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MAIL THIS WEEK’S WEB Boise Weekly’s new Web site is a hotbed of reader activity. A few months ago, we’d get a dozen comments online within a week and consider it a busy week for reader commentary. Times have changed. Last week alone readers had something to say about everything from restaurants to the county’s emergency medical system, and I’m proud to say that every discussion was productive and civil without degenerating into the crass personal insults so common on other Web sites. Perhaps the most noteworthy discussion happening online regards a story published several weeks ago. “Double EMS” (BW, News, May 20, 2009), detailed Ada County’s rejection of efforts by the Boise Fire Department to coordinate paramedic services despite what appears to be a duplication of services across the county by Ada County Paramedics and Boise Fire Department. Here are portions of a few readers’ comments: It sounds like Ada County Paramedics is more concerned with sole control of Ada County and the cities seem to be concerned about the best, quickest and most efficient service. You would think that it would be most

beneficial to patients if Ada County Paramedics would work with the cities not against them. Note: how can placement of ambulance stations affect the transport time from the patient’s residence to the hospital? —Observer There is the huge misconception out there, that the local EMS is funded by the tax monies collected on your property tax bill as with police, fire and other services operated by the cities. This is not true. The tax monies collected only cover a small percentage of the operating budgets of your local EMS agencies. The user fees (fees for service) pay for the remainder of the operating costs. These fees are subject to the rules of Medicare and Medicaid ... I do find it interesting that the title of this article is “Double EMS.” This is very true that there is a duplication of services with Boise, Meridian, Kuna, Parma and Nampa Fire Departments as they have pushed their “Paramedic Program” through their leaders. Prior to this they provided basic and/or intermediate life support services to their citizens as part of their EMS System, meeting and exceeding national standards for response times, etc. Many

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other departments in the Treasure Valley continue to provide these services as part of their local EMS System. However, the question should be asked, especially in these tough economic times with cities announcing layoffs, budget cuts, and reduction in services, why are we duplicating services already provided and cutting other services that are not provided? —Boise City Taxpayer Patient care is clearly an issue in the debate that the recent article stirred up. Throw in the words cheaper, faster and more effective and you have my attention. Except Ada County does that already for the City of Boise, as well as the rest of the entire county (including backup to Kuna). Ada County covers about 1,060 square miles, 380,920 people (2008 Census) and does so with a budget of which only $4.4 million is tax money. The rest of the $13.2 million dollars is from patient revenue and insurance. Boise Fire’s budget is $35 million to cover 120 square miles (or so, the land grabs continue) with 214,490 people. Of that $35 million, almost 100 percent of that is taxes. By simple comparison, Ada County covers


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BILLCOPE DEPRAVITY’S GRAVITY The brief flight of Susan Boyle “I had a dream my life would be so different from this hell I’m living …” —Alain Boubil, from Les Miserables


e all know this: Perfect things, be they movies or moments or diamonds or whatever, are scarce. We don’t all know this: They’re getting scarcer. For the reason that none of us can know when (or if) we will ever be witness to a perfect thing again, I have been itching to write about Susan Boyle. Not everyone will appreciate what Ms. Boyle gifted us in those first few minutes of her public life. But clearly, enough do that I don’t feel like a freak when I say, “Susan, that performance was a perfect, perfect thing. The intonation, the vibrato, the quality of your voice, the suggestion of unrequited passion … all remarkable in their elemental ways. But coming from someone else—someone slicker or slimmer or younger or better dressed or more polished or prettier— that stunning moment could not possibly have been so complete. So incomparable. This could have come only from you, Susan Boyle. Nobody else could have so uniquely, so poignantly, demanded: Look at me! I’m someone, too!” U I’m risking the accusation of sopping sentimentalism over this. For people of rigid dimensions, it is difficult to digest that one can be both a crustaceous cynic and a big baby who melts in the presence of pure and undeniable beauty. In fact, it may be the scarcity of pure and undeniable beauty in our lives that leads so many into that cynicism alley in the first place. And if there were more exquisite moments such as Ms. Boyle’s opening act, I’d spend more time writing about them. But there aren’t. What we have instead are contrived sentiments, contrived emotions, contrived moments, foisted off on us as significant by an entertainment/ industrial complex grown so intrusive that it now permeates our politics, our religions, our families and most offensively, the way we relate to one another, down to our most secret selves. Our news media—which is not above pimping the most lurid developments—has lately been alerting parents to the scourge of “sexting” between teens. A noble effort, I’m sure. But what they leave out is the noxious and logical connection between children exposing themselves to each other, and Jon and Kate or “Octomom” exposing their families and their flaws to a world of titillation-addicted voyeurs. We have come to a place where nothing is beyond our demand to be amused. Rush Limbaugh—in a world more attuned to honest values, he would be thought of as little more than a sausage fart with a mouth—can justifiably claim to be both an entertainer and the moral center of one-half of America’s twoparty system. The men and women who represent us in Congress, watch them: It’s increasingly hard to tell if the greatest influence on their intellectual growth was some exalted statesman from years gone by or P.T. Barnum. Gags and tricks and gimmicks have taken the place of discourse and debate. Punditry has become policy, and the more outrageous the opinion, the more loyal the audience. I shouldn’t be shocked that politicians or their supporters would resort to acting like clowns or swaggering


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clods, as long as it served their purposes. What disturbs me more is that so many normal citizens have come to behave with an abnormal compulsion to occupy every corner of their lives with whatever meaningless sideshow artifice the barkers pitch to them. Even our food has become entertainment, no matter how cheap and cheesy it may be. Did you make that McDonald’s run because you were hungry? … or because you were bored? Moreover, if obesity can be defined as unhealthy and superfluous flab, then obesity is a fitting description for our broader condition. Incredibly, millions have actually come to believe that Twittering or blogging or MySpacing their latest position, activity or thought could be entertaining to someone else. And tragically, for millions more, it is. An “obesity” of diversions— how’s that for a collective noun? And the most pervasive entertainment of all is watching others make spectacles of themselves. Do I need to list all the hours of TV that rely on the participants just being themselves, no matter how phony that behavior is? Would YouTube exist if it weren’t for the unguarded moment, the foolish mistake and worst of all, the intentional self-vulgarization of people so desperate for attention, they are willing to sacrifice any semblance of dignity? We have become, at the speed of a downloaded cell phone clip, a society of ghouls—the sort who not only go to the speedway on the promise of a wreck, but who volunteer to drive the doomed car. U There was Susan Boyle when she flounced onto the stage eight weeks ago— one of the wrecks we’re always waiting for. She would have made the YouTube circuit one way or the other. Had she done poorly, she would have entertained a few thousand failure-sucking vampires for a few days. But she didn’t crash. She soared. Her coming-out performance hasn’t gotten more than 100 million hits because she flopped but because she, every flouncy frizzly frumpy pound of her, brought something to us no one could predict: a perfect moment. Not that there wasn’t some contrivance involved. Whoever puts that show on does their best to make it blend with the conventions of a false culture. But her magic was too strong to cheapen. At first. I didn’t know where to take it, back then. The chattersphere was already overloaded with Susan Boyle by the time I got my itch to gush over her. Certainly I melted in the presence of her undeniable beauty, but so did everyone else. I had nothing to add. But back then, the story was only beginning. Her perfect moment, as do all perfect moments, faded quickly, and we were left only with its YouTube ghost. The parasites could not leave well enough alone, and as I write this, Susan Boyle recuperates in a hospital, suffering from the predictable effects of having been turned into a twisted reflection of herself. It remains to be seen how much damage was done to her simple soul, or if she will heal. None of which diminishes the moment—the authentic, untarnished, uncynical, uncontrived, pure and undeniable moment—she added to the world. How few of us manage to give such a bright thing for even a few seconds out of a lifetime? And I despair that there are fewer still with each passing day. WWW.BOISEWEEKLY.COM

TEDRALL DR. TILLER’S MURDER: TRAGIC, NOT SENSELESS How pro-choicers should learn to talk to pro-lifers

hunted down, tried, and sentenced after they participated in the ‘legal’ murder of the Jews that fell into their hands.” Tiller wasn’t just any doctor. His practice’s focus on third-trimester abortions—60,000 in all, according to Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, but exact numbers aren’t available—had already prompted NEW YORK—All too often in Amerithe ovum represents human life every bit an anti-abortion activist to shoot him. can politics opposing sides talk past one as much as you and I. The standard femi- “Dr. Tiller was well-known for providing another, firing off arguments loaded with nist claim that a baby isn’t alive until it’s abortions for women who discovered late language that stands no chance of per“viable” outside the womb is ridiculous. I in pregnancy that their fetuses had severe suading those who hold other views. know 25-year-olds who aren’t fully viable. or fatal birth defects,” reports the Wall The debate over what to do about 9/11 Abortion is murder. In my view, Street Journal. “He also aborted healthy was such a moment, one that initiated the women have—and ought to continue to late-term fetuses. Some of his patients, he current era of polarization. When liberals have—the right to murder their unborn said, were drug addicted and some were recoiled at torture and GOP attacks on babies. Each abortion is a tragedy, some as young as 9 years old.” Complexity is so civil liberties, conservatives accused them necessary and others not, and all of them damned complicated. He aborted healthy of being anti-American traitors. When Re- are murder. It’s not a position that I’m late-term babies? Sick! But who wants a publicans supported preemptive warfare comfortable with. But as sad and horrible 9-year-old girl to become a mom? Not me. against Iraq, liberals called them fascists as abortion is, I can’t see telling a woman For those who oppose abortion, the and warmongers. who doesn’t want to carry a pregnancy to question is: Would you kill Adolf Hitler? If we had the chance for a do-over, term that she has to do so. As liberal talking heads have been sayit would probably happen just the same For those who choose to prioritize ing repeatedly, abortion is legal. But that’s way. The attacks in New York and the fetus over the mother, on the other not much of an argument. So was slavery. Washington, D.C., exposed a fault line hand, it is a simple straightforward leap So was denying women the right to vote. in Americans’ views of what makes our to the next assumption. Since murder is As Randall Terry points out, so was killcountry great: Liberals treasure the United wrong and mass murder is even worse, ing Jews in Nazi Germany. If obeying the States for the Bill of Rights, whereas then it becomes morally incumbent upon law was always the right thing to do, we conservatives value living at the center people of goodwill to do whatever it would teach our kids that George Washof a wealthy and powerful empire. The takes to stop it. President Obama says ington was a terrorist. And no one would kill-’em-all-let-God-sort-’em-out crowd the abortion debate “cannot be resolved drive faster than 55. doesn’t live in the same universe as those by ... violence,” but he’s too cute by half. True, many pro-lifers are right-wingers of us who would have used diplomacy With abortion the law of the land since with their own problems with hypocrisy— and international law to apprehend the 1973, a Democratic-majority Congress I’d love to see the stats on “pro-lifers” murderers of September 2001. and Obama about to see his (pro-choice) who voted for Bush in 2004 after he’d The murder of doctor George Tiller at pick seated on the Supreme Court, there is murdered more than 100,000 Afghans his Kansas church has again exposed the nothing anyone can do within the existing and Iraqis. But liberals don’t do themfault line over abortion. Both sides talk legal and political system to put an end to selves or the pro-choice movement any past one another. The pro-choice continwhat pro-lifers view as the annual murder favors by glibly dismissing every fetus as gent snaps that pro-lifers—usually right of millions of Americans. What are they a soulless lump of protoplasm or calling of center—care only about human life supposed to do? Write a blog? those who resort to violence to try to save between conception and birth. For their “According to God’s laws,” wrote them psychotic terrorists. part, many pro-lifers fail to concede some Operation Rescue founder Randall Terry Ted Rall, president of the Association obvious points, like the fact that forcing a after the shooting, “and the laws that govof American Editorial Cartoonists, is girl to bear a child that results from rape ern how we protect the innocent in times author of the books To Afghanistan and or incest is obscene. of peace, George Tiller was one of the Back and Silk Road to Ruin: Is Central I am militantly pro-choice on practical most evil men on the planet; every bit as Asia the New Middle East? grounds. You can’t tie a woman down for vile as the Nazi war criminals who were nine months and force her to bear a child. And also on moral ones: Women must be able to control their bodies. Nevertheless, I am disgusted by much of my fellow pro-choicers’ rhetoric in the aftermath of the shooting of Dr. Tiller. Reveling in the same kind of smug self-righteousness that characterized George W. Bush and his supporters after 9/11 (did they really think questioning liberals’ patriotism would convince them to support invading Iraq?), my fellow pro-choicers are attempting to marginalize pro-life Americans as out of touch and possibly insane. “It’s senseless,” said the director of an abortion clinic in Portland, Ore. Even President Barack Obama weighed in: “However profound our differences as Americans over difficult issues such as abortion, they cannot be resolved by heinous acts of violence,” said a White House statement. If you’re intellectually honest, however, murdering an abortionist isn’t inherently “senseless.” If you believe (as I do) that life begins at conception, then the first cellular division after a sperm fertilizes

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NOTE When Bill Cope delivered his column this week—something he physically does with the help of a 3.5-inch floppy disk every Friday morning—he did so with the verbal footnote that this week’s piece was “a mess.” Immediately I thought he meant in terms of formatting, but what he was trying to tell me was that he thought it was poorly written. Au contraire, Cope. Not being WWW.BOISEWEEKLY.COM

much of a TV watcher myself, I just caught up on the Susan Boyle deal this week. Whether you know who she is or not, I think you’ll find Cope’s column this week to be interesting commentary on the “flabby, obese souls” of the modern world. —Rachael Daigle

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On June 8, City Club of Boise hosted four legislators for a recap of the 2009 session. The title of the session was From Intertia to Impasse, and the presentations by two Democrats and two Republicans were littered with plenty of unflattering descriptors: stymie, gridlock, divisiveness, floundering. And Quagga mussels. Boise Democratic Sen. Kate Kelly pointed out that while there were three bills to protect the state from Quagga mussels, an invasive waterborne species that has not yet appeared in Idaho, the Legislature rejected a bill to regulate septic system leaching into ground water. Rep. Bill Killen, also a Boise Democrat who said he had tried to repress the session and announced he would not be running for higher office, focused on local option taxing for public transit, garnering the only applause line of the show. But the Republicans at the table pointed out that the floundering and gridlock were actually a good thing. “My constituents are excited that we didn’t pass a lot of laws,” Eagle Rep. Raul Labrador said. And asked why he wouldn’t support raising income taxes on the wealthy to shore up the state budget, Caldwell Sen. John McGee had a simple response: “That’s why I’m a Republican, I guess.” BW underwrote the forum, and sat at the head tables.

