With a stay at Red Lion Templin's Hotel on the River in Post Falls, you'll be on a river and close to University Of Idaho Research Park. This beach hotel is within the region of Coeur d'Alene Golf Course and University Of Idaho Coeur d'Alene.
Make yourself at home in one of the 163 air-conditioned guestrooms. Cable television is provided for your entertainment. Private bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks and coffee/tea makers, as well as direct-dial phones with voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Head down to the water and enjoy a day at the private beach, or take advantage of other recreational amenities including an indoor pool and a spa tub. This hotel also features an arcade/game room, a pool table, and wedding services.
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Buffet breakfasts are available for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include limo/town car service, business services, and audiovisual equipment. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, a ballroom, and banquet facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge at scheduled times, and free parking is available onsite.
As an iconic American brand, A&W stands for good times had over classic American food & treats.
It all started in 1919 at Roy Allen’s Root Beer stand, celebrating the return of World War I veterans.
After partnering with Frank Wright, the good times never stopped, as A&W became the first major food franchise, growing along with the country over the course of the next several decades.
Today, A&W remains a place for friends, families & communities to gather over the simple pleasures of great food & great company.
We make quality food fresh just for you!
Our Burgers are cooked-to-order with your choice of toppings, & our Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders are 100% all-white meat, lightly breaded, & cooked to juicy, mouth-watering perfection.
Our Root Beer is still made fresh in our restaurants with real cane sugar - top it off with our creamy vanilla soft serve for one of our signature Root Beer Floats!
Buzz in Mugsy's in Post Falls to pick up some basic grocery items and leave with extra time to spare.
Whether you're a double shot of espresso or a jasmine tea, this place has you covered.
For food that takes less time to prepare, you'll definitely want to take advantage of the canned food selection at Mugsy's.
If you're planning out your weekly meals, you will appreciate the assortment of snacks at Mugsy's.
Don't have time for breakfast? Quick and crunchy, cereal is a great way to start your morning no matter how late you're running.
Dairy is packed with the essential nutrients your body craves, so help yourself out. Dairy products have everything you need.
For the meat lover in you, you'll enjoy the offerings of eclectic meats at this place.
If you need a quick and affordable lunch or dinner option, browse the selection of tasty TV dinners here.
Make sure you always have a variety of beverages on hand, especially during the warmer months. This drink is sure to take care of business.
Craft a flavorful meal with some of their gourmet seasonings and spices.
Pick up a loaf of freshly-baked bread from Mugsy's and create that tasty sandwich you've been craving all day.
Hungry for a tasty meal but don't have the time to spend in the kitchen? Frozen food is an easy solution.
Whether you cook it or eat it raw, the produce from Mugsy's will be tasty no matter what.
Whether you like to bake or cook, oil and vinegar are essential items every kitchen needs.
For cool, refreshing H20, Mugsy's' got you covered.
Catch all your omega-3 fatty acids! Fish are delicious and nutritious, so start planning your next seafood platter.
Just a touch of these key baking ingredients will make your baked goods pop, so make sure your kitchen is always well-stocked.
Looking for comfort food? What's better than spaghetti or a savory pasta dish? Grab some of this pasta today and your next meal will be on-point!
Whether you are looking for short- or long-term parking, you can find both options nearby.
When your kitchen is getting scarce on groceries, swing by Mugsy's in Post Falls today and stock up.
At Meyers Falls Market in Kettle Falls, you can save some money while shopping for your weekly grocery items.
For dairy lovers out there, this store does dairy right, so make sure to pick up some on your next trip.
Whether you cook it or eat it raw, the produce from Meyers Falls Market will be tasty no matter what.
Whether you're a double shot of espresso or a jasmine tea, this place has you covered.
If you're curious about the various types of vinegar and oil the world has to offer, stop by here and discover a new blend.
You can never have too much water on hand, so grab a bottle or two from Meyers Falls Market.
Pick up a loaf of bread from Meyers Falls Market and get creative with your breakfast, lunch and dinner meal planning.
Not only is fish great for your heart, but it also packs a punch in the flavor department, so get to grilling!
In case of emergency, you should always have some canned food on hand. Browse the selection of items at Meyers Falls Market and stock up today.
Enjoy a small, bite-sized snack from Meyers Falls Market and cure your hunger pains.
Make sure you always have the ingredients to make a delicious dessert on hand.
For that bowl of crunchy goodness, cereal is a winner for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!
Pop one of these TV dinners into the microwave, and you'll be ready to relax in front of the TV.
Pick up some noodles from Meyers Falls Market and create a tasty pasta dish for lunch or dinner.
If cooking isn't your forte, frozen food is an easy fix. Stock your freezer with delicious meals seven days a week!
