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Olive and Vyne

A taste of big flavor with an infusion of health benefits. By Shelly West Located in North Channel Center in Eagle, co-owners Hope Manna and Kellie Allred, are delighted to be celebrating Olive and Vyne’s fourth anniversary in April! At ...

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Yummy!

Specialty Treats at Lilly Jane’s Cupcakes By Janelle Stear   Photos by Kimberlee Miller Walking into Lilly Jane’s Cupcakes is like walking into a magical dream full of delicate and delicious morsels. The bright vivid pinks, blues, greens are arranged ...

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Brimming with Delight

The Brim Aims for Coffee­Making History in Eagle By Kurt Orzec  Photos Kimberlee Miller Every cup of coffee comes with a story, as any lover of the beverage will tell you. From the place where the beans were grown to how they were prepared, coffee lovers savor not just the taste of their drink but also the rich narrative behind it. The Brim Coffee House in Eagle has a special story of its own, not to mention a plethora of unique drink blends. The motto of the establishment is “Spilling Over Since 2016,” but that’s somewhat deceiving, as the Brim is housed in a building that’s roughly 110 years old. The Eagle Hotel — nicknamed “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” — originally served as quarters for bridge builders and teachers, before it was transformed into a loan office, reopened as a hotel, and eventually modified into a candy shop.   Now, the Eagle landmark is home to the Brim, where the scents of freshly made macchiatos, cappuccinos, and chai tea lattes swirl through its single main room. The walls are lined with framed photos that pay homage to the building’s history, while the modern LED lighting and sleek rustic furnishings (including live edge wood tables) lend an art­gallery atmosphere to the quiet space. “Our Downtown Old Eagle location in the Old Eagle Hotel is quite an enigma. Classy, yet laid back. Refined, yet casual,” General Manager, Christian Gunderson said, noting Brim owner Krista Coleman’s eye for authenticity. “We charge what we need to and focus on the quality of our coffee; for there is no better environment than that.”   The Brim’s focus is sharp, indeed: It is a place run by, and for, devoted coffee drinkers. The menu consists almost solely of coffee offerings, exclusively roasted by Evans Brothers Coffee Roasters in Sandpoint, Idaho. One of the main appeals is the Brim’s pour­overs — which some coffee aficionados consider superior to espresso caffe Americanos — while other exotic options include doppios con panda, affogatos, and cortados. “Our menu may expand more with the new year,” Gunderson said. “We are, of course, a coffee shop proper but with our attention turning to selling wine in the evenings, and in particular expanding to a full­service tea bar, our food options will evolve to cater additional needs.” On the subject of catering, Gunderson revealed that the Brim — small as it may be — occasionally hosts post­wedding get­togethers and other private events of modest size.

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Eagle River Coffee Says Thanks a Latte’

New Neighborhood Shop Hits Its Caffeinated Stride By Brad Carlson  Photos Jim Peterson For more than a decade, local businessman Larry Ralston had been a loyal customer of the Starbucks on East Plaza Drive. When the Starbucks moved to a ...

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Porterhouse Market Just Pulls You In

Story by Lindsay Prigmore, Photos by Jim Peterson If you could have a sommelier for steaks Dave Faulk would be it. He is the Eagle, Idaho carnivore’s connoisseur with his Traeger grills fired up just outside of his Porterhouse Market, ...

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The Perks of Life

Story by Ken Levy, Photos by Jim Peterson Hot coffee, fresh food, and social empathy are among Heather Andrade’s offerings at The Perks of Life coffee and baked goods shop in Eagle.  That empathy comes from her desire to help ...

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A Taste of Italy

Story & Photos by Ken Levy The formula for success can be complicated, indeed. But one thing you can bank on is the simplicity of the fresh, bountiful recipes served at da Vinci’s Italian Restaurant in downtown Eagle. Dubbing itself ...

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Wild West Eatery Claims ‘Eagle’s Best Burger’

by Ken Levy You have to go wild to get the best burgers in Eagle. Wild West, that is. Naomi Preston, who runs Wild West Eatery and Cantina in old downtown Eagle, credits fresh local beef and innovative creations as ...

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A Taste of Germany

Schnitzel Garten Offers True Bavarian Experience by Ken Levy From schnitzel to bratwurst to huge pork shanks, authentic German food can be found in just one German restaurant in the Treasure Valley. Eagle’s Schnitzel Garten serves up genuine—and memorable—traditional and ...

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An Infusion of Great Taste

by Pamela Kleibrink Thompson, photos by Jim Peterson Before opening their charming tasting room that carries specialty olive oil and balsamic vinegar,  Hope Manna and Kellie Allred worked in the entertainment industry in California. Hope owned a post-production company on ...

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