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NOTE BEST OF BOISE 2011, PART TWO And now, for the moment we’ve all been waiting for ... the winners. For a solid five weeks, Boise Weekly readers logged on to boiseweekly.com and voted for what they say is best about the city in which we live. Some readers like their favorite people and places so much, they tried to stuff the ballot to ensure their horses were winners. Lucky for us, we have super-high-tech software that tracks ever y answeree’s IP address, name, age, weight, bloodtype, Social Security number and under wear size so that when someone thinks they’ve outsmarted the system, we can easily identify them. Heard at least once in the newsroom: “Oh, look, it’s the 62-yearold, 176-pound, 5-foot-6-inch, A+, XL from 523 Broad St. at 025.34.785 tr ying to cheat again.” Before you dig into the goods, I’d like to take a moment to congratulate those winners who’ve managed to be kings of their hills year after year. As you read through this year’s winners, note those with a 5- or 10-year icon next to them. Those are the places that are, apparently, doing something right. Not only have they weathered some of the most sluggish economic times the valley has seen, but they’ve done it while simultaneously winning the hearts (in addition to the dollars) of their customers. If you’ve lived in Boise long, chances are you’ve patronized one of those long-winning businesses. If not, your fellow readers endorse them, so check ’em out. And if you disagree with the outcome but didn’t vote: don’t bitch. We’re already planning changes for next year’s Best of Boise, but I don’t want to spill the big surprise just yet so I’ll leave the explanation at that for now. And finally, if you haven’t already heard, you’re cordially invited to a party. We’re hosting our annual Best of Boise party Sunday, Oct. 2, at the Linen Building from 2-6 p.m. Join us and the winners of Best of Boise to celebrate their victories with a drink, a few bites and music from Frim Fram 4. The party is free and open to the public, so spread the word. —Rachael Daigle

COVER ARTIST ARTIST: Adam Rosenlund TITLE: Best of Boise 2011 MEDIUM: Digital ARTIST STATEMENT: When not lovingly recreating envelopes in Illustrator for Boise Weekly, I can be found slinging comics at floodworks.net. You can also find my work in the Community Connections space at Boise Art Museum’s Comics at the Crossroads exhibit, now through Sunday, Nov. 27. GET HYPE.

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BYE BYE BYE The three top executives at Bridge Resources—the company with big plans to drill for natural gas in Payette County—resigned on Sept. 20. What this means for the company (whose stock is now trading at 4 cents a share) is unknown, but it may be fracked. Get the story at Citydesk.

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DON’T MESS WITH BRONCO NATION Bronco Nation might just have gotten out-Broncoed. Texas has just released its own Boise State license plate. Judge which one you like better at Cobweb.

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LIBERTARIANVILLE A day in Paul country “That’s what freedom is all about ... taking your own risks.”—Ron Paul’s response to a debate question about what should be done with a hypothetical coma victim who had not purchased health insurance. U We arrive in the night, late. We’d made reservations at the Self-Sufficient Motor Inn on Yeronyerown Road, but Libertarianville has no street signs, so it is impossible to know where we are. For that matter, there are no street lamps or paving either, those conveniences normally provided by that which does not exist in Libertarianville—a functioning government. And as there is no city planning on even the most rudimental level, the streets meander about as though a herd of goats did the initial layout. Our GPS hasn’t worked since we crossed the No County county line. The satellite network which feeds data to a global positioning system was funded in part by NASA and, therefore, the information it emits is not welcome in this corner of the globe. (A local entrepreneur came up with a way to convert Fuzz Buster radar detectors into a locally legal device that disrupts all wireless signals in a radius of one-half mile. There are few homes in Libertarianville that don’t have one of these “Get Outta My Airspace!” gadgets installed on the roof.) We end up sleeping in the car after deadending at what would be, anywhere else, the city dump. Only here, there are no bulldozers or earth movers to cover the trash. The landscape glistens in our high beams with unburied Hefty bags and discarded appliances. In the morning, a man with a machine gun wakes us by emptying a clip next to the driver’s window. He demands $100 from each of us for “camping” on his property, and another $100 for using his “toll road” to get there. We tell him we will report him to the police. “Good luck with that,” he smirks, then shreds an Amama with his automatic weapon. “Target practice,” he laughs, “for if any of them EPA ass holes show up.” The skies look like there might be nasty weather ahead, so when we come across our motel, we check in. I lay down for a 40-winker but immediately feel my skin crawling. Bed bugs. Thousands and thousands of them. “You gave us a room infested with bed bugs,” we tell the manager. “So? You musta heard there is some possibility of bed bugs anytime you sleep in a motel,” she shrugs. “That’s what freedom is all about, you know … taking your own risks.” We check out, telling her we will report the Self-Sufficient Motor Inn to the Health Department. “Good luck with that,” she giggles. As the ominous clouds deepen, we stop at the Your Choice/Your Consequences Cafe for lunch. I order clam chowder and after eating most of it, I spot a cockroach head bobbing among the remnants. I complain to

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the waitress. “You’re lucky all you got is a cockroach head,” she snaps. ”Last person in that booth got salmonella poisoning from the potato salad.” “How do you stay open?” I say, loudly, as we leave. “Ain’t nobody left that could close us down,” the man at the cash register smiles. Then he points to a hand-lettered sign posted on the wall just below a stuffed bald eagle. “That’s what freedom is all about—taking your own risks.” The tornado hits Libertarianville as we look for a road that would get us out of here. The town is all but wiped off the map. Families are trapped under the rubble of houses built without building codes to conform to. School walls that have never been approved by an inspector collapse on grades Kindergarten through 12. The rains that come with the storm fill the leveeless Don’t Tread On Me River so quickly that what is left of downtown is now under a flood of water, PCBs, untreated sewage, DDT, asbestos, unregulated radioactive waste, mercury, surgical refuse from St. Ayn’s 100 Percent Private Hospital, corpses of people who made poor choices in life, coal mine tailings and oil from spills that were never cleaned up. “Wasn’t there any warning?” I wail to no one in particular, as there is not a police officer or fireman in sight. “Doesn’t anyone here ever listen to the National Weather Service?” A man paddling by in a kayak says, “We knew what we were getting into when we were born here. We don’t need some jackbooted government weatherman telling us to take cover in a bathtub.” On a relatively undamaged road that we hope leads out of Libertarianville, we come upon a little girl and her mother standing atop a car surrounded by swirling sludge. “Mister,” the girl pleads, “you have anything we could eat? Our house was all tore up and we got no clean water and we don’t know where my daddy is.” We throw them what’s left of our FDAapproved food and I say, “Don’t worry, honey. The Federal Emergency Management Agency people are on the way, and they’ll have boats to get you off there and clean water for you to drink and a place you can stay. And they’ll get you back with your daddy, I’m sure of it.” Her mother pushes the girl behind her, as a momma grizzly might protect her cub from a park ranger. “We don’t need no stinking FEMA!” she spits. “I’d rather have my girl starve than take a handout from some initiative-killing gov’mint bureaucrat!” As we drive away, I can hear the mother’s shrieking. “That’s what freedom is all about, don’t you know that? Taking your own risks!” In the gathering dark, an airliner slams into a mountain—a casualty of someone’s “Get Outta My Airspace” gadget. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M

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ere it is, what you’ve all been waiting for: The results of the 2011 Best of Boise survey. We know you’ve been anxiously passing the time since the Staff Picks edition hit the stands Sept. 21, and now your patience has finally paid off. Here you’ll find all the hard-fought victories and long-awaited triumphs as voted on by you, our loyal readers and connoisseurs of all things Boise. After weeks of online voting, your voices have been heard loud and clear and in record numbers. More than 3,100 of you cast your ballots in this year’s survey, honoring the best locals and locally owned businesses that make Boise special. You’ll notice special awards for those winners who have hit the consecutive five- or 10-year mark. A few have won more than 10 years in a row, and even more land between five and 10 years, but we only dole out awards in increments of five. We saw many outright campaigns for votes and, unfortunately, a few cases of ballot stuffing. Thanks to those of you who followed the rules and took the time to give us your thoughtful answers. Those who tried to pull one over on us, well, it didn’t work. Again. Through the course of tabulating the votes, we came across numerous questions or observations within the ballots. Since we couldn’t respond to each of you personally, here’s a batch of answers: UÊ9iÃ]ÊÜiÊܜՏ`ʏˆŽiÊ̜ʎ˜œÜ°Ê/…>̽ÃÊ܅ÞÊÜiÊ>Îi`° UÊvÊޜÕÊ`œ˜½ÌÊi>Ìʓi>Ì]Ê}œÊ>…i>`Ê>˜`ÊΈ«Ê̅iʓi>̇œÀˆi˜Ìi`ʵÕiÃ̈œ˜Ã°Ê We’re happy you’re proud of your vegetarian/vegan status, but some of us are proud omnivores. UÊvÊޜÕÀÊ>˜ÃÜiÀÊ̜ÊiÛiÀÞʵÕiÃ̈œ˜ÊˆÃʺ“ÞÊ`ˆVŽ]»ÊޜÕÊ>Àiʜ˜i° UʺiÌÊÀi>»ÊˆÃʘœÌÊ>˜Ê>˜ÃÜiÀ° UÊvÊޜÕÊ̅ˆ˜ŽÊÌ>Ì̜œÃÊ>ÀiʍÕÃÌÊvœÀÊLˆŽiÀÃÊ>˜`ʏœÜʏˆviÃ]ÊޜսÀiÊÀi>ÞÊ reading the wrong paper. UʈÛiÊ̅i>ÌiÀÊVœ“«>˜ˆiÃÊ>˜`ÊVœ˜ViÀÌÊÛi˜ÕiÃÊ>ÀiʘœÌÊ̅iÊÃ>“iÊ̅ˆ˜}° UÊ/…ˆÃʈÃʅœÜÊÞ��ÕÊëiÊ-…>Žiëi>Ài]Ê/ÀiÞÊV˜ÌÞÀi]Ê >À`i˜>ÞÊ>˜`Ê McU. UÊ œ]Ê̅ˆÃʈÃʘœÌÊ>ʍœŽi° UÊ7iÊ>}Àii]Ê>ÊL>ÀÃÊŜՏ`ÊLiÊ}>ÞÊvÀˆi˜`Þ° UÊ7iÊ`œ˜½ÌÊÜ>˜ÌÊ̜ʎ˜œÜÊ܅iÀiÊޜÕÀÊvÀˆi˜`Ãʅ>`ÊÃiÝ° UÊ œ]ÊÃ>`Þ]ÊÜiÊV>˜½Ìʓ>ŽiÊ̅iÊۜˆViÃÊÃ̜«°

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BEST PLACE TO TAKE A NON-IDAHOAN IN BOISE

FLOAT THE BOISE RIVER It doesn’t have class IV rapids but that doesn’t matter. The Boise River’s lazy serpentine through the heart of downtown Boise makes it half-tour guide, half-amusement park ride—entertainment au natural for locals and out-of-town guests all summer long. Be on the lookout for wildlife like blue herons, river otters, and hotties from Boise Fire Department’s dive team who train on the river several times each week. SECOND PLACE: GREENBELT THIRD PLACE: TABLE ROCK

BEST LOCAL DJ/ RADIO PERSONALITY

MIKE AND KATE, KCIX MIX 106-FM

MIX106RADIO.COM/PAGES/MIKEANDKATE Podcasts have changed the aural landscape forever. Whether we listen to podcasts for information or entertainment, we do it intentionally—we can download what we want to hear when/if we want to hear it. Sometimes, though, it’s nice to just push, flick or voice-activate a button and know that whatever comes out of the speakers is something we’ll enjoy, like the voices of people we know. Mike Kasper and Kate McGwire at Mix 106 are like that neighbor you are actually happy to see standing in his yard when you pull into your driveway (not the neighbor sighting that causes you pull out your cell phone and pretend like you’re solving the world’s conflicts so you can’t possibly stop to chat). You like to hear their stories, they make you laugh and you always feel a little bit better after having spent some time with them. You would even trust Mike and Kate to feed your dog and water your plants while you are out of town. SECOND PLACE: TIM JOHNSTONE AND KEN BASS, KRVB 94.9-FM THE RIVER THIRD PLACE: KEKE LUV, KISS 103.3-FM

BEST LOCAL RADIO STATION

BOISE STATE PUBLIC RADIO/ NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO KBSX 91.5-FM BOISESTATEPUBLICRADIO.ORG, @BOISESTATERADIO

Boise Weekly readers go together with Boise State Public Radio just like peanut butter and jelly or drunken tattoos and day-after regrets. It’s a symbiotic relationship, and luckily, this one will leave you better educated and entertained without the likelihood of laser tattoo removal. SECOND PLACE: KRBX 89.9-FM, RADIO BOISE THIRD PLACE: KRVB 94.1-FM, THE RIVER

BEST LOCAL TWITTERER

@ALBEAR, ALBERT MA TWITTER.COM/ALBEAR

In his book The Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell wrote that one must work at something for 10,000 hours to become “world class.” But since Albert Ma averages six to 10 tweets an hour, we’re pretty sure he got there a long time ago. Boise obviously agrees. SECOND PLACE: @SCOTT_NICHOLSON, SCOTT NICHOLSON THIRD PLACE: @LILIVONSHTUPP, LEIGH ANN DUFURRENA

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BEST LOCAL WEATHERPERSON

SCOTT DORVAL, KIVI CHANNEL 6

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Scott, oh Scott—do you mind if we call you Scott? It’s just that we feel like we know you after all these years atop the weatherperson hierarchy. What would our lives be without you and your spot-on forecast? How would we ever be able to face each tomorrow—or, shudder, the next week—without your sage advice on what Mother Nature will be throwing at us? We’d actually have to wait until that actual day to see what the weather is like, and we’d have to be ready with umbrellas, parkas, shorts, sunscreen, sweaters and Tshirts every single day, just in case. We’d be wearing so many layers and toting around so much gear that an epidemic of back problems would plague the Treasure Valley. Thank you for saving both our spines and our weekend plans. SECOND PLACE: LARRY GEBERT, KTVB CHANNEL 7 THIRD PLACE: RICK LANTZ, KTVB CHANNEL 7

BEST LOCAL NEWS SOURCE

KTVB CHANNEL 7 KTVB.COM, @KTVB

There may be a lot of new faces bringing us the news, but one fact remains the same: KTVB Channel 7 is a dominant force on the local news scene. Whether it has live coverage of a growing wildfire, the breaking verdict in the latest court case that’s gripping the community or it’s entering its 12th consecutive hour of Broncos football coverage, the team at KTVB has it covered. SECOND PLACE: BOISE WEEKLY THIRD PLACE: IDAHO STATESMAN

BEST LOCAL TV ANCHOR

DEE SARTON, KTVB CHANNEL 7 KTVB.COM, @KTVB

Oprah may be the queen of all media, but in Boise, Dee Sarton is a close second. The queen bee of Channel 7 has been on top of this category more than anyone else. And while she doesn’t give away cars or own her own media empire, she has at least earned a warm spot in the hearts of Boise viewers. SECOND PLACE: MAGGIE O’MARA, KTVB CHANNEL 7 THIRD PLACE: CAROLYN HOLLY, KTVB CHANNEL 7 WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M

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BEST LOCAL PLACE TO SEE AND BE SEEN

ALIVE AFTER FIVE GROVE PLAZA, BOISE, DOWNTOWNBOISE.ORG

For 25 years, Alive After Five has provided Boiseans with the opportunity to chug beer under the blazing sun and listen to music with hundreds of your closest friends. From June through the end of September, you can let your kids run wild in the fountain, partake in some of the best people watching the city has to offer, scour the crowd in search of a date for Friday night, avoid your exes or simply suntan with your friends—all for free. The Downtown Boise Association makes sure that, at least for one-third of the year, Boise residents stay social and don’t migrate right from their offices to their couches. Check out a different band each week, grab a beverage and make some summer memories. SECOND PLACE: CAPITAL CITY PUBLIC MARKET THIRD PLACE: DOWNTOWN BOISE

