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12 Recent OPENINGS The North Idaho restaurant scene continues to grow, and restaurateurs are bringing new, fresh flavors in full force.

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FEATURE Try out the hottest new trend in gardening, and plant a sustainable urban garden in your backyard space.

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61 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Get dressed up and get out on the town to enjoy the local entertainment that happens nightly in and around North Idaho.

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BEST Of LOCAL It’s not just the food that is top notch. Check out some of the local business while you’re in town.

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WELCOME TO THE NEW SIZZLE WITH TIME, all things grow and evolve. They strengthen and become better. I am honored to have been a part of the Coeur d’Alene and Sandpoint Sizzle dining and entertainment magazine, formerly the Idaho Cuisine Northern Edition, for the past decade. I have seen it first hand develop into the beautiful, classy, informative publication it is today. I believe the Sizzle gives readers a true taste of the incredible North Idaho dining and entertainment scene and shines the spotlight on those who work endlessly in the hospitality industry to serve the Coeur d’Alene, Sandpoint, Post Falls and Hayden communities and visitors alike, giving them the best they have to offer. I am excited and look forward to the next 10 years; sharing the stories of local businesses–our neighbors. We’re spicing things up with the Coeur d’Alene and Sandpoint Sizzle and will now be printing bi-annually, with our Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer issues. This will allow us the chance to explore more local business in the area and bring the readers updates throughout the year. In addition, we have a new mobilized website at NorthwestSizzle.com, which will allow our readers to easily access local restaurants and wineries, breweries and distilleries, specialty shopping, entertainment and community events, all within reach of their smartphone or computer. And our weekly eNewsletter highlights the best upcoming events in art, entertainment, charity, and food and wine in our area. With the growth of our publications and the transition to a new publisher, Steve Russo of Living Local 360, the design of the Coeur d’Alene and Sandpoint Sizzle has a fresh new appearance to complement this next chapter. In this issue we unveil a new look to kick off a new era for our publications. With the skills of our writers, designers and editors, we hope that you enjoy the NEW Coeur d’Alene and Sandpoint Sizzle. Enjoy each turn of the page and be inspired by the chefs, winemakers, specialty shop owners, managers, servers...everyone who goes above and beyond to make your dining and wining experience memorable, all over town. We are here to entertain you, to introduce you—and remind you—what’s great in your neighborhood, and help you discover new favorites! “You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food.” —Paul Prudhomme

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Forty-One South Shoga Sushi Bar Trinity at City Beach Sandpoint Furniture

WINE TIME 28 Pend d’Oreille Winery 29 Tour & Taste

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HAYDEN 32 The Grill at Avondale 34 Candle in the Woods

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Moon Time The Porch Public House Sweet Lou’s Restaurant Uva Italian 315 Restaurant at The Greenbriar Inn Calypsos Coffee & Creamery Kootenai Family Dental Tony’s on the Lake The Bluebird Fisherman’s Market

Post falls 57 La Cabana 58 The White House Grill 59 The Oval Office Bistro and Martini Bar

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RECENT OPENINGS

After many successful years in Ponderay, SWEET LOU’S now has a second location in the Parkside Towers in Downtown Coeur d’Alene. You’ll find 23 beers on tap, plenty of screens, a killer happy hour and a very similar menu to its Ponderay location. Popular Northwest seafood staple ANTHONY’S RESTAURANT has opened its 30th restaurant along the waterfront in the Riverstone Shopping District in Coeur d’Alene. Well known for its fresh seafood, this Anthony’s

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SWEET LOU’S offers fine dining in a casual environment. Serving only wild-caught seafood from sustainable sources, the menu rotates weekly to offer the freshest in-season offerings. Enjoy happy hour specials on drinks and appetizers and special four-course dinner prices available before 6pm. The aroma around the Prairie Shopping Center in Hayden is now filled with delicious barbecue as JUNIOR’S BARBECUE is dishing out traditional pit barbecue for lunch and dinner. Pulled pork, ribs and hearty sandwiches can be paired with traditional Southern sides like hush puppies and fried okra. FLAME AND CORK

AS YOU TRAVEL from town to town across North Idaho, you run into classic hometown restaurants that have served up big portions of home cooking for decades. Many were built around feeding the appetites of our miners, loggers, mill workers and other hard-working locals. As the tourism industry and influx of non-Idaho residents moving here continues to grow, so do the choices of where to find an excellent meal.

As with much of the west, the craft beer scene is continuing to explode and locals are digging DAFT BADGER BREWING in Midtown Coeur d’Alene. An easy drinking golden ale or bolder imperial stout can be paired with appetizers, salads and sandwiches made in house. Watch for celebrations throughout the year and meet the brewers at various community brew fests. Start your day with a heaping breakfast at CHOMPER CAFE in Hayden. Open from 7am to

If you are tired of the same delivery pizza, try something a little different at FLAME AND CORK in Hayden. The family run pizza joint serves up its wood-fired pizzas square shaped and with plenty of non-traditional toppings and cheeses. If you find a wine you enjoy, ask your server about joining the monthly wine club which provides you access to special events and tastings.

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3pm, you can get breakfast no matter what time you roll out of bed. Lunch is served as well as full catering service for your office party or wedding. Perhaps some of the most unique offerings you will find in North Idaho are at THE BLUEBIRD in Coeur d’Alene’s midtown. A new endeavor by the owners of the incredibly popular Syringa, you’ll find rotating specialties, but don’t be surprised to see octopus, duck and anchovy on the menu. What’s Changing: The palate of the North Idaho diner is becoming more refined. Those who have tried opening a new restaurant with basic foods, cheap ingredients and minimal atmosphere are finding themselves quickly out of business. As new businesses continue to open, it’s fun to see the time that is put into design, layout and atmosphere. Menus contain many North Idaho standards, but most also feature a few items that might make you look twice. What was once a few taps from the big three (now two—Budweiser and Miller/Coors) domestic brewers, you’ll now walk into most bars and see at least a half dozen North Idaho craft beers available by the pint or pitcher. With so many great menu offerings at local restaurants, diners are now excited to explore the new flavors being offered, rather than sticking with the same three places they’ve visited for years. As the population continues to grow and diversify, so will the cuisine. What’s Trending: As with the rest of the country, our attention span continues to shrink as we are always looking for the newest, latest and greatest. Restaurants are adapting by continually rotating food and drink specials, hosting trivia nights, brewer’s dinners, live music and more to keep guests coming back again and again. Social media blasts offering spur-of-the-moment specials allow owners to connect with their most loyal foodies. While it is nice to dine out often, the reality of life in North Idaho is that most of us can’t afford five meals out each week. Local businesses are stepping up to teach people how to make their own gourmet meals at home for a fraction of the price of a three-course meal out. Demonstration kitchens at Weekends and Company in Sandpoint, The Culinary Stone in Coeur d’Alene and Gourmet Way in Hayden offer classes that fill up quickly. Head chef and owner Angelo Brunson of Angelo’s in Coeur d’Alene also teaches private classes to folks looking to up their skills in the kitchen. What’s New & Exciting: The variety of foods available in North Idaho continues to improve as more adventurous entrepreneurs introduce us to cuisine not typically found in this neck of the woods. Despite being landlocked, sushi continues to increase in popularity with continued community support of places like Shoga in Sandpoint, and Syringa Japanese Cafe and Sushi Bar and Bonsai Bistro in Coeur d’Alene. Fisherman’s Market offers a small sushi bar, as well as fresh fish and supplies to roll your own at home! With the recent addition of Kaiju and Sushi I, there’s no shortage of fresh sushi right here in North Idaho! Despite a few skirmishes with the city of Coeur d’Alene, more food trucks are opening up to cater to folks wanting a good meal fast and at a reasonable price. Best Avenue in Coeur d’Alene has become a food-truck haven worth the stop. You’ll also find more of these trucks at community events, parades, races and brew fests. While not the most exciting news for business owners, just about every restaurant around is looking for help from servers or kitchen workers, meaning jobs are plentiful and it’s a great opportunity for young people looking to get into the restaurant industry and learn from the ground up.

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Sustainable Urban Gardens It’s a thing

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s it possible to grow enough food to feed your family in an urban setting? Yes! Don’t you need acres of farmland to produce enough to make a go of it? The answer is a resounding, “No!” More people in an urban setting are turning their hats toward the idea of small-scale urban gardening in a big way. As people are becoming more aware of the foods with which they choose to nourish their bodies, so they are shifting toward a start-tofinish approach to feeding themselves. Plant it, grow it, nourish it, harvest it, prepare it and eat it. Lather, rinse and repeat yearly. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations reports that 800 million people worldwide grow vegetables or fruits or raise animals in cities, producing what the Worldwatch Institute reports to be an astonishing 15 to 20 percent of the world’s food. Doesn’t it make you want to grab a piece of the pie, knowing exactly where your food is coming from? “Sustainable” means the ability to continue something with perpetuity; to be able to uphold or maintain. It is possible to supplement a “grocery store lifestyle” or replace it completely within the confines of your own home located within a city lot. It takes careful planning and attention to placement of edibles, growing seasons and smart use of vertical space, but it is possible and is being done right now in cities around the world. Despite their relatively small size, urban farms grow a surprising amount of food with yields that often surpass those of their rural cousins. This is possible for a couple reasons. First, city farms don’t experience heavy insect pressure, and they don’t have to deal with hungry deer or groundhogs. Second, city farmers can walk their plots in minutes, rather than hours, addressing problems as they arise and harvesting produce at its peak. They can also plant more densely because they hand cultivate, nourish their soil more frequently and micromanage applications of water and fertilizer. There’s no need for a big green harvester within city limits just a little elbow grease and the will to get it done! Let’s talk about that concept of vertical gardening. Many vegetables grow on vines. Vines will travel up and wrap themselves around the nearest hospitable host. If you make use of trellises, you can double your ground space just by growing up instead of out. Plant your vine vegetables in neat rows with a trellis between them and all of a sudden you’ve maximized your space and opened up dirt for the next crop.

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Each plant has a unique growing season. You can spread out the work by planting early season crops first. Root vegetables and hardy vegetables can be planted extremely early in the season, even before the danger of frost is past, if you cover them with straw to help insulate. Later on in the season, that straw will help mulch the beds, holding in moisture and making more efficient use of water. Lettuce and salad greens have a short growing season but can be harvested at intervals throughout the growing season. Plant early and harvest early to take maximum advantage of this delicate edible. Long-season crops, such as brussels sprouts, need to be planted early and then left alone until well into the fall. If your area is in danger of early frosts in the fall, portable hoop houses can be utilized to drop over late-season crops at night to insulate them from the dangers. Are you ready to benefit from a homegrown lifestyle? Imagine strolling through your garden beds and deciding what goes in your salad that night based off of what’s ripe. Imagine sending your children out to “grab a snack” off the vine. Fresh tomatoes, fruit right off of the tree or bush, snap peas, beans, carrots and more. The possibilities are endless. Are you more of a gourmet? A supplemental herb garden will give extra zip and zest to your dishes. There’s nothing quite like fresh rosemary and oregano in your spaghetti sauce or fresh mint muddled into your favorite drink. Some advice: If you don’t know if you can commit to turning your beautiful green lawn into an edible landscape, start small. Put in one or two raised beds, with well-tended soil, and two or three varied plants. Salad greens are a plant that gives immediate success, with its short growing season and ability to thrive under a variety of conditions. Throw in a few herbs, such as thyme and chocolate mint for variety, a tomato plant or two, and just go from there! If you can handle more, plant more. A popular favorite of gardeners is a salsa garden; tomatoes, tomatillos, pepper plants, garlic and onions all grown together with cilantro. When it’s ripe, harvest a little of each and blend it all together for a savory fresh salsa that will be the envy of your block party. When they ask where you got it, just say you “shop local.”


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SANDPOINT Forty-One South

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SANDPOINT AS YOU CROSS THE LONG BRIDGE into Sandpoint, you will quickly discover why this quaint town has been recognized as the most beautiful small town in America. Situated on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille, Sandpoint is home for an eclectic mix of individuals from around the globe and offers an abundance of opportunities to get out and enjoy the beauty of the Inland Northwest. Not only that, but the collection of dining opportunities is unique and delicious. If you want to enjoy a meal overlooking the water, Trinity at City Beach in Downtown Sandpoint is a great spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Offering an array of locally sourced food, the atmosphere is always fun and festive. South of the Long Bridge is Forty-One South, also situated on the water’s edge. Whether it is summer on the patio or cozying up to the wood-burning fireplace in the chill of winter, Forty-One South offers incredible food as well as breathtaking sunsets year round. Next door to Forty-One South you will find Shoga Sushi Bar, which is extremely popular with locals and visitors alike. Year round, this town of approximately 8,000 is active with everything from its annual winter carnival each February, which includes fireworks on Schweitzer Mountain, the K-9 keg pull and activities for young and old, to its abundant summer activities. For over three decades, the Festival at Sandpoint, which takes place each August, has brought thousands to War Memorial Field to enjoy eight nights of music. With names such as Ziggy Marley, Ben Harper, The Avett Brothers, Counting Crows and Kenny Loggins, the organizers of this event bring a vast array of talent to this town to the delight of many.

Lake Pend Oreille

Schweitzer Mountain Resort is a year-round playground and offers several opportunities to go downhill skiing or boarding, tubing, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. Summertime brings a chance for mountain biking, huckleberry picking and enjoying a cold beer on a sunny deck. When you leave Schweitzer, you will want to be sure and make Sweet Lou’s in Ponderay one of your stops. A sports bar and restaurant with multiple TVs, Sweet Lou’s offers something for the entire family. Sandpoint also offers an opportunity to enjoy some award winning wine at Pend d’Oreille Winery. Now in its 21st year, the winery is home to a tasting room, restaurant and gift shop. They often host local musicians on the weekends and are located in the historic Belwood Building in downtown Sandpoint. Come and experience Sandpoint for yourself. If you want to stay more than a day, be sure to check out GoSandpoint.com for vacation rentals!

