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And the nominees are...(Restaurant Awards)

The following is a list of dining establishments we sent off to the Washington Wine Commission for the 2010 Washington Wine Restaurant Awards. We felt compelled to do this after seeing a very poor showing for Spokane in results in the 2009 Washington Wine Restaurant Awards. (Yoo-hoo over here on the other side of the mountains ). Keep in mind these restaurants must not only have great wine lists but show a commitment to Washington Wine.

Sip of Spokane readers nominated the following restaurants for their outstanding contribution to promoting Washington wine and for consideration for the 2010 Washington Wine Restaurant Awards. Everyone we nominated received a packet from the WWC. Of course, not everyone returned it to be considered for an award. However, many did and yes, we are proud to have had a better showing with some awards to show for it.

Congratulations to The Melting Pot and The Spokane Club for the 2010 honor of receiving The Washington Wine Award of Distinction: Restaurants who have shown dedication and commitment to the Washington wine industry. Kudos also to Sante, Ambrosia, Leftbank and Masslow's for 2010 as they were awarded the Washington Wine Certificate of Recognition for restaurants who are building support of the Washington wine industry. 

Sip is requesting that the restaurants on are list send their stuff in for 2011 and represent Spokane.
Let's also update and add to our stellar cellar restaurant list. 
Who are we missing?  
   
Luna Restaurant
www.lunaspokane.com
5620 S Perry St
Spokane, WA 99223-6347
(509) 448-2383

Latah Bistro
www.latahbistro.com
4241 S. Cheney Spokane Rd. Suite C
Spokane, WA 99224
(509) 838-8338

Mizuna
www.mizuna.com
214 N Howard St
Spokane, WA 99201-0805
(509) 747-2004

Niko's Greek Restaurant and Wine Bar
www.nikosspokane.com
725 W Riverside Ave
Spokane, WA 99201-0703
(509) 624-7444

Sante Restaurant and Charcuterie
 *2010 awarded the Washington Wine Certificate of Recognition for restaurants who are building support of the Washington wine industry.  
www.santespokane.com  
404 W Main Ave  
Spokane, WA 99201-0214
(509) 315-4613

Scratch
www.scratchspokane.com
1007 W 1st Ave
Spokane, WA 99201-4003
(509) 456-5656

LeftBank Wine
 *2010 awarded the Washington Wine Certificate of Recognition for restaurants who are building support of the Washington wine industry. 
www.leftbankwinebar.com
108 N Washington St # 105
Spokane, WA 99201-5004
(509) 315-8623

Ambrosia Bistro and Wine Bar
*2010 awarded the Washington Wine Certificate of Recognition for restaurants who are building support of the Washington wine industry.  
www.ambrosia-bistro.com
9211 E. Montgomery
Spokane Valley, WA 99206
(509) 928-3222

The Spokane Club 
**2010 Washington Wine Award of Distinction: Restaurants who have shown dedication and commitment to the Washington wine industry. 
www.spokaneathleticclub.org
1002 W Riverside
Spokane, WA 99202
(509) 838-8511

Laguna Cafe
4302 S Regal St
Spokane, WA 99223-7707
(509) 448-0887

Cafe Marron
www.lunaspokane.com
144 S Cannon St
Spokane, WA

Max at Mirabeau Hotel 
www.mirabeauhotel.com
N. 1100 Sullivan Road in Spokane Valley, Washington
(509) 924-9000

Melting Pot - Spokane 
**Washington Wine Award of Distinction: Restaurants who have shown dedication and commitment to the Washington wine industry. 
www.meltingpot.com   
707 West Main Avenue Spokane, WA 99201 
(509) 926-8000

Spencer's Steak and Chops
www.spencersforsteaksandchops.com
322 North Spokane Falls Court
Spokane, WA 99201-0238
(509) 744-2372

Downriver Grill
3315 W Northwest Blvd
Spokane, WA
(509) 323-1600


Masslow's at Northern Quest Casino
*2010 awarded the Washington Wine Certificate of Recognition for restaurants who are building support of the Washington wine industry.  
100 N. Hayford Road Airway Heights, WA.
(509) 242-7000

And finally the award for out-of-State support award, we nominate

Beverly's at the Cda Resort
www.cdaresort.com
The Coeur d'Alene Resort
115 S. 2nd St.
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Sincerely, Sip

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