Summer Sizzle 2019

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Summer Sizzle 2019

THE

DAVIES REAL ESTATE

TEAM

Unlock your NEXT adventure!

Sandpoint, ID

Summer at the

Summits

Love it

OR LIST IT

Summer 2019

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§ Major Medical

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§ Medicare Supplemental Plans

§ Medicare Advantage Plans

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Prescription Drug Coverage

Critical Care Protection

Accident, Cancer and Gap

Coverage

Short Term & Long Term Disability

Vision and Dental

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Builder - Residential

destination

HOME

Pillars of Architerra Homes

We do what’s right for our clients. That’s our company standard.

Representing some of the finest properties available in the Coeur d’Alene,

Hayden, Spokane and surrounding market. John Beutler has relentlessly been

selling real estate for the past 38 years. Experience counts!

Neighborhoods

Innovation

Quality

Ethics

We aspire to create neighborhoods

We seek out and embrace

We strive to ensure quality is

We promise to always act in an

of enduring value where people

innovation. Examples of innovation

infused throughout everything we

ethical manner, whether we are

want to live. Neighborhoods that

include technology, house design,

do. We define this as quality of

dealing with our customers,

focus on how people live, rich with

land development and new products

materials, quality of workmanship,

subcontractors, fellow employees

features and amenities that add

that will ultimately result in an

quality of the homebuyer experience

or community members. We always

value to our homeowners as well

enhanced customer experience.

and quality of service. We don’t just

ask the question, “What is the right

as the surrounding community.

say quality, we live it.

thing to do?” and then do it!

Features include parks, play areas,

open green spaces, schools, trails

and walking paths.

JOHN BEUTLER

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208-449-1905 | www.myarchiterra.com

Architerra Homes, LLC | 1859 N. Lakewood Drive, Suite 200 | Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814

Cell: 208.661.2989

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NWSelectRealEstate.com

1836 Northwest Blvd., Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814

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YOUR LAKESIDE DREAMS ARE

coming true!

We want to make

your DREAM of a

NEW CUSTOM

HOME a REALITY.

We believe that the successful conclusion of each new

custom home or remodel project begins with communication

between us and our clients.

GOING ABOVE & BEYOND IS OUR standard.

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300 Vermeer Dr., Suite 120, Ponderay, ID 83852

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features

SUMMER 2019 EDITION

24.

Love it or

List it?

How to determine whether to

invest back into your home or

put it on the market

48.

Expand Your

Living Space

Bring the comforts of home outdoors

58.

Inland

Culture to

Fill Your Soul

Northwest offers

entertainment for all ages

87.

Summer at

the Summits

Enjoy the outdoor recreation

local ski mountains have to offer all

summer long

EXPLORE. DREAM. DISCOVER.

1831 N. Lakewood Dr. • CDA, ID 83814

208.664.9171 • AspenHomes.com

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CONTENTS

Free Home Search

All homes, all companies at www.BrendaBurk.com

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$1,100,000 | MLS #19-3241

$1,250,000 | MLS #19-3607

$1,085,000 | MLS #19-2866

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Wake up to Lake Coeur d’Alene & Arrow Point

views! This gorgeous single-level home offers

a fully finished daylight basement and tons

of windows with natural light showcasing

stunning views. Located on just over 1 acre in a

prestigious gated community, this home features

5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms, gourmet kitchen

with granite countertops and stainless-steel

appliances, hardwood flooring, living room with

gas fireplace and built-in cabinets, and an open

deck ideal for entertaining.

Enjoy the tranquility of living on 9.7 acres in

beautiful North Idaho! This stunning 3,233-sq.-ft.

home features 4 bedrooms/2.5 bath, main floor

master suite, office, gourmet kitchen, formal

dining, great room with vaulted tongue-andgroove

ceiling, stone fireplace, bonus room and 3

built-in safes. Hardwood floors, granite and highend

appliances throughout. Includes a separate

studio apartment for the in-laws and 36’ x 40’

shop with a 12’ lean to for all of your toys. Come

experience this Idaho dream!

20 minutes to downtown and situated on 10

acres with 180-degree views of Lake Coeur

d’Alene and North Idaho sunsets, this custom

home offers 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and

private studio apartment above the garage.

Open floor plan w/ vaulted ceiling in great

room, windows that provide natural light and

spectacular views, and a fireplace with gorgeous

rock surround. Large kitchen with commercialgrade

appliances, quartz countertops, hardwood

flooring, pantry and much more!

REAL

ESTATE

THE LOCAL

SCENE

MOUNTAIN SKI

RESORTS

24 LOVE IT OR LIST IT

How to determine

whether to invest back

into your home or put it

on the market

SUMMER

LIVING

38 FARM FRESH

New farmers market

opens in Spokane Valley

48 EXPAND YOUR

LIVING SPACE

Bring the comforts of

home outdoors

58 CULTURE TO FILL

YOUR SOUL

Inland Northwest offers

entertainment for all ages

68 SUMMER CALENDAR

OF EVENTS

A season to adventure

SUMMER

BEAUTY

80 AGING GRACEFULLY

Top beauty treatments to

make you look your best

87 SUMMER AT

THE SUMMITS

Enjoy the outdoor

recreation local ski

mountains have to offer

all summer long

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DINING SCENE

94 A WORLD OF FLAVORS

Cuisine options continue

to flourish

98 NORTH IDAHO

Dine and imbibe in this

year-round paradise

126 SPOKANE, WASHINGTON

Food and fun await in this

expanding city

$750,000 | MLS #18-12844

Imagine what you can do with 14 acres on 1200’

of lakefront. Located just 15 min. from Downtown

Spokane, this prime acreage is grandfathered in

to be divided into 52 building lots. The wetland,

shoreline, water and sewage have all had a

preliminary investigation, making the property

ideal for a midsize subdivision or suitable for 5

waterfront homes, or make it your own sanctuary.

Beauty, splendor, unlimited potential.

$625,000 | MLS #19-2526

This modern 4+ BD/4.5BA, 5,000-sq.-ft.

craftsman/lodge-style home, located in the

Wandermere Estates neighborhood in Spokane,

blends classic handcrafted architecture with

contemporary designed elements including

Alderwood handcrafted cabinetry and bronze

hardware elements. A custom-designed kitchen,

wall of windows, wooden-beam ceiling, fireplace

and more. Enjoy magnificent views of the golf

course, lake and mountains!

$1,195,000 | MLS #19-986

This classic Southern Georgian colonial estate

boasts elegance with attention to detail. With

private entrance, this 3,000-sq.-ft. full brick home

features a redwood deck out back. The gabled

entry portico welcomes you into the foyer with

twin curving stairways leading up to the master

bedroom suite featuring an oversize walk-in

closet. The property also features a barn, shop

and in-law/guest quarters. You will adore the

detail of this home!

Proudly Selling North Idaho & Eastern Washington

208.818.3668 | Brenda@BrendaBurk.com

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CONTENTS

CONTINUED

150

140

156

THIRST

QUENCHERS

GOING

SOMEWHERE?

140 SIP & SAVOR

Raise a glass and toast

to those summertime

vibes

143 REGIONAL

DISTILLERIES &

CELLARS

The flavors of the

Northwest

STAY AND

PLAY

150 HOME AWAY

FROM HOME

Why vacation rentals

are on the rise

156 OFF SEASON

IN CABO

The sun still shines

WHERE THE

LOCALS GO

164 REGIONAL

RESTAURANT GUIDE

Every mouth-watering,

thirst-quenching

establishment in town

worth the visit

FINAL

THOUGHTS

174 THAT’S A WRAP

Cheers to our awesome

Inland Northwest summer

PUBLISHER

PICKS

Love It or List It

Culture to Fill Your Soul

Sip & Savor

Off Season in Cabo

We build homes that speak for themselves.

5097 N. Building Center Dr. | Coeur d’Alene, Idaho | 208.772.9333 | www.MonarchCustomHomes.com

JOEL & SHAWN ANDERSON

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ublisher’s

icks

Steve Russo

Publisher

THE STORIES, TRENDS AND HIDDEN GEMS

THAT YOU NEED TO HEAR ABOUT

HANDPICKED BY OUR PUBLISHER FOR YOU!

LOVE IT OR

LIST IT

Moving can be a drag, but

prices just seem to keep

going higher. Is now the

time to sell? Changing

homes is a big decision

that affects your entire

family. For some a new

home is necessary but

for others renovating

and updating their

current space could save

thousands and keep you

from weeks of packing and

unpacking. We weigh the

options with the experts

and find out what to keep

in mind when making this

life-altering decision.

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CULTURE TO FILL

YOUR SOUL

Why wait for the weekend

to be entertained? Across

the Inland Northwest

you’ll find music, art,

farmers markets, sports,

comedy and plenty for

the kids as well every

night of the week. We take

you on a tour of some of

our favorite venues and

many of the must-attend

regional festivals and

annual events. Baseball or

fresh food, rock and roll,

wine or a cold brew, you’ll

be sure to find great things

to do all summer long.

SIP & SAVOR

Are you unsure what

wines to open up and pair

with those sautéed shrimp

or perhaps that mediumrare

ribeye? We chat with

Spokane winemaker

Natalie Barnes about some

easy-to-remember tips

to match your reds and

whites with your favorite

summer meals. We’ve also

included a delicious recipe

for fruity Sangria and even

what to do with remaining

Sangria-soaked fruit. It’s

summer; relax and have

a glass.

OFF SEASON

IN CABO

August and September

are hot and humid in the

Baja Peninsula, but there

are still pools, beaches,

shade and cold drinks,

right? Off-season travel

can often be up to half the

cost of peak travel times,

and Cabo San Lucas is no

different. We explore the

food, beaches, scenery

and nightlife at this everexpanding

tourist hot

spot when the lines aren’t

as long, rooms aren’t so

costly and the best tables

are easily acquired.

resolutions fade.

thankfully, the doctor is

always in.

Kate Kuhlman-Wood, MD

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

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THE INLAND NORTHWEST

offers unmatched beauty any time

of year, with plenty of recreational

activities for all ages to enjoy. Now

that summer has arrived, locals and

visitors are eager to get outdoors to

enjoy the warm weather, sunshine

and blue skies—and all the

happenings this time of year brings.

There is an abundance of things to

do and places to see from North

Idaho to Spokane, Washington. We,

at Sizzle, want to share with you all

that is great in our local

communities and give you

a taste of our way of life.

The mountains, trees, lakes and rivers of the area

welcome both locals and visitors alike. For those of us

who live in these parts and who call this home, we are

grateful for this splendor and serenity that surrounds us

each and every day. This is truly Northwest living and

why we choose to make our homes here.

From incredibly unique and delicious year-round

dining and wining destinations to unique shopping

offerings, the summer comes alive with the hustle and

bustle of friends and families, young and old, soaking in

the sunshine and all this area has to offer.

In this, our Summer 2019 issue of Sizzle magazine,

we have once again compiled all that’s great in the

Inland Northwest—from Sandpoint to Coeur d’Alene,

Post Falls to greater Spokane—and have beautifully

displayed it all in one attractive publication for you

to have at your fingertips. Discover not only area

restaurants, wineries and specialty shops, but premier

businesses and entertainment, as well as the plethora

of activities that are at our disposal. It’s time to get

exploring.

If opting for a day on the lake or river, there are a variety

of ways in which you can take advantage of the waters—

from lounging lakeside and swimming, to boating, jet

skiing, wakeboarding, parasailing, kayaking, canoeing

and more. And with the many area businesses providing

water-sport rentals of all kinds, there’s no reason to not

take advantage and get out on the water while you can.

Camping is a favorite among many, and what better

place? There are numerous trails for hiking and biking

for all skill levels, and if you’re looking to explore

the area from the treetops, there are several treetop

adventure courses and zip lining choices. And though

the ski season has passed, many mountain ski resorts

offer summer activities throughout the season.

Marathons and triathlons, outdoor festivals, summer

concerts, fairs, amusement and water parks ...

summertime in the Inland Northwest offers them all.

Be sure to check out this issue’s calendar of events,

featuring some of the biggest and best summer

happenings that await you.

There is a deep appreciation for this place we are proud

and honored to call home. Our lifestyle is reflected

in everything from our food and hospitality, to our

businesses and community events. We strive to make

our home unique and inviting, and we hope that you

find our generosity here warm and inviting. Stay a

while, explore, enjoy … you won’t be disappointed.

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MISSION STATEMENT

Our mission with each issue of SIZZLE is to

produce a unique product that will inspire us

to connect with our local surroundings. This

is “our” local guide to everything that matters

to us here in the Inland Northwest. Where

we eat, play, venture out and live! We will

feature the unique, the tried and true and all

of the newest venues that speak to us. SIZZLE

will represent the local stories, people and

businesses that make our home truly special!

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LOVE IT

OR

LIST IT

Whether you are single, part of a couple or have a family, there might come a time when your home

no longer meets your needs. You might have a couple of options, including renovating your home

to add the features or space that you desire or place it for sale and look for a different home that

works better for you. Before you decide to pursue either path, there are several factors to consider.

Critically thinking about your decision can help you to make the right choice for you.

BY ANDREA JOHNSON

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YOUR FIRST CONSIDERATION

SHOULD BE THE LOCATION

OF YOUR HOME AND YOUR

NEIGHBORHOOD.

L O C A L E X P E R T S

WORLD - CLASS REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS

What you think about your neighborhood

Your first consideration should be the location of your home

and your neighborhood. If you love your neighborhood and

have an emotional connection to your home, it might make

sense for you to think about renovating your home instead

of calling it quits and moving on.

Renovating your home in a neighborhood and area that

you love might be preferable to moving to a more desirable

home in a less-prime location.

If you have children, you will want to consider whether

they will have to change schools if you sell your home.

Your ability to retire in your home with renovations is also

important. If you are growing older, ask yourself whether

you can make modifications that can allow you to age in

place or if you might be better off purchasing a new home

that will fit your needs better.

The length of time that you have lived in your home

Think about how long you have lived in your home. When

you purchase a house, it takes around three to five years

before you will break even. This consideration includes your

moving expenses, realtor commissions and other expenses

that are associated with buying a home. If you haven’t lived

in your home for very long, it might be wise to wait before

you list it.

Impressive waterfront estate comprised of 3.74 acres and 380 feet of gentle frontage. Approached by land on paved roads and by boat

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overlooked – a true chef’s kitchen, central great room with soaring ceilings, a total of four rock fireplaces, luxurious master suite, and a

large home office. Outside gathering areas include covered porch and patio, a new dock, fabulous landscaping & heirloom apple orchard.

There is room for an additional dwelling to be built. All in a very private setting approximately 20 minutes' drive to Sandpoint.

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Discover Sandpoint with

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Since 2000, Ron and Jackie have helped buyers and sellers

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Consistent communication, strong marketing, negotiating

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Your ability to create a realistic budget plan for

renovations to home

The ability to create a realistic budget plan for renovations

to your home is crucial. You need to figure out exactly

what improvements you want for your dream house and

determine the total costs. Accurate budgeting of the cost of

Jackie Suarez

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Will your vision

truly turn your

house into your

dream home?

COME EXPERIENCE THIS REFRESHING NEW APPROACH TO CUSTOM HOME BUILDING

BUILDING

YOUR VISION

AND

CREATING

REALITY

remodel jobs is vital if you think that you might want to renovate your

home instead of listing it.

This includes determining the materials that you want to use in

advance and getting multiple quotes and consultations with designers

and contractors about what you would like to accomplish. Some

homeowners do not really know what they want.

If you change your mind and decide to go with different materials or

designs in the middle of the renovation project, the cost of remodel

may be substantially higher than you had planned. Consultations with

designers and contractors to weigh the costs can help you to determine

whether to proceed with a renovation or put your home up for sale.

Whether the improvements will truly turn your house into your

dream home

Another of the factors to consider is whether the improvements that

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you envision will truly turn your house into your dream home. In some

cases, people complete renovations to their existing homes only to grow

tired of them in a few years. If you believe that the renovations that

you think that you will make will actually make your dreams a reality,

renovating may be a good idea. If you think that you will outgrow

them, however, you might want to sell your home instead.

The value of your home

The value of your home and what you might get by selling it for is an

important consideration. A consultation with realtors in your area

can help you to figure out what your home is worth for the real estate

market in your community. Think about the equity that you have

built in your home and figure out how much you might have to pay

to purchase a home that has the space and features that you want. A

consultation with realtors can help you to determine whether it is a

good idea to list your home or if you should instead renovate it.

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CONSULTATIONS WITH DESIGNERS AND

CONTRACTORS TO WEIGH THE COSTS CAN

HELP YOU TO DETERMINE WHETHER TO

PROCEED WITH A RENOVATION OR PUT YOUR

HOME UP FOR SALE.

Do you need more space?

One of the main reasons that homeowners decide to list their homes is that they need more space. Your family might have outgrown the

space that you have. However, you might be able to use your existing space to add more rooms. An architect or designer might be able to

suggest a smarter layout so that you can add the additional rooms that you need to accommodate your family. Another option might be to

add an addition for more space. Compare the costs of these types of major renovations against your budget and the costs that you might

pay to purchase a new home and to move.

Will your renovations be an over-improvement?

It is important for you to think about whether the renovations that you

want would over-improve your home. Compare the renovations that you

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Superior Craftsmanship

WOOD BEAUTY WITHSTANDS CHANGING TRENDS

— BY COLIN ANDERSON —

Trends come and go in the way of home designs and exteriors,

but in the West, the log home or cabin will never go out of style.

You’ll find these beautiful structures slope side on area ski hills,

overlooking our pristine lakes, and also tucked away on a peaceful plot

of land outside city limits. For many, building a custom log home is a

lifelong dream, and to be able to help design the home adds an even

greater sense of pride in homeownership.

Creativity and customization is something that the builders and design

team at Caribou Creek Log and Timber in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, are

happy to include in all their builds. In the 30 years since opening its doors,

Caribou Creek has created hundreds of unique structures—everything

from estates, multi-level log homes and cabins to timber-framed homes

and eye-catching business buildings. People are astonished at their work

from the outside, and the amazement continues once inside as well, often

leading others to think about their own dream home.

“Quality and value is the reason 75 percent of our business comes from

customer referrals,” said David Byler, president and owner.

David and his co-owners, son Darin who serves as general manager and

son-in-law Ken Shrock, project manager, approach each job as if they

were building their very own home. Unlike a traditional neighborhood

developer where you choose from only a few floor plans and limited

customization, Caribou Creek tailors each build to exactly what a

customer wants. The company has previous designs and layouts in-house

that are often a starting point for a build but also work with architects or

even just scribbles on a napkin. No matter how the idea is laid out, the

Caribou Creek team goes to work to make it happen.

“Traditional craftsmanship and an old-fashioned work ethic turn

exceptional designs into works of unsurpassed warmth and quality,” said

David.

Once a design is in place and the type of wood and materials are chosen, the real fun begins

for everyone involved. Timber from sustainably managed forests is always utilized, and even

the leftover cuts are used as firewood for local Bonners Ferry residents. The home is assembled

at the facility so they can maximize quality control. Once complete, each piece is marked as

the home is disassembled and shipped to its final destination. Crews then put the home back

together like a giant puzzle and finish the final touches on-site.

Those who are already in their dream homes but are looking at an update or adding to their

home can also utilize the beauty of wood in many ways. Caribou Creek can create custom wood

staircases, timber siding, entries and gates, place wood beams, and create a detached garage or

outbuilding, just to name a few.

The build is fascinating to watch, and the staff at Caribou Creek takes each customer through

each step in the process. In the end they come away with exactly what they want. The timeless

beauty of a log structure is an iconic symbol of Western living, and Caribou Creek is happy to

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FARM FRESH

New farmers market opens in Spokane Valley

BY COLIN ANDERSON

THE LOCAL FARMERS MARKET IS A WEEKLY

ritual for many in the Inland Northwest. From the

larger metropolitan areas to the smaller communities,

you’re never too far from a weekly market offering

a variety of fresh produce and local products for

your dinner table. Buying your produce direct

from the farmers themselves not only gives you the

freshest possible ingredients but helps you support

local businesses—which in turn reinvest in your

community.

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The market highlights local farming heritage and local business, as well as creates a

vibrant event each week to meet and engage with the community.

While many regional markets started as just a few

vendors offering fresh fruits and vegetables, a stroll

through your weekly market today and you’ll often

spot food trucks and other meals to-go, butchers,

crafts, spices, flowers and live entertainment. The

market is not only a weekly stop for fresh food but

also a central gathering place for neighbors to come

together, kids to play and learn about nutrition, and

an all out fun place to spend a cool morning or a

wonderful long summer evening.

The newest market in the region is hoping to capture

many of the same qualities as its peers but with a few

twists of its own. The Spokane Valley Farmers Market

is open this summer. You’ll find it centrally located in

the parking lot of CenterPlace Event Center right near

the Discovery Playground. It will be open from 5 to

8pm each Friday from June 7 through September 13.

“Spokane Valley has been lacking a farmers market,

and we are happy to bring one to the table,” said

Market Manager Katy Ryder. “The market highlights

local farming heritage and local business, as

well as creates a vibrant event each week to

meet and engage with the community.”

In the works for almost two years,

the Spokane Valley Farmers

Market is another event brought

to life by the JAKT Foundation.

The nonprofit is focused

on creating events that

celebrate the local culinary

scene and culture in the

Pacific Northwest, especially

highlighting Spokane Valley’s

vibrant and diverse community

and culture. These events include

Crave!, a food and drink celebration in

Spokane Valley of which Sizzle magazine is

primary sponsor, as well as Oktoberfest in the

fall.

“We are proud to be a partner in bringing a farmers market to Spokane

Valley,” said Mayor Rod Higgins. “It’s a great way to bring together the

community, and we are looking forward to its launch.”

Each Friday evening, stop by the market on your way home from

work or as a meeting spot to start your night. There will be a variety of

musicians playing throughout the season, and you’ll also find a beer

garden with a featured local brewery announced each week.

Food trucks will be present for easy grab-and-go options, and once each

month is Food Truck Night, which will

highlight the growing mobile food truck

scene taking over the greater Spokane

area.

“We will also be doing some cooking and

nutritional classes throughout the season so you

can learn how to prepare your farm-to-table meal from

the fresh produce at our market,” said Ryder.

As you stroll through the market you’ll encounter roughly 40 different

vendors each week. A sampling of participants includes: Thompson

Creek Farm, Woodard Family Farms, Tall Grass Farms, Peak of

Abundance Farm, Dietz Farms & Big Barn Brewing, Twilight Cider

Works, Bean & Pie, Scone Ranger, Mama Torrez Salsa, and Nuts on the

Run. Staples like fresh fruits and vegetables will be readily available as

will a greater variety of other foods and services as well. These include

crafters and community groups, bakers and meat processors, natural

and holistic medicine, and brewers.

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Many of your favorite local restaurant owners and head

chefs get their foods from some of the same farmers and

vendors you’ll find across our region. Eat Good Group’s

Adam Hegsted sources much of his fresh ingredients

from farmers market participants, as does Trinity at City

Beach owner Justin Dick, who, like many others, uses

local Sandpoint companies like Evans Brothers coffee,

Pend d’Oreille Winery wine and Laughing Dog beer to

complement the restaurant menu.

The Spokane Valley Farmers Market is also partnering

with local nonprofits that help feed low-income families.

EBT cards will be accepted throughout the market, and

it is also participating in a SNAP program called ‘Fresh

Bucks.’

