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Adjusting to different food options

Adjusting to different food options

April 27, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many changes to daily activities, such as food options available for people. The “Stay home, Stay healthy” order has...

Picure of the EWU Union Market.

EWU Union Market prices cause concern among students

March 6, 2020

EWU students with a gold meal plan will spend about $5,200 in one year. EWU Dining Services makes 58% of their income through meal plans. The per capita...

The new menu items offered at The Roost.

The scoop on The Roost

January 30, 2020

The rumors came in November: The Roost had undergone a health inspection and failed. It underwent a new inspection soon afterwards. The rumor that the ...

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...

An skyline of the Cheney/Spokane area. The Easterner's 'Best of' gives you our staff's  top choices for food, nightlife and recreation.

The Easterner’s ‘Best of’ the Cheney/Spokane area 2019

June 5, 2019

 We're just a few weeks away from graduating and if you're like us, you've been so disconnected from the world outside of tests and papers that you can't...

M.R. Piggy's parking sign gives patrons an idea of their dining options, though the restaurant offers more than swine-centered service. M.R. Piggy's also offers chicken, pastries, and gluten-free options to appeal to a wider range of visitors.

M.R. Piggy’s BBQ Cafe opens in Cheney

February 6, 2019

As local favorite Rokkos Teriyaki & BBQ closes its doors, a new restaurant rises up to give Cheney residents the barbecue goodness they crave.   M.R....

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...

Big Table focuses on providing aid to people in the food service and hospitality industry

Big Enough for the Whole Community

June 1, 2017

“The service industry gives you just enough to keep a roof over your head at times if you’re lucky, but never enough to build up and never enough to...

Editors' Picks: Poole's Public House

Editors’ Picks: Poole’s Public House

May 25, 2017

In the mood for some homemade British comfort food? Poole’s Public House is the place for to grab a hot plate of beer-battered fish and chips or bangers and m...

Last year's Mayfest took over downtown Cheney with local business vendors

Mayfest Brings Music, Food and Entertainment to Cheney

May 11, 2017

Cheney’s fifth annual Mayfest will be bringing 45 vendors, live music and games to this year’s  festival on May 12 and 13. Friday, May 12 is th...

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, ...

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