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21 59 64 65 69 75 82 83 95 103 125 141 147

Coeur d’Alene Area Riverstone Family Friendly Food & Fun North Coeur d’Alene Post Falls, State Line & Hauser Lake Hayden Lake, Rathdrum & Spirit Lake Dining with a View Sandpoint, Hope & Priest Lake Spokane Area Shopping for the Best Wine Time Arts & Culture Events & Entertainment

Features >> 14 >> 24 >> 30

Recent Openings

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Good for What Ales Ya!



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42 44 50 56 60

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Beverly’s, pg. 55

Elkins Resort at Priest Lake, pg. 88

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98 108 114 117 122 128 136 138 142 146

Bonsai Bistro’s Troy Louis Chandler Michael D’s Eatery

Celebrating a Decade of Great Food and Good Times Beer, beer and more beer

315 Martinis & Tapas at the Greenbriar Inn The Art and Science of Cuisine – Culinology Thai Bamboo – More Than Just Cuisine Marshall Chesrown of Black Rock Development The Village at Riverstone

Coeur d’Alene’s Hottest New Neighborhood

Daanen’s Delicatessen

A Family Business; A Community Affair

Elkins Resort at Priest Lake

Civilized Rustic Dining On Priest Lake

Chaps Café – A Dream Come True Salsa Chic – Taco Chic Salsa Pilgrim’s Market – Exceptional Ingredients Understanding Organic Food Simply Spavelous! – Exploring Local Spas Inland Northwest Winemakers Creating Superb Wines

Champagne 101 – Learn the Basics The Champagne Girls Guide to the Good Stuff Presence and Power – George Carlson Rockin’ B Ranch – Cowboy Supper Show

Departments >> 11

Fork-in-Cork Award-Winners

North Idaho & Spokane Favorites

>> 26,39,41,53,58,116,118 Calypsos Coffee, pg. 103

Champagne Girls Guide, pg. 138

Community Spotlights >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>

22 60 66 70 76 84 91 93 96

Coeur d’Alene Area Riverstone North Coeur d’Alene Post Falls, State Line & Hauser Lake Hayden Lake, Rathdrum & Spirit Lake Sandpoint & Hope Area Priest Lake The Silver Valley Spokane

Recipes from local Chefs >> 160 Get Outta Town

Destination Walla Walla

Whitefish, Montana’s Tupelo Grille

>> 162 A Taste Worth the Trip >> 158 Index of Advertisers

Events >> >> >> >> >>

126 148 150 154 156

Wine Tastings The mARTi Gras Cajun Cook-off Cobra Roofing Polo Classic North Idaho Community Events Spokane Community Events


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Featured on the covers for 2008-2009 Bonsai Bistro & Sushi Bar – Photo by Chris Guibert. Hair and Makeup by Randy Rod and Anna Lombard of Lather in Coeur d’Alene Daanen’s Delicatessen - Photo by Sheena Porter Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Elkins Resort at Priest Lake – Photo by Chris Guibert Greenbriar’s 315 Martinis & Tapas - Photo by Chris Guibert Pilgrim’s Market - Photo by Chris Guibert Riverstone Development – Photos courtesy of the Village at Riverstone, Coeur d’Alene

Taco Chic Salsa – Photo by Sheena Porter on location at Curley’s in Hauser, Idaho Thai Bamboo - Photo by Chris Guibert Winemakers of the Inland Northwest – Photo by Chris Guibert on location at TimberRock Winery in Post Falls, Idaho Contributors :: Our special thanks to Mary Jane Honegger, Chris Guibert and Sheena Porter and Jordan Shaw, Russell Mann, Cheri Calvert, Patrick Wood, Sally Pidskalny of Pilates Pathway, Donna Emert, Ben Tran of, George Balling of the Dinner Party, Heidi Tsildas of Gourmet Way and of course all the Champagne Girls, even those in training.

Fork-in-Cork Awards

Fork-in-Cork Award-Winners

Our Fork-in-Cork Award Winners are the year’s top-rated restaurants by votes online and by hot tips coming in from our readers. Look for the Forkin-Cork Award in a restaurant in your neighborhood! Vote for your favorites online at “I-review” and in our blog’s weekly poll, You can run, but you can’t hide! The publisher finds the Forkin-Cork Award half a world away in Valencia, Spain.

NORTH IDAHO FORK-IN-CORK AWARD WINNERS 2008-2009: Cozy Romantic Dinner for Two Wine Cellar, Downtown CdA

‘When Nothing but a Place with a View Will Do Tony’s on the Lake, Lake Coeur d’Alene

Favorite Wine List Beverly’s, Downtown CdA

Pulling-out-the-Unlimited-BankCard Special Occasion Beverly’s, Downtown CdA

Meet-a-Friend-for-Lunch Place Café Carambola, Downtown CdA

For the Love of Food … A Chef with Style! Viljo Basso, Syringa Japanese Café & Sushi, Midtown CdA

For the Best Sandwich Anywhere Daanen’s Delicatessen, Hayden

Enjoyable for the Entire Family Michael D’s Eatery, East CdA

Power Lunch for Making Deals Bonsai Bistro & Sushi Bar, Downtown CdA

Favorite Newcomer this Past Year Ciao Mambo, Hayden A Coffee Shop that Soothes the Jitters Calypsos Coffee Company, Downtown CdA

Alive at 5! Fun Happy Hour Moose Market Lounge, Downtown CdA Finest Pub Food and a Brew Moon Time, East CdA

Party Place Food or Not Iron Horse, Downtown CdA

For a Cocktail and a Bite to Eat 315 Martinis & Tapas at the Greenbriar Inn, CdA

Virtual Pizza Cook-off Winner Capone’s Pub & Grill, Midtown CdA Martini Bar that Shakes it Up! Oval Office, Post Falls The Must-Try New Place on the Block Le Piastre, Downtown CdA Wine Bar with Pizzazz! Coeur d’Alene Cellars Barrel Room No. 6, Downtown CdA­­­­­­­­

AND IN SPOKANE, HERE ARE THE WINNERS Cozy Romantic Dinner for Two Artisan Culinary Lounge at the Ridpath, Downtown

When Nothing but a Place with a View Will do Anthony’s HomePort Restaurant, Downtown

Favorite Wine List Downriver Grill, North Side

Pulling-out-the-Unlimited-BankCard Special Occasion Churchill’s Steakhouse, Downtown

Meet-a-Friend-for-Lunch Place Maggie’s South Hill Grill

For the Love of Food … A Chef with Style! Gordon Crafts of Gordy’s Sichuan, South Hill

For the Best Sandwich Anywhere Liberty Café at Auntie’s Bookstore, Downtown

The Must-Try New Place on the Block Scratch Restaurant, Downtown

Power Lunch for Making Deals MAX at Mirabeau Park Hotel, Spokane Valley

Diner Worth its Salt Satellite Diner & Lounge, Downtown

Alive at 5! Fun Happy Hour Fast Eddie’s, Downtown

Wine Bar with Pizzazz! Ambrosia Bistro & Wine Bar, Spokane Valley

Favorite for a Snack and a Brew The Elk Public House, Browne’s Addition

Martini Bar that Shakes it Up Bistango, Downtown

For a Cocktail and a Bite to Eat Wild Sage American Bistro, Downtown

Winner of the Virtual Pizza Cook-off David’s Pizza, University District

Enjoyable for the Entire Family Chaps Café & Coffee House, South at Cheney-Spokane Rd. Favorite Newcomer this Past Year Madeleine’s Café & Pattiserie, Downtown A Coffee Shop that Soothes the Jitters Brews Bros Espresso Lounge, Downtown Party Place Food or Not Jack and Dan’s Bar & Grill, University District

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Cuisine Crew

8 0 ‘ W E R C E N I CUIS We thought you would enjoy a sneaky peek at outtakes of the totally qualified food aficionados who bring you the Idaho Cuisi ne—displaying their good manners gone bad—in public ! Tsk tsk – we think we need an etiquette course and maybe more sev ere spankin’s as children.

“Those Tootsie Rolls at Ciao Mambo aren’t anything like the Halloween candy. I want every last drop of that sauce! And besides, I was taught to always clean up my plate.”

“No tulip glass? There’s always the direct approach.”

Jeanette “So the waiter says, ‘sir, you may taste the wine.’ What’s an Idaho guy to do?”



“It is really so much better when you eat it with your hands.”

“Mmm … peanut butter out of the jar – who needs a cracker?!”


“So I’ve heard that drinking beer through a straw brings on the buzz a little faster. Let’s see if this holds true with wine.”

“Oops!  ‘Scuse Me! Not bad manners, just good beer!”


“Butter me up, I’m and Idaho spud! I usually ask for two pats of butter, but this time I thought three might be nice.” 12


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HAVE A DELICIOUS LIFE. Each day, when I think of the beautiful food I get to photograph and the fortunate occasions when I get to eat it as well, I feel so blessed to be able to bring out the best in all of them and share it with all of you. When people ask me about my job, and I tell them, it brings a smile. They usually say they think it’s got to be the best job in the world. They should see us, chewing on our fingernails instead of fine cuisine while trying to get to press. The wonderful food, the great service and beautiful places we share with you are the best part of it … always. They are the ones who deserve all the credit, for what you see here is just an everyday routineEfor ; Their SSthem. BUSIN to me, Y IL ordinary is extraordinary IR that is M A F A F and AF UNITYtoAbe able to bring whyCI O feel soMfortunate M A them to you here. This past winter was the longest on record … we were all waiting to see any glimmer of sunlight through the unrelenting days ps of snowfall. We at the Idaho ool Taoffice CCuisine n o n w o d were e Lowto get out there and take the Thwaiting pictures of the beauty we know lies beneath COPYas the weather was in it all. So, we’re as TARYlate MPLIMEN YOUR CO ents getting this issue to press. Winter was Evlate, & astingsarrived , Tsummer rs u o spring didn’t exist and in an T y r Wine instant. Activity opened all around us like the flood gates on the rivers we are surrounded


rolling thunder and so was our assembly of this issue. It was a rough ride for many of our restaurants who are so dependent on people getting out and about. This was an unforgettable and historic year, the beginning of 2008, I won’t soon forget it. In this issue we explore the pleasures of beer in our local pubs, champagne; the why, how and where to find the good stuff, the enjoyment of the finest charity fundraisers in the area, the history of a few longstanding favorites, the latest on our local winemakers and the delightful multitude of the new kids on the block, including a whole new neighborhood section. This issue was a long time in the making, and we hope you enjoy the results. I am grateful to have survived the winter of the century, having yet one more issue out to our readers. I am particularly grateful for the combined efforts of those contributors and staff who made it happen … and all the advertisers’ patience with us!

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EXTRA! Be sure to take a look at our new online offerings as we make a move to offer you bi-monthly email updates on hot happening items. It’s our way of staying “green” with the onslaught of outrageous gas prices and skyrocketing paper costs. We want to keep in touch with you more often, and we hope that our blog and Food Services of America (FSA) culinary and event calendar online will keep you informed of the latest. Be sure to tell our advertisers you saw them in the Idaho Cuisine! And, look for the “Fork-in-Cork” award-winners in a neighborhood near you.


Recent Openings Tango Tapas at the Wine Cellar

Recent Openings

The Wine Cellar expands their operation to now include Tapas! Downtown is where you will find sidewalk café seating galore these days, and the Wine Cellar is joining in. With an indoor-outdoor transition space and authentic tapas menu, they bring you truly authentic Spanish tapas and some Spanish wines to enjoy. Live music is the Wine Cellar’s trademark, and the same great music playing in the evenings downstairs is heard street-side, too, through their sidewalk speakers.

^ Moose Market & Lounge

Tapas is taking over! Small-plate focused menus are all the rage right now. Just last year, Anthony’s Midtown Bistro was the only place in the area you could go to enjoy this Spanish-influenced dining experience. And now ... Le Piastre, 315 Martinis & Tapas and The Wine Cellar’s Tapas Tango have jumped on board.

^ Le Piastre

Chef Adam Hegsted of Brix is co-owner of the new hotspot in town—Le Piastre. One of the most decorated chefs in the Inland Northwest, Adam is known for his inventive cuisine and has won several chef competitions in the area. Located where Café Doma once resided at 501 E. Sherman Ave. in Downtown Coeur d’Alene, this small eatery is all about small-portioned dishes with immense flavors ... but lots of them! It’s a place not to miss.


315 Martinis & Tapas > Now, how about a little group therapy session at 315? That is, no less than three martinis for three friends at the new 315 Martinis & Tapas restaurant, now open at the Greenbriar Inn, located at 315 Wallace Ave. near Downtown Coeur d’Alene. The line-up on special nights will include: Group Therapy Tues. (martinis), Chocolate Obsession Ladies Night Wed., Flight Night (wine) Thurs. and LIVE at 315 (music) on Fri. nights.

The Moose Market and Moose Market Lounge are conveniently located in Downtown Coeur d’Alene on the corner of 4th and Sherman. The Market has premium ice cream, a deli, gourmet sausages (open late night on weekends), unique snack foods, wine, beer and much more! Next door, the Moose Market Lounge is the new local hotspot with a relaxing environment featuring premium wines and beers. Seasonal outdoor seating on Sherman Avenue, too!

Recent Openings

Thai Bamboo You’ve probably heard of this place since, after all, they have three locations in the Spokane area. In February 2008, they opened their fourth location in Coeur d’Alene. For those of you who not only love Thai food but an entire dining experience, this is the place to go! Thai Bamboo is located at 2010 N. 4th St. in Midtown.

Caruso’s Deli

Make Wine Make Beer

Caruso’s Sandwich Company is growing! With the opening of their newest location in Coeur d’Alene on Ironwood and Government Way, now there are four locations offering fresh food in a fun environment. Each store bakes their bread fresh each day and serves the highest quality meats and cheese, homemade pasta salads, soup and Thomas Hammer coffee. Find Caruso’s in Hayden, Post Falls, Spokane Valley and Coeur d’Alene.

Even though they moved to their Midtown Coeur d’Alene location a little later than sooner, they are open and ready for business. Experience the fun and glamour of being a winemaker. Make Wine Make Beer is located at 1411 N. 4th St.

Wagner’s Hofbrau Owner Bill and Roxanne Wagner bring a Fresno, Calif., favorite to Coeur d’Alene! Their German eatery, located at 1726 W. Kathleen Ave. off Ramsey Road, offers customers a unique and relaxed dining experience.

Mongolian BBQ For those of you who thought Mongolian BBQ was no more, don’t worry, they just moved locations. They are now at the corner of Neider and Government Way!

The Dinner Party Find everything you need for your next dinner party at The Dinner Party in North Coeur d’Alene! They offer everything from table settings and wine glasses to the wine itself! You have to see it for yourself. They are located at 3520 N. Government Way.

The Book & Bean This kid-friendly coffee shop, located in North Coeur d’Alene at 3115 N. Government Way, is sure to be a hit for mom, dad and the kids. The Book & Bean offers a selection of coffee drinks and espresso for parents, along with beverages and snacks suitable for the kiddos. With a large carpeted play area, along with the dozens of children’s books for sale, parents can relax and enjoy a cup of coffee while their kids have a little fun.

Capone’s Pub & Grill > After opening their second location in Post Falls to a resounding YES! from Post Falls Capone’s fans, a tragic fire gutted the building in July 2007. Many months later, they re-opened to the same adoring crowd of fans anxiously anticipating their return. Now, better than ever, Capone’s is delivering its same charm and fun factor to the Post Falls location once again! They are located at 315 Ross Point Rd.

^ Calypsos

This not-so-little coffee shop at 116 E. Lakeside Ave. in Downtown Coeur d’Alene offers patrons a friendly environment, delicious drinks and savory foods. They offer a private room perfect for business meetings and large parties. Calypsos is open late night and offers live music throughout the week and on Friday and Saturday nights. Enjoy open-mic night and poetry readings as well in this community minded happening new hot spot.

The Fisherman’s Market & Grill > Opened since August 2007, you will find many offerings! Fresh fish for purchase, a sushi bar and grill. There’s no need to go fishing around to find the good stuff. Just stop in the Fisherman’s Market & Grill, located at 215 W. Kathleen Ave.

Spirit Lake Books & Coffee Exclusively serving Bumper Crop coffee, owners Terri and John Zucker offer patrons authentic New York-style, handmade bagels, cakes and cookies. Bagel sandwiches and pizza bagels just taste better on fresh handmade bagels. They offer books and a play area for the kids, with a used and new book store for your vacation reading pleasure. Located right on Hwy 41, the access is convenient and service is always with a friendly smile. They also offer rental computers and free WiFi.


Ciao Mambo ^ The most recent of the Ciao Mambo™ franchises, the Hayden location offers its guests Immigrant-style Italian cuisine, all made in front of your eyes, seven days a week! Enjoy their Italian wine pairings to complement your meal and offering domestic and imported wine selections to suit any taste. They are located in the Hayden Creek Plaza at 8166 N. Gov’t Way. And ... they were chosen as Idaho Cuisine’s Fork-in-Cork awardwinner 2008 for Favorite Newcomer this Past Year!

Greens ferry Crossing Newly opened in the former Steve’s Dugout building is Greens Ferry Crossing. This family style restaurant is sure to please crowds as it opens in a popular “crossing” at Greensferry and Seltice Way in Post Falls. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with good portions and a variety of traditional fare and specialties, Greens Ferry Crossing fills yet another need in the rapidly growing Post Falls community.

The Salsa Shack > From the family recipe of old comes the trendy new location for The Salsa Shack. Recently opened by Juanita Carmack’s son, Patrick, and Angelina, they are bringing his mom’s famous Salsa Chic Salsa to yet another location, near Hwy 95 and Dalton in North Coeur d’Alene.

The Tango Café in Sandpoint Tucked into the atrium of the newly minted Sandpoint Center at 414 Church, the Tango Café offers stylish fast cuisine for breakfast and lunch. Natural stonework and an impressive waterfall accent the upscale atmosphere. Chefs Gary Baughn, Brad Vogler and Barney Ballard offer an array of made-to-order specialty dishes, a fresh pasta bar and catering.


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Where do the Chefs Eat Out?

Where Do the Chefs Eat Out? Just Thought We’d Ask...

We have been asked many times, ‘Where do the chefs go out to eat?’ So we thought we would just ask them ourselves. They were more than willing to share their favorites with us, and now we are sharing them with you. ¡Pásatelo bien!

Adam Hegsted of Le Piastre and Brix

Cheyenne D’Alessandro of Tony’s on the Lake

Troy Louis Chandler of Bonsai Bistro & Sushi Bar

I like to eat out

Café Carambola

I eat at Beverly’s

as much as I can,

for lunch; it’s just

and Tito’s a lot.

because I love to eat;

simple, fresh,

Pho Thanh, Brix and

it’s my hobby. It’s hard

clean and homey

Hudson’s, and that

to pick a place or two


little Mexican stand on

and say they are my

Anthony’s, Pho

Best and Appleway rocks!

favorites; I have a lot of favorites. One of

Thanh Vietnamese,

my favorite food styles is Japanese, and I

Syringa, Bistro

think Syringa does a great job. I also think

on Spruce,

Michael Carl of Coeur d’Alene Casino

it’s fun to go up to Latah and chat with David

Bonsai Bistro & Sushi Bar. And I like

I have enjoyed great-tasting Italian food at

Blaine. He’s got a great passion for food.

Ft. Ground Grill for breakfast.

Angelo’s Ristorante in Coeur d’Alene. Chef in the Forest, Post Falls, has offered some

Colomba Aguilar of Café Carambola

fine classic French cuisine—my personal

I haven’t been out much lately ... but I think

Anthony Hall of Anthony’s Midtown Bistro

the most memorable dinner we’ve had out

I like to eat at our

Mexican food, I really like Las Chavelas on

lately as a family was

house, because

Sunset in Coeur d’Alene, and Bonsai has

at Bistro on Spruce.

Michelle’s the chef

some delicious Asian fare, particularly their

We had their Paella

there. Syringa,


and it was amazing!

because we can

favorite kind of food. Michael D’s has consistently great food and service. For good

And the server paid

walk next door and enjoy dinner with

extra special attention

our friends, or we can take a steak over

Michael dePasquale of Michael D’s Eatery

to our little boy.

and come back with some sushi.

Generally I don’t

Irene Daanen of Daanen’s Delicatessen

of places. I do like

We usually gravitate toward Moon Time if

Angelo Brunson of Angelo’s Ristorante

we’re going to go somewhere casual. If we

I like to eat at

They do a great

really want to treat ourselves, we’ll go to

places where

job. The food

Beverly’s. I still think

everything is

is consistent,

Beverly’s is the best

from scratch and

the deck is

quality and presentation

organic; where

great and it just

that you’ll get in town.

the chef takes

has a nice feel

There are a lot of new

a lot of pride in their food. I like Adam’s

to it. Daanen’s Deli, because I like to

places popping up in

new restaurant Le Piastre, Beverly’s, Brix,

grab things to take home. They have

town that we haven’t

Bambino’s and Syringa. I am excited about

great pre-made food ready to go, and I

had the chance to try.

Bambino’s new gelato shop in back.

love going to the White House Grill.

go to a whole lot to go to Tony’s on the Lake.



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Dr. Pamela Riddle Bird, Ph.D., International Commercialization Expert for Inventors and Founder & CEO of Innovative Product Technologies, Inc. Bird Aviation Museum and Invention Center Sagle, Idaho   “As host of the largest polo benefit west of the Mississippi River, the Cobra Roofing Classic, it was great for readers throughout our region to know of the importance of this elegant event that benefits families with ill children from both Washington and Idaho. For Ronald McDonald House Charities, the Sizzle offers an opportunity for the events that support our families to be promoted in both the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene area. We, as an organization, also support other fine dining and entertainment opportunities reported in the Sizzle. It’s a great way to find out what’s going on.”  

Mike Forness, Executive Director Ronald McDonald House Charities Spokane, Wash.



Troy Louis Chandler Adam Hegsted Le Piastre Michael D’s Eatery A DECADE OF GOOD TIMES Good For What Ales Ya! Neighborhood Find Moon Time Coeur d’Alene Brewing 100th Birthday Tango Tapas At the Wine Cellar 315 Martinis & Tapas cda’s newest happy hour

Bambino Atmosphere Bambino’s strives to use the freshest organic and natural ingredients.


HE WARM ROMANTIC ATMOSPHERE at Bambino’s welcomes you to sit and enjoy dinner and wine. Choose from a wide variety of wines, specifically selected to complement the menu. Serving the midtown area gourmet pizza, unique pastas, gelato, gluten-free and vegetarian menu choices since opening December 2006, Bambino’s is one of the treasures of Midtown Coeur d’Alene. They strive to use the freshest organic and natural ingredients, even making their dough daily using certified organic flour. Owner Dana Musick has resided in Northern Idaho for 10 years. Previous owner of the Veranda Restaurant in Kellogg, Idaho, Dana had plans on retiring but soon found herself back in business with Bambino’s. Although Angelo Martini Brunson of Angelo’s Ristoranté is no longer a part of Bambino’s, they still maintain a sister restaurant friendship. Chef Dheren Stewart has just recently come

ARt and Science of Cuisine new culinology degree Chris mueller Bistro on spruce

on board at Bambino’s, bringing his culinary experience with him. A graduate of The Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago—Le Cordon Bleu Program, Dheren put his culinary skills to use at Café Calamari, a fine dining Italian restaurant in Downtown Chicago, where he remained for three years. Dheren relocated to Coeur d’Alene in April 2008, working at Brix and Capone’s, until being hired at Bambino’s. Determined to run the kitchen by his 25th birthday, he has reached that goal at age 24. Be prepared to have your palates delighted by his culinary delights! At Bambino’s, you will discover a staff to serve you in a beautiful atmosphere, wonderful food and an invitation to return often. Bambino’s is more than just pizza. Come see for yourself. Reservations suggested. (Open for lunch during the summer months.) 726 N. 4th St.

(208) 765-0100

Thai Bamboo More than just cuisine day in the life of the publisher beverly’s Marshall Chesrown The Club at Black Rock “If organic farming is the natural way, shouldn’t organic produce just be called ‘produce’ and make the pesticide-laden stuff take the burden of an adjective?” ~ Ymber Delecto


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Coeur d’Alene

Coeur d’Alene is booming! With lakeside and riverside condo sales skyrocketing, the newest residents here will be looking for those favorites the locals love and bringing to the Idaho table sophisticated tastes from around the country and the world. Coeur d’Alene Coeur d’Alene is no longer just a small lake town in the mountains. It is becoming an ever-evolving, ever-growing community, with big-city cuisine, shopping, fine art galleries and picturesque real-estate developments with scenes from quaint neighborhoods to luxury lifestyles! One taste of Coeur d’Alene and you’ll be wanting more.

Coeur d’Alene – Downtown With the lake just walking distance away, some find it hard to stray away from this downtown scene. Visitors and locals alike will find culinary delights from Sherman Avenue to Lakeside, Northwest Blvd. to 8th Street—ev-


erything from Pan-Asian to French, American to Italian and Greek, burgers, coffee shops and more! Sophistication lurks around every corner, with a multitude of art galleries and boutiques. You will also find those hot spots for mingling with friends and live music at most venues. Explore downtown on Wednesday for the local Farmers’ Market, Thursday for “Sherman Alive!” and Friday or Saturday nights for just about anything. You’ll discover that the nightlife scene is definitely a happening one from live music to wine bars! The Coeur d’Alene Resort presents the finest fine dining experience in the Inland Northwest with its award-winning Beverly’s overlooking Lake Coeur d’Alene. The morning scene is casual and coffee shops

are filled with the tinking of spoons in the coffee cups. Dining experiences range from family dining to hopping night spots, and shopping offers a wide range of unique foods, like the local Coeur d’Alene Olive Oil Company and unique boutique shops. Arts events include The Summer Theatre at Schuler Auditorium on the NIC campus concerts in the City Park on Sundays, Art Walks on the second Friday of the month and Music Walks on the fourth Friday of the month.

Coeur d’Alene – East Side Just a short drive east on Sherman Avenue will bring you to the East side restaurant scene for Moon Time, Michael D’s Eatery and on down to the East Coeur d’Alene Lake Drive for

Coeur d’Alene Tony’s on the Lake. If you go by boat, just look for the blinking arrow to easily find Tony’s, one of the most popular “dining with a view” spots on the lake.

Coeur d’Alene - Midtown If you want to unearth the unique in Coeur d’Alene, see the sights and taste the flavors of Midtown, only six blocks from downtown. Here is the place to find fine dining to pubs, a place to make your own wine at Make Wine Make Beer, and the local natural foods store, Pilgrim’s Market. This area is overflowing with happy diners and thrift-store gems.

Coeur d’Alene - Riverstone Now, more than ever, Coeur d’Alene is flourishing with beauty, style and taste. The new Village at Riverstone is a luxury development near the intersection of I-90 and Northwest Boulevard at Exit 11 in Coeur d’Alene. This is where the local

Regal Cinemas movie house is located and restaurants nearby are eager to entertain you as well. Thursday evening concerts fill the air with festive sounds in summer and the Idaho Centennial Trails runs through it, just as the Spokane River does.

North Coeur d’Alene We have designated this area to make it a little easier to find the restaurants located north of I-90 in Coeur d’Alene. Family dining is the scene here, and you are sure to find your favorite franchise restaurants and every fast food imaginable lined-up along Hwy 95 or Appleway. Dig a little deeper and you will find the local favorites in our North Coeur d’Alene section. For shopping, The Dinner Party is near Costco and farther North near Hayden is Gourmet Way, for the gourmet kitchen items, wines and beers, and Tim’s Special Cut Meats.



Lakeside dining and docks for boaters! Full service bar

6823 East Coeur d’Alene Lake Dr. (208) 667-9885 Only 3.8 miles from Downtown Coeur d’Alene


Troy Louis Chandler

General Manager & Executive Chef Troy Louis Chandler

there weren’t any guests or employees (laughs). Then I’d get to sit here and cook food and play restaurant forever. But no, I love the creative freedom here. ... I love meeting everybody in town and being up front and talking to different guests. Just the speed, the pace, the lifestyle. It’s not for everybody. If it is for you, it’s a hectic, chaotic world. It’s like beautiful chaos. I love it!

What profession do you have the most respect toward?


I hate to use my own industry, but watching the servers day in and day out dealing with guests both good and bad. The other side to that are the line cooks, seeing all the money that goes on in the front of the house while they slave away in the back on an hourly wage getting burnt, cut, yelled at and beat up. But if they have a passion, and they’re cooking for a reason, they will get there, if there is where they want to be. In my industry, I have huge amounts of respect for those two positions.

What makes Bonsai unique in your eyes? I think we are a very unique place because, first of all, we’re not Chinese, we’re not Vietnamese, and we’re not Japanese. We’re a little bit of everything. So if Mom wants some chow

Troy Louis Chandler By: Jillian De Lallo

Our Senior Editor Jillian had the opportunity to have a one-on-one chat with Executive Chef/GM Troy Louis Chandler of Bonsai Bistro & Sushi Bar. This is just a sneak preview of the interview in which Mr. Chandler had much to say. We hope you have as much fun getting to know Troy as we did! How old are you?

What is your occupation?

I am finally old enough to drink.

I used to be a chef, and somehow I became the general manager of the restaurant, which took me out of the kitchen a lot. ... I’m still the chef for all the recipes and ideas, but I’m so much in the front now as executive manager. I’m execchef general manager.

Where is your home town? Born and raised in San Francisco, but I haven’t been there in so long that I’m not sure where my home town is anymore. I left San Francisco and went to Portland for 10 years, and then Vegas. So I kind of feel like I’m from Portland.


What do you love about your job? Everything! Except it would be a lot of easier if

Troy Louis Chandler mein noodles, but Dad wants a steak and Son wants a sushi roll, we have everything; we don’t really offend anybody. We cater to everybody. Also the uniqueness of the structure features; you’re staring at the lake while you’re eating, and if you’re not, you’re watching koi and turtles beg for your food. That’s pretty cool, too. And the kids love it!

But the thing I never get sick of is Kung Pao Chicken. It’s basic, primitive; it’s on everybody’s menu. I never get sick of that one.

Beer or wine? Or cocktail? What kind? Wine—I like Bordeaux blends; cocktail—90 percent of the time it’s Tanqueray and tonic;

“We’re a little bit of everything. So if Mom wants some chow mein noodles, but Dad wants a steak and Son wants a sushi roll, we have everything; we don’t really offend anybody.” What would you order as your last meal on earth? I would order Osso Buco, covered with foie gras and finished with truffle oil. And then I would want something with some type of blue cheese on the side, or gorgonzola or something like that. The fattiest, most decadent … and don’t forget the bacon. There’s got to be some prosciutto. That, over creamy risotto. Wait, I want that right now!

What is your favorite dish on the Bonsai menu? The Vietnamese Salt and Pepper Prawns.

and I don’t drink a lot of beer. I appreciate the microbrews. I used to drink a ton of beer in my 20s, and I lived in Portland, and there’s a beer place on every corner. You’re neighbors are making beer; everybody’s making beer. I think the beer comes out of the faucets there. And so I loved beer. I started making it. Somewhere in my career I developed more of a palate for wine and different types of cocktails. And then I started drinking those a lot, and as I advance more into wine and cocktails, I dropped off in the beer realm.

Favorite food? My favorite type of cuisine is Spanish Tapas. I like that style of eating; I like that flavor of food ... that style of eating: smaller portions

“I’ve got a black belt in karaoke, I can’t lie. So you can find me at the Shore Lounge on Sunday nights.”

layer to the popcorn. You gotta try it. It’s just really earthy, skunky goodness.

What food best describes you and why? Shepard’s Pie, because it’s layered. ... It has a lot of deep rich layers, and it’s very comforting. And if you don’t know the lyrics to the Earth, Wind and Fire song, “Let’s Groove,” it sounds just like this: (breaks into song) Shepard’s Pie, makes me feel good, it’s all right, a---ll right.

Where might someone run into you when you’re not at Bonsai? I’ve got a black belt in karaoke, I can’t lie. So you can find me at the Shore Lounge on Sunday nights. Otherwise, I usually make the normal Coeur d’Alene circuit. You can only find me at night, because otherwise I’m working. I stop by Beacon, Iron Horse, the Torch, and usually end up at the Shore Lounge—always end up at the Shore Lounge. But I think you’ll see me out on the lake a lot this summer.

How old were you when you first started experimenting in the kitchen? Six. Remember that red and white Betty Crocker Cookbook you’re mom always had? I found that; not that she was hiding it or anything. But I found that, and I made shortbread. It’s just basic ingredients—flour, butter, sugar. And I started messin’ around with that and thought, ‘Wow, that’s pretty good.’

What don’t most people know about Troy? That I was a florist for 12 years.

What is a motto you live by? and a lot of them, different flavors. Give me any menu, and you’ll see me just order off the appetizers. The flavors are focused, and the portions are small. Spanish Tapas, now that’s the way to go.

Favorite snack food? Popcorn with brewers yeast on it. You sprinkle that over popcorn … madness. If you’re with a date or somebody, you both have to be eating it so you both have brewers yeast breath. It’s so awesome. It’s kind of earthy, a little gamey, and it just adds a whole different

Take it all.

Final thoughts? I think my final thought would be: Thank you for accepting me Coeur d’Alene. It’s been great to come here and meet really cool people. I’ve been traveling here and there, opening up different restaurants. Being in the army, and just being all over the place, from Boston to Hawaii, it’s exciting, but it gets very tiring. Coeur d’Alene is the first place out of all of these places I feel .

GETTING THERE You can usually find Troy at Bonsai Bistro & Sushi Bar: Take the Northwest Blvd. Exit south to Sherman Avenue. The restaurant is immediately on the left at 101 Sherman Ave., across from the CdA Resort. Want to find out more about Troy? Email him at


Bonsai Bistro & Sushi Bar

TRY IT AT HOME Bonsai Bistro SEARED TUNA SASHIMI Troy Louis Chandler, Executive Chef and GM of Bonsai Bistro

Sashimi 2 | ¼ C. | ¼ C. |

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS: Fresh Tuna (We use Blue Fin. Big Eye is great, and Yellow Fin works well, too.) Coarse Sea Salt Coarse Ground Pepper

Served with Pickled Garnish (recipe below)

PICKLED GARNISH 2 2 C. 3 C. 1 C. 1 C. 1 T. 1 T.

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English Cucumbers (julienned) Shredded Red Cabbage Fresh Bean Sprouts Pickled Ginger Rice Wine Vinegar Sesame Oil Sea Salt

Garnish: In a bowl, whisk together vinegar and oil. In another bowl, mix all vegetables. While tossing the vegetables, drizzle in liquid to taste. Add salt to taste. Cover and place in the refrigerator to marinate. Sashimi: In a smoking hot wok, toss in salt and pepper, and keep tossing until mixture starts to smoke. Remove from heat and pour onto a flat surface (a plate will work). When salt and pepper cool, lightly press tuna onto mixture. Do this for all sides. Turn off your smoke alarm if you haven’t figured this one out yet. In a smoking hot wok (keep the temperature on full blast … trust me, and burns only hurt for a short period anyway!), carefully lay the tuna in the center. Cook the tuna on each side for exactly 6 seconds, no more, no less. I have done the math and it works. Place the tuna on a plate and refrigerate.

To Serve: Toss the pickled vegetables and place on one side of each plate. Thinly slice the tuna and place about 4 oz. on each plate. Artfully do this as if you were going to be on the cover of a fancy food magazine such as the Idaho Cuisine. Optional but tasty garnishes and sauces: • Drizzle chili oil everywhere like you were Jackson Pollock • Splash ponzu or Tataki sauce around like a crazy person • Toasted sesame seeds? Sounds good to me! • Who said wasabi?

SERVING SIZE: This recipe is for a oneperson serving. For additional servings, multiply ingredient amounts accordingly.


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Le Piastre’s Adam Hegsted


HEF ADAM HEGSTED BEGAN his culinary career at Marie Callenders as a dishwasher and performed every position in the restaurant following that, from baker to assistant manager. After graduating from Inland Northwest Culinary Academy at Spokane Community College, he attended the Art Institute of Seattle and worked at the Space Needle, until he graduated from the Art Institute. After moving back to Spokane, Adam ran the kitchen at the Ridpath Hotel in Downtown Spokane, and was then hired by BlackRock to cook for potential clients and Marshall Chesrown. Soon after, Adam was hired as executive chef at Cedars Floating Restaurant. While there, he apprenticed in the California Club in Los Angeles for three months. His next step was Brix, located in Downtown Coeur d’Alene, where he has been for four years, saying: “Each year has been better than the last.” Adam was a crucial part of opening the Beacon, right next door to Brix, two years ago. In May 2008, Adam opened up his own restaurant with Jill Scheffler, formerly the bar manager of Brix, and his brother, Ryan Stoy, formerly of Brix. Le Piastre

Eat and Live Local. Live and Eat Local.

501 E. Sherman Ave. (Downtown Coeur d’Alene) (208) 665-0585


took over the former locale of Café Doma, on the corner of 5th and Sherman in Downtown Coeur d’Alene. Adam’s food is simple. He uses quality ingredients, yet puts them together in a different, unique way. He incorporates learned techniques from around the world, applying no actual theme to his cooking. “It’s about good food,” he said. Adam incorporates as much local and organic ingredients as he can get his hands on. His cooking style is the same as that of most chefs who have a passion—to be perfect. It’s a constant struggle every day to strive for that perfection. As Adam said, “It’s an unrealistic goal that can never be met; but it’s what drives me every day to do what I do. It affects all aspects of my work, from managing the employees to controlling costs, to having every piece of salmon coming out of the kitchen.” Adam has won numerous awards as a chef. He won the Battle of the Chefs last year and placed third out of 500 professional chefs for the Spanish Trade Commission in New York at the Taste of Spain recipe competition. He was also runner up to the grand prize in International Albacore Tuna Competition in

Vancouver, B.C. Adam recently won second in the national Urbani Truffle competition and was featured in Restaurants and Institutions magazine—a Chicago-based magazine that goes to 80,000 people in the industry—on the cover in October for potatoes. He was also our Idaho Cuisine Cajun Cook-off for Art on the Edge first-place winner three years in a row. The list could go on. Patrons are in for a real treat when they have Chef Adam preparing their food. Whether Brix or Le Piastre is on your menu, whichever you choose, you are in for an unforgettable, tasty experience. Le Piastre is located at 501 E. Sherman Ave. (208) 665-0585

Coeur d’Alene 315 Martinis & Tapas Downtown CdA – 315 Wallace Ave.

(208) 667-9660 or (800) 953-2379

Tapas $-$$

The Greenbriar Inn at 315 Wallace Ave. in Downtown Coeur d’Alene has opened a new restaurant. Previously available only for private parties catered at this location, we have an exciting and unique concept for North Idaho, open to the public from 3:15pm-close. With abundant deck seating as well as a large dining space, comfortable lounge and full bar, Greenbriar Inn offers fresh and seasonal food choices, as well as a wide variety of drinks and espressos. Each night offers special events or food and drink pairings for guests.

Takara Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar Downtown CdA – 309 Lakeside

(208) 765-8014

Japanese and Sushi Bar $$

Great Traditional Sushi Bar and a variety of authentic Japanese menu items with fresh seafood flown in regularly! We have a private banquet room for parties of four to 20. Open for lunch 11am-2pm Mon.-Fri., dinner 5-9pm Mon.-Sat.

Café Carambola CdA – 110 Harbor Plaza on Northwest Blvd.

(208) 676-8784

Latin American Fusion $

Treat yourself to a bold culinary tour from Mexico to Peru and from Argentina to Cuba. Here, Latin-style grilled Tortas (sandwiches) are packed with fresh salsas, cheeses and slow-cooked meats while salads glisten for the eyes and dance on your taste buds! This family operated lunch-time favorite serves up a variety of specials such as Mexican tamales, along with exotic hibiscus flower iced tea coolers. Once you try it, you’ll keep coming back for more! We offer cooking classes Saturdays. Open 11am-3pm Mon.-Fri.

Angelo’s Ristoranté Coeur d’Alene – 846 N. 4th St.

(208) 765-2850

Authentic Italian and Organic $$

Open at 5pm 7 days a week! Only eight blocks from Downtown Coeur d’Alene, Angelo’s is the Local Favorite with a taste of homemade, authentic Italian cuisine! Join us for fresh, organic, handcrafted food, an extensive wine selection and our warm romantic décor. Full-service catering and private dining rooms. Seasonal outdoor dining and reservations are highly recommended.


Coeur d’Alene

Celebrating a Decade of Great Food and Good Times! By: Jeanette Dunn If ever there was an eatery with quality that has stood the test of time, it’s Michael D’s Eatery. 2008 marks their 10th anniversary, and they want you to join them in celebrating! Their reputation is a shining example of what it means to see a local chef bring his vision into reality. Michael DePasquale has transformed an old boat— literally—into a popular hot spot!


RIGINALLY, “THE BOAT.” BUILT sometime in the 1930s, looked like a boat! The building had experienced a few incarnations before becoming one of the busiest Coeur d’Alene family restaurants. Michael D’s Eatery is a top pick on many a ‘favorites’ list in the area. Known for great breakfasts served all day, with unique variations on classic themes, owner Michael DePasquale is the captain behind this successful homegrown gem. Michael began his illustrious career as a dishwasher in his hometown of Warren, R.I. He got hooked on the business and attended the Culinary Institute of America to make it official. Locally, he was the first to develop a team for the new Dockside at the Coeur d’Alene Resort in 1986, was executive chef


at Cricket’s and general manager at Tito Macaroni’s. When visiting the eatery, a more complete résumé is printed on the back of the menu, along with some of Michael’s own entertaining commentary. Michael attributes the opening of the eatery to his then partner, Steve Widmyer. They had been tossing the idea around over the years, and the vision began to take shape. They both wanted a breakfast-and-lunch, family-style place, and for a lot of reasons, their instincts told them it would fill a need in the neighborhood. One Monday, as Michael came around the corner, the former Chuckwagon Restaurant was closed. The next day, it was still dark, and he began to suspect something was amiss. The Chuckwagon was always open! By

Friday, the partners owned it. Michael said, “If it weren’t for Steve, it would not have happened. He was more than generous and always supportive,” giving Michael the opportunity to operate the eatery and make the dream come true. They remodeled the building that summer and had some fun planning the menu. It was the area’s first upscale breakfast with items such as Bagels Florentine, Custard-Style French Toast, the Pasquale Scrambler and their own quirky named omelets: Courageous, Aspiring, Adventurous and Shameless. They were the first breakfast restaurant to offer higher-end coffee and have been serving Michael D’s own blend of locally roasted DOMA coffee for the last several years. “We sell 50 pounds of DOMA coffee a week!” Michael said. He is comforted that people from all walks of life enjoy their casual atmosphere. “We have everyone from boots to ties walking in the door,” he added. It was the first nonsmoking breakfast restaurant in town, and 10 years ago, that was a big deal. It quickly became one of their quality assets. Michael’s attributes his continued success to his approach to life and gratitude. People have asked him, ‘What is the key?’ And he simply says, “I pray a lot.” He is grateful for the people—both customers and dedicated employees—who have been there for the long term. They are known for their great service, and there are several who have been with him from the beginning.

Coeur d’Alene Before opening, Michael said: “Pam Erikson called me at home, wanting to work at the eatery, and she has literally been my right arm since then.” She has been with him since day one. Several others—Diana, Olivia and Bettina—have been with Michael for years, and Amy started when she was 16 years old; she is now 24. The cooks line-up: Pat, eight years, Brian, six years, and Eli, four years. Michael attributes his success to their longevity, as well as the many who have contributed over the years to make the eatery a success, including his preferred supplier—Food Services of America. Some people in town may have a hard time believing the eatery is now 10 years running. Seeing Michael and wife Barbara D’s family then and now makes the picture clear … the budding young family has grown with a budding business that began a short 10 years ago; and look at them now! “Tonisha was born when I was at Cricket’s, Christian was born when I was Tito’s and then came Tessa and Shaylin after we opened Michael D’s back in 1998,” said Michael. The DePasquale family has grown along with the eatery’s success, and Michael said that he really knows it when he looks at the picture of his kids when they first opened. I’d say they still have some growing to do! Anyone with taste—or looking for some—will enjoy the Michael D’s Eatery experience. The original building, built sometime in the 30s to resemble a steamboat, was called The Boat or CdA Boat. And … Michael D’s Eatery on a hopping summer day, today!

