If you remember the old TV show Northern Exposure, then this town will seem very familiar. If not, you'll have no idea what I'm talking about. This is the Brick from the show. The show which was supposed to take place in Alaska was actually filmed here. So how could I avoid humming the Northern Exposure tune while wandering around this town and approaching the Brick?
But forgetting the television connection (as they seem to like to do at the pub since I didn't see a single hint of Northern Exposure anywhere), this pub is the oldest continuously operating bar in the state of Washington, having opened in 1889. It still has a spitoon with running water under the bar!
Normally a TV filming location would have really crappy food as it could rely on tourist trade. But that wasn't the case here. The food was actually really good!
I started off with the green chili beef stew. This was a thick belly warming bowl of goodness. It was filled with very tender beef, a good amount of potatoes, and generously flavoured with green chilies. What a wonderful flavour profile!