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Sweet Lou’s Restaurant and Bar Ponderay 477272 Highway 95 208.263.1381 Inventive American Fare $-$$ Join Chad, Meggie and their sweet son Lou at Sweet Lou’s Restaurant and Bar. Enjoy Manny’s beer-battered onion rings, handcut top sirloin or the crowd favorite—grilled PB&J with locally made huckleberry jam. With dedication toward strong service and quality ingredients, you won’t be disappointed. There is also a full bar featuring 16 draft beers, most of them made right here in the Northwest. Add to that the 20 HDTVs, and it’s the perfect place to enjoy the game. Free Wi-Fi is available. Come hungry, stay late and eat well. Open daily 11am - 10pm, with happy hour 4 - 6pm. Find them on Facebook.com/SweetLousPonderay. SweetLousIdaho.com Forty-One South Sagle 41 Lakeshore Dr. 208.265.2000 Modern-American Cuisine $$-$$$ Forty-One South is North Idaho’s premier upscale-dining restaurant with breathtaking views from the shores of Lake Pend Oreille. Located at the south end of the Long Bridge in Sandpoint, Forty-One South has become a popular spot for locals, tourists and business travelers. A relaxed lodge setting and exceptionally friendly service paired with innovative modern-American cuisine makes for one of North Idaho’s premier dining experiences. Enjoy mouthwatering cuisine, drinks by the fire, outdoor seating and gorgeous sunset views. Located right next door to The Lodge at Sandpoint and Shoga Sushi Bar. Hours vary by season. Reservations are recommended. 41SouthSandpoint.com

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Shoga Sushi Bar Sagle 41 Lakeshore Dr. 208.265.2001 Asian & Sushi $-$$ Shoga Sushi is a Sandpoint favorite for locals and tourists alike. Offering the finest in sushi and Japanese cuisine—nigiri, sashimi, specialty rolls and plenty of non-sushi appetizers and entrées to choose from! Entrées feature popular hot items

such as orange chicken, beef and broccoli, grilled salmon and an American kobe burger. Whether you sit out on the patio or right up at the sushi bar, you can’t miss the breathtaking sunset cascading over Lake Pend Oreille. Located next to FortyOne South and the Lodge at Sandpoint. Hours vary by season. ShogaSushi.com TRINITY AT CITY BEACH Sandpoint 58 Bridge Street 208.255.7558 Fresh Seafood, Steaks & Salads $$ With a breathtaking view of Lake Pend Oreille and the surrounding mountains, Trinity at City Beach offers not only a great atmosphere, but a menu that has people coming back for more. They locally source much of their produce and serve coffee, wine, beer and alcohol from local purveyors as well. Their menu of American cuisine offers a modern spin on many classic dishes and changes with the seasons offering something for everyone. To add to the atmosphere is musical entertainment each Friday evening in the winter and Thursday - Sunday during summer. TrinityAtCityBeach.com Pend d’Oreille Winery Sandpoint 301 Cedar Street 208.265.8545 Seafood, Burgers, Light Bites & Salads $$ With fine wine, incredible food, a gift shop and entertainment, Pend d’Oreille Winery continues its tradition of providing locals and visitors a place to relax and unwind. Now in its 21st year, Pend d’Oreille Winery is located in the historic Belwood Building in Downtown Sandpoint. Whether enjoying appetizers and a glass of award-winning wine in the tasting room or dining in the Bistro Rouge Restaurant, visitors are treated to an experience that keeps them coming back for more. Making the experience complete is the outstanding musical entertainment that is often showcased at the Winery. Stop by and see for yourself why Pend d’Oreille Winery is a favorite among many! POWine.com


Forty-One South and Shoga Sushi Bar Exquisite waterfront dining FINE DINING is not only about exquisite food preparation but the ambiance of where the food is served. Restaurant Forty-One South hits on all marks with its delicious American cuisine and unmatched views overlooking Lake Pend Oreille. Even on a wintery day, the restaurant invites you in to experience the coziness of its rustic beamed ceilings and real wood-burning fireplaces. The wisteria-draped decks and terraces tucked into the hillside under the pines are the perfect spot to catch a gorgeous sunset. Live music fills the air on a regular basis, with local talent performing one to two nights a week and more during the summer months. The addition of Shoga Sushi Bar, located right next door, offers guests a completely different dining option with its own indoor and outdoor dining spaces. The menu offers a fresh variety

of nigiri, sashimi and specialty rolls as well as plenty of Asian-inspired entrees, such as the chicken teriyaki or beef and broccoli. Owner Cassandra Cayson and her staff are ready to impress their dining guests from the moment they walk through the door, as they offer not only one, but two unparalleled dining experiences. Who wouldn’t want to stop in this beautiful lakeside retreat after a long day of skiing to cozy up by the fire and enjoy some comfort food? Or take a break during a day of summer boating, pull up to the private docks and enjoy a cocktail on the patio? Forty-One South and Shoga pride themselves on building relationships with the locals and tourists alike. Both restaurants focus on accommodating each guest’s tastes and preferences above all. Hours do vary by season, so it is recommended to call ahead.

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What’s On Forty-One South’s Menu? DUCK CONFIT Juniper-cured Duck leg and thigh pan seared and topped with cranberryorange compote, served with wild rice pilaf and fresh vegetables STONE HARBOR CRAB BISQUE East Coast-style bisque with Dungeness crab, cream and sherry WILD SOCKEYE SALMON Grilled wild Sockeye filet with a citrus

hatch chile glaze, grilled on a locally sourced Wildwood Grilling cedar plank, served with wild rice pilaf and fresh vegetables SMOKED FILET MIGNON 8oz. Filet Mignon mesquite smoked and grilled, topped with béarnaise and white truffle tomato salad, served with whipped potatoes and fresh vegetables DELICIOUS HOMEMADE DESSERTS!

What’s On Shoga Sushi’s Menu? SASHIMI, NIGIRI, TRADITIONAL AND SPECIALTY ROLLS GREEN GODDESS ROLL Tempura asparagus, cucumber and cream cheese topped with avocado, wasabi mayo, daikon sprouts and green onion BOMBAY ROLL Tempura shrimp, cucumber, pickled carrot and sprouts topped with avocado, yellow curry, cilantro, green onion, peanuts and sriracha

ORANGE CHICKEN Marinated chicken flash fried and tossed in a zesty ginger orange sauce with peppers, Chinese chilies, snow peas and finished with sesame seeds and green onions, served over steamed rice WAGYU PUB STEAK Grilled Snake River Farms American Wagyu, topped with a miso-caramelized garlic compound butter, served with steamed white rice and sautéed vegetables

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Trinity at City Beach Trinity at City Beach offers unforgettable dining experience

By Patty Hutchens Photos by Lisa Turner

A TASTE OF SOMETHING LOCAL. That is what you will experience when you visit Trinity at City Beach in Sandpoint. For the past 13 years, Trinity at City Beach, owned by Justin and Shaunavee Dick, has been one of the premier restaurants in the community offering a variety of timeless food, a beautiful view and superior customer service. Located inside the Best Western Edgewater Hotel since it moved there from First Avenue in 2009, Trinity at City Beach is open year round for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with the exception of Christmas day. With a menu driven by their loyal customers, Trinity at City Beach is a place in tune with not only its customers but local purveyors as well. Several years ago, Justin became connected with many of the local farmers and has increasingly gone to them for fresh lettuce, vegetables and more, allowing Trinity at City Beach to offer the freshest local ingredients and support the local economy at the same time. In addition to using local purveyors for much of its food, Justin says they also offer wine from local wineries including Pend d’Oreille Winery and Small House Winery, as well as beer from Laughing Dog Brewery and MickDuff ’s, coffee from Evan’s Brothers Coffee and spirits from Mill Town Distillery. “One can really feel the thriving community aspect of using local purveyors at our restaurant,” says Justin. Described as modern-American cuisine that is heavily French based, he says both his executive and sous chefs are classically French trained and put a modern spin on the classic dishes. “They are very open to new ideas,” says Justin of his chefs who can also accommodate dietary restrictions.

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“You can get as trendy as you want [in the restaurant business], but a few years down the road, it’ll be passé,” Justin says of his desire to offer timeless and consistent food while still being able to change it up with the seasons. In addition to a wide selection of wine and craft beer, Trinity at city Beach also offers a full bar. They often partner with local wineries to host wine dinners, pairing fine wine with each course of one’s meal—just one of many special events hosted by Trinity at City Beach throughout the year. With the quality of food and the breathtaking views, Trinity at City Beach is a perfect venue for holiday parties. If you have a large group, the bar or dining area is available to rent. While it is clear that Justin Dick and his staff are great supporters of the local economy with their choice of local purveyors, they also open their hearts and donate much back to the community they call home. Some of the many events they support throughout the year include the Scenic Half Marathon, the Long Bridge Swim and the Chafe 150, which raises money for children in the school district on the autism spectrum. “We also work closely with other restaurants like Tango to put on events such as the Heart Ball for Bonner General Health Foundation,” says Justin. And while many locals attend these events, many of them have tourists returning time and time again, something Justin and his staff look forward to, like reconnecting with old friends. One of the many things that add to the ambiance at Trinity at City Beach is the musical entertainment they offer. In the summer months diners are treated to live music Thursday through Sunday, and during the winter they can enjoy Bruce Bishop each Friday evening from 6 to 9pm. Justin, who moved to Sandpoint several years ago from Colorado, said he could not think of a better place to follow his passion. “We have an eclectic Inland Northwest cuisine among Sandpoint, Coeur d’Alene and Spokane,” he says, adding that customer service, fine cuisine and music are all intertwined to create a one-of-a-kind experience. “Food is only one part of a restaurant experience.”

What’s On the Menu? BREAKFAST Sweet Potato Pancakes Huevos Rancheros Chicken Fried Steak Neptune Benedict Pork Belly Benedict Pork Belly Hash LUNCH Thai Chicken Sandwich Pork Belly Sandwich Hot Italian Sandwich Pan Fried Oyster Po Boy Charcuterie & Cheese Plate Quinoa & Kale Sauté Paella TCB Mac & Cheese

LOUNGE MENU Pizza’s are back! Four Cheese Pepperoni Meat Lovers BBQ Chicken Ranch Margherita Spinach Korean BBQ Chicken Pesto Hatch Chile Greek Jalapeno Popper Asian BBQ Short Ribs

Trinity at City Beach Sandpoint 58 Bridge St 208.255.7558 TrinityAtCityBeach.com

“One can really feel the thriving community aspect of using local purveyors at our restaurant.”

Trinity at City Beach is open Sunday through Thursday from 7:30am to 9pm and Friday and Saturday from 7:30am to 10pm.

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SANDPOINT FURNITURE MAKES YOUR HOUSE A HOME

A Bold Departure From The Ordinary Sandpoint Furniture makes your house a home By Patty Hutchens WHEN FURNISHING YOUR HOME, you want the end result to be a reflection of who you are. Whether it be bold, bright colors that bring out your creative and whimsical side, or earth tones to calm your soul the minute you enter the door, you have a specific taste, and your home should reflect that. But it is not always easy to find the perfect furnishings that reveal your flair, personality and style while also showcasing taste and high-quality craftsmanship. Well, look no further, as Sandpoint Furniture has been helping customers furnish their homes with high-quality, unique furnishings for more than 70 years. They carry everything from handcrafted Amish furniture, “imported” from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to bold bright colors that are evident the minute you walk into their showroom. Sandpoint Furniture has it all. They take pride in featuring as many American-made furnishings as possible and are knowledgeable about the features and benefits of each brand.

and Eastern Washington for their superior customer service. Their experienced interior designers will help you thoughtfully design your home with unique pieces that are created by talented artisans. With 24,000 square feet of space, they stock a great deal of what you see on their showroom floor, making it easy to walk away with that special treasure without having to wait weeks for delivery. If you do require delivery, they are happy to do so to Spokane, Coeur d’Alene and throughout North Idaho. Looking for a special sofa? Their full Flexsteel gallery is the only one of its kind in North Idaho and provides customers with not only a vast variety of styles from which to choose but also better pricing. Sandpoint Furniture

Sandpoint Furniture offers you

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more than 1,000 beautiful fabrics and top grain leathers… …Do It Your Way!

offers its customers more than 1,000 top-grain leathers and fabrics to tailor your new sofa with—making the options to be unique— virtually limitless. The buyer for the store, Carmin Sheffler Snyder, has her finger on the pulse on what is happening in the furniture industry. She possesses a unique gift for finding pieces that are traditional and creative while also offering functionality. Looking for ways to get a better night’s sleep? Sandpoint Furniture’s “sleep shop” carries more than 35 comfort levels of mattresses with top name brands including Beautyrest, Tempurpedic and iComfort. To view the store in the comfort of your home, log onto their website at SandpointFurniture.com and take their virtual tour. It won’t be long before you are grabbing the car keys and making the drive to Sandpoint to check out what many have known for decades— Sandpoint Furniture is unique, different and worth the drive.

Sandpoint Furniture Ponderay 401 Bonner Mall Way 208.263.5138 SandpointFurniture.com


Meet Me in Montana! You will be captivated by the Bold Woodgrain variations of the Montana Collection, created from solid Himalayan Hardwood. All Handmade with Handrubbed finishes. (see the full collection of Dining & Bedroom)

There’s No Place Like Home. THE WHISKEY RIVER COLLECTION: White Scraped Barrel Bar with rough cut top and iron foot rail. Iron & Wood Blue Scraped Barstool with concho accents. Available in 7 custom color finishes!

CAMPFIRE…COFFEE… AND A TIN CUP IN MY HAND. The Cowboy Kitchen featured left, captures the rugged spirit of The Old West in a solid natural wood finish that will look great ANY place where space is at a premium.

We’re Unique! We’re Different! And We’re Worth The Drive! Take our Virtual Tour at Sandpointfurniture.com

We’re unique! We’re different! And we’re worth the drive! 401 Bonner Mall Way, Ponderay, Idaho

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SANDPOINT FURNITURE STORE HOURS:

Mon-Friwww.sandpointfurniture.com 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Closed Sunday

- YES! We Deliver to Coeur d’Alene! -

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Local

Best of A FOODIE FRAME OF MIND

Sandpoint Furniture Ponderay - 401 Bonner Mall Way 208.263.5138 Are you looking for furniture that is unique, functional and is built to last? Sandpoint Furniture allows you to bring out your own flair with its extensive inventory and custommade items. Their interior designers will work with you to help you make your house a home. They are unique, different and worth the drive! SandpointFurniture.com ARCHITERRA HOMES Coeur d’Alene at Riverstone - 1859 N. Lakewood Dr. Ste. 200 208.449.1905 Something magical happens when the land and a dwelling unite in perfect harmony; it becomes a home. At Architerra Homes, they aspire to create neighborhoods of enduring value where people want to live, seek out and embrace innovation and strive to ensure quality is infused throughout everything they do. To learn more, visit their website. MyArchiterra.com MOUNTAIN VIEW CONSTRUCTION Sagle - 468211 Hwy 95 208.263.1058 For 30 years, Mountain View Construction has been in the business of making your dreams of a new custom home a reality through integrity, professionalism and a commitment to quality. Specializing in waterfront and mountainside homes, Mountain View Construction combines only the highest quality building materials and the area’s most talented craftsmen. MVCSandpoint.com

We have options for your commercial business needs. Give us a call today.

