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One hundred years and
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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.
THE HUTTON SETTLEMENT
CONTINUES ITS MISSION TO
NURTURE, EDUCATE AND
PREPARE CHILDREN WHO
ARE IN NEED OF A SAFE AND
“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,”
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,”
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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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
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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
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.”
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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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’
“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
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Regardless of what stage of life you’re in, you must make financial
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In your 40s and 50s: These are the years in which your career
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retirement plan, along with your IRA. During the middle-to-end of
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In your 60s, 70s … and beyond: Once you’re in this age range,
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retired. (Although, of course, you may well want to work part-time
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need to make financial and investment decisions, because you’ll have
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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
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
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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
“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,”
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
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.
Caribou Creek Log & Timber
195 Sunrise Rd.
Bonners Ferry, ID
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,”
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,”
Dry Fly is also adapting, both in flavors and unique ways of reaching
customers. “We are excited about our foray into the canned craft
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
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
“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
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.
IT’S TIME TO
STILLS OF THE
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
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.
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
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,”
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
perfection. With the
commitment to quality
and values, taste and
embodied in each bottle.
Dry Fly Distilling
1003 E. Trent Ave. #200
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INTRODUCING A BETTER WAY OF BUYING AND SELLING
Where buyers and sellers become lifelong friends
By Colin Anderson
LISA & TOM
The Davies Real Estate Team
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beyond that, a foundation for business. Studies demonstrate that 85 percent of
buyers and sellers said they would use their agent again. Only 24 percent actually
do. Why? Follow through. The Davies Real Estate Team are Zillow Premier Agents
and have buyers from all over the world call on them to assist them in finding
the perfect home in North Idaho. When clients arrive from out of town, the team
provides concierge service, picking up their clients at the airport and arranging
local accommodations. Several of the Davies’ clients have purchased property in
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T H E
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
There are many more choices to choose from, with
one bound to best complement your lifestyle.
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
small size allows it to fit under bed frames, cabinets
and other tight spaces with ease.
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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-
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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.
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
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
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
(December 7). Kicking
things off after
the holidays, the
14 and 15), “Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live” (January 16) and
numerous other shows as well.
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.
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
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.
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
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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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
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
November & December
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
Coeur d’Alene Parade &
37th Annual Christmas
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
Sandpoint Winter Carnival
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
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
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
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.
St. Patrick’s Day
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,
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.
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.
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.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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,
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.
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
By Jillian Chandler
all about love and the focus being centered on others. It
has been my goal to help one person at a time to achieve
some of their dreams and hopes. I feel if one person’s life
has changed because of Signature Aesthetics, then it was
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
“At Signature Aesthetics, we make it a priority to provide a welcoming
and comfortable environment for all patients, and our staff has
extensive training to meet our high standards,” states Nancy. “We strive
to meet everyone exactly where they’re at on their self-improvement
journey and tailor our treatments to their specific goals.”
Your journey of transformation begins here.
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THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND THE
INCREASE IN COSMETIC PROCEDURES
By Dr. K. Kuhlman-Wood
Owner and Solo Physician at Coeur d’ Alene Plastic Surgery
THE NEED TO STAY RELEVANT HAS
DRIVEN THIS INCREASE IN COSMETIC
PROCEDURES. THE DESIRE TO BE
SEEN AND VALUED IS DRIVING THIS
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
• Chemical Peel (1.37 million procedures, up 1 percent
• Laser Hair Removal (1.1 million procedures, down 2
percent from 2016)
• Microdermabrasion (740,287 procedures, down 4 percent
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
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.
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
bright light and goodness and have poured that info my life.”
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
Their medical director, Dr. Geoffrey Stiller of
Stiller Aesthetics in Spokane, is a double
board-certified cosmetic surgeon who
has won national awards for his work.
If you are looking for an advanced
medical spa where you can be
confident in a team who will
dedicate their time and experience
to ensure they achieve your desired
results, now is the time to schedule a
consultation at Sarah Hamilton Face.
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Liberty Lake, WA
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A GUIDE TO THE REGION’S SKI MOUNTAIN
RESORTS AND THEIR SUPPORT OF THE
BY TAYLOR SHILLAM
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 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.
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
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
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
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.
The hardest part is simply choosing where to go first.
“Northwest skiers and snowboarders are
in no shortage of options when it comes
to enjoying winter sports.”
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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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THE PORCH PUBLIC HOUSE:
WHERE GUESTS BECOME FRIENDS
COMMUNITY AT THE HEART
FISHERMAN’S MARKET, GRILL & SUSHI::
SHOP, DINE AND TAKE OUT
MONARCH RAMEN + NOODLE HOUSE,
SYRINGA JAPANESE CAFÉ & SUSHI BAR,
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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
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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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
1658 E. Miles Ave.
IT’S WHERE THE LOCALS GO.
