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Tom Bowers

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News >  Features

Artist uncovers Whitworth trove

Two decades ago, artist Tom O’Day effectively threw away 30 works of art by burying them six feet deep on the Whitworth University campus. Today, he’s going back for them.
News >  Spokane

Trouble brewing: Price of hops hits home

Don't be surprised if a pint of beer costs a bit more at the local brewpub. Brewers are declaring a state of emergency because of a scarcity of hops, one of the three key ingredients in beer.
News >  Features

Local man produces world-class guitars in Spokane home

Imagine purchasing a guitar straight from the person who crafted it, and having him be able to tell you what the weather was like the day he sanded the fret board. Or where the tree grew and how old it was when it fell. In a world where we all strive to customize – whether it be cars, bikes, blogs or burgers – guitarists seek out people like Joel Stehr.

A&E >  Food

Love me tender

In the butcher's lexicon, the word "aging" is a fancy term for "controlled rotting." Most people ignore that truth, but the fact remains: Fanatical foodies pay big to slide their teeth through buttery hunks of old beef. So why do people pay a prime penny to steakhouses and specialty butchers for beef that's been aged past normal standards for consumption?
News >  Spokane

SUV strikes, drags man

Brian Parr looked up just in time to throw his daughter's stroller out of the way before being run over by an SUV while crossing Third Avenue at Monroe Street in Spokane on Monday afternoon, witnesses said. "I went to reach for him to stop him," said Parr's fiancee, Kalynn Cook. The couple was crossing the street with their nearly 2-year-old daughter, Lillyann Parr.
News >  Business

Ridpath restaurants getting new look

The restaurant management group responsible for the downtown Spokane sushi lounge Bluefish recently stepped up to fill a pair of landmark gaps in the local nightlife scene. Spokane-based Cuisine Northwest was selected by the Artisan Hotel group, the Las Vegas-based hotel chain which purchased the Ridpath Hotel in 2006, to renovate and re-imagine the former homes of the street-level Silver Grill and Ankeny's rooftop restaurant in the Ridpath complex.
News >  Spokane

For these fans, exploring city is key part of trip

A globe-trotting gaggle of die-hard skating fans sampled Syrah and learned the basics of wine fermentation on Wednesday from Greg Lipsker, owner of Barrister Winery. The visit capped an afternoon tour of four Spokane-area wineries that the group started planning weeks ago through Spokane Winery Tours.
News >  Spokane

Arena helping area restaurants

Eating three meals a day at Spokane Arena might get old by the end of skating week. That is, unless a skating fan can live on little more than German sausage, stuffed pretzels and minidoughnuts.
News >  Business

Losing your good name

Melissa Massie first discovered that she didn't own the rights to her restaurant's name when Sonic Drive-In accused her of violating federal trademark law. Suddenly, the 26-year-old Spokane business owner found herself scrambling to find a new name for Sonic Burritos, the popular Gonzaga University-neighborhood hangout she purchased in 2003, or face a lengthy, expensive legal battle over the rights to keep the name.

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