“Every $5 you spend on your SNAP/EBT card, you will

receive $2 in ‘Fresh Bucks’—which gets you 40 percent

more fresh fruit and produce at our market,” explained

Ryder.

If your kids are picky eaters and always seem to leave

their vegetables for last (if at all), there’s another program

aimed at getting them excited about fresh foods.

The KERNEL program (Kids Eating Right Nutrition

and Exercise for Life) is a youth-oriented nutrition and

physical activity program designed to engage children in

learning about lifelong healthy eating habits, gardening

and exercise. There will be a KERNEL booth each week

at the market, and kids are encouraged to join a fun

and educational activity. Once the activity is completed,

the kids will be given a $2 voucher for fresh fruit and

vegetables.

In 2020 the market will qualify to join the Women,

Infants and Children (WIC) Farmers Market program

and be able to accept WIC checks.

Residents of Spokane Valley have been waiting a long

time for a market to call their own, and organizers are

excited to bring an exciting and full-scale weekly market

to the community.

“We are honored to host the Spokane Valley Farmers

Market and are thrilled for a great season of getting to

know our local farmers, vendors and community!” said

Ryder.

Don ’t miss these other great weekly markets!

Sandpoint Farmers Market

Farmin Park

Saturdays 9am - 1pm

Wednesdays 3 - 5:30pm

May – October

SandpointFarmersMarket.com

Kootenai Farmers Market

Downtown Coeur d’Alene

Sherman Avenue and Fifth Street

Wednesdays 4 - 6:30pm

May - October

KootenaiFarmersMarket.org

Kootenai Farmers Market

Hayden

Highway 95 and Prairie Avenue

Saturdays 9am - 1:30pm

May - October

KootenaiFarmersMarkets.org

The Night Market at Kendall Yards

Spokane at Summit Parkway

Wednesdays 5 - 9pm

May - September

KendallNightMarket.org

Spokane Farmers Market

Fifth Avenue

between Division and Browne streets

Saturdays May - October

Wednesdays June - October

8am - 1pm

SpokaneFarmersMarket.org

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MAKE IT

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BLACKBERRY,

MINT + HONEY

SPRITZ

SERVES 2-3

INGREDIENTS:

½ cup blackberries

3 to 4 sprigs of mint

2 tbsp. honey

½ lemon, thinly sliced

1 bottle of sparkling water

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SPRING PEA, RADISH + FETA SALAD

SERVES 3-4

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INGREDIENTS:

4 cups of leafy greens of your choice (red leaf lettuce, spinach, romaine)

½ lb. fresh spring peas (or 1 can of sweet peas)

5 to 6 radishes, thinly sliced

3 green onions, thinly sliced

4 oz. feta, crumbled

Handful of sprouts (broccoli, radish or mung bean sprouts)

¼ lemon, juiced

¼ cup olive oil

Pinch of salt and pepper

METHOD:

• If using fresh peas, taste them first. If they are tender, keep them raw for the

salad. If they are a bit tough, blanch them in a small pot of boiling salted

water until just tender, 2 to 4 minutes. Drain and spread them on a baking

sheet in a single layer to cool. If using frozen peas, thaw them by leaving

them at room temperature or by running them under warm water. Canned

peas can also be used.

• Starting with the salad greens, layer and add peas, sliced radishes, green

onions, crumbled feta and sprouts.

• Drizzle the lemon juice and olive oil to top. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

• Serve and enjoy!

METHOD:

• Muddle 3 to 4 blackberries, 1

mint leaf, and 1 tbsp. of honey

at the bottom of each glass.

You can use a long spoon or a

muddler if you have one.

• Add ice cubes and fill the rest of

the glass with sparkling water.

• Add sliced lemon and top with

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Creative atmosphere in your backyard

Expand

BRING THE COMFORTS OF HOME OUTDOORS

BY PATTY HUTCHENS

When we buy or build a new home, we often focus primarily on the interior. How many square feet does

it have? Will there be enough room for entertaining? How much natural sunlight will come into the

home? While all these things are important, the trend is now to also expand and focus our attention on

our outside living space, taking full advantage of nature and the additional space our lawns and patios

provide. And the options are endless.

Whether it’s outdoor furniture, appliances or lighting, there are an abundance of choices now readily available to allow

consumers to optimize their outdoor living space while also increasing the value of their homes.

With busy schedules and on-the-go lifestyles, outdoor living spaces offer a chance to relax, enjoy the beauty of the outdoors

and connect with friends and family. With all of the latest designs and the superior quality of outdoor products, our

outdoor living spaces are coming to rival the convenience, comfort and design of our homes’ interiors.

As the heart of the home shifts outdoors, here are some of the top trends that will dominate the outdoor living landscape

this season.

I.

II.

III.

your

living space

Televisions

It’s not only restaurants and bars that are placing TVs outdoors for entertainment pleasure; more and more

homeowners are opting for the specialized TVs made specifically for the outdoor elements. When purchasing

one, make sure the TV is rated for outdoor use; these TVs have extra bright panels to resist glare and can

withstand the elements. TV mounts and cables also need to be rated for outdoor use with UV protection. When

deciding just where to place the TV, a spot that is protected from the elements and where there is not direct

sunlight is optimal—under a pergola, a gazebo or a covered deck will be your best option!

Outdoor Kitchens

It’s frequently said that people tend to gather in the kitchen. Well, what better place to gather on a beautiful day

than in an outdoor kitchen! When creating a kitchen on the exterior of your home, you can make it as basic or

elaborate as you like depending upon your space and budget. Typically, you will need both a cooking area and

an area for prep (if it is in your budget, opt for granite for ease of cleaning and durability) as well as some storage.

If you don’t want to extend a gas line from your home to your cooking area, propane tanks or charcoal are a

good way to go. These very basic elements don’t require utilities, which makes them a good option for those on

a lower scale budget.

Fireplaces

Who doesn’t enjoy the warmth and beauty of a fireplace? By bringing this typically indoor feature to the

outdoors, we can enjoy our outdoor living space significantly longer over the course of the year. While it is not

only functional, fireplaces can become the focal point of your outdoor living space; a place where family and

friends gather and make memories. Some of the things to consider when implementing an outdoor fireplace

to your home are how the outdoor fireplace complements your home design. What purpose will your fireplace

serve—provide warmth or be an aesthetically inviting place? Whether you want the fireplace to be the focal

point of your outdoor living space or simply a feature that accentuates the natural surroundings, be sure it is

scaled correctly and proportional to your home and surroundings.

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TAKE A BACKYARD VACATION

What better place to gather on a beautiful

day than in an outdoor kitchen!

IV.

V.

Outdoor Dining Spaces

No longer does outdoor dining mean paper plates and cups. Creative ideas for outdoor dining spaces, from

casual to elegant, are abundant. After all, who doesn’t love dining al fresco?

As you take out the furniture from storage, it is likely you will notice that it has become a bit weathered over time.

It’s easy to revive certain pieces of furniture with a fresh coat of paint! And don’t be afraid to be a bit creative in

the colors you choose.

If you have a bar cart, be sure to keep that accessible near your dining table. Accessorize with colorful ice buckets

and dinnerware to change things up a bit.

Bouquets of flowers can be beautiful to place on your outdoor dining table, but it is not always practical or

affordable. Instead, go for something long lasting and use potted succulents. They are low maintenance yet will

add beauty to your table for a long time to come.

Hot Tubs

Whether you want to relax and take in a beautiful view or soak some tired muscles after a workout, a hot tub

can add much to your outdoor living space. The perfect spa in the perfect setting will create an ideal sanctuary.

The key to creating this perfect backyard escape is to optimize your space. You will want to install your hot tub

for maximum accessibility, the best views and for optimal usability.

Depending upon the layout of your outdoor living space, you can either incorporate the hot tub into a deck

or simply have it on a concrete patio. Be sure to take into consideration just how the structure, design and

accessibility will enhance the aesthetics and utility of the hot tub, home and yard. Experts state that sunken

decks, if not structured correctly, can create additional stress you don’t want. When installing a hot tub in your

deck, ensure the structure is stable to support the weight of a completely filled hot tub safely without shifting.

Lastly, perhaps you want to protect it from some of the elements during the colder months. Designing a pergola

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VI.

Outdoor Bar

Who doesn’t love a cold beverage while enjoying a sunny

day? Outdoor bars, like outdoor kitchens, don’t have to be

extravagant. You can choose from a permanent structure

or a simple pop-up, depending upon your needs and

budget. If you have French or sliding glass doors, you can

place a bar in a corner of the patio and access it from the

inside through your French doors, making it a convenient

extension of your living space when the weather is good!

If you don’t have a lot of money to invest or have a small

yard, portable bars and bar stools are a great option! (Plus,

you can take the party with you wherever you decide to

go!)

Comfort is key. Adding plush cushions and throws to

furniture under cozy pergolas will go far to making your

outdoor space evoke a feeling of serenity and peace.

Be careful not to overdo it, though, as the “minimalist”

look is becoming increasingly popular. In outdoor spaces,

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VII.

Lighting

The right lighting can help make your outdoor space

inviting, even on a gloomy day. Depending upon your

budget, you can utilize anything from torches to fireplaces

to integrated fixtures. Do you want to highlight a specific

area? Using spotlights can help you do so. And it’s not just

about fixtures. You can also incorporate lighting into a

bar top, railing or stairs. Decide what outdoor elements

you want to highlight and go from there. And don’t forget

to utilize hurricane lanterns, a popular go-to item for

outdoor living. They can be easily moved from tabletop to

patio to your outside bar. To add some creativity, stagger

ones of various heights or colors.

Remember no matter how large or small of an area,

there are many things you can do to expand your living

space and optimize the beauty of the outdoors. Ideas are

abundant and the opportunities to be creative are endless.

And when it’s all

done raise a glass,

pull up a chair

and relax!

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THE

— BY PATTY HUTCHENS —

SCENE

REVEALING A PIECE OF SANDPOINT HISTORY

Sandpoint’s place for nightlife, live music, classic cocktails, craft beer and wine

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SPANNING

THE INLAND NORTHWEST

Whether you are looking for a sports bar, a cocktail

lounge, a place for a cold beer, a glass of unique wine,

somewhere to enjoy live entertainment or to just chill

out with friends, The 219 Lounge on First Avenue in

Sandpoint has it all. The 219 has undergone extensive restoration over

the last three years and reveals a unique part of Sandpoint’s history. Not

only that, it is now smoke free and was recently named the Best Small-

Town Bar in Idaho.

“The character of the bar has changed multiple times over its 84-year

history,” says Mel Dick, who along with his wife Claudia own the

“Niner,” as it has come to be known over the years. “In the early 1950s

it was a Las Vegas-style lounge complete with one-arm bandit gaming

machines.”

The original bar was located on Pine Street and was moved to its

current location in 1934 and was called the Diamond, with the original

diamond logo still visible on the Lounge’s façade. But a fire destroyed

the building, and it was rebuilt in late 1934 and early 1935 with the

front and back exterior walls constructed in solid concrete with an artdeco

style.

The beams in the newly exposed ceiling show signs of the fire from

over 80 years ago. One of the treasures discovered in the restoration

was a 40-foot mural painted by “Cowboy Joe” in 1935 that was hidden

under multiple walls. It has since been restored by local artist Diana

Schuppel. Other smaller murals, painted by Gene Hayes in 1967, were

also uncovered.

Known as one of the best night-time entertainment spots in North

Idaho, The 219 has become a favorite for live entertainment, hosting live

music during Wind Down Wednesdays and every Friday and Saturday

year-round. The outdoor patio comes alive with bands from around the

region every Thursday through Saturday on summer evenings. Several

times a year, nationally known comedians perform in the intimate

“comedy club” atmosphere in the main bar with its exposed original

brick and large ceiling beams.

“We love local musicians and also have bands from around the Pacific

Northwest,” says Mel. “It’s everything from rock ‘n’ roll, Americana,

the blues and more.”

Enjoy great food during the summer from Shilla (Korean BBQ with

Seoul), a new Korean BBQ fusion food truck operated by Chef Jeffrey

Coleman, that will be at The 219 on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Whether you are a local looking for a fun and smoke-free place to meet

up with friends or a visitor coming to check out Sandpoint for the first

time, stop by The 219 Lounge. Be sure and ask for Mel; if he’s around

he would love to show you the historic nature of this Sandpoint icon.

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The longer days in the Inland Northwest provide plenty

of daylight to get out and enjoy the many affordances of

the region. Much of that includes getting out into nature:

hiking, biking, camping and boating, to name a few.

But this summer also provides a full slate of arts and entertainment

for locals and visitors to enjoy, from some of the season’s staples—

Art on the Green in Coeur d’Alene and the Festival at Sandpoint—

to any of the musical acts that come through the numerous venues

in the region.

Spokane is filled with concert halls and smaller theaters and

clubs with a series of local and national acts, while wineries and

breweries also play host to bands and orchestras, meaning that

just about every night all summer there are plenty of options for

live music.

There are also plenty of places to see and buy art (along with food

and drink from local vendors) on both sides of the Washington-

Idaho border, and many museums that offer stories and artifacts

from the region’s rich history.

If comedy is your thing, the region has that—you can even take

your turn at an open mic night. Or if you’d rather spend a summer

evening at the ballpark, the Spokane Indians’ season runs during

the longest days of the year from June to August. And if golf is

your thing, well, you’ve come to the right place.

Always be sure to check theater and venue websites to confirm

performances and secure tickets. New acts are often added—and

sometimes subtracted—mid-summer.

As for kids, just about every place welcomes them, and often they

can enter museums for free or at a reduced rate. But it is always

good to check websites and call ahead, just to be sure.

ArtFest (May 31 - June 2)

While Memorial Day tends to be the unofficial start of

summer, the local art scene has its first big summer event

the following weekend with the ArtFest at the Northwest

Museum of Arts and Culture in Spokane. About 150

art vendors will present their work, and children can

make their own in the Kids Fair. Food and beverages

are available, and local musicians will provide the

backdrop for browsing the art booths. Admission is

free. ArtFestSpokane.com

Hoopfest (June 29 - 30)

Dubbed the Best Basketball Weekend on

Earth, Hoopfest takes over Downtown

Spokane every June, turning streets into

courts as the city drums with the sound

of bouncing basketballs. Form a team

of three and participate in one of the

many divisions, or just make your way

downtown to watch the action and

stroll Riverside Park. With thousands

of teams and volunteers, nearly 500

courts and plenty of shopping,

dining and sporting available

downtown, it’s easy to make a

day of it at the largest threeon-three

tournament in the

world. SpokaneHoopfest.net

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Art on the Green (August 2 - 4)

After celebrating its 50th anniversary a year ago,

Art on the Green kicks off August with music,

food and, of course, art at North Idaho College

in Downtown Coeur d’Alene. It is free (including

parking) and family friendly, and it features

nearly 200 artist’s booths. Two stages of music

will host live, local music all weekend, and a beer

and wine garden will feature some of the best

breweries and wineries in the region. There’s also

a full lineup of food options. Check out the list of

artists in advance at ArtOnTheGreenCdA.com.

Festival at Sandpoint (August 1 - 11)

Since its start in 1983, the annual Festival at

Sandpoint brings in a variety of musical acts

for its 11-day run. This year is no

different, with performances from

Jackson Browne, The Avett Brothers,

Lake Street Dive and Walk Off The

Earth headlining the event. Held at

War Memorial Field on the shores of

Lake Pend Oreille, the festival shows

off the natural beauty of North Idaho.

Bringing your own food is fine; you can

also buy from the dozen vendors onsite.

And yes, by all means, come ready

to dance. FestivalAtSandpoint.com

Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival

(August 9 - 11)

performances by Bella Fleck and the Flecktones

(June 3), Lonestar (August 1) and O.A.R. (August

13).

Across the river at the Spokane Arena, Carrie

Underwood performs on May 22, Khalid will be

there July 9, and Disturbed takes the stage on July

31.

Northern Quest Resort and Casino in Airway

Heights, just west of Spokane, also brings in some

big acts this summer. Colin Hay (May 11) and

Charley Pride (May 30) start the season indoors,

and then a few big acts take their concerts

outdoors. Train and The Goo Goo Dolls perform

on June 9, followed by Judas Priest on June 19.

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Overlapping the end of the Festival at

Sandpoint is this event on the shores

of a different lake—Medical Lake,

just across the Washington border.

Now in its 18th year, Blue Waters features

performances from Wood & Wire, High Fidelity

and Masontown among its 10 acts this season.

Bring your own food or buy from vendors at the

festival, and feel free to camp the entire weekend

(for a $40 fee). The weekend also features the Blue

Waters Youth Camp where anyone 20 or younger

can begin to hone their skills on a variety of

bluegrass instruments. BlueWatersBluegrass.org

Large music venues

The First Interstate Center for the Arts in Spokane

kicks off its summer musical season with “School

of Rock” in early May and then hosts the touring

performance of “Les Miserables” from August

6 through 11. Its summer slate also includes

a number of other performances, headlined

by Toby Keith on August 6, Styx on August 22

and the Steve Miller Band on August 28. A

full schedule is available on the Coeur d’Alene

Casino’s website, CdACasino.com.

Medium-sized music venues

Downtown Spokane has a number of historic

venues that major acts often make part of their

national tours. Now 104 years old, the Bing

Crosby Theater starts its summer bill with

“Disney’s Newsies: The Broadway Musical” from

May 24 to June 2.

Just a short walk away, the Spokane Knitting

Factory is bringing in a variety of acts this

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summer to the Bing as well as its own concert house downtown. Its

lineup is eclectic with acts to suit a number of tastes. The full schedule is

available online (Sp.KnittingFactory.com), and often new performances

are added during the summer.

The MAC’s late spring special exhibits focus on paintings and films from

the Canadian North, Inuit Art, and Women of the Plateau Tribes. In July

it will open its exhibit on “Giants, Dragons and Unicorns: The World of

Mythic Creatures.”

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The Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, another historic downtown

venue, hosts Art Garfunkel on May 16. John Ford Coley (June 7), Indigo

Girls (June 18) and Illusionist Jay Owenhouse (July 11) visit in the first

half of the summer. Norah Jones also performs live on July 26.

Smaller music venues

The indie music venue The Bartlett in Spokane hosts a series of acts this

summer, most with tickets for $15 or less. The Big Dipper and The Pin in

Spokane also bring in live music throughout the season.

The Hive opened six years ago in Downtown Sandpoint, and a variety

of acts will roll through this summer. The 219 Lounge in Sandpoint

also hosts live music. While it doesn’t offer as many music events, The

Panida Theater in Sandpoint screens films and hosts other small events

throughout the summer.

The Snake Pit, a restaurant and venue about 30 minutes east of Coeur

d’Alene, has musical performances nearly every Friday all summer.

Art galleries, museums and more

A number of art galleries in Spokane, Coeur d’Alene and Sandpoint

offer visitors the chance to see and buy work from local painters,

photographers, sculptors and other artists. But the area also boasts a

number of places to learn about the region’s history and culture through

a variety of lenses.

The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, referred to as the MAC, is

the region’s largest organization of its kind. Its exhibits, collections and

buildings in the Browne’s Addition neighborhood of Spokane are open

Tuesday through Sunday, with adult tickets $10 and less for other age

groups. It has plenty to offer families of all ages.

In addition, the MAC’s permanent exhibits include one of the largest

American Indian Art collections in the country, and its Campbell House

recreates and captures life in Spokane 100 years ago.

Across town, the North Spokane Farm Museum highlights the region’s

agricultural history, including farm machinery from as long as 160 years

ago. On June 29 it will demonstrate how some of its equipment worked.

The Spokane Valley Heritage Museum focuses on the local history

of the cities between Spokane and Coeur d’Alene. It offers tours and a

permanent exhibit that includes many historical photos and background

on the area.

The Museum of North Idaho in Coeur d’Alene offers visitors the chance

to discover the history of the region, including that of Native Americans

and the growth of sawmills and logging a century ago. It also offers

“Living History Walking Tours” as a way to discover the background of

the town.

The Bird Aviation Museum and Invention Center, formally located in

Sagle and making its new home at Pappy Boyington Field in Hayden as

of June 1, highlights the contributions of aviators and innovators. It has

more than a dozen airplanes on-site. Entry to the museum, open Monday

through Saturday during the summer, is free.

The Bonner County History Museum, on the shores of Lake Pend

d’Oreille in Sandpoint, contains a number of exhibits detailing the history

of the peoples of the region as well as the Kinnikinnick Native Plant

Society arboretum. The Museum’s hours are a bit more limited—Tuesday

through Friday from 10am to 4pm—but offers a free first Saturday every

month.

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Wineries

A few local wineries host all sorts of events through the summer and often

invite visitors to bring a blanket, buy some wine and enjoy music and

entertainment in some of the region’s most beautiful settings.

Arbor Crest Winery at the Cliff House overlooks Spokane and hosts weekly

outdoor concerts on Thursday and Sundays from May through September,

and on Sundays invites food trucks. Be aware, though: The estate has a strict

age limit (21 years old) that cannot be broken for infants or toddlers. Pets are

not allowed either.

The Pend d’Oreille Winery regularly offers live music at its tasting room in

Downtown Sandpoint. It also hosts “paint and sip” events where, for a fee,

guests get specialized instruction, supplies and wine as they paint.

Comedy

A night out doesn’t need to include music. The Spokane Comedy Club hosts

a number of acts through the summer, many for multiple nights in a row. Its

summer slate includes Drew Lynch, Steve-O and Michael Quu in May; and

Matt Bellassai, Jose Bolanos, Carlos Mencia and Gary Owen in June. The rest

of its acts will be posted later in the summer. And, there’s always open mic

night on Wednesdays. The 219 Lounge in Sandpoint also is host to several

comedy acts throughout the year.

Local sports

In addition to Hoopfest, Spokane’s summer sports scene is punctuated more

regularly with the Spokane Indians, a Single-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers

organization. The Indians play at Avista Stadium, and their season runs from

June until the end of August, right up to the Interstate Fair.

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At that fair will be the 32nd annual PRCA Rodeo

on September 7 and 8. It features seven events,

including steer wrestling and bull riding, and is

the summer’s premier rodeo in the region.

If golf is your flavor, there are dozens of worldclass

courses to play in the Inland Northwest,

including the famous Floating Green at the

Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course.

Kid-focused entertainment

Children are welcome nearly everywhere—

though it’s good to call ahead at breweries,

wineries and concerts just in case—but a few

places cater specifically to a younger crowd’s

entertainment interests.

Mobius has both a Children’s Museum and Science

Center in Spokane. The Museum, located inside River Park Square

downtown, is open every day but Monday and has a variety of

activities and areas for kids to interact and play. The Science Center,

located next to Riverfront Park, focuses on more inquiry-based

exhibits and skill-building activities.

Located between Coeur d’Alene and Sandpoint, Silverwood Theme

Park is the region’s amusement park, with more than 70 rides and

attractions. Boulder Beach, the waterpark next door, offers slides and

pools of various levels of intensity for children (and adults) of all ages.

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UPCOMING

SUMMER 2019 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

SWING, JUMP, CLIMB AND ZIPLINE THROUGH THE TREES

Tree-top adventure bloomed within Farragut State Park in

Athol, Idaho, in May of 2018. It has since provided the

already picturesque state park with the sights and sounds

of families experiencing aerial obstacle adventures within

its majestic forest.

Tree To Tree Idaho features more than 60 different obstacles within

six color-coded courses that participants ages 6 and older must swing,

jump, climb or zipline through.

“It’s 100 percent a family activity aimed for all ages and fitness levels,”

says Manager Tom Brennan.

auto-belay system that gently navigates them to the ground. “It’s a

favorite of our adrenaline junkies,” he adds.

