Wisconsinburger gets bigger
The Midwestern burger joint that opened in April on Spokane’s South Hill is already slated for expansion.
Owners Jeff Nordvall and Laura Paisley plan to take over the adjacent space in August, increasing the size of their eatery by about 1,100 square feet. The current location is about 1,800 square feet.
“We really want to have everything open over there by Packers season,” said Nordvall, who grew up in Milwaukee and moved here in 2008.
The addition will be geared toward accommodating larger groups as well as sports fans. It will hold a few TVs for watching football and other games.
Meantime, Wisconsinburger recently added sun tea to the menu for summer. By next summer, Nordvall said he plans to offer house-made frozen custard.
Wisconsinburger is open 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 916 S. Hatch St. Call: (509) 241-3083.
Wags to Riches Gala Auction
This benefit for SpokAnimal features a four-course dinner catered by Sylvia Fountaine of Feast Catering Co. and the Feasting at Home blog. (She also writes The Seasonal Kitchen feature for The Spokesman-Review.)
The event also includes music by Brent Edstrom and silent and live auctions. It takes place from 5 to 10 p.m. July 18 at Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute, 4000 W. Randolf Road.
Tickets cost $80 per person, $150 per couple or $600 for a table for eight and can be purchased from SpokAnimal. Call (509) 534-8133, ext. 209. On the Web: www.SpokAnimal.org.
Good Food road trip
This might be a good time to plan a road trip to Portland, which is hosting the Good Food Roadshow on July 18.
The traveling event’s free Good Food Night Market spotlights responsible Pacific Northwest food producers, including Spokane’s Good Food Award-winning Roast House Coffee and Sandpoint’s Evans Brothers Coffee Roasters.
Free samples will be available from 6 to 9 p.m. at Olympic Provisions, 1632 N.W. Thurman St. The Beer and Brats After Party, which costs $12, features sausages, kimchees and krauts. Tickets are available at portlandbratanalia. eventbrite.com.
Portland is one of three stops – and the only West Coast location – on the tour. The other two stops are Washington, D.C., and St. Louis. Oregon was chosen because it has produced more Good Food Award winners than any state except California.
For more info, visit www.goodfoodawards.org/roadshow/.