180 Bar & Bistro. Features unique gourmet sandwiches, fresh salads, and homemade soups for lunch, and evenings with a full dinner menu as well as amazing appetizers—including some crowd favorites from Delectable Catering and Events—along with fun drinks, all locally sourced. 180 is a great place for people to enjoy a festive, positive atmosphere. 180 N. Howard, (509) 824-1180, Monday-Wednesday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., 180barandbistro.com
1898 Public House. With a nod of respect to the year Kalispel Golf and Country Club was established, 1898 Public House combines a storied history with modern flair. The culinary team takes pride in preparing classic foods with a fresh twist, while using the finest ingredients. From hand-pressed gourmet burgers and house-cured bacon, to house-made rolls and charcuterie, dining at 1898 will be an exciting culinary tour for your palate. 2010 W. Waikiki Rd., (509) 466-2121, 1898publichouse.com.
Chinook crafted by Chef Adam Hegsted. Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel’s signature “upper casual” restaurant had its grand reopening on November 11, with a reimagining of its menu and cocktail offerings thanks to Chef Adam Hegsted. The restaurant still features items diners have grown to love—such as a delicious steak dinner—but has added new items at a lower price point. There is something for everyone to love at Chinook. 37914 S. Nukwalqw St., Worley, ID. (800) 523-2464, Monday-Sunday 7a.m.-3a.m. cdacasino.com.
Frank’s Diner. Frank’s breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, available all day, has all the classics. Among our favorites are the open-face turkey, roast beef and mushroom sandwiches, chicken pot pie, Joe’s Special (the venerable scramble of eggs, ground beef, spinach, onions and parmesan), and, of course, the don’t-miss-at-breakfast hash browns and silver pancakes. 1516 W. 2nd Ave., (509) 747-8798, 10929 N. Newport Hwy., (509) 465-2464, daily 6 a.m.-8 p.m., franksdiners.com.
Gilded Unicorn. This modern American classic restaurant features handcrafted foods and drinks, located in the historic Montvale Hotel. The name reflects their blend of classic and modern without taking themselves too seriously. They showcase local, seasonal food and drinks from the Northwest and beyond, coerced into new fashioned flavors that hit you in the soul. 110 S. Monroe St., (509) 309-3698, Sunday-Thursday 4 p.m.-11 p.m., Friday-Saturday 3 p.m.-12 a.m., gildedunicorn.com.
Hay J’s Bistro. Thriving in Liberty Lake for fourteen years, Hay J’s Bistro has been providing excellent entrees, cocktails, high-end service, and, most importantly, a passionate love for food. Hay J’s prepares only the finest steaks and seafood, while also offering an extensive wine list and other cheers-worthy libations. With a new outdoor patio, you can enjoy the summer sunset with dinner. This is the life. 21706 E. Mission Ave., Liberty Lake, (509) 926-2310, daily 3 p.m.-9 p.m., hayjsbistro.com.
Indaba Coffee. With a slogan like “Love People, Love Coffee,” Indaba stands out from the pack with its award-winning coffee, welcoming atmosphere, and community-oriented mission. If you want your coffee to come to you, Indaba offers subscriptions to its incredible roasts. 1425 W. Broadway Ave., (509) 443-3566, Monday-Friday 7 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. 1315 W. Summit Pkwy., (509) 328-4786, Monday-Friday 7 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., 419 N. Nettleton St., (509) 868-0421, Monday-Friday 7 a.m. – 6 p.m., 210 N. Howard St., (509) 413-2569, Monday-Friday 7 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 8 a.m.- 3 p.m., 518 W. Riverside Ave., (509) 822-7182, Monday-Friday 7 a.m.- 6 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 8 a.m.-3 p.m., indabacoffee.com.
Masselow’s Steakhouse. With nine prime-grade steaks and the best seafood oceans and rivers have to offer, Masselow’s Steakhouse continually provides the “wow” factor. With an outstanding array of mouth-watering cuisine, an extensive wine selection and true Kalispel Hospitality, Chef Tanya Broesder and her team create a special experience you won’t soon forget. 100 N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights, (509) 481-6020, Wednesday-Sunday 5 p.m.-10 p.m., masselows.com.
