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Wine & Taps opens at Latah Bistro

UPDATED: 11:18 a.m.

The new neighborhood pub is much more casual than its fine-dining counterpart. “This is going to be comfort and reinvented bar food, a place where you can watch a Gonzaga game and a grab a pint.”

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.

Each week we re-publish some classic recipes from our archives. If you'd like to contact our food writer, contact us at

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Tickets on sale now for Spokane River Water to Wine

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 3:47 p.m.

The event is a fundraiser for the Spokane River Forum, which promotes “regional dialogues for sustaining a healthy river system while meeting the needs of a growing population,” according to its website at

Chef Spotlight: Seven questions and a recipe with Jesse Nickerson of Manito Tap House

Chef Jesse Nickerson is the new executive chef at Manito Tap House. He came to Spokane from Coeur d’Alene, where he was the head chef at the popular Bistro on Spruce. The 36-year-old chef is originally from Boise, where he worked in a high-end Italian restaurant. Italian and Italian-Latin fusion are his specialties. He’s been cooking professionally for 20 years.

On Tap: Find fresh brews at Craft Beer Festival

The Inland Northwest Craft Beer Festival returns to Avista Stadium on Sept. 21-22 with a familiar format and another slew of fresh faces. Thirteen of the 40 breweries scheduled to pour are different from last year. Otherwise, it’s the same drill, said Eric Radovich, executive director of the sponsoring Washington Beer Commission: “More than 150 beers along the outfield wall, music at second base, food trucks. People are getting used to this being an end-of-summer tradition.

First Avenue Coffee goes green

The high-end coffee shop was recently recognized by the Green Restaurant Association, a nonprofit aimed at helping eateries become more environmentally sustainable.

On Tap: Brewery makes a Humble start

The name Humble Abode, Spokane’s newest nanobrewery, is really about an attitude, according to owners Matt and Courtney Gilbreath.

Brunchkin switches format

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 5:09 p.m.

The pop-up weekend brunch service is becoming a monthly, fixed-price event with a rotating menu.