Craft a flavorful meal with some of their gourmet seasonings and spices.
If you're looking for beverages that will handle all your hydration needs, look no further. This drink will refresh, renew, and refuel your energy.
Upgrade your barbecue by selecting from the fine meats available here.
If you prefer to commute by car, take advantage of the many parking options in the area.
Keep your kitchen fully stocked with healthy and flavorful groceries from Meyers Falls Market in Kettle Falls and munch and crunch your way to happiness.
If cooking isn't on the agenda, the perfect pie awaits you at Nate's New York Pizza, where customers praise the pizza like no other.
Give your stomach a break and try some of Nate's New York Pizza's gluten-free or low-fat items.
Don't go thirsty during dinner! This pizzeria also offers a splendid drink list featuring wine, beer, and more.
Don't leave the kids at home — youngsters will love the family-friendly cuisine at this pizzeria just as much as mom and dad.
Nate's New York Pizza is a local restaurant that accommodates both large and small groups.
Outdoor dining doesn't get much better than the beautiful patio at Nate's New York Pizza.
Can't find your khakis? No problem! Throw on a pair of your most comfortable jeans and you'll blend right in at Nate's New York Pizza.
Impress the patrons at your next gathering by calling in Nate's New York Pizza for catering.
Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too.
Score parking in the lot adjacent to Nate's New York Pizza, a local restaurant.
For those who travel by bike, Nate's New York Pizza offers bike racks for diners.
It's not the cheapest, it's not the most expensive, but it is the most delicious. Come to Nate's New York Pizza for a great bite.
Early risers and night owls alike can enjoy Nate's New York Pizza since it offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
For the cheesiest, most delicious pie in town, pizza lovers claim that Nate's New York Pizza is at the top of the list.
If you can't get enough pizza, be sure to try the pies at Nate's New York Pizza, which earn ratings too hot to handle.
Why not keep it casual tonight? Head on over to Nate's New York Pizza, where you can enjoy a delicious variety of pizza and a casual, care-free atmosphere.
You won't want to go anywhere else for a superlative piece of pizza than to Nate's New York Pizza's great restaurant.
Whether you prefer sausage, 'roni, or all-around veggie, Capone's Pub and Grill's easy-to-please pizza has fans dishing out top-notch ratings.
Complement your meal with a beer or wine from this pizzeria's delightful drink menu.
Let the kids come too! Little ones love the food and atmosphere at this pizzeria just as much as their parents do.
Not to be overlooked is Capone's Pub and Grill's no-charge wifi.
The pizzeria's noise level can be somewhat straining on the vocal cords, so intimate get-togethers may be best enjoyed elsewhere.
Leaving the couch is half the battle. Your foods awaits your pickup at this pizzeria.
Driving is all about convenience, and we get that. With spaces available, we'll help speed up your night.
You'll also find plenty of safe spaces to lock up your bike if you prefer to cycle to the pizzeria.
The menu at Capone's Pub and Grill is reasonably priced, with most items costing less than $30.
So come taste the pizza at Capone's Pub and Grill for yourself and see what all the ratings buzz is about.
High-quality pizza is waiting for you at Capone's Pub and Grill, so find out what all the fuss is about and get your hands on a cheesy slice of deliciousness.
So kick back, relax, and indulge in one of the tasty signature pizzas that Capone's Pub and Grill has to offer.
There's no doubt about it. Capone's Pub and Grill out-serves its competitors for the best slice of pizza around.
Siu mai: small pork dumplings. Each has a thin wrapper that needs to be delicately pleated by hand. Easily, they’re one of the most labor-intensive items at Phoenix Restaurant in Chicago, where each weekend this Chinese restaurant serves 80 different varieties of classic dim sum snacks.
This little fact about the siu mai is one of many surprising stories I learn from Eddy, the chef at Phoenix, where he also handles a million other tasks to keep the restaurant running smoothly. When I first came in, he was waving at a group of regulars while on the phone haggling with a seafood vendor.
“What we are serving in this restaurant is what we are eating in Hong Kong. ... It’s very typical,” Eddy says.
In 1996, Phoenix was one of the first restaurants to introduce dim sum to Chicago. Its customer base has grown over the years, and today, even with other dim sum restaurants up and down the block, you’ll find long lines winding out the door on any given Sunday.
Sound intimidating? It doesn't have to be.
Here's our guide to dim-sum dining, with a few tips from Eddy.
On the weekend: order dim sum off a cart
On weekends and special holidays, the wait staff winds traditional dim sum carts around tables, lifting lids off stacked steamer baskets to reveal the enticing contents. Should you see something you like, they leave the basket on your table and put a checkmark on your bill (it’s tallied at the end).
