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A&E >  Food

New Spokane Indians fare this season: acai, salmon burgers and yakisoba

(Beer) batter up? The Spokane Indians have their 2019 season home opener Friday night against the Boise Hawks at Avista Stadium, but a new season of baseball isn’t the only thing that is making its debut this weekend. Five concession items are premiering this Indians season, offering more variety beyond hamburgers, hot dogs and beer. New to the menu at Avista: salmon burgers, boneless chicken wings, berry acai cups, yakisoba noodle bowls and Philly cheese steaks.

A&E >  Food

Running Tab: Let’s dive deep into Spokane’s food scene

UPDATED: Tue., May 28, 2019, 12:41 p.m.

Whether $5 or $500, the food just needs to be good. This has been my mantra while writing about food for the past 15 years in my 23-year career as a journalist, which also has included the coverage areas of news, celebrities, nightlife, music, arts and entertainment. Whether it’s Sonic Drive-In or steak and seafood, hot dogs or Jose Andres, apple pie or Adam Hegsted, the food just needs to be good.
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Dinner at the Mango Tree reminds of travels to India

UPDATED: Tue., May 28, 2019, 11:22 a.m.

I’ve traveled most extensively in southern India, but I’ve ventured north, too. And the food, like the culture, varies tremendously between the two. Trying to make a definitive statement about
A&E >  Food

It takes two: The Mango Tree blossoms with second location

The Mango Tree, a new restaurant featuring mostly northern Indian cuisine, opened the downtown space formerly occupied by Hill’s, and its staff is striving to serve some of the freshest naan, samosas, pakoras and lassi around.
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What’s the best burger in Spokane – and why?

UPDATED: Tue., May 28, 2019, 1:35 p.m.

May 28 is National Burger Day, so if you're reading this online at, you’re on a roll (OK, a bun, actually). If you’re reading this in today’s Food section, you need to ketchup. So … back to more important matters, newsroom employees at The Spokesman-Review, in celebration of National Burger Day, were asked the following: What’s the best burger in Spokane – and why?