No-Li Brewhouse. Family owned and fully independent, the No-Li team comes to work every day to make great beer in the artisan, hands-on tradition. Beer that does justice to the natural resources around us. Beer that wins awards and gathers folks together in conversation and celebration. 1003 E. Trent Ave. #170, (509) 242-2739, Sunday-Thursday 12 p.m.-10 p.m., Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m., nolibrewhouse.com.
Piccolo Kitchen Bar. Under the same roof and owners of Hay J’s Bistro, Piccolo Kitchen Bar offers a welcoming, casual experience while serving topnotch brick oven artisan pizza, as well as other deliciously orchestrated plates. Come for happy hour appetizers and pies alongside a great craft beer, wine, and cocktail selection. A personable and eccentric staff will ensure a good time. 21718 E. Mission Ave., (509) 926-5900, daily 3-9 p.m., piccolopizza.net.
Rancho Viejo. When you want authentic and traditional Mexican food, Rancho Viejo Spokane is the perfect choice. Stop by this family restaurant today for something for everyone! They are locally owned and operated to ensure you get quality service. 14201 E. Sprague Ave.,
Spokane Valley, (509) 927-8428. 3209 E. 57th Ave., (509) 448-3834. Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., ranchoviejomexican.net.
Shogun Restaurant. If you want an evening of delicious food and incredible entertainment, head to Shogun’s new location in Spokane Valley. Same amazing sushi and hibachi experience you’ve come to know and love, but now with an outdoor gazebo, expansive room for private parties, and a drive-through window. 20 N. Raymond Rd. Spokane Valley, (509) 534-7777, Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.- 9 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
South Hill Grill. South Hill Grill is a laidback bar and eatery with a spacious patio that will soon be converted for all seasons. The restaurant serves American staples for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and strives for the ‘wow factor’ for their guests. Sushi rolls are served on dry ice and set aflame. 2808 E. 29th Ave., (509) 536-4745, daily 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sushi.com. Sit at the sushi bar and enjoy what’s fresh or take a table and explore the menu that also includes plenty of excellent hot options if raw fish still makes you nervous. Some of our favorites are the super white tuna and the house tempura. 430 W. Main, (509) 838-0630, Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m.-8 p.m.
The Onion Taphouse & Grill. It all started in 1978 when they introduced the first gourmet burger in Spokane. Their first menu had more than forty kinds of exotic burgers, taking Spokane by storm. Today, their menu has grown, but their commitment to only using the finest ingredients, thoughtfully prepared fresh, by trained chefs remains the same. 302 W. Riverside, (509) 747-3852, (takeout only) daily 11 a.m.-10 p.m. 7522 N. Division, daily 11 a.m.- 10 p.m. (509) 482-6100, restaurantji.com/wa/spokane/the-onion-bar-and-grill-downtown-spokane-/.
Three Peaks Kitchen + Bar. Named after the three prominent peaks outlining the Spokane Tribe’s homeland, Three Peaks is the Spokane Tribe Casino’s premier dining destination. This upscale casual eatery features weekend brunch, as well as lunch and dinner specials all week long. Discover your new favorite Happy Hour from 3-7 p.m. every day with amazing patio seating, local and regional wines, as well as $2 drafts with 20 taps to choose from. Visit spokanetribecasino.com for menus, details and to make a reservation. 14300 W. SR-2 Hwy., Airway Heights, (509) 818-1547, Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-10 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Yards Bruncheon. The team at Yards Bruncheon figured out how to extend the weekend to all week by offering brunch every day. This modern diner is a combination of breakfast and lunch, complimented with classic brunch cocktails. Their menu features comfort food from all over, using local farms and producers in the season. They make most of their menu items in-house, including their pastries, which are some of the best around. They also feature some of the best coffees and teas from around the world. 1248 W. Summit Pkwy., (509) 290-5952, daily 8 a.m.-3 p.m., theyardsbruncheon.com.
Vaqueros Mexican Restaurant & Taqueria. If you’re searching for authentic Mexican cuising, look no further than Vaqueros. All ingredients are fresh, and the food is made from scratch daily. If that isn’t enough, they have great happy hour specials and a full bar. 16208 E. Indiana Ave., (509) 922-0770, Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m., vaquerosmexicansv.com.
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