Red October 
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Re: “What's New on the Menu

Could've tried offering something unique in a unique part of town, but nope. Pizza. Yay. The other 10-15 pizza places within a 2-mile radius weren't enough?

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Posted by Red October on 09/30/2015 at 9:20 PM

Re: “UPDATE: CDHD Establishes Salmonella Info Line in Wake of Confirmation of Foodborne Illnesses

So if it happened to any of you and the medical bill (and likely an eventual premium hike too) comes in the mail, you're just going to go: "Gee, I guess that's life?" I think love and appreciation of the Co-Op is clouding people's judgment. Put yourself in the Fishers' shoes and ask yourself if you'd really suck it up and pay for it yourself knowing that another party is responsible.

The Statesman article said that the Fishers have been going to the Co-Op for 30 years! Longtime customers. And they still plan to go back despite this. Let's not cast judgment over them yet. If they ask for an obscene amount though, well........

I loved the Co-Op. Miss it dearly. But if they messed up my life like that, the least they should do is pay for any expenses due to the illness plus lost wages.

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Posted by Red October on 06/15/2015 at 9:57 PM

Re: “Brewforia Expands Downtown

I don't know about you, but shouldn't paying $12 for a burger be considered more of a high-end experience to begin with instead of the low-end price point that's being referenced? Rick, $12-$120 is a wee bit broad. What exactly is the price point you're shooting for?

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Posted by Red October on 06/18/2014 at 12:34 PM

Re: “City of Boise Leases Land to Become New Home to West End Food Park

I don't think location is the only challenge. It says there can be up to 10 trucks parked there at one time. It's not like there's a large amount of trucks in town to rotate out and keep things fresh and interesting, and I haven't been seeing notifications of new ones coming down the pipe. Will people grow bored with the same options there time and time again? There's also a lot of crossover of trucks making the same kinds of food omnipresent throughout the area (burgers, BBQ). Will people become bored by that too? The scene needs new truck owners to come in with fresh and original ideas. I'm glad this is going forward, but I'm really curious if this will have longterm staying power or fizzle out after six months.

Posted by Red October on 06/04/2014 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Need Something To Do Thursday?

Takoyaki?! THIS. IS. AWESOME!

Posted by Red October on 05/23/2014 at 12:36 AM

Re: “Sushi, Suds and Samples

"The menu has also been slimmed down substantially." Genteel journalistic code for: "The traditional Japanese dishes that only Sono Bana made in this area have been wiped out." And they kept the same cooks?! Why would you do that then? It doesn't seem like the new owners really researched the area before coming here. Otherwise they might have held on to the things that made Sono Bana stand out in a sea of familiarity and genericism around here. I'm glad the old servers/cooks have jobs, but I can't support what the new owners have done.

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Posted by Red October on 04/30/2014 at 1:06 PM

Re: “Passover Primer

Hosting this to the general public is a great idea. Thanks for spreading the word. I'm not a fan of most of the offerings at Deli Days (too assembly-line, cafeteria-style-ish), so this should be a better representation of quality Jewish cuisine. I yearn for a Jewish deli in town, but I don't think that'll ever happen.

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Posted by Red October on 04/09/2014 at 12:46 PM

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