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Journal of Business: Veritas Restaurant in Kennewick

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KENNEWICK, Wash;-- After cooking for other owners more than 20 years, local chef Jason LaBarge now co-owns a new restaurant, Veritas at the Cynergy Centre in Kennewick. 

LaBarge, the previous chef for Meadow Springs Country Club joined a group of owners to expand and rename the Barrel House Café and Wine Bar off of 27th and Union. And that group of owners is helping to support LaBarge's dream by bringing their business expertise to the table.

The restaurant's name comes from the Latin saying "in vino veritas" which means, "in wine there is truth." 

"We want people to come in here. We have a window that opens up our whole deck for the summer time, we'll be having some live music from jazz to acoustic music. People can come in here and enjoy the atmosphere. Not only the food, but the wine," says general manager Jason Mokuiki. 

Veritas will focus on fresh, modern American cuisine paired with local wines and LaBarge's own spice line, LaBarge gourmet spices.

The restaurant is open from 11 to 10, Monday through Thursday and 11 to 11 Friday and Saturday.