BOISE SEEKS INCUBATOR BIZ In his June 3 State of the City speech, Boise Mayor Dave Bieter mentioned that the city was “an investor” in the Water Cooler, BoDo developer Mark Rivers’ business incubator for “creative economy” startups. The city is not exactly an investor, in the venture capital sense one would expect for a creative economy incubator. Boise put about $50,000 into sidewalk and “streetscape” improvements for the old Boise Heating and Cooling Building, where the Water Cooler is located. Bieter announced in his speech that the city is pursuing its own business incubator—one focused on the green economy—in a city-owned building on Fifth and Idaho streets. It will be called the Green House. But here’s where it gets interesting. The city, through its redevelopment agency, is already involved in the business of business development. Capital City Development Corp. owns the building where the Water Cooler is housed. According to CCDC ED Phil Kushlan, Rivers pays about $25,000 a year in rent to the redevelopment agency, a below-market rate. Kushlan said that when the Water Cooler moved in, the building was in need of repairs and that CCDC supports the goal of creating a creative-class center in western downtown Boise. Hence, the subsidized rent. The lot, incidentally, had been slated for more downtown housing prior to the incubator going in. CCDC has also secured about $200,000 in federal 2009 earmarks for business development, some of which will likely go to the Water Cooler or affiliated startups. As for the Green House, Boise’s Division of Water Quality has been resident in the old building but will be moving over to City Hall. Bieter spokesman Adam Park said they’d like to green up the building for the green venture. The idea will likely go through City Council and may eventually involve a nonprofit group or other partner to run it. —Nathaniel Hoffman

war in Iraq U.S. CASUALTIES: As of Monday, June 8, 2009, 4,317 U.S. service members (including 31 Idahoans) have died since the war in Iraq began in March 2003: 3,456 in combat and 861 from noncombat-related incidents and accidents. Injured service members total 31,327. In the last week, seven U.S. soldiers died. Since President Barack Obama was inaugurated on Jan. 20, 88 soldiers have died. Source: U.S. Dept. of Defense IRAQI CIVILIAN DEATHS: Estimated between 92,311 and 100,786. Source: COST OF IRAQ WAR: $676,590,286,236 Source:


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NEW SCHOOL SPUD Idaho Potato Commission battles

expand the notion of an Idaho spud. “They don’t promote organic potatoes, so why do I send my money to them if they don’t promote organic potatoes,” asked Nate Jones, an organic spud farmer in King Hill. Jones pays $100 a year to the Potato Commission for use of the Idaho Potato certification and he reluctantly submits his potato nce a year, someone from the Idaho Potato Commission taxes—12.5 cents per 100 pounds packed—though he feels he is shows up at Boise Co-op, clipboard in hand, to put eyes on small potatoes and the tax is not entirely fair. the tubers. “The last couple of years, I have been sending them a small “They check how we’re displaying them,” said Roben Latham, check,” Jones said. Co-op produce manager and buyer. “Mostly, they’re looking at our Other, even smaller farmers, don’t want to invest in the gradsigns, and I think they’re looking at the quality of the product.” ing machinery and labeling regimen that comes with commission The potato inspectors also certification and thus can’t access ensure that all of the potatoes are markets like Boise Co-op, which labeled with a state of origin, and specialize in local produce. that the Idaho Potato CommisKen Mulberry of Wild Country sion has certified any Idaho-grown Organic in Kimberly thinks the potatoes on display. Potato Commission lost sight of Farmers cannot grow the its mission in the 1990s, though he state vegetable for commercial says it has improved recently. purposes unless they participate in “They’ve become more interthe commission’s marketing efforts ested in enforcing and punishing through a potato tax. than advertising and promoting,” “I’ve seen some really nice fresh Mulberry said. potatoes that I would love to sell, Mulberry lost his license to but for them to have to pay, they pack potatoes some years ago and would make no profit and that I went to court to get it back. At find discriminating,” Latham said. issue, according to Mulberry, was Earlier this month, the Idaho the very image of the Idaho potato: Potato Commission moved to the Russet Burbank variety, which force the Idaho Fry Company, a is the classic Idaho baker. new, independently owned Boise “There’s a lot of new varietburger joint that specializes in ies that are being developed that fries, to change its name. News of ought to be tried,” Mulberry said. the crackdown spread via Twitter Though he still has comand Facebook and caused a media plaints—the commission recently stir, giving one of the nation’s oldforced him to remake the stamp est and, by many accounts, most he uses on his potato boxes successful commodity promoters, because it was a half-inch too a black eye. small—he says the commission, The commission, which, along under Muir, is heading in the with J.R. Simplot and McDonright direction. ald’s, made Idaho potatoes fa“I take my hat off to them for mous, holds a certification mark their new focus; they are getting on the term “Idaho” when used back to promoting,” he said. in conjunction with the name Muir said that purple potatoes of any potato product. It was and fingerlings, and yellow and red registered, like a trademark, with potatoes can all be Idaho potatoes. the U.S. Patent and Trademark “Idaho has only in the last five Office in 1966 and updated in years been growing those,” he 2004. But the commission claims first use on the terms back to said. “We do want to be the one-stop-shop state for all potatoes.” July 1, 1939. He said it is the growers who started the commission in 1937, “Everybody would like to call their potatoes ‘Idaho,’ but only and growers and packers fully fund it today. From September 2008 one-third of the potatoes in the Unites States come from Idaho,” until February, an Idaho potato ad ran on national cable networks said Frank Muir, executive director of the commission. “All this featuring fitness guru Denise Austin standing in a potato field toutTwittering that’s going on right now, that’s become testimony that ing the health benefits of Idaho potatoes. if we don’t protect it they’ll say, ‘they’re letting a restaurant use The organic and specialty markets have not gotten large enough “Idaho” in a name that doesn’t even use Idaho potatoes.’” to warrant their own television commercials, Muir said. The Potato Commission has been aggressive in defending its But the commission could take a lesson from the Idaho Fry name over the years. With a $13 million annual budget, the comCompany in potato promotion. The restaurant offers dozens mission has taken on some of the largest vegetable packers and of different fries, from yams and purple potatoes to Yukons resellers on the East Coast. and even Russets, depending upon what is available and fresh. A 1997 New York Times story about Hapco Farms, supplier Each offering is labeled with the type of potato and where the for the Publix supermarket chain, suggested that the Idaho Potato potatoes were grown. Commission was canceling contracts with resellers in an attempt Muir says Idaho potatoes have a better texture—starchier and to push anyone selling non-Idaho potatoes out of business. Also in fluffier—than other states’ spuds, and that distinguished palates 1997, the Potato Commission sued M&M Farms, another New can tell the difference. York potato dealer that was accused of packing non-Idaho potaNot so, says Idaho Fry Company co-owner and chef Riley toes in Idaho bags. In retaliation, Hapco, M&M, Majestic Produce Huddleston. Once fried and seasoned, there is no distinguishable Corp. and G&T Terminal Packing, sought to cancel the Potato difference between a standard Idaho and Washington spud. Commission certification marks arguing, among other things, that But there is one Idaho potato that Huddleston favors, and it’s the commission was misusing its marks and that the Idaho potato one that Jack Simplot may have not have even recognized as a had become generic. potato: Mike Heath’s all blues, sold as Sunset Butte Organics and Though the commission has managed to keep its rights to the grown in Buhl. Idaho potato mark, the cases are not fully settled and Muir fears “His purple Peruvians, you can definitely tell they have a lot that any slip in their defenses would give the out-of-state resellers more flavor and they crisp up better,” Huddleston said. an additional reason to push cancellation. Heath, for his part, would like more local customers for his But there are other grumblings about Potato Commission deal- purples and red ladies and he said the commission has shown some ings closer to home. interest in his operation. A growing number of Idaho farmers are turning to organic and “They’ve been around to visit,” Heath said. “They certainly are specialty potatoes, and some say the commission has been slow to friendly and interested.”

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ONCOMING TRAFFIC Boise pushes for two-way grid downtown


n a sunny spring day, drivers slide their cars into parking spots along Bannock Street downtown. Bannock is one of the few two-way streets among downtown Boise’s circuit-board grid of one-way streets. But a movement is afoot to change the one-way grid so that more downtown streets resemble Bannock. The idea of changing downtown’s oneway street grid to a two-way grid began as a rumble in the downtown business community years ago. But now, the idea has reached Boise Mayor David Bieter, who has publicly acknowledged his interest in a grid change. Adam Park, spokesperson for Bieter, said that the mayor is very “intrigued” by the idea. Business owners like Clay Carley, who owns properties in the Old Boise Historic District, argue that a two-way street grid would create a calmer, more enjoyable downtown. And that, said Carley, would be good for businesses. “Downtown needs stops, getting in, getting out, walking around, intersections,” said Carley. “Those are all things that make for a really vibrant downtown, and we compromise the vibrancy of our downtown by having a one-way grid.” A recent visit by Brookings Institution scholar Christopher B. Leinberger lent a new urgency to the idea of two-way conversion. Leinberger told the Downtown Business Association’s annual meeting that Boise needs two-way streets downtown. DBA has also advocated for the change. Boise’s one-way grid dates back to the late 1950s, a time when suburban housing began to flourish and downtowns were changing from places to live to places to navigate through. In retrospect, these changes in downtown infrastructure contributed to the decline of urban areas across the United States in the 1980s, as suburban flight took root. Interest in changing downtown streets isn’t limited to Boise. Advocates say that changing one-way grids to two-way promotes a more walkable, calm urban space while promoting less driving, slower traffic, better interaction with the streetscape, and makes streets more visitor-friendly. But not all are in agreement. There

is data that argue for both one-way and two-way streets as the safer option. Robbie Johnson, spokeswoman for the Ada County Highway District, said that one-way streets are safer in many important ways. “The advantage of one-way streets is that pedestrians and bicyclists only have to look one way for traffic,” said Johnson. “For vehicles, there are fewer head-on collisions.” The city is just one player in any potential change to its downtown grid. The streets are actually owned and maintained by the ACHD. Any change to the grid would ultimately have to come from them. The city has invited ACHD’s Terry Little to meet with the City Council to informally discuss the possibility of changing some of the smaller downtown streets from one-way to two-way. Johnson said Little will recommend that big streets, such as Capitol, Main and Idaho, not be changed. Change, if it comes at all, will come after considerable study, said Johnson. “We wouldn’t just arbitrarily make that decision,” said Johnson. “We don’t have a transportational reason to change, but we certainly want to hear what the city and businesses have to say.” With the state in fiscal malaise, proponents of a change might find it difficult to convince ACHD to ante up. The cost of a large change to the grid system depends on how many streets are switched from oneway. Johnson said changing 11th Street itself could cost between $100K and $200K, and might reduce on-street parking. Many business owners favor conversion to two-ways. “It’s much more difficult for visitors to find their way around with one-way streets,” said Stephanie Telesco, owner of Brick Oven Bistro. “The parking is really simple downtown, and there’s a lot of it. But there is a reticence and a difficulty that guests have because of the one-way grid.” Sandie Waters, waiting to cross the street at State and Eighth streets, said that safety should be a priority when considering a change to the grid system. “My preference would be whatever is safer for bikers and pedestrians.”


DIGITAL DELAY DTV switch arrives, again; many remain unprepared


he digital television transition is imminent, again. After the Feb. 17 reprieve, the public has had almost four months to get a new television or a converter box hooked up. But many are still unprepared, including Idaho Public Television, which has six regions in southwest Idaho that will lose most of their public television reception. IdahoPTV has applied for grants, identified a possible local match and applied for licenses to bring digital TV to affected areas, but it could take three years to fix. “It’s not go down to Radio Shack, buy a toaster and plug it in,” said general manager Peter Morrill. June 12 is the new deadline, and though Morrill blames the Feds for not recognizing the glitch in coverage, there won’t be another delay. “We have worked hand in hand with WWW.BOISEWEEKLY.COM

state and local officials, broadcasters and community groups to educate and assist millions of Americans with the transition,” President Barack Obama said recently. “The number of households unprepared for digital television has been cut in half. Still, some people are not ready. I want to be clear: there will not be another delay.” According to a recent FCC press release, in Boise, “Nielsen estimates that about 69,210 households (or 26.4 percent of that media market) rely entirely on over-the-air broadcasts.” Also in Boise, according to the FCC, 184,666 people have ordered coupons for their converter boxes, and only 105,473 had been redeemed as of May 30. Idaho Public Television will shut down its five analog transmitters on June 12 at 10 p.m. after an hourlong broadcast on the digital transition.


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What exactly does FACES do? FACES is a pretty unique organization. We’re a partnership between law enforcement, the hospitals—both hospitals are involved with us—Ada County Prosecutor’s Office, Boise City Attorney’s Office, Boise Police, Ada County Sheriff, Meridian Police and Garden City Police. Then we have the Women’s and Children’s Alliance, Idaho Legal Aid and Catholic Charities. We’re a mix of law enforcement, prosecution and medical forensic—we have the St. Luke’s and St. Al’s sexual assault forensic examiner ... We’re trying to bring it all into one place. We’re actually a nonprofit, we’re a 501c3, but Ada County owns this building; they developed [it], and they paid for it. What do you think prompted Ada County to unite all of these organizations? This has been a movement across the country to create family justice centers. There’s also one in Nampa ... The centers really got a boost in, I think, 2003 when the Bush administration launched an initiative to develop centers across the country. Nampa went after that grant and got it. Ada County didn’t. They said, “We’re going to do this here, but we’re going to do it our own way.” How did you get involved with FACES? I was a stay-at-home dad. I was in a career transition when I came to FACES. I had worked for Terry Reilly Health Services for about seven years. I was their operations officer, so I managed health care clinics ... My whole history has been ... in the nonprofit helping-professions at a coordinating level. Developing programs and raising the funds to run those programs. What’s a typical work day for you?


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A lot of my time is spent communicating with our various partner organizations. I spend a lot of time looking for money, writing grant proposals and marketing FACES to the community. A lot of what we’re doing here is bringing different professions and different disciplines [together] that don’t necessarily see each other’s point of view—they don’t always mesh well. Bringing them all into one location takes a lot of nurturing. How many people are on staff? FACES has one other staff person, she’s the client services coordinator, Judy. Then we have, here in the center, about 12 agencies that have staff based here or actively working in the center ... We have the St. Luke’s Children At Risk Evaluation Services—the CARES program. They are based here in their entirety ... Also, Health and Welfare has a seven-member team from Child Protective Services that are based here … For adult services, the SAFE [Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners] program coordinator is based here. We have nurses from St. Luke’s and St. Al’s that are on-call in rotation for performing sexual assault examinations ... Approximately 70 percent of the sexual assault exams that occur in Ada County are done here in FACES now. We’ve effectively moved them out of the hospital emergency rooms. Why is that? We’re able to do it here in a much more private setting, which you won’t get in an emergency room. Often victims will present at the hospital, so the nurses will talk to them right away ... about their options. “We can take you to FACES, you don’t have to do this here.” Generally they say “Yeah, that’s great. Let’s get out of here.” Then law enforcement takes them here. So is there somebody always on call? A lot of this—particularly with the sexual assault work—is done on an immediate response basis, and it’s often after our regular business hours. We have a security guard here that’s on site in the building from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. He is here basically to have a presence and in case anyone presents at the front door. How many victims do you help a year? In 2008, the CARES program had about 780 children. And that was a bit of a reduction from the prior year. There’s been some reduced reporting nationally around


Behind a thick pane of glass with a phone wedged between his ear and shoulder, Kevin McTeague, executive director of FACES (Family Advocacy Center and Education Services) sat feverishly scribbling notes. The child abuse, sexual assault and domestic violence support center’s only other employee had just left on vacation, and McTeague was running the show. In addition to manning the glass-encased reception area and buzzing people into the two waiting rooms, McTeague fielded calls from victims and from the various agencies that work with FACES. On a less chaotic day, McTeague sat down in one of the facility’s soothingly decorated victim interview rooms and excitedly explained his work.

child abuse, and we actually saw that here. No one’s quite sure why, but it’s been a national trend ... We saw about 94 adults, sexual assault victims. And for domestic violence work, it was like 270 or so. Is there a particular time of year that you see more cases? Within the child abuse, there are definitely cyclical patterns. As school starts up, reporting tends to increase. I think that’s partly because kids are back in school, teachers are seeing them. Then summers drop a little bit. Before school ends ... kids tend to do more self-reporting because they’re going to be out of school and home more so there’s more concern there. That’s anecdotal, but those are the trends that we’ve seen. With the domestic violence work, it really peaks around the holidays. Have you seen any changes with the downturn in the economy? Not yet. There’s definitely an expectation that we’ll see some increases just because of the financial stress. I can’t really say that we’ve seen it yet. Some folks I’ve talked with say there’s going to be a sixmonth lag. If that’s going to happen we’ll probably start seeing it pretty soon ... But if a victim of domestic violence is really dependent on the abuser, then as this downturn in the economy comes along, I think it makes them more vulnerable. I might make them less likely to act or report. What’s one of the more eye-opening experiences you’ve had working with victims? We’ll see a lot of kids come in ... that have been through some awful stuff. But to see some of the resilience in some of these children. At the end of a visit to the CARES program, the kid says to the doctor, “When can I come back?” They felt valued; they felt respected. Some of these kids don’t get that in the situations that they’re in.



BECAUSE SUFFERING FROM ONE LIFE’S WORTH OF PAIN IS NEVER ENOUGH A 72-year-old Dutch psychotherapist has set up shop in Nepal and is now offering “reincarnation therapy” to help cure your chronic pain and illnesses. “People often suffer from pains which have no apparent cause,” says Peter Langedijk. “These are usually problems associated with their past lives. When they are taken back there, the pain dogging them for years is cured in half an hour.” For a small fee, Langedijk will regress you back to your past lives in order to find the source of your present-life pains. After you are aware of what is causing the problem, he uses a combination of hypnotic commands and relaxation techniques to cure the problem areas once and for all. “Perhaps it is fantasy,” says the doctor, “but it helps.” (

casino claims that they had tried to get Kakavas to stop gambling when he hit his losing skid but with no success. The final straw came when he lost $2 million in 43 minutes, and the casino finally banned the gambler when he wouldn’t stop on his own. (

WHAT DID I MISS? Next time you head to the movies, first check out, which will tell you the best times in each movie to run to the bathroom without missing too much action.


