The Wall Street Journal has a short article about the rapid growth of high quality chef owned restaurants in smaller cities. Spokane is listed among them.
Durkin's Liquor bar with its cascade of craft beers and locally produced smoked meats. Home made bacon, etc.
Italia Trattoria marries inventive takes on traditional Italian food with the abundant local produce.
Wandering Table at Kendall Yards for hipster food
Casper Fry, Mizuna are also mentioned