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Restaurant Designer Is An Original

Josh Hissong, of Hurtado/Hissong Design Group, operates two Spokane restaurants with his wife, Jinjou Sun-Hissong. (SR photo: Dan Pelle)

Post Falls native Josh Hissong likes to quote independent filmmaker Jim Jarmush’s fifth rule of moviemaking, which begins, “Nothing is original.” The irony is that Hissong himself is an original of sorts, a restaurant designer who snuck into the trade through the “employees only” door, and has excelled through a combination of clever ideas, creative self-promotion and unbridled confidence. Hissong and his business partner, architect Armando Hurtado, launched their Hurtado/Hissong Design Group design firm during the depths of the recession and have grown and evolved nonstop ever since/Michael Guilfoil, SR. More here.

Question: If you were to start a restaurant, what type of food would it feature?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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