Travelers looking for a taste of Idaho need not leave the Boise Airport for a local snack. Big City Coffee, Parrilla Grill, 13th Street Pub and Grill and Bardenay will all open outposts at the airport by the end of May 2015.
"Big City's part of the first wave and they're working on Parrilla, as well," said Big City owner Sarah Fendley. "So Big City should be opening the week before Christmas. We're taking over the old Moxie Java spot down in Concourse B past security."
Parrilla and 13th Street Pub and Grill will be located in the pre-security area, while Bardenay, Einstein Bros. Bagels and Smashburger will occupy the central food court space. Cross Grain Brewhouse will go in near Big City in Concourse B, and offer a selection of local beers. Big City has completely revamped the space and is looking to hire six baristas and a baker.
"It's being fully remodeled and it should look like a little small version of Big City," said Fendley. "It's going to have a smaller, limited menu but we're still doing our DOMA Coffee from Post Falls and there's going to be an in-house bakery so we'll be making our treats and stuff there, as well."
Big City's airport spot will also offer wraps, breakfast sandwiches, biscuits and gravy, and granola, along with sandwiches and salads.
Speaking of second locations, decades-old downtown breakfast haunt Moon's Kitchen Cafe has opened another restaurant in the former Jerry's State Court Cafe space at 6767 W. Fairview Ave. The new location will serve the same Moon's menu--including hearty breakfast fare and milkshakes--and keep the same hours, 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Saturday, and 7 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday. For more info, visit newmoonskitchen.com.
In closing news, Momo Dumplings officially shut its doors in Meridian Nov. 15. Owners Yogi Poudel and Bijaya Pudasaini posted on Facebook that they are "temporarily moving back to Nepal due to family reasons."