Sweet Onion Restaurant Week
Local Walla Walla restaurants put their best sweet onion dishes forward this week in celebration of Sweet Onion Restaurant Week.
With menu options like sweet onion, heirloom tomato quiche and sweet onion, fig pizza, restaurants are making sweet onion-centric creations.
"It's great! It's fantastic, it's got Walla Walla Sweets and figs and some argula, the crust is fantastic and thin, love it," said James zeigler, a visitor from Tacoma.
"The sweet onion is marvelous and we have a few days of festival, it brings in a lot of people. We get to meet eachother, listen to good music and eat our favorite foods," said Walla Walla native George Fleet.
Restaurant week was started last summer by the Walla Walla Sweet Onion Marketing Committee as a way for local restaurants to join together to promote local dining.
It works as a way to introduce new restaurants, giving them a platform to showcase their cuisines that consist of sweet onions as we move into the big festival.
"The Sweet Onion Festaval really means that it's bringing Walla Walla back to it's roots. It brings back supporting local farmers, and that's all that we're about here at the garden," said Jesse leathrogmorton, owner of The Garden Vegan Cafe.
The locals do their best to support the big event.
"We're grateful that it does serve as a magnet that brings new an interesting people to our valley. It feels nice that it helps cultivate this cool reputation that our valley has, so we're proud of that," said Walla Walla native J.R. Can Slyke.