The national press has been increasingly kind to Boise, Idaho including a recent writeup in the New York Times that described it as a formerly “hardscrabble” town that now “combines remnants of frontier charm with an appreciation of fine food, local history and Basque culture.” Indeed, the city has become a bit of a darling by those that previously discoved the larger Pacific Northwest cities of Seattle and Portland. The increased notoriety leads us to getting emails from friends and customers asking what to do when visiting Boise. Here is how one might spend a Saturday night on our town.
Downtown Boise has two main nexus points for dining and nightlife. A complete Saturday night could be contained to 8th Street between Main and Jefferson.
A great night on the town starts with great food and 8th Street does not disappoint. The evening could start with a stop at Fork Restaurant which bills itself as “loyal to local.” Fork was one of the first “farm to table” restaurants in the area as the local food revolution began to take hold. The emphasis here is on things raised, grown and made in Idaho including beers, wines and spirits.