Last year's first Idaho Potato Drop was, shall we say, a 'mashing hit. This year promises to be even better. Event organizers have put together three stages--a main stage on Bannock Street, a family stage at Tenth and Main and an adult stage at Sixth and Main. They've also gathered nearly 20 food trucks, created two VIP areas on the Grove and at Flatbread's downtown location, pulled together a small army of street performers and organized fireworks. Of course, the great Subaru-sized potato weighing nearly 1,000 pounds will drop over Eighth and Main streets on the countdown to midnight See the Wednesday, Dec. 31, edition of Boise Weekly for a full guide to the event.