New Snacks on the Block

A rundown of Boise's latest restaurants and bars
For the past few years, Boise's growth has been nearly unparalleled on a national scale. But for all the gripes about traffic and increases in rent and property taxes, one undisputedly positive outcome of that growth has been the food.

Restaurant Guide

Musical bartenders

In Treasure Valley bars, poaching personnel is part of the business
Erik Schweitzer may very well have come into this world dressed in a denim button-up and suspenders, mustache perfectly waxed and cocktail shaker in hand.

Bar Guide

Welcome to the Game

As history teacher Mr. Spenser told teen drama king Holden Caulfield in J.D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye, "Life is a game, boy. Life is a game that one plays according to the rules."

Annual Manual: Intro

Welcome to Best of Boise 2019

A record-setting number of nominations and votes (300,000-plus) were cast during this year's balloting process.
How many surveys have placed Boise at or near the top of lists of best places to live? Honestly, we've lost count.

Introductions to the year's Best of Boise

Boise Weekly's 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

We've split the gifts into five categories: The Adventurer, The Idahomebody, The Culture Junkie, The Family Plan and The Friend Who Has Everything (for—well, you get it).
Full steam ahead!

Special Issues: Gift Guide


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