Here’s something I believe deeply:
There is no food more satisfying than rice and beans.
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.
The internet, as you are probably aware, is overrun with superlatives.
So please pardon me when I say that Janjou Pâtisserie is absolutely the best bakery in Boise.
On Saturday I attended Boise State’s destruction of Connecticut, and I took a moment at halftime to check out the stadium food options.
I recognized most of the vendors from games past. But I also discovered something new and delightful: a pizza cone stand.
Seeing this stand caused a brief internal struggle. It went something like this:
ME: It’s after 10pm. Should I eat something called a pizza cone?
MY COLON: That’s gonna be a no for me dawg.
The gyro, a Greek variation of a Turkish innovation, is one of the greatest meals known to man. Last week, I assembled a panel of “experts” (opinionated college students) to determine, once and for all, who makes the best gyro in Boise.
Yesterday, I was walking along in downtown Boise, and I thought to myself: I want an alarmingly large pile of meat, rice and beans, but no restaurant serves that. And I felt a little bit sad.
But then, at that very moment, I turned and saw a sign pinned outside El Gallo Giro on Main street. It said that they serve all-you-can-eat Mexican food for $9.43 on Tuesdays.
And it was Tuesday.
Take that, atheists.
A few concluding notes from my lovely family vacation in Seattle:
Chowder Is So Very Good
In the span of 48 hours, I consumed 52 ounces of chowder—equivalent, unfortunately, to 1.73 big gulps. Was it great for my digestive system? No, it really wasn’t. Did I love every second of it? Yes, yes I did.