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Saturday, May 20, 2017

#2523 - The Mint, Enumclaw, WA - 5/23/2014

The Mint, Enumclaw, WA

Below the volcanic noises of Mount Rainier which produced its name, the city of "Enumclaw" came into existence in 1885, then the Northern Pacific Railroad routed through the Frank nd Mary Fell Stevenson's property. (historylink) The Stevenson's also gave away property for a hotel and saloon at the same time. In 1906 The Mint was established. It seems to have survived in one form or another through prohibition until today, moving across the street to its current location at some point in the 1930s. I have notes that it was for some time called The Peach Tree and the n the Enumclaw Pub, but in my limited city guide data I can find only "The Mint" or "Mint Tavern" listed at this address going back at least as far back as 1941.

Bacon jam crostini, The Mint, Enumclaw, WA

The Mint closed suddenly in 2012, but re-opened under new ownership in August 2013. The current version retains the old bar and accentuates some of the history, as well as upgrading and broadening the food. A nice beer selection is complemented by some fresh cocktail choices -- not quite fine, craft cocktails, but better than average. I started with a tasty bacon jam crostini, and followed with the asparagus and salmon ravioli.

1608 Cole St, Enumclaw, WA 98022 - (360) 284-2517
Est. 1930s (1906 in different location) - Building constructed: 1923
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