And now, as payback for all the humans who have had to suffer through anal probes, comes an incredibly useful Web site called “How to Cook an Alien.” Along with the many reasons for eating our intergalactic visitors (reason No. 2: “They ate Elvis.”), comes excellent advice as to the different flavors of aliens (reptoid meat is the lowest in fat and IT ONLY TAKES ONE cholesterol content and is good for those LITTLE SPERMAZOID with a heart condition), tips on how to catch TO RUIN YOUR LIFE an alien (lay a trail of M&Ms or some such From the “Kids, Don’t Try This At Home” candy toward the trap, and the creature will department comes a new study published in blindly follow the trail) and, of course, plenty the journal Contraception, which claims that of great alien recipes, such as Mixed Alien pulling out can rival condoms as a method of birth control. Yeah, right. The study claims that Gumbo, Roast Filet of Gray, Minced Reptoid and Three Alien Pizza. Bon appetit. Fire up pulling out before ejaculation 100 percent of the time has a failure rate of about 4 percent, the barbecue and point your browser at while “more realistic estimates” for the withdrawal method indicate about an 18 percent GOD IS AN ACCOMPLICE pregnancy rate. These numbers are remarkably similar to those of condoms, which have TO MURDER perfect-use and typical-use failure rates of 2 I suppose there’s no harm in praying for percent and 17 percent. a new job or something, but if your daughter stops walking, talking and drinking water, you better get your ass to a hospital or you might PROBLEMS WE’D LIKE end up facing murder charges. This is the fate TO HAVE of a mother in Washington state who is being Here’s a new one. A 22-year-old woman charged with homicide after praying for her who married an 84-year-old multimillionaire filed for divorce after just five months because daughter’s healing when she became gravely ill. Unfortunately, God was busy running a the old man’s energy level was just too much universe and didn’t bother helping the child. for her. “He was very hard for me to keep up “It was a tragic loss, and we miss our grandwith,” explained Kristin Georgi. “When you daughter very much,” said the child’s grandclimb on your own jet for the 10th time and everything in four days ... It was a bit too fast- mother. “But we believe God had a purpose in taking her. We don’t understand, but God’s paced for me.” ( ways are perfect and sure.” (Yahoo News)


INTERNET FACT OF THE WEEK A compulsive gambler in Australia is pushPlaying Meatloaf’s “Bat Out of Hell” noning his luck with an attempt to sue a casino stop makes plants grow faster. for letting him lose over $30 million over a four-month period. Harry Kakavas is now trying More bizarro news at to recover $20.5 million with his lawsuit. The



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the idea of america

R e f u g e e s i n B o i s e t a l k a b o u t t h e i d e a l a n d t h e r e a l i t y o f l i f e i n t h e U. S . by Nathaniel Hoffman


’m not sure it was World Refugee Day, but some nine years ago, I went to an international cultural celebration at Boise State. I saw a short black guy in a button-up shirt, with the top button buttoned. Taking a slight risk at embarrassment, I went up to him, and in my best lilting Ethiopian accent said, “Dehna neh.” Don’t be too impressed. I don’t really speak Amharic, but I’d recently returned from Addis Ababa and recognized his top-button style as uniquely Ethiopian. Geta and I became fast friends. As he struggled to find meaningful work—beyond the assembly line at Micron and cleaning hotels at night—we shared many, many meals, alternating spaghetti and meat sauce with doro wat: spicy Ethiopian chicken. It took him a few years, but Geta ended up following a woman to Spokane, enrolling in nursing school, and now he works at a hospital in Washington, D.C. A few weeks ago, I went to the English Learning Center, a language school for newly resettled refugees in Boise. During a class on how to find cool, free stuff to do in Boise Weekly, I asked the students what we should write for World Refugee Day, a celebration for refugees on June 20. More than 5,000 refugees from across the globe have

come to Boise in the last decade, first from Bosnia and Herzegovina and more recently from Somalia and Sudan, Burma and Bhutan and Iraq. One student suggested we ask refugees what they thought America would be like before they got here. And how the United States lives up to its reputation abroad. Once shaped largely by Hollywood, America’s reputation has suffered in recent years across the world. But for many refugees, America is still a land of hope where anything is possible. “It’s all rosy, and life would change immediately when they get here, they would not have to struggle as much as they have struggled in the past,” said Keziah Sullivan, community outreach specialist at the International Rescue Committee, one of Boise’s resettlement agencies. But after a few months, often when their financial assistance runs out, reality hits home. “The United States is, after all, not such an easy place to live, and they have to exert themselves in order to succeed,” Sullivan said. For some refugees, First World living is completely overwhelming. They may come from villages where whatever one needs to subsist—a goat, a few crops, local building materials—is right at hand. Or they come from a refugee camp

where the basics of food and shelter and clothing are provided in big white U.S. Agency for International Development bags. “But here, even water or even ice, you have to pay for it,” Sullivan said. Some refugees in Boise, on the other hand, came from highly educated, upper-class families. My friend Geta managed a large textile factory in Ethiopia and knew our history better than I did. Many of the younger Bhutanese refugees in Boise have university experience, and many Iraqis worked as professionals before fleeing their war-torn country. So we asked them: What did you think this place would be like? The answers varied, and since we did not use interpreters (most of the interviews were conducted at an English class, after all), some has been lost in translation. But some interesting themes emerged in the responses. People shared a respect for the rule of law in the United States, wonderment at the respect for different cultures here and surprise at the cold, cold winter from which we have just emerged. And almost all expressed some shock at the difficulties of finding work, navigating the bureaucracy and getting around town. Here are their thoughts.

Luma Jasim, 33, and Fidel Nshombo, 25 “What I expected about the U.S. before I came was a mix between hope for me and my family and, at the same time, there were suspicions about this new experience,” said Luma, an artist and BW blogger (The Grip at Luma, from Baghdad, had restarted her life several times and knew there would be some suffering in her move to Boise. “Every part of this world has negative and positive points, no places are perfect,” she said. “There are so many details and rules for every single thing in the U.S. and if you want to understand it you will spend a lot of your lifetime figuring it out.” Luma notes that Americans waste a lot of

paper on advertising and medical paperwork and that life seems to be largely taken up by work in an effort to survive. “Like heaven,” Boise Weekly blogger Fidel wrote in response to our question. Fidel thought that things in the United States would be easy to find, at his fingertips. “And it will be total freedom and peace,” he wrote. Fidel was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo and has lived in five different countries. Now that he is settled in Boise, he sees that the word “heaven” was an exaggeration. “Things aren’t as easy to find as I foresaw, but the freedom and peace part did stay the same.”

Khushal Alami, 23, & Khawja Aga Alami, 25 Brothers from Afghanistan who lived for 18 years in India and speak seven languages, Khawja Alami, who goes by Karim, and his brother Khushal had been in Boise for two months and 22 days the day they spoke to BW. The Alamis thought that America would be a place where they could write their own futures, and so far, they still believe that. “America’s future is a good future,”


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Karim said. “In India there is no good future.” The Alami brothers agree that it is possible to save money in the United States, whereas in India, where they lived as refugees, they lived hand to mouth. Khushal said there is no crime or bombs in Boise either, another clear benefit. “Here, life is safe,” he said. Karim also pointed out that all cultures in the United States are given respect. WWW.BOISEWEEKLY.COM

I s a k j o n Z o k i r o v, 5 2 Zokirov arrived in Boise on April 10. Originally from Uzbekistan, he lived near Kiev, Ukraine, before resettling in the United States. Zokirov thought that Boise and all American cities looked like the Las Vegas strip. He also pictured New York or Baltimore, but said through a pair of young interpreters that Boise is more like his homeland: quiet, similar weather and single-story homes, same type of mountains and trees. But Boise has no large outdoor market like in Uzbekistan, the former shop clerk said.

Te a m e G b r a m l a , 3 1 Gbramla always imagined that life in America was simple. “But when I came, I can see that it is very hard,” the Eritrean native said. Gbramla thought that the United States boasted a surplus of jobs and that anytime he wanted he could change jobs. He has not found work yet. Gbramla worked in a church in a refugee camp in Ethiopia before being resettled here.

Danda Subedi, 24 Danda is originally from Bhutan but grew up in a refugee camp in Nepal. He knew people who had been to the United States and expected a highly systematic society in which everything runs by rule and regulation and also a high standard of living. “I thought that I would be in a place of paradise,” he said. But now he says he is suffering from “suffocation in adaptation”—working entry-level jobs and interpreting for many other Bhutanese refugees in their interactions with the hospitals and courts. While he feels safe, has access to technology and, for the first time in his life, is accepted by a nation, he and many of his countrymen are homesick. “For some of them, it is a different dream than they have dreamed of the United States,” Danda said.

Zaid Ibrahim, 30 Ibrahim studied particle physics and helped with Al Jazeera coverage of the war in Iraq. Originally from Basra, where there is no snow, Ibrahim does not mind the cold winters in Boise. Ibrahim said he admires the U.S. legal system and feels freer here. Before being resettled in Boise, he felt that America was a strong country, which the world needs. Though, perhaps the world needs a few strong countries, Ibrahim reflected. His impressions of America prior to moving here: “It’s very beautiful, and it’s very strong.” He has not been disappointed.

Hassan Mbrawa, 70 The United States is a decent place for education and good food and the weather is nice, Mbrawa thought before arriving in Boise four years ago, a refugee from Somalia. He is happy with the pizza in Boise and gives the English Language Center at Boise’s Mountain States Group high marks.

N o a m i C e r, 3 4 , Tu Tu, 56, a n d Paw Ler Leh, 40 Paw Ler Leh and Tu Tu are from Burma, as is Noami Cer, who goes by Naomi in her English classes. Noami knew all about Abraham Lincoln from her school days in Burma. She learned that Lincoln freed the slaves and tried to eliminate the divide between white and black in America. Noami also said there was no snow in her homeland. “It’s cold here,” she said. WWW.BOISEWEEKLY.COM


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Safe agricultural practices are nutritious and delicious.


IDAHO VANITY LICENSE PLATES 1. famous potatoes 2. science and technology 3. breast cancer awareness 4. old timer 5. snow skier 6. fire fighter 7. capitol restoration —Source:

12 FRIDAY STRUT COOL STUFF Lux Fashion Lounge has been at 785 W. Idaho St. in downtown Boise for five years now. To celebrate, the store is throwing a happy birthday fashion party with live Lux customers strutting their stuff in cool fashions. The models’ hair will be lacquered down and done up by The Electric Chair, and DJ Evol G spins the beats for the Boise B-Boys to break dance to. Organizers say “if it all turns into a big dance party, so be it.” The art show part of the evening brings together all the First Thursday artists who have shown their work at Lux. The party for 18 and older has snacks and a no-host bar. Proceeds benefit the “Garden O’ Feedin,” a Boise community garden and fresh produce food bank in Garden City. 8 p.m., $10 adv., $15 door, The Rose Room, 718 W. Idaho St., Boise,

THE CALL OF THE RIVER The history of whitewater kayaking and canoeing is the focus of the Boise premiere of Kent Ford’s new documentary. Ford is a whitewater hall of famer who fished around and came up with an interesting collection of old canoeing and kayaking footage, including interviews with some of the pioneers of the popular sport. Kayaking has come a long way from when whitewater enthusiasts had to craft their own flotation devices and persuade the dam keeper to release some water for sport. The event includes prizes for the oldest kayak on a car, oldest kayaking T-shirt and a performance by Travis Ward of Hillfolk Noir. 7-9 p.m., $10. Muse Building, 1317 W. Jefferson, Boise, 208-869-5648.

12 FRI. - 13 SAT. SUMMER FUN FEST Kick off summer during a two-day, family friendly, alcohol-free festival with food, entertainment, crafts, summer fun, retailers and more. Activities include bounce houses, a kids’ zone and everything kids love, including characters, bubbles and a chance for both kids and adults to showcase their talents as the next Treasure Valley’s Hometown Idol winner in a competition hosted by former American Idol contestant David Osmond (Donny Osmond’s nephew). The winner receives a coveted trophy and $1,000. Last year during the first Treasure Valley’s Hometown Idol competition, contestants ranging from 16 to 74 years old belted out tunes in hopes of impressing the judges. Friday, June 12, 4-10 p.m. and Saturday, June 13, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., $4 general; $2 ages 6-12; children 5 and younger FREE, Expo Idaho, 5610 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-287-5650.

Reel in the catch of the day at Parkcenter pond.

13 SATURDAY FREE FISHING DAY Drop a line into the Parkcenter pond and with a little patience and skill, the chances are good a trout will bite. Sponsored by the Idaho Fish and Game, for one day only, fishing licenses are not required, but other rules apply, such as the number of fish an angler can reel in. A few lender poles will be available, and other activities include gyotaku (fish painting) at the MK Nature Center booth—no fresh catch required. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., FREE,, Parkcenter Park, 385 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise.

FOOD SAFETY ON THE FARM Visit Morning Owl Farm and learn about friendly, farmer-to-farmer food production from Rural Roots, a nonprofit organization based in Moscow, Idaho. The organization supports sustainable and organic agriculture and local food networks and will host a food safety workshop from 3-5 p.m. on good agricultural practices for egg production and handling, integrating plants and animals on a farm, and waste management. Enjoy quiche made with farm-grown eggs and organic salad during a networking dinner from 5-6 p.m. 2:30 p.m., $10 for Rural Roots members; $15 nonmembers; $5 students, 208-883-3462, Morning Owl Farm, 7020 Pet Haven Lane, Boise.



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David Osmond judges Treasure Valley singers.

IRONMAN 70.3 BOISE Athletes train all year to compete in three different legs of the competition including swimming, biking and running on courses at Lucky Peak Reservoir, Sandy Point Beach, the Greenbelt and the downtown Boise area. Spectators are encouraged to watch, and special shuttles run between the featured destinations. 2 p.m.,

14 SUNDAY SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE Boise Urban Garden School will soon be ripe with representatives from Idaho farms and dairies offering samples of the fruits of their labor. The Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides hosts the fund-raising event titled Udderly Delicious: The Cream of Idaho’s Family Dairies. Local farmers will discuss their work in sustainable agriculture and drive their delicious point home by offering samples of their food, including ice cream, cheeses and organic whole wheat crackers. The featured farms are Cloverleaf Creamery of Buhl, Ballard Family Dairy & Cheese of Gooding, Blue Sage Farm of Shoshone, Morning Owl Farm of Boise, and Canyon Bounty Farm of Nampa. 1:30-3:30 p.m., $15 adults, $7.50 children, 208-850-6504, BUG Garden, 4821 W. Franklin Road, Boise.



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wednesday thursday FESTIVALS & EVENTS ON STAGE OFFICIAL TJ THOMSON CAMPAIGN KICKOFF PARTY—TJ Thomson is running for Boise City Council and is hosting a kickoff party to share his thoughts on issues. Constituents socialize with friends, neighbors and many of Idaho’s public officials, business and community leaders. Gov. Cecil D. Andrus will speak. A no-host bar is available. 5-8 p.m., FREE, 208-559-6010, www. The Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., Boise. IAN BAGG—The comedian performs June 10-14. Friday and Saturday, there are two shows: at 8 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. 8 p.m., $10 Wednesday and Thursday, $12 general and $15 VIP Friday and Saturday, Hijinx Comedy Club, 800 W. Idaho St., Boise.

SCREEN CYCLES OF LIFE— During the International MTB Film Festival Boise 2009 Cycles of Life, check out the latest equipment during the trade show from 5:30-10 p.m. and enter a raffle for fabulous prizes. A couple of five-minute shorts made in England and the feature film Freedom Riders with an introduction by Boise local Jake Hawkes will be shown. Along with loads of free stuff, a couple of people will ride off on two raffle grand prizes. An MSC Lunatika mountain bike and an SE Single Speed bicycle were donated by Joyride Cycles in Hyde Park. 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., $12 includes one raffle ticket. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297, www.

