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Now's a good time to check Picabu out, if you haven't been there lately. The South Hill bistro is running a "summer salad" special, which adds nine salads to their menu. There's also a "design your own salad" feature. Very cool, and worth checking out.

A couple of local food blogs have popped up over the last few months, including Dine in the 509 and Inland Northwest Eats. Check them out if you haven't; they're both linked in our blogroll at the bottom of this page.

The Liquor License Stalker reveals Eau de Vie is opening in Liberty Lake. Seeing the typical use of eau de vie, I couldn't help but hope for a good Cognac selection, until I noticed the application is for "beer/wine" only. Bummer.