The Porch Public House
1658 E. Miles Ave.
1602 E. Sherman Ave. #116
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
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.”
East Coeur d’Alene
1602 E. Sherman Ave. #116
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
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,
North Coeur d’Alene
215 W. Kathleen Ave.
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
“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
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
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
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
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
Syringa Japanese Café & Sushi Bar
1710 N. Fourth St.
816 N. Fourth St.
Midtown Coeur d’Alene
The White Pine
814 N. Fourth St.
Midtown Coeur d’Alene
BY MANDY BRAVIROFF
BRINGING PEOPLE TOGETHER
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
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
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
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
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.
2129 Main St. | Coeur d’Alene at Riverstone | 208.277.4116 | CulinaryStone.com
“COME HUNGRY. STAY LATE. EAT WELL!” - SWEET LOU
SAME GREAT MENU
[ as found at the Ponderay location ]
+ 32 TAPS
A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE AWAITS
BY JILLIAN CHANDLER
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
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
The Inland Northwest’s Preferred Caterer
Custom menus &
Options that fit any
509.210.0880 | www.lecatering.co
Montvale Event Center
Spokane Valley CenterPlace
On-site & off-site catering
BY JILLIAN CHANDLER
“We are passionate about hospitality and keep things simple yet
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
“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
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
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
Westwood Brewing Co.
8162 Main St., Rathdrum, ID
208.712.3423 | WestwoodBrewing.com
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
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
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
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
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.
New Business (Opening 2018)
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
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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
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
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
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
The Oval Office Bistro & Martini Bar
620 N. Spokane St., Post Falls, ID
Pentagon Bistro & Martini Bar
1400 N. Meadowwood Lane
Liberty Lake, WA
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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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
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
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
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.
IT’S WHERE THE LOCALS GO.
The Elk Public House
1931 W. Pacific Ave.
Two Seven Public House
2727 S. Mt. Vernon St. #5
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
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
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
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KITCHEN + BREWERY
Spokane’s MOST UNIQUE special events and dining location.
159 S. LINCOLN ST., SPOKANE | STEAMPLANTSPOKANE.COM | RESERVATIONS: 509.777.3900 | EVENTS: 509.242.3107
SPOKANE VALLEY’S FINEST RESTAURANT DESTINATION
Award of Excellence
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012,
2013, 2014, 2015, 2017 & 2019
BY JILLIAN CHANDLER
philosophy is to create, for our honored guests, the ambiance of
a dynamic dining environment that is both casual and relaxed, yet
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
“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
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.
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STAND AS A SYMBOL
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If you are looking for a location for that special occasion or party, MAX can host
large or small events in the restaurant. They offer private meeting rooms from 10 to
400 people and can also do outside catering, setting a menu to any request or theme.
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
Saturday and Sunday Bloody Mary Bar from 9am to 2pm, and First Wednesday Wine
Tasting and Art Exhibition featuring a different winery and artist each month. Also
be sure to check the website for special annual events hosted by Mirabeau Park Hotel.
MAX at Mirabeau is the only winner of Wine Spectator magazine’s two glass “Best of
Award of Excellence” in the entire Inland Northwest!
MAX at Mirabeau is open daily starting at 6am and open until midnight on Sunday,
1am Monday through Thursday and 2am on Friday and Saturday.
MAX at Mirabeau
1100 N. Sullivan Rd.
CELEBRATING 10 YEARS
WARM UP WITH DELICIOUS WOOD-FIRED ARTISAN PIZZA
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
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
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!”
Kendall Yards | 1333 W. Summit Pkwy
509.389.0029 | VeraciPizza.com
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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
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
Fridays and Saturdays for lunch starting at 11am. Follow
Riverbank Taphouse on the Untappd app to get the most
updated tap list and visit the Northern Quest Blog at
Northernquest.com/riverbank-blog to learn more about
what makes Riverbank Taphouse so unique.
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DISCOVERING LOCAL WINE
BY LAURIE ALLEN
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
Stop in for a Sip
MANY WAYS TO ENJOY SANDPOINT’S AWARD-WINNING WINE
BY COLIN ANDERSON
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
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
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
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.
PEND D’OREILLE WINERY | SANDPOINT, ID | 301 CEDAR ST. | 208.265.8545 | POWINE.COM
Visit. Taste. Enjoy.
WINERY UNVEILS NEW TASTING ROOM
BY JILLIAN CHANDLER
atah Creek Wine
Cellars in Spokane
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.
Latah Creek Winery & Gift Shop | 13030 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley, WA | 509.926.0164 | LatahCreek.com
HOT MEETS COLD
NATURAL SPRINGS SERVE AS WINTER HAVENS
BY DAN THOMPSON
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
“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
“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.
