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n its editorial entitled “Disingenuous,” The Economist argues that the Court’s application of the RFRA via the Sherbert decision is so much sophistry; specifically, that Alito, as Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg charges, intentionally understated the widespread effects of his decision, thus misapplying the compelling state interest test. It’s easy to see through to his real intention — that is, to piggy-back related cases (which already are piling up) on the infamous Citizens United ruling to allow ever-larger, for-profit corporations, now defined as “persons,” to escape the Affordable Care Act through appeals to religious freedom, one erosive case at a time. As recently discussed in this space, Chief Justice Earl Warren, in Brown v. Board of Education, wanted a unanimous opinion to give maximum moral suasion to what he knew would be a

highly contentious decision. To get this unanimous vote, he ceded some ground to the fence-sitters, notably in his vague order to states to integrate “with all deliberate speed.” Virginia used this vague expression to extend segregation for another 15 years or so. Nor did Warren ever define “integration,” which led to the “de facto segregation” controversies, which metastasized into the school busing fights. In Hobby Lobby, Chief Justice John Roberts failed to improve on Warren’s vagueness, yet, unlike Warren, he gets nothing in return — just another all-too-partisan 5-4 vote on a far-reaching case. Alito’s majority opinion fails to clarify and define. “Closely held corporations?” What is the threshold there? “Sincere belief?” What if that extends to beliefs that are unsupported by science and not factually valid? Alito’s opinion is a litigant’s dream come true.


ore troubling is Alito’s cavalier and dismissive attitude towards women. How else to explain his seeming ignorance regarding uniquely female health care needs? One Economist reader’s response to Alito’s treatment of contraception sums what’s woefully missing in his opinion — any sensitivity to and understanding of gender fairness: Contraception is health care. OCOS, cancer, endometriosis, excessive bleeding (from which I suffer and for which the only treatment other than hysterectomy for me was an IUD), irregular periods… all are treated with hormones delivered via contraception and/or the devices that [Hobby Lobby] objected to… Men get their hormone imbalances addressed without question. Low on testosterone? No problem. Can’t have an erection? You can get drugs or get a device all paid by insurance. … In both women and men, our reproductive systems are a large part our general health. By separating out reproductive health issues ONLY FOR WOMEN, we are saying that men’s reproductive health is inviolate and women’s… meh. Suffer. Her point? Alito’s opinion suggests that neither he nor his four aging male colleagues have a clue about women and their needs. Would any of the five have thought to ask any of the three women justices for their perspective? What’s worse, do they even care? Ginsberg’s dissent pretty much answers these questions. Earl Warren, if confronted with the same case, would, I believe, have made it clear that his vote for Hobby Lobby depended on convincing at least one of the three women justices to vote with the majority. n


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ere it is, just months before Election Day, and I’m feeling 95 percent sure we can already call it. I’m not talking about the midterms this fall; I’m talking about the presidential election 28 months from now. Yes, I’m that sure Hillary Clinton will win the 2016 presidential race. So there’s no need for the Divide America industry to gin up billions in presidential attack ads — the GOP may as well save their cash for Congressional races, which they have been good at winning lately. Still, we can expect a steady anti-Hillary diet of Benghazi along with a side of Lewinsky. Heck, they’ll eventually field a candidate, but it won’t be enough. Hillary is a nightmare for today’s GOP. She has foreign policy experience. She lived in the White House for eight years. She was a U.S. Senator. She already ran for president once. And she is a woman, so she can righteously bring the hammer down on all the dissers of her sisters. Back in 2008, I favored Barack Obama in part because I thought Hillary had too much baggage — how could we get anything done when the Republicans had such a primal aversion toward her? The past six years have shown that it wasn’t her — Republicans are fine hating on any old Democrat. So Republicans probably deserve Hillary Clinton. But lately it even feels like they’re rolling out the red carpet for her. Letting the Tea Party wrap their anchor around the GOP and doing nothing on immigration reform are two great ways to deliver votes to Hillary, according to former White House insider and CNN commentator David Gergen. The Tea Party has just 15 percent support, according to a May CBS News poll; and by fanning the anti-immigration flames, the GOP is turning its back on Jeb Bush and Chris Christie, perhaps the only candidates who could actually win. I’d love to see some new blood — not just in the White House, but all over Congress. But the Dems won’t allow it. Watch carefully: As Hillary Clinton remains cagey, her handlers are ironing out every possible wrinkle. When she announces her candidacy — and she will — her nomination will be a done deal. No actual voters will need to bother. And don’t think the GOP is much better — they want to wean the voters out of the process, too. They’ve already limited the number of primary debates after the 2012 self-inflicted bloodbaths between party giants like Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain. We worry about apathy, lack of trust in government and politicians who seem to have forgotten who they work for. Here, 28 months out, the next presidential cycle is already looking like more proof that our leaders would prefer we just stay out of their business.  JEN SORENSON CARTOON


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This is How it Should Work Protecting clean water by reducing regulation BY JOHN T. REUTER


e must choose, we’ve been told, between whether we want to increase environmental protections or reduce burdensome regulations. In Idaho, the City of Boise and the Environmental Protection Agency just proved we can do both at the same time. The Boise River has a phosphorus problem; it’s got too much of it. Phosphorus is a nutrient and at low levels is key to maintaining the river’s ecosystem. But human activities, like Boise’s waste treatment facilities, are dumping excessive phosphorus into the river, harming water quality, fish habitat and potentially human health. To keep our water clean, the EPA told

the City of Boise it needed to reduce its share of phosphorus pollution. While key to protecting our local ecosystem, complying with the EPA’s regulations would have been incredibly expensive for the citizens of Boise. Boise Mayor Dave Bieter, the city council and staff could have ranted and raved about the requirement and the potential cost to ratepayers. In deeply “red” Idaho, it probably would have even been good politics. Instead they recognized the real need to protect our clean water by reducing phosphorus pollution and went to look for a cost-effective solution. The City of Boise came back to the EPA with a proposal: We’ll remove even more phosphorus pollution from the river than you’re requiring — just let us do it somewhere else. They shared a plan to reduce pollution a few miles upstream from

where the Boise River joins the Snake River, where a high concentration of phosphorus from agricultural uses enters the river. After four years of negotiating, the EPA waived their regulatory rules and approved the plan earlier this month. The result is cheaper than adding additional filtration at Boise’s treatment plant, will lead to a greater reduction in water pollution and actually will emit less carbon pollution too. This is how things should work. The EPA held firm in requiring that clean water standards were met, but provided flexibility in how they were reached. The City of Boise stepped up to the plate and creatively found a way to save money and exceed the standards. It’s the first time the EPA has ever provided flexibility for a program of this kind. The results speak for themselves. Fortunately, right now every state in our nation has a chance to follow the lead established by the EPA and Boise’s partnership. The EPA’s new regulations of carbon pollution provide similar flexibility to the states, setting hard standards, but allowing states to determine how they will meet them. Americans overwhelmingly support reducing carbon pollution; in fact, most people thought regulations were already in place well before the EPA finally acted earlier this year. It’s time for politicians to stop debating these standards and start to think about the best way to meet them.

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news sources might either shy away from, or put too much bias into. But when I saw the cover of the July 10 issue, I was dismayed. Not because the issue was about marijuana legalization — that is right on target this week — but because Mr. Washington was depicted with a U.S. flag bandana. For starters, the 50 stars flag did not exist in Washington’s day. But more importantly, Washington’s original flag code stated, as it does today, that “the flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding or drapery.” Regardless of whether our first president grew marijuana or not, he would have been appalled at the idea of wearing the flag as a sweatband.

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Resorting to Force

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raced behind a patrol car for cover, a dozen Spokane Police officers train their eyes and weapon sights on a 26-year-old man sitting in the nearby grass. Negotiators struggle to reason with the man, who holds a stubby knife in one hand while smoking cigarettes with the other. Police had closed off the busy intersection where Sprague Avenue meets Browne Street on an overcast June afternoon. They called in mental health professionals to speak with the reportedly suicidal man while an armored car crept into place on the hill behind him. After a nearly five-hour standoff, the man stands to leave. Talk instantly turns to force. A flashbang grenade explodes as officers fire less-than-lethal beanbag rounds. They quickly swarm the man and take him into custody for a mental health evaluation. “Force is never going to go away from what we do for a living,” Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub says. “That, unfortunately, is a part of the business.” Despite recent efforts to promote a culture of de-escalation, Spokane officers still resort to beanbag rounds, Tasers, body blows, neck holds and other techniques about 10 times a month on average. Officers have also shot six people, five fatally, in the past 18 months. The department now closely tracks “use of force” incidents with public reports on the officers and circumstances involved. But an in-depth review of the 145 reports filed for 147 incidents in 2013 suggests officers face minimal second-guessing while citizen complaints have little chance of holding up against police interpretations of events. After several years without an excessive force complaint being validated, Center for Justice attorney Julie Schaffer and other advocates hope an ongoing audit by the U.S. Department of Justice will help determine whether Spokane officers are, in fact, so perfectly restrained. “We’re asking the same question,” she says. “Is this a flawless record or a flawed system?” ...continued on next page

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An armored vehicle from the Sheriff’s Office arrives at the scene of a tense standoff last August on East Sprague Avenue. JACOB JONES PHOTO



PD records and news archives indicate Internal Affairs investigators have not issued a “sustained” finding of excessive force since 2006, despite hundreds of incidents and dozens of citizen complaints — though one recent officer’s use of force was determined to be “out of compliance” with department policy. (See “Unauthorized Maneuver” on the facing page.) Straub, who expressed skepticism regarding those numbers before taking over in late 2012, now says reports reflect a careful and restrained police staff that resorts to force in just 1.5 percent of arrests. He says about 50 percent of those incidents involved an actively fleeing or assaultive suspect, many of whom were under the influence of drugs or alcohol. “What the community is going to be shocked by is the fact that this department really doesn’t use all that much force,” Straub says, adding, “[And] I can’t blame any of the officers for using force when they’re being assaulted.” Police officials report SPD officers made 9,621 adult arrests in 2013, resulting in 147 uses of force. About 20 of those incidents involved an officer merely pointing a firearm, which was recorded for the first time after a recommendation from the police ombudsman. Those other 127 incidents closely match the reported force data of 125 incidents in 2012 and 126 incidents in 2011. “You would be hard-pressed,” Straub says, “to find another police department that has those kinds of statistics.” A 2008 Bureau of Justice Statistics study found about 1.4 percent of police contacts nationally involve the use or threat of force. More than 74 percent of those citizens reported feeling the force officers used was excessive. A 2009 Seattle Police Department report found officers used force in about 2.4 percent of arrests, while a 2010 Los Angeles Police Department report listed an approximate rate of 1 percent. Spokane Police Ombudsman Tim Burns says excessive force findings against officers remain rare in almost any community. (City officials did approve an almost $50,000 settlement last year over the 2008 excessive force complaint of

Charles Potter, which IA investigators previously found justified.) While officers may receive some benefit of the doubt, Burns says, they also undergo extensive training to prepare for splitsecond decisions. “Either the system is so flawed and sloped in favor of the officers … or the reality may be that our officers are performing according to policy,” he says. “I would like to believe that. I’m not convinced of that totally yet.”


he Spokane Police Department has publicly released 145 use-of-force reports for 2013, involving 95 different officers. Two incidents remain closed as part of active investigations. Most of those incidents resulted from officers using physical takedown or neck restraint techniques. At least 32 involved a suspect being Tasered. Officers listed alcohol or drugs as a factor in about half of the incidents. At least 30 cases involved some reported sign of mental illness, such as delusions or suicidal intent. Many citizens reported injuries involving scrapes, K-9 bites or Taser probe puncture wounds. At least 11 people were rendered unconscious via a chokehold. K-9 officers reported the highest frequency of force with Officer Craig Hamilton participating in 15 incidents and Officer Dan Lesser involved in 11 incidents. Officer Christopher McMurtrey had the highest number of patrol cases with nine incidents. Officers reported injuries in 24 cases, ranging from scrapes to black eyes to dog bites. Straub says his command staff reviews each use-of-force report. Two or three supervisors also check each report, but nearly two-thirds of incidents appear to pass through the chain of command without any questions or requests for clarification. About 50 cases include notes sending them back at some point, but most address typos or missing sections. In a handful of cases, supervisors singled out “exceptional techniques” involving discouraged uses of force, such as punches to a suspect’s face or elbow strikes to a person’s head. Those

Unauthorized Maneuver A bicyclist riding without a helmet in September led to the only recent Spokane Police use-of-force incident to draw official reprimand, after a pursuing officer used his patrol car to knock the man off his bike. Just after midnight on Sept. 19, an officer ordered the bicyclist to stop, but he sped away and officers took chase. Internal Affairs records indicate Officer Christopher Conrath soon joined the pursuit along Third Avenue, yelling out his window at the bicyclist that he was under arrest. Conrath says he decided to bump the rear tire at low speed, which toppled the bike. The rider reportedly was able to step off without falling to the ground. Conrath then used an arm bar technique to take the suspect to the ground and cuff him. The man reported abrasions to his elbow and right side, but refused medical attention. Capt. David Richards and other supervisors filed complaints, arguing that the use of a vehicle to stop a subject could be considered deadly force — triggering an Internal Affairs investigation. Conrath acknowledges he intentionally bumped the bike, but did not expect to injure the rider. Assistant Police Chief Rick Dobrow later changed the type of allegation from excessive force to an unauthorized PIT (pursuit intervention technique) maneuver, which is typically used to spin out fleeing vehicles. He issued a sustained finding against Conrath, ordering a “Document of Counseling” corrective letter as the official sanction. “You are reminded that the use of a PIT maneuver is not authorized for two wheel vehicles, to include bicycles as was the case in this incident,” the letter states. “In the future, you are directed to act within department policy when using this technique.” — JACOB JONES

officers had to clarify why they resorted to such force and received counseling on preferred tactics. Even the slightest force undergoes multiple reviews, Straub argues. All incidents also get tracked in an early warning system that can trigger a supervisor if an officer racks up an unusual number of incidents. Reports appear to reflect an increase in supervisor questions or requests for clarification toward the end of the year. Straub says the introduction of officerSend comments to worn body cameras and a police man commission will only strengthen officer accountability. “It’s going to be very interesting,” he says. “The Spokane community is going to get to see just how professional and dedicated the police department is, and to a large degree how much crap they put up with on any given day.”



urns says he understands the suspicions surrounding the department’s clean use-of-force record. He hopes the recent emphasis on de-escalation will result in fewer uses of force and improved dialogue with the public. He suggests that the tense June standoff along Sprague Avenue might have ended differently a few years ago. “Ultimately, I do believe that we’re seeing some of the benefits,” he says. “I’m seeing increased awareness.” The ongoing use-of-force audit from the Department of Justice involves a review of force incidents and outcomes for the past five years. Findings and any policy recommendations are expected this fall. Burns says that objective analysis should provide an opportunity for citizens to re-evaluate their confidence in the Spokane police force. “There’s some really good things that we’ve been doing,” he says, “and I expect there are some things we’ll do better.” Schaffer, with the Center for Justice, says local advocates also will be eager to see the DOJ findings. She says such an independent review remains critical to rebuilding public trust. Straub says preliminary meetings with DOJ auditors have been positive. Auditors have not expressed any concerns regarding the department’s use-of-force practices or review process. “I think there’s been a myth created around the amount of force that our officers use,” Straub says, adding, “We’re doing a pretty damn good job here.” n

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A second shooting in a week’s time occurred at Deaconess Hospital on Monday when a Spokane County corrections officer fired at an inmate attempting to escape. Last Tuesday, Sheena Henderson, an employee at Rockwood Cancer Treatment Center, was fatally shot by her estranged husband. See p. 18.


Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl of Hailey, Idaho, who was released by the Taliban after five years in captivity in a controversial prisoner exchange, has returned to active duty after undergoing weeks of treatment at a military base in San Antonio.


Trey Daley, a 17-year-old rising senior at NEWTECH Skill Center in Spokane, drowned while swimming in the Spokane River in Post Falls last Thursday night. Emergency personnel pulled Daley from the river, but weren’t able to revive him.


Gov. Jay Inslee has proposed raising the fish consumption rate from 6.5 grams a day to 175 grams a day, which assumes people eat one daily serving of fish. A higher fish consumption rate may mean tougher clean-water standards in Washington.


Hundreds of people gathered under the hot Cheney sun to watch the Cheney Rodeo on Sunday. Fans cheered and yelled as brave cowboys rode wild horses, roped calves and took down bulls.

Angel Albertico MoralesLarranaga, 24, is accused of strangling to death his wife and her 6-year-old daughter at their apartment in Post Falls. He’s currently being held on $2 million bail.



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The amount of revenue Washington made in excise taxes from marijuana sales, three days after the state’s first recreational pot shops opened.



What’s Creating Buzz The percentage of Washington voters who support Initiative 594 to expand background checks on gun purchases, according to a new Elway Poll. Forty-six percent of people support the competing measure, I-591, which would prevent the state from mandating stricter background checks.

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Beneath the Water

87 Percent

Spokane gets a new Riverkeeper; plus, employment among the mentally ill Passing the Torch

Experienced fish conservationist Jerry White takes over this week as the newly named SPOKANE RIVERKEEPER clean water advocate with the nonprofit Center for Justice. White, 51, says he appreciates the opportunity to apply his passion for the outdoors toward the protection and celebration of Spokane’s waterways. “There’s ecoJerry White nomic connections,” White says of the Spokane River. “There’s social connections. ... People love to work in the river, play in the river.” Rick Eichstaedt, executive director of the Center

Washington has the 14th highest UNEMPLOYMENT RATE among people with mental illness in the nation, according to a new report from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Nearly 87 percent of people served by the state’s public mental health system were out of a job in 2012, exceeding the national average by for Justice and a former Riverkeeper, announced that seven percentage points. White would carry on efforts to protect and enhance the Although the employment rate for people with menSpokane River, praising White’s strong leadership and tal illness has historically been low, the problem has gotconservation experience. ten worse in the past decade, the report states — declining White grew up in the Cheney area. He studied from 23 percent in 2003 to roughly 18 percent in 2012. archeology and worked many years as a teacher before Studies show that approximately 60 percent of the 7.1 joining the staff of Save Our Wild Salmon in 2008. He million people who receive public mental health services later volunteered with the Spokane Falls chapter of Trout want and are able to work with help from supported emUnlimited and contributed to other regional fish conserployment programs. However, less than 2 percent receive vation efforts. such services from the states. As previous Riverkeeper Bart “There a lot of reasons some of them cannot work. Mihailovich moves to a new position The pressure is great for them. Others cannot find a job Send comments to with the International Waterkeeper that is flexible enough for them because they may have Alliance, White says he plans to carry times where they’re symptomatic,” says Sandi Ando, the on many of Mihailovich’s efforts public policy chair of NAMI Washington. “The fact is targeting pollutants in the Latah Creek system. White that many are capable of working and most I’ve spoken also hopes to launch new youth and business outreach to want to work [but] finding the right job and right supto promote community involvement in water quality ports is especially difficult.” programs. To reduce the jobless rate and remove barriers to “I’m really at once humbled and delighted,” he says, employment, NAMI recommends that states invest more “to get to work on behalf of a river that means so much money into vocational programs that “place and train” to so many.” people with mental illness into the workforce. — JACOB JONES — DEANNA PAN


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o many questions. How did he get his gun back? Why wasn’t her family notified? Could this tragedy have been prevented if he had gotten treatment? How do we make sure something like this never happens again? There are no easy answers following the murder-suicide last week at Deaconess Hospital, where 37-year-old Christopher Henderson fatally shot his wife, Sheena, 30, before turning the gun on himself. What we do know is that Christopher’s mental health had been deteriorating for months. On May 16, Sheena alerted police that her husband was suicidal. Officers found Christopher in a van, armed with a gun. They convinced him to hand over his weapon

and transported him to Sacred Heart Medical Center for a mental health check, where he was released three hours later. Then on July 7, sheriff’s deputies paid a visit to Christopher at his office after a coworker heard him talking about ending his life. Deputies questioned Christopher and determined he wasn’t a threat. Later that day, Christopher got his weapon back from police lockup. The next day, he shot his wife multiple times at Rockwood Cancer Treatment Center on the seventh floor at Deaconess, where she worked. Afterward, he shot himself in the head. Could early treatment intervention have prevented last Tuesday’s violent attack? It’s hard to say, says Staci Cornwell, the direc-

tor of Crisis Services at Frontier Behavioral Health. “It is very difficult to predict that someone will do something like this — kill himself or kill someone else — unless they’re telling you to your face.” Under Washington’s Involuntary Treatment Act, the court can commit individuals with severe symptoms of mental illness to the hospital without their consent only if a county “designated mental health professional” determines they are “gravely disabled” or an “imminent” danger to themselves or others. Those who meet the state’s criteria can be hospitalized at a psychiatric facility for up to 72 hours or longer after further court action. Suicidal thoughts alone, however, aren’t always enough to trigger an involuntary detention, Cornwell says. “We see and get calls from hundreds and hundreds of people who are suicidal who don’t meet that criteria,” she says. The Crisis Response hotline at Frontier gets thousands of calls every month, Cornwell says, and between 600 and 800 referrals requesting a mental health evaluation. Frontier is the only agency in the county with authority to perform involuntary treatment evaluations. Cornwell would not confirm whether Frontier DMHPs or hospital workers were involved in Christopher’s evaluation at Sacred Heart Medical Center due to privacy concerns. But both, she says, would have conducted the same initial assessment to

“It is very difficult to predict that someone will do something like this — kill himself or kill someone else — unless they’re telling you to your face.” gauge his risk level and need for treatment. In that assessment, mental health providers would see if the client had a plan to commit suicide, a means do it and any protective factors that may prevent him from doing so, like close family members or goals for the future. Next, they would work to minimize his risk of suicide, say, by taking away his weapon or cache of pills, and connecting him to outpatient treatment services. Involuntary commitment is usually a last resort. “When you involuntarily hospitalize someone, it is a court process; it is a civil commitment. It does strip them of those rights,” Cornwell says. “We do try and make sure we’re exhausting all options before we go into that direction. “If we can prevent the downward spiral, then that’s our best opportunity to really make a difference and changing the course of where they’re headed,” she adds. “We certainly don’t want people to hit rock bottom or do something dangerous before we intervene.” But advocates from the Washington chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness say that’s exactly what happens. Sandi Ando, the public policy chair, argues that the state’s civil commitment criteria is too narrow to get decompensating people the help they need to avert a mental health crisis. Over the years, NAMI has backed legislation expanding the state’s civil commitment criteria by removing the “imminent” standard under the Involuntary Treatment Act. The most recent iteration of the bill was introduced last year by Rep. Brad Klippert, R-Kennewick. The bill has never gained traction, Ando says, because of the high costs of adding more treatment beds. “If we’re going to take care of people… we need to be sure the system is adequate to respond to them and their needs, and there is no way this system is adequate to do that,” she says. “The fact is that nobody who is operating in a highly delusional state really does have any liberty at all. They’re at the mercy of their delusions; they’re not free anyway. The best way to get them free is to get them well.” 

