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Fake it until you make it: Meatless burgers achieving inroads in production and popularity

Meatless burgers, specifically Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods burgers, have become widely available nowadays, including here in Spokane, and the onslaught of plant-based products doesn’t look to be slowing down …

UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 10 p.m.

Concept is clear: At Smoke & Mirrors, Jeremy Hansen moves Santé from bistro to saloon

Jeremy Hansen says of his new restaurant in the former Santé: “It has been great. Our lunch and brunch business has dropped off, but our late night has picked up. …

Spokane is 1 of 10 unexpectedly awesome U.S. coffee cities (in fact, we’re No. 2)

Take that, Seattle and Portland. has released a list of 10 Unexpectedly Awesome Coffee Cities, and Spokane has made the list. Yes, Spokane has made the list. The list! …

Taste Test: Arby’s three King’s Hawaiian sandwiches

Arby’s is offering three new King’s Hawaiian sandwiches for a limited time – the Big Kahuna, Smokehouse Brisket and Sweet & Spicy Luau Chicken, all with a King’s Hawaiian bun …

Thrifty Ice Cream expands to Washington; Crown & Thistle opens Saturday in Coeur d’Alene

Just in time for warmer weather, the award-winning Thrifty Ice Cream is now available at Rite Aid stores in Washington, Idaho and Oregon in 48-ounce containers and in as many …

The results are in: How did Spokane chef Ricky Webster fare in national pizza contest?

Chef Ricky Webster of Sysco Spokane competed as one of 11 finalists in three categories in the national 2019 Real California Pizza Contest today at the Culinary Institute of America …

UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019, 5:29 p.m.

Red Robin names Spokane Valley location nation’s busiest

The restaurant drew an average of 8,300 customers and sold 4,500 to 5,000 pounds of french fries a week in 2018.

Secret’s out: Secret Burger is taking over Spokane

Since Secret Burger made its debut in Las Vegas, it has since expanded to New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland and Spokane. Yes, Spokane! So what is Secret Burger?

Taste Test: Rüt Bar & Kitchen

Justin Oliveri and Josh Lorenzen’s plant-based and family-owned Rüt (pronounced “root”) Bar & Kitchen recently opened for business, and lunch May 1 was busy, as there was a wait for …

What happened to McDonald’s french fries?

What has happened to McDonald’s once-stellar french fries? They were part of dinner Sunday night, and they were soggy and cold seconds after exiting the drive-thru. This isn’t a recent …

Frozen locally: Panhandle Cone and Coffee preaches quality, love through ice cream

Panhandle Cone and Coffee now has two scoop shops in North Idaho. Husband-and-wife proprietors Jason and Stephanie Dillon opened their second location – on Main Street in downtown Moscow – …

Rüt aims to serve vegan fare that appeals to everyone

South Hill restaurant, in the Picabu Bistro location, has been a popular draw so far, say the owner-chefs behind the new vegan bistro.

Stupid Cow Café serves up quirky, country vibe

At the Stupid Cow Café, the owner aims to know your name, how you take your coffee, and even when it’s time for you to try something new.

From poem to plate: Get Lit’s newest addition pairs poetry with a 12-course meal

The Four Seasons dinner is a fundraiser and new addition to the Get Lit line up.

UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019, 9:13 p.m.

O-Ramen serves up noodles on the Palouse

Orin Ford recently opened the already popular O-Ramen restaurant in downtown Pullman, where he’s been running out of bones and selling out of broth since the first day of service. …

Coeur d’Alene Food and Wine Festival returns for a second year

Food, wine, demonstrations, and even a hike of Tubbs Hill are on the agenda in Coeur d’Alene this weekend.

New restaurant brings Pacific Island-style cuisine to Liberty Lake

First-time restauranteurs Berni and Cody Young are bringing traditional flavors of the Pacific Islands to Liberty Lake with their eatery, Big Island BBQ. The restaurant, which opened March 1, features …

Jersey Mike’s Subs will donate sale proceeds on March 27 to Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital

Franchise owners of the two Jersey Mike’s Subs restaurants in Spokane are donating proceeds from all sales Wednesday to support of Providence Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital.

Rüt takes root in former Picabu Bistro location

New restaurant, pronounced “root,” will offer vegetarian and vegan fare aimed at all.

UPDATED: Sun., March 17, 2019, 8:15 p.m.

For Irish Drinking Team, brunch is gold at rainbow’s end

The holiday comes just once a year, but the hangover that follows doesn’t. It probably feels familiar – a pounding headache, nausea, the lingering aftertaste of last night’s bad decisions. …

UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 10:20 p.m.

Donut Parade reopens and long line gobbles up the inventory

By 8:30 a.m. the doughnuts were gone. Over 1,000 sold in the span of about two hours. More, however, were in the oven.

Chad White’s new restaurant High Tide rolls in to the Skywalk downtown, serving up lobster rolls, surf-and-turf combos and chowder

Lines are forming early. High Tide opened Feb. 27 and in its first four days sold out of lobster, which is shipped from the East Coast

UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019, 7:52 p.m.

Hills’ Restaurant in downtown Spokane closes

The family owned-and-operated restaurant had been a fixture in downtown Spokane since 1993.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 5:37 p.m.

Flatstick Pub is opening in downtown Spokane

Seattle-based Flatstick Pub, a casual craft beer pub with a nine hole miniature golf course, is expanding its presence to Spokane.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, noon

Dorothy Dean presents: For National Margarita Day, here’s a twist on a classic

Today is National Margarita Day. Enjoy.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:09 p.m.

Longtime chef, bartender take over ownership at downtown’s Scratch and Rain

Two employees and one of their spouses have purchased the restaurant and bar and are planning to largely keep things the same while they get comfortable in their new roles. …

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 7:42 p.m.

Donut Parade, a North Spokane institution, will reopen

Donut Parade, a legendary doughnut shop on Spokane’s North Side that closed three years ago, will reopen under new management.

Wandering Table presents Shamrock Dinner with traditional Irish fare

Reservations are required. Seating is limited. Now’s the time to reserve a seat for the March 14 event.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 12:07 p.m.

Ruins ends Sunday night vegetarian dinners

Dubbed the Last Supper, the four-course, Sunday night, vegetarian dinner started at the end of October and lasted until early February.

Dorothy Dean presents: Strawberry cream puffs are simply divine

Impress your Valentine with this dreamy dessert.