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Revel 77 celebrates one-year anniversary on Sunday

Revel 77 is celebrating its first anniversary on Sunday.

The specialty coffee shop on Spokane’s South Hill will be giving out door prizes of coffee and coffee-related gear throughout the day. Espresso shots over ice cream, or affogatos, will be on sale for a dollar. And there will be live music by Hannah Siglin and Blake Baxter.

Revel 77 is located at 3223 E. 57th Ave. It is open Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For additional hours of operation and other information, visit its website at Or, find the coffee shop on Facebook at, or on Twitter @Revel77.

And stay tuned: Beer and wine are slated to be sold at the coffee shop in mid November.



Spokane Cookies

My colleague and Slice writer Paul Turner shared some mail he received from a reader.

The reader said she is a “thrift store cookbook seeker” and found a recipe for Spokane Cookies in a book that she picked up on a trip with her daughter.

She copied and sent the page from a church cookbook compiled by the Woman's Society of Christian Service at the Ninth Street Methodist Church in Three Rivers, Mich.

“I wonder how many cooks in Spokane will be baking 'Spokane Cookies' for their friends,” she wrote in her note, which landed on my desk before the holidays.

I haven't come across a similar recipe searching the Dorothy Dean archive over the years. A quick web search didn't turn up any similar “Spokane Cookies.”

It makes me wonder if it was a recipe shared between friends and family, or if it is a reference to something other than this area.

Have you ever come across Spokane Cookies? What would you consider a Spokane cookie?

Chef demonstrations on Sunday

Spokane-area chefs featured in a new local cookbook will prepare the recipes they shared for “Signature Tastes of Spokane” at a fundraiser on Sunday at The Kitchen Engine.

The event will be held noon to 4 p.m. It is free and open to the public, but they are asking people to bring a non-perishable food item or cash donation for the Second Harvest Inland Northwest. A portion of book sales also will be donatd to the food bank.

The book, by Steven W. Siler and Nicole L. Manganaro, features 111 recipes from local chefs and kitchens. It is $22.

Here's the schedule for Sunday:

Noon-12:45 p.m.: Chef Nicholas Marinovich of Huckleberry's 9th Street Bistro will prepare White Cheddar Crab Bisque.

1 - 1:45 p.m.: Chef Bob Rogers of Masselow's Restaurant at the Northern Quest Casino and Resort will prepare Carnaroli Seared Scallops with Lemon Roasted Cauliflower Sauce.

2-2:45 p.m.: Baker/owner Deserae Cohrs of Maple Street Bistro will prepare Huckleberry Scones.

3-3:45 p.m.: Chefs/owners Erin Rauth and Marsha Loiacono of The Flying Pig will prepare Biscuits with Sausage Gravy

4-4:45 p.m.: Owner Susan Davis, of the Chocolate Apothecary, will prepare Citrus-Laced Hot Chocolate.

The Kitchen Engine is in the Flour Mill at 621 W. Mallon Ave.

The perfect turkey wine?

If you've the unforgiving task of finding wine to pair with turkey for the upcoming holiday, here's the silver lining… It will take some research and the Spokane Winery Association can help.

Nineteen members of the association will host special events 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Sunday for the annual Holiday Wine Fest.

Tasters will have the change to sample new vintages, gourmet food and wingle with the wine makers and other wine lovers. Ask the winemakers what they'll be serving with the holiday meal.

Tasting fees may apply.

Download a map with recommended tour routes at

I've listed the participating wineries in the extended post.

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