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Don’t feel like cooking on Christmas Day? There are options

Somehow it slipped that dinner needs to be served, as well, today. Here are a few options if you don’t feel like cooking on Christmas Day:

Owner of Fiesta Mexicana to open new taqueria in Liberty Lake

Miguel Amador, owner of Fiesta Mexicana on the South Hill, is opening Mexico Lindo in Liberty Lake later this month.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019

Borracho Tacos & Tequileria general manager honored in national contest

Garrett Wellsandt, general manager of Borracho Tacos & Tequileria, placed second in el Restaurante’s manager of the year contest.

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019

Lindaman’s on the South Hill closing after more than 35 years

Owner Merrilee Lindaman said she’s closing the South Hill restaurant Oct. 31 to pursue other activities, such as creating a website that will contain some of the 600 recipes she’s …

Then and Now: Wilson’s Waffle House

Stuart Wilson isn’t only remembered for his string of waffle houses. He saw the value of bacon grease – enough to apply for a patent in 1932 that kept it …

More than a year after devastating fire, Shogun restaurant to reopen at new location in Spokane Valley

After Shogun was destroyed by a fire last year, owner Joseph Lee made a promise to his longtime customers to rebuild the iconic sushi and hibachi restaurant. Lee purchased the …

UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019

Cougar Country in Pullman to reopen under new ownership

A Pullman couple has purchased Cougar Country Drive-In and aims to reopen the iconic restaurant in August.

UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019

Jeremy Hansen selling Spokane restaurants after accepting executive chef job in Philadelphia

Prolific Spokane chef Jeremy Hansen is headed to Philadelphia early next month after accepting an offer to be an executive chef.

Scam caller costs North Idaho restaurants hundreds of dollars in pizza orders

Restaurants in North Idaho reported last weekend that a pizza prankster placed to-go orders for dozens of pizzas and refused to pick up the food, resulting in hundreds of dollars …

Spokane ranks 9th on’s list of surprising new food destinations

While Seattle had established itself nationwide as a culinary destination, Spokane, for many years, was often overlooked as a foodie city. But now, that’s beginning to change.

After 37 years, the owners of the iconic Knight’s Diner in northeast Spokane are retiring

Knight’s Diner has a celebrated history serving breakfasts and lunch in north Spokane. More than half of that history has been overseen by Vicki and Deral Green, who have cooked …

UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019

Chick-fil-A files proposal for north Spokane restaurant

Spokane may be getting a new Chick-fil-A restaurant near the Division Street “Y” in north Spokane.

100 years ago in Spokane: Restaurant workers no longer forced to work 7-days-a-week

Cafe workers in Spokane won a major labor concession: a six-day week.

UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019

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.

UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019

100 years ago in Spokane: First aerial pictures of city show downtown from eyes of flying circus aviators

The aviators of a “flying circus” (air show) that had wowed Spokane left behind the first aerial pictures ever printed of Spokane.

UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019

Coming soon to California restaurants: Carbon neutral meals, verified by regulators

Diners may soon have the chance to nibble away some of their climate guilt by patronizing California restaurants that have pledged to slash their carbon footprints to zero.

NYC Chinese eatery heats up cultural appropriation debate

A New York City restaurant owner who touted her “clean” American-Chinese cuisine and derided Chinese dishes as swimming in “globs of processed butter,” sodium and MSG is renewing the long-simmering …

UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019

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. …

Take me to the Riverbank: New restaurant at Northern Quest puts beer front and center

The new Riverbank Taphouse at Northern Quest Resort and Casino specializes in shareables and offers 52 taps.

American eating habits are changing faster than fast food can keep up

Restaurants are getting dinged by the convenience of Netflix, the advent of pre-made meals, the spread of online grocery delivery, plus crushing student debt and a focus on healthy eating.

UPDATED: Tue., July 24, 2018

Yelp adds health inspection scores for restaurants, and restaurateurs are not happy

Starting Tuesday, Yelp is expanding across the nation a controversial program that pulls health-inspection data from government databases and places it directly on a restaurant’s page on the user-generated review …

Spokane’s newest soul food eatery aims to impart life skills to teens

Students joined the Fresh Soul team for the restaurant’s grand opening on Thursday afternoon. at 3029 E. Fifth Ave., where a crowd of about 60 buzzed with anticipation for the …

San Francisco restaurants open kitchens to refugee chefs

At San Francisco’s Tawla restaurant, Muna Anaee was preparing more than 100 loaves for diners Wednesday night as part of a program that lets refugees aspiring to be chefs work …

Restaurants calm customers, say their romaine is safe

At many restaurants around the country, romaine is still on the menu.

Downtown bank building to be renovated into a modern food hall

Plans are in the works to renovate the Umpqua Bank building downtown at the corner of Riverside and Wall into a modern food hall with mulitple restaurants.

Take-out taking off – Where to order your dinner online in the Inland Northwest

Restaurant patrons no longer have to cram their cupboards with takeout menus in order to have access to a wealth of food delivery services at their fingertips. Here are some …

100 years ago in Spokane: Restaurants go gluten-free for the day

Spokane already had held a successful “meatless” day at area restaurants, and now it held a “wheatless” day. “Not only were white bread and rolls off the menus, but macaroni, …

Trump administration moves ahead with Obama menu-label law on calorie counts

The Trump administration is moving ahead with Obama-era requirements to post calorie counts in restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores and pizza delivery chains nationwide next year.

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 5, 2017

Pullman gets help to recruit retail

Pullman officials are hoping a new partnership with a consultant can bring much-needed retail dollars to the city.

In Japan, restaurants to receive subsidies to set up separate smoking areas

Japan’s Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry intends to subsidize part of the costs that restaurants, cafes and other eating establishments incur to set up rooms or spaces exclusively for smoking, …