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‘Dig In’ to fight hunger

UPDATED: 10:31 a.m.

Spokane chef Jeremy Hansen is teaming up with Catholic Charities Eastern Washington for the nonprofit’s inaugural “Dig In” dinner and fundraiser.

Vintage Recipes with Dorothy Dean

From 1935 to 1983, Dorothy Dean was the face of The Spokesman-Review's Home Economics department, publishing recipes, operating a test kitchen and fielding thousands of telephone calls from cooks.

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Logan Tavern brings a neighborhood vibe to former Bulldog building

“We’re not the Bulldog. We’re not trying to be the Bulldog,” Logan Tavern co-owner Nehemiah Zilar said. “But it’s cool to see people come in and sit where they used to sit when it was the Bulldog and say it feels more like the Bulldog than the last couple of places.”

On Tap: Downtown breweries get ready for SMaSH competition

Through August, special single-malt and single-hop (SMaSH) beers are on tap at Bellwether, Black Label, Mountain Lakes, Whistle Punk and Young Buck (the latter at The Steel Barrel). The winner in customer voting will received the fabled Lester Cup.

Happy birthday, Big Mac

UPDATED: Tue., July 31, 2018, 4:57 p.m.

Starting Thursday, customers can buy a Big Mac and get a MacCoin, which can be redeemed for – you guessed it – another Big Mac.

Chef Spotlight: Seven questions and a recipe with Alec Tompkins of the Lodge at Carlin Bay

Alec Tompkins worked at Beverly’s at the Coeur d’Alene Resort as well as Satay Bistro in Coeur d’Alene before joining the kitchen at the Lodge at Carlin Bay. New owners have transformed the old Carlin Bay Resort into the new Lodge at Carlin Bay, giving the longtime lake dive not only a new name but completely new menu. The old watering hole is now a casually elegant establishment where most diners boat in during summer.

Sign up now for the free Baronesse Barley Harvest Day

UPDATED: Mon., July 30, 2018, 2:54 p.m.

The Aug. 18 event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required and now’s the time to sign up. Organizers need those RSVPs because everyone who comes gets a commemorative pint glass.

WSU professors say ‘wine not,’ bet on red … and white

Washington State University professors Phillip and Patricia Butterfield are accomplished, lifelong academics. Phillip spent 25 years as an engineer before shifting to microbiology; Patricia, who was dean of the College of Nursing at WSU Spokane between 2007 and 2014, sat at a 2015 White House Roundtable discussing the health effects of climate change. As the couple approached retirement age, living comfortably in a South Hill mansion, they faced a well-earned, relaxing journey into their golden years. So they sold the mansion, bought an old red barn and opened a winery.