Tacos for Nada
Something for nothing is the headliner in this week's installment of Food News. Thursday, June 26, take your gas receipt to Jack in the Box and trade it in for two free tacos. Yep, weird for sure, but meh—it's free food. In a press release sent out by the corporate giant's headquarters, Jack's underling veeps claim they want to give their customers a break in these "tough economic times." Whadeva. Sputter around on fumes until Thursday, fill 'er up, and head over to Jack's with your receipt. One order per customer and no purchase is necessary. (And don't get smart thinking you're going to photocopy your receipt and hit every Jack in the Box in town because only originals will be accepted.)
Have Your People Call My People
Patio lizards will once again gather for long, lounging lunches at the corner of Sixth and Main streets. Pair has reopened for lunch with a new menu Monday through Friday at 11 a.m. (601 W. Main St., 208-343-7034). Across downtown, Lock, Stock & Barrel (1100 W. Jefferson St., 208-336-4266) is kicking around a starting date for lunch service. And in BoDo, 8th Street Wine Co. (405 S. 8th St., 208-426-9463), has launched new menus for lunch and dinner.
Food Drive Drive-by
The University of Phoenix and the Idaho Foodbank are teaming up now through June 30 to accept canned-food donations. The idea is that jumping off Interstate 84 for a quick drive by of the online university's one-building campus is more convenient for some people than a stop by the Idaho Foodbank. The Idaho Foodbank is specifically requesting peanut butter, canned fruit, cereal, canned vegetables, juices, pasta and sauce. Donations will be accepted Monday through Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m and Friday 9:30 a.m to 4 p.m. at the University of Phoenix, 3080 E. Gentry Way, Ste. 150.