GREEN WILD EDIBLE PLANTS—Local naturalist and author Ray Vizgirdas leads a group on a walk in the Boise Foothills to identify and learn about wild edible, medicinal and useful plants. The guide will discuss how early settlers and Native Americans used plant life and how the plants are as important as food and shelter to current native inhabitants such as deer, kangaroo rats and birds. Vizgirdas is the author of the Guide to Plants of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and Wild Plants of the Sierra Nevada. 7 p.m., FREE. Foothills Learning Center, 3188 Sunset Peak Road, Boise, 208-514-3755, foothills.

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST—The satirical comedy by Oscar Wilde gently pokes fun at Victorian manners and customs. The play follows the misadventures of a couple of British blokes, Jack and Algy, as they confront the merciless strictures of tea time and the pitfalls of sincerity, all while trying to woo a couple of strong-willed ladies. 7 p.m., $15-18; student rush tickets $10 at 10 minutes before show. Knock ’Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 333 S. Ninth St., Boise, 208-385-0021, LEADING LADIES—Jack and Leo are a couple of downon-their-luck Shakespearean actors who hear that an old lady in York, Penn., is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long-lost English nephews, and they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. The trouble is, they find out that the relatives aren’t nephews but nieces. 7:30 p.m., $12, Stage Coach Theatre, 5296 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-342-2000, www. ROMEO & JULIET—William Shakespeare’s timeless story of star-crossed lovers featuring drama, suspense and heartbreak plays out in a beautiful garden setting. The play runs nightly through June 13. 7:30 p.m., adult $8; student $6. Nampa Civic Center Calliope Garden, 311 Third St. S., Nampa.

SCREEN BARBARA MARX HUBBARD— Attend a screening of Humanity Ascending with Barbara Marx Hubbard as a special kickoff to the Living in Fire of Change: Sacred Activism and Social Transformation conference at the Egyptian Theatre on June 12-13. 7 p.m., FREE. Spirit at Work Books & Beyond, 710 N. Orchard, Boise, 208-388-3884, www.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES ARGENTINE TANGO PRACTICA—The Tango Idaho Co-op and Boise Tango Society welcome talented and versatile performer and instructor Jennifer Olson, who will teach “Nuevo Boleos” from 6:30-7:30 p.m. for intermediate and advanced dancers. Ultimate Improvisation is from 7:30-8:30 p.m. for beginner or intermediate dancers. Following the classes, traveling musical group Folias Tango Musica provides live tango music for open dancing from 9-10 p.m. Each class is $8, and the Folias Tango Musica portion of the evening is FREE. 6:30 p.m., www.boisetango. com. Boise Cafe/Cafe Bellisima, 219 N. 10th St., Boise, 208-343-3397.

TALKS & LECTURES DOWNTOWN NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION—Downtown businesses and residents are invited to attend a social event hosted by the Downtown Neighborhood Association to learn more about how to get involved with the DNA and promote, improve and achieve goals that are beneficial to everyone. RSVP by e-mailing 5:30-7 p.m., FREE. R. Grey Gallery Jewelry and Art Glass, 415 W. Eighth St., Boise, 208385-9337, www.rgreygallery. com. LUNCH RAPPERS—Join the downtown Boise-based Lunch Rappers club to learn more about public speaking and leadership training during an informational open house. The meeting takes place in room 3 AV North Small of the Boise Plaza building. Noon, FREE, Boise Plaza, 1111 W. Jefferson, Boise.

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FESTIVALS & EVENTS CONFERENCE AND COMMUNITY FORUM— The theme of the conference is sustainable justice and social transforma-

ODDS & ENDS 9TH STREET TOASTMASTERS—Visitors and guests are welcome to attend the 9th Street Toastmasters meeting. Noon, every Wednesday. FREE, 208-388-6484, TV CONVERTER BOX COUPON PROGRAM—The digital transition is June 12. A Mobile Assistance Center from the TV Converter Box Coupon Program offers one-on-one assistance to help consumers apply for coupons and demonstrate how to hook up converter boxes. Noon-3 p.m., FREE. Boise Towne Square, 925 N. Milwaukee St., Boise, 208-375-1200.




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8 DAYS OUT tion. Keynote speakers include Barbara Marx Hubbard, founder of the Center for Conscious Evolution; Andrew Harvey, founder of the Institute for Sacred Activism; James O’Dea of the Institute of Noetic Sciences and Sequoyah Trueblood. The event is titled “Living in the Fire of Change: Sacred Activism and Social Transformation ... A Conference and Community Forum.” The VIP reception is Friday night at 5 p.m. A portion of the

Attendees pick their preference by wearing a glowing bracelet and wander around in the dark seeking out like minds to strike up conversations. 9 p.m., $3, The Balcony Club, 150 N. Eight St., second floor, Capitol Terrace,


includes selections from both opera and Disney musicals. Opera under the Stars is directed by Doug Copsey. 7 p.m., $25, 208-345-3531, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise.


IDAHO RHYTHM DANCE COMPANY—The high-energy show is the 23rd annual Idaho Rhythm Clog Classic featuring



CABLEONE MOVIE NIGHT—The popular movies are projected on a big screen in the park beginning at dusk. The family can enjoy dinner and a movie with the addition of a number of concessions. Check the Web site for movie titles. FREE, 208-888-3579, www. Settler’s Park, corner of Meridian and Ustick, Meridian. THE CALL OF THE RIVER—Learn about the history of whitewater kayaking and canoeing during the Boise premiere of Kent Ford’s new documentary. Travis Ward of Hillfolk Noir performs. See Picks on Page 14. 7-9 p.m., $10. Muse Building, 1317 W. Jefferson, Boise, 208-869-5648.


saturday FESTIVALS & EVENTS proceeds benefit Sustainable Futures. 5 p.m., VIP reception and 7 p.m. $25 for Friday evening; $50 two-day conference pass; $95 full pass and VIP reception, 208-8914522, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. EAGLE FUN DAYS—The theme is Let the Good Times Roll and activities include a family bike night, Rocky Mountain oyster feed, fun days breakfast, car show, live entertainment at the gazebo, a Wet and Wild parade, golf tournament, the locally famous Nut Feed, Saturday breakfast and a carnival. 4 p.m. and Saturday, June 13, 10 a.m., www.eaglechamber. com. Downtown Eagle, 310 E. State St., Eagle. GERDA WEISSMANN KLEIN—The Idaho Human Rights Education Center commemorates the 80th anniversary of Anne Frank’s birthday (June 12) by hosting a dinner with Holocaust survivor, author and speaker Gerda Weissmann Klein. The celebrated speaker shares her experience and message of peace and compassion.7 p.m., $35. Esther Simplot Center for the Performing Arts, 516 S. Ninth St., Boise, 208-3459116. LUX FASHION SHOW—Lux Fashion Lounge at 785 W. Idaho St. in downtown Boise is throwing a birthday fashion party to celebrate its fifth anniversary. See Picks on Page 14. 8 p.m., $15 adv., $18 door. Lux Fashion Lounge, 785 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-3444589. SUMMER FUN FEST—Kick off summer during a family friendly, alcohol-free fun festival with food, entertainment, crafts, summer fun retailers and more. See Picks on Page 14. 4-10 p.m., $4 general; $2 ages 6-12; children 5 and younger FREE, www.hometownfestival. com. Expo Idaho (Fairgrounds), 5610 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-287-5650. WRISTBAND PARTY— The event, Who Do You Do? is part of Boise Pride week and is a spin on the stoplight party format.


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lightning fast foot movements, tap sounds to the beat of the rhythms, upbeat music and dancers of all ages. 7 p.m., $8 per person; children 3 and younger FREE, 208-461-9763. Nampa Civic Center, 311 Third St. S., Nampa, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST—See Thursday. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. with the show at 8 p.m. $39 for dinner; $20 for show only; student rush tickets $10 at 10 minutes before show. Knock ’ Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 333 S. Ninth St., Boise, 208-385-0021, LEADING LADIES—See Thursday. 8:15 p.m., $15, Stage Coach Theatre, 5296 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-3422000, www.stagecoachtheatre. com. MY SCHOOL MUSICAL!— Prairie Dog Productions presents a play about a student body fighting to keep their school from being replaced by a shopping mall. The fate of Borah High rests on the ability of the students to raise money by producing the best musical of all time, or at least one that doesn’t stink. For reservations, call 208-336-7383, visit or e-mail 7:15 p.m., $7-$13. Prairie Dog Playhouse, 3820 Cassia St., Boise, 208-336-7383, www. THE SEAGULL—Anton Chekhov’s lyric masterwork effortlessly balances the comic, the lyric and the tragic. Generations collide and dreams are deferred in this powerful classic that subtly dissects the affairs of the human heart and the demands of a life in the arts. 8 p.m., $28-$38, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-429-9908, box office 208336-9221,

CONCERTS OPERA UNDER THE STARS— The backdrop of the botanical garden is the stage for a performance by Opera Idaho’s Resident Company along with special guest artists Stephanie Sabin (soprano) and Betany Coffland (mezzo). The program

BUBBLES AND BREW FOAM PARTY—Slip slide on into an all-night foam party. The event is part of Boise Pride Week and proceeds benefit Boise Pride and the Boise Pride scholarship fund. 9 p.m.-4 a.m., $5, Lush, 760 Main St., Boise. CAPITAL CITY PUBLIC MARKET—The open-air market features rows of vendor booths with locally made products. Shoppers find a wide variety of goods with everything from Idaho specialty foods, wines and fresh baked goods to vegetables and handmade arts and crafts. Plus, live entertainment featuring a different act weekly, Art for Kids and select work by local artisans. 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Capital City Public Market, Eighth Street between Main and Bannock, Boise, 208-345-9287. CONFERENCE AND COMMUNITY FORUM— See Friday. Rev. Jackie of Boise’s Center for Spiritual Living is the emcee for an afternoon of local presenters, including Leslye Moore, executive director of the International Rescue Committee; Mark Ickes of Sustainable Community Connections of Idaho and Think Boise First; Jayne Sorrels, founder of Interfaith Sanctuary; and Dave Krick, owner of Red Feather/Bittercreek, a business owner who has led by example in Treasure Valley’s green and sustainability movement. 9 a.m.-9 p.m., $50 two-day conference pass; 208-891-4522, www. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. EAGLE FUN DAYS—See Friday for activities in downtown Eagle. Part of Eagle Fun Days is the Idaho Velopark Ride-On event promoting the Idaho Velopark. The event includes four cross and short track races. Register on site at 8 a.m. The first race starts at 9 a.m. A USA cycling license is required, and a one-day license can be purchased for $5 on race day. Top finishers receive prizes and the raffle includes the chance to win two bikes. 10 a.m., $15, Idaho Velodrome and Cycling Park, Old Horseshoe Bend Road,




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8 DAYS OUT EAGLE SATURDAY MARKET—The weekly outdoor market features art, fresh produce, wine, flowers and live music. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Heritage Park, 185 E. State St., Eagle. FANDEMONIUM’S THIRD ANNUAL SUMMER CELEBRATION—The all-ages event is both an escape from school and a way to welcome the summer featuring live DJs, dancing, a costume contest, bizarre games, prizes and more. Purchase bottomless cups of high energy cthulhu juice for $3. Plus, it’s the last chance to buy Fandemonium 2009 tickets for $25. 7 p.m.-midnight, $6 per person or $10 per couple (non-gender specific). The Community Center, 305 E. 37th, Garden City, 208-336-3870, FRESH, FLY AND FANCY—The audience judges the contestants at the second annual Mr., Miss and Ms. Boise Gay Pride Pageant. Performers were selected by invite only and all proceeds benefit Boise Pride. 8 p.m., $6, Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297.

GLENWOOD SATURDAY VENDORS’ MARKET— The west parking lot of Expo Idaho fills with holistic practitioners, intuitives and wellness products along with crafts. Follow the yellow signs and banners to your bliss. Vendors pay $45; for an application, e-mail Caren at, or call 208-378-9179. 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m., FREE admission, Expo Idaho (Fairgrounds), 5610 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-287-5650. MERIDIAN FARMERS MARKET—The theme for the 2009 farmers market and bazaar is Five for Five celebrating five years of fresh food and family friendly fun. Besides fresh produce, food specialties, baked goods and on-site barbecue, the weekly market offers live entertainment on the Market Stage, an expanded Kid Smarts Craft Zone and a free Kid’s Bounce. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Ustick Marketplace II, 3630 N. Eagle Road, Meridian. SCOTTISH HIGHLAND GAMES—The West Valley Heavy Events is kicking off another year of competitive Scottish athleticism. The Scottish social event of the year features a

parade, arts, food and traditional Highland activities. Round up your clan, and join in a day of cultural competitiveness. 9 a.m., FREE, College of Idaho, 2112 Cleveland Blvd., Caldwell, 208-459-5011. SEASON TWO, BOUT TEN—This bout of girls on wheels features the Grove Street Gang up against the Capitol Punishers. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Women’s and Children’s Alliance. 7 p.m., $10 adv., $12 door; $10 seniors and students with ID; children 12 and younger FREE, 208-342-1726, www. Expo Idaho, 5610 Glenwood St., Garden City. SUMMER FUN FEST—Kick off summer during a family friendly, alcohol-free fun festival with food, entertainment, crafts, summer fun retailers and more. See Picks on Page 14. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., $4 general; $2 ages 6-12; children 5 and younger FREE, www. Expo Idaho (Fairgrounds), 5610 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-287-5650.

THIRD ANNUAL IDAHO SALSA CONGRESS—The workshops, from 1-3 p.m., are taught by professional dancers and choreographers Liz Lira and Cristian Oviedo. The day is full of family events, workshops, performances and live music. During the evening event beginning at 8 p.m., enjoy a live salsa orchestra from San Francisco, Orquesta Bakan, plus beginner lessons. DJ Giovanni spins for dancing until 2 a.m. 1 p.m. $10 workshops for adults/teen; $2 for family event, $20 evening event, Knitting Factory Concert House, 416 S. Ninth St., Boise, 208-367-1212.

ON STAGE THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST—See Thursday. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. with the show at 8 p.m. $39 for dinner; $20 for show only on Fri./Sat.; student rush tickets $10 at 10 minutes before show. Knock ’Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 333 S. Ninth St., Boise, 208-385-0021, LEADING LADIES—See Thursday. 8:15 p.m., $15, Stage Coach Theatre, 5296 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-342-2000, MY SCHOOL MUSICAL!—See Friday. 7:15 p.m., $7-$13. Prairie Dog Playhouse, 3820 Cassia St., Boise, 208-336-7383, THE SEAGULL—See Friday. 8 p.m., $28-$38 Fri.-Sat.; $21-$29 Sundays and Tue.-Thu. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-429-9908, box office 208-336-9221,

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES FAIRY GARDENS—The class is limited to 10 adult/child pairs who will work together to create a fairy-sized outdoor container garden to attract all mystical creatures. The teams are instructed to bring their own container (12-inch diameter and 5 inches deep), which is best to cut down on soil weight. Instructor Elizabeth Dickey assists the pairs in planting a container with fairy-scale plants and constructing fairy furniture to set the scene. Preregistration required; fees include soil, plants and some decorative materials. 1 p.m., $15/Idaho Botanical Garden member; $20/ nonmember. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649, www. FOOD SAFETY ON THE FARM—Visit Morning Owl Farm and learn about friendly, farmer-tofarmer food production hosted by Rural Roots, a nonprofit organization based in Moscow that supports sustainable and organic agriculture and local food networks. See Picks on Page 14. 2:30 p.m., $10 for Rural Roots members; $15 nonmembers; $5 students, 208-883-3462, www. Morning Owl Farm, 7020 Pet Haven Lane, Boise.

ODDS & ENDS FREE FISHING DAY—Drop a line into the Parkcenter pond during a free fishing day. See Picks on Page 14. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., FREE, Parkcenter Park, 385 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise.

