This week, Best of Spokane looks at Spokane restaurants!  Spokane’s food culture has been featured  in the LA Times (in this article), it’s hosted as an annual week-long event during Inlander Restaurant Week, and it’s celebrated amidst internationally acclaimed musicians during our annual Pig Out in the Park.

As lifelong Spokane residents, and transplants from other areas, our staff and teachers offer advice about the best places to dine out in Spokane.  Among the top picks are Durkin’s, The Flying Goat, Mizuna and Churchill’s.

Durkin’s offers such tasty treats as confit duck leg, beef tartare, ox tail and craft cocktails, situated in an environment focused on the Americana style.

The Flying Goat is described as appearing to be the type of pub one would expect to find on the streets of England, Ireland or Scotland.  It features Neapolitan Style pizza, sandwiches named for Spokane neighborhoods, delicious appetizers, and a carefully chosen selection of fine beers.

Mizuna is said to nourish both body and spirit.  It features local and organic produce, many vegetarian options and fine spirits.  It opened in 1996 and has been one of Spokane’s top fine-dining spots for years.

Finally, many Americans love their steak.  Churchill’s steakhouse prides itself on its Chicago-style steakhouse atmosphere and is described as “the most exciting and elegant restaurant in the entire Northwest.”  Take a virtual tour by clicking here, and be sure to sink your teeth into one of their acclaimed steak and seafood dishes when you study in Spokane.

Spokane offers excellent food choices from the USA, as well as around the world.  Our restaurants feature modern and classical atmospheres while offering something to please everybody.  Our teachers and students all speak well of the choices and quality of food this beautiful city has to offer.  When you come to study at the Spokane College of English Language, don’t miss out on this important aspect of our culture.

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SCEL Presents: YWCA of Spokane ‘Healthy Relationships’ Workshop

The Spokane College of English Language is delighted to host Nicole Nimens, the YWCA of Spokane’s expert on healthy relationships to lead a discussion and activities centered on healthy social and private relationships.  The discussion will be focused on what a healthy relationship is, what to avoid, and offer resources for participants.  This event will take place at the Spokane College of English Language (SCEL) 718 W. Riverside Ave, 2nd floor, Spokane, WA, on March 23rd, from 11AM-12PM.  This event is free and open to the public.  If you have questions, please call 321-7367

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Explore Washington… In English!

Check out these “15 Places to See in Washington before You Die” and notice that Spokane’s own Duncan Gardens is on the list.  These geometrical gardens are a treat for you eyes and nose as the design and fragrance are pleasing to the senses on one of our many beautiful summer days.  There are many more spots in our area that are breathtakingly beautiful, be sure to ask for a recommendation for a day trip while you study in Spokane.

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Best of Spokane: The Coffee House

It seems like downtown Spokane has at least one coffee house on every block and even more specialty coffee shops throughout the area. Each coffee shop has its own culture, decor, sounds and tastes.  College students cramming for tests, business people and shoppers stop in for a minute or for hours, taking advantage of free wifi, a place to meet and accessible caffeine.  When you come to study English at the Spokane College of English Language, be sure to take part in our local coffee house culture.

Among our staff and teachers’ favorite shops are: Caffé Affogato, Boots, Atticus and The Rocket.

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SCEL Presents: Nonviolent Communication Spokane

On Wednesday, March 15th at 11AM, The Spokane College of English Language (718 W. Riverside Ave, 2nd floor) will host a workshop from Nonviolent Communication Spokane. This workshop will be focused on nonviolent communication and facilitated by Mark Hamlin.

Mark is a world traveler and explorer; a lifetime learner in Social Sciences and social equity activism; he holds a B.A. in Applied Behavioral Science; and has three years of experience studying Compassionate Nonviolent Communication through research, participating in trainings by certified trainers with the Center for NonViolent Communication; organizing, facilitating and participating in NVC practice groups and NVC workshops.

Part of the important work of Nonviolent Communication Spokane is their facilitation of classes at Airway Heights Correction Center, work they have been doing for two years.  You can learn more about their work here: http://nvcspokane.org/about

Questions?  Contact SCEL: 509-321-7367

 

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Motorcycle Show at Spokane County fairgrounds

INLAND NORTHWEST MOTORCYCLE SHOW & SALE

Do you like motorcycles?  The technology of motorized two-wheel transport? Do you ride, or have an interest in seeing some top-notch stunt riders?  Then the Motorcycle show may be for you!
March 10-12; Fri 3-8 pm, Sat 10 am-8 pm, Sun 10 am-4 pm. $10

Spokane County Fair & Expo Center 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Spokane – East (map) 509-477-1766

Spokane Chiefs Hockey: Last Call

Spokane Chiefs

The good news is that you still have a chance to catch the Spokane Chiefs in some nail-biting, adrenaline pumping, hockey action this year.  There are just five more matches this year,  set for March 8, 10, 11, 15 and 18, and the puck drops at 7:05 pm.  Justin, our Director of Student Services went last weekend and says “This is a must-do event in Spokane.  If you have not been to a match yet, go while you can!  It is an experience to remember!”

For more info, see: http://spokanechiefs.com/

SCEL Presents: A Musician’s Life

SCEL Presents will feature Greg Youmans, a native of Boise, ID, a graduate of the University of Texas, who trained in orchestral playing and developed interest in other styles. He is currently a member of Spokane and Yakima Symphonies and performer of a one-man band.

11AM, Thursday, March 9th at the Spokane College of English Language

 

 

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Best of Spokane: Community Events

Today’s Best of Spokane features teacher-picks for the best community events around Spokane.  Spokane has a welcoming community, with events almost every weekend during the summer.  The top four picks are listed below, be sure to click on the link to explore some of the cool events that make Spokane such a wonderful place to study English!

The Greenbluff Harvest Festival

Pig Out in the Park

Bloomsday

The Spokane Interstate Fair

 

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