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NORTHWEST LIVING

&HOME

GARDEN

Tasteful Updates

Your Dream Yard

Plants with a Purpose

Celebrating 40 Exceptional Years

Bringing Community Together

The area’s annual summer and

fall events not to miss!

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features

CONTENTS

2022 summer/fall edition

26

Tasteful Updates

Subtle changes make big statements

42

Your Dream Yard

A wonderland of possibilities

50

Plants with a Purpose

Planting for your health

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PREMIUM BUILDERS

PREMIUM MATERIALS

ASPEN HOMES

N 47° 41’ 32.455” W 116° 48” 22.095”

BUILDING MORE THAN YOUR

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contents

SUMMER/FALL 2022

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96

HEALTH & BEAUTY

83

LET SARAH HAMILTON

HELP YOU TO ACHIEVE

YOUR GOALS

Two state-of-the-art locations

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41

LOCAL EXPERTS

FINANCIAL FOCUS

What investors can–and

can’t–control

24

BALANCE, JOY AND

PERSPECTIVE

Local Realtor guides clients in

navigating the real estate market

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

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BRING ON THE ARTS AND

ENTERTAINMENT!

A variety of seasonal outdoor

concert and art series

THE STAGE OF DREAMS:

IF YOU BUILD IT, THEY

WILL COME!

Music Conservatory of Sandpoint

opens newly renovated Little

Carnegie Concert Hall

BRINGING COMMUNITY

TOGETHER

The area's annual summer and

fall events not to miss!

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RADIATE BEAUTY

A simplified approach to healthy skin

NEW NAME, SAME AMAZING

SERVICES, SAME GREAT

OWNERS AND SERVICE

PROVIDERS!

Local business rebrands and set to

welcome new business

BEYOND RELAXATION

The many benefits of adding

massage therapy to your selfcare

routine

DRINK IT IN!

The health benefits of water are far

greater than just hydration


LET US GUIDE YOU

home

Movement is natural. People have always traveled to try and capture new opportunities available to them in

new areas. Brenda Burk has been helping folks make this transition in the Inland Northwest for over a decade

and has created lasting friendships through her work. Brenda has an energy that she uses with every client

she works with. This energy she brings to the table has helped her place in the top 2% of Coldwell Banker

agents worldwide year after year. Reach out to Brenda to let her put her energy to work for you!

PROUDLY Serving North Idaho & Eastern Washington

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SUMMER/FALL 2022

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TRAVEL

152

DISCOVER GRENADA …

The Spice Island

NORTHWEST DINING

SIP & SAVOR

A SEASONAL TABLE

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TREAT YOURSELF TO A

MEAL OUT

Experience the flavors of

the Northwest

NORTH IDAHO EATS

Pull Up a Chair: North Idaho

hospitality and delicious cuisine

awaits at area restaurants

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TASTE WASHINGTON WINE

It’s time to sip and savor

FOUR DECADES

BRINGING THE VINEYARD

TO YOUR GLASS

Spokane Valley’s family owned

and operated winery celebrating

40 exceptional years

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SIMPLE RECIPES FOR

THE SEASON

Vibrant and easy recipes to

please any crowd

SIZZLE EATS AND DRINKS

Your one-stop guide to the

Inland Northwest's best dining

and imbibing

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SPOKANE, WA EATS

Take a Seat: Experience both

traditional and unique flavors at one

of the Spokane area's delightful

dining establishments

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FASHION

TRAVEL ESSENTIALS

How to make traveling this season

stylish and stress-free

178

FINAL THOUGHTS

A WORD FROM THE

PUBLISHER

Be unique, be different

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BUILDING

QUALITY

custom homes

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home designs ranging from Northwest rustic to the most modern

trends and styles. We work with you to create a floorplan to fit your

individual needs. Innovation, quality and trust is the commitment we

make to every client. The experienced team combines their unmatched

professionalism and attention to detail to deliver an award-winning

experience from start to finish. If you are looking for something different,

you are looking for a Monarch Custom Home.

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summer/fall 2022

PUBLISHER’S PICKS

TASTEFUL UPDATES

Subtle changes make

big statements

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DRINK IT IN

The health benefits of water are far

greater than just hydration

The stories, trends and hidden gems that you need to

hear about, handpicked by our publisher for you!

Steve Russo, Publisher

Connect with us

@realnorthwestliving

Visit RealNorthwestLiving.com and sign up for our E-Newsletter!

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TASTE WASHINGTON WINE

It’s time to sip and savor

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always

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LETTER

from the

EXPERIENCE PARADISE THAT IS THE

INLAND NORTHWEST

EDITOR

Summertime brings a sense of freedom. With

the beautiful weather, warm temperatures, blue

and sunny skies, it makes it so easy to get up,

get out, and start exploring this incredible place we live

here in the Inland Northwest.

As the past two years brought uncertainty and

separation, many of us found ourselves closed off from

our friends and loved ones. Many lost their jobs due

to businesses being forced to close; others had the

option to work remotely in the safety and comfort of

their homes. Add in those with children, who found

themselves not only Mom and Dad, but teacher. It was

a lot. Two years of our lives upheaved.

As we welcomed spring earlier this year, we breathed

in a sense of relief, of life, as normality had finally

returned–for the most part. Many of us have found a

new appreciation for all that we have and where we live.

We hold those we hold dear a bit closer, find ourselves

loving more, giving more, and appreciating more. Life

is precious, and each day is worth living to the fullest.

many autumn-inspired happenings to celebrate

the season.

Then there are the people who make up our

communities. They care about the place they call

home, the people in their community, and support the

businesses to help them thrive. It is truly remarkable.

And though this area is continuing to grow and expand,

leaving many longtime residents saddened, remember

why you chose to make this area home, and do your

part in maintaining what you can to preserve it.

At REAL Northwest Living, we are honored to serve

our communities and share stories about the people,

the places, the arts, entertainment and events—

and more!

We hope you enjoy this place we all live, work and

play, and as you look around you, or flip through the

pages of our latest edition of REAL, you recognize the

blessings that surround us each and every day.

There’s no better time than summer in the Inland

Northwest to do just that! With the mountains, the

lakes, the rivers and streams, the prairies … what more

could you ask for? From a picnic on the river to a boat

ride on the lake, to hiking the many trails or biking the

Centennial Trail, you can’t help but feel blessed. From

the North Idaho Panhandle into Spokane, you truly get

a taste of mountain paradise.

As fall makes its debut, the air turns crisp, the

leaves begin to change, and it truly is a sight to be

seen. Outdoor adventure continues, along with

Jillian Chandler, Editor

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Our mission with each issue of REAL

Northwest Living is to produce a unique

product that inspires us all to connect with

our local surroundings. This is “our” local

guide to everything that matters to us here

in the Inland Northwest. Where we eat, play,

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tasteful

UPDATES

Subtle changes make

big statements

by COLIN ANDERSON

In a time when those seeking a new build are put on a long waitlist, and those wanting to sell

are battling high prices and rising interest rates, many homeowners are choosing to stick with

what they’ve got and make a few improvements to their existing spaces. While we all dream of

designing a home from the ground up, many realize they can actually add many of their desired

features to their current home while saving money and not having to pack up all their belongings.

Updating your spaces not only gives your home a fresh look and feel for you and your family to

enjoy, but it will also add value should you decide to make a move in the future. Something as

simple as a coat of paint can breathe new life into a room.

If your flooring is tired and worn, it’s time to take a look at your options. Hardwoods are a timeless

choice, but much has been made in the way of stain-resistant carpet, as well as vinyl and laminates

made to mimic the look of wood with a much more affordable price tag.

A complete kitchen remodel can run into the tens of thousands of dollars, but adding an updated

backsplash and new countertops can give you a fresh look without having to go through a monthslong

teardown project.

There are many materials available for your renovation project, each offering varying degrees

of cost, style, durability and maintenance. Think carefully on your priorities before starting any

project, and don’t be afraid to think outside the box to make your current home your forever home.

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COUNTERTOP MATERIALS

Whether selling your home or entertaining, most people end up fixated on the kitchen. While new appliances are beautiful, it’s the

countertops that truly make a kitchen stand out. What material your cabinets are made from and how much cooking you are likely to

do are key in choosing a material that will not only blend with your design but offer needed flexibility or durability based upon your

lifestyle and taste.

QUARTZ MARBLE GRANITE

PRO

Nearly maintenance

free; very desirable to

homebuyers

PRO

Bold look; available in

many colors

PRO

Classic look; always

desirable

CON

Very expensive;

professional installation

highly recommended

CON

Softer than granite; can

easily scratch and dent

CON

Expensive; susceptible to

chips and cracks

Quartz is a manufactured product that

you can blend just about any shade or

color with. It looks fantastic in modern

design, is non-porous, easy to clean,

and will last a lifetime when cared for.

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Marble is available in many shades and

is favored by those who want a lighter

colored stone surface. It’s also softer

and a great surface for bakers who can

roll dough directly on its clean surface.

A granite countertop is one that is easy

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CONCRETE

PRO

CON

Extremely durable; small

cracks can be fixed

Even when sealed,

susceptible to stains

Inserting fiberglass in the concrete mold can help strengthen this already

strong product. Creative types can even add white and gray swirls or a

tinge of color to concrete. Never leave acidic foods on them!

Concrete gives a kitchen an industrial

or modern look. Each counter will be

unique and have minor imperfections.

It is also a relatively inexpensive

material which can be precast or

poured on-site.

BUTCHER BLOCK

PRO

CON

Inexpensive; wide range

of shades and colors

Susceptible to staining

and damage; needs to be

oiled frequently

While tempting to cut directly on butcher block, continue to use cutting

boards, as any marks and cuts are permanent. Oiling your butcher block

frequently will keep your counters looking new for years.

Wood is a beautiful addition to both

traditional and modern designs, but it

must be well taken care of, as a slip of

a knife or a wine spill left unclean can

permanently damage it.

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UPDATING YOUR SPACES NOT ONLY

GIVES YOUR HOME A FRESH LOOK AND

FEEL FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY TO

ENJOY, BUT IT WILL ALSO ADD VALUE

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FLOORING OPTIONS

Flooring has come a long way since your choices were either carpet or hardwood. While those remain two of the most popular options,

there are several materials in the middle that offer benefits in the way of cost, maintenance and durability. Some rooms might require

the soft feel of carpet, others the timeless look of hardwood, and in high-traffic areas, perhaps scratch-resistant vinyl or laminate.

HARDWOOD TILE VINYL

PRO

Highly desirable; solid

and durable

PRO

Waterproof; many colors

and design varieties

PRO

Very affordable; water

resistant; easy to clean

and maintain

CON

Costly; can scratch and

dent

CON

Cold to walk on; timely

and expensive installation

CON

Less desirable to

potential buyers

Well-installed and cared-for hardwood

floors will last for generations. Solid

hardwoods are easy to clean and

stand out in just about any home. They

also increase the value of your home,

as potential buyers often seek solid

wood flooring.

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Tile is waterproof and can be put in

any room. Installation is best done by

a professional, but once installed it is

highly durable, easy to clean, and very

hard to chip or crack.

Many homeowners with pets and kids

are choosing vinyl for its durability and

scratch, fade and water resistance.

Unlike hardwoods, it can also be

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LAMINATE

PRO

CON

More affordable; easier

for DIYers

Doesn’t have the feel

of real wood; can sound

hollow when stepped on

Laminate can mimic just about any hardwood available and will be much

more scratch resistant than wood. Its versatility and cost make it very

appealing to DIYers.

Laminate is about half the cost of

hardwood and is an alternative to

those who don’t want carpet or the

expensive price of hardwood or tile.

There are many styles and colors

available to easily match your interior

design plans.

CARPET

PRO

CON

Soft feel; hides stains,

dust, dirt

Hard to keep clean;

compacted quickly in

high-traffic areas

While wood might look sharp in bedrooms, carpet provides softness,

sounds insulation, and won’t be as cold on your feet as wood or other

materials when you step out of bed in the morning.

Carpet remains the most cost-effective

flooring on the market. Updates in

design have also made it more stain

resistant, though it still does not have

the same durability as other materials.

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FIREPLACES

Settling down in front of a fire is a great way to relax and let the troubles of the day melt away. Classic wood-burning fireplaces

remain popular for obvious reasons, but the instant warmth and ambiance of a gas fireplace are also highly desired. A fireplace can

provide warmth to a single room, allowing you to turn off central heating and save a few bucks. Now, do you want the convenience

of gas or electric, or the natural sounds and smells of wood?

ELECTRIC GAS WOOD

PRO

Easily portable; least cost

PRO

Instant fire start; no

cleanup

PRO

Natural sounds and

crackling; timeless

CON

Costly to operate; not

real flames

CON

No natural fire sounds or

smells

CON

Lengthy start time; needs

regular cleaning

Electric fireplaces are best utilized in

smaller spaces, as they equate to a

more appealing-looking space heater.

Still, they offer warmth and ambiance

with the convenience of simply

plugging them in.

Flipping a switch and having instant

flames is ideal for busy homeowners.

Inserts can be expensive, especially if

you need to run a new gas line, but

the near-instant gratification is hard

to beat.

There is no substitute for the sounds

and smells of a natural wood-burning

fire. While they aren’t the most efficient,

they make a statement in the room and

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PAINT SELECTIONS

Just as important as the materials used for your counters and floors, the paint upon your walls reflects personality, style and taste.

Those who enjoy the modern clean look will want to stay in the white, gray, black realm, while others who enjoy a little more warmth

should consider adding a pop of color, like green or blue, to their walls. Paint is one of the easiest ways to spruce up a room once a

project or remodel is complete.

WHITE

Benjamin Moore

Chantilly Lace

Benjamin Moore

Simply White

Benjamin Moore

Swiss Coffee

Sherwin-Williams

Alabaster

Sherwin-Williams

Greek Villa

Sherwin-Williams

White Dove

GRAY/BLACK

Sherwin-Williams

Urbane Bronze

Benjamin Moore

Owl Gray

Benjamin Moore

Chelsea Gray

Sherwin-Williams

Black Magic

Benjamin Moore

Soot

Sherwin-Williams

French Beret

BLUE/GREEN

Benjamin Moore

Midnight

Benjamin Moore

Deep Royal

Farrow & Ball

Hague Blue

Benjamin Moore

Green Bay

Sherwin-Williams

Isle of Pines

Benjamin Moore

Hunter Green

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Balance, Joy & Perspective

Local Realtor guides

clients in navigating the

real estate market

by JILLIAN CHANDLER

the ever-changing real estate market, as she brings her years of experience

and expertise home.

“Real estate can be one of the best returns on investment in a lifetime,”

she affirms. “Many investors are looking for a tangible asset, especially in

times of uncertainty. My role is helping people make some of the biggest

decisions in their lives during the times of life changes.”

God, family and relationships are what are most important to Jackie

Suarez. “God and my faith keep me grounded and focused on the

blessings in our lives,” she smiles. “The love of family provides

balance, joy and perspective. And relationships form the basis for the

trust my clients place in me during their times of change. It’s important

to listen, communicate and work hard to help others reach their goals.”

Jackie and her husband Carlos, a professional engineer and ski coach,

were married in 1988. They live on a farm and enjoy Schweitzer

Mountain, Lake Pend Oreille, and time with their rescue dog Rocket.

They are grateful for the small-town atmosphere Sandpoint offers and

humbled to be part of such a generous community.

A real estate broker for the past two decades, selling in Sandpoint and

throughout North Idaho, Jackie has been voted Sandpoint’s Finest Realtor®

the past five years running and offers her clients a unique perspective on

Jackie’s clients rely on her years of experience and market knowledge to

navigate the complexities of marketing, negotiations, escrow and closing.

“My goal is to make this experience as smooth as possible, minimize

risk and maximize return.” Her customers, fellow agents and business

professionals rely on her expertise and integrity—and you can too.

A recent client wrote: “Jackie came highly recommended to us from some

of her previous clients. We were so impressed with her professionalism,

her knowledge and her marketing plan. Jackie was easy to reach and

kept us informed at all times throughout the sales and escrow process.

We always felt she had our best interests in mind. We will highly

recommend her to anyone we know who needs a Realtor in the future.”

Change is constant. What’s important remains the same. If you are in the

market of buying or selling real estate, reach out to Jackie Suarez. She will

guide you on your journey and take you home.

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When looking to spruce up your backyard, there are

a plethora of options for anyone to make their yard

stand out on any budget. First, consider what you

have, consider what you want and then what you

need. Be sure to include your budget and the time you have or want

to spend on your backyard.

Don’t have a backyard theme? Does your backyard currently look

like a sandlot? Consider seeding some green grass or even premiere

synthetic grass if you don’t have a lot of time to put into taking care

of your lawn. Also, consider making space for a small patio area or

deck to place your furniture.

1Adding a patio can be as easy and affordable as adding some pavers

on the ground. They will take up some lawn space so you will have

less lawn area to maintain. Whether you choose to have a deck or

patio, know that both will take time and money to implement and

maintain. A patio may have less maintenance and be less costly, but a

deck will surely add more value to your home.

Once you have decided on the spacing of your lawn with specifics

as to what elements you would like to add (patio, deck, sandboxes,

playsets, pools, ponds, etc.), you should select the appropriate type

of grass that fits you and your space and go from there. If you go

the traditional grass route, choosing the type of grass and the timing

in which you plant the correct grass seed will greatly enhance

your backyard.

2The next likely step is to check out the type of soil that currently

sits in your yard. You can test your soil and compare it with others,

or bring a soil sample to your local nursery for professional advice.

Once you have done this, be sure to prepare your soil. Use a sharp

spade shovel to remove any existing grass (a sod cutter may get the

job done faster). Once you’ve removed all your old grass, if any,

remove rocks and debris using a rake and even out the soil surface.

Whether you are resodding, planting grass in a specific area of your

yard, or just doing some summer prepping, you’ll want to do this

regardless. At this point, you may want to consider adding other

elements like stone or brick pathways, or even levels to your yard if

you are willing to put more work into creating them. The more you

do in this area, the higher the cost, but it could be worth it to you.

If you do decide to add a pool, pond or rock wall fountain to your

yard, be sure to map out the area where you plan to install your water

feature, and make sure the soil is moist for digging and zoning. Be

sure to do your research and either prepare the foundations for these

larger water features yourself or hire a contractor to prepare and

install these for you.

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Once your soil is prepped for grass, it’s time to seed your lawn. Be sure

to seed and feed on the same day. If you have issues with weeds, look for

turf-building solutions that will help prevent weeds like dandelions and

crabgrass. Using these types of solutions will jumpstart your lawn and help

it grow quickly. Be sure to water your lawn appropriately. The key is to keep

the top inch of soil consistently hydrated, but not soggy. Check with your

local nursery or home improvement store for more tips on lawn care.

4

Now that your lawn is taken care of, now it’s time to choose the correct type

of plants and flowers that will work for you and your space. Hanging baskets

and planters are an easy way to spruce up your backyard, thinking about the

little things like where you would like to keep a small herb garden in a pot or

a planter close to the kitchen window.

When selecting specific plants and flowers, selecting

appropriate colors that appeal to you and complement

your space is important. Selecting annuals like million

bells and petunias are great because they bloom all

summer long. Planting these in the ground with a planter

requires low maintenance, it’s not costly, and it is

highly recommended by professionals.

Another popular trend is hanging baskets.

If you have an awning or some coverage

over your back deck, hanging planter baskets

can be a fresh way to add varying levels of color

that either meet or carry the human eye. Hanging flower

baskets like this is ideal if you work out a drip system. If

you don’t have a drip system, and you aren’t keen on watering

overhead, you may want to consider keeping your flowers on the

ground or a deck. Hanging ferns can also have the same effect as

hanging flowers.

If hanging plants and ferns aren’t enough, hanging lights to brighten

up your deck at night can add a whole level of atmosphere to your

backyard. They are perfect for hosting. If you plan to hang bird feeders

(including hummingbirds), it may be good to hang them a few feet away

from your deck or patio. You can hang feeders almost anywhere using

stakes, trees, or even off of your awning near your hanging plants.

