Before my current love affair with all things Old Fashioned, the martini was the poison of choice. Bombay Sapphire gin martini, extra dirty, extra olives.
(BTW, I accept that gin is an acquired taste, but gin martinis are the only real martinis. Vodka isn’t just a morning drink anymore and is OK in martinis, but gin martinis are the only real martinis.)
Per the assistance of Yelp (because I want to keep my liver healthy), here are the 10 best martini bars in Spokane in order of ranking from Nos. 1 to 10 (note that the Top Five joints are downtown):
Bistango Martini Lounge
108 N. Post St., Spokane; (509) 624-8464
12 N. Post St., Spokane; (509) 808-2516
Durkin’s Liquor Bar
415 W. Main Ave., Spokane; (509) 863-9501
Hogwash Whiskey Den
304 W. Pacific Ave., Spokane; (509) 389-7137
Twigs Bistro and Martini Bar
808 W. Main Ave., Spokane; (509) 232-3376
Legends of Fire (in Northern Quest)
100 N. Hayford Road #106, Airway Heights; (509) 481-2093
Wild Sage Bistro
916 W. 2nd Ave., Spokane; (509) 456-7575
Wiley’s Downtown Bistro
115 N. Washington St., Spokane; (509) 838-4600
214 N. Howard St., Spokane; (509) 747-2004
621 W. Mallon Ave., Spokane; (509) 328-5965
Behind the times
Tuesday was National Sushi Day. I love sushi. I had McDonald’s for dinner because I’m a real person and not always a fancy food editor at a daily newspaper. Plus, I found out that it was National Sushi Day too late. Curses!
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