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Sunday, December 16, 2018  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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The Spokane Guide

The Spokesman Review's list of places to eat, drink and shop in Spokane

Food


A&E >  Food

10 ways to (pumpkin) spice it up in and around Spokane this fall

That ubiquitous blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and allspice begins showing up on shelves and coffee shops at the end of August – when temperatures in Spokane hover in the mid to upper 90s – and doesn’t dissipate until after the scents and flavors of Thanksgiving give way to the cool mint of Christmas
A&E >  Food

Where to get the best tacos in Spokane

Here are the 19 best places in and around Spokane to get tacos, those delightful little pockets made from soft corn or flour tortillas folded around all sorts of fillings – from shrimp or fish to shredded chicken or pork or carne asada.
A&E >  Food

12 best brunch spots in Spokane

Part breakfast, part lunch and savory as well as sweet, the casual, leisurely late-morning meal lets you sleep in. That’s one of the best things about it.

Drinks


A&E >  Food

10 ways to (pumpkin) spice it up in and around Spokane this fall

That ubiquitous blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and allspice begins showing up on shelves and coffee shops at the end of August – when temperatures in Spokane hover in the mid to upper 90s – and doesn’t dissipate until after the scents and flavors of Thanksgiving give way to the cool mint of Christmas
A&E >  Food

Where to get the best tacos in Spokane

Here are the 19 best places in and around Spokane to get tacos, those delightful little pockets made from soft corn or flour tortillas folded around all sorts of fillings – from shrimp or fish to shredded chicken or pork or carne asada.
A&E >  Food

12 best brunch spots in Spokane

Part breakfast, part lunch and savory as well as sweet, the casual, leisurely late-morning meal lets you sleep in. That’s one of the best things about it.

Other fun things to do


A&E >  Music

Review: Roger Waters comes out angry, focused on ‘Life’

The record is both a loud protest of current events and a continuation of the themes Roger Waters last explored 25 years ago on “Amused to Death” and throughout his career, even dating back to “Animals” and “The Wall,” Pink Floyd’s seminal albums from the 1970s.

News >  Features

Book review: Murder lurks deep in the mind

With Scandinavian crime fiction all the rage and enormous attention paid to writers like Jo Nesbo, Stieg Larsson and Henning Mankell, it’s almost, well, criminal, that Norway’s Karin Fossum isn’t better known. Translated into dozens of languages and winner of the Glass Key Award for best Nordic crime novel, Fossum’s exceptional qualities are on view in her new novel, “Hell Fire,” the 12th to feature the inexorable Inspector Konrad Sejer, an investigator par excellence.
A&E >  Entertainment

Movie review: ‘Popstar’ starts strong, fizzles out

The plotline of the music mockumentary “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping,” by the sketch comedy group The Lonely Island, is a journey that could be extrapolated onto the story of The Lonely Island themselves. Hired by “Saturday Night Live” for their hilarious music videos, Andy Samberg proved to be the breakout star, like his character Connor4Real in “Popstar,” while Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer found success behind the camera as writers and directors (and sometime performers). One has to imagine if “Popstar” is their reckoning with group vs. individual stardom.
News >  Spokane

Spokane Public Schools blames union for budget shortfall

Spokane schools are facing a $5.6 million budget shortfall that administrators are blaming on the Spokane Education Association’s threatened strike earlier this month. “We had a budget that was all ready to go,” Spokane Public Schools spokesman Kevin Morrison said. “Well, it was obviously not sufficient.”
Sports

Newsmakers

Agreed The Anaheim Ducks and right wing Jakob Silfverberg agreed Friday to a four-year, $15 million contract through the 2018-19 season. Silfverberg was a restricted free agent. He set career highs with 13 goals and 26 assists last season, playing frequently on the second line for the NHL Pacific Division champion Ducks. He broke out in the postseason with four goals and 14 assists in just 16 games as Anaheim fell one victory short of the Stanley Cup Final. • Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho signed a new four-year contract ahead of the London club starting its Premier League soccer title defense. The 52-year-old Portuguese manager is now under contract until 2019. He has won three EPL titles in two stints with the club.