Michael’s family has grown with the business. Here are the kids pictured in the same booth at the eatery, then and now.


BREAKFAST SERVED ALL DAY! LUNCH SPECIALS! BEER & WINE AVAILABLE! 203 Coeur d’Alene Lake Dr. I-90 Sherman Ave. Exit #15 (208) 676-9049

Tonisha at age 5; Christian at age 2 From left to right: Christian 12, Tessa 9, Shaylin Rose 4 ½ and Tonisha 15

Michael D’s Eatery CdA – 203 Coeur d’Alene Lake Dr.

(208) 676-9049

Breakfast/Lunch Diner $-$$

A Coeur d’Alene favorite for 10 years and counting! We are located along the Centennial Trail. Stop on your way to the lake for a family-style breakfast and lunch. Eggs and omelets served all day; sandwiches and fish-n-chips are favorites for lunch! Kids are always welcome! Serving beer and wine, banquets for 10-60, meeting space for up to 24.

GETTING THERE Find Michael D’s Eatery at the intersection of Sherman Avenue and Coeur d’Alene Lake Drive in East Coeur d’Alene at 203 Coeur d’Alene Lake Dr. (208) 676-9049


Good for What Ales Ya!

Good For What Ales Ya! By: Mary Jane Honegger

The Pacific Northwest became the hub of the microbrew scene in the mid80s when quality breweries and brewpubs began popping up in Portland, also known as “Beervana” in some circles. The term microbrewery originated in the United Kingdom in the 1970s to describe small breweries which focused on experimentation and customer service.


t didn’t take long for interest in producing unique, handcrafted beers to spread, and by 1987, North Idaho sported a burgeoning microbrew industry of its own with the opening of its first microbrewery. Other pubs and brewpubs soon followed. Americans have been brewing beer since the first Englishmen were forced to step ashore in 1620, when, according to one immigrant’s diary, the Pilgrims found their beer supply dwindling. For the next 300 years, it was common for citizens of all classes to brew their own beer, using whatever brewing agents they had close at hand. By 1920, however, Prohibition put hundreds of small breweries scattered across the U.S. out of business as the manufacture, sale


and transportation of alcoholic beverages became illegal. Although the restriction was repealed after only 13 years, it did little to restore the small breweries that had been forced out of business. Soon, big business took over the beer industry, eventually creating mass-produced lagers that focused on meeting the bland palate of the general population rather than the quality, specialty beers of the earlier local breweries. The age of microbreweries wasn’t ushered in until 1983, when California voted to allow brewpubs to brew and sell beer on site. Today, there are once again nearly 1,500 regional craft microbreweries—breweries that produce fewer than 15,000 barrels of beer per year and sell mostly in a regional area, scattered across the nation.

The best place to sample a Northwest microbrew, more commonly called a craft beer, is in a welcoming pub or brewpub, where you’ll find the charm of an old-English pub with the friendly atmosphere of a backyard kegger. Each offers a broad selection of great food and a line-up of colorful taps that promise enough adventurous ales and lagers to tempt even the most demanding beer aficionado. “If you are unfamiliar with microbrews, the best way to try them out is to ask for a taster,” according to Coeur d’Alene Brewing Company’s brewmaster, Laurie Kraus. A “taster” includes 2-ounce portions of several brews so you can get a feel for what you like. Most pubs offer a sampler or some sort. He also suggests starting light, with a pale ale and working your way toward the darker, more full-flavored beers, such as porters. When asked to describe the types of microbrews in a nutshell, Laurie said there are only two basic types of beer: “There are ales, and there are lagers. All other beers are subcategories of those two types of beer.” After that, according to Laurie, it is the type of grain used, the amount of hops added and other seasonings, fruits and flavorings that make each beer different. Pale ales, are the lightest colored ales, but are still noticeably darker than the pale lagers that most Americans are used to. Consumers will find pale ales, India Pale Ale, milds (ambers), wheat beer (Hefeweizen), Barley Wine, porters and stouts within the ale family. Within the lagers, consumers will find pilsners, Oktoberfest and bock. Cask ales add yet another flavor category to craft beer. These beers are aged in a cask that has been used for aging wine. The microbreweries

Good for What Ales Ya!

EVENTS “If you unfamiliar with microbrews, the best way to try them out is to ask for a taster,” according to Coeur d’Alene Brewing Company’s brewmaster, Laurie Kraus.

Just a few 2008 beer events not to miss:

KPND Summer Pint Night Various Locations in Sandpoint, Idaho

buy French wine barrels that have been used to age wine or barrels from the Southern U.S. that have been used to age bourbon. Beer aged in these oak barrels takes on a bit of the flavor of the barrel, adding the richness of a touch of wine or bourbon flavoring to the beer. The variety of craft beers is the spice of life for those who enjoy tasting brews from local microbreweries. Each brewery has favorites they try to keep on hand year round; seasonal beers that change with the temperature, such as Strawberry Hefeweizen, Oktoberfest and their winter ales; and a selection of rotating one-of-akind specialty beers. The promise of a craft beer is a quality beer with a flavor brewed with the finest of ingredients by a craftsman who “combines the right portions of art, science and inspiration” into each bottle, following an intensive handcrafted process. Although bottled craft brews are available, the best way to taste the flavor is fresh from the cask at one of North Idaho’s favorite pubs and brewpubs.

wine and beer brewed right in Downtown Coeur d’Alene. Stop by the friendly neighborhood pub to try one of their 12 beers on tap, such as local favorites Huckleberry Ale or Centennial Pale Ale, both award-winning brews. Growlers (1/2-gallon containers) and kegs are available, and afternoon tours are offered daily. For those true beer enthusiasts, the brewpub offers a Mug Club.

Capone’s Pub & Grill

Ponderay – 55 Emerald Industrial Park Rd.

N. Cda – 751 N. 4th (208) 667-4843 Post Falls – 315 N. Ross Point Rd

The Moon Time Traditional Food & Ales

(208) 263-9222

Cda - 1602 Sherman Ave. (208) 667-2331

The Laughing Dog Brewery, located just outside of Sandpoint, is an award-winning Craft Brewery that offers samples of their brews and a tour of their brewery. Look for their award-winning Cream Ale and other brews at your favorite local pub.

The Moon Time offers 20 revolving microbrews on tap, covering the full spectrum of flavors handcrafted beers have to offer. The casual atmosphere offers a relaxing neighborhood place to enjoy a glass of one of their favorites such as Mac and Jack’s Amber or Sierra Nevada Pale, along with a great meal picked from their broad menu.

(208) 457-8020

With 41 revolving taps, Capone’s in Coeur d’Alene and Capone’s West in Post Falls offer one of the best selections of microbrews in the Northwest. With a fun, friendly atmosphere and an excellent menu, including award-winning pizzas, stop by and check out favorites like Pyramid Hefeweizen or Alaskan Amber in the pub voted the Best Place to Drink Beer by the Inlander in 2007. Coeur d’Alene Brewing Company & Brewpub Coeur d’Alene – 2nd & Lakeside. (208) 664-2739

The Coeur d’Alene Brewing Company and Brewpub offers a wide-ranging menu of food,

Eichardt’s Pub Sandpoint – 212 W. Cedar St. (208) 263-4005

Located in an historic building in Downtown Sandpoint, Eichardt’s Pub, Grill and Coffee House offers a great place to relax, experience one of more than a dozen microbrews on tap or enjoy an excellent meal. With a good wine list, a full coffee bar, local live music and an upstairs game room, there is something for everyone at Eichardt’s, whose reputation for a good rotating selection of beer, great food (especially the garlic fries) and great people, has crossed the border.

Daanen’s Oktoberfest September 27-28 Daanen’s Delicatessen, Hayden

Octobrewfest October 18. Benefit for MS Society. Spokane County Fair & Expo Center

Spokane Cork and Keg Festival Friday, November 14 Mirabeau Park Hotel, Spokane Valley

Capone’s 12 Ales of Christmas December celebration at Capone’s in Coeur d’Alene and Post Falls.

St. Patrick’s Day March 17 Any Pub in town!

Laughing Dog Brewery

MickDuff’s Brewing Company & Brewpub Sandpoint – 312 N. First Ave. (208) 255-4351

MickDuff’s is a craft brewery and family friendly restaurant located in Downtown Sandpoint. It offers a full menu, free Wi-Fi connections, a kids menu and seven handcrafted ales on tap. Stop by and check out their Lake Paddler Pale Ale or Knot Tree, a robust porter, at their onsite brewery.

The Porch Public House Hayden Lake - 1658 E. Miles Ave. (208) 772-7711

The Porch offers 20 revolving microbrews on tap. It’s a great spot to relax after a round of golf at the nearby course. The casual atmosphere makes it the perfect place to stop by for dinner and a glass of refreshing brew.


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A new name for a new focus on a better value menu with a large variety of fresh homemade items, sauces and creative preparations utilizing ingredients that are consistent in quality and cost a lot less such as chicken, pork and pasta. We still offer a variety of choice beef and fresh seafood that fit into our price point of less than $9 for lunch and $17 for dinner.

Lunch, Dinner and Late Night Outdoor Lakeview Deck Daily Happy Hour 4-7pm A downtown favorite for more than 20 years 424 Sherman Ave. Downtown Cd’A (208) 765-1990 /

Our bar has been remodeled to better suit our casual, lively and entertaining atmosphere by linking the interior with Sherman Avenue with its own separate entrance and new covered sidewalk seating area. We have added lots of things to do including the “NTN Buzz time” trivia game system that is free to play right at your table with a cordless controller. Eight new high definition LCD TVs have been added to the video system with a new satellite dish to make sure we never miss the game. We have also added new video games hooked to the Internet for national competitions, an unlimited online jukebox and a stage area that will have live entertainment occasionally showcasing a variety of music styles. Open Jam on Wednesday nights. You will love the food, appreciate the service and enjoy the entertainment without spending a lot of money. We are confident that you will add us to your list of frequently visited favorites.

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CDA: 751 N. 4TH ST. (208) 667-4843 POST FALLS: 315 ROSS POINT RD. (208) 457-8020


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Extraordinary Neighborhood Find! A Sampling of our Menu! Roasted Garlic and Onion Bread French bread slices loaded w/oven-roasted onion, garlic & butter.


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AVE YOU EVER BEEN VISITING another city and thought to yourself, “I wish I could find that great neighborhood restaurant that all the locals go to?” Well, when you’re in North Idaho, stop at the Moon Time in Coeur d’Alene or the Porch in Hayden Lake, and you’ll have found one of those spots. Opening with little fanfare in 1996, the Moon Time quickly developed a reputation as one of Coeur d’Alene’s tastiest and most affordable dining destinations. Five years ago, the local team who opened the Moon Time followed up with the Porch in Hayden Lake. Both restaurants have built solid reputations by preparing everything on the menu from scratch and offering up a tremendous selection of draft micro-brewed beers and fine wines to accompany the delicious menu offerings. Whether you take pleasure in the inventive house-made soups, extraordinary sandwiches, creative weekly specials or just a pint of the best beer around, you’ll find it at either of these restaurants. You’ll never have to worry about dressing up or breaking the bank either as both locations feature comfortable pub-style atmosphere, friendly, efficient service and the best prices in the region. Join the local crowds for an experience that will leave you wishing you had a place like this in your neighborhood.

Southwestern Taco Salad Romaine lettuce w/ black beans, tortilla chips, red onions, fireroasted corn, cheese & a creamy barbecue/chipotle-pepper dressing. Moon Burger A 6oz. lean, chargrilled burger topped w/ melted cheddar & caramelized onions. Served w/ lettuce, tomato, mayo on a toasted bun. Santa Fe Chicken 5oz. panseared chicken breast topped w/ toasted poblano peppers, melted Monterey Jack cheese, honey cream cheese, mayo, red onion on a grilled bun.

Seared Pork Soft Tacos Thinly sliced marinated pork seared & served in two flour tortillas w/ coleslaw & pineapple salsa. Served w/ Mexican rancho beans. Potato-Encrusted Ahi Panseared potato- encrusted tuna topped w/ crawfish cream sauce & served w/ wild rice corn cakes drizzled w/ honey chipotle sour cream. Chicken Caesar Soft Taco Grilled chicken breasts tossed w/ romaine lettuce, tomatoes & our famous Caesar dressing stuffed in a warm tortilla, served with a creamy chipotle & roasted-corn pasta salad. Char-grilled Steak Sirloin steak sliced & served on a grilled French roll w/ fried onions & house-made remoulade.

Mediterranean Lamb Burger Rosemary- infused lamb burger, char-grilled & topped w/ melted goat cheese. Served w/ oreganopesto mayo & grilled vegetable relish. 74th St. Gumbo Chicken, sausage, shrimp & vegetables in a traditional sauce served over rice. It’s hot!!

Every Neighborhood Should be So Lucky! Traditional Food & Ales 19 Handcrafted Beers on Tap 1602 Sherman, CdA (208) 667-2331

Traditional Food & Ales 16 Taps plus a Full Bar! 1658 E. Miles, Hayden (208) 772-7711


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Coeur d’Alene Brewing Company 100 Celebrates 100th Birthday YEARS


HE ORIGINAL COEUR D’ALENE Brewing Company was established on the shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene in 1908. The brewery closed following prohibition in the early 1920s, but was the first brewery to open in Idaho after state laws became less restrictive in 1986. With the original three-story building near the NIC campus long gone, the brewery reopened in its present location in 1986—just in time to join the microbrew revolution. Under the expert hands of Brew Master

Laurie Kraus, who joined the crew in 1988, the brewery soon developed a reputation for producing award-winning, handcrafted microbrews. In 1999, new owners revitalized the business, adding an additional brewery in the Steam Plant Grill in Spokane and enlarging the Coeur d’Alene location adding

the Brewpub—offering a wide-range selection of food, wine and beers brewed “in house.” Today, the historic brewery and brewpub offers a popular tour of its facility and a lunch menu of tasty pub fare. It has become a great neighborhood hangout for friends to gather for a sip of a pub favorite such as Huckleberry Ale, or a pint of one of the seasonal brews, such as their summer offering of Strawberry Hefeweizen or Frozen Lake, a darker ale brewed to warm patrons up during the cold winter months. For the more adventurous, there is an occasional “Brewer’s Whim”—a unique beer “brewed when there is an opening in the brew schedule, and there is something new we have been wanting to try,” according to Brew Master Kraus. The Coeur d’Alene Brewing Company is celebrating their 100th birthday with specially brewed commemorative beers and some big plans for celebrating the event the week of July 6. Spring and summer months will see the unveiling of their Birthday Bock, Idaho Pale Lager tagged “Hot Foot IPL” and a 100Year Barley Wine. A Chocolate Bock will be introduced later in the season, and the brewery will continue to feature their Centennial Pale Ale, originally created for Idaho’s Centennial celebration in 1990 and firstplace winner in the Great American Beer Festival the year it

was introduced. The Coeur d’Alene Brewing Company and Brewpub is located at 209 Lakeside Ave. in Downtown Coeur d’Alene. Visit their Web site at or call (208) 664-BREW for more information, including complete descriptions of their microbrews.

Welcome Aboard! There’s nothing like a day on the lake, and you can enjoy it with Coeur d’Alene Brewing Co. Join us in celebrating our 100-year anniversary!




Coeur d’Alene Anthony’s Midtown Bistro Midtown CdA – 315 Walnut

(208) 765-7723

Northwest Fresh $$

Our small 11-table Bistro serves a full menu and you can enjoy a unique experience at our seven-seat, American-style Tapas Bar; Anthony’s is in the heart of Coeur d’Alene’s Midtown! Serving fine wines and great service with seasonal outdoor seating. Open 5-9pm Tues.-Thurs., 5-10pm Fri. and Sat. Now celebrating our 6th Year!

Bella Rose Café & Bakery Downtown CdA – 213 E. Sherman Ave.

(208) 667-9640

Espresso, Breakfast/Lunch Café $

European-style café featuring house-made pastries, desserts, grilled Panini sandwiches, salads, pasta salads and quiche for breakfast and lunch. Espresso, tea, frappes, cold drinks, and Tillamook ice cream. Try our unique “Bella” creations.

Bambino’s – A European Eatery Midtown CdA – 724 N. 4th St.

(208) 765-0100

European $$$

Join us in our warm, European atmosphere for an unforgettable dining experience. We offer our guests a beautiful wine list and nightly specials. We are open for lunch and expanded summer hours beginning June 12. Keep your eyes open for our new gelato shop, opening summer 2008.

Buon Salute e Buon Appetito

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK FROM 5PM - 10PM Reservations Recommended

208-765-2850 846 N. 4th. Street Coeur d’Alene Idaho “Best Italian dining west of the Mississippi!”


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407 East Sherman Avenue Downtown Coeur d’Alene 38


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TRY IT AT HOME Iron Horse HALIBUT AVOCADO TACOS While the Iron Horse is famous for their Prime Rib, more people are finding out that the Iron Horse is fast becoming the go-to spot for authentic Baja California-style Fish Tacos.



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Alaskan Halibut Avocado Salsa (recipe below) Lettuce (shredded) Tomato (diced) Pepper Jack Cheese (shredded) Lime (squeezed) Flour Tortillas

Served with Corn Relish (recipe below)

AVOCADO SALSA 1 6 3-4 4 ¾ T. ½ C. 1 T. 2 T.

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Bundle Cilantro (finely chopped) Avocados (finely diced) Roma Tomatoes (diced) Jalapeños (finely chopped) Lemon Juice Green Onion (chopped) Garlic (minced) Olive Oil

Mix all ingredients together

| Corn | Celery (finely chopped) | Mustered | Ketchup | Horse Radish | Paprika | Red Wine Vinegar

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS: Steam Alaskan Halibut. While the halibut is steaming, mix together cilantro, avocados, Roma tomatoes, jalapeños, lemon juice, green onion, garlic and olive oil in a bowl to make the Avocado Salsa. Set aside. In a separate bowl, mix together the ingredients for the Corn Relish: corn, celery, mustered, ketchup, horse radish, paprika and red wine vinegar. Set aside. Warm two tortillas on the grill or in a pan. Remove from heat and place on a plate, adding the Alaskan Halibut and topping with the Avocado Salsa. Add shredded lettuce, diced tomato, Pepper Jack Cheese and a squeeze of lime to taste. Serve with Corn Relish on the side.

SERVING SIZE: This recipe is for a one-person serving. For additional servings, multiply ingredient amounts accordingly.

Iron Horse Bar & Grill Downtown CdA – 407 Sherman Ave.

(208) 667-7314

American Fare $-$$$

Local favorite since 1972! We’re the #1 cocktail lounge in Idaho. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, enjoy Coeur d’Alene’s best food and spirits in our restaurant, lounge or patio. DJ on Thurs., live music Fri. and Sat., country music Sun. Help celebrate the Iron Horse’s 36th birthday! Locally owned and operated, try a unique taste of Coeur d’Alene. Enjoy downtown, the lake, City Park, Tubbs Hill and the Iron Horse. We think tradition counts—so remember, when in Coeur d’Alene, join the locals at the Iron Horse. It’s a great place to eat, drink and have fun!


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Tango Tapas at the Wine Cellar!

Wine Spectator® Award-Winning Wine List

The Wine Cellar has new street-side service and sidewalk café with a Spanish influence and flair. The Wine Cellar is known for its cozy romantic setting featuring the best of local blues and jazz musicians, now they bring you sidewalk tapas! Recently opened this summer, Tango Tapas is the new Wine Cellar menu with appetizers tapas-style with some authentically Spanish, and items that also have an American twist. When the live music starts downstairs, upstairs speakers at the Tango share it with you. Menu items include an array of Spanish wines and a Pocoteos (chef selection) daily with service at dinner time and lunch from Thursday-Saturday To get started, order the traditional Spanish olives or almonds with your glass of wine, and the following small plate tapas to follow. Ensalada de Fruta Ahi Tuna Salad Moorish Port




Tango Caesar


Spanish Cheese Board




Skewers with Chicken or Shrimp

Underground, you will still find the same romantic cellar setting with live music, Mediterranean cuisine and one of Idaho’s best wine lists! The Wine Cellar is located Downtown Coeur d’Alene at 313 Sherman Ave. (208) 664-9463

Late Night Cafe

The Wine Cellar Downtown CdA – 313 Sherman Ave.

Live Blues & Jazz Nightly Downtown Coeur d’Alene 313 Sherman Ave. (downstairs) 208-664-WINE (9463)


(208) 664-9463

Mediterranean $$

Recipient of the Wine Spectator “Distinguished Dining” award, Wine List “Award of Excellence” and Wine Press Northwest “Best Idaho Wine List.” Our eclectic menu features reasonably priced Mediterranean cuisine and a 225-item wine selection! Enjoy live blues and jazz nightly in a romantic setting. We are open for dinner at 4:30pm.

Tango Tapas at The Wine Cellar Downtown CdA – 313 Sherman Ave.

(208) 664-9463

Spanish Tapas $

Serving authentic Spanish Tapas on the bar, where we come up with wines by the glass. You will find Spanish wine selections as well as fine wine and high-end wine list items, bottled beers and a small-plate Tapas menu. Dine while listening to the music from downstairs, as well as live street musicians (seasonally).

Coeur d’Alene

Legendary Dining Since 1965

FLOATING RESTAURANT Dinner service starting daily at 4pm

(208) 664-2922


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Duck Breasts (split with skin and fat) Unsalted Butter Star Anise Cinnamon Stick Salt & Pepper (to taste)

Lavender Honey

1 C. | Raw Honey 1 T. | Food Grade Lavender Flowers (removed from stems)

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS (Lavender Honey): Crush Lavender flowers and add to honey. Let sit in a warm spot. For best results, allow to rest for three days.

pasta, pizza a e u ro p e a n e at e ry

available gluten free

(Duck): Preheat oven to 500° F. Pat breasts dry and score skin with sharp knife. Lightly salt and pepper. Heat olive oil and butter in a small sauté pan until melted. Add star anise and cinnamon. In a separate oven-safe pan, over high heat, lay duck skin side down. Baste with oil-butter mix. Once breasts are browned, turn over and glaze with lavender honey. Place pan in oven for 2-5 minutes depending desired doneness.  Remove from pan and allow to rest for 2 minutes. Thinly slice and drizzle with lavender honey. Serve with your favorite fresh vegetables.

open for dinner tuesday - saturday at 4 pm summer lunches starting may 31

reservations recommended 208 765 0100 724 N 4th Street



315 at The Greenbriar

A Restaurant at The Greenbriar Inn? Coeur d’Alene’s Newest Happy Hour! The Greenbriar Inn, located in a quiet semi-residential area in the heart of Downtown Coeur d’Alene, has been many things to many people.


HE INN WAS BUILT IN 1908 by Harvey Davey during the lumber and mining boom in Coeur d’Alene. Davey was a bricklayer who transplanted his family to Coeur d’Alene from Sandpoint, Idaho. Originally built as a boarding house for his wife, Carrie, the house later became a bordello—owned by the mayor’s mistress—then a rooming house for Burlington Northern Railway, a headquarters for HEW (Health Education and Welfare), and even a home for 30 nuns! Inspired by the hospitality and charm of inns and bed and breakfasts visited in trips abroad, Bob and Kris McIlvenna bought the 14-bedroom house in 1984 and set out to renovate this twial Revival-style mansion.


Former stockbrokers, Bob and Kris wanted a slower-paced lifestyle for their infant son and grade school-aged daughter. Determined to succeed, they were soon to learn the true meaning of sweat equity. In 1985, their home was placed on the National Register of Historic Places, and they opened their doors as the Greenbriar Bed and Breakfast Inn. Despite the fact that Bed and Breakfasts were a new and largely unknown phenomena at the time, Greenbriar quickly gained a reputation for good food and great hospitality, and over the years, Bob and Kris have had many repeat guests. By 1986, Kris had so many requests for catering to family reunions that she and her husband installed a commercial kitchen and

315 at The Greenbriar began Greenbriar Catering. Kris trained professionally for Tuscan cooking in Florence, Italy, and both she reflects a genuine love for cooking and is very popular with residents in the Spokane/Coeur d’Alene area. The catering business had grown so much by 1999 that the McIlvennas added a large dining room to the mansion, which has hosted thousands of events since then, including weddings, barbecues, corporate retreats, seminars, performances and private parties. In 2001, Bob and Kris purchased a huckleberry products business—Wildbeary Huckleberry Products. Over the years, Bob and Kris

Now, once again, the Greenbriar Inn is offering something new and unique to the area. In June 2008, the Greenbriar opened a Martini and Tapas bar—“315”—open to the public Tuesday through Friday nights. “315” refers to the address at 315 Wallace, as well as the time the restaurant opens—3:15pm! The restaurant menu offers an ever-changing menu based on seasonal fresh foods and regional food providers. Happy hour features fun drinks and starters until 5:30pm. Each night offers special events or food and drink pairings for guests.

EVENTS At 315 Martinis & Tapas, each night offers special events or food and

THE GREENBRIAR INN HAS REINVENTED ITSELF THROUGH 315, A MARTINI AND TAPAS STYLE RESTAURANT. have expanded the line to include a number of gourmet food-based sauces, marinades, toppings and spreads. They currently sell their products to more than 500 stores, delis and restaurants in the Northwest.

drink pairings for guests, such as:

Tuesday Night: “Group Therapy” Free starters or desserts for groups of three or more.

Wednesday: “Ladies Night / Chocolate Obsession” Enjoy specials on selected menu items as well as special chocolate drinks and confections.

Thursday: “Flight Night” Samplers of appetizers, wines and martinis in groups of three or more for sampling. Very fun and fun to share!

Friday: Combines many of Greenbriar’s best dishes with live music during the evening.

Saturday, Sunday and Monday: These nights are available to private parties for catered events.

GETTING THERE 315 Martinis & Tapas at the Greenbriar Inn is located at 315 Wallace, (between 3rd & 4th Streets on Wallace) near Downtown Coeur d’Alene. From I-90 take the 4th Street Exit 13 and drive south to Wallace (3rd & 4th are one way streets and 3rd Street is south-bound) and make a left. Greenbriar is on the left side of the street at 315. For more information call (208) 667-9660 or (800) 953-2379 or visit: To find out more about Wildbeary Huckleberry Products:



The Art and Science of Cuisine with a Soupcon of Cultural Revolution By: Donna Emert

University of Idaho to Offer Hot New Culinology® Degree in Coeur d’Alene


THINK IT’S A SAD RELECTION on our civilization that while we can and do measure the temperature in the atmosphere of Venus, we do not know what goes on inside our own soufflés.”---Physicist and Chef Nicholas Kurti (1908-1998) The kitchen has long served as a laboratory where energy and matter meet in a time honored dance, yielding results as varied as fried potatoes, egg drop soup and soufflé. Culinology®, a concept originated by the Research Chefs Association, combines the art of cuisine with the science that underlies it.


Made popular by Food Network shows such as Alton Brown’s “Good Eats,” culinology is a newly emerging field of study—and an emerging focus of the restaurant and food industries. University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene is currently developing a culinology degree program to begin in fall 2009. Food scientist and Associate Vice President for University of Idaho in Northern Idaho Larry Branen, and Professor of nutrition Laurel Branen, demonstrated the art and science of culinology to 150 executives and their spouses at the Northwest Food Processors Association Executive Business Sum-

mit, held at the Coeur d’Alene Resort in May. The NWFPA represents a $17 billion industry, employing 100,000 people in Idaho alone. “Food processors are interested in people with a culinology background as a link to the end consumer of their products,” said Connie Kirby, vice president of scientific and technical affairs for NWFPA. “It’s a wonderful skill to understand the science of product formulation, but consumers want flavor, texture and visual appeal. The culinologist bridges this gap. This translates to more efficient and successful market introductions for processors.” The industry trend reflects a cultural shift. “There is a trend in society to bring science into the understanding of cooking,” said Larry. “It’s a great way to expose people, especially young people, to science. Everybody eats, so everybody is interested. The other mega trend is that people want variety, new and different types of flavors.” To meet changing cultural demands, research chefs are experimenting in new ways with spices and herbs, and are bringing scientific equipment—as well as scientific knowledge—into the kitchen. Laboratory technologies allow cooks to control the variables that differentiate excellent and interesting cuisine from bland, and sometimes less nutritious, sustenance. Scientists at the University of Idaho Research Park in Post Falls use a rotary evaporator in their laboratory. “Chefs are now

Culinology using that technology to make reductions and to flash distill wines to flavor food or to drink with a meal,” said Larry. Culinology education and practice also stresses food safety: The University of Idaho program, based on the University of Nebraska model, will offer a strong microbiology component. No matter how vital it is, the science of preparation is often upstaged by artful presentation. “Culinology stresses a visually appealing presentation, and food that is nuanced with unique and interesting flavors, so it’s also cognitively appealing,” said Laurel. “People can discuss it. There is total satisfaction from savoring and analyzing a much smaller portion. It’s doing what people have done with wines for years.” Culinology addresses the demand for interesting, flavorful, beautiful food, while also offering healthier choices. Replacing or reducing fat, salt and sugar has long been a quest of nutritionists. Practitioners of culinology are introducing “distractionary flavors,” such as black pepper in ice cream and hot peppers in dark chocolate. The unexpected flavor distracts consumer palates from what is missing by offering something that both their taste buds and their minds can accept, and savor, in its place. Culinology also promotes the use of fresh, locally grown produce and meat, and with it, regional sustainability. Science can help explain not only the physics and molecular biology of cooking, but also the cultural shift away from drive through windows, toward a more rewarding, revolutionary dining experience. “At the very bottom of Maslow’s hierarchy are our very basic needs, like food, shelter and clothing,” said Laurel. “At the tip of the pyramid is self actualization, including the need to understand, and the need to create new things and experience new things. That’s where we are. We want something that’s interesting, unique and appealing.”

Food Scientist Larry Branen, University of Idaho associate vice president for Northern Idaho, demonstrates the culinary uses of the rotary evaporator to NWFPA executives. The rotary evaporator, traditionally used in food science laboratories, has recently made its way into the kitchen, where practitioners of culinology use it to remove solvents from solutions rapidly in a distilling process.

at the Greenbriar Inn

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Tuesday Group Therapy Wednesday Chocolate Obsession Thursday Flight Night Friday Live Music

315 Wallace Downtown CdA (208) 667-9660 • (800) 953-2379

Restaurant features the best of our catering menu from the past 23 years! Full Service Catering and Events Facility Luxury Suites


Coeur d’Alene Bistro on Spruce Midtown – 1710 N. 4th St. (208) 667-1774 (At the corner of 4th and Spruce) Northwest Fusion $$

Just imagine the possibilities… From elegant white linens and fine china to a casual outdoor barbeque. Enjoy the day. Spend the night. Stay the week. Experience Coeur d’Alene. From the lake, in the air, on the shore.... any way you desire.



Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Romantic getaways Corporate retreats Special events Luxury houseboat vacation rentals Cruises Scenic air tours Check out our new boutique gift shop and convenience store located at the 11th street Marina

Pan Asian $$-$$$

Downtown CdA – 209 Lakeside (208) 664-2739

Your journey to fun and good fortune begins here…


Downtown CdA – 101 Sherman Ave. (208) 765-4321

Coeur d’Alene Brewing Company

Adjacent to Sander’s Beach and Tubbs Hill


Bonsai Bistro & Sushi Bar

We are the Inland Northwest’s favorite Pan-Asian Restaurant and Sushi bar! Enjoy our glorious lake views and our 4,000 gallon Koi and turtle pond. We have outdoor dining next to a tranquil river and waterfall in our Japanese garden. We have a convenient parking lot (with attendant during peak season). Our fish is flown in fresh three times a week. We feature all Kobe Beef from the Australian ranches of Greg Norman. We have one of the largest sake lists in the country. Our extensive menu includes Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean and Thai cuisine. Come in to see what crazy Chef Troy is up to these days and find out why we were voted Idaho’s Best Pan-Asian Restaurant ’05, ’06 and ’07 by the Inlander Reader’s Poll. But be aware, we are an “addiction!”

Private parties 208.935.6330

Located on the northern skirts of midtown, Bistro on Spruce offers one of the best wine selections in Coeur d’Alene at excellent prices. Bistro on Spruce owner Chris Mueller is now joined by long-time friend and chef Everett Fees to deliver sensational food and service. Our menu is something to keep you coming back and great value for fantastic dining. Stop by for a wine flight after work, enjoy a bite from the wonderfully diverse appetizer menu or meet some friends for a fabulous lunch featuring our delicious Spruce Street Rueben. Open seven days a week for dinner, with lunches Mon.-Sat. Seasonally, we offer alfresco dining on a beautifully landscaped patio, or dine by the fireplace anytime for romance.

Serendipity Hospitality 1100 E Lakeshore Dr Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

We are Coeur d’Alene’s only Brewpub! Our awardwinning beers are served in a casual pub where families are always welcome. Please ask for a tour of our brewery and stay for a while to enjoy our wide variety of Northwest pub favorites. Welcome aboard!

Coeur d’Alene Calypsos Coffee Company

Cedars Floating Restaurant

Downtown CdA – 116 E. Lakeside Ave. (One block up off Sherman between 1st and 2nd)

(208) 665-0591

CdA - 1514 Marine Dr. (Just off Hwy. 95, ¼ mile south of Northwest Blvd.)

(208) 664-2922

Northwest Fresh $$-$$$

Specialty Coffee, Breakfast, Deli $

Enjoy Calypsos, a late-night coffeehouse with plenty of seating, with views of Lake Coeur d’Alene from our back deck, not to mention the best espresso in town! Our coffee is roasted fresh onsite, with the roasting room open to the public to view! We offer breakfast items, deli-style lunches, pastries, decadent desserts, smoothies and more. Offering free Wi-Fi service. Also come in and enjoy our weekly live entertainment featuring music, poetry, photography and art. We are open 6am-10pm Mon.-Thurs., 6am-Midnight Fri., 7am-Midnight Sat. and 7am-8pm Sun. Check us out on or visit our Web site.

Step into Cedars Floating Restaurant and let the natural beauty of Lake Coeur d’Alene inspire you. Dine on the spectacular outdoor terrace or enjoy the rustic wood-beamed dining room. Savor Chef Miles Boggio’s renowned cuisine including the freshest seafood in the region, signature aged prime rib, steaks, chops and the Inland Northwest’s finest salad bar. Complement your dinner with our legendary hand-crafted desserts and wines from our superb collection. Plan for extraordinary family or corporate events with our stunning setting—right on the lake—a place like no other in the world! Boat, Jet Ski or drive up. Reservations suggested. Open 4pm daily.

Capone’s Pub & Grill Caruso’s Sandwich Co.

Midtown CdA – 751 N. 4th St.

CdA – 202 W. Ironwood Dr. (Ironwood and Gov’t Way)

(208) 765-1001

Post Falls – 315 Ross Point Rd.

(208) 667-4843

(208) 457-8020

American, Pizza $-$$

Fast-Casual $

The newest store in the Caruso’s Sandwich Company franchise is located at Ironwood and Government Way. Come hungry. Our unusually large sandwiches are made from fresh bread that we bake daily. We slice our high-quality meats and cheeses every day. Combine all of this with our fresh veggies, and you will be hooked. There is something for everyone: fresh crisp salads, homemade pasta salads, soups, breakfast, espresso and pasties. At Caruso’s, you don’t have to compromise eating healthy because you are short on time. Take a break from fast food, and try good food that is served fast! Call or fax your order in. We offer delivery and catering.

Gotta Try our Pastrami Sandwiches and our Specialty Pizzas! 41 Brews on tap, appetizers, burgers, sub sandwiches, soups and salads, all scratch cooking! Grab a beer and catch the game with friends on one of our plasma Tvs. Seasonal outdoor dining on our patio. This local favorite is truly Coeur d’Alene’s very own “everyone knows your name” pub. So stop in and stay a while! Inlander’s “Best Sports Bar” in Idaho. Idaho Cuisine’s Virtual Pizza Cook-off winner! Open 7 days a week, with our Kitchen open until 11pm nightly. See our menu at



Soup • Sandwiches • Salad

Breakfast • Espresso • Pastries

CARUSO’S 1/2 H Hayden, ID Prairie & Hwy. 95 (208) 762-4676

This is not a mirage... they really do look like this! Coeur d’Alene, ID Ironwood & Government (208) 765-1001

Post Falls, ID Seltice (208) 457-1906

Spokane Valley, WA Sulivan & Marietta (509) 891-4100


Coeur d’Alene Coeur d’Alene Cellars’ Barrel Room No. 6

Greenbriar Inn Catering & Events Facility

Downtown CdA – 503 E. Sherman Ave. (208) 664-9632

Wine Bar $-$$

No. 6 Wine Bar is a plush, upscale, relaxing place to enjoy local wines, gourmet cheeses, hand-crafted chocolates and live music on weekend evenings. Summer Hours: 2-10pm Mon.-Thurs., 2pm-midnight Fri.-Sat. Closed Sun.

Cricket’s Downtown Bar & Grill Downtown CdA – 424 Sherman Ave. (208) 765-1990

Bar and Grill $-$$


A landmark downtown restaurant, Cricket’s has recently undergone a remodel to accommodate our casual, lively entertaining atmosphere! We have added new outdoor covered dining for lake views or street side, eight new high definition TVs, NTN Trivia games, satellite dish, new video games, online unlimited juke box and occasional live entertainment! Our revamped menu offers a large variety of fresh homemade items, sauces and creative preparations. You will love our new look and menu. Stop in and see for yourself … we are open for lunch, dinner and late night every day.

Downtown CdA – 315 Wallace (208) 667-9660

This Historic Greenbriar Inn has catered to the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene area since 1986. A charming Victorian Mansion, suitable for exclusive parties for up to 250 people, our garden and yearround conservatory await you and your guests. We are committed to excellence!

Make Wine Make Beer Midtown CdA – 1411 N. 4th St. (208) 765-8576

Join in the fun and the glamour of being a winemaker! Making your own wine has never been easier! We have the quality grape wine kits from around the world for you to choose from, you design the label ... and in 4-6 weeks, voila’! Your own vintage is ready for you to bottle! We provide personalized labels for gifts and baskets for corporate, weddings and holidays. We also carry cheese-making kits and a wide selection of beer kits and ingredients. Open 10am-6pm Mon.-Sat. Call us or visit our Web site.

Moon Time CdA – 1602 Sherman Ave. (208) 667-2331

Le Piastre Downtown CdA – 501 E. Sherman Ave. (208) 665-0585

Downtown CdA 116 E. Lakeside Ave. (208) 665-0591


Le Piastre literally translated means “the plates.” It defines our restaurant. It is our style, the way we like to eat. Smaller portions of different things, meant to be tasted, just enough to want a little more. Have one or three plates to yourself, or enjoy many as a crowd. We use as much local and organic produce as we can possibly get our hands on. Our menu changes very often to keep it fresh and to utilize the best possible ingredients. It also features food and techniques from all over the world, highlighting Northwest ingredients. This restaurant is our life and our passion. This is what we love to do. Enjoy it as we do. Thank you.

Pub and Grill $-$$

Moon Time was established in 1996 and quickly became a favorite among locals and tourists alike. Serving some of the best food around in a comfortable pub-style atmosphere makes this the kind of place you’ll want to visit as often as possible. We offer soups, sandwiches, pastas, salads and many other specialties prepared from scratch daily. A fantastic selection of micro-brewed beers and fine wines by the glass and bottle are available. You’ll never have to worry about finding our doors locked as we open at 11am 7 days a week and keep our kitchen open late every night. Also be sure to join us Thursday night for live music featuring artists from across the country and around town. For more information including photos, menu, specials and directions, visit our Web site at

Bistro on Spruce

Chris Mueller’s Bistro on Spruce

Bistro on Spruce


ES IT’S CHRIS! Chris Mueller is well known in the restaurant industry here in the Inland Northwest and has worked just about every job the industry has to offer during the past 30 years: dish dog, busser, valet, meat-cutter, bartender, server, line-cook, sous chef, assistant manager, wine steward, general manager, the list could go on. Now, as owner of the new Bistro on Spruce, he brings together his talents to present a restaurant that has all the elements of warm and welcoming service, great food, wine and beer, with an ambiance that adds the perfect touch. After graduating from Eastern Washington University with a degree in Business Administration, Chris worked at Patsy Clark’s Mansion in Spokane and ‘sister’ restaurants in Olympia and Portland for 14 years, then Spokane’s Luna for eight years, and was the manager at Beverly’s at the Coeur d’Alene Resort for three years. It has always been Chris’ goal to open his own restaurant. With his strong leadership and business skills he applied to the past restaurants he has managed, he is now applying that experience to his own vision—at Bistro on Spruce. It’s fun neighborhood dining with great fare at a reasonable price and the natives are welcoming them with open arms. Being a native of the Inland Northwest, Chris is committed to providing a fun atmosphere where an exciting menu and a great wine and beer list will entwine to bring people together. His enthusiasm and experience in fine dining, knowledge of wine and insight in staff development benefit both the staff and guests alike. It has quickly become one of Coeur d’Alene’s new generation local favorites!

1710 N 4th St. Coeur d’Alene’s Midtown

(208) 664-1774



Thai Bamboo

Thai Bamboo More Than Just Cuisine By: Jillian De Lallo

Owners Tom and Matavee “May” Burgess have not only brought a new restaurant to Coeur d’Alene, but rather, an entirely new dining experience for guests to enjoy.


HAI BAMBOO RESTAURANT, located in Coeur d’Alene’s midtown, excites all the senses, rather than just that of taste. “You can pull off the street to a unique place that looks different, sounds different, smells different and even feels different,” said Tom. From the moment you pull into the parking lot, your sight is set on the unique, Thai-inspired exterior. Bamboo aligns the large red and yellow temple-shaped building; the windows carved with exotic images. Once inside, one will find a plethora of Thai décor and art, all of which Tom has collected during his many travels to Thailand. The entryway floor is a floor picture of bamboo. All of the walls and ceilings are made of bamboo, with the exception of the Las Vegas-styled


LED star-field, large dome ceiling in the main dining area. The booths are made of Thai silk; the tables of marble—all made in Thailand with Thai engraving along the edges. The other tables throughout the restaurant are sandblasted stainless steel with Thai engraving as well. The walls are adorned with huge Thai artwork. Guests can enjoy watching slideshows of Thailand on the large LCD TVs, which are located in both dining areas. Many beautiful live bamboo plants are both inside and outside the restaurant, transporting guest to a different place, a different time. “If you look around the restaurant, you will see amazing items,” said Tom. “Everything is from Thailand, even fence posts from a farmer’s field, possibly centuries old.” Kids will have a field day in this place! With so much to look at, it may be difficult to make them sit still. Even the older crowd can’t help but gaze

and be mesmerized by the starry ceiling. “It’s like a colorfully fun museum,” said Tom. “Rather than just going to a restaurant, eating and leaving, someone can come here and have the whole experience,” he said. “There’s nothing better than to be sitting with friends while enjoying a meal in a beautiful environment. “It’s just a wonderful experience, and of course, the food is the most important.” With Tom behind bringing the Thai experience to Coeur d’Alene, it is May, a native of Thailand, who is behind the creative Southeast Asian-inspired menu. “She is definitely the one who knows the recipes and knows how to cook them. She trains our cooks, then checks on them and corrects them,” said Tom. All of the food offered at Thai Bamboo is cooked fresh-to-order, so all the vitamins and

Thai Bamboo nutrients are still present and all ingredients are free of MSG. Thai cuisine also offers many choices for those who prefer vegetarian dishes, for most items on their menu can be made meatless, or with high-quality organic tofu. With the more than 60 menu items to choose from, there is always something new and exciting to try. With the 0-4 scale, guests have the option to order their dishes as hot and spicy as they’d like to suit their own tastes. And with not only the many flavors Thai food has to offer, the health factor is an important aspect of Thai cuisine as well. “That’s just another reason why Thai food is so great,” Tom said. “Thai food is known for its combination of the smooth, the rough, the sweet, the sour; the combination of everything together,” he added. The look, the aroma, the taste; all of that together creates this great taste explosion.” Thai Bamboo offers fantastic Asian food and a variety of international and American food. As Tom said, “We offer something for everyone.”

