Friday, April 5, 2013
Andrew’s Pizza and Skylight Theatre and Yum Yogurt represent dinner, a pint and dessert all under one roof.
Yum Yogurt opened Monday as an extension of the existing pizza restaurant and theater.
At Yum, self-servings of frozen yogurt — eight flavors and 39 toppings — are sold by the ounce. Customers can eat in or take it to go, including into the restaurant or theater, via the adjoining hallway.
“It just adds to the appeal of Oak Street and is a part of Andrew’s,” said Chris Ellison, manager of both businesses, which are owned by Andrew McElderry.
Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. (“We’re playing it by ear,” Ellison said), with longer hours this summer. A grand opening is planned in about a month.
Yum Yogurt replaces the former Quenett Winery tasting room. A few years back, the space was home to Yum Gallery — no relation to the new yogurt shop, just happy coincidence, according to Ellison.
Yogurt flavors include peanut butter, Red Velvet cake and dairy-free and sugar-free flavors such as strawberry-banana.
A “tart” yogurt will appeal to those who enjoy Greek-style yogurt, according to Ellison.
“It’s the ‘adult flavor,’” he said. “The nice, clean taste when you put some fresh fruit on top — it just bursts out.”
Toppings include candy, cereal and cookie crumbs, as well as fresh fruit and syrups, and chewy rice candy known as “mochi.”
On the first day of business, Ellison gave away free samples to people in neighboring offices and businesses.
Among those was Bill Weiler, who came in from around the corner at Gorge Ecology Insitute Wednesday and bought a cup of yogurt.
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Parkdale third graders sing "12 Disaster Days of Christmas"
Welcome to your sing-able Christmas gift list. What follows is an emergency rendition of “12 Days of Christmas” – for outfitting your home or car in case of snow storm, earthquake, flood or other emergency. Read it as a simple list, or sing it to the tune of “12 Days” – you know, as in “ … and a partridge in a pear tree…” Not to make light of it, but the song is a familiar framework for a set of gift ideas that you could consider gathering together, even if the recipient already owns items such as a bunch of coats, tire chains and flashlights. Stores throughout the Gorge are stocked up on all these items. Buying all 12 days might be prohibitive, but here are three ideas for checking any of the dozen off your list (notations follow, 1-12.) The gift items needed to stay warm, dry and safe are also coded to suggest items in your abode (A) in your car (C) or both (B). 12 Gallons of Water (A) 11 Family meals (B) 10 Cans of propane (A) 9 Hygiene bags (B) 8 Packs of batteries (A) 7 Spare coats (B) 6 Bright red flares (C) 5 Cozy blankets (B) 4 Tire chains (C) 3 Flashlights (B) 2 cell phone chargers (B) 1 And a crush-proof first aid kit (B) Price ranges? Here’s a few quotes for days Three, Two, Four and Nine: n A family gift of flashlights (three will run $15-30, Hood River Supply, Tum-A-Lum) n Cell phone chargers (two will run $30-60) n Tire chains (basic set, $30, Les Schwab, returnable if unused for the winter) n Family meals ($100 or so should cover the basics for three or four reasonably well-fed days) n The home kit should be kept in a handy place near an exit, and remember that water needs to be replenished every few months. If you have a solid first aid kit already, switch out the gift idea with “and-a-sto-o-u-t- tub-for it-all …” Otherwise, it’s a case of assembling your home or car kits and making sure all members of the family know what the resources are and how to use them (ie flares and propane). Emergency situations are at worst life-threatening, at best deeply uncomfortable if you and your family are left without power for an extended period, or traveling and find yourself in a situation where you need to wait out a storm, lengthy traffic delay, or other crisis. Notes on the 12 gift ideas: 12 – Gallons of water: that’s one per person in a four-member family to last for three days, the recommended minimum to be prepared for utility outages. 11 – Easy-open packaged goods, energy bars, dried food and nuts are good things to include for nutrition. Think of what your family of four needs for three days to stay fortified and hydrated (see number 12). Can-opener also recommended 10 – If you have a propane camping stove, keep extra fuel handy. 9 – Hygiene bags: put packaged moistened towelettes, toilet paper, and plastic ties in large garbage bags (for personal sanitation) Resource list courtesy of Hood River County Emergency Management, Barbara Ayers, manager/ 541-386-1213. The county also reminds residents to Get a Kit, Make A Plan to connect your family if separated, and Stay Informed. See www.co.hood-river.or.us to opt-in for citizen alerts. Enlarge