SPOKANE – Spokane’s first-ever “Restaurant Week” begins Friday at more than 50 restaurants citywide.
Bourbon steelhead and jalapeño pineapple plank salmon are just two of the featured dishes available the next 10 days in Spokane restaurants.
Each participating location will provide a three-course meal for a fixed price: either $18 or $28. That does not include taxes or tip, but in each case it includes an appetizer, main course and a dessert.
When Visit Spokane approached Stacks Restaurant at Steam Plant general manager Tim Denniston about Spokane Restaurant Week, he knew he wanted Stacks to be included.
“Honestly I’d never heard of anything like this before,” Denniston said. “So when they brought this up and said it worked in other areas, we were interested.”
Laguna Cafe on the South Hill has high hopes well beyond restaurant week. Owner Dan Barranti says this is often the slow part of the year,
"Pick the restaurant you want to see survive. Go to those restaurants. If you don't, trust me, they miss you."
Visit Spokane President and CEO Cheryl Kilday said dining is a priority to today’s travelers.
“Food is one of the top three things that make them decide where to go and where to stay,” Kilday said.
She also says this event is geared to people who live here in Spokane.
“It’s a great campaign to get locals out, exploring other culinary attractions and agreeing that we’ve got a great selection of restaurants.”
Spokane Restaurant Week lasts 10 days: Feb. 22 through March 3.