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5When planning for the summer months, it may behoove you to

consider adding some shade to cool you and your guests off. For

natural shade, you may want to plant a small flowering tree like a

maple or willow tree. These types of trees can grow quickly and not

only provide ample shade but ambiance to your outdoor oasis.

6Now comes the time to focus on your outdoor furnishings. If you

have patio furniture, what condition is it in? If it’s old and outdated,

consider buying new patio furniture. If you have patio furniture,

you may consider simply moving it around for an updated look. If

you don’t have any furniture at all, now might be the right time to

consider purchasing your first set.

Buying a new set of patio furniture can not only add new life to your

backyard, but it can also make your guests comfortable if you choose

to host. Depending on the colors and style of patio furniture that you

choose, your new set of patio furniture can be an extension of your

style and backyard theme, while keeping your guests comfortable.

If you want to go for a more natural look, you might want to invest

in some wood patio furniture at your local home improvement store.

If you are on a budget, plastic patio furniture might be the way to

go. You can also purchase wooden (or plastic) benches, picnic tables

with hidden storage spaces for games, and outdoor couches or

breakfast nooks. Have some time on your hands and fancy yourself

a carpenter, try building your backyard furniture. The possibilities

here are truly endless.

You may also want to consider purchasing a sunshade, an umbrella

for your picnic table or an outdoor patio/lounge, but know that you

will most likely need to take these down during high winds and

thunderstorms. You could use the purchased sunshade to cover some

of your pool, pond, or even a more extravagant waterfall to not only

keep these areas cool but to possibly keep some debris out of these

areas. The sky is the limit.

There are hundreds of ways to improve your backyard space, whether

that is adding a rock wall waterfall fountain to a simple placement

of bird feeders and rearranging lawn and patio furniture; from the

budget-friendly to the “lifestyles of the rich and famous.” Regardless

of what you want and what you do to your backyard, you should plan

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plants

purpose

WITH A

Gardens are more than just places of life, rest and beauty. Many fragrant and

decorative flowers double as herbs that treat everything from inflammation to

cancer. The herb garden is the everyday go-to for aches, illness, skin health and

wound care. Herbs have a variety of culinary uses, but their strong aromatics can

reduce stress and promote a feeling of well-being. Here are 12 plants that both look

lovely in the garden and work hard for your health.

PLANTING FOR YOUR HEALTH

by RACHEL KELLY

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lavender

lavender

Benefits: Known for its strong

but pleasant aroma, lavender

supports sleep, boosts mood and

reduces inflammation. It is also a

mild cleanser.

Uses: Can be added to pillows,

put in cleaners, added to

compresses, and in bath products.

aloe

Benefits: Very popular for its

cleansing abilities, as well as

its miraculous ability to reduce

inflammation. This plant rebuilds

skin tissue.

aloe

Uses: It can be ingested. However,

the gel is usually applied to burns

to prevent scarring.

basil

Benefits: Basil aids in digestion,

has a stimulating smell, reduces

inflammation, protects against

infection, prevents cancer and

high blood pressure, and is an

excellent antioxidant.

basil

Uses: Many of its essential

properties are lost when dried,

so make sure to add fresh to your

favorite dishes.

ginger

Benefits: Reduces inflammation,

reduces nausea, aids in digestion,

lowers blood pressure, regulates

blood sugar, positively affects

cholesterol and is an antibacterial.

Uses: Wonderful in tea with a bit

of honey and lemon, also fantastic

in a plethora of foods.

ginger

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coneflower

rosemary

Benefits: Helps to balance

hormones, is a strong antioxidant,

anti-inflammatory (especially in

the gut), reduces stress, increases

circulation and aids in pain relief.

Uses: This is an indispensable

kitchen herb but is also useful

when steeped in bath water.

coneflower

Benefits: Well-known as

echinacea, this plant supports the

immune system and helps its users

recover from viruses quickly. It also

reduces anxiety and lowers

blood sugar.

Uses: Can be used in tinctures, put

in tablets or supplements, or taken

as a tea.

rosemary

parsley

Benefits: High in nutrients and

antioxidants. It also supports bone

health, protects the eyes, and is a

mild antibacterial. It also just has a

pleasant smell.

Uses: Is great in soups, sauces,

and with fish and chicken.

Also treats dandruff when used

in shampoo.

parsley

turmeric

Benefits: Reduces the risk of

heart disease and may even

aid in its reversal. It contains

antioxidants that also stimulate

other antioxidants.

Uses: It is a flower that can be

used in teas (yellow milk is a good

one) and is delicious in curries.

turmeric

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growing in

small spaces

No yard? No problem!

You can always plant your

garden in window boxes,

pots or planters on a sunny

porch or balcony.

plant it:

Place rocks or clay pebbles

in the bottom of the pot for

drainage. Plant your herb and

fill the pot with soil.

feed it:

Plants need sun, water and

dark soil. Place your plant

where it can get sun and water

on its own. Add worms or

compost to the soil for health.

change it:

Every new year, the soil will be

exhausted if not replenished.

homegrown flavor

Savory, spicy, versatile and quick-to-prepare salsa is the goto

for a burst of summer flavor! Use to adorn tacos, meats

and grilled veggies.

you will need:

• 1 1/2 pounds tomatoes, chopped

• 1 medium onion, chopped (about 2/3 cup)

• 1 to 2 jalapeño or serrano peppers, finely diced (seeds and

membranes removed for a milder salsa)

• 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves, finely chopped

• 1 lime, juiced

• Salt to taste

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directions:

Add the tomatoes, onion, cilantro, diced peppers and lime juice to a

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20 minutes.

After letting it sit, stir the salsa—making sure to distribute the juices left

at the bottom of the bowl. Taste and adjust with more salt.

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thyme

Benefits: Is a disinfectant

and fights acne. It also boosts

immunity, lowers blood

pressure, alleviates coughs,

treats yeast infections and

provides aromatherapy.

thyme

Uses: Fantastic in a large variety

of culinary dishes, from soups to

stews. Can also be added

to compresses.

oregano

Benefits: Is rich in antioxidants,

is an antibacterial, may possibly

reduce the risk of cancer, kills

viruses and reduces inflammation.

Uses: Delicious in anything that

has thyme in it. Is strong enough

to stand on its own in sauces and

with meats.

oregano

chamomile

Benefits: Chamomile is especially

well-known for its ability to reduce

stress and anxiety. Not surprisingly,

it also aids in digestion and is an

anti-inflammatory.

Uses: It is best as a tea. However,

it can be added to compresses

and a variety of bath and

body products.

chamomile

mint

Benefits: This herb is notorious

for being used as a breath

freshener. However, it also reduces

inflammation and is an effective

digestive aid. Mint also promotes

brain health.

Uses: It has many culinary uses

but is especially pleasant when

drunk in summer as an iced tea

or in lemonade.

mint

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Pour

another

glass, baby!

There’s no better way to enjoy the warmer months in the

Inland Northwest than spending an afternoon or evening

outdoors, taking in fresh air and beautiful scenery. And

what better way to unwind and spend time with family

and friends than enjoying the sounds at one of the many outdoor

summer concert series, or taking in the art during a city-wide

artwalk, the area has to offer.

Over the years, outdoor concerts continue to grow, and the

community is loving it. You will find people of all ages enjoying the

sounds of local musicians on nearly any given day at area venues.

Thanks to the support of generous area sponsors, outdoor summer

concert series have made themselves a staple to the delight of those

in attendance. Here’s just a sampling of the music, and art, that

abounds over the next several months right here at home.

Arbor Crest Wine Cellars is known for more than their awardwinning

wines and spectacular views offered at their Cliff House

Estate in Spokane. 2022 marks Arbor Crest’s 22nd year of their

summer concert series. From the beginning of May through the

end of September 29, artists from all over the Pacific Northwest

take to the stage to perform.

Concerts are held every week on Thursday and Sunday evenings.

“With concert admission costs being $8 (Thursdays) and $15

(Sundays), our guests are able to enjoy the music on one of the

most beautiful and historic locations that Spokane has to offer, all

without breaking the bank!” affirms Kanaan Shawlee, Arbor Crest’s

marketing coordinator. “Country, Rock, Indie, Pop, Soul music and

more will all be featured throughout this season’s performances.”

Concerts are held in the courtyard at the foot of the Historic Cliff

House, providing a sweeping view over the Spokane River and

Valley. The community can purchase tickets and VIP seating options

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Dine. Play. Shop. Stay.

It’s all here in downtown Sandpoint

Uniquely Sandpoint

Art Works Gallery

Vanderford's Books & Office

Wolf & Bell

Jalapeños Mexican Restaurant

Alpine Shop

Azalea Hand Picked Style

Bella Terra Boutique

Burlwood Dreams

Campfire Couture

Cedar Street Bridge Public Market

Eve's Leaves

Fifth Element Hair Studio & Plant Boutique

Finan McDonald Clothing Company

Gethsemane Oil & Vinegar Shoppe

Grace & Joy

Wildflower Spa

I Saw Something Shiny

La Chic Boutique

Larson's Department Store

Meadowbrook of Sandpoint

Northwest Handmade

Outdoor Experience

Papillon Beauty Boutique

Sand Creek Quilting

Sharon's Hallmark

Sugared Organic

The Little Christmas Store

The Pickled Kitchen

219 Lounge

Head to our site to see what’s happening downtown and to view

all of our amazing local businesses! DowntownSandpoint.com

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Enjoy live

performances

in the

sunshine

and under

the stars.

at the door of the estate or by visiting ArborCrest.com/concerts-1, where you can also find the full lineup of this season’s performances. All

performances take place from 5:30 to 7:30pm.

“We’d like to thank our amazing community and sponsor, Washington Trust Bank, for the continued support throughout the years! We are

thrilled to be able to put on another season of concerts for all the great people of the Inland Northwest!” says Kanaan.

Northern Quest Resort & Casino offers its Pepsi Outdoor Summer Concerts; this year marking its 11th year. Twenty shows have been

scheduled for the season—the most concerts of any one summer in its 11-year history!

“The BECU Live venue at Northern Quest is special. It’s an intimate setting where you really can’t find a bad seat in the house. On top of

that, there’s an appeal to being able to enjoy live performances in the sunshine and under the stars, all conveniently located less than 15

minutes from downtown Spokane. The icing on the cake is access to free parking and some fantastic resort amenities, including gaming

and several choices for dining,” affirms Roxy Davis, entertainment event manager at Northern Quest Resort & Casino.

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“If you’ve never been, you’re missing out!” she adds. “This

expertly designed amphitheater in Spokane’s backyard ensures

that every seat has a fabulous view, and every guest has a

great experience. The impressive outdoor venue, combined

with the on-site amenities and renowned Kalispel Hospitality,

makes Northern Quest a summer staple in Spokane that can’t

be missed!”

With new dining options, along with a new nightclub opening

in September, plus a new hotel tower bringing nearly 200

new hotel rooms to the property in spring of 2023, “outdoor

concerts will just keep getting bigger and better at Northern

Quest,” asserts Roxie.

Stone Temple Pilots and Daughtry, Goo Goo Dolls with special

guest Blue October, Rockzilla Tour, Bret Michaels and Jimmie

Allen, Sam Hunt with Travis Denning, and Lynyrd Skynyrd

is just a sampling of concerts you won’t want to miss! Visit

NorthernQuest.com/outdoor-summerconcerts to view the

complete 2022 Pepsi Outdoor Summer Concerts lineup and

purchase tickets.

McEuen Park in downtown Coeur d’Alene is where the

music comes alive Wednesday evenings at Live After 5. This

year marks season 10 for this beloved outdoor summer

concert series, which continues to outdo the last each and

every summer.

“There are many things we incorporate and/or offer that most

don’t and make a constant effort to improve and grow. However,

I feel that all of the local concert series are well established, well

attended and are community assets alongside our Live After

5 Events,” shares Tyler Davis, owner and founder of the Live

After 5 events.

Celebrating a decade of bringing the community together

through music, Live After 5 is more than the music. Over

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“I feel proud that we have

created a community

event that caters to all

ages and walks of life.”

the years, Tyler is proud to have been a part of several changes

that have taken place: altering previous city alcohol policy to allow

families to enjoy events together without the need of a separate area

for drinking; adding the much-needed 3 Phase Power terminals in

McEuen Park to allow large production concerts (6,000 capacity)

after experiencing a devastating power failure that resulted in an

acoustic-only show for Stephen Marley; supporting local nonprofits

and providing a substantial economic impact increase to downtown

Coeur d’Alene businesses. “Mostly though, I feel proud that we have

created a community event that caters to all ages and walks of life

to gather on a Wednesday night and enjoy the arts in our beautiful

downtown,” smiles Tyler. “Live After 5 is its own identity and has

become a destination for thousands of weekly attendees to experience

our beautiful park and downtown.”

So what are some of the concerts Tyler is most excited to bring to

audiences this summer? Fortunate Youth on July 6, Eric Gales on July

13, Pinky & the Floyd on August 24, “and of course the annual Rub

Finale on September 7,” he adds. “But honestly, every week features

incredible local, regional and/or national acts, and I am looking

forward to a great season at Live After 5 Coeur d’Alene! All concerts

take place from 5:30 to 9pm, with the gates opening at 4:30pm. A day

pass is $15 for ages 13 and older; 12 and younger are free. Please note,

some shows will be $20 for ages 13 and older.

Live After 5 will also return to Post Falls for a six-week run, which

kicked off June 23. These concerts are held on Thursdays in Tullamore

Park (at Highway 41 and Poleline).

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ARTWALKS & ARTIST

STUDIO TOURS

• Spokane First Friday Artwalk

First Friday of the Month Year-Round

DowntownSpokane.org/first-friday

• Downtown Coeur d'Alene Artwalk

Second Friday of the Month Year-Round

ArtsandCultureCdA.org/artwalk

• Art Walk in Sandpoint, Presented by POAC

June 17 - September 2

ArtinSandpoint.org/artwalk

• Coeur d'Alene Artists Studio Tour

August 27 & 28

ArtsandCultureCdA.org/artists-studio-tour

• Artists' Studio Tour of North Idaho

September 2 - 4

ArtTourDrive.org

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• Little Spokane River Artist Studio Tour

September 24

LittleSpokaneStudios.com


Another great concert

series in Coeur d’Alene

not to miss this season

is the Riverstone

Summer Concert Series.

“I would like to say a huge thank you for your support over the past

10 seasons, and I look forward to our next 10 years and beyond

providing our Live After 5 Events to you!” says Tyler.

To view the lineup for this season’s Live After 5 concerts in both

Coeur d’Alene and Post Falls, be sure to visit LiveAfter5Events.com.

Another great concert series in Coeur d’Alene not to miss this season

is the Riverstone Summer Concert Series, which “brings an amazing

lineup at a time when our community needs a healthy outlet more

than ever!” states Ali Shute, executive director of the Coeur d’Alene

Arts & Culture Alliance.

Beginning Thursday, June 30, and continuing each Thursday in

July and August from 6 to 8 pm—plus one special Saturday concert

on August 20—the beautiful park in Riverstone draws amazingly

talented local and regional musicians, plus openers from area up-andcoming

musicians, singers and songwriters, where the community is

encouraged to come and “rock out.”

There will be a food truck on-site, along with beer and wine for sale.

“Paragon Brewing is the official beer for all the concerts this season,”

says Ali. “All beer and wine sales profits go the Coeur d’Alene Arts

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From July 28 through

August 7, the beloved

Festival at Sandpoint

makes its ways to War

Memorial Field.

& Culture Alliance.” Attendees are welcome to bring their own food and nonalcoholic

beverages.

For more information about these concert happenings at Riverstone, visit

ArtsandCultureCdA.org/summer-concert-series.

From July 28 through August 7, the beloved Festival at Sandpoint makes its

ways to War Memorial Field. Featuring a lineup that always impresses, this

is a one-of-a-kind concert experience here in the Inland Northwest. There’s

nothing that compares to a concert under the stars on the shore of Lake

Pend Oreille.

The Revivalists kick off the music series on Thursday, July 28. The Festival

continues with Chris Janson with LoCash on Friday, July 29; Mt. Joy with The

Moss Saturday, July 30; Pink Martini featuring China Forbes Sunday, July 31;

KALEO with Allan Rayman Wednesday, August 3; The Beach Boys Thursday,

August 4; Gregory Alan Isakov with Shook Twins Friday, August 5; Lindsey

Stirling with Carmen Jane Saturday, August 6; with Spokane Symphony

concluding the 2022 Festival at Sandpoint on Sunday, August 7.

For additional details and to purchase tickets, visit FestivalatSandpoint.com.

This is a one-of-a-kind

concert experience here

in the Inland Northwest.

Here are a few additional summer concert series you’ll want to check out

this season: Downtown Coeur d’Alene Concert Series at Coeur d’Alene City

Park and Hayden Concert Series at McIntire Family Park, both presented by

Handshake Productions (HandshakeProductions.net/free-concert-series);

Rathdrum Parks and Recreation Summer Concert Series (Rathdrum.org/rec);

and Spokane Symphony Summer Concerts (SpokaneSymphony.org/concertstickets/symphony-summer-concerts).

The outdoors only gets better when there’s great live music involved. It’s time to

plan your summer concert stops, and enjoy the music all season long.

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The Stage of

Dreams:

IF YOU BUILD IT, THEY WILL COME!

Music Conservatory of Sandpoint

opens newly renovated Little Carnegie

Concert Hall

BY JILLIAN CHANDLER

the very beginning, we wanted to create a Juilliard of the Wild West,”

recalls Karin Wedemeyer, director and co-founder of the Music Conservatory

“From of Sandpoint. “We never lacked ambition nor dreams or imagination, nor

desire to work hard no matter what sacrifices it took. Yet, looking back, it also took a good

number of miracles for this dream to come to life!”

It has been 13 years since the idea of establishing a music conservatory in Sandpoint began.

Over a decade ago, the school opened its doors to musical hopefuls, with just a handful of

students in the cold back room of a dance studio, in September of 2009.

Today, it has grown to be more than anyone could ever have envisioned. Guided with

international flair, by German-born opera singer and archeologist, Karin Wedemeyer, along

with 24 professional musicians and staff, the Music Conservatory of Sandpoint is poised to

take flight. In 2010, MCS moved into the historic landmark at 110 Main Street (formerly the

old City Hall and fire station) on the corner of 2nd Avenue in downtown Sandpoint. In 2019,

MCS acquired the building, making it their permanent home.

“When we came into ownership of this historic building, it was what we had dreamed about

and worked on for years. Yet, it was unbelievable to us when it actually happened,” shares

Karin. “And now we are on a journey of discovery as we have opened some of its old walls,

uncovered its history and found its original rooftop bell. This building has become our best

friend, and we are taking care of it with great love.”

The conservatory has fulfilled its mission by expanding opportunities for performing arts.

MCS classes follow semester-based enrollment and a rich and vibrant Summer Academy,

which attracts students from the Inland Northwest and beyond.

As an accredited school of performing arts by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges,

the staff pays great attention to their curriculum. “Aside from our instructional material, we

have shown our innovative side by creating the Music Matters! Symphony—a curriculum that

takes a child through early childhood Little Mozart classes, into pre-orchestra and beginning

private lessons, all the way to becoming an established musician,” states Karin. “It is a oneof-a-kind

set of classes that interlink and give an extraordinary opportunity of skill-building.

Since it is grant supported, Music Matters! is highly affordable and accessible.”

MCS has two goals and aspirations: first, working to become a leading school in the

performing arts with international connections; second, to become a prototype of creative

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placemaking and create awareness of the wonderful things the

conservatory and its students are capable of doing.

MCS’s Little Carnegie Concert Hall officially opened June 3 of this year

with a grand gala opening and concerts. The concert hall and its stage

allow students, staff, and invited musicians from across the world the

opportunity to share their music with the outside world.

“Naming our stage the ‘Stage of Dreams’ came to me when I saw students

flocking to it the moment the paint was dry. I was not the only one

dreaming—everyone was!” Karin smiles.

The opening of Little Carnegie will have a significant impact on the

conservatory’s many music ensembles, as well as provide ample space for

early childhood programming and the first dedicated rehearsal space for

the Youth Orchestra and Musical Theater in the school’s history.

