Our Patio

Since we’ve opened we’ve had big plans for our patio. Our long term vision is to have a beautiful covered patio area with a stage for music, fun lawn games and a one of a kind space for events in the valley. Of course all of that takes a ton of money, which we didn’t have. Little by little we will get there.  


The first step was to install irrigation for the lawn and then plant the seed. That happened last year and it came out beautifully. This year we are installing four 4x9’ gas fire pit tables. With the digging, installing and custom made tables, it is costing a lot of money. It is also taking longer than anticipated waiting for contractors to show up. They will be stunning!


After that we will build a stage for this summer hoping to have some great music for all to enjoy. Hang out at tables for a meal or grab a blanket and sit on the lawn with a drink and listen. This will be made available for the whole family to enjoy. Something you can’t often find around here.  

Next year we hope to build a cover to protect everyone from the sun, rain or cold. We are in it for the long haul and you can watch us grow along the way. It’s going to be such a fun space to hang out in the summer time!  

Meanwhile, our side patio is open to enjoy the outdoors. In a few weeks, the main patio should be open. 

new fire pit table being made

new fire pit table being made

Darrin Sander
Thank you Chef!

We’ve been blessed at Craft & Gather. We just turned two last month and we have had absolutely the best teams we could hope for since day one. One of those people is our Chef Steve Jensen.


Steve was our very first hire. Joining us before the paint dried and any equipment was installed. He helped us setup the restaurant, develop menus and create what has become the culture of our little neighborhood joint in the middle of seemingly no where that not many people knew existed. That has all changed today.

We went from a restaurant that was an unknown to a restaurant that is busting at the seams most nights. Our thousands of followers on social media media checking in daily to get a glimpse of what Steve is cooking up. Many just order the specials without asking knowing it’s going to be kick ass. His knowledge of food and food science is far deeper than we ever needed to know. Ask him a question and next thing you know he’s diagramming something on stainless steel. With the PNW being his home, he helped us create exactly what we were looking for Craft & Gather to be. All that and he’s also a very good natured soul that’s easy to work with and a pleasure to be around.

I write this to celebrate and thank Steve for his accomplishments during his time with us. Steve has an opportunity to further his chef career and sadly Friday will be his last shift. So stop in Thursday or Friday to wish him well, eat some food and toast him off. (FYI, he loves whiskey and bacon.)

Thank you Steve for everything you have given us!


You can follow Steve on instagram @chefstevejensen to see what he’s up to next.

Meanwhile, C&G will continue on and forward. Steve has built a great team that can execute his vision forward. We also have a new Chef joining us soon. Stay tuned for details.

Darrin Sander
Fresh Alaskan Halibut

this fish is delicious this season! It’s chili pan-seared Alaskan halibut with cilantro lime and black beans and rice, garlic sautéed arugula and topped with a mango-avocado salsa and cilantro oil

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Friday Night Special

This weeks Friday Night Special: pan roasted duck breast over Moroccan sliced black lentils w/grilled asparagus and roasted almonds.

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Tonight’s special is a shrimp and clam seafood stew. Delicious! 

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New salad

New salad in the menu: thai curry saladspring mix lettuces, shredded carrots, cucumbers, celery, almonds w/ a green curry cilantro dressing.

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Tonight’s special: house made bacon wrapped around a filet mignon with a pan seared scallop, mushroom herbed risotto & grilled asparagus. #mmm

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It’s Friday night!

and we have some great specials for you. We will let the pictures do the talking. Scallops and apple pie won tons 

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Filet Friday!

Locally raised filet mignon with truffle roasted garlic whipped cauliflower, spinach, crispy shallots and a balsamic reduction.

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Filet & Crab

chef made an amazing filet, crab and bernaise sauce special for the weekend. It sold out before I could post this. Look for it again soon 

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we are still running the pumpkin soup and chicken sandwich specials. So good!

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Today’s Specials

 Today’s tacos are steak & egg with roasted red peppers and cilantro - 3 for $6 during happy hour (3-6)

Tonight’s dinner special is a Mexican style pulled chicken sandwich with jalapeño lime slaw, lettuce, tomato and red onion $14

and Sunday is half price bottles of wine all day!

Darrin Sander