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Spokane7: Fresh Fare Meets Fresh Air

“I'm enjoying the sunshine,” said Jolene Waymire of Post Falls as she dined al fresco at Fire Artisan Pizza in Coeur d'Alene on Thursday. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka)

When it warms up and stays lighter out later, restaurants around the Inland Northwest add a favorite seasonal menu item: fresh air. It’s still fairly early in the outdoor dining season. Many restaurants in this region wait until May to open their patios. But customers have been inquiring about sitting outside since the spring equinox. “If the sun’s out, they’re asking,” said Ku’ulei Kane-Salboro, manager at Anthony’s at Spokane Falls, where tables overlooking Spokane River’s Upper Falls were put out two weeks ago. “We were a little ambitious this year,” Kane-Salboro said, noting, “You wait all winter for this”/Adriana Janovich, SR. More here.

Question: Do you prefer to eat outside in good weather, if a restaurant provides that option?

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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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