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UPDATED: Thu., May 30, 2019, 1:33 p.m.

Taste Test (Road Trip Edition): The Yellow Church Café in Ellensburg

Wednesday’s lunch stop – en route to Seattle with Adam Hegsted, Aaron Fish, Emily Crawford and Rachelle Minez for a Crave NW event – was the Yellow Church Cafe in …


Weekend getaway: Festival to feature 60+ Washington wines, live music

Auction of Washington Wines’ 2019 Honorary Grower Scott Williams of Kiona Vineyards is hosting a Vineyard Dinner in Benton City on Friday. Guests will enjoy Kiona’s award-winning wines paired with …


UPDATED: Tue., May 28, 2019, 12:41 p.m.

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 …


It takes two: The Mango Tree blossoms with second location

The Mango Tree, a new restaurant featuring mostly northern Indian cuisine, opened the downtown space formerly occupied by Hill’s, and its staff is striving to serve some of the freshest …


UPDATED: Tue., May 28, 2019, 11:22 a.m.

Dinner at the Mango Tree reminds of travels to India

I’ve traveled most extensively in southern India, but I’ve ventured north, too. And the food, like the culture, varies tremendously between the two. Trying to make a definitive statement about


UPDATED: Tue., May 28, 2019, 1:35 p.m.

What’s the best burger in Spokane – and why?

May 28 is National Burger Day, so if you’re reading this online at spokesman.com, you’re on a roll (OK, a bun, actually). If you’re reading this in today’s Food section, …


Dorothy Dean presents: Cheesy and spicy Kenai Dip

Ask any Alaskan, as they know firsthand that the popular cheesy and spicy Kenai Dip makes the sun stay up longer and the fish grow even bigger. OK, while that …


River City Pizza to open second location in Spokane Valley

River City Pizza, an Otis Orchards staple with plenty of loyal customers, is opening a second restaurant in the Spokane Valley.


UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019, 4:42 p.m.

A Taco Bell hotel? Does it include complementary caramel apple empanadas?

For five evenings in August, Taco Bell is overtaking a Palm Springs, California, hotel and making it the Bell: A Taco Bell Hotel and Resort. The Bell will feature new …


Allie’s Vegan Pizzeria & Café ends brunch service due to popularity

“Allie’s brunch has been popular and we have loved being able to offer a delicious vegan breakfast on the weekend. So it is with more than a little sadness that …


UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019, 10:34 a.m.

Yoke’s manager and KISS superfan brings Gene Simmons’ soda to Washington, meets his idol in process

Dave Slackman, KISS fan and assistant manager of Yoke’s Fresh Market in South Richland, was successful in getting KISS frontman Gene Simmons’ MoneyBag Soda on Yoke’s shelves, so he was …


Dorothy Dean: Copycat KFC colesaw reminds of childhood memories in Alaska

KFC was my Grandma Nancy’s favorite fast-food restaurant in Anchorage, Alaska. (And I’m pretty sure that it also is where my love of fried chicken started.) As a frequent customer, …


Roger’s Ice Cream & Burgers opens fourth location on Wednesday

Local family-owned business Roger’s Ice Cream & Burgers was established in 1940 in Moscow and is a part of Coeur d’Alene history. On Wednesday, Roger’s adds to its history by …


Spokane Valley Farmers Market is in search of volunteers for 2019 season

The Spokane Valley Farmers Market will take place from 5-8 p.m. Fridays from June 7-Sept. 13. Volunteers can select the amount of time to volunteer and activities for participation, and …


Northwest Wine: Double gold indicates extra-special bottle

A double gold medal indicates that a wine earned a gold medal by unanimous vote, meaning every judge on a panel awarded it a gold medal. At a wine competition, …


Taste Test: First Avenue Coffee

Owner Deborah di Bernardo’s First Avenue Coffee says that it is “coffee for the greater good,” and a neon sign at the entrance boasts “damn good coffee.” It’s a hearty …


Anheuser-Busch invests $30,000 in Washington hop growers; Hershey’s candy bar with emojis

Anheuser-Busch announced today that it is investing $30,000 in Hop Growers of America in its commitment to its 2025 Sustainability Goals and broader agricultural community. About 68% of hops grown …


Taste Test: new Japanese izakaya menu at Ruins

Dinner on Wednesday night was the new Japanese izakaya menu at Ruins with The Spokesman-Review colleague and friend Sean Stoops, as Ruins debuted the special menu Wednesday night for a …


Northwest Wine: Taste of Cascadia returns to Lodge at Columbia Point on Sunday

At 1 p.m. Sunday, Kat Dykes, wine concierge at the Lodge at Columbia Point, will present more than a dozen top wines for ticket holders to judge for themselves at …


Ruins offers izakaya menu; cheese, please, at Wanderlust Delicato; M&M’s voting ends Friday

Think of izakaya as Japanese small plates of comfort food similar to Chinese dim sum, Spanish tapas and American appetizers. Ruins said via Facebook that its izakaya menu will be …


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. Livability.com 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 …


Dorothy Dean: New Orleans Shrimp blends heat, smoke and tang

Spicy New Orleans Shrimp starts with a simmered marinade of butter, olive oil, sweet chili sauce, Worcestershire, liquid smoke, Sriracha, garlic, and lemon juice, along with spices.


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 …


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 …