SLICE ‘N SIP – Episode 24

On a beautiful spring day, my small group of friends and I found ourselves passing through Sandpoint, Idaho on the way back to Spokane. It’s such a quick stop off the highway so we quickly made our way to Evan’s Brothers Coffee. Located in the Granary Arts District, this locally owned coffee shop and roaster is a favorite among locals and visitors alike, and for good reason. From delicious drinks to tasty sandwiches, they have something for everyone. I was so sad to no longer have a Spokane location to stop into, so I needed to stop in.

One standout item on the menu is the turmeric chai latte, which is a delicious and warming blend of spices and tea that’s perfect for our spring day. The black and white mocha is also a must-try, with its rich and creamy combination of dark and white chocolate flavors.

Inside their space, Evan’s Brothers Coffee is host to local art, people working, friends gathering, and their history artfully placed on the walls calling to their commitment to quality, sustainability, and community through a space-wide mural. They source their beans from small-scale farmers and roast them in-house to ensure freshness and quality. The result is a delicious cup of coffee that not only tastes great but also supports local and sustainable business practices.

Overall, if you’re looking for a great cup of coffee and a tasty bite to eat in Sandpoint, Evan’s Brothers Coffee is worth a visit. The atmosphere is welcoming and cozy, and it’s the perfect place to snag a bag of coffee as a gift for others or maybe just a treat for yourself.

After we hung out at Evan’s Brothers, we found ourselves needing lunch close to our downtown Sandpoint, Idaho local and so we went searching for a delicious pizza place with ambiance, Powderhound Pizza became our destination. The restaurant’s ski & snowboard-themed decor and ties to the nearby Schweitzer Mountain Resort, where they have their original name-sake pizza spot, making it a cozy and perfect place to feel like you are on the mountain. 

The weather was perfect – not too hot, not too cold, you just needed a light jacket (if you know you know 😀) so we opted to sit outside on the restaurant’s patio, which was geared up with ski-lift seats and dog-friendly. We started our meal with the cheesy sticks, which were served hot and fresh out of the oven. The breadsticks were soft and fluffy on the inside, with a crispy exterior that gave them a satisfying crunch. The cheese was melted to perfection, and the portion size was generous enough to share between our crew.

I have to admit, it doesn’t matter where I am, I am always going to do a chicken pizza with white sauce or pesto. As they say, the heart wants what the heart wants. Naturally, we chose THE C.B.R, which came topped with chunks of tender chicken, artichoke hearts, bacon, mushrooms, and a delicious blend of mozzarella and goat cheeses, with pesto. The crust was thin and crispy, with just the right amount of chewiness. The pizza was cooked to perfection, with the cheese melted and bubbly and the toppings evenly distributed across the pie. The flavor combination was spot on, with the tangy artichokes complementing the savory chicken and pesto.

Overall, my experience at Powderhound Pizza was excellent. The food was delicious, the service was friendly and attentive, and the ski-themed ambiance added a unique touch to the dining experience. If you’re in the Sandpoint area, or on Schweitzer Mountain shredding the pow’, and looking for a great place to grab some ‘zaaa, I highly recommend giving Powderhound Pizza a try.


– Jazmin