Book your stay at Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort in the BC
Kootenay region and experience the restorative mineral
waters of the natural hot springs (nupika wu'u).
Our award-winning resort features hot springs pools
and a unique cave as well as a mountain streamfed
cold plunge and the Spirit Water Spa, where
you can get a rejuvenating massage. Experience
exceptional casual to fine dining in the Ktunaxa Grill,
featuring fresh, local, Indigenous-inspired cuisine.
Relax in the comfort of luxurious beds with fine linens
in contemporary guest rooms overlooking Kootenay
Lake and the Purcell Mountains.
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
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.
"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”
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.”
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
“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
"It has always been a place people
come to soak and stay. It’s a really
amazing place to recreate."
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Cruising is an ideal way to travel
By Colin Anderson
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
Where beauty lives
and you vacation.
CABINS. WEDDINGS. ACTIVITIES. BOAT RENTALS. FINE DINING.
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.
Butternut Chicken Pot
Pie with Sage Biscuits
Recipe Courtesy of Marina Gunn
@MarinaGunn | MarinaGunn.com
Cook Time: 1.5 hours
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.
• 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
• 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
• 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
• 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!
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 3 - 4 (6 cups)
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
• 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
• 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!
Recipe Courtesy of Chef Troy Louis Chandler
Cook Time: 1 hour
Serves: 6 - 8
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.)
• 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
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Classic foods with a fresh twist using the finest
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THE ELK PUBLIC HOUSE
Spokane’s not-so-secret neighborhood
restaurant located in the heart of Historic
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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
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West Side Spokane $-$$
1931 W. Pacific Ave.
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Gilded Unicorn is a modern-American classic
restaurant featuring handcrafted food and drinks
located in the historic Montvale Hotel building in
Downtown Spokane. The restaurant showcases local,
seasonal ingredients from the Northwest and beyond
created into new-fashioned flavors that hit you in the
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HIGH TIDE LOBSTER BAR
Where East meets West, High Tide Lobster Bar is all
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Enjoy New England-style lobster rolls including short
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FLEUR DE SEL
Fleur de Sel Artisan Crêperie offers guests a
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day. Guests can select from an assortment of
sweet or savory crepes, such as the Monte
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DRY FLY DISTILLING
Since 2007, Dry Fly Distilling has been producing
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GENO’S TRADITIONAL FOOD
Part of the Elk, Moon Time and Porch family of
restaurants, Geno’s pub-style menu includes favorites
like The Elk’s famous traditional Reuben sandwich
and Moon Time’s 74th St. gumbo, but additional items
include the Cuban pork sandwich and the Geno’s
chicken wings. French fries are offered as a side item,
along with the ever-popular and addicting roasted corn
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Downtown Spokane $-$$
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INCREDIBURGER & EGGS
Incrediburger and Eggs offers incredibly unique
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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
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
Downtown Spokane $-$$ | 302 W. Riverside Ave.
509.747.3852 | TheOnion.biz
North Side Spokane $-$$ | 7522 N. Division St.
509.482.6100 | TheOnion.biz
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 $$$
24001 E. Mission Ave.
509.210.0880 | LeCatering.co
Masselow’s Steakhouse at Northern Quest Resort
& Casino features an impressive variety of primegrade
Midwestern steaks, fresh seafood and an
expansive wine selection. Much like their wine list,
all ingredients are personally sought, sourced and
tasted to meet the chef ’s highest standards so that
you get only the best.
100 N. Hayford Rd.
509.481.6020 | Masselows.com
PENTAGON BISTRO &
A new neighborhood restaurant has made its home
in Liberty Lake as Chef Raci Erdem (owner of The
White House and Oval Office in Post Falls) is once
again bringing politics to the table. Guests will
be treated to Northwest-inspired fare along with
signature dishes and politically inspired cocktails,
and a warm and inviting atmosphere.
Liberty Lake $-$$$
1400 N. Meadowwood Lane
509.891.7790 | WhiteHouseGrill.com/pentagon
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.
100 N. Hayford Rd.
509.481.2418 | NorthernQuest.com
SPENCER’S FOR STEAKS
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 $$$
322 N. Spokane Falls Ct.
STEAM PLANT KITCHEN
The Steam Plant’s menu includes handcrafted
authentic foods using a wood-fired pizza oven,
rotisserie, char-broiler and smoker. They offer
signature cocktails along with their onsite brewery
which produces more than 10 handcrafted
microbrews, including inventive seasonals, that
are also available in kegs and growlers.
