Local Foods Do Good

Local Foods Do Good

Don't forget the Spokane-area standbys when you're cruising Pig Out in the Park
There's a lot of food at Pig Out in the Park. That, of course, is a severe understatement, considering the more than 200 items available over the course of the Labor Day weekend event that's become an institution in Spokane's Riverfront Park.

Beyond the Hut

Kiko's Harbor House Grill brings quality food to McEuen Park
Randy and Akiko Folk have run the Tiki Hut at Coeur d'Alene's Independence Point for five years, but knew they could offer more than just typical concession food if they had more room and a kitchen. Things like a Big Kahuna Dog topped with a homemade relish of grilled pineapple, jalapeño and serrano pepper, onion, cilantro and sesame oil.


Come for the beer, stay for the tasty grub
Despite writing up Daft Badger Brewing just weeks after the Coeur d'Alene operation opened early this year, we managed to omit them from our otherwise comprehensive Beer Issue last month. Don't take our mistake as a reason to overlook this brewpub, located in Coeur d'Alene's midtown area.

Independent Spirits

The booze-making boom hits North Idaho with the opening of Mill Town Distillery
Brewing beer might have been easier, in terms of production and business planning, but Jessie and Victor Vachon had different ideas. "We have to do our own thing," says Jessie from inside Mill Town Distillery, the seventh Idaho-based distillery and the first of its kind in the Panhandle (Coeur d'Alene's Bardenay is based in Boise).

UPDATE | Uva Trattoria

A new downtown CdA location comes with some new specials
Timing is everything. When Steve Van Zeveren and his sister, Lisa, first were developing Uva Trattoria, their first choice was a downtown Coeur d'Alene location.

A New Home

Gonzaga's first on-campus pub revives the Bulldog
Back in 2011, Gonzaga alum Jim Powers of Williston, North Dakota, returned to his old stomping ground to meet up with a few of his college buddies. Just like old times, they decided to grab a beer at the Bulldog, a bar that sat toward the northeast side of campus.

A Beer Hub

Why Spokane's breweries are setting up shop downtown
In a matter of months, beer tasting is going to become a lot more convenient in Spokane.

A Taste of Tuscany

Vineyard Café and Coffee adds some brightness to its neighborhood
Bright red chairs around small tables draped in grapevine tablecloths are scattered around the room. A few people holding coffees settle into a couch facing a bright mural of shops along an Italian road.

Idaho Style

A decade in, Laughing Dog Brewing's sights are aimed high
The years have been good to Laughing Dog, which every summer celebrates the growth of what started — like many craft breweries — as a hobby coupled with a desire to make a change in life.

The Club House

Lost Boys' Garage transforms a fast-food spot into a Northside hangout
Jhon Goodwin and Kevin Pereira met in the choir 30 years ago at Ferris High School. Today, they're the owners of a newly opened, automotive repair shop-themed bar and grill, Lost Boys' Garage.

Suds School

Universities are taking craft beer seriously
Ineeded a science class and I like beer, so when I saw "The Principles of Beer and Brewing" in the Gonzaga course catalog, it wasn't a tough decision.

A Co-op for Hops

Incubator Brewhouse plans to house five breweries in one space
The collegial feel among the region's brewers is no secret, but it's about to be taken to the next level.


A few of the beer-centric bars that help bolster the brewery scene
Area 51 Taphouse 7522 N. Division

More to Come

Keep an eye out for these breweries on the rise
The Inland Northwest beer boom is not over, people.

Starting Small, Dreaming Big

Small House Winery finds a welcoming home in Sandpoint
How small is Small House Winery? For starters, it's so small that it's escaped the radar of many of our region's wine lovers until recently, but the Sandpoint outfit is dreaming big and already accomplishing some notable feats.


Recent Comments


    • A local hidden secret, fast gaining popularity for it's awesome food and beer! We LOVE…

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    • I love the food. Beer is very good also. A hidden gem.

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    • We LOVE this place! Fantastic beer, amazing food, and great atmosphere.

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