The pinball game came about through the evolution of bringing outdoor ball games like croquet and bocce inside. Table games like billiards and shuffleboard paved the way and by the late 18th century pinball was introduced. In the 30s and 40s, electricity and flippers joined the game and the …

Petite 4 is a great restaurant started by the owners of Boise's favorite long-gone sandwich shop Bluebird. You may not be able to get a sandwich anymore but you can still get some of the most delicious food around town at the new restaurant. On Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Petite…

Summer road trips are going to start happening this month and there's a great new kit that makes travelling around the Gem State even more fun. Local children's book series "A While Ago In Idaho" has created A Very Historic Idaho Road Trip Summer Challenge Kit. "A While Ago In Idaho" is a bo…

The weather is nicer and patio season is upon us. A hidden gem in Boise's North End neighborhood is The Royal Cocktail Company. Nestled on 13th Street across from Parrilla Grill, this bar has a great patio in back, as well as creative and tasty drinks. One that hits the spot on a hot day is …

This lovely and colorful little iris garden is located in Eagle, right outside Boise, and it's worth the short drive. The garden was planted in memory of the owner's mother and boasts over 350 different iris varieties. Even people who aren't into flowers will find this little plot enchanting…

The last few BW Finds have been about bars opening back up and why not another? The Water Bear Bar is lovely place for a drink and was voted best bar in Best of Boise 2020. It reopened its lounge, with limited capacity, this past weekend, April 24. There are a few changes, people can't just …

This year has been rough, but things are slowly turning around, and what better way to, responsibly, celebrate or let off some steam than having a few drinks? The Neurolux Lounge has an extended patio and now an extended happy hour, lasting from 12-7 p.m. every day. The Lux is always a great…

It's always beer-thirty at Boise Brewing and one of the brewery's fan favorite beers is finally back in season. While the company produces over 2,000 barrels of beer every year, their Broad Street Blonde Ale is only available for a limited time from Apr.-Sept. The ale is named after the stre…

A lot of people are really into rocks and collecting pretty or unusual ones seem to be where it's at. Victoria Roper has people covered. She has hand harvested mahogany obsidian found in Malheur, Oregon and people can buy it at The Record Exchange. Actually, obsidian isn't really a rock, gla…

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