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Sue Bradley has decided to retire and close her Tinman Gallery. YOUNG KWAK PHOTO


Goodbye, Yellow Brick Road

The Tinman Gallery in the Garland District is closing, but the space will continue to foster local artists BY E.J. IANNELLI


tanding atop of the small flight of steps at the rear of the Tinman Gallery, Sue Bradley surveys what she’s calling “The Greatest Hits,” an exhibition and discounted sale of work by some of the most prominent names her gallery has featured since opening in early 2003. On a wall to her left hangs a line of vibrant paintings by Ric Gendron. She singles out a psychedelic freezeframe of Jimi Hendrix in concert as one she’s especially reluctant to part with. Above a row of nearby bookshelves are a half-dozen portraits by Mel McCuddin, unsettling character studies that recall the work of Francis Bacon, but favor a comic sense of disproportionality to his visceral torment. In the

bright lower level, works by Harold Balazs, perhaps the most famous artist to have been associated with Tinman, are in full view through the building’s large front windows. Bradley’s upcoming retirement — and with it, the closing of Tinman, one of the feathers in the historic Garland business district’s cap — is the reason for this nearly monthlong retrospective. As a result, she says there’s a “bittersweet” quality to this final showcase, which runs until Tinman officially shuts its doors at the end of this month. “It’s just sort of been a process,” says the 66-year-old Michigan native and mother of three, who moved to Spo-

kane in 1979. “My husband retired last fall, and I’ve also been involved in working on establishing the Art School since they sold their building almost 10 years ago.” The recession of 2008 hastened what might otherwise have happened gradually. Bradley estimates that sales started to drop roughly four years ago as disposable income shrank among collectors both casual and dedicated. Other forces have been chipping away at the foundation of the 20th-century gallery model on which Tinman rests — a model that helped launch the careers of Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko. As with music, TV and journalism, the rise of social media and ...continued on next page

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Shann Ray, Renaissance man. YOUNG KWAK PHOTO

A Man’s World

Shann Ray dives into the masculinity of the West in his new poetry collection BY MIKE BOOKEY


The Spokane Art School will continue, even with the closing of the Tinman.


“GOODBYE, YELLOW BRICK ROAD,” CONTINUED... digital distribution, coupled with consumer society’s insatiable hunger for the next fad, has put the status quo in constant flux. Notions like exclusive contracts between artists and curators or discrete exhibition spaces have been subverted by online marketplaces and a DIY approach to collecting that has transferred influence to different tastemakers. “There’s a lot of talk about selfcurating, and Etsy has become for art what self-publishing is for the book world. And so people’s perceived need for a gallery owner to be in the middle of that to help them make their decisions has gone down,” says Bradley. “What’s being lost ... is that there are missed opportunities for the community in Spokane to encounter some really wonderful artistic creations. And it’s too late,” says Bradley, often because the established artists are passing on before they are recognized beyond a circle of aficionados. “But what’s being gained is that the field is getting broader,” she says. “Media are changing. People are working less in traditional fine-arts-type, media-like painting. They’re doing mixed media or collages or installations or think pieces.” There is, however, an element of

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continuity in all this change. Through her involvement with the Spokane Art School, Bradley already has been helping to cultivate the next generation of regional artists. The nearly 50-year-old institution began holding classes in the adjacent building when Tinman Too, a children’s bookstore, closed two years ago. The current gallery space will transfer to the school; an invitational exhibition titled “On the Road” will open the day after Tinman closes. “I’m sorry to see it go, because what I love about the gallery is the excitement that comes when you match somebody up with a piece of art and they take it home. That’s just a real rush. I used to be a trial lawyer, and it’s the same thing when you win a trial. I’ll miss that,” she says. “We accomplished a lot in the years that we were open, but we’re poised to do some really good things with the Art School,” Bradley says. “My board is really excited about the next step.” n “The Greatest Hits” at the Tinman Gallery • 811 W. Garland • Mon-Sat, 10 am-6 pm, through July 26 • 325-1500 •

hann Ray has been working on his book of poetry, the recently released Balefire, for more than a decade, even if he didn’t know it for most of that time. He also didn’t know the poems would be tied so tightly thematically. When it came time to put together Balefire, he printed out a manuscript of his poems and laid them all out, page by page, in his basement. He placed them in rows and walked among them for days, hoping the pets wouldn’t knock them out of order, looking for what fit and what could, quite literally, remain on the cutting room floor. Ray, whose actual name is Shann Ferch, is a professor of leadership studies at Gonzaga, as well as a practicing psychologist who has published a collection of short stories and a nonfiction book about servant leadership. Both his fiction and essays have also appeared in the Inlander. But this was his first published poetry collection, and it’s a debut bound by the sort of themes of masculinity and rugged individualism that have marked his other works. And in some ways, it’s a Western — as in cowboys and such. “A lot of people think of the Western as a historical heroism,” says Ray. “But I’m also trying to push these masculine characters into their own feminine or the divine.” In other words, the tough guys aren’t always tough in Balefire, which is full of men walking in the wilderness, ending up in shady bars or pissing off their wives. Many of the poems are set in Montana, where Ray grew up explor-

ing the outdoors while also becoming one of the state’s top basketball players, leading to a college career. “Montana is probably my home of soul. I still get back there all the time,” he says. “I had some of the thought that I want to get out when I was younger, but this place is miraculous — the landscape and the people.” The setting lends a certain tone of harshness and severity to Ray’s poems. Take the three lyric pieces he groups under the name “The Violence Elegies.” In one of those, “He Rides,” Ray tells of the joy a man gets from punching another guy in the face. “He likes especially/the sound these make/as they give way, the sound/of cartilage and how the skin slits open.” But in none of these poems is the aggressor rewarded for his violence — he doesn’t look cool. In many ways, it’s the anti-Western. A lot of these themes arise in other areas of Ray’s work, not just his writing. The seemingly disparate fields of psychology, teaching leadership studies and writing fiction are all very much related in Ray’s mind. There’s more crossover than you’d think, he says. “When I’m working with people as a psychologist, you’re really working in the depths of someone’s inner life. Their stories don’t come into the poems, but that work always comes up in some way,” he says. n Shann Ray, Claire Davis • Sat, July 26, workshop from 1-4 pm, reading and signing at 4:30 pm • Free • Sandpoint Public Library • 1407 Cedar St., Sandpoint • (208) 263-6930



et’s say you’re playing Super Mario Bros., but instead of being a little Italian dude, Mario is a guapo Mexican wrestler. He’s also fighting amidst a spicy mariachi chorus looking for El Presidente’s Daughter, who isn’t held in another castle, but rather by an evil skeleton overlord. Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition is a bright, nacho-cheese-covered ode to an era of 2D platformers gone by, as if the clouds parted and rained down torrents of colorful confetti, street tacos, Mexican Coke, and those neoncolored wrestling masks. Fine, when you get down to the basics of the game, you’re looking at a run-ofthe-mill “Metroidvania.” Yes, millions of these 2D platformers are floating around in our expansive gaming universe. But the humor, funky art style, and flavor of Guacamelee! set the game apart from the hordes of Castlevania/Metroid knockoffs. If you invest some time, you can unearth a wealth of extras and level-ups, finishing off a repeatable game that nails every aspect of its genre. There’s something fundamentally satisfying about

our luchador’s quest to rescue — no joke — El Presidente’s Daughter from the clutches of evil. Insane, pulsating Spanish exclamations and a zesty, neon palette mix well with a grandiose soundtrack, creating an audiovisual salsa of the unconquerable Mexican spirit. The only way to play this game is wearing an oversized sombrero, sitting in a sea of nachos, cradling a pitcher of margaritas. At times, though, this technicolor seizure of stimuli can be a bit overwhelming, especially if you’re not 8 years old and you’re on your third margarita of the night. Regardless, I appreciated the raw energy of a game that dedicated heart and soul to a theme. Too often, these bright, fun platformers get corralled into a “kids only” corner, but the wit, sprinkling of subtle adult humor, and intenso attitude in both writing and art direction mean you can play Guacamelee! with your college buddies, parents or 10-year-old nephew. — SARAH MUNDS

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ou could drive all over the city and farther, with the goal of trying the fare at each of the Inland Northwest’s growing number of mobile food purveyors. It would take a lot of planning and coordination, but you won’t have to do that. This weekend, 16 area food trucks are banding together to offer sample-sized portions of their street-style cuisine for the inaugural Food Truck Palooza in downtown Spokane. Event organizer Chris Leinweber says the purpose of the Palooza is to showcase the region’s growing food truck industry — offering unlimited samples at a flat price — because people are curious to see what’s out there. It’s understandably hard to keep track when it seems like a new truck pops up every few weeks. With a format focused on sample-size bites of each truck’s regular menu, attendees won’t be able to order a full plate of food, but an adventurous eater could attempt to try something from each of the 16 trucks and two additional mobile vendors, Boyd’s Coffee and the Melting Pot. Do the math, and that many 3 oz.-size samples amounts to more than 3 lbs. of food, Leinweber points out. There’s also a beer/wine garden, and a full bar serving cocktails using Dry Fly’s spirits. Here’s a quick overview of all the trucks attending. Plan to save room for them all. (CHEY SCOTT)


BURGERS, WRAPS AND SANDWICHES Up on the Couple of Chefs chopping block are a number of high-end burgers and wraps, and something called the NC-17 Grilled Cheese (smoked Gouda, bacon and avocado tomato salsa on sourdough bread). Its owners also love to experiment, offering their latest creations as “Daily Fancy” specials. (LAURA JOHNSON) You’ll usually find them: Main and Howard, downtown Spokane; Ramblin’ Road Craft Brewery; Perry Street Brewing


CARIBBEAN/JAMAICAN CUISINE As the only place in Spokane that serves Jamaican food, this is where you’ve gotta go to get your fix of red beans and rice, curried chicken and cabbage salad. All side dishes are vegan; all spices imported from Jamaica. (LJ) You’ll usually find them: 4th and Cannon, Browne’s Addition; South Perry Farmers Market; Riverpoint Campus

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TEXAS-STYLE BARBECUE If brisket, ribs, chicken thighs and pulled pork excite and delight you, you’ll want to check out this truck with some of the best homemade smoked meats around. (LJ) You’ll usually find them: Freeman Store, Valleyford; Barney’s Harvest Foods, Spokane Valley; Riverpoint Campus


STREET-STYLE MEXICAN Marinating their chicken and beef overnight in spices and fresh lime, KoT’s traditional street-style tacos and burritos are cooked up fresh to order on the grill. Their carne asada is a favorite. (FRANNY WRIGHT) You’ll usually find them: Perry Street Brewing; Best Buy, Spokane Valley; West Central Farmers Market


MEDITERRANEAN/GREEK Look no further for authentic Mediterranean food than this bright yellow, flame-embellished trailer. This new truck to the local scene serves all the traditionals: baba ganoush, tabouli salad, faroush salad, tzatziki and hummus. There’s also baklavas — dessert phyllo pastries filled with chopped nuts and soaked in honey — which can be ordered individually or in 10- and 20-piece sampler trays. With an online/phone ordering option, call ahead for pick up. (FW) You’ll usually find them: Based at 4120 N. Argonne Rd., Spokane Valley


PIZZA Serving hot pizza by the slice, the Pizza Truck also offers personal pizzas and deals when you add a soda. (FW) You’ll usually find them: Zanies, Spokane Valley; downtown Spokane

STREET TACOS, TRADITIONAL MEXICAN Fresh ingredients make Tacos Camargo’s tacos as delicious as they are traditional. Trying their tortas is a must. The truck, newish to Spokane, already has racked up rave reviews on its Facebook page from local customers, who praise the taco salad and “Durango dog.” (FW) You’ll usually find them: downtown Spokane; Ramblin’ Road Craft Brewery; Perry Street Brewing Co.




BARBECUE This military-veteran-owned and operated truck slowsmokes their chicken, brisket, ribs and pulled pork, even taking bulk orders. They also offer sides of slaw and beans to round out that plate o’ meat. (FW) You’ll usually find them: Cruiser’s, State Line, Idaho; Spangle, Wash.

DONUTS The quirky, zombie-driven marketing of this donut shop and delivery truck only adds to the unique flavor of their treats. They’ve got it all: the donut-croissant hybrid, an iced-with-cereal sugar loader, and even vegan options to round out the variety. With a blood-inspired, smeary handprint paint scheme, the shop’s mobile unit is easy to

spot but even harder to resist. (JENNA MULLIGAN) You’ll usually find them: Spokane Valley; downtown Spokane events


Cupcakes and desserts The cupcakes baked each morning at Love @ First Bite are creations often embedded with details such as baked cookie bits or toasted coconut. Artfully decorated and generously large, these cupcakes are an affordable model of the boutique cupcake trend. The bright red paint and colorful polka dots make the shop’s mobile truck easy to spot from afar. (JM) You’ll usually find them: Riverstone Village, CdA; Northpointe Shopping Center, Spokane


Barbecue, sandwiches Big Pappa’s is a no-frills barbeque joint with all the fixins’. Its massive grilled Reuben is accompanied by a long list of other barbeque sandwiches, and that’s if you’re not ordering the popular spice-rubbed ribs. As if the meat isn’t tender and delicious enough, there is an enormous array of sauces to make your meal even messier and your fingers more lick-worthy. (JM) You’ll usually find them: River City Brewing; Deer Park; Riverpoint Campus; 12 String Brewing Co.

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Tacos This vivid green taco truck, somewhat new to the area, serves its street-style tacos on its homemade chipotle tortillas. Breaking away from the typical street-style offerings, 3 Ninja’s offers eclectic, fusion-inspired snacks, like its Thai lemongrass tofu tacos, topped with lime, cilantro, a cucumber-basil salsa and Sriracha aioli. By sticking with handmade tortillas, that also means thick, crunchy handmade chips, too. (CS) You’ll usually find them: Central and Freya, Spokane; 12 String Brewing Co.; downtown Spokane


Hot dogs This inventive sausage mobile serves up exactly what it proclaims: shameless sausages. From sausages topped with pineapple and caramelized onions (the Shamess Hawaiian), to sausages garnished with pizza toppings, this truck was around before food trucks became a thing here. The cart also offers a build-your-own option. (MADISON BENNETT) You’ll usually find them: Riverside and Howard, downtown Spokane; Iron Goat Brewing Co., Kootenai County Farmers Market


Ice cream This South Hill neighborhood gem now offers its own housemade ice cream from the window of its iconic vintage, mint-green treat truck. Don’t worry — it’s still selling Brain Freeze ice cream, but adding to that ever-changing lineup are some of these inhouse flavors: vegan chocolate Oreo, pistachio apricot, Earl Grey and Nutella. (CS) You’ll usually find them: special events around the Spokane area; headquarters at 1001 W. 25th Ave.


Street-food fusion and sandwiches Gourmet food on the go is what The Bistro Box prides itself on. No matter what type of Kobe beef slider or sandwich you order, make sure you get something to dip it and your hand-cut fries in. The truck’s housemade sauces include roasted garlic aioli, chipotle barbecue, classic fry sauce When: Sun, July 20, from 3:30-7 pm (VIP and Sriracha fry sauce. from 2-3:30 pm) (MB) Where: Luigi’s parking lot, 245 W. Main You’ll usually find them: Cost: $15/advance, nwfoodtruckpalooza. Perry Street Brewing; com; $20/day of; $25/VIP (kids 5 and Spokane Farmer’s Market; under free) Riverpoint Campus n

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old, gray, drizzling rain doesn’t dampen the spirit or smile of Juaquetta Holcomb as she spins wool inside her booth at Kootenai’s Saturday Farmers Market in Hayden (Wednesday’s evening market is in downtown Coeur d’Alene). Holcomb shares how she hand-picks, cards and dyes the yarns she names according to their whimsical colors — Puff’s Magic, Snowy Birch, Grasshopper — to make her so-soft fingerless gloves, slouchy hats, shawls, neck cowls and the like. “I love it when customers come back to show me what they have made with my yarns,” says Holcomb, who has been active in the Kootenai market, which opened in 1986, for about nine years. That’s the kind of connection you make here: personal, longlasting relationships where learning about your baked goods, produce, lamb or knitted cap is vital to the process. It’s just one reason that people have been flocking to North Idaho’s farmers markets since the 1970s. In Moscow’s farmers market, which opened in 1977, Swallowtail Flowers has sold fresh-cut bouquets for 15 years, while photographer Alison Meyer has more than 20 years on-site. Although Meyer’s work, including the book Palouse Perspective, is sold throughout Northwest shops, the market provides an opportunity to share

firsthand her love of Idaho country living. Talking with people also is important to the Stanley family, who own Good Shepherd Lamb Company. They’ve been making round trips from their Bonners Ferry farm to Kootenai twice weekly for the past decade. “We love the people, for one thing,” says Marlene Stanley, “but we also feel that we have a really good product and we’re excited to promote it.” Besides selling lamb burgers, smokies and sausage, they take orders for meat and provide cooking tips. For the past five years, Marlene and her husband, Gordon, split weekends, one at Kootenai, and the other at Sandpoint’s Saturday market in Farmin Park. Divide and conquer is an approach Josh Yake of Gourmet Foragables & More uses to capitalize on his expanding business. You can find his mushrooms, fiddleheads and other forest delicacies at Kootenai’s Hayden and Liberty Lake markets on Saturdays, in downtown Coeur d’Alene on Wednesdays, and at South Perry on Thursday evenings. In addition to familiar faces, North Idaho’s farmers markets continue to grow, offering new vendors every season, as well as special events and live music — even more reasons to live and buy local. n


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You don’t have to settle. That’s not what eating on a dime budget means. Yes, you might not spend as much, but if you play things smart, you can still find high-quality, tasty food in the Inland Northwest. Some of it might come from the obvious places, but there are less-likely outlets where a meal doesn’t bust your budget. In this year’s Cheap Eats issue, we also looked for inexpensive items around the region that are actually good for you. Dining on a budget doesn’t mean eating exclusively from the deep fryer. We found vegetarian options, cheap salads and soups, and places where you can share your meal without being the cheapskate at the table. Don’t worry, though; we left in some guilty pleasures. We’re not above a good burger or burrito, and you shouldn’t be either. — MIKE BOOKEY, section editor


Where to f ind an affordable snack that’s actually healthy By Jo Miller


hen brainstorming places to dine out on the cheap, it’s fairly easy to settle for fast food, deep-fried fare and greasy pizza. The most inexpensive food seems to be on a mission to clog arteries and fog minds. If you want a real challenge, try to find a lowpriced, healthy meal. That’s the daily struggle for upstanding, healthconscious individuals. You’re not likely to find any kind of health-food feast on the cheap, but these good-for-you options will fill your belly and feed your cells. They taste yummy too.


