“A friend used to lease and manage the Nisqually Valley Golf Course in Yelm. During her tenure, several restaurants came and went, none very memorable. The building was demolished a few years ago to make way for the new Tahoma Valley Golf & Country Club.
Rick Nelson, the owner of Ricardo’s in Lacey, wanted to open a second restaurant in Yelm. That was the beginning of a fortuitous partnership, and in November 2007, Chef Ricardo’s Bar & Grill opened in the club.
A friend and I drove out to Yelm on a Friday evening to have dinner…
Residents of Yelm have a true culinary gem in their midst! I probably won’t get out to Chef Ricardo’s as often as I would like, but I will make the trip again, just to try some of the other wonderful choices on his menu.
Jean Ciallella is a freelance writer. The reviewer makes every effort to remain anonymous. Meals are paid for by The Olympian,” quoting The Olympian.
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