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Clayton chef finds surprise success as buttercream sculptor

Clayton chef finds surprise success as buttercream sculptor

There’s spectacular cakes, and then there’s the art that Chef Rebecca Wortman creates with buttercream frosting and sugar pieces. Using the common cake topping, Wortman makes sculptures that have captured the eye of the confectionary world in just a few short months.


“I wanted to do something different,” said Wortman of her sculptures. “And it’s turning out to be good.”

Park Bench Cafe to open Friday

Park Bench Cafe to open Friday

Manito's Park Bench Cafe is getting ready to open for the summer season. The cafe opens Friday, May 24, but will only be open from Friday to Sundays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Starting June 15th, the cafe will open seven days a week. The weekly Friday night music series will begin on Friday, May 31.

Buffalo Wild Wings coming to Spokane Valley

Buffalo Wild Wings coming to Spokane Valley

 

You've undoubtedly seen the commercials if you've ever watched a sporting event, yet there has never been a Buffalo Wild Wings in the Spokane area. But the wait is soon to be over.

Buffalo Wild Wings confirmed to KXLY Wednesday that they intend to have a restaurant open in the Spokane Valley by the end of 2013.

“We are delighted to let you know we will be bringing our award winning wings and sauces to Spokane in the third quarter,” Leslie Bryant of Buffalo Wild Wings said in an email. “We will bring approximately 120 new jobs to the area.”

A public records request found that the company submitted a grading request permit for the land located at 14702 East Indiana Avenue, near the Spokane Valley Mall.

Buffalo Wild Wings touts 16 signature sauces – ranging from Sweet BBQ to Blazin' – and five seasonings. While waiting for the Spokane Valley branch to open, you can get more acquainted with the restaurant at the company's website.

Restaurant Week: Participating West Plains eateries

Restaurant Week: Participating West Plains eateries

 

Spokane Restaurant Week starts this Friday throughout the Inland Northwest.

“Restaurant Week is your opportunity to try as many restaurants as your schedule will allow for affordable, fixed prices,” the week-long event's website says.

Most restaurants are offering a few options for each course for a fixed price of either $18 or $28 a person.

Restaurant Week: Participating Valley/Liberty Lake eateries

Restaurant Week: Participating Valley/Liberty Lake eateries

 

Spokane Restaurant Week starts this Friday throughout the Inland Northwest.

“Restaurant Week is your opportunity to try as many restaurants as your schedule will allow for affordable, fixed prices,” the week-long event's website says.

Most restaurants are offering a few options for each course for a fixed price of either $18 or $28 a person.

Over 50 restaurants are participating from the West Plains to Liberty Lake, with the majority being in Downtown Spokane.

Here are the restaurants participating in the Spokane Valley/Liberty Lake area:

Poole's Public House serves family fun

Poole's Public House serves family fun

 

Don't let the sleek interior, TVs everywhere the eye could scan and uniformed wait staff fool you, Poole's Public House on East Hastings Road is no chain restaurant.

Quite the contrary, the eatery defines family-owned as Scott and Lisa Poole team with lifelong friends Skip and Kim Templeton to open the “neighborhood UK-themed sports bar.”

“We have a different take on bar food,” Scott Poole said. “There will be no pre-packaged deep-fried stuff ever served at my place.”

The Pooles are both from North Spokane, and were dreaming of opening their own restaurant for about 10 years. Scott had been actively searching for a space to lease for eight months before he found the location at 101 E. Hastings Rd.

“It's nice to be back on the North Side,” Scott said.

The restaurant has a 120-inch HD TV that will show “all the big games” – especially if a local team is involved.

Eat oats to feed folks

Eat oats to feed folks

 

Looking for breakfast and a way to help the community? Reach for some Good Oats.

Method Organic Juice Cafe is selling containers of Good Oats, which for just $3 ensures that a child will get food for a day. For every Good Oats package sold, one is donated to 2nd Harvest Food Bank for their School Pantry program, “which provides monthly food boxes to nearly 900 students in high-need Spokane neighborhoods to help fill the nutritional gap for kids facing regular food shortages at home.”

According to goodoats.org, Method Juice Cafe owners Nick Murto and Tyler Lafferty had been trying to get this project going for a “year and a half.”

“Second Harvest is honored by the generosity of Method Juice Cafe, and we look forward to including the healthy oatmeal in our School Pantry boxes,” Jason L. Clark, president and CEO of 2nd Harvest said on the site. “With one out of every four kids in Spokane struggling with hunger, every donation to our School Pantry program means so much.”