“Rather than just going to a restaurant, eating and leaving, someone can come HERE and have the whole experience.” GETTING THERE Thai Bamboo has four locations: SPOKANE: East Sprague North Division South Hill COEUR D’ALENE: I-90 East to 4th St. Exit, South 2 blocks to Annie Ave., Left 1 block to 4th St. Thai Bamboo and The Galaxy Lounge is located on the corner of 4th & Annie at 2010 N. 4th St. (208) 667-5300

The Galaxy Lounge, located within the restaurant, offers patrons the choice of dining on the patio during the day, and in the evening, the space is transformed into a lounge for the 21-and-older crowd. The exotic tropical tiki-themed patio lounge gives one the feeling of being at the beach. With its striking color-changing galaxy ceiling and huge 3,000-lb marble ball that spins and floats on water, beers on tap, kegs on tap, sake and cocktails, it’s a place not to miss. In addition to the Thai cuisine choices, the lounge will also offer some traditional American dishes for your dining pleasure. Once night falls, guests can enjoy live music and dancing on the spacious dance floor under the amazing star-filled canopy. Thai Bamboo “is a place that’s exotic, transports you to a different part of the world and lets you see things you don’t normally see,” said Tom. Thai Bamboo’s cuisine, in combination with the experience—“It’s magical.” AWARDS Thai Bamboo has won various awards over the years to include being voted the #1 Best Thai Restaurant in every Inlander Reader’s Poll since its first location opened in 2001.


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TRY IT AT HOME Thai Bamboo #62 SALMON TANGY SALMON: 6 oz. 1 tsp. 1 clove 1 tsp. 1 tsp. 1 tsp. 1 tsp. 1 tsp. 1 tsp.

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METHOD: Fresh Wild Caught Salmon Tamarind Sauce Chopped Garlic Chopped Fresh Ginger Brown Sugar Soy Sauce Rice Vinegar Cooking Wine Sesame Seeds



Mixed Vegetables (preferably Asian-style)

Begin by making rice in a rice cooker set with water and time for brown rice. When done, take out of rice cooker and mix the coconut milk into the rice. Grill the fresh wild caught salmon over a char grill. Mix tamarind, garlic, sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, wine and 1⁄2 of the ginger together in a sauce pan, and heat until boiling. Remove from heat. Stir-fry vegetables in sauce pan or wok with a small amount of canola oil. Place salmon, rice and vegetables on a serving plate and pour the sauce mixture over the salmon. Lastly, top salmon with the rest of the ginger and sesame seeds and serve.


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Mixture of Thai Black and Thai Brown Rice (any black and brown rice mix can be substituted) Coconut Milk

A Sample of our Menu! #1 Satay Marinated chicken in a mixture of Thai herbs and spices. Grilled on a skewer and served with Thai peanut sauce & sweet cucumber salad. #16 Phad Thai Stir-fried Thai rice noodles, egg, ground peanuts & cabbage. Choice of chicken, beef, pork or prawns #24 Tom Kha Heaven in a bowl! Coconut milk, mushrooms, galangal, lime juice, lemon grass, onions, sweet chili paste, lime leaves & chicken, prawns or seafood combination. #26C Thai Bamboo-Style Fried Rice Fried jasmine rice, Thai chili, Thai basil, fresh garlic, bamboo shoots, bell peppers, green beans & onion stir-fried with egg & choice of chicken, beef, pork or prawns. #38 Chicken Cashew Nut Sautéed chicken with cashews, bell peppers, onions, green beans & carrots in a sweet chili sauce.

#50 Phad Bai Kaplau Sautéed fresh Thai basil (imported from Hawaii), Thai chili, fresh garlic, green beans, onions & bell peppers. Choice of chicken, beef, pork or prawns. #51 Mongolian Beef Marinated sliced beef, sesame seeds & ginger in a tangy tangerine sauce served with sautéed mixed vegetables.

At 4 Locations Coeur d’Alene 2010 N. 4th St. (208) 667-5300

East Spokane Valley

#59 Sea Bass Mango Tango Grilled 6oz. wild-caught Chilean sea bass, topped with our special mango salsa, served with woktoasted mixed vegetables and coconut Thai black brown rice.

12722 E. Sprague Ave. (509) 444-THAI (8424)

#62 Salmon Tango Grilled 6oz. wild-caught salmon, topped with May’s special tangy ginger sesame sauce, served with woktoasted mixed vegetables and coconut Thai black brown rice.

5204 N. Division St. (509) 777-THAI (8424)

Spokane North

Spokane South Hill

2926 E. 29th Ave. (509) 232-THAI (8424)


Coeur d’Alene Moose Market

Qdoba Mexican Grill

Downtown CdA – 401 E. Sherman Ave.

(208) 664-7901

Do you feel like “Gourmet Everyday?” The Moose Market, conveniently located in Downtown Coeur d’ Alene, is a wonderful, open air-style market. The Market has a fun and tasty variety of snacks foods, premium ice cream, a deli with packaged meats and delicious cheeses (including Cougar Gold), more than 300 varieties of wine and nearly 100 varieties of beer. The newest addition are “Moose Dogs”—gourmet sausages with a delicious selection of toppings. “Moost Delicious!” Open 10am-9pm Mon-Sat and 11am-7pm Sun. Moose Dogs are available late night on weekends.

CdA – 204 Ironwood Dr.

(208) 667-2074

Mexican $

Featuring jumbo gourmet burritos prepared from freshly grilled chicken, steak or grilled vegetables. Tacos, taco salads and nachos are also on the menu! The service is quick, and you won’t believe the taste! We’ve recently remodeled, come in and enjoy our new café style. Eat here or take us to go!

Sweetpea Home Interiors Downtown CdA –404 E Sherman Ave.

(208) 667-9040

Nestled in the heart of Downtown Coeur d’Alene, Sweetpea Home Interiors is an incredible shopping experience like no other in the Inland Northwest! From custom bench-made furniture, fine bed and bath linens, stoneware, lamps, and bath and body products, to baby and children’s accessories, gifts, stationary and much more, we have a little something for everyone! Sweetpea brings you Home.

Schlozsky’s Deli CdA – 210 Ironwood Dr.

(208) 765-4121

(1 block south of I-90 on Hwy 95 at Ironwood Square) American $

We don’t just bake it, we make it! At Schlotzsky’s, we’re not satisfied with just “fresh.” We are only satisfied with Schlotzsky’s signature Fresh-fromScratch® buns which give our sandwiches, like The Original®, the taste people have craved for 35 years. Every morning, trained bakers mix up our secret Schlotzsky’s recipe from scratch, hand-make our buns, and bake them to perfection. Only then does a bun deserve to be called Freshfrom-Scratch® and get served up with all the unique and delectable flavor combinations that continue to make Schlotzsky’s famous. Also try our pizzas, wraps, soups and salads. We are open 10:30am-9pm Mon.-Sat. and 11am-8pm Sun.

Tony’s on the Lake CdA – 6823 Coeur d’Alene Lake Dr.

(208) 667-9885

Italian $$

110 Harbor Plaza On Northwest Blvd. (Between Windermere And Black Rock)

(208) 676-8784

Serving Italian-inspired cuisine from generations of our family “old country” recipes. Just a five-minute drive from the Sherman Exit off I-90, we offer a full-service bar, outdoor seating and docks for boaters! If you’re out on the lake, head east and look for the blinking arrow. Open year-round. Call or visit our Web site for our seasonal hours. &),%.!-%



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A Day in the Life of a Publisher

Idaho Cuisine Publisher Jeanette Dunn gets a substitute bottle (and a great surprise!) from Beverly’s Wine Sommelier Erik Cook

A Day in the Life of a Restaurant Guide Publisher Beverly’s at the Coeur d’Alene Resort

While out shooting photos with one of our photographers, Chris Guibert one day this spring, we stopped in to Beverly’s at the Coeur d’Alene Resort to take a short break while waiting for the next shoot on the schedule. Thanks to Erik Cook (the Sommelier) the ordinary day became a memorable one! The pictures tell the story best. I ordered a bottle of Seven Hills and it turns out that he didn’t have that exact bottle, but one even better. And, a fantastic wine it was! Complete with “mud” on the cork (this is an indication of an extremely good aging) and the most perfect match with a

selection of Beverly’s world-class cheese plate. This was my first experience with finding such a rare delicacy in a bottle, and it was absolutely divine! The wine crew at Beverly’s keeps their wine list among the top-rated in the Northwest. Erik’s entire team is well educated and can easily key into a good selection to suit the palate of … even an amateur like me. Thank you Erik, for being the expert advisor. It was … just another tasty day in paradise.

Serendipity Hospitality CdA – 1100 E. Lakeshore Dr.

(208) 935-6330

Syringa Japanese Café & Sushi Bar

(Near Downtown CdA at the 11th Street Marina adjacent to Sanders Beach and Tubbs Hill)

Midtown CdA – 1401 N. 4th (Corner of 4th & Walnut)

(208) 664-2718

We offer private parties, special events, cruises or vacation rentals on board the Serendipity, our luxurious 92-ft long houseboat yacht, and fly scenic air tours over North Idaho from the Coeur d’Alene airport. Be sure to also check out our new boutique gift shop and convenience store, where you can take some time out for a beverage or snack while enjoying the beauty and serenity of Lake Coeur d’Alene.

Our elegant neighborhood Sushi Bar and Café is just the spot for a cozy lunch or dinner. We use no MSG but do use organic produce, choice meats and wild seafood whenever available. Named after the Idaho State flower, Syringa serves not-so-Idaho food! Enjoy Sushi, Japanese entrées, salads and soups. Please call for dinner reservations. Open 12-4pm Mon., 12-9pm Tues.-Thurs., 12-10pm Fri., 4-10pm Sat.

Japanese & Sushi Bar $$$

Thai Bamboo Restaurant Midtown CdA – 2010 N. 4th St.

(208) 667-5300

(Corner of 4th and Annie, just of I-90) Thai and Asian $$

Great Tourist Destination! Thai Bamboo’s award-winning cuisine has won the Inlander Readers’ Pole award as the #1 Best Thai Restaurant year after year! We offer a huge menu full of exceptional, authentic Asian cuisine, wild, over-the-top décor and fast-friendly service all at a very reasonable price! Now with four locations, you are just minutes away from the best Thai restaurants in the Inland Northwest. Check out the big new Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, location. It has a Las Vegas-style light show on the big star-filled dining room ceiling! The place is huge with a large banquet room and decorations that make you feel as though you are in an Asian museum. Check out The Galaxy Lounge for open-air dining and drinks … tropical style! Open 11:30am-9pm Mon.-Thurs., 11:30am-9:30pm Fri., 12-9:30pm Sat. 12-9pm Sun.


Marshall Chesrown


Black Rock’s Marshall Chesrown

Marshall Chesrown By: JEANETTE DUNN

With high-end luxury waterfront developments and the exclusive private golf community—The Club at Black Rock—Marshall Chesrown’s art is crafting a beautiful lifestyle in the place he calls home.


ARSHALL’S HIGH-END developments have played an important part in building awareness of Coeur d’Alene and the Inland Northwest. He has helped give Coeur d’Alene international exposure as the recreational paradise that it is. Ironically, the man behind one of the most stunning golf courses in the world doesn’t golf. Aside from his passion for development, his


true passion is breeding, riding and showing cutting horses, along with enjoying a more rural lifestyle near Harrison on his 3,500 acres along nine miles of waterfront on the Coeur d’Alene River. Marshall was raised in the Spokane Valley and is a University High School graduate. He left the area after high school, traveled all over the world and had great professional suc-

cess, but the Inland Northwest was always home. He bought the 650 acres that is now Black Rock while he owned car dealerships in Denver. He loves it here and feels there is no better place to be. When planning his developments, Marshall keeps the community foremost in his mind. Raising the value of real estate with high-end developments has had a positive impact on the local economy. “The perception is that what we build is expensive and only for the rich,” said Marshall, “but we have products from $100,000 to $2.5 million. We want our brand to relate with quality; that is our mission.” The seasonal residents, which Black Rock developments have brought to the area, contribute to the community in ways that are not always outwardly obvious. Though they are only in the area several months a year, these residents are among the highest paying taxpayers in the county. “Second homeowners at Black Rock don’t get to vote, their children are not in the schools and they don’t use public services,” stated Marshall. “They even built their own fire station at Black Rock. They help in a large way to pay for the entire infrastructure that makes life better for full-time locals.” Members of The Club at Black Rock and other homeowners within Black Rock communities are also generous philanthropic contributors. They have been major donors to the Excell Education Foundation (No Moose left Behind), the local Chamber of Commerce, the Ray and Joan Kroc Community Center and many, many more.

Marshall Chesrown The variety of real estate options offered by Black Rock Development provides condos, single-family homes and home sites for custom estates.


ARSHALL is also supportive of numerous non-profit organizations aimed at helping children and animals, specifically “those who can’t help themselves,” he said. The Chesrown Family Foundation contributes to CASA, the Humane Society and animal rescue programs. His community involvement has had a positive impact, including Coeur d’Alene’s new library and various Chamber of Commerce events. He is also working with the City of Coeur d’Alene and North Idaho College (NIC) to expand the educational corridor by facilitating the purchase of the area where DeArmond Mill was located just north of NIC along the Spokane River. Marshall Chesrown has been painting pictures of—and then creating—a new reality for the Inland Northwest. He has been a major influence of growth in the area, a generous supporter of the community and an inspiring entrepreneur to watch. This Spokane native delivers what he promises, and the positive impact he has brought to Coeur d’Alene will live on in the community and in the organizations and families who thrive in the developments he brought to life.

The Club at Black Rock

The Ridge at Sunup Bay

15 miles south of Coeur d’Alene Offers a private 36–hole, golf community with 745 full memberships. Jim Engh designed the golf course, which has been named “Best New Private Course” by Golf Digest. Tom Weiskopf designed the course to be opening in 2009. Amenities include: 31,000 sq. ft. clubhouse, fine and casual dining, tennis, pool, fitness facilities, locker rooms, recreational activities, 129-slip marina and 24-hour concierge services. Kootenai Camp for kids and teens includes clubhouse, lake for fishing, basketball and tennis courts, rock-climbing wall, zip line, pool with waterslides and supervised on and off-site activities. Homesites, Golf Cottages and Villages homes are available.

25 minutes from Coeur d’Alene Offers Lake Coeur d’Alene waterfront and water-view estate-size parcels, community dock and boat slips.

Kendall Yards Downtown Spokane An urban village concept on the north bank of the Spokane River, expands Spokane’s downtown area northwest with a blend of residential and retail space, historical features, community plazas and recreational trails.

Bellerive On the Spokane River in the Riverstone Development in Coeur d’Alene Offers loft-style condos, single-family homes and custom-home sites near the Centennial Trail and shops, restaurants and movie theatres.

Rivers Edge On the Spokane River between Coeur d’Alene and Post Falls Offers luxury waterfront homes in a gated community with private boat slips.

Legacy Ridge Hillside views overlooking Liberty Lake between Spokane and Coeur d’ Alene Offers custom home sites and homes in a gated community, play areas, trail system and recreation areas.


Marshall Chesrown

TRY IT AT HOME Black Rock Elk Chop with Huckleberry Port Wine Reduction Bob McDaniel, Executive Chef, The Club at Black Rock

Elk: 4 2 oz. 1⁄2 oz. 2 oz. 8 2 1 tsp.

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METHOD: Elk Chops, 10-12 oz. each, Frenched* Unsalted Butter Vegetable Oil Fresh Thyme Sprigs Garlic Cloves, un-peeled and whole Cinnamon Sticks Coriander Seeds


Marshall owns two local restaurants: Shooters Bar & Grill and the dining room at the clubhouse at The Club at Black Rock. Shooters is open to the public and is a fun lakeside pub and grill that fills to the rim with boaters and area residents all summer. Though the Club is members-only, the executive chef has agreed to share a recipe with us. The Club at Black Rock has helped to bring a more sophisticated restaurant culture to Coeur d’Alene. Culinary trends of supporting locally grown and locally produced foods, coupled with the added task of pleasing the palates of visitors with more sophisticated tastes, Coeur d’Alene has risen to the occasion. Our area chefs are bringing beautifully presented and creative taste sensations to the plates of North Idaho. The Club at Black Rock is no exception.


2 oz. 1 T. Orange 1⁄4 C. 1 3 T.

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Vegetable Oil Fresh Thyme, chopped Orange Juice, squeezed from 1⁄2 an

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Port Wine Garlic Clove, minced Huckleberries

METHOD: Wrap exposed bone of the chop with aluminum foil to protect them from extreme heat when the chops are cooked later. Combine all marinade ingredients and marinate elk chops at least 2 hours, up to 4 hours.


1 1⁄2 C. | 20 | 2 C. | 1 1⁄2 C. | 10 Stems | 1 C. | 1 | 1 clove | 2 oz. |

Port Wine Crushed Black Peppercorns, Veal Demi-Glace** Orange Juice Fresh Thyme, leave whole | Huckleberries Minced Shallot Minced Garlic Apple Juice

Add all ingredients in a heavy-bottom sauce pan. Bring to low boil and turn down heat. Simmer until reduced to a syrupy consistency, strain and keep warm until ready to serve.

For the Chops: Pre-heat oven to 450°F. Remove from marinade and pat dry. In a large oven-proof skillet heat butter. Once hot, add elk chops. Brown each side, basting with butter as they brown; use a large tablespoon to baste. Set chops to one side of the pan and add the fresh thyme sprigs and whole unpeeled garlic cloves to the pan forming a bed, next reset the chops on top of the bed of herbs and garlic, and place in pre-heated oven for approximately 8 minuets for medium. When finished, the meat will look rarer than it is because of the huckleberries in the marinade. Remove from oven and set on cooktop with no heat. Loosely tent meat with aluminum foil for 5 minuets, allowing the meat to cook a bit longer on its own and letting the juice rest back into the chops.

To Serve: Bring sauce back to simmer for 2 to 3 minutes. Place a chop in the center of the plate bone up, drizzling sauce over the chop, then around plate. My favorite accompaniments to this dish are fingerling potatoes and a medley of baby vegetables, such as baby carrots, asparagus and baby squash. Serves four. *Frenched: a term that means removing the meat away from the end of a chop or rib, so that the bone can be exposed. Your butcher can do this. **Demi-glace: a brown sauce reduced by half— nearly to a glaze—with veal stock.


The Village At Riverstone CDA’s hottest new neighborhood

A River Runs Through It!

The Village at Riverstone is shaping up more every day as buildings complete, filling with residents and shop owners.


transformation of what was once a sawmill and gravel pit site along the Spokane river has created a whole new beautiful neighborhood that brings small-town charm to yet another area of Coeur d’Alene. The scene is very much like a small-town, downtown sidewalk community with restaurants, movie theaters and retail shops in the mix. The Coeur d’Alene Hampton Inn provides a place for visitors to enjoy the riverside community, and there are nearby professional services, a bank and one of the best spas in the area, Zi Spa, round out some

of the amenities available there. A mix of retail, office and public use on the street level provides a vibrant backdrop, and residential condos fill the upper levels. Walking distance to restaurants, entertainment and easy access to the Centennial Trail system makes living in this neighborhood feel like a cozy life in a small town, with all the conveniences of the city close at hand. I-90, Exit 11 Coeur d’Alene

(877) 775-2005

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” ~ Annie Dillard



The Village at Riverstone BY JEANETTE DUNN

At the intersection of I-90 and Northwest Boulevard in Coeur d’Alene, the Inland Northwest’s newest town within a town, with its hillside views and a vibrant sidewalk community, is quickly filling up and fitting the bill as the place to be.



has a neighborhood—like no other in the Inland Northwest Spokane-Coeur d’Alene corridor. Along the shores of the Spokane River at the intersection of I-90 and Northwest Boulevard, among the stones and pine trees that long ago painted the picturesque Rocky Mountain scene in the backdrop, Riverstone is the destination in the very heart of change that is shaping the new North Idaho into a live, work and play lifestyle. The river really does run through it—the Spokane River—and, so do the people who enjoy running, walking and biking the North Idaho Centennial Trail that runs through it.


North Idaho residents, both new and natives, enjoy active lifestyles associated with the abundant nearby recreation, and this neighborhood chimes in with conveniences and amenities in very close proximity. The location near the Idaho and Washington state border puts the Village at Riverstone in a central location, and the mix of residential and commercial use in the Village sets it apart from other neighborhoods in the area. Spokane, Wash., is the city life and cultural center of the area with an international airport and large entertainment facilities; and Coeur d’Alene, as well as other nearby small towns on the lakes, rivers and mountains of North Idaho

are all highly sought after destinations for recreational pursuits. Riverstone is a residential and commercial complex designed for everyday life to include easy access to the recreational enjoyment of the Spokane River, Lake Coeur d’Alene and the miles of trails that stretch along them and all the way into Spokane. The soon-to-be-completed Ray and Joan Kroc Community Center will be accessible via an underpass on the north side of the community. The Kroc Center will include a fine art theatre and chapel, various classroom and arts activities, party rooms, daycare and indoor playground, as well as fitness facilities that include swimming pools, indoor tracks, basketball courts and fitness studios. Living in luxury condominiums surrounded by a vibrant business district below creates a tight knit community atmosphere where residents are connected and the social scene is easy going ... bicycle and walking friendly, the Centennial Trail courses through the neigh

Riverstone borhood for both recreational use and a more friendly environment for bicycle commuting. On the streets below, the shopping, restaurants and movie theaters, as well as the

summer concerts in the park, fill the air with the sights and sounds of life that engage and delight residents and visitors. Trolley service will soon be transporting patrons from the various Riverstone stops to


Downtown Coeur d’Alene and other neighborhoods connecting the community for a wide variety of entertainment options. The trolleys are green in more ways than one. The Village trolleys will soon be a way to save gas and ease commuter congestion traveling in and out of the development. Trolley plans include transportation to and from downtown and the new Kroc Community Center north of I-90 on Northwest Boulevard.

WHY LIVE HERE? GARY & TINA JOHNSON bought a condominium early in the developing stages of the neighborhood.

They were charmed by the idea of living at the Village at Riverstone and were among the first buyers in July 2007. Married for 27 years, they have three adult children and five grandchildren living in Coeur d’Alene and Texas; there will be no shortage of guests in and out of their residence at the Village. They have a home a few miles away on the Blackwell Hill and planned to economize into the condo over time. “We looked at this as an opportunity, at some point in time, to downsize and move in here from where we live now, with too much house,” said Gary, “This is a super project.” Living a very active lifestyle, they liked the idea of great restaurant options being within walking distance for those nights when they don’t want to cook. From the coffee shop in the morning to the movie theater at night, the trail system to bike, run and walk, and the close proximity to the Coeur d’Alene public golf course and numerous courses just a short drive away, the appeal to them is clear. It’s a place where

events, recreation and entertainment are accessible. They both said they enjoy the neighborhood’s proximity to both the downtown and north side of Coeur d’Alene: “It is the center of all the things we like to do. Everything is within walking distance; the CityLink comes right through here and goes everywhere! Everything is so accessible,” added Gary. He and Tina also said that in the interim as a second home, the location eliminates hassles of snowy roads and brings them closer in for summer events and activities. They appreciate the care and security of the building while they are away. “It is all first class. They just did a really nice job on everything ... the idea the developers had was to have this be an area that has everything; that you wouldn’t have to leave if you didn’t want to. It has restaurants, shopping, the park, professional offices, the theater, orthodontist, eye doctor, hotel ... like

a well-planned, self-contained community ... plus they have their own trolleys.” The trail from North Idaho College Campus and City Park is only a 30-minute walk, and when the Kroc Center is completed, it won’t be far either. Tina is chairman of the North Idaho Centennial Trail Foundation and has been active in promoting and supporting the trail. She said that the trail has recently been completed with a paved connection from the BeeBe Blvd. to Huetter Road. See more about the trail at: Tina recently told me that they stayed for a few nights recently during the Coeur d’Alene Marathon in late May and liked it so much that they moved up their move-in date. “We’ve put the house up for sale and plan to move in for good as soon as the house sells” she said. The energy and activity quickly coming together there has convinced them to bump up their projected ‘permanent resident’ date by 5-10 years.



Community and Amenities Condo living at Riverstone blends in with the vibrant shopping, dining, entertainment, and outdoor life bustling below. Increasing numbers of people like the idea of giving up the home maintenance work, downsizing and spending more time enjoying an active lifestyle. Residents in this riverfront community not only enjoy close proximity to the social scene below the balcony, and the ease of access to recreation, but also enjoy a luxurious well appointed unit that creates a feel that is both casual and comfortable. Prices on these 133 beautifully crafted condominiums start from the high-$200,000 for one-bedroom units, to $800,000 for larger penthouse residences. Three styles of condos are available: Classico, Modo and Lakeview, all featuring slab-granite countertops, custom wood cabinetry, premium appliances, glass enclosed showers and oversized soaking tubs,

expansive picture windows and terraces. Private dock slips are available for purchase and there have been special opportunities to acquire them as the condos fill with residents. The boat slips are located just 5 minutes from Riverstone, right on Lake Coeur d’Alene. The refreshing small town spirit is evident everywhere in Riverstone. Below the balcony, residents can step out for a stroll down Main Street, enjoy a freshly brewed cup of Starbucks coffee and pick up the local paper at Barnes & Noble. Daylight hours can be filled with recreational access to the Spokane River, Centennial Trail, nearby golf courses, and more. There is no shortage of restaurants, from casual sandwich shops, ice cream and pizzas to patio dining by the lake at Bardenay. Regal Cinemas is grand central for movie goers throughout the Coeur d’Alene area, and is just a short walk down the street for Riverstone residents.

COEUR D’ALENE MARATHON Whether just for fun or for serious athletes, the Coeur d’Alene Marathon is an event that really brings a community out of the doldrums in spring. Riverstone hosted the 31st annual Coeur d’Alene Marathon, Half-Marathon, and 5k Fun Run/Walk this May and the turnout was great in spite of questionable weather last spring. This event attracts over 2,000 participants and spectators each year to the region. With three different courses this event appeals to all skill levels. This is the first year that Riverstone hosted the event, and they will continue to host it for the next four years. Accommodations at Riverstone include the Hampton Inn Suites and numerous restaurants. A portion of each registrants fee from the 5K Fun Run/Walk will benefit The ALS Association Evergreen Chapter and a portion of the proceeds from the Marathon will be used to benefit the North Idaho Centennial Trail Foundation. For information about the race please visit their Web site at:

GETTING THERE The Riverstone development is located just south of the I-90 Coeur d’Alene Exit 11 to City Center at Northwest Blvd. The entrance to Riverstone is at N. Lakewood Dr. & Northwest Blvd. Coeur d’Alene is approximately 30 miles east of Spokane (35 miles east of Spokane International Airport) more information is available online at: or by calling 208-292-0935


Riverstone The centerpiece at Riverstone is Coeur d’Alene’s newest 10- acre park. Sculpted, green landscape surrounds a lake with a breathtaking 60-foot fountain. The park is also a trailhead for the Centennial Trail and includes 2.5 miles of hiking and biking paths that weave throughout the community. In summertime, concerts in the park fill the air with music and the park lawn with all ages of concert lovers. Coeur d’Alene is a great place to live, with a thriving economy, a healthy lifestyle, and a wealth of arts and entertainment options. The scenery is beautiful here and the each of the four seasons brings out an ever changing array of recreational and entertainment. Riverstone offers easy access to the great outdoors and with close-by Interstate 90, easy access to areas beyond Coeur d’Alene. In time, more than 5,000 people will work and 2,500 people will reside in this 160-acre modern community. What was once a sawmill and gravel pit site is now a picturesque postcard and a testament to developments that are bringing a vibrant new life and new residents to North Idaho. Riverstone is also a great place to be in business, offering excellent location and modern facilities. Along with its ideal location, Riverstone’s careful planning is facilitating a greater sense of community, a renewed connection with the environment, and an exciting new direction for urban redevelopment.

Riverstone: Northwest Wonder With Upscale Style Discover the perfect blend between city and nature at Riverstone, a

Regal Cinemas offers the latest entertainment with a 14-screen theatre,

modern community developed to instill a greater sense of community and

and for shoppers, shops include Buckle, Zumiez, Boardwalk Boutique and

a renewed connection to the environment. The Riverstone Lifestyle allows

Aeropostale, with more to come in the following months.

residents to live in luxury condominiums above convenient shopping, dining, entertainment and outdoor activities.

Discover the Riverstone lifestyle at:

The 10-acre Riverstone park includes an amphitheater, lake and access to nearby hiking and biking trails. Riverstone also has a superb location, next to the Coeur d’Alene Golf Course, pristine lakes and rivers, ski mountain resorts and thousands of acres of National Forest. This allows residents to live, work and create a life in harmony with nature. Riverstone is Coeur d’Alene’s premiere dining location with excellent dining establishments, and two more exciting restaurants on the way. Riverstone is the place to eat, with a little something for everybody. Restaurants include Bardenay Restaurant and Distillery, Red Robin, Azteca Southwestern Grill, Pizza Schmizza, San Francisco Sourdough Eatery, Joey’s Smokin’ B-B-Q, Cold Stone Creamery, Sangria Grill and the newest addition, the Hapa Grill.


Family Friendly

Family Friendly Entertainment in Idaho Looking for something fun to do with the family? Here’s a few places to try!

Bird Aviation Museum & Invention Center

The Pizza Shoppe, Coeur d’Alene

Adventure City Paintball Lancaster and Ramsey, Hayden (208) 762-1077

Center Target Sports 3295 E. Mullan Ave., Post Falls (208) 773-2331

Bird Aviation Museum & Invention Center Bird Ranch Road, Sagle (208) 255-4321 (Located near Sandpoint)

KYRO Ice Arena 3519 W. Seltice Way, CdA (208) 765-4423 Silver Rapids Indoor Waterpark Silver Mountain Ski Resort, Kellogg (208) 783-1111

Silverwood Theme Park & Boulder Beach Water Park 26225 N. Hwy 95, Athol (208) 683-3400 (Just north of CdA) Triple Play Indoor Family Fun Center Hwy 95 and Orchard, Hayden (208) 762-7529

Raptor Reef Indoor Water Park (at Triple Play) Hwy 95 and Orchard, Hayden (208) 762-7529 Wild Waters Water Slide Park 2119 N. Gov’t Way, CdA (208) 667-6491

After working up a a hungry family appetite, try these family-friendly restaurants


4th & Main Pizza, Spirit Lake (208) 623-MAIN

Caruso’s Sandwich Co., Hayden (208) 762-4676

I.T. International Buffet, CdA (208) 762-4787

Big Cheese Pizza, Post Falls (208) 773-6659

Caruso’s Sandwich Co., Post Falls (208) 457-1906

JB’s Family Restaurant, CdA (208) 765-3225

Bonsai Bistro & Sushi Bar, CdA (208) 765-4321

Cricket’s Downtown Bar & Grill (208) 765-1990

La Cabana, Post Falls (208) 773-4325

Café Carambola, CdA (208) 676-8784

Daanen’s Delicatessen, Hayden (208) 772-7371

La Cocina, Post Falls (208) 777-1280

SmokeHouse BBQ and Saloon, Wallace (208) 659-7539

Calypsos, CdA (208) 665-0591

Elkins Resort, Priest Lake (208) 443-2432

Las Chavelas, N. CdA (208) 664-3767

Thai Bamboo, CdA (208) 667-5300

Capone’s Pub & Grill, Post Falls (208) 457-8020

Fisherman’s Market & Grill, N. CdA (208) 664-4800

Michael D’s Eatery, CdA (208) 676-9049

Tomato Street, CdA (208) 667-5000

Capone’s Pub & Grill, CdA (208) 667-4843

Greens Ferry Crossing, Post Falls (208) 773-1324

Millie’s, Priest Lake (208) 443-2365

Top of China, CdA (208) 676-8888

Caruso’s Sandwich Co., CdA (208) 765-1001

Hill’s Resort, Priest Lake (208) 443-2551

Qdoba Mexican Grill, CdA (208) 667-2074

Wagner’s Hofbrau, N. CdA (208) 667-6688

Rockin’ B Ranch Cowboy Supper Show,State Line (509) 891-9016 Schlotsky’s Deli, CdA (208) 765-4121


Las Chavelas

North Coeur d’Alene is full of family friendly restaurants, and this Mexican restaurant is a long-standing favorite.


wners Tony and Artemio Orozco were once the owners of five Mexican restaurants in Post Falls, Sandpoint, Coeur d’Alene and Spokane. With the five Las Chavelas locations, they made the decision to downsize to just one restaurant, giving them the benefit of being hands-on business operators and allowing them to have complete quality control over the restaurant. Serving the area since 1991, Las Chavelas in Coeur d’Alene brings Idaho residents a taste of Mexico with their authentic Mexican cuisine. Serving old-family recipes developed by one of the other original owners Max Orozco, their entrées feature sliced steak, chicken and shrimp. Try their family recipe salsa served with warm, light, crispy corn chips—a favorite among locals! Fish Tacos

with Tilapia, Albondiga (Mexican meatball) soup or home-style Shredded Beef Tacos are just samples of their flavorful menu. They offer lunch specials 11am-2pm daily. And if you are planning a special event or party, Las Chavelas offers a spacious banquet room for the festivities. If you can’t make it down to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, anytime soon, head over to Las Chavelas and try the popular “Camarones Vallarta”, “Acapulco Shrimp”, or if you are really hungry, “Plato El Patron”. Las Chavelas—authentic Mexican cuisine that tastes like it was flown straight from Mexico and brought to your table. Las Chavelas is located at 296 W. Sunset Ave. in the Sunset Mall on Hwy 95. For more information, call (208) 664-3767.

“In Mexico we have a word for sushi: bait.” ~ José Simons


North Coeur d’Alene



North Coeur d’Alene Bitterroot Cutlery

Fisherman’s Market & Grill

N. CdA – 4025 Gov’t Way Ste. #8 (208) 667-3887

N. CdA – 215 W. Kathleen Ave. #A (208) 664-4800

At Bitterroot Cutlery you will find kitchen cutlery fit for a chef. We offer a collection of fine kitchen cutlery including wellknown name brands such as Henckels, Messermeister and Wusthof. We also carry a full line of Forschner, Kershaw and Boker, and Asian and Sushi knives. We are open 10am6pm Mon.-Fri. and 10am-4pm Sat.

(Hwy 95 & Kathleen, behind Super 1)

Coeur d’Alene Cellars Winery N. CdA – 3890 N. Schreiber Way (208) 664-2336

Visit the winery for wine tastings of worldclass wine and tours of a state-of-the-art facility. Open Tues.-Sat. 11am-5pm or by appointment.

1726 W. Kathleen Ave. (Kathleen at Ramsey)

(208) 667-6688 • Open 11am Daily


e have designated this area to make it a little easier to find the restaurants located north of I-90 in Coeur d’Alene. Family Dining is the biggest scene here and you are sure to find your favorite franchise restaurants and every fast food imaginable lined-up along Hwy 95 or Appleway. But dig a little deeper and you will find the local favorites in our North Coeur d’Alene section here. For dining find JB’s Family Restaurant and Tomato Street, and International Cuisine at Las Chavelas, Top of China, Wagner’s Hofbrau and Fisherman’s Market. Further north is a wealth of shopping hot spots, including the Farmers’ Market at Prairie and Hwy 95 on Saturdays. For a unique shopping experience, The Dinner Party is near Costco and farther North near Hayden is Gourmet Way, for the gourmet kitchen items, wines and beers, and Tim’s Special Cut Meats.

Seafood & Sushi $-$$

At Fisherman’s Market & Grill, you can dine in or take out. Here you will find fresh fish and shellfish daily on our market side. Our grill offers you a fun menu of seafood; everything from eight choices of fish and chips, eight choices of specialty tarters, fish tacos, salads, ceviche, steamers, Catfish and Oyster Po’ Boys, and much more! And don’t forget about our newly added sushi bar with Sushi Chef Travis Whiteside! We offer CdA Brewing beers on tap, as well as an excellent wine selection. We also offer seasonal outdoor dining. We are open 11am-8pm Mon.-Sat. and 12-5pm Sun. We look forward to seeing you!

Dine In or Take Out 215 W. Kathleen (208) 664-4800

North Coeur d’Alene I.T. International Buffet N. CdA – 200 W. Hanley Ave.

Sirloin Steak & Shrimp

(208) 762-4787

(At the Silver Lake Mall) International $-$$

We offer 90 items every day on our international cuisine buffet! Mongolian BBQ is part of the buffet. We have the largest, most unique and creative selection with prices that can’t be beat. Order take-out buffet by the pound. Senior discount, beer and wine served. Open daily 11am-8:30pm Mon.-Sat., open late Fri.-Sat., Sun. 12-9pm.

JB’s Family Restaurant N. CdA – 704 W. Appleway Ave. American Cuisine

(208) 765-3225


JB’s specializes in home-style cooking for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enjoy the famous breakfast buffet daily, omelets, burgers, sandwiches, steak, seafood, chicken, pasta and desserts. The soup, salad and fruit bar is worth the trip, but of course, some will argue that the chicken fried steak is, too. Open 5:30am-10pm daily, weekends until 11pm. Kid’s menu / Senior discount and menu. Beer and wine available.

Las Chavelas N. CdA – 296 W. Sunset Ave. (208) 664-3767 (Located in the Sunset Village Shopping Center on Hwy 95) Mexican $-$$

Las Chavelas has been serving the Coeur d’Alene area since 1991! We invite you to taste our authentic Mexican cuisine. Our old-family salsa recipe served with our light, crispy corn chips is a Coeur d’Alene favorite! Come try one of our delicious entrées featuring sliced steak, chicken and shrimp. We offer daily lunch specials from 11am-2pm. Try our Fish Tacos with Tilapia, Albondiga (spicy shrimp) soup or Shredded Beef Tacos. Call to arrange a party in our spacious banquet room. We are conveniently located off of Hwy 95 across the street from Fred Meyer in the Sunset Village Shopping Center; just turn eastbound on Bosanko. Open 11am9pm daily, until 10pm Fri. and Sat.

Famous all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet and salad bar served daily.

Start and end your day at JB’s JB’s has home-style food for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Great Omelets, Sandwiches, Burgers, Salads, Ribs, Steaks, Chicken, Seafood, Pasta and Desserts. You’ll find something to suit your tastes everytime you dine.

Breakfast Buffet Weekdays: 6 am – 11 am

Weekend Brunch Saturdays: 6 am – noon Sundays: 6 am – 2 pm

All-you-can-eat Shrimp with fries and

soup, salad & fruit bar

Friday Fish Fry with

fries and soup, salad & fruit bar

Senior menu available. Senior guests get 10% off regular menu daily. Wednesdays kids 10 & under get a free kid meal with adult entrée purchase.

Open Sun-Thurs 5:30am-10pm and Fri & Sat 5:30am-11pm JB’s Couer d’Alene • 704 W. Appleway • In front of Shilo Inn • (208) 765-3225

Mulligan’s Rotisserie Grille & Bar N. CdA – 506 W. Appleway Ave.

(208) 765-3200

(Located at Appleway & US Hwy 95 at the Best Western Coeur d’Alene Inn) American $-$$

Great food for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Featuring the area’s 1st Rotisserie. Try our signature roasted chicken and ribs. We’re also famous for Mulligan’s Stew, Chicken Fried Steak, burgers and prime rib, salad bar and terrific omelets. After dinner, snuggle up to the fire in our sports lounge.

Salsa Shack N. CdA - 233 W. Dalton Ave.

(208) 772-9249

Taco Chic Salsa and the Salsa Factory have opened a new location—the Salsa Shack. Selling our fresh salsa, tamales, enchiladas and burritos, as well as Mexican coffee, Mexican chocolate and pastries.

Top of China N. CdA – 757 W. Appleway Ave.

(208) 676-8888

Asian, International, American $

Enjoy a wide variety All-You-Can-Eat Buffet at the Top of China! Mandarin, Cantonese, Szechwan, Hunan, Japanese, Italian and American Cuisine served in an elegant yet casual family dining atmosphere. 120 items rotated fresh daily! Senior discount, beer and wine served! Open 11am-9pm Mon.-Thur., 11am-late night Fri.-Sat. and 12-9pm Sun.


North Coeur d’Alene Schlozsky’s Deli CdA – 210 Ironwood Dr.

Caruso’s Sandwich Co. (208) 765-4121

(1 block south of I-90 on Hwy 95 at Ironwood Square)

CdA – 202 W. Ironwood Dr. (Ironwood and Gov’t Way)

(208) 765-1001

Fast-Casual $

American $

We don’t just bake it, we make it! At Schlotzsky’s, we’re not satisfied with just “fresh.” We are only satisfied with Schlotzsky’s signature Fresh-from-Scratch® buns which give our sandwiches, like The Original®, the taste people have craved for 35 years. Every morning, trained bakers mix up our secret Schlotzsky’s recipe from scratch, hand-make our buns, and bake them to perfection. Only then does a bun deserve to be called Fresh-from-Scratch® and get served up with all the unique and delectable flavor combinations that continue to make Schlotzsky’s famous. Also try our pizzas, wraps, soups and salads. We are open 10:30am-9pm Mon.-Sat. and 11am-8pm Sun.

Wood Fired Brick Oven Pizza Great Wines & a Full Service Bar

The newest store in the Caruso’s Sandwich Company franchise is located at Ironwood and Government Way. Come hungry. Our unusually large sandwiches are made from fresh bread that we bake daily. We slice our high-quality meats and cheeses every day. Combine all of this with our fresh veggies, and you will be hooked. There is something for everyone: fresh crisp salads, homemade pasta salads, soups, breakfast, espresso and pasties. At Caruso’s, you don’t have to compromise eating healthy because you are short on time. Take a break from fast food, and try good food that is served fast! Call or fax your order in. We offer delivery and catering. See our ad in the Coeur d’Alene section.

Qdoba Mexican Grill CdA – 204 Ironwood Dr.

(208) 667-2074

Mexican $

221 W. Appleway Ave. N. Coeur d’Alene, near the intersection of Hwy 95 & I-90

(208) 667-5000 6220 N. Division St., Spokane (509) 484-4500

Featuring jumbo gourmet burritos prepared from freshly grilled chicken, steak or grilled vegetables. Tacos, taco salads and nachos are also on the menu! The service is quick, and you won’t believe the taste! We’ve recently remodeled, come in and enjoy our new café style. Eat here or take us to go! See our ad in the Coeur d’Alene section.

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N. CdA – 221 W. Appleway Ave. (208) 667-5000 Spokane – 6220 N. Division

(509) 484-4500

Italian $-$$

Voted 2008’s “Best Italian Restaurant in North Idaho” by the North Idaho Business Journal. Serving you great food from fresh ingredients at reasonable prices in a fun and inviting, family friendly atmosphere. Here at Tomato Street, we offer traditional Italian dishes, brick-oven pizzas, one of the best kids menus in town, full bar and more. Open 11:30am-9pm Sun.-Thurs., 11:30am10pm Fri.-Sat.

757 W. Appleway, Coeur d’Alene, ID Tel: 208.676.8888 OPEN DAILY 11am - 9pm Open late on Friday & Saturday!

Wagner’s Hofbrau N. CdA – 1726 W. Kathleen Ave. (208) 667-6688

208.762.4787 Open Daily 11am - 8:30pm Open Late Fri. & Sat.



200 W. Hanley Ave. Coeur d’Alene, ID


Buffet Includes: Chinese, American, Mongolian BBQ, Italian, Mexican

(Kathleen at Ramsey)

German and American $$

Quality, consistency and reasonable prices. You’ll find all that and more here at Wagner’s Hofbrau. Enjoy fresh prepared daily in-house slow-roasted turkey, ham, beef, corn beef, pastrami and daily specials, custom carved in front of you. We make your dinners and sandwiches to order, but we are not a deli. We offer the coldest draft beer in town, served in frosted schooners. We have a big-screen TV for sports games. Here you will find fast service and lots of parking. We are the ultimate place to meet your friends and enjoy dining in old-world charm.


The White House Grill & The Oval Office Why drive to Post Falls? Fifteen minutes, two awesome restaurants, one crazy foreigner!


