After a brief closure, Northwest Boises Sol Bakery has reopened under new ownership.
Krysti and Colby Bradley and Krystis parents purchased the business at 3910 Hill Road from Carrie and Tom Peterman.
Krysti the new baker originally wanted to make Sol a wholesale operation, but when that wasnt working smoothly, she opened the doors to the neighborhood Jan. 16.
Its been great, Bradley says. Weve had a lot of people stopping in just from seeing the open sign.
The Bradleys moved to Boise with Krystis job at Natural Grocers, where she was the receiving manager.
When I saw this opportunity, I couldnt pass it up. I have never worked in a bakery before, she says. And I love baking, but I just baked at home, so this is a dream come true.
Krysti is developing her own recipes and experimenting to find out what her customers like, she says.
Right now the offerings include brandy-orange cookies, lemon poppy seed muffins, three-layer maple cake, challah bread and chocolate peanut butter protein balls.
Colby pitches in when hes not working at BodyBuilding.com.
Bradley will continue with Sol Bakerys ethic of natural, whole grain and organic ingredients but will expand the idea of local into regional to help keep the costs down, she says.
She also takes special orders for cookies and cakes. In the next few months, she plans to add decorated cakes and savory challah-bread sandwiches for breakfast and lunch to the menu.
Sol Bakery is open 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Phone orders: (208) 570-7164. Online: Facebook.com.
ON THE FLY DELI WONT OPEN YET
Brick 29 chef/owner Dustan Bristol has run into a few hiccups while trying to open his On The Fly deli in the new Eighth & Main building in Downtown Boise.
He had wanted to open in mid-January, but hes still waiting for equipment that is on back order. He will try to make the Feb. 15 grand opening, he says.
On the Fly will focus on lunch, with Bristols creative spins on traditional deli foods such as Cobb and caprese salads, soups, sandwiches, and desserts such as bourbon-infused Rice Krispies treats.
RUTHS CHRIS TO BEGIN TAKING RESERVATIONS
If youre excited about the impending opening of Ruths Chris Steak House in the soon-to-open Eighth & Main building, heres good news: You can start making reservations on Feb. 1, says franchise owner Mark Robbins.
Thats an important marker, because the restaurant will open on Valentines Day weekend. To make a reservation, call 426-8000 or go to RuthsChris.com.
The chef at Ruths Chris will be Bryan Forcina, who was with Yard House at the Village at Meridian.
You can follow the openings progress at Facebook.com/RuthsChrisBoise.
GREEN CHILE CLOSES
The Green Chile, a restaurant at 5616 W. State St. in Boise, has shuttered.
No other information was available.
After four and a half years, The Green Chile is officially closed, the eatery posted on its Facebook page. Thanks to all of our loyal customers!!
The Green Chile opened in 2009.
Gandolfos New York Delicatessen, 2020 E. Overland Road in Meridian, has closed, according to the companys corporate office.
The Gandolfos in Boise closed in 2012. Theres now only one left in the Gem State in Idaho Falls but theres still a location in Ontario, Ore.
Competition is fierce in the Boise areas deli-verse. Uncle Giuseppes Italian & American Eatery at 6826 N. Glenwood St. recently began offering free delivery from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
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