Sizzle Winter 2018

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The Northwest Dining<br />

Explosion<br />

A Giant<br />


SP<br />


CDA<br />





CDA - OUR TOWN<br />

SP - NEXT HOME<br />



GENO’S<br />

MAX at Mirabeau Park Hotel<br />

Latah Creek Wine Cellars<br />

WINTER <strong>2018</strong><br />





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CDA<br />

Pilgrim’s Market<br />







Coeur d’Alene Casino<br />






Hospitality at its finest, featuring the best the Northwest has to offer!<br />


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Builder - Residential<br />

Pillars of Architerra Homes<br />

Neighborhoods<br />

Innovation<br />

Quality<br />

Ethics<br />

We aspire to create neighborhoods<br />

We seek out and embrace<br />

We strive to ensure quality is<br />

We promise to always act in an<br />

of enduring value where people<br />

innovation. Examples of innovation<br />

infused throughout everything we<br />

ethical manner, whether we are<br />

want to live. Neighborhoods that<br />

include technology, house design,<br />

do. We define this as quality of<br />

dealing with our customers,<br />

focus on how people live, rich with<br />

land development and new products<br />

materials, quality of workmanship,<br />

subcontractors, fellow employees<br />

features and amenities that add<br />

that will ultimately result in an<br />

quality of the homebuyer experience<br />

or community members. We always<br />

value to our homeowners as well<br />

enhanced customer experience.<br />

and quality of service. We don’t just<br />

ask the question, “What is the right<br />

as the surrounding community.<br />

say quality, we live it.<br />

thing to do?” and then do it!<br />

Features include parks, play areas,<br />

open green spaces, schools, trails<br />

and walking paths.<br />

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features<br />

WINTER <strong>2018</strong> EDITION<br />

24.<br />

What’s in a<br />

Neighborhood?<br />

Developers meeting demands<br />

of new buyers<br />

A Giant Comes<br />

36.<br />

To Spokane<br />

Predictions on how this online<br />

retailer will impact the local<br />

real estate market<br />

Creative Construction<br />

Adds Character<br />

46.Builders and architects implement<br />

unique features to their creations<br />


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There’s expected, then there’s EXTRAORDINARY<br />



66<br />

94<br />


SCENE<br />


SENSES<br />

Experience the art scene<br />

in Coeur d’Alene<br />



A season to adventure<br />


Sandpoint’s music scene<br />

is exploding with local<br />

and regional talent<br />

WINTER<br />

BEAUTY<br />

74 HELLO THERE<br />

We answer your most<br />

asked questions about<br />

botox<br />

77 FACIAL OILS<br />

The original skincare<br />


WINTER<br />

SPORTS<br />



The Inland Northwest<br />

provides many<br />

opportunities for extreme<br />

winter sports<br />





Diners’ options are now<br />

greater than ever<br />

94 NORTH IDAHO<br />

The dining scene here is<br />

made up of long-standing<br />

staples mixed with new<br />

favorites<br />


Discover an amazing<br />

culinary scene no matter<br />

what part of town<br />

you find yourself in<br />


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The perfect play paradise on 8.55 acres! This<br />

custom log home with 5 beds (2 master suites),<br />

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the 3 separate cabins, 45’ zip-line, rock climbing<br />

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outdoor gun range, entertaining spaces and play<br />

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Enjoy the most incredible 360 degree views<br />

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148<br />

138<br />

164<br />

THIRST<br />


138 WINE TIME<br />

There is more to explore<br />

and taste than ever<br />

146 REGIONAL<br />



The flavors of the<br />

Northwest<br />



148 THE LOBBY BAR<br />

10 great spots locals<br />

shouldn’t miss<br />

152 REGIONAL<br />


Every mouth-watering,<br />

thirst-quenching<br />

establishment in town<br />

worth the visit<br />

GOING<br />




Kauai offers both<br />

serenity and adventure<br />

FINAL<br />


174 THAT’S A WRAP<br />

The Northwest can’t<br />

be beat<br />


PICKS<br />

Our Culture is Booming<br />

My Mouth is Watering<br />

The Locals Know Best<br />

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ublisher’s<br />

icks<br />

Steve Russo<br />

Executive Director<br />








54 90 148 164<br />



ALOHA,<br />


We live in an inspiring<br />

place, and this is clearly<br />

evident from the many<br />

talented artists we find<br />

all over the region.<br />

Coeur d’Alene is putting<br />

the arts in the forefront<br />

with weekly and monthly<br />

celebrations. Art and<br />

music walks, live shows<br />

and special performances<br />

are coming up fast. Check<br />

out our art and music<br />

section, and find out<br />

more about how you<br />

can get involved.<br />

Fresh is what it is all about<br />

in the Inland Northwest<br />

dining scene. Eat at the<br />

best restaurants, and<br />

you’ll find locally sourced<br />

meats, grains, cheeses<br />

and the perfect regional<br />

beer or wine to pair it<br />

with. We are blessed with<br />

an incredible selection<br />

of casual and fine-dining<br />

restaurants, quality quick<br />

bites and unforgettable<br />

special-occasion<br />

experiences. Hope<br />

you’re hungry!<br />

If you’ve ever ponied up to<br />

the bar in your hotel lobby,<br />

you’ve probably had an<br />

interesting conversation<br />

or two with the travelers<br />

sitting next to you. It’s a<br />

fun place to swap stories,<br />

and luckily for us you<br />

don’t have to book a room<br />

to experience some of the<br />

best bars in the region.<br />

Check out our ten favorite<br />

hotel bars and restaurants.<br />

While many of us enjoy<br />

a day on the slopes or a<br />

hot drink by a roaring<br />

fire, at some point during<br />

long winter days our<br />

minds drift to someplace<br />

tropical. Hawaii is a<br />

dream destination, and<br />

each island has its own<br />

unique charm. But for<br />

awe-inspiring scenery,<br />

pristine beaches, peace<br />

and tranquility, head to<br />

the oldest of the Hawaiian<br />

chain—Kauai. Escape the<br />

winter doldrums at one of<br />

our favorite destinations.<br />




Jillian Chandler<br />


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WE ALL ENJOYED the summer months, basking in<br />

the sun, playing in the sand on the many lake beaches<br />

that surround us, hiking, boating, swimming and<br />

whatever else contented our hearts.<br />

<strong>Winter</strong> has now arrived, and now is the time to<br />

relish what these colder months have in store for us.<br />

Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho are home<br />

to insurmountable activities year round, and we are<br />

thankful for what each season brings. During these<br />

colder months in the Inland Northwest, whether it’s<br />

snowshoeing, skiing or building snowmen with our<br />

littles, it’s a magical—and beautiful—time of year.<br />

Here at <strong>Sizzle</strong>, we know how fortunate we are to live<br />

in this paradise we call home. Many travel from all<br />

over the world to taste a minute of what we are blessed<br />

with each and every day throughout the year; the<br />

mountains, the prairies, the lakes and rivers. We truly<br />

live in paradise.<br />

Add in the locally renowned cuisine, wineries and<br />

breweries, art galleries, specialty shopping, superb<br />

businesses and entertainment; these add the finishing<br />

touch to making the Inland Northwest a sought-after<br />

destination.<br />

We are truly blessed as <strong>Sizzle</strong> continues to grow, and<br />

with it, our distribution, which now covers all of<br />

Spokane, Washington, through Bonners Ferry, Idaho.<br />

With this growth, <strong>Sizzle</strong> welcomed our new public<br />

relations manager, Keith Boe, this past summer,<br />

and we’ve partnered with influential social groups<br />

including North Idaho Life, North Idaho Life Foodies<br />

and Spokane Life Foodies. As the local food scene is<br />

exploding with new restaurants and flavors, <strong>Sizzle</strong> is<br />

excited to be a part of this growth and help spread the<br />

word, along with our partners, to highlight the best in<br />

the local culinary scene.<br />

Our lifestyle is reflected in everything from our<br />

food and hospitality, to our businesses and local<br />

philanthropies. We strive to make our home unique<br />

and inviting, and we hope that you find our generosity<br />

here warm and welcoming. Stay a while, explore,<br />

enjoy—you won’t be disappointed.<br />

Be sure to check out our winter calendar of events in<br />

this issue, which features some of the biggest and best<br />

annual area happenings that await you. They’re sure to<br />

make you forget the cold and snow—at least for a little<br />

while.<br />

With the <strong>Sizzle</strong> <strong>2018</strong> <strong>Winter</strong> Edition, all there is to<br />

discover right here in Northern Idaho and Eastern<br />

Washington is at your fingertips. It’s time to get<br />

exploring. Enjoy.<br />


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What’s in a<br />

“In the past, living downtown was only for the affluent.<br />

With the development of Kendall Yards and the<br />

downtown corridor, a young professional can now afford<br />

to live, work and play downtown,” said Gant.<br />


Developers meeting demands of new buyers<br />


A<br />

steady local economy, availability of jobs, affordable homeownership and<br />

year-round recreation are just a few of the reasons many locals are staying<br />

put in Spokane and many couples and families from larger markets<br />

are deciding to move here. As the population grows, the metropolitan<br />

area continues to expand. Five Mile, Mead, the Upper South Hill and the corridor<br />

between Spokane Valley and Liberty Lake are all seeing new condo and apartment<br />

complexes and designed neighborhoods. Being no further than 20 minutes from<br />

the downtown core from just about anywhere in town allows workers to choose the<br />

area of town they most enjoy while not being nearly as affected by their commute as<br />

larger metropolitan areas.<br />

While the expansion outward is to be expected, a resurgence and reinvestment in<br />

longstanding Spokane neighborhoods is also becoming more and more common.<br />

If you ask someone from Seattle where they are from, they will almost always tell<br />

you a very specific neighborhood: Green Lake, Belltown, Ballard, West Seattle. In<br />

Spokane, a common reply was a lot more broad: South Hill, Northside, Valley. But<br />

as neighborhoods continue to add a mix of business and residential, more and more<br />

locals are eager to share just “exactly” where they are from.<br />

Developers and those looking to open a business are finding that more and more<br />

homeowners are seeking a pedestrian-friendly neighborhood with a mixture of<br />

restaurants, shops and services near their home. While this is consumer driven,<br />

there are also other factors that are aiding in creation of these neighborhoods within<br />

Spokane.<br />

“For Spokane to continue to grow within the state-issued urban growth boundary<br />

we must develop smaller chunks of land,” said Nate Gant, a Broker at RE/MAX of<br />

Spokane with 12 years experience in the market. “To make these chunks of land<br />

financially feasible for development mixed use is the key. The commercial aspect<br />

offsets many of the costs of the residential development.”<br />


The prime example of this is the Kendall Yards neighborhood, an area<br />

which is exploding in popularity. A five-minute stroll down Summit<br />

Parkway and you’ll encounter a myriad of dining options, several<br />

tasting rooms, ice cream, art space and local shops. The proximity to<br />

the Centennial Trail allows residents an easy commute into Downtown<br />

Spokane. Even with its close proximity to downtown, Kendall Yards<br />

feels far removed from a crowded city.<br />

“In the past, living downtown was only for the affluent. With the<br />

development of Kendall Yards and the downtown corridor, a young<br />

professional can now afford to live, work and play downtown,” said<br />

Gant.<br />

The diversity in dining options is a big draw here. You can get woodfired<br />

pizza whole or by the slice at Veraci, share delicious small plates at<br />

Wandering Table or have classic diner-style or a slightly more creative<br />

breakfast at The Yards Bruncheon. There are two wineries as well as a<br />

specialty shop for those in search of an easy place to sample multiple<br />

Washington wines.<br />

Housing here is mixed with everything from studios to multi-level<br />

family living. A few apartments are located directly above the street<br />

with larger complexes adjacent to the core of the neighborhood. A<br />

little further down the street, there are condos, as well as single-family<br />

homes. Parks and plenty of green space are appealing to buyers, and the<br />

western front of the development is also seeing additional businesses<br />

and food options pop up.<br />

While prices are starting to stabilize, homes in Kendall Yards tend to be<br />

much higher than other areas of town, which is also having an impact<br />

on the neighborhood directly behind it.<br />

Downtown Corridor<br />



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Spokane, WA<br />

West Central Spokane has gotten a bad rap for a long time, however,<br />

buyers who aren’t afraid of a little work on a home are finding<br />

affordable decades-old homes they can put their own stamp on.<br />

“Owner occupants have taken pride in the homes they purchase<br />

and really done wonders for the neighborhood,” said Gant. “This<br />

has allowed investors to purchase properties with a troubled past to<br />

renovate or vacant lots and build homes that have become the hot<br />

commodity.”<br />

Kendall than<br />

Yards<br />

The walkability, close proximity to downtown, success of Kendall<br />

Yards and new businesses such as The Backyard have been key to West<br />

Central’s growth.<br />

Another neighborhood north of downtown that is seeing resurgence is<br />

the Garland District. Home prices here are typically still a little lower<br />

newer developments, and the neighborhood features the same<br />



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eclectic mix of shops, dining, drinking and entertainment.<br />

Where Kendall Yards created something shiny, new and modern from<br />

a patch of barren ground, to the south, the Perry District is focused on<br />

keeping the look of the original neighborhood, and buyers are putting this<br />

neighborhood toward the top of their list.<br />

“For 10 years I described the Perry District as upcoming but not arrived—<br />

now it has absolutely arrived,” said Gant.<br />

Buyers are again drawn in by the neighborhood feel and easy walk to<br />

restaurants, cafés, studios and shops. Perry Street Brewing is a local<br />

favorite and kid friendly, Casper Fry serves up Southern home cooking,<br />


“For 10 years<br />

I described the<br />

Perry District as<br />

upcoming but not<br />

arrived—now it has<br />

absolutely arrived,”<br />

said Gant.<br />

Perry<br />

District<br />


and The Shop is a comfortable place for a coffee. The weekly summer farmers market is a huge draw, and kids love to run around Grant<br />

Park. Having an elementary school right in the middle of all the action is something young families find very appealing. There are also<br />

places to eat off the main drag like Wisconsinburger, located in the middle of a neighborhood at 9th and Hatch, and The Grain Shed, a<br />

local bakery with small brewery adjacent.<br />

Moving further up the hill, the addition of a Target superstore several years ago transformed the area of Regal Street between 46th and<br />

57th. The City of Spokane is currently renovating the Southeast Sports Complex to include even more soccer fields, and the early stages<br />

of a new neighborhood adjacent to the fields are also in the works. Dubbed Radio Tower Village, the new development located across the<br />

street from Target will be a model very similar to Kendall Yards—a mixture of businesses, single-family homes and condos. Initial plans<br />

call for seven different commercial structures within the village<br />

Booming<br />

and a total of more than 180,000 square feet of retail space. There are<br />

already several apartment complexes surrounding the area, giving these tenants an additional easily walkable neighborhood as well. Gant<br />

feels this trend is not likely to slow down anytime soon.<br />



Unique Neighborhoods<br />

“People place high value on walkability, nearby shopping<br />

and local restaurants and are willing to pay for these<br />

conveniences and this simpler lifestyle.”<br />

While the housing market is fluid, the popularity of<br />

these neighborhoods has definitely driven up home<br />

values as more and more locals and newcomers find<br />

this style of living appealing. Gant says buyers should be<br />

prepared for as low as $175,000 for a nice home in West<br />

Central. In the Perry District they should always be<br />

prepared for a bidding war on property below $300,000.<br />

In Kendall Yards, a homebuyer should be prepared to<br />

pay over $300,000.<br />

It’s easy to fall in love with a home upon first impression,<br />

but planting roots in a neighborhood is a life-altering<br />

decision. Young people might not be thinking about<br />

kids playing in the front yard, and empty nesters might<br />

not realize the additional traffic or potential parking<br />

issues they might have to deal with. Gant recommends<br />

really getting to know an area before committing to<br />

living there.<br />

“Walk through each neighborhood at various times of<br />

day and on different days of the week. Friday night at<br />

10pm might feel far different than Sunday at 10am. This<br />

will give you a true sense of what suits your lifestyle,” he<br />

said.<br />

If you’ve lived in Spokane 20 years or 20 minutes,<br />

checking out these and other unique neighborhoods is a<br />

must do. You’ll find business owners committed to their<br />

neighborhood and a community that is proud to back<br />

them. Fun events, music and festivals are held often<br />

and bring out the best in neighborhood pride. The next<br />

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A GIANT<br />

comes<br />

T O S P O K A N E<br />

Predictions on how the online retailer will<br />

impact the local real estate market<br />


Anyone driving I-90 west of Spokane has surely noticed the<br />

massive construction site near the airport. There are only<br />

so many companies out there that would build a facility<br />

of such size in our neck of the woods, and already having<br />

50,000 employees in the state of Washington, Amazon was the prime<br />

suspect.<br />

Spokane’s worst-kept secret was confirmed this past summer, as<br />

the online retailer announced it is constructing another fulfillment<br />

center. This will be the fourth such center in the state, soon to join<br />

existing centers in DuPont, Kent and Sumner. According to Amazon,<br />

the facility will create 1,500 full-time jobs, and the number could<br />

swell to around 2,000 total jobs near the peak holiday seasons.<br />

“We’re excited to open a new state-of-the-art fulfillment center in<br />

Spokane and to continue innovating in our home state,” said Mark<br />

Stewart, Amazon’s vice president of North America Customer<br />

Fulfillment. “Washington is known for providing great opportunities<br />

for jobs and customer experience, and we are grateful to the<br />

dedicated local and state officials and teams who came together to<br />

support Amazon in bringing a new fulfillment center to Eastern<br />

Washington.”<br />

Amazon employees at the more than 600,000-square-foot fulfillment<br />

center will work alongside Amazon Robotics to pick, pack, label and<br />

ship items to customers such as games, housewares, school supplies<br />

and pet toys. With more and more consumers choosing Amazon’s<br />

Prime service, the facility was necessary to continue to meet the<br />

demands of guaranteed two-day shipping around our region. Stateof-the-art<br />

technology combines human and robotic elements to<br />

ensure as smooth a process as you will find.<br />

“We are excited to have Amazon join our business community with a<br />

significant financial investment and new employment opportunities,”<br />

said Al French, Spokane County Commissioner for West Spokane.<br />

“Amazon is another Fortune 100 company to see Spokane as a critical<br />

part of their success and want to be part of Spokane’s growth.”<br />

Additional income opportunities are also likely to come along<br />

with the building of the new fulfillment center. Amazon is actively<br />

building its own distribution network to have more control over<br />

how and when packages are received. The company is using a model<br />

similar to Uber or Lyft, in which those with a working vehicle<br />

can sign up for a block of time to deliver packages without having<br />

to commit to full-time employment. Called Amazon Flex (Flex.<br />

Amazon.com) drivers choose a block of time they are available,<br />

pick up their assigned deliveries and make the drop. Depending on<br />

demand and workload, hourly rates can range anywhere from $18 to<br />

$25 per hour, according to the company.<br />

Amazon Delivery Service Partners are also being recruited around<br />

the country (Logistics.Amazon.com). This service is intended for<br />





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entrepreneurs who want to start up their own business but don’t have a lot of<br />

capital or equity to do so. Startup costs are as little as $10,000, and Amazon<br />

provides branded delivery vans, uniforms and consistent schedules while<br />

the owner of the business focuses on building and managing their team of<br />

employees. Carriers are encouraged to expand their fleet to several delivery<br />

vehicles, and six-figure incomes are very possible.<br />

In the fall, Amazon announced it would be upping the minimum wage to all<br />

workers to $15 per hour. Many of the fulfillment center jobs will be in this range,<br />

but there will also be several management-level positions as well. A concern<br />

amongst citizens is the potential to see large increases in home and rental prices<br />

with an influx of new industry heading to town.<br />

The Spokane real estate market is currently in a seller’s market with quite low<br />

inventory and has been for some time, according to Ken Sax, designated Broker<br />

at Keller Williams Spokane and <strong>2018</strong> president of the Spokane Association of<br />

Realtors.<br />

“As a result, we have seen consistent price increases with demand being greater<br />

than inventory. Think back to 12th-grade economics class and learning about<br />

supply and demand,” he said.<br />

Another factor in the rise in home prices is individuals and families moving in<br />

from areas such as Seattle, Portland and California, where home prices are much<br />

steeper. “This places additional demand on our already low inventory, which<br />

continues putting an upward pressure on our prices,” said Sax.<br />

While the facility will employ many at or around the $15-per-hour rate, many<br />

managerial and professional jobs will also be available. People in these positions<br />

are more likely to look at purchasing a home, whether they are already a<br />

Spokane-area resident or moving here from another location. As inventory<br />

continues to remain low, Sax expects that the completion of the Amazon<br />

fulfillment center will aid in prices continuing to rise.<br />

“I expect the completion of the Amazon facility to do the same thing … put<br />

upward pressure on our prices as demand continues to increase.”<br />

It isn’t just home owners who are battling to find housing, but renters are also<br />

having a difficult time securing homes, condos and apartments. Average rent<br />

continues to rise with a two-bedroom apartment coming in at around $920 per<br />

month. Occupancy has been historically low as well, hovering under 3 percent<br />

for much of the past few years.<br />

Individuals working full time at Amazon’s base pay would make around $31,000.<br />

For the employee to rent the average two-bedroom apartment in Spokane, they<br />

would need to devote 35 percent of their pre-tax income to rent.<br />

The federal definition of being “moderately to severely cost burden’” is set at 30<br />

percent. Developers are constructing new complexes in the north, south, valley<br />

and Kendall Yards, and most units are being scooped up before the complex is<br />

even completed. Sax feels that additional workers will put additional demand on<br />

the rental market as well.<br />

“The same supply-and-demand dynamics work the same in the rental arena. And<br />

in the rental market, we see demand being greater than inventory. Therefore, my<br />

feelings here are the same as in the sales arena,” he said.<br />

The news is good for sellers, however. Anyone who picked up a home during the<br />

recession or those who bought in the peak pre-recession have likely regained<br />

their value and should have plenty of equity to work with if they are looking to<br />

upgrade. While inventory is low and there is competition out there, The Spokane<br />

County Association of Realtors feels that many homeowners are listing too high<br />

and might have unrealistic expectations of their home’s value, even in a seller’s<br />

market.<br />

“As a result, we are seeing more and more sellers sitting on the market since<br />

they are overpriced. Then the perception by many is that the market is shifting<br />

because they’re seeing their neighbor’s house not selling when in fact, the house<br />

isn’t selling because it’s overpriced,” said Sax.<br />

He recommends finding an experienced Realtor and listening to them as they<br />

understand market dynamics.<br />

In the case of buyers, Sax said now is not the time to low-ball offer and make<br />

huge demands from sellers. Those sellers will often move off from these offers<br />

and wait for one more to their liking. As in any market he recommends being<br />

pre-approved for your mortgage so you are able to show the seller you are<br />

serious.<br />

There are many factors that go into the ebb and flow of a housing market. The<br />

state of the economy, interest rates, unemployment, inventory and even what<br />

time of year. The opening of Amazon’s new fulfillment center is simply another<br />

factor to consider whether you are looking for a first home, an upgrade or<br />

looking to downsize.<br />

Spokane is growing and currently shows no signs of slowing down. With a<br />

Fortune 100 company placing a major employment center in the city’s backyard,<br />

local officials are hopeful that more companies will notice what the city has to<br />

offer and bring additional professional jobs to the region. There will be impacts<br />

felt from this facility for years to come, and what exactly those will be are still to<br />

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Creative<br />

Construction<br />

Adds Character<br />







I.<br />

II.<br />

III.<br />

IV.<br />

V.<br />

When it comes time to building a home, many are focused on countertops, flooring and other<br />

finishes that will bring to life their personality through the design of their home. But why not<br />

dare to be different? Adding some unique characteristics and features to your home, while they<br />

can be implemented later, are typically much easier (and less expensive) to do from the outset.<br />

Here are just a few of the things area builders and architects have done in recent years to add character to the<br />

homes they design and build.<br />

FOR CREEKSIDE CONSTRUCTION IN COEUR D’ALENE, they recently completed a home that utilized its garage rooftop<br />

as a patio—something that is a perfect solution if you have limited yard space or live in the heart of the city<br />

yet love to relax outside during the warm weather months. Some of the best benefits of a rooftop patio include<br />

beautiful sunsets and privacy. Want even more privacy? White lattice planted with vines will add to a wonderful<br />

outdoor entertaining space! If you enjoy gardening, don’t let the idea of a rooftop patio discourage you. Decorate<br />

the area with containers and add plants, vegetables, and more to your outdoor space.<br />

CREEKSIDE CONSTRUCTION ALSO RECENTLY completed an interesting project, a “hangar home”—a home above an<br />

airplane hangar. For many private pilots this is a dream come true, allowing them to get up in the morning, have<br />

a cup of coffee and maybe take off to places far away for lunch or dinner before returning home for the evening.<br />

For many in North Idaho, this has become a very popular feature as we see more and more people calling this<br />

area their home away from home.<br />

MATT KERR AND ERIC OWENS ARE PARTNERS at Sayler • Owens • Kerr Design Studio in Sandpoint and are involved<br />

in many unique projects. Living in North Idaho, much of their work also involves making the most of the natural<br />

beauty of the great outdoors and utilizing it both indoors and out.<br />

In what they refer to as the Loon Lake Residence, they designed a bridge that spans from the parking area<br />

across a shallow, tree-filled ravine leading to the front door of the home.<br />

“The owners wanted it to feel light even though the span required steel,” said Matt. “We used an open grate for<br />

the floor of the bridge so as you walk across you can look down into the ravine and see the undergrowth. This<br />

inspired the owners to ask for an organic railing to complement the experience of being in the tree canopy.”<br />