The Surf Shack's lettuce-wrapped burger features ketchup made without high-fructose corn syrup. YOUNG KWAK PHOTO

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1248 Summit Pkwy., 290-5952, Kale and parmesan salad (full: $8; half: $4) Salad is often the light, go-to option when scanning a restaurant menu, and with the right toppings it can hold to that reputation. But a kale salad will beat the nutritional value of iceberg or romaine any day. With loads of vitamin A, C and K and tons of minerals, kale is considered one of the healthiest vegetables around. Yards’ kale salad is topped with protein-rich pine nuts, shaved onion, parmesan and a tasty honey-lemon vinaigrette.

FROYO EARTH See for locations Frozen yogurt (40¢ per ounce) Sure, frozen yogurt is a delectable dessert, especially if you’re heaping candies, chocolate and sugary cereal into your cup. But you can change your m.o. to get a healthy snack — or even breakfast — from this self-serve fro-yo joint. Low in fat, frozen yogurt is high in protein and digestionaiding active cultures. Fresh berries, bananas, pineapple, almonds and granola sit among Froyo Earth’s topping choices. Just walk past the Reese’s Cups and caramel syrup and don’t look back.

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EPHATA CAFE 1908 W. Northwest Blvd., 328-8888, Korean rice bowl ($5.95) Everything on the menu at the recently opened Ephata Cafe is under $7, and it’s all healthy, too. A filling plateful of mixed-grain rice, onions and your choice of beef, spicy pork or tofu make up the Korean rice bowl, which also comes with a side of kimchee or fruit. The rest of the mostly Korean menu features items like cold noodle soup loaded with vegetables and fruits ($6.95), organic house salad ($3.95) and seaweed ($1.50). The juice bar has freshsqueezed mixtures of celery, kale, spinach, apples, oranges and more ($4.50).

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THE SURF SHACK 356 E. Appleway Ave., Coeur d’Alene, 208-446-3229 Lettuce-wrapped burger ($2.49) Admittedly, burgers and French fries generally don’t appear on health-food lists. But at The Surf Shack in Coeur d’Alene, you’re going to get both, in one of the healthiest ways it can be done. At no extra cost, get your burger bunless and wrapped in lettuce. It comes with an extra-thick tomato. Go ahead, get the fries, too ($1.89). They’re fresh-cut and you can dip them in housemade ketchup, made specifically to be free from high-fructose corn syrup. Instead of a soda, gulp an infused tea ($1.59).


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BUMBLEBAR Energy bar ($2) BumbleBar handcrafts their certified organic, gluten-free snack bars in Spokane. You can buy them from their website or at local retailers like Main Market Co-op, Thomas Hammer, Rosauers and Pilgrim’s Market. In every bar, the first three ingredients are organic sesame seeds, brown rice syrup and flax seeds. There are several flavors to choose from, including Original Peanut, Chai Almond, Chunky Cherry and Chocolate Mint. Full of vitamins, minerals, protein and fiber, a BumbleBar can supplement a meal or replace one. n

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on the prowl for a good serving of pho By Amy Miller-Krezelak


t’s hard to argue the perfection of phò. Inexpensive, filling, ritualistic and curative, the Vietnamese noodle soup has found a solid spot in our collective culinary appreciation. Phò originated in North Vietnam and spread to the south and beyond in the late 1970s, carrying with it a legacy of diverse spices and traditions. The basics of phò are simple: plentiful cuts of meat and flat rice noodles bathe in an herbaceous broth with hints of ginger, cinnamon, star anise, clove, fennel and coriander. Plates of aromatics and sauces — which typically include Thai basil, cilantro, bean sprouts, white onion slices, scallions, lime, jalapeno, chili sauce and hoisin — accompany the noodle soup, providing the opportunity to customize each bowl. Fortunately, the Inland Northwest is home to many phò joints, and fans are wholeheartedly embracing the trend.

VIEN DONG 1730 E. Sprague, 536-6073, Vien Dong has a tried-and-true formula: provide boundless selections of classic Vietnamese favorites with a few original specialties thrown in for good measure. From bún to bánh mì, curried beef to chow mein, the hardest part of dining will be what to choose. Phò options (most are $7) are equally infinite. Chicken and shrimp phò are offered alongside variations of beef phò. Purists will savor phò tái (rare beef) while more adventurous types will rejoice in the menagerie of meat parts in the phò dac biét (rare beef, brisket, beef ball and tendon). Take your time swishing the rare flank back and forth in the luxurious broth while you take in the sights and sounds of satisfied patrons dining around you.

PHO VAN 2909 N. Division, 326-6470 Phò Van has an extensive menu of phò options that include beef, chicken and shrimp, but perhaps the most inspired phò features duck. Star anise and gingerinfused broth accents perfectly roasted chunks of duck that fall off the bone with a gentle nudge from a chopstick. Although traditional rice noodles are an option, thin egg noodles offer a welcome change from the norm. Bok choy adds body to the dish, while fried shallots sprinkled over the top add texture and smokiness.

PHo CITY 112 N. Howard, 747-0223, With friendly service and unique menu options, Phò City is a welcome addition downtown. Fish sauce wings and grilled pork lettuce wraps are superb, and the bánh mì is impressive. Even


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with such strong competition, the beef phò ($9) is too good to pass up. Flank, brisket, meatballs and tripe mingle with chewy rice noodles in a rich bone broth, fragrant with the flavors of star anise and ginger. The customary aromatics and sauces accompany the phò, but the standout is the homemade sambal chili paste. Spicy and slightly vinegary, you’ll come back for it alone.

PHo THaNH & CAFe 2108 N. 4th St., Coeur d’Alene, 208-665-9903 With fans up and down the West Coast, Coeur d’Alene’s Phò Thành & Café is one of the most popular and long-serving Vietnamese restaurants in the region. The diverse menu includes rice plates and vermicelli as well as excellent wonton noodle soup. The chicken phò stands out for its complex yet delicate broth, complemented by an assortment of sauces, including homemade chili garlic sauce and fish sauce. Swift service allows plenty of time for lunch or dinner on any schedule.

PHo THINH 12012 E. Sprague, 928-9112 Vegetarians rejoice: Phò Thinh’s Vegetable Phò is as filling as it is delicious. Huge chunks of fried tofu mingle with steamed cabbage, celery, carrots and broccoli in a spicy lemongrass broth. Delicate rice noodles are topped with fried shallots to round out the dish. Service is fast and friendly, and the notoriously large portions can easily be divided into two meals.

VINA ASIAN RESTAURANT 2303 N. Ash, 328-2197 In a land of beef cuts and bone broth, Vina Asian Restaurant offers a welcome reprieve from a meat-heavy diet with a delightful Seafood Phò ($6.50/small, $7.75/large). Shrimp, fish balls and squid are highlighted by a clean, light broth flavored with lemongrass and cilantro. Accompaniments to the seafood pho shine: culantro (also known as sawtooth leaf or recao), Thai basil, scallions and white onions accentuate the flavors of the sea. This Northside gem’s menu is heavy on soup options, featuring wonton soup as well as traditional egg flower and hot and sour soup. Warm up here at the first freeze. 



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A HOT SANDWICH? BRUCHI’S The Classic ($4.89/small, $7.89/large) No, it’s not exactly what you’d find on a Philly street corner, but Bruchi’s flagship sandwich — just steak, white American cheese and onions — is something anything Spokanite should learn to love.

STELLA’S CAFeÉ Pulled pork ($8) If you’re wondering why there’s always a line during lunchtime, this hearty sandwich will give you an answer.

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Patty Melt ($9) This old-school diner is home to a classic-style patty melt — sautéed onions and cheese served on rye.





Meatball Sammie ($5.99/half, $7.99/whole) You know this lower South Hill spot for its pizzas and beers, but this is a great, affordable sandwich.



SPIKE’S PHILLY’S AND MORE Any Philly (prices vary) If you’re even mildly interested in cheesesteaks, check out this spot, where they’ll do a Philly (with chicken if you prefer it) any way you want it, including with Cheez Whiz! — MIKE BOOKEY



In search of a good, cheap burrito By Jenna Mulligan and Franny Wright


ou want to toss away the necessity of silverware and really take ahold of your food? We understand. The beauty of a burrito is the simplicity of a meal wrapped up in the doughy blanket of a tortilla and placed straight into your hands. From flavorful veggies to sauces packed with heat, there is no restricting what can be tucked inside.

HUCKLEBERRY’S 9TH STREET BISTRO 926 S. Monroe, 624-1349, The bistro bustles with friendly employees who serve you moments after ordering. Their burritos spill open with spiced potatoes or bright yellow squash, and the tortilla is pinned together with toothpicks, holding in the fresh-tasting contents. The most budget-friendly item on the menu is the Veggie Burrito ($3.99), an option that

tastes both healthy and indulgent with zucchini, egg whites, and soy cheese. The Chicken Apple Sausage Burrito ($4.99) is spiced with green chile and Huckleberry’s own specialty sausage.

ATILANO’S MEXICAN FOOD 725 W. Third, 838-7677 • 3624 E. Sprague, 534-7677 • 12210 N. Division, 466-2847 • 218 E. Appleway Ave., Coeur d’Alene, 208-667-7677 • Don’t let the convenience of the drive-through or the brightness of their red-and-yellow menu trick you into thinking their food is any less delicious. Plenty filling for one, the Giant Chicken Burrito ($4.80) includes rice, guacamole, pico-style Mexican salsa, lettuce and cheese. The Atilano’s Special Giant Burrito ($4.80) is packed with thick bacon, steak, potatoes, sour cream and cheese. Atilano’s burritos are tightly wrapped, making sure your stomach, rather than the paper plate, ends up enjoying every bite.

DOS AMIGOS 12119 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, 891-6555 The family-oriented atmosphere and huge menu at family-owned Dos Amigos provide plenty of options for any fan of Mexican cuisine. Served with generous helpings of beans and rice on the side, their Burro Fajitas Burritos ($6.25) can be ordered with either chicken or beef, while the the Veggie Burrito ($5.50) and De Beans & Cheese Burrito ($4.50) are vegetarian-friendly.

GERARDO’S AUTHENTIC MEXICAN FOOD A chicken apple sausage burrito from 9th Street Bistro inside Huckleberry’s Natural Market. YOUNG KWAK PHOTO

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2706 N. Monroe, 340-9905 Gerardo’s Authentic Mexican is a family-owned, family-run business on North Monroe. The authen-

ticity asserted by the restaurant’s title is proven in the dishes they offer; the flavor and portion size of each menu item is reminiscent of a restaurant in Mexico. Beyond their 25 combination plates, a hungry customer can choose from the variety of huge burritos — Carne Asada ($4.60), Fajita ($5.50), and a simple Bean and Cheese ($3.15) all included. There are also six different breakfast burritos on the menu ($4.15-$5) for morning visitors, as restaurant hours extend from 8 am to 2 am.

NEATO BURRITO 827 W. First, 847-1234 Neato Burrito is in no way interested in sticking to the norm. Their menu offers burrito options that you would never have imagined, from vegan curry to BBQ. Neato allows the customer to choose a tortilla from a variety including spinach and cilantro, and then build upon that with a buffet of rice, meat, tofu, and veggies. The Veggie Thai, one of their specialty burritos, is a customer favorite, with rice, black beans, peanut sauce and cabbage. All burritos are $6 for a small and $7.25 for a large, and an additional $1 for meat or tofu.

ORLANDO’S MEXICAN DRIVE-UP 451 W. Dalton Ave., Coeur d’Alene, 208-659-2684, Half of Orlando’s menu is filled with unique burritos cooked from scratch. Their breakfast burritos are served until noon, including the potato, bean and egg breakfast burrito ($3.25/small, $4.25/large). The hungriest customers can order an Arizona Super Burrito that includes all of the usual fixings along with a choice of meat, such as the Chili Verde Pork Burrito ($6/small, $7/large). Their pick-up window even allows for call-ahead ordering. 

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METHOD JUICE CAFE All 16 oz. smoothies/juices $6 There are so many options here for both fresh-pressed juices and creamy, cold smoothies — you really can’t go wrong. Really, though, you gotta try ’em all.

FUSION JUICE “That One Thing” ($3.95/16 oz; $4.65/24 oz) With so many blends, a decision can be overwhelming, so slurp down this orange sherbet-inspired concoction that’ll blow your mind.

MAPLE STREET BISTRO Strawberry melon ($4/16 oz) For a light and fruity summer snack or a breakfast substitute, this little bistro’s smoothies are

PILGRIM’S MARKET Smoothies $6-$7; juices $5-$7; add $1 for boosts Made at this Coeur d’Alene natural food store’s deli, try the popular Super Greens smoothie; a blend of fresh and seasonal greens, pears, dates, bananas and OJ.

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nawing on veggies and slurping up soup; perhaps not everyone’s idea of a fantastic meal. But when eaten together or alone in the correct way, salad and soup can be incredibly filling and satisfying. Here are six options under $8 that you should try today.

SOULFUL SOUPS & SPIRITS 117 N. Howard, 459-1190, When you get the large Big Sky beer cheese soup with a side of freshbaked beer bread for lunch at Soulful Soups and Spirits for $7.75, you think, “Do these people know how much I eat? This isn’t going to fill me up.” But then, about halfway through the bowl of goodness, lusciously cheesy with rich spices, your stomach suddenly feels like you just ate at Grandma’s for Thanksgiving. Don’t worry; you’ll finish the whole thing. The restaurant and lounge serves five to six freshly made soups daily. Beer cheese and (the equally amazing) tomato basil are served daily; others are rotational. Large green salads are available for $7.

METHOD JUICE CAFE 718 W. Riverside, Ste. 101, 473-9579, Every day, Method offers

Create your own lunch at the Rocky Rococo salad bar. YOUNG KWAK PHOTO


a different organic soup; some are hot, some are cold. One soup you won’t find anywhere else in town is Method’s raw miso soup. Not only is it served chilled, it’s pink. Full of vegetables and fruit, the soup tastes mostly like celery with a little bit of sweet or spicy, depending on what you crunch into. It’s almost like juice, just with chunks of healthy things floating around in it. Other soups offered on rotation include lentil, chili, gazpacho and chickpea curry. Call or check their website for daily soup selections, which are always $5 and quite filling. Method also offers daily green salads for $6.

MANITO TAP HOUSE 3011 S. Grand Blvd., 279-2671, Manito Tap House has 50 beers on tap. That’s what you should know first. After that, it’s all about the jalapeño cheddar soup (which happens to be gluten-free). People come from miles around to ingest it, in a cup for $4, or a bowl for $7. What makes the slightly orange soup a dream come true is the spiciness that never quite takes

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family friend you out, but burns slowly. It’s robust and creamy. The Tap House also offers a soup of the day and a variety of half salad options for $6.

THE WHITE HOUSE GRILL 712 N. Spokane St., Post Falls, 208-777-9672, There are all kinds of Caesar salads. There are the fake ones you get at most restaurants, and then there’s the authentic White House Grill Caesar salad. This one comes warm to the table and uses anchovies in the dressing. The use of garlic takes it over the top — it’s so garlicky that no one will want to get near your mouth for a couple of days after eating it, but it’s worth it! The Grill has an offshoot in Liberty Lake in the form of the Garlic Mobile food truck, which offers cheap, garlic-filled soups and salads.

ROCKY ROCOCO PIZZA AND PASTA 520 W. Main, 747-1000, A large lunch salad bar for under $8? Yes, it

exists. Short of breakfast cereal and candy, Rocky Rococo’s all-you-caneat salad bar has almost everything a person could ever want (or not want) to pile on their mixed greens salad, including nuts, fresh and canned vegetables and fruit, hard-boiled eggs, croutons and beans, along with what appears to be every dressing ever created to top it off. The salad bar also includes a variety of soups. Go back as many times as you like for more; at $7.50, it’s a steal.

HUCKLEBERRY’S 9TH STREET BISTRO 926 S. Monroe, 624-1349, The grocery store is known for selling pricey, good-for-ya kind of food, but the bistro part of Huckleberry’s offers some deals. Come in for a soup-andsalad pairing, and you can end up only spending about $7. The items change on a rotating basis, but you can’t go wrong with any of the options. We highly recommend the corn chowder ($3 for a cup; $4.50 for a bowl), which comes with bacon, and the farmers market salad ($2.50 for a plate), which includes red onions, bell pepper, garbanzo beans, parmesan cheese and a Dijon mustard dressing. n

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Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner In Downtown’s newest neighborhood, Kendall Yards

Tapas-style dining offers a variety of dishes and f lavors, often for less By Chey Scott

You’re Invited to Lunch! Now Open at 1 1 am We’re excited to announce the beginning of a new chapter for Andy’s, we’ve surprised you with BRUNCH, filled you up with DINNER, and now we’re gonna tackle LUNCH! The Gateway Bar Between Downtown & Browne’s Addition 509.747.0304 1401 W. 1ST AVE


y definition, tapas are dishes of Spanish origin served on smaller plates, typically as snacks or appetizers and often with beer or wine. As this culinary trend has grown beyond happy hour in major metropolitan areas, the interpretation of what’s considered to be tapas has loosened to generally include any small plate-style dish that’s ideal for sharing, whether it’s a party of two or 10. Because of this casual approach and the appeal of sampling a variety of flavors, tapas can be a wallet-friendly group dining experience, great when splitting the check. The Inland Northwest is home to at least one tapas-centric restaurant, Chef Adam Hegsted’s Wandering Table in Kendall Yards. Often disguised on menus as appetizers, they can easily become a full meal when several dishes are shared. For this feature, we sought options that cost about $10 per person.

BISTRO ON SPRUCE 1710 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene, 208-664-1774, With a wide range of cuisine, the Lake City isn’t lacking when it comes to tapasstyle dining. In addition to the Bistro on Spruce, varied small-plate offerings are found on the menus of 315 Martinis and Tapas at the Greenbriar Inn, as well as Satay Bistro. Your dollars should stretch far during the tapas and wine bar social hour at the Bistro on Spruce, offered Monday through Saturday from 2:30-5:30 pm, and featuring a $4-$5 tapas

menu and half-off glasses of wine, as well as dollar-off draft beer. Try splitting the popular beef-and-fungi polenta, made with seasonal fresh mushrooms ($5) and the crostini caprese ($4) and Mediterranean plate ($4) between a party of the same size, for less than $10 each — maybe even including drinks.

ZOLA 22 W. Main Ave., 624-2416 With portions so large, even two small plates split between two people during Zola’s pub tapas happy hour (Monday through Saturday from 4-7 pm) is enough for a filling, substantial meal. The maple smokehouse tacos ($5 for three tacos during happy hour; choose between fish and shredded pork as a filling) could serve as a one-person meal on their own, but can be enjoyed tapas-style when paired with anything else, like the bar’s rosemary tavern fries ($5), served with a thick and savory garlic blue cheese sauce, or the lighter hummus and greek skewers ($6). Depending on the size of your party, Zola’s various slider sandwiches ($4-$8) are another split-and-share option. Add a $2 domestic beer or $4 well cocktail, and it’s not impossible to keep food and beverages under $10/person.

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Wandering Table’s — one of Kendall Yards’ newest restaurants — prime philosophy. At any time, the seasonally changing menu lists more than 30 items. That could be overwhelming when trying to choose dishes that pair well, but the restaurant’s chef-guided dining option allows diners to predetermine the amount they’d like to spend per person ($15 and up), and can be an easy entry into Wandering Table’s tapas domain. Similarly, the restaurant offers a lunch special ($12/person), letting diners choose one item from each of three menu categories, served in smaller portions. Still, just about any combination of small plates split between any size party can be ordered with a specific budget in mind. Choosing one dish from each of the menu’s four categories to be shared between three to four people provides a varied sample of Chef Hegsted’s creations, and can be coordinated in a way to meet a $10/person spending cap. For a savory, lighter meal, try the chicken-fried garbanzo beans ($4) market vegetables ($7) and nettle flatbread ($11). n

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appy hour in the panhandle doesn’t have to mean all-fried or totally unhealthy (not that we don’t love a good basket of crispy chicken strips and jo-jo’s with a heaping helping of ranch dressing). Asian duck, salmon satay, hummus and veggies… for under $5? Totally doable. And once you’ve sampled some of what the area’s restaurants have to offer, we think you’ll be back for more.

