If you check Yelp reviews of Boise restaurants — or overhear the right conversation — you’ll find that California newcomers often bring a sense of pride about their old state. When they share it, Idahoans can be sensitive.
Using a variety of metrics, a new study of “2018’s Happiest States in America” from personal finance website WalletHub ranked Idaho as one of the happiest states in America. One of the reasons? Idaho was No. 6 in “Adequate-Sleep Rate.”
Andy’s Deli, a popular Boise breakfast and lunch spot at 840 W. Idaho St., is shutting its doors Saturday. The restaurant will be closed “until further notice for remodeling.” A line of hungry customers snaked through the deli on Friday in search of last-minute sandwiches.
The Alberstons Boise Open wants you to want it. Or something like that. Whatever the case, Cheap Trick will perform there Friday. Other weekend highlights in Boise include a major Oktoberfest bash, pre-Halloween terror and lots more.
Go see a fireworks display with Scentsy, or check out Kyle Kinane at 208 Comedy Fest, or join Idaho singer-songwriter Eilen Jewell in somebody’s backyard for a unique Boise concert, or drive your electric car to Art in the Park, or ...
Idaho is home to 4.5 breweries for every 100,000 adults, according to the Brewers Association, a trade organization representing the craft beer industry. Where does that rank the state nationally? Well, up there.
Since opening in 2016, Meriwether Cider Co. has become a local favorite among Boiseans who enjoy the alcoholic beverage made from fermented apple juice. Now fans have a new Downtown destination: Meriwether Cider House at 224 N. 9th St.
After considering a number of business factors, organizers of the Mountain Home Country Music Festival say, the event will go on hiatus for 2019. After its first two years in rural Elmore County, attendance dipped in 2017.
The Western Idaho Fair ended Aug. 26, and organizers have had time to compile attendance numbers at the free grandstand concerts. Who had the biggest crowd? And did anyone set a record this year? It’s time to crunch the numbers.
Breweries in the Boise area including Mother Earth, Mad Swede, Barbarian and Lost Grove will make recycled-water beer in October. Mother Earth is working with the PNCWA; the others with Pure Water Brew Boise.
Ombu Grill plans to open a Korean barbecue restaurant at 3027 N. Cole Road in the Idaho Asian Plaza at Cole and Ustick roads. With two Salt Lake City restaurants, Ombu offers an all-you-can-eat experience where you cook at your table.
A Treefort Pass will cost $200 at next year’s Treefort Music Fest, which will be held March 20-24, 2019, at various Downtown Boise venues. Festivalgoers will notice price increases across the board when tickets go on sale Sept. 7, 2018.
Diablo & Sons, a new bar and restaurant from the owner of Bittercreek Alehouse and Red Feather Lounge, has been delayed for months. It should be open by late September or early October, according to its brand manager.
Longtime Boise dining destination Pad Thai House, which opened in 2002 at 1473 S. Five Mile Road, recently closed its strip mall location and moved to a larger new space at 10038 W. Overland, between Five Mile and Maple Grove roads.
It’s all about the crust at Spitfire Craft Pizza & Pints, a new pizzeria opened this week at 2450 S. Vista Ave. in Boise, Idaho. The restaurant features Detroit-style pizza on its menu, along with hand-tossed pies.
Idaho beer production increased overall in 2017. But after years of steady growth, Boise’s two largest breweries, Sockeye and Payette, produced less beer than they did in 2016. Competition has heated up among Treasure Valley breweries.