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Happy Hour of the Week: Terra Blanca

Details + don’t miss: During Happy Hour, it’s $5 for select glass pours. During a recent Happy Hour, the selections were 2016 Arch Terrace Sauvignon Blanc and Cab Franc.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 6:39 p.m.

Sweet deluge: Treats are OK in candy season if balanced with nutrition, dental care

Between trick-or-treat fun and candy canes, kids aren’t likely to resist sweets this time of year. But there are tips for parents to help with better choices. Experts note the …


Urban bounty: North Spokane couple plants produce aplenty, makes their own wine

A north Spokane couple has turned their entire back yard into a garden oasis that attracts birds, bees and squirrels in addition to providing a bounty of produce and berries …


Dorothy Dean presents: Pumpkin fluff dip is simple, versatile and addictively delicious

The crisp autumn air and vibrant colors of the falling leaves have me craving the warm, comforting flavors of fall, including spiced apple cider, savory soups, hearty slow-cooker stews and, …


Oregon may allow BYO food containers in stores, restaurants

Oregon may soon allow customers to bring their own reusable food containers to grocery stores and restaurants in an effort to curb plastic waste.


Happy Hour of the Week: Cochinito Taqueria

During Happy Hour, it’s $1 off select tacos, appetizers, beer and margaritas. During all-night Happy Hour on Tuesdays, one featured taco is $2. The margarita at chef-owner Travis Dickinson’s taqueria …


Dorothy Dean presents Asian taco invasion: This favorite is zesty, vibrant and flavorful

Back off, Taco Tuesdays – last Friday stole the taco spotlight. That’s right, National Taco Day is celebrated annually on Oct. 4, which also happens to be National Vodka Day, …


Leftovers: Family falls for baked sandwiches every time

The shift in the weather last week from “vaguely summerlike” to “dead of winter” put me into a bit of a cooking frenzy. Cozy weather does that to me. I …


Scary-good Frankenmuffins taste like bananas

This is a month in which looking scary comes with sweet rewards. The same is true of the recipe for Frankenmuffins, a snack that doesn’t look appealing because of its …


Here’s a hearty way to get your greens: In a cheesy pan of lasagna

Lasagna is like pizza: Even when it’s bad, it’s good. With pizza, the saying goes, it’s still melted cheese on warm bread. With lasagna, sub in warm noodles for the …


Happy Hour of the Week: Post Street Ale House

In two visits to Post Street Ale House, two servers said most drinks are half off, and no food is on the Happy Hour menu. That’s a bummer because the …


SFCC starts saving cafeteria leftovers in effort to curb hunger, food waste

The college’s new food-recovery efforts were spearheaded by Josh Hechtman, an enterprising senior at Lewis and Clark High School.


Dorothy Dean presents how to make and eat Jell-O worms

I can hardly contain myself. My most favorite holiday of the year is less than one month away. Eek! I’ve been very busy preparing, too – stringing cotton spider webs …


A $17 Kit Kat bar? Macaroni and cheese-flavored candy canes? Yes and yes!

Let’s start the workweek with two interesting tidbits from the culinary world: Gimme a break, gimme a break, break me off a piece of that … $17 luxury Kit Kat …


Happy Hour of the Week: 1898 Public House

It’s $4 for craft drafts, well cocktails and glasses of wine. Ordered and devoured: Ahi Poke Tuna (with an awesome Wasabi Aioli), Devilish Deviled Eggs, Coconut Shrimp, Smoked Brisket Sliders, …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019, 5:30 p.m.

Made With Love Bakery is her dream: ‘I hope that I can be a blessing to the neighborhood,’ owner Callie Johnson says

Made With Love Bakery opened on June 29, but owner Callie Johnson has been baking out of the shop’s commercial kitchen since January. She sells her goods through the Indaba …


Ramen burger at Nudo is worth a little canoodling

Ramen Burgers aren’t new. I first ate the menu item – where bread buns are replaced by two ramen buns – at chef Joseph Elevado’s Andrea’s in Encore Las Vegas …


Dorothy Dean presents: Tender chicken adobo is a family favorite

Three states, six addresses, one daughter, three dogs and countless memories (and eye rolls) have brought my husband and me to our seventh year of marriage this year. The main …


McDonald’s is tardy to the chicken-sandwich party with a spicy entry that can’t touch Popeyes

Someday, when schoolchildren read in their history textbooks about the Great Chicken Sandwich Wars of 2019, fast-food giant McDonald’s might merit only a footnote. The chain this week debuted a …


Happy Hour of the Week: Craft & Gather

Owner and partner Darrin Sanders’ Craft & Gather in the former clubhouse of Painted Hills Golf Course has become a favorite and go-to Happy Hour in Spokane Valley.


A new beginning: David Adlard’s Candle in the Woods is back in business in Athol

The light went out for chef David Adlard’s Candle in the Woods in Athol about two years ago. Adlard was operating out of his home, initially as a bed and …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019, 4:56 p.m.

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 …


Dorothy Dean presents: Loaded Cheeseburger Soup is creamy and satisfying

Hope you put your party pants on today – or, better yet, stretchy pants – because we are celebrating one of America’s most iconic foods: the cheeseburger. That’s right, today …


Sunday in Spokane: Sugar? Yes, please – at Trailbreaker Cider, Hello Sugar and Luna

With all the peace and quiet around me, I took it upon myself to enjoy a sugar rush – everything in moderation, of course – and checked out two new …


Happy Hour of the Week: Steam Plant

Steam Plant was named by Men’s Journal as one of “the 10 coolest places in America to drink craft beer.” And it’s no wonder. The 1916 building, which operated as …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 11, 2019, 4:17 p.m.

Local ‘Lem’s Pops’ ice cream truck a knockout father-daughter duo

Chauncy Welliver, the “Hillyard Hammer,” is used to packing a punch. With an impressive heavyweight boxing career, he also owns and operates BoxFit in Spokane. But for once, he’s not …


Dorothy Dean presents Sunomono – a sweet and tangy Japanese cucumber salad delight

Our go-to is Japanese, as we’re both big fans of sushi. While we rotate through numerous rolls, shrimp tempura, yakisoba, ramen and edamame, one staple on our table is sunomono, …


Steam Plant is named one of 10 coolest places in America to drink craft beer

Spokane has received some love for its burgeoning craft beer scene, as Men’s Journal has included Steam Plant Brewing Company in downtown on the magazine’s new list titled “The 10 …


Happy Hour of the Week: Twigs Bistro and Martini Bar Spokane Valley

Details + don’t miss: Small plates are $6-$8 and great for sharing. Draft beers and glasses of wine are $1 off; signature martinis are $2 off; and house wine is …


Teen is legally blind after 7-year diet of french fries, white bread and ham slices, doctors say

An extreme case of “fussy eating” caused blindness in a teenager from the United Kingdom, according to a new report published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine.