Thursday, September 5, 2013

FOOD BLOTTER: Chobani recall, sandwiches and drinking for the Spokane River

Posted By on Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 3:16 PM

To start off, a PSA for Greek yogurt fans: Chobani is recalling a whole bunch of yogurt produced at its plant in Twin Falls, Idaho, because some “fizzy” cups have been making people sick.

Just in time for Washington Cider Week, we have a story in print this week about the region’s burgeoning cider industry.

In this week’s Entree newsletter, there’s more about Hierophant Meadery, which is hosting a grand opening and tasting this Saturday.

Cider and mead aside, what can’t you drink these days to support Spokane Riverkeeper? This evening the Riverkeeper Red, a beer made by River City Brewing, is debuting at Zola with a portion of the proceeds from each pint going toward protecting Spokane’s water. On Sept. 13, which is next Friday, the seventh annual Dirty Martinis for Clean Water fundraiser is happening at Chateau Rive at the Flour Mill. For the mornings, Doma’s “GOOD COFFEE” is back on shelves around town.

In print this week we got excited about how many “opening soon” places we’ve got around town from some familiar names in the Spokane bar and restaurant scene: the reinvented Geno’s, Webster’s Ranch House Saloon, Borracho Tacos & Tequileria, Volstead Act and Boiler Room.

Port of Subs, a Subway-like Nevada-based sandwich chain throughout western states, is opening a location in downtown Spokane very soon.

Last week we noted the surprisingly early appearance of fall seasonal beers, and apparently enough other people are also perturbed by this that the Associated Press wrote a whole story on it. (Candy corn, though — that never hits shelves too early.)

Read previous food news 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...