Category Archives: Restaurant of the Month

December Restaurant of the Month: DiLuna’s

Looking for a special holiday meal at a restaurant that serves local, homemade food? Well look no further than DiLuna’s Neighborhood Bistro in Sandpoint. DiLuna’s offers a blend of regional cuisines from around the world made with fresh, locally produced ingredients. For breakfast, try the amazing Three Sisters Skillet – their twist on a traditional vegetarian […]

November Restaurant of the Month: Bittercreek/Red Feather

Our November Restaurant of the month is a local tag team – Bittercreek Alehouse and Red Feather Lounge in Boise serve up a one-two punch of Idaho goodness in both solid and liquid form. These Boise favorites are located off of the biker-friendly 8th Street downtown. Although together, each restaurant creates a unique experience on […]

October Restaurant of the Month: Jaker’s – Twin Falls

Jaker’s in Twin Falls is the Idaho Preferred® October Restaurant of the Month! Their American-style menu features an abundance of local fare whether you visit for lunch, dinner or happy hour. Salad bar lovers rejoice, Jaker’s has a famous self-serve buffet consisting of several salads including caesar, tossed, spinach, pasta, potato, house slaw and multiple […]

September Restaurant of the Month: Juniper

With the mantra, “locally imagined, seasonally inspired, classically crafted,” Juniper begins everything with fresh ingredients. Working closely with the local farmers, growers and purveyors Chef Aaron Wermerskirchen knows how to source local products with integrity, flavor and soul. The menu he creates is bursting with straightforward and honest local flavors sure to please the simplest […]

August Restaurant of the Month: Scratch

The local, “wicked recipes” speak for themselves at Scratch, our August Idaho Preferred® Restaurant of the Month! Nestled right outside Grand Teton National Park in Victor, Idaho, this cozy, red house restaurant off of Idaho 31 serves a home-style menu using local, seasonal ingredients whenever possible. As the name implies, each meal is made from […]

July Restaurant of the Month: Rupert’s at Hotel McCall

                Local is the word at Rupert’s at Hotel McCall. Chef Gary Kucy loves to create his cuisine using honest, quality, regional resources whenever possible. The delectably diverse menu offers fresh, clean foods with a focus on flavors of the Southwest, Asia and the Mediterranean. Rupert’s is located […]

April Restaurant of the Month: Zee’s Rooftop Cafe & Zee Christopher Catering

Christopher Zahn, chef, florist and owner of Zee Christopher is a Boise based caterer and florist whose artistic sensibilities are evident in his simple yet colorful presentations. Chef Zahn also owns a small cafe in downtown Boise called Zee’s Roof Top Cafe, a fun place with great local everything. Menus are created that include dishes […]

March Restaurant of the Month: Snake River Grill in Hagerman

Chef Kirt Martin likes “Cooking on the Wild Side” and the Snake River Grill in Hagerman is the perfect venue for that passion.  Chef Kirt combines classic French Cuisine techniques learned at Le Cordon Bleu with local and regional foods to create a unique dining experience on the banks of the Snake River.  In addition […]

February Restaurant of the Month: Castle Ranch Steakhouse

Restaurant of the Month- Castle Ranch Steakhouse Although there are many Idaho restaurants that include local products on their menu, one of the most dedicated chefs in the state using Idaho ingredients is Executive Chef Dean Fuller with the Castle Ranch Steakhouse. Chef Dean has been a chef for over 38 years in restaurants and catering from Hawaii […]

January Restaurant of the Month: Brick 29

Chef Bristol, a three-time James Beard nominee, built his restaurants around his commitment to local foods – ahead of the now-popular trend. His cooking career began at an early age making pies with hisfamily from scratch. Dustan graduated at the top of his class from Boise State University with a degree in applied science-culinary arts. He has […]