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Buffalo Wild Wings opens in Downtown Boise

Buffalo Wild Wings opens at the new Clearwater Building, 777 W. Main St. in Boise
Buffalo Wild Wings opens at the new Clearwater Building, 777 W. Main St. in Boise kjones@idahostatesman.com

Buffalo Wild Wings opened its third Treasure Valley location Aug. 29 at City Center Plaza, just in time for football season.

The national sports bar franchise is located on the first floor of the recently completed Clearwater Building, 777 W. Main St., overlooking the Grove Plaza.

Expect to find lots of big-screen TVs and high-definition TVs showing football games galore. And let’s not forget about the upcoming Major League Baseball playoffs. Catch a game while enjoying some hot wings and a few pints of draft beer (chosen from a list of 30 domestic, import and craft brews).

The restaurant and bar is known for its traditional and boneless chicken wings and long list of sauces that includes classic buffalo, teriyaki, spicy garlic, bourbon-honey mustard, sweet barbecue, mango habanero and Caribbean jerk, to name a few.

Other shared menu items include fried dill pickles, chili queso dip, nachos, mini corn dogs and a Tablegating Sampler that’s loaded with wings, soft pretzels, spinach-artichoke dip and roasted garlic mushrooms.

And of course, diners can get macaroni and cheese, burgers, wraps and pub-inspired sandwiches as well.

Buffalo Wild Wings (open 11 a.m. to midnight Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday) also can be found in Meridian, at 3223 E. Louise Drive, and Nampa, at 2101 N. Cassia St, near Karcher Mall.

Buffalo Wild Wings is open from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to midnight Sunday.

Online: buffalowildwings.com.

Guru Donuts serves Café Mulé coffee

Guru Donuts has settled nicely into its new digs at The Idanha building, 928 W. Main St., since moving there from Capitol Boulevard in early July.

Owners Kevin and Angel Moran recently partnered with Matt Bishop from Café Mulé to start serving his nitro cold-brew coffee at the doughnut shop. You may know Bishop. He’s the guy who serves joe in the Boise Foothills from the back of his trusty mule, Richard.

Besides Café Mulé cold-brew coffee, Guru Donuts also serves Evans Brothers drip coffee (from Sandpoint), draft Idaho Kombucha and draft Bucksnort ginger beer and root beer.

September doughnut flavors include creations made with locally grown fruit such as a vegan raised doughnut with a bright strawberry glaze ($2). Other special doughnuts include a Mexican hot chocolate-filled Bismarck ($3/Frida Kahlo) with cinnamon glaze, a lemon-poppy seed old fashioned doughnut ($1.50) and the Dark and Stormy ($2), a rum-spiked raised doughnut with ginger and lime.

Don’t forget: You can score 10 percent off when you buy a dozen doughnuts.

Guru Donuts is bringing back its donut happy hour (3 to 4 p.m. daily) for the month of September. During the last hour the business is open each day, you can buy one doughnut and get one free.

Guru Donuts is open 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Online: gurudonuts.com.

Celebrate Oktoberfest in Ketchum

Plan a little trip to the Sun Valley area for Sawtooth Brewery’s Oktoberfest celebration on Sept. 16-17.

The fourth annual event will take place under a big tent at Ketchum Town Square, 480 Fourth Ave. E., from 4 to 9 p.m. on Sept. 16, and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sept. 17.

In lieu of an entry fee, all you have to do is purchase a Sawtooth Brewery commemorative beer stein ($10) or pint glass ($5) and you will be ready to start tasting six handcrafted German lagers made by Sawtooth Brewery. The list of brews ($5 pints/$8 liters) includes Oktoberfest!, Smokey the Lager, Germania Munich Helles, Phantom Hill Schwarzbier, Harvest Festival Bock and Senate Creek Vienna Lager.

There also will be wine, root beer and root beer floats for non-beer drinkers.

The kitchen staff from the Sawtooth Brewery Public House will be there selling German-inspired pub food to soak up all the beer. Don’t be surprised to find house-made sausages (elk bratwurst and stout-spiked sausage) and artichoke-potato salad.

Besides beer and food, expect lots of fun beer-garden games, including hammerschlagen (nail-pounding game), Giant Jenga, beer pong, corn hole and a mechanical bull ride — because nothing says Oktoberfest in Idaho like a bucking-bull machine.

Online: sawtoothbrewery.com.

Walla Walla winemaker to visit Chandlers

Make reservations now for the Gramercy Cellars winemaker’s dinner ($175 per person, not including tax and gratuity) at 6 p.m. Sept. 28 at Chandlers, 981 W. Grove St., on Sept. 28.

Master sommelier Greg Harrington, founder and winemaker at Gramercy Cellars in Walla Walla, Wash., will be on hand to discuss his wines, paired to a five-course tasting menu.

For reservations, visit chandlersboise.com. Seating is limited.

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