From South Korea to the West Plains: Mama Jeannie & d’bali Asian Bistro

Born in Seoul, South Korea, Jeannie Choi grew up in a family of restaurateurs. In college, she stepped away from food to study Korean literature. After working for a large Korean hotel chain, Choi moved to Spokane in 2005.
In 2018 “Mamma Jeannie” opened D’bali Asian Bistro in Airway Heights and has been serving new and loyal customers ever since!

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Palouse Products Shine with the Flavors of Ethiopia at Spokane’s Queen of Sheba

For many immigrants, finding the flavors, ingredients and dishes they were raised on in their adopted home countries can be difficult. But the Inland Northwest offers Almaz Ainuu, owner of Spokane’s Queen of Sheba, a unique link to her native Ethiopia: teff.

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Fery Haghighi has been Catering Persian Specialties to Spokane for Almost 40 years

After settling in Spokane following the Iranian Revolution, Fery Haghighi has been a part of the local food landscape for almost 40 years.
“When we came here, there were only chain restaurants…Spokane has come such a long way since then.”

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Winemaker Jean-Francois Pellet’s Walla Walla Impact Started in Switzerland

Coming from a European background, Pellet has brought a wealth of experience from everywhere he has made wine, and the wines he makes reflect that knowledge. They are grown up, elegant, and complex.

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