With adventure tourism a growing industry and parks like Tree To

Tree becoming more popular, Dan Sullivan, operations manager, says,

“What differentiates Tree To Tree Idaho is its home of Farragut State

Park with its lush forest, mountain peaks and deep lakes. It’s truly

magnificent.”

For more information on Tree To Tree Idaho, check out their website

for specific course age and height requirements, frequently asked

questions, seasonal hours and to reserve your adventure.

The series of courses become progressively more challenging and

vary in heights of 10 to 60 feet above the ground. After completing a

course, climbers can choose to proceed to the next course or end their

adventure. Each guest is equipped with a safety harness before being

led on a 15- to 20-minute guided instructional course. Expect to spend

two to three exhilarating hours in the trees.

In addition to traditional adventure course elements, Tree To Tree

Idaho fan favorites include an aerial skateboard, Tarzan swing and Tru

Blu.

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June

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More than 150 of the most talented artists from around the

Northwest will gather in Coeur d’Alene Park in Browne’s Addition for

the 34th annual ArtFest. This three-day outdoor festival of art, music

and food includes vendors showcasing their paintings, sculptures,

photography, ceramics, jewelry and more; ArtFest’s Make it Art Kids

Fair, where kids can create their own art; Northwest bands playing

an eclectic mix of music; fare from some of the city’s favorite food

trucks and vendors; and local brews and wine in the Beer Garden.

ArtFestSpokane.com

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MAC’s ArtFest

Car d’Lane

June

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The Farm Chicks Vintage

& Antique Fair

Held at the Spokane Fair and Expo Center, this two-day event features

hundreds of creatively and carefully curated spaces filled with vintage

and handmade goods. The Farm Chicks Vintage and Antique Fair

continues to be described as both magical and inspirational, as

they bring the best vintage and handmade fare in the country right

to Spokane! Show hours are Saturday 9am to 6pm and Sunday

9am to 4pm. Admission is $8 per day or $10 for a weekend pass.

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Celebrating its 29th year, this is a classic car weekend—just in time for Father’s Day—featuring pre ’75

cars and trucks in the heart of Downtown Coeur d’Alene. To kick off the weekend fun, there’s the Car

d’Lane Cruise Friday evening, 6 to 9pm, so head out to Sherman Avenue to see these beauties roll by,

rev up their engines, shoot flames and sound their horns. Saturday, 8am to 4pm, cars will be on display

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JUNE // JULY

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June

15

CHAFE 150 Gran Fondo

CHAFE 150 treats riders to seven fully stocked break stops, professional

ride support, a larger-than-life after-ride party and prizes for top

fundraisers. The ride starts and finishes in beautiful Sandpoint on

the shores of Lake Pend Oreille after winding into Montana through

lush river valleys of the Cabinet Mountains. CHAFE offers magnificent

100-, 80-, 40- and 30-mile routes, and a family fun ride for riders of

any level! This event is staged by the Sandpoint Rotary Club, with

proceeds benefiting after-school and literacy programs, as well as

other community programs. CHAFE150.org

June

29-30

Spokane Hoopfest

At Spokane’s Hoopfest, the largest three-on-three outdoor basketball

tournament in the world, you’ll find more than 6,000 teams, 3,000

volunteers, 225,000 fans and 450 courts spanning 45 city blocks!

Whether you are a player, a volunteer or a fan, Spokane Hoopfest has

a place for you to enjoy the energy of more than 14,000 games played

throughout the weekend. Whether you’re looking to play, volunteer or

sponsor the event, you can find all the information you need online.

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Held in scenic Coeur d’Alene, athletes will begin their day with a 1.2-

mile swim in the clear waters of Lake Coeur d’Alene. Next, athletes take

on the challenging 56-mile bike course boasting with turns, followed

by the 13.1-mile run that loops along the shores of the lake. The race

finish is in the heart of Downtown Coeur d’Alene, as hundreds of

spectators cheer on the tri-athletes. The 2019 IRONMAN 70.3 Coeur

d’Alene will offer 40 qualifying slots to the 2019 IRONMAN 70.3 World

Championship in Nice, France. IRONMAN.com

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July

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Fourth of July Celebrations

There’s no better way to end Independence Day celebrations than

with fireworks. Fourth of July events abound in the Inland Northwest,

with awe-inspiring fireworks displays in various towns from Northern

Idaho to Spokane, Washington. Some of the best shows can be

found at Spokane’s Riverfront Park, Downtown Coeur d’Alene on the

waterfront off of Sherman Avenue, Sandpoint’s City Beach, Harrison

on the waterfront, Bayview’s Marina and Resort and Silverwood

Theme Park in Athol. With so many to choose from, how will you

decide? Visit NorthwestSizzle.com to find out more about these

events in our events calendar.

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Point Park in Spokane Valley, Crave! is a unique culinary event showcasing the creative talents of visionary chefs

from around the Northwest. 2019 marks the third annual event where guests are invited to savor the creative

talents of award-winning chefs, specialty food purveyors, winemakers and craft drink providers. Culinary

highlights include a grand tasting tent, foods from around the world, seafood bash, and fire and smoke fare.

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JULY // AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

Music Matters!

July

26-27

Head to McIntire Family Park in Hayden, Idaho, for Hayden Days.

Festivities start Friday at 2pm with live music, dancing, food and

craft vendors, and the Hayden Senior Center Beer Garden. Saturday

features NLFD Pancake Breakfast at 7am at the Northern Lakes Fire

Station and The Hayden Days Parade at 10am along Government

Way. Don’t miss the Hayden Days Car Show, sponsored by Hayden

Cars. There will also be children’s games, food, craft vendors and

other activities planned throughout each day. CityOfHaydenID.us

July

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The 2019 Julyamsh Powwow will be held at the Kootenai County

Fairgrounds in Coeur d’Alene. Admission is just $10 for this incredible

event and free for children 12 and younger. This three-day cultural

event is filled with Native-American activities for all to enjoy, bringing

people together and signifying the spirit of the Coeur d’Alene

Tribe in celebration of heritage, diversity and culture. This is a rare

opportunity to view the beauty of these diverse native cultures

through their traditional crafts and performances of tribal dancing

and music. Julyamsh.com

August

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Festival at

Sandpoint

Julyamsh Powwow

August

02-04

Artists from all across the Northwest have been flocking to Coeur

d’Alene for a weekend of arts and crafts. Held on the campus of North

Idaho College, 165-plus artists, a variety of musicians and performers,

and over 500 volunteers will come together to present the 51st annual

Art on the Green. Paired with the Taste of the Coeur d’Alenes at City

Park and the Coeur d’Alene Street Fair on Sherman Avenue, you’ll find

more than 250 booths of artistry, food, crafts, home decoration and

inspiration. All three celebrations are connected to each other and

easily walkable. ArtOnTheGreenCdA.com

August

04

Art on the Green

Post Falls Sprint Triathlon

& Duathlon

Held at Q’emiln Park in Post Falls, Idaho, the annual Post Falls Sprint

Triathlon and Duathlon is a USAT-sanctioned event and includes a 5k

swim, 19k bike and 5k run. The race begins at 8am and is chip timed,

and snacks and an award ceremony will follow the race. Wet suits

are not mandatory but recommended. For additional information,

contact Traci Stevenson at the Post Falls Recreation office at

208.773.0539. TStevenso.wixsite.com/PostFallsTri

Sandpoint puts an unforgettable live music experience each and every year and has for the past 36 years,

where artists will play in an outdoor setting under the stars on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille at Memorial

Field. Already announced for 2019 are Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Walk Off the Earth, Jackson

Browne, Lake Street Dive, The Avett Brothers, and Kool & The Gang. Attendees can buy a season pass to see

all shows or choose to attend one or more of the events. Ticketed guests are also allowed to bring in their own

food and beverages into the venue, adding to the feel of a backyard get-together. FestivalAtSandpoint.com.

August

21-25

There’s nothing that says family fun quite like a carnival. Each August, the Kootenai County

Fairgrounds in Coeur d’Alene is host to the annual North Idaho State Fair, a five-day event

with rides, food and fun! Featured attractions this year include the largest carnival in the state,

Funtastic Kids Zone, 4-H Exhibits, All Aboard! Train Rides, Party in the Dirt Concert featuring

Craig Morgan, Gem State Stampede PRCA Xtreme Bulls and Rodeo, and more! Gates open at

10am each morning. NorthIdahoStateFair.com

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Pig Out in the Park

Held during Labor Day Weekend at Riverfront Park in Spokane, 2019 marks the 40th anniversary

of Pig Out in the Park! Open daily from 11am to 10pm, this favorite six-day food and free music

festival offers a tasty menu of food and fun, with 50 food booths, 225 menu items, great food,

cheap prices, three adult beverage gardens, special hours with $4 bites (3 to 5pm and 9 to10pm

daily), dozens of free concerts on three stages featuring national, regional and local artists, and

the Pig Out’s arts and crafts fair and public market under the Pavilion. Fun for the whole family!

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SpokeFest

Be a part of Spokane’s largest bicycling event at the 13th annual SpokeFest! SpokeFest returns

to the heart of Kendall Yards, where riders will travel along some of the region’s most scenic

roads. This event offers a course that is interesting, beautiful and a bit challenging, yet a trek

the entire family can participate in and enjoy. Take part in this great community event, which

encourages everyone to make biking a part of a healthy, active lifestyle while helping the

environment. SpokeFest.org

September

20-22 Valleyfest

ValleyFest offers events at three locations: CenterPlace Regional Event Center and Mirabeau

Point Park in Spokane Valley, and Plantes Ferry Sports Complex in Spokane. The weekend

festivities included for 2019 include Totfest, a car show, astronomy, Step UP for Down Syndrome

walk, country swing dance competition, interactive activities, fishing at the falls, family bike

ride, robotics and STEM showcase, live entertainment on three stages, boat/bike/run triathlon,

5k/10k run, duathlon and more! ValleyFest.org

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“WE SEE SMILES, EXCITEMENT AND, BEST OF ALL,

INCREASED CONFIDENCE.”

For more than a decade, Signature Aesthetics has been changing

lives from the outside in; bringing each client’s vision of beauty to

reality.

Owner Nancy Andrews, RN-C, has had a very fulfilling career as

a registered nurse for more than 35 years, with her career evolving

as a medical professional treating the aftermath of injury, as well as

her own personal experience with a facial injury.

Let Your

Beauty

Shine

Your journey of transformation begins here

— BY JILLIAN CHANDLER —

“When I was young, I suffered an injury to my face that left me

feeling insecure about my appearance for many years,” she says.

“After receiving some facial procedures, it helped me regain my

self-esteem and improved my self-confidence. Now I am blessed to

be able to help others achieve their own confidence and experience

the joy of having synergy with their inner and outer beauty.”

Each patient will find themselves in good hands at Signature

Aesthetics, as Nancy has an all-encompassing background, which

will put clients at ease; from nursing in emergency, pediatric and

adult intensive care, coronary care, flight team to home health,

along with emergency transport via ground ambulance. She also

has extensive education and certifications in aesthetic nursing that

she’s held for the last 17 years.

As technology and techniques advance, Nancy is engaged in

ongoing training curriculum. This allows her to provide the best

services to her clients. She invests hundreds of hours, keeping

current in all techniques while expanding her knowledge in the

latest equipment and products.

Signature Aesthetics proudly provides the latest technology

and techniques in anti-aging medicine. This includes laser

skin treatments, chemical peels, rejuvenation procedures

and rehydration therapy, women’s wellness and varicose vein

treatments. They are also a certified CoolSculpting practice with

three new machines. “We have held the top place for CoolSculpting

in the Pacific Inland Northwest and the top in North Idaho most

recently,” Nancy says. In addition, they have extensive treatments

to relieve potential pain with laughing gas, numbing creams and

standing orders from their doctor.

“At Signature Aesthetics, we make it a priority to provide a

welcoming and comfortable environment for all patients, and

our staff has extensive training to meet our high standards,” states

Nancy. “We strive to meet everyone exactly where they’re at on

their self-improvement journey and tailor our treatments to their

specific goals.”

Signature Aesthetics

208.627.6869

SignatureAesthetics.com

Sandpoint

212 N. First Ave.

Sandcreek Plaza Suite 103

Coeur d’Alene

1130 W. Prairie Ave.

Signature Aesthetics feels privileged to personally escort their

clients to achieving their beauty potential. Nancy and her team

witness your confident, healthy appearance as you partner in

recreating a beautiful reflection.

“It’s all about love and the focus being centered on others,” says

Nancy. “It has been my goal to help one person at a time to achieve

some of their dreams and hopes. I feel if one person’s life has

changed because of Signature Aesthetics, then it was worth it!”

You can find Signature Aesthetics at two locations—in the

Sandcreek Plaza in Sandpoint and at Prairie Family Medicine in

Coeur d’Alene.

Now is the time to let your beauty shine.

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Aging

Gracefully

eauty

No matter our age, we all desire that youthful

glow. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle—including

a well-balanced diet of highly nutritious foods,

proper water intake for hydration and exercise—

is the most beneficial way to help us age gracefully, but there

are factors that are out of our control. That’s when it’s time

to seek help from the professionals. The Inland Northwest

is home to first-class med spas, and their specialists are

ready to listen to your concerns and address the best possible

treatments—individualized to achieve the results you desire.

We can’t turn back the time on our age, but we sure can slow

down and reverse the signs of aging. There’s no time like the

present to restore that youthful glow.

Here are some of the most popular treatments you will find

at area med spas.

Botox

First approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

(FDA) in 2002 to treat frown lines, it remains one of the

most popular cosmetic procedures on the market—and its

popularity continues to climb.

Used for both cosmetic and therapeutic treatments, Botox,

also referred to as dysport or xeomin, continues to be a

popular treatment to reduce the signs of aging by reducing

wrinkles while rejuvenating a maturing face. Botox is the

injection of botulinum toxin, which is injected into muscles

and used to improve the look of moderate to severe forehead

lines, crow’s feet lines and frown lines between the eyebrows

temporarily. The effects from Botox will last approximately

three to six months as gradually, over time, muscle action

returns, thus lines and wrinkles with begin to reappear.

TOP BEAUTY TREATMENTS TO MAKE YOU

LOOK YOUR BEST

BY JILLIAN CHANDLER

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If you’re looking to not only feel your best but

look your best, there’s no time like the present.

NOW THAT YOU’VE PICKED THE PERFECT PARTNER,

IT’S TIME YOU PICKED THE PERFECT PLACE.

Facial Peels

If you are looking to improve your skin’s texture and tone, improve

superficial discoloration, reduce inflammation and smooth fine lines,

skin rejuvenation through facial peels is an effective option. Facial peels

can take anywhere from 20 to 60 minutes—depending on the area being

treated. There are a variety of peels to choose from; the right one for you

will be determined by evaluating your skin.

To prepare the skin for the peel, it is first cleansed. The chemical peeling

solution is applied to one area at a time (you may experience a slight

tingling sensation), and causes the skin to exfoliate and eventually peel

off—leaving you with new, regenerated skin.

Facial peels work on two levels, first removing the outer layer of dead

skin cells to reveal fresh new skin, then penetrating deeply to prompt

collagen production. This transforms skin at a cellular level and leaves

your skin smooth and glowing. Skin will be sensitive after a facial peel, so

it is important to limit sun exposure during the peeling period and apply

adequate sunscreen.

For optimal results, facial peels can be performed every three to four

months, so three to four peels per year. Chemical peels can also be

performed on the neck and hands.

Microneedling

If you are looking to tighten your skin, reduce wrinkles and shrink your

pores, you can expect ultimate results with microneedling. During a

microneedling treatment, multiple tiny, sterile needles are used, creating

controlled micro-injuries—puncturing the skin and causing physical

trauma. This increases the production of collagen (an essential protein

that helps keep the skin looking youthful with a smooth and supple

texture) and additional healing factors, prompting a deeper layer of skin,

the derma, to rebuild. This method can help with various skin issues

including wrinkles, scarring, acne, alopecia, skin pigmentation issues,

stretch marks, rosacea and loose skin.

Results from microneedling are accelerated when your own platelet-rich

plasma is used in conjunction with microneedling. For this process, a

small amount of your blood is drawn, and the whole blood is separated

from the platelet-rich plasma (PRP)—which is rich in stem cells and

growth factors. The platelet-rich plasma is rubbed on the surface of

your face while microneedling and travels down the small channels that

are created with microneedling. Once it reaches the dermis, it works to

generate new collagen and elastin.

Microneedling can be repeated safely every four to six weeks until you

achieve the results you desire.

Dermal Fillers

Injectable hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers are a kind of temporary dermal

filler or soft tissue filler used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and

wrinkles, facial folds, and to create structure and improve the volume of

the face and lips.

HA is found naturally throughout the body; the highest levels found

in the joints, eyes and skin. Hyaluronic acid attracts water in the skin,

allowing the skin to become more hydrated and elastic.

Often recommended for first-time patients, hyaluronic acid fillers tend to

be the most temporary option, lasting anywhere from six to 18 months.

Many patients claim that they see results almost immediately, though

filler can take up to two weeks to fully settle.

If you’re looking to not only feel your best but look your best, there’s no

time like the present.

It is important to only seek treatments from a licensed and trained

professional. Consult with a specialist to ensure you achieve the results

you desire. As with any form of treatment, there can be side effects and/or

complications, so be sure to ask questions prior to any treatment/procedure.

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— BY PATTY HUTCHENS —

Authenticity

No matter

The true definition of beauty

our age,

we all

desire that

youthful

glow.

Empowering people to love themselves and

love their skin within is the mission of Sarah Hamilton, owner of

Sarah Hamilton FACE, and her staff. With over 15 years experience

as a cosmetic, aesthetic registered nurse specializing in Botox and

dermal fillers, Sarah has a unique ability to connect with her patients.

Her advanced degree in clinical nutrition coupled with a passion for

wellness is indicative of the holistic approach she takes when it comes

to working with her clients.

As one ages, we may not feel old on the inside, but we notice the

outward signs are definitely beginning to show. At Sarah Hamilton

FACE they understand that each person’s skin is different and

unique, requiring an educated approach to what will work best

for that individual. FACE is in the top 5 percent in the country in

Botox and Juvederm injections, which lends them to be one of the

most experienced cosmetic injectable practices in the area. They are

known for their natural-looking, undetectable approach to

injectables, leaving their clients looking and feeling

confident in their own skin.

Sarah is a national trainer for Botox and

fillers, training doctors and nurses

on the safest and most effective

injectable treatments.

Besides Botox and dermal fillers,

Sarah and her staff also provide treatments such as Kybella for fat loss,

Fractional Halo resurfacing lasers, BBL or IPL Lasers, microneedling,

acne treatments, PRP or platelet-rich plasma facials, platelet-rich

plasma treatments, HydraFacials, hair restoration, laser hair removal

and much more. They are continuing to grow and expand, and all of

the products they use for their facial and injectable services have been

named the safest, most effective and are FDA approved.

When it comes to maintaining your beautiful skin, Sarah Hamilton

FACE can help you keep your complexion brilliant. Their line of

complex, medical-grade skin-care products, which include everything

from corrective serums to hydrators and exfoliants, will ensure your

skin will always feel fresh and rejuvenated.

Working with Sarah at Sarah Hamilton FACE is her staff of seven and

growing, including Aesthetic RN Ashley Stepp; Dr. Geoffrey Stiller, a

board-certified cosmetic surgeon and FACE’s medical director; Master

Aesthetician Niki Hart; Aesthetic Nurse Brittany Rayson; Jessica

Cuevas, who serves as office manager; and Calico Svendsen

and Nikki Calkins, the patient coordinators. Together they

have worked to build lasting and trusted relationships

with their clients.

Intrigued? Find out more by scheduling a

consultation. Your skin will thank you for it!

Sarah Hamilton FACE

Liberty Lake, WA

1334 N. Whitman Lane, Suite 210

509.303.4711

SarahHamiltonFACE.com

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Summer weekends tend to fill up quickly. Between vacations and weddings, outdoor

projects and keeping the kids occupied, it always seems to go by too fast. You want to

take that backcountry hike but aren’t quite sure you can commit an entire weekend

to the adventure. It’d be fun to bring the kids along, but are they ready for a long

weekend deep in the woods?

There is an outdoor adventure for just about every age and skill level in our area, and some

of the most obvious places to start are sometimes overlooked. Skiers and riders are familiar

with the incredible mountain slopes we have, all within a short drive of each other. What

you might not know is that many of these ski hills offer some of the best and most easily

accessible outdoor recreation opportunities around, not just in winter but during the warm

summer months as well. As you ponder ways to get out and enjoy the outdoors this summer,

take a peek at what’s available at your local ski hills.

SCHWEITZER MOUNTAIN RESORT

Schweitzer Mountain in Sandpoint continues to bustle all summer long as if the snow never

left. The on-property hotel rooms and condos are all available to rent, and the retail and

restaurants are open for shoppers and diners alike.

With 40 miles of mixed-use trails, the summer trail map is nearly as extensive as winter.

There are hike-only trails, hike and bike trails, and downhill biking-only trails. The resort’s

trail system also connects with those maintained by the Selkirk Recreation District.

The Great Escape Chairlift transports guests to the peak to go out and explore or just enjoy a

tasty lunch or beverage at the Sky House.

Back in the village, kids will find an array of fun activities and an ‘Ultimate Fun Pass’

includes unlimited chairlift rides, zip line, climbing wall and trampoline jumper, as well as a

bag of jewels for the sluice box.

LOOKOUT PASS

The drive up to Lookout allows you to straddle two states and two time zones in the same

trip. While the lifts don’t operate in the summer, Lookout Pass is home base for one of the

most scenic bike rides you’ll ever be on.

Ride the Hiawatha runs from the end of May through mid to late September. The trail is

an old Milwaukee railroad grade that’s now paved and packed gravel, which creates a silky

smooth ride down the mountain side. The 15-mile ride from East Portal to Pearson is

almost all downhill or flat ground, perfect for young riders and those who like to keep the

pace slow.

As you cruise down the trail you’ll cross over several old railroad tresses and through

multiple tunnels—including the 1.66-mile long St. Paul Pass Tunnel. Trail passes are

available at the Lodge as well as bike rentals. Here you can also arrange shuttle service

depending on where you would like to begin and end your ride.

SILVER MOUNTAIN

While the water park alone might be enough to draw summer visitors to Silver Mountain

in Kellogg, you’d be missing out if you didn’t head up the mountain as well. The Gondola

operates all summer long, offering stunning views of the Silver Valley on your way up the

mountain. A full scale Mountain Bike park awaits avid riders. You can watch some of the

fastest downhill riders around during the Northwest Cup, June 22 through 24.

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Experience mountain adventures year-round.

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license to operate. Passengers, if permitted, must be at least 12 years old. All riders should always wear helmets, eye protection and protective clothing. Always use

seat belts and cab nets or doors (as equipped). Never engage in stunt driving, and avoid excessive speeds and sharp turns. Riding and alcohol/drugs don’t mix. All

riders should take a safety training course. Call 800-342-3764 for additional information. Check local laws before riding on trails. ©2019 Polaris Industries Inc.

Silver MOuntain 6,297 FT Mt. Spokane 5,886 FT 49° North 5,774 FT

The nine-hole Galena Ridge Golf Course is uniquely situated

mountainside and includes dramatic elevation changes. You are likely to

see birds and deer, and possibly elk and moose, during your round.

