In case you missed it, here’s my review of State & Lemp for the Idaho Statesman.
Last year, I put thousands of pounds of food in my mouth. Let’s take a moment to reflect on the meals that were most important to me in 2018.
This was very tough to narrow down. There are several meals I feel bad leaving out. But I can’t spend any more time scrolling through pictures of food on my phone.
Honorable and Mentionable
Before we get to the top-shelf stuff, I have to give shoutouts to the unsung heroes in my eating life.
It was a great year for my ongoing, very passionate, relationship with complimentary bread. But two free loaves stand apart from the rest.
- The complimentary bread at Luciano’s Italian Restaurant is absolutely bonkers.
- The brown bread at Cheesecake Factory is a toasty, sweet dream.
- When I found out that the Cheesecake Factory sells their bread at Albertsons… I knelt in the supermarket like I was Tim Tebow and the year was 2009.
I couldn’t stand a week on this Earth without black beans. In 2018, I ate four cans of black beans per week. They are my rock and my inspiration. To every last legume I scarfed in 2018, I say, thank you.
The Lola at Janjou Patisserie still might be the best bite in Boise, but I’ve talked about it enough already.
And now, ladies and gentlemen, my favorite things!Continue reading “The 5 Best Things I Ate in 2018”
You know how butter is good? And you know how salted butter is really, really, really good? Well, I found something even better.
“Everybody, dish up!”
For me, those three words are the most glorious part of Thanksgiving, not so much an invitation as a starter’s gun. I sprint to the table, box out my mother and my grandparents, and throw a few elbows to keep my sister away from the gravy—you know, the buffet fundamentals.
Here’s something I believe deeply:
There is no food more satisfying than rice and beans.Continue reading “Best Side Dishes in Boise? This Local Favorite Has a Case”
Boise doesn’t have enough ramen. We know it, and we suffer because of it.
Until the glory that is RamaPong opens, our options are dangerously few. (Ramen Sho in Meridian, Island Sushi and Ramen, Wildroot… where else?)
So in the meantime, I’ll be eating Ramen at Albertsons.
Eaters rejoice! From Friday, Oct. 26 to Sunday, Nov. 4, restaurants across downtown will be offering delicious and affordable prix fixe menus!
Dine Out Downtown Boise is a beautiful cooperation between the Downtown Boise Association and 29 downtown restaurants. They combine forces to create a brilliant ten days of eating. It’s the perfect way to kick off the holiday weight gain.
This is the second of two posts evaluating the viability of nut-based fake cheese.
Two weeks ago, I wrote about the dairy industry’s panicked response to the rise of nut milk and nut cheese. Today, I am going to tell you why that panic is justified:
I fell in love with nut cheese.