Friday, December 18, 2009

Here's the Tentative Route (you'll notice it looks vaguely familiar)

1. The Depot Restaurant, 32 N. Front St. Meet here at 2 p.m. (we've pushed back the start time because noon is too early for Santa)
2. Second Street Grill, 28 N. Second St.
3. Walk through of North Town Coffeehouse, 28 North First St.
4. Bob's Keg and Cork/Gilbert Cellars/ The Greystone, 5 N. Front St.
5. The Lotus Room, enter in the back off South Second Street.
6. Brews and Cues, 104 S. Second St.
7. The Speakeasy, 102 S. Third St.
8. Reindeer games at the Millennium Arts Plaza.
9. The Yakima Sports Center, 214 E Yakima Ave.
10. Where ever Santa passes out.

And this year I'll be tweeting our every move so just look for #509santa on Twitter to find us.

See you Saturday!

Santa Tonic

Saturday, December 5, 2009

You Don't Know What You Got ...

In other non-Santacon-related-Yakima-bar-news … most of you know I moved to Los Angeles this past August, and while I love living in the City of Angels, I am terribly homesick for Yakima.

When you spend six years in a place, you get used to things. You appreciate, and even more so take for granted, what it means to be a “regular.” (And since I’m going to grad school here in LA, I’ve seriously had to curb my bar fly ways to make time for more studious endeavors.)

But I’ll be visiting Yakima soon, and that got me thinking about all the little things I miss about my old haunts there:

• Kid. Robbie. Brenda. Lindsey. Lou. Saul. Jeff. Mary. Red. Bales. Johnson. Tony. Chris. Erin …

• Lonesome nights with the girls at The Ranch.

• Jukebox sing-a-longs with the girls (and anyone else who wanted to join in) at The Ranch.

• The pork chops at the Sports Center.

• Bloody Mary mornings at McGuire’s.

• Too many gin and tonics at Gasperetti’s.

• Knowing what Second Street Grill used to look like.

• $5 blood orange and tequila martinis at Tony’s.

• What happens after-hours.

• No valet parking. Ever. Anywhere.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Santa O

Isn't he so cute:

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Route

Hey Santas,

We're in the process of putting together this year's Yakima Santacon route and it kind of looks a lot like last year's.

Sooo, where would YOU like us to go this year? Keep in mind we'd like everything to be within walking distance in the downtown core ... (McGuire's is unofficially the next-day hangover breakfast stop, so don't worry, we still give that joint some love).

Post your requests below and we'll post the full route closer to Dec. 19.

Santa Tonic