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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

Laguna Café changes locations, adds spirits

Laguna Café, located on South Regal Street since opening in 2007, is moving to a new spot on Spokane’s South Hill.

The move means more space – from 1,640 to 2,630 square feet – as well as more parking, a bigger patio and full bar. Previously, the café served only wine and beer.

Laguna Café specializes in classic American dishes with Italian and other influences. The new location features the old menu, with favorites such as Chicken Parmesan, Thanksgiving Any Day Turkey Dinner, meatloaf and three daily soups.

New hours are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. There’s an extended brunch menu through 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The new address is 2013 E. 29th Ave. in the Grapetree Village Shopping Center. On the Web: Call (509) 448-0887.

2 Loons Distillery, Roast House Coffee pair up

Coffee Loon Lightning, the latest spirit from 2 Loons Distillery, combines the sweetness of Washington corn with cold-brew coffee from Spokane’s Roast House coffee roaster.

It’s the ninth product in 2 Loons’ expanding line of spirits and the first corn-based spirit of its kind in the Spokane area.

“We think this coffee spirit is the perfect addition to holiday cocktails and will offer warmth and comfort on cold winter days,” Trisha Schwartz said in a news release. She owns the distillery with her husband, Greg. They opened the distillery at 3950 Third Ave. in Loon Lake last fall.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday during fall, winter and spring, or by appointment. Call or text (509) 998-0440, or visit

Visa launches lunch app

Visa has launched a Lunch Tracker app to help monitor spending.

The free, new app for iOS calculates monthly and annual lunch costs based on consumers’ input. Users can also take a 30-day challenge to curb spending.

According to Visa’s latest lunch survey, Americans spend an average of $53 a week, or $2,746 per year, on lunch. Males outspend females on a weekly basis by an average of 60 percent, according to the study, which was based on more than 2,000 phone interviews in summer 2015. (Men also out-earn women; according to the U.S. Census Bureau, which tracks annual wages, women who worked full-time, year-round made 77 cents for every dollar men earned in 2012 regardless of occupation.)

The app is part of Visa’s Practical Money Skills for Life program. On the Web: