The pandemic was hard on the restaurant industry-many small businesses that just couldn’t weather the storm ended up closing their doors permanently. The owners of KIN restaurant Remi McManus and Kris Komori were facing a similar situation. They had just finished renovations on their locatio…

Upscale dining in Boise seems to be slowly starting to come back, and one restaurant owner is taking a big step in that direction. After a long hiatus due to the pandemic, KIN has decided to re-open its bar on Fridays and Saturdays. 

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Hello friends! Today we are exploring some of Boise’s best patios. We are in the height of patio season after all, despite the smoke and heat. So I did the sweaty work of finding out when these patios have the best shade, as well as which you can bring your kid and/or dog to. What’s your fav…

In the U.S. the donut is traced back to something called an olykoek, which translates to a sweetened cake fried in fat. The donut was first introduced by Dutch settlers and gradually morphed into the modern ring-shaped donut people are familiar with today. The popularity of the donut is one …

The pandemic was hard on the restaurant industry-many small businesses that just couldn’t weather the storm ended up closing their doors permanently. The owners of KIN restaurant Remi McManus and Kris Komori were facing a similar situation. They had just finished renovations on their locatio…

Missing a taste of their hometown of Queenstown, New Zealand, Katie and Chris Munro opened Kiwi Shake and Bake in Boise in 2018. Then the COVID pandemic hit and the storefront eventually had to close. They refocused their efforts and have gone into wholesale with a new company, Pie-O-Neer Pi…

The pandemic has been difficult for small business owners, but Tony and Tara Eiguren, owners of The Basque Market, said they’ve been pretty fortunate even over this past year, crediting their great customers. But Tony said seeing how COVID put such a strain on local charities, they decided t…

In the year+ since the pandemic shuttered a number of  restaurants and held the rest to take-out only, foot traffic, when it did start to come back, held mostly to outdoor patios. But since COVID-19 vaccines have ramped up and more people are feeling less trepidation about being in an enclos…

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