For Karin, Little Carnegie Concert Hall is the realization of a longheld

vision of nurturing a vibrant culture in Sandpoint. “We invite

the community to participate, so that our students can dream up their

musical future in Little Carnegie,” she says. “The stage honors that we

are not just consumers. We are poets and painters, mathematicians and

musicians, and so much more.”

MCS’s historic renovation is made possible through the generosity of

community partners, the Avista Foundation, Confidence Foundation,

Idaho Forest Group, Idaho Pain Clinic, Idaho, Heritage Trust, Laura

Moore Cunningham Foundation, and STCU, plus private support.

The conservatory’s superlative design, creative and construction team

includes Architecture 311.5, Seven Bee Interiors, and Winterhawk

Construction, among others.

The events calendar is beginning to fill up, according to Karin, but she

promises “there will be room for spontaneous music making, theater

performances, opera, you name it—you will hear it!”

Through the years, MCS has stayed true to its vision, following the path it

has led them on. And as Karin affirms, “We are not done!”

MUSIC CONSERVATORY OF SANDPOINT

110 Main St., Sandpoint, ID

SandpointConservatory.org

208.265.4444

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Bringing Community

together

The area's annual summer and fall

events not to miss!

The Inland Northwest offers not just

beautiful scenery but incredible events

and entertainment throughout the

year. During the warmer months,

communities take advantage of the clear skies and

temperate weather, as well as the many happenings

occurring around them—especially those that

can be found outdoors. From festivals and fairs,

marathons and biking events, food celebrations

and more, there is no shortage of fun to be had.

Dozens of farmers markets can be found peppered

from Bonners Ferry to Sandpoint, Coeur d’Alene to

Post Falls, and across the border into Liberty Lake,

Spokane Valley and Spokane. Outdoor music series

are also abundant in our neck of the woods, with

many offering weekly performances throughout

the summer months.

Check out some of the events you won’t want

to miss!

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July

14-

16

AUGUST

13-17

14-16

16-17

RIVER CITY MARKET & MUSIC

Facebook.com/RiverCityMarketandMusic

CRAVE!

CraveNW.com

NORTHWEST WINEFEST

Schweitzer.com

BEGINS

28

CRAVE!

CRAVE! has made a name for itself over the

years as the must-attend culinary event right

here in the Inland Northwest. This four-day

premier food and drink celebration returns to

Spokane Valley's CenterPlace July 14 through 16,

showcasing the creative talents of visionary chefs

and tastemakers from around the region while

highlighting flavors of the great Northwest.

20-23

23-24

23-24

AUGUST

28-07

31

KOOTENAI RIVER DAYS

BonnersFerryChamber.org

HAYDEN DAYS

CityofHaydenID.us

COEUR D’ALENE AIR EXPO

CdAAirport.com

FESTIVAL AT SANDPOINT

FestivalatSandpoint.com

POST FALLS SPRINT TRIATHLON

& DUATHLON

PostFallsIdaho.org/triathlon

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FESTIVAL AT SANDPOINT

Sandpoint puts on an unforgettable live music

experience each summer, featuring a variety of

popular musicians, from country and rock to

blues and orchestra. All performances are held

in a beautiful outdoor setting under the stars on

the shores of Lake Pend Oreille at War Memorial

Field. To see the full lineup, and purchase your

tickets today, visit FestivalatSandpoint.com.

POST FALLS SPRINT TRIATHLON &

DUATHLON

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

Post Falls Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon is a

USAT-sanctioned event and includes a 5k swim,

19k bike and 5k run. The race begins at 7am and

is chip timed, and snacks and an award ceremony

will follow the race. For additional information,

and to register for the event or to volunteer, visit

PostFallsIdaho.org/triathlon.

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THURS. JULY 28

THE REVIVALISTS

W W W . F E S T I V A L A T S A N D P O I N T . C O M • 2 0 8 . 2 6 5 . 4 5 5 4

FRI. JULY 29

CHRIS JANSON

with locash

WED, AUGUST 3

KALEO

WITH ALLAN RAYMAN

SAT. JULY 30

MT. JOY

WITH THE MOSS

SUN, JULY 31

PINK MARTINI

FT. CHINA FORBES

THURS, AUGUST 4

THE BEACH BOYS

FRI, AUGUST 5

GREGORY ALAN ISAKOV

WITH SHOOK TWINS

SAT, AUGUST 6

LINDSEY STIRLING

SUN, AUGUST 7

SPOKANE SYMPHONY

GRAND FINALE + WINE TASTING

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concerts

• 9

days -

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JULY 28, 29, 30, 31

AUGUST 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

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August

05-07

05-07

17-20

19-28

SEPT.

31-05

ART ON THE GREEN

ArtontheGreenCdA.com

DOWNTOWN COEUR D’ALENE STREET FAIR

CdADowntown.com

BONNER COUNTY FAIR & RODEO

BonnerCountyFair.com

NORTH IDAHO STATE FAIR

NISFair.fun

PIG OUT IN THE PARK

PigOutinthePark.com

05-07 19-28 31-05

SEPT.

ART ON THE GREEN

The original Coeur d’Alene arts festival, Art

on the Green has been supporting artists,

arts education and community projects for

more than five decades. Held on the grounds

of North Idaho College, the 54th annual

event brings together artists, musicians

and performers, handcrafted artwork, beer

garden and food court, juried art show and

a children’s art garden. For additional details,

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NORTH IDAHO STATE FAIR

Carnival rides, fair food, monster trucks,

4-H and FFA shows, and more, is what you’ll

find at the North Idaho State Fair. Held at

the Kootenai County Fairgrounds in Coeur

d’Alene, mark your calendars for August 19

through 28, where you’ll enjoy fun-filled

days for all ages. For up-to-date information,

and to purchase tickets, visit NISFair.fun.

PIG OUT IN THE PARK

Held during Labor Day Weekend at

Riverfront Park, this favorite six-day food

and free music festival offers a tasty menu of

food, fun and entertainment. The 2022 event

features 90 free concerts on three stages,

over 50 food booths, three adult beverage

gardens, and 40 public market booths. Hours

are 11am to 10pm daily. Check out all that’s

happening at PigOutinthePark.com.


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September

BEGINS

09

02-04

02-05

ARTISTS' STUDIO TOUR OF NORTH IDAHO

ArtTourDrive.org

FALL FEST

Schweitzer.com

SPOKANE COUNTY INTERSTATE FAIR

The best way to celebrate the end of the

summer season, the Spokane County Interstate

Fair returns for the 2022 season, kicking

off September 9 and continuing through

September 18. Whether you’re looking for rides,

entertainment, animals, exhibitors, or food,

the fair has it all. 2022 highlights include acts

like Nelly and Cole Swindell live in concert,

PRCA Rodeo Nights, Demo Derby, Cornhole

Tournament, and Art Walk. Purchase tickets

online at TheSpokaneFair.com.

09-18

12-17

16-17

SPOKANE COUNTY

INTERSTATE FAIR

TheSpokaneFair.com

WACANID RIDE

WaCanId.org

OKTOBERFEST

CdADowntown.com

17-25

NIBCA PARADE OF HOMES

NIBCA.com

BEGINS

12

WACANID RIDE

The WaCanId is an annual Rotarian-supported

bicycle tour taking cyclists on paved roads

encircling the Selkirk Mountains of Washington,

Canada and Idaho. During the six-day ride,

cyclists will cover 370 miles, which showcases

majestic mountains, beautiful lakes, rivers, and

the world’s longest free scenic ferry. Additional

details, as well as link to register to participate,

can be found at WaCanId.org.

23-25

VALLEYFEST

Valleyfest.org

BEGINS

23

23-25

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SILVEROXX MOUNTAIN

BIKE FESTIVAL

SilverMt.com

VALLEYFEST

Spokane Valley’s premier community event since

1990, the three-day celebration includes outdoor

activities, food, music, and other family friendly

events. This all-ages event is held across three

locations: CenterPlace Regional Event Center

and Mirabeau Point Park in Spokane Valley, and

Plantes Ferry Park in Spokane. Admission is free

to attend. Check out Valleyfest.org to find out all

that’s planned for this year’s Valleyfest.


October

01-02

01-29

14-16

15

29

CUSTER’S 47TH ANNUAL FALL ANTIQUE &

COLLECTORS SALE

CusterShows.com

SCARYWOOD HAUNTED NIGHTS

ScarywoodHaunt.com

WASHINGTON STATE QUILTERS

QUILT SHOW

WSQSpokane.org

HAYDEN LAKE MARATHON

HaydenLakeMarathon.org

FALL FEST & APPLE PALOOZA

KootenaiFarmersMarkets.org

CdADowntown.com

01-02 15

29

CUSTER’S 47TH ANNUAL FALL

ANTIQUE & COLLECTORS SALE

A two-day vintage sale unlike any other, and

held at the Spokane Fair and Expo Center,

Custer’s annual Antique and Collectors

Sale brings together dealers from across the

Northwest selling everything from rare to

retro. Spend a day, or two, shopping among

thousands of unique items, from kitchenware

and industrial, furniture and rustic garden,

to elegant glass, prints, estate and more! Visit

CusterShows.com.

HAYDEN LAKE MARATHON

This annual marathon, half marathon

and 1/4 marathon takes place in Hayden

Lake, offering runners breathtaking views

while running past golf courses, lakes,

horse pastures, farms and forests, finishing

at Hayden Lake’s Honeysuckle Beach.

Mark your calendars for the Hayden Lake

Marathon on October 15, and register today

at HaydenLakeMarathon.org to take part in

this beautiful fall run.

FALL FEST & APPLE PALOOZA

Join the Kootenai Farmers Market and Coeur

d’Alene Downtown Association on Saturday,

October 29, for Fall Fest and Apple Palooza.

From 10am to 3pm, shop the season’s harvest

from local farmers market vendors at Fifth

Street and Sherman Avenue, enjoy live music

and food, and get your tickets to participate

in the delicious fall apple tasting event,

Apple Palooza. Get your tickets online at

CdADowntown.com.

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November

12-13

18

25

25-27

DEC.

29-11

FALL FOLK FESTIVAL

SpokaneFolkFestival.org

EPICUREAN DELIGHT

EpicureanDelight.org

LIGHTING CEREMONY, PARADE

& FIREWORKS

CdADowntown.com

FESTIVAL OF TREES

KootenaiHealthFoundation.org

CHRISTMAS TREE ELEGANCE

SymphonyAssociates.org

12-13 18

25

FALL FOLK FESTIVAL

2022 marks the Spokane Folklore

Society’s 27th annual Fall Folk Festival.

The two-day event is free to the public

and features traditional and ethnic dance,

music, workshops, special entertainment,

traditional crafts sale and more. Festival

hours are 11am to 10pm Saturday and

11am to 5pm Sunday. All events are held at

Spokane Community College in The Lair.

Visit SpokaneFolkFestival.org to find out

more about this year’s event.

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EPICUREAN DELIGHT

Epicurean Delight celebrates its 40th year

on November 18 at the Spokane Convention

Center. Enjoy an evening of delicious

gourmet food from area restaurants and

libations from area wineries, breweries,

cideries and distilleries. Live entertainment,

awards, dancing and more round out the

event. Proceeds from the event benefit the

Blood Center Foundation of the Inland

Northwest and Vitalant. Tickets can be

purchased at EpicureanDelight.org.

LIGHTING CEREMONY, PARADE

& FIREWORKS

The day after Thanksgiving, head downtown

in Coeur d’Alene for the Lighting Ceremony,

Parade and Fireworks show. Enjoy this

evening, replete with a holiday parade down

Sherman Avenue starting at 5pm, followed

by an incredible fireworks display over

the lake, and concluding with the lighting

ceremony, in which more than 1.5 million

lights brighten the area with a flip of a switch.

Find out more at CdADowntown.com.


DRINK SHOP DINE PLAY

Dine, shop, indulge, create and play ...

Spanning 400 feet across Sand Creek in downtown Sandpoint, the Cedar Street Bridge Public Market is

heralded as the only marketplace on a bridge in the United States. It’s often been called Sandpoint’s answer

to that other famous bridge market, the famed Ponte Vecchio in Florence, Italy. Enjoy over 20 shops featuring

local artisans, boutique shopping, fair trade, toys, puzzles, quilting, beauty care, engraving, local handmade

bath shop, tattoos, cigars, art supplies, stuffies, kids’ clothing, souvenirs, gourmet foods, desserts and wine.

Weatherproof, all under one roof, and fun for the whole family!

334 N. 1st Ave., Sandpoint, ID 208.304.7383 www.cedarstreetbridge.com

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There is no perfect example of what health and beauty should

look like. There is no shape or size that health fits into, and

though we all know what we believe to be beautiful, it’s most

certainly subjective. But we can all agree that most of us strive to

be the most healthy, beautiful “us” that we can be. And when we exude

confidence in our body, how we look and how we feel can only be a

positive experience.

In our Health & Beauty section of this issue of REAL, we highlight

beauty regimens to keep your skin young and vibrant; explore the

many benefits of massage; and dive into the positive effects water

sports can have on your health and overall wellness.

This season, make you a priority. Join that yoga studio or fitness

gym, treat yourself to a regular massage or facial, get your hair

done. There’s only one you; now’s the time to show yourself you’re

capable of showcasing the best you you can be.

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Beauty:

A simplified approach to

healthy skin

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Beyond

Relaxation:

The many benefits of

adding massage therapy

to your self-care routine

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The health benefits of

water are far greater

than just hydration

health &

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let Sarah Hamilton help you

achieve your goals

Two state-of-the-art locations

offer dynamic and highly

experienced team

by JILLIAN CHANDLER

re you aspiring to look as young as you feel? Then it’s time to

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let the team at Sarah Hamilton FACE guide you in achieving

your goals. With a true passion and love for helping others

feel confident about themselves, owner Sarah Hamilton has

found fulfillment in having the opportunity to positively transform lives

through her namesake business—Sarah Hamilton FACE.

The medical aesthetic clinic first opened in Liberty Lake in 2014, expanding

into Coeur d’Alene with their second location in April of 2022. Both are

luxurious, custom, state-of-the-art medical aesthetics practices featuring

the same unparalleled customer service and top-of-the-line treatments.

Sarah, a select National Allergan and Galderma trainer and speaker, has

been an aesthetic nurse injector for 20 years and training other providers

for 10. She has brought together an incredibly talented and highly trained

team of providers and aestheticians—the team has a combined experience

of more than 120 years! You will not find this caliber of experience

anywhere else in the area. They also have a certified national laser therapy

trainer on staff.

Both locations provide the same amazing treatments and medical-grade

skin-care products, offering the most advanced modalities in the industry

to treat every skin-care concern; treatments like Potenza RF, HERO, MOXI,

BBL, and EMSCULPT NEO, just to name a few. Additional sought-after

services include: Botox and Dysport, Dermal and Collagen Fillers for Face

and Lips, Laser Skin Treatments, Microneedling (PRP and PRF), Radio

Frequency Microneedling, Acne Treatments, Hair Restoration (PRP),

Laser Hair Removal, Vaginal Rejuvenation Treatment, Peels, Facials and

Medical-Grade Skin Care, and more!

Sarah Hamilton FACE has won multiple industry and local business

awards, and as Sarah states, “Our clinics treat over 400 Botox patients a

month, which puts us in the top 1 percent of Botox providers in the nation.”

Clients will discover a passionate team that takes pride in helping their

patients’ external appearance reflect their internal youthfulness; achieving

relaxed, natural-looking results. See what their clients have to say:

“FACE is truly a 10/10! I’ve had nothing but exceptional services and would

highly recommend them. They truly pride themselves on connecting with their

patients and providing honest and amazing quality services. In this industry,

it truly matters who you trust your FACE to!” - Amy T., FACE Client

“The staff is consistent with being well trained, as well as having continuous

education to offer the latest techniques to clients. … Everyone is lovely,

helpful, and very informative.” - Merribeth M., FACE Client

Let the team at Sarah Hamilton FACE guide you to a more youthful you.

SarahHamiltonFACE.com

1334 N. Whitman Ln., Ste. 210, Liberty Lake, WA

509.210.0228

2120 NW. Blvd., Ste. A, Coeur d’Alene, ID

208.277.0018

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RADIATE

BEAUTY

A SIMPLIFIED APPROACH TO HEALTHY SKIN

by BRI WILLIAMS, RN, BSN | REFINED AESTHETICS MED SPA, PLLC | SANDPOINT, ID

The summer months are short in the Inland Northwest, and many of us want

to take advantage of the outdoors and warm weather while we can. It is a

time of year that many look for low-maintenance, quick and easy aesthetic

treatments to keep their skin glowing without slowing down. Minimal

downtime in-office treatments, combined with skin-care products that perform

multiple functions, can help you to maintain the health of your skin without pressing

pause on your busy life. Below we break down some summer skin-care solutions and

services for healthy skin all summer long.

HydraFacials®

The HydraFacial resurfacing procedure thoroughly cares for your skin providing

cleansing, exfoliation, extraction and hydration, all while Vortex-Fusing antioxidants,

peptides, and hyaluronic acid into the skin. This non-invasive treatment delivers

instant results with no discomfort or downtime and is the only hydra-dermabrasion

procedure to combine cleansing, extractions and hydration simultaneously, resulting

in clearer, more beautiful skin.

Tinted SPF

Opting for a tinted sunscreen eliminates the need for a heavy or cakey foundation

in the summer heat while still providing light coverage to even out the complexion

for a flawless look, as well as protection from the sun. SunBetter Advanced Mineral

Protection from SkinBetter Science and Total Defense and Repair by SkinMedica

both provide broad-spectrum protection in tone-smart formulas that work with most

skin tones for easy color matching.

Botox® and Dysport®

Botox® and Dysport® are safe, purified, FDA-approved proteins that relax and soften

the muscles responsible for causing frown lines, creases between the brows, around the

eyes (crow’s feet), and worry lines in the forehead. Years of muscle-use in our faces—

from smiling, squinting, stressing—create what begin as fine lines and deepen over

time. Botox® and Dysport® can heal that dermal cracking or can be used preventatively

to help deter their deepening. It is common to have small bumps at the injection sites

for approximately 15 minutes, but they resolve quickly, and most people find that this

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“ Minimal downtime

in-office treatments,

combined with skincare

products that

perform multiple

functions, can help

you to maintain the

health of your skin

without pressing

pause on your

busy life.

is a “no social downtime” treatment and can get straight back to their busy lives.

Treatment takes just a few minutes and results last three to four months, allowing

you to enjoy the entire summer, wrinkle free.

Lash Lift and Tint

The Elleebana One Shot Lash Lift is a unique lifting technique that creates longer, fuller-looking

lashes without the use of an eyelash curler or extensions. This quick and painless professional

treatment combines a lifting lotion and silicone rods to lift your natural lashes, and the superior

formulation causes zero damage to your natural lashes and is suitable for long and short lashes.

Want to liven up your lash lift? You can add a tint to your lash lift for darker lashes that allow you to skip

mascara. No more racoon eyes after jumping in the lake! The full treatment takes just one hour and gives

you six to eight weeks of maintenance-free lashes.

Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning is a method of exfoliation, or skin resurfacing, using a sterile surgical blade that gently

sheds the top layer of dull, dead skin, as well as temporarily removes fine peach-fuzz hairs. This

activates the skin cells beneath to renew and freshen. The result is an immediately smoother, brighter,

healthier, glowing complexion with zero downtime.

The procedure works particularly well for smoothing the skin of those with dry or coarse skin,

for lessening acne scarring or uneven skin tone, and for removing the buildup of dead cells for

those with mature or damaged skin. You will love your results immediately after your treatment

and will notice a decrease in fine facial hair (peach fuzz) and a glowing complexion for

approximately one month. A lot of clients choose to repeat this treatment every month to

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appearance

YOUTHFUL

Dermal Fillers, Wrinkle Relaxers, Skin Rejuvination, Medical-Grade Skin-Care Products,

Laser Hair Removal, Radiofrequency Microneedling, IPL Photofacial

Jaime Crocker ARNP

509.443.4622 | Info@odaramedspa.com | OdaraMedicalSpa.com | fe OdaraMedSpa

Find Odara Medical Spa At:

SALON • AESTHETICS • WELLNESS • STYLE

1105 N. Lincoln St. | Spokane, Washington, 99201 | VidaSpaWellness.com | f Vida-Salon-Spa

VIDA Spa & Wellness is made up of independent practitioners.

