Winter Sizzle 2019

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Winter Sizzle 2019

Local Eats, Entertainment and Lifestyle Magazine

WHERE

HOT

MEETS

COLD

THE NEXT

100 YEARS

Hutton Settlement continues

its mission

NATURAL SPRINGS SERVE AS

WINTER HAVENS

A REASON

to ski

WINTER 2019

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WINTER 2019

Features

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THE NEXT 100 YEARS

HUTTON SETTLEMENT

CONTINUES ITS MISSION

50

THE FUTURE IS HERE

INTERWEAVING

YOUR HOME WITH

TECHNOLOGY

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WINTER 2019

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ONTENTS

FEATURES

24. THE NEXT 100 YEARS

Hutton Settlement continues its mission

35. INVEST IN LIFESTYLE

This is what life’s about

36. BUILDING YOUR DREAM

Log homes that last a lifetime

38. THE SPIRIT WORLD

A growing yet challenging industry

43. 85 YEARS AND COUNTING

Sandpoint icon still going strong

44. THE WAIT IS OVER

Several new releases from region’s

favorite distiller

REAL ESTATE

47. A BETTER WAY OF BUYING

AND SELLING REAL ESTATE

Where buyers and sellers become

lifelong friends

ARTS &

ENTERTAINMENT

70. WINTER ENTERTAINMENT

Check out what is going on in the Inland

Northwest this season!

BEAUTY SCENE

80. SMILES, EXCITEMENT,

INCREASED CONFIDENCE

Changing lives from the outside in

82. RELEVANCE & BEAUTY

The driving force behind the increase in

cosmetic procedures

87. PUT YOUR SKIN-CARE NEEDS

IN EXPERIENCED HANDS

Liberty Lake med spa provides

exceptional service and desired results

OUTDOORS

89. A REASON TO SKI

The region’s ski mountain resorts and their

support of the surrounding communities

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CONTINUED ...

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166

ONTENTS

NORTHWEST

DINING SCENE

96. FROM SANDPOINT TO SPOKANE

AND EVERYWHERE IN BETWEEN

The area continues to be home to an endless

array of flavors

100. NORTH IDAHO

Don’t miss a taste of what North Idaho

restaurants are dishing out

124. SPOKANE, WASHINGTON

Spokane continues to make a name for itself

when it comes to the local dining scene

WINE TIME

139. LIFE’S FAST, SIP SLOW

Discovering local wine

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143. STOP IN FOR A SIP

Many ways to enjoy Sandpoint’s

award-winning wine

144. VISIT. TASTE. ENJOY.

Longstanding award-winning winery

unveils new tasting room

WINTER RETREAT

146. WHERE HOT MEETS COLD

Natural springs serve as winter havens

TRAVEL

152. WHEN IN ALASKA

Cruising is an ideal way to travel

WHERE THE LOCALS GO

166. REGIONAL RESTAURANT GUIDE

Your one-stop guide to the Inland Northwest’s

best dining and imbibing destinations

FINAL THOUGHTS

174. GROWTH IS UPON US

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THE NEXT 100 YEARS THE FUTURE IS HERE WHEN IN ALASKA

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One hundred years and

counting, the Hutton

Settlement in Spokane

has been changing the

lives of children since

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Today, the dedicated staff

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who comes to the Hutton

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its mission to nurture,

educate and prepare

these children. This 319-

acre sanctuary is truly

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HERE’S TO YOU!

WITH ALL THAT THE INLAND NORTHWEST HAS

to offer, it is truly hard to capture all that is truly wonderful in our

local communities in one publication. We are blessed to live amongst

incredible, caring people who make North Idaho and the Spokane and

surrounding area a place we are proud to call home.

Here at SIZZLE, we know how fortunate we are to live in this paradise.

Many travel from all over the world to taste a minute of what we are

blessed with each and every day throughout the year; the mountains,

the prairies, the lakes and rivers. Add in the locally renowned cuisine,

wineries and breweries, art galleries, specialty shopping, superb

businesses and entertainment; these add the finishing touch to making

the Inland Northwest a sought-after destination. We strive to make our

home unique and inviting, and we hope that you find our generosity here

warm and welcoming.

In our Winter Edition of SIZZLE magazine, we are excited to highlight

The Hutton Settlement in Spokane; for more than 100 years, it has

provided opportunities for children ages 5 through 18 who are in need

of a long-term loving home, and the compassionate, nurturing men and

women helping to guide these children into adulthood.

The Inland Northwest is home to a multitude of ski resorts. You can

find out what exciting new things and events are taking place up on the

mountain this winter season right here in SIZZLE. And if you’re looking

for a little adventure to warm you up, in this issue you can explore the

many hot springs that are just a drive away. Seeking more than just a

weekend getaway? Check out our travel article, which takes our readers to

Alaska by sea on a seven-day cruise. From Juno to Skagway to Ketchikan,

the beauty you will experience is sure to stay with you for a lifetime.

Local distilleries are taking the spirit scene by storm, and we had the

opportunity to find out what exciting things are happening right here in

Spokane and beyond. And we don’t stop there … as the award-winning

wine scene in the Inland Northwest continues to pour excellence into

each glass.

Be sure to view our calendar of events, which features some of the biggest

and best annual area happenings that await you. They’re sure to make

you forget about the cold and snow—at least for a little while.

With the SIZZLE 2019 Winter Edition, all there is to discover right here

in Northern Idaho and Eastern Washington is at your fingertips. Stay a

while, explore, enjoy.

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Our mission with each issue of SIZZLE is to

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to connect with our local surroundings. This

is “our” local guide to everything that matters

to us here in the Inland Northwest. Where

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feature the unique, the tried and true and all

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will represent the local stories, people and

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HUTTON SETTLEMENT

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THE


The Next

100 Years

HUTTON SETTLEMENT CONTINUES ITS MISSION

BY COLIN ANDERSON

While the surrounding landscape has changed

greatly—a winery, paved trail system, busy roads

and multiple housing developments—there

are 319 acres in the Spokane Valley that have

remained relatively unchanged for 100 years. Exiting Upriver

Drive and down a long tree-lined driveway, you’ll come face to

face with what at first appears to be a wealthy estate. The beautiful

brick buildings look as if they would house a family of great

wealth when, in fact, they are home to unbelievably selfless adults

and some of the area’s most vulnerable children. Now entering

its 101st year in operation, The Hutton Settlement continues its

mission to nurture, educate and prepare children who are in need

of a safe and healthy home.

“About half of our children come from private referrals and the

other half from state agencies,” explained Community Relations

and Communications Manager Jessica Laughery. The settlement

is unique in that it is not run like a traditional orphanage nor

does it receive any government funding for its services. This is

due to its founder, Levi Hutton, whom after becoming wealthy

in the early 1900s built the original orphanage proclaiming, “No

orphan in the Inland Empire will be turned away from this home

no matter what his sect or color may be. It will be a real home for

boys and girls who have no home.”

Children brought to the Hutton Settlement are between the ages

of 5 and 18. They come for many reasons and often from the foster

care system. “We hear from school counselors, churches, it might

be a failed adoption or a relative that can no longer care for the

child,” said Laughery. A lengthy interview process is conducted

before a child or group of siblings is admitted to Hutton, as many

will spend the rest of their childhood on campus.

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THE HUTTON SETTLEMENT

CONTINUES ITS MISSION TO

NURTURE, EDUCATE AND

PREPARE CHILDREN WHO

ARE IN NEED OF A SAFE AND

HEALTHY HOME.

“Each case is very different, but we

hope to get the children out of their

situation before the state gets involved.

A stay could be as little as two years so

the biological parents can get back on

their feet, but all parents are absolutely

going to be part of their children’s

lives—even when they are living here,”

said Laughery.

Many children who end up at the

Settlement come from families where

there has been exposure to addiction,

abuse and neglect. They have not felt

love from their parents, and getting to

that point is a goal for all those caring

for the child. “What children want

more than anything is a relationship

with their biological family, and we

work to provide that in a safe manner,”

said Laughery.

Once a child is admitted, they are

placed in one of several cottages on

campus. Each cottage has a set of house

parents who live on-site and take care

of roughly eight to 10 kids at any given

time. They are on for eight days and off

for three when relief house parents enter

the picture. “It’s an in-depth recruiting process because turnover

of the house parents doesn’t work,” said Executive Director Chud

Wendle. “Each has a deep call to serve, they look at our children and

see worth, and they do so very eloquently.”

House parents run each cottage as if it were their own household,

assigning rules, chores and responsibilities to each child. Over 100

years of experience working with children has allowed Hutton’s

leadership team to adapt. Their model has moved away from behavior

based and into attachment based. “It’s how we help kids find joy in

their life, by building trust and loving relationships,” said Wendle.

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In the

past 10

years, 100

percent of

Hutton kids

attending

high school

have

graduated.

While the kids spend much of their time on campus, there is

no school on-site. Instead they are funneled into the West

Valley School District. This has been the case since the doors

first opened in 1919. This allows them all the same experiences

their peers enjoy, like after-school clubs, sports, youth groups,

having a job and just being a normal kid. While many children

who end up at the Hutton Settlement initially display behavioral

problems due to prior abuse or neglect, the numbers show that

care and education can really improve their well-being. In the

past 10 years, 100 percent of Hutton kids attending high school

have graduated, and 95 percent have gone on to different forms

of post-graduate programs or service. “We have a young man

who recently left Hutton who is on a full ride at the University of

Washington and another at Eastern Washington,” said Wendle.

Hutton Settlement children not only get their education in

the classroom but in many areas across the 319-acre campus.

They learn sustainable farming by tending the on-site gardens

and crops, which are utilized in their daily meals. They put on

performances in the auditorium and hone their wood-working

and art skills. Kids have sold 8,000 Christmas trees in the past

12 years during their annual sale. Here kids learn customer

service and sales skills. SALUTE (Service and Leadership United

Through Education) is a weekly 4-H and service-learning

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What kids want

more than anything

is a relationship

with their biological

family, and we work


to provide that in a

safe manner.

program, and Odyssey is an adventure-based scouting program that strives to develop self-confidence, personal

resilience and leadership through outdoor challenges.

One Hutton student, Trevor McArthur, was recently given the U.S. Congressional Award, one of only six given out

to youth across the state of Washington. To achieve this honor, Trevor completed 400 hours of community service,

200 hours of physical fitness, 200 hours of personal development and four nights on an expedition.

While much of Wendle’s job is maintaining the commercial properties and investments that are the primary funding

for the settlement, hearing stories of success and being able to step onto the grounds remain the best part of his job.

“Being able to step out of the real estate world and come out here and hear how the kids are doing is so rewarding.”

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EDUCATION

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THEY WILL ALL BE

EXPOSED TO A SAFE

HOME AND FAMILY

Wendle has been coming here since childhood. His mother

was one of 21 women who serve lifetime positions on the

board. It was Levi Hutton’s strong belief that having a longterm

committed board with maternal instincts and a mother’s

point of view would be very beneficial to the children. “They

(the kids) start to feel like your own,” said Wendle. “My son

comes out here and has developed relationships as well.”

During the 100-year anniversary celebrations, dozens of

previous Hutton Settlement kids came back to campus, and

others reached out to share their stories. Babe Ruth visited

the Settlement in 1920, and his granddaughter came out to

see it in person this past summer. Previous residents have

set up outreach programs and scholarship funds to help kids

transition away from Hutton once they reach adulthood. “We

have a 93-year-old man who was raised here and became

quite wealthy. His scholarship endowment has allowed a lot of

dreams to come true,” said Wendle.

While children come to the Hutton Settlement at different

ages and in different states of mind, they will all be exposed

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FOUNDER:

LEVI HUTTON

to a safe home and family, experience relationships with

compassion and respect, and be put on a path to lead an

independent and fulfilled life of value and contribution.

For many, the emotional scars of childhood trauma

will never fully go away, and that is recognized even

after kids become adults and go out on their own. “Our

family doesn’t end at 18,” said Laughery. “If an alum has

a life-altering event, we will continue to help.”

When building the Hutton Settlement, Hutton wanted

it to last for 250 years. It is now 40 percent of the way

to that goal. More than 1,500 children have been

served and 6,000 family members impacted over the

first 100 years, with many more to come. Days can

be challenging, times can be tough, but victories big

and small, and seeing kids just be kids, are what keep

both Wendle and Laughery committed to the Huttons’

mission.

“The lane at 3pm is so amazing,” said Wendle. And

Laughery adds: “Seeing the kids come home from

school and walk down the lane, it’s remarkable when

you see them because they are living such a normal

childhood.”

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INVEST IN

LIFESTYLE

THIS IS WHAT LIFE’S ABOUT

SMART FINANCIAL MOVES FOR EVERY STAGE OF LIFE

Regardless of what stage of life you’re in, you must make financial

and investment decisions that will be with you for the remainder of

your years. But the moves you make when you’re just starting out

in your career may be quite different from when you’re retired. So,

let’s look at some of these moves, stretched out across your lifetime.

In your 20s and 30s: During this period, you should strive to place

yourself on a sound financial footing by taking steps such as reducing,

and hopefully eliminating, your student loans and embarking on

saving for retirement through investments such as a 401(k) and IRA.

You also might buy a home, which offers some financial benefits, but

be careful not to become “house poor” by devoting too much of your

monthly income to mortgage payments. If you have young children,

you might also want to start saving for college, possibly through a

529 plan, which offers tax benefits, high contribution limits and the

ability to switch beneficiaries, as needed. And if you do have a family,

you’ll certainly need to maintain adequate life insurance.

Also, since you’re at the early stages of your working life, you should

chart a long-term financial and investment strategy with the help

of a financial professional. Your strategy should encompass your

important goals, risk tolerance and time horizon. And you’ll want to

revisit your strategy regularly to accommodate changes in your life

and financial situation.

Make your

financial

future a

priority.

Ken Wood

Financial Advisor

.

477100 Highway 95 Suite B

Ponderay, ID 83852

208-255-2613

www.edwardjones.com

In your 40s and 50s: These are the years in which your career

advances, leading to bigger salaries. The more you earn, the more you

should be putting away in your 401(k) or other employer-sponsored

retirement plan, along with your IRA. During the middle-to-end of

this particular period, you might finish helping pay for your child’s

higher education—which should free up even more money to put

away for retirement. You also may want to consider long-term care

insurance, which can help protect you against the devastating costs

of an extended stay in a nursing home.

In your 60s, 70s … and beyond: Once you’re in this age range,

chances are pretty good that you’ll either retire soon or are already

retired. (Although, of course, you may well want to work part-time

or do some consulting.) However, you certainly haven’t “retired” the

need to make financial and investment decisions, because you’ll have

plenty, including these: When should I take Social Security? Will my

investment portfolio provide me with enough income to help keep

me ahead of inflation? How much can I afford to withdraw each

year from my retirement accounts without outliving my resources?

Again, a financial professional can help you deal with these and

other issues.

Also, if you haven’t done so, now is the time to draw up your

estate plans, so you can leave the type of legacy you desire—one

that provides for the next generation (or two) and the charitable

organizations you support. You’ll need to work with a legal

professional to create estate planning documents and arrangements

appropriate for your needs.

You will spend a lifetime making financial and investment decisions,

so put in the time and effort, and get the help you need, to make the

best decisions you can.

This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones

Financial Advisor, Ken Wood.

Ken Wood

Financial Advisor

Ken.Wood@edwardjones.com

208.255.2613 | EdwardJones.com | Member SIPC

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Building Your Dream

LOG HOMES THAT LAST A LIFETIME

BY COLIN ANDERSON

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Living in the Northwest, a region surrounded by beautiful

mountain forests, many choose to bring the look of the

outdoors inside when it comes to the design of their homes.

Wood accents look striking as exposed beams or fireplace mantels.

Though they specialize in beautiful custom log homes, Caribou Creek

Log and Timber in Bonners Ferry is ready to help make your vision

come true, no matter the project big or small.

Those who are already in their dream homes but are looking at an

update or addition 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.

Creativity and customization is something that the builders and

design team at Caribou Creek Log and Timber 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 eyecatching

business buildings.

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

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

For those who have always dreamed of a log home, Caribou Creek

is ready for any challenge. 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. The team will sit down and go through the process with you.

Clients can bring their own floor plans or ideas or can sample from

previous builds and projects Caribou Creek has completed. Whether

you’re starting from scratch or have your entire home thought out,

Caribou Creek can make it happen.

“Traditional craftsmanship and an old-fashioned work ethic turn

exceptional designs into works of unsurpassed warmth and quality,”

said David.

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.

The build is fascinating to watch, and the staff at Caribou

Creek takes each customer through every 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 continue to make those log

home dreams a reality.


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800.619.1156

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THE SPIRIT

world

A GROWING YET CHALLENGING INDUSTRY

BY COLIN ANDERSON

When you pony up to the bar and order your favorite

spirit, whether straight, in a mixer, martini or cocktail,

the liquor within most likely traveled a long distance.

Your tequila shot from Mexico, gin and tonic from

Great Britain, scotch on the rocks from Scotland, and vodka martini

from Russia, France and Sweden. Rum is often imported from across

the Caribbean, and while American bourbon brands are well-known

throughout the world, whiskeys from Ireland and Canada are plentiful

here as well. It’s much easier nowadays to order a glass of wine that

originated in Washington, Oregon or California, or beer brewed right in

your own neighborhood, than it is to find a local spirit, but that isn’t to

say the industry isn’t shifting as well.

“The distilled spirits industry has evolved in the last five years with

smaller craft players establishing operations and tasting rooms in cities

large and small,” explained Hilary Mann, owner and operator of Up

North Distillery in Post Falls. “Today, there are more than 1,800 craft

distillers in the United States.”

Hilary and husband Randy just celebrated their business’s fourth

anniversary. Their passion for homebrewing eventually lead to visiting

distilleries and learning the unique nuances of making spirits. A

major component of their business is sharing that knowledge with

those new to discovering the craft spirits industry. “We offer tours at

Up North, and we love to explain the process so consumers feel more

knowledgeable about what goes into the product they are drinking,”

said Randy.

The process is not unlike that of making beer or wine. Much of the

equipment is similar. You start with natural ingredients containing

sugars or starches, process them into a liquid form and then ferment it

to produce an alcoholic liquid.

“With distillation we have the additional step of boiling that alcoholic

liquid (referred to as low wine) to extract and concentrate the alcohol

within a very focused bandwidth; 190 proof for vodka and gin and 120

proof for whiskey,” said Dry Fly Co-Owner Terry Nichols. Dry Fly is

now in its 12th year of operation and, to the surprise of many, the oldest

post-prohibition distiller in the state of Washington. With most of the

craft spirits industry being less than 10 years old and typically closer to

five, this partially explains why the selection of local craft-made spirits

is just now starting to expand in bars and restaurants.

“For whiskey, the liquid goes into new American oak barrels where it

will sit for three-plus years before it is ready to sell, so whiskey is an

exercise in patience, and the longer you can wait the better the resulting

whiskey can be,” said Terry. The racks at Dry Fly are currently holding

all kinds of experimental and long-aging barrels that have yet to see the

light of day.

While Dry Fly might spend years on a single batch, others in the

Northwest can have their products out in a week, the same amount

of time many brewers enjoy. “Our vodka goes from ground to bottled

vodka in less than six days,” said Party Animal Vodka President

Katherine Cullen. “We like to say, ‘We are distilled once and done right

the first time.’ Our one-time distillation through our column still allows

us to produce less waste than other distilleries.”

Party Animal is unique in that they utilize Idaho’s most popular crop

for their starches—potatoes. In fact, less than 3 percent of the world’s

vodkas are derived from potatoes. Two years into business, Katherine

is still finding out the best way to open minds and get her products to

new consumers. “It is a really tough industry. I think the hardest part

is getting the end consumer to try something new. Most people stick to

what they know or what is considered ‘popular.’”

With consumers showing less brand loyalty and a constant search for

what’s new, the relatively young craft spirits industry of the West already

has to adapt to meet up with these trends. “The more consumers are

educated on spirits, the more willing they will be to try something new

that they can’t find anywhere else. I think our honey spirits fit nicely

into that category. It’s rare to find a spirit made 100 percent from honey,”

said Hilary.

Dry Fly is also adapting, both in flavors and unique ways of reaching

customers. “We are excited about our foray into the canned craft

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cocktail industry with our Moscow Mule, Gin & Tonic and Spicy Lemonade,”

said Terry. Pre-packed hard lemonades and teas are often syrupy in flavor,

whereas crafted cocktails like those of Dry Fly aim to be like a more authentic

mixed drink with the convenience of keeping it in your fridge or stashing in

your cooler.

Those looking to support their local and regional distillers might have a hard

time finding products in stores. Laws vary greatly state to state, and unlike the

beer and wine industry, distillers are not able to ship directly to consumers

out of state. It’s one of the many challenges Dry Fly, Up North and Party

Animal face when up against big brands that have worldwide recognition.

“The number of distributors is shrinking in this country through

consolidation, and they are laden with so many products that they aren’t

always interested in another small brand. That is a fundamental problem for

the craft distilling industry,” said Terry. As Hilary explained, “In Idaho we had

to get a liquor license to serve cocktails. Our liquor store on-site is also state

run and a separate address from our distillery.”

New laws are being adopted to help these small businesses move more

product, but it will ultimately come down to consumer demand. While many

household names are created in huge manufacturing facilities and stamped

with a label, craft spirits are made by individuals or small teams and can

utilize ingredients found near their place of business—which in turn helps

other local businesses thrive.

“Here in the Northwest we are able to find everything we need. There is a

veritable bounty of great agricultural products right in our backyard, so much

so that we get almost everything (except juniper) from within 30 miles of

Spokane,” said Terry.

