Spokanes Lindamans Restaurant

  Before there was a Starbucks, Seattle’s Best, or Dunkin’ Donuts on every corner, there was Lindaman’s Café in Spokane. For 26 years Lindaman’s has been providing homemade goodness for dine in or to go from their 12th and Grand location in the St. Johns district of the lower South Hill. The magic of Lindaman’s is the community. The food is home cooked. The desserts are divine. The bottom line is that the people care about you and your experience. When Lindaman’s began, in 1984, there were only two espresso machines in Spokane. My, how times have changed. Merrilee Lindaman […]

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Spokane Weekend Wine Time March 12-14

Did you have a tough week? Let a glass of wine wash over your soul. Did you have a fantastic week? Celebrate with a glass of wine! Was it just another week in the routine? Escape with a glass of wine.  Below are the wine activities happening in and around Spokane for the weekend of March 12-14. If I’m missing an event of yours please let me know as soon as possible! Friday 3/12 Vino! A Wine Shop – Get a head start on weekend fun with a tasting from Forgeron Cellars of Walla Walla 3 – 5pm Caterina Grand […]

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Spokane Weekend Wine Time 3/5-3/7

After a long week – we all need to wind down. Wind down, with a wine down weekend. Watch for this weekly feature on DrinkNectar.com that highlights everything wine around the Spokane region! If you’re not already, become a fan of DrinkNectar on Facebook.   FRIDAY 3/5  Vino! A Wine Shop – Jump start the weekend with a tasting of Cadaretta and Buried Cane Wineries from 3-5pm. Vino is located at 222 S. Washington: Cost varies depending on event $5-$10  First Friday – A fantastic wine and art walk through Downtown Spokane. Enjoy fabulous wine at Barrister, Whitestone, Grande Ronde, Arbor […]

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Washington Grape Syrah or Merlot?

California is known for the Cabernet Sauvignon, big, bold, beautiful and sometimes over the top (kind of like the California lifestyle). Oregon is known for its lighter, earthy, liberal, organic Pinot Noir (similar to the people who live there, eh). New York is producing quality Riesling ranging from sweet to off dry, this opulant varietal is often misunderstood but pairs well with tons of food (akin to the oft mis-understood and passionate New Yorker). What about Washington? Is Washington the Merlot king – underappreciated, oft-maligned, but delightfully robust? Or, is Syrah the fruit of the Evergreen State – deep purple […]

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The Dude’s Guide Pt 4: Ordering and Buying Wine

The scenario – You’ve just scored a date with a super hot friend of your co-worker. When you pick her up she is wearing a clingy red low-cut dress. The kind of dress that shows her curves and makes you hope it’s a little breezy. As the evening progresses, all the signs point to success. She laughs at all your jokes, she flings her hair back flirtatiously, and touches your shoulder periodically when she’s talking. You arrive at the restaurant and score the table overlooking the river. The waiter comes over hands you your menu and hands YOU the wine […]

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