Fans of Mexican food might have despaired when the bright yellow Tacos el Sol food truck, known for its tasty street tacos, disappeared from downtown Spokane this summer. But in November, Oscar Escamilla and his wife, Irma Zuniga, celebrated the grand opening of their sit-down Tacos el Sol restaurant at 3422 N. Division St.
Spokane chef Chad White thought it would be fun to prepare a four-course, fine-dining experience using just an Instant Pot. So he’ll do it live for the Northwest Passages Book Club, with help from best-selling Instant Pot cookbook author Laurel Randolph.
The evening’s guests will savor a gourmet feast cooked right in front of them and displayed on three large video boards across the room. They’ll also learn tips and tricks for using an Instant Pot at home.
Thanksgiving dinner is one of the most anticipated meals of the year, and one that truly keeps on giving. And by that, I mean giving you leftovers for days. But instead of just piling them on a plate to zap in the microwave, how about transforming them into a hot, juicy dip? Think French dip, but with that celebrated holiday bird.
As we march toward Thanksgiving, it’s time to start gathering wines for the big feast. One bottle you should consider making room for is riesling. The reasons are many. Germany’s noble white grape is versatile and offers crowd-pleasing flavors. Many of examples come loaded with the acidity that will help it pair well with everything on your table. Washington and Oregon both do riesling particularly well, so it’s a good hometown choice.
Craft breweries continue to grow at a staggering rate. According to a report last week from the Brewers Association, the number of breweries nationwide has climbed to 7,082 – a full 1,100 more than at the same time last year – with another 2,000 in planning.