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New Restaurants in Boise

February 28, 2012 | Food, What's New | Read More
Several new restaurants have opened in the past few months in Boise. Each one has its own twist, its own vibe. The newest place on the eating scene is called A Tavola, which means “of the table.” It took over the location vacated when Donnie Mac’s closed last year. A Tavola is a happening place,...

For Foodies, Head Downtown

November 23, 2011 | Food, What's New | Read More
By far, the best overall place for the foodie is downtown Boise. Here you can find fancy restaurants for that special occasion, late night places for a bite on the run, and terrific food of all kinds. For a very nice occasion: Cottonwood Grille: Mountain lodge atmosphere Fork: Urban farmer vibe Red Feather:...

Best Breakfasts/Brunches

Best Breakfasts/Brunches October 31, 2011 | Food | Read More
I’m a foodie, and breakfast just happens to be my favorite meal of the day, especially going out to breakfast. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it. Here are my picks for the best places to catch a filling, delicious breakfast or brunch. Goldy’s  is a long-standing Boise establishment. Plenty...

Where to Take Out of Town Guests for Dinner

Where to Take Out of Town Guests for Dinner October 21, 2011 | Food | Read More
One of the best parts of travel is sampling the food indigenous to the place where you’ll be.  Sometimes, the locale might not really have a worldwide reputation. Idaho kind of falls into that category: most people know us for potatoes, but certainly we have a wider variety of cuisine to offer than...

Best Steakhouses

September 29, 2011 | Food, What's New | Read More
  Idaho is beef country, so expect to find great steak everywhere. It’s also wild game country, so you might find venison or elk steaks on the menu as well. Every chef has a different special sauce or rub or spice blend. And of course, the sides are almost as important as the steak. Right? Here...

Apple Picking Time

Apple Picking Time September 28, 2011 | Food, Things to Do | Read More
When I was in college, a local apple grower brought a truck to campus every Friday with a supply of apples, apple cider, caramel apples, and anything else apple related they thought college students might like. It was the best. I remember the crunch and the juice and the sweetness of the apples that...

Idaho IS Wine Country

Idaho IS Wine Country August 31, 2011 | Food, Things to Do | Read More
Think wine from the western U.S.  and you think Napa Valley in California, Willamette Valley in Oregon, even the latest hot spot, Walla Walla, Washington. Very few people think Idaho. But what they don’t know is that the rich volcanic soil of Idaho and the unique climate and geography make Idaho a...

Five Romantic Things to Do in Idaho

Five Romantic Things to Do in Idaho August 13, 2011 | Food, Hotels, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Natural beauty is one of the most romantic settings, in my mind. I can skip luxurious restaurants, fancy dance floors, and exotic locations. Give me the breathtaking splendor of high mountain peaks with crashing rivers, or the tiniest unseen stream trickling under my trail, and I am ready to fall in...

Drinking Wine

Drinking Wine February 28, 2011 | Food | Read More
I love wine. Especially love red wines, particularly syrah and Beaujolais. For whites I like pinot gris (or pinot grigio if you’re in Italy). I just discovered a restaurant in Moscow, Idaho that has a huge French wine list. It’s called West of Paris, and the vibe it totally Parisian. There’s...

New Restaurant in Boise

New Restaurant in Boise February 23, 2011 | Food, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Fork, a new restaurant in Boise, has promising ideas. Owned by Cameron Lumsden, part of the team that brought us Flatbread Community Oven, Fork will occupy part of the historic Idaho Bank Building at 8th and Idaho Streets. Everyone knows restaurants turn over fairly quickly, especially in such a dicey...