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

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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