BEST LOCAL TV STATION

KTVB CHANNEL 7 KTVB.COM, @KTVB

Channel 7 has a monopoly on the Boise market. The station owns it, builds houses and hotels on it, and no other TV station is even passing Go. Sure there are moments when the other guys have a larger-than-usual audience (football, American Idol) but you can count those on one hand and still have a thumb left over. Let’s face it: the other stations are Channel 7’s bitches. And Carolyn, Dee, Mark and Rick strut around the dial like guards in a women’s prison. SECOND PLACE: KAID, IDAHO PUBLIC TELEVISION, CHANNEL 4

BEST LOCAL BLOGGER

BETSY RUSSELL, EYE ON BOISE

SPOKESMAN.COM/BLOGS/BOISE , @BETSYZRUSSELL There are journalists, there are bloggers and there are very few who are very good at both. And there is only one in this town who is consistently great at both. Whatever Betsy Russell is reporting on, it’s engaging, relevant and most of all, important. There isn’t a reporter in this town worth his or her salt that doesn’t regularly check Eye on Boise. And if they say they don’t, they’re lying. In a world that uses the term “gold standard” too frequently, Russell’s work is platinum. SECOND PLACE: TIE, ALBERT MA, BORED IN BOISE AND WENDI GREEN, WENDI GONE FERAL THIRD PLACE: KELLI RYDER, STOP SHOP

BEST LOCAL WEBSITE

BOISEWEEKLY.COM @BOISEWEEKLY

We’d like to thank the Academy. Seriously, just because you are all BW readers and you had to vote at boiseweekly.com doesn’t mean you had to vote us Best Local Website. Had ktvb.com or boredinboise.net smoked us and knocked us down—or even out—of contention, we’d have taken it with dignity. We’d have been seriously butt hurt about it and choked back a few tears and maybe talked a little shit under our breath, but we’d have congratulated the winner—right before we deleted this category for all subsequent years. P.S.: Props to boredinboise.net for a top three finish after such a short time on the scene. Need a job? SECOND PLACE: KTVB.COM THIRD PLACE: BOREDINBOISE.NET

THIRD PLACE: KIVI, CHANNEL 6

BEST LOCAL POLITICIAN

BOISE MAYOR DAVE BIETER

BOISE BICYCLE PROJECT

There’s the public Dave Bieter, who likes bicycles, libraries and streetcars, and the closely guarded private Dave Bieter. Most Boise citizens know that hizzoner championed the creation of Allumbaugh House, the detox and mental-health crisis center. But what many people don’t know is that one of Bieter’s best friends checked into the facility when he hit rock bottom. Sometimes the noblest of causes come from very personal convictions. If the Basques have a word for mensch—“a person of integrity and honor”—that’s what Bieter is.

What’s better than the best thing since sliced bread? The best thing on two wheels: Boise Bicycle Project. The defending champ in this category returns with more pedal power than ever. Its self-proclaimed mad scientist mechanics have revived and recycled thousands of bicycles back into the community to benefit the under-privileged. Whether for transportation or recreation, BBP believes everyone is entitled to a ride—not a free ride, but a ride powered by human energy and motivation.

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SECOND PLACE: SEN. NICOLE LEFAVOUR THIRD PLACE: REP. BRIAN CRONIN

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BEST LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION 1027 LUSK ST., BOISE, 208-429-6520, BOISEBICYCLEPROJECT.ORG, @LOVEBBP

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BEST LOCAL PUBLIC ART

FREAK ALLEY

FROM EIGHTH STREET TO NINTH STREET BETWEEN IDAHO AND BANNOCK STREETS, FREAKALLEY.INFO The dozens upon dozens of murals that cover the walls of Freak Alley are more than just pretty pictures, they’re a barometer for the passion and creativity of Boiseans. And it becomes immediately clear to anyone who takes a stroll down the alley that there’s some seriously groovy peeps in this burg. SECOND PLACE: TRAFFIC CONTROL BOXES THIRD PLACE: HOMAGE TO THE PEDESTRIAN, PATRICK ZENTZ

BEST LOCAL LIVE THEATER

IDAHO SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL

5657 WARM SPRINGS AVE., BOISE, 208-336-9221, IDAHOSHAKESPEARE.ORG

Act 1, Scene 1: (Two average citizens of Boise sit reading the results of the annual Best of Boise survey. They simultaneously reach the Best Local Live Theater category. Citizen No. 1 gasps in utter shock, a smile slowing spreading across his/her face.)

BEST LOCAL ART GALLERY

BEST LOCAL BAND

BOISE ART MUSEUM

BUILT TO SPILL

670 JULIA DAVIS DRIVE, BOISE, 208-345-8330, BOISEARTMUSEUM.ORG, @BOISEARTMUSEUM While not a technically a gallery, Boise Art Museum is undoubtedly one of Boise’s premiere art institutions. For the sake of this BOB, we’ll call it a galluseum ... or maybe a musallery. Either way, Boiseans dig it. SECOND PLACE: VISUAL ARTS COLLECTIVE

Citizen No. 1: Idaho Shakespeare Festival won! It won! Oh glorious day!

THIRD PLACE: BASEMENT GALLERY

Citizen No. 2: (Looking both dumbstruck and irritated.) Of course Idaho Shakespeare Festival won, you moron. It always wins. Have you been under a rock for the last decade?

BEST LOCAL VENUE TO SEE A BAND

ISF has great acting and productions year after year. It’s the must-attend event of the summer. Citizen No. 1: Wait, you know about the festival? Citizen No. 2: (Shakes head with a look of disbelief. Silently walks away.) End scene. SECOND PLACE: BOISE CONTEMPORARY THEATER THIRD PLACE: BOISE LITTLE THEATER WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

KNITTING FACTORY

416 S. NINTH ST., BOISE, 208-367-1212, BO.KNITTINGFACTORY.COM, @KNITBOISE It’s big, it’s loud and you don’t get to play there if you don’t know your schizzle. The Knitting Factory is Boise’s favorite because it will stay closed rather than do anything half-assed. SECOND PLACE: IDAHO BOTANICAL GARDEN/OUTLAW FIELD THIRD PLACE: NEUROLUX

BUILTTOSPILL.COM

We have been writing about Boise’s Built To Spill sweeping the first-place spot for years—eight times since Best of Boise started. The band is so important to and so beloved by such a legion of fans outside of Boise’s borders that it only makes sense we denizens of Tree City consider it the best as well. But it isn’t just a matter of groupthink; we don’t think BTS is the best simply because everyone else does. The band has made an indelible mark that stretches across three decades and has made some of the most influential and sublime songs in the American music canon. We’re proud to tell anyone who will listen that BTS is from Boise and that frontman Doug Martsch is one of the nicest, most inspired musicians we know, but not just because it makes us sound cool. We like to say it because it’s true. SECOND PLACE: FINN RIGGINS THIRD PLACE: HILLFOLK NOIR

BEST LOCAL MOVIE THEATER

THE FLICKS

646 FULTON ST., BOISE, 208-342-4288, THEFLICKSBOISE.COM Was there any doubt? Walk into The Flicks and you realize that you’re with people who love movies. Not just any piece of celluloid— they love really good movies. Foreign films, documentaries, art house flicks and awardwinners. No other movie theater comes close. SECOND PLACE: EGYPTIAN THEATRE THIRD PLACE: OVERLAND PARK CINEMAS

BEST LOCAL CULTURAL ATTRACTION/MUSEUM

BOISE ART MUSEUM

670 JULIA DAVIS DRIVE, BOISE, 208-345-8330, BOISEARTMUSEUM.ORG, @BOISEARTMUSEUM From Stephen Knapp’s colorful light-refracting compositions to Daniel Duford’s sitespecific comics installation, BAM has all the art bases covered. Add in engaging speakers, teen nights and educational workshops and you have an artistic grand slam. SECOND PLACE: BASQUE MUSEUM AND CULTURAL CENTER THIRD PLACE: IDAHO STATE HISTORICAL MUSEUM

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PRESENTED BY : THE DOWNTOWN NAMPA ASSOCIATION, THINK NAMPA FIRST, & THE CITY OF NAMPA

BEST LOCAL ARCHITECTURAL TREASURE

IDAHO STATE CAPITOL

700 W. JEFFERSON ST., BOISE, CAPITOLCOMMISSION.IDAHO.GOV, @IDCAPITOL There’s at least one landmark that’s been with Boise since its earliest days of statehood: the Idaho State Capitol. Its stunning columned rotunda, painted inside with a starry blue sky and Roman-themed building at the northern tip of Capitol Boulevard is the valley’s treasure. Styled by John Tourtellotte and Charles Hummel, the sandstone exterior was mined near Table Rock, and the marble is Italian and American. With a recent, major facelift, the scagliola is destined to glisten for a long, long time. SECOND PLACE: BOISE TRAIN DEPOT

BEST LIVING IDAHO WRITER

ANTHONY DOERR ANTHONYDOERR.COM

Anthony Doerr is as nice as he is talented. And he’s a world-class talent. Last April, Doerr won what the Times of London boasts to be “the world’s biggest short fiction cash prize” for his short story “The Deep.” And while he was regaled at the Great Hall of Christ College at Oxford University, he’s a lot more comfortable kicking back with his Boise friends over a cup of coffee. And by the way, Doerr doesn’t write. He’s quick to remind us that he rewrites. His first payday as a writer, for a short story in The Atlantic, took six months of rewriting, six to seven hours a day. SECOND PLACE: ALAN HEATHCOCK THIRD PLACE: BRADY UDALL

THIRD PLACE: IDANHA HOTEL

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BEST IDAHO VISUAL ARTIST

BEST LOCAL DANCE COMPANY

ERIN CUNNINGHAM

TREY MCINTYRE PROJECT

Like a warm zephyr gently brushing blades of grass that turns into gusts of wind capable of bending young trees, Erin Cunningham’s work has moved to the top of Boise’s art scene with a quiet, yet powerful force. It is surreal, amusing and thought-provoking, sometimes all at once. At a time in our culture when the Internet allows us to see so much that we can’t always be sure our ideas are really ours, Cunningham’s work is always original and smart. And whether it’s her use of vibrant color or a lack of it in favor of lines and white space, Cunningham’s creations never fail to provoke a reaction and comment on the human condition, something only the best art can do. SECOND PLACE: KELLY KNOPP THIRD PLACE: TIE, WARD HOOPER AND BEN WILSON

BEST LOCAL SINGER

REBECCA SCOTT, REBECCA SCOTT BAND

775 FULTON ST., BOISE, 877-867-2320, TREYMCINTYRE.COM, @TREYMCINPROJECT From snagging the cover of Dance Magazine to being featured in The New York Times, Trey McIntyre Project has whirled through the world of modern dance like a talented Tasmanian devil. Artistic Director Trey McIntyre has a choreographic acumen, almost a sixth sense, that has changed how both industry insiders and outsiders view the art form. The TMP dancers bring their years of classical training to the table but are willing to leave it there at times to embrace contemporary, inventive moves. The combination of McIntyre’s innovative vision and the dancers’ precise yet intrepid execution makes TMP’s Best of Boise win no surprise. We wouldn’t even raise an eyebrow if they won a Best of Birmingham, Boston or Bulgaria poll. SECOND PLACE: BALLET IDAHO THIRD PLACE: IDAHO DANCE THEATRE

BEST LOCAL MUSICIAN

REBECCA SCOTT

REBECCASCOTT.US, @BECSCOTTMUSIC

REBECCASCOTT.US, @BECSCOTTMUSIC

There are two kinds of people: those who have been reading the Best of Boise for years and those who have never seen one. If you are in the slightest bit surprised to see Rebecca Scott win Best Local Singer, you are definitely in the latter group. Scott has won for the past seven years consecutively—in fact, she’s the only person who has ever won this category. And it is because of her that we are considering starting a virtual BOB Hall of Fame. Scott will be inducted with many huzzahs and much cheering, and we will commission a famous artist to create a bust made of solid gold to honor her—virtually, of course.

Uncle. We call uncle. We have written lavish compliments, poems, songs and acrostics about Rebecca Scott. We have scoured our thesauri, rhyming dictionaries and word-nerd Internet sites looking for new ways to talk about the singer who has walked away with the title four years running (eight times overall). We’re a creative bunch, but her continual wins have taxed our overworked, pickled brains. We’re going back to basics this time. Plain and simple: Rebecca Scott is the shit. SECOND PLACE: TIE, JAMES ORR AND THOMAS PAUL THIRD PLACE: CURTIS STIGERS

SECOND PLACE: CURTIS STIGERS THIRD PLACE: THOMAS PAUL

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BEST LOCAL YOGA INSTRUCTOR

JAMIE MITCHELL, BIKRAM YOGA BOISE 3243 S. FEDERAL WAY, BOISE, 208-426-9642; 3200 N. LAKEHARBOR LANE, STE. 159, BOISE, 208-385-9642, BIKRAMBOISE.COM, @BIKRAMYOGABOISE Educated in India, this Idaho native claims to have the best job in the world. And her passion for her work is reflected in the adoration of BW’s readership. You’ll find Jamie Mitchell at Bikram Yoga Boise, extolling the virtues of sweaty stretching. This Gumbylike guru promises detoxification, injuryprevention and improved overall wellness to those who give hot yoga a try. It’s cheaper than a trip to Calcutta but still offers meditative escape as a form of exercise. SECOND PLACE: JAMES BURTON, BOISE YOGA CENTER THIRD PLACE: MARISA SMITH WEPPNER, SAGE YOGA AND WELLNESS

BEST LOCAL GOLF COURSE

WARM SPRINGS GOLF COURSE

BEST LOCAL SKI SHOP

GREENWOOD’S SKI HAUS

2495 W. WARM SPRINGS AVE., BOISE, 208-343-5661, WSGC.CITYOFBOISE.ORG

2400 BOGUS BASIN ROAD, BOISE, 208-342-6808, GREENWOODSSKIHAUS.COM

The city-owned course by the river has earned the title eight times, which means it’s doing something right. Boise golfers have a love affair with Warm Springs, spending hours wandering its fairways. Of course, that affection can be seriously dampened when a golf outing disintegrates into a day of pointlessly flailing at a tiny ball with a long metal stick, because no mater what you do, that damned ball refuses to go anywhere near where you want it to and seems to break the rules of physics to land in every stinkin’ sand trap and water hazard within five miles. But really, the course doesn’t have anything to do with the unhappy golf gods, so just offer a little blood sacrifice in the parking lot before you hit the links.

This ski shop may seem like a last-minute location, perched at the bottom of the winding road up to Bogus Basin, but make no mistake: Greenwood’s is king of the mountain for Boise snow freaks. It offers a wide variety of pro gear, newb swag and everything in between. And if you can’t find that pair of prefect-fit boots, the crack team at Greenwood’s is on call to solve the dilemma. The shop has obviously earned a loyal following, considering the number of times it has come out on top of this category. From skis and poles, to wool and performance fleece, Greenwood’s is the bee’s knees.

SECOND PLACE: SHADOW VALLEY GOLF COURSE

SECOND PLACE: MCU SPORTS THIRD PLACE: IDAHO MOUNTAIN TOURING 

BEST LOCAL BOARD SHOP

NEWT AND HAROLD’S

1021 BROADWAY AVE., BOISE, 208-385-9300, NEWTANDHAROLDS.COM, @NEWTANDHAROLDS Boards are what Newt and Harold’s does best. Whether it’s waxing a snowboard for moguls at Bogus Basin or re-fitting a skateboard for monster rail grinds, this shop has your back. It offers great deals on gear at the close of the season, and the helpful staff is the epitome of cool. But it’s about more than just gear. Newt and Harold’s sells clothing to fit the urban guy or gal, including shoes and everything snowboard-chic, so you’ll be sure to impress wherever you go. With this board shop, you’ll never be bored.

BEST LOCAL SPORTS TEAM

BOISE STATE BRONCOS FOOTBALL

BRONCOSPORTS.COM, @BOISESTBUZZTAP

Bowl games? Been there. Cover of Sports Illustrated? Check. Nationally televised games? Big deal. But Boise State took it to a whole new level when the Broncos brought a little devil in them and went down to Georgia and beat the Bulldogs in the SEC’s own back yard. Now the Broncos are quickly going from the underdog little-school-that-could to the ranks of the big boys and earning some serious respect in the process. How in the world does Coach Chris Petersen, year after year, put together a bunch of kids and turn them into a national powerhouse? Who cares? It’s just a blast watching them have so much fun out there.

SECOND PLACE: THE BOARD ROOM THIRD PLACE: PRESTIGE SKATEBOARDS

SECOND PLACE: IDAHO STEELHEADS THIRD PLACE: BOISE HAWKS

THIRD PLACE: BANBURY GOLF COURSE

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JOHNNY ESCAMILLA, JOHNNY’S FIT CLUB

BEST LOCAL BIKE SHOP

GEORGE’S CYCLES AND FITNESS

6149 CORPORAL LANE, BOISE, 208-570-0143, FITCLUBBOISE.COM, @FITCLUBBOOTCAMP

MULTIPLE LOCATIONS, 208-343-3782, GEORGESCYCLES.COM

A fitness trainer has the challenging task of inspiring clients to work hard enough to achieve results quickly and also be likeable enough that clients keep coming back for more. Enter Johnny Escamilla, who delivers the right combo of resistance training and cardio action to boot-camp your butt into shape while making you think it’s fun. The man says, “Jump!” and his clients respond with their max vertical. And they love him for it. SECOND PLACE: AUSTIN ZANDER, A2O FITNESS

With three Treasure Valley locations and an affiliated bike-fit specialty store, George’s can hook you up with the same bike model that Lance Armstrong rode to seven Tour de France victories or a simple one-speed cruiser to get you to Hyde Park and back. Have an urge to ride some serious single track in the Foothills? George’s can hook you up there, too, and make sure you have all the accessories to make your outing safe, comfortable and stylish. The trusty mechanics will fix your flats, tune your suspension and otherwise ensure that you’re ready to roll.

THIRD PLACE: CHARITY MAJORS, A2O FITNESS AND FIT BODY TRAINING

SECOND PLACE: BOISE BICYCLE PROJECT THIRD PLACE: BOB’S BICYCLES

BEST LOCAL PLAYGROUND

CAMEL’S BACK PARK

CORNER OF 13TH AND HERON STREETS, BOISE Run up the hill, run down the hill. Struggle up again, stumble down. Crawl up, roll down. Nobody goes back for fourths (unless it’s sledding season). But everybody has done it at least once. Why? Because it’s there. Somebody should put that in letters on an archway on 13th Street. That, and “Watch out for decapitation by Frisbee.” As for the actual playground at Camel’s Back, hordes of squealing children heartily endorse it daily. SECOND PLACE: SETTLERS PARK THIRD PLACE: ANN MORRISON PARK

BEST SKI LOCATION WITHIN A HALF-DAY DRIVE FROM BOISE

BOGUS BASIN MOUNTAIN RECREATION AREA

BOGUSBASIN.ORG, @BOGUSBASIN With eight lifts, reasonable prices and night-skiing seven nights a week located only minutes from cosmopolitan delights, there’s nothing like Bogus Basin anywhere. Shred the pow-pow by day and still be home in time to catch a show at Neurolux. Or hell, if it’s spring, you can be home in time to hit the links. SECOND PLACE: BRUNDAGE MOUNTAIN RESORT THIRD PLACE: SUN VALLEY RESORT

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BEST LOCAL TAXI SERVICE

BOISE CITY TAXI

110 E. 35TH ST., BOISE, 208-377-3333, BOISECITYTAXI.NET, @BOISECITYTAXI For a city its size, Boise has a whole lot of cab companies. In such a car- and bikepowered town, it’s surprising that so many residents remember the name of any single cab company, and yet year after year, this category isn’t even close. We’ve been writing about the glories of Boise City Taxi in Best of Boise for a long, long time. Way to drive right over the competition, BCT. SECOND PLACE: ABC TAXI THIRD PLACE: CHRONIC CAB

BEST LOCAL SPA

BEST LOCAL TATTOO PARLOR

BEST LOCAL BOOKSTORE

BEST LOCAL SHOE STORE

TWO RIVERS SALON AND SPA

INKVISION TATTOO

REDISCOVERED BOOKSHOP

SHU’S IDAHO RUNNING COMPANY

Unless it is hung in a well-visited museum, a visual artist’s work is often only viewed by the people who own it. But for a tattoo artist, if his or her work is on a famous, oft-photographed person, it’s possible that millions will eyeball it. Even on a not-so-famous man or woman, hundreds of eyes may pass over the artist’s vision. And even if you are the only one who will ever see your tattoo, you will probably be carrying it with you for the rest of your life. It better be good and you better love it. If you’re going to trust your skin to someone, trust it to an artist like those at Inkvision. You can be secure in knowing that whether the piece is in a private place that only you or those special someone(s) will see or it graces the whole of your face for the world to witness, it will be beautifully and professionally executed.

In a day when everything seems to be going electronic, it’s wonderfully refreshing to have a local bookstore that serves as a hub of the local literary world. Rediscovered isn’t just a place to buy a book (although there are plenty of those, as well as a well-read staff that is always ready to recommend a good read), but it’s where everyone who loves the written word can gather as a community. Whether it’s the readers’ discussion groups, the author readings and book signings or the writers’ groups, Rediscovered is where reading a book is about more than pulling one off the shelf.

661 S. RIVERSHORE LANE, STE. 100, EAGLE, 208-938-9060, TWORIVERSSPA.COM The champion has been defeated. After years on top, voters broke Floating Feather Spa’s choke hold on the title. And we have to say, it’s hard to deny the allure of Two Rivers. The Eagle spa and salon has a fantastic riverside location combined with a gleaming, welldesigned interior that lets already blissed-out clients gaze out on the water. Its list of facial, massage and assorted beauty and body treatments can literally make you drool. And it has one seriously impressive pedicure lounge/ couch/throne that faces out on floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the river that is reason enough to visit. Yup, Two Rivers is one worthy new champion. SECOND PLACE: FLOATING FEATHER DAY SPA THIRD PLACE: PANACHE SALON AND SPA

516 AMERICANA BLVD., BOISE, 208-382-0912, INKVISIONTATTOO.COM, @INKVISIONBOISE

SECOND PLACE: A MIND’S EYE TATTOO THIRD PLACE: CHALICE TATTOO

180 N. EIGHTH ST., BOISE, 208-376-4229, RDBOOKS.ORG

SECOND PLACE: TRIP TAYLOR BOOKSELLER THIRD PLACE: HYDE PARK BOOKS

1758 W. STATE ST., BOISE, 208-344-6604, IDAHORUNNINGCOMPANY.COM, @SHUSIDAHO You won’t find any stilettos at Shu’s. In fact, if you wear a pair of sky-scraping heels into Shu’s Idaho Running Company, you’ll probably want to hide them before the store’s uber-energetic owner, Mike Shuman, spots them. What you will find is great customer service. The staff knows its stuff—about running, feet and shoes. Put yourself in their capable hands, test drive a few pairs with a jog around the State Street strip mall, and leave with a pair that is more comfortable than a pile of pillows wrapped in your favorite blanket and topped with baby lambs on clouds. Shu’s loves Boise as much as the city loves it, and Shuman always takes a chance to give back. So lace up and hit the trails/streets/ treadmill—whatever. You just might end up enjoying a run and losing that beer gut. SECOND PLACE: SHOE FETISH THIRD PLACE: PIECE UNIQUE/SHOEZ

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CAPITAL CITY PUBLIC MARKET

EIGHTH STREET BETWEEN BANNOCK AND FRONT STREETS, BOISE, 208-345-9287, CAPITALCITYPUBLICMARKET.COM There’s a palpable giddiness as the season bumbles from barren spring to bountiful summer at the Capital City Public Market. Each week brings a new veggie: craggy carrots, earthy morels, crisp sugar snap peas, sweet white corn, and big split-seamed heirloom tomatoes. It’s a progression that’s well worth the wait. SECOND PLACE: BOISE CO-OP THIRD PLACE: REGGIE’S VEGGIES

BEST LOCAL GROCERY STORE

BOISE CO-OP

888 W. FORT ST., BOISE, 208-472-4500, BOISECOOP.COM, @BOISECOOP It was a year of change at Boise Co-op. After months of whispers and speculation, Spanish white anchovies are now offered in the deli. What, did something else go down? Sorry, we were eating one of those crunchy foot-and-a-half-long parmesan crostini from Zeppole and may have missed something. The days of unrivaled dominion are slipping away like so many grains of bulk quinoa, but the co-op still holds sway over Boise’s cravings—that certain sandwich, tea tree oil toothpicks, foreign trifle, wine, the cheapcheese bin—that ensures its future is bright. SECOND PLACE: WINCO THIRD PLACE: PAUL’S MARKET

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BEST LOCAL CAR WASH

METRO EXPRESS

1300 FRONT ST., BOISE;  3296 E. PINE ST., MERIDIAN; 1701 CALDWELL BLVD., NAMPA, 208-331-1301, METROEXPRESSCARWASH.COM, @METROEXPRESS Everybody knows that car wash you avoid. The one with the rollers that scratch your car and soap that won’t unstick. But we’re spoiled—we have Metro Express downtown, in Meridian and in Nampa. With its Uptown, Midtown and Downtown wash options, we can skip the corner bake sale/car wash and focus on the dirty work at hand: stripping our cars of built-up dust, grime, mud and sand. Has anybody else ever noticed the pink and green swirl from the tri-foam on a dirty windshield? Don’t forget the free vacuums. SECOND PLACE: MISTER CAR WASH THIRD PLACE: J’S ULTIMATE HAND CAR WASH

BEST LOCAL CD/ RECORD STORE

RECORD EXCHANGE

1105 W. IDAHO ST., BOISE, 208-344-8010, THERECORDEXCHANGE.COM, @RECORDEXCHANGE

The brightly colored exterior of the building adjacent to Neurolux is a prelude to what’s inside: a menagerie of unique gifts, a fullservice cafe and the biggest selection of music in Boise. It has CDs, cassettes, Listen Online stations, and even vinyl. The staff is made up of music geniuses and can help you pick out anything from a Michael Jackson special edition you didn’t buy in the ’80s to a new limited edition Arcade Fire release.

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BEST LOCAL HAIR SALON

EUPHORIA SALON

1517 N. 13TH ST., BOISE, 208-344-0500, EUPHORIASALONHYDEPARK.COM It’s a trifecta for the little salon in Hyde Park. For three years running, the salon has topped the Best of Boise voters’ list of where to go when they want to look oh-so gorgeous. It could be the fun, funky location in the heart of Boise, but we’re guessing it’s the collection of talented stylists that keeps clients going back to have themselves whipped into glamorous shape. As usual, this category was highly competitive, with at least half a dozen salons throwing their all at trying to win the title. But there could be only one winner, and Euphoria claimed the title with a convincing victory. Don’t hate them because they make you beautiful. SECOND PLACE: GRAEBER & COMPANY SALON THIRD PLACE: DV8 SALON

BEST LOCAL GYM

YMCA, DOWNTOWN

1050 W. STATE ST., BOISE, 208-344-5501, YMCATVIDAHO.ORG, @TVFAMILYYMCA

Whether you need a water slide fix in the middle of December, a basketball coach for your ’tween or just assorted state-of-the-art contraptions guaranteed to make you sweat, the Downtown YMCA has it. Within walking distance from downtown employers, the Y makes it easy to spend lunch hours shedding pounds instead of gaining them. And unlike many gyms, the Y caters equally to youth, ensuring limitless forms of healthy entertainment for all ages. SECOND PLACE: BOISE STATE REC CENTER

SECOND PLACE: RED LETTER CAFE

THIRD PLACE: YMCA, WEST BOISE

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BOISE CO-OP WINE SHOP 915 N. EIGHTH ST., BOISE, 208-472-4519, BOISECOOPWINESHOP.COM

BEST LOCAL GARDENING STORE/NURSERY

EDWARD’S GREENHOUSE

If the Boise Co-op were a parent, it would probably drive around in a minivan with a bumper sticker that reads, “My kid has more wines than your kid.” The Boise Co-op Wine Shop has grown to be the most successful spawn of the North End landmark. In its own stand-alone location across the parking lot from its parent, the wine shop now boasts 3,600 different selections from Idaho to Europe’s finest. Our favorite excuse for a drop-in is free tastings on Fridays from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 2-4 p.m.

4106 SAND CREEK ST., BOISE, 208-342-7548, EDWARDSGREENHOUSE.COM, @EDWARDSNURSERY

SECOND PLACE: BUENO CHEAPO VINO

SECOND PLACE: ZAMZOWS

THIRD PLACE: A NEW VINTAGE WINE SHOP

THIRD PLACE: NORTH END ORGANIC NURSERY

BEST LOCAL PLACE TO BUY MEAT

BOISE CO-OP

888 W. FORT ST., BOISE, 208-472-4500, BOISECOOP.COM, @BOISECOOP The “Our Meat Can’t Be Beat” sign that was thrust skyward in front of Bob’s Meats Royale for much of the last year threw down the glove. The Boise Co-op crew butterflied the glove and served it back with a side of broccoli rabe and paired it with the perfect wine. Sure, you may go in looking for a certain cut and discover that the person behind the counter has the human equivalent pierced and/or inked, but don’t sweat the dressings. A happy food town is one that has multiple high-quality options for buying meat. And as our vote getters show, we’re getting there. SECOND PLACE: BOB’S MEATS ROYALE THIRD PLACE: PORTERHOUSE MARKET

Green thumbs agree: Edward’s has the flora and foliage market cornered. Family owned and operated for nearly 80 years, this fullservice nursery does everything from custom compost delivery to bridal bouquets. Don’t know a thing about gardening? Edward’s hosts classes that will turn even a convicted plant-killer into a budding botanist.

BEST LOCAL WOMEN’S CLOTHING STORE

DRAGONFLY

414 W. MAIN ST., BOISE, 208-338-9234, DFLYBOISE.COM When you read through the description for Best Local Gift Shop (see Page 30), you’ll see one of the reasons Dragonfly is such a great gift-shopping stop is its clothing selection. Dragonfly has a great selection of tops, skirts, pants and jackets made from natural fibers and shoes that work for the woman who wears more than one hat—or hats. In the winter, soft yummy hats, gloves and scarves line the walls and in the summer bathing suits and light, airy clothes fill the racks. It’s perfect for women whose style is organic but refined. If you’re female, Dragonfly’s jewelry alone is reason enough to carve out a day for trying everything on. SECOND PLACE: BARBARA BARBARA & CO. THIRD PLACE: FANCY PANTS

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BEST LOCAL BANK

BEST LOCAL JEWELRY STORE

IDAHO CENTRAL CREDIT UNION

LEE READ JEWELERS

ELEVEN TREASURE VALLEY BRANCHES, ICCU.COM

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650 E. SONATA LANE, MERIDIAN, 208-376-8800, LEEREAD.COM

A century and a half after the Battle of Bull Run, the union side is still the side to be on. “Sure, credit unions offer better rates and charge fewer fees,” you say, “but it’s hard to hear the teller over the sound of all the farm animals running loose in the branch. Plus, I like e-banking.” Get this: ICCU does the app thing, the eBranch thing, and the text-message-banking thing to meet all your sittingat-home-in-your-underwear banking needs. There’s even a branch in Mountain View High School (put some clothes on for that one).

If you’ve been hearing incessant “ting” sounds, don’t bolt for the hospital: Odds are you’re hearing the notorious Lee Read commercials, which leave the sounds of blingin’ jewelry stuck in our heads. It’s fitting that this year’s winner is the store that has dubbed itself “Idaho’s diamond jeweler.” And Lee Read is all about being local—from its catch phrase to its website, which is covered with photos of happy Idahoans sporting shiny baubles and shinier smiles. Who knew diamond heaven was in Idaho? The freeway-adjacent “dream store” is filled with all that glitters—plus a 1,200-gallon tropical fish tank.

SECOND PLACE: DL EVANS BANK

SECOND PLACE: R. GREY GALLERY

THIRD PLACE: CAPITAL EDUCATORS CREDIT UNION

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BEST OF

BOISE 2011

BEST LOCAL HOTEL

BEST LOCAL BAR

MODERN HOTEL AND BAR

PENGILLY’S SALOON

1314 W. GROVE ST., BOISE, 208-424-8244, THEMODERNHOTEL.COM, @MODERNHOTEL The best thing about the Modern—other than the impossibly cool design and eclectic beer selection—is that you never know who you’re going to bump into or what you might witness while you’re there. Ladies wearing antlers playing poker? Check. A Romanian duke? Check. Hipsters spinning old Violent Femmes 45s? Check. SECOND PLACE: HOTEL 43 THIRD PLACE: GROVE HOTEL

BEST LOCAL ETHNIC MARKET

THE BASQUE MARKET

608 W. GROVE ST., BOISE, 208-433-1208, THEBASQUEMARKET.COM, @THEBASQUEMARKET Where else in town can you pick up a Smart car-sized paella pan and smoked Spanish paprika while sipping on a fruit-studded frozen sangria? Nowhere. Don’t even try. SECOND PLACE: CAMPOS MARKET THIRD PLACE: BOISE CO-OP

BEST LOCAL TANNING SALON

TAN DU SOLEIL DAY SPA

MULTIPLE LOCATIONS INSIDE GOLD’S GYM, TANDUSOLEILDAYSPA.COM Regardless of what “tan du soleil” actually translates to, we’re pretty sure it roughly means “makes your pasty self look like you spend a lot more time outdoors, even in the dead of winter when most of us look like extras in some vampire movie.” SECOND PLACE: NAKED BEACH TANNING THIRD PLACE: BEACH CLUB TANNING

513 W. MAIN ST., BOISE, 208-345-6344 @PENGILLYS Boiseans love Pengilly’s because it brings a much-needed dash of intimacy and class to the Jaeger-doused meat market of Old Town. Now if it would only rub off. SECOND PLACE: NEUROLUX THIRD PLACE: MULLIGANS GOLF PUB AND EATERY

BEST LOCAL SMOKESHOP

HANNIFIN’S

1024 W. MAIN ST., BOISE, 208-342-7473 A lot like Idaho in general, Hannifin’s is the kind of old school that is nearly extinct. You may be able to get cigarettes at any old gas station, but with its muraled exterior and pungent aroma, Hannifin’s is the sort of place where you’d expect to find Sherlock Holmes shopping for a meerschaum refill. SECOND PLACE: STURMAN’S SMOKE SHOP THIRD PLACE: BIG SMOKE

BEST LOCAL APPLIANCE STORE

JIM’S APPLIANCE

1115 LUSK ST., BOISE, 208-345-7711, JIMSAPPLIANCE.COM Washing machines aren’t sexy. Vacuuming does not usually inspire creativity. Refrigerators house the ingredients necessary for sustenance. And yet, if any one place can get you excited about buying a new dishwasher, this is it. A staff that knows its way around a range and the stainless steel curve of the dryers neatly lined up for your inspection will likely leave you wanting more. SECOND PLACE: CHF

BEST LOCAL ANTIQUE STORE

THIRD PLACE: WES’S APPLIANCE

ANTIQUE WORLD MALL

BEST LOCAL MEN’S CLOTHING

4544 OVERLAND ROAD, BOISE, 208-342-5350, ANTIQUEWORLDMALL.COM

TO THE NYNES

Where else can you find Ethan Allen nightstands refurbished and distressed so perfectly that they look as though they were made specifically to go with the headboard you picked up at the estate sale you hadn’t planned on going to? This treasure trove of goodies is the go-to place if your style can be defined as funky/simple/shabby-chic/vintage.

168 N. NINTH ST., STE. 100, BOISE, 208-331-2338, TOTHENYNESBOISE.COM

SECOND PLACE: ONCE UPON A TIME

SECOND PLACE: MODERN MAN

THIRD PLACE: BLUE MOON ANTIQUES WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

If we learned anything from the artistic legacy of TLC, it’s that the ladies don’t want no scrubs. And if you boys want to look good, then To The Nynes, with its wide selection of custom business, formal and sportswear is the place to go. This nyne goes to 11.

THIRD PLACE: ALEXANDER DAVIS

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BEST LOCAL TOY STORE

DRAGONFLY

THE CHILDREN’S STORE

The best presents show the giver was willing to spend a little time and energy picking something out. But finding the right thing shouldn’t be so hard that the present ends up wrapped in resentment and tied with an angry bow. So start at Dragonfly. The Boise shop has bags for your bestie, lotions and soaps for grandma, Archie McPhee action figures for your clever ’tween, soft organic clothing, jewelry, cards, incense, notions boxes, scarves, gloves, hats and more. Even the most beautiful wrapping paper can’t hide a ran-out-to-buysomething-five-minutes-ago present, but at Dragonfly, you can get your gift shopping done in a hurry and still give a present that shows you give a damn.

When shopping for a present, it’s usually easiest to leave the kids at home so you’re not faced with a chorus of, “Aren’t you done yet?! I’m tired/hungry/thirsty.” Be prepared, however, if and when you bring your progeny to Boise’s favorite play palace, to hear repeated pleading along the lines of “I need this!” and “But why can’t I have it now?” and “But Mooooommmm ... pleeeeaaase ...” And you can hardly blame the petite ones, because the Children’s Store carries that many super fun/cool/unique things.

Want to make a thrift store junkie’s day? Compliment her braided leather belt or vintage turquoise dress, and then ask where she got it. Now, brace yourself for the squeal: “I got it at the Youth Ranch for $3!” In the bargain-hunter’s thrifty universe, a good deal doesn’t achieve true greatness until she gets to brag about it. And the Idaho Youth Ranch, with its low prices and innumerable locations, is full of awesome, braggable deals.

SECOND PLACE: PENNY LANE

SECOND PLACE: LUX FASHION LOUNGE

414 W. MAIN ST., BOISE, 208-338-9234, DFLYBOISE.COM

1346 S. ORCHARD ST., BOISE, 208-322-4366, CHILDRENS-STORE.COM

THIRD PLACE: ALL ABOUT GAMES

BEST LOCAL SECOND HAND STORE

IDAHO YOUTH RANCH MULTIPLE LOCATIONS, 208-377-2613, YOUTHRANCH.ORG

THIRD PLACE: REPEAT BOUTIQUE

BEST LOCAL FURNITURE

RENEWAL CONSIGNMENT

517 S. EIGHTH ST., BOISE, 208-338-5444, RENEWALHOME.COM Buying used is better than buying new because it has already been twice-approved: once by the original purchaser and again by the store that accepts it. Hit up Renewal Consignment and you’ll find a wide selection of classy and the contemporary in all sorts of materials. What you won’t find is crap—the crew at Renewal cherry picks only the finest offerings to bring to its patrons. Your apartment will smell of rich mahogany in no time. SECOND PLACE: CHF THIRD PLACE: BENCH COMMISSION

SECOND PLACE: GOOD GOODS & CO. THIRD PLACE: THE RECORD EXCHANGE/ THE EDGE

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BEST LOCAL BARTENDER

MARK ALLEN, RED FEATHER LOUNGE 246 N. EIGHTH ST., BOISE, 208-345-1813, BCRFL.COM/REDFEATHER, @BITTERFEATHER Mark Allen owns this category. Seriously, year after year after year, Allen is proving that other bartenders need not apply. And seeing as how his bar fiefdom, Red Feather Lounge, has taken first place in both Best Local Martini and Best Local Cocktail, he’s clearly doing something you people love. SECOND PLACE: MICHAEL BOWERS, THE MODERN HOTEL AND BAR THIRD PLACE: SCOTT BURNEY, SUDS TAVERN

BEST LOCAL MARTINI

RED FEATHER LOUNGE

246 N. EIGHTH ST., BOISE, 208-345-1813, BCRFL.COM/REDFEATHER, @BITTERFEATHER When is a bar not just a bar? When it publishes its own book of cocktails. Red Feather Lounge is among the pack leaders when it comes to handcrafted cocktails in the City of Trees. And although its wine cellar and cocktails sporting perfectly square 1-inch cubes are definitely noteworthy (cross reference Best Local Cocktails), you, dear readers, think the martinis at this Eighth Street watering hole and restaurant are the best in town. Maybe that has something to do with the lounge’s winning streak in the Best Bartender category as well. Just maybe. SECOND PLACE: BARDENAY THIRD PLACE: CHANDLERS STEAKHOUSE

BEST LOCAL PLACE FOR COCKTAILS

RED FEATHER LOUNGE

246 N. EIGHTH ST., BOISE, 208-345-1813, BCRFL.COM/REDFEATHER, @BITTERFEATHER After taking Best Local Martini and Best Local Bartender, is this one really a surprise? Props for consistency go to both Red Feather for being so boozetastic and to BW readers. SECOND PLACE: MODERN HOTEL AND BAR THIRD PLACE: BARDENAY

BEST LOCAL GAY-FRIENDLY BAR

BALCONY CLUB

150 N. EIGHTH ST., BOISE, 208-336-1313, THEBALCONYCLUB.COM, @THEBALCONYCLUB Nine years and Balcony is still on top. Holla. SECOND PLACE: LUCKY DOG TAVERN THIRD PLACE: PITCHERS AND PINTS

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BEST LOCAL SPORTS BAR

BEST LOCAL LATE-NIGHT PARTY

CRESCENT “NO LAWYERS” BAR AND GRILL

NEUROLUX

5500 W. FRANKLIN ROAD, BOISE, 208-322-9856, NO-LAWYERS.COM, @NOLAWYERS Best of Boise hits stands during that most awesome time of year—the time when football is just kicking off, when baseball is just getting interesting, when golf is winding down and the prospect of the winter basketball season hangs in the air. Wanna catch all of them at once (or at least in one place), scar f a plate of bulls’ nuts and hammer out a game of pool while keeping your lips glued to a nice cold beer? Crescent. No lawyers. No smoking. No bullshit.

111 N. 11TH ST., BOISE, 208-343-0886, NEUROLUX.COM, @NEUROLUX While other bars are yawning to a close, Neurolux is just getting going. Wanna find the late, late-night party? Linger on the patio after the glaring lights flicker on and you’ll find folks still seeking trouble and shaking some booty. SECOND PLACE: BALCONY CLUB THIRD PLACE: TOM GRAINEY’S

BEST LOCAL DANCE CLUB

BALCONY CLUB

SECOND PLACE: BUSTER’S GRILL AND BAR (BOISE)

150 N. EIGHTH ST., BOISE, 208-336-1313, THEBALCONYCLUB.COM, @THEBALCONYCLUB

THIRD PLACE: CHEERLEADERS

Clubs may come and go, offer poles or stick to the Top 40, but only Balcony continues to bring it with the most outrageous dance party. SECOND PLACE: CHINA BLUE THIRD PLACE: NEUROLUX WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M

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BEST LOCAL BREWPUB

BEST LOCAL HAPPY HOUR

HIGHLANDS HOLLOW

BARBACOA

2455 HARRISON HOLLOW LANE, BOISE, 208-343-6820, HIGHLANDSHOLLOW.COM, @HIGHLANDSHOLLOW According to Idaho’s “Doctor Beer,” Herman Ronnenberg, back in 1888, 33 breweries were scattered across the Idaho Territory. Today, Idaho’s beer-brewing stats reflect quality over quantity. And in the quality department, Highlands Hollow gets a superlative rating from Boise Weekly readers. SECOND PLACE: SOCKEYE BREWERY THIRD PLACE: BITTERCREEK ALE HOUSE

BEST LOCAL STRIP CLUB

THE TORCH

1826 W. MAIN ST., BOISE, 208-344-0218, THETORCHLOUNGE.COM, @TORCHTHIS

We could go into the whole symbolic beautiful-Medusa-turned-punished-victimturned-vengeful-monster thing, but really, the sculpture is just kind of cool to look at while sipping those delish two-for-one drinks on one of the best patios in one of the most convenient spots outside of downtown. SECOND PLACE: MAI THAI THIRD PLACE: SOLID

BEST LOCAL KARAOKE BAR

TERRY’S STATE STREET SALOON

3301 N. COLLISTER DRIVE, BOISE, 208-331-8225, STATESTREETSALOON.COM

For centuries the torch’s flickering flame has been used to guide weary travelers through the thick blanket of night. And for years in Boise, The Torch’s neon pink and purple sign has beckoned weary flesh-seekers in for a squeaky pole spin under the cloak of darkness. The Torch: Your bucks stop there.

Go to Terry’s and there’s one thing you’ll realize the instant you walk in the door: It’s ’effin loud. That’s because the sound system is top-notch and they know how to use it. And not just the patrons—the KJ even gets in there and wails a tune or two. Terry’s takes its karaoke seriously.

