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Out There Contributor Ammi Midstokke to Give Talks at Great Outdoors & Bike Expo (Feb. 18)

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Sandpoint-based writer, adventure mom, nutritional therapy practitioner, and Out There Monthly columnist Ammi Midstokke will be giving two presentations on Saturday, February 18 as part of the Spokane Great Outdoors & Bike Expo. Her first talk, titled “Nutrition for Hikers, ...

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Apres: Moon Time: CDA’S Classic Post-Snow Sliding Watering Hole

Cassandra pours a cold one on a cold day. // Photo: Shallan Knowles.

After a day of snow-induced adrenaline, your face tingling with windburn and your body warm from hours of exertion, it’s time to find that comfort food and a relaxing drink with the right vibe. Moon Time on East Sherman Avenue ...

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Nutrition Wars: What is the Best Source of Protein?


Before I start receiving threatening letters, I would like to start this piece by making the following statement: The ethical reasons for being a vegetarian or vegan are noble and only a human with karmic moral autonomy would ever attempt ...

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Veggieduckens and Other Alternative Thanksgiving Treats

Better than turducken: stuffed veggies.

The procrastinating veggieducken chef stands in the grocery store on Thanksgiving Eve eve — aka Tuesday — with a spaghetti squash in one hand and zucchini in the other. She’s trying to picture them gutted, one tucked inside the other ...

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Oktoberfest from Payette Brewing Company

Photo: Jon Jonckers

After just one sip, you can almost smell pretzels, brats and sauerkraut. The NEW Oktoberfest beer from Payette Brewing is a Märzen style lager. The Boise-based brewery dressed in lederhosen and turned up the polka music to concoct a crisp ...

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Buzz Bin: Caramel Cinnamon by One Tree Hard Cider

Photo courtesy of One Tree Hard Cider.

It tastes like a caramel apple at the Spokane Fairgrounds without the sticky mess. Perhaps One Tree Hard Cider was aiming for an apple pie flavor, but the caramel in the hard cider overwhelms the cinnamon. Altogether, it’s sweet and ...

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Buzz Bin: Orlison Brewing Shin Splints IPA

Photo: Jon Jonckers

Shin splints is a catch-all term for lower leg pain that occurs below the knee either on the front outside part of the leg or the inside of the leg. These splints are the bane of many runners, and they ...

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Buzz Bin: Roast House F-Bomb

Drink this F Bomb, don't drop it.

In a time when words like “bitch” and “ass” have lost their shock value, the “F-Bomb” remains a strong and influential tool. While it might make other specialty roasters uncomfortable, Roast House believes the F-Bomb makes an outstanding title for ...

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Buzz Bin: Slate Creek Brewing’s Piton Porter

Photo courtesy of Slate Creek Brewing.

Slate Creek Brewing started just a few years ago, and they’re already winning awards. Named after a little known tributary to the St. Joe River, Slate Creek has long been a secret spot for anglers and whitewater explorers. Located on ...

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Where to Eat, Drink and Be Sweaty After Your Next Inland NW Adventure

Ripples on the River. Photo: Jon Jonckers

The Spokane and Coeur d’Alene areas have some pretty sweet outdoor patios and trailside establishments where you can grab a post-outdoor adventure beverage and bite to eat, but there are a few things to look for that make some of ...

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