Allow me to make something clear right from the start:  I know pretty much nothing about Korean food.  There wasn’t even a Korean eatery around here for the longest time, so the best you could do were things like the (admittedly awesome) fusion tacos at RiceWorks or highly questionable options like short ribs that occasionally show […]

So a couple of posts ago I mentioned that two Meridian restaurants made the Statesman’s list of the best new restaurants of 2015.  Last week, I visited the other one.Grant’s Neighborhood Grill has been open since June, but their website is still just a placeholder so I’ll include a link to their Facebook page.  They […]

There is probably no more widely and diversely represented ethnic cuisine in the Treasure Valley than Mexican.  In many eateries, it’s as Americanized as Chinese food is.  Others seem to have a mix of traditional and non-traditional items.  Honestly, when I want Mexican nine times out of ten I’ll hit a taco truck because it’s […]

Alrighty.  I still have a little motivation left over and I did promise some local content, so let’s keep the ball rolling.  Today we’ll be talking about a place that I actually visited two months ago (where does the time go) but because I’m a lazy bastard I’m kind of the last person in town […]

I’ve never really written about Flying Pie, but I’ve been there.  Dozens and dozens of times.  I was born in Boise 39 years ago, and have lived in the area for most of my life, so it’s unthinkable that I would somehow have missed out on what’s widely regarded as the best pizza in town. […]

Recently we celebrated my mother’s 60th birthday.  Mama wanted steak, and I decided she was gonna get it.  The question: where?  The last time I tried to take her out for a steak, the place literally served her a slab of raw meat.  She isn’t fond of “stuffy” places, plus we had kids with us, […]

I spent the first couple of years of the new millennium living in Upstate New York.  Unfortunately, I was a much different person then, especially in regards to food.  I was surrounded by options I’d never had before, and as a rule I ignored them while my then-girlfriend and I made the rounds of various […]

I’m going to have to step away from my huge backlog of unwritten reviews from the last few months and write about Grimaldi’s Coal Brick-Oven Pizzeria.  Well, that’s not exactly true.  I did actually visit Grimaldi’s for a quick lunch several months back, but I wanted to go and explore a little more thoroughly before […]