Matt and Eric sketched out a four-foot section of overlapping branches and let the metal fabricator go from<br />

there. They then created the down-light handrail which not only illuminates the bridge but also the landscape<br />

below.<br />

ANOTHER HOME DESIGNED BY SAYLER • OWENS • KERR sits on the Pend Oreille River and has a unique design of a<br />

tree column in the interior.<br />

“The owners are huge Greene & Greene Brothers fans (influential early 20th century American architects) and<br />

modeled many elements of the house after the Greene Brothers’ Gamble House in Pasadena,” said Matt. “One<br />

of the elements of craftsman-style architecture is the relationship between nature and the built environment,<br />

and the owners wanted to bring something organic, some reference to its place on the land. We chose a tree<br />

to work with the rock chimney to anchor the living room on this rock cliff in a forest. Once we proposed a<br />

natural log column (also at the entry), the owners took that idea and ran with it, creating what looks like an<br />

existing tree that we built the house around.”<br />

NORTH IDAHO HAS AMAZING PLACES THAT CAPTURE some of the most breathtaking views around. And who<br />

wouldn’t want to wake up each day to a view of the mountains and water? While it’s not affordable for<br />

everyone to live right on the shoreline, Bruce Wickboldt of Sandpoint Builders recently completed a screen<br />

room on Glu Lam stilts, giving the owners of the property breathtaking views of the mountains and water.<br />

“It’s like a tall forest lookout tower overlooking the Pend Oreille River,” said Bruce of the unique construction.<br />

Craftsman-style architecture<br />


III.<br />

IV.<br />

I.<br />

II.<br />

V.<br />

I.<br />



DESIGN IDEAS DO NOT HAVE TO STOP AT THE FLOORING AND FIXTURES. A few years ago, Aspen Homes designed a home with a copper ceiling in the<br />

kitchen. “We really wanted to spice it up,” said Zetta Stam, who along with her husband Todd owns Aspen Homes in Coeur d’Alene. While it is not an<br />

inexpensive feature, Zetta shares that there are many ways to integrate this look that are more cost effective than utilizing true copper. With knock-off<br />

tiles that have the appearance of copper, many with different unique finishes, this can be a great option for people on a limited budget who would like<br />

to incorporate this into their home.<br />

FEELING A LITTLE RUSHED IN THE MORNING WHILE GETTING READY FOR WORK but still want to catch some of the morning news? By integrating a TV<br />

behind your mirror that is fully accessible with the remote, you can do both at the same time. This is becoming an increasingly popular feature and<br />

one that is relatively easy to achieve. The TV in this design by Aspen Homes is housed in the master closet adjacent to the master bathroom. Its<br />

components are hidden but easily accessed through a compartment in the closet.<br />

WHETHER IT IS THE OCEAN WAVES OR THE TRICKLING OF A WATERFALL, the sound of water can be soothing. While we all cannot have beachfront homes,<br />

we can bring the sound of water into our home through an interior water feature. This feature by Aspen Homes is one that many home owners have<br />

incorporated into their home not only for the soothing sound of the water but also as an artistic feature as well.<br />

These features by Aspen Homes are just<br />

a few of many unique pieces.<br />



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Are you<br />

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inspired?<br />


Coeur d’Alene shares that his company’s most recent fresh<br />

ideas have come from Millennials wanting to show their<br />

love for man’s best friend. “We learned that 89 percent of<br />

those Millennials who bought a home this year owned a<br />

pet,” said Brandon. “So we decided to incorporate a couple<br />

pet-friendly ideas into their lives. We started with some<br />

pocket doors made for dogs but of course would work well<br />

for those with toddlers, too. Since adopting these concepts,<br />

most of our clients we share these ideas with add a similar<br />

feature to their custom home.”<br />


incorporate a safe doggy door access. “We really liked<br />

this idea because it allows the pets to enter at their own<br />

will but prevents intruders from gaining access to your<br />

home without ending up in ‘the klink’ themselves,” said<br />

Brandon. “It’s essentially a kennel location under a utility<br />

room cabinet base. Very simple, yet functional, and<br />

looks great!”<br />


is a request for hidden gun rooms or vaults. Brandon said<br />

they generally hide these rooms with bookshelves, and<br />

they require a fairly complex hinge mechanism and some<br />

serious structural reinforcement, but in the end it provides<br />

the homeowners peace of mind.<br />

BUILDING OR RENOVATING A HOME provides a unique<br />

opportunity to explore various ways to meet your needs<br />

with adding something functional, artistic or simply<br />

an expression of your own personality with distinctive<br />

features. If these or other ideas inspire you, be sure to<br />

contact a builder or architect and find out more! They can<br />

help you estimate the cost and even provide you with other<br />

inspiration. Go ahead … dare to dream!<br />



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By Ali Shute, Executive Director for Coeur d’Alene Arts & Culture Alliance<br />

It’s amazing to find such a dynamic art culture in this small town in the<br />

Pacific Northwest, but Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, has it going on.<br />

The arts are essential to creating a healthy, vibrant and safe community.<br />

The role of the Arts & Culture Alliance is to foster creative outlets for<br />

artists, challenge convention and inspire new thinking. The Coeur<br />

d’Alene Arts & Culture Alliance leads the way with its support of the<br />

arts in all forms, including 23 regional arts organizations. With the many<br />

opportunities here, there is always something to do and never a dull<br />

moment.<br />

The following are the events created by the Arts & Culture Alliance:<br />

ArtWalk is a very popular event. From 5 to 8pm every second Friday<br />

April through December, hundreds of people stroll through downtown<br />

and enjoy local and nationally acclaimed artists. Supporting galleries,<br />

shops, restaurants and businesses provide a lively and free family friendly<br />

experience. While a great tourist draw, this is also a time for the local<br />

community to come together.<br />

Music Walk follows in the<br />

winter months from 5 to<br />

8pm every second Friday<br />

in January, February and<br />

March. Also a free event, Downtown Coeur d'Alene rings with live<br />

musical performances from many of the area’s talented musicians!<br />

Music for the Wise brings entertainment to those at various assisted living<br />

facilities and retirement residences who may not have the opportunity to<br />

enjoy live performances, particularly during the winter months. Local<br />

musicians and choral groups perform for the enjoyment of all who<br />

attend. It is amazing to see the positive effect of music on the elderly,<br />

particularly those with memory issues. Music has a powerful impact on<br />

the human psyche and memory retrieval.<br />

Kids Draw Architecture is held annually in the fall, with aspiring young<br />

artists and architects working directly with local experts. They learn<br />

to draw while at the same time discovering how our community’s<br />

architecture and art represents us as a culture. Thanks to a generous<br />

grant from the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, this year’s Kids Draw was held at the<br />

Cataldo Mission. This was not only a great opportunity for the drawing<br />

experience, but thanks to the Tribe’s historian, Raymond Brinkman, the<br />

kids learned about the historic significance of the site. Transportation<br />

was provided by the Coeur d’Alene Casino for a record 36 kids and<br />

15 volunteers. Samples of the kids’<br />

artwork will be produced as<br />

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The Riverstone Summer Concert Series has been growing each year<br />

in popularity. Held every Thursday in July and August in beautiful<br />

Riverstone Park, audiences can enjoy a free professional concert of a<br />

variety of genres from local and regional performers. What could be<br />

better than a beautiful summer evening in a lovely setting listening and<br />

dancing to great music?<br />

The Coeur d’Alene Artist Studio Tour is an opportunity for the general<br />

public to visit local artists’ open studios. Held in early June, the tour<br />

showcases the talents of many artists who may not be represented in local<br />

galleries, while providing a fun, engaging and interactive experience for<br />

those who are interested in witnessing the creative process.<br />

Held each year during October, Art from the Heart is a communitywide<br />

celebration of the arts held in honor of National Arts & Humanities<br />

month, bringing awareness to our community about the wonderful<br />

opportunities in the arts that are available. The Arts & Culture Alliance,<br />

with the help of local artists, puts on the Art in the Making event at<br />

the Coeur d’Alene Resort Plaza Shops—another great opportunity for<br />

the general public to experience art in action. And the annual Mayor’s<br />

Awards in the Arts is held at the Hagadone Event Center honoring those<br />

who have contributed to Coeur d’Alene’s art culture.<br />

Every first Friday of the month, the Arts & Culture Alliance hosts Arts<br />

Buzz, which provides a networking opportunity for nonprofit arts<br />

organizations, artists, performers and anyone interested in the arts. This<br />

is a valuable resource for our arts community, allowing us to share events<br />

and talents, give advice and seek collaboration opportunities. It continues<br />

to grow and draw current and new members excited to be a part of the<br />

art scene.<br />

The annual fundraiser, Mardi Gras Krewe d’Alene, bridges the gap<br />

in the Arts & Culture Alliance’s funding, allowing for expansion in<br />

programming and increasing the quality of art experiences. The fourth<br />

annual Mardi Gras Krewe d’Alene will be held on Saturday, February<br />

16, 2019, at the Coeur d’Alene Resort Plaza Shops on Sherman Avenue.<br />

With a New Orleans-style cook-off between local restaurants, attendees<br />

sample the best foods and vote on the People’s Choice Award, while a<br />

team of professional chefs choose the Chef ’s Award. Traditional street<br />

entertainment makes for a lively evening, followed this year by a full-on<br />

drag queen show.<br />

Why have so many art experiences and events? The arts have a positive<br />

economic impact on our community. With the help of the Americans<br />

for the Arts economic impact calculator, arts organizations can easily<br />

calculate their individual economic impact. The Arts & Culture Alliance<br />

generates just over $1 million in our local economy. With audiences<br />

spending an average of $31.47 per person per event, every dollar<br />

invested in the arts generates $12 back into the community. What a great<br />

investment. Visit AmericansForTheArts.org for more information on the<br />

positive impact the arts have on our economy.<br />

Consider supporting your local arts organization. The investment is<br />

worth it. For more information, visit ArtsAndCultureCdA.org.<br />


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37th Annual Epicurean Delight<br />

An annual black-tie event held at the Spokane Convention<br />

Center, Epicurean Delight features 30 restaurants and 30<br />

libations showcasing some of the most amazing food and<br />

drink the region has to offer. All proceeds raised from<br />

Epicurean Delight <strong>2018</strong> benefit the Inland Northwest<br />

Blood Center. Doors open at 6pm with festivities and<br />

dancing until 11pm. Tickets are $200 each and sell out<br />

quickly; purchase yours today. EpicureanDelight.org<br />


Sandpoint Tree Lighting Ceremony<br />

A Sandpoint tradition, bundle up the kids and head to Jeff<br />

Jones Town Square for the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony<br />

and visit from good ol’ St. Nick himself. The event takes<br />

place from 5:30 to 7pm, with the tree lighting and Santa’s<br />

arrival at 6pm. Holiday carolers, cookies and hot cider<br />

round out this festive holiday event, which is free and open<br />

to all. DowntownSandpoint.com<br />

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30th Annual Festival of Trees<br />

Join the Kootenai Health Foundation for the 30th<br />

Annual Festival of Trees at the Coeur d’Alene Resort in<br />

Downtown Coeur d’Alene. This multi-day event kicks off<br />

the Christmas season in Northern Idaho with its beautiful<br />

Festival of Trees displays while benefiting Kootenai<br />

Medical Center’s expansion of emergency and surgical<br />

services. Special events include Friday d’Lights, Festival<br />

Brunch, Festival Gala, Family Day, and Luncheon and<br />

Dinner Fashion Shows. KootenaiHealthFoundation.org<br />


36th Annual Christmas Tree Elegance<br />

Christmas Tree Elegance is a fundraising event dedicated<br />

to financial and volunteer support of the Spokane<br />

Symphony Orchestra. This spectacular holiday event began<br />

in 1983 by the Spokane Symphony Associates and has<br />

become a holiday season tradition for the entire family.<br />

View 18 themed trees, including two special-event trees,<br />

which are beautifully decorated and raffled off at both<br />

the Historic Davenport Hotel and River Park Square in<br />

Downtown Spokane.<br />


23 Coeur d’Alene Lighting Ceremony Parade<br />

Each year, the day after Thanksgiving, locals and visitors alike head to Sherman Avenue in Downtown Coeur d’Alene<br />

for the Lighting Ceremony and Parade. All ages will enjoy the Christmas parade followed by the incredible fireworks<br />

display. To top it off, with a flip of a switch, downtown is illuminated with more than 1.5 million Christmas lights! The<br />

event starts at 5pm, with the sky illuminated by the bright lights of fireworks at 6:15pm. This is truly a magical evening<br />

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Hayden Lights Parade and<br />

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony<br />

Presented by P1FCU, the event starts at 5pm with the<br />

parade, which heads south along Government Way from<br />

Hayden Avenue to Honeysuckle Avenue, immediately<br />

followed by the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.<br />

Bring the whole family and enjoy all the festivities<br />

during this annual holiday celebration! Head to McIntire<br />

Family Park for free cookies, and hot chocolate is available<br />

for purchase. Be sure to watch for the arrival of a very<br />

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Holiday Memories<br />

Create your own family tradition with a trip to Green<br />

Bluff to cut your own Christmas tree and take pictures<br />

with Santa. Each farm offers select gifts of fresh fruits,<br />

unique food items, candy and wine. There is fun<br />

for all during Holiday Memories time on the Bluff!<br />

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Journey to the North Pole Cruises<br />

Kids 5 and younger ride free on this magical Journey<br />

to see 1.5 million lights, with a visit to the North Pole<br />

to meet Santa and his elves, The Grinch, Rudolph,<br />

the Giant Animated Christmas Tree and much more!<br />

Children will be amazed to find that Santa calls them<br />

out by name! The 40-minute Journey to the North Pole<br />

cruise departs every night the day after Thanksgiving<br />

through New Year’s Day. CdAResort.com<br />


New Year’s Eve Celebrations at Schweitzer<br />

Join Schweitzer for their Midnight Celebration<br />

11:45pm to 12:15am and bring in the New Year with<br />

complimentary sparkling apple cider and sparklers.<br />

Or, for those 21 and older, head to the Taps New Year’s<br />

Eve Party, which takes place on the entire upper floor<br />

of the Lakeview lodge starting at 8pm. The festivities<br />

include live music, drink specials, free late-night snacks,<br />

party favors and a special cider toast of Stella Cider at<br />

midnight. Schweitzer.com<br />


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Polar Bear Plunge<br />

Looking for a thrilling—yet<br />

freezing—way to start off the New<br />

Year? Then head down to Sander’s<br />

Beach in Coeur d’Alene and take<br />

part in the annual Polar Bear<br />

Plunge. The “plunge” may last but<br />

a few seconds, but the adrenaline<br />

rush and accomplishment you get<br />

from dipping your body into the<br />

frigid waters will get your year off<br />

to a great start. Grab a group of<br />

friends, or family, and mark this<br />

on your calendars. It could become<br />

an annual tradition of your own.<br />

The plunge happens at noon.<br />

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Chef’s Table: A Multicourse<br />

Celebration<br />

This exclusive premier dining event<br />

is presented by the Inland Northwest<br />

Culinary Academy and held at The<br />

Historic Davenport Hotel 6 to 10pm.<br />

This event is a true culinary experience<br />

featuring six exquisite courses<br />

paired with amazing wines. Unleash<br />

your inner foodie and experience<br />

a distinct evening of dining while<br />

helping children treated at Sacred<br />

Heart Children’s Hospital. Tickets<br />

can be purchased online. Washington.<br />

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21st Annual Spokane<br />

International Film Festival<br />

SPIFF brings a small, selective<br />

offering of world-class films to<br />

the heart of Downtown Spokane.<br />

These are the very best features,<br />

documentaries and shorts that<br />

have been made around the<br />

world during the past year not<br />

yet been commercially released<br />

for wide distribution. SpIFF hosts<br />

a variety of parties, events and<br />

filmmaker panels open to the<br />

public and encourages lively and<br />

educational interactions between<br />

filmmakers and their audiences.<br />

SpokaneFilmFestival.org<br />


A Taste of Hope Benefit<br />

Auction<br />

The Taste of Hope auction benefit in<br />

Spokane is an evening of acclaimed<br />

food, brews, wines and spirits that<br />

features a silent and live auction<br />

with plenty of entertainment<br />

sprinkled throughout the event.<br />

Proceeds from this event provide<br />

critical funding for The ISAAC<br />

Foundation’s educational,<br />

emotional and financial support<br />

programs for families in our area<br />

impacted by autism. 2019 marks the<br />

11th annual Taste of Hope Benefit<br />

Auction. TheISAACFoundation.org<br />

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Every year in the dead of winter since 1973, Sandpoint,<br />

Idaho, cooks up a sure antidote to cabin fever. It’s the<br />

Sandpoint <strong>Winter</strong> Carnival, pure fun celebrating the best<br />

of the snowy season. Sandpoint’s annual <strong>Winter</strong> Carnival<br />

includes fireworks and fun at Schweitzer, live music all<br />

over town, parties galore plus other traditional favorites<br />

including the Parade of Lights and the K9 Keg Pull.<br />

Sandpoint<strong>Winter</strong>Carnival.com<br />

MARCH<br />

Wine, Stein & Dine<br />

This annual event is an evening filled with tastings from<br />

more than 85 vendors of microbrews and hard ciders from<br />

local breweries, wine from area wineries, with an array of<br />

foods from local restaurants, live music, wine tree raffle,<br />

photo booth and silent auction. Held at the Greyhound<br />

Park and Event Center in Post Falls, Idaho, this annual<br />

fundraiser of the Post Falls Education Foundation funds<br />

innovative classroom grants for Post Falls School District<br />

educators in grades K-12. PFEFWSD.org<br />

MARCH<br />

42nd Annual Spring Arts & Crafts Show<br />

MARCH<br />

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Join in the fun at this celebration to remember! Gather<br />

friends and family, dress in green from head-to-toe and<br />

get ready to celebrate this Irish adventure Coeur d’Alene<br />

style! Brought to you by the Coeur d’Alene Downtown<br />

Association, the annual St. Patrick’s Parade will begin at<br />

4pm on Sherman Avenue. This family friendly event is free<br />

to the public and is truly an event you do not want to miss!<br />

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Coeur d’Alene Blues Festival<br />

The 10th Annual Coeur d’Alene Blues Festival features<br />

the best talent in local, regional and national blues artists.<br />

Winner of the Inland Empire Blues Society Best Blues<br />

Festival each of the past three years, it will once again be<br />

hosted at The Coeur d’Alene Resort. The invitation is open<br />

to all for a soul swingin’ weekend celebrating the best of<br />

modern blues. CdAResort.com<br />

The largest show of its kind in the Inland Northwest, this annual event, held at the Spokane Fair and Expo Center,<br />

features 300 professional artists and crafters from across the U.S. Shop everything from hand-painted furniture and<br />

whimsical birdhouses to clay fountains, pottery, jewelry, photography and more! Specialty and gourmet foods will be<br />

available such as truffles, jams and vinegars, with many of the items available to sample. CusterShows.com<br />


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Sandpoint’s music scene is exploding<br />

with local and regional talent<br />

Walking through the streets of Downtown Sandpoint on<br />

a weekend night, you may be surprised at what you<br />

hear coming from various establishments throughout<br />

the area. Music of all genres fill the streets from places<br />

such as The 219 Lounge, The Hive, Pend d’Oreille Winery, MickDuff ’s<br />

Beer Hall, Trinity at City Beach, Di Luna’s, The Back Door and more. And<br />

it’s not just your everyday wanna-be star who is performing; these are<br />

well-known musicians on a regional, and some national, level who delight<br />

the locals and tourists with their amazing talent.<br />

The 219 Lounge is a leader in the music scene here. While it has hosted<br />

music since it first opened 84 years ago, it was three years ago when<br />

it began to host bands on nearly every Friday and Saturday evening<br />

throughout the year to a packed house. A year ago, the “Niner” as it is<br />

known by locals, added Wind Down Wednesday, which features live<br />

music with locally and regionally acclaimed musician Truck Mills.<br />

“The addition of mid-week music along with half-priced bottles of wine<br />

and featured cocktails is a midweek draw during the early evening hours.<br />

We have a different guest musician playing with Truck every Wednesday,<br />

and this past summer we did a solo or duo music series every Thursday<br />

evening during July and August. Occasionally, we will book bands on<br />

other evenings during the year,” said Mel Dick, who along with his wife<br />

Claudia own the 219.<br />

At The 219 Lounge, they have hosted Karaoke every Tuesday evening<br />

from 9pm to midnight for nearly a decade. In fact, they were recently<br />

named as No. 1 out of the five top places in the country that you wouldn’t<br />

expect to find great karaoke. The other four locations were all in major<br />

cities in the U.S.<br />

And it’s not just the local favorites such as Devon Wade, Bum Jungle,<br />

Miah Kohal, Bridges Home, Harold’s IGA, Bright Moments Jazz, Muffy<br />

and the Riff Hangers, Still Tipsy and the Hangovers and many other local<br />

favorite musicians and bands that draw crowds each week. This year<br />

The 219 hosted bands and singer/songwriters from all around the U.S.<br />

including Seattle, Missoula, Bozeman, Omaha, Los Angeles, Minnesota,<br />

New York, Texas, Portland, Southern Idaho and Maine, to name a few.<br />

“We have so much good music that runs the spectrum from rock ‘n roll,<br />

jazz, blues, Latin, Indie, ska, bluegrass/newgrass, Celtic, folk, Americana,<br />

funk, country and Southern rock,” said Mel. “Some are pure cover bands<br />

while others play only original music.”<br />

With such an eclectic schedule of musical entertainment, Mel said both<br />

their live music and popular comedy shows attract a wide spectrum of<br />

guests. “It is not uncommon to have a crowd of 21 to 60-plus years of age<br />

for just about any of our events,” he said. For more information on The<br />

219’s lineup, go to their website 219.bar.<br />

On the same block as The 219 Lounge is The Hive, which for the past five<br />

years has also been host to a thriving music scene. Jeff Grady, a music<br />

enthusiast, purchased the Pastime building and began an extensive<br />

renovation before reopening in August of 2014. Since that time, The<br />

Hive has hosted many amazing musical events including what has now<br />

become the traditional “Aftival”—musical entertainment that takes place<br />

at The Hive following the concerts at the annual Festival at Sandpoint<br />

each August.<br />

With two full-service bars, four mezzanine-level VIP booths and state-ofthe-art<br />

sound and light systems, The Hive is host to the Annual Halloween<br />

Bash, a New Year’s Eve Ball and various concerts throughout the year.<br />


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Leftover Salmon, Anders Osborne, Sam Bus and Who’s Bad?–the Michael Jackson Tribute Band.<br />







It’s a venue that is unique, fun and worth the visit! Check out their website, LiveFromTheHive.com, for<br />

information and a calendar of their events.<br />

Along Cedar Street in Downtown Sandpoint, you will also find places such as Pend d’Oreille Winery,<br />

The Back Door and MickDuff ’s Beer Hall, all of which host musical entertainment on a regular basis.<br />

Pend d’Oreille Winery, located at the corner of Cedar Street and Third Avenue in the beautifully<br />

renovated Belwood Building, is host to live music during the winter months every Friday evening from 5<br />

to 8pm. They also have live music during special events on Saturdays such as the 2nd Saturday Art Walk.<br />

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“Our most popular local bands are Mike Wagoner and Sadie, Jake Robin, One Street Over and Brian<br />

Jacobs,” said Kylie Presta, who along with Jim Bopp owns Pend d’Oreille Winery. “Musical guests usually<br />

represent folk, pop, alternative and country styles.”<br />

Pend d’Oreille Winery also brings in musicians from out of town, such as Tom Catmull and Britchy from<br />

Missoula.<br />

And if you are looking for a beautiful place to relax on a Sunday, Pend d’Oreille Winery welcomes local<br />

and experienced pianists for Piano Sundays. “Piano Sundays are becoming our most attended events,”<br />

said Kylie. “Scott Kirby, Bob Beadling, Peter Lucht and Annie Welle are four of our most popular pianists.”<br />

Just down the street is The Back Door, which opened in the fall of 2017. Located next to Baxter’s on<br />

Cedar, The Back Door has hosted several musical guests on Friday and Saturday throughout the year.<br />

Its quaint setting is a great place to enjoy all genres of music including pop, rock, country folk and<br />

Americana.<br />

Whether it is summer out on the lawn or inside on the dance floor, MickDuff ’s Beer Hall is a great place<br />

to enjoy music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.<br />

They host many local favorites include Devon Wade, Brian Jacobs & Chris Lynch, and The Beat Diggers<br />

in addition to regional artists. Regardless, there is always a packed house with room to dance if you want<br />

to move to the music.<br />

Just across Fifth Avenue in the Granary District, you will find Matchwood Brewing Company, which<br />

opened in October <strong>2018</strong>. Husband-and-wife owners Kennden Culp and Andrea Marcoccio, along<br />

