At Chepo's Mexican Restaurant, cool margaritas wash down zesty appetizers and classic Mexican entrees. Diners can start off by sharing mini beef tacos, before moving on to main courses such as grilled chicken quesadillas or tamales made with tender, seasoned pork. Chepo's also accommodates vegetarians with dishes such as vegetable burritos.
At Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant's two locations, familiar enchiladas and corn tamales draped in rich chili sauces pour from the kitchen on rainbow-colored fiesta ware, which also delivers house specialties such as prawns sautéed with dungeness crab and vegetables and Cancun tacos filled with halibut and pico de gallo. Burgers and chicken strips provide a similarly hearty alternative to deep-fried chimichangas packed with beef, chicken, or pork chile verde, which is also available by the bowlful. The cantina's design adds to a festive atmosphere, its tangerine walls painted to resemble an arcade overlooking the sea and its carved, wooden chairs painted to resemble the hollowed-out burritos that carried the conquistadors across it.
Inside a cozy shack painted with a mural of sloping mountains, the baristas of Lazy Mountain Espresso brew coffee and craft steamy or frosty cafe beverages. Specialties include the Hatcher Pass, flavored with blueberry and white chocolate, the Pioneer Peak, which combines praline with caramel mocha, and a revved up smoothie made with Red Bull. Patrons can nibble on soft pretzels made fresh daily, ham and cheese croissants, or jumbo cookies.
Before opening Taco Del Mar's startup location in Seattle in 1992, its founders spent years surfing California's coastline and devouring fish tacos and stuffed burritos. During this time, they developed a bottomless appetite for the local specialty—a taco with fried fish, shredded cabbage, lime juice, salsa, and a mystery white sauce—and decided to make it their signature menu item. Since then, the chain has opened locations in more than 20 U.S. states and three Canadian provinces.
The restaurant's Spokane location gives locals a taste of California-surfer cuisine and mission-style eats inspired by the Latino restaurants of San Francisco's bay area. Fresh guacamole dresses tortilla chips, and proteins such as seasoned pork and fried Alaskan cod fill tacos. Cooks roll meats such as braised chicken or ground beef into burritos or edible origami. The foodsmiths also whip up vegetarian and vegan options.
A’s Grill salutes classic American cuisine with a menu of fresh-grilled burgers, sauce-spun wings, and hearty salads and sandwiches. In addition to staples such as bacon cheeseburgers and BLTs, the cooks put a spin on the classic fare with hot-dog-shaped burgers and hawaiian burgers with pineapple, teriyaki, and mayo. A beef patty smothered with peanut butter, pickles, and american cheese comprises the Elvis burger, rumored to be the only thing he ate for 30 years after his disappearance. Inside the eatery, wide, arched doorways lead to a dining room lined with dark-green booths.
The experienced staff at Envy Salon Studio craft designs for all their subjects, from romantic updos to teased, futuristic styles that come with their own jetpacks. Wielding Paul Mitchell products at both on-location events and in the salon, they amiably attend to each client during simple snips or in-depth bridal styling, working with clients one-on-one to make their vision a reality.