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  • Palm oil buyers improve on use of sustainable sources, environmental group says

    On Sept. 21, WWF released its 2016 Palm Oil Buyers Scorecard, looking at the palm oil policies of 137 companies worldwide.

  • Doug Clark: Sweet Old Bob’s no more, but the memories live on

    Sweet Old Bob’s restaurant has closed, eventually to be razed for the North Spokane Freeway. But nothing can destroy decades of memories for proprietors Bob and Marlene Nordby.

  • Chipotle’s latest attempt to win you back: Cheaper booze

    Struggling burrito chain Chipotle is aiming to lure back customers with happy hour deals, including half-off alcoholic beverages and 2-for-1 margaritas and beers for a limited time.

  • Police: Man who held hostages at Burger King surrenders

    Baltimore police say a 7-year-old is among those being held hostage at a Burger King restaurant.

  • Restaurant apologizes for asking deputies not to eat there

    Restaurant owner’s son has apologized to law enforcement officers, and free meals will be offered Monday to any officer after word spread that the restaurant did not want them to …

  • Social media lights up after sheriff’s Facebook post

    A Facebook post Thursday afternoon by Skagit County Sheriff Will Reichardt led to a social media storm that continued into the night.

  • Fire damages Allie’s Vegan Pizzeria in Spokane

    A fire damaged Allie’s Vegan Pizzeria & Cafe in north Spokane on Sunday afternoon.

  • Benihana founder’s widow loses bid for part of his fortune

    The widow of Benihana’s founder has lost her bid for part of his fortune after a yearslong dispute with his children and grandchildren over his will.

  • Chipotle files trademark for ‘Better Burger’

    Chipotle apparently has burgers on its mind. The Denver-based chain applied for a trademark for “Better Burger” earlier this month.

  • Massachusetts Chipotle store closed on norovirus fears

    Chipotle store in Massachusetts was closed Wednesday after the local health board said an employee there tested positive for norovirus.

  • Online reviews of businesses are protected speech, Oregon Supreme Court affirms

    The Oregon Supreme Court has ruled that a lower court was correct to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed by the owner of a wedding venue that received a negative review …

  • Appeals court upholds limit on sharing of tips among workers

    Businesses cannot collect tips given to waiters, casino dealers or other service employees to share with support staff such as dishwashers even if the tipped employees are receiving minimum wage, …

  • Chipotle stores to open later on Monday for worker meeting

    Chipotle restaurants across the U.S. are opening later than usual Monday as workers gather in movie theaters and hotel conference rooms across the country to discuss the chain’s recent food …

  • Downtown Steelhead Bar & Grille hopes to reopen Thursday after fire

    A downtown Spokane restaurant closed Wednesday after an overheating kitchen exhaust fan caught fire and sent flames crawling up the side of the building. An employee taking a break outside …

  • Olive Garden investor: Back off on the breadsticks

    NEW YORK (AP) — Maybe there is such a thing as too many breadsticks. In a nearly 300-page treatise on what’s wrong with Olive Garden and its management, investor Starboard …

  • Ethnic eats

    Meat-and-potato-loving Spokane residents are embracing the bold and unfamiliar flavors of ethnic foods. Unlike most urban cities, home to established food districts where independent grocers and restaurants specializing in a …

  • To die for

    Something’s rising in north Spokane. Dawn of the Donut, Spokane’s only zombie-themed doughnut shop, opened Friday to a line that wrapped around the shop at 3402 N. Division St., selling …

  • Manito taps into West Side allure

    The Manito Tap House strives for a Portland or Seattle-Fremont feel, as evidenced by: • The bike rack out front, which even includes a bike pump and tools.

  • 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 …

  • WSU offering premium beef

    Washington State University is best known for Cougar cheeses and Ferdinand’s ice cream. Now there’s a new culinary specialty on the menu: beef. University staff and animal-science students are raising …

  • Spokane chef plans first restaurant for Kendall Yards

    Spokane chef David Blaine said he will open the first restaurant in the new Kendall Yards development near downtown. Blaine, who has worked in area restaurants for more than 20 …

  • Cautious Clover

    Listen carefully: Scott McCandless is about to tell you the secret to everything on the menu at Clover. McCandless and his crew have carefully researched, sourced, tasted and tested almost …

  • Go Froyo hot item in frozen treat market

    Wintry weather doesn’t seem to have hindered the popularity of gourmet frozen yogurt desserts and other chilled treats across Spokane Valley. The area has actually become a hotbed for such …

  • Café takes meals off wheels

    The menu at the Silver Café, which opened last week, rotates on a daily basis and includes entrees such as chicken cordon bleu, cacciatore, Salisbury steak and Swedish meatballs. And …

  • Oregon eatery recruits customer investors

    A struggling Oregon restaurant owner has a deal for customers: If they chip in toward his overhead, he’ll pay them back in half price food.

  • South Perry Pizza tops it off with style

    Don’t read this review and rush right down to South Perry Pizza. You’ll only ruin my plans to park myself in the sun on the new patio for dinner … …

  • At One World, eat and pay what you want for a good cause

    In the year and a half since Janice and Keith Raschko opened their nonprofit restaurant One World Spokane on East Sprague Avenue, many notions about the café have emerged.

  • Everybody eats at One World

    In just a few weeks, a holistic concept in restaurant eating could transform East Sprague Avenue at Pittsburg Street into a new destination on the path to good nutrition and …

  • Everybody eats at One World

    In just a few weeks, a holistic concept in restaurant eating could transform East Sprague Avenue at Pittsburg Street into a new destination on the path to good nutrition and …

  • Borrowed Bucks can go a long way

    HAUSER LAKE – A historic building on Hauser Lake is taking on a new identity. The defunct Rainbow Inn is a wood-frame structure built as a home in the late-1800s. …



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