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“We believe music can foster positive community change, prompt<br />

dialogue and increase laughter,” said Andrea. “It is our goal to provide<br />

artists with an authentic experience while making positive, face-toface<br />

connections with our guests and neighbors as well as honor and<br />

appreciate the time, commitment and creativity behind the art forms<br />

being performed.”<br />

From creating a warm and intimate setting to working with sound<br />

specialists, Andrea said that Matchwood Brewing will be an authentic<br />

place to perform, watch and listen. “In addition, while conducting<br />

our apprenticeship at Imagine Nation Brewing Company, we watched<br />

firsthand the power of diversity in music performance and seek to<br />

engage community members with unique musical and performance<br />

talents as much as possible,” she said.<br />

At Matchwood Brewing there will be both local and regional artists<br />

performing on weekdays, weekends and for specialty events, all in<br />

a family friendly environment. Andrea said they look forward to<br />

launching a summer series of outdoor concerts at the historic Molasses<br />

Tower stage with the grain elevator as a beautiful backdrop in 2019. Be<br />

sure and check them out at MatchwoodBrewing.com.<br />

After living in the Sandpoint area for a number of years, Mel shares that<br />

he is excited to see how the music scene is emerging not just at The 219<br />

Lounge but many venues throughout town.<br />

“Sandpoint has developed a great music scene ranging from great singer/<br />

songwriters and bands performing at local restaurants, bars, pubs and<br />

breweries to top-notch bands playing at Schweitzer during ski season<br />

and festivals and national acts playing the Festival and the Hive,” said<br />

Mel. “I believe The 219 and others have led a renaissance of the latenight<br />

scene in Sandpoint, and we are becoming a destination for great<br />

music on a year-round basis, not just during the annual Sandpoint Music<br />

Festival. We have some great local bands and musicians.”<br />

This is just a sampling of what one can experience when it comes to<br />

music in Sandpoint. There are many businesses that have done much to<br />

make Sandpoint a great music venue over the years including Di Luna’s,<br />

Trinity at City Beach, Eichardt’s, MickDuff ’s Beer Hall, Schweitzer<br />

Mountain, Arlo’s, Forty-One South, Pend d’Oreille Winery and The 219<br />

Lounge, all of which have hosted local and regional musicians and bands<br />

for years. In addition, The Hive and the Festival at Sandpoint have put<br />

Sandpoint on the scene with the national acts they bring to town. And<br />

one can’t forget the great music that the Panida Theater hosts.<br />

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Health and beauty go hand in hand. When your body is<br />

healthy on the outside, it radiates through outwardly.<br />

Eating well, drinking plenty of water, exercising, spending<br />

time outdoors breathing in the fresh air—all of these are<br />

crucial to being your best you. If you’re looking for a little<br />

help improving yourself beyond what’s in your control, our area is<br />

home to many trustworthy medical spas ready to help you in your<br />

journey to becoming your best self. You only have one life and one<br />

you. You deserve to shine!<br />

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Authenticity<br />

The true definition of beauty<br />

EMPOWERING PEOPLE to love themselves and love their skin<br />

within is the mission of Sarah Hamilton, owner of Sarah Hamilton FACE, and<br />

her staff. With over 15 years experience as a cosmetic, aesthetic registered nurse<br />

specializing in Botox and dermal fillers, Sarah has a unique ability to connect<br />

with her patients. Her advanced degree in clinical nutrition coupled with a<br />

passion for wellness is indicative of the holistic approach she takes when it comes<br />

to working with her clients.<br />

As one ages, we may not feel old on the inside, but we notice the outward signs<br />

are definitely beginning to show. At Sarah Hamilton FACE they understand<br />

that each person’s skin is different and unique, requiring an educated approach<br />

to what will work best for that individual. FACE is in the top 5 percent in the<br />

country in Botox and Juvederm injections, which lends them to be one of the<br />

most experienced cosmetic injectable practices in the area. They are known for<br />

their natural-looking, undetectable approach to injectables leaving their clients<br />

looking and feeling confident in their own skin.<br />

Besides Botox and dermal fillers, Sarah and her staff also provide treatments<br />

such as Kybella for fat loss, Fractional Halo resurfacing lasers, BBL or IPL Lasers,<br />

microneedling, acne treatments, PRP or platelet-rich plasma<br />

facials, platelet rich plasma treatments, HydraFacials,<br />

hair restoration, laser hair removal, and much more. They are continuing to<br />

grow and expand, and all of the products they use for their facial and injectable<br />

services have been named the safest, most effective and are FDA approved.<br />

When it comes to maintaining your beautiful skin, Sarah Hamilton FACE<br />

can help you keep your complexion brilliant. Their line of complex, medicalgrade<br />

skincare products, which include everything from corrective serums<br />

to hydrators and exfoliants, will ensure your skin will always feel fresh and<br />

rejuvenated.<br />

Working with Sarah at Sarah Hamilton FACE is her staff of six and growing,<br />

including Aesthetic RN Ashley Stepp, Dr. Geoffrey Stiller, a board-certified<br />

cosmetic surgeon and FACE’s medical director, Master Aesthetician Niki Hart,<br />

Jessica Cuevas who serves as office manager, Calico Svendsen and Nikki Calkins,<br />

the patient coordinators. Together they have worked to build lasting and trusted<br />

relationships with their clients.<br />

Intrigued? Find out more by scheduling a consultation. Your skin will thank you<br />

for it!<br />

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Hello There<br />

We answer your most asked questions about Botox<br />


recent study conducted<br />

by Allergan, the<br />

pharmaceutical company<br />

that produces Botox, found that<br />

100 percent of women, aged 26<br />

to 55, are aware of Botox Cosmetic.<br />

It’s pretty fascinating when you think<br />

about the fact that every single woman<br />

in that age group is aware of a single drug<br />

that is used to treat wrinkles. What many of<br />

the women in that same group did not know,<br />

however, is how the drug works, how much it costs,<br />

how long it lasts and what to expect during a Botox<br />

treatment.<br />

Many women, and men, are surprised to find how<br />

simple, quick and easy a Botox treatment is. Below we<br />

answer some of the most frequently asked questions.<br />

How exactly does Botox work?<br />

Botox works by blocking the synapse that sends the message<br />

from the nerve to the muscle to contract. Because that<br />

communication circuit has been broken, the injected muscle<br />

is not able to contract, which in turn causes the wrinkles to<br />

relax and soften. Over the next three to four months, new nerve<br />

connections are naturally created within the treatment area, and<br />

the muscle slowly gets movement back.<br />

Are Botox treatments painful?<br />

No. A very small needle is used to inject Botox. Many clients find<br />

the treatment to be very well tolerated and do not experience<br />

any discomfort. A typical treatment only takes a few minutes<br />

and involves superficial injections of the Botox into the desired<br />

treatment area. Numbing cream can be applied prior to your<br />

treatment if discomfort is a concern.<br />

How long does Botox last?<br />

Botox takes two to 14 days to become effective and lasts<br />

three to four months on average. Many clients find that<br />

with continued treatments they can go longer between<br />

appointments.<br />


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Is there any social downtime after Botox injections?<br />

No. Most clients leave the office with small bumps<br />

at the injection sites, and they go away in 10 to 15<br />

minutes. It is possible that you could get a small<br />

bruise, but unlikely. Many clients do their<br />

treatment on their lunch break and<br />

return to work immediately. You need<br />

to avoid vigorous exercise the day of<br />

your treatment, and do not massage<br />

your face for eight to 12 hours after<br />

your treatment (use very gentle<br />

pressure while washing your face).<br />

H<br />

ow much does Botox cost?<br />

The price of Botox varies<br />

from practice to practice.<br />

On average Botox is $11 per unit.<br />

The amount of Botox a person<br />

needs also varies from person to<br />

person. Generally, the area between<br />

the eyebrows (frown lines) requires<br />

20 units, the forehead 10 to 12 units<br />

and the crow’s feet 12 units/side. Men<br />

typically need more Botox than women<br />

to have the same effect. Botox can<br />

also be used in other areas of the face.<br />

Consult with your aesthetic provider to<br />

discuss other common treatment areas.<br />

Is Botox safe?<br />

Botox Cosmetic received FDA approval in 2002<br />

and is approved for use in over 75 countries.<br />

There have been more than 500 peer-reviewed<br />

articles in scientific and medical journals, and it is<br />

the most widely researched and studied treatment of<br />

its kind. There were over 7 million Botox Cosmetic<br />

treatments performed last year alone, and the medical<br />

community considers it to be low risk and safe.<br />

When done conservatively and dosed<br />

appropriately, Botox can help to soften<br />

wrinkles and prevent deep lines<br />

from forming, without making<br />

you look unnatural or frozen.<br />

Consult your aesthetic<br />

provider to discuss if Botox<br />

Cosmetic is right for you,<br />

and learn how you can look<br />

refreshed, youthful and<br />

rested.<br />



The original skincare<br />


hen it comes to<br />

choosing skincare<br />

products, it can<br />

be difficult to know<br />

which ones are right for<br />

you. There are thousands<br />

of products ranging from<br />

cleansers to eye serums, and<br />

knowing which products will<br />

work for you, your skin type<br />

and the issues you are trying<br />

to correct (acne, fine lines,<br />

large pores, etc.) can seem like<br />

a daunting task. Let’s get back to<br />

basics and discuss some of the first<br />

products that were used to cleanse<br />

and correct our skin woes.<br />

What are facial oils?<br />

Facial oils (often called beauty oils<br />

or serums) are a blend of beneficial<br />

plant oils that work to moisturize<br />

and deeply nourish the skin.<br />

Derived from plants rather than<br />

animal or petroleum products, their<br />

starring role in the beauty routine<br />

comes after cleanser and before<br />

creams/lotions. They work best<br />

to rejuvenate your complexion by<br />


supplying nutrients to the skin in a form that penetrates deeply into the<br />

layers of your skin, giving you the most benefit. Unlike conventional<br />

moisturizers that combine water and wax, facial oil blends are typically<br />

100-percent active ingredients and contain no fillers.<br />

Natural plant oils have been used as moisturizers and skin conditioners<br />

for thousands of years. The complex biology of plant compounds<br />

delivers vitamins, antioxidants and omega fatty acids, resulting in<br />

endless skin benefits. Scientists have tried extensively to replicate the<br />

beneficial plant compounds in labs but have not been able to reproduce<br />

them in their entirety. So, while many skincare products deliver amazing<br />

results, if you desire an all-natural skincare approach, consider the use<br />

of oils.<br />

Won’t facial oils cause breakouts and excessive oil?<br />

When you first hear about adding oil to your beauty routine, it is natural<br />

to be concerned about breakouts and excessive oiliness. The truth is<br />

that adding oils to your beauty routine helps to normalize your oil<br />

production. When we use products that strip our natural oils from our<br />

skin, our body produces more oil to prevent over drying. But when you<br />

use the right type and amount of oil, excess oil production can calm<br />

down. And, most natural plant oils are non-comedogenic, meaning they<br />

will not clog your pores.<br />

Which facial oils are best for my skin type?<br />

Now that you know the many benefits of adding facial oils to your<br />

skincare routine, let’s talk about which oils are best for your skin type or<br />

concern.<br />

• Dry/Mature Skin - Jojoba seed and rosehip oils will help to fade<br />

discolorations and encourage cell regeneration while moisturizing.<br />

These oils are lightly scented, provide rich hydration and are absorbed<br />

quickly.<br />

• Combination Skin - Bergamot and marula oil help prevent skin<br />

damage and fight breakouts, while jasmine and lapis oils are great to<br />

boost emollient moisture and calm oil production in prone areas.<br />

• Sensitive Skin - Chia, shea and lavender oils have a calming effect and<br />

nourish sensitive, dry and irritable skin. They are rich in omega-3 fatty<br />

acids as well as powerful antioxidants and plant-based probiotics to<br />

nourish even the most sensitive skin.<br />

Mother Earth provides so many beautiful resources that have benefits<br />

beyond what can be created in a lab. They can be beneficial on their own<br />

or in conjunction with other skincare products. Take advantage of these<br />

natural resources and take your skincare routine back to the basics.<br />

Natural plant oils have been used as moisturizers and skin<br />

conditioners for thousands of years. The complex biology of<br />

plant compounds delivers vitamins, antioxidants and omega<br />

fatty acids, resulting in endless skin benefits.<br />


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When Zach and Hannah Vollmer were presented with the<br />

opportunity to purchase the Alpine Shop in Sandpoint, they<br />

knew they could not pass it up. For the previous two years, Zach<br />

had worked as general manager for both Alpine Shop locations,<br />

one in Downtown Sandpoint and the other in Schweitzer Village, and<br />

already knew the business thoroughly. And besides, working side by side was<br />

something the couple had long talked about.<br />

“We have always wanted to work together and own our own business,” says<br />

Hannah. “Owning and operating the Alpine Shop not only allows us to do<br />

this but also utilizes our strengths. Above all it allows us to be a part of the<br />

Sandpoint community, which we love.”<br />

The Alpine Shop has been a staple in Sandpoint for more than 50 years. As<br />

new owners, both Zach and Hannah are grateful to previous owners for<br />

building such a great foundation upon which they can continue to expand to<br />

serve locals and tourists alike. Since purchasing the business at the beginning<br />

of summer, Zach and Hannah already have regular customers from Sandpoint<br />

and beyond who they now call friends.<br />

With a mission to provide superior customer service, Zach and Hannah look<br />

forward to doing all they can to maximize their customers’ experience when<br />

it comes to both shopping and embarking on adventure. The couple has<br />

more than 20 years combined experience as sales reps, buyers and managers<br />

for various outdoor industry companies and also have a passion for outdoor<br />

adventure themselves. “Our professional experience and participation in<br />

outdoor recreation makes us a great resource for our customers,” says Zach.<br />

When you walk into both of the Alpine Shop locations, you will experience a<br />

welcoming atmosphere with staff that is eager to assist you with whatever you<br />

need. They provide boot fitting and ski tuning at both locations, so you can<br />

be ready for your day on the mountain. If you are looking to rent, they offer<br />

rental packages on skis, snowboards, cross-country skis and snow shoes.<br />

“We offer everything from basic to high-performance equipment for rent and<br />

for purchase,” says Zach of the products they carry, which include brands such<br />

as Salomon, Atomic, Nordica, Blizzard, Volkl and Rossignol.<br />

And with so many brands from which to choose, the Alpine Shop at<br />

Schweitzer provides a unique opportunity for customers to demo skis before<br />

purchasing them. “It provides our customers a chance to have the experience<br />

of trying them out before making the decision to purchase,” Zach says.<br />

At both locations, there is also much to choose from when it comes to<br />

clothing, jackets, ski gloves and more. Among the name brands they carry are<br />

Arc’teryx, Flylow, Hestra, Picture, Helly Hansen, Smartwool, Descente and<br />

Spyder.<br />

And if you think the Alpine Shop is all about winter adventure, think<br />

again! As soon as the snow is gone and the air begins to warm up, the shop<br />

turns over its inventory to a place where summer adventures await. With<br />

paddleboards, kayaks, water skis, wake surfers, tubes and more, you can have<br />

all you need for a day on the water.<br />

Stop by and visit and see all the Alpine Shop has to offer. I promise you won’t<br />

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With just about every variety of terrain no more than a couple hours away, the arc<br />

from Spokane to Sandpoint is among the finest places in the country for winter<br />

recreation. It’s so good, in fact, that expert climber Jess Roskelley wouldn’t live<br />

anywhere else.<br />

“The reason I have lived here my entire life is because it’s the center of a lot of areas to go<br />

climbing or skiing,” Roskelley said.<br />

And so much more.<br />

Options for skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and other well-known recreations abound<br />

in the Inland Northwest.<br />

“Spokane: You can fly in from anywhere in the world,” said Alf Cromwell, Selkirk Powder’s<br />

director of marketing, “and within that day you can be skiing crazy cool stuff.”<br />

But if you’ve grown tired of that usual slate of options, consider the more extreme sports<br />

available to those who want to push their limits—at just about any altitude.<br />

Heli-Skiing<br />

One of the most exclusive extreme sports opportunities in the region is to heli-ski your way<br />

through the Selkirk Mountains. A helicopter picks you up and your group basically can<br />

decide where you want to be dropped off. And then you ski.<br />

line while the divers—including a safety<br />

guide—explore the underside of the ice.<br />

“It’s a bit thrilling,” said Phillip Graf, who<br />

has been leading such dives for almost<br />

two decades for Omni Divers in Oregon.<br />

“When you get underneath the ice you can<br />

look up and see the bubbles forming.”<br />

The sediment normally in the lake settles<br />

in the cold, still water, so you can see more<br />

clearly than on a hot summer day. You<br />

can also touch the bubbles and play with<br />

them, like the Mercury effect, Graf said.<br />

He’s even done some water skiing along<br />

the underside of the ice.<br />

Local outfitter Jake Powlison of Jake’s<br />

Diving—which, along with Atlantis<br />

Aquatics, offers dives in the Inland<br />

Northwest—cautioned that this is only for<br />

advanced divers.<br />

“Imagine you’re on a ski lift. You’re deposited at the top and have the choice of a few runs.<br />

Heli-skiing is like that but on steroids,” Cromwell said. “You go where you want to go.<br />

… You have this portable ski lift at your disposal to ski runs wherever you want that are<br />

appealing to your eye and ability level.”<br />

In short, you get exclusivity. Which comes at a price: $1,975 per person.<br />

“It’s that amazing, romantic adventure that’s irresistible,” Cromwell said, “and for those who<br />

are bold enough, they will be rewarded with world-class snow and ease of access.”<br />

Selkirk Powder runs excursions out of Sandpoint Airport from March 2 through April 14.<br />

Ice Diving<br />

Not for the beginner, ice diving offers the chance to explore lakes at their most serene.<br />

Guides start by cutting a triangular hole in the ice and shoving the<br />

triangle down and under to form an opening. Then,<br />

divers take the plunge, tethered to a line at<br />

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“Spokane: You can fly in from anywhere<br />

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“It adds another aspect of excitement because you can’t go straight up,<br />

you can’t punch through the ice,” Powlison said. “It’s exciting. When<br />

you jump in, there’s an adrenaline rush for sure.”<br />

Guides: Jake’s Scuba Adventures in Coeur d’Alene, Atlantis Aquatics in<br />

Spokane, Omni Divers in Oregon/Washington/Idaho<br />

Terrain Parks<br />

Skiers and snowboarders looking for a place to hone their jumping and<br />

maneuvering skills can look to the area’s various terrain parks.<br />

Schweitzer Mountain Resort has three, of varying levels of difficulty,<br />

from beginner to expert. Skills developed in the terrain parks transfer<br />

well to other parts of the mountain, said Matt Conger, marketing<br />

coordinator at Schweitzer.<br />

“It’s a really good way to hone some skills for getting comfortable in the<br />

air on a man-made built feature with the proper takeoff and landing,”<br />

Conger said. “Then you can go, ‘OK, that cliff isn’t so scary.’”<br />

They also offer another way to enjoy the mountains when the powder<br />

isn’t fresh or the ski conditions aren’t ideal for the slopes, Conger said.<br />

“The terrain park is one of those things that’s always there.”<br />

Safety is paramount, he said, so those who want to enjoy the Stomping<br />

Grounds, Schweitzer’s largest park, are required to complete some basic<br />

safety and etiquette training.<br />

Ice Climbing<br />

For those willing to go a little bit farther—or to pay close attention to<br />

conditions nearby—ice climbing in this region is some of the world’s<br />

best.<br />

“We’re a really pretty day’s drive from the best place in the world to<br />

ice climb,” said Roskelley, who has climbed ice around the globe. “Ice<br />

climbing is basically when there’s either frozen waterfalls or snowmelt<br />

or the rain water table leaks through cliffs, and as soon as it ends up<br />

freezing up, guys like me decide to go hang out on it.”<br />

Much like any form of rock climbing, climbing ice takes proper<br />

equipment and training. But if people are willing to watch the ice at<br />

local places, such as Banks Lake near the Grand Coulee Dam, or are<br />

willing to drive six hours into Canada, the reward is worth it.<br />

If you’re new to climbing on any surface, Roskelley recommends<br />

learning at a gym and doing some rock climbing first, “and working<br />

your way up to using sharp metal objects” like ice picks.<br />

People can also look into ice climbing guides, classes and outfitters.<br />

Motorized Snow Biking<br />

Take a dirt bike, remove its tires and add snowmobile treads. That’s how<br />

you end up with motorized snow biking, or Snow BikeCross, a recent<br />

addition to the X-Games as an official event.<br />

Timbersled, a company that began in Sandpoint and was bought by<br />

Polaris three years ago, is a pioneer in the industry. It sells various kits<br />

to convert motorbikes to snow bikes. Various dealers in the area are<br />

able to outfit those who are interested.<br />

As for where you can use them, the general rule is to follow regulations<br />

for snowmobiles. So, people should check with parks and other<br />

locations before riding.<br />

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Those living in the Northwest tend to take a more casual approach to life. This does not<br />

mean you’ll find lazy and uninspired chefs in the kitchen, in fact, it’s quite the opposite.<br />

Evidenced by the continued abundance of new restaurants, the regional dining scene is<br />

thriving, and diners are continually seeking out the freshest and most creative menus.<br />

Sourcing locally is a priority for all of the top regional chefs. Seafood is purchased from trusted<br />

contacts along the coast and grains grown in the vast Palouse farmland are utilized in breads<br />

and pastries. Chefs focus on creating most of their dishes in house but also work with local<br />

bakers, butchers and farmers to ensure only the best and freshest ingredients make it to their<br />

guests.<br />

With dozens of wineries, breweries, distilleries and cider houses scattered across the region,<br />

chefs can also find wonderful pairings for the dishes and often collaborate on specialty sauces,<br />

menu items and beverage-pairing dinners.<br />

Ever-expanding Spokane, Washington, is the place to go for a big-city dining experience<br />

without losing that down-home feel. There are a few restaurants you’ll want to dress up for, but<br />

you can still find a wonderful meal in a casual atmosphere. No matter what area of town you<br />

are in, you’ll find unique food with exceptional taste and quality.<br />

The picturesque town of Sandpoint, Idaho, is home to a variety of restaurants that combine a<br />

pleasant dining atmosphere, many offering breathtaking views with local flair. You won’t have<br />

a difficult time finding something to please your palate with everything from Italian to sushi to<br />

exquisite cuts of meat.<br />

Coeur d’Alene, another North Idaho town offering impressive views of the lake and mountains,<br />

takes advantage of distinctive food options influenced by the region. Though the variety of<br />

cuisine is distinct, you’ll find that restaurants here offer menus that are Northwest inspired,<br />

incorporating as much local product as possible.<br />

For those blessed to call this area home, and for those who are just visiting for a while, the<br />

splendid scenery and generous hospitality, combined with one-of-a-kind dining experiences, is<br />

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Agirl, a small Idaho town and potato<br />

