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…

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…

It’s that time of year again when people can start shopping at the local markets for unique and fresh products. Finally, you can say goodbye to those brisk, dark winter days and say hello to the blue sky and warm weather while enjoying local products. Farmers markets are now opening up with …

Morphing from a space where artists can show, sell their work and keep 100% of the profits to a weekly food truck event was not that big of a jump, said Rachel Abrahamson, director of The Food Trucks at Hillside. Because, for her, it’s not about making money, it’s about helping the community.

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