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  • September 9, 2012 12:16 pm
    juliagreenillustration:

An illustration for a poster I made for a job interview with Whole Foods. 

p.s. I got the job! 

Congrats Julia! View high resolution

    juliagreenillustration:

    An illustration for a poster I made for a job interview with Whole Foods. 

    p.s. I got the job! 

    Congrats Julia!

  • September 5, 2012 10:46 pm
    WE CAN’T BE MORE EXCITED TO CELEBRATE ONE YEAR OF FOOD TRUCK RALLY GOODNESS IN BOISE! 
#FOODTRUCKRALLY View high resolution

    WE CAN’T BE MORE EXCITED TO CELEBRATE ONE YEAR OF FOOD TRUCK RALLY GOODNESS IN BOISE! 

    #FOODTRUCKRALLY

  • August 15, 2012 12:21 pm

    Enter Your Best Recipe to Be ANGELL’S Bar & Grill’s Next Guest Chef

    Angell’s Bar & Grill in Downtown Boise is inviting the public to submit their best recipes for a chance to be their September Guest Chef.

    What does this entail, you ask?

    Besides bragging rights about your recipe being a featured dish on September’s menu, proceeds from your fare will benefit Life’s Kitchen, a non-profit organization and eatery which helps at-risk-youth learn skills to get them on the path to their future; PLUS Snake River Winery will pair a wine that compliments your recipe - proceeds from this wine selection also benefit this great org!

    Submit your recipe to guestchef@angellsboise.com or mail to 999 West Main Street, Boise, ID, 83702; be sure include your a title for your recipe, and your contact info. Angell’s chefs and management will judge all recipes.

  • July 16, 2012 3:27 pm
    NAMPA FOOD TRUCK RALLY ••• Friday, July 20th 5-9pm

Featuring: B29 Streatery, A Cupcake Paradise, Riceworks Asian Street Food, Spuds BBQ, Tiki’s Shave Ice, West Coast Weiner Company

Location: Lloyd Square, Front & 14th Street, Nampa

More: Live music by The Flavors, plus beer & wine garden for 21+

    NAMPA FOOD TRUCK RALLY ••• Friday, July 20th 5-9pm

    Featuring: B29 Streatery, A Cupcake Paradise, Riceworks Asian Street Food, Spuds BBQ, Tiki’s Shave Ice, West Coast Weiner Company

    Location: Lloyd Square, Front & 14th Street, Nampa

    More: Live music by The Flavors, plus beer & wine garden for 21+

  • July 12, 2012 5:44 pm

    Boise’s Annual San Inazio Basque Festival July 27-29

    San Inazio - the annual Boise Basque Festival is July 27-29 on the Basque Block. This year’s festival kicks-off Friday with Friends & Family Night at The Basque Center. The annual San Inazio Golf Tournament is Saturday morning, followed by a slew of Basque Dancing and Performances (including Basque feats of strength) on Grove Street. Evening Mass is held at St. John’s Cathedral 7:00-8:30. 

    My favorite part of the festival - the Street Dance features Amuma Says No on Saturday night from 9PM - 1AM - this is a really fun block party!

    Amuma Says No

  • July 10, 2012 12:48 pm
    Flying M’s 20th Year in Boise is this week - and we’re all invited to help Flying M celebrate this hub for creativity, community and great coffee! 
Commemorative t-shirts will be sold for a $10 donation to some of Flying M’s favorite charities: Trica, ALPHA, and the Idaho Humane Society - you get to vote where your $10 goes!
• Monday, July 9th - Happy Hour prices all day long
• Tuesday, July 10th - Free flavor in any purchased beverage
• Wednesday, July 11th - Free commemorative Flying M “flying disc” with any food purchase*
• Thursday, July 12th - Half price COOKIES all day
• Friday, July 13th - 30% off retail goodies
• SATURDAY, JULY 14th - PARTY TIME!! DJs, cake, and fun from 11-2.