vodka. That’s how the story begins.<br />

Fast forward to today, and Party<br />

Animal Vodka is taking Idaho by<br />

storm, one bottle at a time.<br />

Katherine Cullen is the woman behind Party<br />

Animal Vodka. Founded in 2017 and officially<br />

bottled in <strong>2018</strong>, Katherine, along with fiancé<br />

and co-founder Joshua Hanson, launched the<br />

company right here in Idaho in April <strong>2018</strong><br />

when bottles officially began hitting shelves.<br />

“I really wanted to drink a brand of vodka<br />

that had a story behind it that I could not<br />

only relate to but also stood for a just cause,”<br />

recalls Katherine. “I wanted a brand that<br />

related to me no matter if I was planning<br />

on staying in and having friends over or out<br />

at the bar taking shooters with all the other<br />

‘party animals.’ Then it clicked. I began a quest<br />

to create a vodka that contained three simple<br />

factors: quality, philanthropy and a brand that<br />

relates to a live-in-the-moment lifestyle.”<br />

Today, more than ever, consumers care<br />

about the products they use and consume.<br />

Party Animal Vodka provides an extremely<br />

high-quality product at a reasonable price.<br />

“Our product also uses its name to relate<br />

to the consumer, as well as symbolize<br />

the philanthropy,” says Katherine. “The<br />

92 SIZZLE<br />

Party Animal brand name and culture is<br />

synonymous with giving back to animals.”<br />

Traditionally, vodka was made from potatoes,<br />

but today, most are made from corn, grain<br />

or wheat. Party Animal Vodka is distilled in<br />

Idaho from locally sourced famous Idaho<br />

russet potatoes. “We like to say we are ‘getting<br />

back to the roots,’” smiles Katherine. There<br />

are no added sugars, preservatives or flavors<br />

in their product, and it is low calorie and<br />

low carbohydrates. She adds, “Our vodka is<br />

distilled once; done right the first time.”<br />

By sourcing and producing their product in<br />

Idaho, Party Animal Vodka is supporting the<br />

local economy, from the local potato farmer<br />

to creating jobs at the distillery and in the<br />

sales force. “Idaho potatoes and our Idaho<br />

distillery are what make our vodka so great,<br />

so why outsource?” says Katherine. “Keeping<br />

it local keeps the quality high and the revenue<br />

and jobs local. And last but not least, a portion<br />

of every bottle sold in Idaho gives back to<br />

Idaho wildlife conservation and local animal<br />

shelters.”<br />

In addition, the distillery is eco-friendly and<br />

utilizes wind power. They also recycle waste<br />

water and use their by-product for livestock<br />

feed.<br />

When it comes to the success that Katherine<br />

and Joshua have found with Party Animal<br />

Vodka, they credit it to hard work, dedication<br />

and determination—and their customers.<br />

“Our market is flooded with various brands<br />

and options for consumers, however, being<br />

able to show people why our product is<br />

superior through sampling, communication<br />

and effective marketing has provided immense<br />

success.”<br />

Party Animal Vodka is starting to make an<br />

appearance in select restaurants throughout<br />

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North Idaho<br />


North Idaho is a year-round paradise. The<br />

lakes, rivers and mountains truly make it an<br />

unmatched destination, no matter the season.<br />

Home to Sandpoint, Hayden, Coeur d’Alene,<br />

Post Falls and a sprinkling of other small towns, locals and<br />

visitors alike will be treated to outdoor adventures and<br />

entertainment, with an unbelievable dining scene to top it<br />

all off.<br />

A world of flavors abounds with everything from coffee<br />

cafes and pub and grills, Asian and sushi to authentic<br />

Italian, inventive modern cuisine and more! Whether<br />

you’re looking for a casual experience or fine dining, North<br />

Idaho has it all! Multiple breweries and wineries can be<br />

found throughout the area, with distinct flavors that can<br />

complement any meal.<br />

Crossing the Long Bridge into Sandpoint, you will discover<br />

this quaint town offering a great dining scene! Incredible<br />

fare can be found throughout the city, with several<br />

waterfront restaurant destinations. A stop at Trinity at City<br />

Beach, Forty-One South or Shoga Sushi is a must for great<br />

food and a view. Other restaurants that are worth a visit<br />

include Farmhouse Kitchen and Silo Bar, Baxters on Cedar,<br />

The Back Door and Powder Hound Pizza. Sandpoint is also<br />

home to the award-winning Pend d’Oreille Winery and<br />

Laughing Dog Brewing.<br />

Heading south to Hayden and Coeur d’Alene, both of these<br />

lake towns have a variety of restaurants to suit any taste and<br />

budget. With new restaurants popping up each year, there’s<br />

no shortage of great places to dine: 315 Restaurant housed<br />

in a historic inn, the area’s original public house at Moon<br />

Time or its sister location The Porch, inspired cuisine<br />

at Honey Eatery, great sushi at Syringa and Fisherman’s<br />

Market, comfort foods at Chomper Café—the options are<br />

endless.<br />

Heading west toward Spokane brings you to Post Falls. The<br />

restaurant scene here is made up of long-standing staples<br />

mixed with new favorites. The White House Grill and Oval<br />

Office are popular stops, and Fleur de Sel overlooking the<br />

city is an experience that won’t soon be forgotten. A short<br />

drive north to Rathdrum leads diners to the best Mexican<br />

at Nadine’s and upscale pub food at Westwood Brewing<br />

Company.<br />

Taste the flavors North Idaho is dishing out.<br />




When you walk into Forty-One South,<br />

you instantly feel the warm and friendly<br />

atmosphere. The restaurant sits on the shore<br />

of Lake Pend Oreille and offers incredible<br />

views, delicious American cuisine and a true North Idaho<br />

feel with its rustic beamed ceilings and real wood-burning<br />

fireplace. In the summer, you can enjoy outside dining from<br />

their spacious patio area, and no matter what time of year,<br />

there is no better place from which to take in the incredible<br />

sunsets over the mountains and water.<br />

Dinner<br />






While all this may lead one to think that an evening at Forty-<br />

One South is only for that romantic night out or certain<br />

special occasions, the truth is that it is a favorite of many<br />

families as well. With a children’s menu that will appeal to the<br />

younger members of the family, Forty-One South’s innovative<br />

cuisine offers both unique and traditional food choices<br />

including their popular Stone Harbor crab bisque, warm goat<br />

cheese appetizer, smoked filet mignon, wild sockeye salmon<br />

as well as pasta just to name a few. And for those who love to<br />

enjoy some comfort food on occasion, you cannot pass up the<br />

“Lakeshore” burger or the buffalo meatloaf.<br />

Their exquisite food preparation coupled with the ambiance<br />

of Forty-One South makes it an experience that has both<br />

locals and tourists returning again and again. They have a full<br />

bar as well as a bar menu for those wanting to stop in for a<br />

cocktail and appetizer or light meal.<br />

With a menu that changes with the seasons, Forty-One South<br />

is not only the perfect place to enjoy a memorable night out,<br />

but they also host many special events throughout the year.<br />

Their monthly wine dinners throughout the winter season<br />

are especially popular. Guests enjoy a five-course dinner<br />

accompanied by a hearty wine to complement each course.<br />

Featuring a different winery every month, the wine dinners<br />

are always a sellout, so reservations are required. If you are<br />

looking to host a celebration, Forty-One South also provides<br />

in-house and off-site catering for small and large groups<br />

including weddings, birthdays, business meetings and holiday<br />

parties. They also have a private dining room available.<br />

Cassandra Cayson has owned Forty-One South for just over<br />

eight years and has earned a reputation for providing not<br />

only excellent food and spirits but also exceptional service as<br />

well. With the success of Forty-One South, it was no surprise<br />

when Cassandra opened a second restaurant in 2012, Shoga<br />

Sushi Bar, right next door to Forty-One South. Offering<br />

customers an alternative option, the menu at Shoga offers a<br />

variety of nigiri, sashimi and specialty rolls as well as many<br />

Asian-inspired entrees such as the chicken teriyaki or beef<br />

and broccoli.<br />

Cassandra and her staff pride themselves on building<br />

relationships with the locals and tourists alike. The chefs use<br />

only the freshest ingredients and source them from as many<br />

local sustainable farms as possible. Both restaurants focus on<br />

accommodating each guest’s tastes and preferences above all.<br />

Hours do vary by season, so it is recommended to call ahead.<br />

Forty-One South<br />

Sagle<br />

41 Lakeshore Dr.<br />

208.265.2000<br />

41SouthSandpoint.com<br />

Shoga Sushi Bar<br />

Sagle<br />

41 Lakeshore Dr.<br />

208.265.2001<br />

ShogaSushi.com<br />


Offering an<br />

dining experience<br />






98 SIZZLE<br />

A<br />

taste of something<br />

local. That is what you<br />

will experience when<br />

you visit Trinity at City<br />

Beach in Sandpoint. For the past<br />

10 years, Trinity at City Beach,<br />

owned by Justin and Shaunavee<br />

Dick, has been one of the premier<br />

restaurants in the community<br />

offering a variety of timeless food,<br />

a beautiful view and superior<br />

customer service.<br />

Located inside the Best Western<br />

Edgewater Hotel, Trinity at City<br />

Beach is open for breakfast, lunch<br />

and dinner, with the exception of<br />

Christmas day. And when tourist<br />

season is over, Trinity is still<br />

thriving with locals and numerous<br />

community events.<br />

With a menu driven by their loyal<br />

customers, Trinity at City Beach<br />

is a place in tune with not only its<br />

customers but local purveyors as<br />

well, working with several local<br />

farmers to procure fresh lettuce,<br />

vegetables and more. Supporting<br />

the local economy is important<br />

to Justin, which is why he also<br />

offers wine from local wineries<br />

including Pend d’Oreille Winery<br />

and Small House Winery, as<br />

well as beer from Laughing Dog<br />

Brewery and MickDuffs, coffee<br />

from Evans Brothers Coffee and<br />

spirits from Mill Town Distillery.<br />

Trinity at City Beach offers<br />

timeless and consistent food<br />

while still changing it up with<br />

the seasons. The menu at Trinity<br />

at City Beach is not only full of<br />

variety and consistently delicious,<br />

but it is also accommodating to<br />

special diets including those who<br />

suffer from allergies, are gluten<br />

free, vegetarian or vegan.<br />

In addition to a wide selection of<br />

wine and craft beer, Trinity at City<br />

Beach also offers a full bar. They<br />

often partner with local wineries<br />

to host wine dinners, pairing fine<br />

wine with each course of one’s<br />

meal—just one of many special<br />

events hosted by Trinity at City<br />

Beach throughout the year.<br />

While it is clear that Justin and his<br />

staff are great supporters of the<br />

local economy with their choice<br />

of local purveyors, they also open<br />

their hearts and donate much<br />

back to the community they call<br />

home. As the most communityactive<br />

restaurant in Sandpoint<br />

over the last decade, Trinity at<br />

City Beach has worked with and<br />

supported every major nonprofit<br />

throughout the Sandpoint area<br />

including CHAFE 150, Sandpoint<br />

Chamber of Commerce’s Beerfest,<br />

Ride Idaho, Spokane to Sandpoint<br />

Relay, Scenic Half Marathon,<br />

Leadership Sandpoint’s Cinco<br />

de Mayo, Sandpoint Rotary’s<br />

WaCanID Bicycle Ride, Mountain<br />

States Chili Cook-Off, Shriners<br />

Club of Sandpoint Huckleberry<br />

Pancake Breakfast, Community<br />

Assistance League Wine Pairing<br />

Dinner, Dine Out for a Cause -<br />

Bonner Community Food Bank,<br />

Idaho Conservation League Pend<br />

Oreille Bay Trail Fun Run and<br />

Panhandle Alliance for Education.<br />

In recognition of Trinity at<br />

City Beach’s commitment to<br />

community, they were recently<br />

named the Outstanding<br />

Philanthropic Company for<br />

North Idaho by the Idaho Non-<br />

Profit Center, recognizing them<br />

as an outstanding company<br />

that demonstrates a strong<br />

commitment to leadership<br />

in philanthropy and brings<br />

philanthropic work to the core of<br />

its mission. “We are truly honored<br />

to receive this award,” said Justin,<br />

who considers it a privilege<br />

to work in such a wonderful<br />

community and is grateful to<br />

all who have supported him<br />

throughout the years.<br />

“We have an eclectic Inland<br />

Northwest cuisine among<br />

Sandpoint, Coeur d’Alene and<br />

Spokane,” he says, adding that<br />

customer service, fine cuisine and<br />

music are all intertwined to create<br />

a one-of-a-kind experience. “Food<br />

is only one part of a restaurant<br />

experience.”<br />

Trinity at City Beach is open<br />

Sunday through Thursday from<br />

7:30am to 9pm and Friday<br />

and Saturday from 7:30am to<br />

10pm. Enjoy the live musical<br />

entertainment each Friday and<br />

Saturday night from 5 to 8pm.

Trinity At City Beach<br />

Sandpoint<br />

58 Bridge St.<br />

208.255.7558<br />

TrinityAtCityBeach.com<br />


www.sweetlousidaho.com<br />

serving you 7 days a<br />

week at two locations!<br />

wild salmon * smoked ribs * hand - cut Steaks<br />

Sweet lou’s restaurant & BaR<br />

Ponderay, Idaho 208.263.1381<br />

Next to Holiday Inn Express<br />

OPEN 7 days a week * family friendly<br />

- sweet Lou sayS -<br />

Come hungry, Stay late,<br />

Eat well!<br />

Sweet lou’s restaurant & tap house<br />

601 fRONT AVe. 208.667.1170<br />



Visit us at both of our<br />

locations!<br />


202 1/2 1st Ave. Sandpoint, ID<br />

TheHoundSP.com | 208.263.0966<br />


166 Village Lane Ste 1A, Sandpoint, ID<br />

PowderHoundPizza.com | 208.255.5645<br />



Hayden Lake’s<br />


The Porch Public House is worth<br />

the visit each and every time<br />

Opened in 2003 in Hayden Lake, Idaho, by John Grollmus<br />

and Brad Fosseen—the duo behind Moon Time in Coeur<br />

d’Alene—the Porch Public House offers diners exceptional<br />

food, brews, cocktails and service, all complemented by a<br />

beautiful golf-course view. It’s the perfect setting to dine and imbibe with<br />

friends, family or co-workers any time of year no matter what the occasion.<br />

With Moon Time being a neighborhood favorite for Coeur d’Alene diners<br />

since 1996, John and Brad decided to bring a similar concept to the Hayden<br />

community. The Porch features many similar menu items to Moon Time,<br />

with some that are distinct to its locale. From the delicious sandwiches,<br />

salads and soups to scratch-made specials, you’ll be treated to great food<br />

at even better prices. In addition to the selection of great regional brews<br />

and wines, The Porch offers a full bar and the area’s finest cocktails to<br />

accompany your meal.<br />

Whether you choose to dine in the comfortable pub-style dining room<br />

or enjoy the view from their outdoor dining area, you’ll feel like you’re at<br />

home.<br />

At The Porch, the values are consistent with those implemented at Moon<br />

Time. The owners and staff have a relationship built on mutual respect and<br />

friendship. “We value each employee personally, not just taking the time<br />

to say thanks every day, but also to know about their families, friends and<br />

significant others, and ask questions to know what is happening in their<br />

personal lives,” says John.<br />

With all of the success these friends and business partners have secured<br />

in the restaurant business, Brad says what makes him truly proud is that<br />

guests keep coming back and have become friends, and he has a staff who<br />

sees to it.<br />

Every neighborhood should be so lucky, and thanks to John and Brad,<br />

Hayden Lake is one lucky place.<br />

The Porch Public House<br />

Hayden<br />

1658 E. Miles Ave.<br />

208.772.7711<br />

WeDontHaveOne.com<br />


1602 Sherman Avenue, Coeur d’Alene<br />

208.667.2331<br />

The Moon Burger<br />

1658 E Miles Ave., Hayden Lake<br />

208.772.7711<br />



Salmon Cakes<br />



Success<br />

—<br />




You can’t help but notice all of the gastropubs and<br />

public houses that have been popping up all<br />

around North Idaho the past few years, yet, there<br />

is one that started it all back in 1996 right here in<br />

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. And it has stood the test of time.<br />

Any local will tell you Moon Time is a very casual,<br />

comfortable place to hang out. It’s like its own community.<br />

There are customers who have been going there for more<br />

than 20 years who are still seeing the same staff who has<br />

been working there nearly or just as long.<br />

Friends and owners John Grollmus and Brad Fosseen have<br />

seen to it, since day one, that Moon Time gives their guests<br />

consistency. Offering great food at a reasonable price, paired<br />

with excellent service and a familiar face, has always been<br />

their goal. Guests get what they have come to expect.<br />

The menu, from the start, has featured unique and upscale<br />

pub food bringing a variety of items from many different<br />

cultures together, paired with a carefully selected 19 beer<br />

handles and a wide variety of wines, which complement the<br />

food.<br />

John and Brad care about the success of their restaurants,<br />

but even more importantly, they care about their employees.<br />

They are not blind to the realities of life, and it is important<br />

to them to take care of those who work for them. That is just<br />

one reason they try to pay better than any other restaurant<br />

in the area.<br />

“I think it’s important that both Brad and myself spent our<br />

whole lives working in restaurants. That experience helps us<br />

to make the kinds of decisions which employees appreciate<br />

as they come from a perspective which understands the<br />

employee,” says John.<br />

When in Coeur d’Alene and looking for a great neighborhood<br />

pub, pull up a chair at Moon Time, where the staff is ready<br />

to serve you the best!<br />

Moon Time<br />

East Coeur d’Alene<br />

1602 E. Sherman Ave. #116<br />

208.667.2331<br />

WeDontHaveOne.com<br />


Fresh food in a<br />

beautiful place!<br />

215 W. Kathleen<br />

Coeur d’alene, ID. 83815<br />

208.664.4800<br />

www.FishermansMarketCdA.com<br />





SUSHI … the only place in Coeur d’Alene<br />

where you can sit down, enjoy a fresh seafood<br />

meal with a cold beer or glass of wine, and<br />

then bring home the freshest seafood and<br />

prepare it at home for yourself or a dinner<br />

party later!<br />

A huge glass cooler displays the wide<br />

selection of wild-caught fish, shellfish<br />

and in-house smoked fish, with fresh fish<br />

overnighted from Hawaii. Restaurant menu<br />

items feature fresh catches, and among the<br />

most popular are fish tacos and the crowdpleasing<br />

coconut-crusted snapper special.<br />

From calamari and eel to salmon, tuna and<br />

shellfish, Fisherman’s Market has it all.<br />

A full sushi bar has drawn fans from around<br />

North Idaho offering a quick sushi lunch. The<br />

menu has all the regular favorites and a few<br />

addicting local creations such as the North<br />

Idaho roll—containing salmon, green onion,<br />

avocado and cucumber. Not only can you<br />

enjoy sushi in the restaurant, but you can call<br />

ahead and have them build a custom platter<br />

to take home as well!<br />

Shop, dine and take out, all at Fisherman’s<br />

Market.<br />

Fisherman’s Market,<br />

Grill & Sushi<br />

North Coeur d’Alene<br />

215 W. Kathleen Ave.<br />

208.664.4800<br />

FishermansMarketCdA.com<br />

From fresh seafood and fish for sale to entrees and sushi,<br />

Fisherman’s Market, Grill and Sushi has it all<br />

A taste of our menu<br />


Lettuce, tomato, red onion and Cajun<br />

mayo served on a hoagie roll<br />


Fresh dungeness crab, lettuce, egg and<br />

Louis sauce served on a hoagie roll<br />


Choices include Alaskan cod, mahimahi,<br />

wild salmon, catfish, Alaskan<br />

halibut, black tiger shrimp, small oysters,<br />

clam strips or calamari strips, served<br />

with traditional coleslaw and your choice<br />

of two tartars<br />


Raw ahi and julienne vegetables tossed in<br />

a spicy Asian dressing<br />

1 LB. STEAMER<br />

Manila clams, beer, butter and choice of<br />

garlic or Cajun spices<br />


Fried cod, prawns and calamari atop<br />

baby spinach, sundried tomatoes, capers<br />

and lemon-pesto dressing<br />


Fish or shrimp taco plate with two tacos<br />

topped with shredded cabbage, cilantro,<br />

salsa, cotija and jalapeño cream, served<br />

with rice and beans<br />




Dining Destinations<br />





Syringa Japanese Café and Sushi Bar has been satisfying<br />

locals since 2007, and since day one, owners Viljo and<br />

Autumn Basso have been serving guests the best sushi<br />

and modern Japanese cuisine North Idaho has to offer!<br />

High-quality, fresh ingredients and wonderful flavors are used in<br />

each dish they serve. With a flare for originality and excellence, this<br />

quaint little restaurant has set itself apart from the rest.<br />

“We feel so blessed to be a part of this amazing community,” says<br />

Autumn. “We are fortunate to have a crew that is passionate about<br />

great service and providing our customers with a quality product.”<br />

In 2016, the husband-and-wife team opened The Bluebird, a<br />

midtown eatery, which quickly gained a large following that<br />

continues to grow. Viljo and Autumn have delivered a casual<br />

neighborhood bistro-style restaurant offering a cozy rustic<br />

interior, with reclaimed warm rustic wood and metal, and vintage<br />

photographs decorating the walls. The Bluebird is an eclectic<br />

Northwest bistro—the menu inspired by the couple’s 20-plus years<br />

of culinary travels and adventures. Seasonal as much as possible, the<br />

menu items change frequently with specials offered weekly, allowing<br />

diners to try something new each time they visit.<br />

“We have a daily scallop special and the tater tot poutine (Cougar<br />

gold cheese sauce, pork belly and green onion),” says Autumn. “Our<br />

fried chicken (breast, thigh, leg and wing with honey miso glaze and<br />

pickle) is a must try. And you can’t pass up dessert. Kayla Carey, the<br />

manager of our White Pine Coffee Shoppe, makes the desserts for<br />

The Bluebird, and she just works magic.”<br />

To accompany the deliciously unique menu, The Bluebird has an<br />

outstanding wine list offering incredible selections from all over<br />

the world. In addition to the wine, they have a great variety of beer,<br />

ciders and sours.<br />

The Bluebird has found its home in Coeur d’Alene’s midtown, and<br />

the neighborhood couldn’t be happier. “Our goal was to open the<br />

kind of restaurant we like to dine at and bring more dining variety<br />

to Coeur d’Alene,” says Autumn. And guests continue to eat it up.<br />

When it comes to what makes both Syringa and The Bluebird<br />

distinct, Viljo says, “At each place, we’ve had the ability to create,<br />

in our small place, a friendly local neighborhood vibe. The food is<br />

unique, the customers are unique and the employees are unique.”<br />

More is on the horizon for Viljo and Autumn, as Syringa will make<br />

its new home in its bigger location just up the street at 1710 N.<br />

Fourth St., in the former Bistro On Spruce location. Set to open<br />

winter <strong>2018</strong>/2019, Autumn says she loves the new restaurant space,<br />

and they plan to “Syringa-fy” it.<br />

“We hope the transition to the bigger place is fairly seamless for our<br />

customers,” she says. “We are still going to be a local neighborhood<br />

restaurant with the same friendly faces.”<br />

Syringa Japanese Cafe & Sushi Bar<br />

Coeur d’Alene<br />

1401 N. Fourth St.<br />

208.664.2718<br />

SyringaSushi.com<br />

The Bluebird<br />

Midtown Coeur d’Alene<br />

816 N. Fourth St.<br />

208.665.3777<br />

MidtownBluebird.com<br />

Syringa Japanese Cafe & Sushi Bar<br />

New Location Coming <strong>Winter</strong> <strong>2018</strong>/2019!<br />

Coeur d’Alene<br />

(Corner of Fourth and Spruce) 1710 N. Fourth St.<br />

The new location offers guests ample parking, has more seating<br />

and a private banquet room, which Autumn says they hope to<br />

rent out in the future. She adds, “We’re really excited to be next to<br />

Slate Creek and the Corner Bar!” They will continue to host beer<br />

and winemaker dinners (at both Syringa and The Bluebird), and<br />

customers can keep up with upcoming events on their Facebook<br />

and Instagram page.<br />

Whether you take a seat at Syringa or The Bluebird, Viljo, Autumn<br />

and their staff are ready to serve you and help create a memorable—<br />

and delicious—dining experience.<br />




Discover specialty foods, cheese, Italian meats,<br />

wines and more at The Culinary Stone<br />

With the hustle and bustle of life, it is important not to forget to<br />

slow down and take time to appreciate those around us. Enjoy<br />

your family and friends by gathering for a meal, spending<br />

uninterrupted time conversing and connecting.<br />

This is the humble—yet essential—foundation that The Culinary Stone<br />

was built on: getting people back to the table. In 2014, Brad and Sandra<br />

Gunn partnered with Sandy Volkar and introduced their culinary<br />

lifestyle marketplace to the Coeur d’Alene community. Here they invite<br />

you to come to the table, inspire you to cook and share a meal with<br />

those most important to you.<br />

“Eating together, and eating well, should be a daily<br />

activity—not just for special occasions,” says<br />

Sandra.<br />

The largest kitchen supply store<br />

in the area, discover specialty<br />

foods, cheese and Italian<br />

meats, and wines from<br />

around the region—<br />

and world—in the<br />

The<br />

Culinary<br />

Stone<br />



5,500-square-foot space. Explore new flavor combinations at the Spice<br />

Bar, or be introduced to nouveau Coeur d’Alene Olive Oil Co. olive oils.<br />

Stop by their neighborhood boutique deli for artisan deli meats and<br />

cheeses, and homemade sausages, and don’t forget about their café<br />

featuring artisan breads, European pastries and cakes. Stop by the deli<br />

any time of day, take a seat, and enjoy great food. Try their delicious<br />

gourmet sandwiches, salads and homemade soups—all made to order!<br />

In addition, The Culinary Stone has everything you need to outfit your<br />

kitchen with the greatest in unique and handy kitchen gadgets, cutlery<br />

and dinnerware, pots and pans and cookbooks, perfect for the home<br />

chef and entertaining company.<br />

Each week, area chefs invite you to pull up a seat and learn to<br />

create new delicious meals that you can share with others, all<br />

while engaging with new friends. They also hold weekly<br />

wine tastings, so you can explore new wines to pair<br />

with your meals at home.<br />

Enjoy an experience you won’t find anywhere<br />

else … at The Culinary Stone.<br />

The Culinary Stone<br />

Coeur d’Alene at Riverstone<br />

2129 Main St.<br />

208.277.4116<br />

CulinaryStone.com<br />


Tonys Italian<br />

Inspired Cuisine<br />

Open through the Holidays<br />

6823 E. Coeur d’Alene Lake Dr., Coeur d’Alene, Idaho<br />

208.667.9885 | TonysOnTheLake.com<br />


One-of-a-Kind Dining<br />


in Century-Old Inn<br />





During the colder season, you will<br />

fInd more small-plate options<br />

than ever at prices as low as<br />

$3 per plate. And when it comes<br />

to their handcrafted cocktail<br />

selection, they offer specials<br />

weekly, and you can be assured<br />

that their award-winning bar<br />

and bartenders will be doing<br />

something special.<br />

The Greenbriar Inn opened its doors back in 1985 in a beautiful<br />

historic 1908 building just a few blocks from Downtown<br />

Coeur d’Alene. For more than three decades, owners Bob and<br />

Kris McIlvenna have welcomed their guests into their warm and inviting<br />

inn offering seven suites, each with its own distinct look mixed<br />

with antique and replica furnishings.<br />

There are many antiques mixed with more modern comforts,<br />

providing guests a cozy and eclectic atmosphere. “We have strived<br />

to remain as true to its original structure as possible, with a nod to<br />

modern conveniences,” says Kris.<br />

What started as a bed and breakfast added catering to the mix in 1986.<br />

Greenbriar Catering is the largest independent caterer in North Idaho,<br />

also catering to Eastern Washington, and has won many awards over<br />

the years. Greenbriar has gone through three major remodels, the<br />

most recent being the 315 Restaurant, which Bob and Kris opened in<br />

2008 with a martini and tapas bar.<br />

Today, the 110-year-old inn greets you with its simplicity and elegance<br />

the moment you walk through the door. Take a seat at the stylish bar<br />

and order from the modestly priced wine list or dine at a table near<br />

one of the two fireplaces. To add to the ambiance, live soft music plays<br />

every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday evening.<br />

The restaurant sits on the main floor, featuring a flavorful and diverse<br />

menu of starters, tapas and entrées. In addition, you can choose from<br />

a selection of handcrafted martinis and cocktails, beer and wine, and<br />

nonalcoholic beverages and cocktails.<br />

During the colder season, you will find more small-plate options<br />

than ever at prices as low as $3 per plate. And when it comes to their<br />

handcrafted cocktail selection, they offer specials weekly, and you can<br />

be assured that their award-winning bar and bartenders will be doing<br />

something special.<br />

During the months of November and March, they will be hosting<br />

special wine dinners you won’t want to miss.<br />


TASTY<br />

TAPAS<br />

If you are looking for someone to cater your special event on site or off, The Greenbriar<br />

has you covered. They can cater up to 70 people indoors at their location (up to<br />

150 during the summer months) or off site for parties up to 1,000! Choose from<br />

an extensive appetizer and dinner menu that includes many nationalities as well as<br />

barbecue. “We have a special nonprofit pricing package,” says Kris. “We also offer<br />

wedding events a special package on rooms at The Greenbriar, as well as special pricing<br />

for the wedding or the reception if we’re doing a rehearsal dinner or vice versa.” Call<br />

for an appointment or a phone consultation at 208.667.9660 ext.1. Ask for Kris or<br />

Danielle.<br />

With its garden setting in the middle of downtown, whether you’re a local or visitor to<br />

the area, this is a unique place to gather with friends or family, as it is a 1908 Nationally<br />

Registered property with lots of charm, a great bar and restaurant.<br />

Looking for dinner and a romantic overnight stay? Look no further than the<br />

Greenbriar Inn.<br />

Casual Fine Dining at the Greenbriar<br />

315 Restaurant at<br />

The Greenbriar Inn<br />

Midtown Coeur d’Alene<br />

315 Wallace Ave.<br />

208.667.9660<br />

315MartinisAndTapas.com<br />


FantastiC<br />

food.<br />

Fast and<br />

friendly<br />

service.<br />

Breakfast<br />

LUNCH<br />




Unwavering Determination<br />

and Dedication Leads to Success<br />


Chomper Cafe<br />

Hayden<br />

2345 W. Prairie Ave.<br />

208.719.0441<br />

ChomperCafe.com<br />

2345 W. Prairie Ave.<br />

Hayden, Idaho<br />

208.719.0441<br />

ChomperCafe.com<br />

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most proud of opening our doors,”<br />

says Sarah Baker. “It took so much to get<br />

“I’m<br />

here.”<br />

Growing up in Coeur d’Alene, Sarah got her<br />

first taste of the restaurant industry while in<br />

high school and quickly discovered her love for<br />

the service industry. In 2000, while in college,<br />

Sarah was hired as a busser at Europa, where<br />

she remained for eight years, working her<br />

way up to serving, bartending, managing and<br />

bookkeeping. She left Europa in 2008 to work<br />

at Cottage Café until 2015. “Between those two<br />

restaurants, I learned everything about the<br />

industry and what it takes to make it,” she says.<br />

After years of hard work and perseverance, it<br />

was time to fulfill her dream of opening her<br />

own restaurant. “You have to work insanely<br />

hard to get people to believe in you and your<br />

vision,” Sarah says.<br />

After renovating the old farmhouse in the<br />

serene setting of Stoddard Park, Sarah opened<br />

the doors to Chomper Café in April 2015.<br />

Once inside guests will experience an inviting<br />

atmosphere that is very unpretentious; a casual<br />

place that is comfortable and warm, with<br />

antique red chairs complemented by handpainted<br />

murals and old local farm photos<br />

adorning the walls.<br />

On the menu you’ll find favorites like the<br />

Reuben, unbelievably delicious and loaded<br />

with corned beef, sauerkraut, house Russian<br />

dressing, Swiss cheese and thick marbled rye.<br />

The corned beef is slow braised for 10 hours,<br />

incredibly tender and full of flavor. Enjoy it not<br />

only in the Reuben but hash and Irish benny as<br />

well. They’ll soon be adding smoked pork hash<br />

to the menu! The chicken fried steak is their<br />

pride and joy, with its hand-pounded steak,<br />

breaded, fried and smothered in their house<br />

sausage gravy.<br />

At Chomper Café, they only utilize the best<br />

ingredients to pour into every item they serve,<br />

from the rice bran oil and 100-percent fresh<br />

butter to homemade strawberry jam and<br />

fresh potatoes sliced in house. And for guests<br />

with food intolerances, they are happy to<br />

accommodate those needs including providing<br />

gluten-free buns and breads.<br />

Open daily 7am to 3pm, Sarah and her team<br />

are ready to bring high-quality, delicious fare to<br />

the table paired with a memorable experience.

