Put A Bird On It @ the Bleu’

Gotta love when the official food reviewers give a forks up to one of your new favorites.

The Statesman’s recent Dining Out writeup went off with the alliteration on the buzzworthy Bleubird - and it was not without reason.

This. Place. Is. A. Gem.

And you have to support those gems that take the leap and set up shop in Boise.

I was a tad bit eager to try out Bleubird after weeks of stalking its under-construction locale on 10th & Bannock. So the first night it was open my partner-in-crime & I hussled over for some happy hour charcuterie and cheese.


I’m admittedly a sucker for aesthetics – and the interior was just a quaint and hip and casual as I had hoped. Put a bird on it and give me a board of meat please.


Plus, you gotta love a foodie-loving couple (Sarah Kornfield & Dave Kelly|photo courtesy Bleubird) putting their heart and soul into their enterprise and working side-by-side all day to make it happen. Per their website, Sarah’s favorite cheese is St. Agur, Dave’s is Drunken goat (a man after my own heart!)


Dave was a great host, walking us through the cheese & charcuterie board we picked. For two hungry charcute-fantatics it was more than enough to satisfy.

I returned a few weeks later for a girl’s post-work night and again was enamored with the accoutrements and options (and am now obsessed with this mini-cleaver.)


Once the CCDC upgrades to the sidewalks on 10th are complete it will be a perfect patio-sittin-cheese-nibblin spot. (Two small requests – more local wine on the menu and weekend hours in the future :-)


I haven’t had the chance to make it over for lunch – but I have drooled a bit just staring at the chalkboard of options. Grilled cheese with aged cheedar, provolone, fig jam and garlic butter? Hells yea!

It’s a foodie hole in my life I’ll be filling soon with a jaunt over to Bannock to fight the crowds for a slice of cheesy-delights over the lunch hour. Bring on the Bleu!



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