If you’re not a student and can’t spend all you time in Pullman at Greek Row, don’t worry � Beasley Coliseum and WSU’s Museum of Art have plenty of activities. Concerts, lectures, and sporting events fill Beasley each academic year, while the art museum features exhibits local and international artists.
Owner Thada Ziegler created this nonprofit tearoom not only for her
customers but to help bring peace and order to women from local
shelters, who work here. Light lunch is offered with house-made soups,
quiche, sandwiches and salads. Tea-lovers will delight in the retail section, with over two dozen
loose teas, china cups, drip catchers and everything else necessary for a
civilized cup of tea. They also do on-site baking, and they have added a
small gluten-free menu with a few lunch items and treats like chunky,
frosted chocolate brownies. (Kirsten Harrington, 7/2011)
For the past quarter century, this Wisconsin-based chain has been winning over Spokanites one rectangle-shaped piece of pizza at a time. The downtown joint offers whole pies and pizza by the slice, in addition to one of the most comprehensive salad bars you’ll find in town. They even have nacho fixings included in that salad bar. Oh, and do yourself a favor and get the breadsticks. You’ll thank us. (October 2012)
Based in Coeur d’Alene, this healthy pita chain has recently added a few new flavors to its menu, including black-bean and falafel pitas for vegetarians. The gluten-intolerant and low-carb dieters can order their pita fork-style — and pick and choose from dozens of veggies, sauces and cheeses. Smoothies and soup round out the menu. (July 2013)
Little ones will enjoy the kid-sized spaghetti and sauce, at this family-friendly Italian spot inside an old brick warehouse by the railroad tracks. They'll also love the spumoni ice cream for dessert, but adults can take solace in the pasta with browned butter and grated myzithra cheese. Also, the surprisingly beautiful bar, which could be pretty cool if it weren't, well, at the Spaghetti Factory. The space is old-world chic, with a huge wood bar-back, plush booths, a backgammon tabletop and 10 or so inexpensive cocktails.
This breakfast and lunch house takes pride in their made-from-scratch goods. Whether you like your morning meal French, Scandinavian or German, Old European has you covered. Think Swedish crepes, Dutch babies and German pancakes. The orange juice is always fresh squeezed. And while breakfast is served all day, Old European has a nice, big lunch menu. (July 2013)
The Northwest MAC is the most prominent museum in the Spokane area, and also includes the historic Campbell House.