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keep a healthy cell turnover and see long-term results such

as a decrease in fine lines, hyperpigmentation and scarring.

EmSculpt Neo

Finding the time to hit the gym can be difficult in the

summer months, and a quick in-office treatment can help

you reach your body composition goals or maintain your

hard-earned results. EmSculpt Neo is a next-generation,

FDA-cleared device that combines enhanced HIFEM (highintensity

focused electromagnetic field) technology with

radiofrequency (RF) energy in the form of heat, to burn fat

more effectively and build muscle. This results in more fat

reduction and muscle growth, with clinical studies showing

a 30 percent reduction in fat and a 25 percent increase in

muscle in the treated area.

This nonsurgical treatment can tighten, tone and strengthen

the large muscle groups of the abdomen and buttocks, as

well as smaller areas such as the arms, calves, flanks and

inner/outer thighs. Treatment takes just 30 minutes and

includes a process that helps to remove the lactic acid

buildup in the muscle to alleviate the soreness that follows a

hard workout, so you can get back to your summer activities

right away!

Zero downtime in-office treatments, combined with

medical-grade skin care that performs double duty, can

help you maintain your skin’s health while still allowing for

plenty of summer activities and outdoor time.

Contact your aesthetic provider to see what treatments

are right for you and how you can optimize your skin-care

game to glow year-round.

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NEW NAME, SAME AMAZING SERVICES,

SAME GREAT OWNERS AND SERVICE PROVIDERS!

Local business rebrands and set to welcome new business

by JILLIAN CHANDLER

If you’re ready to leave that unwanted hair behind, and walk away

feeling confidently smooth and simply radiant—all within just a

matter of minutes—then look no further than Radiant Waxing!

Formerly known as LunchboxWax, WellBiz Brands (which owns

Radiant Waxing, as well as Elements Massage, Drybar, Amazing Lash

and Fitness Together) has acquired the franchise. “Here you will find the

same amazing service, same awesome service providers and the same

owners—just a new name under a much bigger franchise umbrella,” shares

Brandie Chapman.

Brandie, franchise owner with husband Mike, shares that the transition

to Radiant Waxing has gone smoothly and is excited for clients, old and

new, to check out the updated space and take advantage of their unmatched

services. This full-service, speed-waxing salon has a mission to deliver a

truly premium guest experience.

After opening LunchboxWax in Coeur d’Alene in July of 2020 and seeing

much success, the Chapmans decided to expand services to Spokane,

opening their second location in Spokane’s South Hill in August of 2021.

Now Radiant Waxing, they’re excited for the next chapter while continuing

to offer superior waxing services.

“Although we are sad to see Ms. Box and the cute pink salon accents go, we

are very excited about the increase in awareness, opportunity and revenue

the Radiant Waxing name brings,” affirms Brandie.

She and her team deliver a unique guest experience at the full-service

speed-waxing salon, utilizing refined, effective techniques that provide

smooth, glowing skin. “We wax every body, top to toe, bottoms and brows,

cheeks and chests, a little or a lot,” says Brandie. Each Waxologist undergoes

extensive training, so you know your hair-removal needs are in the care of

attentive and experienced hands.

Brandie is also excited to announce that she and Mike will be opening

another WellBiz Brands franchise this summer—Drybar. Drybar is a no

cut, no color, just blowouts franchise, and will be opening the first part of

August in Riverstone. “Our area is in need of this service, and we are so

excited to be bringing it to Coeur d’Alene,” she smiles.

Brandie takes pride in being able to empower the women who work for

her, watching them grow in their positions and become successful. “Equally

rewarding is the happiness I see and hear from our guests, our guest

retention rate and continued new guest acquisitions,” she shares.

Be bare … anywhere. Schedule an appointment with Radiant Waxing today.

And be on the lookout for Drybar’s grand opening around August 12.

Radiant Waxing Coeur d’Alene

2045 Tea Olive Lane, Ste. 103

Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815

833.232.5299

RadiantWaxing.com/coeurdalene

Radiant Waxing South Hill

2525 E. 29th Ave., Ste. 7

Spokane, WA

509.473.9942

RadiantWaxing.com/southhill

Drybar Coeur d’Alene

2035 Beebe Blvd.

Coeur d’Alene, ID

208.601.6115

DrybarShops.com

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Beyond

Relaxation.

The many benefits of adding massage

therapy to your self-care routine

by TAYLOR SHILLAM

Do you think of massage therapy as a rare, occasional “treat yourself ” type of luxury indulgence? It

may be time to reframe your thinking surrounding this mode of self-care.

Regularly scheduled professional massages can seem like a major investment in your self-care routine—but

if you feel like you’re splurging, there is significant evidence that the benefits of massage therapy can far

outweigh the costs. Massage therapy has proven its long list of legitimate physical and mental health benefits with the

ability to impact all ages, fitness levels and walks of life.

Now commonly considered a form of integrative medicine, massage therapy is more widely accepted and sought after

than ever before.

Massage therapy can enhance your recovery from exercise, help you feel more relaxed, balance a medical condition,

and even balance your mental health. Whatever aspects of health you’re most interested in, it’s likely you’ll come away

from your message with more benefits than you expected.

When you’re ready to experience the beauty of massage therapy, start by learning the various types and areas of focus

available to you.

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Swedish Massage

and Sports Massages

for the Muscles.

Swedish massage involves circular movements and longer strokes

designed to increase blood flow to the muscles. Those looking

to relieve generalized muscle tension and stress often look to

Swedish massage.

Sports-focused massages can isolate specific areas to increase

mobility and flexibility. These massages are for athletes of all

types—they can be focused on enhancing sports performance,

but are just as effective at healing from injuries, enhancing

performance and promoting endurance. They can also target

the joints, help flush lactic acid from the body, and enhance the

overall exercise recovery process. Inflammation buildup that can

contribute to injury can be reduced by these forms of massage,

providing the added benefit of preventing future pain.

Deep Tissue Massage for

Posture and Movement.

Deep tissue massages focus on unwinding ultra-tight muscles—especially those that become tight from everyday

repetitive use, like driving, sitting, or the hunched posture that can so easily come from hours spent working at a desk.

Deep tissue therapists will stretch the tissue that covers the muscles, then knead and press the muscle itself to release

stress built up in tight areas.

They’ll also stretch the fascia (the connective

tissue surrounding the muscle) to produce

changes in posture and movement. Deep

tissue massages are more targeted—for

specific injuries, back pain, soreness

and stiffness, making them ideal for

anyone who could use some relief

from repetitive movement.

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Massage Therapy to

Balance Anxiety

& Stress.

Those who suffer from anxiety and stress can benefit from

massage therapy through its ability to calm the nervous

system. The body can spend a lot of time in its sympathetic

“fight or flight” response when the mind is anxious;

massages can increase the body’s parasympathetic

(calming response), helping to reduce anxiety,

lower stress levels, and encourage relaxation and a

positive mood.

Even better? The calming effects don’t only last for the

duration of the massage—the anxiety relief can last for

weeks, even months, following a bout of massage therapy.

Enhanced Sleep

Quality.

Has your quality of sleep been suffering? If you are experiencing

fatigue from trouble falling asleep or bouts of insomnia,

massage therapy could help restore your deep levels of sleep so

you can finally feel rested again. Similar to the calming effects

massage therapy can have on anxiety levels, massage therapy’s

healthy impact on the body’s nervous system can slow down the

activity that keeps you awake at night.

Massage therapy has also been shown to reduce feelings of fatigue

by promoting deeper, restorative sleep, which has the added bonus of

promoting proper recovery within the muscles.

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Enhanced Focus

and Mental Clarity.

If you’re finding it difficult to stay focused at work

and present in your daily life, it’s not uncommon.

Overstimulation, lack of sleep, technology and more can

all contribute to the feeling that you just can’t concentrate.

Signs of reduced focus can include a short attention span,

inability to concentrate while reading, and finding yourself

zoning out during conversation or meeting. Wouldn’t we all

like to be a bit more present and centered throughout

the day?

Often, the ability to focus is related to a balance

in heart rate. Massage therapy’s unique,

lasting relaxation effects can help you stay

present by dropping your heart rate

enough to promote attentiveness.

Joint Pain and

Injury Relief.

Have you suffered from chronic injuries or joint pain? Maybe you’ve been told

by a friend or loved one that your shoulders or back are full of knots. Often

associated with chronic pain and joint discomfort are trigger points—small

knots and specific points of targeted pain.

Trigger-point massages are designed to relieve these small pressure points

through expertly targeted movements. Your therapist can help ease and unwind

constricted muscles with cycles of pressure and release.

The increased circulation can help relieve inflammation and pain surrounding

your current injury but can also help prevent further pain down the road.

If you are seeking massage for a specific injury or site of joint pain, it is

important to seek out a licensed massage therapist with experience in the type

of relief you’re seeking.

Skilled therapists will have a toolbox of various, customizable techniques that

can be tailored to each person’s unique body and health-care needs. They should

be able to modify and adapt these tools based on your goals and feedback.

Don’t be afraid to have an honest conversation with your massage therapist

about your goals for massage (and overall health) before you begin treatment.

You can also ask about health insurance coverage for the sessions and the type

of massage you’ll need.

Massage therapy is not only a way to feel better, to treat yourself and to

relax (although each of those benefits is wonderful in its own right), it can

also empower you to move better, feel better, stay more focused, and take

better control over your health, making it an excellent supplement to your

self-care routine!

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drink

it in

The health benefits of water are far

greater than just hydration

by JILLIAN CHANDLER

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Water. It makes up between 50 and 70 percent of our

body, and covers 71 percent of the earth’s surface.

Water is essential to life—in more than one aspect.

Making sure our bodies stay hydrated, humans

should consume an average of half their body weight in ounces

of water each day. (Ex. A 120-pound woman should consume an

average of 60 ounces of water a day, minimum. The more you sweat,

the more caffeine and alcohol you consume, the more water you

should drink.)

Now, have you thought about the effects of getting out on the water

and its positive benefits to your health and lifestyle?

As you enjoy these warmer months here in the Inland Northwest,

don’t miss out on the opportunities to not just get outdoors but out

on or in the water. With lakes, like Lake Coeur d’Alene and Pend

Oreille, and rivers like the Spokane, Coeur d’Alene and Kootenai,

among other small lakes, rivers and streams, there is no shortage of

places the entire family can enjoy on any given day.

Beach days are a wonderful way to spend a day relaxing and

unwinding from the busyness of everyday life, but there’s so much

more that time spent on the water does for your health.

Those raising families in the area tend to make learning to swim a

top priority, so that their kids grow up being confident swimmers

and aware of safe water practices. Swimming requires the body to

focus on many different muscles at the same time, which is not only

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The Effects of Water on your

Physical and Mental Health

• Boosts your Mood

• Releases Stress

• Improves Overall Health

• Helps Manage your Weight

• Beneficial for your Joints

• Decreases the Chance of Chronic Diseases

• Improves Physical Strength

• Increases Endurance

a perk for your physical health but also your mental wellness. It has also

been shown that water sports like swimming can promote the growth of

new brain cells, helping to keep your mind young and active. The best

part is that swimming is a sport that you can continue well into old age.

On any given spring, summer or fall day, weather permitting, you will see

kayakers out on the water. Kayaking is a great option for those wanting

to stay fit or get fit, as you can burn more than 500 calories per hour (at 5

miles per hour). It improves your heart health, as it is a cardiac exercise;

helps to not only work your shoulders, back and upper body but your legs

as well, as they're busy working hard to help keep your kayak balanced.

Paddleboarding has grown in popularity over the years, with yogis even

offering yoga on paddleboards! Paddleboarding works nearly every part

of your body: legs, abdomen, shoulders, arms. This watersport helps

build up strength and stamina, and can be done at any level. Add in the

bonus of being out on the water, it's a sure way to detach and let your

worries be driven away each time your paddle pushes through the water.

These are just a handful of the ways to exercise your way through the

water, though there are many more great watersports to enjoy, such as

snorkeling, canoeing, rowing, wakeboarding and waterskiing. And of

course, those who live near or make a trip to the ocean can’t pass up a day

of surfing those waves.

Of course, be sure to drink plenty of water while out in the sun and on the

water. Cheers to your health and the many benefits of H2O.

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Here in the Inland Northwest, once the sun

comes out, the skies clear up and the warmer

weather sets in, it makes it that much easier to

escape the mundane and explore the many flavors that

can be found here at home.

Though you may have your favorites that can be found

just out your doorstep in your own neighborhood,

you might want to try to make it a point to venture

out a bit further to see what other chefs in the area are

bringing to the table.

Throughout North Idaho and Spokane, in addition

to those national chain restaurants that you would

find in nearly any town you visit, there are hundreds

of unique locally owned dining destinations ready to

serve you. 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.

From menus that reflect our culture here in the

Northwest, with a focus on supporting local farmers

and purveyors, to good old American, Southern,

Cajun and French, to Italian, Mediterranean, Indian,

Chinese and Japanese … the options are endless!

Whether you choose to dine in, take out or order

to-go, you can expect to enjoy some incredible food

made by passionate cooks and chefs, served up by

experienced staff. And, as always, remember to show

your service-industry workers some

grace. As worker shortages continue

throughout the area, affecting many

of our beloved restaurants, those who

are in the kitchen, and on the floor,

are continuing to work hard to ensure

each guest walks away having enjoyed a

pleasant, satisfying—and in many cases,

exceptional—dining experience.

In addition to the many dining options,

you can’t think of enjoying a meal out

without accompanying it with a glass of

wine, cold brew or cider, or craft cocktail.

With dozens of wineries, breweries,

distilleries and cider houses scattered across

the region, chefs take full advantage, offering

drink menus featuring these local producers, as

well as even incorporating them into their dishes.

Whether you are looking for that laid-back casual

restaurant with a homey feel, or that unmatched fine

dining experience, you’ll find just the restaurant you

are looking for, whether in Spokane or North Idaho.

Take a seat at one of our area’s prized restaurants, and

explore the creativity and flavors that await. One-of-akind

culinary experiences are ready to be discovered.

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Whether you’re looking for an unforgettable Sunday

brunch or a quick, casual lunch, a family friendly

dinner spot or spectacular fine dining on the water,

you’ll find it all as you explore North Idaho’s dining scene.

From the excitement of having the opportunity to explore new

flavors you’ve not yet discovered, to patronizing those longtime

staples that have stood the test of time, every day is a day worth

treating yourself, and the ones you love, to a meal out.

With so many local eateries to choose from in North Idaho, it

can be overwhelming, but no matter where you choose to dine,

the food is sure to inspire.

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THE CULINARY STONE

The Next Chapter

SWEET LOU’S

And Then There Were Three!

MOON TIME • THE PORCH PUBLIC

HOUSE • THE ELK PUBLIC HOUSE

THE TWO SEVEN PUBLIC HOUSE

Map Out Your Next Restaurant Adventure

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RAMEN + NOODLE HOUSE

16 Years Strong

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A Passion for Supporting a Healthy Community

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BISTRO & MARTINI BAR

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The Next

CHAPTER

New owners, exciting changes, same incredible experience

by JILLIAN CHANDLER

2129 Main St., Coeur d’Alene, ID

208.277.4116 | CulinaryStone.com

2022 kicked off with much excitement for Patrick Volkar and TJ

Tombari, as they purchased The Culinary Stone from Sandy and

Pat Volkar on January 1. This marks a new chapter for the beloved

Riverstone establishment, which has become a place for those passionate

about all things culinary! Whether you’re shopping for food and wine,

kitchen items and specialty cookware and dinnerware, looking to enjoy

a quick meal or glass of wine, or attend a cooking class, this is your onestop

destination for it all!

“Pat, Patrick and myself have been so impressed with the work TJ has

done at The Culinary Stone since she joined the store in May of 2021,”

shares Sandy. “We are thrilled she has joined Patrick as we pass the

ownership baton to the two of them. They make a great team in all ways,

and we are excited to see their visions for the store come into fruition

this next year!”

The pair has secured a consulting firm to assist them in planning for

the expansion of the store’s various departments—specifically the Wine

Department, The Café and The Deli.

“The Wine Department will be expanding as we add more varieties of

wines from different regions and in varying price points, with a focus on

increasing the number of wine events we offer,” says TJ. These include

Saturday Wine Tastings, an informal yet informative drop-in wine tasting

for just $10 per person; Pours & Picks, a wine tasting with a charcuterie

offering 4 to 6pm on Wednesdays in The Café; and Wine Pairing Dinners

featuring samplings of wines by winery owners, winemakers and winery

representatives, hand-selected to pair perfectly with a specially prepared

four- to five-course menu by one of The Culinary Stone’s talented chefs.

The Café is now serving up coffee from award-winning Caffé D’arte

Italia Coffee Roasters. Patrick and TJ are also looking to expand the food

offerings and refresh the existing space. “I have turned The Café into a

wine bar on Wednesdays, and we are working to transition it into more

of a wine and coffee bar,” TJ shares.

As of June 2022, the Deli is offering charcuterie and to-go offerings for

all of their boating customers looking for gourmet food to take out on

the lake. Though there are grab-and-go items, phone-ahead orders are

much appreciated.

Exciting things are happening at The Culinary Stone in 2022 and beyond,

and Patrick and TJ are looking forward to providing and sharing a new

chapter, and new experiences, with their customers.

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AND THEN THERE WERE THREE!

by COLIN ANDERSON

Sweet Lou’s is ready to serve you in Ponderay,

Coeur d’Alene and Athol

It’s often said, especially from those with young children, that time flies! When Chad and

Meggie Foust first left Seattle for North Idaho, their son Lou was only a year old. Today,

Lou is 12, and he just started bussing tables last summer at their family restaurant—

Sweet Lou’s.

After owning their first restaurant in Hope, more than a decade later Chad and Meggie are

excited to be opening their third Sweet Lou’s at the halfway point between their current

Ponderay and Coeur d’Alene locations. “Our first five years in Hope were very important to

us. Without Hope, we wouldn’t be where we are today,” Meggie explains. “We learned a lot of

hard-taught lessons about running a successful business, in a very supportive community.”

The Fousts’ Ponderay and Coeur d’Alene locations were opened in buildings that were already

constructed, but with their newest location in Athol, which opened April 1 of this year,

Chad and Meggie built the restaurant from the ground up. The architecture and design “was

inspired by the naval history of Farragut and created by the genius architect Monte Miller of

Miller Stauffer Architects in Coeur d’Alene,” Meggie shares.

While the interior looks a bit different from its sister

locations, guests who’ve experienced a night out at

Sweet Lou’s will be treated to a very similar atmosphere,

menu, and level of customer service of which they’ve

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grown accustomed to. There are plenty of TVs,

so you can always catch your favorite sport,

and the portions are plentiful while utilizing

quality ingredients.

Consistency is one of the key factors Meggie

attributes to their continued success and growth.

That and the drive and will of husband Chad.

“He never stops,” she affirms. “He’s very wary

of being complacent in business, so he’s always

thinking of how to improve and how to grow. I’m

grateful for his knowledge and his energy.”

The Fousts’ goal for the new location was to

create an atmosphere where you can enjoy a

night out on the town, or just grab a quick bite

while catching the game, all while having a

great dining experience—and that’s exactly what

they’ve accomplished. You’ll find fan favorites

like the Tailgate Egg Rolls, Fish and Chips,

and 60/40 Burger, and plenty of regional craft

beers to complement the great food. It’s also

likely you’ll see someone in the Foust family

during your meal. “Chad and I both do our best

to be in the restaurants, on the floors, as much

as possible. It’s the only way to maintain that

consistency and know we are doing things the

way they are expected.”

Since opening their doors this spring, they

proved that the anticipation was worth the

wait! “We are excited to now be serving the

local customer base in the Athol, Bayview and

Rathdrum areas,” says Meggie. “We’ve had a lot

of support from customers in these areas, and we

are pleased to be their neighbors.”

