Category: Jennifer Crain

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Summer Scoops: The Best Frozen Treats in Olympia

by Jennifer Crain for OLY ARTS Downtown choices for cold treats range from Olympia-made gelato to diner-style sundaes. —– Grandpa’s Soda Fountain Ice Cream...

craft-brewed beer

SPSCC Launches Craft Brewing and Distilling Program

by Jennifer Crain for OLY ARTS In fall 2017, South Puget Sound Community College will launch craft brewing, cider making and distilling programs. The curriculum is...

La Petite Maison

Fine French Cuisine at La Petite Maison

by Jennifer Crain for OLY ARTS In a little house on Olympia’s west side, Justin Wells creates cassoulet, chateaubriand and morel tarts while Zoe Wells welcomes diners...

Restless Vocal Band

All Vocals, All Night

by Jennifer Crain for OLY ARTS On March 18, the human voice takes center stage at the Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival. This popular event brings the vocal...

Our Table

Cooking From Scratch at Our Table

by Jennifer Crain for OLY ARTS Since the summer of 2015, Our Table co-chefs and owners Mike Holbein and Brad Thompson have been building their farm-to-table restaurant...

The United Churches of Olympia

The United Churches of Olympia Celebrates 100 Years

by Jennifer Crain for OLY ARTS This Sunday, a downtown Olympia church will celebrate its first century. The 10:30 a.m. service at The United Churches of Olympia will...

Masterworks Choral Ensemble

Jingle: A Christmas Celebration

by Jennifer Crain for OLY ARTS On December 3, the Masterworks Choral Ensemble’s annual Christmas concert kicks off the Yuletide season. Gary Witley, director of the...

One Starry Night at Living Water

One Starry Night at Living Water

by Jennifer Crain for OLY ARTS Kids take the stage at Church of Living Water on December 2. One Starry Night, an evening of crafts, carols, choir and band...

Ricardo's Restaurant

A New Location for Ricardo’s Restaurant

by Jennifer Crain for OLY ARTS Ricardo’s Restaurant moved to a new location this summer, with a larger dining room and options for private dining and events. Rick and...

Dillinger's Cocktails, photo by Cortney Kelley Photography

Dillinger’s Expanding

by Jennifer Crain for OLY ARTS In November, Dillinger’s Cocktails & Kitchen will open an expanded dining room and bar. The cocktail lounge, modeled after the...