Sunnyside and Grandview
Sunnyside’s big Darigold cheese factory is one of the largest cheese plants in the nation. Darigold Dairy Fair (400 Alexander Rd., 509/837-4321) has self-guided tours, fun exhibits (including flying cows), and videos, plus fresh ice cream, cheeses, sandwiches, and gifts.
Snipes Mountain Brewing Inc. (905 Yakima Valley Hwy., Sunnyside, 509/837-2739, 10 a.m.–10 p.m. Sun.–Thurs., 11 a.m.–11 p.m. Fri.–Sat.) is hard to miss. It’s the huge log-and-lodgepole building near the center of town, with a brewery behind glass and a diverse menu that includes everything from wood-fired pizzas to seafood satay. It’s very popular, with a lively atmosphere and tasty grub.
© Ericka Chickowski from Moon Washington, 8th edition