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Saturday, July 18, 2020

New restaurants on the horizon in our area

Some of the details about what eating out in a post-pandemic world will look like is still uncertain. But, there are plenty of sites and social media pages that will give you all the information and active debates about all of that. All, I will say if please wear a mask in public!!!

Instead I've chosen to use my little corner of the internet focus on the positive, the fact that new restaurants are actually still coming soon to the Spokane area! Below, are some of the ones I'm hearing about, it won't be a full list and I won't go fully in depth on them here but still a worthwhile glance. 

If I miss something, feel free to tell me at . Additionally if you represent a restaurant, feel free reach out to me also and we can arrange sometime to promote your business! 

As a dog lover I have to admit, I'm probably looking forward to Bark, A Rescue Pub the most out of any of the ones on this list. This new restaurant will be going into the historic Broadview Dairy building at 905 N. Washington and will feature a bar, menu of elevated pub food and dogs / cats in a separate area available for adoption via a partnership with the Spokane Humane Society. They will be opening this Summer.

Maganolia American Brasserie is still set to open very soon in on ground floor of the Hotel Indigo Spokane at 1st & Madison in Downtown Spokane. We recently posted some sneak peak pictures of this new restaurant that will serve what they are calling and " approachable French " menu.

Wooden City Spokane is to open as soon as this month at 819 W. Riverside in Downtown Spokane. This new restaurant is a second location of a restaurant from Tacoma and will serve " great drinks, comforting American cuisine and sincere hospitality. " We've been closely watching their social media posts and their food looks incredible!

Also planned to open within the next couple of months is Ponderosa Bar & Grill coming to the new development surrounding Barney's Harvest Foods grocery store at 11205 E. Dishman-Mica Rd in Spokane Valley. They describe their new restaurant as a hometown restaurant specializing in the comfort foods you know and love. Ponderosa is a project from the same owner as The Otis Grill in Otis Orchards.

12 String Brewing Co. is remodeling a new space at 12122 E. 1st in Spokane Valley to move their brewery to in the coming months. With the new larger space they plan a new food menu with craft pizzas and more.

New chains coming to The Y.... I try to promote local businesses first but many are anxiously waiting for Chick-fil-A and Chipotle to open later this year on Newport Hwy, just north of The Y.

The historic Commellini Estate in North Spokane now has a restaurant! With an Old World Italian inspired menu Travola Calda is now open on their property at 14715 N. Dartford. If you need more info I recommend reading a recent article in The Inlander at

Speaking of articles from The Inlander, they also recently did a write up about Vieux Carre NOLA Kitchen, a new New Orleans inspired restaurant coming soon to Spokane's West Central neighborhood at 1403 W. Broadway. It is set to open sometime later this year.


And, now a few new restaurants I don't know as much about....

 If you can help me fill in the gaps on these or give me a " hot tip " send me an e-mail at, if I get enough info from my readers I'll randomly draw at least one to receive a coffee gift card...

We're watching the property at 3323 N. Argonne Rd. in Millwood, as a recent liquor license filing shows a business called Stockwell's is planned to open there.

A new BBQ restaurant called Blaze BBQ appears to be planning to open at 13614 W. Sunset Hwy in Airway Heights. Per the address it seems to be the former Hong Kong Restaurant & Lounge building.

Long time Garland District business Kim’s Teriyaki closed down recently at 927 W. Garland. But if the City of Spokane business license filings are correct it will be replaced by a new place called Midori Sushi & Teriyaki, watching and waiting for more on this....

I love my readers! Recently I posted an article about the new strip mall at 10509 W. Aero Rd, on the West Plains. Only a couple of days later one of my alert readers sent me a picture of a coming soon sign there for a new restaurant called Taqueria Comalito . That sign is about all of found so far about this new restaurant however.

Stay tuned! I'm hoping to do another one of this lists for my readers in North Idaho soon, but I'll hint for those readers that a new pizza place is coming to Hayden, a froyo place with beer is also in the works and more! Big things for big times!