Hey there, Spokane foodies! It’s almost our super bowl week! Aka Inlander Restaurant Week!

Picture this: a week-long celebration of tantalizing tastes, innovative dishes, and the finest flavors our region of the PNW has to offer. Yes, folks, it’s a food lover’s paradise, and you’re invited to indulge in all of the gastronomic goodness that Spokane has to offer.

“More than 125 of the region’s best restaurants are offering three-course menus for the set price of $25, $35, or $45 from Feb. 22-March 2. Presented by STCU, Inlander Restaurant Week is one of the most anticipated food events of the year. 

Rockfish from Inland Pacific Kitchen is photographed at the Inlander, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023, in Spokane, Wash. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

Starting today, diners can search for restaurants by neighborhoodcuisine, and price on  New this year, they can also search to see which restaurants are offering their three course menu at lunch, in addition to dinner. “

Now, let’s talk menus. From cozy cafes to elegant eateries, participating restaurants pull out all the stops to craft special prix fixe, 3-course menus that will have your taste buds dancing with delight. And the best part? You get to sample a variety of signature dishes at discounted prices – talk about a win-win!

But it’s not just about the food, my friends – it’s about the experience. As you journey through Spokane’s culinary landscape, you’ll discover a city brimming with charm and character. From the historic streets of downtown to the vibrant neighborhoods teeming with local flavor, each restaurant offers its own unique ambiance, inviting you to sit back, relax, and savor every moment.

And let’s not forget about the local ingredients – oh, the glorious local ingredients! Spokane chefs take pride in sourcing the freshest produce, meats, and seafood the region has to offer, creating dishes that celebrate the bounty of the Pacific Northwest in every bite. Farm-to-table fare, anyone?

And of course, we can’t forget about dessert! Spokane’s pastry chefs are serving up some seriously sweet treats, from decadent chocolate creations to delicate fruit tarts. Go ahead, indulge your sweet tooth – you’ve earned it!

“Now in its twelfth year, Inlander Restaurant Week gives diners a reason to explore every single pocket of the Inland Northwest and finally get to that spot they’ve been wanting to try – all while bringing essential business to restaurants during a slower time of the year,” explains Inlander Restaurant Week event director, Tamara McGregor. 

Once again, Inlander Restaurant Week has partnered with local nonprofit organizations that serve hospitality workers. A QR code is included on every menu, so diners can make donations to Big Table and CDAIDE. This year, Avista Foundation will match donations made to both organizations, up to $10,000 total, during the event. 

Whether you’re a seasoned food aficionado or just looking to explore the culinary delights of the Pacific Northwest, Inlander Restaurant Week promises to be an unforgettable journey through flavor. So grab your fork, make those reservations, and get ready to eat your heart out – Spokane style!