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  • January 14, 2014 12:58 am
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    Double Tangerine Cocktail Recipe (with Cognac) from White on Rice Couple. Mix with Tangerine by Big Boi. Both cocktail and song are explicit.

    Double Tangerine Cocktail Recipe

  • November 13, 2013 6:25 pm
    It’s a bummer to see the B29 strEATery listed for sale on Craigslist. Such yummy mobile delights this truck offered! After Lamm left as the truck’s head chef and management, it wasn’t seen rolling the streets quite as often. In remembrance, here is the Poor Foodies post I wrote when I got to tour the truck pre-launch: B29 strEATery Open House!
Has Boise’s food truck heyday reached its twilight? I hope not.
– Nom On, LAD View high resolution

    It’s a bummer to see the B29 strEATery listed for sale on Craigslist. Such yummy mobile delights this truck offered! After Lamm left as the truck’s head chef and management, it wasn’t seen rolling the streets quite as often. In remembrance, here is the Poor Foodies post I wrote when I got to tour the truck pre-launch: B29 strEATery Open House!

    Has Boise’s food truck heyday reached its twilight? I hope not.

    – Nom On, LAD

  • June 17, 2013 9:28 pm
    The First Annual Idaho Jewish Cultural Festival » featuring DELI DAYS food fest « is June 19-23 at Congregation Ahavath Beth Israel on Latah near Alpine.

Deli Days is one of my favorite Boise food festivals: Pastrami on Rye, Lox and Cream Cheese Bagels, NY Cheesecake, Potato Knish and Kugel. Yum Yum Yum!!! 
Last year their grand raffle prize was a trip to Katz’ Deli in NY!
More info at http://www.ahavathbethisrael.org/community/idaho-jewish-cultural-fesitval/ - and see the menu/order form HERE. View high resolution

    The First Annual Idaho Jewish Cultural Festival » featuring DELI DAYS food fest « is June 19-23 at Congregation Ahavath Beth Israel on Latah near Alpine.

    Deli Days is one of my favorite Boise food festivals: Pastrami on Rye, Lox and Cream Cheese Bagels, NY Cheesecake, Potato Knish and Kugel. Yum Yum Yum!!! 

    Last year their grand raffle prize was a trip to Katz’ Deli in NY!

    More info at http://www.ahavathbethisrael.org/community/idaho-jewish-cultural-fesitval/ - and see the menu/order form HERE.

  • May 27, 2013 4:27 pm

    Boise Greek Food Festival

    Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1, 11am-9pm

    The 32nd 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: souvlaki, lamb kebabs, pastitisio (Greek pasta lasagne), gyros, Greek Garden Salad, Spanikopita (a personal favorite) and a list of amazing desserts that you can eat there or stock up on take home!  For a full menu, complete with pictures, visit the festival’s website.

    The event is held at the Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, off of 27th and Bannock, 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.


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    OPA!

  • February 17, 2013 11:19 am

    Treefort Music Fest needs our help Boise!

    Here is a request from the fabulous Stephanie Coyle:

    Here’s the deal. I have 250+ road weary bands to feed here in 32 days, when the wonder of Treefort Music Fest hits down. I’ve had a lot of very kind and generous friends and community members step up and contribute to our artist hospitality lounge (and swag bags), but there is plennnty room and need for more. Anything at all would be so helpful..chips, pretzels, bagels, cookies, pastries…anything. Email me (stephanie(at)treefortmusicfest.com) if you’re willing and able to help out. Thank you! XO

  • December 8, 2012 4:00 pm
    WHEN BEEF MEATS BOURBON
Pengilly’s Saloon and Saint Lawrence Gridiron (gastro foodtruck) join forces to bring you a BEEF + BOURBON dinner on Dec. 20.
The bourbons are TBA, but here is the menu:
Bones & Toast: Lemon Jelly, Parsley Paste
Beefed Up Barley Shot: Beef Chicharron, Jerky Twist
Beer Brazen Short Ribs: Southern Grits, Collard Chips
Beef For Dessert: Bourbon German Chocolate Beef Cake, Calves Liver Ice Cream
Four beef courses + four bourbon pairings = $50 per person.By reservation only - Contact Brian at brian@slgridiron.com, or (208) 830-7030

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    WHEN BEEF MEATS BOURBON

    Pengilly’s Saloon and Saint Lawrence Gridiron (gastro foodtruck) join forces to bring you a BEEF + BOURBON dinner on Dec. 20.

    The bourbons are TBA, but here is the menu:

    • Bones & Toast: Lemon Jelly, Parsley Paste
    • Beefed Up Barley Shot: Beef Chicharron, Jerky Twist
    • Beer Brazen Short Ribs: Southern Grits, Collard Chips
    • Beef For Dessert: Bourbon German Chocolate Beef Cake, Calves Liver Ice Cream


    Four beef courses + four bourbon pairings = $50 per person.

    By reservation only - Contact Brian at brian@slgridiron.com, or (208) 830-7030


  • September 12, 2012 2:42 pm

    I’ve curated this playlist of songs to listen to while canning PLUM JAM. Enjoy!

  • 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+

  • 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 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

  • 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!

  • November 8, 2011 10:12 pm
    Food Truck Rally this Friday Afternoon  •  In support of Idaho Food Bank
5 - 9 PM off of Federal Way at 3562 South TK Way
Each can of food you bring is worth $1 off a tasty beer
Enjoy food on wheels from:
B29 Streatery
Archie’s Place
Calle 75 Tacos
Rice Works
Brown Shuga Soul Food 
and
Stuck in Your Grill View high resolution

    Food Truck Rally this Friday Afternoon  •  In support of Idaho Food Bank

    5 - 9 PM off of Federal Way at 3562 South TK Way

    Each can of food you bring is worth $1 off a tasty beer

    Enjoy food on wheels from:

    B29 Streatery

    Archie’s Place

    Calle 75 Tacos

    Rice Works

    Brown Shuga Soul Food 

    and

    Stuck in Your Grill