It’s the hands-on approach that Hilary and Randy say separates Up North

from the bigger brands. “We create our own mash, we run it through our own

still, and we then put it in a barrel to mature it on-site. We touch every part of

the process from start to finish.”

An easy look to see whether a spirit was made by craft distillers is to take a

closer look at the label. Some bigger brands have their products made in large

off-site facilities instead of their actual company location. These will often say

’Produced and Bottled.’ Distillers who maintain a hand in the entire process

can label their product ‘Distilled and Bottled.’

As for the future, these regional distillers all see the potential for growth as

long as consumers continue to become educated and demand for locally

made products stays steady.

“I think it’s an ever-changing industry with immense room for growth and

innovation. For so long, people were so used to what they know, and I believe

it’s so important in this quality revolution for people to try new things,” said

Katherine.

“I believe it will continue to grow, but I think it will parallel craft beer to a

degree,” said Terry. With the number of small distillers increasing rapidly,

soon everyone will have one in their town that will be the local favorite, so

owning your own backyard will need to be a key building block in everyone’s

strategy.”

Whether you like your whiskey straight, your gin with a splash of soda or

your vodka martini dirty, there are now more local options than ever to

consider when ordering your next drink. Most distillers welcome guests into

their business and are happy to share how their products are made and some

of their favorite mixes for your home bar.

You’ve tried wine flights and beer samplers; perhaps now it’s time to see

what’s waiting for you from the stills of the Northwest.

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The 219 Lounge

Sandpoint, ID | 219 N. First Ave.

208.263.5673 | 219.bar

85 YEARS AND COUNTING

Sandpoint icon still going strong

BY COLIN ANDERSON

With new restaurants and bars opening up all the time,

competition for customers is always a challenge. That

is, of course, unless you are an icon of North Idaho.

The 219 Lounge in Sandpoint just celebrated its 85th

birthday, and it’s been found at the same First Avenue location each

of those memorable years. Locals and visitors continue to visit nightly

because of the atmosphere and unique experience you get once you

walk through the doors.

“The character of the bar has changed multiple times over its 85-year

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

“Niner,” as it has come to be known. “In the early 1950s it was a Las

Vegas-style lounge complete with one-arm bandit gaming machines.”

Today, history surrounds you as you walk inside with historic photos

and remnants of a fire that nearly burned the building to the ground.

Recently awarded the top music venue in Sandpoint by Sandpoint

Living Local magazine, you’ll find entertainment here just about

every night of the week. There’s karaoke every Tuesday from 9pm to

midnight; live music every Wednesday evening along with half-priced

classic cocktails and bottles of wine; and local and regional musicians

perform each Friday and Saturday night throughout the year.

Also on the entertainment schedule is live comedy. “Nationally known

comedians like our venue as it is small and has a ‘comedy club’ feel,”

says Mel. “Many of our headlining comedians have had their own

specials on Comedy Central and Showtime and/or have appeared on

national TV networks, acted in numerous movies or TV sitcoms.”

For Mel and his staff, it’s all about showing customers a great time.

They see everything from the recently turned 21 crowd to adults in

their 70s enjoying the scene and dancing away to the music. “Our

customers love our live music. We are the place they come to have fun,

relax and listen to music ranging from classic rock ‘n roll to blues, jazz,

Americana, indie rock and more,” says Mel.

The 219 has scoured the Northwest beer scene and now boasts what

they believe to be the best craft beer selection in town. Their bartenders

are also well-known for their commitment to perfectly done classic

cocktails.

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 WAIT IS OVER

SEVERAL NEW RELEASES FROM REGION’S FAVORITE DISTILLER

BY COLIN ANDERSON

The awards keep rolling in for the region’s oldest distillery. Now

in its 13th year in business, it’s hard to believe that Dry Fly

Distilling was one of the first 25 craft distilleries in the nation

when it opened its doors in 2007. Relaxed laws and consumer

demand for locally made spirits has started a boom in the industry, and

Dry Fly continues to be a major player—not just in the Northwest, but

all across the country! 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 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.

“We make vodka, gin, barrel-aged gin and multiple whiskey styles,”

says Terry. The distillery gets everything, save their juniper berries,

from within an hour drive of its Spokane operation, creating a true

representation of the Northwest.

At its inception, Dry Fly Distilling produced two products—their

superb high-quality vodka and gin. More than a decade later, the

distillery continues its original products but is also excited to have new

releases that have been many years in the making. “We are releasing

our 6-year-old Triticale, a 6-year-old Port Barrel-Aged Triticale and

a DOMA Coffee Barrel-Finished Triticale as distillery-only features,”

says Terry.

Dry Fly is also excited about its newest wheat whiskey release dubbed

“Cask & Release.” A unique collaboration helped infuse the flavors

of Dry Fly’s whiskey into a batch of Pelican Brewing’s Captain of the

Coast Wee Heavy Scotch Ale. Once the barrels were returned to Dry

Fly from the brewery, wheat whiskey was placed back into the barrels

for an additional two years and picked up unique flavors of oak spice,

cocoa and toffee.

At the Dry Fly Tasting Room, guests interact with a friendly

staff who can serve up mini-cocktails or flights of straight

spirits. You will also find live music most Fridays. Here you

can also pick up some of the distillery’s newest creations—

canned craft cocktails. Dry Fly uses its quality ingredients,

along with premium craft cocktail syrups from Side Hustle

Syrups and bitters from Skidmore Bitters, to produce their

on-the-fly cocktails like Spicy Lemonade,

Gin & Tonic and the especially popular

Moscow Mule. These items are also

currently rolling into local markets.

Producing high-quality products

while supporting local farmers,

connecting with their employees,

community, customers and fans, as

well as supporting local nonprofit

organizations are what make

Dry Fly stand out in the

emerging craft spirits

market.

Patience, persistence,

presentation and

perfection. With the

uncompromising

commitment to quality

and values, taste and

discover excellence

embodied in each bottle.

Dry Fly Distilling

1003 E. Trent Ave. #200

Spokane, WA

509.489.2112

DryFlyDistilling.com

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the largest financial investment you will ever make. The process of buying or

selling a home is exciting; but the reality is that it can also be stressful. With

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beyond that, a foundation for business. Studies demonstrate that 85 percent of

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do. Why? Follow through. The Davies Real Estate Team are Zillow Premier Agents

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T H E

FUTURE

is here...

INTERWEAVING YOUR HOME WITH TECHNOLOGY

BY JILLIAN CHANDLER

Our homes are a place we come back to each day after work; where we relax and unwind, spend time with

our families, and restore ourselves to prepare for the next day. Today, there are many amenities that connect

our homes to technology, making our lives simpler, and our homes more advanced. Here are some of the

smart-home technologies that you’ll want to take advantage of—if you haven’t already.

1.

SMART LIGHT TECHNOLOGY

Thanks to technology, the intelligence of lighting systems continues to increase considerably.

Designed for energy efficiency, smart lighting allows you to manage your home’s light and energy

use. The system adapts light sensitivity according to several factors, from natural light, occupancy

of the space and more. Smart lighting encompasses various internet-connected solutions, allowing

one to control and check on your home’s lights. These include smart light bulbs, smart lamps and

smart plugs.

If you want comprehensive wireless control over the lights in your home, there are many options

available for you to choose from. The Philips Hueline delivers with lightbulbs that allow you

manage not only the intensity of the light but the color as well. The Hue ecosystem has been

around for enough time that you can be assured that it will work with just about every other

system out there, from Alexa to IFTTT (If This Then That) to Siri (when using the Philips Hue

Bridge).

If you’re not interested in colorful lights but still want that incredible granular control over an

all-white bulb, Philips has the Hue White, also offering bulbs you can use outdoors. And if you’re

looking to “smarten” up your home but don’t know where to start, check out Sengled Smart Wi-

Fi LED. This affordable smart bulb can connect directly to your home Wi-Fi without the need

for a hub and displays 16 million colors, supports Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice

commands, and can interact with other smart-home devices.

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2.

SMART BLINDS TECHNOLOGY

It’s one of the first things we do in the morning after we wake up, as well as one of the last things we

do before crawling into bed for the night—opening and closing the window blinds and/or shades.

Designed for controlling lighting entering the home, as well as allowing for privacy, if you have

windows, blinds or window shades are a must!

But … what if you could control your blinds and shades simply via voice-activated technologies?

For those of you who may seem surprised, this is not the wave of the future but right here, right

now, in the present! This “futuristic” technology is becoming ever more popular, with several

major smart home and window treatment design companies selling automated smart blinds

that assimilate with home automation systems. Lutron, Somfy and Pella are popular companies

offering these modern conveniences.

Choices include purchasing motorized smart blinds or retrofitting your current window treatments

to turn them into smart shades. Smart blind systems are compatible with either Amazon Alexa,

Google Home or Apple HomeKit, and some are sold with a remote control that can also be used

to manage the window coverings. The modern technology which allows you to control your blinds

and shades can cost a pretty penny, but the convenience is well worth it.

3.

SMART DOORBELL

Gone are the days of those knocks on the door that get louder the longer it takes us to answer it;

or that doorbell ring that when out of tune is an annoyance to be had by all. Today, the wave of the

future has arrived, as your average door knocker and doorbell have been replaced with advanced

technologies to make for a simpler—yet smarter—life.

The Ring Doorbell Pro provides customers with nearly everything you could possibly ask for

when it comes to a smart doorbell. Offering a slender design with interchangeable faceplates

and delivering sharp 1080p video day and night, the Ring Doorbell Pro, which is rather easy

to install, utilizes pre-buffering technology in order to display what occurred prior to a motion

trigger. In addition, if you have an Amazon Echo Show device, you can view live video using Alexa

voice commands, which makes it one of the most versatile video doorbells out there. Ring is the

biggest name in video doorbells, making it a great choice for any consumer. In addition to the easy

installation, it has several models available. It is also waterproof and weatherproof.

Other top-selling options include Google’s Nest Hello Doorbell, SkyBell W-Fi Doorbell, August

Doorbell Cam Pro, Vivint Doorbell, SimpliSafe Doorbell and Frontpoint Doorbell.

4.

SMART HOME SURVEILLANCE

You’ve got that new smart doorbell, so what’s next? Obviously to set up a new smart home

surveillance system. Our homes should be a place where we find unwavering comfort, where

we can unwind after a long day while spending time with our loved ones. It is one of the most

important spaces in our lives, and it is imperative that home is where you feel safe. While you can

control what occurs inside of your home, now you can have better control and be more aware of

what is occurring outside your doors, even while you’re away. Since your family deserves the best

when it comes to their safety, you’ll want to check out the Arlo Ultra, which is raising the bar when

it comes to outdoor cameras. It is one of the pricier cameras out there, but considering all the

technology it’s loaded with, it’s well worth the price. From automatic zooming, motion tracking,

color and night vision to integrated spotlight and siren, one-click 911 connectivity, 180-degree

field of view and more, your home is in good hands with the Arlo Ulta.

For an affordable system that still gets the job done, the original Wyze Cam, along with its

successor Wyze Cam V2 and now the company’s latest offering the Wyze Cam Pan, are affordable

home security systems providing motion and sound detection, time-lapse recording, free cloud

storage, and mechanical pan and tilt, and support for IFTTT applets.

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SMART HUB HOMES

Let’s get down to the basics—not that there’s

anything “basic” about the advancement of

technology over the past decade. Most of the

world, by now, has heard of Alexa. And no, it’s not

just a name but has changed the way many get the

information they’re seeking. Amazon’s Echo, the

Bluetooth speaker powered by Alexa, operates

with a variety of smart home devices directly

and can work with IFTTT to control others via

“recipes” you can create yourself. It is possible—

with a little work—to program Alexa to control

most every gadget in your house at the sound of

your voice! If you’re looking for a touch screen to

search results and make video calls, check out the

Echo Show, Echo Show 5 or Echo Spot.

Google’s Home Max is “built for sound, inside and

out.” With Max, you can enjoy hands-free help

from Google Assistant, ask questions, and tell it

things to do as well as control your smart home

devices. With its far-field voice control, Max can

hear you across the room, even while your music

is playing.

There are many more choices to choose from, with

one bound to best complement your lifestyle.

6.

SMART VACUUM

It’s part of our weekly, if not daily, cleaning

routine—vacuuming. Whether it’s the dog

shedding again or the crumbs from the kids’

afternoon snack, it seems that it can be impossible

to keep up with the cleaning. Well, for those who

cringe every time they have to pull out the vacuum,

tripping over its cord multiple times while trying

to clean up the dirt, crumbs, hair and whatever else

may be lurking on the floor, your life is about to get

easier—if you haven’t already discovered the joys

and ease of a smart vacuum. Though they’ve been

around for a while now, robot vacuums continue to

get “smarter” with each generation. And the most

advanced model just might be iRobot’s Roomba

i7+. In addition to Amazon Alexa and Google

Assistant voice control, multistory mapping, and

camera-based navigation, it can even empty its

own dustpan, so you don’t have to lift a finger!

And then there’s the Neato Botvac D7 Connected,

which is said to be the best self-navigating robot

vacuum for larger spaces. Offering a longer battery

life, it can be programmed to save up to three

different floor plans and works great on all floor

surfaces. Also check out the budget-friendly Eufy

RoboVac 11S, which offers improved features

including stronger suction and battery life, and its

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SMART HEATING & COOLING

It seems no matter how hard you try, the monthly

utility bill continues to jump higher and higher,

especially during the cold season. Though you

monitor the thermostat constantly, turn down

the heat when you’re going to bed or turn it off

entirely because you’d rather sweat or freeze in

discomfort than sweat about the thought of your

next sky-high utility bill, it seems to be a no-win

situation. With emerging technologies, there

are now a variety of smart thermostats that can

help keep you comfortable year-round while also

lowering your energy usage and bill.

Check out the Ecobee Smart Thermostat with

voice control, which is the company’s fifthgeneration

model. This new model includes

enhanced Alexa and multimedia support, extra

powerful audio components and dual-band Wi-

Fi. And that’s not all! Add in the fact that it’s an

easy installation process, the application is userfriendly

and it provides plenty of third-party

support, your heating and cooling options just

got a whole lot smarter! Also check out the Nest

Learning Thermostat or the cost friendly Nest’s

Thermostat E.

8.

SMART HEALTH & FITNESS

Health and fitness encompasses a wide variety of issues and topics, but for now, we’ll just focus on the numbers—

that is, your weight and BMI, plus a few more factors. We all want to be healthy and measure our individual

health through a variety of means. Remember that scale, sitting in the corner of your bathroom, that could

only monitor your weight (which in itself is not a true reflection of health)? Weight is just one number to be

concerned about, and you don’t have to go to a doctor or personal trainer to get your numbers read. Having

the technology at your fingertips and in the comfort of your own home is truly a step in a healthy direction. If

you’re looking to track not only your weight BMI (body mass index) and full body makeup including, fat, water

weight, muscle mass and bone composition, you’ll want to check out the QardioBase 2. This wireless smart scale

and body analyzer is battery free, works on any surface, can sync with your favorite health apps, allows you to

set and track goals and more! There are a variety of other smart scales on the market, though not many can

measure all of the components that the QardioBase2 provides.

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FROM LIVE MUSIC AND THEATER, ARTS AND MORE, THE OPTIONS

ARE LIMITLESS HERE IN THE NORTHWEST

BY JUSTIN TEERLINCK

If you’re feeling like staying inside as the weather has

turned and the cold has seeped in, you may want to

reconsider. There is much to engage your mind and

enliven your soul in the Inland Northwest that will lure

you from your cozy den (even if you aren’t a furry critter that

likes to sleep through winter). Life is always changing—even

with planned events—so take the time to call ahead or check

the websites of the organizations listed here for dates, prices

and ticket information before making your plans. A pinch of

planning is worth a pound of pouting … isn’t that how the

old saying goes? Maybe not, but you get the gist! Whether

you are looking for something to do for date night, a place to

hang with friends, new adventures for the kids or just want

to treat yourself—we’ve got you covered.

Theater

Live theater is alive and well in the Northwest! If you want

proof, all you need to do is go online and check the schedules

or pop on by some of the local theaters to find a cornucopia

of talent that will delight and entertain. “It’s a Wonderful

Life” is playing at the Spokane Civic Theatre from November

29 through December 22. Also playing is “A Gentleman’s

Guide to Love and Murder” from January 24 to February 23.

The Spokane Children’s Theatre is featuring Roald Dahl’s

“Matilda The Musical,” “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas,”

“The Three Musketeers,” “A Year With Frog and Toad” and

“The Little Mermaid” for their 2019-2020 season. Noted as

Spokane’s oldest theater organization, the Children’s Theatre

also features a school-day program that creates opportunities

to turn school days into field trips.

Stage Left Theatre offers a counterpoint to timeless classics,

offering alternative theater with political and intellectual

themes that aim to “broaden involvement of the general

population by engaging issues of topical value and stimulating

the analysis and discussion of the structure and goals of

society.” Upcoming productions include “Mandelstam”

(January 10 through 26) about a poet who was shipped to

a gulag because he wrote a poem about Stalin’s mustache.

Also playing in the upcoming season at Stage Left: “Lonely

Planet” (February 14 through March 1) and “A Voice of My

Own” (March 27 through April 11).

Also for kids, the Christian Youth Theatre (CYT) of North

Idaho, located in Coeur d’Alene, promotes character

building and creativity through theater training for kids.

They offer classes in everything from

drama to dance for kids ranging from

8 to 18. In addition to classes, CYT

offers camps, other programs and

family friendly shows. Don’t miss

“Peter Pan: A New Musical,” February

21 through March 1, and “Joseph and

the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”

May 22 through 31. Christian Youth

Theatre of Spokane has a lineup

that includes “Frozen” (December 6

through 15), “Beauty and the Beast”

and “Matilda” (winter and spring

dates TBD). Christian Youth Theatre

of Spokane also offers camps, classes

and programs for aspiring youth

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The Lake City Playhouse in Coeur d’Alene is featuring the

timeless classic “A Christmas Story” (November 29 through

December 15). Also playing: “These Shining Lives” (February

21 through March 8), “Matilda” (April 10 through 26) and

“Fun Home” (January 17 through February 2). Located in

Hayden, Aspire Community Theatre showcases Broadwaystyle

musicals with discounts for seniors and students. Don’t

miss “9 to 5” (February 7 through 16) and “Tarzan” (April

17 through 26).

Ignite! Community Theatre “is a diverse group of volunteers

passionate about bringing fully staged shows,

reader’s theatre and improv to Spokane Valley,”

says LuRicka Kougl, Ignite! historian and

marketing committee chairperson.

Ignite! not only offers the chance

to see theater productions in an

intimate atmosphere (80-seat

auditorium) but offers countless

volunteer opportunities

that allow members of the

public to be both patrons

and participants. With an

all-volunteer crew, “it is in

every sense a true community

theater,” says Kougl.

Individual shows are a steal,

but you can reduce the cost

even further by purchasing

season tickets. Performances

include “The Cemetery Club”

(November 8 through 24)

and “The Importance of Being

Earnest” (January 17 through 19).

Located in Spokane, The First

Interstate Center for the Arts is

showing the Broadway hit “Jesus

Christ Superstar” (November 20

through 24), “Cirque Musical

Holiday” (November 25),

“Cirque Dreams” (November

29) and “Mannheim

Steamroller Christmas”

(December 7). Kicking

things off after

the holidays, the

Interstate will

feature “An

American in

Paris” (January

14 and 15), “Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live” (January 16) and

numerous other shows as well.

Art Happenings

Coeur d’Alene hosts a plethora of galleries to view the works of

numerous artists. Cisco’s features Native American and Cowboy

antiques for sale, including collections of tramp art, knives, bronze

statues and other bric-a-brac. The Blackwell Gallery features local

modern art in a variety of media. Dozens of painters and sculptors

are represented at the Angel Gallery—a community fixture for 19

years—including artists working in oils, acrylics and clay.

Just next door to Angel, The Art Spirit Gallery features a vast space

(3,500 square feet) with new works exhibited each month. If you

would like to make or learn as opposed to look and buy, there

are several venues where you can learn the art … of, well … art.

Redbrick Art Studio not only sells paintings but offers fine art classes

in watercolor, oil and acrylic painting. Emerge in Coeur d’Alene

seeks to engage all members of the community through a variety

of creative outlets while providing emerging artists a platform to

cultivate their craft and career. Workshops, demonstrations and

classes are held throughout the year at Emerge, and information

and can be found online. The Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center in

Post Falls serves as a wedding and concert venue and also hosts

workshops where you can learn painting, digital photography,

fiddle and guitar, as well as cooking classes.

The Coeur d’Alene Arts and Culture Alliance features MusicWalk,

a monthly multi-venue get together highlighting local musicians

and singer/songwriters. Several downtown restaurants, stores

and galleries are participating this season and will offer food and

drinks to go alongside wonderful live music. Dates for the 2020

MusicWalk are January 10, February 7 and March 13, with each

walk beginning at 5pm. April through December, Art Walk takes

over the second Friday of every month, 5 to 8pm, with two dozen

participating galleries, restaurants and retailers.

If you’re an artist looking to meet other artists and get the scoop

about upcoming events in the local art world, the Arts and Culture

Alliance provides a unique opportunity to do so via Arts Buzz,

held at 9am on the first Friday of every month.

Like the art and music walks in Coeur d’Alene, First Friday in

Spokane showcases local galleries and restaurants. Put on by the

Downtown Spokane Business Improvement District (BID) yearround,

First Friday includes not one route but several. Gallery,

office party, kid friendly, retail/restaurant and tasting room are

some of the themed routes you’ll find on their website to help you

better plan your evening out on the town.

