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Tue., Sept. 2, 2014, 11:26 a.m.

Embers Rise From Chef In Forest

Chris and Jane Hammons at Embers by the Lake. (Inlander Photo: Carrie Scozzaro)

Tell Jane Hammons that Embers by the Lake in Hauser, Idaho, reminds you of the Catskills resort from the movie Dirty Dancing and she'd be pleased, says her husband Chris. Assisted by family and friends, the two transformed the former upscale Chef In The Forest eatery into a popular, casual pizza place more in keeping with this landmark's 1960s origins as the Woodland Beach Resort. They're also renovating the adjacent cabins, calling that business Mr. Hammons' School's Out Resort. It's a nod to the couple's longtime careers in education: he retired after 32 years while she spent 19 years teaching, another seven as Pita Pit's director of training, and is returning to the classroom this coming year (at Woodland Middle School, where Chris used to be principal)/Carrie Scozzaro, Inlander. More here.

Question: Any of you former Chef in the Forest fans ready to try out Embers by the Lake?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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