Thursday, February 6, 2014

FOOD BLOTTER: Barrister wins gold, plus events and anniversaries

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click to enlarge Inlander photographer Young Kwak photographs one of many Restaurant Week dishes in our studio this afternoon — lots of delicious food photos headed your way. - LISA WAANANEN
Lisa Waananen
Inlander photographer Young Kwak photographs one of many Restaurant Week dishes in our studio this afternoon — lots of delicious food photos headed your way.

Restaurant Week is coming soon, and if you don’t want to wait for the print guide to come out in the Spokane area on Feb. 20, we quietly posted those stories online already. But we’ll also have new ideas — and especially new photos — as the event approaches.

Barrister Winery took home gold (and a couple of silvers) from the American Fine Wine Competition. Read more about that in this week’s Entree newsletter, as well as Orlison’s new collaboration with Team Gleason to create Pilsner 37.

The Yards Bruncheon in Kendall Yards opened on Wednesday, with breakfast and lunch seven days a week.

This weekend brings the return of the notorious #Spiceawar — read about that here — and Saranac Public House is offering super-spicy weekly specials in its honor.

A new meat and seafood market appropriately called the Butcher Block opened by Hay J’s Bistro and Eau de Vie Wine Shoppe in Liberty Lake.

Wine-and-painting venue Pinot's Palette on 2nd Avenue has set its opening date as Feb. 28.

If you need an interesting excuse to drink some coffee from local Manners Roasting Co., here’s an experimental event at Fellow on Friday.

Poole’s Public House is celebrating its one-year anniversary on Tuesday with music and half-off food and drinks.

Doma Coffee Roasting Company’s Valentine’s Day special, Lust for Life, is only available for a bit longer.

Penny’s Pit Pub & Lounge in Rathdrum is serving up a customer-invented behemoth of a sandwich called the Gosman — two patties, double bacon, fried egg, onion rings, bleu cheese, jalapeño… just look at this photo.

Spokane gets its own big promotional section in the Alaska Airlines magazine this month, with a number of restaurants and bars mentioned — in order of appearance, Central Food, Anthony’s, Arbor Crest Wine Cellars tasting room, Santé, the Elk, Cannon Coffee & Cone, Casper Fry, South Perry Pizza, The Shop, the Lantern Tap House, Clover, No-Li Brewhouse, Dry Fly, Mary Lou’s Milk Bottle. (We might have missed one or two.)

Chobani, which has a massive yogurt-making plant in Idaho, is back in the news because Russia won’t let American athletes eat Chobani yogurt in Sochi. (Also, if you saw Chobani’s Super Bowl spot starring a bear and thought the setting looked awfully Northwestern, it was filmed in Hope, B.C.)

Parting thought — recommendations on pairing beer and Girl Scout cookies. A lot of those beers aren't distributed here, so we'll have to ponder a local list...

Read previous food news here.

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Lisa Waananen

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...