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Film

Another enticing event to look forward to is the Spokane

International Film Festival (February 28 through March 6)

at various locations in Downtown Spokane, where you can

munch on your favorite movie snack and view feature films,

documentaries and shorts. Internationally acclaimed past

participants include Matthew Modine, Eli Craig and Sherman

Alexie.

Gaming

Northern Quest Resort & Casino (outside of Spokane in

Airway Heights) has plenty of entertainment this winter

including Lance Burton Master Magician and Friends

(November 22), Urban Cowboy Reunion (November 24),

Kenny G (December 11) and Queensryche (December 15).

In addition to the stage acts, Northern Quest features a spa,

hotel and a variety of dining options including M&D, a movie

and dinner restaurant with lounge-seating and a menu you can

access during the show. And that’s to say nothing of the casino

itself. Let the games begin!

If you’re in the Coeur d’Alene area and you want to roll the dice

or hit the links, check out Coeur d’Alene Casino in Worley,

Idaho, which, in addition to shows has golf and plays host to

privately catered events, weddings, banquets and fine dining.

Gambling options include bingo events and off-track betting,

along with video machines. In addition to entertainment and

sporting options, Coeur d’Alene Casino also offers cultural

tours that showcase the culture of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe.

These include a bison ranch tour, and two Lifeways Workshops:

Make Your Own Folded Cedar Bark Necklace and Make Your

Own Plateau Basketry Basics.

Live Music

In terms of live music, there is an almost unlimited variety of

options from orchestral and symphonic productions to hipster

indie pop. Ever since opening its doors in 2011, The Hive in

Sandpoint puts on 21 and up shows and includes a variety of

acts from dance with Jam Shack to Canadian indie funk by

Bombargo. If you want to take your experience up a notch,

V.I.P. booths are available as well.

Also in Sandpoint, the 219 Lounge gives you a chance to dust

off your rusty vocal chords with karaoke every Tuesday hosted

by DJ Webix. If you’d rather listen to professionals kick out

the jams, the 219 has you covered. Don’t miss acts like reggae

jams with The Dimestore Prophets (November 23) and the

“irreverent innuendo” of Naughty Pine (December 14). Be

sure to pop in for their dark beer solstice party (December 21)

with the stompgrass folk band Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs.

Upcoming acts can be found on their website.

Downtown Spokane has a number of historic venues

that major acts often make part of their national tours.

Performances at The Bing Crosby Theater include The Tenors

“Wonder of Christmas” Tour (November 30), Affiniti Celctic

Christmas (December 15) and Esperanza, presented by

Quiero Flamenco (January 31), along with dozens of other

performances throughout the season. Nearby is the Spokane

Knitting Factory, which brings in an eclectic variety of acts

to suit a number of tastes. The Martin Woldson Theater at

the Fox, another historic downtown venue, hosts an array of

performances.

Coeur d’Alene Symphony partners with other local groups

to engage in opera, dance and choral performances.

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They feature pre-concert lectures by Artistic Director Maestro Jan Pellant

and a melody contest for children up to sixth grade. The 2019-2020 season

includes: “A Festive Celebration” December 6 and 7; “Family Concert”

with the North Idaho Youth Symphony (actor, writer, painter and Coeur

d’Alene resident Stephen Shortridge narrates and brings the voices of

Peter and the animals live for the Symphony’s Family Concert, Prokoviev’s

“Peter and the Wolf ”) January 24 and 25; “The Next Superstars” March 13

and 14; finishing out the season with “A Fiery Conclusion” May 1 and 2.

The Spokane Symphony keeps the spirit of music alive by presenting

“passionate, high-quality performances of classical, popular and

innovative music, creating cultural enrichment for audiences of all

ages and backgrounds.” They provide numerous educational programs

including “instrument petting zoos” which allow kids to have a hands-on

encounter with instruments. A peek at their season’s offerings include The

Nutcracker (December 5 through 8), Holiday Pops with Vanessa Williams

(December 21 and 22) and New Year’s Eve: Beethoven’s Ninth (December

31). Two dozen more performances feature series including Pops, Movies

& Music, and Masterworks concerts, along with Chamber Soirees.

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Museums

For those who want to engage with life at the intersection of art, science

and history, a day at the museum can be just the thing. The Northwest

Museum of Arts and Culture (MAC) has temporary exhibits with an

anthropological and historical focus, from textiles to Northwest legends.

On display through January 12, 2020, don’t miss “Norman Rockwell’s

America” exhibit, where young and old will enjoy this remarkable

collection of 22 paintings, seven drawings and all 323 vintage “Saturday

Evening Post” magazine covers, chronicling the 20th century American

spirit. This is the first solo exhibition of Norman Rockwell’s paintings and

magazine covers to visit the Inland Northwest. During MAC’s Campbell

House Holidays (December 14,15, 17, 22 and 26 through 29, from noon

to 4pm each day), you can learn how Norman Rockwell’s distinctive

illustrations left a lasting influence on the way the American people

celebrate the Christmas holiday. (The Campbell House is a restored early

English Revival Tutor available to tour at select times and dates as part

of the museum’s overall admission price.) The museum also houses one

of the nation’s foremost American Indian Plateau collections, some of

which are currently on display in the exhibit As Grandmother Taught:

Women, Tradition and Plateau Art.

Initially conceived of as a logging museum in the ‘60s as the brainchild

of the North Idaho Hoo Hoo Club, the Museum of Northern Idaho

now focuses on the history of the region of Coeur d’Alene. Exhibits

continue the focus on logging but also include steamboats, railroads and

recreation, as well as the Coeur d’Alene Tribe and the Cataldo Mission.

Closed for the season, it will reopen April 2020.

Open by appointment through March 31, the North Spokane Farm

Museum, located in The Red Shed, a 5,000-square-foot farm building.

As a self-described “teach and touch” museum, the museum features

restored farm machinery, kitchens and bedrooms from various eras. For

those with imaginations that take flight, the Bird Aviation Museum and

Invention Center in Hayden may be worth a stop. The museum features

restored turbo-prop aircraft and highlights a variety of inventions that

influenced the history and culture of the United States.

Over in Sandpoint, the Bonner County History Museum has an extensive

array of temporary and permanent exhibits showcasing regional geology,

archaeology, mining and forestry.

As you can see by this diverse range of opportunities, the Inland

Northwest is a great place to be, whether you call it home or are just

here for a visit. Whatever your pleasure, you will find the right adventure

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

November & December

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Each year, the day after Thanksgiving, locals and visitors alike head to

Sherman Avenue in Downtown Coeur d’Alene for the Parade & Lighting

Ceremony. All ages will enjoy the Christmas parade followed by the

incredible fireworks display. To top it off, with a flip of a switch, downtown

is illuminated with more than 1.5 million Christmas lights! The event

starts at 5pm, with the sky illuminated by the bright lights of fireworks at

6:15pm. This is truly a magical evening worth making an annual family

event. CdADowntown.com

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03-14

Coeur d’Alene Parade &

Lighting Ceremony

37th Annual Christmas

Tree Elegance

Christmas Tree Elegance is a fundraising event dedicated to

financial and volunteer support of the Spokane Symphony

Orchestra through the Spokane Symphony Association. This

spectacular holiday event began in 1983 by the Spokane

Symphony Associates and has become a holiday season tradition

for the entire family. View 18 themed trees, which are beautifully

decorated and raffled off at both the Historic Davenport Hotel

and River Park Square (through December 15) in Downtown

Spokane. Other special festivities round out this 13-day event.

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DEC

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31st Annual Festival of Trees

Join the Kootenai Health Foundation for the 31st Annual Festival

of Trees at the Coeur d’Alene Resort in Downtown Coeur d’Alene.

This multi-day event kicks off the Christmas season in Northern

Idaho with its beautiful Festival of Trees displays while benefiting

Kootenai Medical Center and the purchase of a da Vinci Surgical

Robot. Special events include Friday d’Lights, Festival Brunch,

Festival Gala, Family Day and Children’s Workshop, and Luncheon and

Dinner Fashion Shows. To find out more and purchase tickets, visit

KootenaiHealthFoundation.org.

Hayden Lights Parade & Christmas

Tree Lighting Ceremony

Presented by P1FCU, Hayden welcomes the holiday season with its

annual Hayden Lights Parade and Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Saturday, December 7! The excitement kicks off at 5pm with the

parade, which heads south along Government Way from Hayden

Avenue to Honeysuckle Avenue, immediately followed by the

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at McIntire Family Park. Afterward,

you can enjoy free coffee, hot chocolate and cookies; Christmas music

by Atlas and Hayden Meadows Elementary School Choirs; arts, crafts

and games; and a visit with Santa! The USMCR will also be accepting

donations for their annual Toys for Tots campaign. CityOfHaydenId.us

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New Year’s Eve Celebrations at Schweitzer

Bring in 2020 atop Schweitzer, with the fun taking place 7pm December 31 and concluding at 1am on January 1, 2020! For those 21 and older,

head to the Taps New Year’s Eve Party, which takes place on the entire upper floor of the Lakeview Lodge starting at 7pm, with festivities to

include live music, drink specials, free late-night snacks, party favors and a special cider toast of Stella Cider at midnight. Or those just wanting

to stop in for the New Year’s toast, you can join Schweitzer for their Midnight Celebration 11:45pm to 12:15am and bring in the New Year with

complimentary sparkling apple cider and sparklers (all ages can attend). Find out more at Schweitzer.com.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

January & February

JAN

18

Post Falls Bridal Tour

Brides, and grooms, you won’t want to miss the 2020 Post Falls Bridal

Tour. Held 10am to 4pm, this is a great opportunity for you to find

everything you’re looking for to make your wedding a day to remember.

Trailhead Event Center, Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center and Red Lion

Templin’s Hotel will all be participating, each offering a unique location

for your wedding or reception, as well as vendors for bridal attire, cakes,

catering, flowers and more. For additional information, contact Post Falls

Parks and Recreation at 208.773.0539.

FEB

07-09

The Coeur d’Alene

Food & Wine Festival

The third annual Coeur d’Alene Food and Wine Festival is set for

February 7 through 9. This is an event that food and wine lovers

will not want to miss, offering three indulgent days of wine tasting

seminars, intimate luncheons with hand-selected wine pairings,

unforgettable award-winning chef dinners and much more. Exquisite

wines from the best of Walla Walla Valley and other Pacific Northwest

wineries coupled with delicious foods are sure to warm you up in the

midst of winter. For additional details and to purchase tickets to the

various events, visit CdAResort.com.

FEB

14-23

Sandpoint Winter Carnival

FEB MAR

29-06

22nd Annual Spokane

International Film Festival

2020 marks the 48th year of Sandpoint’s Winter Carnival. Every

winter since 1973, Sandpoint cooks up a sure antidote to cabin

fever. It’s the Sandpoint Winter Carnival, pure fun celebrating the

best of the snowy season. Sandpoint’s annual Winter Carnival

includes fireworks and fun at Schweitzer Mountain, live music all

over town, parties galore plus other traditional favorites including

the Parade of Lights and the K9 Keg Pull during the 10-day

event. To find out all the fun that’s taking place, be sure to visit

SandpointWinterCarnival.com.

The Spokane International Film Festival (SpIFF) brings a small,

selective offering of world-class films all screened in the heart of

Downtown Spokane. These are the very best features, documentaries

and shorts that have been made around the world during the past

year not yet commercially released for wide distribution. SpIFF

hosts a variety of parties, events and filmmaker panels open to the

public and encourage lively and educational interactions between

filmmakers and their audiences. To view the 2020 lineup, visit

SpokaneFilmFestival.org.

FEB

29

Mardi Gras Krewe d’Alene

A benefit for the Coeur d’Alene Arts and Culture Alliance, Mardi Gras Krewe d’Alene brings New Orleans to the heart of Downtown Coeur d’Alene

each February. 2020 festivities take place Saturday, February 29 from 5:30 to 10pm. The Eagles will be transformed into the French Quarter, where

attendees will have the opportunity to stroll through the “streets” of New Orleans while sampling delicious Southern-inspired fare prepared by local

favorite chefs and enjoying a variety of entertainment. Tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased online at ArtsAndCultureCdA.org.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

March & April

MAR

Wine, Stein & Dine

This annual event is an evening filled with tastings from more than 85

vendors of microbrews and hard ciders from local breweries, wine from

area wineries, with an array of foods from local restaurants, live music,

wine tree raffle, photo booth and silent auction. Held at the Greyhound

Park and Event Center in Post Falls, 7 to 10pm, this annual fundraiser of

the Post Falls Education Foundation funds innovative classroom grants for

Post Falls School District educators in grades kindergarten through 12th.

To find out more, go online to PFEFWSD.org.

MAR

07 14

St. Patrick’s Day

Parade Spokane

Each year, on the Saturday prior to St. Patrick’s Day, The Friendly

Sons of St. Patrick put together one of the most fun and entertaining

parades in the region. The parade begins at noon. Using proceeds

from the parade, the Friendly Sons’ passion for this event extends

beyond the parade route each year when they provide donations to

several area nonprofit organizations to support the community. For

additional information, to participate and to view the parade route,

visit FriendlySonsOfStPatrick.com.

MAR

20-22

Coeur d’Alene Blues Festival

The 11th Annual Coeur d’Alene Blues Festival will feature the best

talent in local, regional and national blues artists. Winner of the

Inland Empire Blues Society Best Blues Festival multiple times, The

Coeur d’Alene Resort once again hosts the event. From soul to delta,

country to contemporary, to rock and even gospel, audiences will

be delighted with the many genres of blues. The invitation is open

to all for a soul swingin’ weekend celebrating the best of modern

blues. Check out the acts online at CdAResort.com.

APR

11

7th Annual Wine Extravaganza

An evening of fine wine, food and fun! More than 20 wineries will be

on hand with dozens of wines to taste. Held 3 to 7pm at The Plaza

Shops in Downtown Coeur d’Alene, ticket price will include six wine

tastings and a complimentary wine glass. Additional tasting tickets

will be available for purchase at the event. Wristbands and tickets will

be supplied in The Coeur d’Alene Resort Plaza. Enjoy wine tasting on a

beautiful spring evening in Downtown Coeur d’Alene! For up-to-date

information as the event nears, visit CdADowntown.com.

APR

16

BaconFest North Idaho 2020

Can you think of anything better than a day filled with ... bacon?! Hosted by St. Vincent de Paul North Idaho, this annual

fundraising event at the Silver Lake Mall in Coeur d’Alene features all things bacon! Held Thursday, April 16, from 5:30 to 7:30pm,

attendees will be treated to specialty tastings of bacon-themed dishes prepared by local chefs and businesses. From savory to

sweet, it’s an evening that’s sure to leave you satisfied. There will also be a beer garden and live music. Tickets are $20 for adults

and $10 for those 12 and younger. For additional details, visit StVincentdePaulCdA.org.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

May

MAY

03

Bloomsday Run

Each year, Spokane is host to the beautiful Bloomsday Run, presented by the

Lilac Bloomsday Association. This year marks the 44th year of this event, taking

place 9am to 1:30pm on Sunday, May 3. The 7.46-mile course is family friendly

and open to all runners, walkers, wheelchairs, assisted wheelchairs and strollers.

While on the course, there will be a variety of entertainment to keep both runners

and spectators inspired. To find out more about the 2020 event and to register,

visit BloomsdayRun.org.

Music Matters!

MAY

08-10

Spring Barrel Tasting

Spokane wineries host this raise-a-glass worthy event each spring

during Mother’s Day weekend. Make a day of it—or weekend—and stop

by participating wineries and enjoy all of the incredible wines these local

Washington wineries have to offer. A great way to celebrate Mom over

the weekend … exploring and tasting all of what Spokane has to offer!

And it doesn’t hurt to fit in a little shopping in between tastings. Find

participating wineries online at CorkDistrict.com.

MAY

15-17

MAY

29-31

Lost in the ‘50s

This is a North Idaho favorite not to be missed as you get lost in ‘50s in

Sandpoint during the third weekend in May! 2020 presents Sandpoint’s

35th Lost in the ‘50s, offering three days of festivities from terrific musical

acts each night with concerts and dancers, Rock n Roll Heaven, a vintage

car parade, street dances, show and dance, car show and more. Don’t miss

all the action. Visit Sandpoint.com and click on events to discover the fun

to be had at this year’s event!

35th Annual MAC ArtFest

Each year, more than 150 of the most talented artists from around the

Northwest gather in Coeur d’Alene Park in Spokane’s historic Browne’s

Addition neighborhood for the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture’s

ArtFest. This three-day outdoor festival of art, music and food includes

vendors showcasing their art in a variety of mediums; Northwest

bands playing an eclectic mix of music; and fare from some of the city’s

favorite food trucks and vendors along with local brews and wine. Visit

ArtFestSpokane.com for additional details about the 2020 festivities.

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CHANGING LIVES FROM THE OUTSIDE IN

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all about love and the focus being centered on others. It

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

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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.

“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 capable hands at Signature

Aesthetics. Nancy has an all-encompassing background. She has

extensive experience in advanced emergency nursing, operating room

scrub and circulator, director of nursing, pediatric and adult intensive

and coronary care charge nurse. She has also served as one of two flight

nurses for over a 100 interfacility flights all around the Northwest.

Nancy has been called frequently to assist with organ harvesting

that has saved many lives. She also has an extensive education and

countless certifications in aesthetic nursing that she has held for the

past 18 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 has two locations to better help their clients—in

the Sandcreek Plaza in Sandpoint, Idaho, and at Prairie Family Medicine

in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho—and 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.

Nancy is excited to announce that they have recently added a new

Hydrafacial machine and the new body contouring device CoolTone.

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.

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

and comfortable environment for all patients, and our staff has

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BEAUTY

THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND THE

INCREASE IN COSMETIC PROCEDURES

By Dr. K. Kuhlman-Wood

Owner and Solo Physician at Coeur d’ Alene Plastic Surgery

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THE NEED TO STAY RELEVANT HAS

DRIVEN THIS INCREASE IN COSMETIC

PROCEDURES. THE DESIRE TO BE

SEEN AND VALUED IS DRIVING THIS

COSMETIC PHENOMENON.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons

(ASPS), the world’s largest organization of boardcertified

plastic surgeons, minimally invasive cosmetic

procedures have increased nearly 200 percent since 2000. Data

taken from the 2017 National Clearinghouse of Plastic Surgery

states that among the 15.7 million minimally invasive cosmetic

procedures performed in 2017, the top five were:

• Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox®, Xeomen®, Dysport®,

Evolus®) - (7.23 million procedures, up 2 percent from 2016)

• Soft Tissue Fillers (2.69 million procedures, up 3 percent

from 2016)

• Chemical Peel (1.37 million procedures, up 1 percent

since 2016)

• Laser Hair Removal (1.1 million procedures, down 2

percent from 2016)

• Microdermabrasion (740,287 procedures, down 4 percent

from 2016)

As a board-certified plastic surgeon, this increase in non-surgical

treatment interests me. I find joy in getting to know what truly

motivates my patients to pursue a consultation, and since 2007, I

have seen a shift in both the desire and the demographic of men

and women that enter my office.

What I have witnessed is an increasing need to stay relevant. It

is common knowledge that youth, or at least the appearance of

youth, is held in high regard in Western culture. Evidence of this

is present in most every form of cultural production (art, fashion,

advertising, etc.). One obvious side-effect of this youth-centric

value system is that as we age, we become increasingly overlooked

or under-valued. It is my opinion that the need to stay relevant,

rather than an unhealthy preoccupation with vanity, has driven

this increase in cosmetic procedures. Simply stated: The desire to

be seen and valued is driving this cosmetic phenomenon.

The Baby-Boomer generation is participating in the U.S. workforce

at increasingly higher rates than ever before in America’s history.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), about

40 percent of people ages 55 and older were working or actively

looking for work in 2014. The U.S Bureau of Labor and Statistics

calls this the Labor Force Participation Rate.

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The goal of most of my patients is to

continue to recognize themselves in

the mirror as they age.

It is worth emphasizing that the Baby-Boomer generation is a sizable

group—born between 1946 and 1964. Given our advances in education

and medicine, this group is living longer than previous generations. With

this life increase is the necessity to remain in the workforce to financially

support their ever-increasing lifespan. BLS data also shows that many

individuals in this labor group are planning to both work and collect

social security when eligible.

In their article, “Older Workers: Labor force trends and career options,”

by Mitra Toossi and Elka Torpey, it reveals that people ages 65 to 74 and

75 and older are expected to have the fastest increase in the labor force

through 2024. This is noteworthy given that the participation rates for

most other age demographics are not projected to change much through

2024.

I have listened to countless stories from my over-55-year-old patients

about being passed over for promotions, being under-employed or

simply shut out of a contention for a job for which they were qualified.

These stories leave one with suspicions of age-related discrimination. I’ve

even heard stories from older patients, often women in their 60s and 70s,

not having their health-care concerns addressed adequately—or at all.

Not surprisingly, these patients believe it was because of their age and

current life station.

Given the societal pressures that are facing this large and aging generation,

it is not surprising there is a substantial increase in noninvasive modalities

being employed to maintain a youthful relevance. The goal of most of my

patients is to continue to recognize themselves in the mirror as they age;

to continue to be heard when they speak; and to be considered present

and relevant—to not be invisible.

Information from this article can be found at: Mitra Toossi and Elka Torpey,

“Older Workers: Labor force trends and career options,” Career Outlook,

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2017; and on the American Society of

Plastic Surgeons’ website, PlasticSurgery.org.

