Local places to eat and drink.

I wanted to give a rundown of the local restaurants, bars, coffee places, etc., within zero to six or seven blocks of the Odell House–please feel free to add comments to the base if you find something special about any of these places, or ones that we missed.  We appreciate hearing about your experiences–which certainly might be different from our own–and no doubt valuable to others.

Enjoy!

All of the places below are in easy walking distance, most privately owned and operated.

The closest grocery is #10 on our map–Rosauers. 

There are others–an organic market noted on the larger map (link below)

(See this map bigger and with more detail at  http://www.theodellhouse.com/location.html)

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Here are places to eat and drink, in walking distance, and in alphabetical order!

Cannon Coffee and Cone http://www.cannoncoffeeandcone.com/

CCC is not yet on our little map, but would be one block east of Coeur d’Alene park’s south side, two blocks south of the circle on our map–a location where there is an actual traffic circle–just to get you oriented.

Address: 1925 West 4th (The corner of Cannon and Sunset)0_0_0_0_314_235_csupload_46845951

Very good coffee–we like it, and our coffee snobs tell us this as well.  Best in town.  Take time to admire the espresso machine.  More a “Steam punk than a Starbucks” sort of place.  (Thank goodness.) You can actually eat their take out food and like it: nothing in plastic wrap.  They stock excellent pastries from Chaps (the best French bakery in town) whose main place is not terribly convenient to us–nor convenient to use!–so this is a nice addition.  Cannon Coffee also serves home-created ice cream from Brain Freeze.  (thus “And Cone”)  Definitely worth a visit.  If you are staying in the Odell House, look for the magic card inviting you in for a free cup of Joe at Cannon Coffee–or look in your freezer–there is some ground in there for you too. 

Caffe Capris  https://www.facebook.com/CaffeCapriBrownesAddition

At the circle on our map.

Address: 2001 West Pacific (The corner of Pacific and Cannon)

A chain.  Recently changed the signs from another chain–Tully’s Coffee. We are unsure how the interior has changed, as we have turned our collective noses up and walked down the street three blocks to Cannon Coffee. (What’s the point of being a local place if you don’t support the locals?)

(We will of course report back if this shows any signs of having been a grave culinary mistake. . .)

Cafe Mac http://northwestmuseum.org/shop/caf%C3%A9-mac

http://northwestmuseum.org/  RIGHT NEXT DOOR

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Address: 2316 West First

It will look familiar when you are with us! (Next door and across the street, #4 on our map.)  The hours are somewhat variable, (at this moment (check!) Wed – Sun 10:00am – 5:00pm).  The museum is worth a visit and the Cafe is very nice indeed!  Grounds can be enjoyed like a park–do so!

El Que http://www.examiner.com/article/the-spokane-bar-crawl-2010-el-que

At the circle on our map.

Address: 141 South Cannon Street, (Just south of The Elk Pub on Cannon, North of Steve’s Bike shop)

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A great variety of Tequilla!!

Italia Trattoria  http://italiatrattoriaspokane.com/

At the circle on our map.

Address: 144 South Cannon St. (Directly opposite Steve’s Bike shop south of the corner Pacific and Cannon)

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Very good food.  You will not be disappointed no matter what you choose, but Rick says they have the best hamburger in town (who knew!).

A creative, tasty, menu offerings in a quiet, classy, slightly industrial setting, that manages to be bright and sunny as well.  Lovingly tended by it’s creators every single day.  Brunch on weekends, other than that lunch and dinner.  Make sure to visit!  (Closed Mondays and with somewhat random hours–might give them a call.)

Pacific Pizza http://www.pacificavepizza.com/

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Address: 2001 West Pacific (Next to coffee place corner of Cannon and Pacific)

At the circle on our map.

Rick is has a garlic allergy, so we have not been here much, but people report good things.  If you go please tell us what you thought of the visit.

The Elk Public House http://www.facebook.com/pages/Elk-Public-House/111063758964656

Address: 1931 West Pacific (Corner of Pacific and Cannon)

At the circle on our map.

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A classic Browne’s  Addition eatery.  Sante Fe chicken is my favorite, Rick likes the Swimming Angel (featuring a nice peanut sauce on frilled chicken over steamed spinach on rice.)  The potato salad is home made and wonderful.  Slightly noisy, but fun.

And then, at the Odell House or Wakefield, in case you are just plain tired of going out, you have your very own kitchen!  We are happy to stock it for you.   If you want it done, please ask!

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