SECOND PLACE: SATIN DOLLS

SECOND PLACE: 44 CLUB

THIRD PLACE: TORCH 2

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276 W. BOBWHITE COURT, BOISE, 208-338-5000, BARBACOA-BOISE.COM

THIRD PLACE: NAVAJO ROOM

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BEST LOCAL INDIAN FOOD

MADHUBAN

6930 W. STATE ST., BOISE, 208-853-8215, MADHUBANINDIANCUISINE.COM Madhuban has one of the rockingest buffets in town. Problem is, after your third trip back for a ghee-licious heap of chicken tikka masala and naan, a food coma kicks in hardcore. To make sure you don’t pass out in your palak paneer, bring a designated driver to cart your stuffed self home to napsville. SECOND PLACE: TAJ MAHAL THIRD PLACE: BOMBAY GRILL

BEST LOCAL BARBECUE

BEST LOCAL BRUNCH

GOODWOOD BARBECUE COMPANY

RED FEATHER LOUNGE

7849 W. SPECTRUM ST., BOISE, 208-658-7173; 1140 N. EAGLE ROAD, MERIDIAN, 208-884-1021, GOODWOODBBQ.COM, @GOODWOODBBQ Sometimes it’s good to be a carnivore, and those times are whenever you end up at Goodwood Barbecue Company. Sure, tofu has its place and pinenuts are lovely, but sometimes we meat-eaters just want something that has been slow-cooked to perfection and then doused in enough sweet/savory/spicy sauce that you can’t take a bite without it dripping down your arm. And thank goodness Goodwood is here to fulfill those carnivorous hankerings. SECOND PLACE: MICKEY RAY’S ROADHOUSE BBQ THIRD PLACE: TIE, BARBACOA, BOB’S TEXAS BARBECUE, RIB SHACK CATERING

246 N. EIGHTH ST., BOISE, 208-345-1813, BCRFL.COM/REDFEATHER, @BITTERFEATHER Who doesn’t love brunch? It’s perfectly acceptable to have cocktails before 5 p.m., and you can order eggs and hash browns in the afternoon without those condescending “wonder what they did last night” looks. Brunch is a sort of social hall pass that is bestowed upon the hard-working (or hard partying) too infrequently—mostly just on the weekends. Red Feather Lounge makes the most of it, boasting bloody marys with Bakon vodka and pickled chiles, an oatmeal souffle, and eggs Benedict that will leave your taste buds hankering for more. The patio provides unparalleled downtown people watching, and if the bright sun is a little too much after your night out, hole up in one of the low-lit, comfy booths and savor the serenity. SECOND PLACE: BERYHILL AND CO. THIRD PLACE: GOLDY’S BREAKFAST BISTRO

BEST LOCAL FAMILY RESTAURANT

FLATBREAD COMMUNITY OVEN

3139 S. BOWN WAY, BOISE, 208-343-4177; 615 W. MAIN ST., BOISE, 208-287-4757; 830 N. MAIN ST., STE. A, MERIDIAN, 208-288-0969, FLATBREADPIZZA.COM, @FLATBREAD_PIZZA Dear Flatbread Community Oven, We love that you bring pizza dough and toppings to the table so the kiddos can make their own pizzas. We appreciate that you recognize the “cool” factor of watching the pizza they made bake in that really big oven next to the lava-hot coals. We love that you have cups with lids, giant tables that fit all of us, and a drink selection that makes us forget that we have all of these little people dependent on us, if only for a short time. Also, thanks for the homemade mac and cheese. We love that best of all. Sincerely, Treasure Valley Parents

BEST LOCAL RESTAURANT

BITTERCREEK ALE HOUSE

246 N. EIGHTH ST., BOISE, 208-345-1813, BCRFL.COM/BITTERCREEK, @BITTERFEATHER What does “best restaurant” really mean? It’s kind of a broad category, but basically it means that any time of day, any day of the week, Boiseans will head to Bittercreek. We can’t really nail down if it’s the Northwestinspired, locally-driven menu, the impressive beer and wine selection (sorted by the distance traveled to reach the restaurant), the classy/casual atmosphere or the prime people watching from the street-side patio that draws the crowds in—it’s a safe bet that it’s the combination of all of the above. But after three straight years of claiming this title, there’s little doubt left that we love us some Bittercreek. SECOND PLACE: BARBACOA THIRD PLACE: BARDENAY

SECOND PLACE: TIE, BRICK OVEN BISTRO AND SMOKY MOUNTAIN PIZZA THIRD PLACE: THE EGG FACTORY

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BOISE FRY COMPANY

BEST LOCAL CHINESE FOOD

YEN CHING

111 BROADWAY AVE., STE. 111, BOISE, 208-495-3858, BOISEFRYCOMPANY.COM, @BOISEFRYCO

305 N. NINTH ST., BOISE, 208-384-0384, YENCHINGBOISE.COM

What would the potato state be without an establishment that propels the delicious tuber to new heights? That’s where BFC comes in, concocting all manner of taste-bud twisting french fry goodness. And while its motto states “burgers on the side,” it hasn’t skimped on the rest of the menu either, netting it the coveted crown for Boise’s best burger. The seasoned blend of beef (or bison, or veggie) rests on a bed of fresh greens, onion gastrique and garlic aioli. Add a side of bourgeois duck fat fries for that extra bit of decadence.

There are “Chinese” food restaurants, and then there’s Yen Ching. In the heart of downtown, Boiseans know, sits a Chinese food joint like no other. You’ll find no cheeseburgers, no hot dogs and no fluorescent-pink sweet and sour chicken. No, here it’s all about big family style portions and fresh ingredients. It also doesn’t skip on the “and bar” title. Lychee nut cocktail with some fresh moo goo gai pan? Yen CHA-Ching.

SECOND PLACE: BIG JUD’S

SECOND PLACE: TWIN DRAGON THIRD PLACE: ORIENTAL EXPRESS

THIRD PLACE: BITTERCREEK ALE HOUSE

BEST LOCAL DINNER

BEST LOCAL ITALIAN FOOD

RED FEATHER LOUNGE

GINO’S ITALIAN RISTORANTE

3015 W. MCMILLAN ROAD, STE. 108, MERIDIAN, 208-887-7710 The things we love are worth working for, and in the case of the best Italian food in the Treasure Valley, it’s worth driving out back and beyond. But oh, is it worth it. From delicate pastas stuffed with things you know you really shouldn’t eat but that you really want to eat—and which you tell yourself you’ve racked up enough karma points to eat—to fall-offthe-bone tender shanks, Gino’s is the place to indulge your Italian cravings. Don’t forget to grab a jar of the house-made bread dipping sauce on your way out the door. SECOND PLACE: ASIAGO’S RISTORANTE THIRD PLACE: LOUIE’S PIZZA AND ITALIAN RESTAURANT

BEST LOCAL BREAKFAST

GOLDY’S

108 S. CAPITOL BLVD., BOISE, 208-345-4100, GOLDYSBREAKFASTBISTRO.COM Yep. Goldy’s. Pound for pound, year in and year out, it’s Goldy’s. It’s the Hollandaise, it’s the Andalusian eggs, it’s the sweet potato hash browns, it’s the salmon cakes, it’s the coffee, and yes, it’s the interminable wait for a table. Goldy’s is as Boise as the trees. Visitors in town? Kids back from college? Just broke up? Just made up? Feeling noncommittal to the world? Feeling like you need inspiration? Hungry? It’s Goldy’s.

246 N. EIGHTH ST., BOISE, 208-345-1813, BCRFL.COM/REDFEATHER, @BITTERFEATHER Boiseans are loyal to their haunts and two-time incumbent Red Feather grabbed a third straight crown by a healthy margin. Great apps, cocktails, large plates and small—it’s got them all. But Red Feather is also a lounge. It’s a dimly lit corner to settle in to with your party and feel like you’re the only ones there. Just remember to bring your conversational A-game. SECOND PLACE: BARBACOA THIRD PLACE: BITTERCREEK ALE HOUSE

BEST LOCAL PIZZA

FLYING PIE PIZZARIA

6508 FAIRVIEW AVE., BOISE, 208-345-0000; 4320 STATE ST., BOISE, 208-384-0000, FLYINGPIE.COM, @FLYINGPIEPIZZA

You already know the voters who swamped this category. They’re those friends/coworkers/DMV employees who told you when it was “your day” at Flying Pie, or texted you, or added it as a P.S. to a totally unrelated email. (Said day, for noobs, is when your name or ability to play the harmonium earns you the privilege of donning an apron and making your own pizza). Those of you who took the bait and survived your linguica/smoked gouda/anchovy/spinach/garlic creation now know what the rest of us have known since childhood: Flying Pie can do no wrong. SECOND PLACE: GUIDO’S THIRD PLACE: PIE HOLE

SECOND PLACE: THE EGG FACTORY THIRD PLACE: THE CAPRI

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CHANDLERS STEAKHOUSE

981 W. GROVE ST., BOISE, 208-383-4300, CHANDLERSBOISE.COM, @CHANDLERSBOISE Whether it’s the classy/hip interior, the curving, intimate patio, the blue-lit bar serving up cocktails people go out of their way for, the live jazz or the top-of-the-line cuisine, it all goes in to why Boiseans continually put Chandlers at the top of the fine dining list. If you’re looking for seafood, escargot, one fine steak or even duck or rack of lamb, this is the place to find it immersed in style. And how would you finish off such a fabulous experience? Two words: chocolate souffle.

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BEST LOCAL THAI FOOD

MAI THAI

750 W. IDAHO ST., BOISE, 208-344-8424, MAITHAIGROUP.COM, @MAITHAIBOISE The downtown locale and fairy-light decorated patio might initially lure one in, but the food will guarantee a return trip. There’s a whole lot to love about traditional Asian dishes like dim sum, khao soi and the seafood hot pot. And the Izakaya happy hour menu, with small plates of culinary delights to share and two-for-one drinks, is pretty fabulous. Mouthwatering culinary treats and a swanky cool dining space make Mai Thai a must.

SECOND PLACE: BARBACOA

SECOND PLACE: CHIANG MAI THAI

THIRD PLACE: BERRYHILL AND CO.

THIRD PLACE: THAI CUISINE

BEST LOCAL SANDWICH SHOP

BEST LOCAL LUNCH

COBBY’S

1030 BROADWAY AVE., BOISE, 208-345-0990; 4348 CHINDEN BLVD., GARDEN CITY, 208-322-7401; 6899 OVERLAND ROAD, BOISE,  208-323-0606, COBBYS.COM You’ve picked out your apple and your chips, you’ve filled your soda and now you wait. The sandwich with the fresh deli meats, with the perfect selection of cheeses, condiments, and vegetables. The only sandwich with that soft sub bread. If you’re in Boise, that means Cobby’s, the local sandwich shop that makes Jared look like the Taco Bell dog. Capicolla, genoa, cotto mortadella? All three. Or maybe you prefer a hot meatball sub, or turkey and avocado. No matter your druthers, Cobby’s makes sandwich-eating feel like a religious experience. SECOND PLACE: DELI GEORGE THIRD PLACE: BAGUETTE DELI

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JENNY’S LUNCH LINE

106 N. SIXTH ST., BOISE, 208-433-0092, JENNYSLUNCHLINE.COM, @JENNYSLUNCHLINE Making lunch isn’t fun. When faced with slapping together a PB and J or snagging a greasy burger, it’s a lot easier to hit the drive thru—even though your gut may hate you for it by the time you leave the office. When cooking sounds dreadful and fast food sounds far worse, don’t worry—starvation isn’t the only alternative. Jenny’s Lunch Line provides homemade, healthy soups, sandwiches, salads and various rotating daily selections— and they’re all delicious. This little hole-inthe-wall bistro can be tricky to find at first but is well worth a lunchtime treasure hunt. The menu changes monthly, so check the website or take a stroll downtown. SECOND PLACE: FLATBREAD COMMUNITY OVEN THIRD PLACE: ZEN BENTO

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BEST LOCAL HANGOVER FOOD

THE CAPRI

2520 W. FAIRVIEW AVE., BOISE, 208-342-1442 Step one: Before bed, drink a glass of water for every cocktail while carefully placing your sunglasses on the nightstand. Step two: Wake up two hours later, put on sunglasses and change the sheets. Step three: Wake up to screams of bedmate, now trapped under fitted sheet. Bury the hatchet—in cheese sauce—by buying him or her the Capri Special: scrambled eggs and ham on an English muffin with cheese sauce and hash browns. The Capri smells right, looks right and you always know you’re in good company. Fairview Avenue west of downtown might as well be called the Hangover District. SECOND PLACE: MERRITT’S COUNTRY CAFE THIRD PLACE: TIE, LOS BETOS AND PIE HOLE

BEST LOCAL FROZEN TREAT

FANCI FREEZ

1402 W. STATE ST., BOISE, 208-344-8661 We might live in Boise, but Fanci Freez’s claim to fame is the Boston, make-youscream ice cream-and-milkshake concoction whose sugar-high cancels out the brain-freeze from a speedy slurp. Couple that with a bazillion flavors of syrup and toppings and you won’t even need the burger and fries first. SECOND PLACE: BLUE COW FROZEN YOGURT THIRD PLACE: DELSA’S ICE CREAM PARLOUR

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BEST LOCAL COFFEEHOUSE

FLYING M

500 W. IDAHO ST., BOISE, 208-345-4320, FLYINGMCOFFEE.COM, @FLYINGMCOFFEE Full-bodied and bittersweet, Flying M’s locally roasted coffee blends keep the Treasure Valley’s caffeine habit satisfied. It’s tastier than a defibrillator but every bit as effective in jump-starting your morning. When combined with a signature five-food-group cookie, breakfast is the only meal you’ll need. SECOND PLACE: MOXIE JAVA THIRD PLACE: JAVA

BEST LOCAL SOUTH OF THE BORDER RESTAURANT

CHAPALA MEXICAN RESTAURANTS

MULTIPLE LOCATIONS, CHAPALASMEXICANRESTAURANT.COM

Boise may be a few states away from the U.S.-Mexico border, but there are plenty of great places to grab an enchilada and a margarita in the 208—as evidenced by the exceptionally close race for best local southof-the-border restaurant. But of all the burritoslinging hangouts, one reigns supreme. Perhaps it is because Chapala is so well revered that it’s able to have locations all across the state. Order up a sizzling plate of fajitas or a taco salad, kick back with a Corona and imagine that you’re in Mazatlan. It’s a whole lot cheaper than a plane ticket, and you won’t have to wait for your passport to arrive. SECOND PLACE: EL GALLO GIRO, KUNA THIRD PLACE: CAFE OLE

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FOOD & DINING BOISE 2011 BEST LOCAL STEAK

BEST LOCAL DESSERT

CHANDLERS STEAKHOUSE

LE CAFE DE PARIS

Log on to Chandlers’ website and you’re greeted by a bold claim: “Best Steak in Any City” written next to a photo of a seriously nice hunk of meat. It takes chutzpah to make a claim that bold but if anyone in Boise can pull it off, Rex Chandler can. After all, Boise Weekly readers have been naming Chandlers Best Local Steak for four years running.

Paris is famous for a few things—the Eiffel Tower, the Mona Lisa, romance and awesome flat hats to name a few. Add to that list sublime pastries, and move the City of Lights to the City of Trees. One look at the pastry case at Le Cafe de Paris (conveniently placed right inside the front door) and you’ll say bonjour to a chocolate brioche and au revoir to your diet.

SECOND PLACE: LOCK, STOCK AND BARREL

SECOND PLACE: THE CAKE BALLERS

981 W. GROVE ST., BOISE, 208-383-4300, CHANDLERSBOISE.COM, @CHANDLERSBOISE

THIRD PLACE: BARBACOA

BEST LOCAL SUSHI

SHIGE JAPANESE CUISINE

100 N. EIGHTH ST., STE. 215, BOISE, 208-338-8423, SHIGEJAPANESECUISINE.COM The Shige dynasty has expanded over the last 19 years to include everything from fine-dining to teppanyaki and now teriyaki in Meridian. If there’s any question whether Chef Shigeki Matsuzawa plans to take over the world one grain of rice at a time, the answer is a delicious yes. And we’re cool with being his subjects. SECOND PLACE: SUPERB SUSHI THIRD PLACE: HAPPY FISH SUSHI AND MARTINI BAR

BEST LOCAL BAKERY

ZEPPOLE

217 N. EIGHTH ST., BOISE, 208-345-2149; 983 E. PARKCENTER BLVD., BOISE, 208-338-1499; 1635 N. MARKET PLACE BLVD, NAMPA, 208-4427894, ZEPPOLEBAKERY.COM, @ZEPPOLEBAKERY If you’re on a no-carb or low-carb diet, just go ahead and skip this category. For the rest of us who love to dive head-first into the fluffy, airy, savory piles of pan, breathe deep and inhale the heavenly aroma. For years, Zeppole has been turning out more varieties of bread than most of us even knew existed, keeping Boise well stocked with things to hold sandwiches together or soak up soup with. We’d be negligent if we didn’t mention the over-the-top sweets, too, and we’d never want to do that. SECOND PLACE: LE CAFE DE PARIS THIRD PLACE: PASTRY PERFECTION

204 N. CAPITOL BLVD., BOISE, 208-336-0889, LECAFEDEPARIS.COM, @LECAFEDEPARIS

THIRD PLACE: RED FEATHER LOUNGE

BEST LOCAL MEDITERRANEAN FOOD

MAZZAH

1772 W. STATE ST., BOISE, 208-333-2566; 404 E. PARKCENTER BLVD., BOISE, 208-333-2223, MAZZAHBOISE.COM, @MAZZAHMEDGRILL Wanna shake the pizza/burger doldrums? Order up a plate of dolmas from Mazzah. The pickled, rice-stuffed grape leaves are a sweet way to sate your snackies before you feast on falafel. Huzzah for Mazzah! SECOND PLACE: CAZBA THIRD PLACE: GYRO SHACK

BEST LOCAL SEAFOOD

FRESH OFF THE HOOK

507 N. MILWAUKEE ST., BOISE, 208-322-9224, FRESHOFFTHEHOOKSEAFOOD.COM Great seafood in the desert. No, seriously, stop laughing and get that disbelieving look off your face. Fresh Off the Hook has claimed this category for four years running, so it must be doing something right to earn such loyalty from its customers. SECOND PLACE: REEL FOODS FISH MARKET THIRD PLACE: CHANDLERS STEAKHOUSE

BEST LOCAL PATIO

BARDENAY, BOISE

610 GROVE ST., BOISE, 208-426-0538, BARDENAY.COM, @BARDENAY A great location and hand-crafted drinks make this hot spot the place to kick it with friends, soak up the culture in that corner of downtown, and people watch on any given sweltering summer evening. SECOND PLACE: REEF THIRD PLACE: BITTERCREEK ALE HOUSE

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AFTER WORK WEDNESDAY Buy any Margarita,

GET 1 FREE!* Each Wednesday 4 p.m.–close BOISE TOWNE SQUARE * 8TH STREET MARKETPLACE

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BEST LOCAL VEGETARIAN FOOD

BEST LOCAL BANG-FOR-YOUR-BUCK MEAL

SHANGRI LA TEA HOUSE

BAGUETTE DELI

As the only strictly vegetarian restaurant in town, Shangri La has a carrot stick up on the competition. But that’s not to say the place doesn’t have some killer meat-free cuisine, including veggie burgers, wraps, soups and even cheesy vegan kale chips. Not to mention, you can Zen out sipping any number of house-made “special-teas.”

At Baguette Deli, $4=a great big 12-inch sandwich at this favorite sandwich shop. Six bucks gets you a soda and chips to go with your freshly prepared thit ga, xiu mai or teriyaki chicken sandwich. Not sure what those first two are? Do yourself a favor and go there and find out. Now.

1800 W. OVERLAND ROAD, BOISE, 208-424-0273, SHANGRI-LA-TEA.COM

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276 N. EIGHTH ST., BOISE, 208-389-2888; 5204 W. FRANKLIN ROAD, 208-336-2989, BAGUETTEDELI.NET

SECOND PLACE: MAI THAI

SECOND PLACE: LOS BETOS

THIRD PLACE: MADHUBAN

THIRD PLACE: PIE HOLE

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BOISEvisitWEEKLY PICKS boiseweekly.com for more events IDAHOFOODB ANK .C OM

If the Blue Man Group and the Indigo Girls hooked up, would their kids watch Blue’s Clues?

Chef John Berryhill talks turkey with Kathryn and Brian Shields at A Chefs’ Affaire in 2010.

THURSDAY SEPT. 29

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fundraiser A CHEF’S AFFAIRE When times are tough, many folks trade luxury for simplicity. Sadly those less fortunate often trade simplicity for nothing at all. Emergency food stamps are more in demand than ever and an increasing number of Idaho children only get meals at school and go home still hungry. There’s no doubt about it—the recession has hit many Idahoans right in the gut. And that’s why the Idaho Foodbank’s palate-pleasing fundraiser, A Chef’s Affaire, is so important. Created 13 years ago, A Chef’s Affaire is a black-tie event that brings awareness to hunger. More importantly, it raises funds to feed hungry Idaho families. Although it is first and foremost a six-course, plated dinner, A Chef’s Affaire also features a raffle and silent auction. Bidders compete for package deals from local vendors and to win weekend getaways. Keeping the focus on food, bidders will also vie to win a private meal with friends, prepared by one of the acclaimed Idaho chefs who contribute their skills to the event. Though hunger is a sobering reality, the Idaho Foodbank ensures that A Chef’s Affaire will be a memorable and entertaining experience. This year, LeRoy Bell and His Only Friends, an R&B and soul group from Seattle, will serenade attendees in an exclusive concert and reception before dinner. Swank attire, fine dining and great music combine to make an event sure to whet your appetite for helping those in need. 5-10 p.m., $150, auction, dinner and concert; $100 auction and dinner. Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St., 208-577-2698, idahofoodbank.org.

FRIDAYSATURDAY SEPT. 30OCT. 1 burlesque RED LIGHT VARIETY’S MYTHFABLORE Fables are short stories that illustrate morals—often to children. For example, there’s the story of the wind

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and the sun who bet on who could get the traveler to shed his cloak. The wind tries first by gusting powerfully, but to his disappointment, the traveler only pulls his cloak tighter. The sun comes out from behind the clouds and pretty soon, the traveler becomes too warm and removes the cloak. The moral: Kindness is more effective than severity. Though that kid-friendly fable might’ve made you feel all warm and fuzzy, the ladies at Red Light Variety

Show will shed their cloaks without coaxing and use myths and fables to get you hot. The burlesque troupe and variety show will present its latest production, Mythfablore, at Visual Arts Collective this weekend. Join Red Light as they explore “the myths, fables and folk lore that bind our past to out present and see what’s hiding in the gray area in between.” The show is sure to be as visually stimulating as Red Light’s past performances,

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Color is at once a simple and complex thing. It’s easy to say that a dog has pretty light-blue eyes, but how and why colors appear as they do is more complicated. Color exists because of light and the way we perceive a color comes from the light that is reflected or bounced off of an object. Each beam of light shines the whole spectrum of colors, and we only see what isn’t absorbed. Light is composed of electromagnetic wavelengths, and colors are a result in varying lengths of those waves. The longest waves create red and the shortest create indigo. This weekend, you can experience color at a wavelength of about 450 nanometers—blue. Fred Meyer’s Broadway in Boise series will present the Blue Man Group at the Morrison Center from Friday, Sept. 30, through Sunday, Oct. 2. The Blue Man Group is known for playing with color, humor, technology and science in its performances, which are appropriate for all ages. A Blue Man Group show features no spoken language and, according to The New York Times, is “one of the most delightful performance pieces ever staged.” Friday, Sept. 30, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 1, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 2, 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.; $32.50-$55. The Morrison Center, 2201 W. Caesar Chavez Lane, 208-426-1609, idahotickets.com.

like The Twilight Zone, which was recently staged at Green Chutes/Salt Tears. Friday, Sept. 30-Saturday, Oct. 1, 8 p.m. doors, 9 p.m. show, $12 adv., $15 door. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208424-8297, facebook.com/ redlightvarietyshow.

SUNDAY OCT. 2 partytown BW’S BEST OF BOISE PARTY BOB has opinions about ever ything in the Treasure

Valley and rattles them off freely, peppering his thoughts with nuggets of sass. But something in his debonair, Truman Capoteesque swagger makes people want to swill mar tinis by his side, smirking at those less amusing. If you think you can keep up with BOB, Sunday, Oct. 2, is your chance to prove it. Boise Weekly is throwing a free par ty to celebrate our annual Best of Boise issues—both Staff Picks and Readers’ Choice— and ever yone is invited. Whether you won a BOB, wish you had won a BOB or just want to rub shoulders with BW staffers and those

who have been smiled on by BOB, head down to the Linen Building from 2-6 p.m. for a big BW bash. Ever yone will receive a token good for one free drink, and there will be a no-host bar for more serious afternoon par tiers. In addition to a nom-nom-nomable array of snacks, there will be live music by the always classy Frim Fram 4. 2-6 p.m., FREE. Linen Building, 1402 Grove St., thelinenbuilding.com. For more info, call BW Office Manager Shea Sutton at 208-344-2055.

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Get your gnar on at the Northwest Winter Film Fest.

FRIDAY SEPT. 30 We’ve got the scoop on the Tour de Coop.

film NORTHWEST WINTER FILM FESTIVAL AND AFTER-PARTY These days, most folks are inspired by freestyle skiing and less interested in racing the clock through gates down manicured slopes. Modern freestyle skiing resembles its counterculture cousin—snowboarding—with massive jumps, acrobatic aerial maneuvers and sideways handrail slides. On Friday, Sept. 30, the Egyptian Theatre is hosting the Northwest Film Festival, which showcases four new movies from big names in the industr y. After Dark, the newest installment from Level 1 Productions, was filmed entirely at night under high-powered lights, creating visually stunning perspectives. The Level 1 crew filmed in exotic locales such as Japan and Russia but also kicked it closer to home in Sun Valley. Inspired Films’ Retallack was filmed in the Selkirk Mountains in Canada, which receive up to 40 feet of annual snowfall. Named after the area’s Retallack Lodge, the movie focuses more on the powder y, backcountr y side of the spor t. Highlighting the urban, rail-sliding aspect of freestyle skiing, Stept Productions’ Weight was filmed in Boston and Chicago, where concrete is king and much less forgiving than four feet of powder. Filmed mostly in Montana, Set Your Sights by Toy Soldier Productions features freestyle skiers and snowboarders side-by-side. The Nor thwest Winter Film Festival will feature music from DJ Hathbanger, athlete autograph signings, raffles, product tosses and giveaways. For a chance to win tickets visit boiseweekly.com and click on “Promo.” At the 21-and-older after par ty at Tom Grainey’s, hang out with the 44 Nor th Vodka and BW Street Team where the ladies will be handing out swag and samples of 44 Nor th Vodka. The after-par ty is free with a NWFF ticket stub and $5 without. 5:15 p.m. doors, 6 p.m. show, $14 with Boise State ID, $16 adv., $18 door. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., 208345-0454, egyptiantheatre.net.

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SATURDAY-SUNDAY OCT. 1-2 chickens TOUR DE COOP BOISE/EAGLE As delicious as eggs taste, most urbanites have never gathered still-warm, bright-blue or green eggs from a nest in a chicken coop. But being an urban chicken wrangler is not as unusual as you may think. Backyard chickens are an increasingly popular part of the local food movement and a way for folks to make breakfast in the morning without a trip to the supermarket. Over the past few years, a number of Treasure Valley residents have jumped on the backyardchicken bandwagon and built their own coops. The Tour de Coop, which will span two days in both Eagle and Boise, is a chance for the poultr y-challenged to learn about chicken breeds and see how local chickenistas are housing their feather y friends in creative but practical homes. It’s also a great way to learn about sustainable, local-food efforts and the numerous benefits of owning chickens. The tour is self-guided. Participants buy a map and learn the art of chicken wrangling from Tour de Coop hosts as they explore local backyard coops. T-shirts and posters designed by local artist Ward Hooper are also available for purchase. Starting in Eagle on Saturday, Oct. 1, the Tour de Coop struts into Boise on Sunday, Oct. 2, and wraps up with an after-party at the Zamzows on State Street from 4-6 p.m. You can register and buy your map at eventbee.com/v/sccidaho2011tourdecoop. Saturday, Oct. 1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Eagle; Sunday, Oct. 2, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Boise; $10. For more info, visit boisechickens. blogspot.com.

If you’ve ever assembled something from Ikea—twisting a cheap metal key to tighten teeny metal screws in a Bjorn bookshelf—you know you get what you pay for. Unique, highquality furniture rarely requires assembly. Eschewing the mass-produced mentality, husband-andHeirloom and Vine furniture can be found wife team Brandon and Anne at Bricolage at Henderson recently formed 418 S. Sixth St. a custom furniture company or heirloomandvine.com. called Heirloom and Vine. “The idea behind it is to provide heirloom-quality furniture that will last somebody their entire lifetime and will move into the following generations and still be valued and loved and usable,” explained Anne. Brandon, a fourth-generation woodworker, crafts simple, space-conscious pieces using wood from a local mill in Caldwell that dries hardwoods from around the Treasure Valley. One piece, a bungalow bench, was inspired by the iconic home design and uses reclaimed Douglas fir and an all-natural beeswax finish. “We think that a lot of furniture is just so huge and bulky and it’s unrealistic for a lot of people’s living situations,” said Anne. “More and more people are choosing to live in smaller homes ... we want to support that kind of lifestyle.” —Tara Morgan

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8 DAYS OUT WEDNESDAY SEPT. 28

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Festivals & Events

Festivals & Events

ALIVE AFTER FIVE—Unwind mid-week with friends, live music and a cold beverage during this family friendly concert series. 5 p.m. FREE. The Grove, Boise, downtownboise.org.

FRANZ WITTE FLAMINGO’S OKTOBERFEST—Celebrate the season and support breast cancer research with a silent auction, wine, food, music and specials on everything pink. 5-9 p.m. FREE. Franz Witte Nursery, 9770 W. State St., 208-8530808, franzwitte.com.

On Stage BOB AND TOM COMEDY ALL-STARS—Stand-up comedy featuring Dan Cummins, April Macie, Shane Mauss and more. 7:45 p.m. $15-$25. Knitting Factory, 416 S. Ninth St., Boise, 208-367-1212, bo.knittingfactory.com. CHAMPAGNE BREAKFAST—An original play written by Boise State theater arts grad Evan Sesek during the 2010-2011 school year. Call 208-426-3957 for more info. 7:30 p.m. $7-$10, FREE for Boise State students. Danny Peterson Theatre, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-426-3980, theatre.boisestate.edu.

Food & Drink FALL TAPAS CLASS—Learn how to make skewers, empanadillas and more during this class. You’ll also get to sample wines that complement the dishes you prepare. 6 p.m. $30. Basque Market, 608 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-433-1208, thebasquemarket.com.

On Stage COMEDY ON THE ROCKS— Featuring Danny Amspacher, Charlotte Schlesinger, Olek Szewczyk and Josh Gross. 9 p.m. $5 donation accepted. The Red Room Tavern, 1519 W. Main St., Boise, 208-331-0956. OKLAHOMA—Visit boiseweekly. com and click on “Promo” to win tickets. 7 p.m. $18-$39. Knock ‘Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, 208385-0021, kedproductions.org.

FOOD AND FILM—A threecourse meal followed by a movie and discussion. Proceeds from the night go toward the growth and preservation of local foods. Visit treasurevalleyfoodcoalition.org for info and tickets. 7 p.m. $25, includes dinner. Red Feather Lounge, 246 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-429-6340, bcrfl. com/redfeather. THIRD ANNUAL HELPFUL HAPPY HOUR—Help Camp Rainbow Gold ease the stress of childhood cancer. The evening includes music, raffles, a live auction and appetizers. 5-9 p.m. $10. Barber Park Education and Event Center, 4049 S. Eckert Road, Boise, 208-577-4577, adaweb.net.

Screen MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL—View the 10 finalists and vote for your favorite. 7-9:15 p.m. $9 general, $7 students and seniors. The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., Boise, 208-342-4222, theflicksboise.com.

Talks & Lectures Food & Drink A CHEFS’ AFFAIRE— Black-tie fund raiser for the Idaho Foodbank, featuring a five-course dinner, a silent auction and VIP concert. Call 208-577-2698 for more info. See Picks, Page 46. 5-10 p.m. $100 dinner, $150 dinner and concert, Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St., 208-336-8900, idahofoodbank.org.

THE MCCARTHY ERA IN IDAHO—Take a look back on the turbulent 1940s and ’50s in Idaho politics with the Idaho Humanities Council. 7 p.m. FREE. Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-3844200, boisepubliclibrary.org. PARENTS OF TEENS PRESENTATION—An informative program to help adults learn to talk to the teens in their lives. Call 208381-9000 to register. 7 p.m. FREE. St. Luke’s Medical Offices, 520 S. Eagle Road, 208-3812592, stlukesonline.org.

Workshops & Classes POSTER CLASS—Learn the basics of poster printing. This class will certify you to use the poster press during open studio time. Call to reserve a spot in the class. 5:30-8:30 p.m. $35-$50. Idaho Poster and Letterpress, 280 N. Eighth St., Ste. 118, Boise, 208-761-9538, idahoposterandletterpress.com.

