The Columbia Basin Through an Artist’s Eyes

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Dave Poynter, the artist who sketched this view of our front counter has a website full of his sketches and photography! His work is like taking a tour of the Columbia Basin with an artist’s glasses on. Coffee shops, wineries and lots of local scenery. A beautiful way to explore the area.

His website is GO CHECK IT OUT!


The Post Super Bowl Loss Depression

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hawks lose their minds

My office was quiet for most of the morning today, just one non-fan who rambled on about how we weren’t robbed we gave it away. Psssshhhhhhhhhh. Just be quiet, dude, and let us wallow in silence…we aren’t ready to talk about it. We’ve been on a Hawks high for a couple of years now…this loss was a big pop to our winner bubble. Our entire identity has been shaken…we are the CHAMPIONS…not the losers! Now what? For a new fan like myself…I didn’t get interested in football until the Seahawks started kicking a$$ and taking names later…its been devastating. I couldn’t help but get caught up in the #gohawks contagion. I’m not used to losing…I’ve only known wins (two glorious seasons of being the big bad team to beat)…I know, I know, stop whining. I guess what I’m trying to say is chins up Hawks fans…we’re still in this together and we still love our boys. We can’t stop the crazy infectious universal good vibes that have built over the last couple of years…we’ve come this far so why not next year? Maybe we didn’t make #1 this year but #2 ain’t so bad either. GO HAWKS!

Just Found the Coolest Thing @ Urban SKetchers!

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I love trolling for customer photos to share on the blog. Tonight I came across this gorgeous sketch of our front counter on the Urban Sketchers blog…isn’t it fabulous??!!

Urban Sketchers, I found out by reading further on their blog, is an international group of artists who’s work reflects the world around them…restaurants, local attractions, landmarks, architecture and the like. I feel so honored that they did a sketch at Magills!

Please go check out their website, lots of cool sketches done of local places. You can find the Magills sketch here

The Urban Sketchers blog can be found at

Some more of their talented work:


The Blue Bridge and Lampson Pits


The Pasco Farmer’s Market



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More on the Pasco Farmer’s Market



The Blue Bridge

Blue Bridge 7.9.2014


Red Mountain


Just Downloaded the WordPress App

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The more I use WordPress the more I love it! To be able to update our new website via iPhone is a total game changer! From boring, stagnant site to dynamic blog in just a couple days. Awesome!

Finally Getting the Hang of This Blog Thing

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Now that I’m getting used to the blog format I am LOVING it! Almost ready to launch…

Where are you Twitter posts??

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Trying to get my twitter feed to show over on the right but can’t seem to get it working?? Help!

OMG This is HARD!!

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When we opened our first Magill’s restaurant in March 2008, we found free web hosting…it was super easy to use and the price was right. Unfortunately, that is soon to be discontinued…and was really not the greatest service to begin with…so we’ve decided to move the site to a blog format. Which we felt would be more dynamic than our boring website that tended to sit, untouched, for months at a time. We’d seen some really cool blogs and thought it would be great for us to hold the interest of our fans. But this is HARD!! It’s like learning a new language and navigating a strange city all at the same time…I think I need to do more research. I can do this!!