For the benefit of wines rich and wines sweet, Cellar 46º unfolds a menu of savory indulgences. Pick up a mealtime preamble such as hot crab dip with artichokes baked under a melted sea of havarti cheese ($12) or the poached pear and gorgonzola salad marinated in red wine with cinnamon and nutmeg ($12). Larger cravings look toward roasted pork loin stuffed with spinach and mushrooms alongside whipped Yukon gold potatoes ($21), while veggie-minded diners can pair a glass of Villa Diana Pinot Grigio ($8) with the breaded eggplant Napolean, which is layered with roasted red peppers, spinach, and chevre ($17).
Flung from the concert stage by the drummer of T-Rex, a single drumstick caught by eighth grader Donn Bennett began a lifelong passion for collecting rare and celebrity drum sets. He began selling and trading equipment from his home, and eventually his constantly expanding collection prompted him to open his own shop in 1977. Today, as recorded by King 5 Magazine, more than 50 signed snares hang from the store's ceiling above a show room circled by 15 sets previously used by drummers from bands such as Green Day, Aerosmith, Kansas, and Cheap Trick. Snares played by The Who's Keith Moon and Kiss' Peter Criss, a signed drumhead by The Beatles' Ringo Starr, and feline whiskers fashioned into drumsticks by Josie and the Pussycats round out Donn's extensive exhibit.
Along with the displayed celeb drums, Donn dispenses new and used drum gear to customers along with vintage snare parts and major-brand replacement parts for sets in need of repair. Stocked with two professional drum sets and a Roland electronic drum tutor, soundproof learning rooms shelter pupils and instructors during private 30- or 60-minute lessons for all skill levels. Along with annual rock camps and clinics, Donn's staff leads specialized classes in diverse drumming topics such as mastering the techniques of Led Zeppelin's John Bonham and the cymbal-smacking techniques of Animal from the Muppets.
Founded in the Netherlands in 1999, Oil & Vinegar offers customers the chance to experience exciting new tastes. At the Spokane location, recently brought under new management and now veteran-owned, visitors choose from more than 40 ?on tap? vinegar and olive-oil flavors that glow from within their suspended glass containers. The staff makes transporting purchases convenient by selling bottles onsite or filling bottles brought from home.
Condiments come in creative flavors, such as blood-orange grapeseed oil and hibiscus vinegar, and include standouts from Italy, Spain, Greece, France, South Africa, Morocco, USA, and even Japan. The list is almost as impressive as the number of Oil & Vinegar stores (more than 90) peppered across 13 countries. Guests can sample the oils and vinegars before committing, and stock their cupboards with the shop?s other offerings?appetizers, herbs and spices, pasta, and even serving dishes.
Motivo houses an eclectic inventory of contemporary home accents, alongside fragrant candles, adorable baby gifts, and sleek modern tableware. Freshen interior breezes with the long-lasting smell of a Votivo aromatic candle ($25), which can burn up to 50 hours, filling dwellings with the scents of red currant, black ginger, or lavender chamomile pear. A black-orchid mini dish ($29) provides a stylish depository for easily misplaced house keys and a Botanical Leaf cake server ($58) transforms the undesirable role of birthday-cake cutter into a highly coveted position. For friends who are expecting, Motivo offers a variety of baby gifts, including cashmere-soft Angel Dear blankies ($14) and plush giraffe sound machines ($27) that feature the sleep-promoting sounds of a mother's heartbeat.
The footwear haven has fashionably en pointe ped protectors ranging from $30 to $150, with most shoes priced around $55. Handbags range from $55 to $199 and include luggables such as a practical plum tote and a fringey tobacco-hued clutch. Shoppers can also count on finding a wide range of accessories from earrings to wallets ($15–$250).