Literature BOISE NOVEL ORCHARD—Writers meet to edit and critique each other’s work. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Rediscovered Bookshop, 180 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208376-4229, rdbooks.org.

Odds & Ends LATIN NIGHTS—Instructors will teach salsa, bachata and Brazilian zouk lessons, followed by social dancing at 9 p.m. 7:30-11 p.m. $5. The Press, 212 N. Ninth St., Ste. B, Boise, 208-336-9577. VINYL PRESERVATION SOCIETY OF IDAHO—Buy, sell, trade and listen to vinyl records with other analog musical enthusiasts. 7-10 p.m. FREE. Modern Hotel and Bar, 1314 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-424-8244, vpsidaho.org Skeleton Blues by Connor Coughlin was the 1st place winner in the 9th Annual Boise Weekly Bad Cartoon Contest.

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FRIDAY SEPT. 30 Festivals & Events RAMBLING ROAD SHOW— Traveling road show focused on food and bicycle transportation. Visit ramblingroadshow.com for more info. 6:30 p.m. donations accepted. Boise Bicycle Project, 1027 Lusk St., Boise, 208-4296520, boisebicycleproject.org.

On Stage BLUE MAN GROUP— Music, comedy and multimedia theatrics rolled into one unique show. See Picks, Page 46. 8 p.m. $32.50-$55. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-4261609, mc.boisestate.edu. OKLAHOMA—Visit boiseweekly. com and click on “Promo” to win tickets. 6:15 p.m. $18-$39. Knock ‘Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, 208-385-0021, kedproductions. org. MYTHFABLORE—The Red Light Variety Show explores the myths and fables that bind the past to the present. See Picks, Page 46. 9 p.m. $12 adv., $15 door. VAC, 3638 Osage St., 208-424-8297, visualartscollective.com.

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CLAREMONT TRIO—Catch the piano trio from New York City known for its “interpretive depth and exuberance” in concert. Part of the Boise Chamber Music Series. Call 208-426-1216 for more info. 7:30 p.m. $20-$25 individual performance, $100 for the series of four. Morrison Center Recital Hall, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise State campus, Boise, 208-426-1609. STUDENT UNION PERFORMANCE SERIES: CRAICMORE—High-energy performance that includes bagpipes, whistles, traditional Irish and Scottish jigs and more, featuring Nancy Johnson. Call 208426-1242 for more info. Visit idahoickets.com to purchase tickets. Visit boiseweekly.com and click on “Promo” to win tickets. 8 p.m. $20-$60 for series of four performances, $5-$15 individual performances. Boise State Special Events Center, 1800 University Drive, Boise, sub.boisestate.edu.

Screen MOVIES FOR A CAUSE: CASABLANCA—Doors open at 6 p.m. and the movie begins at dusk. Food and drink vendors will dish up food and snacks. 6 p.m. $3 members, $5 nonmembers. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, 208-3438649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

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NORTHWEST WINTER FILM FESTIVAL—Ski Idaho presents this film fest featuring some of the best ski films of the year. The evening begins with a VIP dinner at the Modern Hotel, followed by athlete autograph signings and a product toss at the Egyptian. The first film starts at 6:15 p.m. See Picks, Page 47. Visit boiseweekly.com and click on “Promo” to win tickets. 6 p.m. $14-$18. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-0454, egyptiantheatre.net.

Art OPENING: NORTH TO ALASKA—View Kirsten M. Furlong’s exhibit based on her 2010 artist residency at Denali National Park in Alaska. 7-9 p.m. FREE. The Gallery at The Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., Boise, 208385-0111, thelinenbuilding.com.

Literature BOOK SIGNING: VICTORIA SCHWAB—Celebrate the publication of Schwab’s novel, The Near Witch. She will read from and sign copies of the book. 7 p.m. FREE. Rediscovered Bookshop, 180 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-376-4229, rdbooks.org.

SATURDAY OCT. 1 Festivals & Events BOISE WEEKLY/44 NORTH TAILGATE PARTY—Pre-funk before every Boise State home game with BW and 44 North. 10:30 a.m. FREE. End Zone, 1010 Broadway Ave., 208-384-0613. SCARECROW STROLL—Tour the garden to check out the scarecrows created by local businesses, clubs and individuals using a PVC frame and their own creativity. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. FREE members, $5 nonmembers. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

On Stage BLUE MAN GROUP— See Friday. 8 p.m. $32.50-$55. Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, 208-426-1609, mc. boisestate.edu.

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LAST WEEK’S ANSWERS

CHUCKLES COMEDY CABARET—Featuring someone new each week. 8 p.m. $12. China Blue, 100 S. Sixth St., Boise, 208-345-9515. OKLAHOMA—Visit boiseweekly. com and click on “Promo” to win tickets. 6:15 p.m. $18-$39. Knock ‘Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., 208385-0021, kedproductions.org. REDLIGHT VARIETY SHOW: MYTHFABLORE—See Friday. 9 p.m. $12 adv., $15 door. VAC, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297, visualartscollective.com.

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8 DAYS OUT Food & Drink

Sports & Fitness

FARM TO TABLE—Celebrate Idaho’s food with dinner and an evening of presentations by the College of Idaho’s Sustainability Stewards and the manager of Bon Appetit. There will be shuttle service from Boise to Caldwell for your convenience. 4-9 p.m. $30 dinner, additional $15 shuttle. College of Idaho, 2112 Cleveland Blvd., Caldwell, 208459-5011, collegeofidaho.edu.

BIRDING AND PETROGLYPHS HIKE—Check out the exhibits at the World Center for Birds of Prey and then head to Celebration Park for a hike along the Snake River. Call 208-590-2324 for more info and to register for either meeting location. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE, $5-$7 at Birds of Prey. Celebration Park, 5000 Victory Lane, Melba, 208-4952745.

PAWS, PINTS AND VINES—Enjoy live music, craft beer, local wine and food in the Memorial Garden during this fund raiser. Call 208-343-7177 to register. 4:30-7 p.m. $15 individual, $25 for two. Simply Cats, 2833 S. Victory View Way, Boise, 208343-7177, simplycats.org.

Workshops & Classes KNITTING CLASS: BEGINNING SOCKS—Learn to knit socks using worsted-weight yarn and double-pointed needles in three sessions on consecutive Saturdays in September. Students must know how to knit, purl, increase and decrease. 2-4 p.m. $58. Puffy Mondaes, 200 12th Ave. S., Nampa, 208-407-3359, puffymondaes.com.

Literature BOOK SALE—Get great deals on hardback books, CDs, DVDs and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE. Ada Community Library, Lake Hazel Branch, 10489 Lake Hazel Road, 208-297-6700, adalib.org. PLAYWRITING MASTER CLASS—Thomas Dean Kellogg will offer advice on using metaphors, creating characters, story structure and more. $147-$167. Studio JUL, 3109 W. Gerrard St., Boise, 208-867-1217, studiojul. com.

Kids & Teens STORY TRAIL: A TREE IS NICE—Follow the nature trail and read the nature-related story that’s posted on 10 platforms along the way. The trail is open from sunrise to sunset. FREE. Foothills Learning Center, 3188 Sunset Peak Road, Boise, 208514-3755, boiseenvironmentaleducation.org.

Animals & Pets FLIGHT DEMONSTRATIONS— Visitors can watch falcons, eagles and hawks demonstrate remarkable flying skills and visit the interpretive center. 1:30 p.m. $5-$7. World Center for Birds of Prey, 5668 W. Flying Hawk Lane, Boise, 208-3628687, peregrinefund.org. SEE SPOT WALK—One-mile dog walk, food, contests and fun for the whole family. Proceeds benefit the Idaho Humane Society. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $20, Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, idahohumanesociety.org. TOUR DE COOP—Register online at sccidaho. org for this tour of local private chicken coops. Download a map from the website as well. The tour of Eagle coops is on Saturday, and in Boise on Sunday. See Picks, Page 47. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $10, boisechickens. blogspot.com.

SUNDAY OCT. 2 Festivals & Events ANNIVERSARY/VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION PARTY—Boise Bike Project is celebrating four years and its supporters. Join them for drinks, food and the company of like-minded citizens. Meet at Camel’s Back Park at 2 p.m. if you wish to pedal to the bar. 3 p.m. FREE. Beside Bardenay, 612 Grove St., Boise, 208-426-0538, bardenay.com. BEST OF BOISE PARTY—Join Boise Weekly staffers to celebrate the winners of BW’s annual Best of Boise contest. We’ll have snacks, a no-host bar and Frim Fram 4 will provide the tunes. See Picks, Page 46. 2-6 p.m. FREE, The Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., 208-3442055, boiseweekly.com. FALL FEST 2011—The City of Nampa, Think Nampa First and the Downtown Nampa Association present the second-annual celebration of all things fall. Visit vendor booths, check out local crafters and enjoy live music and local food. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. FREE. Lloyd’s Square, corner of 14th and Front streets, Nampa. HERITAGE HOMES TOUR—Take a peek inside some of Boise’s historical homes as you stroll along 17th and 18th streets in the North End. This is a self-guided tour and will be held rain or shine. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $20-$25, McAuley Park, Harrison Blvd. and Hayes St., Boise, preservationidaho.org. SCARECROW STROLL—See Saturday. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. FREE members, $5 nonmembers. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

On Stage

EYESPY Real Dialogue from the naked city

BLUE MAN GROUP— See Friday. 6:30 p.m. $32.50-$55. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-426-1609, mc.boisestate. edu. CHAMPAGNE BREAKFAST— See Wednesday. 2 p.m. $7-$10, FREE for Boise State students. Danny Peterson Theatre, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-426-3980, theatre.boisestate.edu.

Concerts BOISE BAROQUE ORCHESTRA—Matthew Tutsky, principal harpist for the Boise Philharmonic Orchestra will perform works by Corelli, Bach and Handel. 2 p.m. $15-$20. Cathedral of the Rockies, First United Methodist Church, 717 N. 11th St., 208343-7511, boisebaroque.org.

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JOHN BEASLEY AND POSITOOTLY—With Benie Maupin on his bass clarinet. Call 208-4263498 or visit boisejazzsociety. com for more info. 7 p.m. $39. Esther Simplot Center for the Performing Arts, 516 S. Ninth St., Boise, 208-345-9116.

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8 DAYS OUT Screen CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS—A documentary that explores the paintings in the Chauvet Cave in France. Hosted by Treasure Valley Community Television. Discussion to follow the screening. 7-9:15 p.m. $15. The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., 208342-4222, theflicksboise.com.

Literature PLAYWRITING MASTER CLASS—See Saturday. $147$167. Studio JUL, 3109 W. Gerrard St., Boise, 208-867-1217, studiojul.com.

TRIVIA NIGHT—The previous week’s losing team gets to pick the new theme every week. Hosted by Matt Bragg. 8 p.m. FREE. Pitchers and Pints, 1108 W. Front St., 208-906-1355.

TUESDAY OCT. 4 Festivals & Events SCARECROW STROLL—See Saturday. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE members, $5 nonmembers. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, 208-3438649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

Animals & Pets FLIGHT DEMONSTRATIONS— See Saturday. 1:30 p.m. $5-$7. World Center for Birds of Prey, 5668 W. Flying Hawk Lane, Boise, 208-362-8687, peregrinefund.org. TOUR DE COOP—See Saturday. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $10, boisechickens. blogspot.com.

MONDAY OCT. 3 Festivals & Events SCARECROW STROLL—See Saturday. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE members, $5 nonmembers. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, 208-3438649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

Literature SCBWI MEETING—Monthly meeting of the Society of Children’s Writers and Illustrators. Each month will feature a short presentation on writing, illustrating or publishing. 6:30-8 p.m. FREE. Rediscovered Bookshop, 180 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208376-4229, rdbooks.org.

Talks & Lectures GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES IN AMERICAN JAZZ—An educational event featuring the John Beasley Positootly band and Bennie Maupin. 4 p.m. FREE. Morrison Center Recital Hall, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise State campus, Boise, 208-426-1609. PUBLIC POLICY LECTURE— Robert A. Levy, legal expert and chairman of the Cato Institute, will speak on public policy. Visit boisestate.edu/brandtfoundation or call 208-426-1125 for more info. 7 p.m. FREE. Student Union Jordan Ballroom, Boise State, Boise, 208-426-1000, boisestate.edu.

Odds & Ends OPEN MIC MONDAY—Musicians, poets and comedians are welcome to take their turn on stage. 8 p.m. FREE. Ha’ Penny Irish Pub and Grill, 855 Broad St., Ste. 250, Boise, 208-3435568, hapennybridgepub.com.

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Concerts OCTUBAFEST—The Boise State Tuba Ensemble and the Faculty Brass Quintet will be joined by public school tuba and euphonium players for this performance. For more info, call 208-426-1596. 7 p.m. FREE. Morrison Center Recital Hall, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise State campus, 208-426-1609.

Workshops & Classes GUIDED MEDITATION CLASS— Spend part of your lunch hour developing inner peace through meditation. Noon-12:30 p.m. sliding scale. Muse Building, 1317 W. Jefferson, Boise, 208342-3316, musebuilding.com/ muse_building/muse.html. MULTICULTURAL ARTS EDUCTION CLASSES—Kids in kindergarten through eighth grade will explore artifacts from cultures around the world and create artwork inspired by their new knowledge. Class is limited to 15 students. Email will.bogdanoff@ ymcatvidaho.org for more info. 4-5:15 p.m. $65. Sage International School, 457 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, 208-343-7243, sageinternationalschool.org.

Literature DROP-IN WRITING WORKSHOP—Informal writers workshop is free to writers who wish to hone their skills, work on character development, overcome writer’s block and be inspired. 6:30-8 p.m. FREE. The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208331-8000, thecabinidaho.org. WE ARE WHAT WE EAT—Adult book discussion group that focuses on choices we make pertaining to the food we eat. There will be a guest speaker to help coordinate each session. Visit adalib.org doe more info. 67:30 p.m. FREE. Ada Community Library, 10664 W. Victory Road, 208-362-0181, adalib.org.

Odds & Ends BOOZE CLUES—Trivia and prizes with the one and only E.J. Pettinger. 9 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s, 513 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-6344.

WEDNESDAY OCT. 5 Festivals & Events PERFORMANCE POETRY WORKSHOP, SLAM OF STEEL AND HAIKU BATTLE—A performance poetry workshop followed by an all-ages poetry slam. For more information, email cheryl_ maddalena@yahoo.com. There is a $25 prize for the haiku champ. 6 p.m. $5 poetry slam, $1 with student ID, Woman of Steel Gallery and Wine Bar, 3640 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City, 208331-5632, boisepoetry.com. SCARECROW STROLL—See Saturday. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE members, $5 nonmembers. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, 208-3438649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

On Stage SHIPWRECKED: THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF LOUIS DE ROUGEMONT—Exotic islanders, a man-eating octopus and an examination of the fine line that separates the truth and tall tales. 8 p.m. $13-$20. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-331-9224, bctheater.org.

Talks & Lectures FACEBOOK FOR THE FAMILY— Seminar on safety tactics for social networking sites, presented by the Idaho Fraud Awareness Coalition, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the High Technology Crime Investigation Association. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 W. Fairview Ave., Boise, 208-344-7691, redlion.rdln.com.

Odds & Ends CAREER FAIR—Businesses and organizations will be on campus advertising full-time, part-time and internship positions. For more info call the Career Center at 208-426-1747. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE. Boise State Quad, Greenbelt, Boise State campus, Boise. LATIN NIGHTS—Instructors Tabish L. Romario and Becca Towler will teach salsa, bachata and Brazilian zouk lessons, followed by social dancing at 9 p.m. 7:30-11 p.m. $5. The Press, 212 N. Ninth St., Ste. B, Boise, 208-336-9577.

