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Hot Rod Cafe? Post Falls

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ROBERT JAM, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. ROBERT JAM
    Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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    Staying in Couer d Aline for the night. drove over to the Hot Rod Cafe and found it was closed with a for sale sign in front.What happened?
     
  2. Think it's been closed a couple or more. Never heard the full story ....... if there was one. ps ( prepare for wind )
     
  3. ROBERT JAM
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    Ok we will be on our way in a few
     
  4. bikemtn
    Joined: Jul 23, 2012
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    from Hayden, ID

    Their business was off about 40% three years in a row.....they just could not make it work anymore. Pretty sad. They had some fun events, but the food just did not draw in the crowds.
     

  5. nwbhotrod
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    from wash state

    sign of the times
     
  6. ALLISON
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    word has it that it may reopen in a different location sometime...
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  7. rusty76
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    from Midway NC

    sad but who knows
     
  8. Atwater Mike
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    Might be a story here at that! (bet we'll read something from some of our more 'imaginitive' posters)
     
  9. FAST57F100
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    from Washington

    Good service is key to keep a place like that open. The food was tolerable but the few time I stopped in I felt like I was having dinner at my ex-wife’s! I called the manager one morning and suggested they go eat at the restaurant down the road and see what good fast friendly service felt like! Several of my hot rod friends had the same experience so we checked that stop off the list! <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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  10. Boones
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    from Kent, Wa
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    glad I seen this, was going to head over to the GG show in spokane, I usually drive over and have dinner there one night..

    any other suggestions while I am there in a few weeks
     
  11. Stop at the Redhorse in Ellensburg to or from. It's not bad.
     
  12. Ole_Red
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    from 206, WA

    Redhorse is where its at. Or the Tav in Ellensburg is also pretty rad.

    Stopped at the Hot Rod Cafe once or twice. Never really impressed me. As others have said, the service was definitely lacking. Not surprised that they closed up shop. Cool place/atmosphere but the service killed it for me.
     
  13. Unrelated and I know it was almost 30 years ago but is there still a floating restaraunt where the river flows into Lake Cour de lain? The subject came up yesterday. It was the first place I ever ate Salmon.
     
  14. whiskey bump
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    Yea cedars (the floating restaurant) is still there. Too classy for me though ;) . I'm about 90% sure the owners of the hotrod opened up a new restaurant here in cda. Its a bistro and not hotrod related at all though. Right by the long ear where the sandwich shop used to be.
     


  15. Yeah, it's called Cedars. Wolf Lodge just East of CDA is also awesome!
     
  16. Cool, thanks!
     
  17. I'll be in the Coeur D'Alene area in mid September for a week. Let me know if there is any good stuff to check out in the area.
     
  18. whiskey bump
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    Shoot me a pm before you come to town, if there's anything goin on I'll let ya know.
     
  19. oldebob
    Joined: Oct 21, 2008
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    from Spokane WA

    Check out all the old cars with no rust! Advice from ex New Hampshireite.
     
  20. Will do.

    I know what you're talking about. I had to go to Oregon to get my 33 Chevy!
     

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