Located at the neck of Chinden Boulevard just before it flows into Boise, and halfway between State Street and the Bench neighborhood, Roots Zero Waste Market is at a crossroads.

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After an unseasonably warm couple of weeks, the more normal late-fall chill has returned: time for cold weather brews. Picking from among the wide array of winter seasonals already available, I decided to go with something old (an American original), something local and something that goes a…

A Tale of Two Taprooms: Over the years, Chinden Boulevard has transformed into a bit of a hip strip, not the least due to a swath of breweries and wineries that line the road. Founded in 2015, Barbarian Brewing was one of the first to start this transformation. The reception by locals was so…

Tis’ the season for giving.

In a Northwest beer world dominated by IPAs, where most breweries are racing to see who can stuff the most hops into a bottle, Portland, Oregon-based Occidental goes against the grain. It specializes in sessionable German-style lagers and ales. With fall fast approaching, that means the fres…

Located at the neck of Chinden Boulevard just before it flows into Boise, and halfway between State Street and the Bench neighborhood, Roots Zero Waste Market is at a crossroads.

The smells of bacon and hops are just two reasons why Boise's Bacon and Beer Festival has made it to four years running. Sockeye's event has exploded, with 25 local and regional breweries and cideries on tap, restaurants competing in a bacon-inspired cook-off, and plenty more. But this isn't…

Forget the college bar and nightclub scenes—the Basque Block is home to some of the biggest parties in Boise. One of the most hotly anticipated is the Winefest, now in its 22nd year. On Friday, Aug. 16, the Basque Museum and Cultural Center will throw down, serving more than 100 domestic and…

Brad Wegelin remembers when the new owners of Guru Donuts showed him the space where he would later open the vegan restaurant Toasted in the Idanha Building.