O YOU REMEMBER THE HUGE snow storm of winter 1996? That was the year White House Grill opened as a little restaurant (seven tables), with as much garlic as one can handle and no money (owner). It quickly became the local favorite place to stink while enjoying food that takes you to a foreign land. At the White House, you will find servers who want you to be happy campers and music that makes you get up and act goofy. Twelve years later, there are more tables, more garlic, yet still no money (owner). At the White House Grill, you will experience a fun, funnier and louder restaurant. It has grown to be a

Northwest favorite that people talk about. Locals bring their out-of-town family and friends to show them what a fun restaurant should be. And in less than two years their second restaurant, the Oval Office, is already the local choice for awesome food, fun cocktails and a nice and relaxing atmosphere. And … crazypriced happy hour with drinks such as the Dirty Monica and the Cosmopolitician, makes people come back for more! That’s why a 15minute drive from Coeur d’Alene or Spokane is WORTH it! Post Falls - 612 N. Spokane Street (208) 777-2102

“A nickel will get you on the subway, but garlic will get you a seat.” – Old New York Proverb




Hauser Lake

The “Falls” at Post Falls

Autumn on the Spokane River

Post Falls, State Line & Hauser Lake


ith close proximity to Spokane, Wash., this fast-growing Northwest city is a desirable and convenient home away from home for Washingtonians, where they can dine on fine Idaho cuisine. Although it is the locals who make up the majority of the clientele at Post Falls restaurants, local favorites such as the White House Grill and the Oval Office, and Chef in the Forest and Curley’s at Hauser Lake (just north of Post Falls), are no strangers to having Spokane regulars filling their tables. Some of Post Fall’s favorites also include La Cabana and La Cocina Mexican restaurants—owner Felix Cabrera recently opened Greens Ferry Crossing all-American restaurant—and other family favorites still include Down the Street,


Big Cheese Pizza Post Falls – 1790 E. Seltice Way (208) 773-6659 Pizza $-$$

GW Hunters, Big Cheese Pizza and the new Mangia Italian restaurant. Q’emiln Riverside Park is the site of many free outdoor concerts and events during the summer months and The Old Church is a community and cultural center for the arts scene in Post Falls. The Greyhound Park at State Line is central to many of the event happenings that make Post Falls a destination for fun including the River City Rod Run in July, the Julyamsh Pow Wow, the Coeur d’Alene Balloonfest in September and the area’s largest culinary event, Wine Stein & Dine in March. For more Post Falls information, call the Post Falls Chamber at (208) 773-5016 or visit their Web site:

BEST Pizza in Post Falls! Choose your crust: regular, thick or the “favorite” cheese stuffed! Select our original sauce or Garlic Alfredo, add your favorite toppings and extra cheese! Enjoy the best pizza you have ever eaten; that’s a BIG CHEESE Pizza. Try one of our specialty pizzas, such as the Kitchen Sink, topped with pepperoni, Italian sausage, beef, mushrooms, green peppers and onions; our Manager’s Special with pepperoni, Italian sausage, mushrooms, black olives and extra cheese; the Meatzaholic, with pepperoni, Canadian bacon, Italian sausage, beef and bacon; or try our award-winning Garlic Chicken pizza, topped with Alfredo sauce, chicken, garlic, bacon and tomatoes. Make it a meal with salads, chicken wings or our world-famous bread sticks. And we deliver!

POST FALLS, STATE LINE & HAUSER LAKE Capone’s Pub & Grill (F + VPizza)

Caruso’s Sandwich Co.

Greens Ferry Crossing

Midtown CdA – 751 N. 4th St. (208) 667-4843

Post Falls – 402 Seltice Way (208) 457-1906

Post Falls – 1910 E. Seltice Way (208) 773-1324

Fast-Casual $

American $-$$

When you are craving something exceptional, stop by Post Falls Caruso’s Sandwich Co. Here you will smell the fresh baked bread when you walk through the door. Taste the freshness of the meat and cheese on our sandwiches. There is something for everyone. Breakfast sandwiches, espresso, uncommonly tasty sandwiches. The owners Mike and Desi Freeman will make a meal that you won’t forget. Don’t let the line discourage you, we are fast! Call ahead and place your order. We also cater and offer delivery on orders more than $25.

Felix Cabrera, owner of La Cabana and La Cocina Mexican restaurants in Post Falls, has recently opened another restaurant. The menu offers All-American specialties from burgers to salads, fresh seafood to pastas, fresh-cut steaks and prime rib, all served in generous portions. Here you can enjoy breakfast 7am-2pm (you’ll love our homemade hash browns), with lunch served 11am-4pm and dinner 4pm-10pm.

Post Falls – 315 Ross Point Rd. (208) 457-8020

American, Pizza $-$$

After a devastating fire in July 2007, we had to gut our building to the bones, rebuild, restock and recreate Capone’s Pub & Grill all over again. But now we’re back! Gotta try our Pastrami Sandwiches and our Specialty Pizzas! Thirty+ brews on tap, appetizers, burgers, sub sandwiches, soups and salads, all scratch cooking! Grab a beer and catch the game with friends on our big-screen TV. Seasonal outdoor dining on our patio. Stop in and stay a while! Inlander’s “Best Sports Bar” in Idaho. Idaho Cuisine’s Virtual Pizza Cook-off winner! Open 7 days a week, with our kitchen open until 11pm nightly. See our menu at

La Cabana Post Falls – 604 E Seltice Way (208) 773-4325 Mexican Cuisine $

Post Falls’ original and favorite Authentic Mexican fresh-made food served in a friendly and festive south-of-the-border restaurant. Stop in and see for yourself! Open 11am-9pm Mon.-Sat., open late Fri. and Sat.

Enoteca – Fine Wine & Beer Post Falls – 112 E. Seltice Way (208) 457-9885

Explore the world one glass at a time! Check out Idaho’s premier wine club, beer club and tasting room. We have a massive selection including more than 900 wines and more than 300 beers to choose from, with new arrivals every week. Featuring unique and interesting wine and beer to whet your palate, from domestic and international sources. Visit us in Post Falls next to the White House Grill. Open 11am-7pm Tues.-Sat. Wine tasting events are held 4-7 pm every Fri. and 12-7 pm every Sat. For more information call or visit our Web site CorkJoy. com or email us at

GW Hunters Restaurant and Steakhouse Post Falls – 615 N. Spokane St. (208) 777-9388 Breakfast, Steaks and Seafood $-$$

Family owned and operated since 1999, our mission here at GW Hunters is to bring our customers the best quality food and service at a fair price. We know you have many choices when dining out and want to do everything possible to make GW Hunters the place of choice. We only buy the freshest ingredients, cook every meal to order and strive for perfection. We are open Wed.-Sun. for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offer the area’s best Slow-Roasted Prime Rib every night! We look forward to seeing you.



Pizza’s Going Fast!

1790 E. Seltice Way, Post Falls




POST FALLS, STATE LINE & HAUSER LAKE Mangia Post Falls – 115 W. Seltice Way (208) 457-9999 (NW corner of Spokane Street and Seltice Way) Italian $-$$

A local family owned and operated Italian restaurant, we offer fresh, made-to-order Italian cuisine. Lunch offers many Panini selections, as well as a special menu for lunchsize pasta entrées. Dinner offers a wide variety of Italian classics, which can be ordered to your particular taste. Our wine menu is handpicked to be easily paired with each entrée or appetizer. Desserts are top-of-the-line and mouth-watering; a perfect finish to a wonderful meal. Enjoy dining in our warm family atmosphere, and we offer a children’s menu. We are also available for catering and private parties. We are open 11am Mon.-Sat., with private parties available Sun.

Oval Office Post Falls – 612 N. Spokane St. (208) 777-2102 (Spokane Street off I-90 Exit #5) Bistro and Martini Bar $-$$

Unlike our sister restaurant the White House Grill, we bring you a quaint, romantic restaurant in the Northwest that makes


awesome food Northwest cuisine with a foreigner flair. Come enjoy our famous martinis like the Dirty Monica and Cosmopolitician and enjoy great steaks, seafood and pastas we know you will love! And check out our fine scotch and wine lists. P.S. Dress code is bikinis and more; no butt-naked here! Open 3-11pm Tues.-Sat., 12-8pm Sun. We’ll soon be open for great lunches.

The White House Grill Post Falls – 712 N. Spokane St. (208) 777-9672 (Corner of Spokane Street and Seltice Way off I-90 Exit #5) Mediterranean $-$$

We know traveling has been expensive these days, so, if you want to feel you’re in the Mediterranean drinking Ouzo and eating a crazy amount of garlic, just drive to Post Falls to be with us in our crazy, noisy—but at the same time romantic—White House Grill to taste our cuisine that has lots of garlic and more garlic. You will like our awesome full bar and extensive wine list. Enjoy martinis on our outside patio. Belly Dancing on Thurs.! You love garlic; we love you! P.S. Dress code is butt-naked or whatever suits you. Open 11am10pm Mon.-Thurs. 11am-11pm and Fri.-Sat.

Family Restaurant


and Lounge






! Taste what’s new


POST FALLS (208) 777-0000

LA COCINA “THE KITCHEN” “Pssst!” “It’s the best kept secret in Post Falls.”



WALMART IN POST FALLS (208) 777-1280



Post Falls’ original home of authentic Mexican cuisine. 604 EAST SELTICE IN POST FALLS (208) 773-4325


POST FALLS, STATE LINE & HAUSER LAKE La Cocina Post Falls – 780 Cecil Rd.

(208) 777-1280

(On Mullan near Walmart) Mexican $

Post Falls’ favorite Mexican food stop! Truly home-style, fresh-made entrées, salsas, guacamole, 28 combination plates featuring Carne Asada, Pollo Asado, Carnitas and your favorite Rancho Beans. Orders to-go! We are open 11:30am-8pm daily.

Chef in the Forest

Curley’s Bar & Bistro

Hauser Lake – 12008 N. Woodland Beach Dr. (208) 773-3654 (Just north of Post Falls)

Hauser Junction – I-90 Exit #2, North to Hwy 53, West/left to Curley’s (From Spokane – 2 miles East of State Line, Idaho, on Hwy 53 (Trent)

American Northwest Fresh $$$

Deep in the forest, overlooking a quaint little lake, we are one of the area’s finest restaurants. We offer you a comfortable, rustic atmosphere with highly acclaimed fine dining, serving Classical cuisine, fine wines and cocktails. For a special evening to remember, please call for reservations. We are only 15 minutes from Coeur d’Alene. Open at 5pm Wed.-Sunday, please call ahead to confirm your favorite table. (Open at 3pm Mother’s Day, Thanksgiving and Easter.)

(208) 773-5816 or (208) 777-6896 to book parties, weddings and other events!

Biggest little party spot in North Idaho! Gotta come and check out our beautifully landscaped Beer Garden—it’s the largest in the Inland Northwest! Enjoy the area’s finest Classic Rock Fri. & Sat. nights. When it comes to your party needs, Curley’s never comes up short! Call to book your event now, and don’t miss the biggest party of the year in July; the Curley’s Classic Rock Cruise is just around the corner! Mark your calendar!

I-90 to Pleasantview Exit #2 in Post Falls, North to Hwy 53, West to Hauser Lake Road, Right on Cliff House Road to

12008 N. Woodland Beach Dr., Hauser, ID ~ (208) 773-3654

I-90 Exit 2, Pleasant View Go North to Hwy 53, Then Turn Left


(208) 773-5816



Daanen’s Delicatessen The area’s premier delicatessen serves up items not easily found in the Inland Northwest!


AYDEN IS BECOMING ITS VERY own culinary destination in the Inland Northwest! This small town is seeing big changes, yet one long-time standing must-see here for the past 15 years is Daanen’s Delicatessen. This is the area’s premier deli, offering internationally imported specialties such as European cheeses, chocolates and gourmet entrees to-go, as well as their famous sandwiches! Offering a fine wine and beer selection with weekly tastings, this the place to create your own event with friends and family. Daanen’s also offers a catering service, as well as unique international gift baskets for that special occasion.

Daanen’s is responsible for starting the yearly Oktoberfest, the annual must-attend event in Hayden, which has grown into the community’s biggest party celebration! Each year, the last weekend in September is dedicated to indulging oneself in delectable foods and thirst-quenching beer. Live music sets the mood for this hands-down good time! This year’s Oktoberfest will be featuring German music and Bavarian foods, Hope you’re getting hungry and thirsty just thinking about this year’s Oktoberfest! There is no other food and beer event in all of Kootenai County that compares! 8049 Wayne Blvd. at Gov’t Way and Prairie Avenue (208) 772-7371

“I’m not sure what makes pepperoni so good—if it’s the pepper or the oni.” ~ Ulrik Stephens


Hayden Lake, Rathdrum and Spirit Lake


Honeysuckle Beach and boat ramp at Hayden Lake


Hayden Lake

ayden and Hayden Lake areas are becoming more beautiful daily! The new main street at Gov’t Way brings a new sense of community to the neighborhood and residents, both new and established, are here for the rural small-town feel. Hayden Lake hasn’t often been thought of as a happening place, but all that is changing now that Hayden has its own new main street between Prairie and Hayden avenues on Government Way! Hayden city officials are working with local businesses to create events that will enhance their new sense of place in this growing area. Free summer concerts in the park run from July through August. Hayden is famous for its long-standing culinary event, Daanen’s Delicatessen’s Oktoberfest, held the last September weekend annually, this year the 27th. This is the 15th year for the event, and the plan is to block off an area adjoining the new shopping center for an all ages music, food, beer and wine event to rival no other in Kootenai County! Daanen’s is well-known for its international specialty foods, gourmet to-go items, cater-


Honeysuckle Beach at Hayden Lake has a boat launch and a family beach with a park area just waiting to be enjoyed by kids of all ages.

ing and, of course, its deli sandwiches, beer and wine selections. Nearby, the newly opened Ciao Mambo has been well received in Hayden and is quickly becoming a popular spot. Find out more in our recent openings feature. Just up the street on Government Way you’ll find Hayden’s new Main Street and charming restaurants like Kynrede Cafe lining the streets. Hayden’s own destination for families with kids is Triple Play: water park, bowling, go karts, miniature golf, laser tag, bumper boats and other games. Nearby on Miles Avenue, a neighborhood favorite, The Porch Public House, sits alongside the Hayden Lake Country Club. The world-famous Clark House is a stunningly beautiful mansion; a restored elegant country inn overlooking Hayden Lake. Make plans for a formal gourmet dinner or an overnight stay in one of their luxurious rooms for an unforgettable experience. Dinners and private parties are by reservation only. Hayden’s new business district upgrade

Hayden Lake, Rathdrum & Spirit Lake Caruso’s Sandwich Co. Hayden – Prairie and I-95

Daanen’s Delicatessen (208) 762-4676

Hayden – 8049 Wayne Blvd.

(208) 772-7371

(In the Albertsons Shopping Center)

(Gov’t Way and Prairie)

Fast-Casual $

Deli, Import Specialties, Wine and Beer Shop $-$$

Caruso’s Sandwich Company in Hayden stands above the crowd with fresh baked bread and the highest quality ingredients. Our friendly staff will serve you a meal that you won’t soon forget. If you are looking for quality food with an inviting atmosphere, you don’t need to look any further. Everything—from the incredible sandwiches, homemade pastas, soups and giant green salads—is fresh and delicious. We also offer breakfast, espresso, draft beer and fresh salsa. Use us for your next catering event. We offer delivery for orders more than $25. Call-in and fax orders are welcome. The owners, Dave and Michele Dutro, will make sure that you are well taken care of.

Your full-service Deli Shoppe serving Hayden for 15 years! Offering oldworld flavor and speedy counter service with gourmet to-go entrées. Slice to order imported sausages, salamis, meats, European cheeses, specialties and international gift baskets. We are home of the “One Pounder” deli sandwich, with more than 1/2 million sold! The area’s finest selection of wines, beers, ales and chocolates, with more than 250 varieties of beer, 500 wines and 35 champagnes. Wine tastings 4:30-7pm every Fri. and beer tastings the first Thurs. of the month. Attend our annual Octoberfest, held on the last Saturday of September. Hayden’s biggest block party!

Kynrede Café

Ciao Mambo

Hayden – 8885 N. Gov’t Way

(208) 772-8643

Hayden – 8166 North Gov’t Way (208) 772-9555

American Northwest Fresh $-$$

(Located at Hayden Creek Plaza on the corner of Prairie and Gov’t Way)

Come join us for dinner Tues.-Sat. Starting at 5 pm. Our cozy, warm atmosphere and gourmet cuisine will bring you back for more. Home-style seafood, pastas, soups, great appetizers, wraps and salads with our own specialty dressings. Also serving many desserts, espresso, teas, wine and beer. Fresh-made éclairs, crème brûlée and bread pudding. Homemade bread and even dinners to-go! In-house parties available for up to 40 people. Reservations recommended and seasonal patio dining.

Italian $-$$

Immigrant-style Italian cuisine, prepared for you while you watch, that’s Ciao Mambo™. It’s Italian Nachos, Minestrone, Lasagna, Tiramisu, Chianti, Frank Sinatra, Great Fun, Wonderful Service and a whole lot more. … If the atmosphere and friendly attitudes don’t seduce you, the pasta will. Bring your friends, family and appetite for fun, and we’ll handle the rest. So come on in, your table is waiting! Full bar, food and wine available every day 4pm-close. Buon appetito!


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Home of the “One Pounder” Deli Sandwich

8049 Wayne Blvd. (Government Way & Prairie) in Hayden (208) 772-7371


PHOTOS BY Chris Guibert and Sheena Porter

Daanen’s Delicatessen

A Family Business A Community Affair

Mark & Irene Daanen have incorporated all the right ingredients when

preparing their recipe for success. BY JILLIAN DE LALLO


hough it is rarely

recommended for a husband and wife to work together, they have proven they have the winning combination that incorporates hard work, dedication, love and commitment. “We did this business because we felt it was something we could do together,” said Irene. Co-owners and husband-and-wife team Mark and Irene are the owners of Daanen’s Delicatessen, a cornerstone in the Hayden community. Residents of the area since the summer of 1992, they relocated from California for the same reasons many families do—a better quality of life. “We had three small kids,” said Irene. “We were looking for a better quality of life for the whole family I think.” At that time, their


children were 4, 6 and 8 years old; all three are currently in college. When the Daanen family first moved to Northern Idaho, they felt comfortable with a community that was similar to their Chicago upbringings. Think TV shows from the 50s, where neighbors were neighborly, saying hello to you as you passed by them on the sidewalk. People were trusting and trustworthy, so there was no need to lock your doors. Children could roam and play freely, with no worries as to their safety. “You would run into everyone everywhere; everyone knew your name and said ‘hi,’” said Mark. “Being in this small town, it was really pleasant to be able to communicate with people. … Both the towns we grew up in were similar to this, so it felt like home.”

Mark and Irene were looking for a pre-existing business to purchase. They found an existing convenience store but quickly decided to change the emphasis to a higher end grocery and delicatessen. “We replaced the corn dogs, engine oil and rental movies with Prosciutto, Stilton and imported wines,” said Mark. “People thought we were crazy, but we believed we were just a little ahead of the curve. We brought in products you couldn’t find in North Idaho at the time.” Daanen’s Delicatessen is more than just a retail wine shop, beer shop or deli. Daanen’s is a unique business combining all. By offering a wide variety of food products with their extensive selection of more than 250 beers and 500 wines, Daanen’s offers a dining experience unrivaled in the Northwest. Fifty different soft drinks for Junior, a smooth German Lager for Dad and a glass of Pinot Noir for Mom. Lunch and dinner choices range from peanut butter and jelly to German Bratwurst to Stuffed Chicken Breasts, with the entrée menu changing daily. Their new ala carte entrée menu is intended to offer great meals quickly and at a reasonable price. Pick up your meal, fresh salad and a six pack to go or dine in. It’s fast, convenient and the quality can’t be beat. The full-service deli offers homemade soups, salads and custom-made, to-order sandwiches with the freshest bread anywhere, with more than one-half million served since 1992. “Our ingredients are the best; from heavy- duty mayonnaise to real Dijon mustard from France. You’ll also find a large selection of imported cheeses in stock with German meats and sala-

Daanen’s Delicatessen mis,” Mark said. “We even carry headcheese.” A small grocery area showcases fine European chocolates, cookies and jams. Overall, Mark and Irene maintain a European feel throughout the delicatessen, coinciding with their German and Dutch heritage. Daanen’s also offers catering on- and off-site for rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, birthday parties, anniversaries, business lunches, Christmas parties and more. The Daanens are more than just a business in Hayden; they are part of the Hayden community. Unlike doing business in a larger city where few really know you, in the Hayden community everybody seems to get involved in the area’s events. Mark has chaired the Hospice Annual Wine Tasting, while both he and Irene have actively supported many charity events including IDFY, Excell and the Windermere Foundation. Their annual Octoberfest, which is held the last Saturday in September, is Hayden’s largest event, drawing a wide cross section of the town’s inhabitants. Be sure to mark your calendars.

At the delicatessen, you will find quality in everything Daanen’s has to offer. “We don’t cut corners,” said Irene. That’s one thing we’ve never done. We’ve always been real conscientious about providing quality, things we enjoy and trying to provide service that we would expect from other locations.” Not only will you find quality, but value. As Mark said, “We really try hard to put out a great product at a great price. No one ever came in and said, ‘you’re the best value in town,’ or ‘you’re the best price in town.’ They always said, ‘you’re the best sandwich in town.’ And after a while, we realized that was what it’s all about. “Looking at this [Daanen’s Delicatessen], we have really achieved something together,” he added. “We’ve been able to grow our family up and send them all off to college, and still somehow stay married at the same time. That’s an accomplishment that I think a lot of people don’t see. I surely appreciate that.”

“We don’t cut corners,” said Irene. “That’s one thing we’ve never done. We’ve always been real conscientious about providing quality, things we enjoyand trying to provide service that we would expect from other locations.”

CELEBRATE Celebrate Oktoberfest with Daanen’s! Held the last Saturday in September— Enjoy this FREE safe, family friendly environment that is filled with entertainment such as bands, music, face-painting, T-shirt painting, sidewalk chalk, games and more! There are even games for adults! Parents can be parents for a change, and sit there and have a beer and socialize while their children are close by having the time of their lives. “It really is a gathering of the town,” said Mark. “It’s really comforting seeing all these people come together.”

Wine Tastings: Every Friday Night Beer Tastings: Every Thursday Night Live Music: 6-9pm Sat. (Seasonal)

GETTING THERE Daanen’s Delicatessen is located near the corner of Gov’t Way and Prairie at 8049 Wayne Blvd. in Hayden, Idaho (East of Hwy 95 on Prairie Avenue. ) (208) 772-7371


Hayden Lake, Spirit Lake & Rathdrum The Porch Public House Hayden Lake – 1658 E. Miles Ave.

(208) 772-7711

Pub and Grill $-$$

208-772-9555 • 8166 Government Way, Hayden ID

is it cuisine? Or chemistry?

A beautiful golf-course view without the cost of joining the country club makes the Porch an ideal setting for a delicious meal any time of year. We offer a full menu of sandwiches, salads, soups and specialties prepared from scratch without the high price of fine dining. Whether you choose to dine in our comfortable pub-style dining room or enjoy the view from our fantastic outdoor dining area, you’ll feel comfortable with us. We offer the region’s finest cocktails, micro brews and wines to accompany your meal. You’ll find our doors open anytime as we open at 11am 7 days a week all year long and keep our kitchen cooking up delicious food late every night. If you’d like more information including specials, menu, photos and directions, please visit our Web site at

The Salsa Factory Downtown Rathdrum – 8016 W. Main St.

(208) 687-2464

A salsa kickin’ experience to say the least! Come taste our 100-year-old Mexican recipes passed down from Great Grandma; salsa, tamales, etc. all made in an 1890 vintage kitchen. Step into the turn of the century at the home of “Taco Chic Salsa.” Visit our new location—The Salsa Shack—located at 233 W. Dalton Ave. in North Coeur d’Alene, where we sell our fresh salsa, tamales, enchiladas and burritos, as well as Mexican coffee, Mexican chocolate and pastries.

Every Neighborhood Should be So Lucky! Traditional Food & Ales 16 Taps plus a Full Bar! 1658 E. Miles, Hayden (208) 772-7711

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Hayden Lake, Spirit Lake & Rathdrum


Jesse Nachtwey Owner/Chef – Kynrede Cafe


t the age of 14, Jesse Nachtwey began baking and has never stopped. Inspired by chefs such as The Galloping Gourmet, Jesse has been cooking and sharing his creations with others for years, and he loves

doing it. In 2000, he and his wife Lynn started their own café, Kynrede Café, where Jesse enjoys creating his own dinner and lunch menu, in which he can share his talents on a regular basis with the public. In the small home he and Lynn turned into a fine dining café, Jesse creates his own desserts and entrée specials. He incorporates ethnic flavors into his many entrees, from Italian and French to Spanish and Cajun inspirations. “It all intrigues me,” Jesse said, but “I think baking is my forte.” His Kynrede’s Calamari with Garlic Aoli

specialty dessert? His éclairs. Jesse received his culinary degree from Spokane Community College. Soon after, more than 23 years ago, he began his professional career at Hayden Lake Country Club. It was there where he met Lynn, who was a bartender while he was working in the kitchen. With his experience there, as well as from working at

Intimate Bistro Dining in Hayden Open for Dinner at 5:00 pm 8885 North Government Way Hayden Lake ~ 772-8643 Reservations Recommended Seasonal Patio Dining

SCC, Templin’s and DeAnza, he has developed a taste for creating fine cuisine.

“I PUT ALL MY FAITH IN GOD, AND HE’S MADE ALL MY DREAMS HAPPEN … EVERY SINGLE ONE,” SAID JESSE. Kynrede Café, a twist on the term kindred spirits, referring to he and his wife, is a compilation of passion, hard work and faith in God. “I put all my faith in God, and He’s made all my dreams happen … every single one,” said Jesse. Not only has he has had success in his professional endeavors but in his personal life as well—married to Lynn for nearly 20 years with two grown children, Vanesa and Tysen. As Jesse said: “Behind every great chef is a great family.”


Dining with a View

Dining With a View ... Waterfront Views + Wonderful Food = A Stunning Dining Experience

Eddie’s at Arrow Point

If the food doesn’t get your attention, there’s no doubt that the views from some of Idaho’s restaurants are stealing the spotlight! If you are looking for a dining experience unlike any other, here are a few restaurants with a picture perfect view and some of them offer seasonal outdoor dining as well. Whether you’re looking to dine alongside a lake or river, you are sure to find that one of the restaurants below will please your palate and your eyes.


Sandpoint, Lake Pend Oreille Area

Bardenay, Riverstone

(208) 765-1540

The Beach House Bar & Grill

(208) 255-4947

Beachouse, East CdA Lake Dr.

(208) 664-6464

Lake Pend Oreille Cruises, Sandpoint

(208) 255-5253


(208) 765-4000

Trinity at Willow Bay, Sandpoint

(208) 265-8854

Beyond Hope Resort, Hope

(208) 264-5251

at the Coeur d’Alene Resort, Downtown CdA Bonsai Bistro, Downtown CdA

(208) 765-4321

The Floating Restaurant, Hope

(208) 264-5311

Carlin Bay Resort, Harrison

(208) 689-3295

Captain’s Wheel Resort, Bayview

(208) 683-1903

Cedars Floating Restaurant, S. on Hwy 95

(208) 664-2922

Dockside at the Coeur d’Alene Resort

(208) 765-4000

Eddie’s Bar & Grill, Arrow Point

(208) 676-1325

Serendipity Houseboat & Events Center,

(208) 935-6330

Sanders Beach, in CdA Shooter’s, Rockford Bay

(208) 667-6106

Tony’s on the Lake, East CdA Lake Dr.

(208) 667-9885

Chef in the Forest, Hauser Lake

(208) 773-3654

Red Lion Templin’s Hotel on the River

(208) 773-1611

Cavanaugh’s Resort

(208) 443-2095

Elkin’s Resort

(208) 443-2432

Grandview Resort

(888) 806-3033

Hill’s Resort

(208) 443-2551

Waterfront Restaurant

(208) 443-2240




Priest Lake

Anthony’s Home Port, Spokane

(509) 328-9009

C.I. Shenanigan’s

(509) 455-6690

Clinkerdagger Restaurant

(509) 328-5965



New Ownership at the Restaurant at Beyond Hope Resort Beyond Hope welcomes guests with exciting changes, incredible food and cheerful hospitality!


he shores of beautiful LAKE Pend Oreille have long been known as a summer place to gather in celebration of the season of plenty. Open seasonally, new proprietor Elissa Robbins continues this 32-year tradition with a new look, spectacular new marina and fantastic menu. Elissa, longtime proprietor of The Floating Restaurant in Hope, has added Beyond Hope to her restaurant family. Enhancing your dining experience with treats for the taste buds—as well as the eye—is Chef Michael Fillmore. Bringing 25 years of experience in classical and contemporary cuisine, Michael brings to the table elegant regional cuisine in this comfortable lakeside setting. The new expanded marina allows for plenty of guest parking for boats of up to 55 feet, while

the deck and air-conditioned dining room provides pristine views of Lake Pend Oreille, the Selkirk Mountains and the most spectacular sunsets on the lake. After some exciting renovations, Beyond Hope’s season will now run through the Christmas season for special functions. A perfect, cozy, fireside setting for intimate holiday parties of up to 75. Whether serving outdoors on the deck, or fireside in the lodge, the Beyond Hope staff looks forward to entertaining friends, old and new, with the fresh flavors of summer and beyond. Hope – Hwy. 200 and Peninsula Road (208) 264-5251

“They speak of my drinking, but never think of my thirst.” ~ Scottish Proverb


Sandpoint, Hope and Priest Lake


View of Sandpoint from Schweitzer Mountain Resort



andpoint, Idaho, is located on the magnificent 43 mile-long Lake Pend Oreille, with Schweitzer Mountain Resort just minutes away. Sandpoint enjoys the distinction awarded by Sunset Magazine readers as the “Best Small Town in the West” and voted one of the top-20 Dream Towns (The New Best Places to Live and Play) by Outside Magazine. The community is home to a thriving arts community, year-round recreational opportunities and events such as Lost in the 50s, Classic Wooden Boat show, The Idaho Draft Horse and Mule Show and The Festival at Sandpoint, with world-class entertainment for 10 days in mid-August. You’ll want to make sure to plan at least one evening around this event. Whether you choose to dine in town or bring a picnic and eat under the stars, The Festival at Sandpoint


is truly entertainment to please all age groups and musical preferences. Keep an eye out for the Panida Theater’s schedule. It plays host to movies, plays and performances staged by some of the biggest names in music and drama, as well as talented members of the community. Sandpoint may be small in size but mighty in its selection of so many dining options. With ethnic, casual, waterfront and fine dining choices, Sandpoint delivers a great culinary environment for you to enjoy. Be sure to plan a stop at Sandpoint’s own award-winning Pend d’Oreille Winery for a taste. The wine is made on the premises from grapes grown in the Walla Walla area. There are also intimate coffee shops and cafés, bakeries and walk-up eateries … make sure to bring your appetite! The Sandpoint arts scene includes the sum-

Lake Pend Oreille

mer ArtWalk, a self-guided art tour providing maps to visitors to help them view art exhibits at participating retailers and galleries. The Pend Oreille Arts Council stages the Annual Arts and Craft Fair held at City Beach in August. The free self-guided driving tour, Artists’ Studio Tour of North Idaho is a unique event where you will find a wide variety of mediums such as sculpting, paintings, pottery, glass, paper maiche, jewelry and much more. Outdoor recreation includes Schweitzer Mountain for both snow sports and mountain biking, and of course on Lake Pend Oreille there are plenty of places for canoeing, kayaking and fishing. Sailing and fishing charters are popular for all ages. And, Lake Pend Oreille Cruises offers dinner cruises, sunset cruises and more. Sandpoint truly is a four-season destination. There are so many great places here to just relax and enjoy food while drinking in the breathtaking views!

Sandpoint, Hope and Priest Lake The Tango Café


Sandpoint – 414 Church (Located in the Sandpoint Center)

Di Luna’s Café 208-263-3232

(208) 263-9514

Tucked into the Atrium of the newly minted Sandpoint Center, the Tango Café offers stylish fast cuisine in a stunning indoor setting. Natural stonework and an impressive waterfall accent the upscale, serene atmosphere suitable for single diners, small parties and large groups alike. As is only fitting in this spectacular indoor/outdoor setting, chefs Gary Baughn, Brad Vogler and Barney Ballard offer an amazing array of made-to-order and fresh specialty dishes including Huevos Rancheros, carne asada and a fresh pasta bar. The Tango Café is open for breakfast and lunch, 7am-5pm Mon.-Thur., 7am-6pm Fri. and for catering by arrangement.

The Floating Restaurant (208) 264-5311

Regional $$

The ultimate dining experience on Lake Pend Oreille with views that match the cuisine. Enjoy your meal on the deck or in our cozy restaurant. As the locals say, “Meet you at the Floater.” Open daily May through September for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Accessible by boat or car.

(208) 263-0846

Offering hand-cut steaks, homemade soups and vegetarian cuisine; everyone in your family will find their favorites here. Open for breakfast and lunch, Wed.-Sun., serving breakfast all day. We also have picnic baskets to-go! Don’t miss our frequent dinner concerts where we bring in the best acoustical musicians from around the country. Call ahead for information about dates and performances. Catering and Fresh to Your Freezer menus can be viewed online at

Janene Grende – Artist Sandpoint – 966 N. Kootenai Rd.

Chef for hire


(208) 263-6210

A lifetime of living in the beauty of North Idaho continually inspires the wildlife paintings I create. The backgrounds, animals and atmosphere of each painting can be traced to a place I have lived or traveled to. 2007 Sandpoint Festival poster artist Janene featured black bears and the Pend Oreille lake in the back ground to create the poster. I support conservation groups using talent. Through these endeavors, I’ve helped raise money to save wildlife habitat in the U.S. and Canada. I paint in gouache/watercolor, oils and silk dye on silk. Showing at Angel Gallery in Coeur d’Alene, Entree Gallery in Nordman and Timberstand Gallery in Sandpoint.


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Serving North Idaho from Coeur d’Alene to Bonners Ferry and the surrounding area. (800) 800-2106


Sandpoint, Hope and Priest Lake My Gourmet Chef Sandpoint

(208) 263-3232

“MY GOURMET CHEF” is a personal chef for hire who has created a collection of continually evolving menus from the traditional to the extraordinary. Founder Yola Bitler is an award-winning chef known for uncompromising standards who is committed to serving high-quality cuisine using only the freshest and finest ingredients available. We offer the finest quality personal cuisine for you and or your guests. The menu can be easily customized to suit your dietary preferences, and the home-cooked meals are prepared for you in your own kitchen or delivered to your home if desired. For additional information regarding the MY GOURMET CHEF in-home experience, please contact us at the number above.

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Sleep’s Cabins Sagle – 231 Lakeshore Dr. (208) 255-2122 or (866) 302-2122 (Two miles south of Sandpoint along Lakeshore Drive)

Step back in time when you stay in one of Sleep’s Cabins on Lake Pend Oreille just south of Sandpoint. The Sleep family built six cabins more than 70 years ago, and all have been restored with themes such as Cowboy, Winterhaus, Forest, Boathouse and Sleep Family Cabin. Brent and Tawnie Sleep are the third generation of the family to live on this beautiful lakeshore setting and have lovingly decorated the cabins and landscaped the grounds. Open year round for families, reunions and any other type of get-a-way, Sleep‘s Cabins provide a never-to-be-forgotten memory. Many guests return each year and bring new generations to share this golden retreat.

4-Star dining with pristine views of Lake Pend Oreille & the Selkirk Mountains Sunsets are our specialty! Off Hwy. 200,

(208) 264-5221 • Open seasonally May 1 – Dec just 31 beyond Hope, Idaho mi. down Rd. Peninsula Rd., Off Hwy. 200, just beyond Hope, Idaho 1.5 mi. down1.5 Peninsula

Enjoy casual dining with a delicious buffet style dinner catered by Valerie Albi of Pend Oreille Pasta. Valerie is locally renown for her fabulous gourmet dinners & passengers rave about her food. Here is an example of just one of the very fine dinners offered on the Tuesday/Thursday night dinner cruise... Private Dinner Charters also available... Roasted Chicken Breast in Chipotle Cranberry Sauce Mixed Greens with Feta Dressing, Olives & Cherry Tomatoes Salmon Tartletts Fresh Mozzarella Canapes Wild Rice Medley Sour Dough Rolls Apricot Almond Dessert Bars

(208) 255-5253 Call about Sandpoint info. (800) 800-2106 or visit our Web


Sandpoint, Hope and Priest Lake Lake Pend Oreille Cruises Sandpoint – At the City Beach Dock

Pend d’Oreille Winery (208) 255-LAKE (5253)

Cruise Idaho’s largest lake on the 43’ classic vessel, the Shawnodese. Dinner, wine tasting and dessert cruises, casual western BBQs to gourmet cuisine, weddings and receptions, brunches, eagle watching and sunsets. We offer a variety of public and private charters to suit every taste.

Sandpoint – 220 Cedar St.

(208) 265—8545

Sandpoint’s own award-winning wines are a please to the palate and a fine complement to your meal! Just ask for us by name; Pend d’Oreille (say “pond-er-ay”) wine please! Visit the winery for a tasting and tour, or sip and shop our unique home and garden store. We are available at most area restaurants and wine markets, or at our Downtown Sandpoint store. Open daily.

The Restaurant at Beyond Hope Resort Hope – Just beyond Hope on ID HWY 200 (Turn right on Peninsula Road., and go 1.5 miles)

(208) 264-5221

Stage Right Cellars Sandpoint – 302 N. 1st Ave.

Contemporary and Traditional $$

Open Seasonally May 1st-Sept. 30th, with catering and special functions through New Years. Spectacular views of the lake and breathtaking sunsets are what you will find, just Beyond Hope on Lake Pend Oreille’s beautiful Hope Peninsula. Enjoy four-star dining in our casual rustic setting along with cocktails, wine or beer on our spacious deck overlooking the lake. If the weather is less than perfect, dine by the fireplace in the lodge. The Restaurant at Beyond Hope Resort offers favorite classic dishes as well as new inspirations for our summer lunch and dinner menu. Boat access and spectacular new marina! Reservations suggested.

Family Owned & Operated for over 70 Years

Sleep’s Cabins Lake Pend Oreille 231 Lakeshore Drive • Sagle, ID

(208) 265-8116

Looking for a particular bottle of wine or a special cigar? Stage Right Cellars carries a variety of fine wines and cigars, along with specialty beer. Pick up a bottle to go, or stay and enjoy a glass of wine or beer in our comfy lounge. Our walls are filled with local art for your viewing pleasure, and we offer free live music and open mic nights on the weekends. Don’t miss our monthly tasting events, art openings and much more. Open 7 days a week!

Step back in time

no matter which season you visit Sleep’s Cabins on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille. Originally purchased in 1936 by William and Frances Hamilton Sleep, the three 50-foot lakefront lots were $75 each, which was not easy to scrape together during those depression years. William’s vision was to build a restaurant and rental cabin resort featuring home-cooked meals, but Grandma Sleep was not having anything to do with that idea, as she knew she would be the chief cook. Building the flowerbeds and decorating the cabins has been a true labor of love and family commitment over the years. During the summer, window boxes are filled with red flowers, and in winter, evergreen bows and red ribbons are hung above the cabin doors with Christmas trees in each cabin. Tawnie and Brent Sleep continue on the legacy of Sleep’s Cabins, finding family and historic memorabilia to decorate each cabin. The best place to play, relax, enjoy friends and family and, of course, leave your cares at home.

(208) 255-2122 or (866) 302-2122 • Your place on the lake for all seasons... On the beautiful south shore of Lake Pend Oreille at Sandpoint

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Elkins Resort

Elkins Resort

The wilderness you imagined; the civilized touch you deserve. By: Mary Jane Honegger


HETHER YOU ARE SEEKING FAMILY fun and adventure, the relaxation of a woodland getaway or the enjoyment of an evening out, you’ll find it at Elkins Resort on Priest Lake. For more than 75 years, Elkins Resort has greeted generations of North Idaho families to their log cabin resort with the exceptional hospitality and award-winning cuisine that keeps their guests coming back year after year. “What makes Elkins Resort so unique is the individual log cabins and lodge that are all original to the resort,” said Owner Tracie Szybnski. “They have such a great feel of warmth.” Tucked quietly into the heart of the Selkirk Mountain Range in the Idaho Panhandle, the cedar log cabins of Elkins Resort nestle along the shores of pristine Priest Lake, one of North Idaho’s crown jewels. Stunning views from the lakeside lodge beckon guests to enjoy and explore the natural wonders surrounding


them—towering granite peaks, old growth forests, unspoiled waterfalls and crystal clear waters. Once a well-kept North Idaho secret, word of the year-round resort has spread through regional and national magazine articles. In 2007, National Geographic Adventure Magazine named the resort a “top family escape,” calling it a paradise “where wakeboarding, kayaking, tubing, canoeing and water-skiing never end.” Sunset Magazine also named Elkins one of the top ten lakeside resorts in the west. Owners and family members Bob and Sharon Davis and Mike and Tracie Szybnski are proud their family has turned the rustic fishing camp, which Ike and Sue Elkins began in 1932, into a year-round, full-service resort. Today’s resort offers guests a lakeside restaurant, grocery store, gift shop and lounge. Thirty cedar log cabins provide perfect accommodations

Elkins Resort

“What makes Elkins Resort so unique is the individual log cabins and lodge that are all original to the resort,” SAID TRACIE.

for groups of all sizes, each equipped with a full kitchen and bath. Other amenities include a marina with 70 boat slips, 2300-feet of sandy beach, boat and equipment rentals, a playground area, and fire pits—all geared toward a memorable vacation experience. Fine dining plays an important part at Elkins, where guests are treated to Northwest delicacies with a Pacific Rim flair. The freshest ingredients and quality cuts of meat and fish are combined with savory sauces to give guests a memorable dining experience. Highly respected food critics—and returning guests—have acclaimed the restaurant for its exceptional variety, taste and presentation. Elkins’ Head Chef Ryan Terheggen, a native

Hawaiian, arrived in North Idaho in 1998. He refined his cooking skills under the tutelage of Chef/Owner Mike Szybnski, rising through the ranks to the position of head chef. According to Ryan, he picked up a taste for different cultures and ethnic foods while growing up on the island of Kauai, and he delights in integrating them into new dishes, infusing them with that Pacific Rim flair. Ryan said he also enjoys spicing up dishes with local seasonal ingredients, such as mushrooms and huckleberries. The resort buys more than 700 gallons of huckleberries each year, creating specialties such as breakfast crepes and the signature item of Trapper Creek Lounge—their “world-famous huckleberry daiquiri.” While not busy enjoying the four seasons North Idaho has to offer, Ryan enjoys traveling, seeking new inspiration for his dishes. “When I travel, I really try to embrace the flavors and

different cultures which inspire me to return home, get back into the kitchen and put my new ideas into mouthwatering delicacies,” said Ryan. Fun is another important part of the Elkins tradition, and Elkins Resort rocks during the summer months. For the adventurous, biking, hiking, swimming, water skiing, canoeing, kayaking, boating, beach volleyball or fishing will lure you into the warm sunshine. Others might opt for a game of golf, sunbathing on the beach, heading out to pick some mushrooms or just relaxing with a good book. After sunset, guests enjoy live entertainment at the lounge or swap stories with friends and family around the campfire. At Elkins, Mother Nature entertains the kids. She keeps them busy playing in the water, building sand castles, hiking, biking, scanning the horizon for a glimpse of a moose or bear, or trying to talk their parents into a


Elkins Resort

wild huckleberry picking adventure. “We, too, enjoy the resort and lake,” said Tracie. “Our daughter loves the beach and playground, we occasionally eat in the restaurant and we boat on the lake every chance we get.” Elkins Resort stays busy year round. Fall visitors enjoy mushroom picking, the solitude of the autumn woods, lake cruises and eagle watching. Winter guests spend their time enjoying the quiet beauty of the northern woods on cross country skis or snow shoes, or heading out to explore more than 400 hundred miles of groomed snowmobile trails, just minutes from their cabin doors. Group events are also an important feature at Elkins Resort. Planning and catering on- and off-site weddings, family reunions, seminars and holiday parties keeps the staff busy September through June. The resort provides the perfect setting for weddings, conferences and group functions of all types. Their staff is experienced in taking care of the details for group events, whether it’s providing a gourmet meal for 350 wedding guests, planning entertainment for a business conference or catering a special barbecue for your family reunion. Elkins Resort invites you to step back in time, relax and enjoy the pristine beauty of Priest Lake at one of the finest year-round vacation destinations in the Northwest. The promise of fun and relaxation, the awesome beauty of an unspoiled natural setting and memorable meals with gourmet flair await you at Elkins Resort, no matter what time of year. For reservations, call (208) 443-2432.


