November 30, 2023


Food & Travel Enthusiast

Functioning Tab: Head (to) East: New Pan Asian Delicacies restaurant at Northern Quest presents several reasons to rejoice

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East Pan Asian Delicacies opened at 11 a.m. Friday at Northern Quest Resort & Casino in part of the former buffet space by the Pavilion. EPAC is outstanding and delivers with it substantially news and enjoyment.

From a sneak peek previous Thursday, chef Brandon Pham, formerly of close by D’bali Asian Bistro in Airway Heights, Desk 13 at the Davenport Grand Lodge and Magnolia American Brasserie at Hotel Indigo, potential customers the kitchen, and the wonderful menu preview integrated household-made dan dan noodles, sweet and sour spare pork ribs, pork bao buns, mochiko fried rooster, incredibly hot and bitter soup, egg flower soup, pepper beef lumpia, macha-yuzu cake and seasonal fresh new fruit.

EPAC programs to roll out sushi and dim sum carts in the tumble. Dim sum carts! Dim sum can be uncovered in Spokane – but not standard dim sum cart services – so I am quite thrilled. I approach to return soon to sample the complete menu with nods to Thai, Chinese, Japanese and Korean cuisine.

Far more information in the identical former buffet room: Neon Pizza (imagine solution pizza at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas) is set to open in May possibly and immediately after that the club and speakeasy Highball Whiskey. Also at the sneak peek: Gonzaga College basketball players Drew Timme, Martynas Arlauskas and Spokane’s Anton Watson.

If you go: 100 N. Hayford Street, Airway Heights, (509) 481-2131,

No-Li Brewhouse

Congratulations to No-Li Brewhouse for recently winning 9 medals in the New York Worldwide Brewing Competitiveness, which include Washington Brewery of the Calendar year and Washington Difficult Seltzer of the Calendar year. The New York International Beer Competitors showcased a lot more than 700 beers from breweries in 15 nations around the world.

These medals drive No-Li’s world award rely to more than 85 medals, with 51 of them in the past 16 months. The 9 awards for No-Li:

• Washington Brewery of the Calendar year.

• Washington Really hard Seltzer of the 12 months.

• Double Gold: Corner Coastline Golden Ale.

• Gold: Cascade Fog Hazy IPA.

• Gold: Working day Fade Raspberry Lemonade Tricky Seltzer.

• Silver: Working day Fade Huckleberry Lemonade Difficult Seltzer.

• Silver: Jet Juiced IPA.

• Bronze: Red, White & Hazy IPA.

• Bronze: Threezy Does It Hazy IPA.

I stopped by No-Li a couple months back and truly enjoyed the new pina colada hard seltzer. In the meantime, owner John Bryant explained to me Monday early morning that No-Li Bier Hall, in the previous area of Dry Fly Distilling at the entrance of No-Li Brewhouse, will smooth open in about one particular week, and the grand opening is scheduled for May perhaps 5.

If you go: 1003 E. Trent Ave., (509) 242-2739,

Wild Sage Bistro

I have my brother Charles Chareunsy, in Spokane just lately viewing from Las Vegas, to thank for finally crossing Wild Sage Bistro off my will have to-dine checklist in Spokane. When I compose about my most loved places in town for The Spokesman-Critique, visitors always request about, a lot more than any other restaurant, why I never include things like Wild Sage. I will now.

Our evening meal on March 30 was remarkable: Pacific Northwest seafood chowder, popovers, duck, osso buco, a Blackberry Bramble and an Previous Fashioned. Our provider was welcoming, we weren’t rushed out the doorway (I appreciate leisurely dinners), and the ambience is exquisite but not stuffy.

I am wild about Wild Sage.

If you go: 916 W. Second Ave., (509) 456-7575,