Thursday, October 3, 2013

FOOD BLOTTER: Zombies, Borracho's and other soon-to-be-openings

Posted By on Thu, Oct 3, 2013 at 2:20 PM

It’s a short one this week, folks, because we’re all working hard on the big Dining Out issue, which hits newsstands a week from today. I can’t reveal too much, but expect chocolate, sushi and the most enormous steaks. 

Zombies take over in this week’s Entree newsletter, and they’re headed for downtown next — as a zombie-themed pub crawl. There’s also a new Cafe Rio in the Valley.

Borracho’s is in the soft-opening phase of getting ready to open in the fully transformed space at the corner of Main and Divison. Here’s a fun timelapse video of what went into one of their custom murals.

Not sure how this might be affected by the government shutdown, but the Washington State Department of Agriculture got $3.2 million in federal grants for various agricultural projects, including wine, cider, pears and blueberries. Expect to start hearing a lot more about cider.

Hopped Up Brewing Company is having a grand opening party and hot rod show this Saturday.

River City is getting a tasting room on Cedar Street in the same building where the brewery is located, in a retail space formerly housing the Whitestone Winery tasting room.

Celebrations Bakery is opening a new location on Sullivan and Fourth in Spokane Valley, with a planned opening in late October.

Downtown Spokane looks to be getting a new Pinot’s Palette, a chain of wine-and-painting shops that do seem to take the art pretty seriously.

Read previous food news here.

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