Take a seat at Sweet Lou’s. Whether you find

yourself at their Ponderay, Coeur d’Alene or

Athol location, you can expect the same great

family friendly atmosphere, delicious menu and

great service. And you might be lucky enough to

catch a glimpse of Chad, Meggie and sweet Lou.

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it’s where the locals go

MOON TIME

1602 E. Sherman Ave. #116, Coeur d’Alene, ID

208.667.2331

THE PORCH PUBLIC HOUSE

1658 E. Miles Ave., Hayden Lake, ID

208.772.7711

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15 Years of Serving the Freshest

FISH

in North Idaho

Your one-stop fish market, grill and poke bar

by JILLIAN CHANDLER

If you’re looking for a great way to bring some variety and

excitement to the dinner table, Fisherman’s Market is the place

to go. Serving customers for the past 15 years, customers know

they will be treated to the freshest fish and seafood in town.

“We feel so fortunate to be in our 15th year of business!” smiles

Jennifer Palm, owner. She credits not only their incredible variety of

fish options but also their ability to accommodate their customers.

Opened in August of 2007 by Jennifer and husband Bob, guests will

be treated to a casual atmosphere that is relaxed and family friendly,

and your one-stop shop for finding the best seafood market in the

area. Whether you plan to shop the market to prepare a meal at

home or want a fast, casual lunch or dinner, Bob and Jennifer have

you covered.

The market, with its huge glass cooler, displays the wide selection of

wild-caught fish, shellfish and in-house smoked fish. They are proud

to sell fresh fish overnighted from Hawaii and Alaska, with scallops

and lobster from Maine and shellfish from the Washington coast.

“People come from all over for the in-house smoked fish—it’s

extremely popular!” shares Jennifer.

When choosing to dine in, menu items feature fresh catches and

everything from salmon and tuna to calamari and shellfish. Their

Fish and Chips continues to be one of their most popular items—

with nearly a dozen options including mahi-mahi, small oysters and

wild Patagonia pink shrimp. In summer of 2021, they added their

vibrant poke bowls to the menu—a must try!

“Our poke bar has become popular with your choice of ahi, hamachi

and salmon for your build-your-own bowl,” smiles Jennifer. “We also

have an assortment of specialty bowls. And they’re all delicious!”

See for yourself what fresh catches can be found at Fisherman’s

Market. Bob and Jennifer invite you to dine and shop with them

year-round 11am to 8pm Tuesday through Saturday.

215 W. Kathleen Ave., Coeur d’Alene, ID

208.664.4800

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WITH US

Sunday-Tuesday • 11am-8pm

Wednesday • Closed

Thursday-Saturday • 11am-8:30pm

Margarita Monday, Taco Tuesday, Magic Sunday 5-8pm

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of the Purcell Mountain Range.

We are working together with several farms to give you a greater

variety of products you may not find in your local store. Please

check out our Online Farm Store for great quality products.

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16 YEARS

Strong

Local couple continues to showcase

their love and enthusiasm for

food at their three Coeur

d’Alene restaurants

by JILLIAN CHANDLER

Syringa Japanese Café + Sushi Bar celebrated its 16th year in business

earlier this year, on April 7, and owners Viljo and Autumn Basso

couldn’t be more proud of what they’ve built, and accomplished,

since first opening their doors on that cool spring day back in 2006.

“Honestly, it’s hard to remember what that first day was like,” shares

Autumn. “We’ve evolved and have seen so many changes in the 16 years

we’ve been in business. We are just so grateful that our community has

supported our restaurants.”

With a flair for originality and excellence, Syringa, located in Coeur

d’Alene’s midtown, has established itself as a favorite among locals and

restaurant destination for visitors. Always delivering the best in sushi

and modern American cuisine, they’ve set the bar high and continue to

deliver. Viljo uses fresh high-quality ingredients and wonderful flavors in

each dish they prepare—and guests can taste the difference.

In 2016, the couple was ready for their next endeavor, and The Bluebird

- A Midtown Eatery was born. The neighborhood bistro-style eatery

serves up lunch and dinner, with a menu inspired by the couple’s culinary

travels and world adventures. Seasonal as much as possible, the menu

items change frequently with specials offered weekly, allowing diners to

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try something new each time they visit. Some menu staples include the

Tater Tot Poutine, Cougar Gold Mac-n-Cheese, and Banh Mi. They take

pride in their outstanding wine list (don’t forget to join their monthly

wine club), and their great selection of beer, ciders and sours.

After the opportunity presented itself to relocate Syringa to a much

larger location just north on Fourth Street, the Bassos seized it and have

continued to flourish. And with Syringa’s original space now empty, the

couple decided to add a third restaurant. This fall will celebrate the third

anniversary of the couple’s most recent venture—Monarch Ramen +

Noodle House.

With the goal of “filling a void and bringing new flavor to town,” the casual

and intimate restaurant made its home in the original space that housed

Syringa for more than a decade. The intimate and casual restaurant

serves lunch and dinner and features a menu of house-specialty ramen

and noodle dishes (with vegetarian and gluten-free options available), as

well as a variety of small-plate options.

The Syringa. The Bluebird. The Monarch. Not only are they symbolic

of Idaho, but each represents a North Idaho dining establishment that

has become synonymous with Coeur d’Alene. Thanks to the love and


dedication of Viljo and Autumn, along with their loyal staff they have built at each

establishment, they have continued to earn the unwavering support of not just

locals but visitors near and far.

“We are proud to be a part of this community,” Autumn says. “Being in business

this long, we’ve seen families grow up, we have created so many friendships with

our customers. None of this could have been done without our employees—so

incredibly grateful to our employees who stuck with us.”

Offering three distinct dining destinations, the Bassos are proud to provide each

guest a unique—and delicious—meal, no matter where they choose to take a seat.

“We hope you stop by and try something new, maybe something you’ve never had

before,” smiles Autumn.

To explore their menus, and find their current hours, be sure to visit their restaurant

websites, and don’t forget to follow them on Facebook.

SYRINGA JAPANESE CAFÉ + SUSHI BAR

1710 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene, ID

208.664.2718 | SyringaSushi.com

THE BLUEBIRD - A MIDTOWN EATERY

816 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene, ID

208.665.3777 | MidtownBluebird.com

MONARCH RAMEN + NOODLE HOUSE

1401 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene, ID

208.966.4230 | MonarchNoodles.com

We are just so grateful that our community

has supported our restaurants.

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Angelo's RistoRAnte & CAteRing

Experience the flavors of Italy for yourself at our restaurant or

with our catering service. We prepare real food for real people,

using nothing but the best ingredients and family recipes.

Because our food has that homemade fine-dining look, smell and

taste, our restaurant and catering are favorites of the locals.

CALL US TO RESERVE YOUR NEXT MEAL

OR TO CATER YOUR SPECIAL EVENT

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A Passion for Supporting

a Healthy Community

Shop. Eat. Learn. Explore.

by JILLIAN CHANDLER

It was 1999 when Joe Hamilton, with just one employee, opened

Pilgrim’s Market in Coeur d’Alene. The goal was to invest in the local

community, with a focus on providing healthy foods and supplements.

Today, Pilgrim’s Market has flourished to now occupy an entire city block,

with 120 staff members.

In addition to the plethora of fresh produce and grocery items,

Pilgrim’s produces its own line of fermented foods—The Cultured

Mama. “Fermented foods are the traditional way to get probiotics;

a very healthy tradition that’s been lost in the modern American

diet,” shares Joe. What started with just sauerkraut and a fermented

cashew vegetable dip has grown to offer more than 60 different

items. They recently added Fermented Cashew Cheesecake to the

list, with seasonal offerings utilizing raspberries and strawberries

grown in Pilgrim’s organic garden, and huckleberries later in

the summer and fall months.

Joe recently acquired the vacuum store next door to Pilgrim’s

and plans on moving their Cultured Mama fermented

foods production space into that building, which sits at

approximately 1,300 square feet.

Making hundreds of healthy and tasty food items from

scratch every day, Pilgrim’s provides an experience and

product selection not found anywhere else. They are currently

expanding the bakery and bringing in new equipment, with a

focus to improve the quality of their breads and expand products,

making laminated dough for more fresh-baked options like

croissants, pastries and danishes.

The one-of-a-kind deli is filled with the healthiest foods available in

town. “The reality is it is prepared food that is fresh, fast and healthy,

and very affordable for the quality of food we’re producing,” Joe affirms.

With a hot bar and organic salad bar, and pre-made grab-and-go meals,

enjoy items like the Keto Steak Salad, Salmon Rice Bowl, and Tarragon

Chicken Salad. And there’s more, with a grill where items are made fresh

to order. If you’re in the mood for a Yak Burger, Veggie Bean Burger or

Chicken Chipotle Sandwich, this is the place to go.

Behind the store you’ll find Pilgrim’s organic urban farm, which

produces thousands of pounds of farm-fresh foods each year.

“Anytime a customer sees the GRH (Grown Right Here) logo,

they will know that it was grown, or made with items grown, in

our organic farm,” says Joe.

Don’t miss demos with Lorri five days a week, allowing customers

to try Pilgrim’s house-made items and hand-picked products. “We

try to demo foods that customers may not have purchased yet to expose

them to new flavors, new brands,” smiles Joe.

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For the past 23 years, Pilgrim’s Market has continually expanded its space

and offerings to keep up with the needs of the community. A new website

is in the works as an additional resource, with research tools for finding

recipes, natural support for various conditions, and so much more!


A

Delectable

Dining

Experience

awaits

Chef Raci Erdem invites you to

take a seat at The Pentagon

Bistro & Martini Bar in the heart

of Liberty Lake.

Enjoy delicious cuisine including

signature dishes paired with fine

cocktails in this intimate bistrostyle

restaurant.

1400 N. Meadowwood Lane, Liberty Lake, WA

509.891.7790

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Exciting Things are on the

HORIZON

THE NEXT CHAPTER FOR RACI ERDEM’S

FAMILY OF RESTAURANTS IS UNDERWAY

by JILLIAN CHANDLER

Over the years, Turkey-native Raci Erdem has

made a name for himself here in the Inland

Northwest. Since 1996, he has been dedicated

to bringing an unforgettable dining experience

to those who take a seat at The White House Grill in Post

Falls. Featuring a menu inspired by Mediterranean flavors,

combined with his personal flare—and a lot of garlic—

diners have continuously shown their support to Raci, his

restaurant and the staff.

Just down the street is where Raci opened his second

restaurant, The Oval Office & Martini Bar, in 2007. For

more than a decade, diners were treated to this cozy,

romantic small-seat eatery, where they have been given the

opportunity to appreciate Northwest-inspired flavors with

the small-plate and entrée offerings, paired with the one-ofa-kind

martinis.

In 2021, the restaurant was torn

down and is being completely

rebuilt from the ground up. “It

was time for that building to

go away,” laughs Raci. “It was

really old, and I didn’t want my

reputation to go down with the

building. It was time.” It is set to reopen sometime between

November 2022 and February 2023.

According to Raci, many of his loyal Oval Office customers

were disappointed when they first heard the news and the

fact they could no longer dine or imbibe at one of the area’s

most beloved bistros—for the time being, of course. “But I

tell them … just go to The Pentagon!” he smiles.

The Pentagon Bistro & Martini Bar in Liberty Lake is the

third restaurant in Raci’s family of restaurants. Opened in

November of 2019, the warm and inviting yet sophisticated

It was really old, and I didn’t

want my reputation to go down

with the building. It was time.

space showcases an open-kitchen concept, a large bar and

two cozy dining rooms. Offering a menu similar to that of

The Oval Office, with its delicious and diverse small-plate

menu, as well as entrée featuring steak and seafood, and

their specialty politically inspired martinis, it’s open and

ready to serve customers seven days a week for both lunch

and dinner—especially those wanting a taste of The Oval

Office while it’s under construction.

Raci is looking forward to the next chapter of The Oval

Office and excited to share what he says will be “a healthier

restaurant” with the community, featuring a state-of-theart

kitchen, a bit more seating (around 60 seats versus the

previous 40) and a much larger bar for guests to gather. “It

will be much improved,” he says, adding that there will now

be three restrooms versus just the one it previously had. He

has hired local builder Rob Harsh to take on the project. “We

built The White House together, and it was a fun project, so

he was the first one I called!”

Guests will still be able to

enjoy dining outdoors on the

spacious outdoor patio.

And there’s more exciting

news, as Raci is adding an

additional restaurant next door to The Oval Office—El

Presidente. With a focus on tequila and tacos, guests can

expect to be treated to the authentic flavors of Mexico, right

here in North Idaho. The quaint 30- to 35-seat restaurant

will also feature an outdoor bar and patio seating. “It’s going

to be pretty cool,” he affirms.

Whether you’re looking to enjoy a meal in Post Falls at The

White House Grill, or at The Pentagon Bistro & Martini Bar

in Liberty Lake, Raci ensures a delicious meal, exceptional

service and a good time. And prepare for the re-opening of

The Oval Office and the new El Presidente!

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208.777.9672

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509.891.7790

WhiteHouseGrill.com

620 N. Spokane St., Post Falls, ID

208.777.2102


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SPOKANE

washington

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Stop in your favorite neighborhood restaurant or venture

out to try something new. You’ll be pleasantly surprised

no matter where you choose to take a seat. Spokane has

established itself as a city filled with a plethora of culinary

offerings here in the Inland Northwest. The pride for food and

service can be found at just about any restaurant you choose

to dine.

Many restaurants have continued to thrive despite the

challenges of the past couple years, delivering a memorable

dining experience to their guests from the moment they walk

through the door.

An adventure for your palate awaits; it’s up to you where you

want to explore first!

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219 LOUNGE

Turn Up the Tunes

MOON TIME • THE PORCH PUBLIC HOUSE

THE ELK PUBLIC HOUSE • THE TWO SEVEN

PUBLIC HOUSE

A Passion for Life, Business and the Outdoors

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Your Dining Destination … Spokane Valley

VERSALIA PIZZA

Two is Better than One

DRY FLY DISTILLING

New Location offers Immersive Experience

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it’s where

the locals go

TWO SEVEN PUBLIC HOUSE

2727 S. Mt. Vernon St. #5, Spokane, WA

509.473.9766

THE ELK PUBLIC HOUSE

1931 W. Pacific Ave., Spokane, WA

509.363.1973

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219 N. First Ave., Sandpoint, ID | 208.263.5673 | 219.bar

TURN UP THE TUNES

219 staff pairs great drinks with great music

by COLIN ANDERSON

While many frequent the 219 to sip drinks

inside one of the Northwest’s most historic

and well-preserved bars, summer is a time

when visitors and locals alike step outside the bar for

some fresh air and fresh tunes. From the early days

of back-room poker and a rough-and-tumble crowd

to what’s become the go-to spot for live music, “The

Niner” is ready for another great season of live music

on the patio every Friday and Saturday. “Music this

summer will range from Bluegrass, Country, Classic

Rock or a full-on Funk party. We really try our best to

cover local and regional music selections,” says General

Manager Mark Terry.

Shaking it on the dance floor will definitely work up

a thirst, and the 219 has something for every palate.

The taps consist of easy-drinking domestics, and a

rotation of Northwest IPAs and other specialty beers.

Relationships with distributors also has allowed

them to bring in some impressive and rare selections

not easily found elsewhere. There are 15 single-malt

scotches as well as bourbons from well-known and upand-coming

distilleries. “We try really hard to bring in

special bottles from Weller and Michter’s, and smallbatch

items from Buffalo Trace Distillery,” adds Mark.

Summer seasonal drinks are also a fan favorite. You

won’t find pre-made or store-bought margarita mix;

everything is fresh squeezed including the Huckleberry

Mojito in which Mark personally gathers the berries to

make his own syrup from its juices. Mark also makes

ginger syrup from

shaved organic

ginger that adds

a nice bite to

another house

favorite, the Dark

‘n Stormy. “The

secret to great

cocktails is that

every bartender

follows the same

recipe for our

classic cocktails,

we exactly measure out our ingredients, no free

pouring. Our customers love our classic cocktails and

come back for more knowing that they will get a quality

cocktail that tastes the same every time, no matter who

is bartending,” says owner Mel Dick.

The 219 Lounge has been in business continuously

since 1937. Over the years the bar has changed with the

times, but it’s always been a gathering place for locals

and out-of-town guests of all walks of life. A place

where people come together to share good times with

friends, meet interesting people, listen to great music

and have fun.

“While we are currently the owners, I really view us

as ‘caretakers’ for the bar,” adds Mel. “The real owners

are our customers and employees. Without them the

business would be just another bar.”

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A PASSION FOR LIFE, BUSINESS

AND THE OUTDOORS

Childhood friends share success here in the Inland Northwest

by JILLIAN CHANDLER

t’s those beloved restaurant staples that continue to stand the test of time, serving their communities the best in food and

service, while maintaining that feeling of “home.” And since 1996, friends and business partners John Grollmus and Brad

Fosseen have remained committed to their community, their staff, their patrons—and their friendship.

John moved to Spokane with his family in 1974. Having worked in restaurants, he went on to complete the hotel and restaurant

management program at Washington State University, was involved in several restaurant openings and found success in the

corporate restaurant world. With stops from Colorado to Seattle to San Francisco, the Inland Northwest was calling him home.

He headed to Sandpoint before making his way to Coeur d’Alene to join forces with Brad to try and open their own restaurant.

Brad was born in Spokane, spending all of his summers in Post Falls on the river. He would leave in 1988 to attend college

but returned in 1994. “I’ve always loved this area for all the outdoor activities and beauty of the area. It’s big enough to not be

boring—but not too big,” he says. Like John, Brad was drawn to working in the restaurant industry, with a love for the fastpaced

environment and making guests feel comfortable and welcome.

The pair, who are childhood friends, were working together at a Coeur d’Alene restaurant when they made the decision that it

was time to bring their own vision to life. “Our original goal was to own and operate just one restaurant in Coeur d’Alene. You

can’t stop evolution though,” says John. They would open Moon Time in 1996, followed by The Elk Public House in Spokane’s

South Hill in 1999, The Porch Public House in Hayden Lake in 2003, and Two Seven Public House in Spokane in 2008.

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Their formula for success was to apply all the lessons they learned throughout

their restaurant careers to their own place; building on the good experiences and

carefully avoiding the negative. Obviously delicious, affordable food served in a

comfortable atmosphere and served by genuine, friendly folks is what they have

strived for since day one, but what sets them apart is how they go about it.

“Genuinely caring for our employees and trying to take good care of them from

all angles is our priority,” says John. “That means not just catching people doing

things right and thanking them, but also paying more and providing benefits

such as health insurance, retirement and paid vacations. The result is long-term

employees—and that ends up benefiting customers who are happy to see the same

friendly faces year after year.” And Brad agrees: “I believe it’s a combination of

respect, support and thankfulness that ensures we maintain consistent and loyal

employees, accompanied by the best benefits and pay we can offer.”

Brad and John are not all work and no play, taking every opportunity to enjoy the

beautiful place they call home. “Living somewhere where there are so many lakes,

parks and outdoor activities makes living here an ideal spot,” says Brad, who loves

being out on the water, boating and fishing. “There are so many waters to explore

around here, whether you’re trolling for salmon or throwing flies for trout.”

For John, it’s all about hitting the slopes. “My wife, Kim, and I both love to hike,

mountain bike, boat and, more than anything else, ski. Winter is my favorite season,

although I enjoy them all. I love the feeling of the cool, crisp air and the way a fresh

layer of snow can make everything around you feel new and full of hope.” Kim

works as a full-time professional ski patroller, while John works as a backcountry

ski cat guide.

With a love for community, their employees, their business and the outdoors, John

and Brad will continue to be committed to the place, and the people, that make the

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UNPARALLELED

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Mirabeau Park

HOTEL & CONVENTION CENTER

We are Spokane Valley’s only full-service hotel that is paired with an eclectic restaurant and

lounge, 235 guest rooms, 10 suites, year-round outdoor pool and hot tub! Enjoy free highspeed

wireless internet, room service and daily newspaper. Dine at our award-winning MAX

at Mirabeau restaurant and lounge, with 100+ dinner items, scenic outdoor patio and

two daily Happy Hours.

