Spinning mad amounts of dough above one's head is an amusing way to display a coin collection, but it requires superhuman stamina to maintain. Rest your triceps and leave the dough-spinning to the pros with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Italian fare at Valentino’s Pizza, located in Coeur d'Alene. This deal is good for dine-in, carryout, or take-n-bake.
Using wrung-from-the-wild seafood, Skippers serves up made-to-order dishes to fill grumbling stomachs and silence attention-seeking appetites. Start with the creamy clam chowder nestled in a sourdough-bread bowl ($5.99), or opt for the three-piece signature fish and chips ($6.99), bringing together ocean life and potato in a hunger-satisfying harmony usually reserved for peanut jelly and butter. The three-piece cod ($8.25) is hand dipped in tempura for optimum crunching, while the fresh grilled halibut ($13.50) encourages tongue purring. Skippers also features salads, sandwiches, and a menu for kiddies, as well as sides such as hush puppies and shrimp. Enjoy nautical nourishment without having to buy your family’s ancient deep-sea diving helmet back from the iron grasp of the Internet with a meal at Skippers.
Moose Creek Neighborhood Pub & Grill ingratiates itself with diners by serving up American favorites in a relaxed atmosphere where local beers flow freely from the taps. A recent profile by CDAPress.com describes the spacious 4,500-square-foot spot—whose 90 seats are spread across tables, booths, and a bar—as "diverse" and aiming for a friendly neighborhood vibe. Waiters navigate the indoor space, as well as an outdoor patio, with trays of familiar eats including pizzas, seafood, and burgers, which, like the statues at Madame Tussauds, are made of ground chuck and brisket. Augmenting the eats, bartenders mix a slew of spirited beverages, including discounted ones each weekday during happy hour and each Thursday night during Ladies' Night.
The Copa’s hand-crafted menu explodes with down-home cooking from spaghetti and meatballs in red sauce to macaroni noodles submerged in four golden cheeses and truffle oil. The chefs also dip halibut in a microbrew batter and tempura-batter clusters of avocado, cashews, and pepper jack cheese. Pops of color in the dishes, such as red pepper alfredo slathered onto butternut squash raviolis, reflect the vibrant dining room with orange- and yellow-hued walls, blue tablecloths, and a glow from the fireplace that illuminates people roasting chestnuts from nearby couches.
Retro Shot Espresso stocks its caffeine-filling station with creative coffee and drinks served amid 1950s-themed décor. A salty-caramel macchiato ($3 for 16 oz.) can perk up groggy office workers when sipped or splashed into hair, whereas a double buttercup ups the espresso ante by fusing white mocha and peanut butter ($3.25 for 16 oz.). Signature coffee drinks with nostalgia-evoking names include Americano Graffiti and Jitterbug and are made exclusively with organic and fair-trade Avion coffees. Customers nosh on croissant breakfast sandwiches ($2), bagels with cream cheese, and muffins ($1.50) amid the cozy coffee stand setting and vintage wall hangings, depicting a pouty Marilyn Monroe and a triumphant President Eisenhower posing with his beloved whoopee cushion. Each month, the staff holds a nonprofit Sunday to support a different charitable cause.