SPORTS & FITNESS BOB LEBOW BIKE TOUR—Registration is open to the first 1,500 riders who want to participate in an event that encourages healthy lifestyles for people of all ages and abilities. Proceeds of the Bob LeBow Bike Tour: Health Care for All benefit the Terry Reilly Health Services Zero Pay Fund. Lunch, water stops, first aid and sag wagons are provided along courses that range from 3 miles to 100 miles. 7 a.m., $15-$45, 208-4674431. Nampa High School, 203 Lake Lowell Ave., Nampa, IRONMAN 70.3 BOISE—See Picks on Page 14. 2 p.m., ticket prices: athletes and spectators ages 15 and older are $8, spectators ages 3-14 are $5, spectators ages 2 and younger (seated on adult’s lap) FREE, www.

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FESTIVALS & EVENTS LIQUID LAUGH TRACK—Every Sunday, the funny is found in BoDo during Laugh Track, featuring standup comedy from locals and professionals looking for laughs in a live setting. 7 p.m., FREE. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Boise,

ON STAGE MY SCHOOL MUSICAL!—See Friday. 2 p.m., $7-$13. Prairie Dog Playhouse, 3820 Cassia St., Boise, 208-336-7383, THE SEAGULL—See Friday. 7 p.m., $21-$29, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-429-9908, box office 208-336-9221,


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8 DAYS OUT CONCERTS OPERA UNDER THE STARS—See Friday. 5 p.m., $25, 208-345-3531, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise.

FOOD & DRINK BEER BUST—Saunter into the Lucky Dog Tavern on Sundays between noon and 5 p.m., donate $5 to Boise Pride and you’ll be rewarded with $1.50 domestic drafts. Noon-5 p.m., Lucky Dog, 2223 Fairview Ave., Boise, 208-333-0074.

GREEN 2009 GARDEN TOUR—The Lunaria League sponsors the 2009 Garden Tour. Purchase admission and the program, which includes the map to the seven featured gardens, and the program becomes the environmentally responsible ticket to tour the featured gardens in any order. On the tour, visitors will see blooming perennials, metal sculpture and creative landscaping by skilled gardeners. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $15 cash or check only. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649, IDAHO DAIRIES—The Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides hosts the fund-raising event titled Udderly Delicious: The Cream of Idaho’s Family Dairies. Food samples available. See Picks on Page 14. 1:30-3:30 p.m., $15 adults, $7.50 children, 208-850-6504, www. BUG Garden, 4821 W. Franklin Road, Boise.

June 15-16. The Melting Pot, 200 N. Sixth St., 208-383-0900, www.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES ARGENTINE TANGO PRACTICA INTENSIVO— Jennifer Olson has toured the world teaching and performing Argentine Tango, and now she is in Boise to offer a structured, guided practica for all levels. 7-9 p.m., $10. Ashtanga Yoga Boise, 1011 Williams St., Boise, 208-340-4919,

LITERATURE POETRY SLAM DELUX—This month’s poetry contest is a hip-hop slam featuring Seth Walker. Those ages 21 and older who yearn to share their streams of consciousness and spoken words can compete for $100 in cash as judged by members of the adoring audience. Sign up at 7:30 p.m. and the slamming starts at 8 p.m. 7:30 p.m., $5. Neurolux, 111 N. 11th, Boise, 208-343-0886, www.

ODDS & ENDS WHITTENBERGER PLANETARIUM— The planetarium recognizes the International Year of Astronomy with a show focusing on the summer solstice and the spring constellations. Space is limited; reservations are required. Call JoAnn Bellon at 208459-5211. 7:30 p.m. $4 adults; $2 children (5-18). Whittenberger Planetarium at The College of Idaho, Boone Science Hall corner of 20th Avenue and Fillmore, Caldwell.

CITIZEN IDAHO CAMPAIGN TO END ISRAELI APARTHEID—The group meets every Sunday at Papa Joe’s, 1301 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, and is continually working to educate and lobby for a just and truthful U.S. policy that works to end apartheid. For more information, e-mail 6 p.m. FREE,

RELIGIOUS/SPIRITUAL AZRAEL ONDI-AHMAN—Azrael OndiAhman presents an explanation of physical and metaphysical evolution focusing on a new book called The Song of God in connection to the mortal life theory behind human existence. 5 p.m., FREE, 208-407-4590, Municipal Park, 500 S. Walnut St., Boise.


monday FOOD & DRINK FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY— In celebration of The Melting Pot’s fifth anniversary, the restaurant is stirring things up and enticing customers in to celebrate with a great deal. Each course is $5 per person. Call for reservations.


tuesday FESTIVALS & EVENTS MCFADDEN MARKET CO-OP FARMERS MARKET—The farmers market includes information about green living, entertainment, children’s activities and products such as specialty chocolate and breads, as well as naturally farmed lamb, pork, beef, chicken, eggs and garden starts. 5-8 p.m., Meridian City Hall, 33 E. Idaho St., Meridian.

ON STAGE THE COMEDY OF ERRORS— The Shakespearean farce full of mistaken identities and crazy characters is one of the Bard’s best-known comedies. The plot follows the uprise at the port of Syracuse after twin brothers and their twin servants are reunited after 30 years apart. 8 p.m., $28-$38, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, box office 208-336-9221,

FOOD & DRINK HAWAII IN BOISE—Lush transforms into a tropical paradise every Tuesday night with sand, drink specials, live music and weekly prize giveaways. Proceeds from the Lush island experiences benefit Boise Pride 2009. 9 p.m., Lush, 760 Main St., Boise, 208-342-5874.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES META’S BEYOND THE BOTTOM LINE BUSINESS WORKSHOP—The business lunch workshop is titled What if We All Took Bows? A Fresh Perspective on Passionate Workplaces by Michael Kroth Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Adult and Organizational Learning at the University of Idaho. Kroth gives tips on how to foster a productive workplace by showing employees how to find meaning in their work, have fun and create a nurturing environment. 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m., $20, 208-336-5533, Ext. 230. US Bank Building, 101 S. Capitol, Boise,

LITERATURE POETRY READING—Poetry host Scott Berge invites poets to share their own work or favorite poems during a fun night of poetry readings. For more information, e-mail 6:30 p.m., FREE. Brick Oven Bistro, 801 N. Main St., Boise, 208-342-3456,

SPORTS & FITNESS FAT FOR FOOD FITNESS CHALLENGE—Find out about the Fat For Food Fitness Challenge during the pre-launch and kickoff party. Jacob Nordby and Mike Winsor are the co-founders of the challenge and want to get as many Treasure Valley residents involved as possible. The goal of the challenge is to lose at least 10,000 pounds of fat by summer’s end, which will generate a large sum of money to be donated to the Idaho Foodbank. 5:30 p.m., FREE, Doubletree Riverside Hotel, 2900 Chinden Blvd., Garden City, 208-343-1871.

GREEN 2009 WATER WISE GARDEN TOUR—After enjoying some food and drink and touring the demonstration garden at the MK Nature Center, Idaho Rivers United hosts a guided tour of four Water Wise home gardens from 5:45-8:45 p.m. Hop in the van and arrive at homes with water wise gardens that were created in part by a Water Wise Landscape grant. The owners will discuss the plants, upkeep, design and water savings. 5 p.m., $30, 208-343-7481, www. MK Nature Center, 600 S. Walnut St., Boise. BOISE URBAN GARDEN SCHOOL— The Boise Urban Garden School uses organic gardening to teach youth ages 10-15 how to produce a sustainable local food system during a seven-week program Tuesday-Thursday from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., June 16-Aug 6. Contact Becky Morgan at bmorgan@boiseurbangardenschool for more information, and visit the Web site to download an application. $225 tuition;

scholarships available. BUG Garden, 4821 W. Franklin Road, Boise, www. EVENINGS AT EDWARDS—The greenhouse stays open late so people can pick up local produce, have some food and wine, and enjoy art and live music by a different act every week. 5 p.m., Edwards Greenhouse, 4106 Sand Creek St., Boise, 208-342-7548,

CITIZEN MONTHLY MEETING OF VETERANS FOR PEACE—This meeting is open to all who are interested. 7-9 p.m., FREE. First Congregational United Church of Christ, 2201 Woodlawn Ave., Boise, 208-344-5731, www.


wednesday FESTIVALS & EVENTS GAY PRIDE MOVIE NIGHT—It’s in the Water, is set in Azaela Springs, Texas, a small town that gets whipped into a frenzy when the townspeople start to believe that something in the water has control over sexual orientation. The comedy takes heavy issues such as intolerance, sexual identity and heterosexism and puts them in a new light. Socialize on the patio before the film. 6 p.m., $10, The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., Boise, 208-342-4222,

ON STAGE THE COMEDY OF ERRORS— See Tuesday. 8 p.m., $28-$38, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, box office 208-336-9221,

FOOD & DRINK IDAHO MEDIA PROFESSIONALS LUNCHEON—The founders of the Idaho Movie House, Alan Jones, Chad Mathison and George Dashiell, are the guest speakers. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., $10 for lunch. Sun Ray Cafe, 1602 N. 13th St., Boise, 208-343-2887.

ART ESPECIALLY FOR SENIORS—Senior guests (age 62 and older) receive free admission all day plus a docent-led talk regarding the current exhibit “Corrugated: Sculptures by Ann Weber.” 2 p.m., FREE. Boise Art Museum, 670 Julia Davis Dr., Boise, 208-345-8330,

TALKS & LECTURES PLANNING IN THE WEST—NewWest. net and Boise State host the first Planning in the West conference, featuring leading planners, policymakers, architects, developers and landscape designers. June 17-18, 8 a.m., $148-$178, www.newwest. net. Stueckle Sky Center, Boise State Football stadium, Boise.

The Sockratic Method by Jacob Good and Daria Kanevski was the 1st place winner in the 7th Annual Boise Weekly Bad Cartoon Contest.


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NOISE Cristian Oviedo and Liz Lira have a leg up in the salsa scene.

SESSIONS OF CONGRESS TOO HOT TO MISS Boise welcomes showcase of world-class music and dance


“salsa congress” is not an event in which politicos from Southwestern states debate legislation over red sauce and chips. Instead, it refers to an annual festival of salsa music, dance and fashion. And Boise is one of numerous cities across the globe where people will be celebrating salsa. Or to characterize it in the words of local salsa promoter Laura (aka “Lolita”) Johnston, “Think of a giant house party, one where all ages can feel comfortable socializing, dancing or just enjoying the music.” In spite of its political-sounding name, the Salsa Congress, which began as an international event in Puerto Rico 13 years ago, returns the word “congress” to its original Latin meaning: “a large gathering linked by a common cause.” The cause catalyzing Boise’s Salsa Congress is threefold, according to Johnston. “First of all, to simply have a good time experiencing the music and dance in a friendly atmosphere. Second, to take advantage of the opportunity to experience some of the best salsa musicians and dancers from beyond Idaho. And [third], to learn the dances—even if you think of yourself as someone who could never look good on a dance floor. The dance lessons are really easy and feel easy in a space where everyone feels warmly welcome.” Because of Johnston’s tireless efforts on behalf of salsa music and dance, coupled with the Knitting Factory’s willingness to host a Latin music night, salsa music and dance is catching on big-time. Cafe Bellisima has also been an integral part of bringing salsa to the forefront by hosting salsa and other Latin dance styles—including bachata, meringue and reggaeton—on a weekly basis. Though Boise is not the first city that comes to mind when salsa is mentioned, the dance is definitely on the move here. All of which has paved the way for the upcoming Salsa Congress. Salsa has deep roots in Puerto Rican and Cuban music and began flourishing in the United States in the ’50s as a musical and dance style in cities like New York and Miami. Carlos Santana contributed greatly to the popularization of salsa by melding it with rock in the 1970s, and again in the 21st century during his second wave of popularity as the best-selling Latin rocker. Meanwhile, Latin jazz has maintained a relatively small but devout following, again largely in East Coast cities, with


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some stellar Latin jazz acts such as percussionists and band leaders Poncho Sanchez and Pete Escovedo performing at the Gene Harris Jazz Festival in recent years. The increase in the size and cultural star power of the growing Latino population in the United States has resulted in salsa’s growing commercial appeal. Television shows like Dancing with the Stars have contributed to the concept of salsa dancing as an integral part of mainstream American culture, not to mention Hollywood’s often sensationalistic portrayals of Latin dancing on the big screen. Although salsa music and dance have only recently become a larger part of the Treasure Valley music and dance scene, the danceable varieties of Puerto Rican and Cuban rhythms have been a vital part of the mainstream of jazz since its inception a century ago in Chicago and New Orleans. Jazz pioneer Jelly Roll Morton talked about “the Latin tinge” coloring the first jazz recordings ever issued. Like the famous food sharing its name, salsa music is flavorful, direct, edgy, yet irresistibly inviting and happily addictive, a joyously balanced panorama of flavors and colors. It can be casually or aerobically paced, romantic or neighborly, funny or pensive. The headliners for this year’s Idaho Salsa Congress are Orquesta BaKan, a major Bay Area big salsa band with an irresistible dance groove, in the midst of completing their first CD and with whom, it was just announced, Nampa mayor Tom Dale will be playing. Also headlining are internationally honored salsa dancers Liz Lira and Cristian Oviedo from Los Angeles. For a taste of their high-velocity mastery of Latin dances, look for their performances on YouTube. But don’t be so overwhelmed that you think you can’t learn some great steps from them. The duo loves to teach beginners and during the Boise Congress, they will be offering classes for men, women, couples and all ages on Saturday, June 13. That evening, be prepared to move to the live sounds of the brassy and rhythmically rambunctious Orquesta BaKan, plus enjoy the best salsa sounds for dancing and socializing spun by Boise’s own DJ Giovanni. Boise Salsa Congress offers the space to explore all those feelings and much more, as Idaho takes a big leap forward in enjoying its new-found Latin tinge. Saturday, June 13. Workshops taught by Liz Lira and Cristian Oviedo are for teens/adults. Cost is $10 per person: 1 p.m., women’s styling; 2 p.m., men’s styling; 3 p.m., couples. The family workshop is 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and is for all ages. Cost is $2 per person. Evening events are for 18 and older only. Cost is $20 per person. Doors open at 8 p.m.; beginner salsa lessons at 9 p.m.; music and performances from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. In Boise, for more information (English only), call Laura Johnston at 208-343-1978; in Meridian and Kuna (in English and Spanish), call Giovanni at 208-794-8753; in Nampa and Caldwell (in English and Spanish), call Alberto Torres at 208454-2782; or visit WWW.BOISEWEEKLY.COM



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MUSICGUIDE wednesday 10

thursday 11

ALIVE AFTER FIVE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES—5-8 p.m., Tony Furtado, Will Bell opening, FREE, The Grove Plaza


CASTOR AND POLLUTION—9 p.m., TBD, Terrapin, (see Listen Here, this page) CHRIS GUTIERREZ—6-9 p.m., FREE, Gelato Cafe HED P.E., BIG B, DIRTBALL, MOWER—7:30 p.m., $17, Knitting Factory JEREMIAH JAMES GANG—8:45 p.m., FREE, Pengilly’s JIM FISHWILD—6-9 p.m., FREE, Highlands Hollow

CASTOR AND POLLUTION, JUNE 10, TERRAPIN STATION Salt Lake City may not be the first city that comes to mind when one reads the phrase “musical talent and diversity.” But there is more to SLC than Mormon temples. It has a thriving music scene, where bands create interesting, underground sounds that bubble up from the city’s perfectly laid-out grid. One of these bands is Castor and Pollution. Befitting their name, Castor and Pollution’s music is a combination of fast-paced psychedelia, funk, repetitive minimalist beats, bent vocals and spacey trance. It’s music that, while not always danceable, is melodically cerebral and should engage audiences as they tour behind their new EP Let’s Take a Look at the Environment Telemetry. Band member Luke Slocum said that though they experiment with their sound, their sound isn’t exactly experimental. It is, however, different. “There’s nothing like us in Salt Lake. We’re kind of like the outsiders,” Slocum laughed. Named after one of Max Ernst’s surrealist paintings, Castor and Pollution are a trio of Philadelphia transplants who have, for the last few months, been playing five or six shows a week, contributing to the SLC musical landscape. Salt Lake City Weekly agreed, writing that Castor and Pollution’s “hypnotic electronic movements are a unique addition to the local music scene.” —Amy Atkins Wednesday, June 10, 9 p.m., price TBD. Terrapin Station, 1519 W. Main St., 208-342-1776.

