With so much happening all around Woodinville, you didn’t think downtown was going to sit still, did you? Truth is, if you haven’t been to downtown lately, you really haven’t been there. With a bevy of new food and beverage offerings, it doesn’t just hold its own against the surrounding wine districts, it also makes an ideal place to begin or conclude your wine tasting journeys. No trip downtown is complete without a stop at that shrine to Northwest gardening, Molbak’s garden+home. After ogling the annuals, you’ll enjoy an amazing food and wine menu at their Garden Café, a tasty offshoot of nearby Russell’s Restaurant. Or cross the tracks to the north and ﬁnd a huge selection of food and drink of the microbrew persuasion at The Collective. The food community here just keeps growing, with stalwarts like Pasta Nova and newer venues like Big Fish popping up all the time. With loads of delicious options, plus a winery all its own (Woodinville Wine Cellars), downtown Woodinville has blossomed into a lively, lip-smacking hub from which to explore in nearly every direction.