Boise's newest wine bar, Bodovino, is open at the corner of 8th and Broad streets.
It's as much fun as you can have with a wine glass. You buy a card and hit dispensing machines stocked with an array of wines from the Treasure Valley, the Northwest, California, Italy, France and beyond.
The machines dole out 1-, 3- and 5-ounce pours ranging from $1.25 to more than $15 an ounce. Management can track the top wines sampled on any given night. The most-purchased wine opening night was Washington's Castillo de Feliciana Malbec.
The light-bite menu is a mix of cheeses, breads, nuts, olives and charcuterie, sliders and salads.
Bodovino is open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays. Phone: 336-8466. Web: Bodovino.com.
NEW PIZZA PLACE
N.Y. Giant Pizza is now open at the corner of Overland and Cole roads.
The shop specializes in very large pizzas that feed up to 15, and pizza by the very large slice. New York-style thin crust pizzas come in 14-, 16-, 20- and 28-inch sizes. Sub sandwiches, buffalo wings and barbecued chicken also are served.
The Boise restaurant at 7709 W. Overland Road is the third in a small chain with two locations in the San Diego area. It's open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Phone: 322-0014.
Reel Foods in Downtown Boise will cook up a Sidewalk Crab Boil on Dec. 13-14.
Chef Peter Blatz and his crew will cook up more than 300 pounds of freshly harvested Dungeness crab on the sidewalk outside the Reel Foods Fish Market, 611 Capitol Blvd, Boise, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
They will ice-pack it for you to take home and reheat for $5.99 per pound. They also will take donations of a can of tuna or other fish for the Boise Rescue Mission.
NEW OWNER AT WOODRIVER CELLARS
Real estate developer James Roberts recently purchased Woodriver Cellars, a winery and event center at 3705 Idaho 16 in Eagle.
Roberts plans to change its name to The Winery and focus more on the property as an event venue than a winemaking and dining concern.
It's undecided whether The Winery will continue its winemaking operation, or lease out that portion of the business. That will be hashed out soon, he says.
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