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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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Tap-o-Rama

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.

Online Crafting

Two Spokane entrepreneurs tap into the craft-distilling boom with a new educational website
Rockwell Rutter calls himself "more of a spirits guy than a beer guy," and a couple of years ago the serial entrepreneur was ready to put his money where his taste buds were leading: straight into Washington's booming craft distillery scene. The 27-year-old Spokane native — founder of Se7en Marketing and co-owner of board game development company Zoydan Games — had talked to a local restaurateur about distilling in the eatery's basement, and tried to secure funding to help with the considerable costs that come with building a still and getting the production running.

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.

A Local Experiment

Top Chef's Hugh Acheson comes to Idaho to immerse himself and his audience in eating close to home
Hugh Acheson, the Canadian chef famous for his Southern food and acerbic judging style on Top Chef, cares about culinary culture, eating local and using food as a way to connect with others. This weekend, local fans have a chance to connect with Acheson on a more personal level over slow-roasted wild salmon, wheat berries with dill, and buttermilk-huckleberry panna cotta — made by the chef himself.

Pleasant Surprise

Marsells is proving itself to be the little bakery that could
Although the address places them on Division Street, cake and dessert boutique Marsells is actually on Cataldo Avenue, tucked between Chipotle Mexican Restaurant and a hair salon. Still can't think of Marsells?

Room to Grow

How one farm is providing delectable, healing mushrooms to the public
From reading a mushroom book to opening a fungi farm, Arrow and Joe Flora struck the right note in fulfilling a life passion. "For me personally, to be able to dedicate myself to something, it needs to connect to the larger universal picture, and mushrooms do just that," Arrow explains.

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