Eat.<br />

Share.<br />

Laugh.<br />

501 SHERMAN AVE., COEUR D’ALENE, ID 83814<br />

MON – SUN 11:00AM – 9PM | 209.930.4762<br />



• DINNER •<br />

• DRINKS •<br />

• LUNCH •<br />

• ATMOSPHERE •<br />

8162 W. Main St.<br />

Rathdrum, Idaho 83858<br />

208.712.3423<br />

f Westwood Brewing Co.<br />



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DISHES<br />



Westwood Brewing in Rathdrum, Idaho, made its debut<br />

in <strong>2018</strong> and has been pleasing patrons with their<br />

unique upscale pub fare served in its renovated historic<br />

130-year-old space.<br />

Offering arched windows, rustic brickwork and stunning mountain<br />

views, the relaxed and casual family friendly restaurant is filled with<br />

living history, thanks to owners and brothers Spencer and Shaun<br />

Howell and their wives Danielle and Jenny, who took great pride in<br />

restoring the building while keeping its history alive.<br />

While creating a relaxed and historic atmosphere to their restaurant,<br />

quality has always been at the forefront of each meal served. Not only<br />

are all meats smoked fresh in-house, but steaks and<br />

Alaskan sockeye salmon are cut fresh daily. The<br />

prime rib is certified angus and the burgers are ½<br />

pound prime beef. From the hand-dipped haddock<br />

to scratch-made dressings, sauces and desserts, the<br />

quality is sure to satisfy. The food is complemented<br />

by 16 rotating drafts that include seasonal offerings, a<br />

cider and a silky smooth nitro.<br />

In addition to the enjoyable atmosphere, great food and drink, they<br />

offer events nearly every day of the week. If you’re looking to take a<br />

break from the cold, enjoy some hot food and cold brews and have a<br />

great time, Westwood has you covered.<br />

Football fans can enjoy the big game Sundays on 12 screens, and for<br />

Monday Night Football, guests can enjoy happy hour with deals on cold<br />

drinks and crowd-pleasing appetizers. Taco Tuesday offers $3 pub tacos<br />

and $3 margaritas all day! Each week, Wednesday Trivia starts at 7pm<br />

and Friday Karaoke starts at 9pm. Saturdays feature their prime rib<br />

dinner starting at 4pm, with live music filling the restaurant at 7pm. In<br />

addition, each month they feature a Burger of the Month as well as new<br />

monthly cocktails.<br />

Its living history, signature dishes and fun<br />

happenings have fast made Westwood Brewing<br />

Company a local favorite. If you haven’t had the<br />

chance to stop in, now’s the time. What are you<br />

waiting for?<br />

Westwood Brewing Co.<br />

Rathdrum<br />

8162 W. Main St.<br />

208.712.3423<br />

WestwoodBrewing.com<br />


Comfort Food Reimagined<br />

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8016 W. Main St. • Rathdrum, Idaho • 208.687.6441<br />

NadinesMexicanKitchen.com • Catering Available!



Decisions, decisions. Are you in the<br />

mood for a USDA Prime grade<br />

ribeye steak, a juicy cheeseburger<br />

with all the fixings or some<br />

mouthwatering Kansas City-style barbecue?<br />

At Northern Quest Resort & Casino, the<br />

dining options continue to multiply, providing<br />

more than a dozen exciting choices all in one<br />

world-class entertainment destination. The<br />

latest additions to Northern Quest include<br />

Riverbank Taphouse, Qdoba Mexican Eats,<br />

Ben & Jerry’s and M&D, a new dining and<br />

movie theater combination unlike anything<br />

else in the Inland Northwest. So if you’re<br />

having trouble deciding what you’re hungry<br />

for, head to Northern Quest where there are<br />

delectable options to suit your every mood!<br />

Riverbank Taphouse (NEW!)<br />

At Riverbank Taphouse, located just off of<br />

the main casino floor, you’ll find 52 taps<br />

that feature a variety of craft and domestic<br />

beers, hard ciders, wines and a dozen rotating<br />

seasonal options. The menu features a<br />

delicious assortment of flatbreads, sliders<br />

and charcuterie. Enjoy the sweet and spicy<br />

popcorn, roasted mushrooms or the megasized<br />

homemade pretzel with beer cheese dip.<br />

Qdoba Mexican Eats (NEW!)<br />

Serving a variety of Mexican food options, the<br />

menu features burritos and salads filled with<br />

fire-grilled steak, chicken, slow-roasted brisket<br />

and ground beef, along with daily fresh-made<br />

pico de gallo and hand-mashed guacamole.<br />

Ben & Jerry’s (NEW!)<br />

Indulge in your favorite Ben & Jerry’s ice<br />

cream flavors, along with milkshakes, ice<br />

cream cakes and more!<br />

Thomas Hammer (NEW!)<br />

Serving inspired roasts and coffee drinks<br />

pulled by highly skilled baristas, get your pickme-up<br />

at Thomas Hammer’s newest location<br />

just off the casino floor.<br />

M&D (NEW!)<br />

This unique and exciting movie theater and<br />

dinner combination brings a whole new level<br />

of fun to Northern Quest. Reserve your seat<br />

for a popular “New Release” movie and join<br />

them for lunch or dinner before, during or<br />

after your movie. Dine from a full menu of<br />

options in the restaurant including Kansas<br />

City-style barbecue, Middle Eastern-inspired<br />

falafel and fresh seafood. If you’re dining<br />

during a movie, select easy-to-eat hand-held<br />

options from their “Dark Menu,” including<br />

sliders, pizzas and more.<br />

And don’t forget to visit the dining venues<br />

Northern Quest guests have come to know<br />

and love. There’s something for everyone at<br />

Northern Quest Resort & Casino!<br />

Masselow’s Steakhouse - USDA Prime Grade<br />

steaks and fresh seafood<br />

The Lounge at Masselow’s - Sip and savor<br />

craft cocktails and world-class wines<br />

EPIC - Enjoy burgers and pub fare while<br />

watching the 30x10 foot LED HDTV<br />

Fai’s Noodle House - Vietnamese Pho, plus<br />

stir fry and sake<br />

River’s Edge Buffet - More than 100 fresh<br />

daily options for lunch and dinner<br />

Fatburger - Fresh-made burgers, crispy fries<br />

and hand-scooped ice cream shakes<br />

The Deli - Made-to-order sandwiches, pizza<br />

and stromboli<br />

877.871.6772<br />

NorthernQuest.com<br />




One Owner<br />



Open Late Every<br />

Night of The Week!<br />


For more than two decades, Raci Erdem, chef<br />

and owner, has been bringing the flavors of the<br />

Mediterranean—and its garlicky goodness—to<br />

eager diners, and guests continue to eat it up!<br />

Serving the Post Falls community for 22 years,<br />

The White House Grill offers a comfortable<br />

and relaxed family friendly environment,<br />

where patrons of all ages are invited to take<br />

a seat at this fun and loud—but by no means<br />

obnoxious—restaurant. Mediterranean music<br />

fills the air, as does the aroma of garlic. Seafood,<br />

vegetables, pasta and lamb dishes fill the<br />

menu, complemented by a full bar featuring<br />

handcrafted<br />

cocktails, 12 beers on<br />

tap, an<br />

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extensive wine list and a beautiful scotch list—<br />

hand selected by Raci himself.<br />

Raci looks forward to guests coming into the<br />

restaurant, not just for the food and drink,<br />

but to enjoy the overall experience The White<br />

House has to offer. “Our job is to put you in a<br />

great mood with some cool music, delicious<br />

food and awesome drinks, all for a great value<br />

that you won’t find at any chain restaurant,” he<br />

says.<br />

Since day one, The White House Grill has<br />

offered the same freshness, quality of food,<br />

fun environment and good prices. And every<br />

year since first opening, the seats continue to<br />

be filled. Join them for lunch and dinner daily<br />

starting at 11am and open late.<br />


With the success of The White House<br />

Grill, Raci decided it was time to open<br />

a second restaurant, and The Oval<br />

Office was born in 2006. Here, the<br />

cozy, romantic bistro-style eatery<br />

is loud and busy, bustling like<br />

a big-city restaurant with an<br />

upscale appeal.<br />

Patrons can appreciate<br />

flavors from around the<br />

world with the small<br />

plate and entrée offerings.<br />

Start your night off right<br />

with the baked brie in filo<br />

with spicy basil honey;<br />

the Mediterranean-style<br />

clams are a must! Combined<br />

with the great steaks, seafood<br />

and ever-changing fresh fish selection, there’s<br />

something to appeal to any taste, and guests<br />

keep coming back for more. The menu stays<br />

consistent throughout the year so guests know<br />

that the next time they return they will always<br />

find the same great food. Don’t be surprised<br />

though—you may just find a few new items on<br />

the menu.<br />

When it comes to libations, guests will be<br />

treated to a full bar featuring great beer,<br />

wine and specialty cocktails. Unlike other<br />

martini lists, it features politically inspired<br />

specialty martinis, from The President to The<br />

Impeachment. There’s something on the menu<br />

for anyone looking for a good martini—and a<br />

good time!<br />

The Oval Office is known for its happiest of<br />

happy hours in the Northwest, offered twice<br />

daily. With all martinis and appetizers offered<br />

at a fraction of the price, it’s the best time to<br />

head over to The Oval Office.<br />

The community fireplace on the large outside<br />

patio can seat 12 around it, where guests have<br />

the option to dine and imbibe outside. The<br />

European-style awning allows patio dining year<br />

round!<br />

Open Monday through Friday 11am to 11pm<br />

and Saturday and Sunday 3 to 11pm, it’s the<br />

perfect spot for late-night dining.<br />

This American bistro with a foreigner chef<br />

touch is reason alone to take a drive to Post<br />

Falls and make a visit to The Oval Office.<br />

Martini anyone?

The Whitehouse Grill<br />

Post Falls<br />

702 N. Spokane St.<br />

208.777.9672<br />

The Oval Office Bistro & Martini Bar<br />

Post Falls<br />

620 N. Spokane St.<br />

208.777.2102<br />

WhiteHouseGrill.com<br />


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Post Falls<br />

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Spokane, Washington<br />


With so much to do in this Inland<br />

Northwest city, visitors to Spokane are<br />

often surprised at not only the amount<br />

of culture that takes place here, but the<br />

beauty and the friendliness of the city as well. All of this<br />

is complemented by a culinary scene that is amazing<br />

no matter what part of town you find yourself. From<br />

quaint neighborhood bistros to large steak and seafood<br />

restaurants, there is always something new to discover.<br />

Downtown Spokane is bustling with entertainment year<br />

round, and the food here is sure to impress. Here you<br />

will find a plethora of dining experiences, each unique.<br />

Favorites include Frank’s Diner, The Onion Taphouse and<br />

Grill, Geno’s Traditional Food and Ales, Durkin’s Liquor<br />

Bar, Incrediburger and Eggs, Satellite Diner and Lounge,<br />

Scratch Restaurant, Steamplant Kitchen + Brewery and<br />

The Blackbird Tavern + Kitchen. The list could go on!<br />

The Kendall Yards neighborhood continues to grow, and<br />

the restaurants here are top-notch, from The Wandering<br />

Table and Yards Bruncheon to Veraci Pizza.<br />

As you head west, your food choices definitely don’t end.<br />

The Elk Public House serves up scratch-made sandwiches<br />

and rotating specialties, and right behind it the El Que<br />

has a more Mexican-focused menu. Continuing west will<br />

lead you to Northern Quest Resort and Casino, home to<br />

Masselow’s Steakhouse.<br />

Whether at the bottom or the top of Spokane’s South<br />

Hill, you’ll find an amazing variety of cafés and casual<br />

dining. Looking for an unforgettable breakfast? Fleur de<br />

Sel Artisan Creperie on Grand is a must for both savory<br />

and sweet crepes like no other. Casper Fry continues to<br />

serve up incredible Southern cuisine while MacKenzie<br />

River Pizza, Grill and Pub (which also has a north-side<br />

location) has something on the menu for the entire<br />

family to enjoy.<br />

Two local favorites that can be found in Spokane’s north<br />

side include Landmark Restaurant’s The Onion Grill and<br />

Taphouse and Frank’s Diner; worth a stop any time.<br />

And you can’t pass up MAX at Mirabeau Park Hotel in<br />

Spokane Valley—one of the area’s most talked-about<br />

restaurants offering more than 100 menu items!<br />

Whether you are a local or a visitor, take time to explore<br />

Spokane and all that it has to offer. Enjoy the discovery!<br />


Downtown Spokane is bustling<br />

with entertainment year round, and<br />

the food here is sure to impress.<br />


Spokane Valley's<br />

HOT SPOT<br />





Everything is made from<br />

raw, fresh ingredients,<br />

allowing them to more easily<br />

accommodate guests’ dietary<br />

needs and preferences. MAX<br />

can tailor itself to any type of<br />

person who comes in the door.<br />

Whether it is the food, atmosphere, service or just for doing<br />

good business, MAX at Mirabeau in Spokane Valley has<br />

repeatedly stood as a symbol of excellence.<br />

Catering to diners with its extraordinary breakfast, lunch, dinner and<br />

dessert for nearly 15 years, MAX at Mirabeau offers nothing less than<br />

award-winning service year after year and an unforgettable experience<br />

that keeps bringing locals and visitors back for more.<br />

Looking for a spot to enjoy an informal lunch, drinks after a round of<br />

golf with friends or that once-a-year birthday or anniversary date night<br />

with the love of your life? MAX will cater to you. The entire staff strives<br />

for guest satisfaction, doing all in its power to offer up a memorable<br />

experience.<br />

MAX is known for its extensive offerings, with five menus featuring<br />

more than 100 menu items served 20 hours a day, all from scratch<br />

and created in house. Everything is made from raw, fresh ingredients,<br />

allowing them to more easily accommodate guests’ dietary needs and<br />

preferences. MAX can tailor itself to any type of person who comes in<br />

the door.<br />

Executive Chef/Food and Beverage Director, Shawn Matlock, and Chef<br />

de Cuisine, Michael Durbin, are serving up eclectic cuisine at MAX.<br />

Both bring an overabundance of commitment to create only the best<br />

product to serve each and every guest while developing the team from<br />

within.<br />

To keep the menu bright, Shawn, Michael and the rest of the MAX<br />

culinary team are constantly exploring new flavors and experimenting<br />

with new dishes and ingredients while perfecting existing menu items.<br />

Each dish is plated so that it is visually appealing before the guest ever<br />

tastes it. From recipe conception to plate presentation, the staff and<br />

management are passionate about the product they are presenting to<br />

the customer.<br />


MAX at Mirabeau Park Hotel<br />

Spokane Valley<br />

1100 N. Sullivan Rd.<br />

509.922.6252<br />

MAXatMirabeau.com<br />

The food is complemented by the libations, which have blossomed over time and include<br />

fresh new cocktails with their own house-made syrups. Happy hour at MAX sets itself<br />

above the rest! Offered daily from 3 to 6 pm and again from 9pm to close in the lounge<br />

during these colder months, guests are sure to warm up with a great food and drink<br />

menu. In addition to happy hour, there is a special each day of the week: MAXed Out<br />

Monday, Tap Beer Tuesday, Wine Wednesday (and Sunday), Ladies’ Night Thursday<br />

and Martini Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, don’t miss the chance to build your own<br />

Bloody Mary at the Inland Northwest’s Biggest Bloody Mary Bar from 9am to 2pm—also<br />

featuring mimosas galore!<br />

Every Friday and Saturday night, MAX offers live music featuring rockin’ blues<br />

from 9pm to close with no cover charge. And don’t forget to join them for their First<br />

Wednesday Wine Tastings that feature a different winery every month.<br />

Over the years, MAX has won the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, Spokane Living’s<br />

Spokane Valley Best Restaurant of the Year, The Washington Restaurant Association’s<br />

Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year and the multiple Epicurean Delight Awards for<br />

various dishes through the years.<br />

Take it to the MAX.<br />


SER VING<br />







Over the past four decades,<br />

Spokane has welcomed, and said<br />

its goodbyes, to dozens, if not<br />

hundreds, of restaurants. But<br />

during that time, there has been one locally<br />

owned, longstanding restaurant group that has<br />

stood the test of time—Spokane’s Landmark<br />

Restaurant Group. The company behind the<br />

Onion Taphouse and Grills and Frank’s Diners<br />

has been catering to locals and visitors alike<br />

since 1978, and they’re stronger and more<br />

successful than ever.<br />

Founded by Larry Brown, the downtown<br />

Onion Tavern made its debut in 1975. Three<br />

years later, Larry got a large loan from US Bank<br />

and did a beautiful remodel of the space. “That<br />

is when the official Onion Bar & Grill everyone<br />

knows today was born,” says Ken Belisle,<br />

president and managing partner of Landmark<br />

Restaurants. In <strong>2018</strong>, The Onion Taphouse<br />

& Grill’s 40th anniversary in business was<br />

marked, but the original 1975 Onion menu still<br />

hangs in the restaurant today as a reminder of<br />

its humble tavern roots.<br />

With the success of The Onion downtown, it<br />

was time to add to their restaurant family. Built<br />

in 1982, the North Side’s Onion Taphouse and<br />

Grill has been a north side hangout for large<br />

parties and family gatherings for 36 years. In<br />

2015, the new Area 51 Taphouse in the lounge<br />

became an instant north side favorite.<br />

Less than a decade later, it was time<br />

for a new venture! In 1991, Downtown<br />

Spokane was treated to its third Landmark<br />

Restaurant—Frank’s Diner. “A lost ground<br />

lease in Seattle was Spokane’s gain, and<br />

Frank’s Diner railcar was introduced to<br />

Downtown Spokane in the fall of 1991,” says<br />

Ken. “This original, beautiful 1906 railcar in<br />

which Franks’ Diner is housed was actually<br />

the private railcar for the president and is as<br />

beautiful today as when it was first built.”<br />

In January 2004, a second Frank’s Diner began<br />

its restoration journey. “We finally found<br />

a transport route to bring our dilapidated<br />

1916, 100-ton, 83-foot railcar over from the<br />

coast,” says Ken. “It then spent the next year<br />

in a hanger off Argonne as we began the slow,<br />

painful restoration process. In 2005, after $1<br />

million and thousands of man hours, she was<br />

finally ready to make her debut and move to<br />

her new home in North Spokane. With the help<br />

of two huge 100-ton cranes and a massive semi<br />

haul with police escort, our beautifully restored<br />

1916 presidential railcar was moved to its final<br />

home, and the second Frank’s Diner opened in<br />

the summer of 2005 on Newport Highway.”<br />

Forty years and four successful restaurants<br />

certainly seems like they have created a recipe<br />

to success. “We recognize the enormous<br />

obligation to keep finding ways to exceed our<br />

guests’ expectations,” says Ken. “We know<br />

that to exceed our guests’ expectations means<br />

we must exceed our crews’ expectations first.<br />

My No. 1 goal is to be Spokane’s employer of<br />

choice. Only then can we truly wow our guests.”<br />

He adds, “Our guests’ desire for locally sourced<br />

scratch-made food and craft beverage, prepared<br />

fresh when they order by people who love what<br />

they are doing, is our passion. We won’t rest<br />

until we’ve exceeded our crewmembers’ and<br />

every guest’s expectation.”<br />

Ken and his team know time is valuable, so<br />

when their guests can join them for a meal,<br />

they are dedicated to creating an experience<br />

that is truly wonderful for each and every<br />

guest—every time.<br />

Serving Spokane the best for more than 40<br />

years, take a seat at The Onion or Frank’s Diner,<br />

where Ken and his crew bring passion and<br />

experience to the table.<br />


The Onion Taphouse and Grill<br />

Downtown Spokane<br />

302 W. Riverside Ave.<br />

509.747.3852<br />

The Onion Taphouse and Grill<br />

North Side Spokane<br />

7522 N. Division St.<br />

509.483.3300<br />

Frank’s Diner<br />

Downtown Spokane<br />

1516 W. 2nd Ave.<br />

509.747.8798<br />

Frank’s Diner<br />

North Side Spokane<br />

10929 N. Newport Highway<br />

509.465.2464<br />

TheOnion.biz<br />

FranksDiners.com<br />


Great<br />

New<br />

Taste<br />



Nowhere else in the<br />

region—and rare in the<br />

U.S.—is there a facility<br />

that so artfully exposes the<br />

inner workings of an industrial plant<br />

while providing an experience that<br />

is truly unmatched in its vitality and<br />

energy. Spokane’s Steam Plant is both<br />

historic and contemporary; a visual<br />

icon that typically results in a oneword<br />

reaction from visitors: “Wow.”<br />

Using materials that provide warmth<br />

to the expansive four-story space,<br />

the interiors are the perfect blend of<br />

industrial and contemporary. The<br />

main-level restaurant, Steam Plant<br />

Kitchen + Brewery, is an open design<br />

overlooking the bar area and features<br />

comfortable, tufted seating in the<br />

built-in booths next to steel-cladded<br />

walls. The bar offers a mixture of large<br />

community tables as well as both<br />

semi-private and private booth seating.<br />

For visual interest, large murals<br />

showcase the plant’s historic roots,<br />

while patterns of steam pipe lines<br />

snake through the ceiling, providing<br />

a creative way to hang lighting that<br />

washes beams and columns. The<br />

plant’s boilers are brought into the<br />

forefront with a fresh coat of paint and<br />

a splash of color.<br />

Diners can now enjoy the spacious<br />

atmosphere in the light of day, as lunch<br />

service is back. And the addition of<br />

the Rooftop Event Space is available<br />

for a wide range of events from Beer<br />

& Yoga Nights to wedding receptions<br />

to corporate retreats. The space can<br />

accommodate up to 150 people,<br />

includes a ready room and a patio,<br />

and offers a unique view of the plant’s<br />

smokestacks and the Spokane skyline.<br />

“What I’m most excited about,” says<br />

Jeff Cooney, Steam Plant general<br />

manager, “is not only the amazing<br />

space this renovation has created<br />

but also the energy of our staff. They<br />

come to work every day ready to<br />

deliver hospitality in a way Spokane<br />

hasn’t seen before. They’re genuinely<br />

committed to earning that ‘Wow’<br />

reaction from every one of our<br />

guests.” Jeff has more than 20 years of<br />

experience in the hospitality industry.<br />

After graduating from culinary school<br />

in Scottsdale, Arizona, Jeff moved<br />

to Spokane and has been managing<br />

restaurants throughout the Northwest<br />

for the last 10 years.<br />

The enlarged kitchen includes a<br />

wood-fired pizza oven, rotisserie,<br />

char-broiler and smoker. The menu<br />

focuses on handcrafted, authentic<br />

foods. Specialties include a “woodkissed<br />

Caesar” with grilled romaine,<br />

a rotisserie chicken and a turkey<br />

sandwich that is claimed to be<br />

“World’s Best,” along with generouspour<br />

signature cocktails and a regional<br />

wine list.<br />

“There’s something special<br />

happening here at the Steam<br />

Plant,” says Executive Chef<br />

Paul Taylor. “During my<br />

almost 30 years in the<br />

industry, I’ve been a<br />

part of some truly great<br />

kitchens, but nothing is<br />

quite as unique as this<br />

space.” Paul, who trained<br />

at Northwest Culinary<br />

Institute, has worked<br />

at several restaurants in<br />

Oregon and Washington,<br />

including Hall Street Grill in<br />

the Portland area and with<br />

Bon Appetit and their “farm<br />

to fork” program at Evergreen<br />

State College.<br />

Meanwhile, Head Brewer Ben<br />

Quick continues to create craft brews<br />

on site, offering a variety of permanent<br />

taps and inventive seasonals created<br />

by beer lovers for beer lovers! The<br />

Steam Plant is constantly finding new<br />

ways to use these delicious brews in<br />

the kitchen’s recipes for a twist on<br />

traditional favorites.<br />

New space, new menu items and<br />

a rotating selection of handcrafted<br />

brews: The Steam Plant’s<br />

transformation will definitely keep<br />

you coming back for more.<br />


Steam Plant Kitchen + Brewery<br />

Downtown Spokane<br />

159 S. Lincoln St.<br />

509.777.3900<br />

SteamPlantSpokane.com<br />


French Dining at its Finest!<br />

Private Room Available<br />

Nominated Best Chef<br />

in the Northwest<br />

by the<br />

James Beard Foundation<br />


Open Tuesday - Saturday 5pm - Close | Closed Sunday and Monday | Reservations are recommended<br />