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Put Your Skin-Care Needs In Experienced Hands

Liberty Lake med spa provides

exceptional service and desired results

By Jillian Chandler

Unparalleled customer service combined with experienced

providers and supreme rejuvenation services is what sets Sarah

Hamilton Face in Liberty Lake, Washington, apart from every other

medical spa in the area.

The office, which is in the top 2 percent in the country for Botox and

dermal fillers, provides a beautiful and bright boutique-style space

and feel, complemented by a pristine medical environment. Sarah

Hamilton Face, a skin rejuvenation medical practice, incorporates

injectables such as Botox and fillers, lasers and skin care. “Our goal is

to help you achieve glowing skin,” affirms Sarah Hamilton, owner.

Sarah, a registered nurse for 24 years, an aesthetics nurse specialist

for 17 and a clinical nutritionist, believes it is a privilege to be able to

be in a field where she can educate patients and create a long-term

plan to achieve their goals, spending numerous hours during the

initial consultation to discuss skin care, treatments and timeliness to

ensure each client receives the ultimate desired results.

“Empowering women and men to feel and look their best is so

rewarding to me,” says Sarah. “As a national trainer and speaker

for both Allergan and Galderma (the two main companies in the

industry), I love educating patients and colleagues.”

Having the opportunity to positively transform lives is where Sarah

finds true fulfillment.

As one grateful client expresses: “I just wanted you to know how

much you have impacted not only my skin and face but my life. …

Today my skin is the clearest and most even it has ever been, and

I am back to me. … I feel so blessed to have found you. You are a

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Sarah Hamilton Face has six providers on staff, all of whom have six

to 17 years of experience in the aesthetics field. “You won’t find this

caliber of experience anywhere else. It sounds cliché, but experience

really matters. One of our nurses is also a national laser

trainer.”

Their medical director, Dr. Geoffrey Stiller of

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After a record-breaking autumn snowfall provided an early

taste of winter, Northwest skiers and snowboarders are

more than ready to hit the mountains. Fortunately, the

North Idaho/Spokane area has five unique mountain resorts

to choose from, with each location featuring unique updates and

community events in the 2019-2020 winter season.

49° North

49° North Mountain Resort near Chewelah, Washington, has 2,325

skiable acres and seven lifts. The resort prides itself on accommodating

every level of skier with a fun, family oriented atmosphere.

49° encourages community support with their Night Skiing series.

Offered four times during the season, Night Skiing provides $4 lift

tickets to guests who bring three or more cans of food to donate to local

food banks. The resort is proud to offer guests an opportunity to view

the mountain in a different light while giving back to the community.

This season’s Night Skiing dates are December 21, December 28, January

18 and February 15. More information can be found on Ski49N.com

and on the mountain’s social media pages.

Silver Mountain

This winter, Silver Mountain in Kellogg, Idaho, will host the fifth annual

Doug E. Fresh Banked Slalom Night Ride. The event was created by

the Hayden Ski Shack and celebrates Doug Johnson, a local skier and

Ski Shack employee whose early passing left a void in the surrounding

ski community. The event raises money for Johnson’s family while

celebrating his life.

Discounted lift tickets will be available at the designated check-in

location from 8 to 9:30am the morning of the event. Participants will

race against the clock on snowboard or snow skates through a handbuilt

bank course in Jam format. This year, the course is in a new

location in the Chair 2 Basin, near the Terrain Park. Awards will be

given by category to the fastest man and woman of the day.

Attendees can join an old-school trick contest or simply sit back and

take in the spectacle. Live music will be hosted by Mogul’s Lounge,

named “everyone’s favorite” post-skiing spot by regulars. The official

event date will be announced on SilverMt.com.

Brand new this year are combination season passes that are good for

both 49° North and Silver Mountain. The passes have no blackout dates.

Full details and pricing can be found online.

Lookout Pass Ski & Recreation Area

Located along the border of Idaho and Montana, Lookout prides itself

on its inclusive nature, affordability and an average snowfall of more

than 400 inches a year.

This season, the resort will debut its brand-new “Peak 1” SkyTrac Quad

Chairlift, an addition that generated steady anticipation throughout its

construction process last summer.

Lookout will show its appreciation for those who serve the community

with free ski days. Teachers’ Appreciation Day on February 9 will

highlight elementary, middle and high school teachers; March 6 will

highlight nurses, EMTs and paramedics; and March 20 will highlight

military, firefighter and police, providing free lift tickets to those with

current affiliation ID.

Lookout will continue its two annual food drives this year, providing

free lift tickets to guests who donate four or more cans of food. The

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first food drive will be held in early December, allowing the

donations to support local families through the holidays; the

next will be held just before Easter for the same purpose. The

resort encourages guests to “take advantage of the opportunity

to help feed the hungry while enjoying some great turns in the

process,” said Matthew Sawyer, director of marketing and sales.

Finalized dates for each food drive will be released with full

details at SkiLookout.com.

Schweitzer Mountain Resort

Ranked as one of the nation’s top winter destinations,

Schweitzer Mountain Resort takes pride in its independent

ownership and breathtaking views overlooking three states,

Canada, Lake Pend Oreille and the town of Sandpoint.

Following a summer of construction and maintenance projects,

Schweitzer Mountain Resort will have two new chairlifts in

service this winter. The first is the Colburn Triple from Skytrac,

expected to allow advanced and expert skiers to quickly access

the mountain summit and reach steeper terrain with ease. The

second is the Cedar Park Express, a detachable quad chair that

will accommodate intermediate skiers and riders in the back

bowl. The addition of the new lifts is expected to increase skier

capacity, provide seven newly named runs and shorten lift

lines, providing an opportunity to enhance Schweitzer’s overall

skier experience.

The resort’s accessibility was also improved over the summer

after the Independent Highway District (IHD) resurfaced the

main Schweitzer roundabout and 6.5 miles of the access road.

For internet and Wi-Fi users, new fiber optic cables installed

from the valley to Schweitzer are expected to improve internet

bandwidth.

Schweitzer looks forward to their Community Day on December 13, when they will offer $10 lift tickets, with all proceeds benefiting Bonner

Partners in Care and Community Cancer Services. The resort has seen immense success with this event and plans to keep up the momentum

this winter. For more information, visit Schweitzer.com.

Mount Spokane Ski & Snowboard Park

Mount Spokane is located 23 miles northeast of Spokane and

brings community members together with its annual Brewfest on

January 25. Its biggest event of the year, the Brewfest will feature

beer and cider tastings at multiple mountain locations, live music

at the lodge, and prizes for those who complete their “passport”

by visiting all tasting locations.

On March 29, Mt. Spokane will hold their food drive for Mead

Food Bank. Promoted by Tom Sherry’s SKI4FREE, guests will be

provided a lift ticket for eight cans of food or a $20 cash donation.

Don’t miss Mt. Spokane’s newest SkyTrac Triple Chairlift,

introduced just last year with great success. Mt. Spokane’s full

calendar of events can be found at MtSpokane.com.

Northwest skiers and snowboarders are in no shortage of options

when it comes to enjoying winter sports. Each of the five local

mountain resorts provides guests with unique opportunities to

engage with the community while making the most of the season.

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FROM Sandpoint TO Spokane

AND EVERYWHERE IN BETWEEN

The Inland Northwest continues to be home

to an endless array of flavors

BY JILLIAN CHANDLER

Unmatched beauty abounds in the Inland Northwest. Paired with a growing arts

and entertainment scene, an abundance of outdoor activities, all complemented

by a culinary scene to be rivaled, those who live here, along with visitors who

choose to shop, dine and play here, are sure to be impressed.

From Sandpoint, Idaho, to Spokane, Washington, and everywhere in between, you will be

treated to a bounty of restaurants. With a plethora 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 Greek, as well

as distinct Northwest options, the possibilities are endless.

With a variety of waterfront dining locations on the lakes and rivers or overlooking a

waterfall, you are sure to find the perfect dining oasis even on the coldest of winter days.

The fruitful dining scene, which is continually expanding, is complemented by dozens of

wineries, breweries, distilleries and cider houses scattered across the region, with many

restaurants featuring a variety of these local offerings on their wine, beer and cocktail menus.

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 food and drink

experiences, is truly matchless. It’s time to taste the flavors of the Inland Northwest!

the splendid scenery and generous hospitality, combined with one-of-a-kind

food and drink experiences, is truly matchless

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Winter, spring, summer or fall, no matter the time of year, locals and

visitors alike will be treated to outdoor adventures and entertainment,

with an unbelievable dining scene to top it all off! You won’t want to

miss a taste of what North Idaho is dishing out.

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FORTY-ONE SOUTH:

AN IDAHO GEM

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THE PORCH PUBLIC HOUSE:

WHERE GUESTS BECOME FRIENDS

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MOON TIME:

COMMUNITY AT THE HEART

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FISHERMAN’S MARKET, GRILL & SUSHI::

SHOP, DINE AND TAKE OUT

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MONARCH RAMEN + NOODLE HOUSE,

SYRINGA JAPANESE CAFÉ & SUSHI BAR,

THE BLUEBIRD AND THE WHITE PINE:

ONE COUPLE, FOUR COEUR D’ALENE EATERIES

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THE CULINARY STONE:

BRINGING PEOPLE TOGETHER

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315 CUISINE AT THE GREENBRIAR INN:

DINE IN HISTORY

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VINE & OLIVE EATERY AND WINE BAR:

THE FOOD, THE WINE, THE ATMOSPHERE

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WESTWOOD BREWING CO.:

HISTORY AND DINING UNITE

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THE WHITE HOUSE GRILL,

THE OVAL OFFICE BISTRO & MARTINI BAR

AND PENTAGON BISTRO & MARTINI BAR:

THREE’S A CHARM

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IDAHO GEM

BY MANDY BRAVIROFF

EXCELLENT SERVICE, MOUTH-WATERING DISHES,

SPECTACULAR YEAR-ROUND VIEWS

With 75 years of combined hospitality

experience and a reputation that has

carried over to being noted as the

Best Restaurant in Sandpoint, Forty-

One South has favorably entertained its diners in

magnificent form with its sweeping lakefront views,

classic gourmet American dishes and continuous

service of excellence.

When you first walk in you will be immediately

welcomed and feel the warm, rustic but elegant

vibe. As the sun dips below the horizon on Lake

Pend Oreille, the year-round panoramic lake and

mountain views from inside and out become nirvana

to its visitors. The multiple outdoor patios make this

a great stop for summer dining which also offers

easy access boat-up docks for its lake cruising fans.

The wintertime offers its visitors the same service

of excellence and tasteful dishes but in a cozy and

warm indoor environment. The inside boasts a

lodge feel with a roaring fire in a beautifully set large

stone fireplace that accompanies its guests fresh off

Schweitzer. Wintertime diners can also enjoy the

gorgeous lake views from inside while participating

in one of their monthly wine dinners.

The extensive wine and spirits selection, fresh

seasonal menu and the desire to source locally farmed

goods makes the food just as much of an experience

as visiting the restaurant itself. Catering to those

with special dietary concerns and the willingness

to be flexible for their customers’ needs helps open

the doors to those who seek out fine lakeside dining

but have restrictions. Popular menu items such as

The Crab Bisque, Smoked Filet Mignon or Steelhead

Trout are what bring the visitors back time and time

again. Don’t forget the tempting dessert menu which

features a Peanut Butter Mousse Cake, Southern-

Style Bread Pudding and a Flourless Chocolate Torte,

just to name a few. Forty-One South also provides a

tasty children’s menu that is focused on classic kid

favorites that are delicious and will appeal to even the

most finicky eaters.

Don’t want to sit for a full meal? Forty-One South

also provides a happy hour bar menu with the same

flavorful options as the dining room but in a more

casual setting while still providing a memorable

experience. The many offerings here truly make this

a crowd-pleasing destination.

Most recently being noted with a Certificate of

Excellence through Trip Advisor, Forty-One South

proves repeatedly it will satisfy the masses. The owner

Cassandra Cayson has owned Forty-One South for

nearly 10 years now and takes pride in the service

that she and her team consistently provide to their

many repeat visitors.

Offering full-service catering for weddings and

special events also makes this a great place when

seeking out a setting to gather your family or loved

ones. Hours vary by season, and reservations are

recommended to guarantee a perfectly orchestrated

dining experience.

So, the next time you travel into the area, or for those

who happen to live right here in Sandpoint, be sure

to take the easy drive over The Long Bridge and see

what all the excitement is about at Forty-One South.

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Schweitzer Mountain, Idaho, USA

When you’re this high, you’ve gotta have some good pie.

Elevation 4,705

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Eat for comfort. They say it’s ok now.

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Where Guests Become Friends

BY JILLIAN CHANDLER

Earning the reputation as “Hayden Lake’s gathering place” since opening in

2003, owners John Grollmus and Brad Fosseen—the duo behind Moon Time

in Coeur d’Alene (and The Elk, El Que, Two Seven and Geno’s in Spokane)—

continue to offer diners exceptional food, brews, cocktails and service, all

complemented by a beautiful golf-course view, at The Porch Public House. It’s the

perfect setting to dine and imbibe with friends, family or co-workers any time of year,

no matter what the occasion.

“The location is really off the beaten track and quite beautiful, which makes the outside

seating truly one-of-a-kind,” notes John.

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. “We provide new specials

every week as well as updating our menus twice per year so that guests can develop

new favorites to go along with their old ones,” affirms John.

In addition to the selection of great regional brews and wines, The Porch offers a full

bar, which enables them to provide guests a variety of delicious and creative cocktails

to accompany any meal.

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

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

friendship, valuing each employee personally.

When asked if there is ever discussion of adding to their family of restaurants, John

says, “While there is nothing concrete in the works, we are always keeping our eyes

open for new opportunities, so never be surprised if a new location joins the family

in the future.

“We try to not expand too fast so that we can be sure each restaurant is providing

the best experience for guests as well as being on a solid financial footing so that by

expanding we aren’t compromising our existing locations.”

Extraordinary customer service paired with delicious food, good value and great

location … The Porch Pubic House has you covered.

The Porch Public House

Hayden Lake

1658 E. Miles Ave.

208.772.7711

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IT’S WHERE THE LOCALS GO.

WeDontHaveOne.com

The Porch Public House

1658 E. Miles Ave.

Hayden, Idaho

208.772.7711

Moon Time

1602 E. Sherman Ave. #116

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

208.667.2331

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Heart

COMMUNITY AT THE

STAFF AND GUESTS KEEP BUSINESS GOING STRONG

BY JILLIAN CHANDLER

“We love becoming a part of our local

communities,” smiles John. “One of my favorite

things as I go from restaurant to restaurant to

work is seeing the faces of friends I’ve made

over the years and having a chance to chat. It’s not uncommon these

days for me to be friends with the adult children of guests who I

became friends with at a particular restaurant decades ago.”

1996. That’s when it all began when friends John Grollmus and Brad

Fosseen sought out to open their first restaurant, where they wanted

to create a warm and comfortable atmosphere where guests would

feel at home and provided an exceptional experience every time.

More than 23 years later, their philosophy has never wavered, and

Moon Time continues to provide their guests with familiar faces,

great service, a comfortable atmosphere, and great food and drinks

at a reasonable price.

When you walk into Moon Time, you’ll find a staff that is

knowledgeable, friendly, fast, accommodating and efficient, and

John credits them for Moon Time’s longtime success: “Our manager,

Chris Schultz, has worked there all but two months of its 23-plus

year existence. He knows more about the place than I will ever

know. Additionally, he’s just one of three 20-plus year employees

working there, and there are several more who aren’t too far behind.

Collectively, the staff there is the best you’ll ever find, and they make

the place what it is.”

The menu, from the start, has featured creative and upscale pub

food, made to order from scratch, bringing a variety of items from

many different cultures together. It is paired with a carefully selected

19 beer handles and a wide variety of wines, chosen specifically to

complement the food.

Over the years, John and Brad would open five more successful

neighborhood restaurants: The Elk, El Que, Two Seven and Geno’s

in Spokane; and The Porch in Hayden Lake.

When it comes to what John finds most rewarding about the family

of restaurants they’ve built, he responds, “This is a no brainer. It’s

providing good jobs to so many people. It’s extremely rewarding to

help people be able to live happy and healthy lives, start families and

grow roots in their communities.”

Moon Time

East Coeur d’Alene

1602 E. Sherman Ave. #116

208.667.2331

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AUTHENTIC

ITALIAN

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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North Idaho’s one-of-a-kind fish market,

restaurant and sushi bar

BY JILLIAN CHANDLER

OPENED IN AUGUST OF 2007 BY

BOB AND JENNIFER PALM, Fisherman’s

Market, Grill and Sushi has been satisfying

customers one diner at a time. Offering their

guests a relaxed atmosphere that is family

friendly, this is your one-stop shop for the

freshest fish and seafood in town, whether

you’re looking to shop the market to prepare

a meal at home or wanting a fast, casual lunch

or dinner.

This is the only place in Coeur d’Alene where

you can sit down, enjoy a fresh seafood meal

with a cold beer or a glass of wine, and then

bring home the freshest seafood and prepare

it for yourself or a dinner party later! “We hear

from our customers every day that we are ‘one

of a kind,’” smiles Jennifer.

If you’re looking to dine in, menu items feature

fresh catches and everything from calamari

and eel to salmon, tuna and shellfish. Among

the most popular menu items that customers

can’t seem to get enough of are 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) and of course their 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).

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. And there’s sake!

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!

For shoppers looking to prepare something

special at home, the market, with its huge glass

cooler, displays the wide selection of wildcaught

fish, shellfish and in-house smoked

fish, with fresh fish overnighted from Hawaii.

At the end of the day, when it comes to what

Jennifer and Bob find most rewarding about

the business is the customers they serve.

Fisherman’s Market, Grill and Sushi is open

Monday through Saturday, 11am to 8pm,

year-round.

Fisherman’s Market

North Coeur d’Alene

215 W. Kathleen Ave.

208.664.4800

FishermansMarketCdA.com

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One Couple,

Four Coeur d’Alene Eateries

e ac h o f f e r i n g d i s t i n c t f l avor s

BY JILLIAN CHANDLER

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White Pine

“we feel so blessed to be a part of this amazing community.”

Husband-and-wife team Viljo and Autumn Basso have been

bringing unique and distinct flavors to the Coeur d’Alene

area since 2007, when they opened Syringa Japanese

Café and Sushi Bar. Satisfying customers for more than a

decade, Viljo and Autumn have been serving guests the best sushi and

modern Japanese cuisine North Idaho has to offer! Using only fresh

high-quality ingredients and wonderful flavors in each dish they serve,

guests will taste the difference. And with a flair for originality and

excellence, Syringa continues to stand apart from the rest.

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 flourish. In their

endeavor, Viljo and Autumn have delivered a casual neighborhood

bistro-style restaurant. 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. And lunch is now served six days

a week.

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.

When dining options offered by the couple seemed like they couldn’t

get any better, the Bassos added yet another restaurant to the mix—

Monarch Ramen + Noodle House. Opened fall of 2019 at 1401 North

Fourth Street, the intimate and casual 42-seat restaurant features a

menu of house-specialty ramen and noodle dishes (including “buildyour-own”

ramen), as well as a variety of small plate options. “We

are most excited to fill the void and bring new flavor to town,” states

Autumn, adding that “the Monarch complements Syringa … in that

we are taking dishes we have done at Syringa and putting a Monarch

twist on them.” The restaurant is open Tuesday through Sunday, 11am

to 8pm.

Viljo and Autumn are also the duo behind The White Pine, midtown’s

favorite coffee café. Serving up DOMA Coffee, all syrups are house

made with no artificial ingredients, and the delicious fresh pastries

are baked in-house daily. From croissants and scones to macaroons

and more, it’s the perfectly quaint little spot to warm you up on a cold

winter’s day.

When it comes to what makes their restaurants distinctive among the

rest, 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.”

“We are really proud of our crew at each of the places,” adds Autumn.

“They help make each place special.”

Whether you take a seat at Syringa, The Bluebird, Monarch or White

Pine, Viljo, Autumn and their staff are ready to serve you and help

create a dining experience you’ll savor.

Monarch Ramen + Noodle House

1401 N. Fourth St.

Midtown Coeur d’Alene

208.966.4230

Syringa Japanese Café & Sushi Bar

1710 N. Fourth St.

Coeur d’Alene

208.664.2718

SyringaSushi.com

The Bluebird

816 N. Fourth St.

Midtown Coeur d’Alene

208.665.3777

MidtownBluebird.com

The White Pine

814 N. Fourth St.

Midtown Coeur d’Alene

208.966.4131

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BY MANDY BRAVIROFF

BRINGING PEOPLE TOGETHER

COMMUNITY

MINDED

CONSIDERED A FOODIES’ PARADISE, IT’S NO WONDER

THE CULINARY STONE is a perfect place to gather with family

and friends to shop, eat or attend one of the many classes they offer.

Originally opened in November of 2013, the 5,500-square-foot gourmet

heaven was dreamt up for and by those with a serious passion for the

culinary arts and gathering of community. The owner, Sandy Volkar,

says that they “wanted it to be a place for culinary enthusiasts of all

levels.”

Filled with food, wine and affordable quality kitchen gadgets from

all over the world, The Culinary Stone is more than just a stop on the

errands list; it’s about coming and having an experience and taking

something away with you.

This unique destination is popular by many as you can explore the

culinary treasures, shop and enjoy a bite to eat. “The goal is to be able to

continue to build upon what we have started,’’ states Sandy, “to provide

an exceptional customer experience and culinary environment for the

whole community.”