208.263.2169 Toll Free: 1.800.392.0762

Owned by Jodie Corless & Stefanie Nostdahl 476394 Hwy 95 N Ponderay, Idaho 83852 www.pendoreilleinsurance.com Sandpoint’s Largest Locally Owned & Operated Independent Agency Agency Name

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HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS Ponderay - 477326 Highway 95 208.255.4500 The newest hotel in Sandpoint, Holiday Inn Express provides a year-round retreat. The non-smoking hotel is located off Highway 95, just minutes from Downtown Sandpoint, the Sandpoint Airport and Lake Pend Oreille. Featuring a fitness center, jacuzzi, business center and laundry, Holiday Inn Express offers exclusive rates, unpublished specials and everyday savings. HIExpress.com KOOTENAI FAMILY DENTAL Coeur d’Alene - 1420 Lincoln Way, Ste. 200 208.398.3853 At Kootenai Family Dental, it’s their passion to keep your mouth healthy and your smile beautiful! Dr. Alexis C. LaRose, Dr. Marie Smith and their team offer a range of preventive, general and restorative services to help you attain and maintain optimal oral health. For more information and to schedule an appointment, please call. KootenaiFamilyDental.com Century 21 Beutler & Associates Coeur d’Alene - 1836 Northwest Blvd. 208.765.5554 They are the smartest, fastest and boldest way to buy and sell property in North Idaho. Real estate transactions are one of life’s most important decisions for you and your family. Wade and Nicole Jacklin and their team will ensure the process is as easy, fun and profitable as possible for you. They wish you a happy holiday and invite you to reach out to them at any time! Jacklin.Realtor PEND OREILLE INSURANCE Ponderay - 476394 Highway 95 Ste. 101 208.263.2169 Pend Oreille Insurance is a full-service independent insurance agency that can help manage all of your insurance needs with tailored policies for your personal assets and your business exposures. They offer life and health insurance options for you as well to help guide you through the health insurance maze. Call to set up an appointment today! PendOreilleInsurance.com


WINE TIME

Tour and Taste Spectacular Local Wines! Wine Events • Mountain Cafe at Silver Mountain Resort Wine Pairing 4th Thursday of month at 6:30pm. SilverMT.com. • Hospice Wine Taste Event February 4, 2017 at the Hayden Lake Country Club. HospiceWineTaste.org.

At North Idaho’s wineries, you’ll find wines that critics and wine enthusiasts everywhere rave about. More than that, you’ll often find the vintners who craft the wine themselves and learn the stories behind the wines. With numerous accolades from the Idaho Wine Competition, the Great NW Wine Competition and more, Pend d’Oreille Winery is just one of many stops you want to put on your North Idaho winery excursion. From Lewiston to Bonners Ferry, explore the several wineries that are North Idaho’s best kept secret.

IF YOU ARE SOMEONE who enjoys fine wine, you no longer have to travel far to experience winery tours and tasting rooms; the wine scene in North Idaho is plentiful and unique. In Sandpoint, many come from near and far to experience Pend d’Oreille Winery. Now in its 21st year, owners Steve and Julie Meyer have dedicated themselves to making award-winning wine and providing visitors with the best experience possible. With their amazing cuisine at Bistro Rouge Restaurant, a warm and inviting tasting room, gift shop and musical entertainment, it is a destination many enjoy. Also in Sandpoint is Small House Winery, which is quickly making a name for itself. Small House has a tasting room that is open Saturdays from 11am to 6pm or by appointment. You can enjoy their wine at many of the local restaurants in Sandpoint as well as Coeur d’Alene and Post Falls. Keep this one on your radar; it has grown significantly since opening in November 2013.

Head north to Bonners Ferry and experience one of the newest businesses in Boundary County, Heart Rock Wines and Craft Beers. Featuring a wide array of Northwest-American wines, Heart Rock also offers antipasto platters as well as craft beer, ciders and meads. In addition, they offer exclusive discounts and deals for those who join their wine club! Coeur d’Alene offers a multitude of experiences for the wine lover. At Coeur d’Alene Cellars, you can experience much more than just an opportunity to taste their fine wine; they also offer opportunities to travel abroad. In May of 2017, owner Kimber Gates and her family will escort a tour to Italy where travelers can enjoy tours of various Italian wineries and the beauty of Italy. Right here at home, Coeur d’Alene Cellars hosts fun events such as interactive wine and theater experiences. What are you waiting for? Plan a local wine tour today!

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Pend D’OREILLE winery It’s more than just fine wine

By Patty Hutchens Photos by Woods Wheatcroft

WHEN YOU ARE PASSIONATE about what you do, it cannot help but come through in your work. This is exactly what you will find when you experience Pend d’Oreille Winery in Sandpoint. Owned by Steve and Julie Meyer, Pend d’Oreille Winery is celebrating 21 years of providing not only award-winning wine, but food, entertainment and gifts at its Downtown Sandpoint location. Steve Meyer discovered his love for wine when he traveled to Europe in 1985. “Julie and I had a rendezvous in Meursault, which is located in Burgundy. Low and behold, I discovered winemaking,” shares Steve. “It was a real treat to be in that environment where all the winemaking decisions were being made.” Six months later, Steve returned to the U.S. and immediately began to look for work in Santa Cruz, California, where he worked his way from vineyard assistant to assistant winemaker over a 10-year term. The couple’s passion for winemaking grew, and 10 years later Steve and Julie opened Pend d’Oreille Winery in Julie’s hometown of Sandpoint. According to Steve, the most challenging part of winemaking is keeping pace with America’s changing palate. “As winemakers, we must recognize those changes and make wines that attract that palate,” says Steve. Being environmentally conscientious is also important. “The refillable bottle is one of the ways in which we are providing customers a way to minimize their impact they have on the environment. Every month we refill about 600 bottles of wine!” he says. Their grapes are grown primarily in the Columbia River Basin with the white grapes harvested in Southern Idaho. “Chardonnay

and Cabernet Sauvignon are our biggest sellers, but we also produce Pinot Gris, Albarino and Riesling in the whites. Our reds include Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Mouvedre and Mablec,” Steve says. But it is much more than wine that is offered at Pend d’Oreille Winery; there is music and food that complete the experience that so many have come to love. In addition to their tasting room menu, there is also the adjoining restaurant, The Bistro Rouge, located in the landmark building which the Meyers completely restored and rebuilt. The food, which is locally sourced when possible, includes their cheese and meat board, which is one of their more popular tasting room menu items. Throughout the year, Pend d’Oreille Winery hosts wine dinners that are primarily organized by Chef Stefhanie and her crew. “We also like to do a spread of Pend d’Oreille wines in the spring,” Steve adds. “We generally seat about 40 people in the dining room, and it is met enthusiastically with broad agreement of excellence from the crowd.” Entertainment plays a large part in the Pend d’Oreille Winery experience. Live music on weekends, including popular musicians Bridges Home, One Street Over and Britchy, draws large crowds. When you go, be sure to visit the winery’s gift shop where you can find wonderful items that include logoed wine glasses and wine openers, clothing and items for the table that everyone will talk about well into their next meal. If you are looking for a place to host a party, Pend d’Oreille Winery can host up to 150 people. Contact Chef Stefhanie and Little Jenn to help you plan what is sure to be an excellent time.

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Pend d’Oreille Winery Sandpoint 301 Cedar St. 208.265.8545 POWine.com

Providing not only award-winning wine, but food, entertainment and gifts at its Downtown Sandpoint location.


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Sandpoint - 301 Cedar St. 208.265.8545 With fine wine, incredible food, a gift shop and entertainment, Pend d’Oreille Winery continues its tradition of providing locals and visitors a place to relax and unwind. Now in its 21st year, Pend d’Oreille Winery is located in the historic Belwood Building in Downtown Sandpoint. Whether enjoying appetizers and a glass of award-winning wine in the tasting room or dining in the Bistro Rouge Restaurant, visitors are treated to an experience that keeps them coming back for more. Making the experience complete is the outstanding musical entertainment that is often showcased at the winery. Stop by and see for yourself why Pend d’Oreille Winery is a favorite among many! POWine.com

2 COUGAR CREST ESTATE WINERY

Downtown Spokane 8 N. Post St., Ste. 6 509.241.3850 Cougar Crest Estate Winery offers worldclass wines from the world-class vineyards of Walla Walla. Established in 2001, Cougar Crest is one of the finest wineries in the region. Their goal is to ensure that Cougar Crest is the steward of the land and of the winery. Sign up for the wine club to get special discounts on all online purchases and also purchases made in the tasting room. Open daily, Sunday Tuesday 2 - 6pm, Wednesday - Thursday noon - 6pm, Friday - Saturday noon - 8pm. CougarCrestWinery.com

301 Cedar St. SandpOint, ID

Sip - Award Winning Wine Made lOcally

Dine - Scratch Kitchen savory Winter Bites

ShOp - Unique Gifts from 3 ANGELO’S RISTORANTE Midtown Coeur d’Alene 846 N. Fourth St. 208.765.2850 Only eight blocks from Downtown Coeur d’Alene, Angelo’s is the local favorite with a taste of homemade, authentic Italian cuisine! Join them for fresh, organic, handcrafted food, with many gluten-free offerings in a variety of dishes including pastas. They also offer an extensive wine selection and warm romantic décor. Full-service catering and private dining rooms are available, as well as seasonal outdoor dining. Reservations are highly recommended. Stop in for dinner for Two and a Bottle of Wine, where you can choose from 15 entrées and 10 bottles of wine for only $65. Open Monday - Thursday 4 - 9pm, Friday - Sunday 4 - 10pm. AngelosRistorante.net

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Hayden - 8827 N. Government Way 208.449.6150 See what’s brewing with more than 46 beers on tap! From IPAs and dark beer, to pale ales and lighter beer, fruit beer and ciders, they have something for every taste. Find monthly specials for beer on tap, by the bottle or can, and wines by the bottle. They also offer more than 100 heritage meats including beef, pork, lamb and chicken, including smoked meats. All meats come from animals that are pasture-raised and range free, grass fed (when possible), hormone and antibiotic free. They also have more than 200 hot sauces and barbecue sauces. Find them at Facebook.com/OKBCustom or on their website. HeritageMeatsAndMore.com

ROBERT KARL CELLARS

Downtown Spokane - 115 W. Pacific Ave. 509.363.1353 Physician-winemaker Joe Gunselman, while nestled in an old fire station in the Historic Warehouse District, focuses on Bordeaux-style wines, with grapes grown in Horse Heaven Hills, and has received national recognition for

their Claret and Cabernet Sauvignon. Robert Karl has been rated one of the Best New American Wineries. Open Thursday - Friday 2 - 5pm, Saturday noon - 4pm. RobertKarl.com

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HAYDEN

Candle in the Woods The Grill at Avondale

HAYDEN MUCH OF THE GROWTH in the Coeur d’Alene area has been in Hayden and Hayden Lake, and it is understandable just why that is! With a small-town feel, there are many who have come to call this area home. But it’s not just the population that is growing; so is the culinary scene, which is a mixture of family friendly, casual and fine dining. Not only that, there are many opportunities to enjoy some specialty shopping in the Hayden area as well. Near Honeysuckle and Government Way is where you’ll find Hayden’s main street and the long-established Hayden hang out, Sargents Restaurant & Lounge. Mexican delights are offered at Rancho Viejo and Toro Viejo. A bit further north on Miles Avenue sits The Porch Public House, which offers beautiful views of the golf course and delicious menu items prepared from scratch as well as fine wines, craft beer and a full bar. The Hayden Lake Country Club and The Grill at Avondale—which is open to the public— at the Avondale Golf Club keep the golfers and the neighborhood happily well fed. The world-famous Clark House is a stunning beautifully restored elegant country inn overlooking Hayden Lake. This is the place to reserve for a truly special event. If you are one who loves to cook, Tim’s Special Cut Meats on Government Way offers a wide variety of all-natural meats, hormone and antibiotic free, seafood, smoking and grilling specialty foods and a broad array of wine and beer. Gourmet Way offers one-of-a-kind kitchenware and gadgets, and find a plethora of imported brews, wines and gourmet foods at Dannen’s Delicatessen on Prairie Avenue. If you are looking to enjoy a cocktail, you want to be sure to check out one of the latest additions to the Hayden area, Stir. With happy hour daily from 3 to 6pm, they will entice you with a variety of cocktails and beer in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere.

Hayden Lake

Be sure to check out this ever-growing part of the Coeur d’Alene area!

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The Grill at Avondale Dine and let loose Photos by Lisa Turner WHAT STARTED OUT AS A SMALL BAR with a limited menu known as The Grill at Avondale, also known as “the Dale,” has now turned into one of the hottest dining spots in Hayden. This neighborhood pub and restaurant is a hidden gem that reflects the history of Avondale Farms in which the restaurant is located. The restaurant offers a rustic “barn chic” atmosphere decorated with barn doors and fixtures which create a warm and relaxed environment. The menu offers a variety of home-style comfort foods and signature entrées. “Our prime rib on Friday and Saturday evenings are as good as you will find anywhere,” says Randy Folk, general manager. “We cure and smoke our own meats, which is key to our success.”

The Grill at Avondale Hayden 10745 N. Avondale Loop 208.772.5963 AvondaleGolfCourse.com

The menu also offers a variety of comfort foods such as artisan pizzas, chicken marsala, shrimp scampi and homemade lasagna which exceeds expectations. In addition to the regular menu, guests are offered a weekly fresh sheet of homemade specials. “Guests are surprised at the quality of our dishes and how affordable we are,” adds Randy. He and his staff constantly hear guests say, “I had no idea this restaurant was open to the public, and we can’t wait to come back!” “The transformation of the restaurant was at the core of redefining our brand,” says Randy. “Breaking away from being known as a golf-

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course restaurant was our focus. We have established ourselves as the place to go in Hayden Lake, as we provide a fun place for our guests to dine and let loose.” Adjacent the restaurant is the newly decorated pub which is a great place to watch a sporting event and enjoy a cocktail. The pub has a full bar featuring cocktails, more than 25 beers and an extensive wine selection. One of the best known secrets by locals is the size of their drink pours, which are very generous. “I learned very early on from our regulars not to mess with the amount of the pour size, and we have stayed committed to our guests of being generous when it comes to drinks,” says Randy. During the winter months, The Grill at Avondale is open November through February, Thursday through Monday 3 to 9pm, serving breakfast on Sundays. During the spring and summer months, starting March 1, the pub and restaurant are open daily. Call for reservations.

“We have established ourselves as the place to go in Hayden Lake, as we provide a fun place for our guests to dine and let loose.”


