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‘Bob’s Burgers’ will come to life in Boise at this pop-up restaurant

Emmy-Award-winning series “Bob’s Burgers” is the inspiration for a one-night dining event loaded with burger deliciousness.
Emmy-Award-winning series “Bob’s Burgers” is the inspiration for a one-night dining event loaded with burger deliciousness. Fox

If you’re a fan of the animated Fox sitcom “Bob’s Burgers,” start working up an appetite.

The Belcher family and their hamburger restaurant will come to life at a Boise dining event: “Burgerboss: A Bob’s Burgers Themed Pop-Up.”

The Bob’s tribute is being hosted by Wild Plum Events, a boutique catering company at 1621 N. Orchard St. Owners Alex Cardoza and Tara Morgan plan to morph their event space into Bob’s Burgers from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2.

“Hold onto your butts!,” they warn on Facebook. “... It’s gonna give you a fun-cussion!”

“... We’re transforming our Boise event space into Bob’s cartoon burger dive and slinging a slew of Burgers of the Day made with locally raised grass-fed beef. We’ll be dressed in our Belcher best and handing out prizes for the most creative costumes. Don’t have a crap attack, plant-based folks: We’ll have vegan and vegetarian options, too! No tickets necessary, just show up ready to get down in burger town! Stay tuned for the full menu!”

Ah, yes — the menu. Remember the “Best Burger” episode in Season 5? Might I suggest going big with Bob’s Bet It All on Black Garlic Burger, Jimmy Pesto’s Oregano Burger and Skip Maroosh’s Pomegranate Green Chili Chutney Burger?

With or without those culinary masterpieces, this pop-up is destined to be entertaining. Especially seeing Boiseans dress up as Bob, his wife Linda, or the kids — Tina, Gene and Louise.

Wild Plum isn’t the first to attempt a Bob’s Burgers pop-up. Let’s just hope it’s not quite as popular as one held last year at Chefs Club Counter in New York City. Eater NYC reported waits of “at least an hour,” also noting restaurant prices higher than the $5.95 chalkboard burgers on the TV show. (Expect to pay more in Boise, too. It’s local grass-fed beef, people!)

If you’re smart, you’ll get your Tina costume perfected in time for Halloween, then recycle it two nights later at Wild Plum. Even if all the Bobs in the place keep holding their heads and yelling “OH MY GAWD!” at you.

Online: wildplumevents.com.

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