JIMMY BIVENS AND FRIENDS—7-9:30 p.m., FREE, Humpin’ Hannah’s KEN HARRIS—6:30 p.m., FREE, Berryhill KEVIN KIRK—7 p.m. with Jon Hyneman, Phil Garonzik; 7:30 p.m., FREE, Chandlers MAKEOUT PARTY—8 p.m., $2, Flying M Coffeegarage

DJ PEDRO—7-10 p.m., FREE, Modern Hotel

friday 12 AUDIO MOONSHINE, ACTUAL DEPICTION, TWELVE-21—8 p.m., $5 adv., $7 door, Visual Arts Collective AUDRA CONNOLLY—7 p.m., FREE, Buzz Cafe


BEN BURDICK TRIO, AMY WEBER—8 p.m., FREE, The Gamekeeper Lounge

ERIC TAYLOR, DALE KEYS—7:30 p.m., $15 adv.; $20 door, Visual Arts Collective

DAMON CASTILLO—10 p.m., $5, Reef

THE FRIM FRAM 4—8:45 p.m., FREE, Pengilly’s

GARDEN CITY LIMITS—7 p.m., $3, The Linen Building

GREAT GARDEN ESCAPE CONCERT SERIES—6:30-9:30 p.m. Patricia Folkner and Joel Kaserman; $10 nonmembers; $8 IBG members; $6 children (6-12), Idaho Botanical Garden HIGH DESERT BAND—6:30 p.m., FREE, Whitewater Pizza

BUXX DELUXE—9 p.m., $2, Shorty’s Saloon FROSTBITE, POVERTY’S POSTERBOY, CHESHA CAT, BILYEU—8 p.m., $3, Neurolux GIZZARD STONE, SPINDLEBOMB—9 p.m., $3, Tom Grainey’s JEANNIE MARIE—7 p.m., FREE, Orphan Annie’s JIMMY BIVENS—9 p.m., FREE, Piper Pub JOHN CAZAN—5-9 p.m., FREE, Lock, Stock & Barrel JOHN HANSEN—8:45 p.m., FREE, Pengilly’s JOHN JONES, MIKE SEIFRIT, JON HYNEMAN—8:15 p.m., FREE, Chandlers

MONEY SHOT—8 p.m., FREE, Piper Pub



KEVIN KIRK—7 p.m., FREE, Chandlers


PATRICIA FOLKNER, JOEL KASERMAN—6-8 p.m., FREE, Smoky Mountain, 415 Parkcenter

OLIN AND THE MOON—10 p.m., FREE, Tom Grainey’s

MOONDANCE—8 p.m., FREE, Corkscrews


OPEN MIC NIGHT—7-10 p.m., FREE, O’Michael’s


ROCCI JOHNSON BAND—9:30 p.m., FREE, Humpin’ Hannah’s

POCONO BILL—6 p.m., FREE, Donnie Mac’s

NYNE LYVZ—9 p.m., $3, New Frontier


SHAWN BROWN—8 p.m., $4 adv., $6 door, Reef

POCONO BILL—6 p.m., FREE, Sun Ray Cafe

WAKE UP DEAD—9 p.m., FREE, The Bouquet Please send your live music listings to or fax to 3424733. Include venue, band names, start times and cover charge. Photos are great, too. For dancing, symphony, opera or orchestral music, please see our 8 DAYS OUT listings. THE DEADLINE FOR LISTINGS IS THE THURSDAY THE WEEK PRIOR TO PUBLICATION. LISTINGS ARE RUN ON A SPACE AVAILABLE BASIS.

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SPINDLEBOMB—8 p.m., FREE, Bad Irish STEVE EATON—8:15 p.m., FREE, Chandlers

KEVIN KIRK—7 p.m., FREE, Chandlers MICHAEL RAY—6-9 p.m., FREE, Donnie Mac’s

ORACLE AND THE MOUNTAIN—8 p.m., Terrapin RANDY RICHARDS BAND—8 p.m., $5, Cowgirls REX MILLER—6:30 p.m.; with Rex and Beverly, 8:30 p.m., FREE, Berryhill ROCCI JOHNSON BAND—9:30 p.m., $5 after 10 p.m, Humpin’ Hannah’s THE RUBBER SOUL BAND—9 p.m., FREE, Bad Irish


STONE SOUP—8 p.m., FREE, Sockeye UNITE THE MIC TOUR—8:30 p.m., B Real (of Cypress Hill), Bizzy Bone (of Bone Thugs N Harmony), Sarahenity, Elko and Gums $22, Knitting Factory WAYNE WHITE—7:30 p.m., FREE, Music of the Vine




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brochures with maps at the following locations: Edwards, Franz Witte, Far West, Old Valley

1808 S. Kerr St.

Farm, all Zamzow’s, Greenhurst, 36th Street

4425 Hillcrest Dr.

Garden Center, Cloverdale Nursery, the Idaho Botanical Garden, and all featured gardens on

3655 S. Beverly St.

the day of the tour.

3380 Terra Dr. 11016 W. Reutzel Dr.

More info at or


| JUNE 10–16, 2009 |


10998 W. Reutzel Dr.


MUSICGUIDE saturday 13 HELIO SEQUENCE, YARD OWLâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;8 p.m., $10, Neurolux

AUDRA CONNOLLYâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;7 p.m., FREE, Buzz Cafe B-3 SIDEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;7:30 p.m., FREE, Music of the Vine

JIMMY BIVENSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;8 p.m., FREE, Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Michaelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

BEN BURDICK TRIO, AMY WEBERâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;8 p.m., FREE, The Gamekeeper Lounge

DANNY MARCHESINIâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;9 p.m., FREE, Piper Pub

CHINA BLUEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;100 S. 6th St., 338-6604

BAD IRISHâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;199 N. 8th St., 338-8939

COMMON GROUND CAFEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;303 E. Colorado St., McCall, 208634-2846

BARBACOAâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;276 Bob White Ct., Boise, 338-5000

CORKSCREWS WINE SHOPâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; 729 N. Main St., Meridian, 888-4049

BERRYHILL AND COMPANYâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;MSa: 6:30 p.m., 121 N. 9th St., 387-3553

COWGIRLSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;353 Ave. E., Kuna, 922-9522

BITTERCREEK ALE HOUSEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;246 N. 8th St., 345-1813

CRUSTYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Sâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;214 Lenora St., McCall, 208-634-5005

BOUQUETâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;1010 W. Main St. 345-6605

DIRTY LITTLE RODDYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Sâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;100 S. 6th St., downstairs, 338-6604

BUFFALO CLUBâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;10206 Fairview Ave., 321-1811

DONNIE MACâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Sâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;1515 W. Grove St., 338-7813

BUNGALOWâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;1520 N. 13th St., 331-9855 BUZZ CAFEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;2999 N. Lakeharbor Lane, 344-4321

REBECCA SCOTTâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;8:45 p.m., FREE, Pengillyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

GUITARS FOR FOODâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Noon-6 p.m., Pinto Bennett, Nathan Moody, Jupiter Farm Chronicles, Soul Serene and more. FREE, Gene Harris Bandshell, Julia Davis Park

1332 RECORDSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; PUNK MONDAYâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;9 p.m., Noise Attack, Chon Travis (of Love Equals Death), Terezodu, $3, Liquid

ACOUSTIC SHOWCASEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;9 p.m., FREE, Terrapin

ALIVE AFTER FIVE SUMMER CONCERT SERIESâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;5-8 p.m., Blue Turtle Seduction, Equaleyes, FREE, Grove Plaza

JIM LEWISâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;11 a.m.-1 p.m., FREE, Focacciaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

BRENT VAARTSTRA, SHAWN SCHLOGELâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;6:30 p.m., FREE, Chandlers

MOONDANCEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;6-9 p.m., FREE, Kodiak Grill

KEN HARRISâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;6:30 p.m., FREE, Berryhill

DAVID OLNEY, SERGIO WEBBâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; 7:30 p.m., $10 adv., $12 door, Visual Arts Collective

MUSIC FROM STANLEYâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;4-8 p.m., David Olney and Sergio Webb; FREE, RedďŹ sh Lake Lodge


YOUTH PIANIST SHOWCASE: SAM BALDAZZOâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Noon-3 p.m., FREE, Berryhill

CHANDLERS STEAKHOUSEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;MSa: Kevin Kirk, 7 p.m.; acts at 8 p.m., 981 Grove St., 383-4300

THE BALCONY CLUBâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;150 N. 8th St., 2nd ďŹ&#x201A;oor, 336-1313

BEN BURDICK, BILL LILESâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Noon-3 p.m., FREE, Grape Escape

TAUGE AND FAULKNERâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;9 p.m., $1, Liquid

PILOT ERRORâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;9 p.m., FREE, Bad Irish


POKEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;9 p.m., FREE, The Plank

STEPHANIE SMITHâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;7 p.m., FREE, Orphan Annieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

NYNE LYVZâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;9 p.m., $3, The New Frontier

FALLOUTâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;9 p.m., FREE, Mr. Luckyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

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SOUL SERENEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;9 p.m., The Bouquet

MATTHEW REVELES, FANCY CLOUDâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;8 p.m., FREE, Flying M Coffeegarage

DARK CASTLE, BEAUTICIAN, JUMENTâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;4 p.m., $2, Myrtle Morgue, 210 Myrtle St.

tues. 16

SENECA, SPINDLEBOMBâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;9 p.m., $3, Tom Graineyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s


DAMON CASTILLOâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;10 p.m., $5, Reef

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REX MILLERâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;6:30 p.m.; with Rex and Beverly, 8:30 p.m., FREE, Berryhill

KEVIN KIRKâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;7 p.m.; with Sally Tibbs, 7:30 p.m., FREE, Chandlers

BUXX DELUXEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;9 p.m., $2, Shortyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Saloon

sun. 14

FLYING M COFFEEGARAGEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;1314 2nd St. S., Nampa, 467-5533

NOCTURNUM WITH DJ BONESâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;9 p.m., FREE, Terrapin THE SIDEMEN (GREG PERKINS AND RICK CONNOLLY)â&#x20AC;&#x201D;5:30-8:30 p.m., FREE, Chandlers THE SOUL HONEYâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;8 p.m., FREE, Bad Irish

FOCACCIAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Sâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;404 E. Parkcenter Blvd., 322-2838 GAMEKEEPERâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;1109 Main St., 343-4611 GELATO CAFEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; 2053 E. Fairview Ave., Meridian

HUMPINâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; HANNAHâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Sâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;W-Sa: Rocci Johnson Band, 621 Main St., 345-7557 HYDE PARK PUBâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;1501 N. 13th St., 336-9260

PHOBIA, MAGRUDERGRIND, UNHOLY GRAVE, H.O.D., DRAIN THE POOLâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;7 p.m., $10, Gusto Bar THOMAS PAULâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;8 p.m., FREE, Red Feather Lounge 342-5874 MAIN STREET BISTROâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;609 Main St., 345-9515 MODERN HOTELâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;1314 W. Grove St., 424-8244

KNITTING FACTORY CONCERT HOUSEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;416 S. 9th St., 367-1212

MOONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S KITCHEN CAFEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;712 W. Idaho St., 385-0472

KODIAK GRILLâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;12342 E. Hwy. 21, 338-8859

MR. LUCKYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Sâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;4902 W. Chinden Blvd., 327-0925

THE GRIZZLY ROSEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;1124 W. Front St., 342-3375

LIBRARY COFFEEHOUSEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;141 E. Carlton Ave., Meridian, 288-1898

MUSIC OF THE VINEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;2805 Blaine St., Caldwell, 454-1228

GROOVE COFFEEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;1800 N. Locust Grove, Meridian, 890-6128

THE LINEN BUILDINGâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;1402 W. Grove St., 385-0111

GUSTO BARâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;509 W. Main St.

LIQUIDâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;405 S. 8th St.

HAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;PENNY BRIDGEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;855 Broad St., 343-5568

LOCK, STOCK & BARRELâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;F-Sa: live music, 1100 W. Jefferson, 336-4266

GRAINEYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S BASEMENTâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;107 S. 6th St., 345-2505 GRAPE ESCAPEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;800 W. Idaho St., 368-0200

HIGHLANDS HOLLOW BREWHOUSEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;2455 Harrison Hollow, 343-6820 HIJINX COMEDY CLUBâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;800 W. Idaho St., 947-7100

NEUROLUXâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;F-Sa: DJs, $3, 11 p.m., 111 N. 11th, 343-0886

ANDY FRASCO, MATT HOPPERâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;8 p.m., FREE, Reef

GIZZARD STONEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;9 p.m., FREE, Liquid JEREMIAH JAMES GANG, POKEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;9 p.m., $2, Gusto Bar

CARBON LEAF, TREVOR HALLâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;8 p.m., $12 adv.; $14 door, Knitting Factory DREAMCATâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;9 p.m., FREE, The Bouquet THE ECLECTICSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;6-9 p.m., FREE, Gelato Cafe FOMA, JUNTURAâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;8 p.m., $5, Visual Arts Collective LOOSE CHANGEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;8 p.m., FREE, Piper Pub

SUSAN GIBSONâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;8 p.m., FREE, Pengillyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

MEDIA, LA KNOTSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;8 p.m., $3, Neurolux

TERRI EBERLEINâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;6:30 p.m., FREE, Berryhill

VACANT STAIRS, HILLFOLK NOIR, A SEASONAL DISGUISEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;8 p.m., $2, Flying M Coffeegarage

THOMAS PAULâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;7 p.m., FREE, Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Michaelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

ZACK (ONE MAN BAND)â&#x20AC;&#x201D;8 p.m., FREE, Reef

PENGILLYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Sâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;513 W. Main St., 345-6344

SUN RAY CAFEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;1602 N. 13th St., 343-2887

PIPER PUB & GRILLâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;150 N. 8th St., 343-2444

SUPERB SUSHIâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;208 N. 8th St., #104, 385-0123

THE PLANKâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;650 S. Vista Ave., 336-1790

TABLEROCK BREWPUBâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;705 Fulton St., 342-0944

THE RECORD EXCHANGEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;1105 W. Idaho St., 344-8010

TERRAPIN STATIONâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;1519 W. Main St., 342-1776

RED FEATHER LOUNGEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;10 p.m., 246 N. 8th St., 429-6340

TOM GRAINEYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Sâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;F-Sa: 9:30, $3, 109 S. 6th St., 345-2505

REDFISH LAKE LODGEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Hwy. 75, south of Stanley, 774-3536

TULLYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S COFFEEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;794 W. Broad St., 343-2953

REEFâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;105 S. 6th St., 287-9200

THE VENUEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;521 Broad St., 919-0011

NEW FRONTIERâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;116 E. Broadway, Meridian, 888-9034

REMBRANDTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Sâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;93 S. Eagle Rd., Eagle, 938-1564

Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;MICHAELSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;7 p.m., 2433 Bogus Basin Rd., 342-8948

RODEWAY INNâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; 1115 N. Curtis Rd., 376-2700

LULUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S FINE PIZZAâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;2594 Bogus Basin Road, 387-4992

ORPHAN ANNIEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Sâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;F-Sa: 7 p.m., 801 Everett St., Caldwell, 455-2660

SHORTYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SALOONâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;5467 Glenwood, 672-9090

WHITEWATER PIZZA & PASTAâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; 1510 N. Eagle Rd., Meridian, 888-6611

LUSHâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;9 p.m., 760 Main St.,

PAIRâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;601 Main St., 343-7034

SOCKEYEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;3019 Cole Rd., 658-1533

WOODRIVER CELLARSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;3705 N. Hwy. 16, Eagle, 286-9463

VISUAL ARTS COLLECTIVE (VAC)â&#x20AC;&#x201D;3638 Osage St., Garden City, 424-8297



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“PHILLIP WAS A FUNNY GUY” The above line is a phrase that Phillip “PJ Dean” Jarski’s mother often uses when she talks about her son. She isn’t referring to his sense of humor when she says it. It’s more about the enigmatic and intriguing qualities and the independent spirit her son possessed, as well as his ability to surprise her. Jarski, a longtime Boise Weekly cover art contributor, passed away a little more than a month ago due to complications associated with his diabetes. He was just 36 years old. Though the pieces were often in blacks, whites and grays, Jarski’s covers were always full of life, patterns that kept a viewer’s eye moving and subjects that ranged from eerie—a skull and a dripping candle on an end table—to quirky and whimsical, such as “Raul the Ring-twirler,” a bow-tie bedecked raccoon twirling rings while balancing on a stack of balls. Jarski had been working on an exhibition before he passed, and his mother, Patty, said she and the family will fulfill his wishes and put together a retrospective of his work. They’ll gather everything from his earliest pieces to his most recent artwork, which Patty said “changed as he matured.” They hope to exhibit it at Wood River Cellars July 3-4. Check future issues of BW and for more information.

