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Chandlers re-opens, celebrates 10 year anniversary

Chandlers re-opens, celebrates 10 year anniversary

The 10th anniversary celebration event for Chandlers Steakhouse, which included a ribbon-cutting and re-grand opening, was held on May 25 at the restaurant at 9th and Grove streets. More than 200 people attended the event and a donation was made to the Women’s and Children’s Alliance.

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Dinner With A Side Of I Do's: For Restaurants, Proposals Are Good Business

Dinner With A Side Of I Do’s: For Restaurants, Proposals Are Good Business

If you work in a restaurant, marriage proposals are good for business. Happy couples lift the mood in the entire dining room and often turn into lifelong customers. That once-in-a-lifetime experience for them is pretty routine for restaurateurs.

High-end restaurants with nice decor can count on someone popping the question every week or two.

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‘Culinary King of the Mountain’ Returns With New Lineup of Top Idaho Chefs

The kitchen is heating up once again as Idaho’s top chefs prepare to battle it out for one of the Gem State’s most sought-after titles, Culinary King of the Mountain. On April 11, McCall’s Shore Lodge will host the cooking competition as part of the resort’s second consecutive Spring Culinary Festival, April 10-12. Joining the iconic resort’s own Executive Chef Steven Topple will be Chris Kastner of CK’s Real Food in Hailey, Idaho; Wiley Earl of Àlavita and Fork restaurants in Boise and Aaron Wermerskirchen of Juniper on 8th, also in Boise.

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Basil Hayden's Bourbon Whiskey

Basil Hayden’s Bourbon Whiskey – Best of Boise, Among Other Things…

The restaurants and bars in the City of Trees — Boise, Idaho, that is — boast appropriately beautiful woodwork, rambunctious yet overly courteous staffs, and craft cocktails which speak to the town’s once rough-and-tumble Western ways as much as they speak to the posh, cosmopolitan environs which infrastructure of industry and economy have brought to the place. After spending some time there, I found the best way to experience the town’s sprawling night life was to walk from place to place, watering hole to watering hole, before laying your head to rest for the night.

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Ben Burdick Trio with Amy Rose

Jazz, soul, RnB and more with one of the Northwest’s finest jazz guitarists, Ben Burdick, and his talented trio, along with the smooth vocals of Amy Rose singing a delightfully fresh selection of songs in a sultry jazz style.

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The John Jones Trio

John Jones is one of Idaho’s best-kept secrets– a stellar guitarist with an absolutely golden voice, a huge repertoire of tunes from classic jazz to funk, soul, R’n’B, and a perfect trio to match his versatility, with Mike Seifrit on bass and Jon Hyneman on drums.

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Celebrate Thanksgiving With Idaho Wine

Celebrate Thanksgiving With Idaho Wine

Whether you are planning a solo holiday weekend or looking for a unique way to show off Idaho to family and friends, Thanksgiving wine-related events are always a great way to experience this thriving industry. From special blends to barrel tastings, many Idaho wineries have something unique going on over the holiday weekend.

Below is a list of some of the wineries that will be open over Thanksgiving Weekend, as well as specials they have to offer. For more winery information and directions, please click on the individual winery links below.
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Chandlers Donation to the WCA

Chandlers’ Mother’s Day Event Raise Awareness and Dollars for WCA

Chandlers Restaurant this week made its 4th annual donation to the Women’s and Children’s Alliance (WCA) and strengthened its mission to promote safety, healing and freedom from domestic abuse and sexual assault.

