Owners of 113 Main bring people together while supporting local causes By Jillian Chandler Our Sandpoint community has gotten to know Justin and Shaunavee Dick over the years for various reasons, including their longstanding and beloved restaurant Trinity at City Beach, along with their many philanthropic endeavors. They have been immersed in their local community since moving to Sandpoint in 2006 after falling in love with their area, its people, and the opportunity to start their family “in the most beautiful small town on the planet.”
Housed in the Best Western, Trinity at City Beach was in need of a new home, as there were plans to tear the building down and rebuild in 2021. The Dicks were able to purchase the space at 113 Main Street, with plans to relocate the restaurant there when the time came. But that time never came. Instead of being torn down, the Best Western was sold, and Trinity at City Beach was able to stay in its beautiful waterfront location. But what to do with their 113 space?
During the weekend of Lost in the ‘50s that same year, Justin and Shaunavee opened 113 Main as a full-service bar, as they were only able to afford purchasing the bar equipment and a few large renovations at that time. They ran it as a bar until January of 2022, when they were finally able to offer a limited menu after purchasing the kitchen equipment.
Today, the restaurant has become a favorite among diners. Echoing the vibes of the old Café Trinity that once sat on First Street, 113 offers an open space with approximately 23 tables and a large bar counter with 15 bar stools. “The layout makes it easy to identify and say hello to friends, families and neighbors without ever leaving your table,” Justin smiles.
Open 3 to 9pm Tuesday through Saturday for happy hour and dinner, the cuisine exudes modern scratch American. Everything is made in-house from the pasta and gnocchi down to the beef, vegetable and chicken stocks. Fresh, in-season vegetables and proteins allow diners to enjoy a menu that changes with the season and the opportunity to try new dishes. A staple on the first couple of menus they’ve put out is the Citrus Pesto Gnocchi with Chilean Sea Bass; house-made gnocchi with fresh, skin on, wild-caught Chilean sea bass with an orange citrus pesto sauce.
In addition to the beautiful menu is the full-service bar, where 113’s bartenders have created some amazing handcrafted cocktails with fresh fruits, house-made simple syrups, fresh squeezed juices, and various garnishes from candied blood oranges to edible flowers.
When it comes to what Justin enjoys most about not owning one but now two restaurants here in Sandpoint, he says, “I love the work. It’s my Zen time, but it’s also incredibly challenging. The rewards vary from watching the progression of my staff to spending time with so many in the community, being able to participate in a number of different nonprofits through the restaurants and watching my children work alongside me. I think some of the most rewarding days are when we work as a team and create unforgettable experiences for our customers, both local and our visiting guests.”
Sandpoint’s restaurant scene is truly unique, and Justin shares that he loves the camaraderie of the local scene. “Most of the owners can all be found working side by side their staff and available to the customers. Additionally, we all participate and give greatly to our local nonprofits and causes that are near and dear to us.” It's time to dine and imbibe at 113 Main.
And with the holiday season upon us, if you’re looking for a space to host your special party or event, 113 Main has held several successful private parties, from birthday parties and baby showers to holiday gatherings and several nonprofit events. Justin invites you to stop in to see their availability. 113 Main 113 Main Street Sandpoint, Idaho IG - @113mainsandpoint