Downtown Spokane $$-$$$
159 S. Lincoln St.
509.777.3900 | SteamPlantSpokane.com
THE TWO SEVEN PUBLIC HOUSE
At Two Seven, you will find a menu featuring fresh salads like the Southwestern Taco
or Tahini Spinach; burgers, wraps and sandwiches (think Cuban Pork, Mediterranean
Lamb Burger, Buffalo Chicken and Banh Mi); and house specialties including the
Shrimp and Scallop Linguine to the Pork Chop Marsala.They offer a great selection of
microbrewed beers, wines by the glass and freshly squeezed juice cocktails to pair with
your meal, all served up by a friendly and experienced staff in a comfortable pub-style
atmosphere. Open 11am daily until late night.
South Hill Spokane $-$$
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 $-$$
4110 S. Bowdish Rd.
509.919.4798 | TTsBreweryBBQ.com
Gourmet pizzas fired with apple wood from Yakima Valley baked in
oven temperatures around 1,000º, Veraci Pizza features a delicious ultrathin
artisan crust made from their secret recipe. Each batch of dough is
hand prepared and topped with only the freshest and highest quality
Kendall Yards Spokane $-$$
1333 W. Summit Parkway
509.389.0029 | VeraciSpokane.com
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 $-$$$
24001 E. Mission Ave., Ste.190
509.703.7134 | EatGoodGroup.com
At Wandering Table, the chefs have an insatiable
appetite for cooking and creating food and use
a variety of techniques from around the globe.
Enjoy modern-American meals inspired by the
season using local ingredients, still warm from
the sun, from the farmer you work with or from
a day of foraging. They seek the best products
and honor those who grew them by serving them
to people in a way that makes food memorable,
creating great experiences, traditions and
communities. You’re invited to one of the most
interesting and unique dining experiences in the
Kendall Yards Spokane $$-$$$
1242 W. Summit Parkway
509.443.4410 | TheWanderingTable.com
THE YARDS BRUNCHEON
At The Yards Bruncheon, they have extended the
weekend to all week by offering brunch every day!
The menu features comfort food from around the
world while utilizing local farms and producers.
They have fun and want their passion for good
ingredients to shine. Most of the foods are made
in-house, which are some of the best around. They
also feature some of the best coffees and teas from
around the world. Don’t miss out and come enjoy
Kendall Yards Spokane $-$$
1248 W. Summit Parkway
509.290.5952 | TheYardsBruncheon.com
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
Downtown Spokane $$
154 S. Madison St.
315 CUISINE AT THE
International flavors abound at 315, where
they offer a full dinner menu and tapas
using fresh and seasonal food. With more
than 50 hand-crafted martinis, they use
the best natural ingredients for flavors
that really pop! Also find great wine, beer
and a variety of non-alcoholic drinks. The
Greenbriar Inn also offers getaway and
Midtown Coeur d’Alene $-$$
315 E. Wallace Ave.
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
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 $-$$
2129 Main St.
208.277.4116 | CulinaryStone.com
GRILL & SUSHI
Find fresh fish at Fisherman’s on the market
side, while the grill offers everything from fish
and chips, specialty tartars, fish tacos, salads,
steamers, catfish, oyster po’ boys and more.
Check out the sushi bar and the offerings of
beer, wine and sake.
North Coeur d’Alene $-$$
215 W. Kathleen Ave., Ste. A
208.664.4800 | FishermansMarketCdA.com
HONEY EATERY &
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.
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 $$
816 N. Fourth St.
208.665.3777 | MidtownBluebird.com
FLAME & CORK
Specializing in authentic wood-fired pizzas,
the menu also boasts delicious salads and
appetizers like their charcuterie plate and
wood-fired mac and cheese. Pair your meal
with a glass of wine from their extensive wine
list or one of the local beers on tap.
9225 N. Government Way
208.635.5836 | FlameAndCork.com
Established in 1996, Moon Time quickly became a favorite
among locals and tourists alike. Serving some of the best food
around in a comfortable pub-style atmosphere, you’ll want to
visit as often as possible. The menu offers soups, sandwiches,
pastas, salads and other specialties prepared from scratch daily,
along with a fantastic selection of micro-brewed beers and fine
wines by the glass and bottle. Open daily, the kitchen is open
late every night. Be sure to stop in Thursday night for live music
featuring national and local artists. For more information
including menu and specials, visit their website.
East Coeur d’Alene $-$$
1602 Sherman Ave.
208.667.2331 | WeDontHaveOne.com
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
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
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!
8016 W. Main St.
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THE OVAL OFFICE BISTRO &
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.
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
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
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.
219 N. 1st Ave.
208.263.5673 | 219.bar
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
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
41 Lakeshore Dr.
208.265.2001 | ShogaSushi.com
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.
477227 Highway 95 N.
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
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.
477272 Highway 95
208.263.1381 | SweetLousIdaho.com
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
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.
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
208.255.7558 | TrinityAtCityBeach.com
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
Here is to an awesome winter and
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The Porch Public House
1658 E. Miles Ave.
1602 E. Sherman Ave. #116
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho