The Boise Ice Cream festival, organized by Boise’s preeminent food influencer, Scott Wink of Boise’s Best Bites, is basically Coachella for Ice Cream. And we should all get ready to rage.
Like all hungry people, I spend a lot of time looking forward to the new restaurants in town. Here are some quick thoughts on coming attractions:
RamaPong has arrived. The ultimate destination for ping pong and ramen is now open under Boise Fry Company on Capitol Boulevard. It’s nice to see a brilliant idea come to fruition, and ping pong is so fun that the ramen doesn’t have to be especially good for this place to succeed. That said, Boise is lacking in great ramen spots, and I’ll be very curious to see what sort of offerings Boise Fry Company and Co. have cooked up.
I’m haunted by wasted salad dressing.
You did it. You’re finally graduating from college! You’re living out millions of people’s dream!
But there’s one problem, you have to entertain your parents for an entire weekend. What will you do?
And where will you take them to eat?
Luckily for Boise State graduates, I’ve got restaurant recommendations for every type of family:
Welcome to the avocado-pocalypse. Has anyone made that pun before? No? I’m the first? Great. Moving on…
Good Burger just entered the downtown marketplace, and they didn’t do it quietly. The founder of the burgeoning burger chain recently claimed that they serve “the best fries in Idaho.”
Now, any time you declare yourself the best at anything, you’re probably wrong. Good Burger’s audacious claim is nothing more than shrewd marketing.
But it’s a marketing trap that I will gladly fall for! Enticed by Good Burger’s confidence, I decided to compare it to competing local chain (and member of many a “best French fries” listicle) Boise Fry Company.
Remember Bleubird sandwiches? You know, the best sandwiches ever? Remember how we said goodbye to them forever last January?
And remember how the charming Roosevelt Market looked like it was closed for good?
Treefort descends on Boise once a year, but I think Foodfort’s Street Eats should be a monthly occurrence.
Inspired by the night markets of Asia, the Street Eats event brought together eight of Boise’s finest restaurateurs. They set up shop in the Basque Center and served up killer small plates for 300 lucky people.
At the first Foodfort event of the Treefort festival, chef Bonnie Morales cooked a four-course feast for 100 lucky diners. How good was it? People literally screamed during the meal.
For the past few weeks, I’ve been eating a lot of cheese and noodles. Like, an amount of cheese and noodles that would only make sense if I was carbo-loading for the Tour de France.
And I did that so you could read about mac and cheese. You’re welcome.