Hayden’s Favorite Neighborhood

Lounge & Dining Spot

CANDLE IN THE WOODS

Candle in the Woods Athol - 11805 E. Nunn Rd. 208.664.0135 Fine Dining $$$ As seen on the Food Network, Candle in the Woods’ memorable and delectable wine dinners are held by reservation only or can be booked for private group parties. Dinners are “family style” with one seating per evening. These prix-fixe menus are eight to 10 course, one-of-a-kind small-plate dinners, with each course paired with a different wine from their 4,000-bottle award-winning wine cellar. Dinners begin at 6:30pm and usually run until 10:30pm. They also do event catering, cooking classes and special events parties. Visit their website and sign up for updates and invitations or send an email to dave@permoevents.com. CandleInTheWoods.com

Heritage Meats and More Hayden - 8827 N. Government Way 208.449.6150 At Heritage Meats and More, they showcase more than 100 heritage meats including beef, pork, lamb and chicken. All meats come from animals that are pasture-raised and range free, grass fed (when possible), hormone and antibiotic free, ensuring the highest quality at reasonable prices. They offer smoked meats, ready for sandwiches or by themselves. Also find more than 200 hot sauces and barbecue sauces, and see what they have brewing with more than 46 beers on tap! Menus change daily, so be sure to check back often for mouth-watering meats, delicious sauces and beers right for everyone’s tastes. Find them at Facebook.com/OKBCustom or on their website. HeritageMeatsAndMore.com

The Grill at Avondale Hayden - 10745 N. Avondale Loop 208.772.5963 Contemporary, Steaks & Comfort Food $-$$$ The Grill at Avondale restaurant offers casual bites, hearty dishes and simply delicious beverages. With a banquet room to host special events and a full-service restaurant, The Grill at Avondale will not disappoint. Items like the pastrami dip, gorgonzola burger, eggplant parmesan, osso buco, parmesan chicken and prime rib can be found on the menu. Pair your meal with a great cocktail, draft or bottled beer, or a glass of wine. If you are looking for a restaurant in Coeur d’Alene, drive 10 minutes to this award-winning restaurant in Hayden Lake. AvondaleGolfCourse.com

THE PORCH PUBLIC HOUSE Hayden - 1658 E. Miles Ave. 208.772.7711 Pub & Grill $-$$ 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. They offer a full menu of sandwiches, salads, soups and specialties prepared from scratch without the high price of fine dining, and the region’s finest cocktails, microbrews and wines to accompany your meal. Feel at home in the comfortable pubstyle dining room or the fantastic outdoor dining area. Open daily at 11am year round, The Porch keeps the kitchen cooking up delicious food late every night. For more information including specials, menu, photos and directions, please visit their website. WeDontHaveOne.com

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TAvondale 10745 N. Avondale LP. Hayden Lake, ID 208.772.5963 Banquet & Wedding facilites available. Call to inquire

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Candle in the Woods Private dining excellence

By Jillian Chandler Photos by Lauren Denos

OUT IN THE WOODS, in Athol, Idaho, just 20 minutes from Coeur d’Alene, lucky food and wine enthusiasts will find a beautiful log home, light beaming through the windows like a candle in the woods. Step in, and you will be greeted with friendly hospitality and an experience that won’t soon be forgotten. Owner and chef Dave Adlard, as seen on Food Network, along with his wife and business partner Lisa, are the couple behind this private-dining establishment. Unlike a walk-in restaurant, the pair host reservation-only dinners, and take reservations for private group dinners for four to 20 people. Dave creates an original, high-end, eight to 10-course small-plate menu, with each course perfectly paired with a wine to complement that specific dish. This concept is unlike any other in the area. Guests are treated to a “prix fixe” chef ’s dinner, specially designed for the evening. Though there are some signature appetizers and dishes that Dave has created over the years, not one meal has been duplicated in its entirety in the 10 years since they first started hosting these private dinners. Even the table settings are unique for each event.

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Wines for the dinners come from their diverse 4,000-bottle wine cellar, in which each wine has been hand selected by Dave. Many of the 1,800-plus label wines are unique and rare or from small, little-known wineries from around the world, allowing Dave a variety of interesting options to offer his guests. The cellar also houses many local and regional wines from Idaho and Washington. Candle in the Woods received one of only two “Best of Wine Spectator” awards in Idaho, and one of only a small handful in the entire Northwest. It has been featured in Wine Spectator and several newspapers regionally and nationally. “There are inexpensive wines that have become guests’ favorites because they pair so well with the food, and then there are some high-end treats,” says Dave. “And I love using local wines. Every dinner always has local wines on the list, as well as well-known favorites from California, Bordeaux, Italy and Spain, to name a few.”


What’s On the Menu? STEAK S’MORES Tender slivers of tenderloin over chocolate, graham cracker and melted chocolate. A huge favorite! BLUE FIN TUNA TARTARE Super fresh tuna with avocado and mango salsa TUSCAN PORK Served over mushroom risotto

LOBSTER RAVIOLI IN SAMBUCA CREAM Delicious, mouthwatering! LAMBSCICLES In port wine demi-glace over prosciutto-wrapped asparagus CREME BRULEE-STUFFED POACHED PEAR In crème Anglais sauce

For a Dinner to Remember

In between courses, guests can get up from the table and watch and interact with Dave in the open kitchen while he prepares the next course, or they can entertain themselves in the game room, where they can play pool, foosball and darts, and their famous house game “BATC.” (You have to experience it for yourself to understand the fun!) Once the dinner is over, guests are welcome to head outside by the fire pit, or even take a dip in the hot tub to finish off the evening, if they so choose. “This is an experience they’ll never forget,” says Dave. “It’s a very memorable dining experience, and we have never received less than a five-star review. We are honored and humbled by it.” For guests who want to take advantage of the whole evening, they have a limited “Dinner and Bed” option, where they can spend the night in one of the beautiful cabin bedrooms and be treated to a wonderful brunch the next morning. So how does one get invited to such an incredible evening? People can sign up to be part of Candle in the Woods’ emailing list. Approximately every four weeks, Dave sends out an invite to those on the list. The first 16 people to respond reserve their seat at the chef ’s table. It’s that simple. Dave also posts upcoming dates on their website, and folks can phone in to secure their spot. Those interested in having their own private dining event at Candle in the Woods can make reservations, and Dave will create a special menu catered to them. To add to the special night, he works closely with a local limo service, and guests can reserve a limo to take them to and from the event. He is also available for off-site catering, private meals and personal cooking classes at your home. Dave truly has a gift for pairing food and wine, all while creating a fun, interactive atmosphere for his guests. Treat yourself to this exceptional food and wine experience at the Cabin in the Woods. It will be an evening to remember.

Fine Private Dining for Individuals or small groups

To Make Reservations Contact Us 11805 E Nunn Road Athol, Id. 83801 208-664-0135 dave@permoevents.com CandleInTheWoods.com northwestsizzle.com

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COEUR D’ALENE 315 Restaurant at the Greenbriar Inn

Sweet Lou’s

COEUR D’ALENE WALKING DOWN SHERMAN AVENUE in Coeur d’Alene, it is easy to get lost in the magic of this town. People are drawn to this community in part because of its beauty, but also because of the friendliness of the people. And then there is the diversity of mouthwatering culinary experiences— simply amazing. On Lakeside Avenue, just one block off Sherman Avenue, one can stop in and enjoy a delicious cup of coffee and a bite to eat at Calypsos Coffee & Creamery. The friendly owner, Todd Jenicek, will greet you, and here you can enjoy breakfast, which is served all day long, and freshly made soups, sandwiches and salads. Just up the block from Calypsos, you will find Uva Italian where you can enjoy hearty authentic Italian food prepared from scratch. One of the newest additions to the downtown area is Sweet Lou’s Restaurant and Tap House. Like its sister restaurant in Sandpoint, Sweet Lou’s offers great food, a wide variety of beers on tap, and TVs visible from every seat to enjoy your favorite game. Coeur d’Alene’s midtown also offers some places not to miss. 315 Restaurant at the historic Greenbriar Inn on Wallace Avenue offers martinis, tapas and dinner, as well as rooms for a special overnight stay. Head north on Fourth Street to find midtown favorites The Bluebird and Angelo’s Ristorante.

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Riverstone, a luxury development near the intersection of Interstate 90 and Northwest Boulevard, offers a variety of restaurants, unique shops and Regal Cinemas. While there, be sure and stop by The Culinary Stone gourmet food and kitchen mecca, along with their Chop Shop. They offer tastings, cooking demos, and classes with local chefs. Restaurants eager to entertain you here include Anthony’s Restaurant, Bardenay Restaurant and Distillery, Azteca and Ugly Fish, just to name a few. In the mood to shop? Riverstone offers a variety of shops to enjoy. But there is much more to enjoy on your visit to Coeur d’Alene. Coeur d’Alene is also home to IRONMAN Coeur d’Alene. Each summer, athletes from all over the world come to compete in this intense competition. If you enjoy the arts, then Coeur d’Alene will leave you fulfilled. Since 1967, Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre has been delighting audiences with full scale Broadway shows. Art on the Green, held on the campus of North Idaho College, is a favorite of artists and visitors alike. For nearly 50 years, this is a much loved tradition for many in this area. The beauty of Coeur d’Alene draws people outdoors and entices them to enjoy all the recreational opportunities. With Silver Mountain Resort just a short drive away, people can ski or board in the winter and hike and mountain bike in the summer. You can even enjoy an indoor waterpark year round, making it a perfect family getaway. What are you waiting for? Plan a trip to Coeur d’Alene soon!

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Angelo’s Ristorante

Organic fine dining in Coeur d’Alene By Jillian Chandler Photos by Jamie Sedlmayer

Authentic Italian Cuisine Best Steak in Town Natural Organic Ingredients

are true Italian and of the highest quality. Angelo loves cooking and creating food for his guests, as well as entertaining. Diners can taste the passion and care put into each dish Angelo prepares for them. The food has earned Angelo’s Ristorante North Idaho Business Journal Best of 2016 and Spokane Coeur d’Alene winner for Best Italian 2016.

DINERS WHO ARE LOOKING for an authentic Italian dining experience, look no further. Angelo’s Ristorante opened its doors in 2004, offering the Coeur d’Alene community a full Italian menu made using only the finest in ingredients, a majority of which are organic. This destination restaurant not only offers fine cuisine, but friendly service, a great atmosphere and Italian wines to complement it all.

The restaurant seats 70 inside and 30 out on their patio. If you’re looking to find a unique place to hold a private party, Angelo’s will help in providing an unforgettable experience for you, your family and friends. If you are looking to learn a little Italian cooking yourself, Angelo is available for in-home cooking classes, and he is available for catering your event off site. He also offers wine dinners at the restaurant throughout the year.

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“Life is too short not to eat at Angelo’s at least twice before you die!” says an Angelo food critic. Adds Angelo: “We are what we eat, drink and think! Buono!”

Walk into Angelo’s, and you will feel like you’ve found a little piece of Italy. The aromas, the atmosphere, the staff; Italian is at the heart of everything Angelo’s has to offer its guests. Chef Angelo Brunson is the one behind the food, and his dishes are inspired by flavor, quality of ingredients, primarily organic and non-GMO products. “The best tasting food and wine is grown organically, hands down,” says Angelo. The steaks, veal, chicken, pasta dishes, seafood, shellfish, fresh vegetables—they are all organic, and guests can taste the difference. From the chicken sotto cielo, lobster ravioli and gorgonzola port wine steak, to the veal picatta, spaghetti with meatballs or Italian sausage and crab cakes, the menu offerings

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Moon Time and The Porch Public House Longstanding restaurants who value their employees and customers

By Jillian Chandler Photos by Lisa Turner and courtesy of Moon Time and The Porch

FRIENDS AND OWNERS John Grollmus and Brad Fosseen had a vision: to open their own restaurant in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and in 1996 they did just that. At that time, Coeur d’Alene had limited options when it came to dining out, and Moon Time opened the doors to something a bit different than the town was used to. “Initially, right out of the gates, we didn’t do so well,” says John. “Brad and I would joke that we built a really great place for our family and friends to hang out.” There were a few variables that played into the situation. There was road work on Sherman Avenue that went from Seventh Street past Moon Time during the first summer they were opened. But as John recalls, after the road work was done and Moon Time had settled in, business turned a corner. And once their one-year anniversary hit, they started seeing more diners, and from then on, the clientele grew exponentially. “One of the things we’re most proud of is that Moon Time seems to appeal to people from all walks of life,” says John. Any local will tell you Moon Time is a very casual, comfortable place to hang out. It’s like its own community. There are customers who have been going there for 20 years, who are still seeing the same staff who has been working there nearly or just as long. “It’s great watching families grow up, to see our young employees grow into adulthood; the regulars who came in with their babies, who are now old enough to order a beer at the bar,” John says. Throughout the years, Moon Time has always offered its guests consistency. Offering great food at a reasonable price, paired with excellent service and a familiar face has always been their goal. Guests get what they have come to expect. The menu, from the start, has featured unique and upscale pub food bringing a variety of items from many different cultures together. From the gumbo, to the lamb burger to the tacos; there are a lot of flavors for guests to choose from. Each Thursday, there are two new weekly specials offered.

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One item you’ll always find guests talking about is the roasted corn pasta, which originally started out as a side dish for their chicken Caesar soft taco. After people kept asking for it, they decided to make it a staple menu item. “I think the thing that makes us different is our unique menu,” says John. “We are always trying to do stuff you won’t find anywhere else.” John and Brad care about the success of their restaurants, but even more importantly, they care about their employees. They are not blind to the realities of life, and it is important to them to take care of those who work for them. That is just one reason they try to pay better than any other restaurant in the area. Manager and chef Chris Schultz of Moon Time has been invaluable to the restaurant almost since its inception. He was hired when Moon Time was just three months young and has been with them ever since. As John says, “Chris is an essential asset. He runs the show.” As for the bar, it may not have the biggest tap selection in town, but know that the beer is always rotating and fresh. There is a lot of time and energy put into selecting just the right brews for their 19 handles to complement the food. And there is always a rotating beer special. As for the wines, guests can choose from a wide variety, including Washington wines.

Moon Time East Coeur d’Alene 1602 E. Sherman Ave. 208.667.2331 WeDontHaveOne.com

“One of the things we’re most proud of is that Moon Time seems to appeal to people from all walks of life.”

Those looking for entertainment won’t be disappointed. Each Thursday, Moon Time offers live music starting at 9pm showcasing local artists and touring acts. Thursday is also dollar pint night. This is a weekly favorite of both locals and visitors alike! With Moon Time being a neighborhood favorite for Coeur d’Alene diners, John and Brad wanted to bring a similar concept to the Hayden community. In 2003, they opened The Porch Public House in Hayden Lake. They found the perfect neighborhood location to bring another great community restaurant to the people. The Porch features many similar menu items to Moon Time, with some that are distinct to its locale. One big difference is that it offers a full bar and cocktails. John and Brad also own The Elk Public House, El Que, Two Seven Public House and Geno’s Traditional Food and Ales in Spokane. With all of the success these friends and business partners have secured in the restaurant business, Brad says what makes him truly proud is that guests keep coming back and have become friends. And through all the years and six restaurants later, John and he are still friends. When in Coeur d’Alene or Hayden and looking for a great neighborhood pub, pull up a chair at Moon Time or The Porch. They’re ready to serve you the best!

The Porch Hayden 1658 E. Miles Ave. 208.772.7711 WeDontHaveOne.com

The Porch features many similar menu items to Moon Time, with some that are distinct to its locale.

