We went to Sandpoint, Idaho for their 50’s carshow and by the time we drove into town, I was starving! We scoped out the location of the carshow, parked and decided to walk around trying to find some food. We just walked right into Beet and Basil, and I was really unsure if this was where I wanted to eat… but I needed to eat!
I didn’t know what to order, so I decided I would order their Chicken Ramen, I know, I know.. but it was kind of the only thing that interested me on the menu! This was a very interesting take on a ramen, as it wasn’t actual ramen noodles. The used an egg noodle which was a neat take on the noodle soup! It was full of vegetables and flavour. The broth and toppings was delicious.
My hubby knew he wanted to order something with Potatoes, and was wanting Idaho potatoes, so he ordered Lomo Saltado, a stirfry of top sirloin beef with shishito and bell peppers, heirloom tomatoes, and crispy fingerling potatoes in a spicy aji amarillo sauce. This was actually really good! The sirloin was super tender and delicious and everything in the sauce made it absolutely amazing!
Overall, we really enjoyed our time here. We got changed into our 50’s gear from here and walked out and no one blinked an eye at us. Others must do that here as it almost felt like it was normal!
Beet and Basil at the Creek
105 S 1st Ave
My boss actually told me to come here! He told us to go on the Selkirk Loop drive and come here during the May Long weekend. With this drive, stop by the 50’s car show in Sandpoint and get all dressed up in my 50’s gear. If you know anything about me, I’m the crazy one that LOVES the 50’s. I listened to him, I got all dressed up went to the car show where apparently everyone gets dressed up for… and I stuck out like a sore thumb as I was the only one dressed up, in my dress, red high heels and bandana in my hair. No problem, I’m use to being the crazy Chinese! So, I continued the day on schedule as per his requests and found ourselves at Hudsons’s Hamburgers where he told me they only make hamburgers and cheeseburgers! Perfect, that’s what we’ll have!
This was actually the perfect place to get dressed up for! I fit in just fine, but maybe a generation late! I love the style of this place as it’s a fast food retro diner style burger place!! All locals and tourists were giving me compliments so I even put on my red lipstick. I can’t change now, so may as well have some fun!
Alright, ordering food… my fearless boss said hamburgers or cheeseburgers and he knows I will eat a cheeseburger without blinking so I ordered one of those and they’re a normal size burger for a good price!
And here’s the funny thing.. the people next to me ordered a double cheeseburger. We took that challenge after we ate our normal burger! This place is so much fun!
To make this trip to Hudson’s Hamburgers even better.. the couple on the other side of of us said they had the best pies. They took the last slice slice of coconut cream pie so I settled for Lemon Meringue Pie. Now, I’ve eaten what I ordered and both sides of my neighbours. I had to walk around the street to look for little souvenirs and digest my food as our final stop for the evening is back to Sandpoint!
Overall, this place is amazing and super fun. It gets really busy so be prepared to wait. We lucked out big time and didn’t have to wait too long for 2 seats.
207 E Sherman Ave,
Coeur D Alene, ID