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The Breakfast Nook returning to Post Falls

Sun., Nov. 15, 2009

Expanding from its Coeur d’Alene and Rathdrum locations, The Breakfast Nook plans a Wednesday opening in the former Wingers Restaurant building in Post Falls. The 100-seat facility, with booths and counter seating, officially is at 1780 E. Schneidmiller Ave., north of Seltice Way at the Greensferry cross street and easily seen from Interstate 90.

Originally from Oregon, owners Paul and Robin Wiles researched Coeur d’Alene on the Internet and moved here in 2003, starting the first Breakfast Nook where the Hard Hat Restaurant was on Sherman Avenue. They also had an earlier one in Post Falls.

With nearly 100 items on its menu, The Breakfast Nook offers breakfast and lunch 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 7 to 2 Sundays at all three locations. Phone (208) 667-1699 in Coeur d’Alene (1719 N. Fourth St.), (208) 687-8480 in Rathdrum (13668 W. Highway 53) and (208) 777-8444 in Post Falls. Check

More Breakfast Nooks may happen.

“I’d like to do more,” Paul Wiles said. “You’re only as good as your people, and I’ve got a lot of good people. I like to create.”

The new Post Falls Nook will have 13 to 18 employees.

Hawaiian food at Teriyaki Tiki

A variety of Hawaiian foods and drinks are the specialty of Teriyaki Tiki, now open at the intersection of Spruce Avenue and Fifth Street (behind the Corner Bar on Fourth Street), Coeur d’Alene.

Teriyaki rice bowls with chicken, pork or beef and special seasoning, kalua (shredded pork), musubi (a spam, rice and seaweed sushi) and a macaroni-potato salad are the specialties. Coffee is free. Food is take-out, delivered and catered with seasonal outdoor seating.

Owners Aggy and Mick Atteshis are from the Philippines and England respectively and met in Hawaii. They joined friends in North Idaho in 2005. The family-run business is open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 to 11 Fridays and Saturdays and 2-7 p.m. Sundays. Phone (208) 676-0123.

Ah, here’s more food, drink

Two more restaurants are coming to Coeur d’Alene.

•Michael Hanes hopes to open the Fourth Street Pantry soon just up from downtown’s Fourth Street-Lakeside Avenue intersection. We’ll have details next week.

•Leisa Wagner, who has The Corner Cafe in Post Falls, plans to open the Sherman Junction Restaurant at Eighth and Sherman early in 2010. Watch for more details on that as it gets closer. Meanwhile, she’s adding dinners to The Corner Cafe Fridays and Saturdays until 9 p.m. Phone (208) 773-3785.

•After a complete refurbishing, Paddy’s sports bar and pool hall reopened Wednesday at 601 W. Appleway. New owners Pat and Chris Carper (father and son) will add breakfast at 9 a.m. Sundays next week. With pool, darts, and 12 TVs, regular hours begin at 11 a.m. Although now nonsmoking inside, a smoking area is open outside. The place opened as the Corner Pocket in 1975.

This week’s tidbits

•A veterans’ job fair will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Idaho National Guard Armory, 5453 E. Seltice Way. Sponsors are the host and the Idaho and U.S. Departments of Labor. Phone Robert Shoeman or Brandia Young at (208) 769-1558, ext. 3993 or 3998.

•Wal-Mart has applied for a $15 million-plus building permit for its new store at 402 Honeysuckle Ave., Hayden.

•Watch for details on new Gamestop and Batteries Plus stores in Coeur d’Alene.

•Those who took part in Downtown Coeur d’Alene’s Halloween celebration say Sherman Avenue should be blocked from at least Fifth Street to the Chamber of Commerce Building. Traffic was hazardous to kids. Maybe it should be blocked all evening to allow a student and adult costume parade and perk up restaurants and beverage places.

Contact Nils Rosdahl at (208) 769-3228 and

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