4365 Inverness Dr. | Post Falls, ID 83854 | 208.777.7600<br />

www.Fleur-De-Sel.Weebly.com<br />

Casual, warm, friendly,<br />

quick-serve restaurant<br />


Open Every Day<br />

909 S. Grand Blvd. | Spokane, WA 99202 | 509.242.3725<br />

130 SIZZLE<br />


Dishing Up Delicious<br />

Wood-Fired Pizza<br />




Veraci Pizza<br />

Kendall Yards<br />

1333 W. Summit Pkwy<br />

509.389.0029<br />

VeraciPizza.com<br />

After years of a successful restaurant<br />

on wheels, husband-and-wife team<br />

Seth and Laura Carey decided it was<br />

time to find a permanent restaurant<br />

location in which to serve their delicious woodfired<br />

pizzas, and they found that in Spokane’s<br />

Kendall Yards. Veraci Pizza opened its doors<br />

to the neighborhood in 2014, and they’ve been<br />

satisfying diners since day one.<br />

At Veraci, they fire up their gourmet pizzas<br />

using apple wood from Yakima Valley in oven<br />

temperatures around 1000 degrees, and pizzas<br />

are cooked in less than two minutes!<br />

The menu consists of more than just woodfired<br />

thin-crust pizza, with vegetarian and<br />

gluten-free options available. Choose from<br />

a variety of appetizers, salads and desserts.<br />

House specials are rotated every two weeks,<br />

and various menu changes are made seasonally,<br />

incorporating seasonal items purchased from<br />

local farmers markets. The six rotating draft<br />

beers—often from local breweries—as well as<br />

the wide selection of bottled beer and wine are<br />

a perfect match with the cuisine.<br />

The family friendly casual space is perfect for<br />

big sports fans, as there’s always a game on one<br />

of their TVs. From prom groups and sports<br />

enthusiasts to concert goers, couples and<br />

families, Veraci caters to all.<br />

Veraci is housed in a prime location for tourists<br />

and visitors to enjoy the outdoors and stop<br />

in for a bite. “Having the Centennial Trail<br />

right behind our business really adds to the<br />

environment and allows runners, bikers<br />

and walkers immediate access and<br />

creates a feeling of connection with<br />

the community,” says Laura. “We also<br />

have free 90-minute street parking<br />

and one hour of free parking in the<br />

parking lot across the street, which<br />

allows for a quick stop in or a long<br />

meal with friends. Dining while<br />

overlooking the city and the river is always<br />

enticing!”<br />

Stop by Veraci Pizza, and you will see<br />

that Kendall Yards has a vibe unlike any<br />

neighborhood in the area. “There is truly<br />

something special that is happening here,”<br />

Laura says.<br />


Dedicated To Quality<br />

Libations and Cuisine<br />



FIrING<br />

things up!<br />

The scratch food, exceptional service and extensive offerings of beer, wine<br />

and spirits are better than they’ve ever been at The Blackbird Tavern +<br />

Kitchen.<br />

For the past three years, residents and visitors alike have had the privilege<br />

to dine and imbibe at The Blackbird on the restored first floor of the historic<br />

Broadview Dairy building, adjacent to the Spokane River, in Downtown<br />

Spokane. Opened by owners Patrick McPherson and Denise Hanson in the<br />

summer of 2015, this 4 Star Certified Green Restaurant has been attracting<br />

friends, family and travelers to gather for the fresh, locally minded food and<br />

fun.<br />

In <strong>2018</strong>, The Blackbird has reinvented their atmosphere and cuisine to offer<br />

Spokane a truly traditional taste of the South.<br />

The new menu offers traditional Southern smokehouse barbecue (including<br />

brisket, pork, jackfruit, hot links, spare ribs, chicken and more), and woodfired<br />

smokers start smoking at midnight each day. Serving up traditional<br />

Southern barbeque with a few twists, The Blackbird has the freshest woodfired<br />

fare in Spokane. Their newly crafted cocktails are prepared to pair with<br />

the smoky plates, adding to their already comprehensive spread of beers (33<br />

on tap), kombucha on tap, wines (four on tap) and spirits. Guests will enjoy<br />

the wood-fired Southern cuisine and libations in this casual, fun restaurant.<br />

The new restaurant concept has been a learning curve for both the Blackbird<br />

staff and their customers. “Spokane isn’t accustomed to barbecue like other<br />

parts of the country. Many people are also used to sauce-slathered meats at<br />

barbecue restaurants around here,” says Patrick. “Putting sauce on your meats<br />

allows you to hide inferior products such as poorly smoked, dry or meats from<br />

the previous day.” At The Blackbird, meats are made daily, and when they run<br />

out, they’re out. Patrick believes strongly that a barbecue joint should only<br />

make what they believe they can sell that day.<br />

The menu is smokin’ at The Blackbird, from their specialty sandwiches<br />

and tacos (choose from brisket, hot links, pulled jackfruit, pulled pork and<br />

chicken) to the brisket chili, filthy fries (pulled pork, smoked cheddar, cheese<br />

sauce and roasted garlic), smoked and fried wings and corn dogs (housebattered<br />

chorizo sausage, smoked paprika ketchup and honey).<br />

Patrick, who is a certified cicerone and publican, is in charge of the cellar as<br />

well as writing the beer menus at The Blackbird. Beers are cellared on site as<br />

well as an off-site temperature-controlled cellar.<br />

“Our knowledgeable staff and our beer selection certainly sets The Blackbird<br />

apart. We require all of our servers and bartenders to be Cicerone ®Certified<br />

Beer Servers,” says Patrick.<br />

The Blackbird is also proud of their cocktail program. “We make a bunch of<br />

in-house infusions, which allows us to make our own unique cocktails such as<br />

our mezcal old fashioned,” says Patrick. They also serve many classic cocktails<br />

that pair well with barbecue such as their mint julep.<br />

“We’re most proud of the fact that we try to not cut corners, whether it’s with<br />

food or beer. Integrity is paramount to everything we do.”<br />

What are you waiting for? Head to The Blackbird Tavern + Kitchen for the best<br />

food—and drinks—in town.<br />

The Blackbird<br />

Downtown Spokane<br />

905 N. Washington St.<br />

509.381.2473<br />

TheBlackbirdSpokane.com<br />


Loyal Customers Keep<br />

Restaurant Going Strong<br />


“Here you will be treated like family, whether you’re an out-of-town guest dining in for the<br />

first time or one of their loyal customers of nearly two decades.”<br />


Located just west of Downtown<br />

Spokane in the heart of the historic<br />

Browne’s Addition neighborhood is<br />

where you will find one of the area’s<br />

true treasures—The Elk Public House.<br />

Consistently good food and atmosphere along<br />

with friendly service and menu items offered<br />

at a reasonable price—these are what<br />

appeal to everybody, no matter<br />

one’s age or<br />

financial<br />

status. And<br />

whether it’s<br />

your first<br />

date or 50th<br />

anniversary,<br />

The Elk will<br />

treat you to<br />

an experience<br />

134 SIZZLE<br />

that won’t soon be forgotten. This is what The<br />

Elk Public House has delivered year after year<br />

to their guests since opening its doors in 1999.<br />

Take a seat in the comfortable and inviting<br />

welcome-to-my-house environment, which<br />

is laid back, not pretentious. Here you will be<br />

treated like family, whether you’re an out-oftown<br />

guest dining in for the first time or one<br />

of their loyal customers of nearly two decades.<br />

Owned by John Grollmus and Brad Fosseen,<br />

their employees most certainly care about the<br />

restaurant and their guests as is reflected by<br />

the many longtime staff members it employs.<br />

From ownership down through management<br />

and staff, when you walk into The Elk, it feels<br />

like family. And they treat their guests as such.<br />

Now let’s talk food. In addition to the<br />

traditional Reuben, thanks to the Food<br />

Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives show,<br />

which featured the Elk back in 2010, the Santa<br />

Fe chicken sandwich, Mediterranean grilled<br />

lamb sandwich and legendary roasted corn<br />

pasta are favorites. They also offer creative<br />

weekly specials and homemade soups,<br />

inventive cocktails and great brews.<br />

John and Brad are also the duo behind Two<br />

Seven Public House, El Que and Geno’s<br />

Traditional Food and Ales in Spokane, Moon<br />

Time in Coeur d’Alene and The Porch Public<br />

House in Hayden. Their common philosophy<br />

at each location is to make food from scratch,<br />

price it affordably and serve it with a smile.<br />

Every neighborhood should be so lucky.<br />

The Elk Public House<br />

West Side Spokane<br />

1931 W. Pacific Ave.<br />

509.363.1973<br />


2727 South Mt. Vernon #5<br />

Spokane<br />

(509) 473-9766<br />

Moon Burger<br />

Reuben<br />

1931 West Pacific,<br />

Spokane<br />

(509) 363-1973<br />

1414 N Hamilton St,<br />

Spokane<br />

(509) 368-9087<br />

Smash Burger<br />

check out specials & full menus at:<br />

www.wedonthaveone.com<br />

Find us on Facebook<br />

Right by The Elk<br />

509-624-5412<br />


Continuing the Tradition of<br />

Great Service<br />


Geno’s celebrated its five-year anniversary this past October, and it’s no surprise that it<br />

continues to be a local favorite as it carries on John and Brad’s long tradition of good food<br />

and friendly service where guests are welcomed by a casual feels-like-home atmosphere.<br />

It’s been five years since Geno’s changed ownership and ended up<br />

in the hands of local friends and business partners John Grollmus<br />

and Brad Fosseen. The two are the ones behind several area favorite<br />

restaurants including The Elk, El Que and Two Seven in Spokane,<br />

and Moon Time and The Porch in North Idaho. With the success its sister<br />

restaurants have seen over the years, Geno’s Traditional Food and Ales<br />

has established itself as another neighborhood gem the community has<br />

embraced.<br />

Geno’s celebrated its five-year anniversary<br />

this past October, and it’s no surprise that it<br />

continues to be a local favorite as it carries<br />

on John and Brad’s long tradition of good<br />

food and friendly service where guests<br />

are welcomed by a casual feels-like-home<br />

atmosphere.<br />

The menu includes some of the same<br />

favorites known in their other pubs, like<br />

The Elk’s famous Reuben sandwich (guests<br />

have the choice of a gluten-free bun for<br />

all sandwiches) and Moon Time’s 74th<br />

St. gumbo, but the menu is adorned with<br />

items that are unique to Geno’s, such as the<br />

Cuban pork sandwich and Geno’s chicken<br />

wings with your choice of three sauces. For a twist on this menu, Geno’s<br />

has french fries—which none of the other restaurant locations have—in<br />

addition to the ever-popular, and addicting, roasted corn pasta. The food<br />

is complemented by a great tap selection and cocktails.<br />

Staying in tradition with the other pubs, Geno’s menu appeals to the<br />

masses not only in taste but in price. No one leaves Geno’s hungry—or<br />

broke. And It’s a perfect place to unwind and support the Gonzaga<br />

Bulldogs, with plenty of TVs to watch the games.<br />

The kitchen stays open late, so it’s a great spot to meet up after the game,<br />

or for that matter, any event taking place at the Spokane Arena, thanks to<br />

its close proximity.<br />

Great brews and cocktails, and of course, the tasty food and good<br />

company makes this a destination you will want to return again and<br />

again.<br />

Geno’s Traditional<br />

Food & Ales<br />

Downtown Spokane<br />

1414 N Hamilton St.<br />

509.368.9087<br />

WeDontHaveOne.com<br />


Spokane North • Spokane South Hill • Coeur d’Alene<br />

509-413-1043<br />

9225 N. Nevada St.<br />

509-315-9466<br />

2910 E. 57th St.<br />

208-772-5111<br />

405 W. Canfield Ave.<br />

fresh ingredients<br />

craft beer •salads<br />

burgers • flatbreads<br />

gourmet pizzas • full bar<br />

pasta • happy hour<br />


O N L I N E O R D E R I N G N O W A V A I L A B L E<br />


Wine<br />

Time<br />




THE WINE SCENE in the Inland<br />

Northwest is one to be envied. Spokane<br />

is home to more than 30 wineries, with a<br />

handful across the border in North Idaho.<br />

Whether you live in this beautiful part of<br />

the country, or are just in town for a visit, if<br />

you have a palate for wine, a stop at one—or<br />

more—of the tasting rooms found from<br />

Sandpoint, Idaho, to Spokane, Washington,<br />

will be sure to delight your taste buds<br />

and only validate the passion behind the<br />

magnificent wines the area is home to.<br />

If you are someone who enjoys fine<br />

wine, you no longer have to travel far to<br />

experience them while enjoying the unique<br />

and inviting tasting rooms found here. In<br />

Sandpoint, Idaho, many come from near<br />

and far to experience Pend d’Oreille Winery.<br />

For more than two decades, the winery<br />

continues to be dedicated to making awardwinning<br />

wine and providing visitors with<br />

the best experience possible, which includes<br />

musical entertainment weekly and their<br />

specialty gift shop. It is a destination many<br />

enjoy.<br />

A short drive south takes you to Coeur<br />

d’Alene, home to two wineries—Coeur<br />

d’Alene Cellars and CastAway Cellars.<br />

With a passion for wine for more than two<br />

decades, husband-and-wife team Scott and<br />

Shelly Crawford opened CastAway Cellar in<br />

Downtown Coeur d’Alene in 2017, allowing<br />

them to share their love of wine with others.<br />

Tasting Events<br />


Coeur d’Alene, Idaho<br />

February 3, 2019<br />

Held at the Hospice of North Idaho Community<br />

Building, this elegant black-tie affair features<br />

gourmet creations from the area’s finest chefs,<br />

where attendees can sample from hundreds<br />

of hand-selected specialty wines. Play to win<br />

adventures and bid on live auction items! Join<br />

mission-inspired philanthropists, fueling the<br />

community’s hospice care to ensure that no<br />

one is turned away because of their financial<br />

circumstances. For more information about<br />

the 34th Annual Hospice Wine Taste, call<br />

208.772.7994 or visit HospiceWineTaste.org.<br />


Spokane, Washington<br />

February 9 & 10, 2019<br />

Looking for something to do with you sweetie to<br />

celebrate Valentine’s Day? Saturday, February 9,<br />

and Sunday, February 10, head to Spokane’s Cork<br />

District for an afternoon wine tour and tasting,<br />

where you’ll be treated to the best in wine and<br />

company. Fifteen tasting rooms, walking tours<br />

and new releases—what could be better? Every<br />

Cork District Winery is open both days noon<br />

to 5pm; some offering extended hours. If you’re<br />

looking to find out more, call 888.776.5263 or go<br />

online to VisitSpokane.com/cork-district.<br />



HOT SPOT.<br />

European-inspired small plates executed with Northwest flair.<br />

Simple, seasonal ingredients served with soul.<br />

Where Passion is Plated and Poured.<br />


2037 N. Main St., Coeur d’Alene, Idaho<br />

208.758.7770 www.VineAndOliveCdA.com<br />


Tasting Events<br />


Coeur d’Alene, Idaho<br />

April 12 - April 14, 2019<br />

Enjoy a weekend packed of fine wine and food at the<br />

Food and Wine Festival at the Coeur d’Alene Resort.<br />

Featuring exquisite wines from throughout the<br />

Pacific Northwest, some of the weekend’s highlights<br />

include wine tasting seminars, intimate luncheons<br />

and hand-selected wine pairings.<br />

From the Taste at Twilight Opening Reception on<br />

Friday April 12 to the Grand Tasting featuring Bravo<br />

TV Top Chef Chad White on Sunday, April 14, the<br />

weekend is packed with something for everyone!<br />

Find out more online at CdAresort.com.<br />



April 26, 2019<br />

2019 marks the 12th anniversary of this spectacular<br />

event! Held once again at Mukogawa Fort Wright<br />

Institute in Spokane, Sip, Swirl and Savor is a<br />

decadent event that benefits the Inland Northwest<br />

Culinary Academy and the CCS Foundation.<br />

The event raises over $100,000 each year through<br />

generous sponsors, donors and guests. With your<br />

help, they’ll be able to raise even more to help<br />

students achieve their dreams of higher education!<br />

INCA students showcase their education by<br />

preparing and serving a gourmet, five-course dinner<br />

paired with award-winning wines. Throughout the<br />

evening, bid on marvelous live and silent auction<br />

items, including trips, collectible fine wines, private<br />

dinners, tickets to exclusive events and much more!<br />

To find out more and to purchase tickets, call<br />

509.434.5069 or visit CCSFoundation.org.<br />

Stop in and join their wine club, listen to live music or partake in one of<br />

their wine dinners.<br />

Head west to Liberty Lake Wine Cellars and enjoy an unforgettable<br />

tasting experience in the heart of Liberty Lake. At this boutique winery<br />

offering big bold reds, all wine production—fermentation, barrel aging,<br />

bottling and storage—takes place on site! Each month, Liberty Lake<br />

Wine Cellars hosts First Friday art events, as well as paint classes and<br />

their book club, and hold special events throughout the year.<br />

Nearby in Spokane Valley is where you will be treated to Latah Creek<br />

Winery. With more than 30 years in the winemaking business, stop<br />

by for wine tastings daily. Make a stop in their one-of-a-kind gift shop<br />

which offers gourmet foods, holiday décor and unique items to gift<br />

yourself or others.<br />

When it comes to musical events, no winery does it better than Arbor<br />

Crest Winery at the Cliff House Estate. Situated high above and<br />

overlooking the Spokane River and valley below, it is a beautiful place<br />

to drink in the view—and wine—all while enjoying one of their many<br />

concerts they host throughout the year. This is one of Spokane’s premier<br />

winery experiences.<br />

In Spokane, wineries are plentiful and the wines they produce unique.<br />

One winery not to pass up is Robert Karl Cellars in Downtown Spokane,<br />

where winemaker-physician Joe Gunselman and his wife Rebecca<br />

produce handcrafted, premium cabernet sauvignon, claret, merlot,<br />

sauvignon blanc, malbec and a dry cabernet franc rosé.<br />

After just one taste, you’ll discover why these wineries are making a<br />

big splash not only in the local, regional and national wine scene, but<br />

internationally as well. The wine offerings are better than ever. Now’s the<br />

time enjoy a glass from one of the many wineries our area has to offer.<br />

Cheers.<br />


Dynamic Duo<br />


Since 1982, it’s been our family’s commitment<br />

to delight wine lovers with the best of Washington<br />

state, while making award-winning wines affordable.<br />

Two generations later, our father/daughter winemaking<br />

team continues to deliver a unique experience with<br />

each and every bottle. Every time a bottle is uncorked<br />

or a glass is poured, we promise love at first sip. Visit<br />

the Latah Creek winery and gift shop for the latest<br />

vintages available for tasting and treats.<br />

LATAHCREEK.COM | 509-926-0164 | 13030 E. Indiana Ave. | Spokane, WA 99216<br />


A FAMILYAffair<br />




E<br />

stablished in 1982 by husband<br />

and wife Mike and Ellena<br />

Conway, Latah Creek Wine<br />

Cellars in Spokane Valley<br />

continues to bring affordable, award-winning<br />

wines to the Inland Northwest. Thirty-seven<br />

harvests and 36 years later, they, along with<br />

their winemaker daughter Natalie Barnes,<br />

continue that mission.<br />

At Latah Creek, they never compromise<br />

their standards while continuing to produce<br />

remarkable wines. For more than three<br />

decades, it has been important to the family<br />

to keep their bottle prices low, and they have<br />

stayed true to their objective. “We could very<br />

easily raise our prices $5 to $15 per wine, but<br />

we choose not to,” Natalie says. “We choose to<br />

keep our wines inexpensively priced so that<br />

everyone can enjoy award-winning wines<br />

every day—not just on special occasions.”<br />

In addition to Latah Creek’s more than 15<br />

wines varying from red to white, dry to<br />

sweet, light to full bodied and reserve reds,<br />

their gift shop is filled with gourmet foods<br />

and unique items hand selected by Ellena.<br />

From Nora Fleming Ceramic-ware that can<br />

be customized for any occasion or time of<br />

year and beautiful holiday décor to authentic<br />

Italian pastas and a variety of gluten-free<br />

foods and mixes, it’s the perfect place to shop<br />

for friends and family—and yourself!<br />

“We also have a cookbook featuring over 250<br />

of my mom’s recipes, each with a wine pairing<br />

suggestion,” says Natalie. “Each month, we<br />

select one wine to be our featured Wine of the<br />

Month, and we choose three recipes to pair<br />

with this wine, sharing the information to our<br />

customers via email.”<br />

Natalie attributes Latah<br />

Creek Wine Cellar’s<br />

long-standing success to<br />

her parents. “My mom is<br />

continually looking for unique<br />

items for the gift shop that would<br />

add to anyone’s experience as well as<br />

new recipes, while my dad continues to<br />

strive to make great wine,” she says. “Together<br />

they started this winery, and together they<br />

have brought it here to our 37th harvest.”<br />

Natalie joined her father in winemaking<br />

in 2004, and today it is still just the two of<br />

them who handle the wines at Latah Creek.<br />

When it comes to what Natalie finds most<br />

rewarding about being in the winemaking<br />

business, she says, “I love to see a person’s<br />

face light up when they try a wine and fall<br />

in love with it. I just want a person to find a<br />

wine that they love, not something I think<br />

they should love.”<br />

Over the course of the next few years, they<br />

are hoping to remodel and update their<br />

tasting room and parts of the winery to<br />

welcome their guests. And, as always, they<br />

will continue to make award-winning wines<br />

while looking for unique varietals to produce<br />

and get out to their loyal, wine-loving<br />

community.<br />

“I love being part of a longstanding family<br />

winery,” smiles Natalie. “I am deeply honored<br />

that I get to carry on my parents’ legacy and<br />

hope that one or both of my daughters would<br />

choose to continue in the legacy of making<br />

wines at Latah Creek.”<br />

Raise a glass to Mike, Ellena and Natalie and<br />

toast to another 36 years of award-winning<br />

winemaking.<br />


Latah Creek Wine Cellars<br />

Spokane Valley<br />

13030 E. Indiana Ave.<br />

509.926.0164<br />

LatahCreek.com<br />


Celebrating More Than<br />

20 Years of Vinting Excellence!<br />

• Enjoy award-winning wine, locally crafted beer and small bites.<br />

• Browse our gift shop of wine-related gifts and accessories.<br />

• Live music every Friday evening!<br />

Open Each Day of the Week, 11am to 8pm<br />


301 CEDAR STREET<br />



A Passion for Perfection<br />



Pend d’Oreille Winery<br />

Pend d’Oreille Winery<br />

Sandpoint<br />

301 Cedar St.<br />

208.265.8545<br />

POWine.com<br />

A<br />

gathering place for locals and<br />

tourists alike, Pend d’Oreille Winery<br />

is the perfect place to enjoy fine<br />

wine and create special memories.<br />

The unique Downtown Sandpoint winery is<br />

owned by Jim Bopp and Kylie Presta, both of<br />

whom have several years of experience in the<br />

winemaking business.<br />

“I’m an artist, and you have to be to do what<br />

I do,” says Jim. Kylie started out as a chemist<br />

analyzing the wine and quickly became<br />

involved in the winemaking process.<br />

Consistency and quality are two of the many<br />

reasons Pend d’Oreille Winery has received<br />

countless awards and the respect of many wine<br />

drinkers over the past two decades.<br />

The refillable wine bottles remain popular, with<br />

approximately 600 refilled on a monthly basis.<br />

And while they have customers throughout the<br />

country to whom they ship, they are grateful to<br />

those in their hometown who support them on<br />

a regular basis.<br />

The music provided at the winery on Fridays<br />

and an occasional Saturday draws performers<br />

from all over the Northwest including Seattle<br />

and Missoula, as well as many local performing<br />

artists.<br />

The winery is also host to Trivia Night the last<br />

Thursday of the month beginning at 5:30pm.<br />

They also offer monthly Paint ‘n Sip classes<br />

and host a Second Saturday Artist Feature that<br />

features a different local artist each month.<br />

In addition to the opportunity to taste a variety<br />

of incredible wine, the Tasting Room has small<br />

bites available including a charcuterie board.<br />

And for those who prefer, there is locally<br />

crafted beer available.<br />

Jim and Kylie express deep gratitude to their<br />

families as well as the customers who have<br />

supported them in this venture.<br />

“It’s very humbling to see<br />

people returning again<br />

and again,” says Jim.<br />

“It’s a gift to not only<br />

be able to own<br />

and operate this<br />

winery but to<br />

be able to live<br />

in Sandpoint<br />

as well.”<br />


Dry Fly Distilling continues to<br />

create excellence in each bottle<br />



It was 11 years ago that Dry Fly Distilling introduced itself to Spokane and not<br />

before long, the world. And the inspiration began with a fishing trip.<br />

While Don Poffenroth was entertaining clients on the Gallatin River in Montana,<br />

the group drinking high-end vodka, he began to contemplate whether the glass in<br />

hand was truly the best vodka the world had to offer. His response: No. It was at<br />

that moment that the inspiration behind Dry Fly Distilling was born.<br />

“The name Dry Fly not only recalled the original inspiration but also captured<br />

the beauty of the Northwest and the qualities that fly fishing requires—patience,<br />

persistence, presentation and perfection; the same qualities required to produce<br />

and market fine spirits,” says co-owner Terry Nichols.<br />

At that time, there was no craft distillers license in Washington state, so Don, with<br />

local senator Chris Marr, drafted a piece of legislation that would allow for the<br />

creation of a craft distillers license, as long as the producer used a high percentage<br />

of Washington-grown ingredients in the manufacturing process.<br />

Today, owners Don, Terry, Ralph Quinsey and Patrick Donovan continue to<br />

utilize 99 percent Washington-grown ingredients—from family owned farms<br />

within approximately 30 miles of the distillery—for their products.<br />

Dry Fly was the first distillery in Washington state and among the first 25 in the<br />

country!<br />

At its inception, Dry Fly Distilling produced two products—their superb<br />

high-quality vodka (of course!) and gin. More than a decade later, the distillery<br />

produces a wide range of spirits, vodka, gin and a line of whiskies that are<br />

amongst the best in the world and distributed throughout the world.<br />

At the <strong>2018</strong> Whiskies of the World event, Dry Fly Distilling was a three-time gold<br />

recipient and a silver recipient.<br />

“We are currently in the planning stages for an expansion of our capacity to<br />

support growth in both our domestic and international markets,” says Terry. “We<br />

see a continual increase in whiskey quality as our barrel inventories gracefully age<br />

in the warehouse—6-year-old wheat whiskey tasted from the barrel is nothing<br />

short of epic! We would ultimately like to be recognized as one of the highest<br />

quality whiskey producers in the world.”<br />

Thanks to the addition of the Dry Fly Tasting Room in 2017, the visitor<br />

experience has been greatly enhanced. Serving some of the finest craft cocktails in<br />

the region and offering retail bottle sales, the Tasting Room’s inviting space is also<br />

ideal for meetings and parties. If you are looking for a location to host your private<br />

event, the Tasting Room is available for nonprofit functions, company meetings,<br />

birthday parties, bridal and baby showers, anniversary celebrations and more.<br />

