NAMPA — A new burger restaurant, Holy Cow, is coming to downtown Nampa in late July.

Holy Cow is planning a soft opening on July 31 at 1226 First St. S., where Savage Baking Company used to be. It’s down the street from PreFunk Beer Bar and Messenger Pizza and across the street from Mesa Tacos + Tequila.

Operator Dylan Hutter has owned and operated several restaurants from Alaska to New Mexico over the last 10 years, and after moving to Nampa in March, he found First Street South as a great location for his next business. He said the area is similar to a part of downtown Gresham, Oregon, where he previously owned a burger restaurant. 

Hutter said he plans to operate Holy Cow for a couple of years after it opens, and then leave the business for the rest of his family to continue. He wants the restaurant to be a legacy business where his nephews can work. 

Holy Cow’s online menu offers a range of appetizers, salads, burgers and desserts, including vegan and gluten-free options. It will also serve beer. Hutter said the ingredients will be locally sourced — a practice that's become a habit for him since getting into the restaurant business. 

"It's just the only way I know how to do things," Hutter said.

For dessert, the restaurant will offer pies with vanilla ice cream from another downtown business, Stella’s Ice Cream. Working with other local businesses is important to Hutter, and he said the environment among downtown Nampa businesses has been welcoming so far. Already, he said several business owners have introduced themselves to him.

Hutter said the first few weeks of the soft opening will include restricted hours for dinner-only service. After it is fully open, he said the hours will extend from 11 a.m. to at least 9 p.m., but he may offer later hours on the weekend. 

To learn more about Holy Cow, visit their website, holycowidaho.com.

Erin Bamer is the city of Nampa reporter. Contact her at 208-465-8193, or ebamer@idahopress.com. Follow on Twitter @ErinBamer.

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