Being asked to deliver a wedding speech is an honor. It can also be terrifying. Laugh Staff's team of professional writers and comics work one-on-one with novice speechifiers to help them draft and deliver the best soliloquy their reception hall has ever seen, starting with the client’s own heartfelt stories about the new couple. Packages range from a light dose of help, such as simple feedback on an existing speech, to more thorough guidance. These more intensive treatments include revisions, video-chat conferences, and in-depth advice on whether or not to use a ventriloquist’s dummy.
For nearly a century, couples have found a romantic hideaway at the Riverside Hot Springs Inn, quickly earning it the nickname “Honeymoon Hotel.” Founder William Godfrey chose to set the inn’s foundation alongside the Portneuf River in 1914 due to the wealth of hot springs nearby and the curative powers he believed they held. People seemed to agree, and in order to rid themselves of pains and worries, they traveled miles to ease their sore muscles in the hot baths and dispose of overly musical snowmen.
Today, guests continue on with that tradition, dipping in the inn's more modern hot-springs tubs, which reach balmy temperatures of up to 106 degrees. Inside the inn, muted and neutral colors and period accents give the rooms a charming, romantic feel. This decadence extends to the Portneuf Grille & Lounge, formerly a confectionery, where chefs sear USDA steaks and craft eclectic vegetarian entrees. On Thursday, the dining room fills with live music, and on Friday, guests can sample the hotel's signature cioppino as they sip Northwest wines, specialty cocktails, or microbrews.
While the heart of Johnny Carino's menu is rooted in genuine Italian traditions, forward-thinking creativity has birthed what they like to call their signature dishes. Led by executive chef Chris Peitersen, the seasoned kitchen staff blends fresh ingredients along with extra time to create high-quality, spiced Italian preparations. Diners will find entrees such as 16-layer lasagna with made-from-scratch sauce, and pizzas made with home-baked crust. Other signature choices include the spicy shrimp and chicken, baked stuffed mushrooms topped with house lemon basil cream sauce, and tiramisu made from the ground up. Entrees can be paired any selection from Carino's extensive wine list and drink menu.
The PineCone Playhouse is a project of Western Heritage Arts Center, Inc. We provide fantastic live entertainment year round in beautiful West Yellowstone. Each summer and fall we put on three musicals or plays, each with professional casts from around the country.