When it comes to what Don, Terry, Ralph and Patrick are most proud of when<br />

it comes to Dry Fly, it is the high-quality products they continue to produce all<br />

while supporting local farmers and connecting with their employees, community,<br />

customers and fans, and the nonprofit community.<br />

Terry credits the above, in addition to the foresight of founder Don and their<br />

distributers and retail partners, for Dry Fly’s continued success over the years.<br />

Patience, persistence, presentation and perfection. With the uncompromising<br />

commitment to quality and values, taste and discover excellence embodied in<br />

each bottle.<br />

Dry Fly Distilling<br />

Tasting Room<br />

Downtown Spokane<br />

1003 E. Trent Ave.<br />

509.489.2112<br />

DryFlyDistilling.com<br />



BAR<br />

10 Great Spots Locals<br />

Shouldn’t Miss<br />

By Colin Anderson<br />

Lobby bars and hotel restaurants can sometimes get a bad<br />

rap. Plain décor, an uninspiring menu and low energy<br />

can lead to an experience that is forgotten not soon<br />

after the bill is paid. With so many dining and drinking<br />

locales across the Inland Northwest, heading out to one of the<br />

local hotels for an evening meal or cocktail might not be the first<br />

thought for most, however, you are missing out on some of the<br />

best places around. Here are our 10 favorite spots visitors will be<br />

surprised by and locals shouldn’t miss.<br />

The Lounge at Masselow’s<br />

Northern Quest Resort & Casino, Airway Heights, Washington<br />

There are numerous places to get a drink or a bite to eat inside<br />

Northern Quest, but for some of the best food on property as<br />

well as a more relaxed environment, look to this upscale bar<br />

located between the hotel front desk and the famous steakhouse.<br />

Masselow’s full menu is available here, but there is also a loungespecific<br />

menu featuring shared plates and a few entrees. Seasonal<br />

and fresh-pressed cocktails are highlighted, and there is an<br />

extensive craft beer, wine and spirits menu. Happy hour runs 4<br />

to 6pm and includes $1 off wells, domestics and house wines and<br />

20-percent off appetizers.<br />

MAX at Mirabeau<br />

Mirabeau Park Hotel, Spokane Valley, Washington<br />

Daily breakfast, weekend brunch, lunch, dinner and late-night<br />

entertainment; there is always food and fun available at this<br />

Spokane Valley favorite. The large restaurant and bar area offer<br />

comfortable seating for dining and cushy chairs and couches for<br />

sipping cocktails. Live bands and dance music entertains guests<br />

and visitors on weekend nights, and a diverse and award-winning<br />

menu offers something for everyone. The reservation staff can<br />

book business or social gatherings with private dining options<br />

and can accommodate events of up to 600 guests.<br />

Trinity at City Beach<br />

Best Western Edgewater Resort, Sandpoint, Idaho<br />

Casual fine dining and spectacular views of Lake Pend Oreille<br />

make Trinity a must visit when in Sandpoint. The patio is packed<br />

on perfect summer evenings, but even in winter the views are<br />

spectacular as you look through large windows that let in plenty<br />

of natural light. Upscale enough for an anniversary dinner but<br />

casual enough for a drink with friends after work, Trinity strikes<br />

a fine balance. Happy hour includes $1 off draft beer and well<br />

drinks daily from 4 to 6pm.<br />


Weekend Brunch<br />

Happy Hours Daily<br />

3-6pm & 9pm-Close<br />

Late-Night Dining<br />

50% off Bottles of Wine<br />

Wednesdays & Sundays<br />

Ladies’ Night Thursdays<br />

Live Rockin’ Blues Music<br />

Fridays & Saturdays<br />

Private Dining / Banquets<br />

Courtyard Patio Dining<br />

Eclectic Menu<br />

1100 N. Sullivan Rd. - Spokane Valley - (509) 922-6252<br />


MAXatMirabeau.com<br />


Not just for visitors.<br />

Forty-One South<br />

The Lodge at Sandpoint, Sagle, Idaho<br />

Take a left just before the long bridge to Sandpoint begins and you’ll<br />

find incredible dining accompanied by even more incredible waterfront<br />

views inside Forty-One South. Natural wood, floor-to-ceiling windows<br />

and giant stone fireplaces create the feel of a soothing warm cabin<br />

on a cold winter night. You can watch the sunset over the lake and<br />

surrounding mountains while sipping on a glass of wine from the<br />

restaurant’s extensive wine menu. Dinner includes steaks, seafood, fresh<br />

Idaho trout and pastas. Desserts are easily shared and go great with<br />

champagne or a warm cider drink.<br />

Farmhouse Kitchen & Silo Bar<br />

Hotel Ruby, Ponderay, Idaho<br />

You’ll be hungry after a hard day of play at Schweitzer, and the<br />

Farmhouse Kitchen & Silo Bar is the perfect place for your body to<br />

relax and recharge. Shoot a game of pool or catch up on sports in the<br />

bar area with a regional beer or unique cocktail. Don’t be fooled by the<br />

casual environment—the food is much more than standard bar fare.<br />

Bacon-maple deviled eggs and serrano chips are great to munch on, and<br />

meatloaf, specialty fried chicken or the 1-pound dinosaur rib will help<br />

you recover those recently burned calories.<br />

Sweet Lou’s<br />

Holiday Inn Express, Ponderay, Idaho<br />

Offering 20 4k TVs, your game can be found inside one of North Idaho’s<br />

favorite sports bars. With plenty of comfortable seating and a view of the<br />

screens from all corners, Sweet Lou’s is a gathering place for Seahawks<br />

and Gonzaga fans. Burgers, wings and sandwiches are staples, and firsttime<br />

visitors might also be surprised to find ahi poke, grilled shrimp<br />

and salmon, NY strips, and bison ribs on the menu as well. Sixteen tap<br />

handles include domestics and regional favorites, and the full bar will<br />

serve you up whatever cocktail you’re looking for.<br />

315 Martinis and Tapas<br />

Greenbriar Inn, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho<br />

The building this cozy Inn resides in is 110 years old, and seeing the<br />

living history is one of the many delights at this one-of-a-kind bar. As<br />

evidenced by its name, martinis are the specialty here; both traditional<br />

and creative twists drummed up by the excellent bar staff. Seating is<br />

intimate, and there is live music each Tuesday, Friday and Saturday<br />

evening. Cheese and charcuterie plates start off the menu, and shared<br />

plates include steamed clams and mussels, Cajun-seasoned ahi tuna and<br />

huckleberry meatballs.<br />


Heading out to<br />

one of the local<br />

hotels for an<br />

evening meal or<br />

cocktail might not<br />

be the first thought<br />

for most, however,<br />

you are missing out<br />

on some of the best<br />

places around.<br />

Red Tail Bar & Grill<br />

Coeur d’Alene Casino & Resort, Worley, Idaho<br />

Executive Chef Steven Walk brings more than two decades of professional<br />

experience to the casino’s multiple dining options, and the emphasis on tribal<br />

hospitality and local ingredients is at the forefront inside Red Tail. You will find<br />

dishes here that are very hard to come by including traditional Indian fry bread<br />

served with local honey, huckleberry jam and whipped butter, buffalo chili and<br />

the famous Indian taco. Drinks are very reasonably priced, and draft beer comes<br />

in four different sizes.<br />

Davenport Hotel Ballroom<br />

The Historic Davenport Hotel, Spokane, Washington<br />

The on-site dining options at Spokane’s landmark hotel are well regarded, but<br />

the Sunday brunch is an experience no one should miss. Held in one of the<br />

hotel’s legendary ballrooms, come hungry and be ready to be absolutely wowed<br />

by the fresh and opulent selections. Bottomless champagne or mimosas pair<br />

perfectly with made-to-order crepes and waffles. The meat carving station rotates<br />

selections but always includes salt-and-herb crusted prime rib. Fresh gulf shrimp,<br />

salmon and lox perk up the senses, while the chocolate fountain, fresh fruit,<br />

truffles and coffee cake finish off your one of a kind experience.<br />

Spencer’s Steakhouse<br />

DoubleTree by Hilton, Spokane, Washington<br />

Those looking for that perfect USDA Prime cut cooked to a delightful medium<br />

rare need only to step a few feet into the DoubleTree Hotel. The steaks at<br />

Spencer’s are legendary; each is dry aged between 21 and 28 days. Cooked in<br />

1,600 degree heat, each comes out bursting with flavor. You’ll find an extensive<br />

wine list with selections from around the world and an emphasis on great<br />

regional selections. The atmosphere harkens back to a slower time, and the<br />

experience, flavors and service is unlike any other.<br />



Where the Locals Go<br />

NS<br />


1898 PUBLIC HOUSE<br />

Classic foods with a fresh twist using the finest ingredients is what you<br />

will find here. Located at Kalispel Golf and Country Club, dining at 1898<br />

will be an exciting culinary tour for your palate.<br />

2010 W. Waikiki Rd. | 509.466.2121<br />

North Side Spokane $-$$$ | 1898PublicHouse.com<br />

WS<br />

SP<br />


Masselow’s Steakhouse features an impressive variety of prime-grade<br />

Midwestern steaks, fresh seafood and an expansive wine selection. Much<br />

like their wine list, all ingredients are personally sought, sourced and<br />

tasted to meet the chef’s highest standards so that you get only the best.<br />

100 N. Hayford Rd. | 509.481.6020<br />

West Side Spokane $-$$$ | Masselows.com<br />


With a breathtaking view of Lake Pend Oreille and the surrounding<br />

mountains, Trinity at City Beach’s menu of American cuisine offers a<br />

modern spin on many classic dishes and changes with the seasons. They<br />

also have a full bar.<br />

58 Bridge St. | 208.255.7558<br />

Sandpoint $-$$$ | TrinityAtCityBeach.com<br />

CDA<br />


Experience the best of the Northwest at the Chinook Steak, Pasta and<br />

Spirits located in the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel in Worley,<br />

Idaho. Enjoy the authentic taste of the wild Nisqually king salmon,<br />

Northwest Cattle Company premium angus beef, Makah halibut and<br />

local wild huckleberries. The menu caters to a variety of tastes, with<br />

offerings of elk stew, lobster tail dinner and Old-World rustic-style<br />

pastas, all with thought given to affordability and five-star quality.<br />

37914 S. Nukwalqw | 800.523.2464<br />

Worley $-$$$ | CdACasino.com<br />

KY<br />


At Wandering Table, the chefs have an insatiable appetite for cooking<br />

and creating food and use a variety of techniques from around the globe.<br />

Enjoy meals inspired by the season using local ingredients, still warm<br />

from the sun, from the farmer you work with or from a day of foraging.<br />

They seek the best products and honor those who grew them by serving<br />

them to people in a way that makes food memorable, creating great<br />

experiences, traditions and communities. You’re invited to one of the<br />

most interesting and unique dining experiences in the Inland Northwest.<br />

1242 W. Summit Parkway | 509.443.4410<br />

Kendall Yards Spokane $$-$$$ | TheWanderingTable.com<br />


SP<br />


Forty-One South is North Idaho’s premier upscale dining restaurant<br />

with breathtaking views from the shores of Lake Pend Oreille. Located<br />

at the south end of the Long Bridge in Sandpoint, Forty-One South<br />

has become a popular spot for locals, tourists and business travelers.<br />

A relaxed lodge setting and exceptionally friendly service paired with<br />

innovative modern-American cuisine makes for one of North Idaho’s<br />

premier dining experiences. Enjoy mouthwatering cuisine, drinks by<br />

the fire, outdoor seating and gorgeous sunset views. Located right next<br />

door to The Lodge at Sandpoint and Shoga Sushi. Hours vary by season.<br />

Reservations are recommended.<br />

41 Lakeshore Dr. | 208.265.2000<br />

Sagle $$-$$$ | 41SouthSandpoint.com<br />

DS<br />


Gilded Unicorn is a modern-American classic restaurant featuring<br />

handcrafted food and drinks located in the historic Montvale Hotel in<br />

Downtown Spokane. The restaurant showcases local, seasonal ingredients<br />

from the Northwest and beyond created into new-fashioned flavors that<br />

hit you in the soul. The food is created from nostalgic comfort foods<br />

everyone has enjoyed but with a slightly modern twist, brought back to<br />

life using fresh ingredients and an explosion of flavors.<br />

110 S. Monroe St. | 509.309.3698<br />

Downtown Spokane $-$$ | GildedUnicorn.com<br />


CDA<br />


The expanded buffet at the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel features<br />

live-action cooking, fresh, locally sourced ingredients and flacorful<br />

dishes. Enjoy made-to-order omelets, hand-carved meats, a delectable<br />

dessert bar and more!<br />

37914 S. Nukwalqw | 800.523.2464<br />

Worley $$ | CdACasino.com<br />

SP<br />

CDA<br />


Enjoy amazing burgers, Manny’s beer-battered onion rings, hand-cut top<br />

sirloin or the crowd favorite—grilled PB&J with locally made huckleberry<br />

jam and more. There is also a full bar featuring 16 draft beers.<br />

477272 Highway 95 | 208.263.1381<br />

Ponderay $-$$ | SweetLousIdaho.com<br />


Try the ribs (pork or bison) that are smoked in house at Sweet Lou’s. The<br />

unique burger menu features 10 different burgers that are made from<br />

freshly ground top sirloin and topped with decadent eats such as smoked<br />

pulled pork, hand-battered onion rings or fresh jalapenos. Also choose<br />

from 32 beers on tap.<br />

601 E. Front St. Ste. 101 | 208.667.1170<br />

Downtown Coeur d’Alene $-$$ | SweetLousIdaho.com<br />

DS<br />


Since 2007, Dry Fly Distilling has been producing high-quality, awardwinning<br />

vodka, gin and whiskies right here in Spokane, Washington.<br />

The first distillery in Washington state and among the first 25 in the<br />

country, the owners are committed to being 100 percent farm to<br />

bottle, supporting local farmers in the process. Patience, persistence,<br />

presentation and perfection are poured into each bottle. They invite<br />

you to stop by the tasting room, which features some of the finest craft<br />

cocktails in the region and offers retail bottle sales.<br />

1003 E. Trent, Suite 200 | 509.489.2112<br />

Downtown Spokane $$-$$$ | DryFlyDistilling.com<br />


SP<br />

THE 219 LOUNGE<br />

Sandpoint’s hometown bar for more than 80 years and recently selected<br />

as the “Best Small Town Bar in Idaho,” you’ll find a friendly atmosphere<br />

with folks from all walks of life at The 219. Recently renovated back<br />

to its historic 1930’s roots, the 219 offers a full-service bar with classic<br />

cocktails, 20 craft beers on tap and a unique wine list. There’s always<br />

something to do at the “Niner,” from pool and karaoke to enjoying live<br />

music. Enjoy the fire pit during the fall, winter and spring. 219 is the best<br />

place in town to just relax or dance the night away with your favorite<br />

beverage.<br />

219 N. 1st Ave. | 208.263.5673<br />

Sandpoint $-$$ | 219.bar<br />

SP<br />


Fetchingly good beer! Brewing award-winning beer since 2005, what<br />

began as a dream in a small North Idaho town turned into an insatiable<br />

desire to craft beers of all flavors. With a focus on quality while exploring<br />

various techniques and styles, Laughing Dog has a firm belief that<br />

craft beer creates community, and they invite you to join them in their<br />

taproom. Gather with friends and neighbors to watch a game, enjoy the<br />

fireplace on a winter day, listen to live music on a summer weekend or<br />

enjoy a tasting tray!<br />

805 Schweitzer Plaza Dr. | 208.263.9222<br />

Ponderay $-$$ | LaughingDogBrewing.com<br />


SP In or around the Sandpoint, Idaho area.<br />

HY In or around the Hayden, Idaho area.<br />

CDA In or around the Coeur d’Alene, Idaho area.<br />

PF In or around the Post Falls, Idaho area.<br />

RD In or around the Rathdrum, Idaho area.<br />

SV In or around the Spokane Valley, Washington area.<br />

DS In or around the Downtown Spokane, Washington area.<br />

KY In or around the Kendall Yards Spokane, Washington area.<br />

NS In or around the North Side Spokane, Washington area.<br />

SH In or around the South Hill Spokane, Washington area.<br />

WS In or around the West Side Spokane, Washington area.<br />


Launched in April <strong>2018</strong>, Party Animal Vodka is an Idaho potato vodka<br />

that gives back to animals with every sip. Proceeds from every bottle<br />

gives back to Idaho wildlife conservation and local animal shelters. Party<br />

Animal Vodka is farm-to-bottle: distilled in Idaho from locally sourced<br />

Idaho russet potatoes for exceptional quality and a dangerously smooth<br />

finish. There are no added sugars, preservatives or flavors and has zero<br />

carbs and low calories. It’s only distilled once; done right the first time.<br />

Find it at local restaurants including Corner Bar, Capones Pub and Grill,<br />

The Moose, Rusty’s and 219 Lounge.<br />

151 4th St. W. Unit 4833<br />

Ketchum, Idaho $-$$ | PartyAnimalVodka.com<br />




HY<br />


Locally owned and family friendly, Chomper Cafe has quickly made a<br />

name for itself. Offering the freshest, made-from-scratch breakfast and<br />

lunch utilizing high-quality ingredients, owner Sarah Baker invites you to<br />

take a seat at her casual and comfortable restaurant, where passion for<br />

food and service is paramount.<br />

2345 W. Prairie Ave. | 208.719.0441<br />

Hayden $ | ChomperCafe.com<br />

PF<br />

NS<br />

DS<br />


Dueling Irons offers its guests a traditional American menu of breakfast<br />

and burgers. From the biscuits and gravy, chicken fried steak and eggs<br />

benedict to the burgers, sandwiches and salads, you’ll enjoy great food<br />

served in generous portions complemented by fast and friendly service.<br />

1780 E. Schneidmiller Ave. | 208.262.9716<br />

Post Falls $-$$<br />


Voted Best Breakfast for decades, enjoy Frank’s 120-year-old family<br />

hot cake recipe, extra thick Daily’s bacon, legendary chicken-fried steak,<br />

five fresh gravies and grilled onions, giant malted waffles, quarter-pound<br />

sausage links, buttermilk biscuits and gravy, artisan bread bowl soups and<br />

chowders, and more.<br />

North Side Spokane | 10929 N. Newport Hwy. | 509.465.2464<br />

Downtown Spokane | 1516 W. Second Ave. | 509.747.8798<br />

$-$$ | FranksDiners.com<br />

DS<br />


One of Chef Adam Hegsted’s latest additions to his family of<br />

restaurants, Incrediburger and Eggs offers just that—incredibly unique<br />

upscale burgers and a variety of inspired egg concoctions. This upper<br />

fast-casual dining experience features all types of burgers (including<br />

the Earth and Turf with its mushroom and beef blend, the Steelhead<br />

made with a blackened steelhead patty and the Lil Greeky featuring<br />

a chickpea patty), a variety of egg sandwiches, breakfast bowls, fries,<br />

sweet potato tots and adult beverages created using local producers and<br />

farmers as much as possible. Be sure to keep an eye out for their second<br />

Incrediburger and Eggs location, opening soon in Coeur d’Alene!<br />

909 W. 1st Ave., Ste. A | 509.443.4215<br />

Downtown Spokane $-$$ | IncrediburgerAndEggs.com<br />


Messy’s Burgers’ signature burgers are half-pounders made of fresh<br />

Angus beef. They even serve up chicken strips, sandwiches, salads,<br />

fries, onion rings and rippers (deep fried hot dogs), and don’t forget the<br />

milkshake and floats.<br />

6285 W. Maine St. | 208.623.4298<br />

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Brought to you by award-winning chef Adam Hegsted of Eat Good<br />

Group, Doughlicious Bakery provides delicious breads and baked goods<br />

using high-quality ingredients.<br />

24001 E. Mission Ave. Ste. 190 | 509.210.0880<br />

Liberty Lake $-$$<br />

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At The Yards Bruncheon, they have extended the weekend to all week<br />

by offering brunch every day! The menu features comfort food from all<br />

over using local farms and producers in the season. They have fun and<br />

want their passion for good ingredients to shine without too much fuss.<br />

Most of the foods are made in house including their pastries, which are<br />

some of the best around. They also feature some of the best coffees<br />

and teas from around the world. Don’t miss out and come enjoy the<br />

eatertainment!<br />

1248 W. Summit Parkway | 509.290.5952<br />

Kendall Yards Spokane $-$$ | TheYardsBruncheon.com<br />

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Le Catering features the best Inland Northwest producers and products<br />

cooked by award-winning chefs who strive to create a great experience<br />

for each and every guest. Le Catering’s goal is to serve their guests<br />

beyond their expectations. Le Catering Co. is locally owned by Chef<br />

Adam Hegsted as part of the Eat Good Group. Their restaurants include<br />

Wandering Table, Yards Bruncheon, Gilded Unicorn, Farmhouse Kitchen<br />

and Silo Bar, Republic Kitchen + Taphouse, Incrediburger & Eggs and Eat<br />

Good Café. With a combination of the best chefs and managers from<br />

across the Northwest and beyond, they create a unique experience and<br />

build memories for a lifetime. Call to set up your special event.<br />

24001 E. Mission Ave. | 509.210.0880<br />

Spokane Valley $-$$$ | LeCatering.co<br />


Voted North Idaho’s Best Burger!<br />

208.623.4298 | 6285 W Maine St. | Spirit Lake, Idaho<br />





Vital Fit Meals provides a convenient healthy meal service to make it<br />

easy for their customers to eat better, feel better and live better, with<br />

meals that are designed to be delicious and nutritious!<br />

6501 N. Cedar Rd. | 509.703.7134<br />

Spokane $-$$$ | VitalFitMeals.com<br />

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Discover an eclectic menu with Southern influences. The restaurant<br />

features a wood-fired grill and smoker and in-house charcuterie, along<br />

with a full bar with four wines on tap, 34 beers on draft and a selection of<br />

more than 155 bottled beers. They serve brunch on the weekends.<br />

905 N. Washington St. | 509.381.2473<br />

Downtown Spokane $$ | TheBlackbirdSpokane.com<br />


The owners of Syringa Japanese Café and Sushi Bar bring you The<br />

Bluebird, a midtown eatery. High-quality ingredients and locally sourced<br />

products are used in every dish. The menu is unique, enticing and<br />

delicious. Stay local. Support local. Eat and drink local. Live local.<br />

816 N. Fourth St. | 208.665.3777<br />

Midtown Coeur d’Alene $$ | MidtownBluebird.com<br />

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Brought to you by chef and restaurateur Adam Hegsted, Honey Eatery<br />

and Social Club is inspired by and pays homage to a favorite local<br />

ingredient—honey! Offering an eclectic, artistic feeling with modern<br />

industrial decor to the heart of Downtown Coeur d’Alene and located<br />

in what was previously The Cellar, Honey Eatery will treat its guests<br />

to an all-day menu featuring local foods and producers. Honey Social<br />

Club downstairs is where guests will want to head to enjoy live music and<br />

concerts, craft cocktails, American-style tapas and Inland Northwestinspired<br />

small plates, a self-service wine bar and more!<br />

317 Sherman Ave. | 208.930.1514<br />

Downtown Coeur d’Alene $-$$$ | HoneyEateryAndSocialClub.com<br />

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Eat. Share. Laugh. A modern restaurant with a retro vibe, the menu<br />

features a wonderful selection of plates perfect for sharing and fresh<br />

entrees. Flavorful appetizers, delightful sandwiches, savory meats and<br />

an all-day breakfast menu are complemented by a wide selection of wine<br />

and 51 brews on tap!<br />

501 Sherman Ave. | 208.930.4762<br />

Downtown Coeur d’Alene $-$$$ | CollectiveKitchenPublicHouse.co<br />

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Find eclectic cuisine, an award-winning menu including steaks, chops,<br />

seafood, salads, burgers and more than 100 other menu items at MAX,<br />

along with a wine list that boasts more than 500 labels; a perfect match<br />

for everything on the menu. The lounge menu features more than 75<br />

of the most eclectic and innovative cocktails and martinis from retro<br />

to nouveau. Enjoy two happy hours daily, an award-winning a la carte<br />

brunch featuring multiple Benedicts, fabulous Bloody Marys and Mimosa<br />

specials every day, live Rockin’ Blues weekends, private dining rooms,<br />

courtyard dining and more! Late-night dining with a full menu is offered<br />

until close. Open daily at 6am.<br />

1100 N. Sullivan Rd. | 509.922.6252<br />

Spokane Valley $-$$$ | MAXatMirabeau.com<br />

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The Steam Plant’s menu includes handcrafted, authentic foods using a<br />

wood-fired pizza oven, rotisserie, char-broiler and smoker. They offer<br />

signature cocktails along with their onsite brewery which produces more<br />

than 10 handcrafted microbrews, including inventive seasonals, that are<br />

also available in kegs and growlers.<br />

159 S. Lincoln St. | 509.777.3900<br />

Downtown Spokane $$ | SteamPlantSpokane.com<br />

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Located in Downtown Coeur d’Alene, discover unique flavors and<br />

modern cuisine offered in a wide variety of small plates at Global Kitchen.<br />

