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Saturday, November 16, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Tapping into the South Hill

The Manito Tap House is too loud. There are too many beers on tap. And that’s just the beginning of the charm. Owners Patrick McPherson and his mother Denise Hanson …


Former Niko’s site will host two new eateries

A former downtown Spokane restaurant will be replaced later this year by two new eateries – Rex’s Burgers & Brews and Fraiche Contemporary French. Both are taking space at Riverside …


Drink in some stunning views at Bardenay

The shiny copper distilling equipment and stainless steel storage tanks at the entrance of the restaurant provide a glimpse of what’s inside. Bardenay Restaurant and Distillery, with locations in Coeur …


Law exempts restaurants from tax on worker meals

OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire on Wednesday signed into law a bill to exempt restaurants from paying sales tax on the free meals they provide for their employees. Current law …


A little char goes a long way at Flying Goat

The Flying Goat burns pizza. On purpose. Don’t cringe when these pies land on the table with a somewhat blackened crust, that char is an important part of the flavor …


Coeur d’Alene Casino expansion, new restaurants set to open in May

Even under gray skies, drizzling rain and lingering snow it is easy to imagine how the new construction at the Coeur d’Alene Casino will reconnect guests with the “land where …


Healthy appetites

Whether you are trying to lose weight, protect your heart, slash sodium or prolong your life by making healthier food choices, eating out can feel like a certain way to …


You’ll find garlic surplus at The West Wing

Raci Erdem always wanted to ruin a restaurant. That is, the Turkish-born Erdem says he always wanted to open a restaurant with a dining room that could transport diners to …


Saddle Up restaurant in Athol riding again

ATHOL - Howard and Suz White reopened their Saddle Up Grill Steakhouse on Thursday more than two years after it was nearly destroyed by fire. The day might never have …


Dining experience hits the jackpot at Masselow’s

Dining at Masselow’s Restaurant at Northern Quest Resort and Casino is all in the approach. If you aren’t staying at the hotel, but want intimate fine dining, here’s my advice: …


Seoul-ful speci alties

Warm up your toes, whip a cold, or just get to know a new culture: Korean cooking can do all of that. Flavors in the more familiar Chinese and Japanese …


Four years of reviewing restaurants had ups, downs

To paraphrase an old quip from some unknown wit, the only things that will survive the impending nuclear holocaust are cockroaches, Cher and Hudson’s Hamburgers. Eventually, all situations must go …


Mother-daughter team to revive Commellini’s

Dining at Commellini’s during its earliest days was little more than an invitation to eat at Elide Commellini’s kitchen table. The Italian immigrant, known by her nickname Leda, hosted dinner …


Despite slow economy, new eateries are springing up all over

Banks or agencies that help business start-ups say they typically see new restaurants as the No. 1 start-up choice for Spokane-area loan applicants. That hasn’t changed, even in a slumping …


Fresh ingredients, stories abound at Greek Street Pizza

Please do not disrobe and put on a backless gown. The stark-white, fluorescent lit interior of the take-out only Greek Street Pizza and More in Coeur d’Alene’s Ironwood Plaza may …


Churchill’s misfortune has led to an even better steakhouse

When smoke choked Churchill’s Steakhouse and water drowned the downstairs bar in July 2008, many thought it was the end of the fine dining restaurant. Even owner and executive chef …


New Spokane frozen yogurt store offers healthy assortment

Steve Kraft calls Froyo Earth the first store in his chain. The new self-serve frozen yogurt store opened last week near First Avenue and Division Street for cool treats. Customers …


Artisan pizzeria serves up goodness

Take a 2,500-pound pizza oven, 14 beer taps, one cask-conditioned ale and what do you get? One serious aviator. The Flying Goat artisan pizzeria and neighborhood pub opened last week …


Alaskan waters lure Colville family as timber jobs wane

Spokane got a chance to taste the difference in Ken DesRosiers’ lifestyle Friday night after his first catch of the season was air-expressed from Alaska. Portions from the two bright, …


Experts hope calorie labels will improve fast foods

Will a national requirement for chain restaurants to post calorie counts sound the death knell for bacon cheeseburgers and double chocolate doughnuts? The calorie-posting mandate, signed into law by President …


Barbecue joint will give you the Willies – and some great meat

I do believe I’ve discovered possibly the last restaurant in the entire USA with an 8-track tape player still happily in use. A wall-mounted rack full of the chunky tapes …


Valentino’s Pizza serves up a test of your self-control

Stumbling upon a local pizza place that serves it up by the slice is always cause for celebration, especially when that place has nine tempting varieties of Blue Bunny ice …


Ginger Asian Bistro bursting with flavor

Craving a way to perk up from the midwinter gray? Try Ginger Asian Bistro. That is, if you can get in the door. The restaurant and its sushi bar are …


Spokane-area eateries take steps to survive during slowdown

Across the nation, talk has turned to recovery. But in the Inland Northwest, restaurants are still scrimping and tweaking menus to lure customers back through the doors. Battered by a …


Skating’s impact felt strongest close to Arena

Back in 2007, skaters and fans visiting Spokane for the city’s first U.S. Figure Skating Championships spent $12million to $26 million – depending on whose numbers you use – over …


Adding some spice to the eatery scene

There’s a new way to get a taco-truck fix: El Que. Taco-truck food and infused tequilas are the foundation of the new joint, which co-owner John Grollmus describes as “50 …


Soulful Soups adds a little Spirits

The warming soups, salads and beer bread are back. But after business hours, the new Soulful Soups shakes off its daytime demeanor and dims the lights to become Spirits Lounge. …


Wingate brings stability, great food to Agave

It may have started to feel like there was a revolving door at 830 W. Sprague Ave., as Bluefish became Aqua and Aqua became Agave. But now that the spinning …


At 25, Lindaman’s celebrates loyalty

Merrilee Lindaman is celebrating. She’s taking the whole year to do it. And who could blame her – the gourmet takeout restaurant she started with her brother David is 25 …


Sikhs mark guru’s birthday with open kitchen celebrations

It was standing room only on Nov. 13 last year at the Top of India Restaurant in Spokane Valley. “They were sitting over here, standing up, going outside,” said owner …