French-inspired bistro Petite 4 is like something out of a fairy tale. Tucked away in a quirky, narrow space in unassuming strip mall in Boise's Bench neighborhood, it's one of the crown jewels of the city's dining scene. "Reservations," reads its website, are "highly recommended."

Just prior to this year's NCAA March Madness basketball tournament in Boise, an ESPN sportscaster told a national television audience, "While you're there, try Goldy's Breakfast Bistro. You'll thank me later."

Up North Distillery's Honey Spirits are the perhaps the most delicious line of liquors you've never heard of. Handcrafted in Post Falls from pure local honey (no grains), they're technically distilled mead wines and come in three styles: the classic Honey Spirit, which is cut to proof and bo…

Last December, Forbes ran an article titled "Here's Why You Should Turn Your Business Vegan In 2018," spotlighting the diet and lifestyle. It cited a plant-based food sector worth $3.1 billion and the explosion of dairy alternatives—expected to soar from 25 to 40 percent of the market over t…

It's hard to fathom a more difficult year for the region's refugee community. The City of Boise was thrust into the national spotlight in late June when nine refugees, including six children, were stabbed in a horrific attack at a local apartment complex. One of the children, a girl who was …

Tacos are a source of stability in a world of uncertainty and impermanence. The classic combo of meat, toppings and cheese cuddling in a corn or flour tortilla is a street food concept so simple and elegant that it has never really had to change. Even so, Boise is undergoing something of a t…

It's the most wonderful time of the year. Welcome to our 2018 Boise Eats/Boise Drinks issue (What...you thought we were talking about Christmas?). Pardon our drool as Boise Weekly takes you on a tasty trip across the Treasure Valley. Many of our readers have told us over the past couple of y…

For over 25 years, Idaho's Basque community has celebrated the patron saint of the Basques, St. Ignatius of Loyola, by hosting its midsummer San Inazio Festival in Boise's Basque Block. The festivities kick off with sporting events and performances by the Oinkari Basque Dancers, but the real…

In March, GQ ran a story with the headline "How Pop-Ups Took Over America's Restaurants," calling the advent of kitchen-shares and streetside stalls "the fastest-moving craze in food." As often happens, Boise lagged a bit behind coastal cities regarding this dining trend—but local food purve…

Boise may be the seat of Idaho's culinary scene, but don't write off neighboring cities from your list while searching for a satisfying night out. A road trip to Eagle, one of Boise's swankier suburbs, takes just 25 minutes (do yourself a favor: Avoid rush hour) and will land you in a jewel …

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