Oh Gino, how I’ve missed you…

I'm sorry that my Boise snobbery kept me away for so long... But I'm so glad I finally got over it and made the trek to your not-so-new home on McMillan in Meridian.You've been my favorite Southern Italian foodie stop in the West since my family … [Continue reading]

Tell me and I will forget. Show me and I will remember.

"Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand." - Chinese Proverb And that is the essence of any great chef demonstration. I admittedly went a bit overboard and binged on the demos - sticking around the tent … [Continue reading]

These boots are made for walking…and indulging

I truly love working a bit for my meals. Walkabouts, progressive dinners and this weekend - the Sun Valley Harvest Festival Restaurant Walk. I've been to Sun Valley and Ketchum quite a few times in the past decade - but I stick to the places I've … [Continue reading]

A Carnivore’s Dream with Chef Dave Martin @ Sun Valley HarvestFestival

There's nothing I like more with a thoughtfully crafted meal with friends while meeting new people. Wait, check that. There is something I like more - a thoughtfully crafted meal with good friends and new ones when that meal is prepared by a … [Continue reading]

Fresh from the garden…onto the grill

Though I've lamented the weak production of our backyard veggie garden - I'm pretty proud of this week's bounty (& what we turned it into!)In our grill basket - tomatoes, garlic, onions (& eventually basil) all from our garden. The various … [Continue reading]

8 of the Best American Small Towns for Foodies

via bootsnall.comLove when foodies get press - especially the artisans making sure fantastic food-gasms are experienced in towns large AND small. For Idahoans - at least one of these 'best american small towns' is just a short drive away..AND a … [Continue reading]

Starting to salivate over the Sun Valley Harvest Festival

Second Annual Sun Valley Harvest Festival Celebrates Local Cuisine Festival focuses on sustainable food practices and  seasonal bounty of the Wood River Valley.             … [Continue reading]

Mama Mia! Finally a great Italian deli in the Valley

After a night at the racetrack I finally made it over to check out Uncle Giuseppe's Italian & American Eatery at Glenwood & State.Mama Mia I'd been missing out on some mangia-worthy nomness! Above - fresh muzz (or mozzarella for the rest of … [Continue reading]

Ode to My Meat Men #Charcutepalooza

I've been talking a lot about meat on this blog over the past few months... a lot. Maybe it's because of my attempt to live up to the Charcutepalooza challenges, or the fact that I live in the great state of Idaho where our producers are second … [Continue reading]

Basque Market Announces Changes to Menu and Service

Kinda love when people send news releases and media advisories my way about the goings-on in the Idaho restaurant scene. Full disclosure on this one: the Basque Market is NOT a client of Red Sky PR where I work. However, we find them fantastically … [Continue reading]