Unleash your inner sommelier. Bodovino has a very classy feel, which is to be expected of a wine bar. It's the perfect place to educate—and then flaunt—your inner wine snob, or silently sip in the corner and hope no one judges what you're drinking. I brought my outer wine snob with me to hel…

If you're clever enough, you won't need to plan dinner on First Thursday. Hit up the right galleries and you can dine on a varied spread of hors d'oeuvres and the occasional glass of beer or wine. If the vagabond lifestyle isn't your thing, however, consider these excellent meal deals instea…

A wee baby scooting around on hands and knees is adorable. An adult doing the same is anything but. This isn't a literal crawl, though; this is the Sixth Annual Pub Crawl, an opportunity to visit some great establishments and raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Saint Lawrence Gridiron started as a roving food truck before it traded its wheels for brick and mortar at 705 W. Bannock St. Now, owner Brian Garrett is taking advantage of the permanent location to start a new tradition called Sunday Supper Club, kicking off Oct. 5.

Beer has been paired with practically everything. From food and bike races to running and indie movies at the Flicks, the world's most popular alcoholic beverage has woven itself into the fabric of everything else. Boiseans have long been sipping suds while admiring wildlife, but for the fir…

Tales of the Cocktail, New Orleans' massive spirits trade show, isn't the only booze conference Mai Thai bartender Michael Reed attends each year (see Food, this page). In 2014, Reed has traveled to Phoenix for sake accreditation and visited Sonoma, Napa and San Francisco to take (and pass) …

A sommelier is an expert on wine; a cicerone is an expert on beer--so what's a linkologist? No, it's not a liquor export. Nor is it someone who studies the HTML code behind hyperlinks. No, a linkologist is a specialist in sausages, weenies and furters. And far from the setup for a "that's wh…

With copies of How to Cook Everything and VB6 tucked under their arms, Sun Valley residents filed into the Church of the Big Wood for a March 6 lecture by Mark Bittman.

Allen Salkin wrote the book on cable juggernaut The Food Network--literally. His industry tell-all, From Scratch: Inside The Food Network, does pretty much what its title implies: peeks under the lid at the simmering stew of outsized personalities and high-stakes executive politics that turn…