2020 has shown just how important it is to be there for your community and to support local. Cinder has been very fortunate to be classified as essential, but many businesses across the state have not been so lucky. Cinder wanted to spread some holiday love to some great local restaurants that could use some holiday cheer this year. The best way to spread holiday cheer is to sing it loud for all to hear so please hit these locally owned businesses up and shout them out from your social media channels. A tweet or a tile on your Instagram story of that to-go order can help ensure these locally owned businesses will be there when we can all be back together again.


Here’s a shortlist of some of Cinder’s favorite local restaurants. Click the name of each restaurant to be taken to their website!


Eat Good Group

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Cinder Favorites: Gilded Unicorn, Incrediburger & Eggs, Wandering Table, The Yards Bruncheon

Chef Adam Hegsted’s Eat Good Group encompasses some of the absolute best food in Spokane, Washington. Looking for a burger that elevates your concept of what a quick service cheeseburger is? Snag a Pure Gold at Incredburger & Eggs. Planning your post-Covid life night out? Get a three-course meal and a show at Ella’s Supper Club, showcasing live music and entertainment. Semi-finalist for the James Beard Award, Chef Adam Hegstead’s array of restaurants will keep your belly full and palate satiated. 


Prohibition Pub

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Featuring hand-cut fries, craft burgers, and gastropub food, Prohibition Gastropub elevates Spokane’s food scene. A seasonally changing menu featuring locally and sustainably sourced ingredients all cooked from scratch. Prohibition Pub is conveniently located in the Monroe corridor and also features an amazing array of Whiskey cocktails and other libations to check out once dine-in service resumes.


Franks Diner 

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30,000 Jumbo eggs, and 2.5 tons of fresh hashbrowns per month combined with 22 years in a row of The Inlanders Best Breakfast award makes Frank’s Diner the place to get breakfast in Spokane. See how many silver dollar mini pancakes you can eat after a good sesh. Conveniently located just a few blocks away from our Downtown location.


Thai Bamboo

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 “What’s the best Thai Food in Spokane?” is the question you ask when you want to start a fight. Quite frankly, there is no wrong option for Thai food in Spokane that I’ve found. My favorite is hands down Thai Bamboo and The Inlander Best Of Voters Poll have agreed with me for the past 15 years. Try their fried tofu next time you need a pad thai fix.


Mango Tree 

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Home to the best Buttered Chicken in all of Spokane, according to our owner. The Mango Tree serves up various Indian cuisine that Chef Rakesh spices up with traditional Indian spices and nostalgia. Come for the Buttered Chicken and save room for the Naanchos.


Taco Vado

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Located in the West Central neighborhood Taco Vado is new to the Spokane food scene. Taco Vado’s food is all prepared on-site using real ingredients without fryers, microwaves, or a greasy grill. Using a Spokane favorite, De Leon’s flour tortillas, they make an assortment of Tacos, Burritos, and Bowls. Taco Vado also includes options for Vegan, Vegetarian, and Keto diets. 


O’Doherty’s Irish Pub

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Everyday is St. Patrick’s day at O’doherty’s with a menu featuring over-the-pond favorites like Fish N’ Chips, Irish Stew, and Scottish Eggs. Snag a Guinness and a Shepherd’s Pie on the patio. Take a dooter across the street to Riverfront Park and walk it off.


D. lish’s

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When your name is Dave Lish, you make a D. Lish’s restaurant with the best burger you can get in a Spokane Drive through. There are no freezers in D. Lishs, just 100% pure Angus beef and fresh fries. Be sure to snag a Huckleberry Milkshake to wash down your D. Lish’s Double and fries. Opt for the Bunflinger if you’re Keto; still get the shake, though.



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Get a taste of Texas without leaving the safety of Washington’s cannabis-friendly borders. Hush Puppies, Fried Chicken, plus all of your barbecue favorites like spare ribs and brisket make Chicken-N-Mo the must-go-to local spot in Downtown for BBQ. Be sure to check out red beans and rice as a side if you’ve never tried it before.


Versalia Pizza

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Apple wood fired gourmet pizzas served piping hot out of a 1,000 degree oven. Snag a whole pie or by the slice and a Gorgonzola Apple salate for an elevated pizza night.  


Tomato Street

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Ever wonder what a lasagna would be like baked inside of a calzone? Tomato Street has your back, and we need to get theirs. Be sure to visit this Spokane family favorite up North as they’ve had to close their Downtown location permanently. Is it authentically Italian? No. But it’s authentically delicious. You’re not seriously thinking about getting Olive Garden when we have a local wood  brick oven Italian restaurant, are you?


Wisconsin Burger

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Wisconsinburger has a menu full of burger lovers’ dreams and a fridge stocked with every beer enthusiast’s wild dreams with ten taps on top of 80+ canned and bottled beers, ciders, and wines. The fried cheese curds and fresh in house ground premium Angus beef are more than enough to make you forget it’s a local Packers viewing hub. Be sure to check out their Grind of the Week, a new weekly rotating burger if you feel like you’re stuck in a burger rut. 


Domini Sandwiches

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Classic Deli sandwiches made in Downtown Spokane, Washington. Domini’s isn’t high concept sandwich making that will elevate your concept of cuisine located across the street from the bus plaza. Still, it will undoubtedly give you the best classic roast beef sandwich you’ve ever had in Washington. Trust us when we say this – you can’t eat a whole sandwich by yourself no matter how high you are. Snag a small sandwich and eat your free popcorn on the Holiday Tree walk in Riverfront.

Products listed are available at Cinder locations: Cinder North, 6010 N Division St, Spokane, Wa 99208; Cinder Downtown, 927 W 2nd Ave, Spokane, WA 99201; and Cinder Valley, 1421 N Mullen Rd B, Spokane Valley, Wa 99206

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