Border Bites: Beverly's deals, Birdie's pies and more news from the Idaho side of the state line

click to enlarge This rotating, four-item lunch special at Beverly's is only $13.
This rotating, four-item lunch special at Beverly's is only $13.

Ask anyone where to go for a gourmet meal in an elegant setting with a knockout view and Beverly's at the Coeur d'Alene Resort is going to make the shortlist. There's a reason they've endured more than 30 years, and that's their adaptability. In the so-called shoulder months — periods between high and low tourist visits — the resort offers numerous specials designed to appeal to all manner of guests. Their new "Business Express Lunch" specials are just such a program. For just $13, diners can get a four-course meal of scaled-down dishes. Look for new specials each week, says lunch chef Mark Bertram, like this recent one: Caesar salad, soup of the day, a cheeseburger slider with pepper bacon, blue cheese, arugula and fig jam on a brioche bun, and a chocolate cherry gateau. (CARRIE SCOZZARO)

BIRDIE'S PIE SHOP NESTS IN POST FALLS

Large tin letters on the wall inside this cozy, new Post Falls pie shop pay tribute to the inspiration for its wide variety of home-baked pies: Birdie. As in Birdella Lybbert, whom pie shop co-founder Sharee Moss knew as Grandma Birdie. Sharee took her grandmother's recipes and lovingly turned them into a business, says Sharee Moss' husband and co-founder Brad Moss. The result is a place with old-fashioned appeal and Instagram-worthy aesthetics. A farmhouse décor, select events like "paint and pie," and a focused menu of individual and shareable pies gives Birdie's plenty of charm. Try thumb-sized individual pies by the dozen ($18), a 4-inch personal pie ($4.95) or standard 11-inch pies ($28). The apple pecan has a not-too-sweet crumb and nice texture, while the key lime, one of Birdie's most popular, has just enough zing without being puckery. Pick four personal pies so everyone gets to try one ($20). Birdie's also does savory pies and is currently featuring chicken pot pie ($6.75). Visit birdiespies.com or the shop's Facebook page for rotating specials. (CARRIE SCOZZARO)

NEW GO-TO GRILL OPTION IN POST FALLS

Post Falls has a new steakhouse as of this summer after Felix Cabrera opened Post Falls Steakhouse in the former Moon's Mongolian Grill on Seltice Way. The building offers plenty of real estate for local diners in both the cavernous restaurant and bar, which is an ideal place to watch football or play pool. Have a signature margarita ($7) and share an order of nachos ($9) or sit in the main dining area and try the baby back ribs ($13-$20) or a steak, all of which come with choice of two sides: soup, salad bar, fries, veggies and that requisite steak accompaniment, the piping hot baked potato. Friday and Saturday means prime rib ($22-$26). The steakhouse regularly posts its food and drink specials on Facebook. (CARRIE SCOZZARO) ♦

Emerson-Garfield Farmers Market @ IEL Adult Education Center

Fridays, 3-7 p.m. Continues through Sept. 25
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