by John Fannin PROSSER – Whether you’re thirsty for a local homemade brew on tap, hungry for a hearty helping of pulled pork or seeking a flair of the wild west, Prosser’s Horse Heaven Saloon pretty much fills the bill. Owned by Gary Vegar, a former assistant superintendent with Sunnyside schools, the saloon is an extension of the Horse Heaven Hills Brewery he founded in 2009. Vegar and wife Carol opened the saloon in late 2013 and it has been a Sixth Street landmark in old downtown Prosser ever since. Décor details abound, including western-themed murals both fanciful (winged horses) and historic (Prosser circa 1905). The seasonal menu has all manner of details, ranging from orange-ginger salmon to banana and pecan pancakes. There’s also a bit of the unpredictable at Horse Heaven Saloon. The murals include quirks such as a nod to Dr. Who – look for it, you’ll find it – and a life-sized portrait of Clint Eastwood during his spaghetti western days. Something for all palates…both artistic and gastronomical…sounds like a slice of heaven – Horse Heaven – on earth.