Idaho. It’s not about potatoes.

 

 

Bittercreek Alehouse, Boise

Bosie has so many wonderful local food options that you better schedule a few days in the city to accommodate all the must-experience meals. I have a fondness for locally grown farm to fork restaurants, and I found plenty to enjoy. Bittercreek Alehouse is an...

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Guru Donuts, Boise

In keeping with the local farm to fork philosophy I was so pleased to find in Boise restaurants, Guru Donuts follows the locavore trend, sourcing ingredients from the Farmers' Market. Donuts are made fresh daily, from scratch using local eggs and flour, and organic...

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Basque Block, Boise

Did you know there is a strong Basque heritage in Idaho? Idaho is home to the largest Basque diaspora in the country, with a population of about 15,000. It's a tight community, rich with history and full of present-day participation in tradition.     Basque Museum The...

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Brunch: Modern Hotel and Bar, Boise

There are a lot of excellent brunch options in Boise, but brunch at the Modern Hotel and Bar is off the charts fantastic. Food and drink is transformed into art and though it's ultra casual, this brunch menu is a mind blowing, internationally inspired culinary...

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Modern Hotel, Boise

When I first heard Boise had a hotel called Modern Hotel I couldn't wait to stay there--of course, because I am the Modern Traveler and I couldn't resist the idea. I love a modern aesthetic and I also appreciate history and vintage Americana. The Modern Hotel offers a...

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River Rafting with Cascade Raft & Kayak

It's been a long time since I went river rafting. The last time (apart from a gentle float on the Rio Grande in Taos) was ages ago on the Colorado River and I swore I'd never do it again. It was a harrowing ride down the white swirling river, I don't even remember the...

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Boise Brewing

Boise Brewing is an unassuming microbrewery that has the best beer I've ever tasted. As I write this, I have a coveted growler under my feet (I'm on the airport shuttle) that you'd have to wrestle from me to get to. It's probably the best, most interesting beer I've...

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Fork, Boise

Boise has wonderful, locally owned restaurants that serve locally grown food. Fork is one such restaurant, with a fabulous patio with red umbrellas and bistro lights. It's a great atmosphere perfect for summer dining, and the food is phenomenal.     I loved it so much...

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Inn at 500, Boise

Boise's brand new 29 million dollar Inn at 500 is a luxurious, contemporary boutique hotel located conveniently in downtown Boise just a few minutes from the airport. An emphasis on attentive service, plush comfort and gallery level art displays makes the Inn at 500 a...

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