In the unlikely event you haven't heard, Waitsburg is base camp for a growing number of Seattle expats wedded to the food-and-drink industry. It's also a magnet for those whose pipe-dreams have them heading to this prize in the Palouse if only for a weekend.

At Jimgermanbar, whose namesake worked for years crafting cocktails at Campagne, I spied the owner of Capitol Hill's Oola Distillery, who's soon opening a boutique hotel in this one-camel town.

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