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From vegetarian to cupcakes, check out INCA After Dark

Wed., June 26, 2013

Master everything from vegetables to cupcake decorating with INCA After Dark in July.

Chef Adam Hegsted will teach a class on preparing vegetarian small plates July 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. Hegsted will focus on seasonal produce from local farmers markets. The class is $50 per person. Then on July 31, Joslynn Lende, the bakery manager of Sweet Frostings, will teach students to make professional-looking cupcakes by mastering frosting bags, tips and sparkling sugars. The class is 6 to 8 p.m. and it is $50 each.

There are more classes on puff pastry, pad Thai, grilling and Spanish cooking in between. The classes are taught by area professionals and held in the kitchens of the Inland Northwest Culinary Academy at Spokane Community College after hours. The complete class schedule and registration information is at

Burger-eating contest supports Meals on Wheels

Big eater?

Help raise money for the Greater Spokane County Meals on Wheels with that appetite during a burger-eating contest at Ron’s Drive-Inn, 12502 E. Sprague Ave. in Spokane Valley, on July 6.

Ron’s is one of the original fast-food restaurants in the area, opening in 1958. The restaurant will host a hot rod show and the burger-eating contest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The burger contest starts at 2 and there is a $25 entry fee. Stop by Ron’s to pick up an entry form, call to have one mailed or sign up the day of the contest. Contestants will get a T-shirt and as many burgers as they can eat in five minutes, along with the chance at bragging rights and prizes for the top eaters. First prize will be $200, second place earns $100 and third place gets $50. There are prizes through 10th place.

For those who really want to go back to the 1950s, Great Clips will be offering free buzz cuts during the event.

To sign up or get more information, contact Denny Hegewald at (509) 924-4660.


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