ok, so i am off to visit family with family and am traveling through quincy, ephrata, moses lake, kelso/longview, kalama, and cathlamet in the process. my childhood recollections don't bring much to mind in the way of good food in any of these areas. the asian cuisine was always MSG'd to death and soggy. the mexican was tex-mex and on the heavy side (still, better than i can get up where i live now). the standard north-american-diner style eateries were always far too typically-semi-bland-over-cooked-and-over-salted-under-flavored places.
i am hoping there are now more interesting things along the way, years later.
thankfully, i am traveling with people who love food. my mom has lived in multiple countries and has raised us accordingly, so we all are rather adventurous and have a definite love for ethnic cuisine. fresher is better. fusion is beyond acceptable. authentic is divine.
anything you can recommend is helpful!! from coffee shops to places for a nice dinner. anything.