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Sweet Lou’s Restaurant All in the family

IN 2011, Chad and Meggie Foust decided to leave the fast-paced lifestyle of Seattle and move “home” to Northern Idaho. Their dream was to raise their son Lou in a small town surrounded by natural beauty. When the chance arose to open a waterfront restaurant in Hope, Idaho, the timing could not have been more ideal. They left their jobs and relocated to Sandpoint. “It was a big jump,” according to Meggie, “but it was the perfect opportunity for Chad to fulfill his dream of running his own restaurant, while I could spend more time at home with our son.” The casual waterfront restaurant featuring American fare opened its doors for seasonal dining in April 2011. Named after their son, Sweet Lou’s takes a simplistic approach; guests are greeted with a smile and provided with great food, drink and service. Their concept was quickly embraced, and just a year later, the husband-and-wife team opened their second location—Sweet Lou’s Restaurant and Bar in Ponderay. This log cabin-style restaurant is where you will find home-style comfort food, made with high-quality ingredients, served in generous portions, all at a reasonable price. Add 20 HDTVs for great game viewing and a full bar featuring specialty drinks made with Moonshine and 16 beers on tap to the mix, and you’ve found the recipe for Sweet Lou’s success. This past year, Chad and Meggie decided to close the doors to the original Hope location

and expand Sweet Lou’s to Downtown Coeur d’Alene. In November 2016, Sweet Lou’s Restaurant and Tap House introduced itself to the neighborhood. Open daily, the offerings, service and standards remain consistent with their Ponderay location. You will find the same delicious menu paired with 32 beers on tap and a great wine selection, offered in a casual space that has a more modern and industrial look, but still offers that “welcome to my home” hospitality. And yes, the game will be on for your enjoyment here, too.

By Jillian Chandler Photos by Angie Dail and courtesy of Sweet Lou’s

Chad is a very hands-on leader and oversees everything from the front of the house to the back of the house, which leads to great service and consistent quality on the plates they put in front of you. “We are excited to be bringing our model to Coeur d’Alene,” says Chad. “Ninety-five percent of what we offer is made in house. We hand batter each onion ring, cut every steak and smoke all of our salmon, pork and ribs— including bison ribs—right in the kitchen.” Meggie is a Coeur d’Alene native and is looking forward to being able to give back to the community that raised her. “We wouldn’t be where we are today without our friends and family in Coeur d’Alene,” she says. “It is an honor to have the ability to serve them our favorite dishes.”

Sweet Lou’s SweetLousIdaho.com Coeur d’Alene 601 E. Front St., Ste. 101 208.667.1170 Ponderay 477272 Highway 95 208.263.1381

“We wouldn’t be where we are today without our friends and family in Coeur d’Alene. It is an honor to have the ability to serve them our favorite dishes.”

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Uva Italian Serving up pasta, pizza, wine and more! UVA ITALIAN, located in Downtown Coeur d’Alene, invites all of their guests to enjoy their highquality Italian cuisine without the high price. The hospitable Italian family style dining experience is unrivaled in the area. Every menu item is made from scratch using Old-World recipes. A few items that can always be found on the menu are the chicken marsala, Steve’s baked pasta and salmon risotto; dishes that are hard to find anywhere else. The marsala is rich and creamy, and more buttery and gravy like than the traditional method.

By Jillian Chandler Photos by Sheena Dunn

When it comes to each meal that is made and served to the guest, owner and chef Steve Van Zeveren gives nothing but the best, with the menu always evolving, always fresh. From the lasagna, meat sauce and marinara, to their Caesar dressing and tiramisu, it’s all made in house from scratch. The aromas and flavors speak for themselves. The pizza is simple but offers something different than what’s offered elsewhere. Made New Yorkstyle, the dough is made fresh daily, topped with their homemade sauce and the best ingredients, baked in their stone-deck ovens. Guests can’t help but notice the crust has a distinctive texture and flavor; crispy and chewy all in one bite. Heaven. The food is not only delightful, but affordable. “We want our guests to have a really nice meal in a beautiful yet comfortable atmosphere, all at a great value,” says Steve. The large wine bar offers a superb wine list, with each wine hand selected by General Manager Lisa Lopez. Like the food, the wine is high in quality but offered to guests at a great value. With 30 glass pours, the largest in the area, nothing goes to waste, as Lisa makes homemade sangrias, both red and white. Though they don’t have liquor, they make their own session cocktails using wine and beer. The cosmopolitans, made with white port, are a must try!

UVA Italian Downtown Coeur d’Alene 309 E. Lakeside Ave. 208.930.0573 UvaCdA.com

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Steve and Lisa host monthly wine dinners at the restaurant for up to 35 people, with specially prepared menus to pair best with the wines served. A wine club is in the works with different levels of membership, and they are in the process of renovating the back room and transforming it into a wine lounge. Uva treats each guest with the same great service. The restaurant offers 90 seats in the main dining room and side rooms, and 50 seats for private dining, with accommodations for meeting space. Steve, Lisa and the rest of the staff strive for one thing: to ensure each and every customer leaves happy. Through great food and wine, value, approachability and exceptional service, they are doing just that. Take a seat at Uva and experience it for yourself.


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Calypsos Coffee & Creamery Downtown Coeur d’Alene 116 E. Lakeside Ave. 208.665.0591 Cafe & Coffee House $ At Calypsos you’ll find a combination of amazing coffee, which they roast on site, ice cream, fantastic food and live music on a regular basis. They display artwork from local artists, have a play area for the kids, offer free Wi-Fi and a Smart Room for meeting rentals! Located in Downtown Coeur d’Alene just one block from City Beach, Calypsos is open daily, Monday - Thursday 7am - 8:30pm, Friday 7am - 9pm, Saturday 8am - 9pm, Sunday 8am - 4pm. CalypsosCoffee.com UVA Italian Downtown Coeur d’Alene 309 Lakeside Ave. 208.930.0573 Italian $$-$$$ Located in the heart of Downtown Coeur d’Alene, UVA Italian features Italian recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation. Family owned and operated, they take pride in serving food from scratch, using only the freshest ingredients and utilizing organic and locally sourced products. Try the chicken marsala, delicious homemade meatballs or made-to-order pizza. Follow up with the delicious tiramisu, guaranteed to be the best you have ever tasted. They can accommodate both large and small groups. Stop in for lunch or supper. Open Monday Thursday 11am - 9pm, Friday - Saturday 11am - 10pm, Sunday 4 - 9pm. UvaCdA.com THE BlueBird Midtown Coeur d’Alene 816 N. Fourth St. 208.665.3777 Eclectic $$ The owners of Syringa Japanese Café and Sushi Bar bring you The Bluebird, a midtown eatery. High-quality ingredients and locally sourced products are used in every dish, from the pickle

plate, pork belly, and Cougar Gold macaroni and cheese, to the duck confit sandwich, wild caught Pacific halibut and Northwest bouillabaisse. The menu is unique, enticing and delicious. Stay local. Support local. Eat and drink local. Live local. Open Tuesday - Thursday 4 - 10pm, Friday - Sunday 11am - 10pm. Find them at Facebook.com/MidtownBluebird.

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Seasons of Coeur d’Alene Fresh Grill and Martini Bar Downtown Coeur d’Alene 209 Lakeside Ave. 208.664.8008 Seasonally Inspired Food & Drink $$ Seasons is a local favorite in the heart of downtown. Featuring amazingly affordable, absolutely delicious and always fresh, creatively crafted cuisine. Guests will enjoy dining in the intimate dining room, vibrant bar, quiet fireplace lounge or trellised patio. Come for their happiest of hours daily 3 - 6pm, or enjoy one of the specialty nights including Shellfish Tuesday, Ladies’ Night Wednesday, Thursday Night Burgers and Brews, or handcrafted cocktails and microbrews in the Martini Bar anytime. Free parking and Wi-Fi available. Open daily at 11am. Seasons offers online reservations. SeasonsOfCdA.com ChocoPerfection Sugar Free Chocolate 800.332.1773 ChocoPerfection has been named “Best Tasting Sugar-Free Chocolate” since 2007. ChocoPerfection is naturally sweetened from chicory root fiber and no maltitol. ChocoPerfection was created for diabetics, those seeking weight loss on a low-carb or keto diet and for chocolate lovers who do not eat sugar. You can find ChocoPerfection at Pilgrim’s and Natural Grocers in Coeur d’Alene, at the Flour Mill in Hayden or order online with free shipping. ChocoPerfection.com

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315 Restaurant at The Greenbriar Inn

Casual Fine Dining at the Greenbriar

Coeur d’Alene’s unique bed and breakfast and restaurant THE GREENBRIAR INN opened its doors back in 1985 in a beautiful historic 1908 building just a few blocks from Downtown Coeur d’Alene. For more than three decades, owners Bob and Kris McIlvenna have welcomed their guests into their warm and inviting inn offering six suites, each with its own distinct look, mixed with antique and replica furnishings. “We have strived to remain as true to its original structure as possible, with a nod to modern conveniences,” says Kris. There are many antiques mixed with more modern comforts, providing guests a cozy and eclectic atmosphere. What started as a bed and breakfast added catering to the mix in 1996. Greenbriar Catering is the largest independent caterer in North Idaho and has won many awards over the years. Greenbriar has gone through three major remodels, the latest being the 315 Restaurant, which Bob and Kris opened in 2008 with a martini bar. Today, the 108-year-old inn greets you with its simplicity and elegance the moment you walk through the door. The restaurant sits on the main floor, featuring a flavorful and diverse menu of starters, tapas and entrées. In addition, you can choose from a selection

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of hand-crafted martinis and cocktails, beer and wine, and non-alcoholic beverages and cocktails.

By Jillian Chandler

Take a seat at the stylish bar and order from the modestly priced wine list, or dine at a table near one of the two fireplaces. During the warmer months, there is an option to dine under umbrella tables outside on the deck that surrounds the dining room with garden view, or the brick patios in the front of the house. The shady porch is ideal for fair-weather dining. To add to the ambiance, live soft music plays every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday evening. For those looking to enjoy a night at the inn, Greenbriar has several overnight packages to choose from. From the One-Night Getaway to the two-night Romance Weekend packages, both including roses, champagne or wine, movie tickets, dessert and a dining credit at the restaurant, to the Elopement Package providing the guests with one-hour use of the facility, an on-site minister, champagne toast and $50 dinner credit. Overnight visitors are provided with a second-floor lounge and deck and all of the things one would expect from an upscale hotel. Looking for dinner and a romantic overnight stay? Look no further than the Greenbriar Inn.

315 Restaurant at the Greenbriar Inn Coeur d’Alene 315 Wallace Ave. 208.667.9660 315MartinisAndTapas.com

For more than three decades, owners Bob and Kris McIlvenna have welcomed their guests into their warm and inviting inn offering six suites, each with its own distinct look, mixed with antique and replica furnishings.


THE GREENBRIAR INN MacKenzie River Pizza, Grill and Pub North Coeur d’Alene 405 W. Canfield Ave. 208.772.5111 American Family Casual & Pizza $-$$ Enjoy an array of dishes that are always flavorful and fresh and served up in heaping portions. The acclaimed gourmet pizzas are offered on a variety of crusts—original, thin and gluten free—with toppings from classic pepperoni to pesto, ricotta and sun-dried tomatoes. Other popular menu offerings include hearty sandwiches, fresh salads with house-made dressings, pastas that will wow your taste buds, juicy all-beef burgers, and a savory home-style entrée selection. To complement the menu, select from a variety of craft beers, fine wines and spirits. Open daily 11am - close for lunch, dinner and happy hour. MacKenzieRiverPizza.com Tony’s on the Lake East Coeur d’Alene 6823 Coeur d’Alene Lake Dr. 208.667.9885 Italian $$$ Tony’s is a landmark in Coeur d’Alene, serving Italian-inspired cuisine. A beautiful five-minute drive from the Sherman Avenue Exit off I-90, they offer a full-service bar, extensive wine list, outdoor seating, docks for boaters and art by Terry Lee. Visit the website for complete menu and seasonal hours. TonysOnTheLake.com Chinook Steak, Pasta and Spirits Worley 37914 S. Nukwalqw 800.523.2464 American Fine Dining $-$$$ Located at the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel in Worley, Idaho, Chinook highlights the best of the Northwest, including King Salmon from the Puget Sound, beef sourced exclusively in Washington, Columbia River steelhead and wild local huckleberries. The menu caters to a variety of tastes, with offerings of wood-fired pizzas and Old-World rustic-style pastas, all

with thought given to affordability and fivestar quality. Open Wednesday - Thursday 5 8:30pm, Friday - Saturday 4 - 9:30pm, Sunday 4 - 8:30pm, with the Lounge open Wednesday - Sunday starting at 3pm. CdACasino.com Bardenay Restaurant and Distilling Coeur d’Alene at Riverstone 1710 W. Riverstone Dr. 208.765.1540 Northwest & Spirits $-$$$ It all comes together with their handcrafted cocktails paired with an innovative menu featuring delicious Northwest cuisine, served in a uniquely Idaho atmosphere. Bardenay produces vodka and Eagle-make gin, lemon vodka, strawberry liqueur and banana liqueur on site. The cocktails are complemented with a menu featuring an array of appetizers, satays, tacos, soups and salads, sandwiches and burgers, and entrees. It’s the perfect place to meet friends or colleagues for drinks and appetizers or stop in for lunch or dinner and enjoy the casual Northwestern-style cuisine. Open Monday - Thursday 11am - 9pm, Friday - Saturday 11am - 11pm, Sunday 10am - 9pm. Bardenay.com The Culinary Stone Coeur d’Alene at Riverstone 2129 Main St. 208.277.4116 Specialty Shopping & Wine Welcome to the culinary lifestyle marketplace where gourmet living meets everyday prices. Discover specialty foods from around the world and the region, outfit your kitchen, and learn how to ‘live to eat.’ Located at the Riverstone Shopping Center, they offer everything from gourmet foods, cheese and Italian meats, wine tastings, cooking classes and kitchen supplies. Be sure to take advantage of the Chop Shop. Open Monday - Saturday 10:30am - 6pm, Sunday noon - 5pm. CulinaryStone.com

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Calypsos Coffee & Creamery

Local coffee shop gives back in many ways By Patty Hutchens

WITH A PASSION for what they do and the amazing support of the community, Calypsos Coffee & Creamery on East Lakeside Avenue in Downtown Coeur d’Alene has been a favorite spot of both locals and tourists for nearly a decade. In addition to their incredible breakfasts and locally made pastries, which are served all day long, Calypsos offers freshly made soups, salad and sandwiches. And if you are looking for one of the best cups of coffee around, Calypsos has it. Owned by Todd Jenicek, along with his wife Maria-Cristina, Calypsos is the only coffee shop in the Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls and Hayden Lake area that roasts their own coffee in house which allows them to control our product. “We currently roast beans from 10 different countries, and we offer several single origin and coffee blends for retail purchase,” says Todd. “We can also roast specifically for your business or event and private label.” Their signature espresso blend is made up of coffee from four different countries, and they rotate different countries and blends that they serve as their daily drip. “That’s so people can find out what might make their taste buds dance,” says Todd. Calypsos does not roast their coffee for as long as others typically do, with the end result a smooth product with a little more caffeine. The large family friendly space is like a living room, perfect to come relax and stay for a while. There is a small play area for the kids. And with an on-site meeting room and catering available, it is the perfect place to host meetings or events. They also offer a stage and sound system perfect for entertainment. On Monday evenings one can enjoy an open mic night, and there are several times throughout the year when various musicians perform.

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Part of Calypsos’ charm is their desire to give back to the community. They are eager to support and promote local artists and nonprofits, even displaying some local artists’ creations for sale. And many nonprofits have hosted fundraisers at Calypsos. “We feel that is one of the best ways we can give back to the community,” says Todd. Calypsos celebrated nine years in business this fall, something Todd and Maria-Cristina credit to their incredible staff and patrons. As Todd says, “We just want our customers to know how much we really appreciate them. They have so many choices, and we are enthused that they continue to choose us!”


