Thursday, May 23, 2013

FOOD BLOTTER: Bake shops, wine and eating for charity

Posted By on Thu, May 23, 2013 at 3:21 PM

For your Thursday afternoon, some little bites of food news from around the region:

The Central Food website is getting attention online for its live-cam background that updates with the view from Kendall Yards every five minutes.

In Wallace, Idaho, a new wine bar called The Fainting Goat is getting ready to open at the beginning of June with a full menu and monthly wine tasting events. (They’re hiring.)

Sandpoint bakeshop Sugar Girl Creations is open now in the Cedar Street Bridge market, but will be moving to a new storefront on Church Street later this summer. Guinness whoopie pies? Apple pie buttercream frosting? Yes, please.

On Main Street in Pullman, a bakery called Artfully Yours is also planning to open at the end of this month. Its focus is made-from-scratch baked goods that don’t contain common allergens — no gluten, nuts, eggs, soy, dairy or corn.

Black Jack Lil’s, a new bar and barbecue restaurant on Hauser Lake, is opening soon — but not for Memorial Day weekend as originally planned. The space used to be well-known as the Rainbow Inn

Eat for charity: Casper Fry is donating $1 from every burger sold through the end of May for Oklahoma tornado aid.

Drink for charity: Nectar Wine is donating half its profits from tonight’s Wine TweetUp to Spokane Meals on Wheels. Anyone interested in socializing is welcome at the weekly TweetUp events.

American Craft Beer Week is over, but The Blue Spark in downtown Spokane is continuing its outstanding $2 deal on local pints on Thursdays from noon to 6 pm. (We wrote more about the bar’s focus on Northwest beers in this week’s print issue.)

The Spokesman-Review wrote about new owners for Overbluff Cellars on the South Hill, which will also become home to the Anvil Coffee roasting operation.

In this week’s Entree newsletter, we’ve got news of Clover’s recent accolades and seasonal changes, plus a new Sweet Frosting Blissful Bakeshop location in the Wandermere area. Sign up for the weekly email newsletter here.

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Lisa Waananen is the web editor and a staff writer at the Inlander. She specializes in data and graphics, and her recent cover stories have been about family history, the legacy of Spokane photographer Charles A. Libby and genetically modified food...