BYE, BYE METH After a whole lot of planning and a whole lot of fundraising, TRICA is ready to start the first phase of work on its home at the historic Emmanuel Methodist Episcopal Church. That work comes in large part because of a $377,000 loan/grant the children’s art education organization just received through the Idaho Brownfields Coalition, a program funded by the Department of Environmental Quality. Of the total, $150,000 is in the form of a grant, while $227,000 is through a no-interest loan, according to TRICA spokesperson Nellie Baker. Just $77,000 of the loan will have to be repaid, while the organization will be reimbursed $150,000 through the Brownfields program. The funds, administered locally through Sage Community Resources, will be used to make the building more kid-friendly: namely, eliminating meth lab residue and lead-based paint. The City of Boise Department of Planning and Zoning recently approved a work permit for the first phase of the project, which will include the chemical cleanup, as well as stabilization of the structure, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This phase will not include any construction of classroom or studio space, nor any updates to the exterior of the site, Baker said. But lack of a permanent home of its own hasn’t stopped TRICA from offering a full schedule of classes and summer workshops, with offerings ranging from visual to performing arts. For a full list of programs, check out

TMP IN NYC It’s not common for Boiseans to get a chance to experience a cultural event before the arts devotees in New York do, but thanks to the presence of the Trey McIntyre Project in Boise, we’re a little ahead of the curve these days. TMP debuted its Program 3 in a series of sold-out shows starting on Friday, May 29, at the Boise State Special Events Center. The performance garnered rave reviews from Treasure Valley fans, but what do critical New Yorkers have to say now that the modern dance company has taken the show on tour? The venerable New York Times had a bit of a mixed reaction after the company performed at the Joyce Theater. Writer Gia Kourlas seemed a little overwhelmed, writing, “In many ways, the program is jarring, perhaps because Mr. McIntyre has too much to say, or to prove.” Still, Kourlas praised the dancers and the final dance, “Ma Maison,” writing, “Mr. McIntyre taps into the music with vigor, and finally the dancers are more than just spirited performers; they are spirits in the flesh.” McIntyre and company will be back in Boise for most of the summer with trips planned to Virginia and Sun Valley in August. —Deanna Darr and Amy Atkins


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BEER SWILLING ARTISTIC ELITE PBR picks Boise for new mural campaign

the night of the Modern Hotel’s highly attended event. That same week, Colossal Media’s team of artists also painted three other huge, colorful murals around downtown: one on the Davies Reid building, one on the side of Neurolux and one on the side of Mack & Charlies, facing the Addie’s parking lot. Though the murals are astonishingly exact replicas of the original artwork—and two of the pieces on the Linen Building were created by Boise artists Kelly Knopp and Sivita Justice—there has still been a general sense of ou won’t see a frog hawking Pabst Blue Ribbon during unease regarding the tawdry coupling of public art and advertising. the Super Bowl. Nor will you see a can of PBR nestled “I was a little bit reluctant at first simply because I didn’t know next to the barely clad breasts of a spring-breaking what it was that was going to go on the building and the fact that co-ed. Though this blue collar brewski’s hoppy roots have been it was Pabst Blue Ribbon,” explained Hale. “I ended up feeling firmly wound around the ankles of the working man since 1884, comfortable with it because I have since donated what they paid another audience adopted this inexpensive light beer in the early me to an arts organization here in town, ArtFaire.” 2000s—hip urbanites. Even after business owners jumped on board, Colossal Media still had to obtain zoning certificates from the city before artists could set up their scaffolds and dripping paint cans and get to work. “We ran into a few roadblocks because two of the walls that we painted are in a historical district,” said Abrams. “But we worked with the City of Boise, and they were flexible and allowed us to go ahead and do it. For the most part, all business owners in Boise were super excited about the project and supportive and willing to help us help them get the proper permits.” But Sarah Schafer, the city’s design review and historic preservation manager, remembers the process going down slightly less organically. “They had not submitted zoning certificates prior to the murals going up,” said Schafer. “We received the zoning certificate request the same day the murals were being painted for most of them.” According to Schafer, the city allows murals to be painted on downtown buildings as long as artists obtain a zoning certificate and the murals don’t have accompanying text. Two strikes against the PBR campaign. Hup 2, 3, 4. Keep it up 2, 3, 4. Sauced pink elephants parade across the Davies Reid building. “Because these are actually signs, signage for PBR, they wouldn’t be allowed by code typically. We don’t allow off-premise From New York to Portland, Ore., to Los Angeles, PBR emsigns,” said Schafer. “When they initially called, they hadn’t told braced this new demographic by using subtle marketing tools— me anything about it being a design competition for any specific like sponsoring open bars and alley cat bike races—to target an representative. They just said, ‘Hey we’re doing murals, what do audience weary of mainstream advertising. Now, seven years after you guys do for those?’” the beer first started making its grass-roots comeback, the brew But even after these permitting mishaps, the City of Boise still alhas become synonymous with alternative culture—smoke-hazed lowed the project to proceed—under the stipulation that the murals bars, tattooed dudes with ironic mustaches, indie bands and bike be removed after 90 days. Colossal Media agreed and will be back messenger gangs. PBR’s most recent campaign to capture the hearts in Boise at the end of August with an ample supply of paint thinner of urban tastemakers is an annual art contest in which unknown to take down the art. artists submit PBR-inspired work and the winning submissions are “All of the walls except for one were already painted brick,” turned into murals across the country. One of the cities PBR chose said Abrams. “So, the one that was just bare brick will be a little to showcase the 2008 contest winners was Boise. bit more intensive [to remove], but we do this stuff a lot so it “We did murals in Seattle, Boise, Grand Rapids, Kansas City, shouldn’t be a big deal.” Atlanta, Minneapolis, and also we’re doing some in Madison, Though Schafer views some of the PBR murals—like the one Wis.,” explained Keith Abrams, account executive at New York in the Neurolux alleyway—as artistic flourishes, she’s less than City-based Colossal Media, the firm that painted the murals. thrilled about the mural painted on the side of Davies Reid and This past spring, Abrams and Colossal Media operations hopes it will be removed without damaging the building. director Jon Airis hopped on a plane to Boise to do some market “Hopefully, this is not something that ever happens again, research—they hit the bars. especially for the historic buildings in the area,” said Schafer. “The “Pabst gave us a list of their biggest accounts in each market, Davies Reid building is one we have been getting ready to go on as so we would go to those bars and hang out. Pretty much, we landmark status. Painting a mural on the side of a landmark buildnarrowed it down to those bars that we would want to hang out ing is not appropriate.” at,” said Airis. After the duo chatted up some service industry But since the Linen Building isn’t considered a historic landfolk and caught a show at Neurolux, they settled on a few choice mark, Hale has a different plan for the mural. He’s going to keep it locations that they felt coincided with PBR’s “creative and artistic up—but with the PBR logos obscured by local artists. demographic.” But before they could start painting, they had to “I don’t necessarily have a problem with [the mural] because I persuade local business owners to let them use the sides of their think it’s a bit more tastefully done than possibly some other beerbuildings for what is essentially a PBR ad campaign. related ads that we might have all seen,” said Hale. “I was a little “They contacted me a while back and discussed with me using hesitant up front because I didn’t know what it was going to look the back wall of the Linen Building,” said David Hale, the buildlike. But the way I look at it now is, it’s art … people stop by the ing’s owner. “There were a couple of reasons they contacted me: building all the time just to look at it.” I’ve got good exposure on Main Street from the back, it’s a pretty See the PBR murals at the following locations: The Linen Buildprominent building in the Linen District. Then the whole Modern ing, 1402 W. Grove St.; Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St.; Davies Reid, Art event really helped play into this.” In fact, the three-part mural on the Linen Building was finished 515 W. Idaho St.; Mack and Charlies, 507 Main St.







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second—and the band turns to family members and their cadre of fans to rustle up sufficient dough to travel to England for the sessions. Without a signed record deal, solid management or the support of a few long-suffering kin, the band prepares for its umpteenth comeback attempt. But leftover stress from the tour and years of disappointment might mean it’s their last. Director Gervasi substantiates the ilmmaker Sacha Gervasi met the nas in Finland, Greece, Croatia and finally band with some well-deserved testimoniband Anvil when he was 18 and be- Romania. The circuit begins promisingly, als of their talent and influence on the came a roadie for the Canadian met- but into the second month, payment speed metal movement. Using interviews al group during the peak with members of Metalof their career in the early lica, Anthrax and Twisted ’80s. He went on to work Sister, he establishes the for poet Ted Hughes, the importance of Anvil’s Samuel Beckett Archive legacy to the group of and eventually penned metal gods they inexpliscreenplays produced by cably never joined. But Warner Brothers (The Big this documentary is a far Tease, 1999) and Dreamgreater beast than just works Entertainment (The a montage of hard-rock Terminal, 2004). During hair and remember-whens. his final tour with Anvil, The core of the story is in 1985, they traveled Jathe relationship between pan with such supergroups Kudlow and Reiner, a 35as Whitesnake, Scorpions year friendship and love of and Bon Jovi, all three loud music that binds the of whom were listed on two together. It’s messy, VH1’s list of the 100 tumultuous, desperate greatest hard rock artists. and ultimately rock-solid. Anvil! The Story Kudlow, friendly and freof Anvil picks up two quently star-struck, has an decades later, and the intense honesty and need band is right back where to be heard, while Reiner ANVIL! THE STORY OF ANVIL it started—in Toronto, playing the odd is supportive but weary of waiting. It’s one gig and working day jobs to get by. Lead of the most beautiful and heartbreaking Directed by Sacha Gervasi guitarist and vocalist Steve “Lips” Kudlow friendships on film. Gervasi does an excelOpens Friday at Flicks delivers lunches for schoolchildren while lent job of balancing the deep emotion drummer Robb Reiner does construction of Anvil’s story with the elan and joie de work, all the while waiting for their next vivre of rock culture. big shot at stardom. In the time they’ve disputes and member meltdowns begin to With genial, engaging subjects, a great been together, they’ve made 16 albums, carry a looming threat of band breakup. stock of footage and face time with some only three of which, they suggest, anyone Despite a disastrous tour, Kudlow remains of the greatest rockers in history, Anvil! has listened to. But Kudlow, with Reiner positive, chalking it up to one more rock The Story of Anvil is not just a documenstanding steadfastly behind him, is deterand roll reality. Arrigoni fares better, end- tary about the biggest benchwarmers in the mined to keep living his dream, even after ing up married to Anvil’s backup guitarist metal roster. It’s a story about the passion a 20-year-long wake-up call. During the Ivan Hurd. and perseverance that pushes musicians course of the film’s shooting, Anvil gets The second comes when Grammyto keep playing long after the cries of the two potential lucky breaks. First, Swedish nominated producer Chris Tsangarides crowd have drifted away. Some call it defan Tiziana Arrigoni books the group a agrees to record Anvil’s 13th studio nial, but Anvil demonstrates that determiEuropean tour, playing festivals and arealbum—having previously worked on their nation can be divine.

THE DEMIGODS OF CANADIAN METAL New documentary shows a rock group who rolls with the punches


SCREENLISTINGS special screenings


ANVIL: THE STORY OF ANVIL—See Screen, this page. (PG-13) Special screening is Thursday, June 11, 7 p.m., $8.50, The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., 208-342-4222, theflicksboise. com.

THE BROTHERS BLOOM—Academy Award winner Adrien Brody (The Pianist) and Mark Ruffalo play con man brothers who go after Penelope (Rachel Weisz), an eccentric heiress, to rob her blind by getting her involved in a complex extortion scheme full of twists, turns and explosions that destroy cars and historic monuments along with one of the brother’s desire to steal. (PG-13) Flicks

HUMANITY ASCENDING—Attend a screening of Humanity Ascending with Barbara Marx Hubbard as a special kick-off to the Living in Fire of Change: Sacred Activism and Social Transformation conference at the Egyptian Theatre on June 12-13. 7 p.m., FREE. Spirit at Work Books & Beyond, 710 N. Orchard, Boise, 208-388-3884, IT’S IN THE WATER—Set in Azalea Springs, Texas, the inhabitants of the small town are sure that something in the water has something to do with sexual preference. The movie night is part of Boise Pride week. Socializing starts at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, 7 p.m., $10, at The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., 208-342-4222,,


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IMAGINE THAT—Evan Danielson (Eddie Murphy) has little time left to play with his young daughter Olivia (Yara Shahidi) because his career is so demanding. When Evan finds a sliver of time for Olivia, she teaches him how to play nice with her imaginary friends and the little girl’s effective way of conducting play time turns out to be the answer to all her daddy’s corporate problems. (PG) Northgate MY LIFE IN RUINS—Georgia (Nia Vardalos) is an uptight Greek-American tour guide charged with leading a flock of curious tourists around the old country. In between trying to make the tourists listen, she is busy planning her entire life. When Georgia

gets stuck with the fill in bus driver, a laid back Greek man with long hair and a full beard, the two struggle to find common ground. Georgia can’t seem to find any enjoyment in life until a tourist, Irv (Richard Dreyfuss) persuades her to open her eyes and recognize that she already has a freshly shorn partner on her road to happiness. (PG-13) Edwards 21 SITA SINGS THE BLUES—The animated film by Nina Paley uses shadow puppets and colorful scenes to act out the Ramayana tragedy about goddess sisters Sita and Rama, and injects a modern tale of heartache that tells the story of the animators’ break up with her husband by e-mail. The movie is set to the 1920s jazz vocals of Annette Hanshaw. (NR) Flicks SUGAR—Directors Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck (of Half Nelson) tell the story of Miguel Santos (played by Algenis Perez Soto), also known as Sugar, a Dominican baseball pitcher with dreams of making it to the big league. When he finally gets called up to pitch in the United States in the minor league, his arm starts to fail him and he wonders if playing ball is the way to save his family from poverty. (R) Flicks

continuing 12—A jury of 12 different men are charged with deciding the fate of an 18-year-old Chechen man who is accused of killing his stepfather, an officer of the Russian army. (PG-13) Flicks 17 AGAIN—Mike O’Donnell (Matthew Perry) was star of the high school basketball team, but then he got his girlfriend pregnant. When a drop from the fountain of youth transforms him into his younger self (high school Mike played by Zac Efron), O’Donnell gets a major do-over armed with all the knowledge he’s accumulated in adulthood. (PG-13) Egyptian Ends Thursday ANGELS AND DEMONS—Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) discovers that an ancient, super secret league of evil known as the Illuminati has reared its scandalous head again to disturb the Catholic religion. (PG-13) Northgate, Edwards 9, Edwards 21 CHERRY BLOSSOMS—A loving husband and wife, Rudi (Elmar Wepper) and Trudi (Hannelore Eisner), visit their bratty, disrespectful children in the German countryside when Trudi


SCREENLISTINGS unexpectedly passes away in her sleep. Rudi is heartbroken and decides to embark on a journey to visit Japan during the cherry blossom festival. (NR) Flicks Ends Thursday DRAG ME TO HELL—Spider Man director Sam Raimi’s gory-fied return to his horror film roots has all the over-done blood, screams and cries of horror a fan who loves to be scared out of their theater seat could ever want. Christine Brown (Alison Lohman) and her boyfriend Clay Dalton (Justin Long) have a good life until Christine who places a curse on the poor girl. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 21 GHOSTS OF GIRLFRIENDS PAST—Connor Mead (Matthew McConaughey) is happy with his

pattern of one night stands until he has a run in with his late uncle Wayne (Michael Douglas) who takes him on a whirlwind blast through his past relationships. (PG-13) Edwards 21

who moves into an retirement home and makes friends with young Edward (Bill Milner of Son of Rambow) who is curious about all the aging and dying going on around him. (PG-13) Flicks Ends Thursday

THE HANGOVER—Three friends head to Las Vegas before one of them takes the final plunge into matrimony. Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms) and Alan (Zach Galifianakis) are charged with showing Doug (Justin Bartha) a good time in Sin City. After a wild night at Caesar’s Palace, the groom is nowhere to be found. (R) Edwards 9, Edwards 21

LAND OF THE LOST—Dr. Rick Marshall (Will Ferrell) is a has-been paleontologist hell bent on proving his time travel theory. When he and his crew stumble upon a “time warp” they are whisked off to a land of inhabited by monkey people, lizard people and salivating dinosaurs. (PG-13) Northgate, Edwards 9, Edwards 21

IS ANYBODY THERE?—John Crowley directs Sir Michael Caine as an old magician named the Amazing Clarence

NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: BATTLE OF THE SMITHSONIAN—Ben Stiller reprises his role as Larry Daley, the night


I choo-choo-choose you, My Bloody Valentine.


