Beer on Wheels

Beer on Wheels

The Hop Shop rolls out the Tap Mobile
Mel Wood has a new best friend. Her name is Black Betty and she lives in her bar's parking lot.

High-Octane Slices

River Park Square is set to be the intersection of pizza and motocross
Kevin McRae has lived in Spokane for more than 20 years, but he's just now about to take his first leap into the city's culinary scene. McRae will combine a few of his passions to open Holeshot Pizza and Brew on the far end of the River Park Square food court.

Farm Charm

Chomper Cafe serves lunch and all-day breakfast in a historic Hayden farmhouse
Almost every booth is filled with a family. An elderly couple eats breakfast for lunch, friends catch up while their kids play with a kitchen toy set, and a multigenerational clan pulls over an extra table, where two little girls soon sit down to color pictures of farm animals.

Begin Again

Both a church and a café, the Gathering House helps people coming out of poverty
Pastor Rob Bryceson got used to hearing the F-word in his church. "And I don't mean 'forgiveness,'" he says, laughing.

Like Mom Makes

The Le brothers' Daybreak Café specializes in homey Vietnamese flavors
For Thomas Le and his brother Johnny, finding a worthy banh mi in Spokane was a frustrating enough exercise, they figured the only way to enjoy the Vietnamese sandwich was to make it themselves. Lucky for them, their Vietnamese mother showed them the way to create the tasty subs full of fresh pickled veggies, jalapeños and a variety of meats, and they used that knowledge to open the Daybreak Café on Ash Street nearly a year ago.

By the Numbers

There's science behind the successful launch of North Idaho Cider
How many apples does it take to produce a 12-ounce glass of cider? Four, according to Greg Thorhaug, who did his homework before launching North Idaho Cider with wife Mara late last year.

Studio K Bar on Regal

Update: A move after half a century
On Valentine's Day, Studio K Bar & Grill moved from one South Hill strip mall to another and was renamed Studio K Bar on Regal. Serving stiff drinks and drafts to patrons for half a century, the bar mostly has been known as a karaoke hot spot.

Crafting a Happy Night Out

Happy Hour Guide 2015
For many establishments, happy hour is a chance to move vast amounts of mass-produced beers. While there's nothing wrong with that, there are other options.

You Deserve to be Happy

Happy Hour Guide 2015, and Introducing the Drinkspotter
We like to hit the bars early here in the Inland Northwest. Need proof?

Crazy Cheap Drinking

Happy Hour Guide 2015
We probably shouldn't be telling you about these Spokane happy hour deals. They aren't free, but they're damn close, and it took us some time to discover them.

An Ode to the Tall Can

Happy Hour Guide 2015
There's a tactile gratification that comes from just holding a 16-ounce can of beer in your hand after a long day. It's cold, dripping with perspiration and just heavy enough to let you know that there's more beer in there than your typical aluminum vessel.

Happy Wallets

Happy Hour Guide 2015
On a budget? Want to check out some of the region's more upscale restaurants you've heard and read so much about, but thought you could never afford?

Better Late than Thirsty

Happy Hour Guide 2015
The term "happy hour" is most easily traced back to the days of Prohibition, when folks would sneak into a speakeasy and soak up some early evening booze before heading out to dinner at a law-abiding restaurant. Thus, we often consider happy hour an afternoon event, but that's proving to be some seriously outdated thinking.

Not So Sweet

A food scientist weighs in on the use of artificial dyes in our food
Nestlé recently announced plans to remove all artificial colors and flavors from its candy bars. The company said it was doing so in response to consumer preferences, not because there was anything dangerous about the artificial products it was using.

Taste the Love

Mediterrano completes the circle of food and drink spots inside Saranac Commons
The warm glow of hanging lights and the soft hum of conversation beckons you off of Main Avenue and through the open garage door. Inside Saranac Commons there's plenty of seating and four businesses to satiate your thirst and hunger.

How He Rolls

Longtime Coeur d'Alene sushi chef launches RawDeadFish food truck
As much as Travis Whiteside likes to joke around — he thought it'd be funny to open his new mobile sushi business called RawDeadFish on April Fool's Day and serve burgers — he's serious about the sushi truck that was decades in the making. A 1996 Lake City High School graduate, Whiteside made the circuit of Coeur d'Alene restaurants as a teenager, washing dishes before landing at Takara Japanese Cuisine & Sushi in 1997.


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