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Dining

How Sun Valley Serves Up Idaho’s State Vegetable

The potato is a very versatile vegetable, or tuber. One might even go so far to say that there is a potato for every occasion. Dinner – baked potato! Holidays – mashed potatoes! Party – vodka! Barbeque – potato salad! Breakfast – hash browns! Fast food – chips! Here in Idaho, we know a thing or two about potatoes and how to serve them right. From Canadian-styled poutine to traditional French shoestrings, here’s how Sun Valley serves up our official state vegetable.   Lefty’s: Monkey Fries Potato lovers know to grace their Lefty’s burgers and sandwiches with a side of monkey fries. The disc-shaped and rippled monkey is tossed with a slightly spicy, yet oh-so-delicious seasoning before fried to the perfect crisp. Dressed in fry sauce, or just plain ketchup, this Sun Valley staple is a favorite of locals and visitors alike.   Limelight: Truffle Fries If you’re craving a post-ski cocktail and tuber-fueled sustenance, look no further than Ketchum’s Limelight Hotel. The truffle fries here at will satisfy the classiest potato lover. Delicately seasoned and tossed in Parmigiano-Reggiano and herbs, these thin fries are best dipped in the delicious truffle aioli, and of course, ketchup.   Warfield Distillery and …

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Dining, Winter

Three, One-of-a-Kind Winter Dining Experiences

When it comes to dining in the mountain oasis of Sun Valley, Idaho, good food isn’t hard to find. Outside of the stunning mountains, small town charm, and seemingly endless outdoor activities, Sun Valley also offers three dining experiences that can’t be matched. If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind, out-of-the-box dinner with great, seasonal food paired with breathtaking scenery, be sure to consider these options that are ready to leave a memorable impression.   Galena Lodge’s Full Moon Dinner For a night of food and fun surrounded by sky-high mountains, lush forest and a night sky full of seemingly endless stars, look no further than a full moon dinner at the historic Galena Lodge. Located 23-miles North of Ketchum, the Full Moon dinner is offered three consecutive nights around each month’s full moon during the winter season only, typically November through March. Head Chef Don Shepler and his wife Erin, invite guests to sit by the fire in the rustic lodge as they prepare a four-course meal highlighting seasonal ingredients. The communal-style seating offers diners the chance to start conversation and make new friends, and the four-course meal with a choice for entree starts at just $45/person, excluding wine or …

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Dining, Winter

Dine Around Sun Valley

Bobby and Alli here from Traveling Newlyweds, letting you in on a little secret. We may talk about how we came to Sun Valley to ski… but we really came to eat. The food in this little romantic town is absolutely incredible, and every place has a story and an ambiance that’s out of a movie!! While it’s nearly impossible to narrow down our favorites, we’ve compiled a list of our top ten favorite places to dine in Sun Valley! 1. The Pioneer Saloon  If you’ve been to Sun Valley before, chances are you’ve dined at The Pioneer Saloon, and chances are you waited in line at least forty five minutes to do so. (It’s that good!!) Built in the 1940s, The Pioneer Saloon is a hopping spot for locals and visitors alike, and famous for their prime rib. The Western decor and friendly ambiance makes it quite the experience, and their food really is amazing. We ordered as we were directed and were not disappointed – the prime rib and the Jim Spud (the biggest potato you’ve ever seen). Come hungry… they have big portions, and everything is hearty!   2. The Roundhouse   Fondue by the fire? Say no more! Located at the top …

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Arts & Culture, Dining, Spring

Idaho Craft Beer Month – Sun Valley Style

Idaho is rich in all things beer from the finest of ingredients to the beloved finished product. Idaho Brewers United and Idaho Tourism took it upon themselves to pay tribute to the flourishing beer culture in the state by dedicating April as the official Idaho Craft Beer Month. While we may be small here in Sun Valley, we have plenty to be proud of when it comes to contributing to Idaho’s beer pride. We’ve put together a few ways to maximize the Idaho Beer Month experience in Sun Valley and beyond. Fun Idaho Beer Facts Sun Valley patron, Ernest Hemingway, loved a good beer after fighting a really big fish. Idaho is ranked 10th in the U.S. for breweries per capita according to the Brewers Association. In 2015, Idaho was ranked as the 2nd highest producer of barley in the nation and 3rd in hops production. Idaho has over 50 breweries. The Wood River Valley has 4 breweries including the oldest continuously running brewery in Idaho. Gelande Quaffing Sawtooth Regional Gelande Quaffing Championships | April 7 Scratching your head wondering what “Gelande Quaffing” is? Scope the video below for all the details. Local Sun Valley Breweries Sawtooth Brewery These guys offer two great locations in the Valley. The …

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Arts & Culture, Dining, Summer

Foodie Heaven: The Sun Valley Harvest Festival

As the annual harvest moon sat poised to rise over the Pioneer Mountains and shine down on the Wood River Valley, foodies from all walks gathered in the Ketchum Town Square eager to taste their way around the town for the fourth annual Harvest Fest Restaurant Walk. Four hundred and fifty fortunate attendees filtered into the square between 4:00 and 5:00 pm where taste buds were promptly greeted with delightful up-and-coming Idaho wine tastings. As guests primed their palettes, strategies and routes for navigating the 20+ restaurants were drawn. With only two hours to sample, a certain level of planning was necessary in order to enjoy this culinary festival the fullest.

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Bucket List, Dining, Skiing & Snowboarding, Winter

Crossing it up at Galena Lodge – Where Good Skiing meets Good Food

Twenty-three miles north of Sun Valley, tucked at the base of Galena Summit and nestled beneath the Boulder Mountains, sits a snow seeker’s manna. Constructed during the 1960s using vestiges of the property’s nineteenth-century mining colony, the Galena Lodge is a valley favorite for those wishing to escape “the big town” for a day of peace, beauty, and scrumptious food.