“We just got back from our weeklong stay, and we wanted to tell you what a blast we had! It was so much fun that my kids say it tied with our Disneyland vacation. We can’t wait to come back next summer!” – the Bells

GETTING THERE From Priest RIver, Idaho: Go north on Hwy 57 approx 36 miles to Nordman, ID. Turn right on Reeder Bay Road at Nordman. Continue approx. 2 miles. Turn right at Elkins sign and proceed to lodge. 404 Elkins Road, Nordman, Idaho (208) 443-2432

Sandpoint, Hope and Priest Lake


Elkins Resort at Priest Lake

Hill’s Resort at Priest Lake


Priest Lake

daho’s Crown Jewel is a recreation and relaxation paradise! And to top it off, offers locals and visitors alike fine cuisine deep in the heart of the mountains. Hearing a passionate description of Priest Lake, even seeing beautiful pictures of the area, won’t come close to the magnificent presentation nature makes on this pristine 27-mile long, high mountain lake. Recreation brings families together for reunions and generations of memorable experiences shared year round. Area resorts and restaurants bring people together for enjoyment and camaraderie before, during and after a hard day of playing together! Lakeside resorts and marinas offer beautiful settings for gourmet and family style meals alike. Culinary experiences here range from the bakery cafés, burgers, pizzas and brews, to award winning fine dining that rivals any in the Spokane-Coeur d’Alene area. Come as you are casual is the dress code, they welcome all with attentive service and pampering (Dinner reservations are usually recommended.) Spectacular lake views are a bonus at some of them, most notable views are at Cavanaugh

Bay, Elkin’s on Priest Lake, Hill’s Resort, Grandview Resort, Priest Lake Marina Bar and Grill, The Waterfront Restaurant at Blue Diamond Marina and Bishops in Coolin. Other off-the-lake family dining restaurants include the Woods Drive-In, Chimney Rock Café and Millie’s. Four seasons of family gatherings and recreation are awaiting your arrival. Let your imagination be your guide! Bring your friends and family along to enjoy yourselves, have fun or just relax. Lodging at the major resorts may only be limited during peak weeks, mid-July though mid-August, but may offer options for early and late summer as well. All resorts offer year-round accommodations and services, some on a nightly basis. Priest Lake area delivers magical beauty no matter what time of the year, along with a variety of area restaurants, and best of all, it is only an hour-and-a-half beautiful drive from Coeur d’Alene or Spokane. For more information about Priest Lake, call the Priest Lake Chamber of Commerce at (888) 774-3785 or visit the Web site

Elkins Resort on Priest Lake Priest Lake – 404 Elkins Rd.

(208) 443-2432

Northwest $$-$$$

Tucked quietly in the heart of the Selkirk Mountain Range along the sandy shores of Priest Lake, Idaho, Elkins Resort is the ideal location for all your business and vacation needs. The resort features 30 cedar log cabins and an award-winning lakeside restaurant and lounge nestled upon the banks of Priest Lake. Sunset Magazine ranks Elkins Resort as ‘Top 10 Lakeside Resort in the West’ Reservations are suggested.

Hill’s Resort Priest Lake – 4777 W. Lakeshore Rd. (208) 443-2551 (Westside Luby Bay) Traditional and Northwest $-$$

Hill’s Resort is nestled along the sandy shores of Priest Lake, the lake without the city. The Hill family and staff will create a unique experience complemented by our award-winning dining room and homemade specialties, including our famous Huckleberry pie, pancakes and daiquiris, wild Morel and Chanterelle mushrooms, handcut Misty Isle beef grilled over mesquite and Baby Back Ribs. Come casual; bring the kids and family for a wonderful dining experience. Lakeside cabins, stunning 18-hole golf course, July, August weekly, September till June nightly rates. Dinner and lodging reservations recommended. The Place to Stay and Play!


Sandpoint, Hope and Priest Lake

–Hill’s Resort–

The Place to Stay & Play!


eorge William Hill founded Hill’s Resort in 1946. His love of Priest Lake came from spending his childhood summers at the family cabin at Hunt Creek. After serving in the Navy, he returned to Priest Lake to begin the Hill’s Resort legacy. In 1954, he married Lois Montecucco and together created the place we all consider to be so special. The Hill family has continued its hands-on management style since the passing of George Hill in 1990 and remains dedicated to providing a quality experience for you and your family or associates. In the early years, the “season” was June through Labor Day. The off season was spent building more cabins, remodeling the lodge and restaurant, and of course, family time. The family has ontinued to grow and so has our season.

Hill’s Resort at Priest Lake is now a year-round vacation resort. We are open 12 months a year for lodging. The restaurant is open daily mid-May through mid-October and weekends all other months. Second-, third- and fourth-generation guests return to Hill’s each year in order to continue the tradition of a vacation in the place we call home. Hill’s Resort is sensational in all seasons. The Hill Family - Lois, Teri, Scott, Cheri, Craig, Missy, Whitney and Jake. (800) 800-2106

Our award-winning fine dining experience is well-known throughout the Northwest and beyond. Experience our breathtaking views and worldclass service overlooking Priest Lake.

404 Elkins Road Priest Lake, ID (208) 443-2432 The epitome of wilderness enjoyment with all the comforts of home! Dining is the essence of home-cooked, traditional and gourmet in a relaxed setting. Create family memories, hiking, swimming, golfing and boating. Everyday is unique at Hill’s Resort ... Come visit us!




The Silver Valley

ith a population around 1,000, Wallace is the Silver Capital of the World and the entire town is on the National Register of Historical Places. Famous in more recent days for the movie Dante’s Peak, which was filmed there, Wallace offers several museums, silver mine tours and the Sixth Street Theater offers Summer Melodramas July-Aug. on Wed.-Sun. The Historic Jameson Restaurant, Saloon & Inn is one of the most frequented for company retreats, the bed & breakfast upstairs, private dining rooms and of course the restaurant and saloon. Here you can “step into the romance of the 1800s and experience the charm of the old west.” Dine on fine food, unwind at the elegant bar, or retreat to the romantic inn. A stroll downtown will bring you to The Price Tag Antiques & More and Silver Capital Arts & Wine Cellar, and The DeLashmutt Building (1890) also known as Historic Smoke House Barbeque and Saloon. Originally built as the Shoshone County Courthouse it has served as a post office, bank and general store of sorts-guns, ammo, bait, whiskey and “girls”

upstairs. Over the years the guns, ammo, bait and girls drifted off, but the whiskey had a firm hold. The current owners work to maintain the heritage of 100+ year old building, just look for the BBQ SMOKER out front, its worth a taste! The west side of the Silver Valley is Kellogg, the home of Silver Mountain Ski area, with the world’s longest gondola ride, and Shoshone Country Club at Big Creek, rated one of the country’s top-10, 9-hole golf courses. The restaurant not to miss is the Veranda. This intimate, quaint French-country restaurant offers a casual, warm and friendly dining environment with several private dining rooms, as well as outdoor dining on the veranda. All over the Silver Valley area historic landmark buildings and the quaint small town nature still coincides happily with the developing tourist resorts that are causing the area to boom as much as any other in northern Idaho. The Route of the Hiawatha and the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes bicycle trails meander through the vvv and rivers are among the many activities that are the makings of an appetite for finding the food!

Food is an impor tant par t of a balanced diet. ~Fran Lebowitz


The Silver Valley, Wallace and Kellogg The Historic Jameson Restaurant, Saloon & Inn

The Smoke House Barbecue and Saloon/Catering

Wallace – 304 6th St. (208) 556-6000

Wallace – 424 6th St. (208) 659-7539

Traditional $-$$

BBQ and Saloon $$

The historic Jameson’s Steak & Billiard Hall, a restaurant and B&B, dates back to 1892. The dining room and saloon feature an elegant mirrored back bar that invites you to relax in a by-gone era. The menu delights the palate with fresh seafood, steaks, chicken and pasta dishes. Six elegantly furnished bedrooms upstairs invite the visitor to stay and enjoy activities offered in the area.

The historic Smoke House originally served as the Shoshone County Courthouse. In 1911, A.C. Cogswell turned it into a cigar business. The inside décor became so brown from patron’s cigar smoke they decided to change the name to “The Smoke House.” After adding a bar, it became a popular hot-spot downtown. The current owners work to maintain the 100+ year-old building and now serve freshly smoked, Memphis-style BBQ Rubbed Ribs, Pulled Pork , Angus Beef Brisket, Cajun Wings, Spicy Red Beans and Rice and traditional homemade sides prepared daily. Look for the BBQ smoker outside on the sidewalk! Open 11am-9pm Tues.-Sun.

The friendly crew at the Smoke House BBQ




The falls at full roar!

View from Anthony’s Home Port

Spokane Falls had a Rip-Rolling Spring! This is the year we will remember!


HE YEAR WINTER LASTED way too long, the spring that rained on us daily seeming to never stop. The massive long winter snowpack and one quick 80 degree weekend that started the melt, followed by an unrelenting rainy season filled our waterways in the Inland Northwest to overflowing! The Spokane Falls were a spectacular sight and the locals gladly came out to see the magnificent display of a seemingly unending amount of water pouring over the rocky river

beds. It was a raw power that hadn’t been seen in decades. Spokane Falls is a beautiful sight most any time of year, but this spring was a must see event for one and all. This was great for Anthony’s HomePort at the falls; curious onlookers were working up an appetite on their walk through the various sets of falls downtown in Riverfront Park. They stopped in and were happily sipping and tasting while watching in all pass by.

“We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink.” ~ Epicurus


Spokane Area


Riverfront Park, Downtown Spokane


Culinary Culture in Spokane!


pokane is our nearest urban cultural center and a destination for shopping and entertainment events. The beauty is that Spokane is just a short drive from our recreational paradise homes in North Idaho! Many visitors to Spokane are traveling here for business or visiting medical centers. There are many hidden gems in the neighborhoods that surround the event facilities--if you know where to look. Spokane’s largest events draw thousands of Idahoans to attend concerts, Broadway shows, arts events, conventions and trade shows at the Spokane Arena, the beautiful and spacious Convention Center and the INB Performing Arts Center. When attending an event, consider making dinner reservations and possibly an overnight stay at one of the hotels that are unique to Spokane, such as the one-of-a-kind luxurious Davenport Hotel. This makes for a special miniretreat without the long drive or chaotic flight arrangements. Downtown destinations that offer unique

dining and an overnight stay you won’t find anywhere else but in Spokane also include: Fugazzi at the Hotel Lusso, the Artisan Culinary Lounge at the Ridpath, the Palm Court Grill inside the Davenport and Spencer’s at the Doubletree Hotel. The arts scene draws many to events at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture (the MAC), which has a great café inside the building. Classes, workshops and events at the Spokane Art School draw thousand of residents and visitors annually. Monthly First Friday events in Downtown Spokane feature events with art shows, winery tastings, restaurant and bar specials, as well as performing arts entertainment. The Spokane Symphony is now making sweet music in its new home—the beautifully restored FOX Theatre! If you haven’t been to the FOX to see and hear the difference a venue designed for acoustics makes, you are missing out. Theatre events include the Spokane Civic Theatre, Actors Repertory Theatre (ART), Center Stage and Interplayers.

Downtown destinations that are worth the trip in their own right for the food, the ambiance or the inclusion of live music include: Anthony’s Home Port, Wild Sage American Bistro, the Steam Plant Grill, Artisan Culinary Lounge at the Ridpath Hotel, Raw Sushi and Island Grill, Thai on 1st, Mizuna, Moxie, Bluefish, Nikos, Clinkerdagger and the Elk Public House. And, if you are taking in a movie or shopping at River Park Square, Twigs will be your favorite place to get off your feet for a bite and a martini, or try the Arbor Crest tasting room if wine is more your style. Other restaurants there include the Sawtooth Grill and Rock City Grill. The Satellite Diner & Lounge is a must for that out-of-thisworld outstanding friendly staff with casual dining in the heart of downtown. And, if the kids are with you … MobiusKids in River Park Square is a must for family fun, and you can’t go wrong with some romping room and a water play fountain at Riverfront Park! Favorite annual culinary events to attend include Taste Washington at the Davenport Hotel. This is Spokane’s most well-known wine and food event with more than 100 Washington wineries and top restaurants sharing their creations. You get to meet the winemakers and chefs, and sip and taste away the evening on June 21, 2009. Pig out in the Park is the one and only of its kind in the Inland Northwest and has grown over its 27+ years! It now offers six days of food, beer, wine and FREE music with a schedule and a lineup to suite any taste. The foods available represent a huge array of culinary diversity, and this is a great opportunity to sample flavors you may not otherwise get a chance to. It is held in Riverfront Park over Labor Day weekend, believe it or not, with NO admission fee!

Harold Balazs public art fountain


Spokane Area The Cork & Keg Festival in November is put on by the Washington Restaurant Association (WRA), and for $40 you can sample from more than 100 wineries and breweries and tasty delights prepared by Spokane Community College Culinary Program students. The Octobrewfest Auction and Microbrew tasting benefits the M.S. Society in October at the Spokane Fair and Expo Center. By far, Spokane’s Premier culinary event is the annual Epicurean Delight held in November, benefiting the Inland Northwest Blood Center. This is the black-tie event of the year and where award-winning area restaurants and wineries really put on the shine. The Festival of Foodies sampling follows in January at Spokane Community College. When planning a trip to Spokane for medical appointments, think about finding one of the neighborhood favorites in the area. Near Sacred Heart Medical Center are Qdoba Mexican Grill, BitterSweet Bakery and Bistro (also great to take a cake home!), Lindaman’s Gourmet to-go and Bangkok Thai next to 14th & Grand Hair Salon. Spokane’s South Hill offers some surprising culinary offerinds. Spokane favorites there include the popular Vin Rouge. Also popular are Maggie’s South Hill Grill, Linnie’s Thai Cuisine II, Luna, Ohana, Hangar 57 Pizza, Ferrantes

Manito Park

and Twigs. On the west side of the South Hill, if you find yourself lucky enough to be going to Manito Park in any one of its beautiful seasons, be sure to plan a stop in at the Rockwood Bakery or drive up the hill to Gordy’s Sichuan Café for some take-out to the park. Spokane Wineries are a destination all their own. Find our Wine Time section for a map, and find a driver to plan your own party tour and taste with friends. Most of them are open Friday and Saturday, and some are open all week. Just check the map listings for days and hours. Arbor Crest is located at the beautiful Cliff House overlooking the Spokane Valley and hosts a special concert series on Sundays all summer long from rock, Motown and country to classical, blues and jazz. Check their schedule online for dates. Spokane Wineries pull together for two huge not-to-miss tasting

Ambrosia Bistro and Wine Bar Spokane Valley – 9211 E. Montgomery (509) 928-3222 American Bistro and Wine Bar $$-$$$

Townshend Cellar Tasting Room

events annually: the Spring Barrel tasting on Mothers’ Day weekend and the Holiday Wine Fest the weekend before Thanksgiving, just in time for holiday celebrations and gift giving. For a taste worth the trip, there are two hot spots in Spokane that are just worth going out of your way to experience. Downriver Grill is located on Northwest Blvd. near Downriver Golf Course. Just go there once to see for yourself, and form your own opinion. Oh, and call for a reservation first. This goes for the MAX Restaurant and Lounge at Mirabeau Park Hotel, too. It’s just that good, so go. Our Fork-n-Cork award-winners include these Spokane Top-Rated Restaurants and Bars: Mizuna, Luna, Europa Restaurant and Bakery, Brews Bros. Espresso Lounge, Talotti’s 211, Maggie’s South Hill Grill, Anthony’s Home Port, Domini’s Sandwiches, MAX at Mirabeau Park Hotel, C.I. Shenanigan’s, The Elk Public House, Ian Wingate of Moxie, Alexa Wilson, chef at Wild Sage American Bistro (2 awards) and Downriver Grill. So the next time you are making that short trip into Spokane, take a little time to explore the many restaurants and eateries around town. You’re sure to discover a new favorite!

Wild Sage American Bistro

Ambrosia Bistro and Wine Bar is an urban restaurant in a suburban setting. Whether it’s a quiet business lunch or intimate dinner, a glass of wine or cocktail at happy hour, a relaxing evening on the patio or an outing with (or without) the kids, you’re welcome at Ambrosia! Conveniently located in Argonne Village, we are in close proximity to downtown, the Valley and the North Side. Our ample parking, exciting food and drink selections, attentive staff and comfortable décor make Ambrosia a great choice for any occasion. Come taste Ambrosia for yourself!

9211 E. Montgomery (509) 928-3222


Chaps Café


Pronounced “shaps”; noun By: R. DUNN

1. Small coffee house/café, filled with friends and acquaintances; where troubles melt like lemon drops; where you know there is someplace like home. 2. Protective leather leggings worn over ordinary pants by ranch workers, rodeo contestants, cowboys and cowgirls.



were encouraged to persevere with their desire to attain the sacred possession of land ownership, pursuing lands made available for settlement by the United States government through land donation claims. People from all areas of the world traveled west to stake a claim. As a boy, Hans Tveten said goodbye forever to his mother and left behind the echoes of the fjords, green mountains, clear streams and forests of Norway. Selma Olson was only a child, 15, when she left Minnesota to homestead under the Big Sky of Eastern Montana with her Norwegian immigrant husband. Hans possessed a handmade pair of chaps, a mother’s protective gift for the journey west.


Those 100-year-old chaps served as the inspiration for the journey pursued by one of their granddaughters to fulfill a dream. Hans and Selma, who were just newlyweds, were unrelenting in their efforts to homestead. Land was staked and owned; perseverance and faith insured this. Decades later, their granddaughter, Celeste Shaw, is likewise unrelenting in her vision to build a tribute in honor and memory of her inspiring grandparents. “If I could click the heels of my boots together, I would go to Montana, over the rainbow, to my grandma’s house,” Celeste said. “As far back as I can recall, neighbors and strangers could be welcomed to a meal at Selma’s table, to coffee, or lemonade, and cake when passing through on the long way home.

Chaps Café There would always be room for one more,” said Celeste. slippers, made as a gift for Celeste to wear on the original “Everyone loved Selma. We barely had enough to ration out, Montana homestead after the death of her grandparents; a yet still, everyone was welcome and left satisfied. In retrocherished goodbye and a reminder that “there is no place spect, I think the satisfaction came not from a full belly, but like home.” by the fact that Selma served herself.” After the death of her grandmother, Celeste discovered In 2003, the charming Latah farmhouse that would handmade journals and letters filled with Selma’s ideas and become Chaps, a coffee house/café, was to be condemned special recipes. Translated from Norwegian to English, to make way for a new highway project. Celeste was able to Selma’s ideas inspired the Chaps menu. save the house, which she originally purchased to help care Menu items include Chaps Blueberry Muffin and for her parents. Gingerbread French Toasts, Grandma’s Custard-Style Baked “I became hell in a pair of boots in an effort to save the Oatmeal, Steak Chili, Butternut Squash Bisque, homemade house from condemnation,” said soups and The Monte Cristo, Celeste.With the help, belief and “If I could click the heels of my boots together, served with fresh Strawberry support of some very special Freezer Jam. Warm, delicious and I would go to Montana, over the rainbow, people in her life, the little house filling comfort foods that make to my grandma’s house,” Celeste said. moved and landed in the Latah you feel at home. Every meal is Valley. Celeste’s dream was initiated, and Chaps opened its doors in complemented by local-roasted, award- winning Bumper Crop coffee. October 2006. Chaps also offers seasonal outdoor dining complete with old movies. Chaps is an endearing, loving tribute made possible because of the Indoor live music Thursday nights from 5-11pm (seasonally) and a welcombined efforts of numerous supporters who share in the ever-present coming children’s play area. “Her presence and spirit will be embraced by reminder that we are indeed in the west. Gifts and donations of all who enter here. Selma Elizabeth Olson Tveten … she is my inspiration.” sentimental memorabilia arrive daily from customers. Celeste Shaw. Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue. And the dreams One of the most enchanting items on display in Chaps is a pair of ruby that you dare to dream really do come true.

GETTING THERE Chaps: Close to downtown, off Hatch Road from the South Hill neighborhood. 4237 South Cheney-Spokane Rd. Take I-90 exit #279, south on SR-195. Drive approximately 2.5 miles. Located on the west side of SR195, next to the Trading Company grocery store in the Latah Shopping Center. Google us for a map. Attend the outdoor Latah Creek Variety Market Aug. 17 and Sept. 20-21 with vendors selling antique, crafts, artwork and growers from throughout the area selling fresh homegrown produce & flowers. For more information, call us at (509) 624-4182, email us at or visit


Spokane Area Anthony’s HomePort at Spokane Falls 510 N. Lincoln

(509) 328-9009

Seafood and American $$-$$$

Enjoy fresh seafood with the best view dining in Spokane! Overlooking the grandeur of the upper Spokane Falls, Anthony’s HomePort offers the finest in fresh Northwest seafood in the heart of Downtown Spokane. Enjoy warm-weather dining on the expansive deck, where the rush of water can be heard as you enjoy cocktails, lunch or dinner. Anthony’s also offers a selection of steaks, pasta and salads, all complemented by fresh-from-thefarm local produce, Northwest wines—including many selections from Spokane-area wineries—and microbrews. Banquet facilities available for your special celebration. Lunch 11:30am-3pm Mon.-Sat., Dinner 4-10pm Mon.-Thurs., 4-11pm Fri.-Sat., 3-9:30pm Sun., with Sunday Brunch 10am2pm.

Artisan Culinary Lounge Downtown -- 515 W. Sprague Ave.

(509) 747-6272

Contemporary $$-$$$

Located Lobby level at the Ridpath Hotel, our executive chef, Gonzalo Carrillo, delivers cuisine with flair! Enjoy menu items such as Prosciutto Wrapped Salmon, Seafood Risotto and Duck Confit and Sweet Italian Sausage Pizza. Offering Happy Hour 2-6pm and 10pm-late night. Come in Tues. for Industry Night and receive 30 percent off regular-priced menu items. Wed. is Ladies Night. Enjoy live Jazz Thurs. nights, and come in Fri. and Sat. nights to enjoy our own Studio 23 from 10pm-late night, where you can eat, dance and lounge.

Barrister Winery Downtown – 1213 W. Railroad

(509) 465-3591

Taste Barrister’s award-winning wines! Nestled away in a 100-year-old brick building located in the historic Davenport Arts District, Barrister is home to not only a winery, but an unforgettable experience for all who enter. Enjoy wine tastings, offered 11am-4pm Sat., winery tours to get to know the winemakers Mike and Greg, First Friday events and artist receptions, or book the winery and host your own special event!

Chaps Café and Coffeehouse Spokane – 4237 S. Cheney-Spokane Rd.

(509) 624-4182

American Café and Coffeehouse $-$$

Dreams do come true! Welcome to Chaps, first conceived when I was a little cowgirl in Montana, where I was nurtured, encouraged and championed by my two loving grandparents. They remain very much alive today within the décor, the food and hopefully, the warmth I remember so vividly. I designed, built and furnished the café with materials, art and objects from my family’s homestead in order to evoke special meaning and memories. I am proud to serve you in the same aprons my grandmother wore while caring for her own family. I hope your time at Chaps brings as much pleasure to you as I am having in sharing it! We are open 7:30am3pm Tues.-Sun. and are also open 5-11pm Thurs. (seasonally).

Bistango Martini Lounge Downtown – 108 N. Post St.


(509) 624-8464

Spokane Area Brews Bros Espresso Lounge Downtown – 734 W. Sprague

(509) 456-5858

Churchill’s Steakhouse Downtown Spokane – 165 S. Post St.

(509) 74-PRIME (747-7463)

Steaks and American $$-$$$

Come join us at Churchill’s Steakhouse for the best steak you’ve ever had. Named for Sir Winston Churchill, a connoisseur of good food and drink, Churchill’s starts with only the best Mid-Western, corn-fed USDA Prime beef. You will not find a better quality steak anywhere in the country! Also, enjoy our fine selection of liquors, beers and wine at Winston’s Bar, located in the lower level of the restaurant. We are open at 3pm, with dinner service beginning at 4pm, seven days a week. Ample self parking as well as valet service is available. Bring a guest and enjoy this truly elegant dining experience.

David’s Pizza, University District 829 E. Boone

(509) 483-7460

Pizza and Italian $-$$

Consistently voted #1 Best Pizza in the Inlander Readers’ Poll since 1996! We continue to provide outstanding quality with every traditional handcrafted New York-style pizza, Stromboli and Calzone served. Dine in or take out. And we offer off-site catering for groups of 100-1,000! Our goal is to serve consistent, outstanding taste, generous portions and exceptional service that will exceed your expectations. Serving lunch and dinner daily! DavidsPizza. com

Downriver Grill North Side – 3315 W. Northwest Blvd.

(509) 323-1600

Contemporary Northwest $$-$$$

All of us at Downriver Grill invite you to enjoy a pleasant lunch or an elegant evening at our restaurant. We pride ourselves on our award-winning cuisine and service. Come enjoy our excellent menu with seasonal specials, sauces from scratch, wonderful sandwiches and the best in seafood and steaks. We feature an exquisite selection of fine wine, microbrews and hand-crafted cocktails in our casual wine bar. Reservations are recommended, walk-ins are always welcome!

Thai Bamboo Restaurant Midtown CdA – 2010 N. 4th St. Spokane Valley – 12722 E. Sprague Ave. Spokane South Hill – 2926 E. 29th Ave. Spokane North Side – 5204 N. Division St.

(208) 667-5300 (509) 444-THAI (8424) (509) 232-THAI (8424) (509) 777-THAI (8424)

Thai and Asian $$

Great tourist destination! Thai Bamboo’s award-winning cuisine has won the Inlander Readers’ Pole award as the #1 Best Thai Restaurant year after year! We offer a huge menu full of exceptional authentic Asian cuisine, wild, overthe-top décor and fast-friendly service all at a very reasonable price! Now with 4 locations, you are just minutes away from the best Thai restaurants in the Inland Northwest. Check out the big new Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, location. It has a Las Vegas-style light show on the big star-filled dining room ceiling! The place is huge with a big banquet room and decorations like an Asian museum. Check out The Galaxy Lounge for open-air dining and drinks ... tropical style! Open 11:30am-9pm Mon.-Thurs., 11:30am-9:30pm Fri., 129:30pm Sat. 12-9pm Sun.


Spokane Area The Elk Public House

Fast Eddie’s

Satellite Diner & Lounge

Browne’s Addition – 1931 W. Pacific Ave. (509) 363-1973

Downtown – 1 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. (509) 455-8752

Downtown Spokane – W. 425 Sprague (509) 624-3952

Pub and Grill $-$$

We’re Spokane’s not-so-secret neighborhood restaurant located in the heart of historic Browne’s Addition. Featuring fresh salads, soups, sandwiches and pastas all made from scratch. Great selection of micro-brewed beers, wines by the glass and freshly squeezed juice cocktails served in a comfortable pubstyle atmosphere. We also feature some of the region’s best outdoor seating. Open 11am daily. For menu, specials and more visit our Web site.

Gordy’s Sichuan Café South Hill – 501 E. 30th St. (509) 747-1170 (West behind Slick Rock Burrito near the corner of Grand and 29th) Fresh and Classic Chinese $-$$

Chef Gordon Crafts brings more than 25 years of experience cooking Chinese cuisine at his small neighborhood cafe. He prepares fresh and classic (Chinese) dishes, many with an emphasis on the spicy traditions from the Sichuan Province. Dining choices, served family style, range from tangy Lemon Chicken to tongue-scalding (fiery) Hunan Beef. Many of our customers come just for the Dumplings! The array of options on our menu includes vegan, vegetarian and a variety of dishes that can be modified for special dietary needs. A small, well-chosen wine list focuses on our Northwest lineage (roots). Here at Gordy’s, we offer a relaxed atmosphere with minimalist but warm decor, and our service is polished, fun and informative. Join us for a taste of Sichuan. We invite you to.

Liberty Café

Jack and Dan’s Bar & Grill University District – 1226 N. Hamilton (509) 487-6546

Madeleine’s Cafe & Pattiserie

Maggie’s South Hill Grill South Hill – 2808 E. 29th Ave. (509) 536-4745 American Bistro $-$$

In our cozy neighborhood bistro, the atmosphere is casual and upbeat! We offer speedy counter service served tableside; everything from fresh wraps, salads and sandwiches to pastas, baked items and entrées even the kids will love! Try our Chicken Pot Pie, Pan-Seared Ahi Tuna or our Grilled Salmon with Thai Mango Sauce. We are open for lunch and dinner from 11am-9pm daily. Open for breakfast 8am-noon Sat. and Sun.

Scratch Restaurant and Lounge Downtown Spokane – 7007 W. 1st Ave. (509) 456-5656 Contemporary Fine Dining $$-$$

There is a new reason to come to Downtown Spokane—Scratch! At our upscale yet casual restaurant, we offer contemporary fine dining with something for everyone! Our food menu features all organic or harvested wild featuring local ingredients and includes everything from Lobster and Shitake Wontons and Crispy Duck Sushi Roll to our Scratch Gumbo, steaks, pastas, seafood and homemade bread. We offer onsite catering in our banquet room or offsite at your desired location. Serving a late-night menu 11am-Midnight Mon.-Thurs., 11am-2am Fri., 4pm-2am Sat. We are closed on Sun.

MAX at Mirabeau Park Hotel Spokane Valley – 1100 N. Sullivan Rd. (509) 922-6252

Mizuna Downtown Spokane – 214 N. Howard (509) 747-2004 Contemporary Northwest, Vegetarian

Sandwiches and International $

Enjoy a tantalizing seasonal menu featuring fresh Northwest ingredients in a warm and enchanting environment. Mizuna offers creative seafood, organic meats and vegetarian entrées. Enjoy wine tasting, a full bar and seasonal outdoor dining. We also host winemaker dinners; please call for times. To receive our weekly email updates, please email us at Serving lunch 11:30am-2:30pm Mon.-Fri., and dinner 5-10pm daily. Reservations are recommended.

Our outstanding, friendly and experienced staff is waiting to serve you! We are located right in downtown, where everything happens! Serving a full menu 21 hours a day, from 7am-4am daily. Come in and see why we were voted “Best Casual Dining” by the Washington Restaurant Association 2004!

Downtown – 707 W. Main Ave. (509) 624-2253

Downtown – 404 W. Main (509) 747-6449

Stop in at our cozy café in the Liberty Building in Auntie’s Book Store. We serve a fresh international menu! We offer many specialty and custom sandwiches made with our own fresh-roasted meats. Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese and English cuisines and Italian pastas, salads and soups, with no preservatives and no MSG! Fine Cravens Coffee espressos, fresh baked bakery items with real butter and take out, too!


Diner Casual $-$$

and Organic $$-$$$

Wild Sage American Bistro Downtown Spokane – 916 W. 2nd Ave. (509) 456-7575 Contemporary $$-$$$

From our made-for sharing, small-plate samplers and our extraordinary signature dishes, to our scratch-baked artisan breads, crackers and desserts, we feature fresh, flavorful fare presented with flair! Enjoy lunch, dinner or even a small bite after a show. We also have a fine selection of regional wines and handcrafted cocktails to enjoy. Reservations welcomed. Visit our Web site for our current menu and hours.


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Locally Produced: Specialty Foods

Shopping local has never been easier! With our Shopping for the Best! Section of the magazine you will find unique local shops and where to find the best of the local products produced.


T’S REALLY A BUZZ WORD these days; buy local. But, here at the Idaho Cuisine, we have been telling you that for almost a decade! Featuring local favorite restaurants, wines, brews and food shops that are owned and operated by people who live in our neighborhoods is what we do. There is a hugely growing movement now to generate more interest in shopping for local products, and the word “sustainable agriculture” is really another word for going to the Farmers’ Market. People want to make more conscious decisions about the products they eat, and shopping for locally

produced foods is so much closer to home … and the heart. Here in this section we let you know about some “mom and pops” and some local foods you will want to try because they are worldclass! We have a wealth of locals who are dipping into the food business and doing very well at getting national attention. Read here about all of the ABCDs of local coffees, Coeur d’Alene Olive Oil, Taco Chic Salsa, Cowgirl Chocolates, ChocoPerfection and Wildbeary Huckleberry products—all made right here in North Idaho!

“The secret of joy in work is contained in one word— excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.” ~ Pearl Buck


Good Stuff Shopping for the Best!

Shopping for the Good Stuff Finding practical yet unique items is part of our job here at the Idaho Cuisine. So … we have compiled these pages full of local, specialty products that you can find right here, in Northern Idaho! Take a look at these offerings, and we’re sure you’ll be at one of the local shops ready to purchase one—or more—of these fun and fabulous products.

Available at Gourmet Way in Hayden:

The GarlicZoom is a rolling garlic chopper. Simply insert one or two, small- to mediumsized, peeled garlic cloves, then roll along the counter to chop. The result is perfectly unified and small chunks of garlic!

The VeggiChop is a hand-powered vegetable chopper that is perfect for nuts, fruits, veggies and making salsa, guacamole and many more items. Simply pull the green ring to chop, and enjoy!

The Salad Spinner shown is our Large version. Simply fill with rinsed lettuce, unhook the lever and then pump the lever to activate the spinner. The best part if the clear bowl is its sleekness, and it doubles as a salad serving bowl!

Sofia Blanc de Blanc California There is nothing better for that impromptu celebration that demands the sparkling to-go!


The PalmPeeler is a palm-held vegetable peeler with a stainless-steel blade. Simply slide onto your finger, rest in the palm of your hand and peel! It is also dishwasher safe, as are all of out items.

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Taste of Home Entertaining is devoted to Taste Taste of Home of Home Entertaining Entertaining is devoted is devoted to to helping you make your home a place of helping helping you you make make youryour home home a place a place of of beauty, comfort and joy for your family and beauty, beauty, comfort comfort and and joy for joyyour for your family family and and friends. We’re also devoted to helping you friends. friends. We’re We’re alsoalso devoted devoted to helping to helping you you build a rewarding career that will enable you buildbuild a rewarding a rewarding career career thatthat will enable will enable you you to turn your love of entertaining into the life to turn to turn youryour lovelove of entertaining of entertaining into into the life the life you’ve always dreamed of! you’ve you’ve always always dreamed dreamed of! of! For more info about Taste of Home Entertaining contact Georgia Irby at (509) 671-1231 or visit her on the Web at:

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Shopping for the Best! A to Z Smokeshop, Fine Wines & Cigars Home of Little Italy’s Wine Bar State Line – 6906 W. Seltice Way (208) 777-7778 or (877) 390-5778 toll free (Exit #299 off I-90 Next to Cabela’s)

More than 300 unique wine selections from around the world! Top-of-the-line tobacco products to choose from, including tobacco accessories and microbrew, domestic and imported beers, gifts and gourmet foods. We also carry a large selection of wine accessories and we carry PEK wine preservation systems. Our convenient location at State Line and our new drive-thru window means easy access for quick-stop shopping! (Check Cashing services too.) Open Daily 7am-9pm, Fri. & Sat. until 10pm.

ChocoPerfection (800) 332-1773

ChocoPerfection is a decadent, gourmet Eur opean chocolate that is 100 percent naturally sugar-free. Each bar has only 2 grams net carbs, along with 14 grams natural dietary fiber! ChocoPerfection was created for diabetics, those following a low-carb or anti-candida program and for healthy eaters who love chocolate but who have health

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Coeur d’Alene Olive Oil Co. Downtown Spokane – 827 W. First Ave. Ste 101 (509)747-6343 Downtown CdA – 117 S. 4th St. (208)7650188 (Corner of 4th and Front St.)

“Olive oil is in the top-5 things to have in your diet every day!” according to Dr. Oz. Our olive oils are all natural, 100-percent Extra Virgin, first cold press! Our olives come from private olive groves in California to assure you the highest quality. Flavors include oils infused with Basil, Roasted Garlic or Citrus. Also, make your own custom blends here. Our specialty olive products include tapenade spreads and stuffed olives. Gift baskets available, and we ship, too!

Gourmet Way N. CdA – 6848 Gov’t Way (208) 762-1333

With an emphasis on healthy eating and cooking, Gourmet Way prides itself on sourcing unique hard-to-find specialty food items and kitchenware. We have more than 700 bottles of fine wines, beers and ales, and a very knowledgeable staff who is always on hand to answer any questions. Our wine club membership introduces you to exclusive wines from around the world as well as fun events through out the year. With our one-ofa-kind gift items, food and wine selections, we are a one-stop shop for custom gift baskets. Visit Gourmet Way and enjoy a very relaxing, unique shopping experience.

Fisherman’s Market & Grill N. CdA – 215 W. Kathleen Ave. #A (208) 664-4800 (Hwy 95 & Kathleen, behind Super 1) Seafood and Sushi $-$$

The Dinner Party N. CdA – 3520 N. Gov’t Way (208) 765-5653 (By Costco and the Sportsman’s Warehouse)

Spend some quality time wandering through our shop that stocks more than 100 bottlings of wine from appellations throughout the Northwest, California and Europe. We feature most varietals, from $9 up, including rare collector Champagnes. Take in our full line of table-top décor and gift items all designed to make your table stunning, your dinner party special and your gifts exceptional. The Dinner Party—a setting for every place. Open 10am-6pm Tues.-Sat. and 12-5pm Sun.

Enoteca – Fine Wine & Beer Post Falls – 112 E. Seltice Way (208) 457-9885

Explore the world one glass at a time! Check out Idaho’s premier wine club, beer club and tasting room. We have a massive selection including more than 900 wines and more than 300 beers to choose from, with new arrivals every week. Featuring unique and interesting wine and beer to whet your palate, from domestic and international sources. Visit us in Post Falls next to the White House Grill. Open 11am-7pm Tues.-Sat. Wine tasting events are held 4-7 pm every Fri. and 12-7 pm every Sat. For more information call or visit our Web site or email us at

At Fisherman’s Market & Grill, you can dine in or take out. Here you will find fresh fish and shellfish daily on our market side. Our grill offers you a fun menu of seafood; everything from eight choices of fish and chips, eight choices of specialty tarters, fish tacos, salads, ceviche, steamers, Catfish and Oyster Po’ Boys, and much more! And don’t forget about our newly added sushi bar with Sushi Chef Travis Whiteside! We offer CdA Brewing beers on tap, as well as an excellent wine selection. We also offer seasonal outdoor dining. We are open 11am-8pm Mon.-Sat. and 12-5pm Sun. We look forward to seeing you!

Moose Market Downtown CdA – 401 E. Sherman Ave. (208) 664-7901

Do you feel like “Gourmet Everyday?” The Moose Market, conveniently located in Downtown Coeur d’ Alene, is a wonderful, open air-style market. The Market has a fun and tasty variety of snacks foods, premium ice cream, a deli with packaged meats and delicious cheeses (including Cougar Gold), more than 300 varieties of wine and nearly 100 varieties of beer. The newest addition are “Moose Dogs”—gourmet sausages with a delicious selection of toppings. “Moost Delicious!” Open 10am-9pm Mon-Sat and 11am-7pm Sun. Moose Dogs are available late night on weekends.

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Taco Chic Salsa

Juanita proves she truly is the “Salsa Chic”

Salsa Chic

One Hot Woman Entrepreneur! Juanita Carmack makes the national news scene and demand for Taco Chic Salsa is skyrocketing.

weekend as honored guest of the magazine’s “Celebration of Creativity” event, honoring women entrepreneurs across the nation. As part of the program, Juanita shared her advice and passion for her business before a crowd of more than 600 women entrepreneurs representing 40 states. Before she could even get back home, a producer from NBC’s “Today Show” called, and Juanita soon found herself in her own kitchen, teaching TV correspondent Janet Shamlian how to make salsa while a TV production crew filmed away. “I couldn’t believe it was me,” said the humble entrepreneur. The segment aired in mid-April as part of NBC’s Today’s Working Woman: Turning Dreams into Dough series. Within minutes, Taco Chic Salsa’s online sales soared; within hours, local stores were cleaned out; and within days, requests to place her salsa in new venues flooded in. Juanita credits her salsa’s popularity to a secret ingredient included in her Great Grandmother Victoriana’s authentic Mexican recipe and the fact that she uses only 100 percent natural, fresh ingredients with no fat, fillers, artificial flavors or sugar. “What you taste is flavor—real flavor. My salsa has only natural preservatives,” she said, all the while refusing to reveal that secret ingredient. “That’s a secret,” she said teasingly. “I can’t tell you that.” Juanita produces and sells her products out of The Salsa Factory, an 1890 building she remodeled into an FDA-approved, stainless-



ORE THAN THE CHILE peppers are hot at the Salsa Factory, home of Taco Chic Salsa in Rathdrum, Idaho. This year, Country Living Magazine named owner Juanita Carmack one of their top ten Women Entrepreneurs for 2008, and she entered the national spotlight. Demand for the fiery entrepreneur and her salsa has soared ever since. Following an article featuring Juanita in the March issue of the magazine, the public fell for her warm personality and passion for the salsa she makes from a family recipe handed down


from her great grandmother. First, Donny Deutsch, with CNBC’s “The Big Idea,” requested a webcast interview. He took one look at her salsa and told Juanita those magic words she was waiting to hear: “Yes, Juanita, you do have the million dollar package.” Donny’s show features new entrepreneurs who present their products, screening them with webcast interviews and bringing them into the spotlight to promote their products and get advice from his marketing experts. Next she flew off to Chicago for a gala

Patrick, Angelina and Satori at the new “Salsa Shack”

Taco Chic Salsa

steel production kitchen and vintage gift shop. She said she picked the historic building “because it complements our turnof-the-century products.” Since the factory first opened in 2005, those turn-of-the-century products have grown to include burritos, enchiladas and handmade pork, chicken and beef tamales—in addition to her fresh and processed salsa—all made from her family’s vintage recipes. Within the last year, Juanita has found her tamales have become almost as popular as her salsa. She credits their success again to her authentic recipes, plus fresh ingredients and the fact that she doesn’t take any shortcuts in producing her product. “We even make our masa from scratch,” she said. “It’s about being passionate and turning out the best; not the cheapest product.” Despite all the recent hoopla, Juanita’s feet remain firmly planted on the ground as she

gears her business up to accommodate her recent growth. And, chances are, if you drop into The Salsa Factory most any weekday, you’ll find she is as friendly and helpful as ever, standing behind the counter ready to interest you in her latest product. “I’ve asked my mom to help me perfect a new green chile-stuffed tamale,” she said excitedly, then headed back to the kitchen to begin spreading masa on corn husks as she made plans to cook up yet another batch of salsa. Saturdays, May through October, Juanita and her husband John can be found selling salsa and tamales at the Farmer’s Market in Hayden at Prairie Avenue and US Hwy 95. John plays a big part in the business when not at work at his “real job,” making deliveries in the Taco Chic Salsa truck, labeling jars and helping with sales. “He’s the best salesman,” said Juanita. “Together we make a great team.” John agrees. “I tell them about the product and get them sold on it, and then Juanita closes the deal,” he said. Taco Chic Salsa is available in hot, medium and mild at grocery stores throughout Northern Idaho and Eastern Washington including all Super 1 Foods, Yokes Fresh Markets, Trading Company, Rosauers and Huckleberry’s (So. Hill), as well as Hallet’s, Tim’s Special Cut Meats, Egger Meats, Gourmet Way, Flour Mill, Handmade in Idaho and other specialty stores throughout the area. You can find Taco Chic “salsa fresh” version at The Salsa Factory in Rathdrum and soon at stores in neighborhoods throughout the Northwest.

