BEST FINE DINING & amp; DESSERT - Clinkerdagger -Clinkerdagger has a stranglehold on this category, having come out on top for the last five years in a row. With world-class food and service, a cozy and intimate feel and great views of the Spokane River (and marmots!) thanks to its location inside the turn-of-the-century Flour Mill, it's easy to see why.
Obviously, our readers think highly of Clinkerdagger's selection of after-dinner sweeties as well. I have at least one friend from out of town who makes the restaurant's burnt cream such a focus of each and every visit that the rest of us feel like mere window dressing in comparison. He just won't shut up about it.
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 ESPRESSO DRINKS - Starbucks - Like it or not, the world is becoming a smaller place due to globalization, and the coffee world is no exception. Starbucks, the mother ship of espresso huts, once again reigns supreme in this category. T
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