Silver Mountain also hosts an annual Brewfest at the top of the

mountain each August. Regional breweries and cideries stake their

claim on top of the mountain, and you’re able to enjoy the spectacular

views with a few brews and live music as well.

Where else can you mountain bike, golf, and surf and splash all in the

same day?

MT. SPOKANE

Within the last few years, Mt. Spokane has added a new lift and terrain,

as well as great expanded seating in its lodges. If you’re looking for a

unique wedding venue, you’ve definitely found it. The lodges can also be

rented out for other special occasions throughout the summer.

The adjacent Mt. Spokane State Park offers all kinds of summer

recreation. There are nearly 14,000 acres to explore, all of which are

open to hikers. You’ll find abundant wildlife and photo opportunities,

and if you reach the summit on a clear day, you can view Spokane,

Coeur d’Alene, Steptoe Butte to the south, and the foothills of Glacier

National Park and the Cabinet Mountains in Montana.

Prefer not to hike? The summit road is drivable and usually opens up

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in mid-June. The road takes you all the way to the top of the mountain

where you can picnic at the Vista House, which is also open all summer.

You can camp at Bald Knob campground or, if you’re lucky, score

a reservation to stay the night inside the old Quartz Mountain Fire

Lookout.

49° NORTH

At 49° North, summer is kind of a ‘choose your own adventure.’ While

the lifts do not operate, everyone is welcome to explore the entirety of

the mountain.

Mountain bikers utilize the service roads that cut through the west,

central and east basins in order to access all kinds of varying terrain.

Those not on bikes can hike their favorite trails or create their own.

Most of the snow is melted off by early July, but you will still find some

stashes in the heavily shaded areas. There’s nothing quite like a pile

of snow to jump into during a sweaty hike; nature’s perfect refresher.

As you hike, keep an eye out on Chewelah Peak for the Northwest’s

favorite berry. Best times for picking huckleberries are in the dog days

of summer, usually most of July and into early August.

Those who simply cannot put the skis away can also hike and ride

the remaining snow even after the April closing. Packed snow can

sometimes last into June, allowing you to take in some summer skiing.

Sandpoint Marine and Motorsports is your leading dealer for Polaris ATVs, UTVs & Snowmobiles along with our new

line of Crest Pontoon Boats & Mercury Engines. Please visit our Sandpoint Boat and RV rental website for all your

outdoor rental needs. We have Wake / Ski Boats & Pontoon Boats, Jet Skis/ PWCs / Kayaks and our

brand new fleet of 28-foot Travel Trailers by Starcraft.

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ADVENTURE

GEAR TO GET YOU

OUTSIDE

BY PATTY HUTCHENS

When Zach and Hannah Vollmer were presented with the

opportunity to purchase the Alpine Shop in Sandpoint, they

knew they could not pass it up. For the previous two years,

Zach had worked as general manager for both Alpine Shop

locations—one in Downtown Sandpoint and the other in Schweitzer

Village—and already knew the business thoroughly. And besides,

working side by side was something the couple had long talked about.

“We have always wanted to work together and own our own business,”

says Hannah. “Owning and operating the Alpine Shop not only allows

us to do this but also utilizes our strengths. Above all it allows us to be a

part of the Sandpoint community, which we love.”

The Alpine Shop has been a staple in Sandpoint for more than 50 years.

Both Zach and Hannah are grateful to previous owners for building

such a great foundation upon which they can continue to expand to

serve locals and tourists alike. Since purchasing the business in early

summer of 2018, Zach and Hannah already have regular customers from

Sandpoint and beyond, who they now call friends.

With a mission to provide superior customer service, Zach and Hannah

look forward to doing all they can to maximize their customers’

experience when it comes to both shopping and embarking on

adventure. The couple has more than 20 years combined experience as

sales reps, buyers and managers for various outdoor industry companies

and also have a passion for outdoor adventure themselves. “Our

professional experience and participation in outdoor recreation makes

us a great resource for our customers,” says Zach.

When you walk into both of the Alpine Shop locations, you will

experience a welcoming atmosphere with staff that is eager to assist you

with whatever you need. As a year-round outdoor adventure store, the

Alpine Shop provides all you need to experience summer adventures

including paddleboards, kayaks, water skis, wake surfers, tubes and

more.

“We are proud to carry premier watersports brands, including BOTE

paddleboards, Hobie kayaks, wakeboards and wakesurfers from Liquid

Force, Ronix and Hyperlite. We also have a great selection of water skis

from Radar, HO and, new for us this year, Connelly,” says Zach.

They also have an incredible assortment of water toys and tow-ables for

kids and adults of all ages! Any way you want to enjoy beautiful Lake

Pend Oreille, they have a knowledgeable staff and the equipment to

outfit you for your adventure.

The shop also has a great selection of lifestyle apparel and accessory

brands to keep you looking and feeling good! Everything from technical

outdoor apparel from The North Face and Arc’teryx, to cute summer

dresses and bathing suits from Carve Designs, Billabong and O’Neill.

Need a new pair of summer shades? Check out their assortment of

Oakley and Smith sunglasses. They also carry fun accessories such

as Yeti coolers and wine glasses and a lot of logo wear with which to

remember your summer adventure!

Stop by and visit and see all the Alpine Shop has to offer. I promise you

won’t leave empty handed!

Alpine Shop

Downtown Sandpoint

213 Church St.

208.263.5157

Alpine Shop

Schweitzer Village

10,000 Schweitzer Mountain Dr.

208.255.1660

AlpineShopSandpoint.com

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A World of

FLAVORS

BY JILLIAN CHANDLER

From Sandpoint, Idaho, to Spokane, Washington, and beyond,

the beauty and outdoor recreation the area has to offer yearround

is complemented by the arts, entertainment and … an

unmatched, distinctive dining scene—sure to impress.

The Inland Northwest has a bounty of restaurants. Yes, you will find

those chain restaurants that can be found no matter where you go, but

with hundreds of locally owned, one-of-a-kind dining establishments, locals

and visitors alike are sure to find everything from the comforts of home to

unexplored flavors you would only expect to find halfway around the world.

American, Chinese, Cajun and French to Italian, Indian, Mediterranean and

distinct Northwest options trout, huckleberries, wild game and grains—the options

are endless.

Summer

2019

Cuisine options continue to f lourish

With a variety of waterfront dining locations—think lakes, rivers and waterfalls—

summertime is the ideal time of year to grab a window seat or outdoor spot on a restaurant

patio, enjoy the warm air and sunshine paired with a casual or upscale dining experience.

During these warmer months, farmers markets can be found throughout the area, offering the freshest

in produce along with artisan foods, which more and more local restaurants are taking advantage of and

utilizing in their menu offerings.

With the coast only a drive away, you will find a bounty of fresh fish on nearly every restaurant menu.

With dozens of wineries, breweries, distilleries and cider houses scattered across the region, chefs are taking full

advantage, offering drink menus featuring these local products as well as specialty dinners, each course paired with

wine, beer, cider or spirits.

Whether you’re looking for a taste of big-city dining or that casual hometown feel, you’ll find what you’re looking for.

For those blessed to call this area home, and for those who are just visiting for a while, the splendid scenery and

generous hospitality, combined with one-of-a-kind dining experiences, is truly matchless. Bon appétit!

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PARTY WITH

A CONSCIENCE

— BY JILLIAN CHANDLER —

Party Animal Vodka

Ketchum, Idaho

151 4th St. W. Unit 4833

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QUALITY, PHILANTHROPY, LIFESTYLE

A

girl, a small Idaho town and potato

vodka. That’s how the story begins.

Fast forward to today, and Party

Animal Vodka is taking Idaho by

storm, one bottle at a time.

Katherine Cullen is the woman behind Party

Animal Vodka. Founded in 2017 and officially

bottled in 2018, Katherine, along with fiancé

and co-founder Joshua Hanson, launched the

company in Idaho in April 2018 when bottles

officially began hitting shelves.

“I really wanted to drink a brand of vodka

that had a story behind it that I could not only

relate to but also stood for a just cause,” recalls

Katherine. “I wanted a brand that related to me

no matter if I was planning on staying in and

having friends over or out at the bar taking

shooters with all the other ‘party animals.’

Then it clicked. I began a quest to create a

vodka that contained three simple factors:

quality, philanthropy and a brand that relates

to a live-in-the-moment lifestyle.”

Today, more than ever, consumers care

about the products they use and consume.

Party Animal Vodka provides an extremely

high-quality product at a reasonable price.

“Our product also uses its name to relate

to the consumer, as well as symbolize the

philanthropy,” says Katherine. “The Party

Animal brand name and culture is

synonymous with giving back to

animals.”

Traditionally, vodka was made

from potatoes, but today, most are

made from corn, grain or wheat.

Party Animal Vodka is distilled in

Idaho from locally sourced famous Idaho

russet potatoes. “We like to say we are ‘getting

back to the roots,’” smiles Katherine. There

are no added sugars, preservatives or flavors

in their product, and it is low calorie and

low carbohydrates. She adds, “Our vodka is

distilled once; done right the first time.”

By sourcing and producing their product in

Idaho, Party Animal Vodka is supporting the

local economy, from the local potato farmer to

creating jobs at the distillery and in the sales

force.

“Idaho potatoes and our Idaho distillery

are what make our vodka so great, so why

outsource?” says Katherine. “Keeping it local

keeps the quality high and the revenue and

jobs local. And last but not least, a portion

of every bottle sold in Idaho gives back to

Idaho wildlife conservation and local animal

shelters.”

In addition, the distillery is eco-friendly and

utilizes wind power. They also recycle waste

water and use their by-product for livestock

feed.

When it comes to the success that Katherine

and Joshua have found with Party Animal

Vodka, they credit it to hard work, dedication

and determination—and their customers.

“Our market is flooded with various brands

and options for consumers, however, being

able to show people why our product is

superior through sampling, communication

and effective marketing has provided immense

success.”

Party Animal Vodka is starting to make an

appearance in select restaurants throughout

Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls, Hayden and

Sandpoint including: Corner Bar, Capones Bar

and Grill, The Moose, Rusty’s and Sandpoint’s

historic 219 Lounge.

If you are looking for a superior product Idaho

grown, look no further than Party Animal

Vodka.

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North Idaho

DINE AND IMBIBE IN THIS YEAR-ROUND PARADISE

— BY JILLIAN CHANDLER —

Summer, fall, winter and

spring. No matter the time

of year, one can’t argue that

anyone who is able to take

in even just a minute of the Idaho

Panhandle is blessed. The lakes,

rivers and mountains truly make it

an unmatched destination, no matter

the season. Home to Sandpoint,

Hayden, Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls

and a sprinkling of other small

towns, locals and visitors alike will

be treated to outdoor adventures and

entertainment, with an unbelievable

dining scene to top it all off.

A world of flavors abounds with

everything from coffee cafes and

pub and grills, Asian and sushi to

authentic Italian, inventive modern

cuisine and more! Whether you’re

looking for a casual experience or

fine dining, North Idaho has it all!

Multiple breweries and wineries can

be found throughout the area, with

distinct flavors that can complement

any meal.

Crossing the Long Bridge into

Sandpoint, you will discover this

quaint town offering a great dining

scene! Incredible fare can be found

throughout the city, with several

waterfront restaurant destinations.

From Northwest fresh and sushi to

Mexican and pizza, the delicious

tastes don’t stop there. An awardwinning

winery and brewery call

Sandpoint home as well.

Heading south to Hayden and Coeur

d’Alene, both of these lake towns

have a variety of restaurants to suit

any taste and budget. With new

restaurants opening their doors to

enthusiastic diners eager to try the

newest offerings in town, there’s no

shortage of great places to dine.

Heading west toward Spokane brings

you to Post Falls. The restaurant scene

here is made up of long-standing

staples mixed with new favorites.

A short drive north takes you to

Rathdrum and Spirit Lake, where you

can find some of the best upscale pub

fare, along with burgers and Mexican

cuisine.

You won’t want to miss a taste of what

North Idaho is dishing out.

You won’t want to miss a

taste of what North Idaho is

dishing out.

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When you walk into Forty-One South, you

instantly feel the warm and friendly atmosphere.

The restaurant sits on the shore of Lake Pend

Oreille and offers incredible views, delicious

American cuisine and a true North Idaho feel with its rustic

beamed ceilings and real wood-burning fireplace. In the

summer, you can enjoy outside dining from their spacious patio

area, and no matter what time of year, there is no better place

from which to take in the incredible sunsets over the mountains

and water.

Dinner

WITH A VIEW

— BY PATTY HUTCHENS —

FORTY-ONE SOUTH AND SHOGA SUSHI BAR

OFFER FRESH, INNOVATIVE CUISINE FOR

THE WHOLE FAMILY

While all this may lead one to think that an evening at Forty-

One South is only for that romantic night out or certain special

occasions, the truth is that it is a favorite of many families as

well. With a children’s menu that will appeal to the younger

members of the family, Forty-One South’s innovative cuisine

offers both unique and traditional food choices including their

popular Stone Harbor crab bisque, warm goat cheese appetizer,

smoked filet mignon, wild sockeye salmon, as well as pasta, just

to name a few. And for those who love to enjoy some comfort

food on occasion, you cannot pass up the “Lakeshore” burger or

the buffalo meatloaf.

Their exquisite food preparation coupled with the ambiance of

Forty-One South makes it an experience that has both locals

and tourists returning again and again. They have a full bar as

well as a bar menu for those wanting to stop in for a cocktail

and appetizer or light meal.

With a menu that changes with the seasons, Forty-One South

is not only the perfect place to enjoy a memorable night out,

but they also host many special events throughout the year.

Their monthly wine dinners throughout the winter season

are especially popular. Guests enjoy a five-course dinner

accompanied by a hearty wine to complement each course.

Featuring a different winery every month, the wine dinners are

always a sellout, so reservations are required. If you are looking

to host a celebration, Forty-One South also provides in-house

and off-site catering for small and large groups including

weddings, birthdays, business meetings and holiday parties.

They also have a private dining room available.

Cassandra Cayson has owned Forty-One South for nearly a

decade and has earned a reputation for providing not only

excellent food and spirits but also exceptional service as well.

With the success of Forty-One South, it was no surprise when

Cassandra opened a second restaurant in 2012, Shoga Sushi

Bar, right next door to Forty-One South. Offering customers an

alternative option, the menu at Shoga offers a variety of nigiri,

sashimi and specialty rolls as well as many Asian-inspired

entrees such as the chicken teriyaki or beef and broccoli.

Cassandra and her staff pride themselves on building

relationships with the locals and tourists alike. The chefs use

only the freshest ingredients and source them from as many

local sustainable farms as possible. Both restaurants focus on

accommodating each guest’s tastes and preferences above all.

Hours do vary by season, so it is recommended to call ahead.

Forty-One South

Sagle

41 Lakeshore Dr

208.265.2000

41SouthSandpoint.com

Shoga Sushi Bar

Sagle

41 Lakeshore Dr

208.265.2001

ShogaSushi.com

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Offering an

dining experience

— BY PATTY HUTCHENS —

TRINITY AT CITY BEACH IS ONE OF SANDPOINT’S

PREMIER DINING LOCATIONS

SERVING UP SEASONAL CUISINE WHILE

SUPPORTING THE LOCAL COMMUNITY

A

taste of something

local. That is what you

will experience when

you visit Trinity at City

Beach in Sandpoint. For the past

11 years, Trinity at City Beach,

owned by Justin and Shaunavee

Dick, has been one of the premier

restaurants in the community

offering a variety of timeless food,

a beautiful view and superior

customer service.

Located inside the Best Western

Edgewater Hotel, Trinity at City

Beach is open for breakfast, lunch

and dinner, with the exception of

Christmas day. And when tourist

season is over, Trinity is still

thriving with locals and numerous

community events.

With a menu driven by their loyal

customers, Trinity at City Beach

is a place in tune with not only its

customers but local purveyors as

well, working with several local

farmers to procure fresh lettuce,

vegetables and more. Supporting

the local economy is important

to Justin, which is why he also

offers wine from local wineries

including Pend d’Oreille Winery

and Small House Winery, as

well as beer from Laughing Dog

Brewery and MickDuffs, coffee

from Evans Brothers Coffee and

spirits from Mill Town Distillery.

Trinity at City Beach offers

timeless and consistent food

while still changing it up with

the seasons. The menu at Trinity

at City Beach is not only full of

variety and consistently delicious,

but it is also accommodating to

special diets including those who

suffer from allergies, are gluten

free, vegetarian or vegan.

In addition to a wide selection of

wine and craft beer, Trinity at City

Beach also offers a full bar. They

often partner with local wineries

to host wine dinners, pairing fine

wine with each course of one’s

meal—just one of many special

events hosted by Trinity at City

Beach throughout the year.

While it is clear that Justin and his

staff are great supporters of the

local economy with their choice

of local purveyors, they also open

their hearts and donate much

back to the community they call

home. As the most communityactive

restaurant in Sandpoint

over the last decade, Trinity at

City Beach has worked with and

supported every major nonprofit

throughout the Sandpoint area.

In recognition of Trinity at

City Beach’s commitment

to community, in 2018 they

were named the Outstanding

Philanthropic Company for

North Idaho by the Idaho Non-

Profit Center, recognizing them

as an outstanding company

that demonstrates a strong

commitment to leadership

in philanthropy and brings

philanthropic work to the core of

its mission. “We are truly honored

to receive this award,” said Justin,

who considers it a privilege

to work in such a wonderful

community and is grateful to

all who have supported him

throughout the years.

“We have an eclectic Inland

Northwest cuisine among

Sandpoint, Coeur d’Alene and

Spokane,” he says, adding that

customer service, fine cuisine and

music are all intertwined to create

a one-of-a-kind experience. “Food

is only one part of a restaurant

experience.”

Trinity at City Beach is open

Sunday through Thursday from

7:30am to 9pm and Friday

and Saturday from 7:30am to

10pm. Enjoy the live musical

entertainment each Thursday

through Sunday during the

summer months.

Trinity At City Beach

Sandpoint

58 Bridge St.

208.255.7558

TrinityAtCityBeach.com

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www.sweetlousidaho.com

serving you 7 days a

week at two locations!

wild salmon * smoked ribs * hand - cut Steaks

Hayden Lake’s Gathering Place

— BY JILLIAN CHANDLER —

Sweet lou’s restaurant & BaR

Ponderay, Idaho 208.263.1381

Next to Holiday Inn Express

OPEN 7 days a week * family friendly

- sweet Lou sayS -

Come hungry, Stay late,

Eat well!

Sweet lou’s restaurant & tap house

601 fRONT AVe. 208.667.1170

DOWNTOWN COEUR D’ALENe

WORTH THE VISIT EACH AND EVERY TIME

SCHWEITZER MOUNTAIN

166 Village Lane, Ste. 1A, Sandpoint, ID | PowderHoundPizza.com | 208.255.5645

Opened in 2003 in Hayden Lake, Idaho, by John Grollmus and

Brad Fosseen—the duo behind Moon Time in Coeur d’Alene—

the Porch Public House offers diners exceptional food, brews,

cocktails and service, all complemented by a beautiful golfcourse

view. It’s the perfect setting to dine and imbibe with friends, family

or co-workers any time of year no matter what the occasion.

With Moon Time being a neighborhood favorite for Coeur d’Alene diners

since 1996, John and Brad decided to bring a similar concept to the Hayden

community. The Porch features many similar menu items to Moon Time,

with some that are distinct to its locale. From the delicious sandwiches,

salads and soups to scratch-made specials, you’ll be treated to great food

at even better prices. In addition to the selection of great regional brews

and wines, The Porch offers a full bar and the area’s finest cocktails to

accompany your meal.

Whether you choose to dine in the comfortable pub-style dining room

or enjoy the view from their outdoor dining area, you’ll feel like you’re at

home.

At The Porch, the values are consistent with those implemented at Moon

Time. The owners and staff have a relationship built on mutual respect and

friendship. “We value each employee personally, not just taking the time

to say thanks every day, but also to know about their families, friends and

significant others, and ask questions to know what is happening in their

personal lives,” says John.

With all of the success these friends and business partners have secured

in the restaurant business, Brad says what makes him truly proud is that

guests keep coming back and have become friends, and he has a staff who

sees to it.

Every neighborhood should be so lucky, and thanks to John and Brad,

Hayden Lake is one lucky place.

The Porch Public House

Hayden Lake

1658 E. Miles Ave.

208.772.7711

WeDontHaveOne.com

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&

IT’S WHERE THE LOCALS GO.

WeDontHaveOne.com

RECIPE FOR

Success

EMPOWERING EMPLOYEES

AND COMMUNITY

— BY JILLIAN CHANDLER —

You can’t help but notice all of the

gastropubs and public houses

that have been popping up all

around North Idaho the past few

years, yet, there is one that started it all back

in 1996 right here in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

And it has stood the test of time.

Any local will tell you Moon Time is a very

casual, comfortable place to hang out. It’s like

its own community. There are customers who

have been going there for more than 20 years

who are still seeing the same staff who has

been working there nearly or just as long.

Friends and owners John Grollmus and Brad

Fosseen have seen to it, since day one, that

Moon Time gives their guests consistency.

Offering great food at a reasonable price,

paired with excellent service and a familiar

face, has always been their goal. Guests get

what they have come to expect.

The menu, from the start, has featured

unique and upscale pub food bringing a

variety of items from many different cultures

together, paired with a carefully selected 19

beer handles and a wide variety of wines, all

chosen to complement the food.

John and Brad care about the success of their

restaurants, but even more importantly, they

care about their employees. They are not blind

to the realities of life, and it is important to

them to take care of those who work for them.

That is just one reason they try to pay better

than any other restaurant in the area.

“I think it’s important that both Brad and

myself spent our whole lives working in

restaurants. That experience helps us to

make the kinds of decisions which employees

appreciate as they come from a perspective

which understands the employee,” says John.

When in Coeur d’Alene and looking for a

great neighborhood pub, pull up a chair at

Moon Time, where the staff is ready to serve

you the best!

The Porch Public House

1658 E. Miles Ave.

Hayden, Idaho

208.772.7711

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Moon Time

1602 E. Sherman Ave. #116

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

208.667.2331

Moon Time

East Coeur d’Alene

1602 E. Sherman Ave. #116

208.667.2331

WeDontHaveOne.com

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9

LOOK NO FURTHER!

This is the place for the freshest fish in town

— BY JILLIAN CHANDLER —

Fresh food in a

beautiful place!

FROM FRESH SEAFOOD AND FISH

for sale to entrees and sushi, Fisherman’s

Market, Grill and Sushi has it all! This is the

only place in Coeur d’Alene where you can sit

down, enjoy a fresh seafood meal with a cold

beer or glass of wine, and then bring home

the freshest seafood and prepare it at home

for yourself or a dinner party later!

A huge glass cooler displays the wide

selection of wild-caught fish, shellfish

and in-house smoked fish, with fresh fish

overnighted from Hawaii. Restaurant menu

items feature fresh catches, and among the

most popular are fish tacos and the crowdpleasing

coconut-crusted snapper special.

From calamari and eel to salmon, tuna and

shellfish, Fisherman’s Market has it all.

A full sushi bar has drawn fans from around

North Idaho offering a quick sushi lunch. The

menu has all the regular favorites and a few

addicting local creations such as the North

Idaho roll—containing salmon, green onion,

avocado and cucumber. Not only can you

enjoy sushi in the restaurant, but you can call

ahead and have them build a custom platter

to take home as well!

Shop, dine and take out, all at Fisherman’s

Market.

