After a year of unprecedented challenges for restaurants, Inlander Restaurant Week is returning with 54 restaurants offering three-course meals for the set price of $22 or $33 from Aug. 19-28 in the Spokane/Coeur d’Alene area.
While this special summer edition features fewer restaurants than years past — many restaurants are still finding their balance and struggling with staffing — there are some new perks to this year’s event. For one, it’s summer and that means patio dining. Second, it’s also the peak of the region’s growing season.
Starting Thursday, diners can search for restaurants by cuisine, neighborhood, price and in alphabetical order online.
All of the menus, plus additional content like chef profiles, food trends and entertainment options during Inlander Restaurant Week are also available in the official printed event guide. The guide is available early (starting July 29 at all STCU branches, participating restaurants, River Park Square and Northtown Mall. Then on Aug. 19, the guide will be released in the full run of the Inlander.
As restaurants work to make up for losses due to the pandemic, this year’s Inlander Restaurant Week is more vital than ever. Presenting sponsor, STCU, is urging everyone, including its members and staff to eat out. “Restaurant Week is a great way to encourage our employees and members to support local restaurants, build community and enjoy amazing food,” explains Brin Scott, STCU Vice President of Accounting and Finance.
Inlander Restaurant Week began in 2013, as a joint venture between Visit Spokane and The Inlander, with the intention of showcasing the region’s growing culinary scene, attracting visitors and serving as an economic stimulus for restaurants.