OVAL OFFICE 620 N. Spokane St., Post Falls • 208-777-2102, Where else do you see (Sarah) Palin’s panties for fewer than 6 bucks? Oval Office, with its western-facing porch and two happy hours: 3-6 pm or late night, 9-11 pm. All martinis — like Palin’s Panties with Absolut Citron and grapefruit — and most appetizers are just $5.50 (clams, mussels and tacos are $7.50). Nosh on little lamb burgers with gooey Gorgonzola ($5.50) or the surprisingly light fried calamari with zesty caper sauce ($5.50).


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1710 W. Riverstone Dr., Coeur d’Alene • 208-765-1540, Well drinks using their proprietary brand of rum, gin or vodka are always $4 at Bardenay, but happy hour from 4-6 pm means the added bonus of fairly healthy appetizers that encourage sharing. At $2 to $4 each, you can try several satays: balsamic and soy marinated beef with wasabi sour cream sauce ($2), garlic, citrus and ginger marinated chicken breast with sesame-soy dipping sauce ($2) or teriyaki salmon with mango salsa ($4). The humCrabby Cakes at mus plate Seasons of


with pita, olives, veggies and feta ($4) makes a light but satisfying meal on a warm summer day.

BONSAI BISTRO 101 E. Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene • 208-765-4321, You won’t have to know what omakase means (it’s Japanese for letting the chef decide what you’ll eat) during Bonsai Bistro’s happy hour, daily from 4-6 pm, but you will have to sit at the sushi bar. Have a pint of PBR ($2) or chef’s choice of wine ($3) to counteract the spicy wok-fried shrimp and veggies ($5) or Vietnamese bowl with shrimp, veggies, vermicelli noodles, Thai basil and broth ($4). Try the duck quesadilla ($6) or select sushi rolls like the Bruce Lee with albacore tuna ($5).

SEASONS OF COEUR D’ALENE 209 E. Lakeside Ave., Coeur d’Alene • 208-664-8008, On Wednesdays, ladies get an extra hour of love at Seasons’ happy hour, which is otherwise 3-6 daily. Sit near an open window, sip a margarita-tini ($6) and share a plate of mix-andmatch tacos: crisp chicken or soft pork ($2). If lighter fare is more your style, try edamame with a hint of sea salt ($4). Nothing satisfies like a burger, though. We love the Kobe beef sliders ($7) on handmade buns.

CAPONE’S 751 N. 4th St., Coeur d’Alene • 208-667-4843, There are plenty of ways to work up a late night appetite in North Idaho: being on the lake, hiking, attending monthly art walks. Capone’s has you covered in three locations — Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls and Hayden — with a weekday happy hour from 9-11 pm. Drink specials (50¢ off draft beer, $1 off well drinks) and a $5 appetizer menu fit your style and budget in this laid-back pub. Try a 9-inch pepperoni version of their award-winning pizza, garlicky artichoke dip, or meatball sliders on a homemade bun. 


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a hot dog or gourmet sausage? WILD DAWGS “I Love Spokane” Dog ($6.50) This recently reopened downtown hot-dog joint is praised for its late hours, vegetarian options and variety of gourmet dogs.

CHICAGO BEEF CO. Chicago Dog ($4.50) Classically prepared sausages, bratwursts and beef Vienna hot dogs are served with a dose of Chicago flair on Newport Highway.

SHAMELESS SAUSAGES The Shameless New York ($6) The co-owners of this local sausage stand serve their imaginative, always messy creations at locations all around town.

WADDELL’S PUB & GRILL Bacon Cheese Dog with endless fries ($8.25) The Pub Dogs offered at this popular South Hill restaurant come with extravagant combinations of spicy and cheesy toppings on seasoned beef hot dogs. — JENNA MULLIGAN

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How to take your main squeeze on a cheap date and not get caught doing it By Mike Bookey


ating is expensive. Actually, dates themselves are expensive, at least if you want to do them somewhat fashionably. If your gal or guy is down with a hike, PBJs and a covert bottle of 2013 Charles Shaw Merlot in the park, more power to you. But sometimes people just want to go on a date. Or as it’s been told to me, “a date date.” Here’s a plan for a night in just one Spokane neighborhood.

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5 pm Friday: Tell your date you want to get an early start because you want to beat the crowds. Or the babysitter was cheaper this way. Or you want to make sure you see the sunset. Whatever.


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6:15 pm: Tell your date that you got the two of you tickets to a movie at the Magic Lantern movie theater next door. Don’t ask if he or she wants to go to a movie; just say you got the tickets, because that shows you thought this whole thing through. First, though, how about another drink? It’s across the street and down the block to BORRACHO TACOS AND TEQUILERIA. Order drinks, feast on chips and salsa, and, best of all, if those appetizers across the street left you with room to fill, dine on their street-style tacos. 7:15 pm: Decide the movie can wait: Again, initiative. Saunter down to BOOTS BAKERY AND LOUNGE. If you’ve got the cash left, you could make a pit stop at Zola for a cocktail, especially if you’re ahead of schedule and can make it before happy hour ends at 7 pm. But make sure you’re at Boots before they close at 10 pm (FYI: they close at 6 pm during the week). There, you can get dessert, like a cupcake or brownie or whatever your date’s sweet tooth (and heart) desires. If you’re still feeling like drinks, Boots does that, too. They’ve got a full bar and a knack for making creative cocktails. 8 pm: Go to the late show at the Magic Lantern, if you’re in the mood for it. Or maybe you can get that sunset walk in after all. 

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ong gone are the days when ordering a cheap vegetarian meal meant choosing between a limp iceberg salad, a slippery slice of cheese pizza or a deflated cheeseburger — hold the burger! We have artisan tofu sandwiches, colossal meatless hot dogs, and hummus in a half-dozen flavors, and you don’t have to go to a four-star restaurant to get it. Even herbivores in Spokane (yes, Spokane!) can eat well without breaking the bank.

BOOTS BAKERY AND LOUNGE 24 W. Main, 703-7223, There’s a reason all your hip veggie friends wax poetic about Boots. A meat-free, dairy-free and (mostly) gluten-free oasis, this artsy little bakery near the Convention Center is way more fun that it sounds. Think vegan comfort food with a creative twist. Order the “trio” ($7.75) for a sample of owner and chef Alison Collins’ heavenly delicacies, like her crazy spicy slaw, (faux) sausage hash, and famous tofu scramble. Did I mention they have cupcakes and craft cocktails, too?


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5520 N. Maple, 443-3129, At this cozy North Spokane café, where the WiFi is free and the food is fresh, it’s easy to order a filling meat-free entrée on a on budget. Try a wrap, panini, pastry or slice of quiche — all $5 or less. For something healthier, go for a toasty bowl of oats ($4), loaded with sliced almonds and raisins, with side of fresh fruit and greek yogurt ($2) for some added protein. With just 10 bucks in your wallet, you can even get the house drip ($1.25) and leave a nice tip, too.

STELLA’S CAFe 917 W. Broadway, 326-6475, Skip the lunch rush of the courthouse crowd and head over to Stella’s mid-afternoon, so you can take your time at the chalkboard menu. Stella’s line of electric, gourmet sandwiches ($8) features four vegetarian options — the jerk tofu, BBQ tofu, tofu banh mi and vegan Reuben. The banh mi is a customer favorite. Lighter than the porkier version of the traditional Vietnamese sub, it’s a savory, spicy mix of

soy and ginger-marinated tofu, cilantro, pickled cucumbers, carrots and daikon, and creamy Sriracha aioli atop a chewy, crusty roll.

CAFe MAC 2316 W. First, 363-5358, The cuisine at Café MAC in the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture is mostly Lebanese, but Chef Victor Azar draws inspiration from Italian, South Asian and Mexican cooking. The menu includes pita pizzas, quesadillas, salads and wraps, all for under $8. But you can’t leave the museum without tasting Azar’s signature hummus. For a light lunch, order the hummus platter ($7.95), three heaps of freshly made hummus — in flavors like parsley, jalapeño and coconut curry — served with grilled pita, kalamata olives, feta, carrots and celery. For something heartier, try the jadra ($6.95), a warm and satisfying combination of spiced lentils and jasmine rice topped with tzatziki yogurt sauce.

WILD DAWGS 102 N. Howard, 255-3688, The hot dogs here are masterpieces in epicurean architecture. Imagine a thick vegetarian frank on a chewy bun, slathered in a drippy, dill-flavored “dip sauce,” smothered in grilled onions, tomatoes and jalapeños, dusted with crushed potato chips. It’s a little bready, not too greasy, and above all, pretty damn good. You’ll pay a little extra for the Tofurky version ($7.36), but it’s still a steal. Stop by and get one after a late night downtown; it’s the consummate drunk food. 

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BIG RED’S Italian sausage ($5) From Sriracha cheesesteaks to bacon-wrapped hot dogs, look no further than the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Government Way for this Chicagostyle cuisine.

TACOS EL SOL Choice tacos ($1.50/beef, $6.50/combo plate) Normally parked at the corner of First Avenue and Washington Street, this cart serves tacos and quesadillas until late.

THAI LUNCH BOX Chicken satay ($3/stick; $5 with jasmine rice) Thai noodles, meats, rice and Bahn Mi sandwiches are all served in the parking lot of the Hop Shop.

TOBY’S BBQ Pulled pork sandwich ($6) This cart has meat by the pound or in sandwich form, and usually sets up shop across Spokane Valley. — FRANNY WRIGHT


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Let’s Talk Burgers Specif ically, the ones you can eat in your car By Mike Bookey


he burger isn’t what it used to be — a slab of beef, lovingly slapped between two toasted buns. Cheese if you wanted to get fancy. And they were cheap enough that you could buy them by the by the grease-soaked bagful. These days, you can find a burger on just about any menu, even at some of Spokane’s finest establishments. Even white linen spots like Wild Sage and Churchill’s have a burger on the menu, they’re both excellent, but neither one is cheap. There is still something to be said about the burger stand offerings. We’re not talking about the mass-produced, paper-wrapped burgers of Ronald, Jack or the King here. These are local favorites

who’ve stuck to the simple burger, eschewing fanciness and embracing tastiness. I went in search of the burger I’d all but forgotten after falling into a habit that saw me passing by neon signs for more refined (and more expensive) fare. The findings were a reminder that a good burger isn’t as hard to find as you’d think — and sometimes you don’t even have to get out of your car to get one.

AS SEEN ON TV D. Lish Double Cheeseburger ($4) I first saw this burger on a television commercial, which is how we Americans meet most of our burgers. A week later, I was in the drive-through, speaking into an old plastic microphone, asking simply for “a double.” The static-y voice asked how I wanted my onions. I was appreciative of the fact that the burger had onions and that I could choose for them to be grilled. When it arrived at the next window a comfortable five minutes later — you don’t want a burger to ever arrive too fast — I was impressed. Those onions were excellent, and the beef had the crispy-around-the-edges style that reminded me of the In-N-Out trips from my Southern California days.

THE THROWBACK Dick’s Whammy ($2.12) The guy at the window next to me ordered three of these — and a milkshake. This guy is bonkers, I figured. The sign says it has two patties and two slices of cheese. But having never actually ingested a Whammy, I asked for just one, and a small fries. It all rang up less than $4, which I paid in cash, the only acceptable currency at this decades-old drive-in. I retreated to my car, popped open the Styrofoam container and was immediately struck by the weight of this thing. It

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had some mass. I then drove down Division, one hand on the wheel, the other assisting my mouth in devouring this compact unit of beef and molten cheese. For the first time, I felt like a true goddamn Spokanite.

OLD FAITHFUL Zip’s Double Cheese Burger ($3.75) If you’re not within two miles of a Zip’s, you’re probably not in Spokane. These burgers sell themselves on curb appeal, it seems. The photos on the windows of this ubiquitous local chain have, on several occasions, had me thinking “I can just have that salad I brought for lunch tomorrow.” Their cheeseburger offers no frills, really, but that’s why it’s been so popular for so long. And again, the fact that you can get it pretty much anywhere in town is comforting.

THE OLD-TIMER Hudson’s Cheeseburger ($2.50) This is the sort of place you can feel intimidated to enter. It’s like riding the city bus for the first time — everyone knows what to do except you, and asking for advice is going to reveal your ignorance. The place is friendly, albeit cash-only, and has been making amazingly delectable burgers since before the streets of Coeur d’Alene were paved. Just order a cheeseburger here and follow the prompts when asked. If you’re lucky enough to find a place at the counter to eat, do that. Otherwise, take it to go and sit by the lake. Take a bite and remember that a lot of things change, but some things stay the same, greasy way for a century. Or skip the philosophy and just demolish this thing.

THE TWIST Stop N Go Double Cheeseburger ($3.50) This local drive-in touts the fact that its meat is 100 percent ground beef and doesn’t include ammonia — which makes you think about the big chains that have made such an assertion necessary. It’s a nice assurance, and one that doesn’t hurt the taste of this classicstyle burger. I got it with simple meat, cheese and little else. If you’re up on the north end of Division and in need of a burger, skip the the big guys (there are plenty of them on that stretch) and check out these guys. 

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Fannie’s Ice Pops delivers treats on three wheels BY AMY MILLER-KREZELAK


n a smoldering evening at the Thursday Market in the South Perry District, the line at Fannie’s Ice Pops snakes around the corner. Under a parasol, Mandolyn Hume shares smiles as she peddles her refreshing, innovatively flavored ice pops. Eager, patient marketgoers step up to Hume’s custom-made icicle tricycle and choose from diverse flavor combinations such as strawberry-balsamic vinegar, rhubarb-mint, cucumber-applelime-mint, cherry-almond, cherry-lime and strawberry lemonade. Hume’s ice pops are straightforward and pure: blended fruit is combined with organic evaporated cane juice, spices, herb-infused simple syrups and water, then frozen and packaged. There are no artificial flavors or colors, and Hume uses organic produce whenever possible. “I make 10 pops at a time before I commit to 100. I scour the Internet for flavor combinations,” says Hume. Once a special education preschool teacher, Hume decided to reevaluate her career after she began a family of her own. A self-proclaimed food obsessive, Hume began making ice pops at home to test her skills in frozen confections. “I’ve always been interested and oriented around foods and flavors that work together. I toy around with restaurant ideas all the time. This was a nice, lowoverhead way to play with flavors without having the evening [restaurant] hours that are hard on my family,” says Hume.

Fannie’s Ice Pops at a recent Thursday Market in the South Perry neighborhood. Hume’s business model — and her company’s name — was inspired by her great grandmother, Fannie, a farmer from Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Fannie’s Ice Pops honors the tradition of using seasonal, local produce in its purest form. A frozen fudge bar for chocolate enthusiasts also is in the works.


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community events. Future plans include boxed ice pops at local groceries. “Seeing people come back because they enjoyed an ice pop the first time is really amazing,” says Hume.  Fannie’s Ice Pops • See fanniesicepops for the cart’s location.

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Crafted Tap House focuses on the details BY CARRIE SCOZZARO


t’s no accident that Crafted Tap House + Kitchen has been packed since opening last month in downtown Coeur d’Alene. Location, décor and menu are the main draw, with no detail escaping notice of owner Rob Berger and his cherry-picked staff. HDG Hissong + Hurtado Design Group — designers of Fire Artisan Pizza, Wasabi Asian Bistro and Revel 77 — transformed the former auto shop using reclaimed wood, patinated metal, vintage hardware and even some leftover mufflers to create a hip, brightly lit man cave. Seating is loosely parsed into upstairs, overlooking the patio with room for you and more than 100 of your buddies, the bustling main room, and the bar. The menu is executive chef Gabe Cruz’s take on conventional bar food, explains Berger. Appetizers include the pretzel and white cheddar Hefeweizen fondue ($7), super fuzz chicken wings with blood orange purée, orange juice, and Elysian ale ($12), or spicy red pepper shrimp and pork belly confit ($12). Entrées are cleverly named for masters of their respective craft. The Old Man and The Sea, an iconic novel by Ernest Hemingway, inspired a shrimp cake with mango slaw and seaweed salad ($13). The B-I-Double G-I-E, for rapper Notorious B.I.G., is local Tim’s Special Cut Meats beef burger topped with bacon, avocado, and sharp cheddar on a bun from Pilgrim’s Markets. The Rockafella Ya’ll — a waffle topped with fried chicken, bacon, egg and serranohuckleberry syrup — is a nod to the Rockefeller family legacy, a name synonymous with American entrepreneurship.

That’s a subject near and dear to Berger, who along with two friends in 2009, started HubWorks, a customer-driven, pointof-sale ordering system for restaurants. Although he’s since sold HubWorks, Berger employs it and table-top digital tablets to facilitate ordering from the extensive revolving beverage menu of 43 beers, three ciders, and four wines. “The major cool factor,” says Berger, is that customThe Rockafella Ya’ll. CARRIE SCOZZARO PHOTO ers “can read the story behind the beer.” The beers, of course, are craft brews, including locals like No-Li and Mad Bomber, but also Belgian Duvel, whose reputation for excellence is right at home at Crafted Tap House.  Crafted Tap House + Kitchen • 523 Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene • Open daily 11 am-10 pm • 208-292-4813 •


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PATIOS BROWNE’S TAVERN 1924 W. Pacific I 315-9934 The patio seating of the recently reopened Browne’s Addition tavern spreads through the grassy yard and wraparound porch of the Victorianstyle brick house. Their international menu, offering everything from Vietnamese to Norwegian cuisine, is matched in unique variety by the eclectic décor. CLOVER 913 E. Sharp | 487-2937 Clover, which opened in May 2012, is the joint effort of owners Scott and Liz McCandless and Paul and Marta Harrington. They prepare almost everything from scratch, don’t have a deep-fat fryer, and desserts — called petite bites — are scaled down in size. The restaurant got a nice first birthday gift of recognition from Food & Wine — a spot on the Top 100 New American Bars list in the magazine’s Cocktails 2013 book. Their enclosed patio frequently features live music to accompany your meal.

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GARLAND AVENUE DRINKERY 828 W. Garland I 315-5327 Inside this Western-style building at Garland and Lincoln you’ll find a bar that’s not huge, but could comfortably house about 40 drinkers. Light hardwood floors and ornate Spanish tiles complement the big, dark, oak L-shaped bar. Outside, the spacious patio boasts an ambiance warmed by strung lights. There’s Wi-Fi, a pinball machine, a jukebox and a full bar. JOEL’S 229 Church St. I Sandpoint 208-265-8991 With some of the region’s best burritos, Joel’s (which started as a taco truck) serves delicious and varied San Diego-style burritos, wrapped tight in paper, full of juice and flavor. The staff is super-friendly, they make good horchata, and they’ve got a front patio that’s perfect in the summer for watching people cruise by on their bikes.

