METHOW VALLEY PLACES

Linwood

Comfort food is perennial. Bolstered by the familiarity and warmth of home, comfort food is nostalgic, traditional and, if new Twisp restaurant owner and chef Adam Custis has anything to do with it, downright delicious. Custis, who will open Linwood at 108 Glover St. in mid-December, was raised under the influence of Southern and Midwestern cuisine and has made a career of transforming comfort foods into signature dishes both familiar and inventive.

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Fiber

Although Cindy Ruprecht didn’t learn to knit until about 16 years ago, the roots of her connection to yarn run deep. As a child growing up in Wilmington, Delaware, Ruprecht remembers taking trips to her mother’s machine knitting club. “I’d crawl under the machine and fall asleep in the piles of yarn,” she says.

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The Coaches' Lounge

In 2011, Kim Frey lost a close friend to suicide, and knew that feelings of isolation and personal struggle were at the root of her friend’s despair. Eight years later, Frey has opened a space that provides a venue and various frameworks for people to connect, especially with those who are facing difficult experiences in life.

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