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.
For spaghetti and meatballs that tug at the heartstrings, VinoRosso creates a warm atmosphere perfect for two. VinoRosso is a fantastic spot to indulge and with no low-fat options, you'll need to save the diet for another day. Rich reds and crisp whites are staples on VinoRosso's extensive wine list. Bring your whole brood to VinoRosso, where families can dig in to tasty and kid-friendly fare together. VinoRosso offers a free wifi hot spot — perfect for surfing the web or getting a little work done. Warm weather brings out VinoRosso's highly coveted patio seating. For those big group gatherings, VinoRosso provides plenty of space to have a good time.
Fridays and Saturdays really bring in the crowds, so make sure there's space for you by calling ahead for a reservation. No need to gussy up for a trip to VinoRosso, where patrons dress for comfort and fun. If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead.
The bar is next to a parking lot, but drivers can also settle for street parking.
Prices are affordable, with a typical meal running under $30.
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.
At Madison Crossing Lounge, diners feast on high-end pub cuisine and fine wines in the refreshingly unique surroundings of a converted schoolhouse built in 1918. Snack on basil-infused blue mussels or grass-fed Montana bison steak salad before digging into entrees of hand-cut ribeye, pasta primavera, or trout à la meuniere.
Two of Christian music’s most iconic artists, Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith join forces to spread the good news, leading congregations in melodious worship on their 2 Friends Tour. Since 1982, this dynamic duo has engaged millions to flock to their catchy, ecclesiastical pop music, sharing a musical camaraderie as impenetrable as a fortress with abandonment issues. Amy Grant, author of No. 1 hits such as “El Shaddai” and “Baby Baby,” has shared her gift of song for more than 30 years, selling more than 30 million albums, garnering six Grammys, and earning a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Michael W. Smith has earned countless accolades with his tremendous songbook of head-bobbing hymns and choir-rousing hits. Sharing the stage for the first time in two decades, Amy and Michael thrill fans with new psalms and favorites from their sonic scroll, merging their sets with joyful duets and chemistry that crackles like Abbott and Costello after getting struck by lightning.
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.