Arches outlined in stone welcome customers to this sophisticated market. Located a few miles west of Boise, City Market is home to several individual businesses. Green umbrellas shade diners as they sip a latte from the popular Espresso Italia Hyde Park. Fresh produce is found at Farmer's Pick Select Produce and discerning wine connoisseurs can browse Brian Erickson's Fine Wines. The Porterhouse and Reel Foods round out the choices with select cuts of meat and fish, respectively. Gift baskets and fresh flowers are also available.
Trees surround the wrap-around windows at this popular pizza eatery. Offering pies in a variety of sizes, diners choose from a variety of pizzas, including garlic and eight other specialty pies. The Great White, one of the garlic choices, offers chicken, tomatoes, mushrooms, provolone and mozzarella on a garlic sauce. If pizza isn't your thing, there are 14 different pasta selections and tempting desserts, including a generous, sinful cheesecake.
The first weekend this restaurant opened the lines wrapped around the block. This could have something to do with the small seating area, but is more about the great breakfast dining experience. Diners should plan for a wait, especially on weekend mornings, but it is well worth it. The breakfast menu features a create-your-own-breakfast combo with your choice of meats, breads and potatoes to add to your eggs. The Hollandaise is particularly good.
Overlooking Main Street from the second floor of the Capitol Terrace, this restaurant offers a variety of food and beverages. From home-style macaroni and cheese or bangers and mash to Asian salads and entrees, the food is great and the atmosphere warm and friendly. Outside terrace dining is available in good weather and there is live music Friday nights. The pub also has Boise's largest assortment of single-malt scotch, just don't try them all in one sitting. Stop by during the week for happy hour, or if you're in the hospitality industry, get 50% off your entire tab during Hospitality Night.
Lock, Stock and Barrel is locally famous for its prime rib and is consistently voted "Boise's Best Steakhouse." Diners will also want to try the seafood, fresh fish and all-you-can-eat salad bar. Choose from 30 imported beers, or make a selection from the wine bar. Soft lighting enhances the pictures on the wall, while Old West accents and wooden furnishings set the ranch-style atmosphere. Live entertainment is offered Tuesday through Sunday in the evening.
What started as a tasting room for caterer John Berryhill's special events clientele is now one of Boise's best and most popular fine dining hot spots. Berryhill & Co. creates northwest cuisine, infused with flavors from around the globe. Be sure to check out the Sunday brunch buffet, which features freshly carved meats, seafood, egg dishes and more for $14. Reservations recommended. Banquet space is available.
This airy beerhouse creates its own handcrafted beers and ales. A superb grill, providing tasty pub food is available, and children are welcome to watch the beers being made on site. For appetizers, try the Killer Bread - sourdough bread broiled with a "killer" topping of garlic, basil, parmesan, mayonnaise and black olives. Pub sandwiches include the TableRock Club - turkey, bacon, and roasted red peppers with tomato, lettuce, onion, topped with mayonnaise and served on toasted sourdough. Dinner specials include the Black Forest Pork Tenderloin, Seafood Jambalaya, and Smoked Chicken.
This arty cafe blends arts and crafts from local, regional and national artists with espresso, coffee, pastries and sandwiches. Light meals are the specialty here. Hand-crafted sandwiches and soups are lunch favorites, while the pastries and espresso drinks lure diners in throughout the day. Casual and laid back, the friendly cafe tempts customers to lounge outside or near the door to watch passersby. The relaxed atmosphere makes it a favorite hangout for local writers and bookworms.
Built in 1905 and in the image of the U.S. Capitol, the Idaho Capitol is the only statehouse in the country that is heated by geothermal water. The building was completed in 1920 and features a rotunda floor in a marble pattern called the Compass Rose. The grounds are well kept and have several notable trees, some of which were planted by U.S. Presidents. The building is surrounded by the Capitol Mall, which includes many older public buildings and monuments. Tours are available upon request. Visiting hours vary for the interim period of the session, check website for more information.
Umbrella-covered patio tables spill out almost onto the sidewalk at this pizza joint in Boise's historic Hyde Park. In the summer, customers of Lucky 13 mingle, sipping cold beverages and munching on pizza slices. You can still see remnants of the restaurant's gas station origins, but this pizza parlor has been serving up pizza, not gasoline, since 1984. Try one of the specialties like the Camel's Back Pork Pie, named after a Boise landmark, or build your own pizza. A variety of sandwiches and drinks, including wine and microbrews, are also available.
Kick up your heels at this down to earth motel.
Conveniently located near downtown and reasonably priced, the hotel offers clean rooms and friendly service. The amenities are simple but plentiful, including bottomless coffee, satellite television, free local calls, ...
Dating back to 1910, this beautiful hotel is a popular
venue for weddings. That comes as no surprise when you realize that all pains were taken to retain the hotel's turn of the century charm, especially evident in the ...
For old world charm, visitors can stroll or cycle through
this North End neighborhood. Neat bungalows line 13th Street, brushing up against sports stores, river guides, art galleries, interior decorators, antique shops and tasty restaurants like Lucky 13. Near ...