Phoenix is one of the only dim-sum restaurants in Chicago that still uses these carts. When I ask Eddy why they keep them, he says “tradition.” Not only to impress the tourists who come in, but also to let Chinese-American customers share this bit of culture with their kids.
Hot tip: if you want to experience the pushcarts without the crowds, head over on a Saturday, which tends to be less busy than Sundays, Eddy says.
On a weekday: order dim sum off the menu
Cartless weekdays offer a quiet, more peaceful atmosphere for ordering off the paper menu, which you can find near the hostess stand. Don't be intimidated—the menu has pictures; it has numbers; it has names written in both Chinese and English. And best of all, you need only point to what you want to have it brought out from the kitchen.
So what should you get?
“Everyone has their favorites,” Eddy says. The most popular dishes with Westerners are ha gao (shrimp dumplings) and siu mai (pork dumplings mentioned above). Kids gravitate toward the crunchy, easy-to-grip shrimp rolls and sweeter fare, from mango pudding (pictured above) to custard rolls.
Foreign travelers, especially those from Latin America, and adventurous eaters alike seem to love the chicken feet (pictured at bottom-right of top photo), a more exotic dish consisting of skin and tendons. While all these dishes are traditional, the chefs can tweak the recipes to accommodate for special diets or food allergies.
When diners are new to dim sum, Eddy encourages them to experiment. He’ll point out a few of the more popular dishes; if there’s something they don’t end up liking, it can easily be swapped out for something else. This way, by the second or third visit, diners will have a better idea of what they like.
And don't forget the tea
At dim sum, the tea is equally important to the food. Phoenix serves three different types: green tea, white tea, and brown tea. “Each one has its own usage,” Eddy says. While we talk, we drink jasmine tea, which is good for getting rid of toxins.
You can show your dim sum know-how by obeying proper tea etiquette. When your teapot is out of water, prop the lid off to the side. This signals to the wait staff that you need more hot water.
Eddy pours more tea and tells me to tap my fingers lightly against the table when the cup is nearly full. “When your friend or host fills your tea, this means ‘thank you’,” he says. “It’s part of the custom.”
Photos by Andrew Nawrocki, Groupon
I had no idea what to expect upon arriving at Elizabeth, the Michelin Star winner from Chef Iliana Regan. But an unmarked, unremarkable storefront between a tire shop and a sporting-goods store certainly wasn’t it. With few exceptions (Schwa, most notably), Chicago’s upper-echelon restaurants boast exteriors that match their illustrious River North and Restaurant Row addresses.
But as it turns out, Regan has no taste for that sort of superficial flash. She dons no chef’s whites. She displays no awards. She does not raise her voice to the Gordon Ramsay–level roar or even the Rachael Ray-ish rollick that TV cameras eat up.
Instead, this northwest Indiana native quietly built her reputation as someone who hunts for frogs and spears them herself. Someone who has suffered tick bites and poison-ivy rashes foraging for wild flora. Someone who has penned an essay on intensity for Lucky Peach and once themed an Elizabeth tasting menu after those violent and visceral A Song of Ice and Fire novels.
So yeah, I was kinda terrified to eat her food.
I’d never done a tasting menu before. And I wouldn’t necessarily classify myself as a picky eater, but I’m not a particularly adventurous one either, particularly when it comes to meat. (I can barely look at plated octopus without shivering.) I’d heard that Regan once served edible ants. Which are, like, bugs.
My nerves were calmed upon walking into Elizabeth, though. Austere yet charming, the whitewashed space was accented by light fixtures made from bare tree branches; dining chairs draped with faux-fur slipcovers; a chef’s counter armed with Elder Scrolls and Vikings Funko Pop! dolls. It was all in support of the season’s menu theme: vikings.
There were two options: land or sea. Or, as the first in a delightful succession of servers explained it, “Imagine a viking ship has reached the shore. One group goes on land to look for food, the other into the sea.” My friend Erin and I opted to order one of each to share and, despite my trepidation of certain meats, placed no restrictions on what we would eat. (You can arrange for some allergies and dietary needs in advance.) We wanted to go all in.
After the amuse-bouche—a surprisingly complex roasted whey carrot dressed with goat’s-milk cheese and edible flowers—came our first courses. The land dish was … a bowl of rocks. The server assured me the top “rock” was actually a baked potato coated in edible clay. But it was very convincing as a rock, so I bit in with trepidation. As Erin ate the rest, dipping it into the cheese and butter puddings it was served with, I forked into her langoustine with lingonberries. (Pro tip: don’t try to tear off the claw without looking. You will stab your finger on a spine.) So far, so very good.
