Who We Are

Loyal to Local.

Edible Inland Northwest is committed to supporting the local food community of Spokane and Eastern Washington.

We are a member of Edible Communities, a network of 85+ independently owned and operated magazines committed to sharing stories about our local food and drink culture.

Edible Inland Northwest magazine is new to Spokane and Eastern Washington and we are excited to share the products and passionate people in our community for years to come.

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Jeff Fijolek
Publisher, Editor-in-Chief

Jeff was born and raised in Dallas, Texas, but it was regular family trips to Chicago, New York, Martha’s Vineyard and Tuscany that introduced him to his passions of food and design.

After attending St. Mark’s School of Texas, Jeff immersed himself in the Phoenix food scene while studying sustainability at Arizona State University. He then moved to New York City where he learned about GIS mapmaking, wine and spirits from the University of Southern California, a sommelier for Daniel Boulud and the head bartender of the NoMad Hotel and Joel Robuchon, respectively.

Jeff returned to Dallas and assisted friends and family in their real estate, restaurant and art businesses before moving to Spokane in 2018. Jeff is excited to learn and share exciting stories from his rapidly growing new hometown and Eastern Washington with Edible Inland Northwest.

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Adriana Janovich
Editor-at-Large

Adriana Janovich is an Eastern Washington-based food and travel writer and editor. Her work has appeared in the in-flight magazines for Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, Edible Seattle, Fodor’s Pacific Northwest travel guides, and various newspapers around the state.

She spent five and a half years as the food editor at the Spokesman-Review in Spokane before joining Washington State Magazine as associate editor and Edible Inland Northwest as editor-at-large. She has bachelor’s degrees in journalism and the humanities from Seattle University and a master’s degree in specialized journalism from the University of Southern California, where she was an Annenberg Fellow.

She loves exploring the world of food — on the farm, in the kitchen, at the table, and all points in between. A good old-fashioned makes her happy. So does her grandmother’s pierogi.

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Ari Nordhagen

Ari Nordhagen is a self-proclaimed “photogra-foodie” who loves travel, food & wine, art and supporting local entrepreneurs. Her spirit animal is the panda bear, because it “eats shoots and leaves” like she does (pun intended). She is a jack-of-all-trades wife and mom to four boys, and her family owns a 160-acre farm that is home to cattle, chickens, ducks, turkeys and enough fruits and
veggies to feed an entire neighborhood.

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Cara Strickland

Cara Strickland is an award-winning writer and former food critic specializing in food and drink. Her work has appeared in the Washington Post, Salon, Southwest, Time Out, Atlas Obscura, JSTOR Daily, the Rumpus and others. She has called Spokane home for over 20 years. Connect with her further at carastrickland.com.

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