Thursday, March 6, 2014

FOOD BLOTTER: Food truck rally, Chapala and a Taco Bell in Pullman

Posted By on Thu, Mar 6, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Local food trucks are returning to Wall Street tomorrow for the second food truck rally, and the weather can’t possibly be colder than it was in December. Look for Big Pappa’s BBQ, Bistro Box, Couple of Chefs, Jamaican Jerk Pan, Shameless Sausages and Tacos Camargo from noon to 8 pm between Main and Riverside. Lunch and dinner, done.

The second Chapala location, downtown on Third Avenue, is now open with an order-at-the-counter format (like Chipotle or Neato Burrito). Read more about that and the expansion — including a gluten-free baking room — at Alpine Bakery Co. in this week’s Entree newsletter.

The new Irish bar and restaurant in the former Sidebar location near the courthouse is now open — Knockaderry even serves breakfast.

A new restaurant called Brick Wall Bar & Grill is opening in tiny, artsy Palouse, Wash., within the next few weeks.

The Oscar Meyer Weinermobile is going to be back in the area this weekend, with stops at five Walmarts.

Students’ wishes have been granted — Pullman is finally getting a Taco Bell in the former Mongolian Grill space on Stadium Way.

Got a fabulous lentil recipe? Submissions for the annual National Lentil Festival cookoff are now open.

Want to try some of the new coffee from Indaba? Get a sample at the #SpoCT meetup tomorrow morning at Boots.

Local ice cream company Brain Freeze distributes around town, but its first shop is opening this spring in Kendall Yards (right across the street from the Inlander!) and they’re now hiring.

The Elk Public House is celebrating 15 years on Saturday with a Deschutes’ Abyss three-year vertical tasting and music from Lavoy.

Pints Alehouse will be celebrating two years on March 14-15 by tapping a new of very limited barrel-aged beers.

Also on March 15, Coeur d'Alene Casino is celebrating its 21st birthday with cake (and specials all month).

We’ve got a little feature on Ramblin’ Road Craft Brewery this week, with an emphasis on some of their beer styles you won’t find at any other local brewery at this point. In the spirit of more unusual brews, Paradise Creek in Pullman just released the Half Stack Gose (pronounced goes-uh), a sour German wheat beer, and Slate Creek Brewing Co. has a new small-batch Scandinavian-inspired heather ale.

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...