BEACHOUSE BAR & GRILL 4316 E. Coeur d’Alene Lake Dr. I Coeur d’Alene 208-664-6464 This is the other Coeur d’Alene Resort lakefront restaurant, a little out of the way, with a priceless view year-round. Summer means a tub of steamers and a cold beer on the patio, while colder-weather comfort foods include tangy huckleberry ribs, perfect with a glass of red wine. NO-LI BREWHOUSE 1003 E. Trent I 242-2739 One of the more popular and spacious patios in Spokane can be found tucked along the river on Trent. NoLi offers an amazing view of the Spokane River in a location that’s easily accessible from the Centennial Trail, making for an easy bike ride into the brewery. Once seated with a nice view of the water, order up some of the brewery’s specialty beers, take a load off, and hit up their menu of appetizers from a recently overhauled menu. n

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Champion of the Movie Life Itself remembers the impact of Roger Ebert BY LOUIS BLACK


oftcore-porn filmmaking king Russ Meyer, who really admired Roger Ebert, used to tell me stories about wining and dining him, as well as setting Ebert up with some of his zaftig friends (“zaftig,” not surprisingly, was one of Meyer’s favorite words). Meyer lived in an A-frame, where he would be upstairs cooking while Ebert was downstairs working on the screenplay for Beyond the Valley of the Dolls. As Meyer cooked, Ebert typed. Whenever the typing stopped, Meyer would scream down, “Ebert, keep writing!” until the typing started again. Possibly the best known, most widely followed popular film critic in America, there Ebert sat in Meyer’s carefully crafted shrine to the overwhelming ampleness of female breasts, writing one of the great underground classics of mainstream-American studio filmmaking. Rather than a contradiction, this is an indication of the extraordinary range of interests and

talents Ebert possessed. but presents a more fully realized portrait of Ebert than This deeply loving documentary by the gifted I’d ever encountered. It is in love with its subject; it’s Steve James (Hoop Dreams) evokes the man, husband, hard not to be. Being a study of Ebert, it is, by necesfriend, critic, TV celebrity and writer, and captures and sity, also a film about movies. celebrates an extraordinary human being. Eloquent, it is surprisingly moving and beautifully Ironically, Ebert — the movie critic for the Chicago structured. There is a scene in which the filmmaker RaSun-Times — first found a national audience min Bahrani, whose work Ebert champiLIFE ITSELF with a biting attack on George Romero’s oned, is talking to him in the hospital and Rated R Night of the Living Dead, just two years before relaying Werner Herzog’s compliments to Directed by Steve James Ebert. As Bahrani imitates that familiar he authored Beyond. In 1975, he joined Gene Siskel, reviewing movies on TV and changing At Magic Lantern German accent, the film cuts to Herzog the course of his career and American film himself talking about what a soldier for criticism. Although decidedly mainstream, the film Ebert was. It is a purely cinematic bottom line was that both critics loved movies, with Ebmoment that sent chills running down my spine. Apert invariably embracing the more ambitious, obscure, propriate to this man, who lived his life for films, is difficult and independent productions. this movie that transcends subject and form to get at This documentary, intimately detailing the last a portrait that is not just intimate and revealing, but years of Ebert’s life, not only inspires and entertains, cinema-loving, life-affirming and inspiring. 

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This documentary, intimately detailing the last years of Roger Ebert’s life, not only inspires and entertains, but also presents a more fully realized portrait of him than I’ve ever encountered. It is in love with its subject; it’s hard not to be. Being a study of Ebert, it is, by necessity, also a film about movies. Eloquent, it is surprisingly moving and beautifully structured. Directed by Steve James. At Magic Lantern. (MB) Rated R


Directed by Daniel Lusko — this Christian action and drama fusion paints a picture of massive religious reform in the United States. Evangelist John Luther is one of the only things standing in the way of this transformation and in order to eliminate him, a U.S. senator frames Luther as the murderer of a young, innocent girl. So this man of god has to go on the run from the FBI. Bonus: Features FOX News talking head Gretchen Carlson as a TV reporter! (MAB) Rated PG-13


In this sequel to Disney’s original film, Planes, acclaimed air racer Dusty Crophopper (voice of Dane Cook) takes on a new role as a heroic world

firefighter after a devastating engine failure. His new team, the Smokejumpers, is both inspiring and eclectic with a veteran fire and rescue helicopter, Blade Ranger (Ed Harris), a scooper, a heavy lift and a few others. Rated PG (MAB)

America is a documentary film presenting a vision of how the world would be if the United States had lost the Revolutionary War. It’s based on New York Times bestselling author Dinesh D’Souza’s book, America: Imagine a World without Her. In this action packed film, the audience is taken through a recreation of the war and a re-imagination of a world without America. (MAB) PG-13


The last time we saw officers Jenko (Channing Tatum) and Schmidt (Jonah Hill), they were posing as high school students to bust a teenage drug ring. In 22 Jump Street (they moved across the street), the duo is back, but what could they possibly do to top their last assignment? Duh. Enroll in college. Again, the assignment is to stop a drug ring, but now at a college, while keeping their focus on fighting crime. (MB) Not yet rated


Gretta (Keira Knightley) has been dragged onstage at a bar open-mic night by a friend (James Corden) to perform an original composition; in the crowd is Dan (Mark Ruffalo), a once-hot music industry executive whose only discoveries of late have been how quick it takes to get to the bottom of a bottle. But Dan hears something in Gretta’s song — we see what he hears in a cutesy bit where instruments float in the air, playing the arrangement in his head — and he becomes determined to record her work and get her a distribu-


This is the sequel to last year’s sneaker hit about a future in which all crime (including murder) is legal in the U.S. for a single 12-hour period each year. This time around, the Purge is still very much happening and five people find themselves stranded on the streets of Los Angeles as night falls, making them prey for all the wacko’s on the prowl in search of something to kill. (MB) Rated R

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Jason Segal and Cameron Diaz star as a couple who has found things a little boring in the bed as of late. To spice it up, they get out the video camera and film themselves, ya know, doin’ it. Then, wouldn’t ya know, the damn video gets uploaded and sent out to all their friends and they have to go on a wild escapade to keep the documentation of their coital session from going before even more eyeballs. (MB) Rated R

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Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu MbathaRaw) has always lived her life between two worlds. The illegitimate child of Admiral Sir John Lindsay (Matthew Goode), Belle is of a higher rank than the servants, but cannot eat with her own family because of her mixed-race status. Strangled by class systems and prejudice, Belle begins to find her voice only when she falls in love with a man who wants to change the world for the better, but does not have the rank her family requires. At Magic Lantern (ER) Rated PG


It’s been a few years since James Franco’s ape Caesar took smart pills and then led every other ape in the greater Bay Area on a rampage of epic proportions. Those smart pills ended up causing a worldwide epidemic, killing off much of the human race. War took care of many others. Now, the surviving humans are bristling up against the apes, led by Caesar and the two species are on the brink of war. Gary Oldman and Keri Russell lead a stellar cast. (MB) Rated PG-13


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NOW PLAYING to be possessed by some evil entity. He teams up with a hardscrabble Catholic priest to rid the city of this evil, which seems to be passing from person to person. On a lighter note, Joel McHale plays a cop in this ultra-scary flick. (MB) Rated R


Director Ivan Reitman (who did, among many other things, Ghostbusters) brings us a relatively accurate depiction of the NFL draft and all the backroom shenanigans. Kevin Costner stars as the GM of the Cleveland Browns who, on the eve of the draft, has seen both his personal life and his career wander onto shaky ground. Now, he has to decide whether to take a heralded quarterback as the first pick. (MB) Rated PG-13


Three neighbors and best friends, Tuck, Munch, Alex, and their families are forced to move due to a highway construction project in their neighborhood. But amidst the change the dynamic friends receive a series of coded messages leading them on an adventure of a lifetime. They enlist Emma, a school friend, to help them on their journey. What they eventually find is an alien stranded on Earth and they make it their mission to help him return home. (MAB) PG


Tom Cruise has picked his science-fiction films wisely (Minority Report) and less so (Oblivion). But he made the right choice on this full-blown action movie about an attack on Earth by creepy, bloodthirsty aliens, and the war waged on them by our international military. It’s also a trapped-in-a-time-loop story, similar to Groundhog Day (but more violent and funnier) in which Cruise is an unwilling soldier who keeps getting killed in battle, then waking up to fight again, knowing what’s to come. (ES) Rated PG-13

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The girl has cancer, the boy is in remission from cancer; this story can only end badly. As far as teenage cancer love stories go, John Green’s recent young adult novel of the same name isn’t half bad — not nearly as sappy as A Walk to Remember. With Shailene Woodley (The Descendants, Divergent) as the lead for this film adaption, many lovesick teenage girls and their boyfriends will show up for this one. (LJ) Rated PG-13


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Wes Anderson’s latest features a narrative structure in which the central story isn’t merely a flashback, but a flashback nesting in a flashback nesting inside another flashback. A woman visits a memorial for a writer; that writer (Tom Wilkinson), circa 1985, describes his encounter as a young man (Jude Law) in 1968 with Mr. Zero Moustafa (F. Murray Abraham), owner of the once-glorious Grand Budapest Hotel in the “former republic of Zubowka.” At Magic Lantern (SR) Rated R


Hiccup’s father Stoick, the isle’s Viking chieftain, is ready to cede power to his dragon-master heir, Hiccup’s focus lies elsewhere, as he and his dragon best friend Toothless chart the previously unexplored world beyond Berk. Unfortunately, these travels lead to some unwanted discoveries, including the existence of dragon poachers and the tyrant Drago, who controls a dragon army. (SS) Rated PG


Taking place in Poland in 1962, Ida is the story of an aspiring nun, Anna. The graceful 18-year-old hopes to take her vows in the same convent she has lived in since being orphaned. But before her vows are complete, she is required to meet with an unknown family member that will change her perspective on life. Family secrets from the dark Nazi occupation are revealed and this sends Anna on a journey in hope of finding clarity. At Magic Lantern (MAB) Rated PG-13


As one of the most terrifying and iconic Disney villains, Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) has had many questions surrounding the origins of her background. This newly re-imagined flick seeks to explain exactly how the fallen fairy became so evil, and why she chose to act out against innocent Princess Aurora (Elle Fanning). (ER) PG


This film casts Seth Rogen in a comfortable role as a genial pot-smoker, and a wonderfully wild Rose Byrne in a comfortable role where she’s allowed to speak with her own Australian accent, as Mac and Kelly are forced to contend with the Delta Psi fraternity buying the suburban house next door to theirs. OK premise, awful result. (SR) Rated R


Soon after we meet her, Donna (Jenny Slate) gets dumped. She gets sad and sloppy drunk, then sleeps with a stranger. She gets pregnant. She decides to get an abortion. Emotionally troubled but constitutionally tough, Donna keeps going about her days while also entertain-


It’s the future and everything is super screwed up thanks to a weather control experiment gone wrong, leaving the world completely frozen. The only remaining humans live on a train that circles the globe, never stopping. On that train, there’s a strict divide between the haves and have-nots, overseen by a fierce administrator played by Tilda Swinton. When a rebellion rises, things go way, way off the tracks. At Magic Lantern (MB) Rated R


The titular Tammy is a perpetual screwup, and when she loses her job, her car and her husband in one day, she decides to take the radical step of leaving her Illinois hometown. So it’s time for a road trip, requiring the car — and the accompanying presence — of her alcoholic, diabetic grandmother Pearl (Susan Sarandon). At the outset, Tammy feels like familiar territory for McCarthy, especially as she fumbles her way through that initial crappy day. (SR) Rated R


Time for the Autobots to roll out again as Michael Bay brings us the fourth installment in his Transformers franchise. This time, Mark Wahlberg and his daughter have discovered something that could threaten both forces of shape-shifting robots, and even the entire world. (PS) Rated PG-13


We open on a nasty future: dark, postapocalyptic skies and ruined cities left in the wake of the ongoing genocide of mutants and humans by robot Sentinels. The sci-fi Judgment Day has come and the Terminators aren’t even bothering to imprison survivors in the Matrix. Professor Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart) has a plan to stop the Sentinel war decades in the past, before it even begins. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellan and Michael Fassbender. (MJ) Rated PG-13 





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ing a love interest. Slate is so dynamic in this role, so 100-proof potent, that it’s easy to be entirely smitten with her. At AMC (KJ) Rated R





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en years after the ape-ocalypse witnessed cable immunity to the pathogen that killed off in 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes — in most of their brethren. A human search party led which lab chimps imbued with heightby Malcolm (Jason Clarke) and his medic wife ened intelligence (as a result of their time spent as Ellie (Keri Russell) travels deep into the apes’ simian guinea pigs) freed themselves from their forest territory to investigate the remains of a cages and headed across the San Francisco Bridge hydroelectric dam, with the hope of restoring toward the California redwoods — we revisit electricity to the spartan human colonies back in these apes in the process of laying the groundSan Francisco. A gun goes off, an ape dies, and work for their new society. rapprochement between the species falls to the The apes are now fully bipedal (no knucklecooler heads of Caesar and Malcolm. dragging for this colony), and The narrative and its attenlive in Anasazi-like dwellings, DAWN OF THE PLANET dant lessons about how one rotwhere English-language skills and ten ape and/or human can spoil OF THE APES philosophical teachings (“Ape not Rated PG-13 the bunch are engaging, although kill ape”) are scratched onto the I found myself drifting during the Directed by Matt Reeves rock walls. In addition to monobattle sequences. Call me a bigot Starring Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, syllabic English, the apes also or species-ist, but, to my eyes, Keri Russell, Andy Serkis speak in sign language, translated most of these apes look alike — for viewers via subtitles — which especially during chaotic action may come as a surprise to those seeking mindless sequences. Also, the dulling of image brightness entertainment. Their leader, now as before, is when wearing 3-D glasses exacerbates the overall Caesar (a combined marvel of computer imagblur of monkey mass. (This is a movie that ing and motion-capture acting by Andy Serkis, should be totally fine to see in conventional 2-D.) who played Gollum and King Kong for Peter Matt Reeves proves to have been a good choice Jackson). to further this series, given his previous triumphs Dawn opens with a montage of news footage with the jangling creature feature Cloverfield and that explains how a simian flu epidemic has the unsettling story of adolescent bloodlust in destroyed the human species. After observing the Let Me In. Reeves knows how to eke pathos from simians’ new social order for a bit (an impressive CGI and heartbreak from teenaged vampires: feat of CGI technology), we learn that there are He’s perfect for this story about the beasts that actually human survivors who have an inexplilie within. 

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More Than Darkness Bonnie “Prince” Billy has been called a recluse, a country musician and an actor — but he’s not exactly any of those things BY LAURA JOHNSON


here may not be much left to achieve after Johnny Cash records one of your songs and asks you to sit in on backing vocals. But while Bonnie “Prince” Billy describes the experience of Cash singing his “I See a Darkness” back in 2000 as an arrival of sorts, that doesn’t mean he could stop right there and die happy. Life goes on. “That was a reality that I never thought existed, like in my dream Johnny Cash sang my song and it was so cool,” Billy recalls. “It felt less realistic than some of the actual dreams I’ve had, where I’m playing with Iggy Pop or someone.” Before the Cash episode, Billy had been playing and recording for a decade under different names, including Palace Brothers and Palace Music. He released one album under his real name, Will Oldham, then in 1998 switched to the moniker Bonnie “Prince” Billy. He says he’ll answer to anything: Will, Bonnie, Billy. To add confusion, sometimes he’ll sign his name “Bonny.” “That’s the thing about language, it should be fluid,” he says. The day I call him, he’s in his yard in Louisville, Kentucky, ...continued on next page

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pulling weeds, the oppressive afternoon sun and humidity bearing down on him. But the birds are chirping gloriously and his 6-pound Yorkie is keeping him company. He used to spend a lot more time in Chicago, home to his record label Drag City, but after his mother got sick a couple of years ago, he’s moved back to Louisville. And this is home; this is the place that taught him to love country music. He’d rather listen to a Luke Bryan pop-country hit than be tortured with Beyonce. “Am I the only one who doesn’t get her?” he asks. While his music isn’t exactly quantifiable as country — it’s more indie rock/Americana/folk, paired with his warbling voice devoid of twang, saturated in sadness and beauty — he’s OK if someone takes it that way. “A good thing about country music, and being associated with it in any way, is it’s a community of professionals who share some kind of history, a living history, and that’s pretty exciting,” Billy says. Over the years he has earned a reputation for not wanting to talk to journalists; that he’s some sort of recluse. “There were a couple of moments they wanted to use those terms as a catch phrase,” Billy explains about reporters. That’s why he released the 2012 book Will Oldham on Bonnie “Prince” Billy, which was supposed to answer all those pertinent questions, so he didn’t have to say the same shit over and over: About his days as an actor (he was in Junebug and Jackass 3D), appearing in music videos for R. Kelly and Kanye West, how he came up with his current pseudonym or what it was like to work with Johnny Cash. “I realize all interviews will cease at one point, though,” he says. So he keeps putting out music and touring and continues to talk, because he knows it won’t last forever. He can be very open, especially in his music. “I figure everybody believes they’re a bad person, so sure, I do think I am too,” Billy admits. “Sure, sometimes I worry I’m being too open in my music. I try to keep working on a song until I don’t recognize the singer, but I think there are times I may have been fooling myself.” This Friday, he’s playing Spokane for the first time, though he’s toured through Washington many times. He’ll play his oneman show. He’ll probably even play “I See a Darkness.” He says he never tires of playing certain songs over and over. “I’ve nurtured an approach to a lot of the songs I play; it’s precarious,” he says. “I try not to know my own songs, so that when I begin a song I don’t know where it’s going. When it begins, I’m not sure how it will get to the end.” n







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In two years, Viking Bar & Grill has transformed itself into a music venue for all tastes, culminating in the All Age Rage this weekend BY LAURA JOHNSON


itting at one of the high tables at Viking Bar & Grill, general manager Steven Barclay directs traffic as live music is readied for the night’s entertainment. It’s one of those days where he’s been at the bar since 10 am. He’s hoping to leave by 8 pm, but there are many nights when he doesn’t leave until closing time — “It’s all part of the service industry. It’s my passion,” he says. The 30-year-old Viking Tavern reopened as Viking Bar & Grill nearly two years ago under new owner Troy Hardy. Barclay was hired to try new things, and a big part of that has been bringing in more live acts. The antique beer signs, flags from around the world, 34 beers on tap and free popcorn aren’t going anywhere. But when it comes to the music, Barclay wants an element of surprise — he doesn’t want people to expect a certain type of demographic when they walk through the Viking’s doors. Two months ago, the bar amped up the lights and sound system for the tiny corner stage. On that stage, Barclay says he wants to give bands a shot that other venues aren’t necessarily interested in.

The All Age Rage formed last year as an extension of that approach. “I wanted to showcase how music in Spokane is going,” Barclay says. “I want the younger generation to see there’s so much more out there to listen to locally, but also create an event parents feel safe bringing their kids to.” Last year’s show only had eight bands; this time around the Viking parking lot will host 30 bands, two stages, a beer garden and even a pre-party Friday night. The plan is to have one of the stages on the front patio (after the railings are taken off), then another stage perpendicular to it in the lot. “It’s going to be like Warped Tour, where there’s a band setting up while another is playing. That way, if all goes to plan, there will be no dead air,” Barclay explains. n All Age Rage Vol. 2 feat. the Nixon Rodeo, the Lion Oh My, Helldorado, the Fail Safe Project and more • Fri-Sat, 11:30 am-close • $10 buying from any band/$15 day of • Viking Bar & Grill • 1221 N. Stevens • vikingbarandgrill. com • 315-4547

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Thursday, 07/17

ARBOR CREST WINE CELLARS, Performers on the Patio feat. Gator Loops J THE BARTLETT, The Honeycutters, Sam Platts & the Kootenai Three BEVERLY’S, Robert Vaughn J BIG DIPPER, The 3 Trumpeters J BUCER’S, Open Jazz Jam with Erik Bowen THE CELLAR, Ron Criscione COEUR D’ALENE CASINO, PJ Destiny J COEUR D’ALENE PARK (SPOKANE), Browne’s Addition Summer Concerts feat. Daniel Mark Faller & the Working Poor J THE HOP!, Straight Line Stitch, Dead Horse Trauma, Tragedy Amongst the Stars, In Denial JOHN’S ALLEY, Sam Sliva JONES RADIATOR, Los Chingadores J KNITTING FACTORY, The Next Big Thing, Gloriana, Kristy Lee Cook, Katie Armiger, Allison Veltz LAGUNA CAFÉ, Just Plain Darin LEFTBANK WINE BAR, Nick Grow J LUXE COFFEEHOUSE, Particlehead MEZZO PAZZO WINE BAR, Dirk Swartz NYNE, Alyse Black, Natalie Gelman O’SHAY’S, Open mic PEND D’OREILLE WINERY, Owen & McCoy PHAT HOUSE, Jus Wright, Micah Wyatt J RIVERSTONE PARK (CDA), Summer Concerts at Riverstone feat. Ruth Pratt & Friends TEMPLIN’S RED LION, Rockin’ on the River feat. Sammy Eubanks UNDERGROUND 15, The Tone Collaborative, Marco Polo Collective THE VIKING, Lust for Glory, Colourflies WEBSTER’S, Pacific Suns ZOLA, Troubadour

Friday, 07/18

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t’s not that Bubba Sparxxx (yes, three x’s) ever hid his Southern heritage in his music, but these days the white rapper fully embraces his Georgia roots by employing country music instrumentations in his songs. Sparxxx, aka Warren Anderson Mathis, came to prominence in the early aughts with “Ugly” and “Ms. New Booty,” which featured the Ying Yang Twins. Over the years he’s taken a more honest approach to his music, becoming a true country rap artist. Today, his lyrics talk about country girls and Chevrolets and drinkin’ — check out his current record Made On McCosh Mill Road for a full demonstration — and it fits him perfectly. — LAURA JOHNSON Bubba Sparxxx feat. Unique, KNE and T.S The Solution • Thu, July 24, at 8 pm • 21+ • $15 • Red Room Lounge • 521 W. Sprague • 838-7613



eattle singer-songwriter Rocky Votolato’s early lyrics are quite emo — songs like “Suicide Medicine” and “Uppers Aren’t Necessary” — of course, he wrote them when acoustic emo was really hot, more than a decade ago. But who cares? His smoky voice and intricate guitar riffs have the power to speak directly to a listener’s soul. Votolato’s newer music from his 2012 album Television of Saints is far more adult and devoid of teenage angst. He’s all grown up. — LAURA JOHNSON Rocky Votolato with Kevin Long and Bristol • Sat, July 19, at 8 pm • $15 • All-ages • The Bartlett • 228 W. Sprague • • 747-2174

