Article via the Inlander

Few things cap off a day of gift buying and retail therapy like a relaxed, casual meal. And in downtown Spokane, you can be sure that there are tons of convenient options not far from wherever your holiday shopping takes you. Should you find yourself on the north side of downtown, DAVID’S PIZZA (803 W. Mallon St., across from the Spokane Arena is a perfect spot for tables both large and small. Share a classic pepperoni pizza with a group, or venture into more exotic territory with The Elvis, which features spicy Thai peanut sauce, seasoned chicken and sweet peppers.

HERITAGE BAR & KITCHEN (122 S. Monroe St., is close to downtown’s Entertainment District. Happy hour at this popular gastropub runs every day from 4-6 pm and offers discounts on everything from appetizers to the many craft beers on tap. The food menu changes with some regularity, but you can bank on a selection of hearty, inspired comfort food like smash burgers, wraps and decadent desserts. For more daily specials, check out Heritage’s Facebook and Instagram pages. 

Right at the front of River Park Square, you’ll find COSMIC COWBOY GRILL (822 W. Main Ave.,, named for latter-day troubadours like Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings. Like those genre-defying musicians, Cosmic Cowboy’s menu is a place where meat dishes exist in harmony with vegetarian options. With convenient to-go service and quick prep, it’s an ideal place to sate your post-shopping appetite.