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YOUR DINING DESTINATION …

SPOKANE VALLEY

WHERE EVERY DAY IS A REASON TO CELEBRATE

by JILLIAN CHANDLER

Whether it is the food, atmosphere, service or

special events, MAX at Mirabeau in Spokane

Valley continues to stand as a symbol

of excellence.

Serving the community since 2004, both locals and visitors

alike, from near and afar, continue to flock to this awardwinning

restaurant destination. Catering to diners of all

ages with its extraordinary breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert

and weekend brunch, guests continue to be delighted by

the eclectic bistro-style cuisine. The menu is replete with

thoughtfully planned items that are scratch made using the

freshest ingredients, utilizing produce and products from

local purveyors, growers, bakers, winemakers and brewers

whenever possible. From the hand-carved USDA prime

beef MAX is known for, to the made-from-scratch in-house

sauces, appetizers, entrées and desserts, a meal prepared and

served by the MAX team always impresses—and as you leave,

you’ll already be planning your next visit back.

For those wanting to enjoy a meal from MAX in the comfort

of their own home or office, options include curbside pickup,

takeaway and delivery.

In addition to the incredible food, MAX at Mirabeau invites

those 21 and older to take advantage of their daily specials

and monthly events!

For those ladies looking for an evening to unwind, there’s

Ladies Night each Thursday. This traditional weekly event

offers $7 Cosmopolitans, Lemon Drops and Mojitos all day

long, which continue to keep the ladies coming back for

more. Whether you’re a businesswoman or a stay-at-home

mom—or both!—looking to treat yourself to a fun evening,

this is the place to be!

To kick off each weekend,

Martini Friday offers a

deal you won’t want to pass

up. Enjoy MAX’s signature

martinis all night long, as

they’re offered at $2 off

from 3pm to close. Though

entertainment has been

on hold in recent months,

they’re hoping to welcome its

return in late 2022.

First Wednesday is a

monthly event in support of

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local artists and wineries in the community,

displaying works from a local artist, along with

wine from a featured winery. In addition to the

fine art and wine, these gatherings, held yearround

from 5 to 7pm, include complimentary

appetizers and discounted menu items during

the event.

When it comes to seeking an unforgettable

weekend brunch perfect for the whole family,

look no further than MAX. With a brunch menu

featuring 100 items paired with their signature

Bloody Mary & Mimosa Bar—the one and only

of its kind in the Inland Northwest—there are

also weekly breakfast specials to choose from.

Brunch is offered 9am to 2pm both Saturday

and Sunday.

The beautiful outdoor patio, which reopened

in mid-April for the warm-weather dining

season, is available for breakfast, lunch,

dinner, dessert and cocktail options. The

space comfortably seats 50-plus guests and

is surrounded by flowers, each table with its

own umbrella to ensure guests a pleasant visit

during the sunny summer months.

MAX at Mirabeau is open 6am to 10pm Sunday

through Thursday, 6am to 11pm Friday and

Saturday, with Happy Hours from 3 to 6pm

and 9pm to close every day in the lounge—and

on the patio!

MAX has seating for up to 225 people and, in

addition, they offer private rooms available for

large parties.

Don’t forget to book your rooms now for the

region’s exciting summer events like CRAVE!

and Valleyfest!

1100 N. Sullivan Rd., Spokane Valley, WA

509.922.6252 | MAXatMirabeau.com

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1100 N. Sullivan Rd., Spokane Valley, WA

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Two is Better

than One

LOCAL RESTAURANTS OFFER THE IDEAL SPACE FOR

COMMUNITY TO GATHER

by JILLIAN CHANDLER

Laura and Seth Carey have been serving the Kendall Yards

neighborhood through their family restaurant, Versalia Pizza

(formerly Veraci), since 2014. Over the years, the restaurant

has maintained a strong, loyal following as a place for the

community to not just grab a bite to eat but to gather and enjoy one

another’s company. So, when the right opportunity presented itself

to open a second location, the Careys were eager to move forward.

“We’re blessed to be able to bring what we’ve established and

fostered in Kendall Yards to Liberty Lake,” shares Laura. “Seth and

I are very loyal to Liberty Lake because we started at the Liberty

Lake Farmers Market with our mobile oven back in 2009 and have

long-standing relationships with customers there.”

It was at that market where Laura and Seth would meet Joe Frank of

Greenstone, who would sell them the idea of opening a restaurant in

Liberty Lake. (His father, Jim Frank, had sold the couple on opening

their Kendall Yards location.) Already immersed in the community,

the location in the River District—next to Orchard Park and in

the heart of a residential neighborhood within walking distance,

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while still easily accessible to everyone—was an ideal situation for

the Careys.

Versalia Pizza opened in Liberty Lake in January of 2022. The earthy

and bright space seats approximately 50 patrons inside and offers a

large seasonal outdoor patio—perfect during the summer and into

the fall season. The style of service is a bit different from its Kendall

Yards location, as customers place their order at the counter, receive

a number, and the staff will bring the food to the guest. Guests will

enjoy the same flavorful thin-crust pizza as its sister location, along

with a variety of appetizers and salads, brews and wine.

They also introduced their Mug Club, with the hope it too would

foster community building within the space. And to their surprise,

their Mug Club has been a huge success, selling out of mugs within the

first few days of introducing it!

“The neighborhood has been exceptionally welcoming to us,”

shares Laura.

They have plans to bring live music to their Liberty Lake patio

periodically throughout the summer months for patrons to enjoy.

Laura adds, “We’re excited for the Wednesday Night Market in

Kendall Yards, running through September, along with more live

music coming to the updated Nest in Kendall Yards.”

When looking for a cool, inviting atmosphere to sit and enjoy a great

meal, Versalia Pizza in Liberty Lake or Kendall Yards is the place to go.

“More than anything, we’re a place for community, not just a place to

eat,” smiles Laura.

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dine with

dry fly

NEW LOCATION OFFERS IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE

by COLIN ANDERSON

Dry Fly Distilling is known for its award-winning spirits

and canned craft cocktails. It’s also become a pillar in the

community when it comes to lending a hand. Dry Fly was

recently recognized with a philanthropic award for its work at the

onset of the pandemic, delivering 30,000 gallons of donated housemade

sanitizer throughout the Inland Northwest. “I will say this

about the sanitizer, it was a time of great uncertainty and people were

scared. We were uniquely positioned to help, and so that decision was

easy, but there is no way we could have pulled it off without all the

help we got from the community,” explains Co-Owner Terry Nichols.

“It was really a community effort from the great community we live

in, and that is why giving back is important to us. This is our home;

we care about the people that live here.”

Indeed, Dry Fly supports many community organizations and prefers

to keep most donations under the radar so as not to distract from

each organization’s mission within the community. The company’s

commitment to not just the local community but building a superior

product has allowed Dry Fly to grow from “the local distillery” to

having a massive regional footprint and being available in 40 states.

“There are still 10 states left on the board, but I feel like we are doing a

good job of setting the base for future growth,” Terry smiles.

“There is great attention to every detail, from the raw ingredients to

the cuts made along the way in the distillation process, to the barrel

aging. Everything is done with painstaking care to ensure the highest

quality,” affirms Terry. “Our VP of Operations and Head Distiller

Patrick Donovan agonizes over every detail; it is what makes him the

best at his craft. We are very lucky to have him, and the awards and

accolades reinforce that.”

Be on the lookout for new Whiskey and Coffee canned cocktails in

2022. A Coffee Whiskey, Port Barrel Aged Triticale and aged Wheat

Whiskey are now all available at the tasting room. For dinner, try

the Gin Steamed Clams, Chimichurri Steak and Salmon, as well as a

range of flatbreads, salads, burgers and appetizers.

Whether you’re looking to grab a bottle to go, a fun night out, or a

company party, Dry Fly has you covered.

While the expansion of the on-the-go craft cocktail line and the

popularity of its well-established products are exciting, settling

into a new facility in downtown Spokane is by far the most exciting

thing happening at Dry Fly. Now open seven days a week, the new

headquarters, located on Riverside Avenue, offer an expanded bottle

shop and merchandise area, unique restaurant and bar, and a oneof-a-kind

event space. “The event space is the best space in the whole

building—awesome views across the production area and a really

cool bar,” says Terry.

Guests can see the new production line up close, and it is massive

in comparison to Dry Fly’s original setup. This allows them to

distill much larger quantities, and high-speed bottling and canning

equipment is also up and running to meet high demand. While it’s a

bigger and faster operation, don’t think for a second that Dry Fly is

cutting any corners on quality ingredients and methods.

1021 W. Riverside Ave.

Spokane, WA

509.489.2112

DryFlyDistilling.com

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taste washington

WINE

IT’S TIME TO SIP AND SAVOR

IT’S TIME TO SIP AND SAVOR

by COLIN ANDERSON

by COLIN ANDERSON

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GRAPE’S

PERFECTION.

You can get a bottle of liquor in just about any flavor these

days, from cucumber mint vodka to peanut butter whiskey.

Just about every well-known brewer is also expanding into

the hard seltzer market with a wide range of tropical citrus

flavors and combinations. While these industries battle it out over what’s

currently hot in the market, experienced winemakers know that the

secret to a good product isn’t anything new and flashy, instead utilizing

proven methods, harvesting quality grapes at the appropriate time, and

aging wine to each grape’s perfection.

A recent article in Forbes shows wine sales up 16.8 percent in 2021 over

2020, and Americans are on track to drink more than 1.1 billion gallons

by the end of 2022. About one in three U.S. adults consumes wine, with

higher concentration of wine drinkers in the 50-plus age category.

Consumers are also now more willing to step away from the grocery

store aisle and purchase higher quality wines directly from the winery. A

big reason for this is visitation to the numerous wineries or tasting rooms

located all throughout the Northwest. While on property or at a tasting

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flavor profile

room, guests can sample from many varieties and speak directly with staff in regard to flavor profile. In

Washington, there are 60,000 acres dedicated to wine grapes, and the state produces the second most

wine nationally behind only California. Access to so many vineyards has helped grow the state’s number

of wineries from just 200 in 2002, less than 400 in 2012, to a whopping 1,050 in 2022.

While much of the grape-growing region is found in South Central Washington, savvy winemakers have

opened tasting rooms both on-premise and also in concentrated areas of the state. Popular places to visit

and wine taste include: Woodinville to the west, Wenatchee and Leavenworth in the central part of the

state, Walla Walla to the south, and Spokane to the east. Each offers dozens of wineries from which to

sample and can provide for a wonderful long weekend with friends or loved ones.

If you haven’t tasted before, it might be intimidating at first, however, it’s not as formal or stuffy as you

might expect. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you sample from our bountiful region:

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tasting tip 01

Cleanse your Palate

In order to get the most out of your tasting, avoid strongtasting

foods or beverages before you taste. Pairing wines

with foods is fun, and many foods can change the flavor

of the wine for the better, but lingering bitterness from

coffee or spice from lunch fajitas can have a negative effect.

The same goes for smells. Use neutral-smelling lotions or

cleaners on your body the day of your taste, and also avoid

perfumes or other scents that might get mixed in with the

aromas of the wine.

tasting tip 02

Choose a Flight

While some wineries offer just one tasting flight, others will

offer two—and sometimes a wine club exclusive tasting

flight. Typically flights include four to eight 1-ounce to

2-ounce pours and run in the $10 to $15 range at modest

wineries and upward of $20 to $30 at higher priced venues.

The standard serving size for a glass of wine is 5 ounces,

so keep in mind that each tasting is equivalent to a glass

or two of wine.

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Leavenworth, WA

In Washington, there are 60,000 acres

dedicated to wine grapes, and the state

produces the second most wine nationally

behind only California.

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tasting tip 03

Sip and Savor

Your flight will be poured by and attended or marked in a

suggested order. Lighter-tasting white wines are usually the

leads, followed by medium-body reds and blends. Full-body reds

round out your taste. Start by taking in the color of the wine by

holding it up to a light. Next, swirl the wine a little and place

your nose in the glass. Inhale and gather the unique smells that

each wine will produce. Take a sip and let the wine linger in your

mouth for a moment. Now comes the fun part: finding the many

unique aromas and flavors with each sip. Do you taste something

different than what the tasting notes say? Try again and see if you

can pick up an additional note. If you don’t care for one of the

wines, it is very much acceptable to pour it out into the receptacle

at the table, but hopefully with each taste you are discovering

something new and enjoyable.

tasting tip 04

Concluding the Taste

After you’ve finished your taste, an attendant will ask if you

would like to “revisit” anything (i.e. have another pour of a wine

you previously tried). There is almost always no charge for this

and is helpful if you are debating on whether to purchase a glass

or perhaps a bottle to-go. Most tasting fees are refunded with the

purchase of a bottle, however, some require a minimum spend or

two-bottle purchase. You are not obligated to purchase a bottle

or join a wine club, and paying for just the taste is very much

acceptable. Gratuities for staff are always appreciated, however,

you don’t need to tip on the bottles you purchase to bring home.

With more than a thousand wineries to choose from, you won’t

soon run out of Washington wine in which to explore. Having a

few quality bottles on hand for celebrations and holidays adds a

nice touch to gatherings, and knowing it was produced regionally

adds even more to the celebration.

So, what is your new favorite wine? You won’t know until you

taste it!

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Four Decades bringing the

vineyard

to your

glass

Spokane Valley’s family owned and operated

winery celebrating 40 exceptional years

by JILLIAN CHANDLER

“Forty years.

It is truly mind-boggling to think about what has happened in that time,” reflects Mike

Conway, owner and winemaker of Latah Creek Wine Cellars. “Ellena and I started a

winery—and we’re still enjoying and working at it today. We’ve been blessed with an

amazing daughter Natalie and have been able to watch her excel in school and life, get married, give us two remarkable

grandkids, and for the past 18 years she has been my winemaking partner. We didn’t know enough back then to even have

a dream, but this would have been it.”

Latah Creek Wine Cellars has established itself as a destination winery year-round for both locals and visitors to the Inland

Northwest. Established in 1982, Latah Creek Wine Cellars, Washington state’s 35th winery (there are now more than 1,000

across the state), has been pouring excellence into each glass with their affordable, award-winning wines. Joined by their

daughter Natalie Barnes, they are continuing that mission four decades later.

“It’s hard for me to imagine the 40-year mark, since I am only 39 myself,” smiles Natalie. “I grew up in these walls, climbing

stacks of wine in the warehouse playing with Barbie dolls, bottling the wine in the summers with my high school and college

friends. I can’t imagine my life without the winery in it.”

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At Latah Creek, sip wines while visiting with friends and neighbors in

the stunning tasting room and gift shop, Ellena’s vision—the perfect

gathering place to relax and taste; a space where people can mingle and

make friends among fellow wine tasters, while feeling at home. Nearly 20

wines are available for tasting by the glass or bottle, or enjoy six tastes

of your choice for just $10! New releases include their 2021 Pinot Gris,

with its delightful tropical fruit flavors and aromas, and a vividly crisp and

refreshing finish; and the 2021 Orange Moscato, utilizing Orange Muscat

grapes to produce a slightly effervescent wine full of orange blossom,

honey and creamsicle flavors.

Summertime at the winery is truly an experience worth discovering, with

the liveliness of the out-of-town visitors who come in to taste a variety of

wines and search out their favorite. In addition, this is the time of the year

where Mike and Natalie make their blends, whether it is Mike’s Reserve

Red blend, Huckleberry d’Latah blend, or their newest white blend (A

Toast to Best Friends). They then bottle all of their wines by the end of

August to prepare for the upcoming harvest.

“Consequently, as we are a working winery, all this wine work is done

in the same location as our tasting room, giving the winery the most

delicious smells!” affirms Natalie. “Every time a wine is handled, some of

those aromas are released. I love arriving in the morning and smelling all

the good smells from the day before, ready for another day.”

Be sure to join Natalie, Mike and Ellena as they celebrate Latah Creek’s

40th anniversary in July! This annual party features tastings with food

pairings, specials and more!

“As I take a look around and really think about it, I realize how amazing

my parents are,” Natalie gleams. “My dad has produced wine so delicious

that 40 years later we are still here making the same wine for a wonderfully

loyal community, while my mom has worked hard to keep the winery

afloat financially through ups and downs in the industry, the economy, and

Covid, all while turning our tasting room into a one-of-a-kind gift shop.

“Their tenacity and dedication to staying true to their vision, no matter

what other wineries are doing, is an inspiration for me. I can only hope

that I can be half as amazing as they are and continue my parents’ legacy.”

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How To Make Traveling this

Season Stylish and Stress-Free

by TAYLOR SHILLAM

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Are there travel plans on your horizon? While taking a

vacation feels like a breath of fresh air when you finally arrive

at your destination, the preparation that is required before

you arrive may feel like a more daunting task.

Whether you’re exploring a new city, venturing to a tropical or poolside

destination, traveling for work or for play, considering a few seasonal

travel essentials and packing tips could make all the difference in keeping

your vacation stress-free (and your style on par)!

A few simple packing tips can make all the difference in maximizing

your suitcase space with the right focus, the use of versatile pieces and

transformative accessories.

Here’s how to keep your vacation style at its best this season (with

minimal stress):

KNOW YOUR STYLE

Before you get started, it’s important to be familiar with your unique

style: what your go-to looks are, the type of outfits you feel best in, and

which pieces are more likely to stay unused at the bottom of your suitcase.

Packing a statement outfit or out-of-the-norm pieces are absolutely

encouraged—but only if they don’t end up as wasted luggage space!

Once you feel confident in your style and the type of outfits you want to

bring on vacation, packing will be even easier.

CHOOSE MULTI-PURPOSE PIECES

To get a wide selection of outfits with just a few pieces of clothing, choose

versatile items that are easily mixed and matched. Consider your favorite

go-to basic pieces, like linen tunics, knit maxi dresses, and jumpsuits, and

neutral layering pieces like matching sets, tees and cardigans.

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Save Room for

the “It” Piece

While most of your packing list may be directed at saving room,

staying light, and enhancing variety, for most vacations you’ll likely

want to save room in your suitcase for that one piece that makes you

feel or look your best. This is especially true for vacations that include

a big event—a wedding, a reunion, a major dinner, or whatever it may

be! You may only wear your “it” outfit to a single occasion throughout

your trip, but if it’s likely you’ll feel (and look) extra amazing, that

piece is worth bringing.

Jumpsuits and maxi dresses are perfect picks for long trips because they are easily dressed up or down, comfortable enough

to wear throughout the day, and versatile enough to dress up for an evening out with the right shoes and accessories.

Versatile clothing essentials include a white button-up shirt that can be worn loose, knotted, or tucked as a perfect layering

piece, especially for the beach or the pool. Add to your suitcase some solid-colored tees or tanks, neutral-toned bodysuits,

and some denim, and you have the perfect bases for layering and combining endless outfit opportunities.

START WITH NEUTRAL TONES

Creating a packing list is a great way to get started, but so is crafting a color palette. Start with neutral tones and build from

there to choose complementary statement pieces, prints and patterns (like a classic stripe or animal print) that allow you

to diversify your look while being able to constantly mix and match throughout your trip.

ACCESSORIZE, ACCESSORIZE, ACCESSORIZE

Don’t leave accessories behind! Stylish accessories may be lightweight, but they can do the heavy lifting to amplify your

look by adding diversity to any outfit. Add a pop of color to your neutral basics with a selection of accessories like

scarves, jewelry, hair clips and bright statement bags. Statement necklaces can easily take an outfit from day to night, while

bracelets and earrings can add dimension at any time of day.

Designate a spot in your suitcase for accessories, or keep them in their own pouch so you have them all in one place to

easily pick from throughout your trip. They won’t take up much room but can add a lot of versatility to your vacation style.

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GO FOR LIGHTWEIGHT FABRICS

Fabrics may not be the most obvious determining factor

for your vacation outfit choices, but a few select fabrics can

make all the difference in effectiveness and length of wear

for each outfit.

Planning to do a lot of walking? Choose sweat-wicking

pieces wherever you can, even pulling from athleisure

brands to stay stylish without sweating through your

daytime look. Traveling somewhere to soak up some heat?