Billie, David Ferguson (see story on pg. 55) BEVERLY’S, Robert Vaughn J THE BIG DIPPER, GS3 BIG SKY’S, The Ravinz & Man in Black Tribute BLACK DIAMOND, Just Plain Darin BOLO’S, Scorpius BOOMERS, Ten2Midnight J BUCER’S, Plane Champagne CARLIN BAY RESORT, Shiner THE CELLAR, New Mud CHECKERBOARD BAR, Chaos Revolution Theory, Dammit Jim, Over Due CDA CASINO, Donnie Emerson & Nancy Sophia, Kosh & the Hitmen CONKLING MARINA, Stagecoach West CURLEY’S, Johnny Qlueless J EAST CITY PARK (MOSCOW), Rendezvous in the Park ft. Sam Silva, Carolyn Wonderland FIZZIE MULLIGANS, Chris Rieser & Snap the Nerve FREDNECK’S (291-3880), Johnny &

the Moondogs GATEWAY MARINA (208-582-3883), County Line GRANDE RONDE, Nicole Lewis J THE HOP!, We Ended Eden, Vultra, Children of Atom, Morbid Inc., Brace for Betrayal IDAHO POUR AUTHORITY (208-2902280), Charley Packard IRON GOAT BREWING CO. (4740722), Madeline McNeill IRON HORSE BAR, YESTERDAYSCAKE J JACKLIN ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER (208-457-8950), Flying Mammals JOHN’S ALLEY, Stereo Sons LAGUNA CAFÉ, Diane Copeland LEFTBANK WINE BAR, Carey Brazil and Jay Condiotti MAIN STREET TAVERN (208-6871926), Bad Monkey MEZZO PAZZO WINE BAR, Dirk Lind MONARCH MOUNTAIN COFFEE (208265-9382), Scott Reid

OFF REGAL LOUNGE (743-9401), Big Mumbo Blues Band PALOMINO CLUB (944-4911), Grand Opening feat. The Last Chance Band, DJ Camo J PARK BENCH CAFE (456-4349), Endangered Species feat. Jimmy Shore PEND D’OREILLE WINERY, Jake Robin THE PHAT HOUSE, Weary Traveler RED ROOM LOUNGE, DJ D3vin3 REPUBLIC BREWING, The Lowest Pair ROADHOUSE, Last Chance Band ROCKER ROOM, Nova J THE SHOP, Goodnight Venus THE VIKING, All-Age Rage prefunk feat. Morgan Mallory, Cutback Davis, Banish The Echo WEBSTER’S, Echo Elysium ZOLA, Karmas Circle

Saturday, 07/19

J BABY BAR, Bullets or Balloons Record Release feat. Kramer, Team

Growl J THE BARTLETT, Rocky Votolato (see story left), Kevin Long, Bristol BEVERLY’S, Robert Vaughn J BIG DIPPER, The Drip, Rutah, Faus, Nailbastard BOLO’S, Scorpius BOOMERS, Ten2Midnight BOWL’Z BITEZ & SPIRITZ, Likes Girls J BUCER’S, Nate Shoemaker CARLIN BAY RESORT, Shiner THE CELLAR, New Mud J CHAPS, Just Plain Darin CDA CASINO, Donnie Emerson & Nancy Sophia, Kosh & the Hitmen CONKLING MARINA, Stagecoach West CURLEY’S, Johnny Qlueless J DOWNTOWN SANDPOINT, Summer Sounds feat. Skirpizoid J EAST CITY PARK (MOSCOW), Rendezvous in the Park ft. Little Hurricane, Dishwalla FIZZIE MULLIGANS, Chris Rieser & Snap the Nerve

GATEWAY MARINA (208-582-3883), County Line GEM STATE CLUB (208-245-9916), JamShack  THE HOP!, Venture Crew IRON HORSE BAR, YESTERDAYSCAKE JONES RADIATOR, The Tone Collaborative, Dionvox  LANTERN TAP HOUSE, Go Man Gos THE LARIAT, Route 66 LEFTBANK WINE BAR, Karrie O’Neill NORTHERN QUEST, Disco Quest ‘70s Party feat. KC & The Sunshine Band, The Village People


Get your event listed in the paper and online by emailing getlisted@inlander. com. We need the details one week prior to our publication date. PALOMINO CLUB, Grand Opening feat. The Last Chance Band, DJ Camo THE PHAT HOUSE, Open Mic RED BULL (685-1108), Six Strings N Pearls RED ROOM LOUNGE, DJ D3vin3 ROADHOUSE, Raised in a Barn Band ROCKER ROOM, Nova  ROCKET MARKET, Hannah Siglin  SCHWEITZER MTN. RESORT, Mountain Music Festival ft. Cedar & Boyer, Pretty Broken Things, Marshall McLean Band, Ian McFeron Band (see story on pg. 61)  UNDERGROUND 15, Blackwater Prophet, Dept. of Martyrs, Lust For

Glory  THE VIKING, All-Age Rage ft. The Nixon Rodeo, The Lion Oh My, Helldorado, Invasive and more (see story on pg. 57) WEBSTER’S, Pacific Suns ZOLA, Karma’s Circle

Sunday, 07/20

ARBOR CREST, Concerts on the Cliff feat. Big Mumbo Blues Band BEYOND HOPE RESORT (208-2645251), Truck Mills feat. Samantha Carston, Drew Browne THE CELLAR, Pat Coast CHECKERBOARD BAR, The HOBO Road Show, Dum Spiro Spero, Big Sid & the Wiggle, Jesse Noll CDA CASINO, Kosh, Echo Elysium CONKLING MARINA, PJ Destiny CURLEY’S, YESTERDAYSCAKE DALEY’S CHEAP SHOTS, Jam Night with VooDoo Church  EAST CITY PARK (MOSCOW), Rendezvous in the Park ft. Hog Heaven Big Band, Washington Idaho Symphony  THE HOP!, Tantric, Elephant Gun Riot JONES RADIATOR, The Nehemiah Show  KELLY’S IRISH PUB, Songwriter Sundays with the Flying Mammals  LATAH VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN (448-4194), Concert Under the Pines feat. Head Hiatus Band  RICK SINGER PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO (838-3333), Scott Cossu  THE VIKING, All-Age Rage ft. The Nixon Rodeo, The Lion Oh My, Helldorado, Invasive and more (see

story on pg. 57) WEBSTER’S Chris Lucas ZOLA, Son of Brad

Monday, 07/21

 BIG DIPPER, Bob Curnow Big Band  BING CROSBY THEATER, Charlie Hunter and Scott Amendola  CALYPSOS (208-665-0591), Open Mic EICHARDT’S, Monday Night Jam with Truck Mills  THE HOP!, Victory Heights, Measures, Team Growl, We Rise the Tides JOHN’S ALLEY, Red Elvises  RICO’S (332-6566), Open Mic ZOLA, Nate Ostrander Trio

Tuesday, 07/22

315 MARTINIS & TAPAS, The Rub  AUNTIE’S (838-0206), Phil Kiver  THE BARTLETT, Open Mic BEVERLY’S, Robert Vaughn BORRACHO (822-7789), DJ D3VIN3 CRAFTED TAP HOUSE + KITCHEN (208-292-4813), Kicho FEDORA PUB, Tuesday Night Jam with Truck Mills  THE HOP!, Elecktro Grave JOHN’S ALLEY, Dead Winter Carpenters JONES RADIATOR, Open Mic  ROCKET MARKET, Nicole Lewis Trio TRINITY AT CITY BEACH (208-2557558), Tuesdays with Ray Allen ZOLA, The Bucket List

Wednesday, 07/23  THE BARTLETT, Sea Giant, Wild

Pacific, Sean Thomas BEVERLY’S, Robert Vaughn BOWL’Z BITEZ & SPIRITZ, Likes Girls THE CELLAR, Carli Osika EICHARDT’S, Charley Packard FIZZIE MULLIGANS, Kicho  FOUNTAIN CAFE, Wyatt Wood GRANDE RONDE CELLARS, Spokane Singer Songwriters Open Mic  THE HOP!, Sea of Bones, Rasputin, Mojave Wizard, Progenitus JONES RADIATOR, Sally Bop Jazz LA ROSA CLUB, Robert Beadling & Friends LANTERN TAP HOUSE, Open Turntables Night with DJ Lydell LUCKY’S IRISH PUB, DJ D3VIN3 MEZZO PAZZO WINE BAR, Nick Grow THE PHAT HOUSE, Open Mic REPUBLIC BREWING, The Honeycutters SOULFUL SOUPS & SPIRITS, Open mic  SUTTON PARK (CHENEY), Karen McCormick WEBSTER’S, Nate Ostrander ZOLA, The Boss of Me

Coming Up ...

 BIG DIPPER, Kevin Woods Quartet CD Release Party, July 24  BING CROSBY THEATER, Tommy Emmanuel, July 24  RED ROOM LOUNGE, Bubba Sparxxx (see story on facing page), July 24 CHECKERBOARD BAR, JT Stenbeck, Oh Snap, Upbeat for Sundown, The Revision Scheme, July 25  THE VIKING, Night Argent, Sea Giant, Midnight Parkade, July 26

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MUSIC | VENUES 315 MARTINIS & TAPAS • 315 E. Wallace, CdA • 208-667-9660 ARBOR CREST WINE CELLARS • 4705 N. Fruit Hill Rd. • 927-9463 BABY BAR • 827 W. First Ave. • 847-1234 THE BARTLETT • 228 W. Sprague Ave. • 747-2174 BEVERLY’S • 115 S. 2nd St., CdA • 208-765-4000 THE BIG DIPPER • 171 S. Washington St. • 863-8098 BIGFOOT PUB • 9115 N. Division St. • 467-9638 BING CROSBY THEATER • 901 W. Sprague Ave. • 227-7638 BLACK DIAMOND • 9614 E. Sprague • 891-8357 THE BLIND BUCK • 204 N. Division • 290-6229 BOLO’S• 116 S. Best Rd. • 891-8995 BOOMERS • 18219 E. Appleway Ave. • 755-7486 BOOTS BAKERY & LOUNGE • 24 W. Main Ave. • 703-7223 BOWL’Z BITEZ & SPIRITZ• 401 W. Riverside Suite 101. • 321-7480 BUCER’S COFFEEHOUSE PUB • 201 S. Main, Moscow • 208-882-5216 BUCKHORN INN • 13311 Sunset Hwy.• 244-3991 CARLIN BAY RESORT • 14691 Idaho 97, Harrison, • 208-689-3295 THE CELLAR • 317 E. Sherman, CdA • 208-6649463 CHAPS • 4237 Cheney-Spokane Rd. • 624-4182 CHECKERBOARD BAR • 1716 E. Sprague • 535-4007 COEUR D’ALENE CASINO • 37914 S. Nukwalqw Rd., Worley • 800-523-2464 COLDWATER CREEK WINE BAR • 20 W. Jerry Ln., Worley • 208-263-6971 CONKLING MARINA • 20 W. Jerry Ln, Worley • 208-686-1151 CURLEY’S • 26433 W. Hwy. 53 • 208-773-5816 DALEY’S CHEAP SHOTS • 6412 E. Trent • 535-9309 EICHARDT’S • 212 Cedar St., Sandpoint • 208263-4005 FEDORA PUB • 1726 W. Kathleen, CdA • 208765-8888 FIZZIE MULLIGANS • 331 W. Hastings Rd. • 466-5354 FOX THEATER • 1001 W. Sprague • 624-1200 GRANDE RONDE CELLARS • 906 W. 2nd • 455-8161 THE HOP! • 706 N. Monroe St. • 368-4077 IRON HORSE • 407 E. Sherman Ave., CdA • 208-667-7314 IRV’S BAR • 415 W. Sprague Ave. • 624-4450 JOHN’S ALLEY • 114 E. 6th, Moscow • 208-8837662 JONES RADIATOR • 120 E. Sprague • 747-6005 KNITTING FACTORY • 911 W. Sprague Ave. • 244-3279 LAGUNA CAFÉ • 4302 S. Regal St. • 448-0887 LA ROSA CLUB • 105 S. First Ave., Sandpoint • 208-255-2100 LATAH BISTRO • 4241 Cheney-Spokane Rd. • 838-8338 LEFTBANK WINE BAR • 108 N. Washington • 315-8623 LIBRARY LOUNGE • 110 E. 4th Ave. •747-3371 LION’S LAIR • 205 W. Riverside Ave. • 456-5678 LUCKY’S IRISH PUB • 408 W. Sprague Ave. • 747-2605 LUXE COFFEEHOUSE • 1017 W. First Ave. • 642-5514 MAX AT MIRABEAU • 1100 N. Sullivan Rd. • 924-9000 MEZZO PAZZO WINE BAR • 2718 E. 57th • 863-9313 MOOTSY’S • 406 W. Sprague • 838-1570 MOSCOW FOOD CO-OP • 121 E. Fifth St. • 208882-8537 NORTHERN QUEST • 100 N. Hayford • 242-7000 NYNE • 232 W. Sprague Ave. • 474-1621 THE SHOP • 924 S. Perry St. • 534-1647 O’SHAY’S • 313 E. CdA Lake Dr. • 208-667-4666 PEND D’OREILLE WINERY • 301 Cedar St., Sandpoint • 208-265-8545 THE PHAT HOUSE • 417 S. Browne • 443-4103 PJ’S BAR & GRILL • 1717 N. Monroe St. • 328-2153 RED LION RIVER INN • 700 N. Division St. • 326-5577 RED ROOM LOUNGE • 521 W. Sprague Ave. • 838-7613 REPUBLIC BREWING • 26 Clark Ave. • 775-2700 THE ROADHOUSE • 20 N. Raymond • 413-1894 THE ROCK BAR • 13921 E. Trent Ave. • 43-3796 ROCKER ROOM • 216 E. Coeur d’Alene Ave. • 208-676-2582 ROCKET MARKET • 726 E. 43rd Ave. • 343-2253 SEASONS OF COEUR D’ALENE • 209 E. Lakeside Ave. • 208-664-8008 THE SHOP • 924 S. Perry St. • 534-1647 SOULFUL SOUPS & SPIRITS • 117 N. Howard St. • 459-1190 SPOKANE ARENA • 720 W. Mallon • 279-7000 SPLASH • 115 S. 2nd St., CdA • 208-765-4000 THE SWAMP • 1904 W. Fifth Ave. • 458-2337 UNDERGROUND 15 • 15 S. Howard St. • 290-2122 THE VAULT • 120 N. Wall St. • 863-9597 THE VIKING • 1221 N. Stevens St. • 315-4547 WEBSTER’S RANCH HOUSE SALOON • 1914 N. Monroe St. • 474-9040 ZOLA • 22 W. Main Ave. • 624-2416

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A summertime tradition that’s had a bit of a troubled past announced recently it’s returning again this month. BeGin at the MAC, the museum’s popular after-hours social event, offers gallery browsing, live music, beer, wine and light appetizers. This month’s event features live music by the jazz, blues and swing group Hot Club of Spokane, performing at the outdoor amphitheater. In the past, BeGin was known for being free, but this time regular museum admission applies, unless you’re a MAC member, in which case it’s still free. Don’t let that affect your decision to go. In an era of continuing budget cuts to arts organizations everywhere, every penny counts. — CHEY SCOTT BeGin! • Fri, July 18, from 6-9 pm • $10/adults; $7.50/seniors; $5/students; free/MAC members • Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture • 2316 W. First •

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Picnic for the Pond • Sun, July 20, at 5 pm • $30/adults; $15/kids ages 6-16 • Manito Park • 1702 S. Grand Blvd. • 456-8038

J.A. Jance • Wed, July 23, at 7 pm • Suggested $3 donation • Bing Crosby Theater • 901 W. Sprague • • 227-7638

Mirror Pond is a piece of city history and a misnomer all in one. Presently, the ironically murky waters of the Manito Park pond are hardly clear enough to catch a glimpse of one’s reflection. Flash back 60 years, though, and the water feature was a natural lake used for canoeing and ice skating. The Friends of Manito, raising money for a big renovation project, already has reached two-thirds of its $305,000 goal. This weekend, the park’s booster nonprofit hosts a catered picnic dinner and silent auction, including a beer/ wine garden by No-Li Brewhouse, and live music. — JENNA MULLIGAN

Mystery and crime novel author J.A. Jance goes by her initials because she was once told by a publisher that if people knew she was a woman, it would be a liability to her books about a male detective. The bestselling author is known for her three character series — J.P. Beaumont, Joanna Brady, and Ali Reynolds — each containing more than a dozen installments. Born in South Dakota, Jance now splits her time between Arizona, where Joanna Brady is set, and Seattle, where J.P. Beaumont is set. Jance is reading from her newest installment in the Brady series, Remains of Innocence. — FRANNY WRIGHT


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There’s yet another cool music festival this weekend: the Schweitzer Mountain Music Fest. Local folk bands Cedar & Boyer and the Marshall McLean Band, along with the Seattle-based Ian McFeron Band and Pretty Broken Things, are all set to entertain throughout the day on the lawn at Schweitzer Village. This annual summertime event also includes a barbecue and beer/ wine garden, and of course the opportunity to take advantage of the hiking/biking trails and zip lines open for the summer season. The 3rd annual Schweitzer Mountain Trail Run (3.5 or 10 miles) takes place that morning, with other activities — chairlift rides, disc golf and more — running from 10 am-6 pm. — LAURA JOHNSON Mountain Music Festival • Sat, July 19; music from noon-8 pm • Free • Allages • Schweitzer Mountain, Sandpoint • • 208-255-3081



We’re bringing professional golf back to Coeur d’Alene, and you can be part of the gallery for just $20. Follow PGA pros and celebrities as they take on the magnificent Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course. All proceeds benefit the Community Cancer Fund, dedicated to raising money for cancer care and research right here in the Inland Northwest.

