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The intersection of State and Lemp streets is one of the most storied crossroads in Boise. Widely known as the former home of the aptly named State & Lemp, James Beard-nominated chef Kris Komori’s tasting concept that blazed through the restaurant scene in a flash of garnished glory, thi…

In early 2020, the folks behind Western Collective in Garden City had an ambitious plan: expand into Boise with an outpost at the 10,500-square-foot space formerly located by the Old Spaghetti Factory (610 W. Idaho St.). When the pandemic hit, they put that plan on hold, ultimately opting fo…

Four years ago, Boise Weekly got a first look at Payette Brewing’s dazzling new 32,000-square-foot facility on Pioneer Street near the Boise Greenbelt. At the time, it was an ambitious reach into bar taps and store shelves; but amid the pandemic, when asked if all that space and brewing capa…

For those who felt a hole the size of a sandwich in their stomachs when Bluebird closed, prepare to have it filled. Wild Plum Events owners Chef Alex Cardoza and Tara Morgan have opened weekday lunch counter Luncheonette on the Bench in Boise.

ā Café in Boise had only been open for seven months when the pandemic hit, forcing it to close its dining room. A blow like that could have ended the business, but owner Ashley Syms stepped up to the challenge, looking for ways ā Café could remain open and serving the public. This is how Sup…

Boise and the Basque country of Spain have a lot of connections—Jaialdi, and the shops and restaurants of the Basque Block, just to name a few. Txikiteo, which serves small plates and tapas, and is the sister restaurant to The Modern Hotel, represents how Basque culture is widespread across …

The first vineyards in the Pacific Northwest were planted in Lewiston in the 1860s and, although Idaho viticulture has had its ups and downs, the region is pumping out loads of delicious wine. All people have to do is get out and give some a try.

In the winter months of yore, festivals were dedicated to the Greek God Dionysus. Most likely the festivals celebrated the production and consumption of wine and included ritual offerings, dramatic competitions, performances and a lot of drinking. Wine season has since moved to the summer, b…


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