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Shoup maintains vision

After a long and successful career running Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Allen Shoup retired as CEO of Washington’s largest wine producer. But the visionary leader was far from finished. In …


Goodbye, Spokane, stay cool, SpoCool

He’s been documenting deliciousness – as well as disappointing dishes – for a decade now. But today, the man behind one of Spokane’s longest-running independent food blogs is moving on …


Goodbye, Spokane, stay cool, SpoCool

He’s been documenting deliciousness – as well as disappointing dishes – for a decade now. But today, the man behind one of Spokane’s longest-running independent food blogs is moving on …


Dining with Dave and Dan: Locally owned means you feel at home

One of our spouses and a daughter who worked her way through college as a waitress recently swung into a popular chain for lunch and a relaxed chat. Once seated, …


Great Northwest Wine: Northwest excels at crisp pinot gris

Perhaps the least-understood white wine in America is pinot gris. In part, this is because the grape normally associated with France’s Alsace region and Italy is often a bland wine …


Scoop adds waffles to food truck offerings

The Scoop on Spokane’s South Hill has been selling Liège waffles for a couple of years now. But it didn’t start making its batter in-house and from scratch until this …


On Tap: Trickster’s growing

Midway through its second year, Trickster’s has a few new twists up its sleeve. The Coeur d’Alene brewery will close to the public next week as it expands into adjacent …


Raise a glass to the season with range of versatile, budget-friendly whites

As we get into mid-May and early June and begin to see more warmth and sunshine, we start thinking more about enjoying chilled white wines. White wines tend to be …


Dining with Dave and Dan: Favorite haunts don’t disappoint

Sometimes you just don’t have time. There’s yard work, fussing with the hot water heater that went out, or you simply aren’t in the mood to cook and do dishes.


With new beers, renovations, No-Li stays busy

While the attention lately has turned to all the newcomers, Spokane’s oldest and largest brewery isn’t standing still. No-Li Brewhouse continues to roll out new beers, fine-tune its brewing process …


For fine French, try Fleur de Sel

There are a few reservations after making a reservation at Fleur De Sel and it continues as you approach your destination. A French restaurant? At a golf course? In Post …


Great Northwest Wine: Rhône influence boosts red blends

One of the hottest categories in Northwest wine is red blends. And red blends made in the style of France’s Rhône Valley are among the most fascinating. Referred to as …


Blind Buck mixes classic, modern

When a customer called out from the end of the bar, “Is that Rikki down there?” he had a 50 percent chance of getting it right. He didn’t. “It’s Vicky!” …


Blind Buck mixes classic, modern

When a customer called out from the end of the bar, “Is that Rikki down there?” he had a 50 percent chance of getting it right. He didn’t. “It’s Vicky!” …


Brewer taps into Perry district

Ben Lukes, and the South Hill, finally have a brewery to call their own. On Thursday, the former Big Sky brewer opened Perry Street Brewing in Spokane’s burgeoning South Perry …


Great Northwest Wine: Washington meets thirst for cabernet

For the first time in Washington’s history, cabernet sauvignon is king. Last fall, the state crushed a record 210,000 tons of wine grapes, of which 42,600 were cabernet sauvignon. That …


Columbia Winery looks forward

Columbia Winery has had a trying dozen years. The longtime Washington winery has changed hands three times since 2001 and now looks like it will enjoy some much-needed stability. In …


Wine sales keep rising, but we love our beer, too

Americans are continuing our love affair with wine as 2014 arrives, but we may love beer and spirits even more. Here’s what’s trending in drinks: • We love wine. We …


Fu-Ki turns skeptical tasters into sushi fans

So, you can teach old dogs new tricks. We called on Chase Earling to help out when a planned review had to be postponed at the last minute, and the …


Fu-Ki turns skeptical tasters into sushi fans

So, you can teach old dogs new tricks. We called on Chase Earling to help out when a planned review had to be postponed at the last minute, and the …


Waddell’s launches brewery

For five years, Michael Noble has been pouring other people’s beers at his Waddell’s Neighborhood Pub & Grille on South Regal. Now, Noble has a new North Side spot with …


New Geno’s off to a tasty start

In the beginning, there was Geno’s, an unpretentious, traditional, red-checkered-tablecloth Italian joint on North Hamilton Street near Gonzaga University. Geno’s 2.0 arrived in November 2011, under new owner William Webster. …


Sparkling wines make foods festive

Perhaps the most versatile of food-pairing wines is bubbly. This is especially true during the holidays, when we are thinking about how to celebrate the year that has just passed. …


Wine prices set certain menus apart

When did this area become a mecca for good – even great – Italian food? We thought we had covered enough when we trumpeted Tony’s on the Lake (Sept. 6) …


Proper care can ensure china, silver, crystal look their best at holidays

Company’s coming. Is your dinnerware ready? With Thanksgiving in sight and the Christmas season hot on its heels, now is a good time to take stock of your fine dinnerware …


Booming cider market creates tough choices

The hard cider boom is on. Virtually nonexistent in the U.S. 20 years ago, sales of the fermented apple juice are on a marked climb, rising from about $35 million …


Want to spice things up? Try Thai

Thai required? A year with thoughts of food on the front burner and a lifetime of enjoying (almost) anything put in front of us and no, Thai has never been …


More local bottles, cans filling grocers’ shelves

It’s not quite Christmastime yet, but area brewers are putting good things in small packages. Laughing Dog and Orlison last week became the first Inland Northwest breweries to can their …


Girls’ Pint Out unites Idaho women with a taste for craft beer

Grabbing a beer with the girls has a whole new dimension these days. There’s now a North Idaho chapter of Girls’ Pint Out, a national organization that brings together women …


Idaho finally making mark on wine world

It’s been a long time coming, but the Idaho wine industry is coming into its own. The Gem State’s modern wine industry started in the mid-1970s, and it has taken …