Plan to spend some time when you stop in, as this isn’t your typical

in-and-out shop. The Culinary Stone is a palatable paradise that will

take time to traverse through all its many offerings. The fixtures inside

have stories on how they came about being part of the creation as well.

When they began envisioning the interior of the space, they believed in

repurposing items found from all over the area and making them useful

again.

While you’re visiting, be sure to stop in at the deli and enjoy a gourmet

sandwich complemented by a glass of wine or beer. Offering topquality

Boar’s Heads meats and locally sourced cheeses and breads, the

flavors all ring an ambrosial tone of a high-quality sandwich but with a

reasonable price tag. Or stop in the café for some pastries and a golden

latte.

Dealing with local farmers and suppliers, this grass roots-minded

company will continue to be a staple in the Idaho and Inland Northwest

community for years to come.

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“COME HUNGRY. STAY LATE. EAT WELL!” - SWEET LOU

SAME GREAT MENU

[ as found at the Ponderay location ]

+ 32 TAPS

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Dine in

HISTORY

A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE AWAITS

BY JILLIAN CHANDLER

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For more than 34 years, owners Bob and Kris McIlvenna have

welcomed their guests into their warm and inviting 1908

Nationally Registered property—The Greenbriar Inn—which

offers seven suites, each with its own distinct look mixed with

antique and replica furnishings, as well as modern conveniences.

The atmosphere is cozy yet eclectic.

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. Whether you

would like your special event catered on- or off-site, 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. And they offer a special nonprofit pricing package, according to Kris.

If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind dining experience, 315 Cuisine, located

on the main level of 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 or dine at a table near one of

the two fireplaces. To add to the ambiance, live soft music plays every Tuesday

evening.

Guests will be treated to a flavorful and diverse menu of starters, tapas and

entrées. During the colder season, you will find more small-plate options than

ever! The current winter menu features many favorites including Kurobuta

Pork Chops, Smoked Salmon Alfredo, Rack of Lamb and Osso Bucco.

To complement the cuisine, you can choose from a selection of handcrafted

martinis and cocktails, beer and wine, and nonalcoholic beverages and

mocktails. The 315 offers weekly specials, and you can be assured that their

award-winning bar and bartenders will be doing something special.

Chef Randall Hersh brings his creativity and instinctive palate to each dish he

prepares. “He is able to combine unusual flavors with familiar foods that make

delicious dishes for us,” says Kris. “Our menu draws from

an international scope, so our chefs have a great deal of

freedom for their menu choices.”

A unique place to gather with friends or family, dine in

comfort while enjoying a piece of Coeur d’Alene history at 315

at the Greenbriar Inn. With the inn just steps from downtown,

Kris, Randall and the rest of the 315 team invite you to dine with

them Tuesday through Saturday starting at 3:15pm.

It’s time to dine in history!

315 Cuisine at The Greenbriar Inn

315 Wallace Ave. | Midtown Coeur d’Alene

208.667.9660 | 315Cuisine.com

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THE FOOD,

THE WINE,

THE ATMOSPHERE

COEUR D’ALENE’S

UNRIVALED DESTINATION

BY JILLIAN CHANDLER

“We are passionate about hospitality and keep things simple yet

soulful.”

Guests will be treated to an atmosphere that is warm and inviting the moment

they step into Vine & Olive. Owner Naomi Boutz, who opened the space in

November of 2017, continues to take great pride in the eatery she has created

in the heart of Coeur d’Alene’s Riverstone.

“Our clientele is as diverse as the wine list,” says Naomi. “We get lots of local

business lunches and ladies meeting their friends. With Regal Cinemas just

half a block away, we get a lot of movie goers who stop in for a drink and a

small plate before or after a movie.”

This past August, Chef Josh Pebbles joined the Vine & Olive team. Raised in

the San Francisco area, his enthusiasm for the culinary world took him to the

Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley, fueling his passion even more.

He trained in Italy, where he studied the craft of hand rolling pastas, Italian

cuisine, whole animal butchery and salumi in a family owned restaurant

(which has been passed down generation to generation for more than 300

years!).

“We are already loving his Italian influence on the menu!” smiles Naomi.

“His philosophy behind cooking is to highlight the best local ingredients

with classic European influences while infusing new-age techniques to create

a memorable experience for each guest who walks through the door to share

together.”

From the staples of Escargot prepared in a classic French execution, to the

Pork Shank with Creamy Polenta and the Acorn Squash Frites, the menu

never disappoints. In addition, menu offerings change every few months for

seasonality.

The eatery is open daily for lunch starting at 11:30am, with the dinner

menu starting at 4pm. If you’re looking for an intimate space for that special

celebration, Naomi welcomes you to reserve their private dining room,

which seats 12. If you have a larger party in mind, they can accommodate

groups up to 50 in their dining room.

“My team is passionate about hospitality,” Naomi says proudly. “They inspire

me every day with their commitment to customers and Vine & Olive.”

Vine & Olive Eatery and Wine Bar

2037 N. Main St., Coeur d'Alene's Riverstone

208.758.7770 | VineAndOliveCdA.com

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Westwood Brewing Co.

8162 Main St., Rathdrum, ID

208.712.3423 | WestwoodBrewing.com

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HISTORY

AND DINING UNITE

Customer satisfaction is at the forefront of

Rathdrum’s upscale brewpub

BY JILLIAN CHANDLER

brewing isn’t just a location, it’s a destination spot.”

Offering arched windows, rustic brickwork and stunning

“Westwood

mountain views, the relaxed and casual family friendly

restaurant in Rathdrum, Idaho, is filled with living history, thanks to owners

and brothers Spencer and Shaun Howell and their wives Danielle and Jenny.

While renovating the 1886 building to bring their dream restaurant to life, they

took great pride in restoring the building while still keeping its history alive.

“We are driven to provide exceptional hand-crafted beers, delicious flavorful

food in a casual historic setting, where families, friends and neighbors can

experience consistent quality in our products while greeted by friendly faces to

make you feel at home,” smiles Danielle.

Since opening its doors in 2017, the approximately 100-seat restaurant

continues to be a dining destination. 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 up to seven of

Westwood’s own brews—Shotgun Blonde, North Idaho Huckleberry Blonde,

Conductor IPA, Hobo Hazy IPA, Iron Rail Amber, Smokestack Scotch Ale and

the Steam Engine Stout—as well as other craft beers from around the Pacific

Northwest.

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.

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

Wednesday Trivia starts at 7pm (with the last Wednesday of each month being

themed), and Friday Karaoke starts at 9pm. Saturday evenings, the restaurant

comes alive as area musicians take the stage to perform live starting at 7pm.

And don’t forget, sports fans can enjoy the big game on 12 screens, and guests

can enjoy happy hour 3 to 6pm daily with deals on cold drinks and crowdpleasing

appetizers.

When it comes to what inspires the owners to come to work each and every day

while leaving the job fulfilled, they all agree—the customers. They have found

Westwood to be a truly rewarding endeavor while “being part of the history

of our town, building such an amazing team and customer satisfaction,” says

Spencer.

Its living history, dynamic menu of signature dishes, craft beer, unique

atmosphere, fun events and friendly staff have fast made Westwood Brewing

Company a local favorite. It’s well worth the visit each and every time.

Bar

Sports Bar

New Business (Opening 2018)

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HERE’S A LONG LIST OF CHEMICALS

YOU SHOULD NEVER HAVE TO READ.

Prohibited From Use On Organic Farms:

Abamectin • Acephate • Acetamiprid • Aldrin • Aldicarb • Aluminum • Aminopyralid • Atruine • Avermectin • Anhydrous Ammonia • Ammonium Chloride • Ammonium Sulfate • Ammonium Nitrate • Aqua Ammonia • Ammoniated

Micronutrients • Azadirachtin • Azoxystrobin • Mono1mmonium Phosphite• Di1mmonium Phosphite• Bendiocarb • Bifenthrin • Boscalid • Bromadiolone • Captan • Captafol • Calcium Nitrate • Calcium Oxide • Carbamates •

Carbofuran • Carbaryl • Cresote • Cryolite • Calcium Cyanamide • Calcium Nitrate • Carbamates • Carbaryl • Carbendazim • Carbofuran • Chlordane • Chlorfenapyr • Chlorothalonil • Chlorpyrifos • Clopyralid • Clothianidin •

Creosote • Cryomazine • Cyflumetofen• Cyfluthrin • Cypermethrin • Cyprodinil • D-phenothrin • 2,4-d • Deet• 3-decene-2-one • Deltamethrin • Diazinon • Dic:.mb(B•nvel) • 1,3-dichloropropene (Telone li) • Dicloran • Dicrotophos •

Dimethoate • Dimethoate • Disulfoton •1,4 Dimethyl-naphthalene • Dimethyl Sulfoxide (Dmso) • Dinotefuran • Ethoprop • Ethoxyquin • Etoxazole • Fenpropathrin • Fenpyroximate • Fenazaquin • Folpet • Ferric Phosphate • Ferric

Chloride • Ferrous Ammonium Sulfate • Formaldehyde • Fenbuconazole • Fenoxycarb • Fenpropanthrin • Flame Retardants • Fluvalinate • Fipronil • Fluazifop • Fludioxonil • Fluoxastrobin • Fluridone • Glyphosate(Roundup) •

Gmo Crops And Seeds • Hexaflumuron• Hydramethylnon • Hydrochloric Acid • Hydroprene • lba (lndol-3-butyric Acid) • lmidacloprid • lprodione • Iron Chloride • Iron Phosphate • Kinoprene • Lambda-cyhalothrin • Lead Salts •

Lime Mud • Magnesium Hydroxide • Magnesium Oxide • Mancozeb • Maneb • Manure Ash • Malathion • Mefenoxam • Metolachlor • Metalaxyl• Metaldehyde • Metam Sodium • Methiocarb • Methoprene • Methyl Bromide • Methyl

Iodide • Metolachlor • Myclobutanil • Mgk-264 • Nabam • Naled • Naphthalene • Neonicotinoid• Nickel Salts • Nicotine Sulfate • Nithiazine • Novaluron • Organochlorides• Organophosphates • Oxyfluorfen • Paradichlorobenzene

• Pendimethalin • Pentachlorophenol• Permethrin• Phenylamide• Picaridin • Picloram • Piperonyl Butoxide • Potassium Carbonate • Potassium Permanganate • Potassium Phosphate • Potassium Nitrate • Pot1nium SoriNt•

Propamocarb • Propazine • Pyraclostrobin • Pyriproxyfen • Pyridaben • Resmethrin • Rockwool • Sew1ceSludce • Spriomesifen • Sprirotetramat • Sulfur Dioxide Smoke Bombs • Sulfuryl Fluoride • Sulfoxaflor• Streptomycin •

Strychnine • Sodium Fluoaluminate • Tetracycline • Triple Superph01phiile• Tebuconazole • Thiabendazole • Thiacloprid • Thiamethoxam • Triclopyr • Trifloxystrobin• Tolfenoyrade • Toxaphene • Urea•

Prohibited From Use With Organic Livestock:

Antibiotics• Recombin1nt BovineGrowthHormones CRbch) • Bha (Butlyated Hydroxylanisole) • Bht (Butylated Hydroxytoluene) • Butane • Gmo FHds • Plastic Feed Pellets • Sl•uchter ByproductFeeds • Sulfa Drugs• Strychnine •

Urea • Ascorbyl Palmitate • Benzoic Acid • Calcium Aluminosilicate • Calcium Formate • Calcium Sorbate • Dilauryl Thiodipropionate • Dexamethasone • Disteryl Thiodpropionate • Erythroboric Acid • Ethoxyquin •

Methylparaben • Propionic Acid • Propylparben • Sodium Benzoate • Sodium Nitrile • Sodium Propionate • Sodium Sorbate • Sorbic Acid • Stanous Chloride • TertiaryButyl Hydroquinone (Tbhq) • Thiodipropionic Acid • Carnitine

• Glycine • Lysine • Threonine • Tryptophan • Taurine • Acepromazine • Maleate • Acetazolamide Sodium • Afoxolaner • Albendazole • Albuterol Sulfate • Alfaxalone • Altrenogest • Amibcin Sulf1te • Aminopentamide •

Aminopropazine • Amitraz • Ammonium Bituminosulfonate • Amoxicillin • Amphomycin • Ampicillin • Amprolium • Apramycin • Arsenamide • Atipamezole • Atropine • Trichlorfon • Avilamycin • Azaperone • Bacitracin •

Bambermycins • Betamethasone • Boldenone Undecylenate • Somatotropin • Bunamidine • Hydrochloride • Bupivacaine • Buprenorphine • Butacaine Sulfate • Butamisole Hydrochloride • Cambendazole • Capromorelin •

Carbadox • Carnidazole • Carprofen • Cefadroxil • CefovecinSodium • Cefpodoxime Proxetil • Ceftiofur• C.lph1losparin• C.ph1lexin • Cephapirin • Chloramine-t Trihydrate • Chloramphenicol• Chlorobutanol• Chlorothiazide •

Chlorphenesin Carbamate • Chymotrypsin • Clindamycin • Clomipramine • Clopidol• Cloprostenol• Clorsulon • Clotrimazole • Cloxacillin • Colistimethate • Corticotropin • Coumaphos • Cyclosporine • Cythioate • Danofloxacin•

Decoquinate • Deracoxib • Deslorelin • Desoxycorticosterone • Detomidine • Dexmedetomidine • Dichlorophene• Dichlorvos • Diclazuril • Diclofenac • Dicloxacillin • Diethylcarbamazine Citrate • Difloxacin• Dihydrostreptomycin

• Dimethyl Sulfoxide • Dinoprost Tromethamine • Dipiperazine Sulfate • Diprenorphine • Dirlotapide • Dithiazanine • Domperidone • Doramectin • Doxapram • Doxycycline • Doxylamine • Droperidol • Efrotomycin •

Emodepside • Enalapril Maleate • Enrofloxacin• Eprinomectin • Erythromycin • Estradiol • Ethylisobutrazine • Etodolac • Famphur • Febantel • Pyrantel • Fenprostalene • Fentanyl • Fenthion • Firocoxib • Florfenicol •

Flumethasone • Fluocinolone • Fluoxetine Hydrochloride • Fluprostenol Sodium • Fluralaner • Fomepizole • Formalin • Furazolidone • Gamithromycin • Gentamicin • Miconazole Nitrate • Gleptoferron • Glycopyrrolate •

Gonadorelin • Grapiprant • Griseofulvin • Guaifenesin • Halofuginone • Lincomycin • Halothane • Haloxon • Hetacillin • Hyaluronate • Hydrochlorothiazide • Hydrocortisone • Hydrowuinoline Sulfate •lmidacloprid •

lmidocarb • Insulin •lodochlorhydroxyquin • lsoflupredone • lsoflurane• lsopropamide •ltraconazole • Kanamycin Sulfate • Ketoprofen • Laidlomycin • Lasalocid • Lasalocid • Levamisole • Levothyroxine • Lincomycin •

Liothyronine • Lotilaner • Lufenuron• Luprostiol • Maduramicin • Marbofloxacin• Maropitant • Mebendazole • Medetomidine • Megestrol Acetate • Melarsomine • Melengestrol• Meloxicam • Mepivacaine • 2-mercaptobenzothiazole

• Methocarbamol • Methylprednisolone • Metoserpate • Mibolerone • Miconazole Nitrate • Milbemycin Oxime • Milbemycin • Mirtazapine • Mometasone • Monensin • Morante Tartrate • Mupirocin • Nalorphine •

Naltrexone • Naproxen • Narasin • Neomycin • Nequinate • Nicarbazin • Nitenpyram • Nitrofurazone • Novobiocin • Novobiocin • Oclacitinib • Orbifloxacin• Orgotein • Oxfendazole• Paditaxel• Pegbovigrastim • Penicillin •

Pentobarbital• Phenothiazine • Phenylbutazone • Phenylpropanolamine • Phosmet • Pimobendan • Piperazine • Pirlimycin • Ponazuril· Pradofloxacin• Pralidoxime • Praziquantel• Praziquantel • Prednisolone • Prednisone •

Primidone • Progesterone • Promazine • Propiopromazine • Propofol• Prostalene • Pyrantel • Maleate • Pyrimethamine • Rabacfosadine • R1ctop1mine • Robenacoxib • Robenidine • Romindine • Salinomycin • Sarolaner • Selamectin

• Selegiline • Selenium Disulfide• Semduramicin • Sevoflurane• Spectinomycin • Stanozolol • Streptomycin • Sulfadiazine • Sulfadimethoxine • Sulfaethoxypyridazine • Sulfamerazine • Sulfaquinoxaline • Sulfisoxazole•

Sulfomyxin • Telmisartan • Tepoxalin • Tetracycline • Thiabendazole • Thialbarbitone • Thiamylal• Thiopental• Tiamulin • Ticarcillin • Tildipirosin • Tiletamine • Tilmicosin • Tiludronate • Tioxidazole • Tolnaftate • Trenbolone •

Triamcinolone • Trichlorfon • Triflupromazine• Trilostane • Tripelennamine • Triptorelin • Tulathromycin • Tylosin • Tylvalosin • Virginiamycin • Zeranol • Zoalene • Zilpaterol (Zilmax) •

Prohibited Ingredients In Organic Products:

Acesulfame-k CAcesulfame Potassium) • Acetic Ether • Acetylated Esters Of Mono-And Diglycerides • Acetone • Acetylaldehyde • Acid Potassium Sulfate • Acrilonitrile Copolymers • Acrolein • Acrylates • Acrylamides • Adenosine

• Adipic Anhydride • Adrenal • Advantame • Alpha-acetolactate Decarboxylase • Aluminum Caprate • Aluminum Calcium Silicate • Aluminum Distearate • Aluminum Laurate • Aluminum Myristate • Aluminum Nicotinate •

Aluminum Oleate • Aluminum Phosphide • Aluminum Sodium Sulfate • Aluminum Stearate • Amidated Pectin • Ammonium Chloride • Ammonium Gluconate • Ammonium lsovalerate • Ammonium Sulnre • Anoxomer •

Arabinogalactan • Arsanalic Acid • ArtificiColon (Red 40, Blue 1, Blue 2, Citrus Red 1 & 2, Green 3, Yellow 5 & 6, Red 2 &3, Orange B, Bixin, Norbixin) • Artificial FIavors• Artificial Preservatives• Artificial Sweeteneners•

Artificicial Fragrances • Ascorbyl Palmitate • Ascorbyl Stearate • Aspartame • Astaxanthin • Azodicarbonamide • Avobenzne • Bensophenone • Bapa • Benz01tes • Benzyl Alcohol • Benzoyl Peroxide • Brominated Vegetable Oil

(Bvo) • Butylated Hydroxyanisole • Butylated Hydroxytoluene • Butyl Alcohol • Butyl Stearate • Butyric Acid • Calcium Benzoate • Calcium Bromate • Calcium Caprate • Calcium Caprylate • Calcium Disodium Edta • Calcium

Oleate • Calcium Palmitate • Calcium Peroxide • Calcium Propionate • Calcium Saccharin • Calcium Sorbate • Calcium Stearoyl-2-lactylate • Caprocaprylobehenin • Carmine • Cephapirin Benzathine • Chloriform • Chlorphenols •

Chlorinated Benzenes • Coal Tar Dyes • Cupric Sulfate • Cyclamates • Cyclohexane • Cysteine (L-cysteine) • Datem (Diacetyl Tartaric And Fatty Acid Esters Of Mono And Diglycerides) • Dichlorodifluoromethane• Dibutyl

Phthalate • Diethanolamine • Diethylenetriamine • Dimethylpolysiloxane • Dioctyl Sodium Sulfosuccinate (Dss) • Disodium Calcium Edta • Disodium Cyanodithioimidocarbonate • Disodium Dihydrogen Edta • Disodium

Guanylate • Disodium lnosinate • Edta • Ethylene Oxide • Ethoxyquin • Ethoxycinnmate • Erythrobic Acid • Formaldehydes • Formaldehyde Releasers • Foie Gras • Fumaric Acid • Glutaraldehyde • Gmos (Genetic:.llModifieOrc•nisms)

• Gmp (Disodium Guanylate) • Hexa-, Hepta-And Octa-esters Of Sucrose • Hexane • Homosalate • Hydrazine • Hydrochloric Acid • Hydroquinone • Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose • Imp (Disodium lnosinate) •

lrr1diation • Lactylated Esters Of Mono-And Diglycerides • Lactylic Stearate • Lead Acetate • Magnesium Silicate • Magnesium Glycerophosphate • Mannitol • Methyl Alcohol • Methyl Silicon • Methylp •riben • Methylsynephrine

• Microparticularized Whey Protein Derived Fat Substitute • Mineral Oil· Monoammonium Glutamate • Monosodium Glubmate(Msg) • Monopotassium Glutamate • Naphtha • Natamycin • Octyl Gallate • Olestra •

Oxystearin • Paraben • Pthalates • Phenoxyethanol • Pelargonic Acid • Petrolatum • Polyacrylamide • Propyl Alcohol • Propylene Glycol • Polydextrose • Polyvinyl Alcohol • Polyvinyl Polypyrrolidone • Potassium Benzoate •

Potassium Bromate • Potassium Sorbate • Potassium Nitrate • Potassium Persulfate • Potassium Sorbate • Potassium Stearate • Polyethylene Glycol • Polypropylene Glycol • Polysorbates • Polyvinyl Acetate • Polyvinylpolypyrrolidone

• Propane • Propionates • Propyl Gallate • Propyl Paraben • Propylene Chlorohydrin • Propylene Oxide • Quaternary Ammonium Chloride • Quinine Hydrochloride Or Sulfate • Retinyl Palmitate • RetinoicAcid • Saccharin

• Sewage Sludge • Siloxanes • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (Sis) • Sodium Laureth Sulfate (Sies) • Sodium Myreth Sulfate • Sorbitol Anhydride Esters • Sodium Aluminum Sulfate • SodiumBenz01te• Sodium Caseinate • Sodium

Carboxymethyl Cellulose • Sodium Diacetate • Sodium Glutamate • Sodium Glucoheptonate • Sodium Hexametaphosphate • Sodium Humate • Sodium Hypophosphite • Sodium Metasilicate • Sodium Mono-& Dimethylnaphthalenesulfonates

• Sodium Myristate • Sodium Nitrate/nitrite • Sodium Propionate • Sodium Silicoaluminate • Sodium Sorbate • Sodium Stearoyi-2-Lactylate • Sodium StearylFumarate • Sorbic Acid • Sorbitan Mooleate • Sorbitan

Monostearate • Stearic Acid • Stearyl Citrate • Monoglyceride Citrate • Sucralose • Sucroglycerides • Sucrose Polyester • Sulfuric Acid • Synthetic Nitrates/nitrites• Tbhq (Tertiary Butylhydroquinone) • Tert Butylhydroquinone

• Theobromine • Thiodipropionic Acid • Tibnium Dioxide • Tetrasodium Ed Ta • Toluene • Tricloun • Triclocarban • Trichloroethylene • Tridodecyl Amine • Triethanolamine • Trimethylamine • Urea • Vinyl Acetate Volatile

Fatty Acids • Yellow Prussiate Of Soda

AND IF YOU BUY ORGANIC,

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NEW OPENING

PENTAGON BISTRO & MARTINI BAR

Chef Raci Erdem invites you to take a seat at his

newest endeavor—The Pentagon Bistro & Martini Bar

in the heart of Liberty Lake. Enjoy delicious cuisine

including signature dishes paired with fine cocktails

in this intimate bistro-style restaurant.