Menu Highlights

OYSTER OR CATFISH PO’ BOY

Lettuce, tomato, red onion and Cajun

mayo served on a hoagie roll

FRESH CRAB SANDWICH

Fresh dungeness crab, lettuce, egg and

Louis sauce served on a hoagie roll

FISH AND CHIPS

Choices include Alaskan cod, mahimahi,

wild salmon, catfish, Alaskan

halibut, black tiger shrimp, small oysters,

clam strips or calamari strips, served

with traditional coleslaw and your choice

of two tartars

POKI TUNA

Raw ahi and julienne vegetables tossed in

a spicy Asian dressing

1 LB. STEAMER

Manila clams, beer, butter and choice of

garlic or Cajun spices

TASTE OF BAJA

Fish or shrimp taco plate with two tacos

topped with shredded cabbage, cilantro,

salsa, cotija and jalapeño cream, served

with rice and beans

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215 W. Kathleen Ave.

Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815

208.664.4800

www.FishermansMarketCdA.com

Fisherman’s Market

North Coeur d’Alene

215 W. Kathleen Ave.

208.664.4800

FishermansMarketCdA.com

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TWO DISTINCT

Dining Destinations

COEUR D’ALENE IS HOME TO LOCAL FAVORITES

SYRINGA AND BLUEBIRD

— BY JILLIAN CHANDLER —

Syringa Japanese Café and Sushi Bar has been satisfying

locals since 2007, and since day one, owners Viljo and

Autumn Basso have been serving guests the best sushi

and modern Japanese cuisine North Idaho has to offer!

High-quality, fresh ingredients and wonderful flavors are used in

each dish they serve. With a flare for originality and excellence,

this quaint little restaurant has set itself apart from the rest.

“We feel so blessed to be a part of this amazing community,”

says Autumn. “We are fortunate to have a crew that is passionate

about great service and providing our customer with a quality

product.”

In January of this year, Syringa moved locations to make its

new home in a bigger venue just up the street from their former

location (in the former Bistro On Spruce location). Even with the

change, Autumn says they are still the same local neighborhood

restaurant with the same friendly faces.

The new location offers guests ample parking, has more seating

and a private banquet room. They will continue to host beer

and winemaker dinners (at both Syringa and The Bluebird), and

customers can keep up with upcoming events on their Facebook

and Instagram page.

Down the street from Syringa is where you will find The

Bluebird, a midtown eatery, which the husband-and-wife team

opened in 2016. It quickly gained a large following that continues

to grow. In their endeavor, Viljo and Autumn have delivered

a casual neighborhood bistro-style restaurant offering a cozy

rustic interior, with reclaimed warm rustic wood and metal, and

vintage photographs decorating the walls. The Bluebird is an

eclectic Northwest bistro—the menu inspired by the couple’s 20-

plus years of culinary travels and adventures. Seasonal as much

as possible, the menu items change frequently with specials

offered weekly, allowing diners to try something new each time

they visit.

To accompany the deliciously unique menu, The Bluebird has an

outstanding wine list offering incredible selections from all over

the world. In addition to the wine, they have a great selection of

beer, ciders and sours.

The Bluebird has found its home in Coeur d’Alene’s midtown,

and the neighborhood couldn’t be happier. “Our goal was to

open the kind of restaurant we like to dine at and bring more

dining variety to Coeur d’Alene,” says Autumn. And guests

continue to eat it up.

When it comes to what makes both Syringa and The Bluebird

distinct, Viljo says, “At each place, we’ve had the ability to create

a friendly local neighborhood vibe. The food is unique, the

customers are unique and the employees are unique.”

Whether you take a seat at Syringa or The Bluebird, Viljo,

Autumn and their staff are ready to serve you and help create a

memorable—and delicious—dining experience.

Syringa Japanese Café & Sushi Bar

Coeur d’Alene

1710 N. Fourth St.

208.664.2718

SyringaSushi.com

The Bluebird

Midtown Coeur d’Alene

816 N. Fourth St.

208.665.3777

MidtownBluebird.com

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LIFE NEVER TASTED BETTER

Sample the gourmet lifestyle

come for the view, savor the experience

The

Culinary

Stone

“EATING TOGETHER, AND EATING WELL, SHOULD BE A DAILY

ACTIVITY—NOT JUST FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS.”

— BY JILLIAN CHANDLER —

With the hustle and bustle of life, it is important not to forget

to slow down and take time to appreciate those around

us. Enjoy your family and friends by gathering for a meal,

spending uninterrupted time conversing and connecting.

This is the humble—yet essential—foundation that The Culinary Stone

was built on: getting people back to the table. In 2014, Brad and Sandra

Gunn partnered with Sandy Volkar and introduced their culinary

lifestyle marketplace to the Coeur d’Alene community. Here they invite

you to come to the table, inspire you to cook and share a meal with

those most important to you.

“Eating together, and eating well, should be a daily activity—not just for

special occasions,” says Sandra.

The largest kitchen supply store in the area, discover specialty foods,

cheese and Italian meats, and wines from around the region—

and world—in the 5,500-square-foot space. Explore new flavor

combinations at the Spice Bar or be introduced to nouveau Coeur

d’Alene Olive Oil Co. olive oils.

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Stop by their neighborhood boutique deli for artisan deli meats and

cheeses, and homemade sausages, and don’t forget about their café

featuring artisan breads, European pastries and cakes. Stop by the deli

any time of day, take a seat and enjoy great food. Try their delicious

gourmet sandwiches, salads and homemade soups—all made to order!

In addition, The Culinary Stone has everything you need to outfit your

kitchen with the greatest in unique and handy kitchen gadgets, cutlery

and dinnerware, pots and pans and cookbooks, perfect for the home

chef and entertaining company.

Each week, area chefs invite you to pull up a seat and learn to create

new delicious meals that you can share with others, all while engaging

with new friends. They also hold weekly wine tastings, so you can

explore new wines to pair with your meals at home.

Enjoy an experience you won’t find anywhere else … at The Culinary

Stone.

The Culinary Stone

Coeur d’Alene at Riverstone

2129 Main St.

208.277.4116

CulinaryStone.com

NOW OPEN FOR SUMMER

6823 E. Coeur d’Alene Lake Dr., Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

208.667.9885

TonysOnTheLake.com

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One-of-a-Kind Dining

EXPERIENCE

in Century-Old Inn

With its garden setting just

steps from downtown, whether

you’re a local or visitor to the

area, this is a unique place to

"gather with friends or family.

— BY JILLIAN CHANDLER —

ONE STOP AT THE 315 RESTAURANT AT

THE GREENBRIAR INN KEEPS GUESTS COMING BACK FOR MORE

The Greenbriar Inn opened its doors back in 1985 in a

beautiful historic 1908 building just a few blocks from

Downtown Coeur d’Alene. For more than three decades,

owners Bob and Kris McIlvenna have welcomed their guests into

their warm and inviting inn offering seven suites, each with its

own distinct look mixed with antique and replica furnishings.

There are many antiques mixed with more modern comforts,

providing guests a cozy and eclectic atmosphere. “We have strived

to remain as true to its original structure as possible, with a nod to

modern conveniences,” says Kris.

What started as a bed and breakfast added catering to the mix in

1986. Greenbriar Catering is the largest independent caterer in

North Idaho, also catering to Eastern Washington, and has won

many awards over the years. Greenbriar has gone through three

major remodels, the most recent being the 315 Restaurant, which

Bob and Kris opened in 2008 with a martini and tapas bar.

Today, the 111-year-old inn greets you with its simplicity and

elegance the moment you walk through the door. Take a seat

at the stylish bar and order from the modestly priced wine list,

dine at a table near one of the two fireplaces or outdoors on the

extensive deck or patio. To add to the ambiance, live soft music

plays every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday evening.

The restaurant sits on the main floor, featuring a flavorful and

diverse menu of starters, tapas and entrées. In addition, you can

choose from a selection of handcrafted martinis and cocktails,

beer and wine, and nonalcoholic beverages and cocktails.

Find more small-plate options than ever at prices as low as $3 per

plate. And when it comes to their handcrafted cocktail selection,

they offer specials weekly, and you can be assured that their awardwinning

bar and bartenders will be doing something special.

If you are looking for someone to cater your special event on-

site or off, The Greenbriar has you covered. They can cater up to 70 people indoors at

their location (up to 150 during the summer months) or off site for parties up to 1,000!

Choose from an extensive appetizer and dinner menu that includes many nationalities

as well as barbecue. “We have a special nonprofit pricing package,” says Kris. “We also

offer wedding events a special package on rooms at The Greenbriar, as well as special

pricing for the wedding or the reception if we’re doing a rehearsal dinner or vice versa.”

Call for an appointment or a phone consultation at 208.667.9660 ext.1. Ask for Kris or

Danielle.

With its garden setting just steps from downtown, whether you’re a local or visitor to

the area, this is a unique place to gather with friends or family, as it is a 1908 Nationally

Registered property with lots of charm, a great bar and restaurant.

Looking for dinner and a romantic overnight stay? Look no further than the Greenbriar

Inn.

Casual Fine Dining at the Greenbriar

315 Restaurant at

The Greenbriar Inn

Midtown Coeur d’Alene

315 Wallace Ave.

208.667.9660

315MartinisAndTapas.com

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52 Taps, 14 Shareables and Endless Possibilities

NORTHERN QUEST’S NEWEST VENUE CELEBRATES THE CRAFT BEER CULTURE

501 Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814

www.collectivekitchenpublichouse.co | 208.930.4762 | Mon-Sun 11am–9pm

Eat. Share. Laugh.

It’s no coincidence that there are 52 cards

in a deck of playing cards and there are

52 rotating taps featured at Riverbank

Taphouse, the exciting new venue inside

Northern Quest Resort & Casino. Saunter on

in from the busy gaming floor and you’ll find

a quiet, sophisticated and cozy oasis. Snack

on some of Riverbank’s signature sweet and

spicy popcorn as you peruse the extensive

menu of beverages, including a rotating list of

mouthwatering IPAs, lagers, ambers, ales and

stouts. And if you’re having trouble deciding,

pick a flight of four, and enjoy multiple

4-ounce. pours while you taste your way

through the menu.

Whether you’re a craft beer connoisseur

or you’re new to the culture and want

to learn more, the craft beer-certified

staff enjoys sharing their knowledge and

recommendations. “We take our job very

seriously,” says Riverbank Taphouse Manager

Tara Wiley. “We’re passionate about beer, and

our main goal is to educate guests not only

about the types of beer but about the artistry

and talent that brewers dedicate to creating

those craft beers. It’s a culture that we’re

proud of, and we want to help spread our

passion to others who want to learn more.”

Chef Frank Comito recommends you sample

your way through the flavorful menu as well!

Pair the popular ahi poke with a delicious

IPA, or the over-sized charcuterie pretzel

with a refreshing pale ale. The combinations

of beer and shareables are endless, and that’s

the way Comito likes it. “We had so much fun

curating the menu at Riverbank Taphouse,”

he says. “Every item we selected pairs well

with a variety of beers, cocktails and spirits.

We wanted to feature flavorful plates with

the ability to share bites with friends. From

our in-house pickled vegetables to a touch of

togarashi spice, the menu appeals to foodies

and those who just want to enjoy comfort

foods with a twist.”

Riverbank Taphouse also features unique

craft cocktails, like the Rhubarb Shrub. The

Shrub includes Hendrick’s Gin, rhubarb, fresh

lime juice, apple cider vinegar, ginger liqueur,

house-made simple syrup and fresh ginger.

Or if high-end spirits are more your style, let

their servers guide you through a variety of

Irish or American whiskey flights. For those

who don’t want to leave the gaming floor

behind, Riverbank features bar-top gaming so

you can play while you relax with your drink

of choice.

So bring your friends and your sense of

adventure to Riverbank Taphouse. Your

toughest decision will be which delicious

drinks and plates to try, and whether or not

you want to share them or keep them all to

yourself!

Open daily at 3pm, follow Riverbank

Taphouse on the Untappd app to get the most

updated list of beers, ciders and wines on tap

and deal yourself in on the craft beer culture.

877.871.6772

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R A T H D R U M ’ S

DINING DESTINATION

Historic 132-year-old building

home to upscale brewpub

— BY JILLIAN CHANDLER —

Westwood Brewing in Rathdrum, Idaho, has been

a destination place since they opened in 2017.

They serve unique upscale pub fare paired with

their own craft beers in a renovated historic

building that was built in 1887.

Offering arched windows, rustic brickwork and stunning mountain

views, the relaxed and casual family friendly restaurant is filled with

living history, thanks to owners and brothers Spencer and Shaun

Howell and their wives Danielle and Jenny, who took great pride in

restoring the building while keeping its history alive.

Taco Tuesday offers $3 pub tacos and $3 margaritas all day! Each

week, Wednesday Trivia starts at 7pm and Friday Karaoke starts at

9pm. Saturdays feature their prime rib dinner starting at 4pm, with

live music filling the restaurant at 7pm. In addition, each month they

feature new food and cocktail specials, so make sure to check them

out.

Its living history, signature dishes, craft beer and atmosphere have

fast made Westwood Brewing Company a local favorite. If you

haven’t had the chance to stop in, now’s the time. What are you

waiting for?

While creating a relaxed and historic atmosphere to their brewpub,

quality has always been at the forefront of each meal served. Not

only are all meats smoked fresh in-house, but steaks and Alaskan

sockeye salmon are cut fresh daily. The prime rib is certified Angus

and the burgers are half-pound prime beef. From the hand-dipped

haddock to scratch-made dressings, sauces and desserts, the quality

is sure to satisfy. The food is complemented by 16 rotating drafts

that include multiple options brewed in-house as well as other craft

beers from around the Pacific Northwest.

Bar

Sports Bar

New Business (Opening 2018)

In addition to the enjoyable atmosphere, great food and drink, they

offer events nearly every day of the week. If you’re looking to have

a great time while enjoying some delicious food and cold brews,

Westwood has you covered.

Sports fans can enjoy the big game on 12 screens; guests can enjoy

happy hour with deals on cold drinks and crowd-pleasing appetizers.

Westwood Brewing Co.

Rathdrum, Idaho

8162 Main St.

208.712.3423

WestwoodBrewing.com

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Breakfast | LUNCH | CATERING

Sometimes it is easy to forget that the small, everyday decisions we make, like what we eat, can be the

most important ones. At Chomper, we want to feed you and your family the best possible food we can

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An extensive menu of

authentic Italian dishes

are prepared every day,

from scratch, using only

traditional family recipes,

in Angelo’s kitchen. Angelo’s

Ristorante in Coeur d’Alene

serves up recipes passed

down from generation to

generation, ensuring his

patrons the taste and flavors

of Italy in every dish.

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2345 W. Prairie Ave.

Hayden, Idaho

208.719.0441

ChomperCafe.com

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846 N. Fourth St.

Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814

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TWO AMAZING RESTAURANTS

ONE CHEF

NO POLITICS HERE … JUST GREAT FOOD!

Open Late Every Night of The Week!

— BY JILLIAN CHANDLER —

THE OVAL OFFICE

THE WHITE HOUSE GRILL

For more than two decades, Raci Erdem, chef and owner, has been

bringing the flavors of the Mediterranean—and its garlicky goodness—to

eager diners, and guests continue to eat it up!

Serving the Post Falls community for 23 years, The White House Grill

offers a comfortable and relaxed family friendly environment, where

patrons of all ages are invited to take a seat at this fun and loud—but by

no means obnoxious—restaurant. Mediterranean music fills the air, as

does the aroma of garlic. Seafood, vegetables, pasta and lamb dishes fill

the menu, complemented by a full bar featuring handcrafted cocktails,

12 beers on tap, an extensive wine list and a beautiful scotch list—hand

selected by Raci himself.

Raci looks forward to guests coming into the restaurant, not just for the

food and drink, but to enjoy the overall experience. “Our job is to put

you in a great mood with some cool music, delicious food and awesome

drinks, all for a great value that you won’t find at any chain restaurant,” he

says.

Since day one, The White House Grill has offered the same freshness,

quality of food, fun environment and good prices. And every year since

first opening, the seats continue to be filled. Join them for lunch and

dinner daily: Sunday through Thursday 11am to 10pm, Friday and

Saturday 11am to 11pm. They welcome late-night diners any day of the

week.

With the success of The White House Grill,

Raci decided it was time to open a second

restaurant, and The Oval Office was born in

2006. The cozy, romantic bistro-style eatery is

loud and busy, bustling like a big-city restaurant

with an upscale appeal.

Here, patrons can appreciate flavors from

around the world with the small-plate and

entrée offerings. The menu stays consistent

throughout the year so guests know that the

next time they return they will always find the

same great food. Don’t be surprised though—

you may just find a few new items on the menu.

When it comes to libations, guests will be

treated to a full bar featuring great beer,

wine and specialty cocktails. Unlike other

martini lists, it features politically inspired

specialty martinis, from The President to The

Impeachment. There’s something on the menu

for anyone looking for a good martini—and a

good time!

The Oval Office is known for its happiest of

happy hours in the Northwest, offered twice

daily. With all martinis and appetizers offered

at a fraction of the price, it’s the best time to

head over to The Oval Office.

The Whitehouse Grill

​712 N. Spokane St.

Post Falls, Idaho

208.777.9672

The community fireplace on the large outside

patio can seat 12 around it, where guests have

the option to dine and imbibe outside. The

European-style awning allows patio dining

year-round!

Open Monday through Friday 11am to 11pm

and Saturday and Sunday 3 to 11pm, it’s the

perfect spot for late-night dining any day of the

week.

The Oval Office Bistro & Martini Bar

620 N. Spokane St.

Post Falls, Idaho

208.777.2102

WhiteHouseGrill.com

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Spokane

FOOD AND FUN AWAIT IN THIS EXPANDING CITY

— BY COLIN ANDERSON —

Change continues to come

fast and furious to the

Lilac City. A face lift

for iconic Riverfront

Park, continued expansion of

neighborhoods new and old, and

businesses planting their roots

deeper into the community. Spokane

is a place for outdoor enthusiasts,

artists, entrepreneurs and families.

A downtown that not long ago

featured dozens of vacant and

distressed buildings continues to

thrive with new small businesses,

offices, restaurants and tasting rooms

taking up residence. Instead of

bulldozing these buildings, they are

being restored, keeping the charm

and history of downtown alive.

Locals and newcomers alike are

planting roots in Kendall Yards, the

Perry District, Browne’s Addition

and Wandermere; some of the many

neighborhoods each with its own

shopping, dining and drinking

establishments.

Locals remember when you could

count the craft breweries in town on

a single hand. Now you’ll need all

your fingers and toes, as well as your

neighbor’s, as the award-winning

craft beer scene is one of the best upand-comers

in the nation. Wineries

from the famed central part of the

state are also taking up tasting room

residence as Spokane’s demand for

great wine continues to rise.

For a city its size, the choices in

dining are nearly limitless. Fresh

seafood from the coast, grass-fed

Washington beef, grains from the

Palouse and greens from local

farmers markets are all utilized by

chefs who understand that fresh

is of the utmost importance and

supporting local farmers, ranchers

and fishermen is a benefit to all.

The Spokane Arena continues to

host popular headliners in the likes

of rock, pop and country, as does the

recently expanded outdoor concert

venue at Northern Quest Casino.

Live music from local and regional

touring acts can be found just about

any night of the week in the many

downtown music venues.

Summer brings a bevy of activities

from large-scale events like

Bloomsday and Hoopfest to quiet

hikes and bike rides in the state

parks and trails, floats down the

Spokane River, and golf, fishing,

camping and just enjoying the

summer sun.

There’s a lot to do and only a few

short summer months to do it, so get

going!

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Spokane Valley 's

HOT SPOT

MAX at Mirabeau

Spokane Valley

1100 N. Sullivan Rd.

509.922.6252

MAXatMirabeau.com

Tuesday, Wine Wednesday (and Sunday), Ladies’ Night Thursday and Martini Friday. On

Saturday and Sunday, don’t miss the chance to build your own Bloody Mary at the Inland

Northwest’s Biggest Bloody Mary Bar from 9am to 2pm—also featuring mimosas galore!

MAX AT MIRABEAU BRINGS 15 YEARS OF AWARD-WINNING EXCELLENCE TO THE TABLE

Whether it is the food, atmosphere, service or just for doing

good business, MAX at Mirabeau in Spokane Valley has

repeatedly stood as a symbol of excellence.

Catering to diners since day one with its extraordinary breakfast, lunch,

dinner and dessert, MAX at Mirabeau offers nothing less than awardwinning

service year after year paired with an unforgettable experience

that keeps bringing locals and visitors back for more.

Looking for a spot to enjoy an informal lunch, drinks after a round of

golf with friends or that once-a-year birthday or anniversary date night

with the love of your life? MAX will cater to you. The entire staff strives

for guest satisfaction, doing all in its power to offer up a memorable

experience.

MAX is known for its extensive offerings, with five menus featuring

more than 100 menu items served 20 hours a day, all from scratch

and created in-house. Everything is made from raw, fresh ingredients,

allowing them to more easily accommodate guests’ dietary needs and

preferences. MAX can tailor itself to any type of person who comes in

the door.

— BY JILLIAN CHANDLER —

Executive Chef/Food and Beverage Director, Shawn Matlock, and Chef

de Cuisine, Michael Durbin, are serving up eclectic cuisine at MAX.

Both bring an overabundance of commitment to create only the best

product to serve each and every guest while developing the team from

within.

To keep the menu bright, Shawn, Michael and the rest of the MAX

culinary team are constantly exploring new flavors and experimenting

with new dishes and ingredients while perfecting existing menu items.

Each dish is plated so that it is visually appealing before the guest ever

tastes it. From recipe conception to plate presentation, the staff and

management are passionate about the product they are presenting to

the customer.

The food is complemented by the libations, which have blossomed

over time and include fresh new cocktails with their own housemade

syrups. Happy hour at MAX sets itself above the rest! Offered

daily from 3 to 6 pm and again from 9pm to close in the lounge and

outdoors during the warmer months, guests are sure to satisfy their

cravings with a great food and drink menu. In addition to happy hour,

there is a special each day of the week: MAXed Out Monday, Tap Beer

Every Friday and Saturday night, MAX offers live music featuring rockin’ blues

from 9pm to close with no cover charge. And don’t forget to join them for their First

Wednesday Wine Tastings that feature a different winery every month.

Over the years, MAX has won the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, Spokane Living’s

Spokane Valley Best Restaurant of the Year, The Washington Restaurant Association’s

Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year and the multiple Epicurean Delight Awards for

various dishes through the years.

What are you waiting for? It’s time to take it to the MAX.

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SER VING

SPO KANE T HE BES T

— BY JILLIAN CHANDLER —

MORE THAN FOUR DECADES OF SATISFYING

CUSTOMERS

Over the past four decades,

Spokane has welcomed, and said

its goodbyes, to dozens, if not

hundreds, of restaurants. But

during that time, there has been one locally

owned, long-standing restaurant group

that has stood the test of time—Spokane’s

Landmark Restaurant Group. The company

behind the Onion Taphouse and Grills and

Frank’s Diners has been catering to locals and

visitors alike since 1978, and they’re stronger

and more successful than ever.

Founded by Larry Brown, the downtown

Onion Tavern made its debut in 1975. Three

years later, Larry got a large loan from US

Bank and did a beautiful remodel of the space.

“That is when the official Onion Bar & Grill

everyone knows today was born,” says Ken

Belisle, president and managing partner of

Landmark Restaurants. In 2018, The Onion

Taphouse & Grill’s 40th anniversary in

business was marked, but the original 1975

Onion menu still hangs in the restaurant

today as a reminder of its humble tavern roots.

