My town

Idaho tends to get a bad rap. Perhaps it’s the fact we’re “famous” for potatoes; perhaps it’s Napoleon Dynamite‘s fault.

In reality, there’s quite a lot to love. As a matter of fact, I like to think Boise is a lot like me: not well known, but full of character. So whether you’re new to the area, visiting, or just looking for something you might have missed, welcome to my town!

Ongoing To-dos …

Please note, this list in no way encompasses all the goings-on in Boise  . . . 

1st Thursday of every month, First Thursday {downtown Boise, 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.} | shop, view art, enjoy entertainment


Boise is blessed with restaurants and cafes, arts and entertainment, coffeehouses and pubs that are uniquely ours. Of course, being of the smallish sort, Boise boasts many a restaurant popping up–and closing its doors. That said, a definitive list this is not. These are simply a few of my favorites. They’ve been around for awhile; hopefully, they’ll be around a lot longer …

Bar Gernika | Basque food {I never seem to stray from their BLT & house red}

Bacon| breakfast and lunch, all day {might I suggest their grilled cheese with tomato basil soup}

Flying M Coffee House |um, coffee

Goldy’s Breakfast Bistro | breakfast {their Fresh Mushroom Frittata is so good, it brings a tear to my eye}

Guido’s Pizzeria | New York Style pizza

Idaho Candy Co.| candy, oddly enough {Idaho Spud bar, anyone?}

Idaho Shakespeare Festival | outdoor theatre

The Record Exchange | coffee, music, and shenanigans

Rediscovered Books | books