BEST BURGER - Red Robin - We at The Inlander editorial department all moan and groan whenever a national chain restaurant takes top honors in a category over a local hero, as if it's some personal affront to our holier-and-hipper-than-thou sensibilities, as if no matter how technically good the food is at such a place, we'd rather starve than actually sit down to a meal there. What we are sometimes loath to admit is that any restaurant at No. 1 must be doing something consistently right. It's pretty obvious that people like Red Robin, and their selection of burgers offers something for everyone. And with its relatively new location across from the AMC Theaters, it's no surprise that more people than ever have sampled their menu. But what's really at the heart of their success? It's the bottomless fries, you fool. And hey, at least it's a chain that started in Seattle.
BEST PLACE TO SKI OR SNOWBOARD - Schweitzer - For the fifth consecutive year, the resort on the north side of Sandpoint, Idaho, has topped the voting in the Alpine and Nordic Combined event. With more than 2,000 acres, 59 trails and 300 i
BEST FAST FOOD- Zip's - Ah, Zip's. Is there any place thou art... not? This regional fast food juggernaut is incredibly ubiquitous, a fact that no doubt helps push it into the stratosphere of the quick eats categories each year come "Best O
BEST CONCERT OF THE YEAR - Dave Matthews Band at the Gorge - Was it the band, the venue or the three-day booking? We're thinking it had to have been a combination of all three that made the Dave Matthews Band gig at the Gorge such a champio