Excerpt from Rex Chandler's diary: First, conquer Sun Valley with my culinary awesomeness. Second, move to Boise with a "No. 2" version of the restaurant that Sun Valley-ites love. Third, continually pack the house by luring (and reeling) in fully suspecting and discerning clientele with nice dinner music, a see-and-be-seen happy hour scene and food to rave about. Fourth, rack up a laundry list of awards, including nods for martini making, a fine-dining feel and all around vino amazingness. Last, win a Best of Boise for the best damn cut of meat on a plate.
Second Place: Lock Stock and Barrel
Third Place: Stagecoach Inn