Behind the scenes with four Spokane bartenders putting their own twist on familiar cocktails

Behind the scenes with four Spokane bartenders putting their own twist on familiar cocktails

People have been mixing a little of this and a pinch of that in a shaker or a mixing glass since the early 1800s, creating the beloved alcoholic concoctions we call cocktails.

Struggling to pick a restaurant? There's an app for that

As Ellie Woodle and five friends' Uber arrives, there's excitement among the group. Their destination: unknown.

Meet six locals who've joined the Inland Northwest's summer farmers market circuit

Get to know the people behind your food.

The Tiny Tiki introduces a big city bar trend in a cozy, well-decorated downtown Spokane space

There's a place downtown where you can almost believe you've been magically transported to a beach on the South Pacific.

Newly opened Poke Express on the lower South Hill specializes in a new trend: fresh, raw fish salads

When customers stumble into the new Poke Express, they occasionally do so thinking it's still a Subway, says co-owner Leo Zheng.

Sweet Peaks Ice Cream opens up in downtown Spokane, serving up local and seasonal flavors

Upon entering the new Sweet Peaks Ice Cream shop in downtown Spokane, a warm and enthusiastic greeting from employees behind the counter should make anyone feel instantly welcome.

School may be out soon, yet year-round efforts to educate kids about food — where it comes from and how to prepare it — could pay lifelong dividends

With barely two weeks before school lets out for summer, it's the perfect sunny day for a field trip to the Kootenai County Fairgrounds' annual Farm to Table event.

Pressure cooking is having a major resurgence; two local experts offer their insight and tips

This isn't your grandma's stovetop pressure cooker, with risk of unexpected and dangerous explosions that simultaneously splatter the kitchen ceiling with whatever contents were inside.

Umi Kitchen & Sushi Bar serves fresh rolls and Asian fare from two different spaces

Upstairs is bright and fresh, with floor-to-ceiling windows letting in all-day beams of natural light.

Named after a detail worn by Alice's Mad Hatter, Ten/6 in Coeur d'Alene is a culinary delight

Mismatched by design, there are no bad seats at Ten/6, Coeur d'Alene's newest eatery featuring Alice in Wonderland-meets-eclectic-New-Orleans style. Some seats, however, offer distinct advantages.

Locally focused Elliotts, an Urban Kitchen sources ingredients from its north Spokane neighbors

Most of the Elliott family is working at their newly opened restaurant on a recent Wednesday evening.

Five Stars: Anyone can become an amateur food critic on the web. Is that good?

You've probably read hundreds of consumer reviews, on everything from the car you drive to your pet's treats, on sites ranging from Google to Facebook to Yelp. With the ubiquity of readily available platforms for public opinion, you might not even notice how often people are telling you what they think.

Crafted Tap House owner opens Sonrisa Urban Taqueria next door in downtown Coeur d'Alene

In 2009, a young Rob Berger smiled through his pain to cross the Coeur d'Alene Ironman finish line and run into the arms of his now wife and mother of their three children. "I like to challenge myself, for sure," says Berger, who no longer runs marathons.

The Inlander's guide to the fourth annual Spokane Craft Beer Week

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The fourth annual Spokane Craft Beer Week is almost upon us.

Park Lodge's chef Philip Stanton showcases simple techniques and ingredients in unexpected ways

Chef Philip Stanton is taking food back to the basics.

New Spokane pop-up cafe Brunchkin serves a gluten-free menu inspired by world cuisine

Every family has a celebration food.

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