So, buffets.  A lot of snobby foodie types don’t dig them.  Hell, a lot of people in general don’t dig them.  I’m not saying it’s completely unjustified.  One trip to Golden Corral could poison you against the idea forever.  Still, I’m sure there’s a few truly good ones out there (I’ve heard good things about […]

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. […]

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 […]

Recently, I was contacted with the offer of a couple of free pizzas to come and check out Blaze Pizza, one of the newer fast casual dining options at The Village at Meridian.  Now I love the Village, and I love pizza, so this was a no-brainer.  Little did I know that I would be […]

Have you ever gone to one of those places that gets amazingly good reviews, then you try it and you’re just not impressed?  I mean good print reviews, good website reviews, glowing comments from friends, co-workers and family, and you just don’t get it.  What do you do in those cases?  Personally, I usually go […]

Although I’ve been referred to as a food or restaurant critic by friends and acquaintances (usually with a smirk), I shy away from the term and would never use it to describe myself.  After all, someone with the word “critic” in their description usually gets paid for their output.  I consider myself a food enthusiast, […]

2/9/14 – Edit: Something weird is going on with this place.  Apparently they’ve changed ownership yet again and their Facebook page is promising pizza that is “less Cosmic, more New York”.  This really bums me out since we have plenty of NY style pizza here, but I guess we’ll see what they put out starting […]

If there’s one thing that I know about food, it’s that pretty much everybody loves Italian.  Perhaps it would be more accurate to say that everyone loves food with Italian roots.  Even the pickiest of kids I’ve known still adore pizza and spaghetti, but those dishes have come a long way from where they started, and […]

I’ve been pimping New York Richie’s pretty hard lately, and there’s a reason for it.  I love the place, or at least I loved their La Grande location.  You see, almost five years ago at the ripe old age of 30 (oh, it was all in front of me then!) I had a kind of […]