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North Idaho’s Best Rural Restaurant

Inlander readers picked the Snake Pit in Enaville as best rural North Idaho restaurant. Many of you dined there while Joe Peak was handling the spatula and drinks. (Inlander photo)

There's a whole lot of history in the Enaville Resort, better known as the Snake Pit. Since 1879, the two-story, dark-brown log structure has overlooked a scenic bend in the Coeur d'Alene River less than two miles from what is now Interstate 90. Chock-full of memorabilia — kitschy paintings, a collection of swords, vintage beaded purses, old mining paraphernalia — it isn't just the building itself that's full of history; it's the people who make the place memorable. “We have such a great clientele,” says manager Debbie Wilmarth, who came out of retirement after 14 years as food and beverage manager with the Coeur d'Alene Casino for an opportunity to manage the Snakepit/Carrie Scozzaro, Inlander. More here.

Question: Do you agree with the Inlander's readers that the Snake Pit is the best restaurant in rural North Idaho?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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