The Discovery Center offers a wide variety of STEM-themed hands-on kits, toys and gifts. All purchases made from the gift shop aid in supporting the center’s mission of constructing and maintaining its 150 hands-on exhibits and non-traditional educational programming. This is especially impa…

The Women’s and Children’s Alliance is a leader in our community in providing necessary services to the men, women and children healing from domestic abuse and sexual assault. The nonprofit states that its vision is “to foster a community where individuals thrive in safe, healthy relationshi…

<p>Boise Co-op is one of those places it's easy to find yourself at multiple times a day. Maybe the first stop is a quick swing-in for organic milk and some freshly baked bread. But then, oops, you forgot to pack a lunch and you're back at the deli counter for a half sandwich and a sid…

<p>For more than 100 years, tobacco consumers have been stopping into Hannifin's for supplies. It's the only downtown location to sell smokes and smoke-related paraphernalia, and even through the societal shifts regarding smoking, the corner store with the dark interior has stayed stro…

<p>Walking through Boise Co-op Wine Shop's narrow aisles, it's easy to pretend you're a rich European noble looking to pluck a vintage Chateauneuf de Pape from your well-stocked cellar to serve in the parlour while debating the merits of Kant's <i>Critique of Pure Reason</i>…

<p>It's pretty hard to beat Edwards Greenhouse. In fact, in Best of Boise land--where the hanging fuchsia pots and wind chimes sway eternally in the warm summer breeze--it's almost impossible. Every year we ask you green-thumbed readers where to find the best place in town to show up w…

<p>We'd be a wee bit surprised if Inkvision didn't win this one each year. Not because the other shops in town aren't fine establishments, but because when we see spectacular ink, it is often done by someone at Inkvision. We would proudly hold up any of the skin art that comes out of t…

<p>OK, here's the scenario: You look around your home and realize that couch and mattress you picked up off the curb back in college and the papasan chair just aren't going to cut it anymore (besides, no one should ever have a roadside mattress). Scenario No. 2: Your living room is loo…

<p>Ufta. Sometimes, readers, you amaze us. This year, we threw in a couple of wacky reader questions just to mix it up. Best Use of Stuffed Animals in Local Marketing is one of them. What's amazing about the winner in this category isn't the winner. After all, it's exactly what we had …

<p>We are a fool for a pun, so we're glad our readers are going to jamaca us write about Jamaca Me Tan. The salons must be doing something right because along with seven Treasure Valley locations, the Boise-based company has jamacaed the move into Arizona, with five locations there. (W…

<p>Wow, who knew a race for best hair salon could be so exciting? First and second place in this category exchanged the lead several times, but when the dust settled, Goliath had been slain. That's right, after years of domination, Graeber &amp; Company was bested by the little sal…

<p>In the immortal words of Liz Lemon, "Uh, doy."</p> <p class="placed">Second Place: Tie: Doyle's Broadway Music Company and <a href="http://www.boisepubliclibrary.org/">Boise Public Library</a>

<p>Stress sucks. It's hard to put it more plainly than that. Unfortunately, nearly all of us have to deal with it to some degree (unless, of course, you are one of the blessed few who live off never-depleting trust funds, jetting between homes in Italy, Sun Valley, Malibu and Bali. And…

<p>Admittedly, "best meat" is not the ideal choice of words for a Best of Boise category title hoping to elicit serious responses. Apparently, many of you out there think rather highly of what's in your britches. After laughing our way through all the responses and winnowing it down to…

<p>We think a conspiracy is afoot at the Idaho Youth Ranch, but it's one we're happy to be complicit in. We think people with cool stuff who want to support IYR's important cause drop their stuff off there. Then other cool people who also want to support IYR shop there and buy up the c…

<p>Need colored markers? A fancy notebook? Kids' crafts? Cerulean blue oil paint? Cadmium red acrylic? Poster board? Colored poster board? Woodworking tools? Regardless of what supplies you need to express your visual, artistic, creative side, we'll bet Boise Blue Art Supply has it. An…

<p>When is a T-shirt shop not just a T-shirt shop? When it's <a href="http://www.palmercash.com/">Palmercash</a>. Listen Boise, we're just gonna come straight out with this: Props to you for knowing what a good thing we have here with downtown Boise's new Palmercash store. …


