Go Indian All Day Long
Whether you're of the lunch buffet persuasion or the multi-course dinner crowd, you're now able to expand your early morning culinary horizons into the world of Indian food. Taj Mahal Indian Restaurant has just added Sunday breakfast, thereby not only increasing the number of choices for that first meal of the day, but offering Boise's only Indian breakfast.
Now you can ditch the morning biscuits and gravy for the tiffin dish of masala dosas, steamed idli, vada, pongal and sweet pongal, all made to order by south Indian chefs. Sunday breakfast starts for the early bird at 8 a.m. and breakfast ends at 11 a.m. The downside? Breakfast makes one less inclined to imbibe, and Taj Mahal's beer selection is among the most impressive in town.
Taj Mahal, 10548 W Fairview Ave., 327 4500.
The One-Day-Only Sale
In celebration of their one-year anniversary, on Thursday, January 19, Le Poulet Rouge will be selling their infamous bread pudding for a single whopping greenback. That's right, dig around in your couch, clean out the change from under your car seats, check all your coat pockets and if you have to, borrow a penny from everyone you know and get your chunk of pudding. Made with croissants, green apples, raisins, a whole mess of spices and topped with a whiskey sauce, the tastation is up there with dropping in on the perfect wave, winning a Pulitzer and getting hitched to the special someone.
Le Poulet Rouge, 106 N. 6th St., 343-8180.
The Openings Never End
In a quaint little town like Les Bois, the number of new restaurants opening each week must be verging on breaking some world records.
Jared Couch, who so successfully won over the hearts and palates of Boiseans with The Dish, has opened his latest venture: SixOneSix. With an international menu featuring food from all over the globe (no kidding, the menu looks like a Where's Waldo list with everything from Thai shrimp bisque with coconut foam to a Mediterranean salad, and duck confit agnoletti with prosciutto to a black and blue buffalo rib eye and even duck schnitzel), as well as few resurrected favorites from The Dish. Restaurant SixOneSix, 1065 Winding Creek Road, Eagle, 938-3010.
The Front Door, Dave Krick's newest addition to his growing empire, is a cozy little hole in the wall beneath Reef, featuring sandwiches and pizza, as well as beer and a full bar. Open until the wee hours of the morning on weekends, every day is service industry night (proof that you're in the biz gets you 50 cents off wells and drafts) and the happy hour from 3-6 p.m. is pretty stink' happy. The Front Door, 105 S. 6th St., 287-9201.
Siam Cafe on Boise Avenue has opened a second location, Siam 2. Featuring the traditional Thai food Siam is known for and sushi, Siam 2 is open for lunch and dinner in Meridian. Siam 2, 2951 Overland Road, 898-8939.
Proof that Meridian's population is busting at the seems is the number of restaurants the suburb is currently supporting. Fusion Asian Grill, featuring Pan-Asian cuisine, including Japanese, Vietnamese, Chinese and Korean, opens Thursday, January 19. From then on, operating hours are Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; and Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Asian Fusion Grill, 3161 E. Fairview Ave., 855-5930.
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