Join me as I go on the hunt for the Boise area's favorite hometown eats and drinks. This might not be Paris, but I'm out to prove that there's still a bunch of tasty stuff in the middle of the desert.
Boise Fry Company - Duck Fat Completes Me
If you're the kind of person who gets a hankerin' for fries, get your fry-loving keister down to the BFC. Good sense demands it.
It's a little out of the way, and they've just recently gotten with the program, but it's well worth a visit for a solid lineup of beers and a great atmosphere.
Bar Gernika - Tongue Me
There are many reasons to love Ber Gernika. My favorite reason is that they really know how to use their tongue.
You can drink like a fish at the Sockeye. At least that's what they tell me.
Table Rock Brewpub - Time Tested Tastiness
You're bound to find something you like here. Trust my years of research.
There's a special place waiting in heaven for those who put away the Big Jud or -- yikes -- the Double Big Jud and live to tell about it.
If Pollo Rey doesn't call out to you during your Downtown forays, you don't know what you're missing.
Boise's fanciest burgershack has quite the menu, but you can't go wrong if you stick with the classic burger.
The kegs are finally rolling out of Payette Brewing. Let us give praise to the beer gods.
After a major setback, things are finally moving along at Payette Brewing. You can almost smell the beer. Almost.
My #1 goal in life is to get a burger named after me. Big Bun seems like the kind of place where it could happen.
With the summer over, the area's next upstart brewery is really close to production, right? Well, yes and no.
Plenty of time has passed since I last checked in with Mike Francis and his brewery in the making. Is a Payette Brewing kegger coming soon to a frat house near you? Let's find out.
The next time you're in the North End, don't forget about the Pac-Out. If you do, Herby just might haunt your dreams.
What's it take to start a brewery these days? I wondered that myself, so I found someone who's doing it.
How many times have you driven by this place without stopping? Admit it, you've been curious.
Unless you're a big fan of Leif Ericson or Gardar Svavarsson, this is the most popular Viking in town.
They don't wear roller skates, but the gals will come out and say hello, just like they did to Clint Eastwood.
Trust me on this one: the Boston Shake is nothing like the Cleveland Steamer, and you can only get one of them at the Fanci Freez.
The Kilted Kod - A Mighty Fine Cod Piece
Here is your quest: Find the red fish wagon and you'll be rewarded; fail and you'll be hungry and sad.
Go say hello to Doug and have some fried pickles. That's what all the seniors seem to be doing these days.