Play60 Family Fest • Fri, July 18, from 11 am-1 pm • Free, preregistration required • Dwight Merkel Sports Complex • 5071 N. Assembly • seahawks. com/community/East-12-Tour.html


Attention Seahawks and Super Bowl XLVIII fanatics: the region’s favorite team — the Seattle Seahawks — is making a special appearance in our neck of the woods this weekend. The Play60 Family Fest is an all-ages event, with lots of kids activities and the chance to meet some of the Seahawks team, Blitz the mascot, the Sea Gals cheerleaders and Taima the Hawk. Fun fact — Taima’s handler, David Knutson, is a Spokane resident. Fans also can check out the Lombardi Trophy up close and in person. A Jr. Sea Gals clinic also is planned, along with a fan forum and combine stations. Bring your whole Seahawks-loving clan out for a day of sports, games and fun, and of course don’t forget to don those 12th Man jerseys. — MADISON BENNETT




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ART FOR THE ANIMALS Benefit for the River’s Wish Animal Sanctuary, offering guided tours, vegan food/drink, live local music, an auction and local artwork for sale including jewelry, metal work, paintings, drawings, ceramics and more. July 18, 4:30-8:30 pm. $10. River’s Wish, 11511 W. Garfield Rd. (951-3650) WAGS TO RICHES SpokAnimal’s first annual benefit auction and dinner, featuring a 4-course dinner, raffle, “wall of wine,” live music and silent and live auctions. July 18, 5-10 pm. $80/person, $150/couple. Mukogawa Institute, 4000 W. Randolph Rd. 14TH ANNUAL RIDE FOR LIFE Event benefits the American Childhood Cancer Organization Inland Northwest (ACCOIN), which provides support to local children and families affected by childhood cancer. Riders choose from multiple starting points, riding to Spirit Lake, ending with a barbecue, live music and auctions. July 19. $25. Curley’s, 26433 W. Hwy. 53. (208-777-6896) BASKETS FOR BABIES BIRTHDAY BASH Celebrating the local nonprofit’s third anniversary, the event includes a silent auction, local vendors, kids’ activities and a diaper donation drive. July 19, 9 am-4 pm. Free to attend. Baskets for Babies, 9410 E. Sprague Ave. tinyurl. com/pvvdya3 (214-2634) PETS FOR VETS CAR SHOW An open car show to support the Pets for Vets organization, with door prizes and raffle items donated by local businesses. July 19, 10 am-2 pm. $5/entry. Deer Park. SPOKENYA The 5th annual 7K run/walk benefits efforts to bring clean water to Adeido, Kenya. July 19, 9 am. $20-$35. Life Center Church, 1202 N. Government Way. (290-1036) ST. VINCENT DE PAUL STEAK FRY 6th annual steak fry, benefiting the St. Vincent de Paul North Idaho Family Emergency programs, featuring live music by the Kelly Hughes Band and Colby Acuff. July 19, 5-10 pm. $25. Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way. (208-416-4716)


Scenic Excursion

Train Rides

“Down River Days Festival” 2014 RIDE DATES Affair on Main Street Festival leaves from Metaline Falls Park Aug 30 & 31 JULY 26 & 27 AUG 30 & 31 OCTOBER 4 & 5

OCTOBER 11 & 12 OCTOBER 18 & 19 OCTOBER 25 & 26

Autumn Color Rides leave from Ione Station every weekend in October

July 26 & 27 Saturday: 1 pm & 3 pm Sunday: 11 am & 1 pm Train leaves from Ione Station

Twenty-mile roundtrip rides between Ione and Metaline Falls, crossing the Pend Oreille River

For information & reservations visit or call 1-877-525-5226 (Mon-Fri 6am-5pm)

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STAND-UP COMEDY OPEN MIC Local comedians; see weekly schedule online. Thursdays at 8 pm. Free. Uncle D’s Comedy Underground, 2721 N. Market St. (483-7300) EXPEDITION A fast-paced improvised comedy show, rated for all ages. Fridays all summer, through Aug. 29, at 8 pm. $7. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. (747-7045) OPEN MIC COMEDY Live stand-up comedy, open to newcomers and experienced comedians. Fridays at 8 pm. Ages 21+. Free. Red Dragon Chinese, 1406 W. Third Ave. (475-6209) CHECKERBOARD COMEDY NIGHT Featuring live comedy performances by Will Seagram, Steven Johnson, Nick Cavsier, Steven Tye and others. July 19, 9 pm. Checkerboard Bar, 1716 E. Sprague. (535-4007) SAFARI Fast-paced short-form improv games based on audience suggestions. (Not rated.) Saturdays at 9 pm. $7. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. (747-7045)

OPEN MIC COMEDY Wednesdays at 8 pm. Ages 21+. Free. Brooklyn Deli & Lounge, 122 S. Monroe St. (835-4177)


BOWL & PITCHER ROUND II Community networking event, offering collaboration, mentorship and expert advice. Featured guests this month are Brook and Chris Martin of ICPooch. July 17, 6 pm. $5. Spokane Entrepreneurial Center (Buchanan Building), 28 W. Third Ave. CHERRY PICKER’S TROT The Green Bluff summer tradition includes the Pit Spit competition, live music, a 4-mile running race, as well as food and family-friendly events. July 17, 5 pm. $7-$20. KIDS SUMMER SAFETY FAIR A health and safety event for kids and families including 25+ resource booths and info on safe summer activities, boating and water safety, bike safety, free food, games, face painting, sun safety, and interactive kid friendly booths. July 17, 9 am-noon. Free. Harmon-Shipley Park, 6000 N. Market. (789-0609) LIBERTY LAKE RELAY FOR LIFE The community unites to honor cancer survivors, raise awareness about reducing cancer risk, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease. Starts July 18 at 6 pm and goes to 9 am on July 19. $10 min. donation. (528-6332) SUMMER PARKWAYS STREET PARTY The 1st annual street party offers festivities, booths and outdoor activities centered around Corbin Park and the surrounding streets, closed to vehicular traffic allowing people to stroll, cycle and party in the historic neighborhood. July 18, 6-9 pm. Free. Corbin Park, 2914 N. West Oval St. BEGIN! The MAC’s social hour returns for the summer, feat. music by the Hot Club of Spokane. Galleries are also open, and appetizers are served with beer and wine ($5). Regular museum admission applies; free to MAC Members. July 18, 6-9 pm. The MAC, 2316 W. First. (456-3931) CANINES VS. CANCER A local 5K walk and festival (formerly Bark for Life) honoring dogs who’ve fought cancer, and raising funds to benefit the American Childhood Cancer Organization, local shelters/rescues and the WSU Vet Hospital. Activities include the Ruff Revue dancing dogs, games, raffles, contests and a dog agility course. July 19, 9 am-3 pm. Greyhound Park & Event Center, 5100 Riverbend Ave. (290-5096) THE FAST AND THE FURRIEST A car and pet wash fundraiser to benefit SCRAPS. July 19, 10 am-2 pm. By donation. Black Diamond, 9614 E. Sprague Ave. (891-8357) OPEN HOUSE & DEMO DAY Demos include the “Jaws of Life,” a live house fire, LifeFlight helicopter landing, and fire trucks. Complimentary hot dogs, chips and lemonade are also served. July 19, 10 am-2 pm. Free. Fire Station No. 49, 302 W. Monroe Rd. SPOKANE’S FAMILY FARM TOUR Learn about a working dairy farm, including the modern technology and safety skills to milk cows and sample milk with cookies at the end of the tour. $3 per person. Activity designed for kids of all ages. July 19, 24, 27 and Aug. 4 and 13, from 3:30-5 pm. $3/person. Spokane Family Farm, 21715 W. Coulee Hite Rd.

KIDSTOCK 2014 A family concert on the lake, featuring regional music acts and activities, including Sammy Eubanks, Trapper Creek, Skivee’s, Kustoms and Dr. Scott. July 20, 2-6 pm. $5-$12; kids under 12 free. Hill’s Resort, 4777 W. Lakeshore Rd, Priest Lake. (208-443-2551) PICNIC FOR MIRROR POND The Friends of Manito host an evening picnic in the park to benefit the Mirror Pond Restoration Project, with a beer/ wine garden, live music and a silent auction. $15/kids, $30/adults (ages 5 and under free). July 20, 5-7:30 pm. Manito Park, 1800 S. Grand Blvd. SPOKANE POND TOUR Annual event featuring North and South Spokane garden ponds, hosted by the nonprofit Inland Empire Water Garden & Koi Society. Tickets can be bought day of at tour stops at 4612 N. K. Street or 223 E. 23rd Ave. July 20, 9 am-4 pm. $5/person; free/members. (863-4905) RIVERFRONT PARK MASTER PLAN TOURS Parks Director Leroy Eadie and Master Plan Project Manager Juliet Sinisterra give a tour of proposed future developments in the park. Learn about the history of Riverfront Park, what is being proposed and why. July 23 and Aug. 13, from 4:30-6 pm. Free. Fountain Cafe, 610 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. (625-6656)


RENDEZVOUS IN THE PARK The 32nd annual music and arts festival features kids’ arts and crafts activities (July 1718), evening concerts, arts vendors and more. July 17-20. Evening concerts: $10$12.50/youth; $20-$25/adults; $50/four show pass. East City Park, Moscow. (208-882-1178) RIVERSTONE STREET FAIR Coeur d’Alene’s Riverstone Village hosts a weekly outdoor market and street fair, hosting 200+ vendors of arts and crafts, food, live music, a farmers market and more. Thursdays from 4-9 pm, through Aug. 28. Free. CONCRETE RIVER FESTIVAL Annual community celebration offering a craft show, classic car cruise, kids’ carnival, the Concrete River Color Run, car show, parade, roller derby, live music and more. July 18-20. Colfax, Wash. DAVENPORT PIONEER DAYS The annual celebration features perennial favorites like the Pioneer Plod Fun Run, Road Knights classic car show, parade, barbecue, belly flop contest, live music, teen dance, farmers market, local vendors, a beer Garden, and more. July 1820. Davenport, Wash. 17TH ANNUAL BULL-A-RAMA Annual bull-riding and barrel-racing event hosted by the Newport Rodeo Association. July 19, 7:30 pm. Newport, Wash. (447-3214) DEER PARK AIRFAIR 2014 A celebration of flight as Deer Park Airport (DEW) celebrates its 70th anniversary. Deer Park Airport, 712 N. Cedar. July 19, 8 am-3 pm. Free. Deer Park, Wash. (276-3379) GREEN BLUFF CHERRY FESTIVAL Cherries on the bluff are ripening and at the peak of harvest during mid-July. July 19-20. Green Bluff Growers, Mead, Wash. MOUNTAIN MUSIC FESTIVAL Music festival featuring Cedar & Boyer, Pretty Broken

Things (Seattle), Marshall McLean Band and the Ian McFeron Band. Also includes a barbecue and beer/wine garden. July 19, 12-8 pm. Free. Schweitzer Mtn, Sandpoint. (208-255-3081) NORTHWEST RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL The annual event celebrate its 20th anniversary with its 1500s-era festival featuring stage shows, food/drink, music, sword fighting and a competitive jousting tournament twice daily. July 18-19 and 25-26, from 11 am-7 pm. $10. Northwest Renaissance Festival, 6493 Hwy 291. (276-7728) PRIEST LAKE HUCKLEBERRY FESTIVAL An annual festival at the height of the summer tourist season featuring vendors, artist booths, food, live music, and more, with proceeds supporting the Priest Lake Search & Rescue. July 19. Free admission. Priest Lake Golf & Tennis Club, 152 Fairway Dr.


THE GREENHORNS A documentary exploring America’s growing young farming community. July 17, 6-8 pm. Free. Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. 4th, CdA. (208-676-9730) MAY I BE FRANK Documentary film screening. July 17, 7:30-9:15 pm. $5-$7. Panida Theater, 300 N. First, Sandpoint. (208-263-9191) BELLE A film inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed-race daughter of a Royal Navy Captain. Rated PG. Showing July 1820, times vary. $3-$6. Kenworthy, 508 S. Main St. (208-882-4127) ROMAN HOLIDAY Outdoor film screening in the park at dusk. July 18. Pavillion Park, 727 N. Molter Rd, Liberty Lake. (755-6726) SOUTH PERRY SUMMER THEATER: THE PRINCESS BRIDE Outdoor movie screening, starts at dusk. July 19. Free. The Shop, 924 S. Perry St. (534-1647) THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES Outdoor film screening in the park at dusk. July 19. Free. Pavillion Park, 727 N. Molter Rd. (509-755-6726) SWIM AND A MOVIE: THE NUT JOB The Spokane County aquatic centers (North and South) host a 2-hour swim followed by a family-friendly film screening at dusk. July 19, 6 pm. $2$4. MONTY PYTHON LIVE (MOSTLY) Comedy legends John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin reunite on stage for a special, live broadcast from London’s O2 Arena, screening July 20 at 11:30 am, and rebroadcast July 23-24 at 7:30 pm. $18. Regal Cinemas, 4750 N. Division. (482-0209) DOLLAR SUMMER MOVIES Screening sponsored by the Kootenai Alliance for Children and Families. July 22-23, 10 am. $1. Regal Cinemas Riverstone Stadium 14, 2416 Old Mill Loop. (800326-3264) WE WILL NOT CONFORM Screening of the anti-Common Core documentary directed by conservative political commentator Glen Beck. July 22 and 29 at 8 pm, at Regal Cinemas Northtown and Riverstone (CdA).


GRANDE RONDE VERTICAL MERLOT TASTING A 10-year vertical tasting of Grande Ronde’s Seven Hills Vineyard’s merlot, with food pairings and more.

July 17. $50/person. Grande Ronde Cellars, 906 W. Second. (455-8161) FRENCH WINE DEMYSTIFIED Taste 8 wines from some of the oldest and best-known wine production regions in France. July 18, 7 pm. $20, reservations required. Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. (343-2253) GOURMET GRILL NIGHT Part of INCA’s “Summer Date Night Series,” a class focusing on taking burgers to a new level with flavorful sauces and more. July 18, 6-8 pm. $75/pair. Inland Northwest Culinary Academy (INCA), 1810 N. Greene St. (533-8141) VINO WINE TASTING Friday’s tasting (July 11 from 3-6:30 pm) features Wine of the Month club selections. Saturday (July 12, from 2-4:30 pm) highlights Vino’s bestsellers. $10/tasting. Vino!, 222 S. Washington. (838-1229) KOREAN FOOD SALE The monthly event continues, back on Saturdays, offering a buy-four get one free special. To-go orders welcome. July 19, 11 am-2 pm. $10/dish. Spokane Hope Christian Reformed Church, 806 W. Knox Ave. (720-9646) FOOD TRUCK PALOOZA The 1st annual festival offers samples from 16 local food trucks with a fixed-price admission. Also includes live music and a beer garden, and the “Truckster Awards.” $15-$25. July 20, 2-7 pm. Luigi’s parking lot, 245 W. Main. RUBS, BRINES & BBQ 101 A cooking class with the culinary team at Clover restaurant. Reservations required. July 23, 7-9 pm. $40/person. Class taught at 608 N. Argonne. (623-7177)

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I’m an 18-year-old woman, recently asked out by a handsome, charming 34-year-old guy from France. He took me out to a nice restaurant, and everything was wonderful until he admitted that he has a girlfriend, though he explained that they always fight and break up. He said he isn’t ready to leave or cheat on her, but he is very attracted to me and wants to keep seeing me platonically to see where our “relationship” goes. I believe him but AMY ALKON feel like some second option. After dinner, we ended up making out in his car. Things were going WAY too far, so I had him take me home. I really like him, but I don’t want to waste my time wanting someone who already has someone, even if he is “confused” about her. —Disturbed Some men take their monogamy very seriously: “I’m not ready to cheat on my girlfriend. But I might be ready after dessert.” Yes, the guy reeled you in like a dazed trout, but you shouldn’t feel too bad about that. In addition to his being an experienced 34 to your inexperienced 18, he’s also French. If there’s a French national sport, it’s probably seduction. (Note that nobody calls making out “North Korean kissing.”) French seducers are particularly good at romantic spin, like how this guy told you he wants to “keep seeing you platonically,” which, it seems, is French for “grope you behind the restaurant in a car.” The French also tend to be more relaxed about the boundaries of monogamy. In a Pew Research Center poll, when asked whether an affair is “morally unacceptable,” only 47 percent of French people said it is, compared with 87 percent of Americans. Former French President Francois Mitterrand’s wife even invited his mistress to his funeral, where they stood together over his coffin. Still, even in France, there are lines you just don’t cross. In the words of actor Yves Montand: “I think a man can have two, maybe three affairs while he is married. But three is the absolute maximum. After that, you are cheating.” Unfortunately, you missed your cue to activate the ejection seat — the point at which the guy mentioned having a girlfriend. A guy with a girlfriend is a guy who is not available. Not even if he says they’re on-and-off and suggests sampling you as a way of deciding whether they should be off-and-off. The problem is, there’s a time when this sort of clarity comes more easily, and it isn’t when you’re in the heat of the moment, having your culottes charmed off by Jean-Claude the Seducer. You need to go into a date with a set of standards — standards you come up with ahead of time for what you will and won’t accept. If, for example, one of these is “Never become somebody’s backup sex,” it won’t matter that the man in question is very attracted to you and says so with a French accent. As France’s big gift to the United States, the Statue of Liberty, says on its base: “Give me your tired,” not your “tired of their girlfriends.”

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My ex-girlfriend and I broke up two years ago, and she’s about to marry another guy. I admit that I’m not quite over her, and she knows this, so I’m not invited to the wedding. But we loved each other for many years, so it seems wrong to let such a big life event of hers pass without mention. Do I send a card? A gift? Put in a phone call? —Former Boyfriend When the woman you love is marrying someone else, it’s natural to be of two minds — one that says “Call and congratulate her!” and the other whispering, “Call in a bomb threat to the church on their wedding day!” Taking the classier approach will actually have benefits for you — even beyond avoiding a lengthy trial and prison time. A growing body of research finds that “walking the walk” — acting the way you’d like to feel — is one of the fastest, most effective ways to change how you do feel. Basically, by acting as if you’re over her, you’ll help move yourself along to that point. So, yes, write out a congratulatory card. (A gift is unnecessary, and a call might be uncomfortable, especially if you and she end up playing phone tag and her fiance notices 26 messages from her ex.) In the card, you can simply say something like, “Wishing you guys all the best on your wedding day and many years of happiness!” Just avoid getting into specifics on the happiness thing, like how you’ll always be there for her: “If your husband ever finds you in bed with another man, I’d like it to be me.” n ©2014, Amy Alkon, all rights reserved. • Got a problem? Write Amy Alkon, 171 Pier Ave, #280, Santa Monica, CA 90405 or email (

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ALOHA SUP RACE SERIES Mountain Gear hosts 5 stand-up paddleboard races on Liberty Lake; race all five for the event’s Hawaiian shirt. July 17, 24, 31 and Aug. 7 and 14 from 6:30-8:30 pm. $15. Liberty Lake Regional Park, 3707 S. Zephyr Rd. (340-1151) GLOW MOB WORKOUT Total Fit Spokane and Glow in the Park 5K Fun Run co-host a free glow-in-the-dark workout session. July 18, 8:30-9:30 pm. Free. Total Fit Spokane, 5620 S. Regal St. (448-5733) SEAHAWKS 12 TOUR EAST The Seattle Seahawks come to Spokane for the Play60 Family Fest, offering a Jr. Sea Gals clinic, combine stations, inflatables, a fan forum, Lombardi Trophy viewing and more. July 18, 11 am-1 pm. Free, registration required. Dwight Merkel Sports Complex, 5701 N. Assembly St. DIRTY DASH The annual, 4-mile mudrun obstacle course returns to Spokane. Sat, July 19. $50-$60. Riverside State Park ORV Park, 9412 Inland Rd., Riverside State Park. FITTEST IN THE PARK A 1-day fitness competition, open to teams and individuals, hosting 4 workouts. July 19, 8 am-3 pm. $55/person; $110/team. Riverfront Park. MT SPOKANE OLD GROWTH HIKE 2nd annual 6-mile hike trip through the oldgrowth forest on the west side of Mt. Spokane, hosted by the Save Mt. Spokane Coalition. July 19, 10:30 am-2:30 pm. Free. Mt. Spokane State Park, 26107 N. Mt. Spokane Park Dr. MtSpokane2020Vision (209-2404) MUDDY MILES Runners compete in teams or solo in a family-friendly, mudfilled, 2-mile obstacle course and race. Proceeds benefit Heritage Health and the Kroc Center’s health programs. July 19, 3:30 pm. $15-$100. Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way. (208-415-0292) SCHWEITZER MOUNTAIN TRAIL RUN The 3rd annual trail run offers 3.5-mile and 10-mile distances, on mostly single-track trails. July 19, 10 am. $15-$50. Schweitzer Mtn. Resort. (208-263-9555) SPOKANE INDIANS VS. EVERETT AQUASOX Games held daily July 1920, Sat and Mon at 6:30 pm, Sun at 3:30 pm. $5-$11/single game. Avista Stadium, 602 N. Havana. (535-2922) SPOKANE SHADOW The Evergreen Premier League men’s soccer team vs. Seattle and Wenatchee July 19-20, 7 pm. $4/youth, $6/adults. SFCC, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Dr. TIGER TRI The 24th annual triathlon is open to individuals and teams, with a 1K swim, 40K bike and 8K run. July 19, 8 am. $50-$85/person. Colville, Wash, (509-684-6037) TRI-TOWN FLOAT DOWN The annual poker paddle float launches from the Ruby Creek Crossing in Ione, and ends in Metaline Falls, with game stops to build your hand along the way, and overnight camping in Ione. $25-$35/ couple. Ione, Wash. (509-446-2449) 6-PACK ALLEYCAT RACE 5th annual scavenger hunt ride. All proceeds benefit the Bonner Community Food

Center. July 20, 2 pm. $15. Sandpoint. SPOKANE SHOCK Arena football game vs. Tampa Bay Storm. July 21, 5:30 pm. $14-$47. Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. (279-7000) GET FIT ON THE CENTENNIAL TRAIL Ben Greenfield, a local coach, author, speaker, ex-bodybuilder and Ironman triathlete, goes over 6 ways to stay fit using the Centennial Trail as a base. July 23, 6 pm. Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Rd. (893-8200) MAP & COMPASS NAVIGATION Learn basic navigation skills using map and compass to find your way, including how to read a topographic map and how to use a map and compass in tandem. July 23, 6:30 pm. $30-$50. REI, 1125 N. Monroe. (328-9900)


DIRTY DEEDS IN DALLAS Summer season production of an original, locally-written Western-themed melodrama. Through July 27, Wed-Sat at 7 pm, Sun at 2 pm. $16-$18. Sixth Street Theater, 212 6th, Wallace. (208-752-8871) LET’S MURDER MARSHA A dinner theater event performed by the Empire Theatre Co., telling the comedy of Marsha Gilmore as she tries to stop what she believes to be her own murder. July 23-Aug. 1, Wed-Sat at 6:30 pm. $25. Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. (327-8000) COEUR D’ALENE SUMMER THEATRE: MY FAIR LADY Lerner and Loewe’s masterpiece is the centerpiece of CST’s 2014 season. Through July 27, Thurs-Sun at 7:30 pm, Sat-Sun at 2 pm. Thurs.-7:30 pm and 2 pm through July 27. $27-$49. Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Rd. THE DEVIL & BILLY MARKHAM A special benefit performance of the stage adaptation of Shel Silverstein’s 6-part poem about a character who never met a bet he didn’t take. Pre-show events include live music and local beer. July 18, 7:30 pm. $15. Interplayers, 174 S. Howard. (455-7529) HOW TO EAT LIKE A CHILD Musical featuring a cast of local children. July 17-20, Fri-Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2 pm. $10-$12. Pullman Civic Theatre, 1220 NW Nye St. OLIVER THE MUSICAL The classic Charles Dickens tale performed as a musical by a local cast of children and adults. July 18-27, Fri at 7 pm, Sat at 3 pm and 7 pm, Sun at 3 pm. $8-$14. University High School, 12320 E. 32nd Ave. (208-277-5727)


TINMAN’S GREATEST HITS A special sale featuring work by local professional artists who have exhibited at the gallery in the past 11 years, as owner Susan Bradley enters her retirement. Runs through July 26. Gallery open Tues-Fri from 10 am-6 pm and Sat from 10 am-4 pm. Tinman Gallery, 811 W. Garland Ave. (325-1500) VISION SEEKERS WORKSHOP The 8th annual workshop offers an opportunity to exchange and create art with renowned American Indian Artists, and is open to middle school students from North Idaho. July 18, 8:30 am. $10-$15. Jacklin Arts &

Cultural Center, 405 N. William. (208-457-8950) PULLMAN ARTWALK & CRAZY DAYS Local artists are featured in receptions throughout downtown with free refreshments, music, kid’s activities and more. Includes the Mayor’s Award presentation at 5:30 pm in Pine Street Plaza. July 18, 5-8 pm. Free. Downtown Pullman. (409-432-6222) INK VOLUNTEER WORKSHOP INK Art Space needs creative volunteers to support its workshop programs, for as little as 2 hrs/month. Opportunities involve tutoring, teaching literary/ art workshops, contributing graphic design skills, organizing adult events, and more. July 19, 10 am-noon. INK Art Space, 224 W. Sprague.