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DOWNTOWN COEUR D’ALENE BY KEITH BOE

PILGRIM’S MARKET Midtown Coeur d’Alene 1316 N. Fourth St. 208.676.9730 Organic Shopping, Deli, Wine & Beer Locally owned and operated since opening in 1999, Pilgrim’s Market is the Inland Northwest’s hot spot for the finest natural and organic foods, local products, health education and more. For the health-seeking “green” consumer wanting to support local food growers and retailers, Pilgrim’s is a homegrown, locally owned alternative to massive foreign-owned national chains. Pilgrim’s 25,000-square-foot store offers everything from organic produce to gourmet cheese, beer and wine, bulk foods, bakery, meat, deli, supplements, an innovative wellness clinic and an education and event center. Located just minutes off I-90, Pilgrim’s is a frequent destination for locals and a must see for the health-conscious traveler. PilgrimsMarket.com Moon Time East Coeur d’Alene 1602 E. Sherman Ave. 208.667.2331 Pub & Grill $-$$ Established in 1996, Moon Time quickly became a favorite among locals and tourists alike. Serving some of the best food around in a comfortable pub-style atmosphere, you’ll want to visit as often as possible. The menu offers soups, sandwiches, pastas, salads and other specialties prepared from scratch daily, along with a fantastic selection of micro-brewed beers and fine wines by the glass and bottle. Open daily at 11am, the kitchen is open late every night. Be sure to stop in Thursday night for live music featuring national and local artists. For more

information including photos, menu, specials and directions, make sure to visit their website. WeDontHaveOne.com Tim’s Special Cut Meats North Coeur d’Alene 7397 N. Government Way 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. They also have a variety of custom-smoked sausages, hams and bacon, jerky, fresh sausages, deli meats, seafood, dairy products including farm-fresh eggs, raw unpasteurized cow and goat milk, as well as spices, marinades, sauces, rubs, local beers, wine and more. Let Tim’s help you choose a great steak to barbecue tonight or prepare a special-order item such as rack of lamb or seasoned prime rib. FISHERMAN’S MARKET North Coeur d’Alene 215 W. Kathleen Ave. Ste. A 208.664.4800 Seafood, Sushi & Fish Market $-$$ At Fisherman’s Market and Grill, you can dine in or take out. Find fresh fish and shellfish, as well as smoked fish on their market side. The grill offers you a fun menu of seafood: everything from eight choices of fish and chips, eight choices of specialty tartars, fish tacos, salads, steamers, catfish and oyster po’ boys, and much more! And don’t forget about the sushi bar! They offer a selection of beer, wine and sake, too. Seasonal outdoor dining is available. Open Monday - Saturday 11am 8pm. FishermansMarketCdA.com

• Coffee Roasted On Site • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner • Meeting Room Available • Live Music • Free Wi-Fi CalypsosCoffee.com

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Kootenai Family Dental Serving and connecting with the community By Jillian Chandler Photos by Jamie Sedlmayer and courtesy of Kootenai Family Dental AT KOOTENAI FAMILY DENTAL, patients receive more than just the best care in fullservice family and cosmetic dentistry; they will find a caring and personal staff who genuinely cares about their patients’ wellbeing and who are willing to go above and beyond to best educate their patients when it comes to their oral health.

dental care that reflects their individual needs. The experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free and rewarding dental experience each and every time you visit their practice. Owner and doctor, Alexis LaRose, received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in Loma Linda,

Servicing North Idaho communities, they pride themselves as a full-service family and cosmetic dental office, providing care for all ages. Implants, complete smile restorations, crowns, veneers, “Our true purpose is to be servants to dentures, partials and bridges, and Invisalign, as well as all of the our community and patients, with the normal preventative dental care provisions are offered. At Kootenai Family Dental, they recognize that all of their patients are unique and deserve to receive

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goals of getting our patients the care they need and to educate them on preventing avoidable issues.”

California, graduating in the top 10 percent of her class and awarded a certificate of merit for achievement, proficiency and promise in the field of oral medicine. As there are constant changes in dental technology, she pursues continuing education offerings locally and nationally in order to stay at the leading edge of knowledge to ensure patients always receive the highest level of care. Associate Dr. Marie Smith also has a passion for helping people, and she is grateful that she is in a profession that allows her to have a direct impact on people’s lives and health. This is exactly what she is doing at Kootenai Family Dental. She earned her undergraduate degree in biology from Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho, receiving her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry.


208.664.8283 KOOTENAI FAMILY DENTAL COEUR D’ALENE 1420 LINCOLN WAY, STE. 200 KOOTENAIFAMILYDENTAL.COM

PATIENTS ARE THE PRIORITY; EVERYTHING ELSE FALLS INTO PLACE AFTER THAT.

Doctors Alexis and Marie ensure their patients get the best care possible. They interact and engage with their patients, creating real relationships, and offering all parties involved a rewarding experience.

“Our true purpose is to be servants to our community and patients, with the goals of getting our patients the care they need and to educate them on preventing avoidable issues,” Alexis says.

“It’s an amazing feeling, being able to work with people you genuinely care about, from our patients to our awesome team,” says Dr. Alexis.

On a daily basis, Nick and Alexis’ goal is to leave work each day looking forward to returning and working with their patients. And it’s their goal that their staff and patients feel the same way. “We want to make sure we work with a team that we love and patients that we love, and that they know that,” according to Nick.

Alexis and her husband Nick, who manages the office at Kootenai Family Dental, moved to Coeur d’Alene four years ago from Billings, Montana. They were in search of a practice and found just what they were looking for at Kootenai Family Dental. They wanted to stay in the Northwest, to be part of a vibrant community and a place to put down roots and raise a family. They knew they had found home. “Not a lot of places offer the quality of life we have here,” says Nick. “We truly believe we found paradise. We love where we live.” The small town allows them to truly get to know the people in the community. They enjoy seeing their patients around town, which allows them the opportunity to further check in with them about their previous dental visit and making sure their oral health is thriving.

Dr. Alexis is an intellectual, but she is personable as well. When patients first meet her, they trust and connect with her. Alexis and the staff enjoy taking the time to make personal connections and relationships with their patients, which allows them to better serve their needs and know that in the long run, this truly makes a difference. When it comes to their youngest patients, they want to make the experience as pleasant as possible, and they do whatever they can to make them comfortable and happy. For no cost, parents can bring in their children 3 and younger for a Happy Visit, where they get to sit in the chair and the dentist does an

informal checkup. This helps to ease their fears and to ensure they are prepared and confident for when it comes time for their first dental appointment. A big part of this visit is also to educate parents about how to best care for their kid’s teeth and avoid many future problems. Nick and Alexis are big advocates of Christian education, heavily sponsoring Lake City Junior Academy, and are very passionate about that. Recently, they performed their first smile makeover, in which people applied with written letters explaining how the makeover would better their lives. One lucky applicant was chosen and given a complete smile makeover; $20,000 worth of dental cosmetics all performed at no charge. They look forward to offering this service again in the future. At Kootenai Family Dental, they firmly believe that if they take care of their patients, everything else will take care of itself. Patients are the priority; everything else falls into place after that.

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Tony’s On the Lake Coeur d’Alene dining at its best

By Jillian Chandler

A BEAUTIFUL FIVE-MINUTE DRIVE from town will take you to Tony’s on the Lake, where diners will be treated to delicious Italian-inspired cuisine, fine wines and classic cocktails, and impeccable service, accompanied by stunning lake views from its deck. Opening back in 1952 as Tony’s Supper Club in a former brothel called Jeanette’s Club, Paul and Bonnie D’Alessandro purchased the restaurant in May 2004 and renamed it Tony’s on the Lake when they reopened it July 1 of that year. At Tony’s, Paul, Bonnie and their daughter Cheyenne have created a family owned restaurant, following a long tradition of cooking beginning with Cheyenne’s great grandparents, who immigrated from Tuscany in 1901. Executive Chef Cheyenne is a 2003 graduate from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, also studied in Florence, Italy at the Apicius, and learned Italian cuisine from family members during her extensive trips to Italy. Her goal is to keep the food traditionally simple, preparing food the way she learned in Italy, hoping guests can appreciate the tradition that has gone into making their dinner. The menu offers many staple items, such as the house-pulled fresh mozzarella appetizer, house-made gnocchi and veal osso buco, all local favorites and most certainly worth a taste.

Tony’s On the Lake East Coeur d’Alene 6823 E. Coeur d’Alene Lake Dr. 208.667.9885 TonysOnTheLake.com

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Wines from Italy, Washington, California and Oregon grace the wine list, even offering their own private label cabernet and chardonnay from Coeur d’Alene Cellars, YNOT (Tony spelled backwards). If it’s a classic cocktail you’re in the mood for, Hadley Long, bar manager, and the rest of the bartending staff are well trained, and each drink is made with passion and care. General Manager Alicia Main joined the Tony’s family in June 2016 and brings nearly two decades of restaurant experience to Tony’s, with her most recent ventures managing Tito’s Italian Grill and Fire Artisan Pizza in Downtown Coeur d’Alene. The excellent service is a reflection of their experienced staff ’s professionalism and their desire to help each other to make sure every guest feels like a friend or part of the family by the time they leave. If you appreciate great food and are looking for a romantic night out or an evening for the whole family to enjoy, Tony’s has a table waiting for you. “It is important to us at Tony’s that we are the place where life slows down and no one is in a hurry,” says Alicia. “At Tony’s you are family, and we want you to feel that way.”


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COEUR D’ALENE LAKe BY KEITH BOE Sweet Lou’s Restaurant and Tap House Downtown Coeur d’Alene 601 E. Front St. Ste. 101 208.667.1170 Inventive American Fare $-$$ This year, Downtown Coeur d’Alene got a lot sweeter with the addition of Sweet Lou’s Restaurant and Tap House. Featuring the same great food and service as their Sandpoint location, guests will be treated to family recipes, focusing on familiar American-fare entrees with a twist. Try the ribs (pork or bison) that are smoked in house. The unique burger menu features 10 different burgers that are made from freshly ground top sirloin and topped with decadent eats such as smoked pulled pork, hand-battered onion rings or fresh jalapenos. Along with an extensive menu and casual atmosphere, Sweet Lou’s offers 32 beers on tap to enjoy while you are watching your favorite game on one of their 24 4K TVs. Come hungry, stay late and eat well. Find them on Facebook. com/SweetLousCdA. SweetLousIdaho.com 315 Restaurant at The Greenbriar Inn Midtown Coeur d’Alene 315 Wallace Ave. 208.667.9660 Tapas, Dinner, Martini & Wine Bar $-$$ 315 is an exciting and unique concept for North Idaho offering a full dinner menu and tapas using fresh and seasonal food. With more than 50 handcrafted martinis, they use the best natural ingredients for flavors that really pop! Also find great wine, beer and a variety of nonalcoholic drinks. Guests can choose to dine in the large dining room, comfortable lounge or at the bar. During the warmer months, deck and patio garden seating is abundant. They offer specials nightly and food and drink pairings weekly. Stop in to enjoy live music Tuesday,

Friday and Saturday. Open Tuesday - Saturday 3:15pm - close. 315MartinisandTapas.com Anthony’s Restaurant Coeur d’Alene at Riverstone 1926 W. Riverstone Dr. 208.664.4665 American & Seafood $$-$$$ Opened summer of 2016, Anthony’s at Coeur d’Alene is located in the Riverstone community and features a scenic waterfront setting. Offering two outdoor fireplaces and a spectacular view of Riverstone, Anthony’s is a dining destination not to miss. They offer the freshest seafood from their own seafood company, great steaks, pasta and salads, all complemented by fresh-from-the-farm local produce, Northwest wines and microbrews. Open for lunch and dinner daily, Sunday Thursday 11am - 9pm, Friday - Saturday 11am - 10pm. Anthonys.com Iron Horse Bar and Grill Downtown Coeur d’Alene 407 Sherman Ave. 208.667.7314 American Fare & Cocktails $-$$$ Locally owned and operated and a local favorite since 1972, The Iron Horse is the No. 1 cocktail lounge in Idaho. Open for lunch and dinner daily, with breakfast served Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy the best in food and spirits in the restaurant, lounge or out on the patio. They offer entertainment all week long, with a DJ on Tuesday, Thursday and summer Sundays, and live music Friday and Saturday. Enjoy downtown, the lake, City Park, Tubbs Hill and the Iron Horse. Tradition counts, so when in Coeur d’Alene, join the locals at the Iron Horse; a great place to drink, eat and have fun! IronHorseBarAndGrill.com

Lakeside dining, full service bar, docks for boaters!

6823 E. Coeur d’Alene Lake Dr. (208) 667-9885 TonysontheLake.com

Only 3.8 miles from Downtown Coeur d’Alene

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The Bluebird

Midtown’s new neighborhood eatery By Jillian Chandler

each time they visit. The big hit thus far has been the wild parmesan-crusted halibut with ratatouille. To accompany the deliciously unique menu, Krista French, The Bluebird’s sommelier, has put together an outstanding wine list with amazing selections from all over the world. Combined with the talents of beer program manager Loren Kelly, who has compiled and continues to bring in a great selection of beers, ciders and sours, guests can’t go wrong with their selection.

THE BLUEBIRD, a midtown eatery, opened its doors a little more than six months ago, yet it is already gaining a large following that is bound to grow. The owners of Syringa Japanese Café and Sushi Bar, and former owners of the Garnet Café, have delivered a casual neighborhood bistro-style restaurant offering a cozy rustic interior, with reclaimed warm rustic wood and metal, with vintage pictures adorning the walls. It can seat 42 patrons and an additional 10 at the bar. During the summer months, diners can enjoy the outdoor patio, which seats more than a dozen.

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The Bluebird has found its home. And the neighborhood has welcomed it with open arms. “Our goal was to open the kind of restaurant we like to dine at and bring more dining variety to Coeur d’Alene,” says Autumn. And guests are eating it up.

