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  • Inspired Cuisine
  • Inspired Cuisine

    Clover brings home-crafted food and drinks to the Gonzaga neighborhood.
      Spokane cocktail bar and restaurant Clover brings home-crafted food and drinks to the Gonzaga neighborhood.
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  • Simply Beer
  • Simply Beer

    Pints Alehouse is a boon for north-side brew lovers.
      Pints Alehouse is a boon for north Spokane brew lovers.
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  • From the Bottom Up
  • From the Bottom Up

    The Checkerboard Tavern changes owners and its reputation.
      East Sprague is a study in contrasts. The street is spotted with bakeries, Vietnamese restaurants and home décor boutiques. But along the same stretch of this run-down industrial corridor are dilapidated warehouses and topless bars in an area that’s well-known for prostitution.
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  • Trouble Holding Liquor
  • Trouble Holding Liquor

    Sorting out Washington's new booze law. Plus, a new judge, and an uninvited sheriff.
      Sorting out Washington's new booze law. Plus, a new judge, and an uninvited sheriff.
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  • By The Glass
  • By The Glass

    Whitestone Winery's tasting room finds a new home downtown.
      Whitestone Winery's tasting room finds a new home in downtown Spokane.
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  • A Sophisticated Taste
  • A Sophisticated Taste

    A tale of two local sommeliers.
      wo days and 12 hours into the Advanced Sommelier Certificate test — the second-highest honor in American wine — after multiple-choice tests and essay questions and etiquette checks, drills on how to suggest and cork and sell and present and pour wine, Biesen stood in a conference room at a hotel in Olympia.
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  • East Central
  • East Central

    A trip into Spokane's old-school industrial district.
      Some people would say it’s lonely here at night, but they’d be mistaken.The roads of East Central snake through a ruddy quilt of factories, auto-repair shops, freeway underpasses, rail lin
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  • Wallace
  • Wallace

    Drink with the miners in one of the Panhandle's greatest small towns.
      Ask a local what people do in Wallace at night and you’ll likely get a laugh, a smile, or some variant of what is apparently a standard answer. “Drink,” says 16-year-old Randy
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  • Downtown Spokane (East)
  • Downtown Spokane (East)

    Drinking, diving and getting inked in the heart of downtown.
      Downtown Spokane has many faces. Venture into the core and experience a picturesque cosmopolitan shopping Mecca. Turn another corner and hunt down the galleries and wineries hidden in an ill-lit, laby
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  • Big-Screen Beer
  • Big-Screen Beer

    A bill in Olympia could allow you to drink at the Garland. If the theater can afford it.
      There’s nothing finer than watching a second-run movie for a fistful of dollars while drinking a cold beer.Thanks to some legislation slowly making its way through Olympia, this may soon be poss
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  • Cheney
  • Cheney

    Where Eagles go to spread their wings.
      Despite Cheney’s underwhelming size, it does have a few perks when it comes to nightlife. For one, you can walk anywhere in town in a matter of minutes, including Cheney’s four bars, all o
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  • Downtown Spokane (West)
  • Downtown Spokane (West)

    Where the city's elite, drunks and hipsters find refuge.
      If Spokane is a dirty martini, the portion of downtown to the west of Monroe Street has all the right ingredients. The area boasts art deco theaters, museums, 19th-century hotels, and fine dining. Wal
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  • Coeur d’Alene
  • Coeur d’Alene

    A madhouse in the summer, right now it's all townies.
      “You didn’t think we’d be back, did you?” we ask, returning to the Powder River Saloon from a cash run down to Piggie’s Texaco.The room seems to nod in unison. “It
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  • Hillyard
  • Hillyard

    Where you can move away, but you can never leave.
      The eastern flank of Spokane is going through a rebirth, and Hillyard is at its forefront. And though it battles a reputation of poverty and crime, the bars that make up Market Street’s entertai
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  • North Division Street
  • North Division Street

    Go straight, stop at the neon signs.
      Division Street is like Spokane’s zipper, threading up the center of the city and holding the two sides together. But while many may see it as merely a route to somewhere else, when that zipper
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  • Spokane Valley
  • Spokane Valley

    Through the haze of sprawl, there are some diamonds in the Valley.
      They say that long before it was called Spokane Valley, the Salish called it “Sn-tutuul-i.” They also say that no one knows what exactly what that word means. And today, nine years after t
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  • Moscow/Pullman
  • Moscow/Pullman

    Where the young meet the old meet the college students.
      College towns can be awesome, what with all the intellectuals and burgeoning talent crammed into such a small area. But these are also the sorts of towns that feature a sizable population of individua
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  • The Garland District
  • The Garland District

    Where the hip and working-class hang out. Separately, a block apart.
      The soul of Garland is broken, cracked in two. On one end of this brightly-lit strip of Spokana, a pub serves wet pints sloshing with cheap, domestic beer. A block away, hip young ones gingerly sip ar
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  • The Perry District
  • The Perry District

    A tiny-sized village in a medium-sized city.
      It’s an old cliché to say “things move slower here,” but in Perry it’s literal. Specifically, it’s literal for the cars, briefly interrupted in their blitz from th
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  • Heady Start
  • Heady Start

    Washington State University is helping to produce a new crop of state winemakers.
      Dana and Steve Trabun are leaving Spokane%uFFFDeuro;%uFFFDs Barili Cellars, but not because it isn%uFFFDeuro;%uFFFDt successful. On the contrary. In fact, when the Trabans joined Russ and Marlene Feist to open in the Davenport District two years ago, their first 150 cases of wine quickly sold out.
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  • Dry Time
  • Dry Time

    Why an initiative passed in November might slow the flow for regional craft liquor makers
      a hectic day in the operations room of Dry Fly Distilling. Under an electrocution-warning sign stamped in Russian Cyrillic, workers prepare grain to be fermented into whiskey.
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