Lucky 13 Will Move To Stepford • And You Thought Only Cats Had Nine Lives • Read About Girl Scout Cookies Here 

Lucky 13 Will Move To Stepford

As we reported earlier this summer (BW, News, "Not So Lucky on 13th," August 30), negotiations for a new lease between North End pizzeria Lucky 13 and the owner of the building housing the restaurant had been sticky on a few small points: "Pretty much everything," according to Lucky 13 owner Liza Goul. It wasn't much of a surprise, then, when Lucky 13 announced last week that its current location will close when the lease expires next August. More surprising: The popular restaurant will be packing up and moving to the planned community Harris Ranch.

"We're going to be able to build our own building out there, and have the same sort of orientation," Goul tells BW. "The patio will be just as nice, and we'll have the same seating, with the upfront and bar area."

Lucky 13's back bar area, known as "The Garage," has been operating outdoors since June, due to code violations in the bathroom inside the former auto shop space (translation: unisex isn't allowed). Goul says she had no intention to stop serving as the weather gets colder--thanks to heat lamps--and the operation will follow Lucky 13 eastward next summer.

"Over there, we'll have sun all day long," she says hopefully of her future digs.

And You Thought Only Cats Had Nine Lives

Just like that, Le Poulet Rouge has hatched again. Eventually, someone will be left with no choice but to name it Le Poulet Immortel, but until then, new owner Frank Plummer's choice--Le Poulet Rouge Breakfast and Sandwich Company--will have to suffice.

In the morning, Plummer says, this former French bakery will be a sit-down breakfast joint with 23 omelet choices, plenty of sides and a few rotating pastry options. In the afternoon, the chicken re-emerges as an comprehensive deli with in-house cooked meats, made-from-scratch salads, soups and dressings, four varieties of Reuben (including a vegetarian option), three different club sandwiches and a corned beef, pastrami, chicken liver and grilled onion beast that Plummer admits he almost called "The heart stopper." Good call on holding that one back.

Plummer, a former local food distributor and first-time restaurateur, said that he jumped at the opportunity to snatch up the Le Poulet Rouge space when the last version shut down earlier this year. "I've always had about four concepts I wanted to do as restaurants, and this location really fit my first concept," Plummer says. As for the name, he adds, "I really struggled with keeping the name. But more people pushed me to keep it than to change it."

7 a.m.-3 p.m., 106 N. 6th St., 388-1100.

Read About Girl Scout Cookies Here

Not many black-tie-optional fundraisers end up being a bargain for the people attending. A singular exception might be the Cookies and Dreams fundraiser for our regional girl scout council, Girl Scouts of the Silver Sage. For $50, diners will receive (take a deep breath): a taste of six desserts--each made special for the event and incorporating Girl Scout cookies--by local chefs from Berryhill and Co., Cottonwood Grille, Crane Creek Country Club, Tapas Estrella, Villano's and 8th Street Wine Co.; the opportunity to hear each chef give a half-hour presentation about their creations; a signature martini by Sean Earley from Bardenay; hors d'ouevres by Life's Kitchen; and tunes by the Frim Fram Fellas. Boise Mayor Dave Bieter, civic leader Bev Harad, Boise Superintendent of Schools Stan Olson and BW's very own publisher Sally Barnes will be judging the desserts (but not really picking winners; they're just giving titles like "Family Friendly," "Strictly Sinful" and "A Work of Art.")

But remember: Despite all the talk about sin and art, it's really all about Girl Scout cookies. "The idea around this is to explain why the cookie program is so important to Girl Scouts, but the event is not going to have a lot of talking and presentations," says Silver Sage Council CEO Jo Beecham. "We'll have storyboards and that sort of thing, but this is really meant to be a date night for couples." Of course, for those who want to contribute beyond their initial investment, there will be a silent auction.

Friday, October 27, 7 p.m. $50, tickets available at Kändør Home, 213 N. 9th St., or by calling the Girl Scouts at 377-2011, ext. 109.

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