Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Spokane's Best.

I just put together a list of my fav places in my home town Spokane for a friend. DO you guys have any other favorites that I have not included?

Eats:
There are some amazing eats in Spokane--here are just a few. I have included the websites--they really do not do them justice--but at least you can see the menu and location. There are lots of "typical" places and those are on here--but I tried to put things on this list that are more unusual--unique.

Coffee:
-Atticus: a cool little cafe located right downtown--next to a funky store called BooRadelies, I would say go into both of them! They are full of funky and interesting things.
-http://www.facebook.com/pages/Atticus-Coffee-Gifts/187042010221
=http://experiencespokane.com/booradleys/
-Rocket Bakery: http://www.rocketspokane.com/ delish coffee, tea and pastries
-Chaps--You should go here--really fun atmosphere and an amazing bakery--be prepared for lots of people..
http://www.chapsgirl.com/

The Usual:
-Twigs
-P.F. Changs
-Olive Garden
-The Melting Pot--
-Spaghetti Factory

Unique Finds:
-Mizuna: http://experiencespokane.com/mizuna/index.shtml
-Moxie: http://experiencespokane.com/moxie/index.shtml, not sure about their veggie options
-Scratch: http://www.scratchspokane.com/menu_dinner.html
-Wild Sage: http://www.wildsagebistro.com/dinner_menu/
-Luna--LOVE this place--!
http://www.lunaspokane.com/
-Queen of Sheba: I have not eaten here yet--but have heard NOTHING but good things--total experience
tp://queenofshebaspokane.com/ It will be an adventure and really unique :) because who really has ever had authentic Ethiopian food? Well I have some friends that lived in Ethiopia for six months and said this is really authentic--and you must have the coffee while you are there!

Looking for a quick lunch?
Here is a new market/cafe: Main Market--for the green at heart
http://experiencespokane.com/mainmarket/index.shtml
-Mustard Seed--nothing too fancy--but my favorite noodle bowls in town. They best sautéed green beans around. http://www.mustardseedweb.com/
-Herbal Essence Cafe: http://www.herbalessencecafe.com/?c=Lunch_Menu and rumor is they can do most things with tofu instead of meat.

Night Beats: Not my thing, the lounge scene--but here are what I have heard are the best.
Zola--rumored to have live music every weekend
http://www.zolaspokane.com/Home_Page.php
MarQuee--rumored to be the trendy hangout
http://www.marqueelounge.com/
Peacock Room--SO beautiful--very swank
http://www.thedavenporthotel.com/index.php?act=/dining/peacock

Sweets: SO my thing.
-Chocolate Apothecary--chocolates from all around the world
-Fresh new Yogurt place in town, FROYO: SO Delish--serve yourself, any flavors and toppings.
http://www.froyoearth.com/
-Lindamans--good food, but even better desserts. Seriously you must try the Coffee Mocha Torte is you are feeling something sweet--its my fav.
http://www.lindamans.com/


Stores:
-Wanna get lost in a book store? Check out this one--Auntie's Bookstore http://experiencespokane.com/auntiesbookstore/index.shtml

-Very cool shops are located over in the "Flour Mill" across the river--check them out! There is an amazing "Chocolate Apothecary," funky shops and a great Ethiopian restaurant.
http://www.chocolateapothecary.com/
http://www.thekitchenengine.com/joom/
http://wondersoftheworldinc.com/

EAT HERE: http://queenofshebaspokane.com/ It will be an adventure and is a really unique experience :) and who really has ever had authentic Ethiopian food? Well I have some friends that lived in Ethiopia for six months and said this is really authentic--and you must have the coffee while you are there!

There are SO many amazing stores in SPokane--so if thats on the plan let me know what you are looking for and I can point you in the right direction.

Entertainment:
-Knitting Factory--always has something playing.
http://sp.knittingfactory.com/
-Magic Lantern Theater--Serve the yummiest popcorn and always have offbeat interesting films. The Illusionist looks very cool--
http://www.magiclanternspokane.com/
-Walk down by the river--and for some old fashion fun, ride the Historic Carousel and take the gondolas over the river.
-The local arts museum--I have never been there, but hear its amazing
http://www.northwestmuseum.org/
-Check out this web address for some more happenings around Spokane:
http://www.visitspokane.com/visitor-info/calendar/index.cfm?showweek=1&cdate=3-11-2011
-If you are an animal lover, most of you like this-- :) you get to play with lions, and tigers, and bears! Oh No!
http://www.cattales.org/

1 comment:

Emily Star said...

Rockwood Bakery is my favorite! It's by Manito Park. There is no wi-fi and I think that's part of what makes it feel so classic. Big, thick wooden tables, good food/pastries/coffee/tea, cool decorations, nice lighting, big windows....Read the reviews of what other people said....

http://www.yelp.com/biz/rockwood-bakery-spokane

yay! i like this post. i love our town. :)