So here we are, two categories left: Best Restaurant and Best Casual Eats. And let's just kick it off with the latter:
|Best Casual Eats|
|1||(5)||Manito Tap House|
|4||·||Saranac Public House|
|5||(3)||Boots Bakery & Lounge|
|6||(2)||Method Juice Cafe|
We didn't see much movement in a lot of this year's categories, yet pretty much everything changed with Casual Eats. Manito—possibly Spokane's most visited restaurant—made a jump to the top, and deserved it is: their menu is excellent, and it doesn't hurt that it's flanked by fifty taps of quality beer.
The Scoop has been around for a good while now, and has become a Spokane summer staple with its large selection of Brain Freeze ice cream.
The two other new entries have also earned a great following. Stella's bánh mì has been named the best sandwich in town by many, and Saranac is, as some of you already know, a Team SpoCOOL favorite.
Boots and Method took a bit of a plunge, but once again we had an extremely close vote. In that sense the chart is for all intents and purposes somewhat arbitrary, yet still… Let's give credit where credit is due: Each and every place deserved its spot in the top six, and congratulations to them all!
Tomorrow: Best Restaurant