Food & Drink

They’ll Make You Say “Oh, Baby”

Kootenai County has several decent taco trucks and Central/South American food restaurants, but it has been lacking in Tex Mex cuisine . . . until …

Aerial view of downtown Wallace, Idaho, featuring historic red-brick buildings in the downtown business area, surrounded by forested hills.

Mountain Town Evolution & the Emerging Food Scene in Wallace, Idaho

Everyone knows at least one thing about Wallace, Idaho: that’s where Dante’s Peak was filmed; it’s located at the Center of the Universe; and during …

collage of gift guide items, including backpack, books, snowboard, earrings, and scooter.

Inland NW Holiday Gift Guide 2022

Inland NW Holiday Gift Guide with ideas from OTO advertisers and other small businesses to make shopping local easier.

Preserve the fall harvest by canning: Three glass Mason jars of pineapple zucchini.

Preserve the Fall Harvest: Canning & Drying

Ideas, tips, and simple steps to preserve the fall harvest by canning or drying fruits and vegetables at home.

King bolete mushroom in the wild, with a brownish top on a white stem.

Mushroom Hunting for King Boletes

Sept-November is the season for mushroom hunting for King Boletes during fall in the Inland NW but their bounty depends on Inland NW rains.

Conkling Marina and Resort featuring large elevated dining deck with table umbrellas and lodge with wraparound deck-balcony.

Lakeside Dining Spots In North Idaho

8 lakeside dining destinations off the beaten path, offering incredible views, good food, and excellent drinks.

Indoors at the Crow's Nest restaurant, with light wood beam accents on the ceiling and window frames, and wood furniture.

A New Delicious View at Schweitzer: Crow’s Nest

Alpine-inspired menu at the Crow’s Nest, located inside Schweitzer’s new Humbird hotel, is inspired by Bavarian, French, and German cuisine.

Food buffet line at an outdoor party, with guests dressed in warm jackets, hats, and gloves.

Tips for Hosting An Outdoor Party When It’s Cold

Hosting an outdoor party when it’s still cold outside in early spring (or late winter) really isn’t as difficult (or as cold) as it seems.

Crispy Chickpeas with Winter Vegetables, in bowls

Salad Recipe: Crispy Chickpeas with Winter Vegetables

Enjoy seasonal produce: carrots, Chioggia beets, winter kale, and pedrosillano garbanzo beans. Recipe from Local Inland Northwest Cooperative.

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