    Flying M’s 20th Year in Boise is this week - and we’re all invited to help Flying M celebrate this hub for creativity, community and great coffee! 

    Commemorative t-shirts will be sold for a $10 donation to some of Flying M’s favorite charities: Trica, ALPHA, and the Idaho Humane Society - you get to vote where your $10 goes!

    • Monday, July 9th - Happy Hour prices all day long

    • Tuesday, July 10th - Free flavor in any purchased beverage

    • Wednesday, July 11th - Free commemorative Flying M “flying disc” with any food purchase*

    • Thursday, July 12th - Half price COOKIES all day

    • Friday, July 13th - 30% off retail goodies

    SATURDAY, JULY 14th - PARTY TIME!! DJs, cake, and fun from 11-2.

  • June 10, 2012 11:23 am
    Thursday, June 21 and Friday, June 22nd, 11am-8pm.
Deli Days is a Jewish food and cultural festival during June at Ahavath Beth Israel, a Boise synagogue that was built in 1896.
The event is held this upcoming Thursday and Friday from lunchtime until early evening (7 or 8PM), with deli-style and kosher foods, desserts, beverages, and locally grown produce, music from a local band called The Moody Jews and tours of the historic church. You can nosh on everything from kosher-style pastrami and corned-beef sandwiches, pierogis, bagels with lox and cream cheese to a wide array of traditional desserts and breads like challah, kugel and strudel. 
Admission is free to attend, but food is an additional cost.
11 N. Latah, Boise View high resolution

    Thursday, June 21 and Friday, June 22nd, 11am-8pm.

    Deli Days is a Jewish food and cultural festival during June at Ahavath Beth Israel, a Boise synagogue that was built in 1896.

    The event is held this upcoming Thursday and Friday from lunchtime until early evening (7 or 8PM), with deli-style and kosher foods, desserts, beverages, and locally grown produce, music from a local band called The Moody Jews and tours of the historic church. You can nosh on everything from kosher-style pastrami and corned-beef sandwiches, pierogis, bagels with lox and cream cheese to a wide array of traditional desserts and breads like challah, kugel and strudel. 

    Admission is free to attend, but food is an additional cost.

    11 N. Latah, Boise

  • June 2, 2012 11:51 am

    Boise’s GREEK FOOD FESTIVAL June 1 & 2

    GREEK FOOD FESTIVAL

    Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2, 11am-9pm

    The 31nd Annual Greek Food Festival is held the first weekend of June in Boise at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church. I have attended this event many times, and it is a foodie’s heaven! Besides all of the delicious Mediterranean dishes there is traditional dancing and dance lessons, music, storytelling, and tours of the church. All proceeds benefit the church.

    The menu includes some of these mouthwatering dishes: lamb kebabs, Greek Garden Salad, Spanikopita (a personal favorite) and a list of amazing desserts!  For a full menu, complete with pictures, visit their website.

    The event is held at the Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Boise.  Parking is limited, so plan on carpooling, walking or bicycling to the event.  The cost is only $1, with children under 12 free of cost.



    OPA!

  • May 20, 2012 10:31 pm
    Nampa Food Truck Rally • Friday, May 25 5-9pm • Portion of proceeds benefit The Pix theater renovation

    Nampa Food Truck Rally • Friday, May 25 5-9pm • Portion of proceeds benefit The Pix theater renovation

  • May 16, 2012 11:13 pm

    Russian Food Festival in Boise

    I only know a few Russian foods off the top of my head: beef stroganoff, borscht, and vodka. And, I can honestly say that of the items I listed, the latter is the only authentic Russian fare I’ve experienced (and boy, have I experienced it).

    To broaden my horizons and explore tastes of the world, I’ll be attending the Russian Food Festival in Boise this weekend, at St. Seraphim of Sarov Orthodox Church, 872 N. 29th Street. This is an annual festival celebrating Russian culture and Russian Orthodox religion - the proceeds support church renovations.

    There will be tours of the church, Russian gift items, folk tales, and local iconographer Matthew Garrett will be on hand displaying his artwork, and discussing the art of iconography.