As the servers continued to weave their culinary narrative, I realized there was an unmentioned character in their tale—Elizabeth itself. The restaurant is small, seating about 16 or so, and the kitchen is wide open. It was impossible not to get caught up in what was happening back there, particularly when sous chefs were wielding brûlée torches and “plating” on gorgeous pieces of handmade pottery. And the line between front and back of house was practically nonexistent. One moment, you’d see someone in the kitchen stirring and slicing; the next they’d be presenting your next course or clearing your table. (Chef Regan included.)
This created an unexpected intimacy, one that removed any hesitation when asking about a particular dish. It’s clear the teammates take a deep yet quiet pride in their collective work. They spoke warmly about where ingredients came from, excitedly about the preparation techniques used. They always used “we” or “our,” never “me” or “Chef Regan.” (Again, Chef Regan included.)
Over the next few courses, there were so many charms. An herb-rolled, soft-boiled quail egg served in an actual nest; impossibly chewy seaweed bread darkened by squid ink; a cauliflower-mushroom soup that Erin about died over. I was particularly fond of a course called Barnyard: headcheese dusted with beet powder, paired with a collage of root vegetables and flavored puddings reminiscent of something out of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Modern Wing.
And that’s the thing. Never in my life would I have thought that I’d be fond of headcheese. I would have probably never eaten it if it weren’t for this meal. But it was fun to break out of my culinary comfort zone.
The other surprising thing? How full we were, considering it was a tasting menu. By the time we were served the entree courses—rare lamb medallions wrapped in swiss chard and pickled fish in a sauce of its own bones—we were taking deep breaths between bites. I’m pretty sure they were the only two plates we didn’t completely clean.
We managed to buck up for our “one-and-a-half” dessert courses, as the server put it. (The “half” was a palate-cleansing sorbet.) Our favorite was Under the Sea, a spongy coral-seaweed cake so realistic looking it prompted me to ask the server just how much of it we could eat. “All of it,” she said. We complied.
Maybe, as a writer, I’m just a sucker for a good story. But I was enchanted by Elizabeth, both in backstory and in not knowing what was coming next throughout the culinary adventure. And while I probably won’t be buying headcheese any time soon, I’m excited to see what Chef Regan has up her non-chef’s-whites sleeves next season.
Shop Chef Iliana Regan's tasting-menu experience at Elizabeth Restaurant:
Watch her explain her approach to fine dining:
As useful as WD40 and much more edible, coconut oil is a powerhouse. In fact, just one jar of the stuff can replace several household staples, from kitchen ingredients to baby wipes. Here’s how to substitute it for 16 total items in 3 rooms of the home:
1. Coffee: Coconut oil is a reputed energy booster. Swallowing a spoonful or two in the afternoon can be a healthful alternative to a cuppa.2. Coffee creamer: Emulsified and poured into coffee, it’s much tastier than (and probably just as nutritious as) that bulletproof stuff.3. Butter or oil (when sautéing): Coconut oil’s high smoke point makes it great for cooking on the stovetop, especially at high heat. Try swapping it in when making stir-fries, scrambled eggs, or pancakes, especially if you like a very mild coconut flavor.4. Oil (when baking): The oil imparts a delicious je ne sais quoi to baked goods—even boxed ones. Use it to give from-the-box brownies an upgrade, and you’ll dream about them for days.5. Condiments: Drop it into quinoa or oatmeal for added nutrients and healthy fats. You can also put it on top of sweet potatoes instead of butter!
6. Moisturizer: It works on your body and your face. It’s naturally SPF 4, so it offers a bit of protection from UV rays, too.7. Leave-in conditioner and anti-static agent: Rub a small amount between your hands and smooth them over your hair to control flyaways.8. Lip balm: It soothes sore, chapped lips, and other skin irritations.9. Eye-makeup remover: Rub it between your fingers until it liquefies, smear it on your lids, and wipe it off with a cotton pad.10. Face wash: Add a little water and rub it in your hands until it foams.11. Hand and foot cream: Massage it into cracked knuckles, or slather it onto your soles and stick them into socks for an overnight soak.12. Shaving cream: It’ll give you a smooth shave, plus additional moisture for your skin.
13. Ouchie ointment: Dab it on cuts and scrapes, which will benefit from its antimicrobial properties.14. Anti-itch cream: Coconut oil reduces itching from bug bites, and helps to calm sunburn, eczema, and cradle cap.15. Diaper cream: A layer on baby’s bottom guards against (and soothes) diaper rash flare-ups.16. Baby wipes: Simply mix it with hot water and pour it over a stack of paper towels that you’ve cut in half. Keep the towels in an airtight container so they stay moist.
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