Husband-and-wife team Viljo and Autumn Basso knew they wanted to open another restaurant, and when it came to location, there was no question that midtown was the place for them. “We have always been attracted to the area,” says Autumn. “We love the neighborhood with its fun eclectic shops and various thrift stores all around us, plus the neighboring local restaurants like Capone’s, Angelo’s and Kelly’s. It seemed like a perfect fit.” The menu has been inspired by the couple’s 20 years of culinary travels and adventures. Seasonal as much as possible, the menu items change frequently with specials offered weekly, allowing diners to try something new

The Bluebird Midtown Coeur d’Alene 816 N. Fourth St. 208.665.3777


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Fisherman’s Market Enjoy the freshest seafood in town

AN’S MARK HERM ET FIS G RIL

WHEN YOU FIRST ENTER Fisherman’s Market, Grill and Sushi Bar, you feel like you’ve been transported to the Pike Street Market in Seattle. Conveniently located at 215 W. Kathleen Ave. makes Fisherman’s Market the easy and smart choice for finding high-quality seafood; sure beats a drive to the coast! This is the only place in Coeur d’Alene where you can sit down, enjoy a fresh seafood meal with a cold beer or glass of wine, and then bring home the freshest seafood and prepare it at home for yourself or a dinner party later. A huge glass cooler displays the wide selection of wild-caught fish and shellfish on ice. Restaurant menu items feature fresh catches, and among the most popular are fish tacos and the crowd-pleasing sellout—the coconut crusted snapper special. From calamari and eel to salmon, tuna and shellfish, Fisherman’s

OYSTER OR CATFISH PO’ BOY Lettuce, tomato, red onion and Cajun mayo served on a hoagie roll FRESH CRAB SANDWICH Fresh Dungeness crab, lettuce, egg and Louis sauce served on a hoagie roll FISH AND CHIPS Choices include Alaskan cod, mahimahi, wild salmon, catfish, Alaskan halibut, black tiger shrimp, small oysters, clam strips or calamari strips, served with traditional coleslaw and your choice of two tartars

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Market has it all. Shop, dine and take out, all at Fisherman’s Market. With their full sushi bar, the freshest wildcaught fish at the counter has drawn fans from around North Idaho offering a quick sushi lunch, perfect on a shopping excursion or during a busy work day. The sushi menu has all the regular favorites and a few local creations such as the Idaho roll—containing salmon, green onion, avocado and cucumber. Not only can you enjoy sushi in the restaurant, but you can call ahead and have them build a custom platter to take home as well!

By Jillian Chandler

Skip the six-hour drive to Seattle and enjoy the same fresh fish right in town. Stop by the Fisherman’s Market, Grill and Sushi Bar, open Monday through Saturday 11am to 8pm, to fulfill your seafood and sushi fix!

What’s On the Menu? SALMON FISHWICH Grilled salmon, lettuce, tomato, red onion and traditional tartar on a sesameseed bun

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POKI TUNA Raw ahi and julienne vegetables tossed in a spicy Asian dressing 1 LB. STEAMER Manila clams, beer, butter and choice of garlic or Cajun spices POSEIDON ADVENTURE Fried cod, prawns and calamari atop baby spinach, sundried tomatoes, capers and lemon-pesto dressing SHRIMP OR CRAB LOUIS Chopped romaine, tomato, cucumber, egg, croutons and Louis dressing TASTE OF BAJA Fish or shrimp taco plate with two tacos topped with shredded cabbage, cilantro, salsa, cotija and jalapeño cream, served with rice and beans

Fisherman’s Market North Coeur d’Alene 215 W. Kathleen Ave. 208.664.4800 FishermansMarketCdA.com

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POST FALLS

The White House Grill

POST FALLS SMALL TOWN DINING, big city cuisine. That is what you will find in Post Falls located just across the border from Spokane. With restaurants that feature dishes from around the world, you can enjoy everything from French cuisine at Fleur de Sel to Mediterranean dishes served at The White House Grill and Northwest cuisine at The Oval Office. If Mexican is what you crave, visit La Cabana Mexican Restaurant or La Cocina. For those who have a craving for Asian food, Fu-Ki Japanese Teppanyaki will be beckoning you. Some of the hometown favorites include Old European, Moon’s Mongolian Grill and Rancho Viejo. If you enjoy waterfront dining, you won’t want to miss Mallards Restaurant at Templin’s Resort on the Spokane River. Located in The Highlands Day Spa is Fleur de sel that offers a hillside view overlooking the beautiful city lights. Looking to warm up with a tasty cup of coffee? Try Post Falls Coffee Co. For later in the day, stop by Club Tequila which offers an extensive selection of tequila. With craft beer becoming increasingly popular, visit Selkirk Abbey Brewing on Seltice Avenue just east of Post Falls or Downdraft Brewing Co. With so much to do in this increasingly popular town, it is no wonder people are flocking to Post Falls. During the warmer months, Q’emiln Riverside Park hosts free outdoor concerts and is a family friendly venue. If you are looking to take in some of the arts, check out The Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center at the Old Church, a community center offering an art gallery and community hall available for celebrations and events. One of the more popular events in Post Falls is the annual Wine, Stein and Dine fundraiser which benefits the Post Falls Education Foundation. Each March attendees gather at the Greyhound Park and Events Center to enjoy fine cuisine, wine and beer while bidding on silent and live auction items. Come and experience all that Post Falls has to offer!

Nate’s New York Pizza Post Falls - 920 N. Highway 41 Ste. 1 208.773.6697 Pizza, House Specialties, Beer & Wine $-$$ Locally owned and operated, Nate’s New York Pizza has something for the entire family. Guests will find a variety of options on the menu featuring house specialties, pizza (including build your own), calzones, strombolis and foot-long sandwiches (Philly, chicken parmesan, combination and meatball). Even better, they offer a rotating craft beer selection on tap, bottled beers and a nice wine selection. If you’re hungry, they have 24-inch pizzas available to satisfy the heartiest appetites! Nate’s is available for pick up and catering. Open Wednesday - Saturday 11am - 8pm, Sunday noon - 7pm. Find them online at Facebook.com/NatesPizza.

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Fleur de Sel Post Falls - 4365 Inverness Dr. 208.777.7600 French Fine Dining $-$$$ Located at the Highlands Day Spa, treat yourself to a little piece of dining heaven, as Fleur de Sel brings a taste of France to its guests in Post Falls. From snails in puff pastry and rillette, to duck confit and chicken and truffles, Chef Laurent creates exquisite dishes both in taste and sight, while wife and co-owner Patricia greets guests with a smile and open arms. A glass of wine from the beautifully chosen wine list, or an elegant cocktail, is the perfect accompaniment to any dish. A private dining room is available for business meeting and parties. Open Tuesday - Saturday 5 - 9pm. Visit their website for upcoming wine dinners. Fleur-de-Sel.weebly.com La Cabana Post Falls - 604 E. Seltice Way 208.773.4325 Mexican $ Post Falls’ original and favorite authentic Mexican freshmade food served in a friendly and festive south-of-theborder restaurant. Diners will find all of their favorites on the menu, from burritos and tacos, tostadas and fajitas, to specialty Mexican entrees such as the camarones la cabana and tamale and chile relleno. There is also a menu just for the kids! A warm and casual atmosphere with friendly service, La Cabana awaits you. Stop in and taste for yourself! Or order to go! Open Monday - Thursday 11:30am - 9pm, Friday - Saturday 11:30am - 10pm, Sunday noon - 9pm. The White House Grill Post Falls - 712 N. Spokane St. 208.777.9672 Mediterranean $-$$ If you want to feel like you’re in the Mediterranean drinking Ouzo and eating a crazy amount of garlic, just drive to the White House Grill in Post Falls and join in the fun of their crazy and noisy—but at the same time romantic—restaurant. They offer a full bar with 12 beers on tap, and guests can enjoy seasonal outdoor dining on the patio. “You love garlic; we love you!” Find them on the corner of Spokane Street and Seltice Way off I-90 Exit 5. Open Sunday - Thursday 11am - 10pm, Friday - Saturday 11am - 11pm. WhiteHouseGrill.com The Oval Office Bistro & Martini Bar Post Falls - 620 N. Spokane St. 208.777.2102 Bistro & Martini Bar $-$$$ The owner of White House Grill brings you a quaint bistro that makes delicious Northwest cuisine with a foreigner flair. Come enjoy the Oval Office’s famous martinis like the Dirty Monica and Cosmopolitician, and enjoy great steaks, seafood and pastas they know you will love! Check out the fine scotch and wine lists, and take advantage of happy hour 3 - 6pm and 9pm - close, with awesome martinis and tasty appetizers. Find them on Spokane Street off I-90 Exit 5. Open Monday - Friday 11am - 11pm, Saturday - Sunday 3 - 11pm. WhiteHouseGrill.com


La Cabana

Authentic Mexican cuisine WHEN IT COMES TO MEXICAN RESTAURANTS, they can all seem the same. But at La Cabana, fresh ingredients and attention to detail are important to keeping their loyal fans coming back for more. With three locations in Post Falls, Rathdrum and Spokane Valley, owner Felix Cabrera is dishing out the love for authentic Mexican cuisine! The freshly sizzled fajitas, grilled pollo, carne asada and shrimp, and fresh guacamole will make you think you were south of the border! Menu offerings include an array of Mexican specialties, from house-made tamales, chile rellenos and chimichangas, to burritos, tacos, tostadas, chorizo con huevos and a variety of

house specialties. There’s even a fun kids’ menu that is sure to make any kid happy. If you don’t have time to dine in, you can order to go. The causal, warm, fun and festive atmosphere is perfect for families, lunches with business associates or friends, and celebrations of any kind! The grande margaritas and coronaritas are so delicious you’ll want another!

By Jillian Chandler

With a combination of delicious, authentic Mexican cuisine and sincere Mexican hospitality, La Cabana is one of a kind.

What’s On the Menu? ARROZ CON CAMARONES Shrimp, garlic, bacon, tomatoes, bell peppers and onions, sautéed in our signature Cabana sauce, all on a bed of rice with cheese on top and served with tortillas on the side TAMALE AND CHILE RELLENO Pork cooked in red sauce, rolled in cornmeal, topped with a red enchilada sauce and cheese, served with an Anaheim pepper stuffed with cheese, rolled in an egg batter and topped with our signature Cabana sauce and cheese CHIMICHANGA A large deep-fried flour tortilla stuffed with your choice of beef or chicken, served with lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, sour cream and guacamole CAMARONES LA CABANA Shrimp, mushrooms and red potatoes sautéed in a green sauce and topped with melted cheese, served with three tortillas SUPER CABANA BURRITO A 12-inch flour tortilla filled with your choice of beef, chicken or pork, beans,

cheese, lettuce and mild salsa, topped with enchilada sauce and cheese, served with beans, guacamole and sour cream MI CASITA TACOS Three soft corn tortillas with carne asada, fresh pico de gallo and cheese, served with two peppers and guacamole ACAPULCO SHRIMP Shrimp, Anaheim peppers, onions, tomatoes, mushrooms and garlic sautéed with mild salsa, melted cheese on top, served with three tortillas POLLO EN SALSA An 8 oz. sliced chicken breast, tomatoes, onions, green bell peppers, mushrooms, cilantro and garlic sautéed in our signature Cabana sauce, topped with cheese, served with three tortillas STEAK TIJUANA Sliced steak, onions, bacon, mushrooms, bell peppers and cilantro smothered in our red enchilada sauce, serve with three tortillas on the side

La Cabana Post Falls 604 E. Seltice Way 208.773.4325 La Cabana Rathdrum 15837 Westwood St. 208.687.4900 La Cabana Spokane Valley 6915 E. Sprague Ave. 509.922.2632

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The White House Grill and The Oval Office Two reasons people love to dine out in Post Falls

By Jillian Chandler

2016 MARKS THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY of The White House Grill and its garlicky goodness it has been dishing up to the Post Falls community. Raci Erdem, chef and owner, has been bringing the flavors of the Mediterranean to eager diners for two decades, and guests continue to fill restaurant seats to partake in the cuisine. The casual restaurant offers a comfortable and relaxed family friendly environment. Patrons of all ages are invited to take a seat at this fun and loud—but by no means obnoxious—restaurant. Mediterranean music fills the air, as does the aroma of garlic. Seafood, vegetables, pasta and lamb dishes fill the menu, complemented by a full bar featuring handcrafted cocktails, 12 beers on tap, an extensive wine list featuring many wines from Walla Walla, and a beautiful scotch list, hand selected by Raci himself. Raci looks forward to guests coming into the restaurant, not just for the food and drink, but to enjoy the overall experience The White House has to offer. “Our job is to put you in a great mood with some cool music, delicious food and awesome drinks, all for a great value that you won’t find at any chain restaurant,” he says.

The White House Grill Post Falls 712 N. Spokane St. 208.777.9672 The Oval Office Bistro & Martini Bar Post Falls 620 N. Spokane St. 208.777.2102 WhiteHouseGrill.com

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Every year since they’ve opened, The White House Grill continues to keep their seats filled. From day one, they have offered the same freshness, quality of food, good prices and fun environment. “Our goal is to continue just that and have another beautiful 20 years,” says Raci.

What’s On the White House’s Menu? TURKISH PLATE An old favorite! Grilled and sliced marinated lamb set over lightly fried eggplant, topped with tzatziki sauce, served with seasoned rice and garlic green beans SPRING BOWL Marinated chicken breast sautéed

with fresh vegetables, garlic and garbanzo beans, served over rice and finished with red chili flakes and feta cheese MIXED GRILL Grilled Chilean sea bass, tiger prawns and curry chicken, placed over our house rice, served with garlic green beans


In 2006, Raci opened his second restaurant—The Oval Office. Here, the cozy bistro-style eatery is loud and busy, bustling like a big-city restaurant with an upscale appeal. Patrons can enjoy small plates and entrees from around the world. Menu items like the baked brie in filo with spicy honey, to the Mediterranean-style clams are a must! Combined with the great steaks, seafood and ever-changing fresh fish selection, there’s something to appeal to any taste, and guests keep coming back for more. The menu stays consistent throughout the year, so guests know that the next time they return, they will always find the same great food. Here, guests will be treated to a full bar featuring great beer, wine and specialty cocktails. They offer an ever-changing cocktail list, and they introduce new martinis regularly. Unlike any other martini list, it features politically inspired specialty martinis. From the refreshing Obama’s Mama, made with Absolut Ruby Red with X-Rated, grapefruit and orange juice, The Hillary (you don’t have to trust her, just trust them), cold and tangy made with St. Germain, gin and sparkling lemon San Pellegrino, to the Trump Mule, a Moscow mule made with tequila instead of vodka. At The Oval Office, they’ll always love their tequila and Mexicans! There’s something on the menu for anyone looking for a good martini and a good time! The Oval Office is known for its happiest of happy hours in the Northwest, offered twice daily: 3 to 6pm and 8 to 11pm. With all martinis and appetizers offered at a fraction of the price, it’s the best time to head over to The Oval Office. The new community fireplace on the large outside patio can seat 12 around it. As long as it’s not raining outside, guests have the option to dine and imbibe outside. Plans are in the works to add a European-style awning, so guests can enjoy patio dining year round. This American bistro with a foreigner chef touch is reason alone to take a drive to Post Falls and make a visit to The Oval Office. Martini anyone?

What’s On the Oval Office’s Menu? CURRIED MUSSELS One pound of mussels with spinach, onion and fresh tomatoes simmered in a spicy curry sauce, served with grilled rustic bread CIOPPINO An Oval Office classic, with seafood stew in a spicy basil

tomato broth, served with grilled bread NEW YORK GANGSTER Blackened New York steak, pan seared and topped with a mushroom gorgonzola cheese sauce

This is why locals drive from Spokane and Coeur d’Alene to Post Falls ! WHITE HOUSE 712 N. Spokane St. (208) 777-9672

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Explore the Arts and Adventure in North Idaho

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

ARTS IN DOWNTOWN CDA

PHOTO COURTESY OF ART SPIRIT GALLERY

DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO MEET ONE OF THE FINEST ACTORS IN THE INDUSTRY AND ENJOY HIS LATEST PRODUCTION IN THE HISTORIC PANIDA THEATER IN DOWNTOWN SANDPOINT.

