Mosaic Closes - Evening Entertainment 

Mosaic Bows Out

Ever since Mosaic opened in 2000, the Boise Weekly staff has been completely unable to resist being regulars. From afternoon staff meetings on the patio with cold glasses of La Crema to cozy evening dinners comprised of nothing but tapas, Mosaic Wine Bar and Gallery has drawn us back again and again. Thus, it is with a very somber tone that we announce the closing of the restaurant at the corner at 5th and Main streets.

After nearly six years of wine tasting, martini pouring, art exhibiting and stomach pleasing, owner Joe Dewey has decided to close Mosaic's doors next month. Wednesday, February 15, Mosaic will host one last bash for those who need one last fix of the Boise favorite. But don't wait until the last minute to run down for Mosaic's infamous clam chowder or award-winning drinks. La Crema Chardonnay is still $5 with your lunch, Martini Mondays are hopping with $5 martinis and two-for-$6 tapas, and Tasting Tuesdays continue to offer tastes off the wine list for only $2 each.

Mosaic, 500 Main St., 338-5006

Eat, drink, be entertained

In cities a bit more metropolitan than our little town, supper clubs aren't a thing of days passed where our grandparents cut a rug during a meal. Dining does not have to be the thing done on a date preceding or following a separate activity of entertainment, however, you may have to carefully plan your night out in order to find something to suit both your palate and your taste for distraction.

Every Friday, Caffe Bellissima offers salsa dancing, merengue and bachata dancing from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Five dollars gets you in the door (as well as a lesson at 9 p.m. if you need them). On Sundays at Tapas Estrella, you and a date can watch Flamenco dancers do their thing from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. while you mark up a menu of tapas requests and enjoy a few glasses of red wine. And once the weekend is long gone, take a mid-week coffee break at Lucy's Coffee and Espresso on Wednesday nights between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. to listen to or participate in a free form night featuring poetry, spoken word and acoustic entertainment.

Caffe Bellissima, 219 N. 10th St., 343-3397; Tapas Estrella, Plaza 121 9th St., 426-8400; Lucy's Coffee and Espresso, 1079 Broadway Ave., 344-5907.

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