With the success of The Onion downtown,

it was time to add to their restaurant

family. Built in 1982, The North Side’s

Onion Taphouse and Grill has been a north

side hangout for large parties and family

gatherings for 36 years.

In 2015, the new Area 51

Taphouse in the lounge

became an instant northside

favorite.

Less than a decade later, it was time for a new

venture! In 1991, Downtown Spokane was

treated to its third Landmark Restaurant—

Frank’s Diner. “A lost ground lease in Seattle

was Spokane’s gain, and Frank’s Diner railcar

was introduced to Downtown Spokane in

the fall of 1991,” says Ken. “This original,

beautiful 1906 railcar in which Franks’ Diner

is housed was actually the private railcar for

the president and is as beautiful today as when

it was first built.”

In January 2004, a second Frank’s Diner

began its restoration journey. In 2005, after

$1 million and thousands of man hours, the

1916, 100-ton, 83-foot railcar from the coast

was finally ready to make her debut and move

to her new home in North Spokane. And the

second Frank’s Diner opened in the summer

of 2005 on Newport Highway.

Forty years and four successful restaurants

certainly seems like they have created a recipe

to success. “We recognize the enormous

obligation to keep finding ways to exceed our

guests’ expectations,” says Ken. “We know

that to exceed our guests’ expectations means

we must exceed our crews’ expectations first.

My No. 1 goal is to be Spokane’s employer

of choice. Only then can we truly wow our

guests.”

He adds, “Our guests’ desire for locally

sourced, scratch-made food and craft

beverage, prepared fresh when they order

by people who love what they are doing,

is our passion. We won’t rest until we’ve

exceeded our crewmembers’ and every guest’s

expectation.”

The teams of Frank’s Diner and The Onion

Taphouse know your time is valuable. When

you join them for a meal, they are truly

dedicated to make your experience one you

will never forget.

Serving Spokane the best for more than 40

years, take a seat at The Onion or Frank’s

Diner, where Ken and his crew bring passion

and experience to the table.

The Onion Taphouse and Grill

Downtown

302 W. Riverside Ave.

509.747.3852

TheOnion.biz

The Onion Taphouse and Grill

North Side

7522 N. Division St.

509.483.3300

Frank’s Diner

Downtown

1516 W. 2nd Ave.

509.747.8798

Frank’s Diner

North Side

10929 N. Newport Highway

509.465.2464

FranksDiners.com

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Steam Plant Kitchen + Brewery

Downtown Spokane

159 S. Lincoln St.

509.777.3900

SteamPlantSpokane.com

FRESH

TASTE

New

Century-Old Steam Plant

Revolutionizing your dining experience

— BY JILLIAN CHANDLER —

Whether it’s your first time

stepping foot in the Steam

Plant or you’ve been a patron

for years, you are sure to be

impressed by the warm welcome from the

friendly staff, inventive cuisine, handcrafted

brews and unforgettable atmosphere of the

iconic and historic Steam Plant.

On the main floor sits the Steam Plant Kitchen

+ Brewery, a restaurant unlike any you will

find—anywhere! The space, which recently

underwent an extensive renovation and

beautification, captures the industrial feel of the

space while offering a unique and memorable

dining experience to each and every guest. The

open design allows for guests to take in all the

visuals the space has to offer, from the large

murals to the original steam pipe lines.

“The Steam Plant is a great dining location for

everyone! Our unique atmosphere is a great

place to bring out-of-town guests to show them

a part of Spokane’s history,” says Kelli Campbell,

Steam Plant sales director. “The Steam Plant is

a museum.”

The enlarged kitchen includes a wood-fired

pizza oven, rotisserie, char-broiler and smoker.

The cuisine is eclectic Northwest and locally

sourced. Popular menu items include the

steelhead, pork chop and ribeye, with the

summer menu featuring new house-smoked

barbecue-inspired menu items.

“Smoking a beef brisket, slow-cooking a

chicken on the rotisserie … it all takes time

and care and patience,” according to General

Manager Jeff Cooney, adding that attention

to detail—along with the restaurant’s location

in the heart of Spokane’s entertainment and

arts district—is why the Steam Plant Kitchen

+ Brewery has seen much success over the last

year, along with their generous-pour signature

cocktails and regional wine list. And don’t

forget that the Steam Plant has also made a

name for itself over the years with its craft

brews created on-site, which allow beer lovers

to choose from a variety of permanent taps and

innovative seasonals.

“There’s something special happening here

at the Steam Plant,” says Executive Chef Paul

Taylor. “During my almost 30 years in the

industry, I’ve been a part of some truly great

kitchens, but nothing is quite as unique as this

space.”

The new rooftop event space is one of a

kind, offering an indoor/outdoor experience

and featuring two outdoor patios with

extensive views of Downtown Spokane. It can

accommodate parties up to 150, which makes

it an ideal location for weddings, birthday and

anniversary parties, corporate retreats and

meetings, and more! In additional, the Steam

Plant is a full-service location providing staff

and an event coordinator to assist with all your

planning needs. This is the place to host that

special summer event.

“The most rewarding part of the Steam Plant

renovation is the overall increase of community

awareness. We are frequently serving new

guests who have never been inside the Steam

Plant before,” says Kelli. “The Steam Plant is

such a huge part of Spokane’s history, and we

are honored to have the opportunity to share a

piece of Spokane’s history with everyone!”

Iconic building. Industrial ambience. Inventive

cuisine. Find this and more at Spokane’s

historic landmark, Steam Plant Kitchen +

Brewery.

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CELEBRATING 10 YEARS

DISHING UP DELICIOUS WOOD-FIRED PIZZA

— BY JILLIAN CHANDLER —

Private Room Available

Nominated Best Chef

in the Northwest

by the

James Beard Foundation

This summer marks a decade in

business for Laura and Seth Carey,

the owners of Veraci Pizza. What

started as a successful restaurant

on wheels back in 2009, the husband-and-wife

team found a permanent restaurant location

in which to serve their delicious woodfired

pizzas, and they opened their doors

to Veraci Pizza in Spokane’s Kendall Yards

neighborhood in 2014. And they’ve been

satisfying diners ever since.

“I think our commitment to keep it simple

and build slowly has benefited us,” says Laura.

“We have had multiple offers to try different

things, or open additional restaurants, but we

are committed to keeping things manageable,

allowing us to have time to continue to build

those employee and customer relationships

which are so important to us.”

On the menu, of course, are their wood-fired

thin-crust pizzas, fired up in their one-of-akind

ovens. Hand built without a chimney,

they provide a unique product you won’t find

anywhere else. Guests can also choose from a

selection of salads, appetizers, desserts, beer

and wine, and, with the recent addition of a

full bar, a variety of drinks.

“Drinking an Aperol Spritz or the French 75

on the patio while enjoying the incredible

view of Spokane and the river is a wonderful

way to spend a warm summer evening,” smiles

Laura.

The Kendall Yards Night Market takes place

right in front of the restaurant Wednesday

evenings, 5 to 9pm, May through September.

Stop by to shop local vendors, and when

you’re done, be sure to stop in Veraci to enjoy

a meal.

Throughout the summer, you can find Veraci

at area farmers markets with their mobile

ovens, making their way to the Fairwood

Farmers Market every Tuesday, Coeur

d’Alene’s Wednesday evening market, the

Thursday Market in South Perry and the

Liberty Lake Farmers Market on Saturday

mornings. Veraci is also available to cater your

summer event or wedding.

Laura and Seth invite you dine with them at

Veraci daily 11am to 9pm.

Veraci Pizza

Kendall Yards

1333 W. Summit Pkwy

509.389.0029

VeraciPizza.com

Casual, warm, friendly,

quick-serve restaurant

Fleur De Sel CREPERIE

Open Every Day

909 S. Grand Blvd. | Spokane, WA 99202 | 509.242.3725

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Fleur De Sel

Open Tuesday - Saturday 5pm - Close | Closed Sunday and Monday

4365 Inverness Dr. | Post Falls, ID 83854 | 208.777.7600

www.Fleur-De-Sel.Weebly.com

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&

WELCOMING NEIGHBORS FOR 20 YEARS

READY TO SERVE YOU THE BEST

Here you will be treated like family, whether you’re an out-of-town guest dining in for the

first time or one of their loyal customers for two decades.

— BY JILLIAN CHANDLER —

Located just west of Downtown

Spokane in the heart of the historic

Browne’s Addition neighborhood is

where you will find one of the area’s

true treasures—The Elk Public House.

Consistently good food and atmosphere along

with friendly service and menu items offered

at a reasonable price—these are what appeal

to everybody, no matter one’s age or

financial status.

And whether it’s

your first date or

50th anniversary,

The Elk will

treat you to an

experience that

won’t soon be

forgotten. This

is what The Elk

Public House has

delivered year after

year to their guests

since opening its

doors in 1999.

Take a seat in the comfortable and inviting

welcome-to-my-house environment, which

is laid back, not pretentious. Here you will be

treated like family, whether you’re an out-oftown

guest dining in for the first time or one

of their loyal customers for two decades.

Owned by John Grollmus and Brad Fosseen,

their employees most certainly care about the

restaurant and their guests as is reflected by

the many longtime staff members it employs.

From ownership down through management

and staff, when you walk into The Elk, it feels

like family. And they treat their guests as such.

Now let’s talk food. In addition to the

traditional Reuben, thanks to the Food

Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” show,

which featured the Elk back in 2010, the Santa

Fe chicken sandwich, Mediterranean grilled

lamb sandwich and legendary roasted corn

pasta are favorites. They also offer creative

weekly specials and homemade soups,

inventive cocktails and great brews.

John and Brad are also the duo behind Two

Seven Public House, El Que and Geno’s

Traditional Food and Ales in Spokane, Moon

Time in Coeur d’Alene and The Porch Public

House in Hayden. Their common philosophy

at each location is to make food from scratch,

price it affordably and serve it with a smile.

Every neighborhood should be so lucky.

The Elk Public House

West Side

1931 W. Pacific Ave.

509.363.1973

WeDontHaveOne.com

The Elk Public House

1931 W. Pacific Ave.

Spokane, Washington

509.363.1973

IT’S WHERE THE LOCALS GO.

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Geno’s Traditional Food & Ales

1414 N. Hamilton St.

Spokane, Washington

509.368.9087

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Continuing the Tradition of

Great Service

an idaho gem...

SPOKANE

— BY JILLIAN CHANDLER —

GUESTS WON’T LEAVE HUNGRY, OR BROKE

It’s been nearly six years since Geno’s changed ownership and

ended up in the hands of local friends and business partners

John Grollmus and Brad Fosseen. The two are the ones behind

several area favorite restaurants including The Elk, El Que and

Two Seven in Spokane, and Moon

Time and The Porch in North

Idaho. With the success its sister

restaurants have seen over the years,

Geno’s Traditional Food and Ales

has established itself as another

neighborhood gem the community

has embraced.

Geno’s celebrated its five-year

anniversary this past October, and

it’s no surprise that it continues to be

a local favorite as it carries on John

and Brad’s long tradition of good food

and friendly service where guests are

welcomed by a casual feels-like-home

atmosphere.

adorned with items that are unique to Geno’s, such as the Cuban pork

sandwich and Geno’s chicken wings with your choice of three sauces.

For a twist on this menu, Geno’s has french fries—which none of the

other restaurant locations have—in addition to the ever-popular, and

addicting, roasted corn pasta. The food is complemented by a great tap

selection and cocktails.

Staying in tradition with the other pubs, Geno’s menu appeals to the

masses not only in taste but in price. No one leaves Geno’s hungry—or

broke. And It’s a perfect place to unwind and support the Gonzaga

Bulldogs, with plenty of TVs to watch the games.

The kitchen stays open late, so it’s a great spot to meet up after the game,

or for that matter, any event taking place at the Spokane Arena, thanks

to its close proximity.

Great brews and cocktails, and of course, the tasty food and good

company make this a destination you will want to return again and

again.

HOTEL RUBY SANDPOINT/PONDERAY

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and enjoy our new pool, hot tubs, ski waxing room, fitness room, free on-site parking,

wireless high-speed internet, complimentary bikes, newspapers and our sunning patio!

Our hotel is five minutes from Sandpoint, Lake Pend Oreille, great golfing, skiing and

sightseeing. Relax in one of our hot tub rooms and enjoy our complimentary continental

breakfast to get you started. We are pet-friendly (have a great dog run).

The menu includes some of the same

favorites known in their other pubs,

like The Elk’s famous Reuben sandwich

(guests have the choice of a glutenfree

bun for all sandwiches) and Moon

Time’s 74th St. gumbo, but the menu is

Geno’s Traditional

Food & Ales

Downtown Spokane

1414 N. Hamilton St.

509.368.9087

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RAISE A GLASS AND TOAST TO …

Those Summertime Vibes

BY JILLIAN CHANDLER

The sun is shining and warmth fills the air. There is nothing quite like relaxing on the patio after a long day,

opening that bottle of wine that has been calling your name and pouring a glass. Whether it's gathering with friends for the weekday happy hour or

enjoying the weekend’s beautiful sunny afternoon, dining and imbibing with good company is a good time to share a nice bottle.

Wine. No matter what the season, or the occasion, every day is worthy of a good glass of wine. Bold reds, crisp whites, rosés and bubbles … summertime

is just as good as any time of year to enjoy any and all. Though we’ve all heard that certain wines pair best with particular flavor profiles, well, you can

throw that out the window. There is no right or wrong when it comes to wine and your food-pairing selection. Though some may say a white wine will

go best with fish, if you prefer a cabernet sauvignon or a pinot noir, know that your personal palate pairing will be the perfect one!

“I tend to think of white and rosé wines during

the summer because of their light, fresh and

fruity characteristics,” says Natalie Barnes,

winemaker at Latah Creek Wine Cellars in

Spokane Valley. “One reason why I love rosés

is because you get all of the berry flavors from

the red grape variety but in a light, fresh, whitestyled

wine, making it absolutely delightful to

enjoy on a warm, sunny day.”

When selecting which wine will pair well,

several things must be taken into consideration

including the heartiness of the food and the

dominant flavors. Both reds and whites can

be light, medium or full bodied. If cooking

up lighter foods, such as fish, chicken and

vegetables, a lighter wine is the better choice, as

you don’t want the wine to overpower the flavors

of the food. Take note: For those foods such

as barbecued chicken or marinated shrimp,

the flavors of the ingredients and seasonings

will dominate the dish. And for foods with a

stronger flavor profile, such as steaks, burgers

and sausage, a more robust wine is the best

pairing in order to complement the flavors and

without getting lost. Meat, no matter how it’s

seasoned, will be the prominent flavor.

Red wines typically pair well with a barbecued

steak, but as Natalie suggests, you should be

sure to chill your red in the refrigerator for

at least 20 minutes to get it down to cellar

temperature, which is between 55 and 60

degrees Fahrenheit.“I think that makes the

pairing, especially for summer, perfect!” she

says.

Natalie also suggests a nice sangria. Though you

can purchase premade sangria, these tend to be

overly sweet. Instead, opt for making your own.

She recommends using one bottle of red wine

(of your choice) and one can frozen concentrate

pink lemonade. Prepare the lemonade as

instructed on the can, add in wine, and then add

sliced citrus fruits for a beautiful presentation.

You can also add frozen grapes, raspberries,

blueberries, blackberries and/or strawberries

to the pitcher with the sangria when serving

(still frozen). “This will keep the Sangria chilled

without watering it down,” says Natalie. “Then,

at the end of the night, take the wine-soaked

berries, scoop them out onto pound cake, add a

dollop of whipped cream, and you have the best

shortcake ever!”

It is important to stay hydrated when imbibing

in the warm days of summer, especially when

day drinking, so be sure to drink one nonalcoholic

beverage for every glass of wine.

Water of course is best, and Natalie suggests

making these drinks “fun” by adding frozen

berries, cucumber and basil, or lemon and

oregano. “And try adding sparkling water for

additional texture in your mouth!”

Good food, great wine and summertime.

There’s no going wrong. Enjoy!

“I tend to think

of white and rosé

wines during the

summer because

of their light,

fresh and fruity characteristics.”

WINE EVENTS YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS

June 15 July 11-13 July 21

July 21 & 22

THE POUR - A WINE EVENT

Held on the beautiful grounds of Arbor Crest Winery in Spokane,

Washington, The Pour is a spectacular evening with gourmet wine

dinner and auction featuring some of the region’s finest vintages. The

event includes a pre-dinner grand tasting as well as a selection of wines

that are perfectly paired with four delectable courses. The wine will

begin flowing at 5:30pm. Funds will be raised for Providence Health

Care Foundation, with proceeds benefiting the B.E.S.T. child psychiatry

program at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital and the Providence

Neuroscience Institute. For more information, call 509.474.4594 or

email melanie.miller@providence.org. ThePour.info

Arbor Crest Winery

4705 N. Fruit Hill Rd., Spokane, Washington

CRAVE! FOOD & DRINK CELEBRATION

Discover the region's best tastemakers coming to Crave!

Northwest. Sample and interact with a huge assortment of the

Inland Northwest’s best wineries, breweries, ciders, distilleries,

artisans, restaurants and caterers during this three-day event held

at CenterPlace at Mirabeau Point Park in Spokane Valley. There will

be more than a dozen wineries on-site throughout the weekend,

including local wineries Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, Castaway Cellars,

Maryhill Winery and Robert Karl Cellars. For more information,

including event schedule and to purchase tickets, visit their website.

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CenterPlace at Mirabeau Point Park

2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley, Washington

VINTAGE SPOKANE

Vintage Spokane: A Wine and Food Affair, highlights the awardwinning

and up-and-coming wineries throughout the Northwest,

each offering samples of their amazing wine. Join them at The

Davenport Grand Hotel and sip wines from more than 50 of the

region’s most celebrated wineries. Vintage Spokane is one of the

area’s largest summer wine and food events. VIP ticket holders

have access to the event an hour early, from 2 to 6pm, and general

admission tickets grant you access to the event from 3 to 6pm. There

are a limited number of tickets available to attend this event—just

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Davenport Grand Hotel Ballroom

333 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., Spokane, Washington

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Join Schweitzer in Sandpoint, Idaho, at their fifth annual Northwest

WineFest! Purchase your souvenir wine glass with tasting tickets

and get tasting at “Wine Valley.” The two-day festival is held on

the Schweitzer Village Lawn and features multiple bands playing

throughout the weekend paired with more than a dozen regional

wineries offering dozens of wines, a craft beer tent, barbecue, arts and

crafts vendors and activities for the entire family. Wine tastings take

place Saturday, 11am to 6pm and Sunday, 11am to 5pm. To find out

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A Dream Realized

WHERE PASSION IS PLATED AND POURED

— BY JILLIAN CHANDLER —

“I didn’t realize the gratitude and humility I

would feel when somebody makes the decision

to spend money at Vine & Olive. I wasn’t

expecting the community to embrace and

support us so enthusiastically."

It was the winter of 2017 when Naomi Boutz first introduced the Coeur

d’Alene community to her new venture—Vine & Olive Eatery and

Wine Bar in Riverstone. "I remember planning the opening thinking:

I hope people come," she recalls. The doors opened to eager diners

ready to take a seat at the table. And the seats continue to be filled.

Naomi is joined by Chef Paul Mason, the brilliant mind behind the

menu, which is European-inspired executed with Northwest flair. “He’s

done an incredible job cultivating a team that is committed to hospitality

and consistency,” says Naomi. “Our mission is to keep things simple yet

soulful. Chef Paul has nailed that.”

Guest favorites include the pork shank with creamy polenta, with pork

that literally falls off the bone; the acorn squash frites served with spicy

mayo, which nearly every table orders; and a Caesar salad to rival the

best in the state.

To complement the menu, Naomi, who has spent over a decade

tasting and learning about wine to develop her palate, is committed to

showcasing Northwest producers while balancing the list with interesting

imports, venturing outside the box from many classic varietals for their

wines by the glass.

“Wine needs to be varietally correct and have good acidity to pair

with food to be on our list,” she says. “It’s not a huge wine list, but it’s

thoughtful, dynamic and changes constantly. We offer a new wine flight

each month too.”

For those who prefer a cold brew, they can choose from eight rotating

taps that focus on Northwest craft breweries or one of the nearly two

dozen bottled beers.

The cool vibe and energy combined with good food and wine make

Vine & Olive a local favorite. One visit and you will see that passion is

plated and poured for each and every guest. Naomi invites you to dine

and imbibe at the eatery and wine bar, open daily for lunch and dinner

starting at 11:30am.

Vine & Olive

Eatery and Wine Bar

Coeur d’Alene at Riverstone

2037 N. Main St.

208.758.7770

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A FAMILYAffair

— BY JILLIAN CHANDLER —

POURING AWARD-WINNING

EXCELLENCE INTO EACH GLASS

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stablished in 1982 by husband and wife Mike and Ellena Conway, Latah Creek Wine Cellars in Spokane Valley continues to

bring affordable, award-winning wines to the Inland Northwest. Thirty-seven harvests and 36 years later, they, along with

their winemaker daughter Natalie Barnes, continue that mission.

At Latah Creek, they never compromise their standards while continuing to produce remarkable wines. For more than three decades, it

has been important to the family to keep their bottle prices low, and they have stayed true to their objective. “We could very easily raise

our prices $5 to $15 per wine, but we choose not to,” Natalie says. “We choose to keep our wines inexpensively priced so that everyone can

enjoy award-winning wines every day—not just on special occasions.”

In addition to Latah Creek’s more than 15 wines varying from red to white, dry to sweet, light to full-bodied and reserve reds, their gift

shop is filled with gourmet foods and unique items hand selected by Ellena. From Nora Fleming Ceramic-ware that can be customized

for any occasion or time of year and beautiful holiday décor to authentic

Italian pastas and a variety of gluten-free foods and mixes, it’s the perfect

place to shop for friends and family—and yourself!

“We also have a cookbook featuring over 250 of my mom’s recipes, each

with a wine pairing suggestion,” says Natalie. “Each month, we select one

wine to be our featured Wine of the Month, and we choose three recipes

to pair with this wine, sharing the information to our customers via

email.”

Natalie attributes Latah Creek Wine Cellar’s long-standing success to her

parents. “My mom is continually looking for unique items for the gift

shop that would add to anyone’s experience as well as new recipes, while

my dad continues to strive to make great wine,” she says. “Together they

started this winery, and together they have brought it here to our 37th

harvest.”

Natalie joined her father in winemaking in 2004, and today it is still just

the two of them who handle the wines at Latah Creek. When it comes

to what Natalie finds most rewarding about being in the winemaking

business, she says, “I love to see a person’s face light up when they try a

wine and fall in love with it. I just want a person to find a wine that they

love, not something I think they should love.”

Over the course of the next few years, they are hoping to remodel and

update their tasting room and parts of the winery to welcome their guests.

And, as always, they will continue to make award-winning wines while

looking for unique varietals to produce and get out to their loyal, wineloving

community.

“I love being part of a longstanding family winery,” smiles Natalie. “I am

deeply honored that I get to carry on my parents’ legacy and hope that

one or both of my daughters would choose to continue in the legacy of

making wines at Latah Creek.”

Raise a glass to Mike, Ellena and Natalie and toast to another 36 years of

award-winning winemaking.

Latah Creek Wine Cellars

Spokane Valley

13030 E. Indiana Ave.

509.926.0164

LatahCreek.com

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— BY PATTY HUTCHENS —

in the PURSUIT OF perfection

A

gathering

place for locals and tourists alike,

Pend d’Oreille Winery is the perfect place to

enjoy fine wine and create special memories.