Choose sheer or mesh tops—they’re easily layered over a

bathing suit or tank, and lightweight enough to throw a few

into your suitcase.

Fabrics that are most often well-tolerated in the warmer

months include cotton, silk and linen. Consider these

fabrics, especially when planning your tops—cotton

tees and silk tanks or dresses are just a few versatile

vacation essentials.

PACK YOUR (LIGHT) BAGS

Leave your bigger purses at home, and opt for a slim crossbody

bag, clutch purse or envelope bag on vacation—ultralight,

handheld pouches designed to simply carry the

essentials. Compared to a heavier handbag, these options

are light enough to pack more than one and still save

luggage space.

PLAN FOR POOLSIDE STYLE

PRO TIP

Once you feel confident in your

style and the type of outfits you want

to bring on vacation, packing will be

even easier.

Hitting the water on your vacation? Don’t forget your

swimsuit, of course. And because these will be some of the

smallest pieces of your vacation wardrobe, it’s easy to pack

a few! Bathing suits are easy statement-makers; pack two or

three that you can mix and match, including a more neutral

option and a fun printed suit.

Plan this portion of packing ahead of time so you can make

sure the suits fit well and are in good condition. Take this

time to also plan and match your cover-up outfit, especially

if you’re planning to spend plenty of time poolside.

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DON’T SKIP THE TRAVEL-SIZED OUTFIT SAVERS

It may happen that you’ll need some outfit maintenance on the go. Plan ahead with travel-size essentials that can elevate (or save) your look in a pinch,

including Shout pens for small stains, and Downy Wrinkle Release spray for those items that become creased after hours spent rolled up in a suitcase.

CAREFULLY CHOOSE YOUR SHOES

Because shoes are likely the bulkiest item on your packing list, they must be chosen accordingly. For warmer vacation destinations, a light, comfortable

sandal that works for all-day wear is key. Choose a nude, tan or black tone that can easily match your selected outfits! If you’re planning to dress up

or go out while on your trip, add your dressier shoe choice next—think a neutral-toned heel or wedge sandal that is suitable for bouts of walking.

WARM-WEATHER STYLE, WHEREVER YOU GO

With light fabrics and loose layers being essential (and easily dressed up) in the seasonal heat, smart packing should allow you to bring plenty of stylish

options on your next vacation. Focus on packing versatile pieces that are true to your style while remaining light, comfortable, and easy to wear in

multiple ways. Be sure to bring a few neutral-toned essentials, then bring ample accessories that can accentuate or dress up your base outfits. Bring

low-maintenance footwear, a slim, stylish bag (or two), and don’t forget your travel-size cosmetics!

This season, allow packing with intention to release some of the stress that comes with travel prep. By implementing a few simple tips, traveling in

style can feel just as breezy as your vacation.

Focus on packing versatile pieces that are true to your style while

remaining light, comfortable, and easy to wear in multiple ways.

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discover

grenada …

The Spice Island

Grenada is one of the jewels of the Caribbean. This lovely

island is known for its aromatic spices and produces nearly

20 percent of the world’s nutmeg. It is also known for its

organic chocolate. If you love to dive or snorkel, Grenada

is the place for you, with over 30 dive sites including the

largest shipwreck in the Caribbean, the Bianca C., and

the world’s first underwater sculpture park. The natural

beauty of Grenada shines on its white sandy beaches and

breathtaking waterfalls. Grenada has stunning national

parks with lush rainforests and pristine marine areas with

lagoons and mangrove swamps. It is a very diverse habitat,

and bird watchers will love the brilliantly colored scarlet

ibis and the variety of herons. You can enjoy an active

vacation or just relax on the beach at a luxury resort.

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STAY

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If you are taking a couple’s getaway, Sandals Grenada is the place to stay. This luxury resort consistently

receives excellent reviews with many repeat visitors. It is just a short drive from the airport in St. George’s

but feels like a world away when you step onto this beautifully landscaped retreat. Everything is included—

even scuba diving. If you are a diver, you will appreciate the Sandals Dive Center with PADI-certified staff

and Newton Dive Boats to take you to the incredible dive sites around Grenada. With this being an allinclusive

resort, you may find it hard to leave, but with its location it is easy to get into town to explore and

experience the local culture.

The Mount Cinnamon Resort and Beach Club is nestled among lush landscaping on a hill overlooking

the renowned Grande Anse Beach. This lovely boutique hotel welcomes families with children of all ages.

During peak season, the resort offers a Montessori Kids Club. You’ll find 37 suites and villas, most with a

sitting room and full kitchen. The resort has an exclusive Beach Club with non-motorized water sports.

You will also find two restaurants and a holistic spa on-site. It has all the amenities of a luxury resort while

still having a local feel to it. The staff at Mount Cinnamon are known for their friendliness and hospitality.

DO

Head up to Richmond Hill to walk through Fort Frederick and Fort Matthew, which are adjacent to each

other. Fort Frederick has more than 250 years of history, and it is the best-preserved European fortress on

the island. The views are stunning from this perch where, looking toward the south, you can see St. George’s

and Carenage, the horseshoe-shaped inner harbor. Looking to the north you will see mountain ridges and

lush vegetation with quaint homes tucked into the mountainsides. Fort Matthew is the largest fort on the

island and, at one time, served as an insane asylum.

To enjoy the beautiful natural environment of Grenada, take time to visit a national park. Levera National

Park is a coastal park with white sand beaches, lagoons, and the largest mangrove swamps in Grenada. Take

a hike on the trail that loops around a 23-acre pond. During the summer months, book a nighttime tour

to watch endangered leatherback sea turtle hatchlings work their way to the ocean. Grand Etang National

Park is in the central portion of Grenada. The entire park is a pristine tropical rainforest with gushing

waterfalls, Grand Etang Lake, and Mt. Qua Qua. This is the place to go if you like to hike. The hike to the top

of Mt. Qua Qua is family friendly and worth the effort for the epic views of Grand Etang Lake, St. George’s

and the coast of Grenada.


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On an island known as the "Spice Island," agri-tourism is

a must. The Belmont Estate is an authentic 17th century

plantation that is about an hour outside of St. George’s in St.

Patrick. The plantation is fully functional and allows guests

to visit, participate and learn where their food comes from.

Tours include visits to the organic farm and cocoa processing

facilities. You can stroll through the lush gardens and enjoy

the lovely surroundings. Learn about traditional rural life by

visiting the goat dairy farm. Tourist amenities include a gift

shop, café, a local craft market, and children will enjoy the

petting farm.

Don’t miss the Molinere Underwater Sculpture Park. There

are more than 75 works in Jason deCaires Taylor’s first

underwater sculpture park. It is the first one in the world and

is widely acclaimed. National Geographic named it one of

the 25 Wonders of the World. Created from concrete, rebar,

and a variety of media, the sculptures are perfectly created

for marine life to develop on. Over time, the artworks have

formed an artificial reef which attracts divers, snorkelers,

and riders on glass bottom boats, from all over the world. It

is a truly unique experience.

EAT

Sandals Grenada has a variety of great restaurants including

Butch’s Chophouse, which gets high reviews. But to really

take in the flavor of Grenada, you need to escape the resort.

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YEAR-ROUND ENJOYMENT

Experience our hot springs pools, cave and Spirit Water Spa. Savour culinary

specialties created by Executive Chef Cory Chapman at the Ktunaxa Grill.

ainsworthhotsprings.com

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A great way to experience a variety of local favorites is

to take a Savor the Spice Tour. You will head out on foot

to discover Grenada’s culinary secrets by visiting hidden

gems you won’t find in the guidebooks. The tour features

eight bites and sips. During your walk you will discover

Grenada’s history and culture, and its impact on local

cuisine. You’ll also learn about the island’s spices.

Brian Benjamin, known as Chef BB, was born in Grenada

and serves up delicious local dishes at BB’s Crabback

Caribbean Restaurant overlooking St. George’s Harbor.

BB is famed for two dishes: his Crabback, which is so

good he named the restaurant for it, and his Signature

Curried Goat. The Crabback, a local dish, is like a crab

Swiss. BB sautés fresh local crabmeat and mixes it with a

cheesy white wine cream sauce and herbs, then serves it

in a crab shell. Divine! Produce for the restaurant comes

from his family garden, and many of his dishes are named

after his children and other family members. Well worth

a stop, with many visitors eating here more than once

during their stay.

La Plywood is the epitome of a Caribbean beach bar.

It sits right on the beach and has a tropical feel with its

turquoise-colored walls. It is located at Morne Rouge

Beach—or, as the locals call it, BBC. This darling bar is

famed for its Blue Light Gin on tap, which is made locally.

The friendly staff also serve up a limited menu of fish

sandwiches, fish tacos, smash burgers (a double patty

cheesy delight) and Grenadian fries. This is the casual

type of place you can come right out of the water and plop

down on the wooden deck to enjoy a cocktail. Sunsets are

legendary, and La Plywood is hugely popular with both

locals and tourists.

So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to pack your bags

and plan a trip to explore Grenada, the Spice Island.

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208.443.2432 elkinsresort.com 404 Elkins Rd., Nordman, ID

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fish sighting calendar

POSSIBLE SIGHTINGS

MOST LIKELY SIGHTINGS

JAN

FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC

HAWKSBILL TURTLE

EAGLE RAY

COMMON DOLPHIN

WHITETIP REEF SHARK

HUMPBACK WHALE

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The specifics.

Grenada - PureGrenada.com

STAY

Sandals Grenada - Sandals.com/sandals-grenada

Mount Cinnamon Resort and Beach Club - MountCinnamonGrenadaHotel.com

DO

Fort Frederick and Fort Matthew - PureGrenada.com/attractions

Levera National Park - Destination360.com/caribbean/grenada/levera-national-park

Grand Etang National Park - Destination360.com/caribbean/grenada/grand-etang-national-park

Belmont Estate - BelmontEstate.net

Molinere Underwater Sculpture Park - UnderwaterSculpture.com/projects/molinere-underwater-sculpture-park

EAT

Savor the Spice Tour - GrenadaCulinaryTour.com

BB’s Crabback Caribbean Restaurant - BBsCrabbackRestaurant.com/i_about_us.html

La Plywood Beach Bar Café - Facebook.com/LaPlywood

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SIMPLE RECIPES FOR

THE SEASON

TOMATO

BURRATA SALAD

INGREDIENTS

1 cup baby arugula

1 cup baby spinach

3 tbsp. olive oil

2 heirloom tomatoes

1 8-oz. burrata ball

fresh basil leaves for topping

balsamic glaze for topping

kosher salt and freshly ground

black pepper to taste

METHOD

1. Prepare tomatoes by slicing into quartered wedges.

2. Prepare greens by washing and rinsing.

3. Place the greens on the plate with your

prepped tomatoes.

4. Toss with olive oil, salt and pepper.

5. Drain the water from the burrata ball and place on

the plate.

6. Drizzle a little more olive oil over the top and finish off

with balsamic drizzle and torn basil pieces. Crack some

more black pepper over the top if desired.

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ATERMELON

OUR

INGREDIENTS

1 oz. (30 ml.) Master of Mixes Watermelon Daiquiri/Margarita Mixer

2 oz. (60 ml.) Master of Mixes Sweet n’ Sour Mixer

1.5 oz. (45 ml.) vodka

Suggested Garnish: Fresh watermelon

wedge, mint

METHOD

1. Combine ingredients in a mixing glass filled

with ice. Give it a quick but thorough shake.

2. Strain into fresh glass with ice.

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Pork Carnitas TACOS

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INGREDIENTS

3-4 lbs. pork shoulder

2 tbsp. olive oil

1 large onion, quartered

3 cloves of garlic

2 large navel oranges

1 lime

1 cup chicken broth

1 tbsp. chili powder

1 tsp. cumin

1 tsp. oregano

1 bay leaf

salt and pepper to taste

METHOD

Toppings Bar

1. Cut the pork shoulder into large chunks (about 3 in.). Season with salt and pepper. Heat a large pan and add olive oil. Brown

the pork in small batches.

2. Using a vegetable peeler, peel 4 to 5 strips of rind off the oranges and 3 strips off the lime. Juice the oranges and lime.

3. Place pork, citrus juices, peels and spices in a slow cooker with chicken broth and onion.

4. Cook on high for 4 to 5 hours or low for 8 hours, until the pork is fork tender. Discard bay leaf.

5. Turn the oven on to broil. Pull the pork into large chunks and place in a single layer on a large cooking sheet. Spoon a little

bit of juice on top. Broil 4 to 5 minutes or until crisp. Stir and add a little bit more broth. Broil an additional 5 minutes.

6. Spoon juices from the slow cooker over the pork.

7. Serve in corn tortillas with your favorite toppings.

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INGREDIENTS

1 peach per person

canola or grapeseed oil (neutral oil) for brushing the peaches

honey for drizzling

vanilla ice cream

1 sleeve of graham crackers, crumbled

method

1. Heat the grill to medium heat, approximately 375˚F.

2. Cut your peaches in half and pit them.

3. Brush the cut halves with oil, then set them cut side down on the grill.

4. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, until grill marks appear, and then flip and grill

the other side for another 3 to 4 minutes, until the peaches are warm and soft.

5. Remove from grill and drizzle with honey.

6. Top peaches off with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and some graham

cracker crumbles.

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SIZZLE

Eats and Drinks

LOCATION GUIDE

Spokane, Spokane Valley & Liberty Lake

Coeur d’Alene & Hayden

Post Falls & Rathdrum

Sandpoint & Ponderay

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SPOKANE,

SPOKANE VALLEY

& LIBERTY LAKE

1898 PUBLIC HOUSE

Classic foods with a fresh twist using the finest

ingredients is what guests will be treated to at 1898

Public House. Located at Kalispel Golf and Country

Club in Spokane, dining at 1898 Public House is an

exciting culinary tour for your palate. From handpressed

gourmet burgers and house-cured bacon to

house-made rolls and charcuterie, signature comfort

food dishes and unique combinations are designed

for the more adventurous foodie. In addition,

1898 grows their own herbs and locally sources

their ingredients. They invite you to eat and drink

inspired at 1898. Serving lunch and dinner daily,

they are open starting at 11am Monday through

Friday, and 9am Saturday and Sunday for brunch.

Spokane $-$$$

2010 W. Waikiki Rd.

509.466.2121 | 1898PublicHouse.com

ARBOR CREST WINE CELLARS

Located at the historic Cliff House Estate in Spokane,

Arbor Crest Wine Cellars offers award-winning

wines, delightful events, stunning views, and parklike

grounds that dazzle—no matter the season. Stop

by to enjoy wines by the flight, glass or bottle; tasting

and tour experiences; seasonal specials and their

handcrafted lunch experience. Guests must be 21

years or older.

Spokane $$-$$$

4705 N. Fruit Hill Rd.

509.927.9463 | ArborCrest.com

BABA RESTAURANT

At Baba, guests will be treated to comfort food

with Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Asian

influences. Using techniques and spices from

around the world, paired with local, seasonal

ingredients, menu items promise to showcase new

and exciting flavors. From Roasted Eggplant and

Kofta Skewers to the Shakshuka (Red Pepper Stew)

and Lamb Shank Tagine, and desserts like the

Honey-Walnut Baklava, Baba has quickly made a

name for being a favorite dining experience. Open

daily for brunch, happy hour and dinner.

Spokane $$-$$$

1242 W. Summit Pkwy

509.443.4410 | BabaSpokane.com

COCHINITO TAQUERIA

Guests will be treated to fresh and delicious

cuisine created using fine-dining techniques paired

with locally and responsibly sourced seasonal

ingredients—served in a casual atmosphere along

with craft cocktails, thoughtfully selected cervezas

and spirits. From the fresh-made tortilla chips,

chicharrones and ceviche, to a variety of tacos (like

the Heritage Duroc Pork Cheek Carnitas, Masa

Fried Calamari, 20-Hour Carne Asada, and Fried

Maitake Mushroom) served on fresh house-made

corn tortillas, guests are in for a treat! Don't forget

to order a side of beans, cumin and tomato rice,

pickled vegetables or guacamole. Open 9:30am to

9pm Monday through Saturday; closed Sunday.

Takeout is available, and you can order online.

Spokane $-$$

10 N. Post St.

509.474.9618 | CochinitoTaqueria.com

DOUGHLICIOUS BAKERY

Making the world a “breader” place, Doughlicious

Bakery provides its delicious fresh baked breads,

pastries and desserts to all Eat Good Group’s

restaurant locations, with retail baked goods

available at Eat Good Café in Liberty Lake and

Yards Bruncheon in Kendall Yards. Products are

baked using locally grown grains while honoring

classic techniques with hints of modern flair.

Liberty Lake $-$$

24001 E. Mission Ave., Ste. 190

509.210.0880 | EatGoodGroup.com

DRY FLY DISTILLING

You can find Dry Fly at its new downtown Spokane

location on Riverside Avenue, just blocks from

the Spokane River! Since 2007, Dry Fly Distilling

has been producing high-quality, award-winning

vodka, gin and whiskey, and more recently has

added canned craft cocktails to the list—with

new flavors coming in 2022. The first distillery

in Washington state, the owners are committed

to being 100 percent farm to bottle, supporting

local farmers in the process. They invite you to

stop by their new 24,000-square-foot location,

which features the distillery, tasting room, 70-

seat restaurant with a state-of-the-art kitchen and

bar, event space and gift shop. The menu offers

shareables, salads, naan flatbreads and handhelds

(burgers and sandwiches). Dry Fly is proud to offer

some of the finest craft cocktails in the region and

offers retail bottle sales as well. For current hours,

be sure to visit their website.

Spokane $$-$$$

1021 W. Riverside Ave.

509.489.2112 | DryFlyDistilling.com

THE ELK PUBLIC HOUSE

Spokane’s not-so-secret neighborhood restaurant

located in the heart of Historic Browne’s Addition,

The Elk Public House has been serving the

community for more than two decades. On the

menu, you’ll find a great selection of fresh salads,

soups, sandwiches and pastas, all made from

scratch. They also offer a large selection of brews,

wine by the glass and bottle, and original cocktails.

Enjoy it all in the comfortable pub-style atmosphere.

Open daily for lunch and dinner from 11am to late

night, check out their website to view their menu

and current specials. The Elk Public House patio

is an ideal location for outdoor dining during the

warmer months to just sit back, relax and enjoy a

delicious meal and cold brew.

Spokane $-$$

1931 W. Pacific Ave.

509.363.1973 | WeDontHaveOne.com

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FRANÇAISE

Bonjour Française! Eat Good Group has added another fabulous restaurant to their family of

restaurants. Française, housed in the former Casper Fry building, has opened its doors just in

time for summer, featuring Chef Adam Hegsted’s take on modern French cuisine. This Frenchstyle

neighborhood bistro, located in the Perry District, is open 3 to 10pm every day.

Spokane $$-$$$

928 S. Perry St.

509.315.4153 | FrancaiseSpokane.com

GILDED UNICORN

Gilded Unicorn is a modern-American classic restaurant featuring handcrafted food and

drinks. Located in the historic Montvale Hotel in downtown Spokane, the restaurant showcases

local, seasonal ingredients from the Northwest and beyond created into new-fashioned flavors

that hit you in the soul. The food is created from nostalgic comfort foods everyone has enjoyed

but with a twist. Open daily for happy hour, dinner, drinks and dessert; starting at 4pm Sunday

through Thursday, 3pm Friday and Saturday. Dine-in, takeout and delivery are available. They

invite you to imbibe the magic!

Spokane $-$$

110 S. Monroe St.

509.309.3698 | GildedUnicorn.com

LE CATERING CO.

Locally owned and operated by Chef Adam Hegsted as part

of 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, which

are highlighted 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.

Spokane Valley $-$$$

2426 N. Discovery Pl.

509.720.5412 | LeCatering.co

INCREDIBURGER & EGGS

Incrediburger & Eggs offers incredibly unique upscale burgers and a variety of inspired

egg concoctions. This upper fast-casual dining experience features a variety of burgers, egg

sandwiches, breakfast bowls, fries and more. All sauces, relishes, pickles and kimchi are made in

house, with produce locally sourced as much as possible. Choose to dine in, take out or have your

meal delivered. Open 9am to 8pm Sunday through Thursday, 9am to 9pm Friday and Saturday.

