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Junior's Barbecue in Hayden, very creative in decor and cuisine

What a unique restaurant! And the food is great. Junior Potter's restaurant, Junior's Barbecue, opened recently in Hayden's Prairie Shopping Center (85 West) and it is really something. I usually don't editorialize in How's Business, but this place is really impressive. And what's even more impressive is that Junior is only 17!

The decor is definitely country barbecue. The booths are in old pickup truck beds and the lighting fixtures are old wash tubs. There's barbecue and country memorabilia throughout the place including some old pickup truck grills with working lights. Country music fills the air along with the aroma of real barbecue. The food is exceptional. We tried the chicken, which has a cumin spice flavor, pulled pork that is slightly sweet and flavorful pulled beef brisket that has just enough heat to make it even more interesting. One review of Junior's stated, "We moved here from Austin, Texas and this place could give any of the established Texas BBQ joints a real run for their money." Junior's Barbecue is rated 5 of 5 on TripAdvisor and ranked #8 of 38 restaurants in Hayden. They serve tacos and lots of other side dishes. Junior's also serves Tractor Soda, the best tasting soda without all the preservatives and additives, and they are adding an old fashioned soda fountain.

They don't serve alcohol because Junior isn't of age, but if you need beer with your barbecue, don't let that stop you from going to Junior's Barbecue. Get the food to go and stop by for a six pack on the way home. Juniors is closed Mondays though the winter, and open Tuesday through Saturday 11:30 to 8 and noon to 3 on Sundays. You can find them on facebook.

Eckart Preu Takes Additional Position as Music Director Of Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra Summer Festival

The Spokane Symphony has announced Eckart Preu, Music Director of the Spokane Symphony, is the new music director of the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra. This will be in addition to his responsibilities with the Spokane Symphony. Preu is looking forward to programming the CCO's annual Summermusik 2017 and has already begun working with the staff and Board.

Jeff vom Saal, Executive Director of the Spokane Symphony, is pleased for the opportunity this presents for Preu. "We offer our hearty congratulations to Eckart! We share similar artistic visions and a commitment to excellence and collaborating with other artistic partners. This is a fabulous opportunity for both our organizations."

Adopt a Family this Christmas season

The Salvation Army is now taking donors to adopt families for Christmas this year. Homeless families and single parents with children are matched with a donor family, company or organization to help them have a happy Christmas. The families receive their gift wishes, household items and everything for their Christmas dinner. This is a great way for you to give this season.

If you are interested in adopting a family or volunteering to help distribute the gifts, call Sheila Geraghty at 509-329-2726 or email at sheila.geraghty@usw.salvationarmy.org.

Create a company in 54 hours at Startup Spokane this weekend

Join Startup Spokane this Friday through Sunday, November 11-13, as designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and experts from all different fields come to take an idea and turn it into a company. It's a fun filled, jam packed weekend of entrepreneurship. The event starts at 5pm and ends Sunday at 11pm at Gonzaga University's Jepson Center, 502 E. Boone Avenue.

Get al the details at startupweekendspokane.com.

'Envisioning the Future of Health Care' with the Spokane Valley Chamber

The Spokane Valley Chamber's Annual Meeting is a celebration of the accomplishments on behalf of the Greater Spokane Valley business community. The Chamber honors outstanding volunteer leadership and introduces a new slate of officers and board members for the upcoming year. This year the Keynote Address is 'Envisioning the Future of Health Care' by John Tomkowiak, M.D., Dean of the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, WSU-Spokane. He will describe the up-and-coming trends in health care and discuss the impact those trends have on the research, education and clinical missions of a new medical school.

The meeting is Friday November 18, from 11:30am to 1:30pm at the Mirabeau Park Hotel, 1100 N. Sullivan Road. For more information and to register go to spokanevalleychamber.org or call 509-924-4994.

Upcoming Book Reading at Auntie's Bookstore

Penguin Random House writers, Tyler Knott Greyson, and Sarah Linden will be at Auntie's Bookstore to read from their new book North Pole Ninjas: Mission: Christmas this Saturday, November 12 at 11am. Your little ninjas will have time to make their own ninja mask before embarking on their own missions of kindness.

East meets North in North Pole Ninjas, a yuletide call-to-arms to save the spirit of Christmas. Santa has a team of special elves, selected for their ability to help carry out top-secret missions that are all about helping, giving, caring, and listening. This beautifully illustrated picture book retells the ancient legend the North Pole Ninjas use for new recruits. After reading the book, readers are given their own Ninja missions to carry out: 50 special tasks packed in a special envelope.

For more information, visit www.auntiesbooks.com.

Inlander's Winter Party this Fri & Sat

The Inlander will hold their 'Winter Party' this Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12 at the Spokane Convention Center. The two-day event includes Snowlander Expo and Powder Keg Brew Festival. There will be live music, games and activities.

For more information, visit snowlanderexpo.com.

The Business Thought of the Week

Thanks to Baker Construction and Development for sponsoring the business thought of the week.

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