Family dinners don’t have to take a long time to prepare, but planning ahead will help you avoid packaged meals and drive-through windows as the busy back-to school season kicks into gear.
Also, Enaville Resort owner Joe Peak is sick and still mourning his wife’s death, but he has reopened the Coeur d’Alene River eatery five days a week.
Spokesman-Review columnist Cindy Hval was one of the guests at a murder mystery dinner at the Roosevelt Inn during the taping of Gordon Ramsay’s “Hotel Hell.” Find out whether her evening was a nightmare.
All these stories and more will be in Wednesday’s Food section.
On CD (Tuesday)
Matchbox Twenty, “North”
Melissa Etheridge, “4th Street Feeling”
Cat Power, “Sun”
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, “Rattle Them Bones”
On DVD (Tuesday)
In theaters (Friday)
Today: Chef Gordon Ramsey visits Coeur d’Alene on “Hotel Hell.” 8 p.m., Fox.
Tuesday: New series “Dragons: Riders of Berk” brings weekly adventures from the “How to Train Your Dragon” crew to TV. 7:30, Cartoon Network.
Wednesday: Mike Rowe travels to Croc Country for “Dirty Jobs Down Under.” 10 p.m., Discovery.
Thursday: “Rookie Blue” ends its third season with a cliff-hanger. 10 p.m., ABC.
Friday: Paul McCartney performs pop standards at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles on “Great Performances.” 9 p.m., PBS.
Saturday: A mutated shark terrifies college students on the high seas in “2-Headed Shark Attack.” 9 p.m., Syfy.
Sunday: Kenneth Branagh is back as the Swedish detective Wallander on “Masterpiece Mystery.” 8 p.m., KSPS; 9 p.m. KCDT.
“The Importance of Being Earnest,” Thursday through Sept. 16, Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, Post Falls
Heart, Sunday, Northern Quest Casino, Airway Heights
Pig Out in the Park, today, Riverfront Park
Hemingway Festival, Tuesday through Thursday, University of Idaho, Moscow
Spokane County Interstate Fair, Friday through Sept. 16, Spokane County Fair and Expo Center
Newport Music Festival, Friday through Sunday, City Park, Newport, Wash.
Mobius Street Festival, Saturday, downtown Spokane
SpokeFest, Sunday, downtown Spokane