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Eat Good lives up to its name in an unsuspecting spot

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Rid your mind of the notion that healthy, sustainable eateries are expensive, pretentious establishments located in the more eccentric parts of town. The office parks and subdivisions ringing Liberty Lake are about as corporate and mainstream as one can get, yet this is where you will find the area’s newest restaurant offering a menu loaded with local, good-for-you ingredients.

Breakfast starts at 7 am, when the cafeteria-style restaurant opens. Patrons walk down the line, choosing from items like fruit and maple oatmeal ($3), fruit bowls with whipped yogurt ($3.50) and made-to-order breakfast items like ham, egg or bacon breakfast sandwiches ($3).

Lunch starts at 10:30 and has the same setup: ready-to-pick-up slices of pizza ($2.50), non-fried chicken fingers — that really taste like fried chicken ($3) — and wraps and sandwiches ($6). Continue down the line to request made-to-order burgers and grilled chicken sandwiches ($3.50-$4). There’s also a salad bar with homemade croutons and local greens.

The hand-tossed pizza’s thick and chewy crust has a fluted edge. The grilled chicken sandwich is more about flavor, less about cramming your mouth full of unnaturally super-sized chicken.

As for the beef — if this is what a simple, honest burger tastes like, there needs to be greater amounts of edible truth in this world. The onions are sliced super-thin with an emphasis on flavor. The lettuce is fresh, as are the tomatoes. The mustard and ketchup don’t have that out-of-the-bottle vinegary bite. The thin patty is evenly grilled and topped with a melted slice of Oregon cheddar. The verdict? This is one tasty burger.

Eat Good’s atmosphere is utilitarian. The hours are a bit odd. But the food is good. Molly Patrick opened Eat Good last month with the goal of creating simple, honest food, and she plans on making the current location the anchor of a growing business, one that will extend into Spokane and beyond, providing office workers and retail employees options beyond food courts and the restaurants on Third Avenue. 

Eat Good • Meadowwood Technology Campus, 2100 N. Molter Rd., Liberty Lake • 210-0880 • Mon-Fri, 7 am-2:30 pm

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