The sun is a constant presence at Twisp Cafe & Coffee House, flooding in the windows in the morning to shake the drowsiness from commuters and hovering overhead as diners stop in for lunch. The recently retooled menu spills over with Mediterranean-inspired options, including pizza dotted with olives and fresh basil, falafel sandwiches, and flaky baklava made in-house. These pair with energizing drinks, such as salted-caramel lattes and huckleberry white mochas. Visitors can make use of the free WiFi or stop by for frequent events, including acoustic musicians, book signings, and chances to take a ride in the bean roaster.
Top This Frozen Yogurt & Treats democratizes the process of frozen yogurt ordering, affording customers the opportunity to choose toppings and flavor combinations to accent creamy dollops of probiotic, gluten-free, low-fat, or nonfat frozen yogurt. Amidst the vibrant environs, enveloped by walls dotted with glossy red and green spheres, customers may select the receptacle size before heading over to the dispensers where they can collate a myriad of velvety concoctions from 15 daily flavors such as chocolate kisses and alpine vanilla or Flatt and Scruggs. Top This offers a cadre of more than 65 different toppings, which customers can choose to accent frozen yogurt creations or arrange into miniature depictions of the raising of the American flag at Iwo Jima. Customers can take their amalgamations to the register where its weight will determine the cost ($0.40 per ounce). Cozy up with newly constructed treats near the fireplace where customers can catch some warming rays or transfigure their handiwork into a creamy soup du jour.
Family owned and run for more than 30 years, Seright's Ace Hardware blends the inviting ambience of a mom-and-pop store with the selection and expertise of a megatool powerhouse. The 18,000-square-foot Post Falls location sells paint, pet food and sundry services such as chainsaw sharpening and key cutting. An expert staff proffers assistance to customers overwhelmed by the rainbow's audaciously wide spectrum by introducing Benjamin Moore paint technology, which allows for digitally matched colors, creating new surface-adorning hues. Stihl chainsaws, Toro snow blowers, and other appliances fulfill the FDA’s daily power-tool recommendations, and the Post Falls location also offers small-engine repair.
The Bear Necessities is a coffee stand that serves up fresh-brewed Thomas Hammer Coffee, which they put into an array of hot drinks and specialty coffees. Baristas at the bar whip up novelty coffee cocktails with tasty add-ons, like ice cream. Bear Necessities also offer baked goods, treat, tobacco products, and lottery tickets.
Dr. Scott Johnson believes the best treatment is prevention, and so he looks at every single tooth on his patients’ sweet shark tattoos before examining the patients’ mouths to hunt down decay and gum disease. Afterward, he prevents future enamel damage with fluoride treatments and educates patients on proper brushing and flossing. But even though the dentist stresses preventive treatment, he's fully prepared to deal with dental miscues. Natural-colored fillings repair cavities, and dental implants replace missing teeth altogether. Patients can also spruce up their smiles with Zoom whitening treatments or conceal cracks behind porcelain veneers.
Levi Knight, a veteran of the United States Army, is the man you'll likely meet while visiting Two Knights Home Brew. With a decade of brewing and wine-making experience behind him, the personable Knight finds it easy to explain the ins and outs of home brewing to students of all experience levels or to confused yeast molecules unsure if they're doing their job correctly. He's even helped foster many of the area's breweries by supporting their founders as they get their start. Students can sign up for an evening class to sip and learn, or stop by to browse the shop's inventory of brewing merchandise.