What was the Tiki Hut in the alley behind the Corner Bar in the southeast corner of Spruce Avenue and Fourth Street is now the Corner Grill.
"The menu 'star' is the pulled pork made in house," said Linda Mannschreck, owner of both "Corner" places with her husband, Jack. They also offer hamburgers, Coney dogs, sandwiches, appetizers including zucchini fingers, onion rings, beer-battered french fries, Blue Balls (Cordon Bleu rolled into a ball), poppers, Ivar's Clam Chowder and chicken tortilla soups (soup varies daily), fish, chicken and wings.
The food is mostly take-out, but customers can eat at two large picnic tables with umbrellas. Phone 664-4041. Current hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and later Fridays and Saturdays.
The Mannschrecks have owned the Corner Bar for 10 years.
"Before that we had four bars in California. We moved here in 1993 to retire, but you know how that goes," Linda said. "We brought my son, Keith, on board three years ago as our manager so we could try this retirement thing again, but ended up now opening the Corner Grill."
Garlic Jim's now Northwest Pizza
In another established food-place change, what was Garlic Jim's Pizza in the mini-mall in the northwest corner of Highway 95 and Neider Avenue is now Northwest Pizza Co.
Owner Jeff Houghton's place is now independent from the Garlic Jim's chain and expanded the menu to include more pizza toppings, salads, sandwiches, ribs, wings, breads, ice cream, wine and beer as well as the former gluten-free and diary-free pizza options.
Open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily, Northwest Pizza has 10 employees. Phone 930-4818.
Pig-A-Licious BBQ on Sherman
And in another food move in an established business, Pig-A-Licious BBQ is now inside Piggies Market & Texaco at 2010 Sherman Ave.
Sold by the piece, pound or meal, the menu/inventory includes barbecue ribs, ham, chops, smoked meatloaf, sausages, beef brisket, pulled pork, sandwiches, smoked chicken and turkey, coleslaw, beans, cornbread, tater tots, sweet potato fries, greens, sauces and dog bones.
"All food is prepared from scratch," said owner Preston Vielbig, who described himself as a "lifelong student of the 'Q'. Many meats are brined at least 48 hours."
Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Phone 665-PORK (7675).
Now for the Tidbits!
• Spies said a manager in Missoula told them a Dave's Famous BBQ will be coming to Coeur d'Alene. The popular eatery so far is in 35 states, but no one in the Minnesota headquarters returned a call to give us any details.
• With additions to a list of suggestions of things a tour bus could show here, Realtor Marshall Mend suggests the Coeur d'Alene Resort boardwalk and golf course (with the floating green), Hudson's Hamburgers, the "finest" Chamber of Commerce building, the Cedars floating restaurant, the historic Hayden Lake Country Club, Sunshine Minting, the Ironwood medical area, Triple Play, Silverwood and Avondale Golf Course.
• Style note: A reader wants the difference between "farther" and "further" repeated. "Farther" involves distance, and "further" involves intensity as in "We should analyze further how much farther to travel." Whew.
• Whine of the week: Cd'A needs more right-turn lanes at major intersections. At least the drivers who don't need to be in the right lane should move left.
• Next week: Paraprosdokians.
• Contact Nils Rosdahl at firstname.lastname@example.org.