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Locally sourced products always look good on paper. They look especially good to the uninformed and uneducated customers which make up the bulk of restaurant patrons. There is a very short window for most of the locally sourced products. These restaurants don't tell you that they are getting produce from Chile in the winter and California most of the other time. They have tiny gardens onsite which they say produces all they need. Baloney, its just looks good, at most they are able to raise the herbs they need. As far as the fish they use its also baloney. How do you call salmon caught in Astoria, Oregon or in Youngs Bay local. And its a very short window in the spring when they get these fish. The bottom line is the restaurants all use the latest buzz words such as: organic, sustainable, local, blah blah blah. Very very little of that is used. There is no way for the consumer to find out where they really get these things because there is no law that says they have to use those ingredients in their menu 100% or even 5% of the time. I have even asked Spokane area restaurants waitstaffs what "fresh' seafood means to them? half the time they don't know what that means. Come on, and your spending your hard-earned money in these places? Not me. Have a nice day.
The problem is most places don't take reservations.
Hi Kat, Thanks for letting us know of this mistake. We've removed the incorrect photo.
That is not a photo of Elizabeth Austen, as you'll see by looking here: https://elizabethausten.wordpress.com/. That is Midge Raymond, as you'll see by looking here: http://www.midgeraymond.com/bio.html
So proud of you, Mr. Ramos.
Pizza Pipeline also offers pizza by the slice for lunch. They have some 3 slice and a drink lunch deal too... something like 5 dollars. I'm not sure, I bet their website would have the details though.
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Finally people are noticing the authentic Mexican food in Spokane. So tired of Azteca making the best of lists every year.
Thank you for making this list available. Super cool
Leavenworth is our favorite place to visit. We live in Spokane, but Leavenworth feels like our home away from home.
We built a website to help other tourists like ourselves find out what is happening in Leavenworth and get our recommendations on places to stay, where to eat and what to do when you are there.
I'm in! Thanks. But the experience you describe recalls for me the 60's and 70's.
Settle down, this is the introduction from the print issue. You can find this year's Bands to Watch here: http://inlander.com/bandstowatch2014. And all other Volume lineup and schedule information here: http://volume.inlander.com.
This is frickin pathetic. There's no list, there's nothing. Who in the hell maintains this website?
I bought my husband a golf ball muscle roller, he's been wanting one for awhile and i finally found one for a good price!! http://zzathletics.com/Golf-Ball-Muscle-Roller-Massager-GBMR1.htm
As a followup, I recalled today that the Godzilla story was a reaction to the radiation poisoning that continued for years after the atomic bombings. So, in light of the the ongoing Fukushima reactor catastrophe, this game and its description are like another stick poked in the eye for the Japanese.
I don't know if the description for the "King of Tokyo" board game is real, or black humor. If real, it's a sad statement on American decency. I suspect the author of the blurb is unaware of the horrific events of WW2. Given that, in March, 1945, we fire-bombed Tokyo with napalm and 250,000 civilians burned to death, I don't think playing a board game where you and your family can gleefully "destroy" Tokyo could be thought of as wholesome entertainment. It's as if the Japanese made a board game about Pearl Harbor, or the NRA made a Newtown board game.
But Paula and Kieren didn't purchase it, they started it! Great to have you guys out, as always!
I'd add the Biolite stove. Cook your food and charge your electronic devices with twigs & pine cones. Amazing!
Noise canceling headphones. The best way to drown out the high pitched whining and squealing of progressives.
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