BEST ITALIAN CUISINE & amp; SERVICE - Luigi's - Can you say, play it again, Sam? People love Luigi's. They love the Olive Garden and the Italian Kitchen, too. But my God, do they love Luigi's. And so do we. Most businesses that close for two years (like Luigi's did after a devastating fire in 1998) stay closed. But the owners, the employees and, most significantly, Spokane's Italian food connoisseurs wouldn't hear of it. In the restaurant's first year back, it came out on top in our poll. This year, it put even more distance between itself and the competition. Al dente indeed!
Luigi's earthly delights (such as the Sicilian Linguine), as wonderfully savory as they are, stay with you only so long. What makes an even more lasting impression is the restaurant's great service. And here as well, Inlander readers have proclaimed their eternal love.
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