Using a hand-held food smoker to push flavor into a glass chamber, a Smoke & Thyme cocktail is prepared at Gas Lantern Drinking Company, 701 Fulton St., in Boise. Idaho Statesman writer Michael Deeds takes a sip.
Quick service is the standard at Monsoon Asian Grill, a new fast-casual eatery that specializes in rice and noodle bowls of the Thai and Vietnamese persuasion. Diners can order customizable bowls chosen from a list of proteins, rice, noodles, veggies and sauces.
Revellers enjoy a beautiful day at Old Boise Oktoberfest Saturday in Downtown Boise. Wolfie and the Bavarians provided music through the afternoon as beer, brat and pretzel fans danced, played and then sipped some more.
Martin Fujishin and Teresa Moye first met online as part of the same guild while participating in the 'World of Warcraft' online fantasy game. Things got real when they met in person in 2007, when Teresa moved to Idaho in 2008, and when the Fujishin Family Cellars released its first vintage in 2009. Winemaker Fujishin and General Manager Moye have another alliance: they're engaged to be married.