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Friday, March 14, 2014

Pho Saigon

It was a little bit of deja-vu when we were seated for I remembered that we had been here before, but under a different name.  This restaurant is new... and yummy!  The people were really helpful too.  If you know nothing about Vietnamese food, they will surely help you.  Vietnamese food is wonderful.

11808 E. Sprague is the address.

Here is the Spring Roll appetizer... one of my favorite things to order at a Vietnamese restaurant.  They are different from the Thai or Chinese Spring Rolls.  These are dipped in a peanut sauce.

We had Pho and a Pan Fried Noodle dish, that I forgot the name of.  Here is the pan fried noodles:

This dish is amazing.  The noodles are crispy and dry. But when the hot meat, vegetables, and sauce are poured over the middle of the noodles, the noodles become soft, and semi-crunchy.. really fun to eat!

The Pho was really tasty too.

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Did's Pizza and Froyo

Did's Pizza and Fro Yo ix located on Division St... 5406.... right next to Thai Bamboo.  In fact both stores have the same owner.  In addition to Pizza and Frozen Yogurt they have Calzones, Salads, Espresso, Fresh Juices, Bubble Tea, Shaved Ice, Smoothies, and Hawaiian Barbecue Pork and Chicken too.  The emphasis here is on the Hawaiian... It feels quite tropical.

 Being as it s a "surf-y" little place, you can be sure it is a fun spot to visit in the summer time, but in Spokane in winter... if you need to chase away the winter blues... this might be the place for you.  At night it is especially fun as as there are lots of neon lights.

It is a fun decor.  They have kind of a light show inside as the lights flash while music plays... and they have some video games you can play.

I could not believe how many flavors of froyo they had to offer.  Then I discovered that each machine holds two that mix together to give you a different flavor.  It was still a lot of flavors!  Froyo is self serve... and you may sample to see if you like it too.

This little girl wants the "pink" Cupcake flavor.

Cupcake with sprinkles.

   This oven for cooking pizza has eyes....

It was fun to watch this man make the shaved ice!  It was huge!
I thought Did's was fun.

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Pete & Belles Ice Cream Shop

I had seen this new ice scream shop out of the corner of my eye while driving... and thought to stop, but I needed a good excuse.  Finally the opportunity arose.... a birthday!

Hooray for birthday's  and ice cream!  Hooray for fun ice cream flavors!

Flavors of choice include such marvelous creations as Birthday Cake, Cotton Candy, Chocolate, Moose Tracks, Rainbow Sherbet, Coffee, Peanut Butter, Oreo, Chocolate Chip... there were a lot to choose from.  They even make it a point to specify which ice creams are not gluten free.  The ice cream is made in Wisconsin... and shipped here.

 I opted for a Hot Fudge Sundae.

 This place offers caffeinated ice cream.  I thought that was a great idea, however you have to be careful ordering if caffeine is not your thing.  Of course, instead of going for coffee break, you could have an ice cream break instead!

Also they make Ice Cream Cakes.... and there is really cake in them.  They are ice cream and cake in one! true "Northwest" form, you can get huckleberries on your ice cream!

But wait.... there's more in store if you visit here...

This ice scream shop is a sister store to the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory which is right next door.  They share the building.  It was fun to go and look at all the chocolates....

Chocolate covered cherries,
Chocolate covered strawberries,
caramel apples,
and a wide variety of chocolate confections....
all for sale!

Oh.... and as they say in their nutrition note on their web page,
"This is the best ice cream made, and it tastes so good because it has gobs of rich cream, tons of real ingredients for boat-loads of luscious flavors. You want nutrition, eat carrots."

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Colbert Trading Company

The Colbert Trading Company is a convenience store, selling milk, bread, candy, beer and things like that, as it has been for years, but now it has a new twist.  Recently remodeled,  they now offer Take and Bake pizza along with espresso, ice cream, hot dogs, and soup and sandwiches as well as indoor and outdoor seating.  It's a little off the beaten path, but it is sure aims to please both locals and visitors to the area.  They really do have something for everyone.

 There is not a lot of seating indoors, but there is more outside.

 Pictured here is the Veggie Pizza Sandwich, only $2.99 with cheese green pepper, mushrooms and red onion:
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