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Some summer nights, the best place to eat out is your own back patio

Some days you just don’t want to work. That may seem odd considering our job is to search out places to eat and share our findings with you.


Ste. Michelle makes chardonnay a priority

Not too many years ago, David Rosenthal was reading “Wine for Dummies” while he and his father were driving from Colorado to California. It was 2001, and Rosenthal – a …


Walla Walla wines in a class of their own

WALLA WALLA – Since the 1970s, the Walla Walla Valley has been well-known for producing some of the Northwest’s finest red wines. Little has changed. The valley’s earliest wineries set …


Warm days, cool white wines

As temperatures creep toward – even into – triple digits, we think more and more about refreshing wines to enjoy in the Great Northwest. And with summer’s arrival, so too …


Wallet-friendly red wines round out summer evenings

As temperatures begin to rise and we spend more time living outdoors in the Northwest, now is the time to begin stocking up on inexpensive red wines. When you’re spending …


Tap Mobile brings beer to you

With the explosion of food trucks these days, it was only a matter of time before someone came up with a beer truck. The Hop Shop, 3803 S. Grand Blvd., …


Pizza, salad, service all make the drive to Embers worthwhile

As we neared our destination, we realized we had never traveled so far to just have pizza. And as we arrived at Embers by the Lake and a jam-packed parking …


CdA craft beer fan makes his dream a reality with Filling Station on 5th

“Fill ’er up” has a new meaning for Coeur d’Alene beer buffs. The city’s first growler specialty shop, the Filling Station on 5th, had its official opening last weekend in …


For date-night dining, Max ticks all boxes

Too many busy nights had kept getting in the way of date night when one of us found himself at home too tired to cook and feeling too guilty to …


Burger love leads to Perry district

We were thoroughly enjoying our first visit to Wisconsinburger and that led to a typical Dave-and-Dan wandering conversation about what we would do if we knew when our lives would …


Beach Cafe serves Anthony’s quality in casual space

This recommendation – which was more of a demand – came from the bosses. “You just have to review Anthony’s Beach Cafe,” they said in unison.


Beach Cafe serves Anthony’s quality in casual space

This recommendation – which was more of a demand – came from the bosses. “You just have to review Anthony’s Beach Cafe,” they said in unison.


Growler Guys opens on South Hill

The Growler Guys are starting to make more noise around town. The Bend, Oregon-based chain’s newest outlet opened last Friday at 1314 S. Grand Blvd., with 48 taps pouring an …


Growler Guys opens on South Hill

The Growler Guys are starting to make more noise around town. The Bend, Oregon-based chain’s newest outlet opened last Friday at 1314 S. Grand Blvd., with 48 taps pouring an …


14 Hands wines offer variety, affordability

Think about this: A decade ago, 14 Hands Winery didn’t exist. Ste. Michelle Wine Estates created the brand in 2005 as a restaurant-only label. Consumer demand grew to the point …


Festive, affordable reds

As we head into the holiday season, it’s always good to have a few bottles of red wine on hand for festivities, whether they be Christmas parties or New Year’s …


One Tree cidery branches out

If all of One Tree’s hard ciders actually came from a single source, it would be quite the tree indeed. Since launching in June, in addition to straight apple, the …


Post Falls’ Downdraft storms in to local brewery scene

It’s been a bit of a stormy road for Downdraft Brewing. Originally conceived as Cloudburst Brewing in September 2013 and planned for Spokane Valley, it had to change names after …


Post Falls’ Downdraft storms in to local brewery scene

It’s been a bit of a stormy road for Downdraft Brewing. Originally conceived as Cloudburst Brewing in September 2013 and planned for Spokane Valley, it had to change names after …


Evans throws art, drinks in the mix

Beer isn’t her go-to beverage. “I like beer. I love beer,” said Sheila Evans, who co-owns Spokane’s Iron Goat Brewing with her husband and another couple. “Usually, when I have …


Cheers to Vintage Vines, Forza Coffee

If we were stopping after work to wet our whistles, it would be at the neighborhood establishment. You know the place, the one you’ve chosen to be your personal version …


Seattle standouts

If there’s anything that provides a great excuse to visit Seattle, it’s a smoking hot restaurant scene. Talented chefs are hatching new spots monthly – the list of where to …


Jones wines make most of region’s climates

In the arid Columbia Basin, a winery is crafting beautiful and affordable wines from some of the warmest and coolest regions in Washington wine country. As a result, few are …


On Tap: Brewers benefit from bounty of backyard hops

‘Fresh sheet” takes on a new meaning this month for beer lovers. Around the region, brewers are making their annual beers with fragrant, freshly harvested hops – and in a …


Grapes, wineries thrive in Washington’s apple region

North-central Washington is the state’s original wine country, and now it is making a strong case for being a significant region once again. In 1874, John Galler opened Washington’s first …


Slow service? Maybe it’s you, not them

During a research outing not that long ago we were going through our usual checklist: • What did the wine list look like?


South end of Lake CdA fills the stomach, empties the wallet

TO: Carolyn Lamberson, 7 editor FROM: Dave and Dan


South end of Lake CdA fills the stomach, empties the wallet

TO: Carolyn Lamberson, 7 editor FROM: Dave and Dan


Chardonnay still state’s favorite wine

It often seems that every grape variety except chardonnay gets headlines – even though it remains America’s favorite wine. In Washington, chardonnay was surpassed last fall by cabernet sauvignon as …


Dining with Dave and Dan: Great steak, plain and simple

Why did it take so long – would you believe a quarter-century – for us to dine at Wolf Lodge Inn east of Coeur d’Alene? We have excuses, but as …