COEUR D’ALENE EVENTS: ENJOY THE ARTS IN DOWNTOWN CDA There is plenty to do in Coeur d’Alene year round, but getting out during the dark winter months may seem less appealing to some. Thankfully, the Coeur d’Alene Arts & Culture Alliance has the perfect opportunity to head downtown and enjoy the musical talent of North Idaho. During the months of January, February and March, come to Downtown Coeur d’Alene on the second Friday of the month to enjoy Music Walk. From 5 to 8pm, enjoy music by local artists at various venues throughout the downtown area. While the venues and bands are still yet to be decided, Ali Shute, executive director for the Coeur d’Alene northwestsizzle.com

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Journey to the North Pole Cruise December 1-31, 2016 LEADMAN RACE

Arts & Culture Alliance, says the entertainment is always a highlight of the month for many. At the conclusion of Music Walk begins ArtWalk each April. The event takes place the second Friday of each month and continues through December. These are just some of the wonderful opportunities to not only enjoy the arts in Coeur d’Alene, but also the beauty of the downtown area as the walks take you to various venues. Stay tuned throughout the year for other events such as the Riverstone Concert Series during the summer months, the Artist Studio Tour in June and much more. LEADMAN RACE Just when winter begins to wind down, the annual LEADMAN Triathlon has sports enthusiasts headed up to Silver Mountain. Taking place each April, the annual LEADMAN is great for individuals and teams looking for a unique and exciting type of competition. The race, which begins at Kellogg Peak on Silver Mountain, starts with competitors running from the starting line approximately 200 feet where they click into their ski or snowboard equipment. Once they are strapped in, competitors ski or board approximately one mile to the next spot where their mountain bikes await. Here, they ditch their boots and get onto their bike for yet another descent down the mountain on an eight-mile trail; a mixture of single and double tracks complete with mud, rocks and dirt makes dodging obstacles an exciting part of the competition. Once the bike portion is done, the running segment of the competition begins. A four 62

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to five-mile run ends at the Gondola Village. The race, which can be done as an individual or teams of three with each participant taking on a section, benefits projects sponsored by the Kellogg Rotary Club. Spectators and participants are treated to some great post-race festivities as well! Come and check it out. Who knows? Maybe next year you will find yourself speeding down the mountain on skis, a bike or running...or maybe all three! For more information you can visit LeadManTriathlon.com or call 208.783.1507.

SANDPOINT EVENTS: AN EVENING WITH VIGGO MORTENSEN On January 13 and 14, 2017, at Sandpoint’s historic Panida Theater, enjoy an evening with acclaimed actor Viggo Mortensen. This special event will include a viewing of the recently released movie “Captain Fantastic,” starring Viggo. There will also be an introduction and a question and answer session with the actor who stars in the movie that is set in Washington State. Viggo is perhaps best known for his role in “The Lord of the Rings” and began his acting career in the 1985 film “Witness,” which starred Harrison Ford. Viggo has appeared in more than 30 films and was nominated for an Academy Award in 2008 as best performance by an actor in a leading role for his work in “Eastern Promises.” He has been the recipient of many awards for his work as an actor, but his talent runs much deeper; he is also an accomplished poet, photographer and painter.

The Coeur d’Alene Resort Holiday Light Show’s Journey to the North Pole Cruise takes you on a magical Journey to see 1.5 million lights, with a visit to the North Pole to meet Santa and his Elves, The Grinch, Rudolph, the Giant Animated Christmas Tree and much more! 208.664.7280. CdAResort.com.

Wine, Stein and Dine March 4, 2017 Post Falls Education Foundation’s annual Wine, Stein and Dine continues to be a premier Post Falls event featuring 85 wineries, microbreweries and restaurants, and silent auction. Greyhound Park and Events Center. 208.661.5622. PFEFWSD.org.

Lost in the ‘50s May 19-21, 2017 Lost in the ‘50s is Sandpoint’s biggest party of the year, with hundreds of classic cars on parade and on show throughout downtown, plus parties, music, dancing and fun! Sandpoint. 208.265.5678. Sandpoint.org/Lostin50s.


New Year’s Eve Parties December 31, 2016

Schweitzer’s Stella New Year’s Eve Celebration with The Rub, North Idaho’s favorite party band, ages 21+; ‘Tween Party, a celebration with games, snacks, crafts, contests, jumpy balls, glow fun, midnight toast and more for ages 6 to 11; or how about an action-packed tubing adventure, fun for any age! Sandpoint. 208.263.9555. Schweitzer.com.

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Don’t miss this opportunity to meet one of the finest actors in the industry and enjoy his latest production in the historic Panida Theater in Downtown Sandpoint. SANDPOINT WINTER CARNIVAL

The Wine Festival at Sandpoint April 28, 2017 The Wine Festival at Sandpoint features unlimited tasting of more than 150 premier wines, a five-star dining experience, topnotch musical entertainment, and a special selection of silent and live auction items. Bonner County Fairgrounds. Sandpoint. 208.265.4554. FestivalAtSandpoint.com.

Coeur d’Alene Marathon May 28, 2017 The Coeur d’Alene Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5k Fun Run promise to be one of the most spectacular events in the country. Centennial Trail at McEuen Park. Downtown CdA. 208.292.1634. CdAMarathon.com.

Mark your calendars now for Sandpoint’s Winter Carnival taking place February 15 through February 26, 2017. Since 1973, people have come from all over North Idaho to enjoy all the town has to offer during this fun-filled carnival. While events are still being finalized for this year, many of the traditional activities are sure to take place.

20 Sandpoint restaurants participating in Dine Around Sandpoint, patrons who enjoy a meal at one of the restaurants are eligible to win a daily prize and the grand prize of a meal out each month for two people at 12 of the participating restaurants. What more of an excuse do you need to get out and enjoy all that our local chefs are serving up?

One of the favorites include the K9 Keg Pull where dogs of all sizes pull anything from beer cans to fullsize kegs with the crowd cheering on the four-legged furry participants. The entry fee is donated to benefit the Panhandle Animal Shelter. Schweitzer Mountain Resort is an eager participant in the annual Winter Carnival and their annual fireworks show is something not to be missed. One of the highlights of Winter Carnival is the annual Dine Around Sandpoint, which runs every day for nearly one month and encourages locals and visitors to come out and enjoy all the wonderful cuisine that Sandpoint has to offer. With more than

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2016/2017 EVENTS

Second Friday of Each Month: 5-8pm, April-December: Art Walk, Downtown CdA ArtsAndCultureCdA.org

October 2016 10 Harvest Fest, Farmin Park, Sandpoint, 208.597.3355, SandpointFarmersMarket.com

December 2016 1-31 Journey to the North Pole Cruises, CdA Resort, 208.664.7280, CdAResort.com

January 2017 14 Northern Lights at Schweitzer, Sandpoint, 208.263.9555, Schweitzer.com

27 Emerge’s Day of the Dead Fiesta, The Cellar, CdA, EmergeCdA.org

2-3, 9-10 Yuletide Lighting Festival, Wallace, 208.753.7151, WallaceIdahoChamber.com

29 Fall Fest & Apple Palooza, Downtown CdA, 208.667.5986, CdADowntown.com

3 Hayden Lights Parade & Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, McIntire Family Park, Hayden, 208.209.1080, CityOfHaydenID.us

19-21 BANFF Film Festival, Panida Theater, Sandpoint, 208.661.3857, Mountain-Fever.com

Saturdays 9am - 1:30pm May - September: Farmer’s Market, Hwy 95 & Prairie in Hayden KootenaiFarmersMarkets.org Wednesdays 4 - 7pm May - October Farmer’s Market Farmin’ Park Sandpoint SandpointFarmersMarket.com Wednesdays 5-8pm June-September Live after Five, Downtown CdA, 6th & Sherman LiveAfter5CdA.com Thursdays 6-8pm July-August CdA Summer Concert Series at Riverstone. CoeurdAlene.org Tuesdays 6 - 8:30pm July - August CdA Downtown Concert Series at Sherman Park Square HandshakeProductions.net Sundays 1-4pm July-September CdA City Park Summer Concerts, Downtown CdA HandshakeProductions.net

29 Halloween Party, Grandview Resort, Priest Lake, 208.946.7010, PriestLake.org November 2016 11 Veteran’s Day Parade, Hayden Avenue, Hayden, 208.209.1080, CityOfHaydenID.us

23, 26-31 Sleigh Ride Dinner and Concert Evenings, Western Pleasure Guest Ranch, Sandpoint, 208.263.9066, WesternPleasureRanch.com

4-5 Inland Empire Sled Dog Races, Priest Lake, 208.443.3191, IESDA.org

25 Tree Lighting Ceremony, Jeff Jones Town Square, Sandpoint, 208.255.1876, DowntownSandpoint.com

27 - December 31 Journey to the North Pole Cruises, CdA Resort, 208.664.7280, CdAResort.com

February 2017 1-5 Spokane International Film Festival, Various Spokane Locations, SpokaneFilmFestival.org 4 Hospice Winter Wine Taste, Hayden Lake Country Club, 208.772.7994, HONI.org

19 Culinary Stone’s Third Anniversary Celebration, Riverstone, 208.277.4116, CulinaryStone.com

27 Lighting Ceremony Parade, Downtown CdA, 208.667.5986, CdADowntown.com

27-February 5 Spokane International Film Festival, Various Spokane Locations, SpokaneFilmFestival.org

24 Santa’s Balloon Parade, Schweitzer’s Selkirk Lodge, Sandpoint, 208.263.9555, Schweitzer.com 31 New Year’s Eve, Schweitzer Parties, Sandpoint, 208.263.9555, Schweitzer.com

15-26 Sandpoint Winter Carnival, Sandpoint, 208.263.2161, SandpointWinterCarnival.com March 2017 3-5 Home and Garden Show, Kootenai County Fairgrounds, CdA, NIBCA.MemberZone.com

VENUES Panida Theatre Inc. 300 N. First Ave. Sandpoint, ID 83864 208.263.9191 Panida.org 64

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The Pearl Theater 7160 Ash St. Bonners Ferry, ID 83805 208.610.2846 ThePearlTheater.org

The Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center 405 N. William St. Post Falls, ID 83854 208.457.8950 TheJacklinCenter.org

Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre The Kroc Center 1765 W. Golf Course Rd. Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815 208.660.2958 CdASummerTheatre.com


ertainment 29 Hearts for Homes Annual Dinner and Auction, Best Western CdA Inn, 208.762.4663, NorthIdahoHabitat.org May 2017 7 Bloomsday Run, Downtown Spokane, 509.838.1579, BloomsdayRun.org 4 Wine, Stein and Dine, Greyhound Park and Events Center, Post Falls, 208.661.5622, PFEFWSD.org 11 St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Downtown CdA, 208.415.0116, CdADowntown.com 24-25 Rebel Junk Vintage Market, Kootenai County Fairgrounds, CdA, RebelJunk.com April 2017 12 Food Services of America Food Expo, Spokane Convention Center, FSAFoodExpo.com

13 Annual Depot Days Classic Car & Motorcycle Show, Wallace, 208.753.7151, NPDepot.org

Please remember to contribute generously to help those in need in North Idaho. Family Promise of North Idaho and Bonner Community Food Bank are two ways to share. Contact them with to see how you can help make a difference in the lives of others: Family Promise of North Idaho 501 E. Wallace Ave. Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814 208.777.4190 FamilyPromiseNI.org Bonner Community Food Bank 1707 Culvers Dr. Sandpoint, ID 83864 208.263.3663 info@foodbank83864.com FoodBank83864.com

19-21 Lost in the ‘50s, Sandpoint, 208.265.5678, Sandpoint.org/Lostin50s

28 Wine Tasting, Dinner & Auction, Bonner County Fairgrounds, Sandpoint, 208.265.4554, FestivalAtSandpoint.com

28 CdA Marathon, Centennial Trail at McEuen Park, Downtown CdA, 208.292.1634, CdAMarathon.com

Emerge Gallery and Artists Studio 208 N. Fourth St. Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814 EmergeCdA.org

The Hive 207 N. First Ave. Sandpoint, ID 83864 208.457.2392 LiveFromTheHive.com

Pend d’Oreille Winery 301 Cedar St. Sandpoint, ID 83864 208.265.8545 POWine.com northwestsizzle.com

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If you’re looking for a night out on the town, Spokane has just about any kind of entertainment you can think of. Spencer’s for Steaks and Chops

Destination Spokane Spokane offers a variety of culinary opportunities MINOR LEAGUE SPORTS, headlining concerts, a casino night, school shopping and your plane ride out of here are just a few of the reasons residents of North Idaho will make a trip across the state line and into Spokane. It’s the biggest city for miles, and with it comes not only great entertainment but lively nightlife and plenty of unique dining choices. The options are endless, but there are a few restaurants that are definitely worth the trip no matter what the reason. Fleur de Sel Artisan Creperie is a very unique way to start your day. The South Hill staple specializes in French crepes and can be found just south of Sacred Heart Medical Center. You can enjoy something sweet like vanilla cream or strawberry jam or a more savory crepe like salmon, or bison meatloaf and horseradish. Nothing on the menu is more than ten dollars, making this an excellent stop for breakfast or lunch. For years the Spokane Country Club restaurant was open only to members, but a recent

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purchase by the Kalispel tribe has changed that philosophy and now all are welcome to dine at 1898 Public House. Located adjacent to the golf course, the floor-to-ceiling windows offer beautiful views of one of the area’s finest courses. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, you’ll find a wide range of options on the 1898 menu. Try a mimosa flight featuring three different flavors of the famous brunch cocktail and pair it with crème brulee French toast or an omelet featuring smoked brisket. Dinner includes gourmet burgers, dips and melts, lollipop lamb chops and cedar-plank salmon. The Northwest is known for raising excellent quality beef, and you’ll find some of the finest cuts at Spencer’s located in the downtown Doubletree Hotel. Spencer’s uses only USDA Prime steaks and chops and ages the meat for 21 to 28 days to create amazing flavors. With 300 wines to choose from, you’ll find the perfect pairing for this special meal. The lounge offers craft cocktails and local brews as well as a lighter menu.

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A great ending to your night can be found at Durkin’s Liquor Bar downtown, just a couple blocks from Riverfront Park. This multi-level watering hole specializes in cocktails you’ve probably never heard of but won’t be able to stop talking about. Bartenders are extremely knowledgeable, and if you give them your favorite base liquor and a flavor (sweet, smoky, fruity, bitter), they will come up with a creation just for you. There are plenty of food choices as well if you need a bite to eat after a couple of these delicious crafted cocktails. If you’re looking for a night out on the town, Spokane offers everything from theatre, symphony orchestra, concerts, Artwalk, sporting events and more! Whether happy hour, casual or fine dining, or late night drinks and bites, you’ll find an impressive array of establishments for a city of its size. Enjoy your next trip across the state line and enjoy discovering the incredible and ever-expanding dining and nightlife scene.

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