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A group of EWU students enjoying their meal at Gerardo's.

Cheney Eats: The Easterner’s top choices for on and off campus dining

October 2, 2019

Gerardo's Authentic Mexican Food Gerardo’s Authentic Mexican Food is a restaurant that is known across Cheney. It has a large menu, with multiple options to cho...

Cascadia Public House offers a vegetarian, meat-like hamburger that contains heme.

“The Impossible Burger,” meatless eating in a meat-eating town

April 5, 2018

Many meat eaters don’t know the struggle vegetarians go through when eating out. It may seem like every restaurant has vegetarian options. A perso...

A sample plate of some of the entree possibilities at Lenny's. Every single recipe on the menu was created by owner/chef John Maticchio | Mckenzie Ford for The Easterner

From Italy to Cheney

February 14, 2018

One of the oldest restaurants in Cheney, Lenny’s has served traditional Italian cuisine for over 20 years. The restaurant’s menu is massive, with ove...

Bene's famous California Benedict and fries. It consists of two poached eggs, thin-sliced turkey, avacado, tomato, sun-dried tomato and hollandaise sauce over an english muffin | Mckenzie Ford for The Easterner

Bene’s brings benedicts to another level

January 31, 2018

Cheney’s newest restaurant, Bene’s, puts their own twist on traditional breakfasts and lunches. The main star of Bene’s, which opened in September 2017, is th...

The eggs Benedict is one of the most popular breakfast items | Mckenzie Ford for The Easterner

Marketplace Bakery and Deli strives to offer farm-to-table cuisine in Cheney

January 24, 2018

The Marketplace Bakery & Deli brings homestyle food to Cheney with a focus on local ingredients and supporting local farmers. The restaurant offe...

Ebi Fri Roll at Copper Hana ($9)

Copper Hana’s Service Gets an Upgrade

March 9, 2017

Copper Hana, Cheney’s local sushi joint, seems to have gotten its feet under itself after a rather rocky start last spring. In an article published by ...

Zentropa has a new owner and a new name

Barrelhouse: the New Zentropa

January 12, 2017

Barrelhouse Pub and Pizza, formerly known as Zentropa Pizzeria and Pub, feels like the kind of place you’d find in a college town. Its brick walls, ...

Review: The Mason Jar

By Mia Manzanares, Staff Writer

November 17, 2016

The Classic, a breakfast sandwich filled with sausage, bacon, sharp cheddar, egg and homemade garlic aioli sauce, is the number one most popular breakfast item on The Mason Jar menu. Pairing the meal with a strong, smooth, black americano is the perfect balance for a great breakfast meal. This isn’t your average PUB sausage muffin.  The biscuit is flakey and the perfe...

Review: El Rodeo

By Alla Drokina, For The Easterner

November 17, 2016

El Rodeo, tucked away in downtown Cheney, is the type of restaurant where you want to sit and stay. It is by no means a place of transit, which is interesting, because the building’s former identity was an interurban train depot. Today, El Rodeo emanates warmth from the fun music, colorfully painted walls and warm food. Mexican restaurants are not a novel thing, but what...

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