Helmed by Napa Valley Culinary Institute of America graduate Matt Irvin, Immix Fusion smelts international flavors into an eclectic menu and serves up a slew of complementary vinos and local beers. Raw-fish aficionados can belly flop into the ahi appetizer, made up of sweet and spicy raw tuna sidestroking in Thai soy sauce and garnished with fresh herbs, cucumber, and wasabi dressing ($9.95). Meanwhile, the roasted Danish brie is flavored with roasted garlic, tomatoes, a balsamic reduction, and fresh basil, making a mouthwatering first course or succulent lip balm ($9.95).
At Suan Thai Bistro, chefs introduce guests to the diverse and flavorful cuisine of Thailand, treating them to a spread of noodles, coconut-milk curries, and salads made with fresh veggies, pork, poultry, beef, and seafood. Nestled into cozy chairs of dark, varnished wood and black leather, guests feast on plates of papaya salad, pad thai noodles, or spicy red, green, and yellow curries. Paintings and statues of Buddha, leafy tropical plants, and lotus petals infuse the dining space with Southeast Asian accents, while walls colored in a dusty earth-toned orange and soft, warm light promote a sense of calm. Each dish is a blend of bright colors and rich textures, with slices of mango, morsels of duck, and steamed spinach and bell peppers peacefully cohabiting with lime garnishes, crushed peanuts, or scoops of rice noodles.
Crazy G's delights meat-favoring omnivores with a menu brimming with thick, charbroiled burgers and other juicy American classics. Commence consumption with the Crazy Burger ($5.95), a 6-ounce Angus patty topped with cheese, caramelized onions, sautéed mushrooms, and a secret Crazy sauce unknown to all but a select few former KBG agents. By request, Crazy G's will bury patties under extra toppings, such as grilled jalapenos, sauerkraut, fresh onions, and tomatoes. The Crazy Philly Cheesesteak ($7.25) lets melted provolone, grilled onions, and grilled green peppers lounge atop a bunk bed of freshly sliced Angus sirloin, while the Super Crazy Dog ($5.95) sneaks smoked bacon and cheddar into an all-beef frankfurter. Fries or onion rings, as well as a drink, can be added to sandwiches and dogs for $2.50. All sandwiches are built to order and each is specially tailored to the preferences of picky taste buds.
Bestowed with a top-five spot on KREM's 2010 Best Spokane Breakfast list, Kalico Kitchen dishes up hearty helpings at any hour of the day. Augmented with eager eggs, puffed-up pastries, and a wide assortment of morning meats, the menu stars ample country breakfast platters that muss up wimpy hunger pangs with powerful portions and maple syrup swirlies ($4.50+). Dig into a heaping plateful of minced ham and eggs served with a choice of waffle french toast, biscuits and gravy, hash browns, or home fries ($5.95), while the chicken fried steak and eggs comes covered in a delicious oxymoron ($6.75). Kalico Kitchen also disciplines disobedient batter with a whirl in the waffle maker, or by griddling up hotcakes, which are accompanied by toppings ranging from strawberries and pecans to bacon and maple or coconut syrup ($3.50+).
Blu Berry Frozen Yogurt and Topping Bar sings a lullaby to restless sweet teeth with a symphonious menu of smooth fro-yo, blended with fresh ingredients and smothered in more than 50 decadent toppings. A conglomeration of 10 flavors—including fancy french vanilla, cookies and cream, and red-velvet cake ($0.40/ounce for each)—greet patrons as they enter the treatery and beg to be sprinkled with crushed pecans or peanuts, glazed in hot caramel, or mercilessly drowned in a tsunami of marshmallow sauce. The self-serve setup allows patrons to mix-and-match flavors and toppings, and customers can sample spoonfuls before they decide on how to construct the tastiest fedora for a snowman.
Peer up at the menu and jump-start your morning with a breakfast pita, such as the morning glory, comprised of avocado, eggs, tomatoes, home fries, grilled green peppers, onions, and your choice of cheese and zesty sauces. Don't feel ashamed if your morning happens to be what other people call the afternoon, since breakfast pitas are served all day.