Juanita’s mother, Rafela Ortiz Puente

“Viva la Salsa” THE SALSA LIVES ON!

Taco Chic Salsa has a long history dating back to the Mexican Revolution of 1918. In 1918, Emeterio and Victoriana Ortiz, along with their three sons, fled the wrath of the Mexican government to make a home in the United States. Victoriana carried this recipe in her heart as she traveled North with her family. Like all gracious Mexican women, she passed this recipe onto her daughter and granddaughters. Over the last century, this tasty salsa has stood the test of time and cultures. For the past 30 years, the salsa has been made with the same passion and ingredients by her great granddaughter, Juanita Carmack. “Taco Chic Salsa” is dedicated with honor and respect, and to commemorate her family ancestry during those days of Pancho Villa, Emeliano Zapata and Juana Gallo.


The Salsa Factory in Downtown Rathdrum is open 10am-4pm Mon.-Tues. and 10am5:30pm Wed.-Fri. Call (208) 687-2464 or visit for more information.

Salsa Shack: NOW OPEN! The Salsa Shack & Espresso is located in North Coeur d’Alene at 233 W. Dalton Ave., between Hwy 95 and Gov’t Way (just north of George Gee Cadillac Dealership.) Call ahead for to-go orders: (208) 772-9249


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Daanen’s Delicatessen Hayden – 8049 Wayne Blvd. (Gov’t Way and Prairie)

(208) 772-7371

Your full-service Deli Shoppe serving Hayden for 15 years! Offering Oldworld flavor and speedy counter service with gourmet to-go entrées. Slice to order imported sausages, salamis, meats, European cheeses, specialties and International gift baskets. We are home of the “One Pounder” deli sandwich, with more than 1/2 million sold! The area’s finest selection of wines, beers, ales and chocolates, with more than 250 varieties of beer, 500 wines and 35 champagnes. Wine tastings 4:30-7pm every Fri. and beer tastings the first Thurs. of the month. Attend our annual Octoberfest, held on the last Saturday of September. Hayden’s biggest block party!

The Salsa Factory Rathdrum – 8016 W. Main St.

(208) 687-2464

A salsa kickin’ experience to say the least! Come taste our 100-year-old Mexican recipes passed down from Great Grandma; salsa, tamales, etc. all made in an 1890 vintage kitchen. Step into the turn of the century at the home of “Taco Chic Salsa.” Visit our new location—The Salsa Shack—located at 233 W. Dalton Ave. in North Coeur d’Alene, where we sell our fresh salsa, tamales, enchiladas and burritos, as well as Mexican coffee, Mexican chocolate and pastries.

Sweetpea Home Interiors Downtown CdA –404 E Sherman Ave.

(208) 667-9040

Nestled in the heart of Downtown Coeur d’Alene, Sweetpea Home Interiors is an incredible shopping experience like no other in the Inland Northwest! From custom bench-made furniture, fine bed and bath linens, stoneware, lamps, and bath and body products, to baby and children’s accessories, gifts, stationary and much more, we have a little something for everyone! Sweetpea brings you Home.

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8049 Wayne Blvd. (Gov’t Way & Prairie) in Hayden (208) 772-7371



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LOCAL NORTHWEST STORES THAT CARRY CHOCOPERFECTION ARE: Pilgrim’s Market, Flour Mill Natural Foods, Mother’s Cupboard Nutrition Stores, The Chocolate Apothecary, Rocket Market, Rosauer’s Natural Living, Lorien Herbs and Huckleberry’s.


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Pilgrim’s Market Midtown CdA – 1316 N. 4th St.

(208) 676-9730

Your best choice for natural foods, organic produce, grocery, vitamins and supplements, beer and wine, free-range meats and wild fish, fresh breads and “Pastys.” Voted North Idaho’s Best Natural Food Store in a local reader poll. The Pasty Depot, a local favorite bakery, is located here, and the Fish Folks offer the freshest fish in the parking lot every Thursday. See Fish Folks listing in this section. Pilgrim’s is located centrally and very close to the lake. Discover Pilgrim’s—a treasure chest of delicious and healthy foods. Open 9am-8pm Mon.-Sun.

Tim’s Special Cut Meats N. CdA – 7397 N. Gov’t Way

Michael Stinson PO Box 1136 Mead, WA 99201

(208) 772-3327

The only old-fashioned butcher shop in town offering a variety of retail meats—ALL NATURAL, hormone and antibiotic-free Angus beef, chicken, Idaho lamb and pork, USDA-inspected Elk and Buffalo. Tim’s also has a variety of custom-smoked sausages, jerky, fresh sausages, deli meats, custom- smoked hams, bacons, smoked pork chops, dairy products including farm-fresh eggs, spices, marinades, beer, wine and more. Let us help you choose a great steak to barbecue tonight or prepare a special-order item such as rack of lamb or seasoned prime rib.

(509) 481-0964





Shopping for the Best! Bitterroot Cutlery N. CdA – 4025 Gov’t Way, Ste. #8

(208) 667-3887

At Bitterroot Cutlery you will find kitchen cutlery fit for a chef. We offer a collection of fine kitchen cutlery including well-known name brands such as Henckels, Messermeister and Wusthof. We also carry a full line of Forschner, Kershaw and Boker, and Asian and Sushi knives. We are open 10am-6pm Mon.-Fri. and 10am-4pm Sat.

Professional Sharpening PO Box 1136 Mead, Wash.

(509) 481-0964

We have served the Inland Empire for more than 30 years. We are your local cutlery service and sharpening company committed to our customers. Our work and service is far superior to any other, and our three generations of knowledge since 1912 is incomparable. Just ask our customers. Quality & Service is our greatest concern. Our consistent hollow ground and hone are sharp from tip to tip as to maintain the integrity of the blade. For more information, contact Michael Stinson, master grinder and owner. Email us at

The Fish Folks Midtown CdA – 1316 N. 4th St. (In the Pilgrim’s Market parking lot)

(208) 667-5702

A unique Mobile Fish Market with the freshest, highest quality seafood available. Visit us 11am-6pm every Thurs. year-round at the Pilgrim’s Market parking lot. We are also down at the Downtown Coeur d’Alene Farmers’ Market 4-7pm Wed., May-Sept. We have more than 30 items including: fresh wild, troll-caught king salmon, Alaskan Halibut, ahi tuna, Mexican white shrimp, steamer clams, mussels, oysters, escolar and sushi quality items. Special orders welcome; cash or checks accepted. Satisfaction guaranteed; cooking suggestions and recipes offered. Elk products, too!

4025 Government Way, Ste. 8 Open 10am-6pm Mon.-Fri. & 10am-4pm Sat. -

Your Old Fashioned Butcher Shop – All Natural, Hormone and Antibiotic-Free Meat Retail & Custom Meats featuring aged carcass beef, USDA Elk & Buffalo, and Idaho Pork & Lamb Smoked Sausages

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Pilgrim’s Market

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ILGRIM’S is to Coeur d’Alene as Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods is to San Francisco or Seattle. Naturally a smaller town produces a smaller store, but Pilgrim’s is THE hot spot for all of your favorite delicious natural foods like; Local and Organic Produce - Fresh Baked Artisan Breads - Hard to find Beer and Wines - Fresh Natural and Organic Meats, Gluten-Free pastries and more!


Natural, Organic and LOCAL! Natural and Organic foods have always been Pilgrim’s primary focus, but today with the resurgence of local farms and locally produced foods, Pilgrim’s enjoys one of the areas largest selections of local goodies. Pilgrim’s is proud to promote everything from Olsen Farms potatoes (which appear on menus of the area’s top restaurants) to Namaste’s Gluten Free Brownies.

Today Pilgrim’s Market has local charm, local foods and local folks written all over it. On Thursdays, when the Fish Folks are in the parking lot and delicious samples can be found throughout the store in the Meat department, Wine department, Deli and Bakery, the buzz begins to resemble that found in a vibrant Farmers’ Market. On Fridays, the wine tasting from 3-6pm is a huge hit.

Pilgrim’s Market

Featured Departments WINE & BEER



Pilgrim’s wines are personally selected by Wine Steward Sam Lange, with an emphasis on those not found in conventional stores. He selects regionally produced and organic wines, and wineries which employ sustainable practices. Their beer department features more than 150 varieties from all over the world, including Northwest Micro-Brews, Imports and organically produced beers and ales.





Fresh, local and certified organic beef is much healthier than standard conventional beef. Organic beef is never contaminated with man-made chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, antibiotics or growth hormones. Unfortunately, organic beef is very hard to find. It appears that Pilgrim’s Market is the only source between Missoula and Seattle. Pilgrim’s organic beef is raised just 60 miles away at The Selkirk Ranch. Certified organic beef is regularly inspected by the USDA to assure label claims. “Natural” beef is an unregulated term, but Pilgrim’s offers Coleman beef, which is considered one of the most trusted names in the industry.

Memorable meals are often punctuated with Fine Food, Fine Wine, and of course... Fine Friends. If your friends’ memories are to include your hospitality, your home and your food, then do yourself a favor and pick up all your INGREDIENTS at Pilgrim’s Market!

LOCAL CHEFS LOVE PILGRIM’S “In my restaurants, we use 95% organic ingredients like you find at Pilgrim’s Market. In fact, we buy all of our fresh organic chicken and Italian sausage from Pilgrim’s Meat Department. I tell people all the time to go shop at Pilgrim’s. Sometimes I’m in there three times a day!”

– Angelo Brunson, Award-winning Chef/Owner of Angelo’s Ristorante and Bambino’s “It’s great to see a highquality, organic grocery store in Coeur d’Alene, where the professional staff is always eager to help with your produce, meat selection or wine questions. People who care can make a difference.”

– Chef/Owner Viljo Basso of Syringa Japanese Café & Sushi Bar

GETTING THERE From I-90 Exit on Coeur d’Alene’s 4th Street (one-way) #13, follow south toward the lake and turn left at Spokane Ave. (at Runge Furniture) then left again on 4th Street (one-way). From Downtown CdA Head north on 4th St., approx. 10 blocks. Pilgrim’s is on the right side of 4th Street between Spokane Ave. & Walnut Ave. at 1316 N. 4th St. (208) 676-9730.


Featured Recipe

TRY IT AT HOME Meyer Lemon Meringue Pie Adapted from The Best Recipe, by the editors of Cook’s Illustrated Magazine. Submitted by local gourmet chef Cheryl Shields

To Begin: You will need one pre-baked pie shell (recipe follows) coated with very finely crushed gingersnaps or graham crackers. This pie will go together easily and quickly if you have all your ingredients pre-measured and ready to go. Preheat the oven to 325°

LEMON FILLING 1 ½ C. 1 ¼ C . ¼ C. 1/8 TSP. 2 ¼ C. 9 2 T. 3/4 C. 3 T.

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Sugar All-Purpose Flour Cornstarch, plus 2 tsp Salt Cold Water Large Egg Yolks Grated Lemon Zest Fresly Squeezed Lemon Juice Unsalted Butter

METHOD Mix sugar, cornstarch, salt and water in a large non-reactive saucepan. Bring mixture to simmer over medium heat, whisking occasionally at the beginning of the process and more frequently as the mixture begins to thicken. When mixture starts to thicken and turn translucent, whisk in the egg yolks, two at a time, until thoroughly blended. Then whisk in the lemon zest, then the lemon juice, and finally the butter. Bring mixture to a good simmer, whisking constantly. My mixture is near the stove, so about the time I start whisking in the eggs, I turn on my mixer and start beating the egg whites and vanilla. However, at this point, you can also remove your filling from the stove and place some plastic wrap directly on the surface of the filling to keep it hot and prevent a skin from forming. MERINGUE TOPPING

1 T. | Cornstarch, plus 1 ½ tsp ½ c. | Water ½ tsp. | Cream of Tartar ¾ c. | Sugar 6 to 9 | Large Egg Whites (The thicker you want the Meringue, the more eggs you use.) ¾ tsp. | Vanilla Extract

METHOD Mix cornstarch with water in a small saucepan; bring to simmer, whisking until the mixture starts to thicken and turn translucent. Remove from heat and let cool. In a separate bowl, mix cream of tartar and sugar together. Beat egg whites and vanilla until the egg whites are frothy. Begin beating in the sugar mixture, 1 tablespoon at a time until the sugar is incorporated and the mixture forms soft peaks. Add the cooked cornstarch mixture, 1 tablespoon at a time and continue to beat the meringue until it makes stiff peaks.


This recipe will generously fill a deep dish 8 or 9-inch pre-baked pie shell. Lemons are available year round in the grocery store. However the outside of lemons are usually coated with a light wax to keep them from spoiling, and I find that the lemon zest is bitter. Therefore, I use Meyer lemons from California, which are available by mail order or online from Melissas. com during January and February. Meyer lemons are a cross between a lemon and orange and are sweeter than the Eureka lemons available in your local grocery store.

During the last minute or so of beating, remove the plastic from the filling and return to a very low heat, stirring occasionally. Pour the hot filling into the pie shell. Using a rubber spatula, immediately start by placing dabs of meringue evenly around the edge of the pie. Once the edge of the pie is covered with meringue, fill in the center of the pie with more meringue. Using a rubber spatula, make sure the meringue attaches to the pie crust or it may pull away and shrink in the oven. Carefully spread the meringue to make sure there are no air pockets between the meringue and the filling. Then take the remaining meringue and heap onto the pie, spreading evenly and using the back of a spoon to create peaks all over the meringue. Bake until the meringue is golden brown, about 20 minutes at 325°. Transfer to wire rack and cool to room temperature. Serve the same day.

PIE DOUGH FOR PRE-BAKED PIE SHELL (Adapted from The Best Recipe, by the editors of Cook’s Illustrated Magazine) For a single-crust, 9-inch pie: 1 1⁄4 C. | All-Purpose Flour, plus extra for dusting dough and work surface 1⁄2 tsp. | Salt 1 T. | Sugar 4 T. | Unsalted Butter, cut into 1⁄4-in. pieces 3 T. | Chilled Vegetable Shortening 4-5 T. | Ice Water | Ceramic pie weights

METHOD Pulse flour, salt and sugar in work bowl of food processor fitted with steel blade. Scatter butter pieces over flour mixture, tossing to coat the butter. Cut butter into flour with five 1-second pulses. Add shortening and continue cutting in until the flour is pale yellow and resembles coarse cornmeal. Butter bits should be no larger than small peas with 4 more 1-second pulses. Turn mixture into a bowl. Sprinkle 4 tablespoons over mixture. With blade of rubber spatula, use a folding motion to mix. Press down on mixture with broad side of spatula until the dough sticks together, adding up to 1 tablespoon more of ice water if it will not come together. Shape dough into a ball, squeezing 2 or 3 times with hands until the dough is cohesive, then flatten into a 4-inch wide disk. Dust very lightly with flour, wrap in plastic and refrigerate at least 30 minutes, or up to 2 days before rolling. (Note: This step is important and should not be skipped). Remove dough from refrigerator; let stand at room temperature to soften slightly, about 10 minutes if the dough has chilled for 30 minutes, or about 20 minutes if the dough has chilled overnight.

The dough should be pliable. Roll dough on a lightly floured surface to a 12inch disk or larger depending upon the size of your pie pan. I find it works best if you use a marble or silicone rolling pin and a rolling mat, liberally dusted with flour. Gently lift the rolling mat and lay the dough out over your forearm. Slide your pie pan underneath the dough as you carry your forearm across. This works best for me. However you can also fold the dough into quarters, placing the point in the center of the pie pan and unfolding the dough. Working around the pan, press the dough into the pan by gently lifting the edges with one hand, while pressing the bottom of the pan with the other hand. Trim the dough to 1-inch beyond the pan lip. Tuck the rim of dough underneath itself so that the folded edge is about ½-inch beyond the pan lip and flute dough. Refrigerate dough pie shell for 40 minutes and then freeze for 20 minutes. Note: This step is important and should not be skipped or your pie dough will shrink when baked, nor will it be as flaky as it should be. Meanwhile, adjust your oven rack to the middle position and preheat oven to 375°. Press a doubled 12-inch square of aluminum foil inside the dough shell; evenly distribute pie weights over the foil. Bake, leaving foil and pie weights in place until the dough dries out, about 17 minutes. After 17 minutes, carefully remove foil and pie weights and continue baking an additional 9 minutes for a partially baked crust or an additional 15 minutes for a fully baked crust. The partially baked crust will be a light golden brown and the fully baked crust will be a deep golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.

Understanding Organic Food

Understanding Organic Food

with chemicals and hormones produce diseases. You can’t understand the value of food without studying the soil, what it is and how it contributes to life and health. Unhealthy soil yields unhealthy plants, and humans who subsist on plants grown in unhealthy soil will themselves grow weak. Soil can be ruined by several processes—most of them involving man’s interference—and the crops grown on such land will not build healthy bodies. Even though they may look like healthy crops and taste like healthy crops, they will be nutritionally deficient. Modern farming may be capable of producing pretty crops, but nature alone can supply the nutrition. The soil is depleted of essential nutrients and replaced with chemical fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides and more, killing the good and bad forms of life and leaving lifeless dust behind. However, it is not necessary for soil to be wholly exhausted for it to impact our health in a negative way; for instance, if the soil is rich in most minerals but lacks calcium. Likewise, soil deficiency in the micro-mineral baron will yield plants equally deficient in that micro-mineral, even if it is balanced in other ways. Viewed individually, mineral deficiencies in these plants may not seem to be health threats, but the long-term deprivation of but a microscopic quantity of one essential nutrient in our diet alters the precise and vital balance symptoms that are the precursors to chronic and fatal disease prevalent today. Incredible but true, today’s high-tech farmers continue to douse dead land with antibiotictoxic chemicals that force green plants to grow against the will of a sickened mother earth. One thing that people have to realize is that your body does not know what to do with all these toxic chemicals present in conventional produce. What it does do is store them in your

By: angelo brunson


NCE UPON A TIME, for a period of more than 8,000 years, all food was organic and created equally. Today, however, this is not the case. Organic food is alive and full of nutrition and minerals to regenerate one’s body. It is grown in soil that is perfectly balanced and natural, creating a connection between our soil and our food. In the last 50 to 60 years, due to man’s technological advancements, modern food is processed, cloned, genetically modified, sprayed with insecticides, pesticides, raised with antibiotics, hormones, irradiated, poisoned with

toxic chemicals and grown in lifeless dust. According to D.W. Cavanaugh, M.D. of Cornell University, “There is only one major disease, and that is malnutrition. All ailments and afflictions to which we may fall heir are directly traceable to this major disease.” Simply stated, food crops grown on depleted soil produce malnourished bodies. You are what you eat and drink. We have to understand the link between our food, our immunity and our planet. Organic food is a beautiful, delicate, balanced process bearing life and allowing nature to work its miracles. Conventional foods laced


body fat mainly around your abdomen and legs. What I have figured out is that nature is perfect, so don’t mess with it! There is a perfect balance in organic food, and it is exactly what our bodies need. It is for these reasons that my family and I have been eating organic for 10 years, and we only choose organic products at Angelo’s Ristorante. I know we are made from the dust, as God tells us in Genesis. At Angelo’s, we don’t use white flour, white sugar, white salt or bad oils such as canola, soy or vegetable. We only carry olive oil. Those are the four no nos that are stripped and devoid of any nutrients what-

living water, which we use for drinking, washing and cooking our vegetables and pasta. We also offer our guests organic produce and chicken, natural veal, steak and lamb, wild fish, imported organic cheeses from Italy, organic salami, pepperoni, coffee and more. We don’t have or use microwaves. Microwaves blow your food up into free radicals. Frozen food is no good for you either. There are a lot of people selling junk yet calling it natural. Beware. If you care about what you eat, look no further. At Angelo’s Ristorante, we care about you, and we love what we do. We can accommodate anyone’s diet, offering

“What I have figured out is that nature is perfect, so don’t mess with it! There is a perfect balance in organic food, and it is exactly what our bodies need.” soever, and added back to them are man’s poisonous, synthetic vitamins. We make 100-percent whole wheat Focaccia daily using ground organic wheat berries, purified living water, honey, olive oil, sea salt and a little yeast. The water is a purified,

gluten-free/wheat-free substitutes. The body is a very complex machine, and it needs nature’s food, not manmade. We were made from the earth, therefore, we should eat from the earth in its true form as God intended.

TRY IT AT HOME Whole Wheat Focaccia Angelo Brunson, Chef and Owner of Angelo’s Ristorante

Biga: ½ C. 1/8 tsp. 7/8 C.

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METHOD Water Yeast Flour

Always leave enough Biga for the next batch or make more.

Dough: 8-1/2 C. ½ C. 4 tsp. 18 C. 1/4 C. 2 T.


Grandma De Vito

| 100°F Water w/ 1 T. Honey | Biga | Yeast | Flour (5 lbs.) | Olive oil | Kosher Salt + 1 tsp.

Place the water, Biga, yeast, ¾ of the flour and salt (in that order) in the mixer and incorporate. Add the remaining flour, and continue mixing for 5 minutes. Split the dough into oiled bowls and let rise twice about an hour at 70°F. Press out into oiled sheet pans and brush with infused oil and finely chopped rosemary and oregano. Let rise until doubled (about 1/2 hour). Press down gently with fingers to make dimples. Finish with sprinkling of kosher salt. Bake at 425°F for 15 minutes, then turn and bake an additional 20 minutes until golden brown on top. Buon appetito! Makes 2-½ pans


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The Italian cooking tradition begins in the home kitchen. Meals together at the family table are never forgotten because of the foods passed down to us from our mothers, grandmothers, and aunts.

“Use only the very best olive oil!” This was the first secret of cooking my grandmother shared with me; the rest is history. The Gunn Family

Come join us at the Coeur d’Alene Olive Oil Company and taste “Our very best olive oils,” from the tree to the table. ~ Brad & Sandra

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Pilates is FOREVER! By: Sally Pidskalny

“Physical fitness can neither be achieved by wishful thinking nor outright purchase.” – Joseph Pilates


ave you ever been in a Pilates studio with all of that strange equipment? If you have not, do yourself a favor and stop by your local Pilates studio to see it for yourself. Ask questions, make yourself an appointment to try the equipment or watch a mat class. Because I know you will want to try Pilates, I welcome you to a vacation from the rest of your life. We are always multi-tasking, talking on the phone, driving and juggling our work and families. When you are doing Pilates—if you are doing it correctly—you are focused and don’t think about other things. You can let go and be completely focused on breath and movement. Keeping it purely Pilates is the hardest—and also the best—thing about Pilates. Pilates is for EVER because you can combine it with your weight training, yoga, running, biking, golfing, swimming, tennis or any sport activity that you love. After applying the principles of Pilates, you will see improvements in not only your favorite sport activity but in all your daily routines as well. What is a sport activity without concentration on skill, good posture, balance and, of course, enjoying the benefits of a strong core? Joseph Pilates himself maintained that carefully executed sets of fewer repetitions are key to a balanced training program. Pilates is about the joy of movement—not just for the young, but for anyone, including those who have completed injury rehabilitation with their physical therapist, are ready for strengthening their core and finding more control and flow of movement. Whether you are working oneon-one in a rehabilitative setting with a Pilates instructor in a studio, or with a small group in Pilates classes, the focus remains the same: optimal muscular performance without the risk of injury. How do you accomplish this? The principles of Pilates include, but are not limited to, control, balance, flowing movement, breath and a strong core. These principles work together to create intelligent exercise. Understanding these principles at an early stage in Pilates training ensures that you become aware of your body and can take these skills into other activities for a lifetime of optimal fitness. As a final note, when you go to a Pilates and/or fitness studio, be sure to ask about the instructor’s training: how long, where, what specifically are they certified in, who did they train with and are they continuing their education. Any Pilates instructor will welcome the questions and understand that you care about the quality of your instruction. Remember, Pilates is a unique form of training, and you will be learning to use muscles that are deeper in your core than you are accustomed to using! Aren’t we all in search of a leaner, stronger, more flexible body? Everyone benefits with a stronger core, from triathletes to ballet dancers, new mothers to those who suffer from chronic back pain. With Pilates, you will discover your own body, understand it and be able to apply the principles. Remember, your body needs a regular fitness program with variety. And as I said before, in combination with any sport activity you are into, Pilates is for EVER!


SALLY PIDSKALNY is a certified Pilates teacher receiving her National Certification from Elizabeth Jones-Boswell, a Master Teacher Trainer focusing on effective programming for all populations. In addition to Sally’s Pilates work, her background includes a BS in Health Science, and she is a certified Personal Trainer. The Pilates Pathway studio is located at 602 E. Garden Ave. in the Garden District near Downtown Coeur d’Alene. For class schedules, visit the Web site: To find out more about your personal approach to learning Pilates, call: (208) 660-4477

Fully Equipped Private Studio Certified Pilates Instructors

(208) 660-4477



Mind, Body, Detox, Botox Renew Mind & Body Spa—a holistic wellness center with a fresh twist.


re you where you want to be in your life? Renew Mind & Body Spa, directed by Dr. Tim J. Stoddard, M.D., is an innovative, holistic medical spa whose team of professionals want to partner with you to take you “Beyond Wellness.” The location is a perfect blend of accessibility and forest retreat. With five acres at the base of Best Hill, this innovative spa truly pushes clientele to focus on the mind/body connection in ways that other spas can only talk about. Centrally located, Renew gives visitors the sense of visiting a secluded forest retreat, complete with a koi pond, wildlife and waterfalls that lend the perfect spot for outdoor meditation or massage. Aesthetic treatments, such as Laser Hair Removal and facials, Botox, Juvéderm and facial peels will help you look and feel your best, and inspire you to take advantage of multiple wellness services. Dr. Stoddard will personally be your coach and motivate you to clarify and

achieve life goals. Choose either the personal touch of a skilled masseuse or a programmable infrared massage bed. Their state-of-the-art cellulite reduction technology is ready to help you. Lake City Naturopathic and Acupuncturist Rob Rolhmeier are on site and dedicated to your wellness. The grand opening of a new expansion is scheduled for early September 2008. New facilities will include a theater that will offer wellness classes, professional education, conferences and leadership development training for organization. When you come to Renew, you join a wellness community and a team dedicated to taking you “Beyond Wellness.” Visitors are welcome to drop in anytime during regular business hours. Appointments recommended. 1802 N. 15th Street, Coeur d’Alene (208) 765-2628

“Why do we pay for psychotherapy when massages cost half as much?” ~ Jason Love


Spavelous! Body Contouring & Spa has an

emphasis on skin and body wellness, and the professionals offer full-service care for hair, nails, massage and skincare. Owner Nancy Herold demonstrates and sells Nu Skin Galvanic Spa System II skin care machines. The small devices use low-level galvanic current and a gently massaging action to enhance circulation, allowing clients to enjoy rejuvenating, spa-like treatments at home. In Coeur d’Alene at 1137 N. 3rd St. (208) 7042766 or (208) 765-9050

Brugge Salon & Spa offers the complete salon-and-spa experience, with full hair and nail care, massage, waxing, facials, micodermabrasion and spa treatments, as well as spa parties. You’ll enjoy a day of relaxation and pampering at Brugge. In Rathdrum at 14841 N. Hwy 41. (208) 687-2068 According to Day Spa 2000 employees, “We do it all!”  Best known for their facials, the spa offers pedicures, manicures, all types of waxing to include Brazilian and full body, and massages. They offer complete hair-care services and accommodate spa parties. In CdA at 4025 N. Gov’t Way. (208) 676-0357 At Fratelli Salon & Skin Care Center, you’ll find full hair-care services, facials and skin-care treatments, neck massage, masque treatments, resurfacing, microdermabrasion and waxing services at the Fratelli Aveda Concept Salon. Spa packages are available. In CdA at 247 W. Sunset Ave. (208) 664-4043

Simply Spavelous! By: Mary Jane Honegger Pamper yourself—renewing body, mind and spirit.


AMPERING YOURSELF IS EASY at one of North Idaho’s fullservice spas. Whether you are looking for the usual hair cut and style, a therapeutic hot stone massage, a luxurious spa facial with

revitalizing botanicals or the fun of a spa party complete with self-indulgent hand-and-foot paraffin dip treatments, wine, fruit and cheese—you’ll find it … and a lot more. With an emphasis on professional services and the latest technology, techniques and products, local spas offer head-totoe care.


Spavelous! Harmony Hands Massage and Traveling Chair Massage therapist Annie

At Renew Mind & Body Spa, you’ll find the perfect fusion of holistic therapies with cutting-edge technologies. Massage, Facials, Botox, Laser Hair Removal (best lasers in town), Anti-Aging, Sun-Damage, Rosacea, Life-Coaching and Lecture Hall. Our innovative wellness center and spa is a destination created to pamper, rejuvenate, teach and heal. In North CdA – 1802 N. 15th St. (208) 765-2628 (At the base of Best Hill)

Hawaiian Sun Suntan Center & Day Spa specializes in Euro tanning. This full-

Take a refreshing break from your daily routine at The Highlands Salon, where licensed massage therapists, hair stylists and skin technicians are waiting to pamper you with full spa treatments including massage, facials, mud and herbal wraps and beauty services. Day Spa services include foot massage and reflexology, revitalizing skin treatments, steam sauna, facials, waxing and spa party packages. In Post Falls at 4365 E. Inverness Dr. (208) 773-0773

Burton, CMT, offers a traveling chair massage including visual imagery, aromatherapy and music designed to “transport you to your chosen destination, no suitcase required.” Chair massage utilizes acupressure and Swedish massage to relieve tension. Services are available at offices, hospitals, fundraisers and parties. (208) 762-3074

service spa also offers skin-care treatments, body wraps, spa manicures and pedicures, massages and spa packages. In Dalton Gardens at 6848 N. Gov’t Way. (208) 762-8267

At Hayden Creek Salon & Spa, services include all aspects of hair care, spa manicures and pedicures, facial skin care, massage and waxing. In Hayden at 8270 N. Gov’t Way. (208) 772-4600

Isis Spa & Salon is a full-service salon and day spa featuring a full menu of services for hair, nails, tanning, massage therapy, spa treatments and group spa parties. In CdA at 206 E. Indiana Ave. (208) 664-5546 At Jody’s Hair and Body Spa you’ll find full-service spa treatments for one client at a time at Jody’s. Designed with privacy in mind, spa services include facial, skin-care treatments and medical treatments. Body waxing, spa manicures and pedicures, and full hair services are also available. In CdA at 802 N. 3rd St. (208) 664-7750 Enjoy a level of relaxation beyond your imagination at Northern Highlights Salon & Body Spa. This spa offers a full-service hair salon, spa manicures and pedicures, plus tanning and waxing services in addition to Swedish, deep tissue or hot stone therapy massage. In Hayden at 8475 Gov’t Way. (208) 762-3197 During a visit to Reflections Med Spas, you’ll find a highly trained staff and relaxing atmosphere at Reflections—and the latest in body contouring treatments. Board-certified surgeons specialize in gentle, state-of-theart cosmetic complexion and aesthetic enhancement. Licensed massage therapists provide therapeutic and deep tissue massage. In CdA at 608 Northwest Blvd. (208) 676-8346

The Skin Care Center focuses on skin

care. Owner Meredith Catté, a licensed esthetician, pampers clients with rejuvenating and medical facials, body treatments and foot reflexology. In CdA at 206 Indiana Ave., Ste. 206. (208) 667-0158

Located inside Lather Salon and Spa, The Queen Bee offers full-service skin care including anti-aging therapies, face peels and skin brightening treatments. Licensed professionals offer facial and body therapy treatments, and the latest in a surgery-free micro facelift. Regenique is a three-phase microdermabrasion treatment designed to reduce fine lines, increase cell turnover and stimulate collagen production, resulting in improved tone, texture and overall skin health. In CdA at 1710 N. 4th St. (208) 664-1325 You’ll find a serene and relaxing environment at The Spa at Seasons in Downtown Sandpoint. You will be treated to the latest in facial, nail and therapeutic techniques including hot stone, prenatal, Swedish and deep tissue massage. Body waxing, bronzing and spa packages are also available. In Sandpoint at 424 Sandpoint Ave., Ste. 1. (888) 263-5616

1802 N. 15th St., Coeur d’Alene (208) 765-2628 (Just north of I-90 on 15th St., Exit #14)

Anti-Aging Laser Hair Removal Botox • Cellulite Rosacea • Massage Facials • Peels HOLISTIC THERAPIES: naturopathic physicians acupuncture • detox psychiatry • counseling • psychology wellness & healing workshops

The newly renovated Spa at the Coeur d’Alene Resort includes exclusive services

no other spa offers to soothe, restore balance and revitalize. Pamper yourself with a full line of services including massage therapy, wraps, facials, pedicures and manicures. Combine your spa visit with a full line of cosmetic services in a medically supervised setting at the Lakewood Aesthetic Center full med spa. In CdA at 115 S. 2nd St. (208) 765-2300 ext. 5000 or (800) 684-0514

full product line

Owner Tammy Schneider created Zi Spa & Salon “as a path to a calmer, more peace-

filled life.” The result is an oasis with a menu of services aimed at “soothing the body and mind, like Vichy Shower Body Treatments, a Zen Lounge, Couples Suite, Inhalation Room, a variety of massage and aroma therapies, and a full-service salon.” From an anti-aging algae mask to heated mud back therapy, Zi Spa has it all. In CdA at 1859 N. Lakewood Dr., Ste. 302. (208) 765-9400


Spavelous! Body Contouring & Spa CdA – 1137 N. 3rd St.

(208) 704-2766 or (208) 765-9050

With an emphasis on skin and body wellness, owner Nancy Herold has organized a team of professionals, offering full-service care including hair, nails, massage, skin care and spa parties. Herold also demonstrates and sells Nu Skin Galvanic Spa System II skin care machines. The small, hand-held devices use low-level galvanic current and a gently massaging action to enhance circulation, drawing vital nutrients to the outer layers of the skin, targeting cellulite, wrinkles and underarm bags. Other services we offer include: Cosmécanique, anti-aging facials, non-invasive facelifts and Lipomassage by Endermologie, a painless, cellulite-reduction treatment. Cellulite packages are 30 percent off ... please call us to schedule your complimentary session today, or call to schedule your complimentary demo for galvanic. We hope to see you soon!

The Queen Bee Midtown CdA – 1710 N. 4th St.

(208) 664-1325

The Queen Bees believe skin care is health care! Beautiful, healthy skin is possible at any age with a result-driven skin care program using pure, natural, botanically based ingredients. We are a certified dermalogica skin treatment center offering face mapping, custom facials, waxing, microdermabrasion, professional exfoliation treatments, LED phototherapy and the amazing Regenique RejuvenationTM. We integrate our nursing and aesthetic expertise to create a personal, customized treatment plan that will help you find your glow again. We’d love to start you on your path to beautiful skin! Together, we can defy gravity.

Renew Mind & Body Spa N. CdA – 1802 N. 15th St. (At the base of Best Hill)

(208) 765-2628

The perfect fusion of holistic therapies with cutting-edge technologies. Massage, Facials, Botox, Laser Hair Removal (best lasers in town), Anti-Aging, Sun-Damage, Rosacea, Life-Coaching and Lecture Hall. Our innovative wellness center and spa is a destination created to pamper, rejuvenate, teach and heal. Free Consultations. Affordable Treatments. Visitors Welcome.

Body Contouring & Spa The simplicity of the Nu Skin Galvanic Spa System II is changing the way people view home facial treatments

“We have had testimonials from people who are using the galvanic for acne that

Experience Galvanic Spa™ treatments:

rejuvenate your complexion, revitalize your scalp or refine your body with a home spa experience that is like no other. • Cosmecanique™ Non-invasive Face Lift • Endermologie Cellulite treatments • Spa Parties ~ Nails ~ Hair ~ Facials ~ Massage

Call for a FREE demostration.

is clearing up THEIR skin drastically because the machine cleans out the pores completely. This works within two months or less. These products are patented and guaranteed to work— and they do!”

208 704-2766

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“After using the galvanic spa for four months and true face essence ultra, the elasticity in my skin has returned to that of a 20-year-old. People are commenting on how great my face looks and others who are using the spa and true face essence.” – Nancy Herold of Body Contouring & Spa



The Dinner Party

George Balling and Mary Lancaster developed a store focused on the art of entertaining


he perfect wine to go WITH

a conversation about the mood a customer

your meal. The ideal serving piece

is trying to set for a party or an evening at

to present your dish. The flatware,

home. Budget will be the next subject, and all

plates, linens and glasses that showcase your

will start to be assembled. Options abound

table. Exactly what you were looking for to

and not just in wine. Whether you want to sip

bring as a gift to your friends’ home—they are

from the traditional Riedel glass or the wine

all at The Dinner Party.

glass etched with flying fish, you will enjoy

When George Balling and Mary Lancaster

the process of designing your perfect table.

developed their idea for a store focused on

When the time comes to select wine, you

the art of entertaining, they worked to pro-

may be intrigued by a selection that includes

vide collections that were always unique, but

Tempranillo, a Spanish varietal, the more tra-

not always expensive. They made a conscious

ditional Pinot Noir or a Petite Sirah. There are

decision to blend the known with the lesser

also large selections of Cabernet Sauvignon,

known and seek out winemakers and design-

Syrah, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Viog-

ers from various, and in some cases far-flung,

nier and more for every taste and budget.

locales. While George works primarily with wine

At the end of your trip, you will no doubt find that you love the process as much as the

and Mary works more with merchandise

event itself and be looking forward to the

collections, they share this passion and fre-

next trip to The Dinner Party for your next

quently exchange ideas on how to assemble a

dinner party, whether it’s for two or 20.

table, a menu or a tasting list for their clients.

3520 N. Gov’t Way in CdA (208) 765-5653

A visit to the store will most times start with

“I feel sorr y for people who don’t drink. When they wake up in the morning, that’s as good as they’re going to feel all day.” ~ Frank Sinatra


Wine Time

Wine Tastings Where to find Wine Tastings around North Idaho



Liberty Lake

Barrel Room No. 6 Wine Bar

Daanen’s Delicatessen

Eclectic Gifts

Downtown--503 Sherman Ave. (208) 664-9632 4-10pm week nights

8049 Wayne Blvd. (Gov’t Way & Prairie) (208) 772-7371

4-Midnight Fri. & Sat.

4:30-7pm Fri.

23801 E. Appleway Ave. (Near Post Falls at I-90 Exit #296, 1 mile east) (509) 755-9999 (Wash.) or (208) 699-4595 (Idaho) June 24th 4-8pm Open House Nov. 12th 4-7pm Holiday Wine Tasting Call or see Web site for details

Gourmet Way

Coeur d’Alene Cellars

6848 Gov’t Way, Ste. 118 (208) 762-1333

North--3890 N. Schreiber Way (208) 664-2336 11am-5pm Tues.-Sat. Walk-ins welcome!

Samplings 3-5pm Fri. & Sat.

Make Wine Make Beer

112 E. Seltice Way (208) 457-9885 4-7pm Fri., 12-7pm Sat.

Cork & Keg Festival

Call for special events each month.

Holiday Wine Fest

Midtown – 1411 N. 4th St. (208) 765-8576 Call for Times

POST FALLS Enoteca – The Wine Shop

Moose Market Lounge Downtown – 401 E. Sherman Ave. (208) 664-7901 Call for Times

Pilgrim’s Market Midtown – 1316 N 4th St. (208) 676-9730 3-6pm Fri.

TimberRock Downtown – 107 N. 4th St., Studio 107 (208) 667-5155 Open 12-5pm daily, later during special events. Winter hours vary.

Annual Spokane Winery Events Nov. 14, 2008 (509) 467-7744

(All Spokane Wineries)

Sandpoint Pend d’Oreille Winery 220 Cedar (208) 265-8545 Retail Store and Tasting Room 10am-6pm Mon-Thurs., 10am-7pm Fri.Sat. with Happy Hour 4pm-close, 11am-5pm Sun.

Stage Right Cellars 302 N. 1st Ave. (208) 265-8116 Live music & special events Open daily: 12-7pm Mon.-Thurs., 1210pm Fri.& Sat., 12-4pm Sun.

Silver Capital Arts & Wine Cellar Wallace – 524 Bank St. (208) 556-7081 9:30am-5:30pm daily upon request


Weekend before Thanksgiving

Spring Barrel Tasting (All Spokane Wineries) Mother’s Day Weekend

Taste Washington June 21, 2009

STATE LINE Little Italy’s Wine Bar 6906 W. Seltice Way (Located inside A to Z Fine Wines & Cigars at Exit #299 (I-90) (208) 777-7778 2-10pm Fri. & Sat. Other times available for special events.

Wine Time Make Wine Make Beer Midtown CdA – 1411 N. 4th St.

(208) 765-8576

Join in the fun and the glamour of being a winemaker! Making your own wine has never been easier! We have the quality grape wine kits from around the world for you to choose from, you design the label ... and in 4-6 weeks, voila’! Your own vintage is ready for you to bottle! We provide personalized labels for gifts and baskets for corporate, weddings and holidays. We also carry cheese-making kits and a wide selection of beer kits and ingredients. Open 10am-6pm Mon.-Sat. Call us or visit our Web site.

Coeur d’Alene Cellars’ Barrel Room No. 6 Downtown CdA---503 E. Sherman Ave.

(208) 664-9632

No. 6 Wine Bar is a plush, upscale, relaxing place to enjoy local wines, gourmet cheeses, hand-crafted chocolates and live music on weekend evenings. Summer Hours: Summer Hours: 2-10pm Mon.-Thurs., 2pmmidnight Fri.-Sat. Closed Sun.

Coeur d’Alene Cellars Winery N. CdA---3890 N. Schreiber Way

(208) 664-2336

Visit the winery for wine tastings of world-class wine and tours of a state-of-the-art facility. Open Tues.-Sat. 11am-5pm or by appointment.




Inland Northwest


The fruits of Washington State bring together both Washington and Idaho winemakers for a unique array of outstanding wines!



coming wines are not just made in Washington! The Inland Northwest is home to 15 wineries—12 in the Spokane area and three with North Idaho addresses. Their common passion is harvesting the lush fruit from Washington’s exceptional growing areas and bringing them home to create the outstanding wines of the Inland Northwest Mountain region. Our own area wines are getting attention far beyond the neighborhood! Pend Oreille Winery was the first North Idaho winery and is celebrating their 13th anniversary this year. Coeur d’Alene Cellars


began making wines in 2002 and is now one of the area’s top national award-winners. Don Townshend of Townshend Cellar, a Spokane area winery, also has a residence in Idaho and began making wine in 1998. Don said: “When people ask me why I started a winery in Spokane, I reply, ‘because that is where I raised my family, and I love the area.’” Townshend also has a cabin near Sandpoint on Lake Pend Oreille. He further stated that he “can’t imagine living anywhere else. The beauty, diversity of seasons and the sheer magnitude of outdoor activities cannot be matched.” And Kevin Rogers, the newest among them, of TimberRock Winery, said, “We like where we live; it’s great

that our vineyards are within easy reach, so rather than bring our homes to the vineyard, we bring the vineyard to our homes.” The similar mission all four wineries share is to make great wines … where they really like to live. The Inland Northwest isn’t exactly a great location for growing fruit, but the lifestyles here suit these winemakers. Great fruit for their craft is only a few hours away, which enables them to live and make wine here, and the vineyard comes home to them. We are proud to introduce to you four of our Inland Northwest wineries that are perfecting their craft, right here in the neighborhood.


“Taste TimberRock’s Wines Downtown Coeur d’Alene” Find their new tasting counter at Studio 107 in the heart of Downtown Coeur d’Alene’s blossoming wine scene

TimberRock Winery Post Falls, Idaho

Winemakers gather for a chat at TimberRock Wnery

TimberRock Winery is a North Idaho winery using 100 percent Washington fruit! Kevin Rogers and wife Michelle, both have other careers, but stay focused on quality when producing their wines. Kevin feels that local winemakers are perfecting their craft, and the locals are now really looking for their wines. Kevin is a veterinarian at Kootenai Animal Hospital in Post Falls 45-50 hours per week. Working there affords him some flexibility, and he works the winery on evenings and weekends. “I love being a Veterinarian. I get a little tired sometimes … but time comes easily because we like what we are doing. It’s connected to agriculture, and it’s artistic at the same time and, it’s not like work. We have passion and energy for it, and we just do it … some hobbies I don’t do anymore.” His son Weston is 17 years old and enjoys working at the winery too. The younger children Ella Elaine, 6 months old, and 2 year old Hannah occupy much of Michelle’s attention, but Kevin feels they spend a lot of quality time at the winery. “We do things as a family in the winery and involve the children at home.” They appreciate that the winery is at their home and also have volunteers that pitch in to help. With a focus on classic Bordeaux varietals, they started with 100 cases of their first vintage in 2001 (released in 2003) and are currently producing right at 1,000 cases of mostly red wines. Their new 2004 Summit Bordeaux blend is a thoughtful blend of five grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot Bordeaux, Malbec and Carmenere; a vineyard design blend from Phinny Hill in the Horse Heaven Hills AVA, with 110 cases for current release.

