SPOKANE, Wash. — Spokane is full of hidden gems, from its great outdoor recreation to amazing restaurants.
Some restaurants are more than meets the eye once you're inside their doors, and KREM Photojournalist Dave Somers has set out to explore some of these amazing finds around Spokane.
KREM's new series, called Restaurant and a 'blank', showcases different businesses around town that may look like just a place to grab a bite to eat or some groceries, but offer way more than originally thought.
Check back here throughout the year for more profiles on these special spots around Spokane and the Inland Northwest.
Rocket Market - 726 East 43rd Ave., Spokane
Rocket Market on Spokane's South Hill may look like a gas station at first glance, but really offers something for everyone.
While you can certainly gas up your car, truck or SUV, Rocket Market also offers a wine club, operates as a small concert venue, offers locally grown food, and much, much more.
Mobile users, click here to watch our profile on Rocket Market.
Pepe Caldo Pizza - 1116 West Ironwood Drive, Coeur d'Alene
Pepe Caldo Pizza offers homemade pizzas in a place that might make you feel like you're back home. But the pizzeria also operates as a skate shop.
That's right, after grabbing a couple slices of pizza, you can walk over and grab any skateboard decks, bearings, trucks, griptape or apparel you need before you go skate your favorite spot in Coeur d'Alene.
Mobile users, click here to watch our profile on Pepe Caldo Pizzeria.
Pathfinder Cafe - 3026 South Grand Blvd., Spokane
A unique take on the cafe concept, Pathfinder Cafe offers beers, baked goods, bar food and, of course, coffee. But its not just the menu that make Pathfinder stand apart.
The cafe also serves as a bicycle shop, and its easy to tell once you step inside. With bicycle themed decorations prevalent throughout, this one-of-a-kind spot is a must-see.
Mobile users, click here to watch our profile on Pathfinder Cafe.