Pin It

Recently Reviewed 

by Inlander Staff & r & & r & P.F. CHANG'S CHINA BISTRO

The signature Chang's chicken in soothing lettuce wraps ($8) appetizer gave us hearty coarsely chopped chicken, water chestnuts, onions and mushrooms in a pleasantly sweet, dark sauce, wrapped in cool, crunchy iceberg lettuce, a perfect complement. The Cantonese roasted duck ($15) -- half a duck flavored with five-spice and served with steamed wheat buns, cucumbers, scallions, plum and hoisin sauces -- had just a bit of somewhat crisp skin left on; it could have been a little more moist, but the flavor was delightful. The Singapore street noodles ($9), al dente rice noodles with shrimp and chicken in a curry sauce, had a welcome spiciness and a fresh, airy quality. We left stuffed, loaded with boxes of leftovers, and impressed enough by our meal, the friendly service and clean, chic atmosphere to look forward to returning. 801 W. Main Ave., 456-2166 (LM)


This cozy downtown eatery has comforting soups, a salad bar, sandwiches and beverages ensconced in a historic building with a contemporary interior. The potato chowder is a riot of flavor -- with sweet potato and Indian spices in a creamy base. Don't pass up the tasty house-made beer bread. Owner Makayla Hamilton offers up to six soups daily. Chicken noodle, split pea, clam chowder and cheesy broccoli are comforting favorites. Taco, pizza, Italian sausage tortellini, cioppino, mulligatawny and Brazilian black bean offer international flair. Shrimp bisque, smoked salmon chowder, meatball goulash and cheesy potato asparagus are different takes on more familiar soups. Service is cafeteria-style, quick and efficient. But get there early for a soulful bowlful -- often the restaurant runs out of soup before closing at 3 pm. 117 N. Howard St., 459-1190. (SH)


The glossy laminated menu warns, "VERY, VERY LARGE PORTIONS!" above the breakfast listings, and it's truth in advertising. The Breakfast Special ($5.45), one of the smaller combos -- two pancakes, two slices of bacon and two eggs -- sounds manageable, but these cakes are the size of hubcaps, and they're made with a rich eggy batter. All of the omelets begin with three eggs -- except the Logger Four-Egg. The Blitz omelet ($8.75) fills those three eggs with German sausage, mushrooms, tomato and "Swiss" cheese, all topped with avocado and sour cream. This exact omelet with actual Swiss -- or lacking cheese at all -- would have been damn near perfect. Nosworthy's doesn't take plastic, so be prepared to pay cash for all that food. 4045 N. Government Way, Coeur d'Alene, (208) 664-6161 (AC)


The chic little sister of the ultra-popular White House Grill occupies the little white house that the Grill outgrew a few years back. The compact bar area only seats a few people at the counter, but it's sufficient for shaking up a host of concoctions, such as the most popular martini, the "Dirty Monica." The grapes and cheese platter ($7.50) offered nice contrasts in texture and flavor, although the presentation wasn't impressive; and the petite gorgonzola lamb burgers with a marinated red cabbage relish ($7.50) called out for a contrasting texture. The house salads, included with our entr & eacute;es, were terrific and generously topped with feta, dried cranberries and walnuts. Among entr & eacute;es, the mango swordfish ($23) stood out -- the fish was moist and tasty, and the salsa was fresh and quite spicy. Owner/chef Raci Erdem pays tribute to his tutelage at the Spokane Club with the Will Barron Steak ($24), recreating the yummy pepper sauce. 620 N. Spokane St., Post Falls, Idaho, (208) 777-2102 (LM)

  • Pin It

Latest in News

  • Fault Line
  • Fault Line

    A member of the council's majority, Karen Stratton is facing a challenger backed by Mayor David Condon
    • Oct 8, 2015
  • Dollars and Cents
  • Dollars and Cents

    Why poor people are imprisoned in Benton County; plus, Congress lets a major conservation fund to expire
    • Oct 8, 2015
  • Between the Numbers
  • Between the Numbers

    How a debate over adding two more commissioners turned political and personal
    • Oct 8, 2015
  • More »


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Today | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu
SpoYo Festival: Author S.E. Grove

SpoYo Festival: Author S.E. Grove @ Bing Crosby Theater

Sat., Oct. 10, 7-8:30 p.m.

All of today's events | Staff Picks

More by Inlander Staff

  • Dear Mr. Martin
  • Dear Mr. Martin

    As A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin visits Spokane, we offer him some suggestions for the series' ending
    • Aug 19, 2015
  • New and Cheap
  • New and Cheap

    A sampling of affordable places that opened since our last Cheap Eats issue
    • Jul 15, 2015
  • More »

Most Commented On

  • Fall Out Boys

    Mayor David Condon and Chief Frank Straub have parted ways. What that means for the SPD and next month's mayoral election
    • Oct 1, 2015
  • The Price of Freedom

    Poor people — some innocent — will languish behind bars before they're convicted. Time inside can cost them jobs, homes and children
    • Sep 9, 2015
  • More »

© 2015 Inlander
Website powered by Foundation