Thursday, April 24, 2014

FOOD BLOTTER: Zoe Underground staying put for now, plus cheesecake and beer

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click to enlarge Zoe Underground on the Washington State University campus, located in the basement of a building where the walls are papered with vintage student newspapers. - ZOE UNDERGROUND
  • Zoe Underground
  • Zoe Underground on the Washington State University campus, located in the basement of a building where the walls are papered with vintage student newspapers.

Earlier this week, Zoe Underground in Pullman got an abrupt April 30 eviction notice from its spot in the basement of an historic building on the Washington State University campus. It turns out the building, long used as an interfaith community center, is being sold to the university — and the eviction news caused enough of a stir that WSU quickly said it would honor the original lease agreements that go through the end of the year. The reprieve probably doesn’t mean Zoe will stay put, though, since the owner is already looking for a new location. It’s a popular spot for students and faculty, but it’s worth stopping by for the underground newspapers from the student unrest days in the 1960s and ’70s that paper the back hallway from its time as a student activism hub.

Also in Pullman, Artfully Yours Bakery — which specializes in gluten- and allergen-free baked goods — is leaving its Main Street location for a new spot at Gladish Community Center.

And, one more WSU note — Ferdinand’s Ice Cream Shoppe, which is rarely open on weekends except for football game days, decided to be open from 1 to 4 pm this Saturday because a prospective student day happened to align with Springfest.

Spokane Cheesecakes has been open in its new location at 1420 E. Sprague since December, but they’re now celebrating a formal grand opening on Saturday. Stop by for samples and enter the drawing for a large cheesecake.

Remember that coffee stand that was vandalized with racist graffiti? And then it turned out to be sabotage from one of the owners? Well, it’s now reopening with entirely new ownership and a new name, 509 Grind.

A new coffee spot in Coeur d’Alene, Fuel Espresso, is opening May 3 with coffee from Sandpoint-based Evans Brothers.

Also in Coeur d’Alene, Paragon Brewing is set to open later in May, as is Theodore’s Fine Dining inside the historic Roosevelt Inn.

Manito Tap House is the state’s only four-star green restaurant certified by the Green Restaurant Association, which got them a mention on the Daily Meal’s list of the nation’s greenest restaurants.

Finally, so many options if you feel like drinking some beer this weekend:

No-Li is hosting a small-batch beer festival on Saturday.

Lantern Tap House is continuing its anniversary festivities by featuring Iron Goat’s Head Butt IPA barrel-aged with Dry Fly gin barrels.

• The Buy Local Moscow BrewFest is happening Friday evening at the 1912 Center, with beverages from Paradise Creek Brewery, River City Brewing, Trickster Brewing and Whiskey Barrel Cider of Pullman.

• Any IPA at River City Brewing is just $2 a pint through the end of April.

• Plus, read about Girls’ Pint Out upcoming outings in this week’s Entree newsletter.

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