    Here is a list of the menu:

    ENTREES (served with two side salads)
    Beef Stroganoff with rice or noodles (the stroganoff is gluten free)
    Shish Kebab (2 skewers) with rice

    SIDE DISHES
    Russian Crepes filled with beef and mushrooms
    Piroshki - filled with meat or apples and dried fruit
    Manti - steamed Russian dumplings filled with meat or vegetables
    Stuffed Bell Pepper
    Cabbage Rolls
    Chebureki - spiced meat pockets

    SALADS
    Spicy Carrot Salad
    Mushroom Zakuson - Russian style marinated mushrooms
    Cabbage Provencal (cabbage salad with dill, cranberries, grapes, apples, and almonds)

    SOUP
    Vegetarian Borscht

    DESSERTS
    Baklava
    Napoleon Cake (layered puff pastry with vanilla patisserie cream)
    Medovik (honey cake)
    Cashew Meringue (cake made of roasted cashews and meringue with patisserie cream and a touch of cranberries)
    Oreshki (caramel and almond filled cookies)
    Mad Ivan’s Honey Vodka Mix

    DRINKS
    Baltika Beer (imported)
    Bottled water or soda

    The event runs Friday May 18th from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday May 19th from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


    Enjoy! ^ LAD

  • May 15, 2012 6:27 pm
    Happy Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

    Happy Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

  • May 13, 2012 10:14 pm
    boisecupcake:

There are a number of new local cupcakeries in the Boise area - we couldn’t be more thrilled!
Le Bisou
Cuppa Cake
A Cupcake Paradise (mobile truck)
Dollhouse Cupcake & Desserts
Sugar & Sprinkles

    boisecupcake:

    There are a number of new local cupcakeries in the Boise area - we couldn’t be more thrilled!

  • May 13, 2012 3:19 pm

    RENT-A-GOAT 

    Who knew you could rent-a-goat? My friend Nikki, that’s who! While at her house this weekend I was introduced to the Nanny (that’s a female goat) and her kids. For only $25 per month, plus $25 delivery and pick-up fee, the Nanny will keep Nikki’s yard naturally trim and healthy (they come with their own fertilizer, mind you) this summer. According to a Boise Weekly article on this topic, goats are an earth-friendly, long or short-term solution to weeds, thistles and *goatheads.* Chicken wire recommended for greenery or other items you’d like to keep from being nibbled on.

    Not all of the RENT-A-GOATS come with kids, but Nikki was lucky! The kids are very friendly, domestic, and cute - and as they’re still receiving milk from their mother, they don’t contribute to the yard care, but are more like pets. So much fun for animals lovers (like me) and families!

    Sound interesting? Contact Paul and Becky Stephens of Idahorse Farms in Greenleaf Idaho to schedule a rental period. Call 208-249-9292, or email at: zephy32(at)yahoo(dot)com.

    Nom On ^ Leigh Ann

  • April 10, 2012 10:29 am

    First Ever NAMPA FOOD TRUCK RALLY

    Saturday, April 14th: 5-9pm at Lloyd’s Square (Front and 14th Avenue), in charming downtown Nampa!

    Nom nom on Brick 29’s B29 Streatery, Archie’s Place, Brown Shuga Soul Food, and RiceWorks.

    Live music and Idaho microbrews - beer sales benefit the Pix Theater restoration project (love this building)!

  • April 8, 2012 9:26 pm
    4-13-2012
April’s FOOD TRUCK RALLY is at M.K. Nature Center in Boise’s east end! Such a cool setting and such tasty eats!
Parking is VERY limited, so ride your bikes, skate, walk, etc. - it should be a crisp, clear day! View high resolution

    4-13-2012

    April’s FOOD TRUCK RALLY is at M.K. Nature Center in Boise’s east end! Such a cool setting and such tasty eats!

    Parking is VERY limited, so ride your bikes, skate, walk, etc. - it should be a crisp, clear day!