Thursday, May 8, 2014

FOOD BLOTTER: Markets return! Plus yogurt, wine, beer and more openings

Posted By on Thu, May 8, 2014 at 2:26 PM

click to enlarge Brain Freeze is opening early next week. Next door, the Wandering Table is opening later this month. - LISA WAANANEN
  • Lisa Waananen
  • Brain Freeze is opening early next week. Next door, the Wandering Table is opening later this month.

The Brain Freeze shop in Kendall Yards is opening early next week. Next door, the Wandering Table announced its opening date: May 22.

Egg It On, a new brunch joint in the former Hooter’s location, is now open.

Paragon Brewing in Coeur d’Alene is now open, and serving up a variety of local brews.

This week’s issue includes features on two new places: Penny’s Pit Pub & Lounge in Rathdrum and Fish St. Tacos in North Spokane. This week's Entree newsletter has more about just how many new places are opening soon.

The Fountain Cafe in Riverfront Park is now on its full summer schedule, open every day of the week.

The markets are back! The South Perry market is moving back outdoors today for the first time this year, and we hear they’ve got fresh produce, plant starts, cheese bread and more. The Spokane Farmers’ Market returns Saturday, and the farmers market in Moscow is also back for the season.

And, somewhat related, here’s a new Kickstarter campaign from Flora, a yogurt company, which is planning to share space with Batch Bakeshop when they open this July in West Central. Pledge $500 to get a quart of yogurt every week for a year.

A country nightclub called the Palomino Club is soon opening at what used to be the Center.

Ambrosia Bistro in Spokane Valley is getting a new executive chef: Don Leonard, who’s worked at Latah Bistro, Italia Trattoria, the Davenport and Central Food.

Conveniently in time for Mother’s Day, it’s Spring Release Weekend for local wineries around town. Here’s a list of new releases and events from Nectar Tasting Room, and the Cork District page has a lot more.

Then, starting Monday it’s American Craft Beer Week. (Brush up on your beer vocabulary with the handy guide in this week’s issue.) No-Li is hosting Master Cicerone Nicole Erny — the youngest person and first woman to pass the two-day master cicerone exam — on Monday evening. And this American Craft Beer Week flag could use a little more Inland Northwest representation, but No-Li got itself a nice place of honor:

click to enlarge ACBW14_flag.jpg

Coming up a bit later, the Spo-Can canned craft beer festival is returning to the Elk at the end of May.

Read previous food news here.

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