Legendary lake country
Plan an escape to northern Idaho, where the lakes are deep and blue, and each one has a story
The Cedars Floating Restaurant. Yellowfin sashimi and views of Coeur d'Alene Lake. $$$; dinner daily. 1 Marina Dr., Coeur d'Alene; 208/664-2922.
The Floating Restaurant. Pork tenderloin saltimbocca at a lakeside marina. $$; lunch Mon-Sat, dinner daily, brunch Sun. At Hope Marine Services, State 200, Hope; 208/264-5311.
Hudson's Hamburgers. Five generations of Hudsons have worked at the 18-stool lunch counter. $; breakfast and lunch Mon-Sat. 207 Sherman Ave., Coeur d'Alene; 208/664-5444.
Hydra, Sandpoint's Original Steakhouse. Feta-crusted artichoke hearts and seafood fettuccine. $$; lunch Tue-Sun, dinner daily. 115 W. Lake St., Sandpoint; 208/263-7123.