When we talk about our annual Cheap Eats issue here at the Inlander, we don't talk about prices that much. After all, if the food isn't good, no price is low enough to make us want to eat it or recommend it to readers. Instead, we talk about great meals that are great values, whether that means a to-die-for sandwich, a creative and delicious lunch special or a happy hour that's good enough to draw you in, then delivered with a tasty bite to boot.
In this year's Cheap Eats issue, we focus on four Inland Northwest institutions that have proven that great food at a great price is a good way to build a business — and a dedicated following among local food lovers. We also sent writers out to explore four staples of cost-effective dining — burgers, Mexican food, sandwiches and Asian cuisine — to find some of the best deals the region has to offer, nothing more than $12. So sit back with your favorite free newspaper and dig into some sweet deals and success stories.
- Dick's: Spokane changes. Downtown changes. Dick's remains.
- Ferguson's: Serving breakfast all day, and starring in movies, too
- Jenny's Cafe: Keeping bellies and wallets full since 2002
- Roger's Ice Cream and Burgers: Keepin' it real in North Idaho since 1940
- Five satisfying sandwiches & wraps for any time of day
- The Inland Northwest has a good mix of options for fun, flavorful Mexican food
- Whether you're driving through or sitting down, here are five Inland Northwest burgers that won't break the bank
- Spicy soups, flavorful noodles and sweet specials - dot menus of the region's Asian restaurants