Good GRuB: What's good for the youth is good for the community

Empowering people as individuals ultimately empowers a community. GRuB is a grassroots organization dedicated to nurturing our youth, who in turn nurture the land, and somehow it all comes full circle.

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Trinacria Ristorante in Downtown Olympia - Intimate and Authentic

I'll go ahead and admit it. I have snobbish tendencies when it comes to Italian food. But, as anyone who has traveled to beautiful Italia will agree, it is extremely tough to find authentic Italian cuisine here in the states. And just like in Italy, it is fitting that the best food around just happens to be located in the most unassuming of places. Nestled next to the Electric Rose Tattoo Parlor and the Brotherhood Tavern in downtown Olympia, a Sicilian treat lies waiting behind the most modest of doors. Trinacria Ristorante Italiano in Olympia is perhaps the closest I've come to replicating both the cuisine and the environment that I fell in love with in Italy.

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Summer is...Concerts at the Gorge

There's no denying that trucking over to Eastern Washington for a Summer concert at the Gorge is one of the perks of being an Olympian. What a venue! The river, the hills...the music. What about you? Have you been to the Gorge? Where did you sleep? And, most importantly, who did you see?

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Caffe Vita in Downtown Olympia WA

We Olympians love our coffee, around here there are dozens of local establishments where one can find amazing blends of internationally brewed coffee. Caffe Vita is one of the best. This downtown jewel is an eclectic place - there’s no doubt about that. And in a city where being eclectic is what pays the bills, Caffe Vita provides an effortlessly raw urban atmosphere that is as appealing to the soul as their delicious coffee is to the taste buds.

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Share your Local Opinions

Have you had a great experience at a local business? Did you stumble into your favorite new "hole-in-the-wall"? Just have strong opinions about local small businesses in Olympia? We want to hear from you!

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