1400 N. MEADOWWOOD LANE | LIBERTY LAKE, WASHINGTON | 509.891.7790

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THREE’S A CHARM

The Pentagon joins the White House and Oval Office family

BY JILLIAN CHANDLER

each offering an incredible dining experience ...

FOR MORE THAN TWO DECADES,

Chef Raci Erdem has been bringing the flavors of

the Mediterranean—and its garlicky goodness—to

eager diners at his restaurant, The White House

Grill in Post Falls, and guests continue to eat it up!

Serving the Inland Northwest since 1996, 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 noisy restaurant.

Mediterranean music fills the air, as does the aroma

of garlic. The menu features seafood, vegetables,

pasta and lamb dishes, which is complemented by a

full bar showcasing handcrafted cocktails, 12 beers

on tap, an extensive wine list and a beautiful scotch

list—hand selected by Raci himself.

Open for lunch and dinner (Sunday through

Thursday 11am to 10pm, Friday and Saturday 11am

to 11pm), 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,” he

says.

A decade later, Raci opened his second Post Falls

restaurant, The Oval Office. This American bistro

with a foreigner flare provides a cozy, romantic

small-seat eatery 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 will always find the

same great food each time they return.

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

Border Patrol and Fake News to the New Yorker.

There’s something on the menu for anyone looking

for a good martini—and a good time!

The community fireplace on the large outside

patio can seat 12 around it, and the European-style

awning allows patio dining year-round!

Known for its happiest of happy hours in the

Northwest, offered twice daily, enjoy all martinis

and appetizers offered at a fraction of the price!

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.

Opened in November 2019, Raci invites you to

take a seat at his newest endeavor—the Pentagon

Bistro & Martini Bar in the heart of Liberty Lake.

The 120-seat restaurant is warm and inviting yet

sophisticated, showcasing an open kitchen concept,

a large bar and two cozy dining rooms. Open daily

11am to 11pm, guests will be treated to a delicious

and diverse small-plate menu, as well as entrées

featuring steak and seafood, and their specialty

politically inspired martinis.

“We wanted to have a gathering place that friends

can go to and relax with a cocktail or quick lunch in

the afternoon, or for a beautiful dinner over a bottle

of wine,” Raci says.

He is proud of both the longevity of his restaurants

as well as his employees, in addition to the

friendships made with customers over the years.

Whether you choose to dine at The White House,

Oval Office or Pentagon, you’re in for an incredible

dining experience.

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RACI INVITES YOU TO TAKE A SEAT

AT HIS NEWEST ENDEAVOR—THE

PENTAGON BISTRO & MARTINI BAR

IN THE HEART OF LIBERTY LAKE.

The White House Grill

​712 N. Spokane St., Post Falls, ID

208.777.9672

The Oval Office Bistro & Martini Bar

620 N. Spokane St., Post Falls, ID

208.777.2102

Pentagon Bistro & Martini Bar

1400 N. Meadowwood Lane

Liberty Lake, WA

509.891.7790

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SPOKANE

WASHINGTON

The Lilac City is blossoming as restoration projects continue throughout

Spokane, and the city continues to expand—as does the restaurant scene. From

big city dining and nationally acclaimed hot spots to those hidden local gems,

Spokane’s making a name for itself when it comes to food, drink and fun.

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THE ELK PUBLIC HOUSE:

TWO DECADES, ONE GOAL

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TWO SEVEN PUBLIC HOUSE:

11 YEARS AND COUNTING

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MAX AT MIRABEAU:

DINING EXCELLENCE

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VERACI PIZZA:

CELEBRATING 10 YEARS

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TWO DECADES,

ONE GOAL

TO SERVE GUESTS THE BEST … EVERY TIME!

BY JILLIAN CHANDLER

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. “The Elk appeals

to anyone and everyone,” says John Grollmus, owner. “Hipsters to

grandmothers. Young and old. Professionals from downtown and locals from

the neighborhood.”

And whether it’s your first date or 50th anniversary, The Elk Public House

will treat you to an experience that won’t soon be forgotten. This is what The

Elk, located in the heart of the historic Browne’s Addition neighborhood, has

delivered year after year to guests since opening its doors in 1999.

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, menu favorites

among guests include the Santa Fe Chicken Sandwich, Mediterranean Grilled

Lamb Sandwich and legendary Roasted Corn Pasta. You can also choose from

their creative weekly specials and homemade soups, inventive cocktails and

great brews.

From maintaining consistency and low employee turnover to weekly specials

and updating the menu twice a year, John credits these to The Elk’s

popularity year after year. “The number one factor overall, though,

is probably just our constant desire and effort

to be the best we can,” he says. “Even 20 years

into this we are still watching every little detail

to be sure we are creating the best possible

environment for our guests.”

The Elk Public House

1931 W. Pacific Ave.

Spokane’s West Side

509.363.1973

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At the end of the day, John is proud of his

and co-owner Brad Fosseen’s ability to create

lifetime fans out of employees and guests

alike, not only at The Elk, but at their five

other restaurants: 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 Lake.

John believes that The Elk they created all those

years ago has become an institution. “Can Spokane

even exist without The Elk anymore?” he asks.

There’s no time like the present to stop in and

decide for yourself.

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IT’S WHERE THE LOCALS GO.

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The Elk Public House

1931 W. Pacific Ave.

Spokane, Washington

509.363.1973

Two Seven Public House

2727 S. Mt. Vernon St. #5

Spokane, Washington

509.473.9766

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11 YEARS

AND

COUNTING

The South Hill’s Best-Kept Secret

By Jillian Chandler

THE TWO SEVEN PUBLIC HOUSE

opened to an eager community on the South

Hill in April of 2008 and quickly gained the

status as one of Spokane’s best-kept secrets. For

more than a decade, the restaurant continues to

fulfill its reputation for great food, great drinks

and stellar service.

“While many newer restaurants come on strong,

have a lot of flash, get tons of coverage in the

press and social media, and seem super hip for

a short time, we have maintained consistency

and growth year after year without any of the

hype,” says John Grollmus, owner.

The Two Seven follows the same simple

concept as its sister restaurants The Elk, El Que

and Geno’s in Spokane, Moon Time in Coeur

d’Alene and The Porch in Hayden Lake—

top-notch service, creative food and drink at

reasonable prices, all served up in a comfortable

environment.

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Along with their inventive house-made soups

and weekly specials, customer favorite menu

items include, but are most certainly not

limited to, the Salpicon Texas Shredded Beef

Tacos, Crispy Beer-Battered Fish Tacos, French

Dip Royale, and the Chicken Satay Skewer

appetizer.

John loves that he has built a fun and dynamic

environment at The Two Seven, and he enjoys

the constant interaction with his guests. “Gotta

give a shout out here to the WSU School of

Hotel/Restaurant Administration and all the

instructors who prepared me so well for this

path in life,” John says. “Go Cougs!”

In addition, at each one of his establishments,

John is proud that he has been able to create

great jobs for his employees—which is why

you’ll see the same friendly faces paired with

exceptional service every time you visit.

Whether you’re looking for a place to take the

whole family or just a great spot for a beer and

a snack, check out the Two Seven, where the

friendly staff will leave you with a smile on your

face and money in the bank.

Two Seven Public House

2727 S. Mt. Vernon St. #5

Spokane’s South Hill

509.473.9766

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ICONIC. HISTORIC. MAJESTIC.

But don’t let that intimidate you. We also happen to be a fun place to eat, drink and shop. There isn’t anything quite like it.

KITCHEN + BREWERY

Spokane’s MOST UNIQUE special events and dining location.

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Dining

Excellence

SPOKANE VALLEY’S FINEST RESTAURANT DESTINATION

Wine Spectator

Award of Excellence

2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012,

2013, 2014, 2015, 2017 & 2019

BY JILLIAN CHANDLER

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philosophy is to create, for our honored guests, the ambiance of

a dynamic dining environment that is both casual and relaxed, yet

“Our

at the same time exciting and stimulating.”

Catering to diners of all ages since day one with its extraordinary breakfast, lunch,

dinner, dessert and weekend brunch, MAX at Mirabeau offers nothing less than

award-winning service year after year paired with an unforgettable experience that

keeps bringing locals and visitors back for more.

“Three-hundred-sixty-five days a year, MAX strives to be an exceptional Spokane

restaurant, which serves as a focal point for your culinary and entertainment needs,”

says Ben Meharg, general manager.

The exemplary culinary team behind the eclectic bistro-style food at MAX includes:

Shawn Matlock, executive chef and director of food and beverage; and Mike Durbin,

chef de cuisine. These two chefs are committed to creating only the best product to

serve each and every guest.

Staple items you’ll find on the menu include Tenderloin of Beef Medallions a la

MAX, Huckleberry Baby Back Pork Ribs, Ribeye Steak, Roasted Ginger Duck,

Mediterranean-Seared Sea Bass, Washington Apple and Cougar Gold Salad,

Butternut Squash and Toasted Hazelnut Risotto, and the MAX Burger. Their bestselling

item, according to Ben, is their 12-ounce USDA Prime New York Peppercorn

Steak.

“Our chefs use a blend of four peppercorns and spice then caramelize and sear this

USDA Prime Grade steak upon guest request. It is finished with a French cream

demi-glace reduction. The whole nature of this dish is created by a three-day

simmering process of roasting veal bones in-house to give you an intense, flavorful

stock, which gives you the base for the finalization of the sauce and such a tantalizing

overall flavor.”

The food is complemented by the libations, which include more than 450 different

bottles of local and regional wines, 12 draft beers on tap (including the exclusive

Mirabeau Blues Pale Ale made by Twelve String Brewery) and a variety of signature

cocktails made with their house-made syrups.

“WHETHER IT

IS THE FOOD,

ENTERTAINMENT,

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MAX offers two daily happy hours from 3 to 6pm and again from 9pm to close in

the lounge and hosts live music each Friday and Saturday evening starting at 9pm, a

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BY JILLIAN CHANDLER

This past summer marked a decade in business for

Laura and Seth Carey, the owners of Veraci Pizza

in Kendall Yards. “Ten years sounds so crazy!” says

Laura. “In some ways it seems like we just started,

and in other ways it feels like a lifetime ago. It’s just so incredible

that we have customers who have been with us since the very

start!”

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 wood-fired 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.

On the menu, of course, are their wood-fired thin-crust

pizzas (with vegetarian and gluten-free options available),

fired up in their one-of-a-kind oven. “Our oven was built by

hand and doesn’t have a chimney like most wood-fired ovens

do,” according to Laura. “This allows us to cook at 800- to

1,000-degree temperatures, which provides a different product

in the end.” 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, as well as a variety of winter

cocktails perfect to enjoy in the cozy dining room overlooking

the Spokane city skyline.

During the holiday season, Kendall Yards will be buzzing,

and Veraci will be part of the action. “There will be a holiday

celebration, Small Business Saturday, an artisan festival and

more exciting activities,” Laura says. “We stay busy during

the winter, as the Centennial Trail outside our door is one of

the most regularly plowed places for those hard-core outdoor

enthusiasts to use throughout the snowy, icy months.”

At the end of the day, Laura and Seth are inspired to continue

the work they do each and every day because of the community

they serve—their staff, the neighborhood, the lunch crowd and

the evening diners. “We set out to build relationships through

this business, and those relationships continue to inspire us!”

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Northern Quest’s newest venue brings beer

tasting to a whole new level

WHEN IT COMES TO MASTERING THE CRAFT

BEER EXPERIENCE, the true test is whether or not

you’re enjoying every sip. At Riverbank Taphouse, the

exciting new venue inside Northern Quest Resort &

Casino, you’ll find an extensive menu of beverages,

including a rotating list of mouthwatering IPAs, lagers,

ambers, ales and stouts ... and some nitros, seltzers and

craft cocktails, too. If you’re having trouble deciding, pick

a flight of four and enjoy multiple 4-ounce tastings.

Whether you’re a craft beer connoisseur, or you’re new

to the culture and want to learn more, the servers and

bartenders at Riverbank Taphouse are anxious to share

their knowledge and recommendations. “Many of our

servers and bartenders are Cicerone certified and have

completed the Beer Appreciation course at Eastern

Washington University,” says Riverbank Taphouse

Cicerone Supervisor Tyler Staples, a self-proclaimed beer

nerd. “They know how each beer style is produced and

what temperature it’s supposed to be served at, as per the

style. They know the glassware it should be served in and

what the glass should look like when it’s beer clean, as

opposed to just visibly clean.”

With 52 taps, Riverbank Taphouse has a curated tap list.

Everything on the menu has been deliberately selected

to provide a wide range of all beer styles. “We keep such

a wide array of beers, there’s always going to be at least

three or four that will complement your dish, and your

servers have great suggestions on options,” says Staples.

“With 6,000 breweries in the United States and 20,000

brands worldwide, it takes a certain level of knowledge

to handle that.” At Riverbank Taphouse, you can think

of their servers and bartenders as the best beer tutors in

town.

While you’re studying for your final beer selections, don’t

forget to sample some of the delicious shareables featured

on a menu designed to complement all kinds of beer

selections. Since the day Riverbank Taphouse opened

its doors to the public, one of the most popular items

has been the oversized Charcuterie Pretzel, featuring

house-made pickled vegetables, assorted cured meats and

cheeses. New items recently added to the menu include

a seasonal salad, a pub-style classic burger with housemade

sauce, and Banh Mi Chicken Tacos with fresh and

pickled vegetables and Asian-inspired slaw.

So bring your friends and your sense of adventure

to Riverbank Taphouse and study up! Your toughest

decision will be which delicious drinks and plates to try

and whether to share them or keep them all to yourself!

Open Sunday through Thursday at 3pm, and now open

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One sip and you’ll understand why opting to pour local

is trending. Spokane is currently home to 20 diverse

wineries. Local wineries are complemented by several

out-of-area satellite Downtown Spokane tasting rooms such

as Cougar Crest Estate Winery, Helix Wine and Va Piano

Vineyards. Additionally, Maryhill Winery, who’s collected

over 3,000 accolades for their wines, opened a spacious off-site

tasting room in the thriving Kendall Yards neighborhood. The

new 5,000-square-foot structure was designed to take advantage

of a spectacular view of the river and downtown skyline. North

Idaho contributes Coeur d’Alene Cellars and Pend d’Oreille

Winery to the established yet still emerging wine scene.

Pend d’Oreille Winery, located in the restored Belwood

Building in Sandpoint, Idaho, has become a gathering place for

wine and the perfect pairings of food and music. Jim Bopp and

Kylie Presta are carrying out the legacy of the winery, which

was established by Steve and Julie Meyer in 1995. Besides

making great wine, winemaker Jim Bopp and Kylie have

created an event-based winery with live music most nights

and memorable events, such as BYOB (which stands for Blend

Your Own Bistro). This is a hands-on class that includes wine

tasting to create 1.5 liters of your Bistro Rouge Personal Blend,

wine and appetizers.

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Most of the grapes for Washington’s

1,000-plus wineries are grown in the

509 area code in American Viticultural

Areas (AVAs), which are found within a

couple hours drive of Spokane.

DRINK LOCAL

WINE

Most of the grapes for Washington’s 1,000-plus

wineries are grown in the 509 area code in

American Viticultural Areas (AVAs), which are

found within a couple hours drive of Spokane.

Yes, it’s true Spokane isn’t known for growing

grapes, however, winemakers don’t have to

venture too far to get them.

The best way to experience local wine is at the

wineries themselves. True area wineries have

diverse personalities but are similar by being

intimate, often providing the opportunities to

taste directly with the winemaker.

Latah Creek Wine Cellars, established in 1982

by Mike and Ellena Conway, is a pioneer in

Washington state’s wine scene. Truly a family

owned and operated winery, the Conways’

only daughter, Natalie Conway-Barnes, is now

a winemaker alongside her father. Although

Latah Creek is historically best known for their

signature whites, they also produce outstanding

reds. The local artist-labeled Monarch Series

are small lot productions of reserve reds and

are consistently outstanding. If you attend an

event at Latah Creek, you have most likely been

treated to cuisine. Ellena has published several

cookbooks from years of wine pairing and

cooking demonstrations.

Award-winning Barrister Winery is nestled in

a downtown alley in a historic brick building.

Greg Lipsker and Michael White are two

local attorneys who became winemakers on

impulse after purchasing a home winemaking

kit in 1997. Mainly because they outgrew their

garages, Barrister Winery was launched in 2001.

Barrister Winery’s 100-year-old historic tasting

room is an ideal venue for a soiree. The tall

exposed brick walls, uneven hardwood floors

and the aroma of the wine provide an ambiance

that’s rustically elegant and timelessly romantic.

Behind the tasting bar, there’s a window to the

railroad tracks, allowing wine tasters to watch

and feel the trains pass by. Lipsker teases that

the Barrister secret is that the wine barrels are

gently train rocked on a regular schedule.

As the winery grew, they added Tyler Walters,

who started as an assistant and became part

owner, impacting all aspects of the winery.

Barrister opened a second tasting room across

the street from the Davenport Grand Hotel

nestled by Auntie’s Bookstore. Primarily a

house of red, Barrister is best known for their

remarkable Cab Franc and Rough Justice, a

popular red blend. The wines have received

accolades across the board, having some

thinking there’s something to that train-rocked

wine thing.

Arbor Crest, established in 1982, was the 29th

Washington winery. The historic Cliff House

is perched high atop cliffs overlooking the

Spokane River. Arbor Crest boasts one of the

most spectacular settings of any winery in

Washington state and is worth visiting for this

reason alone. At Arbor Crest, winemaking is

a family tradition. Arbor Crest’s winemaker,

Kristina Mielke-van Löben Sels, is a secondgeneration

winemaker. Daughter of founders

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WORLD-CLASS

WINES

Harold and Marcia Mielke, Mielke-van Löben Sels and her husband Jim van

Löbel Sels, a viticulturist, joined the Arbor Crest Wine Cellars staff. Arbor Crest

produces a wide variety of reds and whites. Dionysus, a Meritage blend, is a

definite standout red. Back in 1969, Jim’s family released the original (and longdormant)

van Löben Sels label in California. Jim and Kristina renewed the label

and have received rave reviews, with the remarkable Bona Dea Red Blend being a

notable standout. The summer concert series is an ideal way to experience Arbor

Crest, but music is a year-round draw as they offer fireside music in the tasting

room during the cooler months.

Robert Karl Cellars was founded in 1999 and is located in a 1912 fire station

in Downtown Spokane’s historic warehouse district. Physician and winemaker

Joe Gunselman and his wife Rebecca handcraft world-class wines with grapes

exclusively from the Horse Heaven Hills AVA. Robert Karl isn’t the name of an

actual person. It’s a combined name from Joe and Rebecca’s families, which they

thought was easier to say, therefore more marketable than Gunselman. Although

they produce a Cabernet that’s always in demand, the label is best known for their

Claret and more recently a get-it-before-it’s-gone dry Cab Franc Rosé. Robert

Karl’s Wine Club is referred to as the Robert Karl Health Club. The doctor/

winemaker is convincing that daily wine is beneficial to you.

Be an adventurer and visit a winery. Discover why the Spokane, Coeur d’Alene

and surrounding areas have become a destination for wine.

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Stop in for a Sip

MANY WAYS TO ENJOY SANDPOINT’S AWARD-WINNING WINE

BY COLIN ANDERSON

F

antastic wine, delicious food, fun

entertainment and Sandpoint history

all come together at Sandpoint’s awardwinning

winery. You’ll find the Pend

d’Oreille Winery tasting room right in the heart

of downtown at Third Avenue and Cedar Street

inside the beautifully restored Belwood Building.

The 100-year-old building provides the perfect

ambiance for trying some of the region’s best

wines.

The unique 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 25 years.

