Idaho Vacation Spotlight: Spokane (Part 1)
Putting a Washington city in the Idaho Vacation Spotlight is cheating! Who writes these rules anyways? After some careful deliberation, I have decided to include Spokane in our spotlight because: A) Its not even an hour away and B) I like Spokane. Now then…the “Idaho” Vacation Spotlight this week!
Spokane is a cool city. It blends just enough “small town but city” feel (alla Boise) with “real city, but spread out enough to feel homey.” Aside from being a great place to live (you can choose urban or country housing and STILL get to work on time) Spokane manages to have a ton of great local events, and just the right amount of city flair! This week I will cover some of Spokane’s great venues, and we will follow up with food and events in later weeks!
Ah, food! My favorite subject! Typically getting high quality cuisine this far inland is a chore. Somehow the local business owners manage to get fantastic quality food and it shows! Whenever you think of a foodie city, your mind wanders to New York, or Portland kind of places. Fact is, food network has made several trips to the amazing local restaurants up here, and eating at any of them is a treat! Guy Fieri liked the area enough drive-ins, diners and dives made FIVE appearances in Spokane!
Elk Public House has amazing sandwiches and is well known for great atmosphere. The owners have several other restaurants around the area (MOON TIME SHOUTOUT!) that are fantastic and its an all around good idea to hit them up!
Hill’s is a cool divey place. Located in an old pharmacy, they make everything from scratch. Everything. The food tastes just like you would expect: amazing. Highly recommended and scrumptious. Waddell’s and Picabu’s both have the brew pub vibe. Great sandwiches, environment, and sides. Rather then mess with the menus just ask your server what is fresh. Sometimes the chefs go crazy and create awesome concoctions that are a sure bet! If your looking for a good time, and an awesome sandwich to get on your hands, any of Spokane’s finest will satisfy!
Sometimes I get carried away with my Pub Grub. Its amazing! There are also many folks out there that love the upscale dining scene.
BUT THAT WILL WAIT TILL NEXT WEEK!
All this talk of sandwiches has me hungry…I’m going to make a stop at Meltz…