Focused on locally sourced produce, seasonal cooking and healthy eating,<br />

the menu offers elevated simplicity with fresh, flavorful foods that shine.<br />

The rotating seasonal menu offers fresh ingredients and bold flavors. Pair<br />

your meal with a glass of wine from their extensive wine list or choose<br />

from their selection of regional craft brews. Combined with the beautiful<br />

and relaxed atmosphere, it’s an ideal dining out destination, no matter<br />

the occasion. Private dining and catering are available.<br />

309 E. Lakeside Ave. | 208.930.4050<br />

Downtown Coeur d’Alene $-$$$ | GlobalKitchen-CdA.com<br />

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Cosmic Cowboy offers delicious grilled meats like the marinated tri-tip<br />

steak or half-pound burgers with incredible gourmet sides like charred<br />

brussels sprouts, butternut squash and quinoa or crowd-pleasing thickcut<br />

steak fries. They make their food from scratch using fresh ingredients<br />

including locally sourced and organic ingredients.<br />

412 W. Haycraft Ave. | 208.277.0000<br />

North Coeur d’Alene $-$$ | CosmicCowboyGrill.com<br />


North Idaho’s Newest and Freshest Dining Destination<br />

Italian Food, Craft Beer<br />

& Wine<br />

Reservations<br />

208.635.5821<br />

RadicciBistro.com<br />

8049 N. Wayne Dr. | Hayden, ID<br />


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Tony’s is a landmark in Coeur d’Alene serving Italian-inspired cuisine. A<br />

beautiful five-minute drive from the Sherman Avenue Exit off I-90, they<br />

offer a full-service bar and extensive wine list. Visit the website for menu.<br />

6823 Coeur d’Alene Lake Dr. | 208.667.9885<br />

Coeur d’Alene $$$ | TonysOnTheLake.com<br />


In the industrial chic space, Vine & Olive guests will be treated<br />

to European-inspired small plates executed with Northwest flair,<br />

charcuteries and desserts, a full wine bar serving thoughtful wines by the<br />

glass and eight local taps.<br />

2037 N. Main St. | 208.758.7770<br />

Coeur d’Alene at Riverstone $$-$$$ | VineAndOliveCdA.com<br />

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Enjoy farm-fresh food, seasonally inspired. At the Farmhouse Kitchen,<br />

they offer brunch served daily. Menu items include fresh apple donuts,<br />

deviled eggs, corned beef hash, the BNG (buttermilk biscuits and<br />

sausage gravy), caramelized banana pancakes, chicken and waffles and<br />

much more! Dinner is served daily and features items that are sure to<br />

impress! From the grilled meatloaf, smoked steelhead trout and the<br />

bacon-wrapped halibut, to the roasted mushroom burger, clam chowder<br />

and slow-cooked brisket, all can delight in this flavorful menu. Silo Bar,<br />

also open seven days a week, features poutine, fish and chips and the<br />

beer-battered onion, to name a few.<br />

477227 Highway 95 N. | 208.255.2603<br />

Ponderay $-$$ | FarmhouseKitchenAndSiloBar.com<br />



Fleur de Sel brings a taste of France from snails in puff pastry and<br />

rillette to duck confit and chicken and truffles. A glass of wine from<br />

the beautifully chosen wine list or an elegant cocktail is the perfect<br />

accompaniment to any dish.<br />

4365 Inverness Dr. | 208.777.7600<br />

Post Falls $-$$$ | Fleur-de-Sel.weebly.com<br />

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If you want to feel like you’re in the Mediterranean drinking Ouzo and<br />

eating a crazy amount of garlic, just drive to the White House Grill in<br />

Post Falls and join in the fun of their crazy and noisy—but at the same<br />

time romantic—restaurant. They offer a full bar with 12 beers on tap, and<br />

guests can enjoy seasonal outdoor dining on the patio.<br />

712 N. Spokane St. | 208.777.9672<br />

Post Falls $-$$ | WhiteHouseGrill.com<br />



Influenced by the bold, delicious flavors of Mexico, this family friendly<br />

restaurant is serving up delicious scratch-made food daily featuring<br />

everything from traditional favorites to Mexican poutine, housesmoked<br />

brisket burritos and bowls, stacked enchiladas, mac and cheese,<br />

shepherd’s pie and chicken fried steak with green chile gravy.<br />

8016 W. Main St. | 208.687.6441<br />

Rathdrum $-$$ | NadinesMexicanKitchen.com<br />

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Fleur de Sel Artisan Crêperie offers guests a variety of delectable French<br />

crepes served all day. Guests can select from an assortment of sweet or<br />

savory crepes, such as the Monte Cristo, bison meatloaf and horseradish,<br />

salmon and capers, and lemon curd.<br />

909 S. Grand Blvd. | 509.242.3725<br />

South Hill Spokane $ | FleurdeSelCreperie.com<br />

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Specializing in authentic wood-fired pizzas, the menu also boasts<br />

delicious salads and appetizers like their charcuterie plate and wood-fired<br />

mac and cheese. Pair your meal with a glass of wine from their extensive<br />

wine list or one of the local beers on tap.<br />

9225 N. Government Way | 208.635.5836<br />

Hayden $-$$ | FlameAndCork.com<br />

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Angelo’s is the local favorite with a taste of homemade, authentic Italian<br />

cuisine! Join them for a fresh, organic, hand-crafted menu of veal, steak,<br />

chicken, seafood, pasta and gluten-free offerings. They also offer an<br />

extensive wine selection and warm romantic décor.<br />

846 N. Fourth St. | 208.765.2850<br />

Midtown Coeur d’Alene $$ | AngelosRistorante.net<br />


Radicci is a family owned Italian bistro dishing up authentic scratch-made<br />

pastas, pizzas, sandwiches, soups, salads and more using delicious family<br />

recipes with a modern twist. Soups and sauces, such as the marinara, are<br />

made fresh, and their pizzas are made with a sourdough crust.<br />

8049 N. Wayne Dr. | 208.635.5821<br />

Hayden $-$$$ | RadicciBistro.com<br />

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MacKenzie River’s acclaimed gourmet pizzas are offered on a variety<br />

of crusts—original, thin and gluten free—with toppings from classic<br />

pepperoni to pesto, ricotta and sun-dried tomatoes. Other popular menu<br />

offerings include hearty sandwiches, burgers, homestyle entrées and<br />

fresh salads.<br />

Coeur d’Alene | 405 W. Canfield Ave. | 208.772.5111<br />

North Side Spokane | 9225 N. Nevada St. | 509.413.1043<br />

South Hill Spokane | 2910 E. 57th Ave., Ste. E | 509.315.9466<br />

$-$$ | MacKenzieRiverPizza.com<br />


With a reputation in the mountain community for the best pizza around,<br />

PHP is where skiers and boarders collide for some of the best pizza<br />

around. Stop in for killer pizza and delicious brews. Delivery and take out<br />

are available as well.<br />

166 Village Lane | PowderHoundPizza.com<br />

Sandpoint $-$$ | 208.255.5645<br />


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Gourmet pizzas fired with apple wood from Yakima Valley baked in oven<br />

temperatures around 1,000 degrees! Veraci Pizza features a delicious<br />

ultra-thin artisan crust made from their secret recipe. Each batch of<br />

dough is hand prepared and topped with only the freshest and highest<br />

quality natural ingredients.<br />

1333 W. Summit Parkway | 509.389.0029<br />

Kendall Yards Spokane $-$$ | VeraciSpokane.com<br />


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Established in 1996, Moon Time quickly became a favorite among locals<br />

and tourists alike. Serving some of the best food around in a comfortable<br />

pub-style atmosphere, you’ll want to visit as often as possible. The menu<br />

offers soups, sandwiches, pastas, salads and other specialties prepared<br />

from scratch daily, along with a fantastic selection of micro-brewed beers<br />

and fine wines by the glass and bottle. Open daily at 11am, the kitchen<br />

is open late every night. Be sure to stop in Thursday night for live music<br />

featuring national and local artists. For more information including<br />

photos, menu, specials and directions, make sure to visit their website.<br />

1602 Sherman Ave. | 208.667.2331<br />

East Coeur d’Alene $-$$ | WeDontHaveOne.com<br />

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Spokane’s not-so-secret neighborhood restaurant located in the heart<br />

of Historic Browne’s Addition, the Elk Public House features fresh<br />

salads, soups, sandwiches and pastas all made from scratch. Find a great<br />

selection of microbrewed beers, wines by the glass and original cocktails<br />

served in a comfortable pub-style atmosphere. They also feature some of<br />

the region’s best outdoor seating. Open daily at 11am. For menu, specials<br />

and more, visit their website.<br />

1931 W. Pacific Ave. | 509.363.1973<br />

West Side Spokane $-$$ | WeDontHaveOne.com<br />

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At The Onion, chefs cook whole turkeys and choice top rounds of beef<br />

daily to make their legendary sandwiches and only purchase fresh local<br />

beef for the amazing burgers served on handmade brioche rolls. Enjoy<br />

artisan pizza, fresh pasta, center-cut steaks, fresh seafood and kid<br />

friendly atmosphere.<br />

Downtown Spokane | 302 W. Riverside | 509.747.3852<br />

North Side Spokane | 7522 N. Division St. | 509.482.6100<br />

$-$$ | TheOnion.Biz<br />

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Geno’s joined the family of pubs that include The Elk and Two Seven<br />

in Spokane, Moon Time in Coeur d’Alene and The Porch in Hayden<br />

in 2014. The menu includes favorites like The Elk’s famous traditional<br />

Reuben sandwich and Moon Time’s 74th St. gumbo, but additional items<br />

include the Cuban pork sandwich and the Geno’s chicken wings. French<br />

fries are offered as a side item, along with the ever-popular and addicting<br />

roasted corn pasta. Open Sunday - Wednesday 11am - 11pm, Thursday -<br />

Saturday 11am - midnight. Check out the full menu online.<br />

1414 N. Hamilton Ave. | 509.368-9087<br />

Downtown Spokane $-$$ | WeDontHaveOne.com<br />

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A beautiful golf-course view without the cost of joining the country<br />

club makes The Porch an ideal setting for a delicious meal any time of<br />

year. They offer a full menu of sandwiches, salads, soups and specialties<br />

prepared from scratch without the high price of fine dining, and the<br />

region’s finest cocktails, microbrews and wines to accompany your meal.<br />

Feel at home in the comfortable pub-style dining room or the fantastic<br />

outdoor dining area. Open daily at 11am year round, The Porch keeps the<br />

kitchen cooking up delicious food late every night. For more information<br />

including specials, menu, photos and directions, please visit their website.<br />

1658 E. Miles Ave. | 208.772.7711<br />

Hayden $-$$ | WeDontHaveOne.com<br />


Located inside the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel, enjoy hearty pub<br />

fare and refreshing libations while catching your favorite game on one of<br />

the many large-screen TVs!<br />

37914 S. Nukwalqw | 800.523.2464<br />

Worley $$ | CdACasino.com<br />


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Following the simple concept of great food and drink in a comfortable<br />

atmosphere that won’t break the bank, whether it’s dinner with the<br />

family, a business lunch or an after-work cocktail, Two Seven Public<br />

House has you covered.<br />

2727 S. Mt. Vernon #5 | 509.473.9766<br />

South Hill Spokane $-$$ | WeDontHaveOne.com<br />

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Find fresh fish at Fisherman’s on the market side. The grill offers<br />

everything from fish and chips, specialty tartars, fish tacos, salads,<br />

steamers, catfish, oyster po’ boys and more. Check out the sushi bar and<br />

the offerings of beer, wine and sake.<br />

215 W. Kathleen Ave. Ste. A | 208.664.4800<br />

North Coeur d’Alene $-$$ | FishermansMarketCdA.com<br />

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Westwood Brewing Co. is driven to provide exceptional beers and<br />

delicious flavorful food in a casual setting. Housed in a historic late-<br />

1800s building, Westwood is a full-service brewpub serving craft beers<br />

from the Pacific Northwest, domestics, wine and cocktails, paired with<br />

delicious pub food artfully crafted by their chef in house. Guests will<br />

quickly discover the passion the owners have for both incredible beer<br />

and incredible food! Families, friends and neighbors will be greeted by<br />

friendly faces, experience consistent quality and feel at home.<br />

8162 W. Main St. | 208.712.3423<br />

Rathdrum $-$$ | WestwoodBrewing.com<br />

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Shoga Sushi Bar offers the finest in sushi and Japanese cuisine—nigiri,<br />

sashimi, specialty rolls and plenty of non-sushi appetizers and entrées<br />

to choose from with breathtaking views over Lake Pend Oreille. Entrées<br />

feature popular hot items such as orange chicken, beef and broccoli,<br />

grilled salmon and an American Kobe burger.<br />

41 Lakeshore Dr. | 208.265.2001<br />

Sagle $-$$ | ShogaSushi.com<br />


Located on the corner of Fourth and Walnut, Syringa hits the spot for<br />

a cozy lunch or dinner. Using organic produce, choice meats and wild<br />

seafood whenever available (and no MSG), enjoy sushi, Japanese entrees,<br />

salads and soups.<br />

1401 N. Fourth St. | 208.664.2718<br />

Coeur d’Alene $$-$$$ | SyringaSushi.com<br />

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Sharing the craft foods they love to eat and the local brews they love<br />

to drink, Executive Chef Adam Hegsted is the one behind the flavorful<br />

menu, which features appetizers like the roasted avocado nachos,<br />

popcorn cauliflower and fried pork belly, and entrée items including the<br />

Brush Creek blue burger and chimichurri steak asada. Serving lunch,<br />

dinner and drinks, Republic Kitchen + Taphouse is a great stop for the<br />

entire family and offers seasonal outdoor dining.<br />

120 E. Fourth Ave. | 208.457.3610<br />

Post Falls $$ | RepublicIdaho.com<br />

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Discover specialty foods from around the world and the region, outfit<br />

your kitchen and learn how to “live to eat.” Located at the Riverstone<br />

Shopping Center, they offer everything from gourmet foods, cheeses<br />

and Italian meats, wine tastings, cooking classes and kitchen supplies.<br />

2129 N. Main St. | 208.277.4116<br />

Coeur d’Alene $-$$ | CulinaryStone.com<br />


Based out of Sandpoint, Idaho, Litehouse Foods offers a wide variety of<br />

salad dressing flavors along with caramel, fruit dips, glaze, herbs, veggie<br />

dips and cheese crumbles.<br />

125 S. 2nd Ave. | 800.669.3169<br />

Sandpoint $ | LitehouseFoods.com<br />


1780 E. Schneidmiller Ave., Post Falls, ID 83854 • 208.262.9716<br />



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Locally owned and operated since opening in 1999, Pilgrim’s Market is<br />

the Inland Northwest’s hotspot for the finest natural and organic foods,<br />

local products, health education and more. For the health-seeking<br />

“green” consumer wanting to support local food growers and retailers,<br />

Pilgrim’s is a homegrown, locally owned alternative to massive foreignowned<br />

national chains. Pilgrim’s 25,000-square-foot store offers<br />

everything from organic produce to gourmet cheese, beer and wine,<br />

bulk foods, bakery, meat, deli, supplements, and an education and event<br />

center. Located just minutes off I-90, Pilgrim’s is a frequent destination<br />

for locals and a must see for the health-conscious traveler.<br />

1316 N. Fourth St. | 208.676.9730<br />

Midtown Coeur d’Alene $-$$ | PilgrimsMarket.com<br />


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For more than 36 years, it’s been the Conways’ commitment to delight<br />

wine lovers with the best of Washington state while making their awardwinning<br />

wines affordable. Two generations later, the father/daughter<br />

winemaking team continues to deliver a unique experience with each and<br />

every bottle. Every time a bottle is uncorked or a glass is poured, they<br />

promise love at first sip. Located just minutes from Downtown Spokane,<br />

visitors are offered the chance to sample Latah Creek’s award-winning<br />

and reserve wines while browsing through one of the most unique gift<br />

shops in the area.<br />

13030 E. Indiana Ave. | 509.926.0164<br />

Spokane Valley $-$$$ | LatahCreek.com<br />

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315 offers a full dinner menu and tapas using fresh and seasonal food.<br />

With more than 50 hand-crafted martinis, they use the best natural<br />

ingredients for flavors that really pop! Also find great wine, beer and a<br />

variety of non-alcoholic drinks. The Greenbriar Inn also offers getaway<br />

and elopement packages.<br />

315 Wallace Ave. | 208.667.9660<br />

Midtown Coeur d’Alene $-$$ | 315MartinisandTapas.com<br />


Come enjoy the Oval Office’s famous martinis like the Dirty Monica<br />

and Cosmopolitician, and enjoy great steaks, seafood and pastas they<br />

know you’ll love! Check out the fine scotch and wine lists and awesome<br />

martinis and tasty appetizers.<br />

620 N. Spokane St. | 208.777.2102<br />

Post Falls $-$$$ | WhiteHouseGrill.com<br />

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Sandpoint’s own award-winning winery has pleased palates for more<br />

than 20 years using select vineyards from Idaho and Washington. Visit<br />

the winery for more than just a tasting and tour. In addition to the<br />

opportunity to taste a variety of incredible wine, the Tasting Room has<br />

small bites available including a charcuterie board. And for those who<br />

prefer, there is locally crafted beer available. Pend d’Oreille Winery also<br />

hosts live music and fun events throughout the month. A gathering place<br />

for locals and tourists alike, Pend d’Oreille Winery is the perfect place to<br />

enjoy fine wine and create special memories.<br />

301 Cedar St. | 208.265.8545<br />

Sandpoint $-$$$ | POWine.com<br />





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There is a lot to be thankful for living in the Northwest, but the truth is during the<br />

winter months we may long for some sunshine and warmer weather. When the days are<br />

short, the temperatures are chilly and gray drizzle makes things just wet enough to mess<br />

up your day, we remember the wonderful islands of Hawaii where it’s almost always 80<br />

degrees and sunny. As a couple that has a serious travel bug, it’s rare we visit the same<br />

place twice. But after our first trip to the island of Kauai, we were back again this past<br />

May, less than two years later.<br />

There are slices of paradise on each of the Hawaiian Islands, but for those looking to<br />

step out from behind the all-inclusives, dinner shows and crowded Waikiki and add<br />

some adventure to your vacation, the North Shore of Kauai simply can’t be beat. In and<br />

around Hanalei Bay you will find some of the most spectacular beaches and scenery<br />

in the world. You can surf, snorkel, scuba, hike, bike and fly. This truly is a remarkable<br />

island, and your visit will bring you a new-found appreciation for nature.<br />

As a traveler, I like to see and experience as much of an area as I can because who knows<br />

if I’ll ever be back again. Relaxing on the beach is always part of the trip, but I can only<br />

lounge for so long before wanting to find the next experience. This might be my favorite<br />

thing about Kauai. You can drive up and down the North Shore, find plenty of places to<br />

explore, and if you feel like a little beach time, just pull over and plop down your chair<br />

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Kauai is known for adventure both by sea and land. One of my favorite<br />

excursions we’ve taken is something you wouldn’t likely come across<br />

at the concierge desk. Our group of four hired a local by the name of<br />

“T” to take us into the center of the island and float down a century-old<br />

irrigation canal originally created to bring water from the mountains to<br />

the taro fields and pineapple plantations in the valleys below. The drive<br />

was on one of the roughest and craziest roads I have ever been on with<br />

washed-out sections the size of a Mini Cooper. We passed through the<br />

area where they shot the entrance to Jurassic Park, and we were soon<br />

riding boogie boards down a 2-mile canal. We passed through several<br />

pitch-black tunnels and ended at a beautiful swimming hole.<br />

Another great land adventure is hiking the first 2 miles of the Kalalau<br />

trail. This trail begins where the road literally dead ends. It’s an 11-mile<br />

hike that wraps around the famous Na Pali Coast, which you can also<br />

tour by sail boat, zodiac, kayak or helicopter. This hike is rated a difficulty<br />

9.5 out of 10 by the Sierra Club, but the first 2 miles are doable if you are<br />

in decent shape and have hiking experience. Permits are needed to go<br />

further than 2 miles, but thousands of people make the 11-mile trek each<br />

year to camp out at Kalalau Beach—one of the most beautiful beaches<br />

and backdrops you will ever see. The trail is steep and rocky, and you<br />

traverse streams that can swell at a moment’s notice. Both times we’ve<br />

done this hike it has down poured for a short time making for an even<br />

wilder experience.<br />

Back in the water, you’ll find a colorful array of fish snorkeling at Ke’e<br />

beach, excellent surf and boogie boarding waves in the picture-perfect<br />

2-mile crest beach of Hanalei Bay, and will more than likely come across<br />

giant sea turtles snorkeling at Anini Beach. Having such an immense<br />

turtle swimming just feet away from you is really an amazing experience.<br />

Like other vacation destinations, there are plenty of restaurants from<br />

grab-and-go to upscale fine dining, and shops carrying trinket souvenirs<br />

to fine art. You’ll notice that only a couple bars stay open past dinner, but<br />

after a day of exploring and sunny beaches, most retire early instead of<br />

seeking out the nightlife. If you get the chance to visit this island, enjoy<br />

the beaches, but don’t be afraid to step out and find your own adventure.<br />

Her Perspective<br />

When my husband and I settled on a vacation to the island of Kauai and<br />

began to talk to friends and colleagues about our trip, one of the most<br />

common things we heard from other visitors of the island was, “Kauai is<br />

incredible.” After having visited the island twice, I agree.<br />

The Hawaiian island of Kauai is one of the most beautiful places on earth.<br />

The island has natural presence that truly must be seen to be believed.<br />

Kauai served as the backdrop to many famous movies (Jurassic Park and<br />

Blue Hawaii for example), so you likely have seen this spectacular place<br />

before without even realizing it.<br />

If you are in search of tropical paradise that comes complete with<br />

stunning high lush green mountain peaks that seem to always be draped<br />

in a shroud of mist and that are contrasted against a coastline of white<br />

sand beaches and rolling turquoise blue ocean waves, look no further<br />

than Kauai.<br />

The “Garden Island” is the perfect backdrop for burying your toes in the<br />

sand and your nose in a book while the ocean crashes to the shore. You<br />

can boogie board, surf and drink beer from your cooler while you get far<br />

too much sun and apply too little sunblock. You will probably have more<br />


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than one encounter with some of the most colorful chickens you have<br />

ever seen, as they inhabit the island and seem to be its most numerous<br />

residents. These free-range creatures will probably be your morning<br />

alarm clock, too. They seem to be lurking everywhere, including outside<br />

your window.<br />

Impressive sunrises on the island make for a perfect excuse for getting<br />

up early for a run, taking a yoga class on the beach or walking down to<br />

the nearby beach to stand in the ocean and watch the sun come up for<br />

the day.<br />

Opting for a vacation rental by owner over a hotel will usually include<br />

the perks of having a little more privacy, a lot more space and typically<br />

a cache of beach gear to let you create your own experience. Plus, if you<br />

have a kitchen, it can easily be stocked. The island boasts multiple farmers<br />

markets, with one happening most nights of the week. The markets are a<br />

great chance to be amazed at how much better things grow in the tropical<br />

climate (hello giant onions!) and to find and try fruit not typically found<br />

at your regular Pacific Northwest farmers market (hello papayas!).<br />

Creating your adventure not your style? There are also tons of resources<br />

and companies that will ensure your vacation has just the right amount of<br />

zip-lining, surfing, fishing, snorkeling or whatever you enjoy.<br />

If you are looking to have rocking party where you stay up late and hop<br />

from club to club, this is not the place for you. And no one is going to<br />

walk up to you and try to sell you some trinket you don’t need. Kauai’s<br />

charms are much more natural and serene—and when you leave you’ll<br />

find yourself planning the next trip before you get home.<br />



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