Spokane $-$$

909 W. 1st Ave., Ste. A

509.443.4215 | IncrediburgerandEggs.com

MASSELOW’S STEAKHOUSE

Fine dining at its best! It’s time to take a culinary journey. Open

for dinner Wednesday through Sunday, Masselow’s Steakhouse at

Northern Quest Resort & Casino features an impressive variety of

prime-grade Midwestern steaks, fresh seafood and an expansive

wine selection. Much like their wine list, all ingredients are

personally sought, sourced and tasted to meet the chef ’s highest

standards so that guests get only the best.

Spokane $$$

100 N. Hayford Rd.

509.481.6020 | Masselows.com

LATAH CREEK WINERY AND

GIFT SHOP

With a commitment to delight wine lovers with the best of Washington state while making their

award-winning wines affordable, Latah Creek continues to deliver a unique experience with each

and every bottle. Sample award-winning and reserve wines in their beautifully remodeled tasting

room while browsing through one of the most unique gift shops in the area. The winery is open

9am to 5pm daily. And don’t forget to join their WineClub!

Spokane Valley $-$$$

13030 E. Indiana Ave.

509.926.0164 | LatahCreek.com

MAX AT MIRABEAU

Join MAX at Mirabeau for an unforgettable experience. Located

in Spokane Valley, you’ll be treated to eclectic cuisine, an awardwinning

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-lacarte

brunch featuring multiple benedicts, mimosas, and the area’s

best Bloody Mary Bar! Open daily starting at 6am for breakfast,

lunch, dinner and late-night dining, MAX at Mirabeau has made

a name for itself as Spokane Valley’s premier dining destination

year after year. Seasonal outdoor dining is available.

Spokane Valley $-$$$

1100 N. Sullivan Rd.

509.922.6252 | MAXatMirabeau.com

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PENTAGON BISTRO & MARTINI BAR

Chef Raci Erdem (owner of The White House Grill and The Oval Office Bistro & Martini Bar in Post

Falls) once again brings politics to the table at the Pentagon Bistro & Martini Bar in Liberty Lake.

This neighborhood restaurant provides guests a menu filled with Northwest-inspired fare along

with signature dishes and the popular politically inspired cocktails, paired with a warm and inviting

atmosphere. For all of those Oval Office fans who are missing it while it’s under construction, head to

The Pentagon, where you’ll enjoy a similar menu. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

Liberty Lake $-$$$

1400 N. Meadowwood Ln.

509.891.7790 | WhiteHouseGrill.com

EAST PAN ASIAN CUISINE

Northern Quest's contemporary take on classic

dishes from across Asia, East Pan Asian Cuisine is

open and ready to satisfy diners. With made-inhouse

noodles and a modern, fresh interpretation of

Asian favorites, East is dishing up the area’s best in

authentic pan Asian cuisine. Treat yourself to a tasty

assortment of shareable options and inventive menu

items that draw inspiration from your favorite Asian

Pacific, Japanese, Thai, Chinese, and Korean dishes.

Open 11am daily.

Spokane $-$$

100 N. Hayford Rd.

509.481.2131 | NorthernQuest.com

RIVERBANK TAPHOUSE

You’re invited to take a seat at Northern Quest Resort & Casino's exciting venue, Riverbank Taphouse.

Offering 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, guests are sure to be delighted. To add to

the experience, Riverbank team members are Cicerone Certified Beer Servers. The taphouse is currently

operating as a top-tier venue, catering exclusively to Northern Quest’s Titanium, Elite and VIP Camas

Club members.

Spokane $-$$

100 N. Hayford Rd.

509.481.2418 | NorthernQuest.com

VERSALIA PIZZA

Enjoy delicious gourmet ultra-thin artisan-crust

pizzas, made from dough that is prepared in-house

daily, topped with the freshest and highest quality

natural ingredients, as well as savory apps and salads,

with to-go items available. Pair your meal with a

tasty cocktail, beer or wine. Now with two locations:

Spokane’s Kendall Yards and Liberty Lake's River

District next to Orchard Park.

Spokane & Liberty Lake $-$$

1333 W. Summit Pkwy. | 509.389.0029

20760 E. Indiana Ave. | 509.290.5277

VersaliaPizza.com

THE TWO SEVEN PUBLIC HOUSE

At Two Seven in Spokane, you will find a menu featuring fresh salads like the Southwestern Taco or

Greek Chickpea; burgers, wraps and sandwiches (think Cuban Pork, Philly Cheese Steak, and Buffalo

Chicken); and house specialties including 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 for lunch

and dinner 11am daily until late night.

Spokane $-$$

2727 S. Mount Vernon St., Ste. 5

509.473.9766 | WeDontHaveOne.com

THE YARDS BRUNCHEON

Serving breakfast all day long! Open daily 8am to

4pm, The Yards Bruncheon in Spokane’s Kendall

Yards, offers an inventive menu featuring comfort

food from around the world while utilizing local

farms and producers, and their passion for good

ingredients shines through every dish they serve.

Here you will find the ordinary made extraordinary,

from their Chicken n' Waffles to the Breakfast

Poutine and Pork Belly Cubano, along with a variety

of "Savory & Eggs" breakfasts. Pair your meal with

some of the best coffees and teas from around

the world.

Spokane $-$$

1248 W. Summit Pkwy

509.290.5952 | TheYardsBruncheon.com

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COEUR D’ALENE

& HAYDEN

ANGELO’S RISTORANTÉ

Angelo’s is the local favorite with a taste of homemade,

authentic Italian cuisine! Join them for a fresh,

organic, hand-crafted menu of veal, steak, chicken,

seafood, pasta and gluten-free offerings, an extensive

wine selection and warm romantic décor. Open for

dinner Tuesday through Saturday starting at 4pm.

Chef Angelo can also cater events both big and small.

HONEY EATERY &

SOCIAL CLUB

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, you will find

a beautifully crafted menu that offers American

and Northwest-inspired cuisine, featuring modern

comfort foods created using classic techniques,

paired with a full bar offering beer, wine and craft

cocktails. Guests can choose to dine in, take their

order to go or have it delivered. Honey is open seven

days a week from 8:30am to 8:30pm; Social Club

hours are 7 to 11pm Thursday through Saturday.

Coeur d’Alene $-$$$

317 Sherman Ave.

208.930.1514 | HoneyEateryandSocialClub.com

Coeur d’Alene $$-$$$

846 N. Fourth St.

208.765.2850 | AngelosRistorante.net

THE BLUEBIRD -

A MIDTOWN EATERY

At this eclectic Northwest bistro in Coeur d’Alene’s

midtown, high-quality ingredients and locally

sourced products are used in every dish. The menu is

unique, enticing and delicious, from the Cougar Gold

Mac-n-Cheese and Banh Mi to the Katsu Burger and

Bluebird Patty Melt. Open for lunch and dinner, be

sure to visit their website for current hours.

Coeur d’Alene $$

816 N. Fourth St.

208.665.3777 | MidtownBluebird.com

THE CULINARY STONE

Discover a one-of-a-kind experience at The Culinary

Stone, located in the Riverstone Neighborhood in

Coeur d’Alene. Open daily, they invite you to stop

by to savor foods from the Café and Deli; discover

specialty foods from around the world and the region;

enjoy wine tastings onsite; partake in a cooking class

in the demo kitchen, taught by one of their chefs; and

shop the beautiful selection of culinary items, perfect

for outfitting your kitchen. Special events are also held

throughout the year.

Coeur d’Alene $-$$

2129 N. Main St.

208.277.4116 | CulinaryStone.com

MONARCH RAMEN +

NOODLE HOUSE

Monarch Ramen + Noodle House in Coeur

d'Alene’s midtown specializes in ramen and noodle

dishes, as well as a variety of small-plate options,

Buddha bowls and poke bowls. Here guests will be

treated to incredible cuisine paired with great brews

and service. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are

available. Be sure to visit their website for current

hours and menu. Online ordering is available.

Coeur d’Alene $$

1401 N. Fourth St.

208.966.4230 | MonarchNoodles.com

PILGRIM’S MARKET

Locally owned and operated since opening in

1999, Pilgrim’s Market is the Inland Northwest’s

hotspot for the finest natural and organic foods,

local products, health education and more. For

the health-seeking “green” consumer wanting to

support local food growers and retailers, Pilgrim’s

is a homegrown, locally owned alternative to

massive foreign-owned national chains. Pilgrim’s

25,000-square-foot store offers everything from

organic produce to gourmet cheese, beer and

wine, bulk foods, bakery, meat, deli, supplements,

gift and floral, and an education and event center.

There is also an urban farm on location. Located

just minutes off I-90, Pilgrim’s is a frequent

destination for locals and a must see for the

health-conscious traveler.

Coeur d’Alene $-$$

1316 N. Fourth St.

208.676.9730 | PilgrimsMarket.com

FISHERMAN’S MARKET

AND GRILL

Shop the freshest in fish and seafood at the full-service

market, while the grill offers everything from fish and

chips, specialty tartars, fish tacos, salads, steamers,

catfish, oyster po’ boys and more. And new to the

menu are their vibrant poke bowls, including the

option to build your own—a must try! The perfect

stop for lunch or dinner, be sure to complement your

meal with beer, wine or sake.

Coeur d’Alene $-$$

215 W. Kathleen Ave. Ste. A

208.664.4800

MOON TIME

Established in 1996, Moon Time quickly became a favorite among locals and tourists alike. Open daily and

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. You’re

invited to take a seat for lunch, dinner and late-night dining daily starting at 11am. For more information,

including menu and specials, visit their website.

Coeur d’Alene $-$$

1602 E. Sherman Ave., Ste. 116

208.667.2331 | WeDontHaveOne.com

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THE PORCH PUBLIC HOUSE

A beautiful golf-course view without the cost of joining the country club makes

The Porch an ideal setting for a delicious meal any time of year. They offer a

full menu of sandwiches, salads, soups and specialties prepared from scratch

without the high price of fine dining, and the region’s finest cocktails, microbrews

and wines to accompany your meal. Feel at home in the comfortable pub-style

dining room or the fantastic outdoor dining area 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

A longtime Coeur d’Alene favorite, take a seat at Syringa, located on the corner

of Fourth Street and Spruce Avenue in midtown. Using organic produce, choice

meats and wild seafood whenever available (and no MSG), enjoy sushi, Japanese

entrées, salads and soups. Syringa hits the spot for a cozy lunch or dinner, the

perfect place to unwind and cool down during the warmer months. Visit their

website for current hours and menu.

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 in downtown Coeur d’Alene. Try the

ribs (pork or bison) that are smoked in-house, and choose from a variety of burgers made

from freshly ground top sirloin and topped with decadent eats such as smoked pulled pork,

hand-battered onion rings or fresh jalapeños. And … find 32 beers on tap! Come hungry, stay

late, eat well. They also offer delivery in Coeur d’Alene. In addition to its Coeur d’Alene and

Ponderay locations, Sweet Lou’s now has a third location in Athol (6915 East Athol Crossing

Road) and is open 11am to 10pm daily.

Coeur d’Alene $-$$

601 E. Front Ave., Ste. 101

208.667.1170 | SweetLousIdaho.com

VICINO PIZZA

Opened in October 2020 in Coeur d’Alene’s Rivertsone Neighborhood, this Neapolitan-style

wood-fired pizzeria offers a creative and delicious selection of pizzas; small plates like housemade

meatballs, fried calamari and focaccia; and an assortment of house-made salads and

desserts. Complete your meal with a glass of wine from the beautiful wine list or a cold craft brew.

Open daily for lunch and dinner for dine-in or takeout, with seasonal outside dining available.

Coeur d’Alene $$-$$$

2385 N. Old Mill Loop

208.758.7997 | VicinoPizza.com

VINE & OLIVE EATERY AND WINE BAR

Located in Coeur d’Alene’s Riverstone Neighborhood, guests will

be treated to the extraordinary, with a menu comprised of Europeaninspired

small plates using simple, seasonal ingredients for simply

good food served with soul, executed with Northwest flair. Make a

selection from the full wine bar, which serves thoughtful wines by

the glass and eight local brews on tap, to complement your meal.

For reservations, call or reserve your table online.

Coeur d’Alene $$-$$$

2037 N. Main St.

208.758.7770 | VineandOliveCdA.com

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POST FALLS

& RATHDRUM

THE OVAL OFFICE BISTRO & MARTINI BAR

Currently closed but will reopen by early 2023! While The Oval Office’s new

restaurant space is under construction, be sure to visit its sister restaurant in Liberty

Lake, The Pentagon Bistro & Martini Bar (1400 North Meadowwood Lane). Here

guests will be treated to the same Northwest-inspired flavors and similar menu, as

well as those fabulous politically inspired martinis.

Post Falls $-$$$

620 N. Spokane St.

208.777.2102 | WhiteHouseGrill.com

WESTWOOD BREWING CO.

Incredible beer and fantastic food shine at Westwood Brewing Co. in Rathdrum.

Housed in a historic late-1800s building, this full-service brewpub serves craft

beers from the Pacific Northwest, domestics, wine and cocktails paired with

delicious and artfully crafted pub food. They invite you to dine with them for lunch

and dinner seven days a week starting at 11am.

Rathdrum $-$$

8162 W. Main St.

208.712.3423 | WestwoodBrewing.com

REPUBLIC KITCHEN + TAPHOUSE

Open for dining and imbibing daily, diners will find a love of American-inspired

craft foods and local brews at Republic Kitchen + Taphouse—which recently went

under a big renovation! Housed in a 1910 Post Falls home on the National Historic

Registry, take in a piece of history while celebrating the foods you love. All beers on

tap are 100 percent local or Northwest brewed; a true "brewery to table" experience.

Choose to dine indoors, or outside on the expansive patio when weather permits.

Open daily 11am to 9pm. Takeout and delivery are also available.

Post Falls $$

120 E. Fourth Ave.

208.457.3610 | Repub.pub

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, where

owner/chef Raci Erdem has created a one-of-a-kind dining destination here in

North Idaho. In addition to the great food, they offer a full bar with 12 beers on

tap, a fine scotch list and seasonal outdoor dining on the patio. Open daily for

lunch and dinner, this is a great spot the entire family will enjoy.

Post Falls $-$$

712 N. Spokane St.

208.777.9672 | WhiteHouseGrill.com

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SANDPOINT &

PONDERAY

LAUGHING DOG BREWING

Fetchingly good beer. Laughing Dog Brewing began as a dream in a small town in North Idaho in 2005. It

has since turned into an insatiable desire to craft quality beers of all flavors. From the Huckleberry Cream

Ale to the Imperial IPA Alpha Dog, enjoy a taste of Laughing Dog. In the most recent news, Laughing Dog

is now part of the Eat Good Group. Take a seat in the taproom noon to 8pm daily.

Ponderay $-$$

805 Schweitzer Plaza Dr.

208.263.9222 | LaughingDogBrewing.com

219 LOUNGE

Sandpoint’s hometown bar for more than 80 years,

you’ll find a friendly atmosphere with folks from all

walks of life at the “Niner.” Find the full-service bar

serving classic cocktails, 20 craft beers on tap and a

unique wine list, with entertainment including pool,

karaoke, live music and more!

Sandpoint $-$$

219 N. 1st Ave.

208.263.5673 | 219.bar

SWEET LOU’S RESTAURANT AND BAR

Enjoy home-style comfort food made with high-quality ingredients at Sweet Lou’s. You’ll be treated to

amazing burgers, beer-battered onion rings, hand-cut top sirloin and more, including the crowd favorite—

Grilled PB&J with locally made huckleberry jam. There is also a full bar featuring more than a dozen draft

beers. And don’t forget … 20 4K TVs are onsite for watching the game! Open daily for lunch, dinner and

drinks from 11am to 10pm, with online ordering available.

Ponderay $-$$

477272 Highway 95

208.263.1381 | SweetLousIdaho.com

JALAPEÑOS

For nearly three decades, Jalapeños has prided itself

on being Sandpoint’s casual neighborhood Mexican

restaurant; the perfect place for families and friends

to gather and enjoy a great meal at wonderful prices

while supporting a longtime locally owned business.

Whether you choose the 7B Nachos or Street Tacos,

Deep Fried Avocado, Beer-Battered Fish Taco,

Spinach Flautas or the Mexican Chalupa (or any of

their other delicious menu items), you can’t go wrong.

Complement your meal with a drink from the full bar.

Sandpoint $-$$

314 N. Second Ave.

208.263.2995 | SandpointJalapenos.com

TRINITY AT CITY BEACH

Located on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille and next to Sandpoint’s famous City Beach, Trinity At City Beach

offers a premier waterfront dining experience serving Modern American cuisine. A seasonal menu of

American cuisine with a modern spin, highlighting fresh seafood and local ingredients, along with Trinity’s

classic dishes, will delight guests of all ages. The food is complemented by a full bar, providing patrons great

cocktails, wine and beer. An extensive menu, impressive drink list and amazing views can all be found at

Trinity at City Beach. Open for lunch and dinner 11am to 9pm Thursday through Monday, reservations are

recommended, though not required.

Sandpoint $$-$$$

58 Bridge St.

208.255.7558 | TrinityAtCityBeach.com

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Map, Photos & Information

Bay Lots

Lot 1 - 4.05 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 1.95 | Waterfront - 275’ | Dock - 1,090 sf.

Lot 2 - 3.09 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 1.50 | Waterfront - 265’ | Dock - 1,140 sf.

Lot 3 - 3.20 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 0.97 | Waterfront - 225’ | Dock - 1,190 sf.

Lot 4 - 3.70 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 1.02 | Waterfront - 228’ | Dock - 1,720 sf.

Lot 5 - 2.26 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 1.05 | Waterfront - 189’ | Dock - 1,590 sf.

Lot 6 - 2.53 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 1.08 | Waterfront - 250’ | Dock - 1,530 sf.

Lot 7 - 3.42 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 1.44 | Waterfront - 345’ | Dock - 1,520 sf.

Lot 8 - 10.93 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 2.55 | Lot 9 - 4.17 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 1.72

Lot 10 - 4.58 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 1.49 | Lot 11 - 2.79 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 1.18

Lot 12 - 2.18 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 0.95 | Lot 13 - 1.97 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 0.96

Lot 14 - 2.49 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 1.28 | Lot 15 - 2.38 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 1.05

Lot 16 - 1.62 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 0.69 | Lot 17 - 2.91 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 1.05

Lot 18 - 4.68 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 1.75 | Lot 19 - 4.76 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 1.86

Lot 20 - 4.61 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 1.95 | Lot 21 - 4.38 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 1.52

Estate Lots

Lot 1 - 62.32 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - ~ | Lot 2 - 11.98 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 3.03

Lot 3 - 12.59 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 3.09 | Lot 4 - 11.47 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 2.42

Lot 5 - 10.65 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 2.57 | Lot 6 - 13.01 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 2.99

Lot 7 - 10.07 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 2.00 | Lot 8 - 12.62 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 4.37

Lot 9 - 12.61 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 3.00 | Lot 10 - 26.33 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 4.18

Lot 11 - 23.69 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 4.18 | Lot 12 - 11.26 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 2.00

Lot 13 - 16.61 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 3.00 | Lot 14 - 23.73 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 4.18

Lot 15 - 12.11 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 3.13 | Lot 16 - 17.19 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 3.13

Paved Roads | Power to Driveway | Private Well with each Lot

Sewer Connection stubbed at Driveway (Bay Lots)

High-speed fiber optic internet stubbed at Driveway

Direct Access to Lake Pend Oreille

Docks / Secondary Lots will have Community Boat Slip

Community Beach (472 Feet of Waterfrontage)

Community Pavilion with Bathrooms, Fire-pits, Event Lawn

Community Area “Family Tree House” (Ask for Details)

Trails with Access to US Government Land

All Lots from 1.7 to 60 Acres (Low Density Development)

B.E. (Ac.) = Building Envelope Acres

Ac. = Acres | sf. = Square Feet

Community Amenity & Boat Dock - 3.1 Acres

Open Space - 15.0 Acres

Master Concept Plan subject to change without notice

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