Foodie Alton Brown ate his way through Spokane Wednesday and took to social media to talk about the experience before his live “Eat Your Science” stage show at the INB.
Brown is a cookbook author and the former host of the long-running Food Network show “Good Eats” and now travels the country performing live shows that include everything from puppets to food experiments. Messy food experiments.
In advance of his arrival, he asked people to submit suggestions about where he should eat in Spokane. He previously did a live show in Spokane in 2015. That year he had coffee at Indaba and Coeur Coffee, ate breakfast at the Scoop and had lunch at Stella’s.
This year Brown decided to give Monroe Street corridor businesses some love, visiting three of them. He started his day at Vessel Roasters at 2823 N. Monroe, sharing a picture of a cup of coffee on a tray with an intricate design drawn in the foam.
One cup apparently wasn’t enough, because he shared a picture of himself later in the day sipping coffee at Coeur Coffee at 701 N. Monroe. He previously visited the coffee shop in 2015, writing on his blog “I had a fantastic Americano here…one of the best of the tour this leg.”
He stopped by Ruins at 825 N. Monroe for lunch, sharing pictures of a bacon burger and an Italian beef dog. “I ruined my afternoon,” he wrote. “I didn’t. But I totally did.”