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Welcome fall with affordable, crisp white wines

It might not be fashionable to wear white after Labor Day, but it is perfectly acceptable to drink white wine straight into autumn. In fact, you don’t need to worry …


78th Annual Greek Dinner Festival

You know the drill. Greek pastry, Taverna, dancing, deli and cooking demonstrations. Greek goodness on a plate. When: Opens Thursday, runs through Sept. 28; pastry served from 11 a.m. Dinner …


Italian delights, family style

Sometimes we’re amazed at all the wonderful dining experiences we have in the Inland Northwest – or in this case we’ll call it the circulation area of The Spokesman-Review. As …


Ales for the Trail microbrew festival

What: The North Idaho Centennial Trail Foundation and Pilgrim’s Market are teaming up for a craft microbrew festival to raise funds for maintenance of the Centennial Trail. When: 1 to …


Italian delights, family style

Sometimes we’re amazed at all the wonderful dining experiences we have in the Inland Northwest – or in this case we’ll call it the circulation area of The Spokesman-Review. As …


When the weather’s warm, red’s better with a slight chill

In weather like this and pretty much all summer, red wine benefits from a slight chill before serving. If your house is warm and your bottle of wine is room …


Spokane County Interstate Fair

What: Annual celebration of fall, with all thing farm, carnivals, music, rodeo, demonstrations and displays. What we like, however, is the food. Elephant ears. Kettle corn. Fresh corn on the …


Raise a glass to summer’s end

With summer winding down, the calendar is filling up with outdoor beer events: • Laughing Dog celebrates its eighth anniversary with its annual barbecue, Saturday from noon-7 p.m. at the …


National Lentil Festival

What: Celebrating 25 years of paying tribute to the Palouse’s favorite legume When: Today and Saturday


A feast for the eyes and ears

We’ve all asked or been asked the same question when it comes time to dine in unfamiliar surroundings: Where’s a good place to eat? Most answers are a question: What …


Indaba puts its twist on signature latte

If coffee does more than just fuel your days, you need to seek out Indaba, an independent neighborhood coffee house in Spokane. Why? Possibly the best latte in town – …


Veteran infuses beers with military identity

The name of North Idaho’s next brewery may sound a bit wacky, but its inspiration is deadly serious. Mad Bomber Brewing is a project of Tom Applegate, a recently discharged …


Veteran infuses beers with military identity

The name of North Idaho’s next brewery may sound a bit wacky, but its inspiration is deadly serious. Mad Bomber Brewing is a project of Tom Applegate, a recently discharged …


Book abounds with blood-hued beverages

There isn’t a great deal of cocktail drinking on “True Blood,” the HBO series set in the vampire- and werewolf-infested town of Bon Temps. The vampires drink blood, or the …


Pairings for the perfect picnic

You’re in a movie, one of those meet-cute, fall-out, yearn-longingly, embrace- madly-in-the-final-scene summer trifles starring Meg Ryan, Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, Hugh Grant or the like. You drive into the …


A suds and spirits sampler

Beers from several area breweries will be poured at a pair of tasting events Saturday: • Budge Brothers, Iron Goat, No-Li, Orlison and River City, along with Alaskan and Budweiser, …


Ghana’s traditional liquor getting high-class treatment

ACCRA, Ghana – Ghana’s traditional liquor akpeteshie tastes like fire to the uninitiated, burning all the way down the throat to a nervous stomach. But at The Republic, a bar …


Mark your calendar

The Southern-flavored South Perry Street eatery celebrates a year in business with at big party Saturday featuring food and live music by Cathedral Pearls, Michael and Keleren Millham, Hannah Siglin …


Holes in the wall can be hard to define, but worth seeking out

Bombing across town recently we found ourselves on Garland Avenue, and as the historic Milk Bottle came into sight we realized it was time for lunch. We recalled that our …


Restaurants aim to make detour worth the effort

Restaurants in the vicinity of the Monroe Street Bridge are luring customers around the construction with special deals. The bridge is closed to cars and walkers through June 17 while …


Barbecue best

Barbecue is serious business, and by barbecue, we are not talking burgers or flank steak over gas on the deck this holiday weekend. We are talking “real” barbecue: hunks of …


Jack and Dan’s still an anchor in evolving GU district

Our second lives and friendship go back a decade, but our familiarity with the Gonzaga district dates back more than 40 years. So even before we put our heads together …


True Blue

You might sit down to dinner with strangers at Blue Table Kitchen. It won’t stay that way long. A blue door and simple sign point the way to the business, …


Savoring Sandpoint

SANDPOINT – Maybe Sandpoint is on the way to your next lakeside destination for summer fun. Perhaps music during the Festival at Sandpoint, Aug. 2-12, will be the draw. Either …


Here’s the Dirt: Love crepes? This is for you

Judie and Ryan Sowards are leasing a downtown Spokane storefront for a new Euro-styled creperie called Beignets, in the Crescent Building.


Former Niko’s site will host two new eateries

A former downtown Spokane restaurant will be replaced later this year by two new eateries – Rex’s Burgers & Brews and Fraiche Contemporary French. Both are taking space at Riverside …


Four years of reviewing restaurants had ups, downs

To paraphrase an old quip from some unknown wit, the only things that will survive the impending nuclear holocaust are cockroaches, Cher and Hudson’s Hamburgers. Eventually, all situations must go …


Chicken joint charms even a wary wing-eater

I’m guess I might as well admit it right away – I hate chicken wings. Ever since my vegetarian phase back in high school, I’ve been rather squeamish about eating …


Barbecue joint will give you the Willies – and some great meat

I do believe I’ve discovered possibly the last restaurant in the entire USA with an 8-track tape player still happily in use. A wall-mounted rack full of the chunky tapes …


Soulful Soups adds a little Spirits

The warming soups, salads and beer bread are back. But after business hours, the new Soulful Soups shakes off its daytime demeanor and dims the lights to become Spirits Lounge. …