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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Dog House Cafe

Just came across this story from the blogs on KXLY about a new restaurant in Downtown Spokane and figured i'd share it since it should be a nice addition to the Downtown area.


One block of West Sprague has its fair share of food trucks and across the street, music and day-time food venues, but what happens when the night comes to an end?
Dog House Cafe has a solution. Their brand new cafe.
“After they’re done partying and having a good time, they can sober up here,” manager, Julian Baird explained. He added: “We’re closer than Shari’s.”
The Cafe opened two weeks ago tucked away next to the former Lamp Post Tavern. It’s a minimal set up, but they accomplish the sustenance needed by late night crowds. They provide everything from make your own hot dogs to sandwiches and salads. They have twenty choices for condiments, seven for cheeses and meats, and two for breads.
They saw the most business on Saturday night, during the Halloween weekend. The crowds, Baird said, were mostly coming in from nearby Mootsy’s and Irv’s across the street.
The late night crowds have been interesting, Baird says. He wants to start his own blog just to talk about the happenings.
“It’s a big variety of people that come in here. In fact we’ve had Occupy Spokane sitting in front of our store about two weeks ago,” Baird shared. He continued, “They were trying to occupy the Cafe’s doorstep, but we think they were actually two homeless people saying they were with Occupy Spokane. They were asking people for money.”
During the lunch hours, it’s been quiet. Lunch-goers slow down on their way to Chicken n’ Mo wondering what’s inside.
They are not online yet, but they plan to start up a website and Facebook soon. Their grand opening is the weekend of November 11th and 12th with live music.
Location and Hours: Dog House Cafe is located at 412 W. Sprague. They're open Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 a.m. 
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