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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 …


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 …


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!” …


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!” …


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 …