I like the crisp bean burritos, veggie burrito, their house ranch sauce, mexi-fries (tater tots), cherry empanadas and the casita burrito. Their soft tacos and new street tacos aren't too bad, either. Be sure to get their daily specials or promotional items if you want to save money as lunch here can get pricey if you don't watch it. The great thing is they are a Happy Day restaurant, which means their employees are well trained, they enforce quality controls and they make as much as possible from scratch. Be sure to get their free "munch and punch" card to get free food after filling up the card at Taco Time, Arby's, A&W or any of their restaurants in Lewiston.
This restaurant features a tortilla and salsa bar with the best fresh corn tortillas and a great selection of salsas. Fresh flowers adorn the tables. The restaurant itself seems understaffed, but at least it is clean. There's no salt and pepper on the tables and service can be slow. The do not yet serve alcohol. The salsa that comes with the chips tastes like spaghetti sauce and the food is bland... BUT when you take advantage of the salsa bar (as you are supposed to) you can spice up or flavor up all of your dishes to your liking. I went from hating my dish to thinking it was one of the best I've had simply by adding two salsas from the salsa bar. Give them a shot and don't complain about the food until you've tried the tortillas and salsa!
I haven??t gone to this place for a year. I gave them three chances, spaced out over several months and each experience was worse than the last.
Here??s what happened that last time I went:
I went in the late afternoon and there were only two other customers there when I arrived. For being their least busy time of day, the speed of service was atrocious. It took twenty minutes to take my order and then another ten to bring my drink.
The salad arrived immediately after the drink and it was decent.
The meal arrived about 15 minutes later. It looked nice enough. Then I took a bite. The pasta was dry, and the meat sauce was inedible (due to an odd sweet perfume taste.) It was just gross. I told the server I didn't like it at all and he didn't offer any help, not even a "can I get you something else, instead." I had him take it away. When he finally came back, I was still starving, so I decided to not get anymore from the expensive dinner menu and opted for desert. Chocolate cake.
It turned out to be a horrible decision.
It was dense, dry and not nearly the "chocoholic's dream" they had described in the menu. It was more a "chocolate lover's nightmare." A good chocolate cake should be light, fluffy, rich and flavorful. Or it should be fudgelike and chocolate filled. Or maybe even dense and creamy and so rich you can barely take it, like a flourless chocolate cake. This cake was none of those. I choked down a few bites, hoping it would get better. It didn't.
I stopped eating it.
After patiently waiting to pay my $30/person bill for almost ten minutes, I said "screw it" and went up to the podium to pay.
I was appalled at how low guest satisfaction is on their list of priorities. Every time I??ve gone here, I??ve faced slow service and mediocre, overcooked, or just plain bad food.
If you have a lot of time and money to kill and you only want an alcoholic beverage or a salad, I'd recommend this place. Otherwise, stay away! Please. Go to Swilly??s or anywhere else instead. Even Denny's scores higher on my list of restaurants to frequent. That's saying something.
I haven't been able to visit this shop as often as I used to since they moved out of the mall, but their location is easy enough to get to at the new location by Jack In The Box. My favorite is their chocolate-covered fudge, but all the candy here tastes great. The prices run usually between $9 and $15 per pound (2004-2005 prices)
There are tons of books in this shop located on Main Street, just off campus. The staff is also very helpful, and if there is a book that you want that they don't stock, they will gladly order it for you. The prices are reasonable and it is located near several coffee shops/cafe/diner places that you can go to, perfect locales for reading your new book!
I found these chocolates to be okay- but a little more expensive than the taste suggested. However, the fudge was excellent and the sugar-free selections tasted quite good for being without sugar. I would definitely recommend this as a birthday or christmas treat for the diabetic in your family.
Cowgirl chocolates are unique because they come in some more unusual flavors, i.e. "Spicy" Chocolates. Flavors include Spicy Lime Tequila, Spicy Hazelnut, Spicy Orange and Spicy Mint as well as other that are milder. The mint and lime versions seemed the most successful to me, but you should choose which of these unique Moscow treats you like the best!
This little shop behind Mikey's Gyros is small, but it is packed with tons of colorful clothing, accessories and tie-dye merchandise. It just makes you happy to walk in, whether or not you buy anything. (The children's clothing is especially cute.) It's affordable and has a friendly atmosphere, plus ample parking out back. Only a few blocks from campus, just off sixth street.
The Appaloosa Museum is located on the edge of Moscow on the Idaho/Washington border, right next to the Appaloosa Horse Club. All of the items in their gift shop are Appaloosa related- including mugs, teapots, bowls, glasses, jewelry, shirts, cards, toys, baking kits and more. Also, they sell Cowgirl Chocolates, a local confection you must try.
WinCo Foods is (by far) the best value in grocery stores on the Palouse, with a decent selection, a good meat department and bakery, decent deli and acceptable produce. The main attraction of WinCo is the fact that it generally costs 10-25% less than competitors, and sometimes more! It is also open 24 hours, a point that most local grocery stores cannot match. In addition, so many people shop there that the stock rotates through fairly quickly- making for some of the freshest meat, deli and bread choices around.
PROS: Very good prices, most items lower than competitors.
CONS: Selection of specialty items is somewhat limited.