TimberRock wines are distributed locally at fine restaurants and wine shops in North Idaho, Moscow, Boise, Sun Valley, Idaho, and Spokane, Wash. “We’ve sold out every vintage every year,” he said. They won an Idaho Wine Festival Gold Medal for their 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon. Wine Press Northwest magazine also rated it outstanding and gave them the distinction of being the “Idaho Winery to Watch.” In opening the new tasting counter in Downtown Coeur d’Alene, he wants more people to have the opportunity to taste wines that have been created with passion and attention to detail, with fruit from a world-class vineyard. He hopes that people looking at a wine list in a local restaurant will be more interested in trying the local wines. Try TimberRock Wines at the new tasting counter in Downtown Coeur d’Alene! Find them half a block off Sherman at 107 N. 4th Street (in Studio 107) and join their wine club! Summer hours are 12-5pm daily. Call (208) 667-5155 or visit



“Quality fruit, blending and adequate aging time is the Townshend method.” From rich blends to the new table wines, Don Townshend continues to impress wine lovers.

Townshend Cellar Wines Colbert, Wash.

Townshend Cellar is located in the beautiful Green Bluff area just north of Spokane.  Don Townshend began making wine as a hobby in his garage. In 1998 he launched the winery and in 2001 released four wines commercially that quickly gained the attention of wine lovers and critics.  The list of wines have grown since then to include more than 20 wines from full-bodied rich red wines and crisp-clean whites, to beautiful dessert wines and ports. Don’s passion has always been to create wines that reflect the quality of Washington grapes. He believes in aging his red wines for longer than average periods in oak barrels, allowing extended bottleaging before those wines are released to ensure that the wine in your glass is rich, smooth and ready to enjoy.  In recent years, Don decided to add some blends to his repertoire that have become everyday favorites. The T3 and Vortex Red were the first blends launched, and they quickly became sought after and appreciated. Recently, a new label family was released that is illustrated with brightly colored images of a table that belonged to Don’s grandmother. Appropriately called Red Table, White Table and Pink Table wines--these three wines are certain to liven up any occasion! His hope is that you will enjoy these wines at your table gatherings with friends, family and great meals. The winery tasting room in Spokane’s Green Bluff area is open Friday through Sunday, noon to 6pm, where you can taste great Townshend wines while enjoying the beautiful view.  Visit Townshend Cellar Winery at 16112 N. Greenbluff Rd. in Colbert, Wash. (509) 238-1400. You can view the wide selection of wines, see upcoming events, join the Diamond “T” Wine Club and more by visiting:


“The Fine Art of Wine” Coeur d’Alene Cellars’ score card and events draw crowds!

Coeur d’Alene Cellars Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Coeur d’Alene Cellars winery is uniquely located in the beautiful community of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, close enough to the award-winning vineyards of Eastern Washington to be able to hand harvest fruit in the morning and hand sort it to fermentation tanks before the sun sets. As the only winery in Coeur d’Alene, it has a loyal following of local enophiles as well as broad exposure to a booming tourist industry. Producing only 4,000 cases of wine each year, the winemaking philosophy at Coeur d’Alene Cellars is to create a style and blend that is unique but balanced and approachable. “We try to do our best to represent this wonderful community of Coeur d’Alene in our attention to detail and creativity,” said General Manager Kimber Gates. Coeur d’Alene Cellars has proven to be a true asset to the community, producing “the fine art of wine” that is bringing in scores consistently in the 90s. The Chardonnay, Viognier, Syrah and Opulence are especially popular, and most of their wine is sold locally. The winery has fun and informative tastings every Tuesday through Saturday starting at 11am. Tours of the state-of-the-art facility are always a hit, and the front garden lawn is a perfect spot for a picnic. Check out their awards and wines at or call (208) 664-2336. SCORE CARD FOR CURRENT RELEASES: 91 Points, 2005 Opulence Reserve Syrah, Wine Enthusiast August 2008 91 Points, 2005 Alder Ridge Vineyard Syrah, Wine Enthusiast August 2008 91 Points, 2005 Switchback Red, Wine Spectator January 2008 90 Points and Cellar Selection, 2005 McKinley Springs Vineyard BDX, Wine Enthusiast March 2008 90 Points and Editor’s Choice, 2004 Syrah, Wine Enthusiast Feb. 2008 90 Points, 2006 Viognier, Wine Spectator June 2008 90 Points and Editor’s Choice, 2006 Chardonnay, Wine Enthusiast February 2008 Top 100 Washington Wine’s for 2007 –Paul Gregutt, 2006 Chardonnay

DIRECTIONS TO CDA CELLARS WINERY FROM I-90, EXIT 11: Take the Northwest Boulevard Exit at City Center and head north across I-90. Go approx. 1 mile and turn right at Kathleen Avenue. Take the second right onto Schreiber Way and go to 3890 N. Schreiber Way.


“A Passion for Wine” Pend d’Oreille Winery was the 1st commercial winemaker in North Idaho and 2008 marks their 13th year of vinting excellence!

The Pend d’Oreille Winery Sandpoint, Idaho

  In June of 2008, Winemaker Steve Meyer and wife and co-owner Julie celebrated 13 years of vinting excellence at their winery in Sandpoint, Idaho.  Using traditional French methods and grapes sourced from world-class vineyards around the Northwest, Pend d’Oreille Winery produces award-winning wines including Chardonnay, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Gris, Viogner, the very popular Huckleberry Blush and reserve wines, and new this year—Rosette de Syrah—a dry rose. The 2004 Merlot, won the Best of Show and a Double Gold Medal at the Idaho Wine Fes-

tival. All of the Pend d’Oreille wines recently won awards led by the reserve “meritage” wine named L’Œuvre, which received a 93-point rating in the World Wine Championships.  This summer, the winery’s 13th Anniversary party is featuring the release of 2006 Bistro Rouge, as well as the aromatic whites, including the 2007 Pinot Gris and 2007 Viogner. Later in the summer, look for the next vintages of L’Œuvre, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, and the much anticipated port-style wine called Oui!.  The winery’s tasting room and lifestyle gift shop are open daily for complimentary tasting and tours, and are not to be missed when visiting Sandpoint. Start your evening off at the wine bar with wine-by-the-glass specials every day starting at 4pm, with live music on Fridays and Saturdays. Chat and mingle, both locals and visitors. This is the place to get the inside scoop on what is going on in Sandpoint. Pend d’Oreille vintages can be found in fine area restaurants as you dine in Sandpoint, Coeur d’Alene, Spokane and the surrounding area. Also, find them online at, where you can order wine or check for upcoming events. Please remember and attend the annual Harvest Party September 6th and 7th, 2008!

Find Pend Oreille Winery at 220 Cedar (3rd & Cedar St.) in Sandpoint, Idaho (208) 265-8545


Wine Time Daanen’s Delicatessen

Pend d’Oreille Winery

Hayden – 8049 Wayne Blvd. (Gov’t Way and Prairie)

(208) 772-7371

Your full-service Deli Shoppe serving Hayden for 15 years! Offering oldworld flavor and speedy counter service with gourmet to-go entrées. Slice to order imported sausages, salamis, meats, European cheeses, specialties and international gift baskets. We are home of the “One Pounder” deli sandwich, with more than 1/2 million sold! The area’s finest selection of wines, beers, ales and chocolates, with more than 250 varieties of beer, 500 wines and 35 champagnes. Wine tastings 4:30-7pm every Fri. and beer tastings the first Thurs. of the month. Attend our annual Oktoberfest, held on the last Saturday of September. Hayden’s biggest block party!

Sandpoint – 220 Cedar St.

Sandpoint’s own award-winning wines are a please to the palate and a fine complement to your meal! Just ask for us by name; Pend d’Oreille (say “pond-er-ay”) wine please! Visit the winery for a tasting and tour, or sip and shop our unique home and garden store. We are available at most area restaurants and wine markets, or at our Downtown Sandpoint store. Open daily.

Silver Capital Arts & Wine Cellar Wallace – 524 Bank St.

The Dinner Party 3520 North Government Way

(208) 765-5653

(By Costco and the Sportsman’s Warehouse)

Spend some quality time wandering through our shop that stocks more than 100 bottlings of wine from appellations throughout the Northwest, California and Europe. We feature most varietals, from $9 up, including rare collector Champagnes. Take in our full line of table-top décor and gift items all designed to make your table stunning, your dinner party special and your gifts exceptional. The dinner party—a setting for every place. Open 10am-6pm Tues.-Sat. and 12-5pm Sun.

Enoteca – Fine Wine & Beer Post Falls – 112 E. Seltice Way

(208) 457-9885

Explore the world one glass at a time! Check out Idaho’s premier wine club, beer club and tasting room. We have a massive selection including more than 900 wines and more than 300 beers to choose from, with new arrivals every week. Featuring unique and interesting wine and beer to whet your palate, from domestic and international sources. Visit us in Post Falls next to the White House Grill. Open 11am-7pm Tues.-Sat. Wine tasting events are held 4-7pm every Fri. and 12-7pm every Sat. For more information call or visit our Web site or email us at

TimberRock Winery Post Falls – 2338 S. Big Rock Rd. (Winery)


Downtown CdA – 107 N. 4th St. (Tasting Room)

(208) 667-5155

TimberRock is a family owned and family run local winery producing fine wines from the best Washington fruit. Specializing in Cabernet sauvignon and Bordeaux-style blends. Available locally at restaurants and wine shops, and now at our new Downtown Coeur d’ Alene Tasting Room.

Townshend Cellar Colbert, Wash. – 16112 Greenbluff Rd.

(509) 238-1400

Located just north of Spokane in the Green Bluff area, Townshend Cellar is dedicated to producing small lots of quality wines, ports, dessert wines and huckleberry-style wines. Come enjoy our award-winning wines and beautiful view of the Green Bluff countryside. We are open 12-6pm Fri.-Sun. and by appointment. Visit our Web site to find out about special events and join our wine club. Ask for a taste of Townshend Cellar wines at your favorite restaurants. We look forward to seeing you at the winery!

107 N. 4th St. ~ (208) 667-5155

(208) 556-7081

We offer more than 100 wines in our selection! We’ve been in business in Wallace for 25 years, offering local silver jewelry, fine mineral specimens from around the world and unique one-of-a-kind Idaho gift items and specialty foods (including huckleberries). Visit us in our 1890 historic building featured in the movie “Dante’s Peak.”

Taste TimberRock wines in Downtown Coeur d’Alene! Our new tasting bar is open at Studio 107 near the corner of 4th St. & Sherman Ave.


(208) 265—8545

Wine Time Barrister Winery Downtown Spokane – 1213 W. Railroad

(509) 465-3591

Taste Barrister’s award-winning wines! Nestled away in a 100-year-old brick building located in the historic Davenport Arts District, Barrister is home to not only a winery, but an unforgettable experience for all who enter. Enjoy wine tastings, offered 11am-4pm Sat., winery tours to get to know the winemakers Mike and Greg, First Friday events and artist receptions, or book the winery and host your own special event!

Little Italy’s Wine Bar Located inside A to Z Fine Wines & Cigars State Line – 6906 W. Seltice Way (Exit #299 off I-90 next to Cabela’s)

(208) 777-7778

Join us for wine, microbrew and cigar tastings! Relax outdoors on the patio with your favorite wine and/or premium cigar. Open for tastings Fri. and Sat., or call for an appointment or to book your special events! Take your interest in Wine and turn it into a passion! Discover wine every month through Little Italy’s Wine Club! No minimum contract term or sign-up fee. Wine Club members save 10 percent to 50 percent off all wine and wine accessories and enjoy free access to our Wine Bar for private parties! Plus many more benefits for members! We also carry PEK wine preservation systems. Visit our Web site for events, sign up for our weekly newsletter and check out our Wine Club. A to Z Fine Wines & Cigars is open 7am-9pm daily, until 10pm Fri.-Sat.

6906 W. Seltice Way

(I-90 Exit 299 next to Cabela’s)

(208) 777-7778 or (877) 390-5778 Wine Bar open Wed.-Sat. 4-9pm & Sun. 2-8pm Located in AtoZ Smokeshop, Fine Wines & Cigars Open 7am-9pm daily, until 10pm Fri. & Sat.

Tasting room open Satudays 11am-4pm First Fridays monthly: featured Artist & Live Music 1213 W. Railroad Ave. (Downtown Spokane) (509) 465-3591


Spokane Wineries



pokane Wineries have received local, regional, national and international recognition, and we are so fortunate to have them right here in our neighborhood! By shopping our local wineries, you can find some of the finest and most impressive wines. Some wines are available only at the wineries.

WINE EVENTS The award-winning wineries of Spokane present two tour and taste events annually at their wineries, and of course, anytime by calling ahead for a tour.

Townshend 3 Cellar

• Spring Barrel Tasting Weekend (Mother’s Day weekend) • Holiday Wine Fest (weekend before Thanksgiving)

Sullivan Rd

Barrister Winery 1

Robert Karl Cellars 2

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Spokane Wineries

1 BARRISTER WINERY Downtown Spokane – 1213 W. Railroad (509) 465-3591

“One of the Northwest’s emerging superstar wineries,” Barrister Winery is owned by two attorney/ winemakers. Specializing in reds, our wines are available at the winery, from our mailing list or in selected fine restaurants and wine shops. Come visit and share our passion for wine. Located in the alley between 1st & 2nd and Adams & Jefferson, immediately south of railroad overpass. Open Fridays from 12-6pm and First Friday celebrations, with artist’s receptions from 5-9pm and live music from 7-10pm. Also, Saturday tastings from 11am-4pm.

2 ROBERT KARL Downtown Spokane – 115 W. Pacific Ave. (509) 363-1353 (888) 4CLARET (425-2738)

Physician-winemaker Joe Gunselman, while nestled in an old fire station in the Historic Warehouse District, focuses on Bordeauxstyle wines and has received national recognition for his Claret and Cabernet Sauvignon. Robert Karl Cellars has been rated in the top 100 wineries in the world and in the top 50 value wineries. Open 12-4pm Sat. and by appointment.

11 TOWNSHEND CELLAR Colbert, WA – 16112 N. Greenbluff Rd. (509) 238-1400

Townshend Cellar is dedicated to producing small lots of quality wines, ports, dessert wines and huckleberry-style wines. Located north of Spokane in the Green Bluff area. Open 12-6pm Fri.-Sun. and by appointment. Come enjoy our award- winning wines and beautiful view – we’ll look forward to seeing you!


Champagne 101

Champagne 101 By: George Balling

The word Champagne brings to mind celebrations of every kind. From christening ships as they embark on their maiden voyage, to toasting the newlyweds as they celebrate with family and friends or sipping the bubbly while stomping divots at a polo match; everyday life becomes a memorable event when Champagne bubbles tingle the tongue! Here is a little primer on wines that sparkle in the night, or for that matter, during the day!


HAMPAGNE, FROM THE Champagne region of France; Cremant from Alsace in the Northeast corner of France; Cava from Spain; California Sparkling, Proseco from Italy … all are wonderful wines with bubbles. And, while they have that in common, what makes the true Champagne from France stand out in quality—and many times command a higher price—really comes down to the regulations governing its manufacture and centuries of practice. To label it “Champagne,” the winery and the grapes must come from that area of Central France, east of Paris—the “Champagne region.” The designations you see on sparkling wines from other parts of the world were born of the regulations placed on French winemakers that govern everything from varietal use to vintage designation. GRAPES There are three grapes used in the manufacture of Champagne: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and the lesser-known Pinot Meunier. All can be used in any combination or percentage in the non-vintage Cuvée, or blend. When certain designations are used, however, the descriptions become highly controlled. Blanc de Blanc—or white of white—must be made with 100-percent Chardonnay grapes. Blanc de Noir must be made with 100-percent red grapes, even though the wine is white. White wine from red grapes you ask? Indeed! Grape juice from any grape will run clear when crushed. The juice only takes on the red color when the skins are left in contact with the juice during the fermentation process. Blanc de Noir is fermented without skin contact, thus, white Champagne from red grapes. And finally, Rosé has spent some time with the skins of the red grapes to provide the lovely pink color.


Champagne 101 SWEETS While all Champagne and sparkling wine tends to be sweeter than still wine due to the dosage and when fermentation is stopped, they also have higher acids resulting from an earlier harvest. The sweetness of the wine can be determined by the label designations. More of a guideline than a rule, from driest to sweetest they are: Ultra-Brut, Brut, Demi-Sec, Sec and Moelleux.

many times the lees are left in the bottle for a longer time to produce a mellowing effect on the wine. When the bottling bears the RD designation, it indicates that the lees were recently disgorged. This is done exclusively with vintage Champagne, and it produces an even more subtle and smooth character to the wine, ah, but an unfortunately and un-subtle price tag, usually about twice the price.

VINTAGE The major Champagne houses of France save a vintage designation for truly exceptional years. The Champagne region is challenged with very fickle weather conditions, so the NV or Non-Vintage designation is far more common. When the bottle bears a year, you know the bottling is made 100 percent of grapes from that year, and in most cases it will carry a bigger price tag. The tougher years result in a release of the NV Cuvee or blend. The winery has the ability to blend vintages and varietals for their most consistent product. While NV bottling of Champagne and sparkling wines are less expensive, you will likely still be thrilled with the quality. In fact, you may find that you prefer the NV simply for the consistency of the product.

The GOOD stuff! Here are some good years and some of our favorite Champagnes and Sparklers: in Champagne, the best recent years were 1989, 1990, 1995, and 1996 and, to a lesser degree, 1999. In the U.S.—unlike France—the good years tend to track well with the good years for still wines: 1995, 1996, 1999, 2001 and 2002. Some of our favorite French producers are, in our opinion, the finest Champagne made Krug, closely followed by Bollinger, Billecart and Veuve Clicquot (specifically the NV Rose). In the U.S., Domaine Carneros from Tattinger, J Vineyards, Soter Winery from Oregon and Domaine St. Michel round out our list.

BUBBLES! Dom Perignon, a 17th-century monk who became one of the world’s most famous winemakers, is attributed to exclaiming at his first taste of Champagne, “Brothers, come quickly! I am drinking stars!” In the beginning, it was complicated to prevent the secondary fermentation from forcing the corks out of the bottles or simply exploding the glass. Early French winemakers spent their time trying to figure out how to stop wine from getting bubbly. It was Dom who developed a way to contain the secondary fermentation that tended to explode the bottles. By using heavy bottles and sealing them with Spanish cork tied with wires, he was able to keep the bubbles—and therefore the wine—in the bottles, definitely a plus for those of us who like Champagne in our bottles when we buy them. Without going too far into the chemistry of winemaking, after primary fermentation happens in either used oak barrels or in some cases stainless steel vats, the wine is transferred to bottles. The bubbles come from the in-bottle secondary fermentation. The yeast that causes the fermentation—and hence the bubbles—eventually dies, killed off by the alcohol they produced, and then are referred to as lees. The lees are discourged from the bottle and the bottle re-corked, capturing the effervescence. With vintage Champagnes,

George Balling is co-owner with his wife Mary Lancaster of The Dinner Party, a retail shop in Coeur d’Alene focused on the art and joy of entertaining. It is located at 3520 N. Government way near Costco. Visit or call (208) 765-5653.

SHOP THE GOOD STUFF! THE DINNER PARTY carries a large selection of Champagne and sparkling wine, including some hard to find vintages and bottling such as the 1995 Veuve Cliquot le Grand Dame Rose $400 and the 1995 Bollinger RD, $200. Also, NV bottling from Krug, $195, half bottles available for $95, NV Veuve Cliquot Rose, $55, and J Sparkling from California, $29. For something a little different, try the 2006 Moscato D’Asti from Paolo Saraco a delightful dessert sparkling with a little sweetness, effervescence and modest 6 percent alcohol, $14.


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The Champagne Girls’ Guide to Making Every Day a Festive Occasion By: Jeanette Dunn Champagne fans unite! The Champagne Girls are a sparkling group of my dear friends who gather often to enjoy the bubbly and share stories of the day. However, the difference between us and the Good ol’ Boys club is clear—Champagne, lots of laughter, lively conversation and music! On the occasions of any ordinary day, we can be found enjoying the “good stuff” thanks to some skillful shopping!


HERE ARE A LOT OF WAYS TO get away with drinking the good stuff without spending a fortune. Who needs to wait for that “big” date to enjoy a little bubbly with friends? A true Champagne Girl knows that life lived with spirit and a touch of everyday elegance is one that simply must have Champagne in it! Champagne is a happiness drink! A Champagne Girl is a free spirit, knows what she wants, makes a plan for it to happen and when it’s time to celebrate, she opens the bottle with skill and pours with style! She shares the


joy with her friends and boyfriend(s)! Drinking Champagne is an art, but with a few tidbits of advice, anyone can enjoy the bubbly happiness of a variety of great sparkling wines. Finding the best stores to expand your Champagne horizons takes a little digging. The Champagne Girls have done this for you. Yes, you can indulge in a little extravagance or just find a good buy, but do make an effort to enjoy the bubbly now and then. Now, go out there, seek to find the best your budget allows, and drink some Champagne!

The Champagne Girls The ideal temperature of Champagne is 38°-44°F. To chill your bottle of Champagne, mix ice and water in a bucket, and let the bottle rest in it for 15-to-30 minutes. You must add water to the ice so the chill will contact every surface of the bottle. Once your Champagne is perfectly chilled, it is time to open that bottle! After removing the foil wrapper, the cork could blow at any time! Don’t point it at your boyfriend—the ex boyfriend, on the other hand, take aim and fire. Hold top of the cork with your left hand, and turn the bottle with your right hand. The cork wants to “POP” from the pressure in the bottle, but the expert Champagne Girl will hold the cork to keep it to a sophisticated phffst.

For Champagne Girls in training— especially for Jillian, my senior editor, and Bridget, my office manager—here’s a primer on the proper preparation to imbibe:

Getting to Know Him T h e p er f e c t r e c ip e f or a littl e p r e- dinn e r r o manc e :

Now comes the time to pour. Tulipshaped glasses, please! First, pour until the glass is one-third full, let the mousse at the surface settle a bit and fill the glass to an inch below the rim. A Champagne Girl never wants to miss the chance to tip the glass gracefully. Watch the symphony of bubbles that miraculously continue to appear and rise for the sipping. The tulip shape concentrates the beautiful aromas. When reaching for the glass, always remember to hold it by the stem. The warmth from your hand could spoil that perfect temperature enjoyment. Tiny bubbles?! The finer, the better; it’s a sign that you’re drinking fine Champagne—numerous and tiny bubbles. And, as with fine wine and beer glasses, never let detergents pollute their pores! Wash in very hot water, and wipe dry with

Occasions that call for a little Champagne? Other than the obvious anniversary, New Year’s Eve and promotions, we thought you would enjoy a list of alternative occasions to celebrate: The first day of summer Birthdays – anyone’s! Wednesdays

Veuve Cliquot $38

After a dentist appointment When the boss leaves town

Organic Strawberries $3

The car is in the shop... again

Caviar (only if the budget allows!)

On a summer evening in a handmade wooden boat on the Spokane River

Chris Botti CD, “To Love Again” $15 And, yes, you can have a little dessert first! Priceless!

THE FINE PRINT: Bette Davis said that Champagne was “the only drink that leaves a woman looking more radiant.” It is essential for a little pre-dinner romance!

a lint-free towel. Once the champagne is poured, it’s time for a toast! “Here’s the Champagne, the drink divine, that makes us forget our troubles; it’s made of a dollar’s worth of wine and three dollars worth of bubbles.”

Whenever someone else opens a bottle!

To accompany chocolate When your boyfriend just bought a new truck and its time to go out and “Get a little mud on the tires.”

How about when the moon is full, or close to full, or really, just about any stage of the moon—when the moon is visible or—when you can’t see it, at all. When the snow is melting at a rapid rate, and it rains again … and again … and again, and the lakes and rivers are already at flood stage.

While planting the first flowers of spring. Right after planting the first flowers of spring. Coco Chanel said it best when she said that she drank Champagne on only two occasions: when she was in love and when she wasn’t.


When you wake up in the morning and realize your canister of coffee beans is empty. Who says you can’t have Champagne for breakfast? Just survived another exhilarating Polar Bear Plunge! To try that new bottle in your collection.


The Champagne Girls Guide

Essential books for the Champagne enthusiast:

WINE EVENTS • Spokane Cork & Keg Mirabeau Park Hotel November

• Holiday Wine Fest (All Spokane Wineries) Weekend before Thanksgiving

• Spring Barrel Tasting Weekend (All Spokane Wineries) Mother’s Day weekend

Christie’s World Encyclopedia of Champagne & Sparkling Wine by Tom Stevenson This in-depth, 600-plus page illustrated book engages the reader with everything from the history of sparkling wine to profiling sparkling wine producers around the world; from tasting notes to recommendations of best value for you buck. Author Tom Stevenson is the considered the world’s leading authority on Champagne. Champagne by Don & Petie Kladstrup Don and Petie have assembled the rich history on Champagne and very enlightening details about the culture that brought it to life; the brilliant marketing that created the aura of romance around it, the tragedy of World War I that forced a transformation to make it great and the truth about Dom Pérignon. Uncorked: The Science of Champagne, by Gérard Liger-Belair, is dedicated to satisfying your interest about Champagne, one of the world’s most popular drinks. Within the pages of this book, you will be introduced to the history and the making of Champagne, along with much more!

• Taste Washington

The essentials for a “Champagne Girl” in training: Tulip glasses and chilling bucket June

CHAMPAGNE EVENTS • The Cobra Roofing Polo Classic “Veuve Clicquot Champagne Divot Stomp”

Restaurants that serve the good stuff: Beverly’s – has the finest champagne list in the entire Inland Northwest, and they serve it by the glass! Bistro on Spruce Brix Bonsai Bistro & Sushi Bar Ciao Mambo – sparkling wine Moose Market and Wine Bar Tony’s on the Lake Wine Cellar Some local sparkling producers: Mountain Dome Sparkling wines and Townshend Cellar’s Huckleberry Brut


ere are some champagne approximate price categories — The Champagne Girls are first and foremost Veuve Clicquot (say voov clickoh) fans, but also enjoy Nicolas Feuillatte and others from time to time.





A benefit for Ronald McDonald House Charities at the Spokane Polo Club Sept. 7th, 2008

Louis Roederer $35-$470

• Champagne and Chocolate Gala

Veuve Clicquot $40-$350

A benefit for Lutheran Community Services Sexual Assault and Family Trauma Response Center

Pommery $50-$260








Dom Perignon $150-$400 Billecart $40-$370

Krug $170-$300

Bollinger $60-$200 Pol Roger $50-$175 Nicolas Feuillatte $40-$120 Piper Heidsieck $40-$50

Stores to shop that carry the best!


A to Z Fine Wines & Cigars

6906 W. Seltice Way at State Line

(208) 777-7778

Daanen’s Deli & Market

8049 Wayne Blvd. in Hayden

(208) 772-7371

The Dinner Party

3520 N. Gov’t Way in N. CdA

(208) 765-5653

Enoteca Fine Wine & Beer

112 E. Seltice Way in Post Falls

(208) 457-9885

Gourmet Way

6848 Gov’t Way in N. CdA

(208) 762-1333

Moose Market

401 E. Sherman Ave. in Downtown CdA

(208) 664-7901

Pilgrim’s Market

1316 N. 4th St. Midtown CdA

(208) 676-9730



“At Dawn” original silk also available in giclee canvas print ©Janene Grende 2007

Explosions of Color

Janene Grende brings new colors to the natural scenery of North Idaho through original paintings on new mediums


he explosion of color is what attracted Janene Grende to paint on silk. One of her all-time favorite people, Betty Reis, gave her some silk dyes and silk samples and said, “Play with this. It is the most fun you’ll ever have painting.” She was right, according to Janene, in so many ways, although it can be very frustrating to work with. The dyes have a mind of their own; they run and play across the silk as they dry, leaving some unexpected areas, both good and bad. Janene calls it Doris Day painting because “Que Sera Sera” … whatever will be, will be. The spontaneity of it all has actually has carried over into her other mediums: gouache and oil, loosening up her style and challenging her to use color in a bolder way. It has been a wonderful time for Janene’s artistic career. The subjects are near and dear to Janene’s heart as well. “We lived in the mountains many summers when I was a child while my father built logging roads,” she said. What an adventure for someone who would choose birds and wildlife to paint. Janene loves to paint the color

and light dancing across a meadow. Even if you don’t visually see animals, they are always there. A meadowlark; possibly a lazuli bunting; maybe a new fawn tucked away. Looking beyond the obvious is something most artists do every day; it is a way of life to be an artist in which you are always discovering the next painting. Janene paints wildlife images for Wild Wings, a publishing company in Minnesota. Janene is a member of the American Academy of Equine Artists showing all over the United States in their member gallery and museum shows. Her artwork has graced the cover of The Paint Horse Journal as a silk and The Chronicle of the Horse, and as a gouache in oil on the cover of the Quarter Horse Journal.

Find Janene Grende’s work in North Idaho at: Angel Gallery in CdA, Entree Gallery in Nordman and Timberstand Gallery in Sandpoint. For studio appointments, call (208) 263-6210, or visit:

“Ever y ar tist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.” Henry Ward Beecher


George Carlson

George Carlson in his studio

George Carlson’s “Passage at Dusk” 62” x 43” oil on canvas

Presence & Power

North Idaho’s Own George Carlson

By: Katrina E. Vaughan Spending time with my grandfather has always been an enlightening experience. Summer days spent out on the water, hiking the picturesque landscapes of North Idaho, casual days spent within the walls of his studio or going through a museum or gallery have enriched my life in various ways.



George Carlson, has an optimistic and thoughtful outlook on life; always looking at the potential and possibilities of what is before him. Believing “life is art” every part of his being—for lack of a better word—is artistic. The reality of him actually creating the art is a very small fraction of the George Carlson I know. On a recent hike, my grandfather and I came upon the subject of art in our conversation, as it usually does. In this particular


conversation I asked his definition of art. His immediate response was: for something to be art, “it must have presence. Presence being the power coming from the work.” In order for him to create art, he believes four criteria must be met for the work to have a sense of power. These criteria are: intelligence, sympathy, taste and skill. He said artistic intelligence is “the ability to respond quickly and successfully to a new situation. Sympathy with the subject, whether person or object, to feel the life energy and be

sensitive to the subject.” Taste: the ability to notice, appreciate and judge what is beautiful. “Knowing what to edit out of the work is as important as knowing what to put into the work,” he said. Finally, skill—knowing what the intention is and how to achieve it by mindfulness and caring. When these four principles are combined, “the work takes on a life of its own and reveals its power through its presence,” according to my grandfather. George Carlson’s love of all art from a

George Carlson rock on the hiking path, a bird in flight, the human figure or whatever the subject, he is always in awe of the natural world. Artifice doesn’t enter his mind. His passion ranges from the abstract to the representational in art. “Art is art in its various forms as long as it is valid art,” he said. From monumental bronze sculptures to his two-dimensional paintings and drawings, his work is awe-inspiring. When looking at his work there is no doubt that a great sense of power resonates throughout the work. Being fortunate enough to have observed the making of many works of my grandfather’s art, I have witnessed the execution of a painting or sculpture from the idea all the way to the completion of that work. George is a local artist, residing in the Coeur d’Alene area for the past 25 years. His excellence in the arts has been noted and featured around the globe with Major One-man Exhibitions at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C., Indianapolis Museum of Art, The Autry National Center in Los Angeles, The Southwest Museum of Art, Los Angeles, and most recently the honor of being the first artist to have a solo exhibition in the Hamilton Building, the new wing of the Denver Art Museum, having completed its run from December 2007 through April 2008. His work is housed in major museums, corporations and private collections throughout the U.S. and inter-

nationally, also exhibiting in Europe, Russia and Asia. How fortunate are we in the Inland Northwest to have an artist with a presence such as his, right here in our own backyard! The Art Spirit Gallery in Coeur d’Alene will be showing his latest body of work: oil paintings of various landscapes of North Idaho, drawings and new sculpture opening August 15 through October 4, 2008. Katrina is George Carlson’s Granddaughter and has her BA in Art History from the University of Colorado, Boulder.


Aug. 15 –Oct. 4, 2008 at The Art Spirit Gallery

415 Sherman Ave. Downtown CdA, Idaho (208) 765-6006


Arts & Culture The Art Spirit Gallery

Barrister Winery

Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre

Downtown CdA – 415 Sherman Ave. (208) 765-6006

Downtown Spokane – 1213 W. Railroad (509) 465-3591

The Art Spirit is a fine art and fine craft gallery promoting the original work of 30 regional artists. Each month, the gallery is rehung with a new featured artist or invitational show of original work. Opening receptions are held on the second Friday of each month from April through December, in conjunction with the Coeur d’Alene Downtown Art Walk. We are open 11am-6pm Tues.-Sat. and until 9pm Fri.

Taste Barrister’s award-winning wines! Nestled away in a 100-year-old brick building located in the historic Davenport Arts District, Barrister is home to not only a winery, but an unforgettable experience for all who enter. Enjoy wine tastings, offered 11am-4pm Sat., winery tours to get to know the winemakers Mike and Greg, First Friday events and artist receptions, or book the winery and host your own special event!

Join the celebration as Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre embarks upon its 41st anniversary this year. Recognized by USA Today in July 2005 as one of the “top ten” musical theatres in the country, the 2008 season includes: All Shook Up! La Cage Aux Folles, Once Upon a Mattress and Les Miserables. For tickets, please call (800) 4-CdA-TIX or visit:

Music under The sTars on The Lake

sandpoinT, idaho

in aug 7 - 17, 2008 • aug 6 - 16, 2009


For inFormation & tickets call about sandpoint inFo: (800) 800-2106 or visit our Web site:

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Arts & Culture DanceTales Studio & Ballroom Downtown CdA – 1124 Sherman Ave. (208) 667-8087

DanceTales Studio & Ballroom offers the finest in Ballroom, Latin and Swing Dance instruction. Learn to dance with style, meet new friends and have fun in a warm, inviting and hip atmosphere. Singles and couples are both welcome. At DanceTales, you can begin lessons in any month because we always start a new series of classes at the beginning of each month. So whether you’re interested in learning Salsa, Tango, Waltz, Swing or any other of the myriad dance styles we offer, our professional instructors have the knowledge and expertise to make you stand out on the dance floor! See our ad in the Entertainment Section.

Original Art by Regional Artists

2008 EXH IBITIONS June 6 - July 5

Michael Horswill mixed media Sponsored by: LGD Design

July 11 - August 9

Beth Cavener Stichter clay and bronze sculpture Sponsored by: Quarry Tile Company

Janene Grende – Artist Sandpoint – 966 N. Kootenai Rd. (208) 263-6210

A lifetime of living in the beauty of North Idaho continually inspires the wildlife paintings I create. The backgrounds, animals and atmosphere of each painting can be traced to a place I have lived or traveled to. 2007 Sandpoint Festival poster artist Janene featured black bears and the Pend Oreille lake in the back ground to create the poster. I support conservation groups using talent. Through these endeavors, I’ve helped raise money to save wildlife habitat in the U.S. and Canada. I paint in gouache/watercolor, oils and silk dye on silk. Showing at Angel Gallery in Coeur d’Alene, Entree Gallery in Nordman and Timberstand Gallery in Sandpoint.

Janene Grende

Silk dye



August 15 - October 4

George Carlson

oil painting and sculpture Sponsored by: the Radiologists of Kootenai Outpatient Imaging

October 10 - November 8

Elaine Green

charcoal drawings Sponsored by: R.G. Nelson A.I.A. Architects

November 14 - 29

Mel McCuddin

oil paintings Sponsored by: Jim Slavin, Jr. of SDS Realty

Showing at

Angel Gallery, CDA Entree Gallery, Nordman Timberstand Gallery, Sandpoint 415 Sherman Avenue, Coeur d’Alene • 208.765.6006

Additional paintings


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Having Fun... Benefiting Local Charities Area chefs and servers, restaurants, breweries and wineries are very generous, coming together to help with local fundraisers.


NNUAL EVENTS WITH PROCEEDS going to support hometown charities abound here in the Inland Northwest. And with these events, you can have a lot of fun attending … and feel great about it the next morning! The Cobra Roofing Polo Classic, held in Airway Heights just west of Spokane, benefits the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane, a non-profit organization providing a “home away from home” for families wanting to remain near their hospitalized children. Held this year Sept. 7th, this is an event not to miss. The Octobrewfest beer tasting and auction is held in October at the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center, benefiting the Inland Northwest Chapter of the MS Society. Epicurean Delight, held in November, is a formal gala fundraiser for the Inland Northwest Blood Center and unites restaurants, the culinary talents of their finest chefs, area wineries and microbreweries. Auction items and live music keep guests engaged for an unforgettable night. Hospice Wine Tasting is held the first Sat-

urday in February is held at the Hayden Lake Country Club and does an elegant wine and food tasting event with silent and live auction. mARTi Gras Cajun Cook-off & Street Festival, held in February in downtown Coeur d’Alene, benefits Art on the Edge, a non-profit community art program geared toward 6 to 18 year-olds, engaging youth and the community through after-school classes, public art and festivals. Local chefs compete for top prizes in preparing authentic Cajun food. The Oscar Gala in Spokane benefits the Spokane AIDS Network (SAN) in February during the Academy Award Ceremony broadcast in Feb. They also have a Stem & Stein wine and beer tasting event in May. Both feature live and silent auctions. Wine, Stein and Dine is held annually in March at the Greyhound Park and offers an evening filled with fine wines, brews and tasty appetizers from area restaurants in support of the Post Falls Education Foundation. So the next time you want to enjoy a memorable experience, look into attending one of these premier charitable parties!

“Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.” Ovid (Roman poet 43BC-17AD)


Photos by Jordan Shaw and Jeanette Dunn

Bonsai Bistro Cajun Cook-Off Entry

The mARTi Gras in Coeur d’Alene By: JEANETTE DUNN

This Mardi Gras celebration is all about ART – it’s a mARTi Gras!


S A FUNDRAISER FOR Art on the Edge, a free art program for kids, this boisterous and colorful celebration fills Downtown Coeur d’Alene with revelers! It’s a joy for kids of all ages! The merriment begins with a Kids Carnival filled with real art experiences, both visual and performing arts, from clay pottery making and painting to trying a new instrument (scheduled for February 14,

2009 at the Plaza Shops.) The merriment continues with the mARTi Gras for Adults on the 21st. Party into the night with the area’s premier Cajun Cook-off, live music, belly dancers, fire twirlers and more. This is where the area’s top-rated chefs come together to support Art on the Edge and to have a little fun out of the kitchen! Music and merriment abound throughout downtown Coeur d’Alene!

This year’s winners 1st Place Appetizer: Angelo Martini of Angelo’s Ristorante - Crispy Crawfish and Risotta Cake with Roasted Corn Mango Salsa  1st Place Entrée: Kelly Kennedy and Gabirel Cruz from Chimney Rock Grill at Schweitzer Ski Resort - Creole Barbeque Prawns with soft sexy grits and brown butter brusselsprouts 1st Place Dessert: Debbi Simel from Bakery by the Lake for her King Cake

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Cobra Roofing Polo Classic

Polo in Spokane? That’s Right! By: Jillian De Lallo

The Cobra Roofing Polo Classic benefits the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane


IRWAY HEIGHTS, just west of the city of Spokane, is home to the largest polo event west of the Mississippi, both in attendance and money raised, since its 2005 inaugural year. Sept. 16, 2007, marked the Third Annual Cobra Roofing Polo Classic, held at the Spokane Polo Club, just minutes away from the airport. Attendees—dressed in their polo best; men in their collared shirts, women clad in summer dresses, hats and heels (remember Julia Roberts in “Pretty Woman”)—were greeted with wine and hors d’oeuvres as they entered the white-tented area that lined the polo field. With the grand entrance of sky divers and the singing of the National Anthem by Abbey Silveria, a cancer survivor who benefited from services of the Ronald McDonald House, the kick-off was a unique and heartwarming introduction to a special event that offers a little something for everyone: an art walk, silent auction, best


hat contest, champagne divot stomp, raffle and lots of gourmet food, along with friends old and new. Not to mention the main attraction—polo. This year’s event will be held Sept. 7, 2008. The Cobra Roofing Polo Classic benefits the Ronald McDonald House Charity of Spokane— a non-profit organization providing a “home away from home” for families wanting to remain near their hospitalized children. The event began as a vision and came to fruition through hard work and dedication. “It is a unique and exciting event where guests have fun while supporting kids and families that are needing medical services and a place to stay,” said Mike Forness, executive director of RMHC of Spokane. “It’s a magical way for guests to support a great cause while [enjoying a great] experience.” The RMHC of Spokane did not have a signature fundraising event before the introduction of the Cobra Roofing Polo Classic. “There were a lot of golf events and black-tie charities,” Mike said, “but we wanted to come up with something different.” It was the RMHC developmental committee’s vision to include polo in the premier fundraising event for the charity, and it was through their idea, along with the assistance of key players, that this dream was realized. Mike first contacted Suzy Dix of the Spokane Polo Club in fall 2003. They worked hand-inhand in bringing the Ronald McDonald House and Spokane Polo Club together to create an unforgettable fundraising event. “From different travels I had, I got ideas on how we could put this together,” said Suzy, who has been a sponsor and underwriter for the event since the beginning. 2007 marked the first year of the sponsorship of Washington Trust Bank, who sponsored the opposing team from Uruguay, and they are happy they were involved. As James Mellott, PR and communications manager at Washington Trust Bank said, “This is a unique opportunity ... to help raise funds for the Ronald McDonald House. This was our first year ... and we had such a great response from our staff and guests who attended ... we plan to continue [sponsoring this event in the future]. RMHC Logistics Chair Jim Meyer developed the original layout for the inaugural event “down to the fine details,” said Mike, “including the ca-

Cobra Roofing Polo Classic pacity of the venue, how many valet parking spots there were, the number of tables and chairs.” The enormity of the event, with as many as 1,000 people in attendance each year, made it difficult to find a caterer, but Feresateh “Fery” and husband Ahmad Haghighim, owners of Fery’s Catering in Spokane, stepped up to the plate and took on the challenge when approached by Mike. Fery and Ahmad had experience catering to large crowds—they are the caterers for Nordstrom in Spokane and have prepared food for as many as 1,500 people. As Fery said, “[If] we could do it for that many people, we could do it for [them], too.” Finding one company to provide all the necessary tents was a challenge initially. In fact, organizers had to go out of state to find Lake City Rental in Hayden, Idaho, which has supplied as many as 24 tents for the affair, some as large as 20 feet by 200 feet. After more than a year in the making, the first polo event was a success, grossing $174,000 for the Ronald McDonald House. “We’re very loyal to those who first started out on this endeavor with us,” said Mike. In 2006, the benefit raised $221,000, and more than $250,000 was raised at the 2007 event. “[This benefit] allows us to continue to give to families places to stay while their children are in the hospital,” said Marti D’Agostino, co-chair of the event. Ronald McDonald House provided more than 6,500 nights to families last year, and as Marti added: “We provide more than a roof over their heads. We provide them with rest, a kitchen, food, transportation to and from the hospitals, resources and support, computer access, a playroom; everything you would need away from home. And no family is ever turned away regardless of race, religion or ability to pay.” No where else in Spokane will you find an event as classy and sophisticated, yet relaxed and enjoyable as the Cobra Roofing Polo Classic—an event unlike any other in the Inland Northwest. For more information about the Ronald McDonald House of Spokane, visit

POLO FACTS Polo was introduced in Spokane in 1908 Suzy’s father, Peter Dix, bought and developed the land that is currently the Spokane Polo Club in 1968 Polo season begins in mid-May and ends in Sept.

