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Tuesday, December 10, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019

‘Now we are in coffee land’: Deborah Di Bernardo travels to Rwanda in search of industry’s next big bean

As the owner of Roast House Coffee in North Spokane and First Avenue Coffee downtown, Deborah Di Bernardo is not only judging on taste, consistency and freshness. She also is …


An Instant Pot picnic with pate, savory cheesecake and dessert

I came across a recipe for country pate, a dish I had never tackled, done in the Instant Pot. Brilliant! Instead of being mildly overwhelmed by foil-wrapped bricks, water baths …


Dorothy Dean presents: It’s dunking time with Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookies

My multi-talented friend and fellow contestant from Food Network’s Halloween Baking Championship – which he won – has been “on a never-ending quest to perfect chocolate chip cookies.” Well, I’m …


Survey: More than 1 in 4 delivery drivers taste the food they’re dropping off

Ordering dinner straight to your doorstep via an app may be convenient, but it turns out that relying on a driver to deliver your food untouched may not be a …


Vegfest offers lifestyle inspiration

From the diverse cast of speakers and presenters, who shared plant-based recipes and tips for a vegan lifestyle – including a particularly fit and energetic vegan bodybuilder – to vendors …


UPDATED: Mon., July 29, 2019

Great Northwest Wine: How to find great, affordable wines

Most wine lovers seek great wines at affordable prices. Fortunately, the Pacific Northwest is loaded with delicious examples.


UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019

Kit Kat Pumpkin Pie bar returns, wine and Cheez-It pairing … and Hidden Valley Ranch-flavored Pop-Tarts?

No, this pumpkin news isn’t from Starbucks about its in(famous) lattes or Trader Joe’s about its season oatmeal. Yes, it’s only July, but Kit Kat is getting a jumpstart on …


Spokane Valley Farmers Market is the new kid on the block

The Spokane Valley Farmers Market includes a beer garden, music, food trucks, local artisan crafters, food processors, farms, baked goods, produce and more.


Running Tab: A word that never goes out of style – inspiration

Life can sometimes be monotonous even in the best of circumstances, so it’s a nice boost when an unexpected source of inspiration arises. And, in this instance, it was four.


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019

Pocket Bar offers atypical fast-food option on First Avenue

Pocket Bar isn’t a full restaurant, a deviation for Adam Hegsted’s Eat Good Group, as it is a satellite retail outlet for Emily Crawford’s Eat Good Café in Liberty Lake.


VegFest 2019 to feature plant-based bodybuilder, dietitian and DJ

For its sixth iteration, Spokane’s VegFest Healthy Living Expo on Saturday will feature a vegan bodybuilder and DJ. Sponsored by the Inland Northwest Vegan Society, or InVeg, the event at …


Dorothy Dean presents: Bacon Cheddar Scones are savory and golden perfection

My foodie self is always excited to explore the dining scene in Boise and eat – and drink – my way through the weekend. For Sunday brunch, we checked out …


Great Northwest Wine: Chardonnay is an important player in Washington

Appreciation for Washington chardonnay is on the rise. The Washington State Wine Commission lists the plantings of chardonnay at 7,403 acres. That amounts to about 13% of the state’s 58,000 …


UPDATED: Sun., July 21, 2019

Adam Hegsted’s Pocket Bar opens on 1st Avenue; Vintage Spokane at Davenport today; National Ice Cream Day today

Spokane restaurateur and chef Adam Hegsted and Emily Crawford of Doughlicious celebrated the grand opening of Pocket Bar on Friday afternoon. Pocket Bar is a local beer and wine bar …


UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019

Crave has its ‘best year yet’: Third time’s a charm for number and quality of vendors, attendance

Bigger and better than ever. These five words describe the third-annual Crave Food and Drink Celebration that took over CenterPlace Regional Event Center in Spokane Valley last Thursday through Saturday.


UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019

Dorothy Dean presents: A burger with Doritos, pepper jack, salsa, nacho cheese, jalapeños – and more Doritos

This month, the fireworks are not only in the sky, they also are on your plate – in the form of a burger. But not your average burger. This epic …


Great Northwest Wine: Merlot still plays a big role in Washington

As recently as a decade ago, merlot still ruled in Washington vineyards. In 2009, merlot was the state’s No. 1 grape at 26,700 tons harvested that fall. In fact, merlot …


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019

When you crave a calling, not a career: Anita Lo, Joanna James join other top female foodies at Crave

Some people have jobs. Others have careers. And then there are those who have callings. Having dinner with Joanna James, Mareya Ibrahim and Deborah Di Bernardo makes that point. Great …


2019 Crave Food and Drink Celebration photos: Night 1’s Seafood Bash is a smash

Standout dishes at Seafood Bash included Pan Seared Scallops with Mushroom Risotto from Cosmic Cowboy in Coeur d’Alene and Prosciutto-Wrapped Prawns With Pesto from Max at Mirabeau in Spokane Valley, …


Proud Mareya: Ibrahim shares her culinary skills as ‘the Fit Foodie’

Eat Cleaner CEO and founder Mareya Ibrahim is a chef, entrepreneur, nutrition coach, author and inventor, and her latest book, titled “Eat Like You Give a Fork: The Real Dish …


Fresh Sheet: Candied Pepitas recipe, Clinkerdagger’s 45th anniversary specials, and Stella’s is returning

On July 25, commemorate the 1974 opening of Clinkerdagger with a 45th anniversary cocktail party on the patio. Enjoy your favorite fare and select specialty cocktails for $4.50. RSVPs are …


UPDATED: Mon., July 8, 2019

Dorothy Dean presents: Do you like piña coladas?

Observed annually on July 10, National Piña Colada Day celebrates that deliciously creamy concoction made with pineapple, coconut cream and rum. It also is the national drink of Puerto Rico.


2019 Crave: Joanna James’ ‘A Fine Line’ is a labor of love

Documentary filmmaker Joanna James will be discussing her film “A Fine Line,” which she began working on in 2014 and is about the disparity women face in the culinary industry. …


UPDATED: Thu., July 4, 2019

Clinkerdagger’s 45th anniversary specials; U-Pick Lavender Festival; and Stella’s is returning

Families who dine in at Applebee’s may receive as many as two complimentary kids’ meals with the purchase of one adult entrée. Children ages 12 and younger choose among entrees …


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019

Five Spokane chefs share their go-to summertime recipes

Ribs, hummus and melon salad, anyone? To celebrate Independence Day, five Spokane chefs share their go-to recipes to commemorate the red, white and blue and summertime.


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019

2019 Crave: Anita Lo on ‘Solo,’ #MeToo and Doritos

2019 Crave Food and Drink Celebration Main Stage headliner Anita M. Lo was the first female guest chef to cook for a White House State dinner, and her “Solo: A …


UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019

Dorothy Dean presents: Carne asada on the grill

Full of vibrant Mexican flavors, carne asada is steak that has been marinated and grilled. It’s thin sliced against the grain and typically served with warm tortillas and pico de …


The Grain Shed owner Don Scheuerman: ‘I grow beer and bread’

For a man who traveled the world and ended up back on the farm, it’s all about building and maintaining local community.


UPDATED: Sun., June 30, 2019

Milford’s Fish House building to find new life as Irish pub

The 94-year-old structure sitting vacant north of the Monroe Street Bridge will soon start its next chapter when an Irish eatery based in the Seattle area moves in later this …


Fresh Sheet: Sweetbread, yes, sweetbread Twinkies at Clover; Jose Andres, Eric Ripert honor Anthony Bourdain

SecretBurger.com is hosting Sweetbread Twinkies night at Clover Restaurant & Bar at 913 E. Sharp Ave. on July 2. Yes,