“We Think You Deserve Better” 7

A New Mantra and a New Menu at Pinnacle Sports Grill

When Nicholas Clare bought his first restaurant eight months ago, Pinnacle Sports Grill was struggling. Although Pinnacle had a small corps of loyal customers, it was immediately clear the place needed some freshening up. Nicholas hired Mike Morrison and Johanna Simon to manage and help him update the bar and grill.

Mike started by hiring an all-new staff, including chef Tailer Gorbet, an up-and-coming talent. Tailer is already, at the young age of 23, certified as an American Culinary Federation sous chef. After newly staffing Pinnacle, the next step for Mike was a major overhaul of the menu. Frozen, prepackaged foods filled with preservatives were replaced with a new menu of fresh food made from scratch. Pinnacle fans can rest easy; their favorites are still on the menu, they just taste better now because, as Mike says, “We think you deserve better.”

The Pinnacle Sports Grill staff wants to make sure customers have the best experience possible, and that means fantastic food. From burgers, steaks, finger steaks and house-roasted corned beef sourced from Double R Ranch and sliders made with Snake River Farms Kobe beef to sandwiches served on bread from Acme or Bigwood Bread Bakeries, Mike and his staff are working to ensure every detail makes your meal that much better. Stick with a standby or try the chicken caprese sandwich—I hear it’s fantastic. On a personal note, the hand-cut fries I ate during my interview are the best I’ve had since I started writing these Hot Spots.

Pinnacle hosts both an early and a late happy hour and is one of the only restaurants on Eagle Road to stay open past 10 p.m. Specials run during Boise State games when drinks are sold below a profit margin. It is a great location to watch the games too since pretty much every table has a great view of the screens.

You deserve a new website, a new staff, a new owner.

You deserve the new Pinnacle.

Pinnacle Sports Grill is located at 2902 N. Eagle Road at the crossroads of Eagle and Ustick.