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. Pend d’Oreille Winery is also running

a winter special on its Gold Medal-winning

Riesling; just $10 when you pick up a bottle

to go!

If you like having a wide selection at home,

consider joining the wine club, which offers

several different levels. There is no cost to join, and

members not only receive their bottles quarterly

but special discounts, exclusive wine club events

and 25 percent off all quarterly releases.

The pizzas, dips, hummus, salads and farmers

boards are popular with those enjoying a tasting,

glass or bottle. Expert staff can recommend bites

to eat that pair nicely with the wine you’ve chosen.

And for those who prefer, there is locally crafted

beer available.

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.

With nearly 25 years in business, owners Jim Bopp

and Kylie Presta will continue to be a big part

of Sandpoint. “We are so grateful for our local

community. We want to be involved in community

events, sponsor community activities and give back

to the locals who support us year-round,” says Kylie.

“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.”

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.

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Visit. Taste. Enjoy.

LONGSTANDING AWARD-WINNING

WINERY UNVEILS NEW TASTING ROOM

BY JILLIAN CHANDLER

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L

atah Creek Wine

Cellars in Spokane

Valley, Washington,

has been pouring

excellence into each

glass for more than 37 years! Established

in 1982 by husband and wife Mike and

Ellena Conway, Latah Creek Wine Cellars

continues to bring affordable, awardwinning

wines to the Inland Northwest.

Thirty-eight harvests later, they, along

with their winemaker daughter Natalie

Barnes, continue that mission.

In the fall of 2019, they unveiled their

newly remodeled tasting room and gift

shop at the winery, where they have

created a space that is open and inviting

to all who walk through the door. The

walls have been taken down to allow for

a massive space offering large community

tables, each with bookcase ends filled

with gourmet food and beautiful gift

items (hand selected by Ellena), barrel

tables and comfortable leather couches for

people to gather and visit while tasting. A

rock wall with floating shelves highlights

their gift baskets made in-house and

perfect for any occasion, as well as their

exclusive ceramic ware.

“We wanted to remodel our tasting room

so that people would know who we are—

see that Latah Creek and the Conway

family histories are deeply intertwined,”

says Natalie. “My favorite part of the

remodel is the chalkboard wall of history,

where our guests are able to see that we

are over 37 years old, that we are a family

winery dedicated to the job and making

wines that are award-winning.”

Natalie joined her father Mike in

2004 as co-winemaker at Latah Creek,

making them the first father/daughter

winemaking team in Washington state.

Fifteen years later, she remains passionate

about making wine honestly because she

loves it! “I love tasting the grapes on the

vines, the juice as it is fermenting, all

the while imagining what the finished

wine will be,” Natalie smiles. “And I

actually love working with my parents

and the interaction with my dad as we

taste our wine, make blends, and just

do winemaking together. And the most

rewarding part of it all is when someone

tastes our wine and falls in love with it.”

When Latah Creek was established

in 1982, it was the 35th winery in

Washington state, and today, there are

1,000 active wineries. “We not only share

a piece of the pie with the growing local

wineries and tasting rooms but with the

hundreds that are showing up in stores.

Then add in the cideries, distilleries

and breweries,” states Natalie. “To stay

alive during all of this, I believe you

need to stay true to who you are. My

parents decided at the beginning, that no

matter what, they would keep the prices

affordable so that everyone can enjoy

quality wines every day, not just on special

occasions—and we have never strayed

from this mission.”

The father/daughter winemaker team

continues to work together to make

something exceptional that they both love,

and for the past few years, they’ve been

experimenting to create unique blends

and small lots. “We are crafting these

things together, listening to and sharing

with one another,” says Natalie. “It is an

experience that I can only hope I will be

able to have with my own daughters.”

The tasting room is open daily from 9am

to 5pm, where they invite you to shop,

taste, visit and enjoy.

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WHERE

HOT MEETS COLD

NATURAL SPRINGS SERVE AS WINTER HAVENS

BY DAN THOMPSON

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Posted as fire lookouts deep in the

forests of Idaho, Jim and Caroline

Huntley became accustomed to

living off the grid, and they were

always up for a nice warm soak in a

natural hot spring.

In the heart of Idaho, such springs are

relatively plentiful, even if they aren’t

exactly common—or even known to

exist—in the state’s panhandle, where the

Huntleys lived when they weren’t working

for the Forest Service.

A number of years ago, during one of their

visits to Burgdorf Hot Springs outside

McCall, the Huntleys inquired about

whether the caretakers needed any help.

As it turned out, they did, and so the

Huntleys became caretakers of Burgdorf

in 2013.

“We fell in love,” Caroline Huntley said. “It

just worked out so well with our lifestyle.”

Now it is their full-time residence, minus,

perhaps, two weeks of the year when

they can get back to their cabin north of

Sandpoint.

“It’s one of those things where it’s all or

nothing,” she said.

Natural hot springs don’t abound near

Spokane and Coeur d’Alene, but many

are within a three- or four-hour drive,

worthy of a weekend away. They come

in numerous shapes, temperatures, sizes

and levels of rustic-ness, and they contain

various levels and varieties of minerals,

but they are there to be had.

And in an age when word spreads easily

on blogs, websites and other online

words-of-mouth, hot springs can be

found—and enjoyed—by people of all

ages. The distance to drive, hike or even

snowmobile will vary, though, by the site

and by the season.


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To the North

One of the best-known hot springs in the

region is at Ainsworth, about a four-hour

drive and a border crossing away from the

Spokane-Coeur d’Alene area, in British

Columbia.

The Ktunaxa people (pronounced K-toonah-ha)

have been soaking in the waters

around Ainsworth for generations. Pools

were built and caves commercialized

in the 1930s, according to the resort’s

website, and in 2015 it was purchased by

the Lower Kootenay Band.

“They’ve made a huge amount of

upgrades,” said Matt Brown, pool

supervisor and safety director at

Ainsworth. “It’s been incredibly positive.”

Guests can keep their experience entirely

contained to the full-service resort, which

has rooms and restaurants on-site. People

can also purchase single-entry or day

passes. Temperatures in the pool are kept

between 97 and 100 degrees, while the

caves are about 10 degrees warmer.

“What sets us apart is the unique nature

of having the caves,” Brown said. “It’s kind

of like having your hot springs and steam

room at the same time.”

To the East

Within the Clearwater Forest east of

Lewiston, then along a line north toward

Flathead Lake in Montana, there are a

number of hot springs. Their level of

accessibility varies from those that can

only be reached on foot or snowshoe to

those that can be reached by car.

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"What sets us apart is the unique nature

of having the caves. It’s kind of like

having your hot springs and steam room

at the same time."

Along Highway 12 in Idaho sits, among

other natural springs, the Jerry Johnson

Hot Springs, which require a 2-mile

round-trip hike. There are three main

soaking pools that are best accessed in

the summer and winter. Other similar,

natural, undeveloped pools abound in

the area. Just be sure to pack in, pack

out, and to follow “leave no trace”

principles.

In Montana, less than an hour

northeast of St. Regis, sits the Symes

Hot Springs Hotel in the town of Hot

Springs. The Symes has three soaking

pools ranging in temperature from 95

to 107 degrees and can be accessed just

for the day or as part of a guest package

at the hotel. It also houses a restaurant

and coffee bar.

A couple blocks away is Alameda’s, a

spa-motel built in the 1930s. Unlike

other resorts, there is no common

pool but instead each room contains a

mineral bath of its own.

“It’s kind of like going to Grandma’s

house. We try to keep it that feel,” said

Paul Stelter, the general manager of

Alameda’s Hot Springs Retreat, which

operates using a co-op model. “It’s

crazy out there right now. Everything is

fast-paced, and there’s not really a lot of

places you can go for peace and quiet.

People sleep really well here.”

Stelter said the town of Hot Springs

boasts amenities that few towns of its

size—about 520 residents—can claim,

and that its waters are among the best

in the world.

“Baden-Baden is the centerpiece of hot

springs, the place everyone attains to

be,” he said of the German spa town.

“Nobody in this country comes close to

it, but our water does.”

Stelter said that the waters at Alameda’s

are so soft that they provide a

“beautiful, light, silky feeling.”

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About halfway between Hot Springs (the

town) and St. Regis is Quinn’s Hot Springs

Resort, just south of Paradise, Montana.

Named after an immigrant and miner, Martin

Quinn, it was first developed in the 1880s.

Now it contains lodges and cabins of various

sizes as well as a tavern and restaurant.

The springs at Quinn’s range in temperature

from 89 to 106 degrees and are available to

lodge guests as well as walk-in visitors, though

reservations are advised.

To the South

Somewhere between a pool that requires a

5-mile hike to reach an all-inclusive resort lies

the Burgdorf Hot Springs. It can be reached

by car in the summer and early fall, but once

the snows come, it can only be accessed by

snowmobile.

“It was always really quiet, subdued. Burgdorf

is unique in terms of being so rustic,” Caroline

Huntley said. “Given that you can do a Google

search and Burgdorf comes up pretty easily,

that has expanded the business quite a bit.

We’re trying to keep it so it still feels like you

stumbled upon it.”

About an hour by car north of McCall,

Burgdorf is busiest in the summer, Huntley

said, and then it closes in late fall, once the

road becomes impassable by car due to the

snow. It reopens usually just before Christmas,

and then can be accessed only by snowmobile.

Companies in McCall will rent snowmobiles,

or guests are welcome to ride in on their own.

Like many hot springs, Burgdorf was first

established as a destination for miners, who

would come to take a bath and a break,

Huntley said. It was sold in the 1920s to the

current owner’s grandfather. It is rare in

that it is a private holding amid a national

forest, with hiking trails and other outdoor

adventures around it.

“It has always been a place people come to

soak and stay,” she said. “It’s a really amazing

place to recreate.”

About 45 minutes south of McCall—and

more accessible year-round by car—is Gold

Fork Hot Springs. The day-use only site

contains multiple mineral pools of varying

temperatures. Closed on Tuesdays, it only

accepts cash to pay for admission.

As with all locations, it is advisable to check

resort websites for updated information and

more about amenities and costs.

Other hot springs can be found around North

Idaho and Western Montana, and many can

be hiked to year-round. There may be no

better reward for a hike through the snow

than a soak in a natural hot spring—especially

one that was not so easily found by a Google

search.

"It has always been a place people

come to soak and stay. It’s a really

amazing place to recreate."

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When in

AL

Cruising is an ideal way to travel

By Colin Anderson

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ASKA

TO PUT IT SIMPLY, THE 49TH STATE IS LARGE—663,000

SQUARE MILES LARGE. Though the population of Alaska is

less than 750,000, millions of vacationers and tourists visit the

northernmost state each year, taking in spectacular national parks,

wildlife viewing, cascading peaks, glaciers and pristine ocean waters.

There are roughly 1,000 miles of highway across the entire state,

and even the capital of Juneau is only accessible by plane or ferry.

While serious road trippers with plenty of time can navigate the long

stretches of empty highway and connecting ferry system, those with

only a week of vacation often opt for a much easier way to see multiple

destinations during a short amount of time: cruising.

Many cruise lines offer seven-, 10- and 14-day cruises departing

from either Seattle or Vancouver. These include Celebrity, Carnival,

Norwegian, Princess, Disney and, our choice for our most recent trip,

Holland America. Most seven-day cruises visit the inside passage

of Alaska, the narrow islands and strips of land bordering Canada

and the Yukon. Options include a departure and return to the same

port, cruising the inside passage and continuing on further north

to Anchorage one way, or extending to a longer one-way cruise

that includes days in Denali National Park and flying home out of

Fairbanks or Anchorage. As we had just a week for our trip, we chose

a weeklong inside passage cruise that included four stops and a return

back to Vancouver.

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When planning your Alaska cruise, don’t overlook a

Vancouver departure. While Seattle is probably more

convenient, we noticed prices were sometimes much

cheaper leaving from Canada. My wife and I and our

3-year-old daughter decided to drive from Eastern

Washington to Seattle and take the Amtrak train from

Edmonds to Vancouver. It was nice for the toddler

to be able to stretch her legs during travel, and the

roundtrip cost for the three of us was very affordable,

less than $200. The border crossing was also a breeze

compared to crossing via vehicle.

Vancouver, BC, is wonderful on its own, with

beautiful mountains surrounding the city and port. A

$15 to $20 cab ride will put you right out front of the

ships with only a relatively minimal walk with your

luggage before you embark on your journey.

We set sail aboard the recently refurbished Nieuw

Amsterdam, one of eight Holland America ships

sailing Alaska at the same time (not to mention

dozens of other vessels). Our journey included port

days in Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan and time in

Glacier Bay National Park. What we quickly realized

during the first few hours of our voyage is that we

would never be short on breathtaking scenery.

Leaving bustling Vancouver, it doesn’t take more than

a couple hours to arrive in near complete isolation. A

few cabins scatter the shorelines, but the mountainous

terrain and temperate rainforest make accessing this

area near impossible. Forests untouched by man are

shrouded in mist, and mountains seemingly rise

straight up from the sea, often several thousand feet

high right where the land meets the ocean. Over

80 percent of the staterooms on Nieuw Amsterdam

include an outdoor balcony, which was the perfect

way to kick back and watch the landscape go by. With

the passage being relatively narrow, there was often

great scenery on both sides of the ship, and the waters

themselves were very calm.

After a day cruising at sea, we arrived in Juneau, the

state’s capital. Thirty-two-thousand people call it

home, and more than a million visit each year. The

Mount Roberts Tramway is located just off the docks

and takes visitors up to the top of the mountain

for some incredible views. If you seek a once-in-alifetime

adventure, there are several unique excursions

available here. Large boats or smaller Zodiak rafts can

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IF YOU SEEK A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME ADVENTURE,

THERE ARE SEVERAL UNIQUE EXCURSIONS AVAILABLE

HERE. LARGE BOATS OR SMALLER ZODIAK RAFTS CAN

“TAKE YOU OUT INTO THE BAY FOR WHALE WATCHING.


take you out into the bay for whale watching.

You can hop on a helicopter and take to the

skies to see this incredible area from the air.

Operators can even put you down on nearby

glaciers where you can hike or even experience

dog sledding from professional mushers. For

this day we chose the inexpensive route and

hired a cab to take us out to Mendenhall Glacier,

located only about 12 miles from Downtown

Juneau. The glacier is massive, about 13.5-miles

long, and can be seen easily from the visitors’

center. There are various trails in the area from

the very easy 1/3-mile ‘photo point’ to the more

strenuous 3.5-mile East Glacier. Many choose

the 2-mile Nugget Falls, which puts you not

only closer to the glacier but right alongside a

spectacular waterfall as well.

The next stop on our tour was Skagway. This

was the heart of the Alaska gold rush, and there

are all kinds of museums and walking tours

to take you back to this wild time. Storefronts

pay homage to the Gold Rush days, and you

can really transport yourself back at ‘The Red

Onion Saloon’ and its daily brothel tours. The

main attraction here is a train ride up and over

White Pass on one of the most spectacular feats

of railroad engineering ever done. The track was

built in the late 1890s through rugged terrain

during the Gold Rush. The 2.5- to 3-hour round

trip takes you over numerous bridges, alongside

mountain lakes, and the view of snow-capped

peaks is truly spectacular.

On day five we arrived in Glacier Bay, one of

the world’s largest biosphere reserves. As we

approached the great glaciers in the distance,

small blocks of floating ice were all around

us, many with harbor seals resting on them.

A guide from the U.S. Forest Service came on

board and narrated the experience and sights

ship wide. The entire ship seemed to go quiet

while everyone took in the incredible beauty of

this area.

Our final port was Ketchikan, the salmon capital

of the world. You can try your luck fishing here

or stop at any of the many restaurants to try

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this delicious fish. My wife and I left our little one with Grandma and

Grandpa and hired a local kayak guide to get us off the beaten path for

the day. We ended up being the only two people on the tour, making

for a great personal experience. We paddled around the bay with a very

knowledgeable guide. The company also offered e-bike tours of the

Tongass National Forest which surrounds the town.

What many enjoy about cruising Alaska when compared to the

Caribbean is the leisurely pace and more laid-back vibe. When you get

off in port, there are only a few booths offering trips and information,

not like many Caribbean ports where you are bombarded with vendors

instantly. Shipboard life on Holland America was geared toward

an older crowd with dueling pianos and a blues club as the nightly

entertainment, cooking and computer classes and documentary films

playing during the day. The food in the dining room was on point each

night, and we splurged at one of the additional cost restaurants for an

outstanding seven-course Asian-inspired meal.

Alaska is truly a natural wonder, and cruising through the consistently

beautiful landscape is something easily enjoyed by all generations.

DISCOVER

KETCHIKAN, ALASKA

Known fondly as the ‘Salmon Capital of the World,’ millions

now visit this once sleepy fishing village. Chartered fishing

trips in the surrounding waters or paddling a canoe or

kayak around the Tongass National Forest, a deeply dense

rainforest, are some of the biggest draws here. Enjoy

the fresh catch of the day and familiarize yourself with

generations of native culture as well.

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Where beauty lives

and you vacation.

CABINS. WEDDINGS. ACTIVITIES. BOAT RENTALS. FINE DINING.

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gourmet

food from home

Gourmet meals don’t have to be hard to get or expensive to buy. Check out these delicious and

affordable gourmet recipes that you can make in the comfort of your own home.

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Butternut Chicken Pot

Pie with Sage Biscuits

Recipe Courtesy of Marina Gunn

@MarinaGunn | MarinaGunn.com

Cook Time: 1.5 hours

Serves: 6

INGREDIENTS:

1 tbsp. olive oil

4-5 chicken thighs

1 head of celery

8 medium carrots

1 yellow onion

16 oz. butternut squash soup*

1 tsp. salt

1 cup arugula

For the biscuits:

2 cups flour

2 tsp. baking powder

3/4 tsp. kosher salt or pink salt

14 tbsp. unsalted butter, cold and cubed

1/4 cup whole milk

3/4 oz. chopped sage (1 clamshell at grocery)

1 large egg

*Note: I love using the Imagine Organic brand for my soup, or you

can make it from scratch if you’re really feeling excited.

METHOD:

• Turn stove on to medium heat and add olive oil to cover the bottom

of a large pot. Add chicken thighs and sauté for 5 minutes, flip and

continue for an additional 5 minutes. Remove the chicken from the

pot, shred with a fork and set aside.

• Using the same pot on medium-low heat, add chopped celery,

carrots and yellow onion. Add more olive oil and salt if needed, stir

occasionally. Cook until the onions are slightly transparent (7-8

minutes).

• Add the shredded chicken to the sautéed vegetables, stir and

add in the butternut squash soup. Cover and simmer on low for 20

minutes. Add and mix in arugula before removing from heat. While

the soup mixture is simmering, make the sage biscuits (adapted

from Molly Yeh’s recipe).

• Mix together the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the butter

using a pastry cutter or your hands, incorporating the butter until

the mixture is the consistency of oatmeal and the butter is the size

of peas.

• Mix in the milk and chopped sage until the mixture comes together

to form a dough. I usually use my hands at this point to make sure

it’s combined.

• On a floured surface, pat the dough to 3/4” thick and then cut out

round biscuits, re-rolling scraps as needed.

• Add the biscuits to top of butternut chicken and vegetables if using

an oven-safe pot. If not, transfer chicken and vegetable mixture to

an oven-safe casserole dish or pan and then top with biscuits.

• Brush the biscuits with the beaten egg and top with salt. Bake on

425°F until the biscuits are golden brown, 25- 30 minutes. Enjoy!

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Spiced Chai

Tea Latte

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Serves: 3 - 4 (6 cups)

INGREDIENTS:

4 cups water

8 cardamom pods

4 whole cloves

1 tsp. black peppercorns

4 whole star anise pods

1/2 tsp. ground ginger

3 cinnamon sticks

1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg

4 darjeeling black tea bags

2 cups milk

1/4 cup brown sugar, packed

METHOD:

• In a medium pot, heat water,

cardamom pods, cloves, peppercorns,

anise pods, ginger, cinnamon sticks

and ground nutmeg to a boil.

• Add tea bags and steep for 5 minutes.

Remove tea bags and steep for 5

more minutes.

• Heat milk and brown sugar in a small

sauce pan over medium heat. Scald

but do not boil. Using an immersion

blender or a whisk, blend until frothy.

Let cool for 1 minute.

• Strain the tea and add milk. Enjoy

warm or over ice!

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Butternut

Squash Bisque

Recipe Courtesy of Chef Troy Louis Chandler

Cook Time: 1 hour

Serves: 6 - 8

INGREDIENTS:

3 lbs. butternut squash, peeled, seeded, cubed

1 large carrot, diced

1 tbsp. Garam masala

2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

2 tbsp. unsalted butter

1 yellow onion, diced

4 medium cloves garlic, rough chopped

5 cups chicken stock

1 tsp. fresh thyme, chopped

1 bay leaf

Kosher salt to taste

1/2 lemon (If not using the suggested garnish

below, squeeze into finished pot of soup.)

METHOD:

• Preheat oven to 350°F.

• Coat squash and carrots in olive oil, Garam

masala and bake on baking sheets until

browned, about 30 minutes.

• In a stock pot, cook butter over medium-high

heat until brown. Add garlic and onions and

cook on low for 5 minutes.

• Add browned squash and carrots. Deglaze

and scrape roasting pans with some chicken

stock and add to stock pot.

• Add all chicken stock to pot with bay leaf and

simmer over medium heat for 10 minutes.

• Discard bay leaf.

• Using a stick blender or blender, blend until

soup is smooth.

• Return to heat then serve.