The unique Downtown Sandpoint winery prides itself

on consistency and quality, two of the many reasons it

has received countless awards and the respect of many

wine drinkers over the past 24 years.

SANDPOINT’S

AWARD-WINNING

WINERY

The refillable wine bottles are a feature many guests

take advantage of, bringing in their 1.5-liter bottle

to be refilled with the popular Bistro Rouge and

receiving their 10th bottle free. Refill stations are

also located at Winter Ridge Natural Foods in

Sandpoint, Pilgrim’s Market in Coeur d’Alene and

The Old Ice House Pizzeria in Hope.

If you are one who enjoys fine wine, be sure

to join Pend d’Oreille Winery’s Wine Club.

Membership is free and offers many benefits

including discounts off the winemaker’s choice

vintages.

“Wine Club members receive discounts on

bottle purchases, complimentary tastes in the

tasting room and invitations to member-only

winery sponsored events,” said Kylie Presta, who

along with Jim Bopp owns Pend d’Oreille Winery.

“Wine Club members may sign up for a two-, fouror

six-bottle club of Pend d’Oreille wines. Wine

Club releases occur four times a year, and it is no cost

to join.”

The music provided at the winery on Fridays and

Saturdays draws performers from all over the Northwest,

as well as many local performing artists. And each Sunday

offers an opportunity to enjoy piano music while relaxing

in the beautifully renovated brick building.

In addition to the opportunity to taste a variety of

incredible wine, the Tasting Room has small bites available

including a charcuterie board, and they recently added

pizza flatbreads to their menu offering customers even

more choices. And for those who prefer, there is locally

crafted beer available. Limited outside seating is also

available on Cedar Street.

Whether you live in Sandpoint or are visiting for

your first time, Pend d’Oreille Winery is a must stop.

Open 11am to 8pm daily, once you visit, you’re sure to

return.

“It’s very humbling to see people returning again

and again,” says Jim. “It’s a gift to not only be able to

own and operate this winery but to be able to live in

Sandpoint as well.”

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FROM FARM TO BOTTLE

Excellence in each pour

It was 12 years ago that Dry Fly Distilling introduced itself to

Spokane and, not before long, the world. And the inspiration began

with a fishing trip.

While Don Poffenroth was entertaining clients on the Gallatin

River in Montana, the group drinking high-end vodka, he began to

— BY JILLIAN CHANDLER —

contemplate whether the glass in hand was truly the best vodka the

world had to offer. His response: No. It was at that moment that the

inspiration behind Dry Fly Distilling was born.

“The name Dry Fly not only recalled the original inspiration but also

captured the beauty of the Northwest and the qualities that fly fishing

requires—patience, persistence, presentation and perfection; the

same qualities required to produce and market

fine spirits,” says co-owner Terry Nichols.

At that time, there was no craft

distillers license in Washington

state, so Don, with local

senator Chris Marr, drafted

a piece of legislation

that would allow for

the creation of a craft

distillers license,

as long as the

producer used a

high percentage of

Washington-grown

ingredients in the

manufacturing

process.

Dry Fly was the first distillery in Washington state and among the first

25 in the country!

At its inception, Dry Fly Distilling produced two products—their

superb high-quality vodka (of course!) and gin. More than a decade

later, the distillery produces a wide range of spirits, vodka, gin and a

line of whiskies that are among the best in the world and distributed

throughout the world.

At the 2018 Whiskies of the World event, Dry Fly Distilling was a

three-time gold recipient and a silver recipient.

“We are currently in the planning stages for an expansion of our

capacity to support growth in both our domestic and international

markets,” says Terry. “We see a continual increase in whiskey quality

as our barrel inventories gracefully age in the warehouse—6-year-old

wheat whiskey tasted from the barrel is nothing short of epic! We

would ultimately like to be recognized as one of the highest quality

whiskey producers in the world.”

Thanks to the addition of the Dry Fly Tasting Room in 2017, the

visitor experience has been greatly enhanced. Serving some of the

finest craft cocktails in the region and offering retail bottle sales, the

Tasting Room’s inviting space is also ideal for meetings and parties.

If you are looking for a location to host your private event, the

Tasting Room is available for nonprofit functions, company meetings,

birthday parties, bridal and baby showers, anniversary celebrations

and more.

When it comes to what Don, Terry, Ralph and Patrick are most

proud of when it comes to Dry Fly, it is the high-quality products

they continue to produce all while supporting local farmers and

connecting with their employees, community, customers and fans,

and the nonprofit community.

Terry credits the above, in addition to the foresight of founder Don

and their distributors and retail partners, for Dry Fly’s continued

success over the years.

Patience, persistence, presentation and perfection. With the

uncompromising commitment to quality and values, taste and

discover excellence embodied in each bottle.

Dry Fly Distilling

Spokane, Washington

1003 E. Trent Ave. #200

509.489.2112

DryFlyDistilling.com

Today, owners

Don, Terry,

Ralph Quinsey

and Patrick

Donovan

continue

to utilize

99 percent

Washingtongrown

ingredients—

from family

owned

farms within

approximately

30 miles of the

distillery—for their

products.

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A

decade ago, before Airbnb existed, Wendy

Hilliard and her family avoided hotels and

instead vacationed the way many do now:

They rented a house. It wasn’t as easy to do

so as it is now, but they prioritized the advantages of

having their own shared spaces.

“I think people were looking for it because I know our

family vacationed that way years and years ago. That’s

why we got into the business,” said Hilliard. “But I

don’t think access was as easy.”

Hilliard and her husband are now on the other side of

the industry—they own and operate DayStar Lodge

on North Idaho’s Twin Lakes—and they are part of a

shift in the way people stay when they travel.

Hotels aren’t the only option anymore, and that’s

most certainly true in the Inland Northwest. Vacation

rental companies are growing to meet demand; more

families with second homes are renting them out—

and some are even acquiring second homes for the

sole purpose of doing so.

And now that it is so easy to find vacation rentals

just about anywhere people vacation, all with a quick

search of the Internet, the business is booming. In a

March press release, Airbnb boasted that it has more

than 6 million listings around the world, which it

claims is more than the number of hotel rooms the six

largest hotels have all together.

“The biggest benefit is really the cost for what you end

up getting,” said Steve Russo, owner of Go Sandpoint

Vacation Rentals, which manages a dozen properties

in the area. “A hotel typically is a room, with a

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house and get a couple families in there,

you’re getting a ton of space. It makes the

whole experience so much better.”

That includes in-house laundry, a wellappointed

kitchen, large shared spaces along

with private bedrooms, and, often in North

Idaho, lake access; all for a comparable rate

when split among a large enough group.

With the rise has also come a

professionalization of the industry, and the

standards of quality

have risen, Hilliard said.

“Twenty, 30 years ago, a

lot of these places were

people’s family homes,

filled with personal

things, their clothes

in the closets, castoffs

from Goodwill in the

kitchen,” Hilliard said.

“Now it’s a lot more

professional. Kitchens

are better outfitted, no

family pictures on the

walls, so people can

come in and feel this is

their space. This is their

home for a week. And

you just don’t get that in

a hotel. And you really

didn’t get that 20 years

ago, either.”

Cheryl and Robert Lantz entered the industry

in 2012 when they noticed that many

vacation rentals and second homes weren’t

being monetized to their full potential. Many

of their eventual clients had a second home

they couldn’t sell for what they owed on it,

Cheryl said.

But by renting it out, they could make it

profitable. Now their company, Vacation Rental Authority, manages

60 vacation homes in North Idaho.

“Most of the inventory we brought on was creating new vacation

rentals out of homes that were just sitting there,” Cheryl said. “The

homes are taken better care of than long-term leased homes. It’s

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really good for the property values for the homes around them.”

Local companies like these have a mixed relationship with the

larger listing sites, like Airbnb, VRBO, Booking.com and FlipKey,

which list many local company’s properties. Those sites are great for

marketing, they said, but not so much for direct service when, for

example, the heat stops working or the dishwasher leaks.

And that is becoming even more apparent, Cheryl said, now that

some of those sites use outside call centers to handle client inquiries.

They often will not list the local management company’s contact

information, and that has led to some of the Lantzs’ clients receiving

misinformation.

All agreed that, when possible, it is

best to book directly through the local

management company. In some cases, it is

less expensive, too, they said.

“When someone rents from someone like

me, they get a much more individualized

experience,” said Hilliard, who will soon

be removing her property from the large

listing sites. “When your fridge goes out,

VRBO’s going to be no help. I’m going to be

the one to call and get a repairman out. …

A good owner is going to take care of their

guests. It makes me feel really good to help

someone have a good vacation, and I think

most owners are like that.”

There are benefits for renting out a home

using a local company as well, Russo said.

Something he sees often now is that people

want a vacation home, but they only expect

to use it a few weeks each year. That’s where management companies

can help clients by renting out the house the rest of the year.

“Having people at the house will alleviate problems,” Russo said. “A

lot of homes get in trouble when they sit there. Having some activity

in the house offsets that.”

Still, local experts admitted that it often requires more effort and

research to find and then vet vacation rental companies in places

families are, often by the very nature of a vacation, unfamiliar with.

Google comes in handy, they said.

“Reviews are really important. Try to find Google reviews because

they can’t be manipulated,” said Russo, who added that Airbnb,

for example, doesn’t have to publish all reviews that are submitted.

“Google is the No. 1 source.”

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If you do book through a large listing service,

he suggested people try to get in touch with the

local agency that manages the property.

“Call and talk to the people who actually have

the house and ask all the questions you have,” he

said.

Hotels appear to be trying to keep up, as many

major chains are expanding their extended stay

brands; StayBridge Suites is expected to open a

new location in Coeur d’Alene this summer, for

example. Its website emphasizes its full-sized

kitchens and its large shared spaces.

But for many, the familiar comforts of a house,

where they can still do a bit of work if they

need to (thanks to the nearly ubiquitous Wi-Fi

at vacation rentals) with a beautiful view and

access to the outdoors, all with their family and

friends around them, is too attractive to pass

up—especially if the cost is comparable.

“People are looking for a space, kind of a home

away from home,” Hilliard said, “More personal

than a hotel, where most people like to cook

their own meals and feel like they have a private

space on a lake.”

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Off Season in Cabo

THE SUN STILL SHINES!

BY COLIN ANDERSON

Over the past few years my wife and I have come

to really appreciate traveling in the month of

September. With summer vacations over, kids

going back to school and tolerable weather

around most of the country, people aren’t necessarily

putting travel high on their list during this month. Residing

in the Northwest and being far from pale blue and bathtub

warm ocean waters, we are happy to take a beach vacation

any time of year. If you do head to the southern United

States, Mexico or the Caribbean this time of year, you are

always rolling the dice as mid-August through the end of

October is peak hurricane season. While that can certainly

ruin a vacation, your chances of being stuck in a major

storm are pretty miniscule while your chances of having

prime beaches, easy reservations and calmer streets are all

but a sure thing.

This past September we decided to book a six-night trip to

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Located on the very southern tip

of the Baja Peninsula, this once small fishing village would

be unrecognizable to those who visited some 30 years ago.

The towns of Los Cabos and Cabo San Lucas are connected

via “The Tourist Corridor,” where a staggering number of

all-inclusive mega resorts reside. As our friendly cab driver

pointed out, there were six new massive resort complexes

currently under construction.

As we traveled the near hour-long (and $70) ride from the

International Airport to Downtown Cabo San Lucas, we

were pleasantly surprised at how green and beautiful the

surrounding landscape was. The area is very much a desert

but still quite colorful. The driver showed us where George

Clooney’s oceanfront villa was (currently for sale) and some

incredible golf courses where six-figure membership gets

you through the front gate. Alas, these were not in our travel

plans.

Many come to Cabo San Lucas for the all-inclusive hotels.

Here you’ve already pre-paid for just about everything:

room, food, drinks and entertainment. While I can very

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much understand a vacation in which you don’t have to plan anything,

leave the pool or rarely take out your wallet (except to tip of course), we

are much more into exploring new places, so our destination was an older

condo complex set just a block back from the beach.

When we talked with several Cabo veterans about going down in

September, they all told us to push the trip off until October when the

heat and humidity would both drop significantly. There is no sugar

coating it; September is a hot and humid month for the Baja peninsula.

With Hawaiian island-like weather most of the year, many locals actually

leave during August and September to take their vacations away from the

heat and humidity. With plane tickets and hotels 40 to 60 percent cheaper

during these months, we decided the little bit of extra heat would be OK

to deal with.

The Beach

The main attraction to most tropical vacations is the beach, and Playa

el Medano is the center of all the daytime action in Cabo San Lucas.

Playa el Medano stretches from the marina up along the entire bay

and is the main safe swimmable beach in the area. The beachfront is

littered with casual bars and restaurants, a few expensive all-inclusives

and, as like the rest of Mexico, plenty of vendors. Dressed in all white

and constantly meandering up and down the beach, they are looking to

sell you everything from hair braiding and henna tattoos to sombreros,

jewelry and cigars. While it can be a little overwhelming at first, a simple

“No thank you” or just ignoring their attention-grabbing pitch will often

lead them to move on rather quickly. Vendors are not allowed inside the

beachfront restaurants either, so as long as you aren’t in the first couple

rows of beach-front seating, you’ll be left more at peace to take down

your margarita or Dos Equis.

Water sports are easy to arrange here with jet skis and parasailing easily

rented right from the beach. A dip in the warm waters feels incredible

after walking through the humid air. The seas are less tranquil in the fall,

but you can still wade out about 20 to 30 yards with your feet on the

bottom.

Water taxis are running constantly to take visitors out to Lover’s Beach

at El Arco, the area’s famous landmark. While still busy, there are no

services here, so it’s a little less hectic than on Playa Medano, and seeing

El Arco up close is also a memorable sight.

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We splurged one evening and went to

Los Tres Gallos.

Food

As you would expect, seafood is the specialty in most restaurants and

cafés in Cabo. With high heat during the day, we found ourselves mostly

munching on appetizers and fish tacos. We found Tacos Gardenias right

behind our condo and ended up eating there several times. The fresh fish

ceviche and molcajete were incredible. Fresh fish or shrimp tacos were

grilled or fried and came with a tray of about a dozen different sauces,

salsas and garnishes to make an awesome and affordable lunch or latenight

snack.

AFTER 15 YEARS, OUR LIST

OF ACCOLADES IS ALMOST

AS LONG AS OUR 12TH HOLE.

Baja Brewing Company was started by a couple of friends from Colorado

and now has three locations. We frequented the one atop the Cachet Beach

Hotel roof just about every day. With so few tourists around, we were able

to snag the tables with the best view, kick back and enjoy solid craft beers.

As mentioned earlier, many locals will take off during the humid season,

so a few of the more heralded restaurants were closed for a few weeks

while the owners took their vacations. I would estimate this was only

about 5 to 10 percent of the restaurants, and we were able to find plenty to

eat everywhere we went. We splurged one evening and went to Los Tres

Gallos, which focuses on locally sourced traditional Mexican fine dining.

The open-air restaurant was dimly lit, and you feel like you are eating in a

200-year-old courtyard. The meal and ambiance were incredible.

The Nightlife

Other than the beach, many come to Cabo for its renowned nightlife,

which is located around the marina and the streets directly behind it. Once

the sun goes down the music goes up and loud beats pump into the streets

as employees look to lure you into high-octane parties at places like The

Giggling Marling, El Squid Roe and Mandala. The over-40 crowd often

makes its way to Cabo Wabo in hopes of spotting owner Sammy Hagar or

some of his buddies up on stage for an impromptu live set. We found a few

of the smaller bars a bit more appealing like Happy Endings Cantina with

its two beers and two shots for $5 daily promotion and Pochos with its

open patio and views of the super yachts parked in the marina.

While partying and beach going is always available, there is plenty more to

do with a week in Cabo. Some of the best sport fishing in the world is found

off its shores; there are horseback and ATV trips into the surrounding

desert; and a day trip up to the town of Todos Santos can give you a break

from fast-paced Cabo to enjoy a peaceful and artsy community where you

can also visit the Hotel California from the famed Eagles’ song.

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Where the Locals Go

AMERICAN FINE DINING

1898 PUBLIC HOUSE

Classic foods with a fresh twist using the finest ingredients is what you

will find here. Located at Kalispel Golf and Country Club, dining at 1898

will be an exciting culinary tour for your palate.

2010 W. Waikiki Rd. | 509.466.2121

North Side Spokane $-$$$ | 1898PublicHouse.com

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MASSELOW’S STEAKHOUSE

Masselow’s Steakhouse at Northern Quest Resort & Casino features

an impressive variety of prime-grade Midwestern steaks, fresh seafood

and an expansive wine selection. Much like their wine list, all ingredients

are personally sought, sourced and tasted to meet the chef’s highest

standards so that you get only the best.

100 N. Hayford Rd. | 509.481.6020

Airway Heights $-$$$ | Masselows.com

TRINITY AT CITY BEACH

With a breathtaking view of Lake Pend Oreille and the surrounding

mountains, Trinity at City Beach’s menu of American cuisine offers a

modern spin on many classic dishes and changes with the seasons. They

also have a full bar and plenty of outdoor seating overlooking the lake.

58 Bridge St. | 208.255.7558

Sandpoint $-$$$ | TrinityAtCityBeach.com

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HIGH MOUNTAIN BUFFET

The expanded buffet at the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel features

live-action cooking, fresh, locally sourced ingredients and flavorful dishes.

Enjoy made-to-order omelets, hand-carved meats, a delectable dessert

bar and more!

37914 S. Nukwalqw | 800.523.2464

Worley $$ | CdACasino.com

SWEET LOU’S RESTAURANT AND BAR

Enjoy amazing burgers, Manny’s beer-battered onion rings, hand-cut top

sirloin or the crowd favorite—grilled PB&J with locally made huckleberry

jam and more. There is also a full bar featuring 16 draft beers.

477272 Highway 95 | 208.263.1381

Ponderay $-$$ | SweetLousIdaho.com

SWEET LOU’S RESTAURANT AND TAP HOUSE

Try the ribs (pork or bison) that are smoked in house at Sweet Lou’s. The

unique burger menu features 10 different burgers that are made from

freshly ground top sirloin and topped with decadent eats such as smoked

pulled pork, hand-battered onion rings or fresh jalapenos. Also choose

from 32 beers on tap.

601 E. Front St., Ste. 101 | 208.667.1170

Downtown Coeur d’Alene $-$$ | SweetLousIdaho.com

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DRY FLY DISTILLING

Since 2007, Dry Fly Distilling has been producing high-quality, awardwinning

vodka, gin and whiskeys right here in Spokane, Washington.

The first distillery in Washington state and among the first 25 in the

country, the owners are committed to being 100 percent farm to

bottle, supporting local farmers in the process. Patience, persistence,

presentation and perfection are poured into each bottle. They invite

you to stop by the tasting room, which features some of the finest craft

cocktails in the region and offers retail bottle sales.

1003 E. Trent, Suite 200 | 509.489.2112

Downtown Spokane $$-$$$ | DryFlyDistilling.com

BAR, LOUNGE, BREWERY, DISTILLERY

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CHINOOK STEAK, PASTA AND SPIRITS

Experience the best of the Northwest at the Chinook Steak, Pasta and

Spirits located in the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel in Worley,

Idaho. Enjoy the authentic taste of the wild Nisqually king salmon,

Northwest Cattle Company premium angus beef, Makah halibut and

local wild huckleberries. The menu caters to a variety of tastes, with

offerings of elk stew, lobster tail dinner and Old-World rustic-style

pastas, all with thought given to affordability and five-star quality.

37914 S. Nukwalqw | 800.523.2464

Worley $-$$$ | CdACasino.com

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WANDERING TABLE

At Wandering Table, the chefs have an insatiable appetite for cooking

and creating food and use a variety of techniques from around the globe.

Enjoy meals inspired by the season using local ingredients, still warm

from the sun, from the farmer you work with or from a day of foraging.

They seek the best products and honor those who grew them by serving

them to people in a way that makes food memorable, creating great

experiences, traditions and communities. You’re invited to one of the

most interesting and unique dining experiences in the Inland Northwest.

1242 W. Summit Parkway | 509.443.4410

Kendall Yards Spokane $$-$$$ | TheWanderingTable.com

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THE 219 LOUNGE

Sandpoint’s hometown bar for more than 80 years and recently selected

as the “Best Small Town Bar in Idaho,” you’ll find a friendly atmosphere

with folks from all walks of life at The 219. Recently renovated back

to its historic 1930’s roots, the 219 offers a full-service bar with classic

cocktails, 20 craft beers on tap and a unique wine list. There’s always

something to do at the “Niner,” from pool and karaoke to enjoying live

music. 219 is the best place in town to just relax or dance the night away

with your favorite beverage.

219 N. 1st Ave. | 208.263.5673

Sandpoint $-$$ | 219.bar

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THE HIVE

Bringing great music to Downtown Sandpoint year-round, The Hive,

located in the historic Pastime building, has made itself known as

Sandpoint’s premier music venue since opening in 2013. Top-notch

concerts, great cocktails, private booths and more. Check out their

website for upcoming concerts.

207 N. First Ave. | 208.457.2392

Sandpoint $-$$ | LiveFromTheHive.com

RESTAURANT GUIDE KEY

SP In or around the Sandpoint, Idaho, area.

HY In or around the Hayden, Idaho, area.

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FORTY-ONE SOUTH

Forty-One South is North Idaho’s premier upscale dining restaurant

with breathtaking views from the shores of Lake Pend Oreille. Located

at the south end of the Long Bridge in Sandpoint, Forty-One South

has become a popular spot for locals, tourists and business travelers.

A relaxed lodge setting and exceptionally friendly service paired with

innovative modern-American cuisine makes for one of North Idaho’s

premier dining experiences. Enjoy mouthwatering cuisine, drinks by

the fire, outdoor seating and gorgeous sunset views. Located right next

door to The Lodge at Sandpoint and Shoga Sushi. Hours vary by season.

Reservations are recommended.

41 Lakeshore Dr. | 208.265.2000

Sagle $$-$$$ | 41SouthSandpoint.com

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GILDED UNICORN

Gilded Unicorn is a modern-American classic restaurant featuring

handcrafted food and drinks located in the historic Montvale Hotel in

Downtown Spokane. The restaurant showcases local, seasonal ingredients

from the Northwest and beyond created into new-fashioned flavors that

hit you in the soul. The food is created from nostalgic comfort foods

everyone has enjoyed but with a slightly modern twist, brought back to

life using fresh ingredients and an explosion of flavors.

110 S. Monroe St. | 509.309.3698

Downtown Spokane $-$$ | GildedUnicorn.com

CDA In or around the Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, area.

PF In or around the Post Falls, Idaho, area.

RD In or around the Rathdrum, Idaho, area.

SV In or around the Spokane Valley, Washington, area.

DS In or around the Downtown Spokane, Washington, area.

KY In or around the Kendall Yards Spokane, Washington, area.

NS In or around the North Side Spokane, Washington, area.

SH In or around the South Hill Spokane, Washington, area.

WS In or around the West Side Spokane, Washington, area.

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LAUGHING DOG BREWING

Fetchingly good beer! Brewing award-winning beer since 2005, what

began as a dream in a small North Idaho town turned into an insatiable

desire to craft beers of all flavors. With a focus on quality while exploring

various techniques and styles, Laughing Dog has a firm belief that

craft beer creates community, and they invite you to join them in their

taproom. Gather with friends and neighbors to watch a game, enjoy the

fireplace on a winter day, listen to live music on a summer weekend or

enjoy a tasting tray!

