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2019 Spokane Guild Awards


Every year we are surprised by how many incredible restaurants we have in our region, and selecting annual honorees gets harder every time! This year the top contenders were separated by just a few points, and we look forward to seeing what happens with this list in 2020.

The restaurants below were awarded top honors due to their consistent excellence in service, innovative preparation, and ingredients, and dynamic flavors on a consistent basis from anonymous, secret evaluations performed by our team of Tastemakers using a 40 point rubric. We encourage you to try these restaurants out for yourself and tell them that we sent you!


The Spokane Guild's mission is to connect our local community through supporting and celebrating the culinary arts. Collaboratively, our Tastemakers have thousands of local followers and are active influencers in our local community events, and we spend tens of thousands of dollars annually to support local businesses in the Inland Northwest. Through those experiences, we share our favorites with you so that you can


This year's honorees will be celebrated at our annual industry party, this year hosted by Lucky You Lounge on Sunday, March 15th from 5-8pm. These tickets do sell out, so you'll want to grab yours quickly. Congratulations!



2019 Spokane Guild Award Recipients

Presented by Kelly Bass of Country Financial




Guild Awards Washington


Fine Dining - Park Lodge

Upscale Casual - Wild Sage

Casual - RÜT Bar and Kitchen

Fast-Casual - Choo Choo Tortas

Bar Program - Durkins

Bakery - The Grain Shed

Coffee - Roast House Coffee

Food Truck - Skewers New Restaurant - Upscale - Gander and Ryegrass

New Restaurant - Casual - TT’s Old Iron Brewery

Spokane Legend - Mizuna


Guild Awards Idaho


Fine Dining - Fleur de Sel

Upscale Casual - Vine and Olive

Casual - Midtown Bluebird

Fast-Casual - Fisherman’s Market

Bar Program - Oval Office

Bakery - Pastry and More

Coffee - Evans Brothers

Food Truck - Young Shin’s Korean New Restaurant - Crown and Thistle

Coeur d’Alene Legend - Tony’s on the Lake


Individual Awards


Best Chef - Philip Stanton - Park Lodge

Rising Star Chef - Austin Conklin - Inland Pacific Kitchen

Best Bartender - Cody Winfrey - Luna

Best FOH Manager - Ashley Stewart - Park Lodge

Best Restauranteur - Tony Brown - Ruins, Eyvind and Hunt

Best Food Writer - Chey Scott - The Inlander


Category Awards - Top 20


Global Cuisine - I Love Tofu

Best BBQ - TT’s Old Iron Brewery

Breakfast - Italia Trattoria

Burger - Hogwash Whiskey Den Hotel Dining - Beverly’s

Brunch - Davenport Hotel

Ice Cream - The Scoop

Winery - Winescape

Distillery -