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Re: “Wine to Beat the Heat

Might I suggest a nice Rose,as it is pretty heat friendly,you will see in the south of France its on every table,or a nice Gruner veltliner......mmmmmmmmmmmm

Posted by kimowasabi1 on 10/25/2014 at 11:18 AM

Re: “Boise Gets a Taste of Basque Cider Traditions

Tara and Kelsey, thank you for the write-up!

--Lael Uberuaga, Oinkari Basque Dancers

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Posted by laelski on 10/23/2014 at 10:07 PM

Re: “Boise Gets a Taste of Basque Cider Traditions

A culín of cider isn´t bad, but a glas of Chacolí (txakoli), would be much better

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Posted by Antonio on 10/22/2014 at 1:57 PM

Re: “Acme Bakeshop

Just purchased and now tasted your new little hard rolls. Wonderful! Thank you for this new bread treat.
How lucky we are here that you are baking such delicious breads, all of them.

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Posted by Christine on 10/22/2014 at 10:59 AM

Re: “Expansions, Openings and Closures

Stopped at GRIND on Saturday after a late flight into BOI. The kitchen closes at 10pm; fortunately, I was 15 minutes early. I ordered the Salmon burger. I'd say by normal seafood patty style, this thing was amazing. It was more like a salmon filet on a bun. I ordered it without any sides so I can't comment there. The beer selection was "ok" and I hope it improves as the business picks up. Give them a try, they seem to have learned many lessons in Eagle.

Posted by Very_Tall_Guy on 10/21/2014 at 12:28 PM

Re: “Expansions, Openings and Closures

As is the case with most restaurant starts, 'grind' seemed a bit off, still getting on their feet so to speak. That said, the burgers were good (not amazing), and I was disappointed in the quality of the fries and the accompanying various sauces to dip them in, as I was so looking forward to them by their enticing descriptions. Too many places seem reluctant to 'spice up' their condiments, and they end up coming up flat and not really tasting at all of the spices/herbs, etc. that they claim to have in them.

Posted by ajax on 10/20/2014 at 12:12 PM

Re: “Expansions, Openings and Closures

"In closing news, the West End Food Park has shut down only a few months after opening at 2419 W. Fairview Ave"

Sad but kind of a duh before they started. The location was horrible. Not really anything around there that you would walk to or from.

Green Belt is a little far off if you are on foot, down town is clearly too far away. What else is there for the public that has mass appeal outside of the food trucks? Little, thus it was doomed from the start.

Location, location, location!

Posted by mjs_28s on 10/17/2014 at 2:12 PM

Re: “Capitol Cellars Takes Over Former Mortimer's Space

To 'Diderot' first, and 'MarcoPolo' second: Yes, what a relief to not have blaring or otherwise distracting TV's in a restaurant. And don't fret it, it's NOT difficult to get around downtown, quit complaining.
"Who drinks wine?," you ask 'MarcoPolo.' Millions of people is the short answer! Your rant against wine and wine drinkers makes me think that YOU are the one with 'boorish' taste! I do however agree with your digs on the 'right wing' tirade at the end of your post.

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Posted by ajax on 10/16/2014 at 8:46 AM

Re: “Capitol Cellars Takes Over Former Mortimer's Space

"And this will be the Lobbyist table, which will be the nicest place in the building." This says it all. The Idaho political system theme is bad enough as the basis for a wine cellar and restaurant, but the "lobbyist" section will be the nicest part of it. Am I reading Kafka here?

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Posted by boi22toy on 10/15/2014 at 5:07 PM

Re: “Capitol Cellars Takes Over Former Mortimer's Space

who drinks wine? - eeeeek - gross! I guess much like his political party, his taste in beverage is also archaic, antediluvian, out of style, boring, and not relevant. I can only imagine the gross conversation that will take place in this dungeon - topic #1 - "Where did we go wrong with the keeping gays down and un-married?" Topic #2 - "How can we get more guns in the hands of our community?" Topic #3 - "lets be honest, can we find more tax cuts for our country club buddies?"