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The Discovery Center offers a wide variety of STEM-themed hands-on kits, toys and gifts. All purchases made from the gift shop aid in supporting the center’s mission of constructing and maintaining its 150 hands-on exhibits and non-traditional educational programming. This is especially impa…

The Women’s and Children’s Alliance is a leader in our community in providing necessary services to the men, women and children healing from domestic abuse and sexual assault. The nonprofit states that its vision is “to foster a community where individuals thrive in safe, healthy relationshi…

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<p>Boise Co-op is one of those places it's easy to find yourself at multiple times a day. Maybe the first stop is a quick swing-in for organic milk and some freshly baked bread. But then, oops, you forgot to pack a lunch and you're back at the deli counter for a half sandwich and a sid…

  • Updated

<p>For more than 100 years, tobacco consumers have been stopping into Hannifin's for supplies. It's the only downtown location to sell smokes and smoke-related paraphernalia, and even through the societal shifts regarding smoking, the corner store with the dark interior has stayed stro…

  • Updated

<p>Walking through Boise Co-op Wine Shop's narrow aisles, it's easy to pretend you're a rich European noble looking to pluck a vintage Chateauneuf de Pape from your well-stocked cellar to serve in the parlour while debating the merits of Kant's <i>Critique of Pure Reason</i>…

  • Updated

<p>It's pretty hard to beat Edwards Greenhouse. In fact, in Best of Boise land--where the hanging fuchsia pots and wind chimes sway eternally in the warm summer breeze--it's almost impossible. Every year we ask you green-thumbed readers where to find the best place in town to show up w…

  • Updated

<p>We'd be a wee bit surprised if Inkvision didn't win this one each year. Not because the other shops in town aren't fine establishments, but because when we see spectacular ink, it is often done by someone at Inkvision. We would proudly hold up any of the skin art that comes out of t…

  • Updated

<p>OK, here's the scenario: You look around your home and realize that couch and mattress you picked up off the curb back in college and the papasan chair just aren't going to cut it anymore (besides, no one should ever have a roadside mattress). Scenario No. 2: Your living room is loo…

  • Updated

<p>Ufta. Sometimes, readers, you amaze us. This year, we threw in a couple of wacky reader questions just to mix it up. Best Use of Stuffed Animals in Local Marketing is one of them. What's amazing about the winner in this category isn't the winner. After all, it's exactly what we had …

  • Updated

<p>We are a fool for a pun, so we're glad our readers are going to jamaca us write about Jamaca Me Tan. The salons must be doing something right because along with seven Treasure Valley locations, the Boise-based company has jamacaed the move into Arizona, with five locations there. (W…

  • Updated

<p>Wow, who knew a race for best hair salon could be so exciting? First and second place in this category exchanged the lead several times, but when the dust settled, Goliath had been slain. That's right, after years of domination, Graeber &amp; Company was bested by the little sal…

  • Updated

<p>In the immortal words of Liz Lemon, "Uh, doy."</p> <p class="placed">Second Place: Tie: Doyle's Broadway Music Company and <a href="http://www.boisepubliclibrary.org/">Boise Public Library</a>

  • Updated

<p>Stress sucks. It's hard to put it more plainly than that. Unfortunately, nearly all of us have to deal with it to some degree (unless, of course, you are one of the blessed few who live off never-depleting trust funds, jetting between homes in Italy, Sun Valley, Malibu and Bali. And…

  • Updated

<p>Admittedly, "best meat" is not the ideal choice of words for a Best of Boise category title hoping to elicit serious responses. Apparently, many of you out there think rather highly of what's in your britches. After laughing our way through all the responses and winnowing it down to…

  • Updated

<p>We think a conspiracy is afoot at the Idaho Youth Ranch, but it's one we're happy to be complicit in. We think people with cool stuff who want to support IYR's important cause drop their stuff off there. Then other cool people who also want to support IYR shop there and buy up the c…

  • Updated

<p>Need colored markers? A fancy notebook? Kids' crafts? Cerulean blue oil paint? Cadmium red acrylic? Poster board? Colored poster board? Woodworking tools? Regardless of what supplies you need to express your visual, artistic, creative side, we'll bet Boise Blue Art Supply has it. An…