Huston Winery and Tasting Room

If you’re thinking of a trip to Sunnyslope to try some wines, make sure Huston’s tasting room is on your list. Huston’s consists of a scenic vineyard, a winery and an absolutely gorgeous tasting room. The tasting room is staffed by wine savvy and friendly team members. Located in the Snake River Valley AVA, Huston’s … Read moreHuston Winery and Tasting Room


If you call yourself a connoisseur of fine beer, you’ve probably already checked out one of Boise’s newer breweries, Clairvoyant Brewing Company. Eric, coming to Boise all the way from Rockville, Maryland, is the master brewer responsible for adding Clairvoyant to Boise’s impressive list of breweries. He’s been in the industry for many years and … Read moreClairvoyant

Mai Thai

Mai Thai , in downtown Boise is known for their fresh take on Asian fare, their sushi and to the delight of many, their incredible wine and cocktail lists. To push the point, Mai Thai has been “a many times over” recipient of The Best Thai Restaurant award and The Best Happy Hour through Boise … Read moreMai Thai

Cottonwood Grille

With a location on the Boise River, dining on the patio at the Cottonwood Grille is ideal. But while the patio setting is beautiful, the Cottonwood Grille offers much, much more. Working with a full-service bar,the bartenders are more than happy to whip you up a handcrafted specialty cocktail or pour you a beer from … Read moreCottonwood Grille


You’ll find the restaurant Fork located in the very popular arts, entertainment and shopping district in downtown Boise. I love Fork for the food but also for the “hip and cool” feel of their restaurant. On their web site the owners say that they “painstakingly restored and updated one of Boise’s oldest downtown landmarks into … Read moreFork

Capital Cellars

Capitol Cellars opened in March 2015 in Boise’s subterranean Belgravia cellar. The intentions of owners Melinda and Skip Smyser was to provide customers with locally sourced, high-quality cuisine, paired with a world-class wine list. With that focus, it shouldn’t be a surprise that Capitol Cellars was and is still, a hit. To prove the point, … Read moreCapital Cellars


If you’re looking for great food or cocktails in downtown Boise, check out Bardenay’s, located on the Historic Basque Block. Here you can enjoy a handcrafted cocktail made with liquor distilled on site or if that’s not your pleasure, you can have it with any of the premium spirits stocked at the bar. They also … Read moreBardenay

Bittercreek Ale House

If you’re thinking about a great time, with great people watching, great prices, you’re thinking “Bittercreek”. (And you’re also probably thinking “please stop with the great”) Seriously though, Bittercreek really does have fantastically good food, and beer and wine selections to meet every taste. The on tap beer selection is crazy! The food is bar/pub … Read moreBittercreek Ale House

Cloud 9

One of my favs in the local Boise area is Cloud 9 nanobrewery. I am a wine fanatic but love Cloud 9 for the food, the bar staff and the company. We usually sit at the bar because that’s the best place to meet and converse with new people. Since Cloud 9 is a brewpub … Read moreCloud 9


What to say about Barbacoa to entice you to visit? The amazing palate pleasing culinary feats performed by the chef? The open-fire grilling process? The ambiance? The, sure-to-make-you-smile list of specialty cocktails? The view from the rooftop Luna Bar? The DJ playing the music you want to hear? Whatever the reason, you have to check … Read moreBarbacoa