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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Gonzaga memories of China Dragon, Kim’s Korean Restaurant in Spokane linger

The Spokesman-Review’s photo editor, Liz Kishimoto, and I have a number of important things in common. She and I are the only minority managers at this 136-year-old newspaper and carry the diversity flag proudly. We both live in this city that isn’t known for its ethnic cuisine, but I have been pleasantly surprised since returning to the Lilac City in April.

Running Tab: An unexpected community is discovered at Yards dinner

Moving is difficult – duh, right? – but beyond the challenges of physically transporting your home from one place to another, a few aspects of relocating to a new city that are sometimes overlooked are the loneliness, loss of community and the unknown of a new city.

Running Tab: In defense of Spokane’s culinary scene

“Are there any good restaurants in Spokane?” the young couple from Seattle asked me, with a slight air of superiority, during a wedding reception in Northern California on June 8. I responded without missing a beat, “Absolutely! Spokane’s food scene is burgeoning, and it’s an exciting time. Farm-to-table dining is top notch, with the freshest of vegetables and fruits. The craft beer and wine scenes are thriving. There are restaurants with excellent cocktails and views to match.”

Running Tab: Let’s dive deep into Spokane’s food scene

Whether $5 or $500, the food just needs to be good. This has been my mantra while writing about food for the past 15 years in my 23-year career as a journalist, which also has included the coverage areas of news, celebrities, nightlife, music, arts and entertainment. Whether it’s Sonic Drive-In or steak and seafood, hot dogs or Jose Andres, apple pie or Adam Hegsted, the food just needs to be good.