Speaking on Business: Pandora’s Legacy

Chris Lendardi opened his restaurant, Pandora's Legacy, in honor of his mother, Pandora, in honor of a restaurant she originally opened.

Chris Redgrave Apr 23, 2018

This is Chris Redgrave for Zions Bank Speaking on Business.

There aren’t many things sweeter than a son opening a business in honor of his mother, which is what Chris Lenardi did with Pandora’s Legacy in Twin Falls. Chris watched his mother, Pandora Handley, struggle to fulfill her dream of having her own business for years before her restaurant opened in 2006 and closed a few years later. Daniel Fuchs discovered the concept, loved its potential and approached Pandora about reopening, and she brought her son, Chris, on board as the chef and general manager. 

If you visited the original, you’ll want to check the new version out. Pandora’s Legacy includes some of the same menu items, but with a twist. Like the stuffed salmon, with a cream cheese filling, roasted artichoke and tomatoes. Or the steaks served without any garnish so you can enjoy the full flavor of the meat. This means they only buy the most flavorful cuts. And their sandwiches are very popular, specifically the French dip and Philly cheese, served with French or garlic fries or a side salad.

At Pandora’s Legacy, Chris says they’re known for baking their own breads in house and using local ingredients as much as possible, including meats, veggies and the beer, which is a throwback to the original restaurant that was a brew pub. And Pandora loves how the restaurant turned out.

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For Zions Bank, I’m Chris Redgrave, speaking on business.

Pandora’s Legacy

235 5th Ave. South
Twin Falls, ID 83301

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