In 2007, Rex Chandler, owner of Chandlers Restaurant, had the idea to create a Mother’s Day tradition in which donations made to the WCA by patrons celebrating Mother’s Day at Chandlers would be matched or exceeded by Chandlers. Since then, Chandlers has become a WCA Corporate Pillar at the Freedom Level. Read More

Owen Roe Winemaker Dinner

Owen Roe Winemaker Dinner

Monday, June 23rd, was a special evening at Chandlers, with owner & winemaker David O’Reilly of Owen Roe Winery. For this Winemaker Dinner, Keith Otter joined Chef Luis Flores as guest chef. Chef Otter was the executive chef at Chandlers in Sun Valley for ten years and returned for this one night only. Read More

Owen Roe

Idaho Chefs Vie to Become ‘Culinary King of the Mountain’

The knives have been sharpened and the stage is set. The quest to become ‘Culinary King of the Mountain’ is on. On April 5, Idaho chefs will compete for what is sure to become the Gem State’s most sought-after title. The cooking competition, which will operate much like Food Network’s hit show “Chopped,” will be hosted at McCall’s Shore Lodge as part of the resort’s inaugural Spring Culinary Festival, April 4-6.

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ByLanderSea Travel Tales – The Best in Boise: Chandler’s Ten Minute Martini

I’d never been to Idaho before and after receiving a guidebook from the state’s office of Tourism, I was downright excited. I flew into Boise, the state capital, arriving in the afternoon. I found the land surprisingly flat, but with wonderful foothills in the distance.

My tour would start with a kick-off dinner for members of the International Food, Wine and Travel Writes Association at Chandlers, a favorite local restaurant known for their steaks and Idaho-sourced ingredients. Chandler’s was also the recipient of a 2013 Wine Spectator ‘Best of Award of Excellence’ for their impressive wine list.

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The Annual Trailing of the Sheep Festival

The Most Beautiful Time Of The Year

Don’t Miss Genuine Hospitality, Culinary Delights In Idaho

Looking for the personal touch? Then you have come to the right place. Sit back, relax and enjoy the spectacular beauty of a September tour through the Snake River Valley in Idaho. Set in picturesque Sun Valley, the annual Harvest Festival has become the signature food and wine event of the region. Read More

Chandlers Man Brunch

Chandlers Supports WCA Through Father’s Day Man Brunch

Chandlers served 300 eggs and five prime ribs June 16 at its Father’s Day Man Brunch, proceeds from which benefited the Women’s and Children’s Alliance.

In an email, WCA communications manager Chris Campbell said live music was provided by Ben Burdick, Mike Rosenthal and the duo of Chuck Smith and Bill Courtial, who were joined by a special guest, state Rep. Cherie Buckner-Webb. Food vendors donated much of the food that was served, Campbell said, and employees of Chandlers donated their time to prepare and serve the meal. Read More

3 Horse Ranch Winemaker Dinner at Chandlers

3 Horse Ranch Winemaker Dinner at Chandlers

On Tuesday, June 11th, 3 Horse Ranch came to Chandlers to help celebrate Idaho Wine Month with a fantastic five-course Wine Pairing Dinner. We had a great time with Gary and Martha Cunningham discussing food, wine, pairings and life in general. Read More

Chandlers Hosts Father's Day Man Brunch To Benefit The WCA

Chandlers Hosts Father’s Day Man Brunch To Benefit The WCA

Photos from last year’s Man Brunch »

Boise, ID – Treasure Valley dads can enjoy a mouth-watering Father’s Day meal and show their support for healthy relationships at the 4th Annual Man Brunch.

Along with a delicious brunch, 100 percent of the proceeds from the event go to the WCA. Vendors donate much of the food, and Chandlers’ staff donates time to prepare and serve the meal. Jazz artists Bill Courtial and Chuck Smith will be providing live music. Read More

Shakespeare Festival

Hotel 43, Chandlers and the Idaho Shakespeare Festival have joined to offer you an amazing package

Chandlers has teamed up with Hotel 43 and the Idaho Shakespeare Festival to offer you an amazing package.

