BW's office, that is.
First things first, thank you to all who joined us last Saturday to celebrate the Best of Boise at Knitting Factory. All 550 of you. Big thanks to our sponsors and clients who donated prizes, without whom rockstar emcee Tim Johnstone wouldn't have been able to give away so much sick schwag.
Thank you smackers also go out to DJ Art Hodge for the party tunes, cover band The Need for dancing music, the Treasure Valley Roller Girls for keeping the crowd excited, the slam poets and of course, to our hosts Knitting Factory Concert House who were indubitably hospitable.
But the party is over and it's back to work for us. Today we welcome two new members to our sales team, Joe Dewey and Tom Thompson. Dewey is well-known for his stint as the proprietor of wine bar Mosaic and Thompson joins BW from Embroidered Images. Both former advertising clients with BW, we look forward to seeing what their experience on the other side of the sale can do for our sales department.
And with all that good news comes something a bit more bittersweet. Nancy Spittle, longtime ad director with BW, announced her departure from our happy family last week. She's leaving BW in search of new adventures and although we're suffering a good deal of separation anxiety here, we wish her the best of luck.
If you've been looking for this year's Best of Boise winner for Best Italian Restaurant, you won't find it in this year's issue.
What you will find is another chance to vote. Due to a glitch in this year's voting process, readers were unable to vote for the restaurant they thought best cooked it up Italian style. Since last week, readers have been e-mailing their votes and the competition is yielding some interesting results.
Want to have your say? E-mail email@example.com.
The first season of the Sarah Silverman Program was possibly an introduction for many to Silverman. A thin, youngish woman, Silverman (played by Silverman) displays the worldliness of a 9-year-old, the narcissism of Paris Hilton and the mouth of a sailor. Season two of the Comedy Central series continues Wednesday, Oct. 8 with two premieres: "High, It's Sarah" in which Sarah tries marijuana for the first time and discovers that pot highs can lead to deep lows--and the kidnapping of a captain of industry (played by guest star Garry Marshall); and in the second premiere, "The Mongolian Beef," Sarah learns that a longtime family prejudice against Mongolians may be short-sighted.
REI holds a Boise Service Project on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 9 a.m.
Celebrate National Public Lands day with other hikers and bikers and REI, Idaho Velodrome and Cycling Park Association, Ada County Parks and Waterways, Ridge to Rivers, Southwest Idaho Mountain Biking Association 94.9 the River, building trails, creating a cycling jump park and removing fencing at the Idaho Velodrome and Cycling Park. Registration is required, so contact Sylvia Cooper at firstname.lastname@example.org to participate.
Idaho Velodrome and Cycling Park, N. Horseshoe Bend Rd. for more information call 208-322-1141 ext.208 or visit idahovelopark.org.M
Due to space restrictions in todays BOB issue, we were unable to run a review of the Idaho Shakespeare Festivals final play of the season, Greater Tuna. In a rare web exclusive, the full review of the Fool Squad's rendition of this two-man play is now available online.
Go check out Tom Willmorth and Joe Conley Golden play 20 eccentric characters from the fictional small town of Tuna, Texas before the curtain falls this Saturday, Sept. 27.
Just digging myself out from under a mound of work we call BOB at the office. Best of Boise
Each week in Food News, Boise Weekly has been publishing the results of a little contest hosted by Chef Jon Mortimer's Eagle restaurant Franco Latino.
Here's the idea: one drink, two names. Rather than order-by-number, the idea is that the imbiber orders by presidential candidate. More specifically, the candidate for whom the drinker intends to vote come November.
For example, if Obama was your man, you'd order a Barackatini, but if McCain had your vote, you'd order a McCainapolitan. After delivering up your ice-cold orange flavored martini, the bartender chalks one up for you candidate of choice.
Since the informal polling began Sept. 5, the results as posted every Wednesday in Food News have been:
Week 1: 17 to 4, Barack Obama
Week 2: 27 to 17, still ObamaThis week is Week 3, but due to Best of Boise (which sucks up so much space, there's no room for Food News), we're going to deliver the count a little early.
As of Tuesday, Sept. 23, Obama is still ahead. The official count is 40 to 22, Barackatini. Here's two interesting tidbits: Shara Mortimer told BW three self-described independents ordered up Barackatinis and a few Republican customers at Franco Latino have declared their intention to vote for their party's nominee, however, they don't back him enough to buy a drink named after him. Things that make you go hmm...