You Deserve to be Happy

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?

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.

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 Thus, we often consider happy hour an afternoon event, but that's proving to be some seriously outdated thinking.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.

24 Taps Burgers & Brews

Food Update
The complete vision owner Josh Blair had in mind for 24 Taps Burgers & Brews wasn't ready in time for football season last fall, but they opened anyway, keeping the bigger picture in mind through several months serving basic stadium grub in a sparse space. After what Blair calls a "complete and total remodel," 24 Taps relaunched during March Madness as a fully operational sports bar and dining spot, serving up "gourmet, fresh, hand-pressed burgers" made in-house, along with homemade appetizers and fresh salads.

A Comfortable Pace

Tilly's in Post Falls invites you to relax
The pace may have slowed down a bit for State Line Speedway's former owners, Joe and Cindy Doellefeld, but not by much. Not since they opened Tilly's restaurant on Seventh Avenue in Post Falls.

A Cup of Art

Coffee becomes beautiful and competitive at the Thursday Night Throwdown
After hours, Indaba Coffee is still buzzing with caffeine as Spokane's baristas prepare for their monthly latte art competition. "Who wants a latte?" asks Bobby Enslow, Indaba's owner.

Everything but the Truck

Melone's serves up food truck-style cuisine in a brick-and-mortar restaurant
Food trucks offer a little taste of everything. When scouring the streets for some grub, you can find Mexican food on one corner, Jamaican at another and barbecue down the street.

Fated Return

After nearly four years without a home, David's Pizza reopens near the Spokane Arena
Word travels fastaround here. It's been less than two weeks since local joint David's Pizza quietly reopened its doors after a nearly four-year hiatus as it transitioned between locations.

Beer Notes

Brewing news hits the airwaves, bottles from Iron Goat and more
Fancying oneself a local beer fan can be tough in these heady days when new breweries pop up around the Inland Northwest quicker than you can count, but Adam Boyd would like to bring you up to speed. As the host of the new radio show "Good Brews," which debuted on KYRS (92.3 FM and streaming at last Sunday, Boyd is giving brewers airtime to talk about the region's beers in interview segments recorded both on-site and in studio.

Getting Creative

Allie's offers an all-vegan menu of pizza and more
When Atania Gilmore began eating vegan two years ago, she noticed that the primary thing people think of when they think of veganism is how restrictive it is. Gilmore discovered the opposite. As someone who has been cooking all her life, she found time in the kitchen became more fun as a vegan.


Recent Comments

  • Re: 24 Taps Burgers & Brews

    • Love this place!! My son helps run the kitchen and he is such a good…

    • on April 16, 2015
  • Re: The Remake

    • The owners have done a exceptional job reinventing the establishment. I recommend all locals and…

    • on April 7, 2015
  • Re: Getting Creative

    • Agreed! Best pizza in town by far!

    • on April 5, 2015
  • Re: Getting Creative

    • THE *best* pizza I've ever had! Our almost 2 year old son loved everything too…

    • on April 2, 2015
  • Re: Getting Creative

    • Allie's Pizzeria is AWESOME!!! Best pizza in town!

    • on April 2, 2015
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