Inspired by the Navy, Boise pop-up offers burgers with a twist for the summer

A pop-up vegan restaurant is opening in Boise for the summer. The owners of Lemon Tree Co., Jasson Parra, and Mayra Ruiz, created Mess Hall a vegan burger joint that operates out of their restaurant in Downtown Boise. The news release says Parra and Ruiz named the pop-up Mess Hall as it’s defined as “a … Read more

Downtown Boise’s Spacebar will expand, move – but not too far

Boise’s Spacebar is getting a bit crowded – and soon will move to a new galaxy. A galaxy… not far far away. The 21-and-older mix of arcade and bar will move just down the block to 620 W. Idaho, which folks who have been in Boise a while might know as the old Louie’s Pizza … Read more

Idaho meat shortage causes lack of product, price increase

Rene Schoop, owner of Meridian meat and sausage says not only is demand at an all-time high but production was halted or reduced during the pandemic. MERIDIAN, Idaho — Meat prices are on the rise across the United States. Many restaurants are raising their prices to keep up with their own costs, and local butchers … Read more

Inside scoop: New chocolate and gelato shop opens in Eagle

A new dessert spot opened this weekend in the Eagle Island Marketplace shopping mall. Tifa Chocolate and Gelato is a franchise with other locations in California, North Carolina, and now, Idaho. The new shop, located at the intersection of Chinden Blvd. and Linder Rd. offers a variety of treats including gelato, pastries and chocolates. [New … Read more

North Carolina restaurant launches ‘elevated comfort food’ on Crave delivery platform

Local-food delivery service Crave Hospitality is partnering with a North Carolina chef to bring “elevated Americana” food to the Treasure Valley. Crawford Cookshop has just opened on the Crave delivery platform. The cookshop is chef Scott Crawford’s spin-off of his Raleigh restaurant Crawford and Son. “Last year I reconnected with an old mentor of mine … Read more

‘It’s amazing:’ Couple who met over ice cream launch an ice cream shop in Meridian

A new ice cream parlor opened this week in Meridian, with a variety of house-made flavors. Cyndi and Blake Taylor launched Lovejoy’s Real Ice Cream last week, about fifteen years after they first met over servings of the frozen treat. “I grew up in Meridian and my wife and I have just always wanted to … Read more

New Life’s Kitchen cafe opens in former restaurant space, will double number served

Doors, and new opportunities, are open at Life’s Kitchen’s new cafe – now located in the former Marie Callender’s on Fairview Ave. inBoise. Since December, the non-profit has been operating out of The Salvation Army Boise Corps office. Life’s Kitchen works with youth and young adults facing barriers in life [You Asked: Here’s what’s happening … Read more

Coca-Cola just axed another soda

(CNN) — Coke Energy, we hardly knew you. The Coke-energy-drink hybrid is being discontinued in North America, just over a year after it launched. Coke Energy hit shelves in January 2020, a few months before coronavirus began spreading across the region. However, the pandemic altered the beverage giant’s business strategy and in a statement Coke … Read more

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