• For a nice garnish for this soup, mix onepart

sour cream to one-part buttermilk and

spoon onto soup (or use a squeeze bottle for

restaurant “fanciness”).

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YUM

Your local Dining Guide

SPOKANE,

SPOKANE VALLEY

& LIBERTY LAKE

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1898 PUBLIC HOUSE

Classic foods with a fresh twist using the finest

ingredients is what guests will be treated to. Located at

Kalispel Golf and Country Club in Spokane, dining at

1898 will be an exciting culinary tour for your palate.

They invite you to eat and drink inspired at 1898.

North Side Spokane $-$$$

2010 W. Waikiki Rd.

509.466.2121 | 1898PublicHouse.com

DOUGHLICIOUS BAKERY

Brought to you by award-winning chef Adam Hegsted

of Eat Good Group, Doughlicious Bakery provides

delicious fresh baked breads, pastries and desserts for

Eat Good Group restaurants, with retail baked goods

available at Eat Good Cafe in Liberty Lake and Yards

Bruncheon in Kendall Yards.

Liberty Lake $-$$

24001 E. Mission Ave., Ste. 190

509.210.0880 | EatGoodGroup.com

THE ELK PUBLIC HOUSE

Spokane’s not-so-secret neighborhood

restaurant located in the heart of Historic

Browne’s Addition, the Elk features fresh

salads, soups, sandwiches and pastas all made

from scratch. Find a great selection of brews,

wine by the glass and bottle, and original

cocktails served in a comfortable pub-style

atmosphere. Open daily, check out their

website to view their menu and specials.

West Side Spokane $-$$

1931 W. Pacific Ave.

509.363.1973 | WeDontHaveOne.com

GILDED UNICORN

Gilded Unicorn is a modern-American classic

restaurant featuring handcrafted food and drinks

located in the historic Montvale Hotel building 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.

Downtown Spokane $-$$

310 S. Monroe St.

509.309.3698 | GildedUnicorn.com

HIGH TIDE LOBSTER BAR

Where East meets West, High Tide Lobster Bar is all

about bringing the flavors of the East Coast to Spokane!

Enjoy New England-style lobster rolls including short

rib, surf and turf and mushroom; clam chowder, and

wedge salads with a variety of options.

Downtown Spokane $-$$

502 W. Riverside Ave., Ste. 204

509.315.8506 | HighTideLobsterBar.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

sweet or savory crepes, such as the Monte

Cristo, bison meatloaf and horseradish,

salmon and capers, and lemon curd.

South Hill Spokane $

909 S. Grand Blvd.

509.242.3725 | FleurdeSelCreperie.com

DRY FLY DISTILLING

Since 2007, Dry Fly Distilling has been producing

high-quality, award-winning vodka, gin and whiskies

in Spokane. 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.

Downtown Spokane $$-$$$

1003 E. Trent Ave., Ste. 200

509.489.2112 | DryFlyDistilling.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 chickenfried

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 at this family friendly restaurant, which

offers two locations.

North Side Spokane $-$$

10929 N. Newport Hwy.

509.465.2464 | FranksDiners.com

Downtown Spokane $-$$

1516 W. Second Ave.

509.747.8798 | FranksDiners.com

GENO’S TRADITIONAL FOOD

& ALES

Part of the Elk, Moon Time and Porch family of

restaurants, Geno’s pub-style 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, you can view the menu online.

Downtown Spokane $-$$

1414 N. Hamilton Ave.

509.368.9087 | WeDontHaveOne.com

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INCREDIBURGER & EGGS

Incrediburger and Eggs offers incredibly unique

upscale burgers and a variety of inspired egg

concoctions. This upper fast-casual dining

experience features all types of burgers, a variety of

egg sandwiches, breakfast bowls, fries, sweet potato

tots and adult beverages created using products from

local producers and farmers as much as possible.

Downtown Spokane $-$$

909 W. 1st Ave., Ste. A

509.443.4215 | IncrediburgerAndEggs.com

LATAH CREEK WINERY

& GIFT SHOP

With a commitment to delight wine lovers with the

best of Washington state while making their awardwinning

wines affordable, Latah Creek continues

to deliver a unique experience with each and every

bottle. Sample award-winning and reserve wines in

their newly remodeled tasting room while browsing

through one of the most unique gift shops in the area.

Spokane Valley $-$$$

13030 E. Indiana Ave.

509.926.0164 | LatahCreek.com

MAX AT MIRABEAU

Join MAX at Mirabeau for an unforgettable experience. You’ll be treated to eclectic cuisine, an award-winning

menu with more than 100 items, a wine list boasting more than 500 labels and 75 eclectic cocktails—a

perfect match for everything on the menu. Enjoy two happy hours daily, a-la-carte brunch featuring multiple

benedicts, mimosas and the area’s best Bloody Mary Bar! There’s live music on Friday and Saturday evenings,

and late-night dining with a full menu is offered until close.

Spokane Valley $-$$$

1100 N. Sullivan Rd.

509.922.6252 | MAXatMirabeau.com

THE ONION TAPHOUSE

& GRILL

At The Onion, offering two locations, 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 kidfriendly

atmosphere.

Downtown Spokane $-$$ | 302 W. Riverside Ave.

509.747.3852 | TheOnion.biz

North Side Spokane $-$$ | 7522 N. Division St.

509.482.6100 | TheOnion.biz

LE CATERING

Locally owned and operated by Chef Adam Hegsted

as part of the Eat Good Group, Le Catering Co.

features the best Inland Northwest producers and

products cooked by award-winning chefs. They

specialize in using local, seasonal ingredients and

highlighting them by cooking them simply and

honestly. At Le Catering Co., they strive to create a

great experience for their guests and to serve them

beyond their expectations. Their team is ready to

build any type of event, from small dinner parties to

large corporate events.​They invite you to call them

to set up your special event.

Liberty Lake $$$

24001 E. Mission Ave.

509.210.0880 | LeCatering.co

MASSELOW’S STEAKHOUSE

Masselow’s Steakhouse at Northern Quest Resort

& Casino features an impressive variety of primegrade

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.

Spokane $$$

100 N. Hayford Rd.

509.481.6020 | Masselows.com

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PENTAGON BISTRO &

MARTINI BAR

A new neighborhood restaurant has made its home

in Liberty Lake as Chef Raci Erdem (owner of The

White House and Oval Office in Post Falls) is once

again bringing politics to the table. Guests will

be treated to Northwest-inspired fare along with

signature dishes and politically inspired cocktails,

and a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Liberty Lake $-$$$

1400 N. Meadowwood Lane

509.891.7790 | WhiteHouseGrill.com/pentagon

RIVERBANK TAPHOUSE

Northern Quest Resort & Casino’s exciting new

venue, Riverbank Taphouse offers an extensive

menu of beverages, including 52 taps as well as

house-made barrel-aged cocktails, paired with a fun

upscale pub menu of delicious shareables, like the

Charcuterie Pretzel, Sausage & Roasted Mushroom

Flatbread, and Banh Mi Chicken Tacos.

Spokane $-$$

100 N. Hayford Rd.

509.481.2418 | NorthernQuest.com

SPENCER’S FOR STEAKS

& CHOPS

Celebrate life with the perfect meal, prepared and

served in style. Open daily for lunch and dinner,

discover the highest quality locally sourced USDA

prime beef, broiled at 1,600º for the perfect sear;

famous chops and innovative side dishes; and

fresh seafood. Pair with a classic cocktail, fine

wine or whiskey.

Downtown Spokane $$$

322 N. Spokane Falls Ct.

509.455.9600

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.

Downtown Spokane $$-$$$

159 S. Lincoln St.

509.777.3900 | SteamPlantSpokane.com


THE TWO SEVEN PUBLIC HOUSE

At Two Seven, you will find a menu featuring fresh salads like the Southwestern Taco

or Tahini Spinach; burgers, wraps and sandwiches (think Cuban Pork, Mediterranean

Lamb Burger, Buffalo Chicken and Banh Mi); and house specialties including the

Shrimp and Scallop Linguine to the Pork Chop Marsala.They offer a great selection of

microbrewed beers, wines by the glass and freshly squeezed juice cocktails to pair with

your meal, all served up by a friendly and experienced staff in a comfortable pub-style

atmosphere. Open 11am daily until late night.

South Hill Spokane $-$$

2727 S. Mount Vernon, Ste. 5

509.473.9766 | WeDontHaveOne.com

TT’S OLD IRON BREWERY & BBQ

TT’s Old Iron Brewery & BBQ … where beer meets barbecue all in one great

family friendly taproom. From the prime beef brisket to smoked sausage and

pulled pork, special attention to quality is at the forefront of each dish served.

Catering is also available.

Spokane Valley $-$$

4110 S. Bowdish Rd.

509.919.4798 | TTsBreweryBBQ.com

VERACI PIZZA

Gourmet pizzas fired with apple wood from Yakima Valley baked in

oven temperatures around 1,000º, Veraci Pizza features a delicious ultrathin

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.

Kendall Yards Spokane $-$$

1333 W. Summit Parkway

509.389.0029 | VeraciSpokane.com

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 using all-natural

products, free from antibiotics and hormones, and locally sourced farm

fresh. If you’re in to health or just want something delicious to eat,

they’ve got you covered!

Liberty Lake $-$$$

24001 E. Mission Ave., Ste.190

509.703.7134 | EatGoodGroup.com

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 modern-American 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.

Kendall Yards Spokane $$-$$$

1242 W. Summit Parkway

509.443.4410 | TheWanderingTable.com

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 around the

world while utilizing local farms and producers.

They have fun and want their passion for good

ingredients to shine. Most of the foods are made

in-house, 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!

Kendall Yards Spokane $-$$

1248 W. Summit Parkway

509.290.5952 | TheYardsBruncheon.com

ZONA BLANCA

This fast-casual counter-service Mexican ceviche

bar, located in the Steel Barrel Taproom, specializes

in Mexican coastal flavors featuring three main

ingredients: lime, fish and salt. Menu items include

the Agua Chile Verde, Ceviche Mixto, Chorizo Torta

and more!

Downtown Spokane $$

154 S. Madison St.

509.443.5427| LimeFishSalt.com

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COEUR D’ALENE

& HAYDEN

315 CUISINE AT THE

GREENBRIAR INN

International flavors abound at 315, where

they offer 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.

Midtown Coeur d’Alene $-$$

315 E. Wallace Ave.

208.667.9660

315Cuisine.com

ANGELO’S RISTORANTÉ

Angelo’s is the local favorite with a taste of

homemade, authentic Italian cuisine! Join

them for a fresh, organic, hand-crafted

menu of veal, steak, chicken, seafood,

pasta and gluten-free offerings. They also

offer an extensive wine selection and warm

romantic décor.

Midtown Coeur d’Alene $$-$$$

846 N. Fourth St.

208.765.2850 | AngelosRistorante.net

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.

Coeur d’Alene at Riverstone $-$$

2129 Main St.

208.277.4116 | CulinaryStone.com

FISHERMAN’S MARKET,

GRILL & SUSHI

Find fresh fish at Fisherman’s on the market

side, while 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.

North Coeur d’Alene $-$$

215 W. Kathleen Ave., Ste. A

208.664.4800 | FishermansMarketCdA.com

HONEY EATERY &

SOCIAL CLUB

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, the menu features

modern comfort foods created using classic techniques, paired

with a full bar offering beer, wine and craft cocktails. They also

offer a self-service wine bar! Honey Eatery and Social Club is

where guests will want to head to enjoy not only American

and Northwest-inspired cuisine and drinks but live music

performances as well.

Downtown Coeur d’Alene $-$$$

317 Sherman Ave.

208.930.1514 | HoneyEateryAndSocialClub.com

MONARCH RAMEN + NOODLE HOUSE

Monarch in Coeur d’Alene’s midtown opened in fall 2019 to

eager diners. Owners Viljo and Autumn Basso, the couple

behind Syringa and Bluebird, invite you to stop in their newly

opened restaurant specializing in ramen and noodle dishes, as

well as a variety of small-plate options. Guests will be treated to

incredible cuisine paired with great brews and service.

Midtown Coeur d’Alene $$

1401 N. Fourth St.

208.966.4230

THE BLUEBIRD -

A MIDTOWN EATERY

The owners of Syringa Japanese Café

and Sushi Bar bring you The Bluebird, a

midtown eatery. At this eclectic Northwest

bistro, high-quality ingredients and locally

sourced products are used in every dish.

The menu is unique, enticing and delicious,

from the charred octopus, Cougar Gold

mac-n-cheese and Idaho po’ boy to shrimp

and grits and bouillabaisse. Open for lunch

and dinner Tuesday through Sunday, what

are you waiting for?

Midtown Coeur d’Alene $$

816 N. Fourth St.

208.665.3777 | MidtownBluebird.com

FLAME & 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.

Hayden $-$$

9225 N. Government Way

208.635.5836 | FlameAndCork.com

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, 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 menu and specials, visit their website.

East Coeur d’Alene $-$$

1602 Sherman Ave.

208.667.2331 | WeDontHaveOne.com

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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 foreign-owned

national chains. Pilgrim’s 25,000-square-foot store

offers everything from organic produce to gourmet

cheese, beer and wine, bulk foods, bakery, meat, deli,

supplements, 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 healthconscious

traveler.

Midtown Coeur d’Alene $-$$

1316 N. Fourth St.

208.676.9730 | PilgrimsMarket.com

THE PORCH PUBLIC HOUSE

A beautiful golf-course 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 during the warmer

months. Open daily 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.

Hayden Lake $-$$

1658 E. Miles Ave.

208.772.7711 | WeDontHaveOne.com

SYRINGA JAPANESE CAFE

& SUSHI BAR

Find them at their new, larger location 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.

Coeur d’Alene $$-$$$

1710 N. Fourth St.

208.664.2718 | SyringaSushi.com

SWEET LOU’S RESTAURANT

AND TAP HOUSE

American fare is what you’ll be treated to at

Sweet Lou’s. 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.

Downtown Coeur d’Alene $-$$

601 E. Front St., Ste. 101

208.667.1170 | SweetLousIdaho.com

POST FALLS & RATHDRUM

VINE & OLIVE EATERY AND WINE BAR

In the industrial chic space, Vine & Olive guests will be

treated to European-inspired small plates using simple,

seasonal ingredients for simply good food served with soul,

executed with Northwest flair. Also choose from charcuteries

and desserts. All dishes are created to pair perfectly with a

glass of wine to complement the flavors. Choose from the full

wine bar, which serves thoughtful wines by the glass and eight

local brews on tap. Voted Best of 2019 Wine Bar and Girls

Night Out, it’s time to treat yourself at Vine & Olive.

Coeur d’Alene at Riverstone $$-$$$

2037 N. Main St.

208.758.7770 | VineAndOliveCdA.com

FLEUR DE SEL

Open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday at the Highlands in Post Falls, Fleur de Sel

brings a taste of France to North Idaho, 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.

Post Falls $-$$$

4365 Inverness Dr.

208.777.7600 | Fleur-de-Sel.weebly.com

NADINE’S MEXICAN KITCHEN

Influenced by the bold, delicious flavors of Mexico, this family friendly restaurant is

serving up delicious scratch-made food daily featuring everything from traditional

favorites to Mexican poutine, house-smoked brisket burritos and bowls, stacked

enchiladas and more!

Rathdrum $-$$

8016 W. Main St.

208.687.6441

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THE OVAL OFFICE BISTRO &

MARTINI BAR

Come enjoy the Oval Office’s famous martinis

like the Dirty Monica and Cosmopolitician,

and enjoy Northwest cuisine with a foreign

flare, such as great steaks, seafood and pastas

they know you’ll love! Check out the fine

scotch and wine lists and awesome martinis

and tasty appetizers.

Post Falls $-$$$

620 N. Spokane St.

208.777.2102 | WhiteHouseGrill.com

REPUBLIC KITCHEN + TAPHOUSE

Sharing their love of craft foods and local brews,

Republic Kitchen + Taphouse offers a menu featuring

appetizers like the roasted avocado nachos and kalbi

beef rib skewers, and entrée items including the Brush

Creek blue burger, BBQ jackfruit sandwich to curry

cauliflower tacos and harissa grilled sirloin. Pair it with

a Northwest brew, with selections changing weekly.

Post Falls $$

120 E. Fourth Ave.

208.457.3610 | Repub.pub

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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.

Rathdrum $-$$

8162 W. Main St.

208.712.3423 | WestwoodBrewing.com

Visit our Production Facility, Mon-Thu 9-3, Fri 9-6

for some FREE SAMPLES at our Will Call Lobby

Phone Orders 8:30AM-4:30PM

9991 N. Lyle Loop Ste B, Hayden ID 83835

Just one Mile off Hwy 95 by the CDA Airport

Phone: (208) 610-1880

www.robinsonsoftbrittle.com

THE 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.

Post Falls $-$$

712 N. Spokane St.

208.777.9672 | WhiteHouseGrill.com

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SANDPOINT,

PONDERAY

& SAGLE

219 LOUNGE

Sandpoint’s hometown bar for more than

80 years, you’ll find a friendly atmosphere

with folks from all walks of life at The

219. The full-service bar serves up classic

cocktails, 20 craft beers on tap and a unique

wine list, and entertainment includes pool,

karaoke, live music and more! Enjoy the

fire pit during the fall, winter and spring.

Sandpoint $-$$

219 N. 1st Ave.

208.263.5673 | 219.bar

LITEHOUSE FOODS

With a passion and commitment to bring your

family the very best products available, this

100 percent employee owned company only

uses real ingredients in all of their products

... because taste matters! The number one

refrigerated salad dressing brand in the U.S.,

if you’re looking for the best in dressings,

dips, cheeses and more, Litehouse serves up

the best!

LitehouseFoods.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.

Sagle $-$$

41 Lakeshore Dr.

208.265.2001 | ShogaSushi.com

FARMHOUSE KITCHEN

AND SILO BAR

Farmhouse Kitchen and Silo Bar offers

a menu unlike any other in the area and

changes regularly based on the season,

available produce and, most importantly,

the kitchen’s inspiration. It is truly

delightful, from the fresh apple donuts

to the northern gouda-stuffed meatloaf

and slow-cooked brisket. Open daily for

brunch, happy hour and dinner.

Ponderay $-$$

477227 Highway 95 N.

208.255.2603

FarmhouseKitchenAndSiloBar.com

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 a tasting and tour, sip and

shop their unique gift shop and enjoy a small

bite.

Sandpoint $-$$$

301 Cedar St.

208.265.8545 | POWine.com

SWEET LOU’S RESTAURANT AND BAR

Enjoy home-style comfort food made with high-quality

ingredients, from the 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.

Ponderay $-$$

477272 Highway 95

208.263.1381 | SweetLousIdaho.com

FORTY-ONE SOUTH

Take in the gorgeous sunset views from

the shores of Lake Pend Oreille as you dine

and imbibe at Forty-One South in Sagle.

Located right next door to The Lodge at

Sandpoint and Shoga Sushi, Forty-One

South is truly a dining destination unlike

any other. Open for dinner, you’ll find

innovative modern-American cuisine, a

full bar pouring delicious cocktails, and

extensive wine list boasting more than 100

wines and more! Call ahead as hours vary

by season.

Sagle $$-$$$

41 Lakeshore Dr.

208.265.2000 | 41SouthSandpoint.com

POWDER HOUND PIZZA

You can find Powder Hound Pizza at

Schweitzer Mountain in Sandpoint, where

they’ve earned a reputation with the mountain

community for dishing up the best pizza

around! Be sure to grab a cold brew or glass

of wine to accompany your meal! They invite

you to dine in, take out or call for delivery.

Sandpoint $-$$

166 Village Lane, Ste. 1A

280.255.5645 | PowderHoundPizza.com

BEST BRUNCH 2018

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 offering

great cocktails.

Sandpoint $$

208.255.7558 | TrinityAtCityBeach.com

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FINAL

THOUGHTS

It was a busy summer, and it’s hard

to believe that winter is already

here! But here we are, ready to take

on the cold, snowy, short days. And

the weather isn’t all the talk and

local chatter lately.

What really has our ears buzzing

is how much growth we are

experiencing in the Inland

Northwest and still anticipating.

The projected growth is hard to

fathom, but as we all know, our

“best-kept secret” couldn’t remain

a secret forever.

I know we can’t stop this growth

from occurring, but my hope is

that we can work together to do

it responsibly, with mindful and

careful planning.

Here is to an awesome winter and

another great issue of SIZZLE!

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LIVING THE RIDING EXPERIENCE

WARNING: Polaris® off-road vehicles can be hazardous to operate and are not intended for on-road use. Driver must be at least 16 years old with a valid driver’s

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.

LIVE ADVENTUROUSLY

BOAT SALES/RENTALS

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

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

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

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

SandpointMarineandMotorsports.com

195 N. Triangle Dr., Ponderay, ID 83852 | PH: 208-263-1535

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Nightly + Vacation Rentals

Marina and Moorage

Water Sport Rentals, Seaplanes and More

Year-Round Pool, Hot Tub and Fitness Center

Miles of Trails to Explore

Resort & Marina

DoverBayBungalows.com • 208.263.5493

Dover Bay Marina Lake Club Fitness Center Vacation Rentals

Events at the Barn

Book online today or call for more information!

DoverBayBungalows.com • 208.263.5493

Dover Bay Resort and Marina • 659 Lakeshore Ave. Dover, ID 83825

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IT’S WHERE THE LOCALS GO.

WeDontHaveOne.com

The Porch Public House

1658 E. Miles Ave.

Hayden, Idaho

208.772.7711

Moon Time

1602 E. Sherman Ave. #116

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

208.667.2331

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