & A Prayer Barbecue + Catering are transforming the restaurant space at 201 E. Main St. into a destination for what they call their premier comfort food.
Many in the community may already be familiar with the fare. Pitmaster Timm Johnson and wife Teri have been serving their famous pulled pork, beef brisket, ribs and chicken at catered events. They've had wild success in barbecue competitions, have served up their food at community events and the Walla Walla Valley Farmers Market and for a time offered their menu inside the Walla Walla Farmers Co-op. The Main Street opening will represent their first brick-and-mortar restaurant. An opening date has not been announced on the business's Facebook page.
The building, which was the longtime location of Rosita's and most recently home to Yammy Teriyaki, has undergone a major transformation and renovation.
The black ceiling has been repainted, new flooring has been installed and a remodel is in the works.
To follow the progress, check out A Wing & A Prayer on Facebook.
It may be cold outside, but plans are heating up for the outdoor course at Walla Walla's new miniature golf operation.
Now that all nine of the indoor greens have been named and an opening date for that course is in the works, operators of The Sweet Putt, 417 Wellington Ave., will be asking fans to help them name the greens on the outdoor course, said co-owner Juli Dunn.
As with the nine holes inside, the outdoor holes will each be christened through a communitywide "Name-the-Green" contest via Facebook. Renderings of the holes will be posted, and residents are encouraged to send in their ideas. Followers of the page get to cast their votes for their favorite names.
A rendering of the 13th hole is currently posted for suggestions. A different green will be posted each Monday until they're all named.
The method proved to be a great success for the indoor course. Dunn, who co-owns the business with her husband Brent Dunn, and partners Tyler and Julie Morris, and their respective children, said an opening of the indoor course will be announced as soon as the city approves the inspection.
Strictly Business is a local business column. Vicki Hillhouse can be reached at email@example.com or 526-8321.