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Monday, November 18, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Dorothy Dean presents: These apple pie fries are soft, gooey and flaky

Whether you pick them in an orchard or at the grocery store down the street, there’s no better time than now to bake with fall’s favorite fruit: apples.


Culinary incubator: River City Kitchen caters to food entrepreneurs

River City Kitchen, a new commercial kitchen, opened a few weeks ago inside the Spokane Intermodal Center. Owner Clay Cerna will offer rentable space as an incubator for food and …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 13, 2019

The sweetest competitor: Ricky Webster is in it to win it again, this time on ‘Christmas Cookie Matchup’

Spokane chef Ricky Webster loves cooking competitions. During the holidays last year, Webster was a contestant on two of the Food Network’s one-off, holiday-centric specials, “Holiday Gingerbread Showdown” and “Christmas …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

Dorothy Dean presents: This bread doesn’t taste like beer, but it is delicious and divine

Preheat that oven and get your apron on: National Homemade Bread Day is Sunday. With the days getting colder, it’s the perfect time to warm the house and soul with …


Happy Hour of the Week: Poole’s Public House North

Locals sports bar Poole’s features 50% off alcoholic beverages during Happy Hour and late-night and comfort food. Be sure to check out the daily food and drink specials. A visit …


People’s Pharmacy: Should you skip potatoes before surgery?

When I had surgery, the head of anesthesiology came by and talked with me beforehand, and I mentioned an article I had read. It advised avoiding potatoes, tomatoes and eggplant …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 5, 2019

Dim sum in Spokane? Yes, please

A trip home to Las Vegas in mid-October reminded me of one thing that I miss in Southern Nevada that I haven’t found in Spokane: dim sum. I’ve asked my …



An unabashedly chocolatey pumpkin bread is your next baking project

Fall is my favorite season, and the moment temperatures begin to drop, I find myself craving the pumpkin flavor and aroma that define autumn. It seems pumpkin is everywhere you …


‘I feel free for the first time in my life’: Man quits job at Facebook to sell hot dogs at Spokane courthouse

James Quinn, 42, ended up selling hot dogs in front of the Spokane County Courthouse after giving up his job at Facebook in search of a simpler life, working for …


Food can help control chronic conditions and in some cases eliminate the need for drugs

If you have a chronic health condition – and about 60% of Americans live with at least one – you can use food to help manage your problem. Yet too …


‘Feetloaf’ is giving us nightmares this Halloween season

It might have flashed across your social media feed at some point over the past week: an image of a lifelike sculpture of two severed solitary feet – not fashioned …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 30, 2019

The joint is closing: Lindaman’s to serve final slice of pie this week after 35 years

Walking in as a customer in need of coffee, a drink or a bite to eat, you’d be forgiven for not realizing that this is a place forged out of …


Dorothy Dean presents: Zesty Mississippi roast phenomenon ‘owns the internet’

What takes five ingredients, 8 hours and tastes mind-blowingly delicious? Mississippi roast. If you haven’t had this internet phenomenon, you haven’t lived.


Leftovers: Halloween candy cookies are a hot mess – and that’s OK

Leftover Halloween candy does not last long at our house. It’s not because we didn’t collect that much in the first place or we boxed it up and sent it …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 24, 2019

Kaiser Permanente’s Lidgerwood Medical Center is distributing free food today

Kaiser Permanente’s Lidgerwood Medical Center is distributing free produce and nutritious perishable products today from noon-2 p.m. for anyone in need of food assistance. No appointment or documentation is needed, …


Dorothy Dean presents: Spaghetti pie is a pleasing, hearty and delicious meal

Celebrated annually on Oct. 17, National Pasta Day reminds us that it’s OK on occasion to start the day off with a creamy bowl of elbow mac and cheese and …


Great Northwest Wine: How Woodinville became Washington wine country

One of the more fascinating developments in the world of Washington wine is the emergence of Woodinville as a destination. This suburban corner of King County on the east side …


What’s Hoppin’ This Week: Halloween parties, Embrace the Darkness and Count Chocula

The Filling Station, at its downtown Coeur d’Alene (501 Sherman Ave.) and Post Falls (306 N. Spokane St.) locations, will be hosting Portland’s Hopworks Urban Brewery for a tap takeover …


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

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 …