LAURA MCBRIDE A reading and discussion of the new author’s book “We Are Called to Rise” which received starred reviews from the Library Journal and is the #1 Indie Pick for June. July 17, 7 pm. Auntie’s, 402 W. Main Ave. (838-0206) SUSAN CARR The Seattle-based teacher debuts her novel “The Ballad of Desiree” with a reading and a concert featuring songs from the 1970s. July 18, 7-8:30 pm. Free. Auntie’s, 402 W. Main. (838-0206) SPOKANE POETRY SLAM Competitive performance poetry, in which poets are judged by 5 audience judges, chosen at random; winner gets a $50 prize. Held the third Monday of the month at 8 pm; doors open at 7 pm. $5. The Bartlett, 228 W. Sprague. INK WRITING WORKSHOP Get to Know Your Imaginary Friends” is a fiction writing character workshop with author Kris Dinnison, for writers grades 7-12. July 22, 1:30-3:30 pm. Free, registration required. INK Art Space, 224 W. Sprague Ave. J.A. JANCE The NYT-bestselling author visits as part of her book launch tour for “Remains of Innocence,” with a reading and book signing event. July 23, 7 pm. $3 suggested donation. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. (509-227-7404) LINDA HACKBARTH Regional history writer Linda Hackbarth discusses her book “Trail to Gold: The Pend Oreille Route.” July 23, 7 pm. Free. Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave. (208-769-2315)


FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS RETREAT The Buddhist monastery offers a 3-day course on the foundational principles of Buddhist philosophy, from July 17-20. Day students are welcome to attend. July 17. Sravasti Abbey, 692 Country Lane Rd, Newport. (509-447-5549) GERMANS FROM RUSSIA HERITAGE SOCIETY CONVENTION Learn more about German heritage, where to find needed records and meet others who have ties to your ancestors’ old South Russia villages. Need not be a member to attend; daily registration available. July 24-27. Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. (509-220-6321) BEAD STAMPEDE 21st annual bead vendor show. July 18-20. $3. Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way. (208661-2911) n



Boosters and Branding Can officials take advantage of Spokane’s pot-friendly laws? BY TYLER MILLER


pokane is famous for a variety of things: Expo ’74, Gonzaga basketball, potholes. Last week, it added one more: legal cannabis. But how does Spokane — a city also known as a wholesome, family-friendly community — market

itself in relation to the burgeoning, and now legal, recreational marijuana industry? Answer: It’s unclear. “I know of no plans for the City of Spokane to market itself in relation to the marijuana industry,”






BE AWARE: Marijuana is legal for adults 21 and older under Washington State law (e.g., RCW 69.50, RCW 69.51A, HB0001 and Initiative 502). State law does not preempt federal law; possessing, using, distributing and selling marijuana remains illegal under federal law. In Washington State, consuming marijuana in public, driving while under the influence of marijuana and transporting marijuana across state lines are all illegal. Marijuana has intoxicating effects and may be habit forming. It can also impair concentration, coordination and judgment. Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of this drug. For more information, consult the Washington State Liquor Control Board at

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says City Councilman Jon Snyder, who has been a leader on the issue, in an email. Cheryl Kilday, president and CEO of Visit Spokane, which promotes travel and tourism in the region, says its board of directors has adopted a philosophy that looks at marijuana as part of Spokane’s larger food, wine, spirits and craft beer culture. But because Visit Spokane got mixed responses from local business leaders, the organization is holding off on any cannabisspecific promotions. “Our role will be to provide information and promote cannabis-related destination experiences to travel writers and leisure travelers alongside our region’s other dynamic assets,” Kilday says. n


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Hot Blonde Walmart Cashier You worked at the Walmart up north behind Winco on Tuesday July 8th, inside by the garden center. We went through your line with oddly placed chairs. I called my friend special and you finished it with special ed. I want to get to know you, you seem pretty cool. Write me back if you remember me and want to get together sometime.

so I think it was good. My lack of response made it akward, plus my staring at you that added to the akwardness. My bad, I will be looking for your light green truck through-out town. I promise will yell something back next time.

ever be since the day when you and I became “we”. I can still smile and say I love you Beverley. Happy 13th Anniversary!!

wedding day 13 years ago I sang to the man of my dreams and vowed my love and loyalty forever. 13 years ago you promised to be my forever companion who would take cherish and honor me for the rest of our lives. 13 is my favorite number because for 13 years my love for you has got stronger and stronger and for 13 years I have been honored to be your wife in this journey. My wish is for a long life with the man who rode in on a white stallion and took my breath away. Happy Anniversary sweet husband Joel.

Eating At The Valley Bird I see you every Thursday, you’re the beautiful blonde that sits at the bar. You always order one of the new Angus burgers. You’re so beautiful maybe one of these times I’ll get the guts to walk up to you and say hello! I’m a cook. Red Robin To the yummy waiter at the Valley Red Robin. I saw you July 3rd and you were serving the bar and possibly the patio. You caught my eye a couple times and I think I caught yours. I was the blonde, red lip stick, mint shorts with a ponytail. I went to get camping stuff right after I left your restaurant at Walmart on Sullivan for the 4th of July and you were there too. Are you single? Wish I caught your name. Email me if you are single Can I Get To Know You? You are the super cute barista at the coffee shop on 29th by Applebees. I am the red headed lumberjack that comes in every week. Even though I see you almost every week its occurred to me that I don’t know you all that well. So, what do you say, can I get to know you? Dream Man You were wearing green and orange sequin tights in the pond at Manito on a Tuesday evening. You have the most beautiful blonde hair and you were carrying a giant fork with you. You chatted with me for a while, but I didn’t get a hold of your number. Maybe we could stare blankly at something shiny sometime. Email me at Coffee I’ve really enjoyed our conversations! So bummed that I took too long to take you up on coffee. Do I still have a chance? You can still find me where we were conversing... fingers crossed! Beautiful Blonde I saw you at 2pm July 11th. You: beautiful blonde in a red car. We stared at each other at the light, 2 smiles and a wave goodbye. I was in a grey Denali. I hope you see this. E-mail me@

Cheers Hoopfest This year I volunteered to be a court monitor for Hoopfest. I was scared out of my wits as the time came closer certain that my knowledge about basketball was minimal and I’d end up on the adult male court where everyone took it super serious. I actually almost backed out, but I had made a commitment and the Nikes were pretty cute! So at 7:15 am on Saturday I found myself setting up court 441! This cheers is for


Put a non-identifying email address in your message, like “” — not “” everyone I came across during that weekend! Garrett you were an awesome teammate and always backed me up, it wouldn’t have been as amazing without you. Sarah definitely pulled some strings for us to do that together

The Cyclist On Centennial A huge shoutout to the cyclist that gave me a high five on the Centennial Trail Wednesday evening as we passed by each other. (I was the brown haired girl jogging solo by Mission Park, blue tank, black running shorts) You TOTALLY MADE MY DAY. I grinned from ear to ear for at least another quarter mile. Please keep it up! Happy Birthday Chris! I can’t believe you’re 39 ;) You are the Huckleberry Queen, the Magic Mermaid and the Snake Mama. Today we are celebrating the anniversary of the day the world became a better place, because when you came to the world it became a better place. You are an amazing person, an inspiration to me in my life and a ray of sunshine in an often dark world. You’re my best friend and I’m so grateful that I met you. It has been such a pleasure getting to know you over the years. I hope your birthday is fantastic and that all your wishes come true. I love you

I Love You To my sexy Nicki thanks for putting up with my moods after the surgery. I love you more then you know. B

A Really Big Cheers I want to send a big CHEERS to the person that turned in my cellphone from the restroom at the E. Sprague WalMart on Thursday, July 10. I often hear this is the “scary” WalMart but, I have never had a problem with the people there. The customers and staff are always very nice. Thanks again! Very nice, person for proving great people are in my neighborhood too!!

Smoking I’ve just started smoking marijuana. I’ve noticed that it makes me hungry and tired. Is that normal? I like to get high on the marijuana joints. I’ve tried to roll my own, but it’s too hard. My neighbor rolls them for me for just $5 each. Would smoking it another way make me less hungry? Just thought I’d ask. Thanks

Sweep-Peep I am such a lucky lady. I have the most patient, loving, and understanding man in my life. Mikey I don’t know what I would have survived without you these past few weeks of uncertainty or how I would in the hard weeks that are a head. Love you more and moreAli (your Kitty) PS XOXOX Happy Anniversary!

Art Fest Cheers to all involved with this year’s Art Fest. A special thanks to the “College Band” for such an improvement on last year’s cluster f-word behavior prior to officially taking the stage. The sight of shiny saxophones placed on chairs while the harp player performed without distractions enhanced a special morning in the park. Nice performance during your time on the stage--you guys jazz! Thank you

To My Wife Cheers to my wife and I for sticking together through everything in the last 14 ears and counting, I love you little penguin.

Jeers Life I’m kind of not happy with my life right now and thanks to the Jeers section, I can vent. Also, I’m too cheap to pay a psychiatrist. Ha! Well let’s start out with that... I find it easier to spill my guts to strangers who read the Jeers section, than my friends or family. What is wrong with that picture? I mean, I know there are people I can talk to and will be there for me and listen, but I just still can’t... Currently unemployed. 29 and still live with my parents. 29, single, and haven’t had a serious relationship. I just look around and see so many people that seem so happy with life at this moment. I hear so many of my friends and family members doing all these awesome things. I hardly get invited to do things. I’m pretty much almost always the one to initiate a “”hangout””. I hate that. Most of the time I think nobody likes me. People do tell me they like me, or love me. I believe them only for that moment. I don’t know why. I tend to over-think things, so I’m probably overthinking this? Who knows. I’m not clinically depressed. Bi-polar? I guess I just feel...empty. Spokane Drivers Seriously... Why do so many of you drive with your head in the clouds??? Please re-take a Driver’s Education Class. And I am still seeing people using their cell phones while driving. Pfft... REALLY???!!! Save yourself a heavy fine and a possible accident, and spend about a hundred on a stereo that has


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bluetooth and even comes with a microphone. One button touch and you’re talking. The technology has been out there way too long. I’m surprise people are still holding a phone up to their ear (which is illegal anyways). And the kids texting and driving... I hope you have full coverage insurance, because you all think you are smarter and wiser than anyone else on the planet, why bother even asking you to use common sense. You’re just an accident just waiting for a time and place.

to yourself then a good start would be to hand the bartender a $10. $5 for each perverted comment, $20 for an attempted ass grab while the bartender walks to the bathroom or to kick your drunk obnoxious ass out of the bar. Just a couple examples. We put up with a lot, we council, babysit, clean up after you, so please pay for it, or stay the @%#& home.

Jeers After reading the Jeers and replies to jeers in the July 10-16 Inlander I can whole heartily agree with most of the comments. Especially the replies about obesity. Put yourself in their shoes. Have a little compassion. I have gained over a hundered pounds since I was 1st in the Air Force over 40 years ago. Even my uniforms from when I retired in ‘91 don’t fit anymore. Not that I’m lazy and sit around eating. I have physical disabilities that restrict my activities. So, we’re not all perfect! I see that most people in Spokane are nice, honest, courteous, and respectful. They apologise too. I can have a nice conversation with them. But there are a few, maybe more than just a few, that are rude, obnoxious, self serving, egotistical, “me first” jerks. I see it in the looks I get because I’m 65 and disabled. The ones who assume that because I’m old that I’m senile and stupid. You have no idea that I served 22 years in the USAF to insure your rights as a citizen. As if any of that really matters to some people Then there’s the rude drivers who are in such a big hurry and cut people off, tailgate, speed, and break the law. I can see you very well in my mirror. A lot of that is the inattention because of the attachment to technology. “Please don’t text and drive!” That electronic device appears to be surgically attached to you! Which also carry’s over to how they conduct themselves in the stores. Blocking the isles, talking and texting on the I-phone, totally oblivious to anyone else around them. I rarely hear “Sorry” or “ Excuse Me” from them! A friend on Face Book commented that those kind of inconsiderate people don’t see you as being equal. They are the only important people in the universe! Such as the red headed young man with the box fan in the East Central WalMart who squeezed and cut between me and another shopper’s carts just to be firsts in line. I was blocked by the lady’s cart as she was waiting in line and I was being patient. But you had to be first. Then on the way home the driver who must have been hitting 80 MPH in the 60 zone on an exit at Barker to cut in line then slow down and hold up traffic all the way to State Line. What an IDIOT! I’ve lived here in Spokane since 1969 and stayed because I liked it (past tense). It’s getting worse with more people moving here.

Age Discrimination I moved back here in 2009 and nobody will hire me. I have worked most of my life and have lots of experience, honesty and integrity. I have over 20 years experience in banking. They do not want me so I applied for phone banker thinking that would work, three times, still didn’t work. Prior to this, I was building a new house to sell on 10 acres and the market fell through and I lost everything. I have tried to get on with two different insurance companies with no success. I have also applied with grocery stores. Everyone tells me that I look younger. An example is when I went to my 40th high school reunion. They all recognized me. I am just a little grey around the edges. I can’t make ends meet and I am so tired of living like this. It is not living, it is existing. I can’t even afford to drive for an outing to the lake for crying out loud. Learn How To Tip I’m sick of all these cheap ass people who don’t seem to understand bartenders and servers need tips to live (pay the bills) either they don’t know how or they have no heart and are a bunch of ignorant scumbags. I’m a great bartender and do not deserve to end a shift with less then $50 if I’m lucky. If you can’t afford to tip there’s these cool places called liquor stores, go there buy a cheap nasty bottle of booze and have at it. Stop making us bend over backwards and suffer through your pathetic sob stories or rude provocative comments for nothing. Therapists charge to hear your bullshit and so do we. Oh and if you’re gonna sit at the bar and laugh hysterically and talk

RE: “Exceptable” Pajama Pants Please exercise your free-speech rights and continue wearing pajama pants in public. It makes the rest of us who were raised with traditional standards of propriety look really good. I’m not young or sexy or even attractive, but I feel that squeaky clean grooming and a little jewelry and makeup pay off out in the real world--I get wonderful customer service, strangers make small talk, and I even make new friends. People are ready to be genuinely pleasant to someone who looks like he or she wants to be around others. People not wearing their teeth, braless floppy women in tank tops, athletes in their rank workout gear, shoppers who shuffle along in dirty bedroom slippers-- you all look as if you’re simply enduring the rest of us until you can retreat as quickly as possible. Manners and grooming shouldn’t just be ramped up to sound a mating call or to respond to an employer’s demands; they’re a daily message about your character. If you’re wearing pajama pants in public, then I definitely know something about your character, and you’ll be treated accordingly. On the other hand, the quality of that writing was inexcusable--neither “exceptable” nor acceptable, and far more lazy and slatternly than your pants. Literacy is free in this country, and spell check is only a click away. Political Signs Jeers to those who are taking down Dave Wilson for Congress signs which have been placed in legitimate places. If you are afraid your candidate isn’t going to win, taking down others’ signs and putting up your candidate or, yours as the case may be, is not the way to win. In fact, some of the signs put up are for candidates not even running against Dave--but then they are GOP signs. These GOP candidates have lost my vote for their rudeness.


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Step by Step

Tucker Frye (top left) and David Moyle (above) began break dancing together in 2008.

The Paper Cutout Crew wants to introduce Spokane to break dancing — one move at a time By Azaria Podplesky


ou can hear them before you see them. Past balance beams and uneven bars at Spokane Gymnastics, tennis shoes squeak on hardwood floors. Long after typical workout hours, four break dancers practice intricate footwork and tricky spins. Eventually, four more dancers arrive. This is the Paper Cutout Crew. For the next hour, the dancers — five PCC members and three breakers visiting with EWU’s Asia University America Program — take turns throwing down a few moves. At various points, a member steps away to work on a move, rejoining the group when they’re ready to try again. It’s a small but supportive community, one the dancers want to introduce to as many people as possible. The PCC began in 2008 after Tucker “Tux” Frye and David “Classic” Moyle began dancing together at Spokane Gymnastics, where they both work. Dancers brought friends interested in learning, and the crew

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began to grow. Today, there are about a dozen members, though the group says there are only six or so “serious” members. In the early stages of the PCC, members volunteered with Pony Tales Youth Services, a nonprofit run by Kitara McClure, who Moyle affectionately calls the group’s mom, along with “matriarch” Nadine Burgess, who owns Spokane Gymnastics. “We didn’t really have any aim to where we were going,” Frye, 23, says of the crew’s beginning. “We just really liked doing it.” The Paper Cutout Crew now performs several times a year. In the past, they’ve performed at schools, Hoopfest, First Night, Unity in the Community, a conference to help teachers incorporate fun fitness programs into their classes and even quinceañeras. The crew has also worked with local hip-hop group Flying Spiders. Though a few members have danced before, many have been breaking only since joining the PCC.

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Members pay out of pocket, traveling to competitions (most in the Northwest, others as far away as California, Canada and the Philippines). Paying gigs are few and far between. But the crew doesn’t mind; they’re not in it for the money. “We’re just doing this for fun,” Frye says. “We like to be together. “It’s my goal to make it sustained, and if we ever did move away or had to stop for whatever reason, [the crew] would still keep going.” Despite good intentions, the crew’s mission to bring break-dance culture to the city’s attention hasn’t been without struggles. “[We face] the same challenge that anybody in Spokane has: getting people to come out,” Frye says. Hector “Zeroni” Aizon, 23, adds that getting people to understand that hip-hop and break-dance culture come from a place of peace, love and unity — not violence — is another challenge. But he says more public shows have increased the number of people aware of the crew. The Paper Cutout Crew stresses its open-door policy and encourages anyone interested in learning more about break dancing to stop by during practice or approach them if they’re dancing around town. “Don’t give us your money — give us your time,” Moyle says. “If each person gives each other a little time, we can all build together.” n The Paper Cutout Crew practices most weeknights from 8:30-11 pm at Spokane Gymnastics, 2515 N. Locust Rd., Spokane Valley.

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