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Idaho restaurants win Wine Spectator awards

Lighted wine storage in the dining area of Chandlers restaurant.
Lighted wine storage in the dining area of Chandlers restaurant. kgreen@idahostatesman.com

Nine Idaho restaurants, including five in the Boise area, have been honored in the Wine Spectator 2016 Restaurant Awards.

The awards are bestowed upon restaurants around the globe “whose wine lists offer interesting selections, are appropriate to their cuisine and appeal to a wide range of wine lovers.” They’re included in the August edition of Wine Spectator, which hit newsstands July 19. Restaurants pay to enter these awards.

There are three award levels possible: Award of Excellence (2,414 winners worldwide), Best of Award of Excellence (1,093) and Grand Award (88).

Two Idaho restaurants received Best of Award of Excellence: Chandlers, 981 W. Grove St. in Boise, and Candle in the Woods, 11805 E. Nunn Road in Athol.

These Idaho restaurants received Award of Excellence: Bella Aquila, 775 S. Rivershore Lane in Eagle; Capitol Cellars, 110 S. 5th St. in Boise; Fork, 199 N. 8th St. in Boise; Mai Thai, 750 W. Idaho St. in Boise; The Cellar, 317 E. Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene; Il Naso, 480 Washington Ave., Ketchum; and The Narrows at Shore Lodge, 501 W. Lake St., McCall.

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