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Old Posted Feb 16, 2018, 6:15 PM
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Here is another article about Boise's food scene which has been getting national attention recently.
Food & Wine posted a new article about Boise on Valentines Day.
But the photo they chose to use is what...20 years old?

http://www.foodandwine.com/travel/ba...ho-restaurants

How Idaho Became the Best Place to Eat Basque Food in America

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Idaho’s culinary contributions may be most frequently associated with its eponymous potato, but Boise, its capital city, is actually a hub for Basque culture with restaurants, the only Basque museum in North America, a Basque preschool that teaches Euskara (the only surviving pre-Indo-European language in Western Europe) and regular festivals that draw prominent Basques from all around the world.
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Boise has recently evolved into a fully rounded city with downtown lofts, artist studios and all the cultural cachet of a solid food scene complete with boutique wineries boasting their own American Viticulture Area designation, craft breweries and New American restaurants serving razor clams and smoked meats. As the area around them has grown, the city’s Basque descendents have been rising to the challenge of maintaining — and growing — their pastoral, sheep-herding heritage.

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https://www.winemag.com/2017/08/15/f...cene-to-match/
Fast-Growing Boise Has a Wine and Food Scene to Match
Surrounded by Idaho’s emerging wine region, Snake River Valley, the surprisingly lively capital of Boise will tempt you with local wines and great foo
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https://www.vogue.com/article/boise-...d-travel-guide
Why Boise, Idaho, Is a Growing Culinary Hotspot
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https://vinepair.com/articles/best-b...inations-2018/
The World’s Top 10 Beer Destinations for 2018



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Albertsons Companies to Launch Market Street Idaho in Two Boise Area Stores

New Boise area store locations will boast a brand-new banner for Treasure Valley customers


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“Market Street Idaho was created by a team of passionate, innovative food lovers with the goal of igniting Idaho’s passion for great food and elevated experiences," said Susan Morris, EVP and Chief Operations Officer of Albertsons Companies. “Boise’s deep roots in great local food stem from our farming and ranching industry to our refugee and Basque communities. We think the time is right to bring new culinary experiences many hunger for but haven’t gotten yet locally through our Market Street Idaho stores.”

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Honestly, they need to build a new theatre.

Right now our biggest proscenium arch is the Morrison Center which is still a little too small for a larger production. I'm talking about the stage itself and the room behind. Not number of seats. If we want the best shows, including opera to visit we need a bigger stage.
been thinking the same thing for many years. Boise really does need a first-class opera/concert hall.

but I'd like to see one with more seats, ideally in the 5k to 8k range. we miss out on a lot of great concerts during cooler months because the MC is too small to accommodate, and Taco Bell arena just doesn't have the acoustics.
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Here is another article about Boise's food scene which has been getting national attention recently.
Food & Wine posted a new article about Boise on Valentines Day.
But the photo they chose to use is what...20 years old?

http://www.foodandwine.com/travel/ba...ho-restaurants

How Idaho Became the Best Place to Eat Basque Food in America

sure seems like there's been a huge uptick in articles about Boise as a travel destination in recent months. I wonder if the increase in downtown hotel accommodations has been part of the reason--with the chains pushing for more media attention to fill rooms? seems to be working.
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Old Posted Feb 16, 2018, 9:26 PM
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sure seems like there's been a huge uptick in articles about Boise as a travel destination in recent months. I wonder if the increase in downtown hotel accommodations has been part of the reason--with the chains pushing for more media attention to fill rooms? seems to be working.
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The Fowler Sunday morning Feb 18,2018, and view of proposed 9 story office / 11 story condo site on 5th and Broad Street:







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The Fowler Sunday morning Feb 18,2018, and view of proposed 9 story office / 11 story condo site on 5th and Broad Street:


Nice pics AB, the real Fowler looks like a rendering in that light!

Was looking at the old renderings. Glad they went with the dark brick over the red.... https://stackrockgroup.com/portfolio/the-roost/
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I have posted a Winter photo thread over in the City Photo Forum.
You own it man. The thread is beautiful, diverse and entertaining, as usual. Boise is lucky to have you repping it through your spot on photography.
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https://idahobusinessreview.com/2018...hain-rite-aid/

Albertsons to buy drugstore chain Rite Aid

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Shareholders of Boise, Idaho-based Albertsons will own more than 70 percent of the combined company, which is expected to trade on the New York Stock Exchange. The companies say the deal should close in the second half of this year, but regulators and Rite Aid shareholders still have to approve it.

Rite Aid Chairman and CEO John Standley will lead the combined company as CEO, while Albertsons leader Bob Miller will serve as chairman. The companies say they will keep headquarters in both Boise and Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, where Rite Aid is based.
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Old Posted Feb 21, 2018, 3:54 PM
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Thanks Sawtooth. I was happy to see my old apartment building on Fort featured! I can't believe how quickly the Broad Street area is developing.
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I lived a few blocks from that apartment building 4 years ago. And agreed, thanks Sawtooth. Your eye for everything Boise is truly unique!

