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2nd Harvest launches first ever milk drive

2nd Harvest launches first ever milk drive

2nd Harvest will launch its first ‘Give A Gallon’ milk drive. The drive will take place from January 14 to January 20 at all Yoke’s Fresh Markets.

 

The goal of the drive is to provide much needed fresh milk donations to families and seniors who rely on food banks. According to Feeding America, these families receive less than one gallon of milk per person per year.

 

Customers will be invited to pick up a scan tag at the specially marked display stands inside the store. Their purchase of milk will be distributed to Second Harvest, which supplies food to a network of 250 food banks and meal programs.

 

River Park Square welcomes Holeshot Pizza and Brew

River Park Square welcomes Holeshot Pizza and Brew

River Park Square announced Tuesday that Holeshot Pizza and Brew LLC will be joining the food court in Spring of 2015. Holeshot will be located in the food court location previously occupied by Pizza Oven, and cater to Catering to the lunch and dinner crowds.

 

Holeshot Pizza and Brew LLC is a food court brick oven pizza restaurant with an adjacent beer and wine bar called, The First Turn.  According to River Park Square, Holeshot is designed around the concept of serving quality brick oven pizza cooked with speed and precision.

 

“We are excited to bring this new concept into the food court,” said Bryn West, general manager of River Park Square. “Holeshot will bring a fresh vitality to our food court and expand cuisine options available to our customers.”

 

The restaurant is themed after the owner's passion, motocross racing. Owner Kevin McRae said he wanted to create an environment that promotes the sport of off road motorcycle racing. Holeshot will serve a variety of pizzas, as well as pizza by the slice. Daily, fresh-made salads, will also be featured on the menu.  McRae is a 20 year resident of Spokane.

Downtown Spokane offers many different activities tonight for First Friday

Downtown Spokane offers many different activities tonight for First Friday

Today is First Friday in downtown Spokane, and this month nearly 50 businesses are participating.

For local foodies, these are just a handful of the places available to check out tonight:

24 Taps will have 13 local craft beers available in a sampler flight to enjoy, and Chocolate Apothecary will offer cheese, wine, and chocolate pairings along with music from local singer-songwriter Alex Ishkov.

LeftBank Wine Bar and El Corazon Tasting Room will offer tastings throughout the whole bar along with photography by Al Hague and music from Sandpoint musician, Truck Mills.

New Growler Guys location opening soon on South Hill

New Growler Guys location opening soon on South Hill

Spokane beer fans have something to look forward to in the coming weeks: The Growler Guys, a popular growler store and fill station, will have a new location on the South Hill. According to owner Geoff Gruetzmacher, the new location at 1314 South Grand Boulevard will open in about two weeks.

Spokane's first Growler Guys opened on August 1, 2014 at 9329 N. Newport Highway. The store has 48 working taps, and its selection of craft beer and cider is constantly changing. Currently, the store has 42 beers, 5 ciders, and 1 root beer to choose from. In a separate area near the store entrance, three different kombacha teas are also available.

Digital reader boards display the store's current selection above each tap. The boards are connected to a laptop in the back that keeps track of each keg. Store manager Alex Arent said the typical life span of a Growler Guys keg averages about 5 to 7 days. However, some of the more popular releases can last closer to 2 days.

Everything you need to know about the River Park Square Christmas tree

Everything you need to know about the River Park Square Christmas tree

The winter holidays are already making their way into River Park Square. Earlier today, construction of the giant Christmas tree that graces the mall's main entrance was completed by Spokane Firefighters IAFF Local 29.

This is the union's 2nd year setting up the tree. According to River Park Square's Marketing Director, Elizabeth Mills, the tree was set up in a record time of 1.5 days.

The Christmas tree you see today has been the main part of River Park Square's holiday decorations since about 2002. The tree itself stands 50 feet tall; the 4 foot star atop the tree makes the whole thing tower 54 feet above the main floor.

10,000 LED lights sparkle on the tree's 689 branches. The silver and red ornaments that give the tree its holiday cheer are numerous. In fact, there are roughly 2,400 of them.