Located in the heart of the historic South Perry neighbourhood, Casper Fry is a family-owned eatery specialising in delicious Southern cuisine with a modern twist. Named after the family’s great-grandfather and inspired by simpler times when people had organic gardens and could trace the origins of their food, the folks at Casper Fry pride themselves on procuring the freshest ingredients from local purveyors. In a modern rustic atmosphere, diners can feast upon an array of succulent highlights, including Jama’s buttermilk fried chicken served with mashed potatoes, country gravy, and a biscuit with jalapeño honey butter. There are also decadent desserts and handcrafted libations sure to tantalise everyone’s taste buds.
Casper Fry, 928 S. Perry St., Spokane, WA, USA, +1 509 535 0536
Established in 2010 by Bethe Bowman and Anna Vogel, general manager and chef respectively, Italia Trattoria is a lovely eatery featuring regionally Italian-inspired cuisine. Situated in the historic Browne’s Addition neighbourhood, the culinary team creates seasonal dishes — the menus change frequently — using the finest and freshest local and artisan ingredients procured from local and regional areas plus Italy. Past highlights included hand-made pappardelle with red wine braised lamb, pecorino cheese, and fresh mint, and for dessert, panna cotta with fresh strawberry compote and a palmier. Serving lunch, dinner, plus a weekend brunch, they also have several gluten-free options and a great selection of wines. Reservations are recommended.
Italia Trattoria, 144 South Cannon St., Spokane, WA, USA, +1 509 459 6000
Diners will not only be able to experience authentic Ethiopian cuisine but also traditional dining at Queen of Sheba, an outstanding eatery established in 2010 by Almaz Ainuu, a native of Ethiopia. With many vegetarian options plus entrées featuring beef, lamb, and poultry, the food will appeal to many gastronomes. All items are served on one platter; there is no cutlery but rather Injera, a spongy flatbread, which is used to pick up the food, which includes exotic items like red split lentils in berbere sauce and beef sautéed in Ethiopian spiced butter with peppers, onions, rosemary, and spices. A delightful culinary experience like no other, Queen of Sheba also offers a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony each Saturday for which reservations are required.
Queen of Sheba, 621 W. Mallon Ave., Spokane, WA, USA, +1 509 328 3958