It’s Spokane’s first-ever Restaurant Week, so can we all agree, for the time being, to suspend the snarky stereotypes of posting photos of food on social media? Sure, it’s got the requisite Tumblr and McSweeney’s lampoon — hell, the New York Times was already on it like, back before @NYTOnIt existed — but forget all of that.
During Spokane Restaurant Week, we actually are curious to see and hear about what you’re eating, so here’s a roundup of some of the tweets, photos and stories so far. If you’re going out this week, dine and tell with the hashtag #SpokaneRW.
The horsemeat scandal extends to IKEA meatballs, which is apparently a very popular dish at their stores in Europe. (NYT)
Afghanistan’s president surprised NATO leaders by demanding troops leave Wardak Province. (WaPo)
The BP trial over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill begins today. (Reuters)
And my whole Twitter feed agreed that Seth MacFarlane was a terrible host and Anne Hathaway’s acceptance speech was terrible. I don’t know if everyone loved the puppy purse carried by 9-year-old star Quvenzhané Wallis, but I'll assume they did. (E!)