Boise Journals

Pigging Out In Idaho

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An April 2006 trip to Boise by Wildcat Dianne

Thai Cuisine Photo, More Photos
Quote: We don't just eat potatoes here in Idaho. Here is a journal of some of my favorite eateries in the Treasure Valley of Idaho.

Thai Cuisine

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Restaurant

Thai Cuisine Photo,
Quote:
My friend Leslie and I share the same April 30 birthday, and we always go to eat at a nice restaurant in Boise or Meridian on that day to celebrate. This year, Leslie suggested we try a Thai restaurant, and since she has been to most of the Thai restaurants in the Treasure Valley, I let her choose the place.There are many Thai Restaurants on Overland Road in Boise, Idaho, but when Leslie, Mom, and I stopped at two of them, they were both closed, which was surprising for a Sunday because most Asian restaurants are open in the Boise are open. So, Leslie pulled into Thai Cuisine, which didn't have any cars in the parking lot, but it was open. YIPPEEE! Leslie said that this restaurant was great bec...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 2, 2006

Thai Cuisine
6777 Overland Road
Boise, Idaho 83709
(208) 658-0516

Ameci Italian Kitchen

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Restaurant

Quote:
After a busy morning doing chores around the house, I didn't have time to make lunch for work and needed something for dinner last night. A new Italian eatery had dropped off menus at my workplace, and I had grabbed one in hopes of trying out the place because the food looked pretty good on the menu. Also, Mom and I had spent the night before watching our tape of one of our favorite shows, The Sopranos, and I always crave Italian food after watching Tony, Chrissy, Paulie Walnuts, and the gang. So on the way to work yesterday, I stopped at the Ameci Italian Kitchen. Located in a strip mall on Chinden Boulevard near the Eagle Road intersection, this restaurant recently opened...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 10, 2006

Ameci Italian Kitchen
3210 E. Chinden Blvd.,
Boise, Idaho 83616
(208) 939 7722

Hugo's Deli

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Restaurant

Hugo's Deli Photo, Boise, Idaho
Quote:
After taking Mom to the hospital for her surgery and going to work to get my paycheck, I needed to do the family grocery shopping and was very hungry. You know what they say about "shopping hungry," and I was craving a chicken salad sandwich from Hugo's Deli. When I got inside Hugo's Deli this Friday afternoon, it was swarmed with local workers on lunch break and other people looking to get an early start on the Memorial Day weekend. But the counter help was moving the line at the counter quickly, and I was able to order in no time. Of course I had the chicken salad sandwich and seeing the homemade deli fries just coming out of the vat made me more hungry, and I ordered a half a...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 27, 2006

Hugo's Deli
2789 Broadway Ave
Boise 83706
(208) 385-9943

Greek Food Festival

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Restaurant | "2006 Greek Food Festival, Part II, Oh the Food!"

Greek Food Festival Photo, Boise, Idaho
Quote:
Part one of this journal was about the festival in general. This part of the journal will go into detail about the great food that Leslie and I ate while at the Greek Food Festival in Boise last weekend.After Leslie and I paid our admissions and got our tokens, we went into the food line to have our dinner. Greek volunteers were preparing the food that was provided by a local Greek restaurant. Greek music was playing and dancers were dancing, or wandering around the grounds. As we got closer to the food bar, we were hit with grease from the grill that was cooking the Souvlaki or pork kebabs. SNAP, CRACKLE, POP! Holding the menus we got at the gate, Leslie and ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 6, 2006

Greek Food Festival
Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church
Boise, Idaho
(208) 345-6147

Greek Food Festival

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Attraction | "2006 Greek Food Festival, Part I"

Greek Food Festival Photo, Boise, Idaho
Quote:
One of our local news stations advertised that Boise's Greek Orthodox Church and tiny Greek population was having its 25th annual Greek Food Festival, and I thought it would be great to see it, to expand my cultural and culinary horizons. Since Mom was still recovering from thyroid surgery, I called my friend Leslie to invite her along for the ride Saturday after we got out of work. Every June, St. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church hosts their annual Food Festival complete with Greek food, dancers, and crafts booths. I will mention all of the great food in a second journal entry, but this entry will cover the history of St. Constantine and Helen and a short bio ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 6, 2006

Greek Food Festival
Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church 2618 West Bannock St
Boise, Idaho 83702
208 345 6147