Friday, February 7, 2014


 Even though it's FREEZING out there today and the Groundhog saw his shadow, there are little signs that spring is on it's way.  The first few sightings of the grey whales are definite indicators, as are the little buds arriving on the cherry blossom trees.  And with that come a lot of great things to tell you about in Langley.
First off, a few changes on our menu.  Last week we added a grilled octopus dish that we arecontinually selling out of, so come early if you're looking for that.  Back on the menu is our crispy pork belly with a dried fruit mostarda.  And a pickled black cod dish with house made white wine vinegar, oregon wasabi cream and sunchoke chips created by sous chef Red.  We've also brought back the farmer's plate which we now serve with house cured coppa and bresaola, morbier cheese, landjaeger, normandy butter and grapes. 

Next weekend is a big one in Langley...Valentines and President's Day Weekend.  We have just a few spots left for our cozy and romantic Valentines evening...please call ASAP so you can ensure your spot.  Trio Nouveau will be playing love songs and we'll be serving up some extra special specials!

a sleuth stopping in for a clue last year

 Langley's 30th annual Mystery Weekend is coming right up on February 22nd and 23rd.  This year's mystery has something to do with a bird sanctuary and an evil land developer...or something crazy like that.  This is an "interactive and improvisational" 2 day murder mystery and it is always a ton of fun. This is a great weekend getaway for groups of friends, families with kids of all ages, couples and solo mystery solvers.  We see all types of people walking through our doors to collect their clues.  We get the serious sleuths and groups just looking for a good time.  Make your plans now!  More details at

 Welcome the Whales!  Langley is truly becoming a whale watching epicenter.  The Puget Sound area is on the path of the grey whale migration from the Baja peninsula to the Bering Sea.  It is not an exaggeration to say that often the whales are too close into the shore for us to see them from our windows at Prima, as the buildings across the street block our view.  They come right up to our seawall to feed on the ghost shrimp (read about it at
 I'm very excited to announce that the Orca Network is bringing a Whale Center to our little town, opening March 1.  Additionally, the Mystic Sea whale watching vessel will be back in town from March 8-May 18 for whale watching trips leaving right out of our marina.  Visit their website to
And our world famous "Welcome the Whales" parade is April 19th! 
Make sure you visit Langley in the next few months to see the whales...if you hear the whale bell ringing, head straight to the waterfront for front row seats (or if you see a whale, run up to the park next to the Doghouse and ring the bell to alert the town).
right from the Langley credit Jill Hein, Mystic Sea Charters

watercolor image from
Our little town is undergoing an amazing transformation right now.  2nd Street has a major facelift occurring but the main thing you need to know is that all businesses are open and accessible.  There is plenty of parking, you just need to know where to go...the Star Store lot is always going to be accessible, going through the alley is a good trick to get you in.  Also there is plenty of parking along 1st as well as on Anthes.  Please visit the design Langley website for more details at

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