805 Schweitzer Plaza Dr. | 208.263.9222

Ponderay $-$$ | LaughingDogBrewing.com

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PARTY ANIMAL VODKA

Launched in April 2018, Party Animal Vodka is an Idaho potato vodka

that gives back to animals with every sip. Proceeds from every bottle

gives back to Idaho wildlife conservation and local animal shelters. Party

Animal Vodka is farm-to-bottle: distilled in Idaho from locally sourced

Idaho russet potatoes for exceptional quality and a dangerously smooth

finish. There are no added sugars, preservatives or flavors and has zero

carbs and low calories. It’s only distilled once; done right the first time.

Find it at local restaurants including Corner Bar, Capones Pub and Grill,

The Moose, Rusty’s and 219 Lounge.

151 4th St. W. Unit 4833

Ketchum, Idaho $-$$ | PartyAnimalVodka.com

BREAKFAST & LUNCH

KY

THE YARDS BRUNCHEON

At The Yards Bruncheon, they have extended the weekend to all week

by offering brunch every day! The menu features comfort food from all

over using local farms and producers in the season. They have fun and

want their passion for good ingredients to shine without too much fuss.

Most of the foods are made in house including their pastries, which are

some of the best around. They also feature some of the best coffees

and teas from around the world. Don’t miss out and come enjoy the

eatertainment!

1248 W. Summit Parkway | 509.290.5952

Kendall Yards Spokane $-$$ | TheYardsBruncheon.com

BURGERS & DINERS

LE CATERING

Le Catering features the best Inland Northwest producers and products

cooked by award-winning chefs who strive to create a great experience

for each and every guest. Le Catering’s goal is to serve their guests

beyond their expectations. Le Catering Co. is locally owned by Chef

Adam Hegsted as part of the Eat Good Group. Their restaurants include

Wandering Table, Yards Bruncheon, Gilded Unicorn, Farmhouse Kitchen

and Silo Bar, Republic Kitchen + Taphouse, Honey Eatery and Social

Club, Incrediburger & Eggs and Eat Good Café. With a combination of

the best chefs and managers from across the Northwest and beyond,

they create a unique experience and build memories for a lifetime. Call

to set up your special event.

24001 E. Mission Ave. | 509.210.0880

Liberty Lake, Washington $-$$$ | LeCatering.co

VITAL FIT MEALS

Vital Fit Meals provides a convenient healthy meal service to make it

easy for their customers to eat better, feel better and live better, with

meals that are designed to be delicious and nutritious!

24001 E. Mission Ave. | 509.703.7134

Libery Lake, Washington $-$$$ | VitalFitMeals.com

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GLOBAL KITCHEN

Located in Downtown Coeur d’Alene, discover unique flavors and

modern cuisine offered in a wide variety of small plates at Global Kitchen.

Focused on locally sourced produce, seasonal cooking and healthy eating,

the menu offers elevated simplicity with fresh, flavorful foods that shine.

The rotating seasonal menu offers fresh ingredients and bold flavors. Pair

your meal with a glass of wine from their extensive wine list or choose

from their selection of regional craft brews. Combined with the beautiful

and relaxed atmosphere, it’s an ideal dining out destination, no matter

the occasion. Private dining and catering are available.

309 E. Lakeside Ave. | 208.930.4050

Downtown Coeur d’Alene $-$$$ | GlobalKitchen-CdA.com

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CHOMPER CAFÉ

Locally owned and family friendly, Chomper Cafe has quickly made a

name for itself. Offering the freshest, made-from-scratch breakfast and

lunch utilizing high-quality ingredients, owner Sarah Baker invites you to

take a seat at her casual and comfortable restaurant, where passion for

food and service is paramount.

2345 W. Prairie Ave. | 208.719.0441

Hayden $ | ChomperCafe.com

FRANK’S DINER

Voted Best Breakfast for decades, enjoy Frank’s 120-year-old family

hot cake recipe, extra thick Daily’s bacon, legendary chicken-fried steak,

five fresh gravies and grilled onions, giant malted waffles, quarter-pound

sausage links, buttermilk biscuits and gravy, artisan bread bowl soups and

chowders, and more.

North Side Spokane | 10929 N. Newport Hwy. | 509.465.2464

Downtown Spokane | 1516 W. Second Ave. | 509.747.8798

$-$$ | FranksDiners.com

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INCREDIBURGER AND EGGS

One of Chef Adam Hegsted’s latest additions to his family of

restaurants, Incrediburger and Eggs offers just that—incredibly unique

upscale burgers and a variety of inspired egg concoctions. This upper

fast-casual dining experience features all types of burgers (including the

Earth and Turf with its mushroom and beef blend, the Steelhead made

with a blackened steelhead patty and the Korean Honey Butter Fried

Chicken, twice fried), a variety of breakfast sandwiches, bowls and salads,

fries, sweet potato tots and adult beverages created using local producers

and farmers as much as possible. Be sure to keep an eye out for their

second Incrediburger and Eggs location, opening soon in Coeur d’Alene!

909 W. 1st Ave., Ste. A | 509.443.4215

Downtown Spokane $-$$ | IncrediburgerAndEggs.com

CATERING & MEAL DELIVERY

DOUGHLICIOUS BAKERY

Brought to you by award-winning chef Adam Hegsted of Eat Good

Group, Doughlicious Bakery provides delicious breads and baked goods

using high-quality ingredients.

24001 E. Mission Ave. | 509.210.0880

Liberty Lake, Washington $-$$ | EatGoodGroup.com

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THE BLUEBIRD

The owners of Syringa Japanese Café and Sushi Bar bring you The

Bluebird, a midtown eatery. High-quality ingredients and locally sourced

products are used in every dish. The menu is unique, enticing and

delicious. Stay local. Support local. Eat and drink local. Live local.

816 N. Fourth St. | 208.665.3777

Midtown Coeur d’Alene $$ | MidtownBluebird.com

COLLECTIVE KITCHEN

Eat. Share. Laugh. A modern restaurant with a retro vibe, the menu

features a wonderful selection of plates perfect for sharing and fresh

entrees. Flavorful appetizers, delightful sandwiches, savory meats and

an all-day breakfast menu are complemented by a wide selection of wine

and 51 brews on tap!

501 Sherman Ave. | 208.930.4762

Downtown Coeur d’Alene $-$$$ | CollectiveKitchenPublicHouse.com

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HONEY EATERY AND SOCIAL CLUB

Brought to you by chef and restaurateur Adam Hegsted, Honey Eatery

and Social Club is inspired by and pays homage to a favorite local

ingredient—honey! Offering an eclectic, artistic feeling with modern

industrial decor to the heart of Downtown Coeur d’Alene and located

in what was previously The Cellar, Honey Eatery will treat its guests

to an all-day menu featuring local foods and producers. Honey Social

Club downstairs is where guests will want to head to enjoy live music and

concerts, craft cocktails, American-style tapas and Inland Northwestinspired

small plates, a self-service wine bar and more!

317 Sherman Ave. | 208.930.1514

Downtown Coeur d’Alene $-$$$ | HoneyEateryAndSocialClub.com

MAX AT MIRABEAU PARK HOTEL

Find eclectic cuisine, an award-winning menu including steaks, chops,

seafood, salads, burgers and more than 100 other menu items at MAX,

along with a wine list that boasts more than 500 labels; a perfect match

for everything on the menu. The lounge menu features more than 75

of the most eclectic and innovative cocktails and martinis from retro

to nouveau. Enjoy two happy hours daily, an award-winning a la carte

brunch featuring multiple Benedicts, fabulous Bloody Marys and Mimosa

specials every day, live Rockin’ Blues weekends, private dining rooms,

courtyard dining and more! Late-night dining with a full menu is offered

until close. Open daily at 6am.

1100 N. Sullivan Rd. | 509.922.6252

Spokane Valley $-$$$ | MAXatMirabeau.com

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STEAM PLANT KITCHEN + BREWERY

The Steam Plant’s menu includes handcrafted, authentic foods using a

wood-fired pizza oven, rotisserie, char-broiler and smoker. They offer

signature cocktails along with their onsite brewery which produces more

than 10 handcrafted microbrews, including inventive seasonals, that are

also available in kegs and growlers.

159 S. Lincoln St. | 509.777.3900

Downtown Spokane $$-$$$ | SteamPlantSpokane.com

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ANGELO’S RISTORANTÉ

Angelo’s is the local favorite with a taste of homemade, authentic Italian

cuisine! Join them for a fresh, organic, handcrafted menu of veal, steak,

chicken, seafood, pasta and gluten-free offerings. They also offer an

extensive wine selection and warm romantic décor.

846 N. Fourth St. | 208.765.2850

Midtown Coeur d’Alene $$ | AngelosRistorante.net

TONY’S ON THE LAKE

Tony’s is a landmark in Coeur d’Alene serving Italian-inspired cuisine.

A beautiful five-minute drive from the Sherman Avenue Exit off I-90,

they offer a full-service bar and extensive wine list, and outdoor dining

overlooking the lake. Visit the website for menu.

6823 Coeur d’Alene Lake Dr. | 208.667.9885

East Coeur d’Alene $$$ | TonysOnTheLake.com

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FARMHOUSE KITCHEN AND SILO BAR

Enjoy farm-fresh food, seasonally inspired. Chef Adam Hegsted

brings his passion and love for food and dining culture to Farmhouse

Kitchen & Silo Bar in Ponderay, where the staff strives to share the

area’s abundance of offerings and resources by creating great food,

great entertainment and a great culinary experience. Though the

menu changes regularly based on the season, produces and kitchen’s

inspiration, you’ll be treated to items like fresh apple donuts, poutine,

mushroom po’boy, salmon hush puppies, inventive breakfast choices,

seasonal soups, barbecue and more. View their current brunch and

dinner menus online.

477227 Highway 95 N. | 208.255.2603

Ponderay $-$$ | FarmhouseKitchenAndSiloBar.com

FRENCH CUISINE

FLEUR DE SEL

Fleur de Sel brings a taste of France from snails in puff pastry and

rillette to duck confit and chicken and truffles. A glass of wine from

the beautifully chosen wine list or an elegant cocktail is the perfect

accompaniment to any dish. Choose to dine indoors or take a seat

outdoors on the patio.

4365 Inverness Dr. | 208.777.7600

Post Falls $-$$$ | Fleur-de-Sel.weebly.com

FLEUR DE SEL ARTISAN CRÊPERIE

Fleur de Sel Artisan Crêperie offers guests a variety of delectable French

crepes served all day. Guests can select from an assortment of breakfast,

sweet or savory crepes, such as the Monte Cristo, bison meatloaf and

horseradish, salmon and capers, and lemon curd.

909 S. Grand Blvd. | 509.242.3725

South Hill Spokane $ | FleurdeSelCreperie.com

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VINE & OLIVE EATERY AND WINE BAR

In the industrial chic space, Vine & Olive guests will be treated

to European-inspired small plates executed with Northwest flair,

charcuteries and desserts, a full wine bar serving thoughtful wines by the

glass and eight local taps.

2037 N. Main St. | 208.758.7770

Coeur d’Alene at Riverstone $$-$$$ | VineAndOliveCdA.com

WHITE HOUSE GRILL

If you want to feel like you’re in the Mediterranean drinking Ouzo and

eating a crazy amount of garlic, just drive to the White House Grill in

Post Falls and join in the fun of their crazy and noisy—but at the same

time romantic—restaurant. They offer a full bar with 12 beers on tap, and

guests can enjoy seasonal outdoor dining on the patio.

712 N. Spokane St. | 208.777.9672

Post Falls $-$$ | WhiteHouseGrill.com

PIZZA

FLAME AND CORK

Specializing in authentic wood-fired pizzas, the menu also boasts

delicious salads and appetizers like their charcuterie plate and wood-fired

mac and cheese. Pair your meal with a glass of wine from their extensive

wine list or one of the local beers on tap.

9225 N. Government Way | 208.635.5836

Hayden $-$$ | FlameAndCork.com

1100 N. Sullivan Rd. - Spokane Valley - (509) 922-6252

OPEN MON - THURS 6AM - 1AM | FRI & SAT 6AM - 2AM | SUN 6AM - MIDNIGHT

MAXatMirabeau.com

Weekend Brunch

Happy Hours Daily

3-6pm & 9pm-Close

Late-Night Dining

50% off Bottles of Wine

Wednesdays & Sundays

Ladies’ Night Thursdays

Live Rockin’ Blues Music

Fridays & Saturdays

Private Dining / Banquets

Courtyard Patio Dining

Eclectic Menu

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VERACI PIZZA

Gourmet pizzas fired with applewood from Yakima Valley baked in oven

temperatures around 1,000 degrees! Veraci Pizza features a delicious

ultra-thin artisan crust made from their secret recipe. Each batch of

dough is hand prepared and topped with only the freshest and highest

quality natural ingredients.

1333 W. Summit Parkway | 509.389.0029

Kendall Yards Spokane $-$$ | VeraciSpokane.com

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MOON TIME

Established in 1996, Moon Time quickly became a favorite among locals

and tourists alike. Serving some of the best food around in a comfortable

pub-style atmosphere, you’ll want to visit as often as possible. The menu

offers soups, sandwiches, pastas, salads and other specialties prepared

from scratch daily, along with a fantastic selection of micro-brewed beers

and fine wines by the glass and bottle. Open daily at 11am, the kitchen

is open late every night. Be sure to stop in Thursday night for live music

featuring national and local artists. For more information including

photos, menu, specials and directions, make sure to visit their website.

1602 Sherman Ave. | 208.667.2331

East Coeur d’Alene $-$$ | WeDontHaveOne.com

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REPUBLIC KITCHEN + TAPHOUSE

Sharing the craft foods they love to eat and the local brews they love

to drink, Executive Chef Adam Hegsted is the one behind the flavorful

menu, which features appetizers like the roasted avocado nachos,

popcorn cauliflower and fried pork belly, and entrée items including the

Brush Creek blue burger and chimichurri steak asada. Serving lunch,

dinner and drinks, Republic Kitchen + Taphouse is a great stop for the

entire family and offers seasonal outdoor dining.

120 E. Fourth Ave. | 208.457.3610

Post Falls $$ | RepublicIdaho.com

REDTAIL BAR & GRILL

Located inside the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel, enjoy hearty pub

fare and refreshing libations while catching your favorite game on one of

the many large-screen TVs!

37914 S. Nukwalqw | 800.523.2464

Worley $$ | CdACasino.com

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FISHERMAN’S MARKET, GRILL AND SUSHI

Find fresh fish at Fisherman’s on the market side. The grill offers

everything from fish and chips, specialty tartars, fish tacos, salads,

steamers, catfish, oyster po’ boys and more. Check out the sushi bar and

the offerings of beer, wine and sake.

215 W. Kathleen Ave. Ste. A | 208.664.4800

North Coeur d’Alene $-$$ | FishermansMarketCdA.com

SHOGA SUSHI BAR

Shoga Sushi Bar offers the finest in sushi and Japanese cuisine—nigiri,

sashimi, specialty rolls and plenty of non-sushi appetizers and entrées

to choose from with breathtaking views over Lake Pend Oreille. Entrées

feature popular hot items such as orange chicken, beef and broccoli,

grilled salmon and an American Kobe burger.

41 Lakeshore Dr. | 208.265.2001

Sagle $-$$ | ShogaSushi.com

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THE ONION TAPHOUSE AND GRILL

At The Onion, chefs cook whole turkeys and choice top rounds of beef

daily to make their legendary sandwiches and only purchase fresh local

beef for the amazing burgers served on handmade brioche rolls. Enjoy

artisan pizza, fresh pasta, center-cut steaks, fresh seafood and

kid-friendly atmosphere.

Downtown Spokane | 302 W. Riverside | 509.747.3852

North Side Spokane | 7522 N. Division St. | 509.482.6100

$-$$ | TheOnion.Biz

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TWO SEVEN PUBLIC HOUSE

Following the simple concept of great food and drink in a comfortable

atmosphere that won’t break the bank, whether it’s dinner with the

family, a business lunch or an after-work cocktail, Two Seven Public

House has you covered.

2727 S. Mt. Vernon #5 | 509.473.9766

South Hill Spokane $-$$ | WeDontHaveOne.com

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THE ELK PUBLIC HOUSE

Spokane’s not-so-secret neighborhood restaurant located in the heart

of Historic Browne’s Addition, the Elk Public House features fresh

salads, soups, sandwiches and pastas all made from scratch. Find a great

selection of microbrewed beers, wines by the glass and original cocktails

served in a comfortable pub-style atmosphere. They also feature some of

the region’s best outdoor seating. Open daily at 11am. For menu, specials

and more, visit their website.

1931 W. Pacific Ave. | 509.363.1973

West Side Spokane $-$$ | WeDontHaveOne.com

GENO’S TRADITIONAL FOOD AND ALES

Geno’s joined the family of pubs that include The Elk and Two Seven

in Spokane, Moon Time in Coeur d’Alene and The Porch in Hayden

in 2014. The menu includes favorites like The Elk’s famous traditional

Reuben sandwich and Moon Time’s 74th St. gumbo, but additional items

include the Cuban pork sandwich and the Geno’s chicken wings. French

fries are offered as a side item, along with the ever-popular and addicting

roasted corn pasta. Open daily at 11am until late night. Check out the full

menu online.

1414 N. Hamilton Ave. | 509.368-9087

Downtown Spokane $-$$ | WeDontHaveOne.com

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THE PORCH PUBLIC HOUSE

A beautiful golf-course view without the cost of joining the country

club makes The Porch an ideal setting for a delicious meal any time of

year. They offer a full menu of sandwiches, salads, soups and specialties

prepared from scratch without the high price of fine dining, and the

region’s finest cocktails, microbrews and wines to accompany your meal.

Feel at home in the comfortable pub-style dining room or the fantastic

outdoor dining area. Open daily at 11am year-round, The Porch keeps the

kitchen cooking up delicious food late every night. For more information

including specials, menu, photos and directions, please visit their website.

1658 E. Miles Ave. | 208.772.7711

Hayden Lake $-$$ | WeDontHaveOne.com

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WESTWOOD BREWING CO.

Westwood Brewing Co. is driven to provide exceptional beers and

delicious flavorful food in a casual setting. Housed in a historic late-

1800s building, Westwood is a full-service brewpub serving craft beers

from the Pacific Northwest, domestics, wine and cocktails, paired with

delicious pub food artfully crafted by their chef in house. Guests will

quickly discover the passion the owners have for both incredible beer

and incredible food! Families, friends and neighbors will be greeted by

friendly faces, experience consistent quality and feel at home.

8162 W. Main St. | 208.712.3423

Rathdrum $-$$ | WestwoodBrewing.com

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SYRINGA JAPANESE CAFE AND SUSHI BAR

Located on the corner of Fourth and Spruce, Syringa hits the spot for

a cozy lunch or dinner. Using organic produce, choice meats and wild

seafood whenever available (and no MSG), enjoy sushi, Japanese entrees,

salads and soups.

1710 N. Fourth St. | 208.664.2718

Midtown Coeur d’Alene $$-$$$ | SyringaSushi.com

SPECIALTY SHOPPING

THE CULINARY STONE

Discover specialty foods from around the world and the region, outfit

your kitchen and learn how to “live to eat.” Located at the Riverstone

Shopping Center, they offer everything from gourmet foods, cheeses

and Italian meats, wine tastings, cooking classes and kitchen supplies.

2129 N. Main St. | 208.277.4116

Coeur d’Alene $-$$ | CulinaryStone.com

LITEHOUSE FOODS

Based out of Sandpoint, Idaho, Litehouse Foods offers a wide variety of

salad dressing flavors along with caramel, fruit dips, glaze, herbs, veggie

dips and cheese crumbles.

125 S. 2nd Ave. | 800.669.3169

Sandpoint $ | LitehouseFoods.com

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WINERIES

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PILGRIM’S MARKET

Locally owned and operated since opening in 1999, Pilgrim’s Market is

the Inland Northwest’s hotspot for the finest natural and organic foods,

local products, health education and more. For the health-seeking

“green” consumer wanting to support local food growers and retailers,

Pilgrim’s is a homegrown, locally owned alternative to massive foreignowned

national chains. Pilgrim’s 25,000-square-foot store offers

everything from organic produce to gourmet cheese, beer and wine,

bulk foods, bakery, meat, deli, supplements, and an education and event

center. Located just minutes off I-90, Pilgrim’s is a frequent destination

for locals and a must see for the health-conscious traveler.

1316 N. Fourth St. | 208.676.9730

Midtown Coeur d’Alene $-$$ | PilgrimsMarket.com

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LATAH CREEK WINERY AND GIFT SHOP

For more than 36 years, it’s been the Conways’ commitment to delight

wine lovers with the best of Washington state while making their awardwinning

wines affordable. Two generations later, the father/daughter

winemaking team continues to deliver a unique experience with each and

every bottle. Every time a bottle is uncorked or a glass is poured, they

promise love at first sip. Located just minutes from Downtown Spokane,

visitors are offered the chance to sample Latah Creek’s award-winning

and reserve wines while browsing through one of the most unique gift

shops in the area.

13030 E. Indiana Ave. | 509.926.0164

Spokane Valley $-$$$ | LatahCreek.com

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208.263.1408 | 604 North 5th Avenue, Sandpoint, ID 83864

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315 RESTAURANT AT THE GREENBRIAR INN

315 offers a full dinner menu and tapas using fresh and seasonal food.

With more than 50 hand-crafted martinis, they use the best natural

ingredients for flavors that really pop! Also find great wine, beer and a

variety of non-alcoholic drinks. The Greenbriar Inn also offers getaway

and elopement packages.

315 Wallace Ave. | 208.667.9660

Midtown Coeur d’Alene $-$$ | 315MartinisandTapas.com

THE OVAL OFFICE

Come enjoy the Oval Office’s famous martinis like the Dirty Monica

and Cosmopolitician, and enjoy great steaks, seafood and pastas they

know you’ll love! Check out the fine scotch and wine lists and awesome

martinis and tasty appetizers. Dine indoors or out on patio.

620 N. Spokane St. | 208.777.2102

Post Falls $-$$$ | WhiteHouseGrill.com

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PEND D’OREILLE WINERY

Sandpoint’s own award-winning winery has pleased palates for more

than 20 years using select vineyards from Idaho and Washington. Visit

the winery for more than just a tasting and tour. In addition to the

opportunity to taste a variety of incredible wine, the Tasting Room has

small bites available including a charcuterie board. And for those who

prefer, there is locally crafted beer available. Pend d’Oreille Winery also

hosts live music and fun events throughout the month. A gathering place

for locals and tourists alike, Pend d’Oreille Winery is the perfect place to

enjoy fine wine and create special memories.

301 Cedar St. | 208.265.8545

Sandpoint $-$$$ | POWine.com

Visit us at the Kootenai County Farmers Market!

PoP Club is a fun and engaging children’s program held in cooperation

with the Kootenai County Farmers Market. The program seeks to

encourage children to make healthy food choices by empowering

them to shop for, grow and prepare fresh fruits and vegetables.

www.inwfoodnetwork.org | 208.546.9366 | Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814

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of SIZZLE has been one of the most gratifying issues ever.

The diversity throughout the publication in terms of writing,

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issue of SIZZLE so special. Nevertheless, we are all feeling

a bit of relief and are looking forward to our awesome

Inland Northwest summer and the lazy days spent

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