Damn I’ve been having a hard time motivating myself to write lately.  It’s just so much more difficult when the food is mediocre.  I mean how many ways are there to describe food that’s more or less “just okay”?  I’ve had these things piling up because I don’t want to bother writing about them, so […]

A couple of weeks ago, the B29 Streatery truck was parked across from WDS Global near the corner of Golden Trout and Kimball in Boise.  I decided to hit them up for lunch, and while I was there I noticed another truck parked a short distance down the block.  While the Streatery was putting my order […]

In a lot of ways, I’ve more or less given up on the local Chinese food scene.  I have a couple of favorites just like anyone, but to a large extent it’s all the same greasy, gristly, hole-in-the-wall fare.  Still, it’s interesting that I was impaired the first two times I went to Jade’s Chopstick.  […]

I have no idea how long Yen Ching has been occupying the corner of 9th and Bannock in downtown Boise.  I know that it’s been there since at least the mid-90’s, but beyond that I couldn’t say.  Always one of the more interesting places in town, I rarely make it there because when I’m in […]

If memory serves, though it probably will less often as the years continue to pass, P.F. Chang’s opened their branch in downtown Boise back in 2005.  Just a quick aside: I don’t call it “Bodo”.  And I’m not going to.  Ever.  Anyway, like all new places, especially nationwide chains, it was a madhouse when the doors […]

Just over a month ago, I wrote a blog on my thoughts regarding the Idaho Statesman’s “Best of Treasure Valley” poll.  Mostly it was me ranting and griping, and the first thing I discussed (indeed, the thing that made me want to write the blog entry in the first place) was the “Best Asian Restaurant” category.  […]

In a run-down strip mall in Boise, at the corner of Orchard and Emerald, there are a few treasures for those who care to look.  Orient Market is one, the best Asian grocery in town, and they expanded several months ago to a larger space at the other end of the strip.  If you haven’t been […]