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You own it man. The thread is beautiful, diverse and entertaining, as usual. Boise is lucky to have you repping it through your spot on photography.
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sure seems like there's been a huge uptick in articles about Boise as a travel destination in recent months. I wonder if the increase in downtown hotel accommodations has been part of the reason--with the chains pushing for more media attention to fill rooms? seems to be working.
Definitely having more hotel rooms in the city helps increase tourism and Boise has been discovered. Being located in a beautiful area of the Northwest with world class outdoor pursuits and scenery is a huge draw for people. Downtown, the river and greenbelt are unique even when compared to other cities with similar attributes.

Boise has reached a level of "coolness" that other cities, some who have even hosted Olympics, have not achieved yet.
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FYI, drove down Federal Way yesterday, and there's some activity on the big empty lot by the post office. Looks like utility work.

I hope whatever gets built there takes full advantage of that million dollar view, and doesn't become another storage unit facility (like the one just build down the road) or an ugly cookie-cutter apartment complex (like the one previously proposed for that lot).

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here's a new article in Food & Wine about Boise's Basque culinary tradition.... with a photo of Boise that has to be about 30 years old.

http://www.foodandwine.com/travel/ba...ho-restaurants
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here's a new article in Food & Wine about Boise's Basque culinary tradition.... with a photo of Boise that has to be about 30 years old.

http://www.foodandwine.com/travel/ba...ho-restaurants

Yeah that is pretty old... but at least the foothills have some decent lighting haha
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Here is another article about Boise's food scene which has been getting national attention recently.
Food & Wine posted a new article about Boise on Valentines Day.
But the photo they chose to use is what...20 years old?

http://www.foodandwine.com/travel/ba...ho-restaurants
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here's a new article in Food & Wine about Boise's Basque culinary tradition.... with a photo of Boise that has to be about 30 years old.

http://www.foodandwine.com/travel/ba...ho-restaurants
Ladies and Gents, we have a guess of 20 and 30 years. I'm going with 25 years. Any other bidders?




I couldn't resist




Sweet, a self pour tap room is on the way to 8th.
https://www.boiseweekly.com/boise/se...nt?oid=9420975
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California haters are lame.





The Funky Taco renovation at the corner of 8th and Bannock.





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Ladies and Gents, we have a guess of 20 and 30 years. I'm going with 25 years. Any other bidders?




I couldn't resist
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Ladies and Gents, we have a guess of 20 and 30 years. I'm going with 25 years. Any other bidders?
Well, The Grove Hotel was built in 96/97 so this pic is more than 22 years old. The US 20/26 sign seems to be there which means the Broadway/Chinden Connector was in place so that makes it after 91/92. Unless there was a similar sign like that before then. After a bunch of searching, that lone highest house to the left of the West One tower, I think I found it and property records say it was built in 93. 25 years seems spot on. And interestingly, that house would burn 3 years later in the 1996 8th Street Fire.

Source of the following hotlinked pic: http://www.foodandwine.com/travel/ba...ho-restaurants


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I just read the entire article and noticed this bit of news (http://www.foodandwine.com/travel/ba...ho-restaurants )

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Dan sold both of the businesses to refocus on teaching, playing music and his kids, but he’s about to modernize the city’s Basque dining scene again this spring when he opens Txikiteo near trendy The Modern Hotel & Bar. The formerly run-down Guest Lodge is nationally acclaimed for its on point cocktails and updated Northwest cuisine by James Beard Award semifinalist chef Nate Whitley.

In conjunction with the Modern’s owner, hotelier Elizabeth Tullis, another Basque descendent of the boarding house tradition, the chic new tapas and wine bar will offer an array of Western European fare, about half of which will be Basque influenced, including some old Ansotegui family recipes like Epi’s chorizo.

Like the city itself, this upcoming steel, concrete and reclaimed wood-filled spot will cater to Boise’s consistently growing fashionable millennial crowd.

Dan and Tullis hope to open the doors in March before artists like Princess Nokia, Pussy Riot and Galactic descend on the city for Treefort Music Festival, so they can expand their annual Indie music show and Basque-style roast lamb party that’s earned the moniker “Burning Lamb.”
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Txikiteo is a new eatery in downtown Boise – opening March 2018 – at the corner of Idaho & 14th streets

Txikiteo, in Basque, means the feeling of the pub crawl, of sharing wine and tapas with friends, and from there — who knows where the night might lead?
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good article. glad I found it.
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Wow those videos were god awful. Glad to see a very authentic looking/sounding Basque restaurant opening. Was just in Basque country in Spain a few weeks ago and was thinking Boise's Basque district could really use an authentic Tapas place like this.
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Well, The Grove Hotel was built in 96/97 so this pic is more than 22 years old. The US 20/26 sign seems to be there which means the Broadway/Chinden Connector was in place so that makes it after 91/92. Unless there was a similar sign like that before then. After a bunch of searching, that lone highest house to the left of the West One tower, I think I found it and property records say it was built in 93. 25 years seems spot on. And interestingly, that house would burn 3 years later in the 1996 8th Street Fire.
Ha, my estimated guess has been validated
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