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Washington Trust Bank Suzy Dix/Windermere Real Estate Palouse Manito with Joe & Kilmer Nichols

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Though still predominantly a male sport, more females are getting involved in polo

SAVE THE DATE! Fourth Annual Cobra Roofing Polo Classic September 7, 2008

GETTING THERE The Spokane Polo Club is located just west of Spokane on the north side of HWY 2 in Airway Heights. For more info, visit

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DanceTales Studio & Ballroom offers the finest in Ballroom, Latin and Swing Dance instruction. Learn to dance with style, meet new friends and have fun in a warm, inviting and hip atmosphere. Singles and couples are both welcome. At DanceTales, you can begin lessons in any month because we always

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...since 1980

Places of Worship

Places of Worship



American - Coeur d’Alene First Baptist Church 424 E. Wallace Ave. CdA (208) 667-5429 American - Sandpoint First Baptist Church 1230 Michigan Sandpoint (208) 2633625 Southern - Hayden Lake Point Church 10374 Gov’t Way Hayden (208) 762-3484 Southern - Post Falls Baptist Church 1608 N. Spokane St. Post Falls (208) 773-5870

Community United Methodist Church 1470 W. Hanley Ave. CdA


CdA Bible Church 5350 N. 4th St. CdA (208) 664-4883 Hayden Bible Church 290 E. Miles Ave. Hayden (208) 772-2511 Post Falls Mountain View Bible Church 3974 N. Chase Rd. Post Falls (208)773-2615


Immaculate Conception - SSPX Traditional Latin Mass 606 E. 5th St. Post Falls (208) 773-7442 St. George’s Catholic Church 2010 N. Lucas Post Falls (208) 773-4715 St. Joseph Catholic Church 621 Oak St. Sandpoint (208) 263-3720 St. Mary’s Immaculate Parish 921 Jefferson Ave. St. Maries (208) 245-2977 St. Thomas Church 919 E. Indiana Ave. CdA (208) 664-9259

CHRISTIAN First Christian 201 N. Division Sandpoint New Beginnings Community Church 7352 N. Gov’t Way, Ste. G CdA

(208) 263-4818 (208) 762-1292

COMMUNITY CHURCHES Heart of the City Church 105 E. Indiana CdA (208) 665-7808 Prairie Avenue Christian Center 3639 W. Prairie Ave. Hayden (208) 772-7541 Real Life Ministries 1866 Cecil Rd. Post Falls (208) 777-REAL

FOURSQUARE Family Life Center Foursquare 1502 Sherman Ave. CdA St. Maries Foursquare Church 120 13th St. St. Maries Solid Rock Foursquare Church 761 N. Thornton St. Post Falls

(208) 664-8745 (205) 245-5529 (208) 777-8872

LUTHERAN Calvary Lutheran Church 1011 N. Compton St. Post Falls Lamb of God Lutheran Church 26512 Hwy 57 Priest Lake Lutheran Church of the Master-ELCA 4800 Ramsey Rd. CdA

(208) 773-5321 (208) 443-1403 (208) 765-1002

(208) 765-8800

NAZARENE Coeur d’Alene Church of the Nazarene 4000 N. 4th CdA Post Falls Church of the Nazarene 308 W. 12th Ave. CdA

(208) 667-3543 (208) 773-4621

NON-DENOMINATIONAL Center for Spiritual Living North Idaho 618 E. Wallace Ave. CdA (208) 667-0462 Heart of the City Church 105 E. Indiana CdA (208) 665-7808 North Country Chapel 2281 W. Seltice Way CdA (208) 773-7100 Northside Christian Fellowship 955 Colburn-Culver Rd. Sandpoint (208) 263-4847 Real Life Ministries 1866 Cecil Rd. Post Falls (208) 777-7325 Science - Christian Science Church 422 Pine Sandpoint (208) 263-6622 Science - Christian Science Society 2415 Gov’t Way, Station 7 CdA (208) 667-4669 Unity Church of North Idaho 4465 N. 15th St. CdA (208) 664-1125 Well Springs of Life Christian Fellowship 3683 E. Mullan Ave. Post Falls (208) 777-9747


St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church 4718 E. Horsehaven Ave. Post Falls (208) 777-1128


Coeur d’Alene Worship Center 1921 N. 5th St. CdA (208) 667-6852 Family Worship Center 697 W. Dakota Ave. Hayden (208) 772-4267 Gospel Lighthouse Church 4089 E. Hope Rd. Post Falls (208) 773-6933


Community Presbyterian Church 417 N. Williams St. Post Falls (208) 773-2527 Faith Presbyterian Church 9485 N. Maple St. Hayden (208) 772-5251 First Presbyterian Church 417 N. 4th St. Sandpoint (208) 263-2047


Hayden Lake Seventh-Day Adventist Church 12940 N. Gov’t Way Hayden (208) 762-5718 Seventh Day Adventist Church 111 E. Locust Ave. CdA (208) 664-5473

SYNAGOGUE Temple Beth Shalom 1322 E. 30th Ave.


(509) 747-3304


Community Events

CdA Chamber of Commerce: 664-3194 / 877-782-9232 Post Falls Chamber of Commerce: 773-5016 Hayden Chamber of Commerce: 762-1185 Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce: 208-263-0887 / 800-800-2106 Your area Chamber of Commerce will have any updates available for the community events listed

NORTH IDAHO COMMUNITY EVENTS O NGOI NG E V ENTS: 2nd Fridays: Art Walk, Downtown CdA galleries & shops, 5-8pm 4th Fridays: Music Walk, music for everyone, Downtown CdA, 5-8pm Wednesdays: Farmer’s Market, Downtown CdA Wednesdays: Hot Rod Café Cruise Nights, Post Falls, (208) 777-1712 Thursdays: “Thunder Thursday,” Hot Rod Café Summer Bike Night, Post Falls, (208) 777-1712 Thursdays: Summer Concert Series at Riverstone Park Saturdays: Farmer’s Market, corner of Hwy 95 & Prairie in Hayden Sundays: June.-Aug. CdA Summer Concerts in the CdA City Park June-October: Area Farmers’ Markets

AUGUST 0 8 1-2 RC Car Races, Kootenai County Fairgrounds, (208)676-9616 1-2 Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre: Once Upon a Mattress, (208) 769-7780 1-3 Art on the Green, NIC Campus, CdA, (208) 667-9346 or 1-3 Taste of the Coeur d’Alene’s, City Park, Downtown CdA, (208) 660-2789 or 1-3 CdA Downtown Street Fair, Arts & Crafts, (208) 667-4040 or 1-3 Idaho 200 Super Stock Tour, Stateline Speedway, (208) 773-5019 or 1-24 Sixth Street Melodrama: Phantoms of the Melodrama, (208) 752-8871, (877) SIXTHST or 1-Sep. 8 Art Walk II, Sandpoint, 2 Coeur d’Alene Symphony, On the Green, 3 Huckleberry Festival, Schweitzer, 3 Concert in the Park, The Crosstow Band, Downtown CdA, (208) 667-5986 or 6 Farmer’s Market, Downtown CdA, Every Wednesday, 7 Post Falls Community Picnic and Concert in the Park, Q’emiln Riverside Park, (208) 704-3692 7-17 Festival at Sandpoint at Memorial Field, Sandpoint, 8 Art Walk, Downtown CdA, (208) 664-3194 8-10 Pinehurst Days and Cruisin n’ Grooving Car Show, Pinehurst, (208) 784-0821 or 8-10 North Idaho Fair Open Horse Show, Kootenai County Fairgrounds, CdA, (208) 765-4969 or 9 Annual BrewFest, Silver Mountain, 9 CdA Triathalon/Duathalon, (208) 664-3194 ext.130 or 9-23 Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre: Les Meserable, (208) 769-7780 9-10 Pend Oreille Arts Council’s 35th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair, (208) 263-6139 12 Concert in the Park, Too Hot To Handle, Downtown CdA, (208) 667-5986 or 13 Farmer’s Market, Downtown CdA, Every Wednesday,


14-17 Benewah County Fair, St. Maries, 15 Luminary Festival, Q’emiln Park, Post Falls, (208) 676-0917 15 Annual Feast of the Assumption, Cataldo Mission, (208) 682-3814 or 15-17 Huckleberry-Heritage Festival, Wallace, (208)753-7151 15-17 Annual Wooden Boat Festival, CdA, (208) 664-3194 15-16 Bonner County Rodeo, Bonner County Fairgrounds, (208) 263-8414 16 Huckleberry Festival, Priest Lake, (888) 774-3785 or 19 Concert in the Park, Variety Show, Downtown CdA, (208) 667-5986 or 19-23 Bonner County Fair, Bonner County Fairgrounds, (208) 263-8414 20 Farmer’s Market, Downtown CdA, Every Wednesday, 20-24 North Idaho Fair and Rodeo, Kootenai County Fairgrounds, CdA, (208) 765-4969 or 22-24 Annual Mountain Man Rendezvous, Cataldo Mission, (208) 682-3814 26 Concert in the Park, Revolver, Downtown CdA, (208) 667-5986 or 27 Farmer’s Market, Downtown CdA, Every Wednesday, 30 Smash a Polooza 2008! Demolition Derby & Other Insane Stuff, Stateline Speedway, (208) 773-5019 or 30 ID Saddle Club Barrel & Pole Series, Kootenai County Fairgrounds, (208) 755-6309 30-31 Fall Fest, Microbrew and Music Festival, Schweitzer, 30-31 “Coaster Classic,” Silverwood Theme Park, (208) 683-3400 or 28-Sep. 1 Paul Bunyan Days, St. Maries, (208) 245-3563

SEPTEMBER 08 1 Paul Bunyan Days, St. Maries, (208) 245-3563 1 Coeur d’Alene Symphony, Free Labor Day Concert in the Park, 1-15 Art Walk II, Sandpoint, 3 Farmer’s Market, Downtown CdA, Every Wednesday, 5-6 Cartridge Collectors Show, Kootenai County Fairgrounds, (208)664-9907 or 6 Pend d’Oreille Winery Annual Harvest Party, (208)265-8545 or 7-14 Schweitzer Lakedance International Film Festival, Panida Theater, Sandpoint, (208) 263-9191 or 10 Farmer’s Market, Downtown CdA, Every Wednesday, 12 Art Walk, Downtown CdA, (208) 664-3194 13 Haul Ass to Harrison: Show and Shine Car Show, Harrison, (208) 689-3669 or 13 Mine to Vine, Bike ride & wine tasting, Silver Mountain, 14-20 Antique & Classic Boat Show, CdA, (208) 664-3194 ext. 170 or 17 Farmer’s Market, Downtown CdA, Every Wednesday,

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17 Antique & Classic Boat Show, Wooden Boat Show, Harrison, (208) 689-3669 or 18-22 Idaho Draft Horse and Mule International, Bonner County Fairgrounds, (208) 263-8414 19-28 Lake City Playhouse: Nunsence, (208) 667-1323 or 20 Opera Plus! Studies: An in depth examination of the Opera Plus! Fall opera production with Fred Glienna, NIC Library, (208) 964-4469 or 20 INSSA Super Stock Series, Stateline Speedway, (208) 773-5019 or 20 Great Northern Cowboy Action Shoot, Plummer, 20 Gypsy Jazz Concert, Panida Theater, Sandpoint (208) 263-9191 24 Farmer’s Market, Downtown CdA, Every Wednesday, 26 Post Falls Historical Fall Festival, Q’emiln Riverside Park, Post Falls, (208) 704-3692 26 Barefoot, Indie Acoustic Bluegrass Band, Panida Theater, Sandpoint, (208) 263-9191 26-28 Opera Plus! “La Traviata,” (208) 964-4469 or 27 Octoberfest, Daanen’s Delicatessen in Hayden, (208) 772-7371 27 Fall Heritage Festival, Rathdrum, (208)687-9333 or 28 Komen Race for the Cure, CdA, (208) 665-9888 or

O C T O B E R 08 2-11 Lake City Playhouse: Nunsense, (208) 667-1323 3 Lion’s Club Haunted House, Post Falls, (208) 773-5016 3-8 Art from the Heart, Annual Fall Arts Festival, 4 Priest Lake Classic Car Show, Elkins Resort, (888) 774-3785 or 4 Fall Festival, Harrison, (208) 689-3669 or 4 Fall Colors Scenic Gondola Ride, Silver Mountain, 4-5 4th Annual Fiesta Italiana, 10 Lion’s Club Haunted House, Post Falls, (208) 773-5016 10 Art Walk, Downtown CdA, (208) 664-3194 11 OctoberFest, Silver Mountain, 11 Oktoberfest, Downtown Sandpoint, (208) 255-1876 11 Coeur d’Alene Symphony: Autumn Concert, 12 Opera Plus! “Opera in the Plaza,” FREE Concert, Resort Plaza Courtyard, (208) 664-2827 or 17 Lion’s Club Haunted House, Post Falls, (208) 773-5016 17 Dutch Swing Fever, Sandpoint, (208)263-5157 19-31 Lions Haunted House, Post Falls, (208) 660-8936 or (208)773-5016 25 Farmer’s Market Fall Fest, Downtown CdA, 31 Lake City Playhouse: A Few Good Men, (208) 667-1323 31 Trick or Treat Downtown CdA, 4-6pm

Spokane Chamber of Commerce: 509-624-1393 Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce: 866-475-1436 Downtown Spokane Partnership: Spokane Convention and Visitors Bureau: 888-SPOKANE West Plains Chamber of Commerce, Cheney 509-235-8480

Community Events


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J U N E 09

1 Winter Swap, Kootenai County Fairgrounds,

1 Journey to the North Pole Cruises, CdA Resort, (208) 664-7280, (800) 684-0513 ext.7811 or CdAResort,com

21 IronMan Coeur d’Alene Triathlon, (877) 782-9232, (208) 664-3194, or

2-15 Lake City Playhouse: A Few Good Men, (208) 667-1323 7-23 Sixth Street Melodrama: Godspell, (208) 752-8871, (877) SIXTHST or

1 Holiday Light Show, CdA Resort Boardwalk, (208) 688-5253

26-27 Quilt Show, North Idaho Quilt Guild, (208) 664-0448

1 Schweitzer Lights Up the Night Parade, (800) 831-8810


8 Hayden Veterans Day Parade, Hayden, (208)772-4411

1 Polar Bear Plunge, Sander’s Beach

8 Coeur d’Alene Symphony, Chamber Concert,

1-31 Eagle Watching at Wolf Lodge Bay and Beauty Bay

(Dates to be annouced) 4 Fourth of July Parade, Festival and Fireworks, Downtown CdA, (208) 667-5986 4 4th of July Celebrations: Downtown CdA, Harrison fireworks on the Lake, Spirit Lake parade, Silverwood Theme Park, Bayview Days, Downtown Sandpoint City Beach, Silver Valley Bayview Daze, Bayview, ID, (208) 683-2926 or Annual Race the River Triathlon at Riverstone, CdA, Annual Hot Rod Run, Hot Rode Café, Post Falls, (208) 777-1712 or Annual Sandpoint Wooden Boat Festival, Sandpoint Marina, (208) 255-1876 or Annual ICAR Racing Series, Stateline Speedway, (208) 773-5019 or Annual Pend Oreille Valley Lavender Festival, Pend Oreille, (509) 447-6451 or Annual Garden Tour, CdA, (208) 664-0987 Annual Buckets, Blues & Brews, CdA Chamber, Rathdrum Days, Rathdrum, (208) 6872866 Car Club Show & Shine, St. Maries, (208) 245-2800 Schweitzer Bluegrass Festival, Schweitzer, (208) 263-9562 or Annual SmArt, St. Maries Art Festival, Cherry Bend Boat Park, JulyAmish Pow Wow, Greyhound Park and Events Center, Post Falls, (800) 523-2464 or Body by Scotty Block Party, (208) 773-5016 Priest River Timber Days Celebration, Priest River City Park,

8-9 Gun Show, Kootenai County Fairgrounds, (208) 587-9145

16-31 Lake City Playhouse: Little Shop of Horrors, (208) 667-1323

14 Art Walk, Downtown CdA, (208) 664-3194

24 Coeur d’Alene Symphony, Family Concert,

22-23 CdA Film Festival, CdA Resort,


22 Holly Eve, Holiday Fashion show, Sandpoint, (208) 263-9191 22-30 Thanksgiving Fishing Derby, Lake Pend Oreille, (208) 264-5796 28 Holiday Light Show Parade, Downtown CdA, (208)667-5986 or 28-30 Festival of Trees, Kootenai Medical Center, (208) 666-TREE 28-30 Journey to the North Pole Cruises, CdA Resort, (208) 664-7280, (800) 684-0513 ext.7811 or CdAResort,com 28-Jan. 1 Holiday Light Show, CdA Resort Boardwalk, (208) 688-5253

D E C EM BE R 0 8 1 Children’s Christmas Party on Main Street, Priest River, 1-31 Journey to the North Pole Cruises, CdA Resort, (208) 664-7280, (800) 684-0513 ext.7811 or CdAResort,com 1-31 Holiday Light Show, CdA Resort Boardwalk, (208) 688-5253 4-21 Lake City Playhouse: Annie, (208) 667-1323 5 Art Walk, Downtown CdA, (208) 664-3194 or 5 Christmas on Main Street, Priest River, 5-6 Pottery Show, Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 6 Hayden Holiday Parade & Lights Celebration, (208) 772-4411 6 Yuletide Celebration, Wallace, (208) 753-7151 6 Christmas in St. Maries, (208) 245-3563 6-8 Christmas Festival, Wallace, (208) 753-7151 or 7 Winter Fest Celebration, Harrison, (208) 689-3669 or 13 Coeur d’Alene Symphony: Christmas Showcase,

13 Chocolate Walk, CdA, (208) 415-0116 or 14 4th Annual Kids’ Carnival, Downtown CdA, (208) 676-0917 14 11th Annual mARTi Gras Benefit, (800) 688-5253 14 Sweetheart Ball, Greyhound Park & Event Center, State Line, (208) 704-3692 20-31 Lake City Playhouse: The Sunshine Boys, (208) 667-1323 21-23 Great West GymFest, CdA Resort, (208) 772-9443 27-28 Sixth Street Melodrama: God’s Favorite, (208) 752-8871, Toll Free 877-SIXTHST or

MA R C H 09 1-7 Lake City Playhouse: The Sunshine Boys, (208) 667-1323 1-15 Sixth Street Melodrama: God’s Favorite, (208) 752-8871, Toll Free 877-SIXTHST or 13 Coeur d’Alene Symphony: Regional Talent, 14 St. Patrick’s Day Parade, CdA, (208) 415-0116 or 26-29 Lake City Playhouse: James and the Giant Peach, (208) 667-1323

4 Coeur d’Alene Symphony: Chamber Concert,

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APRIL 0 9 2-5 Lake City Playhouse: James and the Giant Peach, (208) 667-1323

2 Coeur d’Alene Symphony: Season Finale, 8-23 Lake City Playhouse: Big River, (208) 667-1323 9 Northern Pacific Depot Day, Wallace, (208) 752-0111

22-24 Santa’s Traditional Schweitzer Visit at Selkirk Lodge, Sandpoint, (208) 263-9555 or 31 New Year’s Eve, Schweitzer parties, (208) 263-9555 or


Community Events

SPOKANE AREA COMMUNITY EVENTS ONGOI NG E VEN TS: Monthly 1st Friday Art Walks: Downtown Spokane galleries, (509) 625-6081 or visit Summer Saturdays at the MAC: Make-and-take activities for the family, 12-3pm, (509) 363-5328 Sundays in the Garden: Manito Park Garden Center, (509) 625-6200 Seasonal Spokane Indians Baseball: Avista Stadium, (509) 535-2922 or Jun.-Oct., Sat. & Wed.: Farmers’ Market Argentine Tango Lessons: 7:30-9:30pm Thursdays, CenterStage Theatre, free, donations graciously accepted Performing Arts Events: Spokane Convention Center, TicketsWest, (800) 325-7328, (509) 325-7328 or

AUGUS T 0 8 1 Art Walk, Downtown Spokane, (509) 625-6081 1 A Hot August Night with the Spokane Opera, MAC, (509) 456-3931 or 1-17 Exhibit: Contested Ground: The Landscape Redrawn, MAC, (509) 456-3931 or NorthwestMuseum. org 1-31 Exhibit: John Buck: Iconography, MAC, (509) 456-3931 or 1-31 Exhibit: Living Legacy: The American Indian Collection, MAC, (509) 456-3931 or NorthwestMuseum. org 2-3 Spike and Dig, Spokane Falls Community College, (509) 389-1792 or 3 Troika Triathlon, (509) 991-0812 or 8-10 Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival, Medical Lake, (509) 235-8480 or 9 Kids Day, FREE, Meadows in Riverfront Park, (509) 242-2505 9-10 Skyfest 2008 Air Show: Fairchild Air Force Base, (509) 247-9494 16-31 Peach Festival, Green Bluff Growers, (509) 238-4709 or 16-31 Exhibit: River Pigs and Beasts, MAC, (509) 456-3931 or 15-17 Goodguys 7th Great Northwest Nationals, Spokane Fair & Expo Center, (509) 477-1766 or 22-24 52nd Annual Summer Square Dance & Salmon BBQ, Western Dance Center, (509) 927-4592 or 27-Sept. 1 Pig Out in the Park, Riverfront Park, (509) 456-4FUN or

S E P T E M BE R 08 1-30 Exhibit: River Pigs and Beasts, MAC, (509) 456-3931 or 1-30 Exhibit: John Buck: Iconography, MAC, (509) 456-3931 or 1-30 Exhibit: Living Legacy: The American Indian Collection, MAC, (509) 456-3931 or


5 Art Walk, Downtown Spokane, (509) 625-6081 6-30 Apple Festival, Green Bluff Growers, (509) 238-4709 or 7 4th Annual Cobra Roofing Polo Classic, Spokane Polo Club, 5-14 Spokane Interstate Fair, (509) 477-1766 or 13-14 Classic No. 1: Fabulous Opening Night, Spokane Symphony at the Fox, 19-21 Valleyfest, Mirabeau Point Park, (509) 922-3299 or 20 Capital Steps: The Best of Broadway, INB Performing Arts Center, 22-24 Spokane Falls NW Indian Encampment and Pow Wow, Lilac Bowl at Riverfront Park, (509) 535-0866 or 23-24 Chamber Sioree 1, Spokane Symphony at the Davenport, 26-Oct. 26 Spokane Civic Theatre: Oklahoma!, Main Stage, (509) 325-2507 or 27 Super Pops No. 1: Peter Cetera, Spokane Symphony at INB Performing Arts Center,

O C T O B E R 08 1-26 Spokane Civic Theatre: Oklahoma!, Main Stage, (509) 325-2507 or 1-31 Exhibits: River Pigs and Beasts, John Buck: Iconography, Living Legacy: The American Indian Collection, all at the MAC, (509) 456-3931 or 3 Art Walk, Downtown Spokane, (509) 625-6081 3-5 Annual Fall Antique Show, Spokane Fairgrounds, (509) 924-0588 or 4-5 Margo Abdo O’Dell in Lebanese Dances, Workshops and Show, (509) 993-4423 or 4-5 Classics No.2: Colors of Russia, Spokane Symphony at the Fox, 4-26 Harvest Festival, Green Bluff Growers, (509) 238-4709 or 8-25 The Phantom of the Opera: INB Performing Arts Center, 10-12 Annual Home Ideas Show, Spokane County Fair & Expo Center, 16-18 Annual Quilt Show, 17 Casual Classics No.1: The Anatomy of a Composer: Beethoven’s Second Symphony, Spokane Symphony at the Fox, 18 Octobrewfest, Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, (509) 482-2022 or (800) 344-4867 24 Symphony on the Edge 1, Spokane Symphony at the Big Easy, 31-Nov. 23 Spokane Civic Theatre: Graceland/Never Swim Alone, Firth J. Chew Studio Theatre, (509) 325-2507 or

Sponsored by:

N O VE MB E R 08 1 Spooktacular, Spokane Symphony at the Fox, 1-23 Spokane Civic Theatre: Graceland/Never Swim Alone, Firth J. Chew Studio Theatre, (509) 325-2507 or 1-30 Exhibits: River Pigs and Beasts, John Buck: Iconography, Living Legacy: The American Indian Collection, MAC, (509) 456-3931 or 7 Epicurean Delight: 27th Anniversary, Spokane Convention Center, (509)232-4567 or 7-9 Inland Craft Annual Sale & Exhibition, Spokane Convention Center, (509) 466-7474 or 8-9 Classics No. 3, Spokane Symphony at the Fox, 8-9 Annual Fall Folk Festival, Spokane Community College, (509) 747-2640 or 14 Spokane Cork & Keg Festival, Mirabeau Park Hotel, (509) 467-7744 15 Super Pops No. 2: Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Spokane Symphony at INB Performing Arts Center, 21-23 Annual Christmas Arts & Crafts Show, (509) 924-0588 or 21-Dec. 20 Spokane Civic Theatre: A Christmas Carol, The Musical, Main Stage, (509) 325-2507 or 22-23 Classics No. 4: Two Worlds, Two Geniuses, Spokane Symphony at the Fox,

D E C E MB E R 08 1-20 Spokane Civic Theatre: A Christmas Carol, The Musical, Main Stage, (509) 325-2507 or 1-31 Exhibits: River Pigs and Beasts, Living Legacy: The American Indian Collection, MAC, (509) 456-3931 or 5-7 The Nutcracker, Spokane Symphony at INB Performing Arts Center, 10-14 The Color Purple, INB Performing Arts Center, 12-20 Super Pops No. 3: Holiday Pops, Spokane Symphony at INB Performing Arts Center, 31 First Night Spokane, (509) 252-5027 or

J AN U ARY 09 1-31 Exhibit: River Pigs and Beasts, MAC, (509) 456-3931 or 1-31 Exhibit: Living Legacy: The American Indian Collection, MAC, (509) 456-3931 or 1-31 Exhibits: River Pigs and Beasts, Living Legacy: The American Indian Collection, MAC, (509) 456-3931 or 9-25 Spokane Civic Theatre: One Who Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, Main Stage, (509) 325-2507 or

Community Events


Sponsored by:

17-18 Classics No. 5: Back to Their Roots, Spokane Symphony at the Fox,

28 Super Pops No. 5: Mancini Madness, Spokane Symphony at INB Performing Arts Center,

Annual Cheney Rodeo, Cheney, (509) 235-4848 or

24 The World Comes West, Spokane Symphony at the Fox,


Annual Cherry Pickers Trot & Pit Spit, (509) 238-4709 or

30-Feb. 22 Spokane Civic Theatre: One the Affections of May, (509) 325-2507 or 31 Annie: The Best of Broadway, INB Performing Arts Center, 9-25 Spokane Civic Theatre: One Who Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, Main Stage, (509) 325-2507 or 17-18 Classics No. 5: Back to Their Roots, Spokane Symphony at the Fox, 24 The World Comes West, Spokane Symphony at the Fox, 30-Feb. 22 Spokane Civic Theatre: One the Affections of May, (509) 325-2507 or 31 Annie: The Best of Broadway, INB Performing Arts Center,

F EB RUARY 0 9 1-22 Spokane Civic Theatre: One the Affections of May, (509) 325-2507 or 1-28 Exhibits: River Pigs and Beasts, Living Legacy: The American Indian Collection, MAC, (509) 456-3931 or 3-4 Chamber Soiree 2, Spokane Symphony at the Davenport, 7 Super Pops No. 4: 3 Broadway Divas, Spokane Symphony at INB Performing Arts Center, 20-Mar. 15 Spokane Civic Theatre: No, No, Nanette, Main Stage, (509) 325-2507 or 28-Mar. 1 Classics No. 6: Spokane Symphony Live at the Fox,

M A RCH 0 9 1 Classics No. 6: Spokane Symphony Live at the Fox, 1-15 Spokane Civic Theatre: No, No, Nanette, Main Stage, (509) 325-2507 or 1-31 Exhibits: River Pigs and Beasts, Living Legacy: The American Indian Collection, MAC, (509) 456-3931 or 7-8 Classics No. 7: New Worlds, Spokane Symphony at the Fox, 14 An Evening with Sir James and Lady Jean Galway, Spokane Symphony at the Fox, 19-22 Ain’t Misbehavin’: The Best of Broadway, INB Performing Arts Center, 20 Symphony on the Edge 2, Spokane Symphony at the Big Easy, 20-21 Defending the Caveman: The Best of Broadway, INB Performing Arts Center, 20-Apr. 19 Spokane Civic Theatre: Godspell, Firth J. Chew Studio Theatre, (509) 325-2507 or 24-25 Chamber Soiree 3, Spokane Symphony at the Davenport,

1-19 Spokane Civic Theatre: Godspell, Firth J. Chew Studio Theatre, (509) 325-2507 or

Annual Early Ford V8 Club Show & Shine, Spokane County Fair & Expo Center, (509) 487-7817

Annual Lavender Festival, (509) 447-2401 or

1-30 Exhibits: River Pigs and Beasts, Living Legacy: The American Indian Collection, MAC, (509) 456-3931 or

100 Years of Motorcycles 2008, 4th Annual Rally and Concert Series, Spokane County Fair & Expo Center, (509) 868-7948

3-19 Spokane Civic Theatre: Shakespeare in Hollywood, Main Stage, (509) 325-2507 or

Royal Fireworks Festival & Concert, (509) 455-6865 or

4-5 Classics No. 8: Narrations, Spokane Symphony at the Fox, 17-19 Regional Festival, Spokane Civic Theatre, 19 Symphony YES!: Exploring Polish Soul, Spokane Symphony at the Fox, 20 Classics No. 9: Exploring the Polish Soul, Spokane Symphony at the Fox, 25 Super Pops No. 6: Crique de la Symphonie, Spokane Symphony at INB Performing Arts Center,

MAY 09 1 Casual Classics No. 3: The Anatomy of a Composer – Mozart’s Competition: Friends and Foes, Spokane Symphony at the Fox, 1-31 Exhibits: River Pigs and Beasts, Living Legacy: The American Indian Collection, MAC, (509) 456-3931 or 3 Annual Lilac Bloomsday Run, Downtown Spokane, (509) 838-1579 or 5-8 Monty Python’s Spamlot: The Best of Broadway, INB Performing Arts Center, 8-31 Spokane Civic Theatre: The Women of Lockerbie, Firth J. Chew Studio Theatre, (509) 325-2507 or 9-10 Classics No. 10: Symphonic Celebration, Spokane Symphony at the Fox, 15-Jun. 14 Spokane Civic Theatre: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Main Stage, (509) 325-2507 or

JU N E 09 Annual Hoopfest 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament, (509) 624-2414 or 1-14 Spokane Civic Theatre: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Main Stage, (509) 325-2507 or 1-30 Exhibits: River Pigs and Beasts, Living Legacy: The American Indian Collection, MAC, (509) 456-3931 or

JU LY 09 Annual ClearChannel 4th of July Neighbor Day, (509) 242-2505 or Annual Strawberry Celebration, Green Bluff Growers, (509) 238-4709 or

Actor’s Repertory Theatre (509) 838-4013 Best of Broadway Center Stage (509) 747-8243 Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox (509) 624-5992 Interplayers Theatre (509) 455-7529 Northwest Museum (509) 456-3931 Spartan Theatre (509) 838-4013 Spokane Children’s Theatre (509) 328-4886 Spokane Civic Theatre (509) 325-2507 Spokane Jazz (509) 325-7328 Spokane Symphony (509) 624-1200


Index of Advertisers Reference

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North Coeur d’Alene Post Falls, State Line & Hauser Lake Hayden Lake, Rathdrum & Spirit Lake Sandpoint, Hope & Priest Lake The Silver Valley, Kellogg & Wallace

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Arts & Culture

A to Z Smokeshop Fine Wines & Cigars

(208) 777-7778........... 106

Daanen’s Delicatessen

(208) 772-7371... 75,77-79

Ambrosia Bistro & Wine Bar

(509) 928-3222............. 97

Dance Tales Studio and Ballroom

(208) 667-8087........ 47,54

Angelo’s Ristorante

(208) 765-2850........ 29,37

Di Luna’s Café

(208) 263-0846............. 85

Anthony’s HomePort

(509) 328-9009............. 98

Anthony’s Midtown Bistro

(208) 765-7723............. 37

Dinner Party, The

(208) 765-5653................... 106,112,125,132

Art Spirit Gallery

(208) 765-6006.... 146-147

Dodge Construction

(208) 667-3350............. 20


(208) 765-0100... 21,37,41

Downriver Grill

(509) 323-1600........... 101

Elkins Resort

(208) 443-2432.........88-92

Enoteca Fine Wines and Beer

(208) 457-9885................... 4,71,106,132

Festival at Sandpoint

(208) 265-4554........... 146

Fish Folks, The

(208) 667-5702........... 113.

Fisherman’s Market and Grill

(208) 664-4800...... 66,106

Floating Restaurant, The

(208) 264-5311............. 85

Gourmet Way

(208) 762-1333.... 106-107 (208) 667-9660................... 29,42-43,45,48 (208) 773-1324........ 71,73

Barrister Winery

(509) 465-3591...... 98,133

Bella Rose Café & Bakery

(208) 667-9640............. 37

Big Cheese Pizza

(208) 773-6659............. 71

Bistro on Spruce

(208) 664-1774........ 46,49

Bitterroot Cutlery

(208) 667-3887...... 66,113

Body Contouring & Spa

(208) 704-2766........... 124

Bonsai Bistro

(208) 765-4321... 24-27,51

Café Carambola

(208) 676-8784........ 29,54

Calypsos Coffee Company

(208) 665-0591.........47-48

Greenbrier Foods, Inc

Capone’s Pub & Grill, CdA

(208) 667-4843........ 34,47

Greensferry Crossing

Capone’s Pub & Grill, Post Falls

(208) 457-8020............. 71

GW Hunters Restaurant and Steakhouse (208) 777-9388............. 71.

Caruso’s Sandwich Co., CdA

(208) 765-1001........ 47,68

Hagadone Directories

(800) 727-9104.........18-19

Caruso’s Sandwich Co., Hayden

(208) 762-4676............. 77

Hill’s Resort, Priest Lake

(208) 443-2551.........91-92

Caruso’s Sandwich Co., Post Falls

(208) 457-1906............. 71

Iron Horse Bar & Grill

(208) 667-7314.........38-39

Cedars Floating Restaurant

(208) 664-2922........ 41,47

I.T. International Buffet

(208) 762-4787.........67-68

Chaps Cafe and Coffeehouse

(509) 624-4182...... 98-100

Jameson, The Historic

(208) 556-6000............. 94

Chef in the Forest

(208) 773-3654............. 74

Janene Grende, Artist

(208) 263-6210.85,143,147

Cheryl Burchell Fine Jewelry

(208) 676-1645............... 5

JB’s Family Restaurant

(208) 765-3225............. 67


(800) 332-1773.... 106,111

Kynrede Café

(208) 772-8643........ 77,81

Ciao Mambo

(208) 722-9555........ 77,79

La Cabana

(208) 773-4325........ 71,73

Coeur d’Alene Brewing Co.

(208) 664-2739........ 36,46

La Cocina

(208) 777-1280.........73-74

Coeur d’Alene Cellars Barrel Room No. 6 (208) 664-9632...... 48,127

Lake Pend Oreille Cruises

(208) 255-5253.........86-87

Coeur d’Alene Cellars Winery

(208) 664-2336...... 66,127.

Las Chavelas

(208) 664-3767........ 65,67

Coeur d’Alene Olive Oil Company, CdA

(208) 765-0188. 106,118-119

Le Piastre

(208) 665-0585........ 28,48

Coeur d’Alene Olive Oil Company, Spokane (509) 747-6343..................

Little Italy’s Wine Bar

(208) 777-7778........... 133

Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre

(208) 769-7780........... 146

Make Wine Make Beer

(208) 765-8576...... 48,127

Cricket’s Downtown Bar & Grill

(208) 765-1990........ 34,48


(208) 457-9999............. 72


(208) 773-5816............. 74

Michael D’s Eatery

(208) 676-9049.........30-31

Events & Entertainment


Index of Advertisers Moon Time

(208) 667-2331........ 35,48

Tango Café, The

(208) 263-9514............. 85

Moose Market and Lounge

(208) 664-7901...... 54,106

Thai Bamboo

(208) 667-5300.50-53,101

Mulligan’s Rotisserie Grille & Bar

(208) 765-3200............. 67

TimberRock Winery

(208) 667-5155........... 132

My Gourmet Chef

(208) 263-3232.........85-86

Tim’s Special Cut Meats

(208) 772-3327.... 112-113

Northland Rosarium

(509) 448-4968........... 106

Tomato Street

(208) 667-5000............. 68

Northwest Woman Magazine

(509) 536-6541........... 160

Tony’s On the Lake

(208) 667-9885........ 23,54

Oval Office, The

(208) 777-2102........ 69,72

Top of China Buffet

(208) 676-8888.........67-68

Pend d’Oreille Winery

(208) 265-8545.87,131-132

Townshend Cellar Winery

(509) 238-1400........... 132

Pilate’s Pathway

(208) 660-4477........... 120

Wagner’s Hofbrau

(208) 667-6688........ 66,68

Pilgrim’s Market

(208) 676-9730.3,114-115

White House Grill

(208) 777-9672........ 69,72

Porch Public House, The

(208) 772-7711............. 80

Wine Cellar, The

(208) 664-WINE............. 40

Professional Sharpening

(509) 481-0964.... 112-113

Qdoba Mexican Grill – CdA

(208) 667-2073........ 54,68

Qdoba Mexican Grill – Spokane Medical Center

(509) 747-8737..................

Qdoba Mexican Grill – North Spokane

(509) 468-8500..................

Queen Bee Spa, The

(208) 664-1325........... 124

Renew Mind & Body Spa

(208) 765-2628. 121,123-124

(208) 292-0935.........59-63

Rockin’ B Ranch Cowboy Supper Show

(509) 891-9016........... 148

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane

(509) 624-0500.... 152-153


(208) 765-4121........ 54,68

Select Subaru

(208) 773-7648............... 2

Serendipity Hospitality

(208) 935-6330........ 46,55

Silver Capital Arts & Wine Cellar

(208) 556-7081........... 132

Sleep’s Cabins

(208) 255-2122.........86-87

Smoke House Barbecue & Saloon

(208) 659-7539............. 94

Spectacular Image

(208) 772-5411............. 15

Stage Right Cellars

(208) 265-8116............. 87

Sweetpea Home Interior

(208) 667-9040...... 54,110

Syringa Japanese Café & Sushi Bar

(208) 664-2718........ 48,55

Taco Chic Salsa / The Salsa Factory

(208) 665-7491.... 8,80,108

Takara Japanese Restaurant

(208) 765-8014............. 29

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Get Outta Town The Historic Whitehouse Crawford Restaurant and Seven Hills Winery

Get Outta Town! Destination Walla Walla By: JEANETTE DUNN Walla Walla, Washington is becoming one of the most popular destinations for people wanting to get outta town in the Spokane Coeur d’Alene area.


T SEEMS THAT EVERYONE HAS a fun trip to Walla Walla worth talking about and among my friends and business associates it is a destination that immediately brings a smile into our conversations. Known for the growth in the number of wineries that has literally exploded in the recent years, Walla Walla events are usually booked a year in advance, sometimes more. I was lucky enough to stumble upon a new event… that was easily accessible this past spring, when we were still getting nothing but snowy days in Coeur d’Alene. A much needed break with some sunshine and blooming trees was in order! Feast Walla Walla is a celebration of food,


wine and art; a revival of an older event that welcomed attendees with a new taste and feel. Downtown Walla Walla is the location, the tents were perched and heaters in place, but none were needed on this, the warmest weekend since winter broke. John Turner of Ash Hollow brought in New York City Artist Laura Loving for the event, and offered a reception for her at the tasting room afterward. John was very helpful with tips while planning my trip to warm warm Walla Walla, and Laura’s art was a bright spot in the dim days of this snowy spring. Alexa Palmer of the Fat Duck Inn brought out Chef Charles’ Smoked Apple and Cherry

Wood Wild Duck Crostini with Fig & Onion Marmalade. This was a beautiful blend of flavors that fit right in with the multitude of fantastic wine selections available at the event. The local chocolates available were delightful; Bright’s Candies have been around since 1934 and have a store just a block away from the event, and the Petits Noirs were so delectable I had to bring some home for the crew. I thought it was very well attended for a first annual event, and I look forward, as always when talking about Walla Walla, to going again! The next day before returning to the snowy hills in the cold North, I was very fortunate to find the Colville St. Patisserie downtown and had the most melt-in-your-mouth pastry and quiche breakfast ever! And, I was able to stop in to taste and tour the Seven Hills Winery with Vicky McClellan before heading back. This stunning building is so photogenic that I couldn’t get enough of it and I have to say, this is one of the most beautifully restored historic buildings I have ever seen. Add to that the wonderful wines they make there at Seven Hills and the outstanding dining experience at the Whitehouse Crawford the night before and you have a unique experience that one can only find in Walla Walla. The building was built in 1904 and has been renovated with care to maintain the character and charm of the original. That in itself is worthy of a book all its own, so I will just show you the pictures and let you see for yourself. It was a welcome reprieve from the snow and cold ... I didn’t want to head back North!

Ash Hollow Tasting Room

Get Outta Town

WALLA WALLA PRODUCTS (that aren’t wine!) Winery dogs are lucky dogs! And now, thanks to Barbara Whatley, they are celebrities in their own right. Winery Dogs of Walla Walla is filled with beautiful photos of the dogs in their natural habitat and of course in natural poses at home on the winery properties. They too are now almost as famous as their winemakers! Dog lovers and wine lovers alike will enjoy this book featuring 77 of them in their happy-dog winery homes. The books are available and many wineries and online at WineryDogsOfWallaWalla. com. Purchases help support the local dog park and Humane Society. The Historic Whitehouse Crawford Restaurant and Seven Hills Winery Petit Noirs Chocolate

Feast Walla Walla

Bright’s Candies – a Walla Walla tradition


Taste Worth the Trip

Taste Worth the Trip By: Jillian “Snow bunny” De Lallo Whitefish, Montana’s Tupelo Grille While vacationing in Whitefish, Mont., I happened upon an amazing little restaurant located in the heart of downtown. I called my older sister, who lived there for a brief time, and asked for her suggestions. She highly recommended a few places she frequented while living there: Craggy Range for a great burger, the Rising Sun Bistro for some healthy, organic cuisine, Loula’s Café for breakfast and Tupelo Grille for a finer dining experience. After a busy weekend of snowboarding, and since it was nearly 8pm, I decided a nice dinner at Tupelo Grille would hit the spot. And am I ever glad I did! As soon as we entered the restaurant, we were greeted by Frederico, our host from Argentina. With his accent and kind smile, he was very interested in our being in Whitefish, inquiring as to what brought us there and where we were from. Once seated, our waitress, Sara, who was super sweet, brought us our wine (a 2004 Benton-Lane Pinot Gris) … dee-lish! After asking her for her dinner recommendations, I decided on the Low Country Shrimp & Grits, a “creamy garlic-cheddar grit cake with shrimp and tasso cream.” I could swear each bite melted in my mouth. And not only was it delicious, but the size of the entrée was perfect! I’m a big eater,


but even once I was full, I still had more to take home. My friend decided on the Special—Thai Marinated Corvina (Mexican Sea Bass) “finished with sweet chili lime sauce, served with curried Jasmine rice and Thai salad (basil, cilantro and mint). He, too, was extremely impressed. Even though our stomachs were certainly content by the end of dinner, we couldn’t leave without dessert. We ordered a Crème Brule for dessert, but Sara made sure we had Tupelo’s famous Bread Pudding at the commendation of Owner Pat Carloss. I had heard of Bread Pudding before, but had never experienced it first hand. It was amazing! It tantalized my taste buds with its sweet, cinnamon, moist perfection. A true treat. If ever in Whitefish, make sure to take the time and enjoy a meal at Tupelo Grille. You’ll be glad you did. Promise. GETTING THERE Tupelo Grille is located in Downtown Whitefish, Mont. 17 Central Ave. (406) 862-6136

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