National Geographic Travel magazine has named Spokane one of America’s top 10 small coffee cities.
The listing can be found in its March 2018 issue and features cities less than 600,000 in population that “provide the best caffeine fix.”
Editors analyzed data to figure out which cities had the most coffee shops per capita for cities that size, then chose their favorites.
Logan Tavern opens
Logan Tavern has opened near the Gonzaga University campus.
Named for the nearby neighborhood, it specializes in elevated pub grub. Look for loaded fries and nachos, chicken wings, fried pickles and assorted burgers and sandwiches.
Logan Tavern is at 1305 N. Hamilton St. The location previously was home to Scotty’s Doghouse, which closed in December. The building had housed the longtime Bulldog Tavern, a GU-neighborhood watering hole for 65 years. Later, it housed Chairs Public House.
Call (509) 474-0584. On Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheLoganTavern.
Dine out to feed Spokane
During National Nutrition Month in March, the Greater Spokane Dietetic Association partners with Feed Spokane to present Dine Out to Feed Spokane.
Participating restaurants will make a donation to Feed Spokane when diners visit on designated days or order from special Dine Out menus. This year, the goal is to raise $30,000.
The organization works with local restaurants to eliminate food waste and help feed the hungry. Restaurants contact the organization when they have leftover food, which is collected and distributed at 55 local, charitable meal sites.
Coeur d’Alene Casino celebrates 25 years
The Coeur d’Alene Casino in Worley officially celebrates 25 years on March 23. But festivities take place throughout the month of March.
Sunday and March 25 – Sunday brunch at the High Mountain Buffet is from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Carved smoked ham, slow-roasted pork loin, an omelet station, soup and salad bar and more for $17.99.
Sunday and March 25 – Prime rib dinner with a half-pound prime rib and more is $16.99 per person.
March 23 and 25 – There’s free cake at Skycatcher from 4 to 6 p.m. March 23 and again from 2 to 4 p.m. March 25. Fireworks will light up the sky at 7 p.m. March 25, too.
The Coeur d’Alene Casino is at 7914 S. Nukwalqw Road in Worley. Call (800) 523-2464. On the web: cdacasino.com/25-years.
Moscow Food Co-op holds candidate forum
Moscow Food Co-op is holding a Board Candidate Forum on Monday night.
The event is at 7 p.m. in the co-op’s deli seating area. Five candidates are vying for three open seats. Representatives will be elected by more than 7,800 members of the co-op. Voting runs from Sunday through March 31.
The co-op is at 121 E. Fifth St. in Moscow. Call (208) 882-8537. On the web: http://www.moscowfood.coop/.
Anthony’s restaurants are celebrating West Coast oysters during its annual March Oyster Festival.
This month, fresh oysters are served on the half shell, seared, baked, fried and paired with wine.
Oysters are sourced through Anthony’s own seafood company. At lunch, look for oyster tacos or an oyster burger with bacon. At dinner, consider crispy seared oysters or the steak-and-crispy-oyster dinner. Oyster Happy Hour is available all day in the bar with menu items such as oyster sliders and a baked oyster trio.
Every Friday night in March, contestants will slurp 12 freshly shucked oysters, hands-free, in an oyster-eating contest. Medals will be awarded to the three fastest “slurpers.” On the web: www.anthonys.com.
Restaurant Week results are in
Inlander Restaurant Week raised a record number of meals for Second Harvest during its sixth annual event this year.
Through the event, held Feb. 22 to March 3, participating restaurants, diners and sponsors collaborated to donate 54,359 meals.
Since 2015, Restaurant Week has partnered with Second Harvest to raise awareness about food insecurity in the Inland Northwest and to help meet needs in the region.
Restaurant Week began in 2013 as a joint venture between Visit Spokane and The Inlander alternative weekly newspaper. On the web: inlanderrestaurantweek.com.
Two-dollar spring sip
Applebee’s restaurants in Washington and Idaho are offering $2 Absolut Vodka Lemonades during the month of March.
There are nearly 1,970 Applebee’s franchises in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Guam and 14 other countries. On the web: www.applebees.com.
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