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Posted by MarcoPolo on 10/15/2014 at 2:43 PM

Re: “Capitol Cellars Takes Over Former Mortimer's Space

Imagine ! A downtown Boise restaurant with no TV! What kind of elite Eastern liberal pretentiousness is this? LOL! It's a great idea: a restaurant where you can eat and talk. It's almost too good to be true.

Or is it? Many people seem to eat out so they can ignore each other and obsessively check their messages. They have no idea what a true conversation would even consist of. So let them gather where TV sets drone on with the inanity of eternal sports programming.

I hope Skip Smyser succeeds wildly. What a relief to have a place downtown where you can eat and actually enjoy someone's company without shouting. Now if the City of Boise will stop closing all the downtown streets every other day, we can even get there.

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Posted by Diderot on 10/15/2014 at 1:27 PM

Re: “Acme Bakeshop

We've been in Boise for 4 months having moved from Los Angeles. Breads here we found to be "gummy" "doughy" and we'd take a bite and throw them away. No matter where we bought breads from, they wound up in the trash.
We happened upon Acme and their bread happens to be what delicious well made bread is supposed to taste like !!
We can't wait for Saturday mornings now.
3 cheers Acme !!!!

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Posted by baitzum on 10/10/2014 at 10:41 AM

Re: “Brews on Boise's Broad Street

That's so Bogus.

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Posted by fahjya on 10/09/2014 at 3:59 PM

Re: “Expansions, Openings and Closures

That's awesome! Only been built and sitting for 2 years. Why not open the doors right?

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Posted by Jeremy DeWeese on 10/08/2014 at 10:26 PM

Re: “Berry Controversial

If you'd like some moral support and ideas, you're welcome to come visit my website, Edible Landscape Design ... I have a community called The Tasteful Landscape devoted to those actively creating home edible gardens. Join us!

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Posted by Pat Williams on 10/08/2014 at 6:45 AM

Re: “Best Local Breakfast

Never thought that 'Goldy's' was that good. It just goes to show that Boise really doesn't have a truly 'kick ass' breakfast place. Walla Walla's 'Bacon' is such a place.

Posted by ajax on 10/07/2014 at 10:36 AM

Re: “Exploring Food Fraud in the Olive Oil Industry

This was a great event. Thanks so much for having the idea, the imagination, and the initiative for coming up with such an event. The good people from California were excellent speakers. They were obviously highly knowledgeable in their respective fields, and answered all questions posed by the audience in a way that I think all were satisfied with, and made themselves available for even more conversations the entire evening. I feel that I have a better insight into the 'world of olive oil' and will be highly skeptical of a lot of the stuff out there (especially from Europe). I think the 'the take home message' is that one can trust oils from California as being the 'real deal,' as they must pass a lot 'higher bar' than anything else in the world. 'Olive Press' was especially impressive!

Posted by ajax on 10/07/2014 at 10:34 AM

Re: “Exploring Food Fraud in the Olive Oil Industry

Italian DOP extra virgin organic (highest quality) you buy directly from the manufacturer.
Fortunately, with the internet you can find some e-commerce that are shipped all over the world.
for example

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Posted by Andrea Rossi on 10/02/2014 at 11:26 PM

Re: “Berry Controversial

Typical--and sad--NIMBY response from the neighbors.

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Posted by Doggo on 10/02/2014 at 1:08 PM

Re: “Exploring Food Fraud in the Olive Oil Industry

The book, 'Extra Virginity' was a very dry read, heavy on cases and legal wranglings in the fied, but nevertheless a very important 'enlightening' that makes one very leary of the oils purchased from some companies in Europe and elsewhere. Say what you want about 'Californians,' but that state is leading the way on ensuring that what you are "getting what you pay for" - and that is 'real' extra virgin olive oil (organic to boot).

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Posted by ajax on 10/02/2014 at 9:06 AM


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