New eatery to open at Walla Walla Community College after break

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The new Titus Creek Caf will feature a variety of dishes prepared by students in the school's Culinary Arts program.

Dan Thiessen, the program's director, said operators are trying to build momentum for the opening through Facebook. He said via email the winter quarter is shaping up to be one with a list of "new" features, including the eatery.

The menu will be ever changing, but will always include panini and deli sandwiches, salads, hot entrees, grab-and-go options and an array of breads and pastries according to the instruction schedule. American fare and pizza are also expected on the menu.

The foods will be prepared in the demonstration kitchen, under caf and catering chef James Anderson.

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Whoopemup Hollow Caf will open for a New Year's Eve dinner then celebrate the turning of the calendar with an event you can enjoy in the comfort of your jammies.

The Waitsburg restaurant, 120 Main St., will follow its New Year's Eve dinner with its annual "Breakfast for Dinner" event Sunday. Pajama-wearers are encouraged for Sunday's celebration. Service runs 3-9 p.m. with a menu of breakfast items, such as huevos rancheros, cajun omelette, biscuits and gravy and eggs Benedict, among other things. The regular menu will also be available. For more information call 337-9000.

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A little hint at what's on the menu for the former Lorenzo's Pizza, courtesy of the Liquor Control Board: According to an application filed with the state agency early this month, the former pizzeria will be the new home of a restaurant/lounge called The Brik.

Property owners Loren and Susan Chestnut filed for the application to serve beer, wine and spirits in the proposed new establishment.

Construction at the site, 1415 Plaza Way, began a few weeks ago.

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A new owner has purchased the Liberty Gallery on Main Street.

Heidi Rootvik bought the downtown Walla Walla retail business and has renamed it "Liberty Boutique," the Downtown Walla Walla Foundation reported.

The shop, a step-in operation located at 54 E. Main St., will start the new year with a new look, the foundation said.

Strictly Business is a local business column. Vicki Hillhouse can be reached at vickihillhouse@wwub.com or 526-8321.

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