Friday, August 10, 2012

Treasures Unearthed in Basque Block Archaeological Dig

Posted By on Fri, Aug 10, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Fragments of this cup were unearthed in the well before they were taped back together.
  • Andrew Crisp
  • Fragments of this cup were unearthed in a well at the Cyrus Jacobs-Uberuaga House.

When crews began repairing the porch of the downtown Cyrus Jacobs-Uberuaga House on the Basque Block, they accidentally unearthed an historic well containing dozens of artifacts dating as far back as the 1860s.

French cosmetics containers, antique British china and even glass bottles containing a few clinging drops of rootbeer extract all offer clues to the family's socio-economic status.

The house was built in 1864, and is Boise's oldest standing brick building. It was constructed by a man who eventually became mayor of Boise, Cyrus Jacobs.

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The Devil Went Down to the Egyptian Theatre

Posted By on Fri, Aug 10, 2012 at 11:52 AM

Enthusiastic fans dress up for the screening of The Devils Carnival.
  • Enthusiastic fans dress up for the screening of The Devil's Carnival: Episode One Thursday night.

Darren Bousman looked out over the nearly empty Egyptian Theatre Aug. 9.

"There's a part of me that wants to cry right now," the director said, scanning the approximately 70-80 people scattered around the historic theater's ground floor.

Bousman and other event organizers had a notion that they wouldn't have a packed house for the advance screening of their new work, The Devil's Carnival: Episode One, and roped off the upper sections of the theater.

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Need Something To Do Friday?

Posted By on Fri, Aug 10, 2012 at 6:00 AM

It's the second Friday of the month, and if you're up on the where-to-be-seen scene, you know that means one thing—a food truck frenzy.

The monthly Food Truck Rally will go down today at the North End Organic Nursery, 2350 Hill Road. Previous rallies have been so highly attended that organizers have decided more hours are needed for people to get their fill of foods slung from mobile kitchens. Instead of the usual 5-9 p.m. window, you now have from 4-10 p.m. to gorge on cupcakes, soul food, sloppy joes and much more.

Ride your bike and not only will you work up more of an appetite, but you'll receive $1 off your first beer from Payette Brewing Company or wine from Cinder Wines. Hill Road, where NEON is located, is a no-parking zone. The lower lot of NEON will have bike parking.

Trucks scheduled to appear include Boise Fry Company, A Cupcake Paradise, Archie's Place, Brown Shuga Soul Food, Pomme de Terre, Riceworks, St. Lawrence Gridiron and Tiki's Shave Ice.

Want to learn more about the ever-growing Boise food truck scene? Check out Boise Weekly's sweet food truck map and info here.

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