Package Includes…

  • One night stay in a luxurious Boutique room
  • Two tickets to the Idaho Shakespeare Festival
  • Hotel 43 Insulated Picnic Tote (yours to keep)
  • Assorted fruit and cheese platter, sliced baguette, proscuitto wrapped prawns and baby mixed greens salad with balsamic vinaigrette, plus a Trio of Chocolate Tortes provided by Chandlers Steakhouse.
  • Choice of Estancia Chardonnay or Mac Murray Pinot Noir (please indicate your wine choice in the comment section when making your reservation)
  • Valet Parking Fee for one vehicle

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Spring Wine Tasting & Sale

Spring Wine Tasting & Sale

Join us for the Spring Wine Tasting & Sale on Thursday, May 16th, from 5:00 – 7:30pm.
Wine tasting and appetizers, $20 per person (deducted from purchase)

Annual Recognition Luncheon at Chandlers, presented by Womens and Children's Alliance

Annual Recognition Luncheon at Chandlers, presented by Womens and Children’s Alliance

Karen Ballard, Administrator, Tourism Division, Idaho Department of Commerce

Karen Ballard was promoted to administrator of Idaho State Tourism in November 2007. Her duties involve development and implementation of Idaho’s $3.5 million travel promotion and marketing program, as well as oversight of the $3 million regional grant program for non-profit tourism organizations.

Travelers contribute over $3.5 billion to Idaho’s economy, which is about 6 percent of the state GDP. Market share growth occurs ideally when marketing campaigns succeed. Karen and Her colleagues were honored to receive the 2012 U.S. Travel Association Mercury Award for Vitamin ID as the best overall marketing campaign in the nation.
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Valentine's at Chandlers Steakhouse, Celebrating February 13-16

Valentine’s at Chandlers Steakhouse, Celebrating February 13-16

We know it’s hard to fit all the romance into just one day so that’s why our celebration lasts four days! Enjoy our special prix fixe menu starting Wednesday, February 13th through Saturday, February 16th.

And not only do we have a great menu lined up but as always, there’s live jazz seven nights a week and complimentary valet parking.
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Rex Chandler named one of 2012 Idaho Heroes in Philanthropy

Rex Chandler named one of 2012 Idaho Heroes in Philanthropy

National Philanthropy Day ® (NPD) is a special day set aside in November to recognize and celebrate the endless daily contributions individuals and organizations across the world make to countless causes and missions. Last year, more than 125 AFP Chapters held NPD events across North America. Rex Chandler, owner of Chandlers Steakhouse, was recognized for “Outstanding Public Service” and honored as one of this year’s 2012 Idaho Heroes in Philanthropy.
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Walla Walla Wineries at Chandlers

Walla Walla Wineries Visit Chandlers

On Wednesday, November 14th, winemakers Jean-Francois Pellet from Pepper Bridge & Amavi Cellars, and Trey Busch from Sleight of Hand Cellars, came to Chandlers for another memorable Winemaker Dinner. Read More

Wine Makers November 14, 2012

Winemaker Dinner: Wednesday, November 14

Please join us for special evening with: WALLA WALLA WINERIES

Winemaker Jean-Francois Pellet will join us from Pepper Bridge & Amavi Cellars as well as Trey Busch from Sleight of Hand Cellars Read More

Autumn Wine Tasting and Sale: Thursday, November 8

Autumn Wine Tasting and Sale: Thursday, November 8, 5:00-8:00 pm

We’ve got a case (several actually) of holiday cheer and want to make sure you do too!

Distributors JW Thornton & Tastevin will be pouring wines from every aspect of their portfolio – from big reds to fine whites, value orientated to collectables – and we’ll be offering them at special pricing of cost + 15%. It’s an ideal time to stock up for holiday gifts and entertaining.
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Celebrating Five Years of Chandlers Steakhouse

Celebrating Five Years of Chandlers Steakhouse

The saying goes, “Time flies when you’re having fun” and that certainly must be true because we can’t believe it’s been 5 years already!

Please join us in celebrating from May 17 – 31 with

  • A special 5 course prix fixe dinner menu for $55 (add wine pairings for $45)
  • Special ‘Take 5’ martini for $5

And, as always, live jazz seven nights a week and complimentary valet parking.
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