For gourmet Italian food and Northwest specialties, visit Gasparetti’s (1013 N. 1st St., 509/248-0628, 11 a.m.–midnight daily). The pastas are all freshly made, and desserts are a real treat. Interestingly enough, it is also well known for its onion rings. You really can’t do wrong giving them a try.
Let the chef win you over at Keoki’s Oriental Restaurant (2107 W. Lincoln Ave., 509/453-2401, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. and 4–10 p.m. daily), where the cooking takes place at your table. The teriyaki steak is always a pleaser.
© Ericka Chickowski from Moon Washington, 8th edition