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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 …


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 …


So much to love at Clover

We’re all familiar with four-leaf clovers. Now, it’s time to get to know Spokane’s four-star Clover – as in, four stars out of four.


A year later, Geno’s shines with varied menu

It’s been more than a year now since Geno’s ran away and joined the circus. The old Geno’s, beloved as it may have been to its regulars, was a one-trick …


Asia Restaurant a delicious discovery

One of the enjoyable results of eating, or dining out, is discovery. If you cook at home it can be a page in a cookbook or a recipe from a …


After a slow start, Hop Jack’s struts its stuff

For years, North Side residents languished in a gastronomical vacuum. With few exceptions, our dining out options revolved around the array of fast-food joints and Chinese eateries that dot Division …


Savory eats found at Smacky’s

In the company of a veteran restaurateur, there is more than a little guilt when walking into a dining establishment brandishing a coupon. We’re not exactly cheap but we enjoy …


Hand-tossed pies at Fire? Smokin’

When most Americans think of pizza, they think of something that arrives on their doorstep in a box. Or worse, something that comes from a grocery store freezer. Something that’s …


Fedora on Kathleen Avenue creating well-deserved buzz

For many people, the mention of a fedora-style hat brings to mind images of Gene Kelly singing in the rain or a moody Humphrey Bogart gazing into the eyes of …


Don’t wait until next October to try the German potato salad

It seemed I’d stepped through a magical portal through space and time to an enchanted place where men and women sporting the latest in Bavarian fashions perform volksmusik on accordions …


Nina Mary’s Mexican food satisfies at bargain prices

I’ve heard it said occasionally that there just isn’t any really awesome, authentic Mexican food in this area. I’ve enjoyed tacos made by sweet, pencil-browed abuelitas at sweaty California flea …


Mizuna serves up meatier experience

It was a welcome way to come in from the cold. Record snows had reduced the sidewalk to an uneven and narrow path. Parking might have been mistaken for abandoning …


You’ll Become A Friend Of Pho At Pho 5 Star

Pho is the Vietnamese equivalent of our Big Mac - fast food that’s filling and cheap and can be found on nearly every street corner. As far as I’m concerned, …


Cafe 5-Ten Has 15 Or 20 Things To Appreciate

I am really excited about the inventive food coming out of the kitchen at Cafe 5-Ten, a terrific new restaurant in a surprising venue. Michael Waliser, who has bounced around …


Feeding Trendy The Emerald City’s Restaurant Scene Is Getting Crowded With Haute Cuisine

1. At top, chef Jan Birnbaum presides over the kitchen at Sazerac. Photo by John Anthony Rizzo 2. Bottom, the plush elegance of El Gaucho’s interior is a throwback to …


Pullman’s Combray Comes Close To Its Ambitions

It’s a bold experiment. A Washington State University chemistry professor hires a chef from the New England Culinary Institute and opens a sophisticated, upscale restaurant in tiny Pullman.


On A Good Day, Taste Of India Is A Great Pleasure

I had a dream the other night that I was trying to outrun a wave of molten lava. The swell of bubbling red stuff was gaining on me when I …


Your Neighborhood Market A Great Place To Dine

I have seen the future of dining and it is at your neighborhood supermarket. There are now at least three spots in Spokane - the two Huckleberrys and Harry O’s …


Lakes Of First Resort Everybody Has A Lake Place With These Resorts At Some Of The Most Inviting Locations In The Region

1. At top, a view of The Floating Restaurant on Lake Pend Oreille. Photo by Leslie Kelley/The Spokesman-Review 2. Diners enjoy a leisurely lunch at Klink’s at Williams Lake. Photo …


On A Good Day, El Sol De Mexico Shines

On the heels of this week’s Cinco de Mayo celebration, you’ve probably had your fill of rice and beans. Or, maybe not. It seems Americans never tire of the cuisine …


Steaking Your Claim When You’re Hankering For A Thick Slice Of Sizzling Beef To Satisfy Thos Carnivorous Cravings, Spokane’s Steakhouses Are Ready To Serve It Up

Steaks - once considered the ultimate symbol of good living - are making a big comeback. In just the past few months, three more steakhouses have opened in Spokane. The …


Hydra’s Huge Salad Bar Will Please Anyone

I never thought I would recommend a restaurant based on its salad bar, but that’s what I like best about The Hydra in Sandpoint.


Bayou Is A Treat And Hopefully, The Food Will Be, Too

The Bayou Brewing Company has several dining areas. This is the Lafayette Room which is dominated by large view windows and elegant chandeliers. Photo by Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review


Try The Outback Steakhouse For A Great Australian Bite

Reviewing the new Outback Steakhouse should be a piece of cake, I thought. I could almost write it without setting foot inside the Australian-themed place. It’s a chain restaurant with …


For A Big Taste Of Pizza Heaven, Try Little Italy

Pizza might have been born in Italy, but it long ago was adopted into Americans’ diet. Thin crust or thick, delivered at home or eaten off those cliched red and …


Savoring Sandpoint Winter Carnival At Sandpoint Gives The Perfect Excuse To Sample Some Of Town’s Fine Cuisine

1. Chef Jim Lippi runs Ivano’s, a cozy eatery with a menu of Italian favorites. 2. A staffer prepares for an evening of dining at Swan’s Landing on the shores …


Old Spaghetti Factory As Popular As Ever

Kids fidgeted on the Victorian velveteen couches in the waiting area, whining that they were hungry. As the hostess returned from seating a party, she walked so quickly her heels …


Your Palate Will Come Alive With A Dash Of Paprika

After being blown away by an unusual ahi tuna preparation (the fish was peppered and seared like a steak) last spring at Upstairs Downtown, I had a hunch that Karla …


Sushi Bar Welcome Part Of Suki Yaki’s Facelift

A Spokane institution recently received a much-needed facelift. The Suki Yaki Inn Japanese restaurant has been around for some 45 years, which is an amazing stretch in the restaurant biz. …


Dining Duel Finnerty’s Vs. Clinkerdagger A Taste-Test Simplifies The Argument

A dispute between two Spokane restaurants over allegedly purloined recipes will be decided in dry legal documents or in a stuffy courtroom. But, as Betty Crocker might philosophize, the proof …