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restaurant review Downriver Grill

Coconut Prawns

No Downside to Downriver by Cara Strickland photos by Rick Singer Photography


hen you step inside Downriver Grill, you would be forgiven for wondering if you’re still in North Spokane. The dining room is modern and sleek, always filled with a gentle buzz of conversation, and Northwest Boulevard seems miles away. Once you settle in, you might not even notice the other patrons around you, though the dining room is always full. With one look at the menu, you will see that it is impossible to pigeonhole. Most dishes are unexpected, even classics having something different, making you want to order it just to find out how they pull it off. My party started with the Coconut Prawns ($11), which were crispy and lightly sweet by themselves. Put them together with fresh shredded snap peas, a hint of basil and green onions over well-placed swirls of carrotcoconut puree, topped with a spiced coconut, ginger-lime vinaigrette and you have a recipe for (refined) fighting over the last bite.

152 • November • 2013

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