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Boise Restaurant Examiner Update #2

Boise Restaurants


Our second month in The Treasure Valley has been quite fun and our dining experiences have been even more interesting. We ventured out to see the beautiful scenery and where we could dine on day trips of less than an hour away. We miss San Francisco less and less as it is fading in the rear view mirror. We thank all of our readers who replied with new suggestions as to where we needed to dine as well as their experiences at the restaurants that we previously mentioned. The discussion was spirited with some feeling we were spot on and others who had opposite opinions.

This month we had quite a few very good dining experiences, some mediocre and a few with issues.

Let’s accentuate the positive….

Red Feather … Excellent Brunch- We enjoyed the Classic Benedict and The Inferno Bloody Mary
Chandler’s Steakhouse ….Social Hour.. Great Conversation, Cocktails and Appetizers … Enjoyed the Grey Goose Martinis and Tower of Hamachi Tuna
Tavern at Bown Crossing…Delicious Burger and Moscow Mule. We also learned a new word… Dartying (Day Time Partying)
Fork Boise ….Great Urban Burger and Moscow Mule
Rick’s Press Room…. Perfect Meatloaf Sandwich and Tiramisu
Bodacious Pig….. Excellent Pulled Pork

The So-So…But definitely worth another visit.
Asiago’s …..Enjoyed the Linguini with chicken…..don’t have the Lasagna
Bella Aquila ….. Enjoyed the Mussels in Garlic Butter and outdoor dining with a view of the Boise River.
Trudy’s Kitchen Idaho City. The portions were way too large. Try the Huckleberry Pie… The Deep Fried Prime Rib Finger Steaks are way too rich.
Kit’s Riverside Horseshoe Bend- Great Tater Tots
The Griddle …..Pretty good breakfast
Rice Contemporary Asian Cuisine ….just ok… we are still in search of good Asian Cuisine.

The Big Issue: “Where’s My Food!!”
We sometimes forget that we must take personal responsibility for our food showing up. We try to be too nice sometimes and need to ask our server sooner rather than later if we see others who came in after us eating and we are not. We waited 40 minutes at a restaurant in Boise with no excuse other than the kitchen was backed up. We also waited almost an hour for our lunch at a restaurant near Emmett only to be told that “The kitchen lost the ticket” which we felt was a weak excuse. We honored their sign “Be nice or go away” then left a 20% tip but won’t be back.

We’d like to again thank all of those who responded with their favorites and their impressions which confirmed or contested our dining experiences. Let’s keep the discussion flowing. Do you have some favorites that we need to try?

Email or tweet @DiningDetective

And don’t forget that there are a lot of great weekend brunches in the Treasure Valley so Darty Harty!!

Until we eat again…..

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