ON GOING THE MAIZE—Celebrate the harvest with pumpkin picking, hay rides, live music and farm-based activities for young and old alike on the farm. While you’re there, take a walk through the Maize— an 18-acre corn maze. 4-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, FREE to visit the farm, $7.95-$15.95 for Maize admission. The Farmstead, 8685 S. Meridian Road, Meridian, 208-922-5678, farmsteadfestival.com.

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LISTEN HERE/GUIDE GUIDE WEDNESDAY SEPT. 28

POLAR BEAR CLUB—With Fireworks, Balance and Composure, and Such Gold. 6 p.m. $12. The Venue

400 BLOWS—8 p.m. $5. VAC

REBECCA SCOTT—7 p.m. FREE. Gamekeeper

ALIVE AFTER FIVE: JESSE SYKES AND THE SWEET HEREAFTER— With Low-fi. 5 p.m. FREE. The Grove AN HORSE—With Dark Swallows. 8 p.m. $8 adv., $10 door. Neurolux

DICK DALE, SEPT. 29, REEF

ANDY FRASCO—9:30 p.m. FREE. Reef

There are rock stars and then there are legends. Dick Dale is a legend. In the 1950s, thousands of people would pack into auditoriums to hear his blistering guitar style: an ultra-percussive, reverb-drenched blitzkrieg of rock ’n’ roll riffs and Middle-Eastern melodies that would come to be known as surf rock. A young inventor by the name of Leo Fender was so taken with Dale’s style that he gifted him a new guitar he had designed, called a Stratocaster, and an amplifier to go with it. Dale returned the amp shortly after because it caught on fire. Dale returned and blew up 49 amps before Fender finally built one that could withstand his sonic assault: the first-ever 100-watt amp and speaker that would become the model for modern rock amplifiers. Even now, in his 70s and having beat cancer twice, Dale still rocks louder and harder than anyone else out there.

THURSDAY SEPT. 29

ROBERT JAMES—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid

CAMDEN HUGHES DUO—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill

BEN BURDICK—6 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Downtown

DICK DALE—See Listen Here, this page. 9 p.m. $20 adv., $25 door.

DAN COSTELLO—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid

Reef

GIZZARD STONE—9:30 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s

FRIM FRAM FOUR—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

JIM FISHWILD—6 p.m. FREE. Highlands Hollow JIMMY BIVENS—6 p.m. FREE. Curb Bar

GREAT GARDEN ESCAPE: BLUES BROTHERS ROCK N SOUL REVIEW—6:30 p.m. $7 members, $10 general. IBG

KEVIN KIRK—With Jon Hyneman, Phil Garonzik and Cheryl Morrell. 7 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

ISLAND REGGAE THURSDAYS—Featuring DJ Jazzy Jim. 10 p.m. FREE. Hannah’s

LIQUID’S THIRD BIRTHDAY BASH—7 p.m. FREE. Liquid

KEVIN KIRK—With Steve Eaton and Phil Garonzik. 7 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

PATRICIA FOLKNER—7 p.m. FREE. Lock, Stock & Barrel

NOAH KADRE—6 p.m. FREE. Willowcreek-Eagle

9:30 p.m., $20 adv., $25 door. Reef, 105 S. Sixth St., 208-287-9200, reefboise.com.

JAZZ IMPROV TRIO—Featuring Kris Hartung, Brent Jensen and Jared Hallock. 8 p.m. $3. Flying M Coffeegarage

RYAN PECK—6 p.m. FREE. Salt Tears

JONATHAN WARREN AND THE BILLY GOATS—9 p.m. FREE. Liquid

TRAVIS WARD AND HILLFOLK NOIR—7 p.m. FREE. The Modern

LIKE A ROCKET—9 p.m. $3. Grainey’s

WAYNE STATIC—With Eye Empire, Kyng and One Eyed Doll. 7:30 p.m. $18-$35. Knitting Factory

REX AND BEVERLY—8 p.m. FREE. Gamekeeper

WHISKEY BLANKET— See Listen Here, Page 47. 9 p.m. FREE. Fatty’s

BLUE DOOR FOUR—7:30 p.m. FREE. Blue Door

ARTS WEST LIVE—6:30 p.m. FREE. Blue Door

—Josh Gross

THE VANPAPAEGHEM TRIO— 5:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Bown

POKE—6 p.m. FREE. Record Exchange

RYAN WISSINGER—9 p.m. FREE. Solid SALLY TIBBS AND KEVIN KIRK—With Mike Seifrit and Jon Hyneman. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers SHERPA—8 p.m. FREE. Sockeye

FRIDAY SEPT. 30

THE SOFT HILLS—9 p.m. $5. End Zone

10 YEARS—With Redlight Kings. 7:30 p.m. $16-$30. Knitting Factory BOB SCHNEIDER—With The Lumineers. 8 p.m. $18 adv., $20 door. Neurolux BRANDON PRITCHETT—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub GAYLE CHAPMAN—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid GRAMDMA KELSEY—With The Wandas, Storie Grubb and the Holy Wars, and Owlright. 9 p.m. $5. Red Room

YER MAMA—6 p.m. FREE. Woodriver Cellars

SATURDAY OCT. 1 6 DOWN—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid A TASTY JAMM—8 p.m. FREE. Curb Bar BELLAMY ROSE—With The Young Curmudgeons and Hillfolk Noir. 8 p.m. Liquid

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Niels Lan Doky Trio Harry Allen Quartet and Rossano Sportiello

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GUIDE/LISTEN HERE GUIDE ECHO MOVEMENT—With Ease Up. 10 p.m. $5. Reef

ELECTRIC SIX—With Kitten. 7 p.m. $8 adv., $10 door. Neurolux

THE INDEPENDENTS—With Freezeout Hill and more. 7 p.m. $8. The Venue

GREG PERKINS AND RICK CONNOLLY: THE SIDEMEN—6 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

PLAIN WHITE T’S—8 p.m. $22$35. Knitting Factory

HAMBONES ON THE BEACH— 4 p.m. FREE. Sun Ray Cafe

REBECCA SCOTT—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub

RED ROOM UNPLUGGED—Featuring Clarke and the Himselfs. 9 p.m. FREE. Red Room

REX AND BEVERLY—8 p.m. FREE. Gamekeeper ROCCI JOHNSON BAND—9:30 p.m. $5 after 10 p.m., FREE for ladies. Hannah’s RYAN WISSINGER—9 p.m. FREE. Solid SALLY TIBBS AND KEVIN KIRK—With Jon Hyneman. 7 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

SUNDERGROUND—9 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM—With Uzala and Wolvserpent. 8 p.m. $10 adv., $12 door. VAC

THE WORKING DJS—9:30 p.m. Grainey’s Basement

MONDAY OCT. 3

YOU ARE PLURAL—8 p.m. $3. Flying M Coffeegarage

BLUES JAM WITH RICHARD SOLIZ—8 p.m. FREE. Jo’s BROCK BARTEL—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid

SUNDAY OCT. 2

CASCABEL—With Animal Skins. 9 p.m. donations accepted. Grainey’s

A DOUG BROWN COLLECTIVE—1 p.m. FREE. Solid

INSANE CLOWN POSSE—With Twiztid and Blaze. 7 p.m. $26-$28. Knitting Factory

BADFISH—With Scotty Don’t. 8 p.m. $17-$35. Knitting Factory

PUNK MONDAY—8 p.m. $3. Liquid

6 DOWN—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid

BEN BURDICK, BILL LILES— Noon. FREE. Grape Escape

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THE SHAUN BRAZELL TRIO— Featuring Camden Hughes and Sam Strother. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

WEDNESDAY OCT. 5

SUPERSUCKERS—8 p.m. $15. Neurolux

APPLE THIEF—10 p.m. FREE. Liquid

TUESDAY OCT. 4

BOBAFLEX AND CROSSFADE— With Adakain and Emphatic. 7:30 p.m. $18-$35. Knitting Factory BALLYHOO—9:30 p.m. FREE. Reef

BROCK BARTEL—6:30 p.m. FREE. Gelato Cafe

BILLY ZERA—7 p.m. FREE. Sully’s

DEADLIGHT EFFECT—10:30 p.m. FREE. Liquid JEFF MOLL AND GUESTS—8:30 p.m. FREE. Ha’ Penny

BOBBY SICK—With Con-crete, Dark Preacha, Rocky Mountain Stranglas and False Face Soldiers. 6 p.m. $10. The Venue

MATT AND PAT—8 p.m. FREE. Sockeye

DAN COSTELLO—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid

MINUS THE BEAR—With The Velvet Teen. 8:30 p.m. $18-$30. Knitting Factory

GIZZARD STONE—9:30 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s

OLD TIME JAM SESSION—6 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

JERRY JOSEPH AND THE JACKMORMONS—8 p.m. $10 adv., $12 door. Neurolux

RUSS PFEIFER—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid

JIM FISHWILD—6 p.m. FREE. Highlands Hollow SARAH MCQUAID—With Joe Baldassarre. 6:30 p.m. $15 adv., $18 door. Linen Building

WHISKEY BLANKET, SEPT. 29, FATTY’S Funny Biz (Jordan Polovina), Sloppy Joe (Joe Lessard) and Steakhouse (Steven Pampel) of Boulder, Colo.-based hip-hop group Whiskey Blanket sure sound like MCs/DJs but they don’t look it. Carrying a violin and a cello, the members of WB appear to be heading to a chamber music concert. Instead, since 2003, WB has taken to the stage and used those instruments to deliver hip-hop that blends the elegant strains of strings with unexpected samples (like jazz trumpet), fierce beats and lyrics that opine on social and political ills, as well as self-aggrandizement. When WB played at Fatty’s during the Boise Spring HipHop Fest in May, the trio performed right before Sweatshop Union—the Canadian group was the one that many of the hundreds of people in the bar had come to see. But from the moment Lessard pulled the bow across his violin’s strings, that crowd was definitely there to see WB, too. —Amy Atkins

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19): I have a challenging assignment for you. In accordance with your current astrological omens, I am inviting you to cultivate a special kind of receptivity—a rigorously innocent openness to experience that will allow you to be penetrated by life’s beauty with sublime intensity. To understand the exact nature of this receptivity, study Abraham Maslow’s definition of real listening: to listen “without presupposing, classifying, improving, controverting, evaluating, approving or disapproving, without dueling what is being said, without rehearsing the rebuttal in advance, without free-associating to portions of what is being said so that succeeding portions are not heard at all.” TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Officials in Southern Sudan are proposing to build cities in fantastic shapes. The regional capital of Juba would be recreated to resemble a rhinoceros, as seen from the air. The town of Yambio is destined to look like a pineapple and the city of Wau will be a giraffe. I’m confused by all this, since I know that most of the people in Southern Sudan live on less than $1 a day. Is that really how they want their country’s wealth spent? Please consider the possibility, Taurus, that there are also some misplaced priorities in your own sphere right now. Hopefully they’re nothing on the scale of what’s happening in Southern Sudan, but still: Allocate your resources with high discernment, please. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You have cosmic clearance to fall deeply, madly and frequently in love, Gemini. It’s OK with the gods of fate and the angels of karma if you swell up with a flood of infatuation and longing big enough to engorge an entire city block. The only stipulation those gods and angels insist on is that you do not make any rash decisions or huge life changes while in the throes of this stupendous vortex. Don’t quit your job, for instance, or sell all your belongings, or dump your temporarily out-of-favor friends and loved ones. For the foreseeable future, simply enjoy being enthralled by the lush sexy glory of the liquid blue fire. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Among the surprises spilled by Wikileaks some months back was the revelation that U.S. diplomats think Canadians feel “condemned to always play ‘Robin’ to the United State’s ‘Batman.’” If that’s true, it shouldn’t be. Are you suffering from a similar disjunction, Cancerian? Do you imagine yourself “Robin” in relationship to some overweening “Batman”? This would be an excellent time to free yourself of that dynamic.

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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): “Enigmatology” is an infrequently used word that means the study of puzzles and how to solve them. I’m invoking it now to highlight the fact that you need to call on some unusual and idiosyncratic and possibly even farfetched resources as you intensify your efforts to solve the puzzles that are spread out before you. The help you’ve called on in the past just won’t be enough for this new round of gamesmanship. The theories and beliefs and strategies that have brought you this far can’t take you to the next stage. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): This would not be a good time for you to read the book called The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Enhancing Self-Esteem. In fact, it will never be the right time to read it. While it’s true that, at this juncture in your life story, you can make exceptional progress in boosting your confidence and feeling positive about yourself, you’re not an idiot and you don’t need idiot-level assistance. If there was a book called The Impish Guide to Accessing and Expressing Your Idiosyncratic Genius, I’d definitely recommend it. Likewise a book titled The Wild-Eyed Guide to Activating Your Half-Dormant Potential or The Brilliant Life-Lover’s Guide to Becoming a Brilliant Life-Lover. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): “When I was born,” said comedian Gracie Allen, “I was so surprised I didn’t talk for a year and a half.” I suspect you will soon be experiencing a metaphorical rebirth that has some of the power she was referring to. And so I won’t be shocked if you find it challenging to formulate an articulate response, at least in the short term. In fact, it may take you awhile to even register, let alone express, the full impact of the upgrade you will be blessed with. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): “During a game of Apocalypse against the Witchhunters,” reports Andrew_88 in an online forum, “I authorized my Chaos Lord to throw his vortex grenade at the oncoming Cannoness and her bodyguard. Safe to say he fluffed it and the vortex grenade scattered back on top of him. Then he proceeded to take out my allies, the Havocs, Land Raider and Baneblade, before disappearing, having done no damage to my opponent.” I suggest you regard this as a helpful lesson to guide your own actions in the coming days, Scorpio. Do not, under any circumstances, unleash your Chaos Lord or let him throw his vortex grenade at anyone. He could damage your own interests more than those of your adversaries.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): According to my analysis of the astrological omens, it’s high time for you to receive a flood of presents, compliments, rewards and blessings. You got a problem with that? I hope not. I hope you are at peace with the fact that you deserve more than your usual share of recognition, appreciation, flirtations and shortcuts. Please, Sagittarius? Don’t let your chronic struggles or your cynical views of the state of the world blind you to the sudden, massive influx of luck. Open your tough heart and skeptical mind to the bounty that the universe is aching to send your way. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): I like how astrologer Hunter Reynolds encapsulates the Capricornian imperative. If you “can manage your ego’s erratic moods and uneven motivations well enough to offer a service with consistent quality the world confers social recognition and its accompanying material advantages on you,” he says. The members of other signs may appear warmer and fuzzier than you, but only because you express your care for people through a “strictness of focus,” “disciplined work,” and by being a “dependable helpmate.” This describes you at your best, of course; it’s not easy to meet such high standards. But here’s the good news: The omens suggest you now have an excellent opportunity to function at your very best. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): “Not being omniscient is a really big drag for me,” says poet Charles Harper Webb. I sympathize with him. My life would be so much easier and my power would be so much more graceful if only I knew everything there is to know. That’s why I’m going to be a little jealous of you in the coming weeks, Aquarius. You may not be supremely authoritative about every single subject, but you will have access to far more intuitive wisdom than usual, and you’ll be making extra good use of the analytical understandings you have. Bonus: You will also be absorbing new lessons at an elevated rate. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): John Tyler was president of the United States from 1841 to 1845. Believe it or not, two of his grandsons are still alive today. They’re Lyon Gardiner Tyler Jr. and Harrison Ruffin Tyler, born late in the life of their father, who was born late in John Tyler’s life. I invite you to find some equally amazing connection you have to the past, Pisces. How is your destiny linked to the long ago and faraway? I suspect you might find that distant history will be more vital and important than usual in the coming weeks.

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