Gnocchi Mondays at Rione XIII, Madison Valley’s Bastille Bash, and More Food News

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1. Rione XIII is serving seasonal gnocchi bowls every Monday night. Recipes vary each week, with one recent dish involving potato gnocchi with a beef and prosciutto ragu.

2. The Bastille Bash is coming to Madison Valley on July 12. Local burlesque, dance, and street artists will be performing as well as live musicians. The event runs from 3 to 8 p.m. and will also feature French food from Madison Valley restaurants, French and Northwest wines, and local spirits and beer.

3. The Bait Shop is celebrating Pride this Saturday with happy hour from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Draft beer pitchers will go for $10 and Olympia pitchers for $5.

4. The rare Orondo Ruby cherry has hit Seattle QFC and Fred Meyer stores. This outstanding cherry was discovered growing in 2001 in the middle of a Rainier orchard owned by Marcus Griggs. The Ruby is grown exclusively by the Griggs at their Wenatchee farm and is available for only a short time each year. They sent a crate of them to our food editor and she has declared them juicy and sweet (her 7-year-old daughter did as well).

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