MY BLOODY POOR ATTEMPT AT HORROR My grand scheme this week was to rent both the 1981 and the just-out-on-DVD 2009 versions of My Bloody Valentine in order to compare and contrast the two. My fiancee and I had both really wanted to watch the latter version in the theater when it was being shown in 3-D last February, but missed it. The version released two years after my birth showed up in the mail first and oddly had previews for current films, so I was certain there had been a mix-up. I later realized the original was only just released on DVD in January. Modern previews and an early ’80s production date notwithstanding, this film was straight out of the 1970s—and that’s almost enough said. Poor acting, an extremely hokey plot and crude makeup made the entire film difficult to get through. No surprise, then, that when the 2009 edition arrived, I was feeling a little less patient. Seeing perpetual teen Kerr Smith (Final Destination, Dawson’s Creek) among the cast list was off-putting, but when the killer popped up less than 10 minutes in, I had to shut the thing off. Perhaps in three dimensions—which would’ve made the opening credits and initial kill significantly more interesting—I’d have been more tolerant. As it was, I could take no more Bloody Valentines. The remaining Netflix title at our house at that point was the 1997 “is he gay?” Kevin Kline comedy In & Out. I’d been reminded of the title recently when I read a Yahoo article on Tom Hanks that said the film was based on one of his blunders. Apparently, when he won an Academy Award in 1993 for Philadelphia, he thanked a former gay teacher of his. Unfortunately, the teacher hadn’t yet come out. The fictional story takes off from there, painting a picture of effeminate-but-straight high school instructor Howard Brackett (Kline), outed on national TV by doofus thespian and former student Cameron Drake (Matt Dillon)—whether he’s actually gay or not. The town and national media erupt into madness, forcing Brackett to confront his newly questioned sexuality. It’s a sweet and innocent enough attempt, but writer Paul Rudnick (2004’s The Stepford Wives) and director Frank Oz (the voice of countless Muppets) may have missed a golden opportunity, some 12 years ago, to cast a different light on the debate over homosexuality. Instead of simply underscoring the “it’s OK to be gay” theme, they could’ve really played up the ability of people to understand that whether he was gay was actually missing the point. California’s Proposition 8 debacle is grand proof that gay issues still befuddle the masses. And while it was nice to revisit a warmhearted comedy about acceptance, today it comes off as a bit condescending. Still, Kline is a masterful actor regardless of his subject matter, and it was fun to see Tom Selleck in a serious departure from his norm. And given a choice, I’d pick this title over a boring bloodbath for Valentine’s Day any year.



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SCREENLISTINGS Leonard Nimoy’s approval). (PG-13) Northgate, Edwards 9, Edwards 21, Edwards IMAX

watchman who moves from the Museum of Natural History to the Smithsonian Institute to rescue Jedediah and Octavius whom had been shipped there on accident. (PG) Northgate, Edwards 9, Edwards 21, Edwards IMAX

TERMINATOR SALVATION—The fourth movie in the Terminator series features John Connor (Christian Bale) as the leader of mankind’s fight against deadly robots bent on humanity’s destruction. (PG-13) Northgate, Edwards 9, Edwards 21

PARIS 36—(PG-13) Flicks Ends Thursday THE SOLOIST—(PG-13) Flicks Ends Thursday STAR TREK—J.J. Abrams boldly takes this TV classic in a whole new direction with a hip crew, spectacular special effects and a dash of romance adds a little action to all the adventure (with Spock/

UP—The 3D movie by DisneyPixar is about an older man who fulfills his dreams of flying after his wife passes away. Carl Fredricksen (Ed Asner) has sold balloons his whole life, so he attaches a bunch of hot-air balloons to his home and

sets sail for South America. The 78-year-old and his stow away companion, an 8-year-old Wilderness Explorer named Russell, go on the adventure of their lives and meet some funny characters along the way. (PG) Northgate, Edwards 9, Edwards 21 X-MEN ORIGINS WOLVERINE— The story before the story of Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), the fearless, steel-clawed warrior mutant of the X-Men. Delve into his past where he runs into new and old enemies and friends and meet some of the legends of the X-Men universe. (PG-13) Edwards 21

BOISE WEEKLY MOVIE TIMES Cut this out and put it on your fridge!


Flicks: W-Th only: 4:20, 7:20


Egyptian: W-Th only: 4:40, 6:40, 8:40


Northgate: W-Th: 12:30, 4, 7, 9:45; F-Tu: 12:30, 4, 7 Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:20, 4:20, 7:20, 10:20 Edwards 21: W-Th: 12:35, 3:45, 7:05, 10:15

ANVIL: THE STORY OF ANVIL— Flicks: Th: 7; F-Su: 1:20, 3:20, 5:20, 7:20, 9:20; M-Tu: 5:20, 7:20,9:20 THE BROTHERS BLOOM—

Flicks: F-Tu: 12:25, 2:40, 4:55, 7:10, 9:25


Flicks: W: 4:30, 7, 9:30; Th only: 4:30, 9:30


Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:15, 4:15, 7:15, 10:10 Edwards 21: W-Th: 11:50 a.m., 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 8:20, 9:50, 10:40


Edwards 21: W-Th: 11:55 a.m., 2:25, 4:55, 7:20, 9:55


Edwards 21: Th only: 6

Edwards 9: W-Th: 1, 1:30, 4, 4:30, 7, 7:30, 10, 10:25 Edwards 21: W-Th: 11:25 a.m., 11:40 a.m., 12:10, 1:40, 2:10, 2:40, 4:10, 4:40, 5:10, 6:40, 7:10, 7:40, 9:10, 9:40, 10


Northgate: F-Tu: 12, 2:20, 4:40, 7


Flicks: W-Th only: 5:15, 7:15, 9:15


Flicks: W only: 7


Northgate: W-Th: 12:15, 2:40, 5, 7:20, 9:35; F-Tu: 12:15, 2:40, 5, 7:20 Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:05, 4:05, 7:05, 10:05 Edwards 21: W-Th: 11:30 a.m., 12, 12:30, 2, 2:30, 3, 4:30, 5, 5:30, 7, 7:30, 8, 9:30, 10:10, 10:30


Edwards 21: W-Th: 12:15, 2:45, 5:25, 7:45, 10


Northgate: W-Th: 12, 2:20, 4:40, 7:10, 9:25; F-Tu: 12, 2:25, 4:45, 7:20 Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:35, 4:35, 7:25, 9:55 Edwards 21: W-Th: 11:25 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 12:50, 2:05, 2:20, 3:25, 4:50, 5:05, 5:55, 7:25, 7:55, 10:10, 10:25 Edwards IMAX: W-Th: 12:15, 2:30, 4:45, 7



Flicks: W-Th only: 5:05, 9:15 Flicks: F-Su: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9; M-Tu: 5, 7, 9 Flicks: W-Th only: 4:40, 7:10, 9:25 Northgate: W-Th: 12:30, 4, 7, 9:35; F-Tu: 12:30, 4, 7:10 Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:40, 4:40, 7:40, 10:30 Edwards 21: W-Th: 1:10, 4:05, 6:50, 9:35 Edwards IMAX: W-Th: 9:15 Flicks: F-Su: 2, 4:30, 7:05, 9:30; M-Tu: 4:30, 7, 9:30


Northgate: W-Th only: 12, 2:25, 4:45, 7:20, 9:45 Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:25, 4:25, 7:35, 10:15 Edwards 21: W: 1:05, 1:50, 4, 4:35, 6:45, 7:35, 9:25, 10:20; Th: 1:05, 1:50, 4:35, 7:35, 9:25, 10:20


Northgate: W-Th: 12:15, 2:35, 4:55, 7:10, 9:25; F-Tu: 12:15, 2:35, 4:55, 7:10 Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:10, 4:10, 7:10, 10:10 Edwards 21: W-Th: 11:30 a.m., 12:30, 1, 1:55, 3:05, 3:30, 4:25, 5:30, 6, 7, 8:05, 8:30, 9:20, 10:30


Edwards 21: W-Th: 12, 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10 Northgate: M-Tu only: 10:30 a.m. Edwards 21: W-Th: 11:35 a.m., 2:35, 5:20, 7:50, 10:25

Movie times listed were correct as of press time. To verify: Edwards 21 Boise, 208-377-1700,; Edwards 9 Boise, 208-338-3821,; The Egyptian Theater, 208345-0454,; The Flicks, 208-342-4222,; Northgate Cinema, 208-377-2620, For second-run movies: Overland Park $1 Cinema, 208-377-3072; Towne Square Reel, 208-377-2620; Country Club Reel, 208-377-2620; Nampa Reel, 208-377-2620,


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One workout then the other ... two BW staffers share the pain.




taring down at the valley from the trail below the cross on Tablerock, I punched my own shoulder and offered up a little self-congratulations for making it (nearly) to the top. My pride was punctuated with pain, though. Not only did my arm throb, but the fist doing the punching was sore as well. I’d worked out with my trainer, A2O Fitness owner Karin Kimura, the day before and, as is always the case, 24 hours after a session, my muscles were in a state of protest. My ligaments and tendons were considering seceding from my body, and I’d just climbed almost one mile uphill. Even the freckle on my shin had a cramp. About six months ago, I participated in an eight-week weightloss/fitness challenge put on by A2O Fitness. A few pounds lighter and noticeably stronger, I’d made working out twice a week with Kimura part of my routine. Last week, I flippantly mentioned to BW editor Rachael Daigle that after one of my workouts, her regular trek up Tablerock might seem like a little walk through WinCo. Apparently, I was subconsciously throwing down a gauntlet because by 5 p.m., we had made plans to trade training and trekking. The dirt path to Tablerock is part of the Ridge to Rivers trail system and starts at the Old Idaho Penitentiary. Daigle had guessed the distance to the cross and back at about 1.5 miles. I had every intention of stopping well before the halfway point, sitting on the trail and waiting for my much younger, much healthier companion to pick me up on her way down. I’d brought along an iPod and a book. Turned out, however, that she was still a bit pained from being tossed around A20 the week before and was willing to walk at a slower pace. I left my distractions in the car, tied my car key to my shoelace as I’d watched her do, and we set off, the cross looming not very welcomingly in the distance. Daigle explained that the first few yards and the last few yards of the hike were the worst, and three minutes in, I was ready to turn around and run, crying like a teething infant, back to the car. Instead, sweating—and swearing— like a Navy grunt on leave in Bangkok, I stopped every few feet to catch my breath but soldiered on. As the path leveled out, thunderstorm-borne gales had mellowed to a welcoming zephyr, and a few heavy gray clouds moved to cover the hot pre-dusk sun. A chance sighting of a little brown bunny, a path sided by bright purple and white wildflowers, a soundtrack provided by area birds and the entire trail to ourselves as we chatted about life, love and work, and the trip turned from an exercise in exercise to a pleasant—albeit still somewhat laborious—walk. As we rounded the bend toward the top, Daigle was kind enough to suggest that we make our way to the informational sign near the summit and call it good. Maybe it was being that high up, but the cross still looked miles away. I nearly wept with gratitude, and when I turned and looked at the city below, I realized even though we didn’t make it to the top, six months ago, I wouldn’t have even driven to the bottom much less attempted a climb. The next day, my limbs held an emergency forum, begging my brain for a moratorium on crazy decisions like hiking Tablerock. My gray cells pretended to take their concerns seriously, but they are secretly on my side. We already have plans to hit the trail again this weekend. BRIAN SENDELBACH


he next morning, the toilet was the toughest. In order to accomplish the task, I had to bend almost imperceptibly at the knees into a semihover above the seat. Then I just sort of fell back and hoped I’d land squarely enough not to hurt myself more. But the seated respite was ever so brief, and then I’d lean over on one cheek to reach the toilet paper, an action that produced such shooting pain in the weight-bearing glute that it felt like the toilet was devouring my entire body butt first. After that, all I had to look forward to was the getting up. I’m not quite sure whose dumb idea it was to trade workouts. I’d go to Amy Atkins’ trainer at A2O Fitness, and she’d run, hike or crawl to the top of Tablerock with me. Because she’d long ago categorized the climb as physically excruciating, she was intent on delivering me an ass kicking via Karin, her fitness guru/drill sergeant/slave driver. Like all good fun, the problem wasn’t in the doing, it was the morning after. We started in A2O’s courtyard one hot afternoon. The first task was the tire flip—something I’d watched countless times on TV. We took turns heaving a giant tire end to end the length of the building. The verdict: it was a sweaty workout, though not overly difficult, and I was able to tick one item off the fitness section of my life to-do list. Next. From there, it got harder. One of us on the seatless stationary bike with resistance at max, the other lunging with the kettle bell weight. After a set, we switched. Then we switched again. And again. The reward for the first leg-numbing set was the treadmill, and never in my 17 years of hardcore workouts have I ever been so happy to get on a treadmill. Until I finished the next set, that is. Round two started with a 25-pound weight on a small square mat. The goal was deceptively simple: run the mat and weight combo 20 feet by sliding the whole kit and caboodle on the floor. It’s easier than it sounds. Then you stop and your heart feels like it’s pounding outside of your chest cavity. By then I started to notice a serious butt-and-thigh emphasis. Maybe it was coincidentally legs and glutes day, but I was starting to think it was something more deliberate. Like maybe, while I was warming up on the treadmill, Karin had sized me up and decided it was time to do something about all that junk in my trunk. Badonkadonk be gone, she’d resolved. The reappearance of the kettle bell was what finally killed me. A few days before, Amy had confided that one particular exercise, which involved swinging a bell-shaped weight, made her want to cry and puke simultaneously. At the time I’d thought, what’s so hard about swinging a weight, you wuss? Well, I’m here to tell you what’s so hard about it. First, the tire flips, bike riding, weighted lunges and weight running— three sets of each—slow you down a bit before you get to the swinging. Second, it’s exactly the kind of exercise that takes someone like me by surprise. I like to think I’m in decent cardiovascular shape. I mountain bike and run a few times a week; when I get ambitious, I dig out the interval workouts from track team days. Apparently, however, I’m not very anaerobically fit, which is what the silly bell swinging exercise is all about. Alternate that with a balance board targeting your pathetic, tired core, and fuggedaboutit. Truth is, only once before had I met a workout I couldn’t finish—the day before I was diagnosed with an advanced case of mononucleosis. At least I was sick that time. This time, I was just … pathetic. I did the first set of 20 bell swinging exercises. I stopped at 12 on the second set. On the third set, I gave up counting and just prayed the treadmill was in my immediate future. It was, but so were three sets of crunches. A few days later, I hobbled into A2O and thanked Karin for hurting me. I wanted to say, “Thank you mistress, I’ll have another please, mistress,” but I could barely walk, much less lunge. That weekend, I suited up and stretched for my usual neighborhood run. I started off at a slow jog, crossed the street and then stopped. I’d gone less than 50 feet but I was still too sore to run. As I walked back home, I thought to myself: “payback is going to be a bitch.”

—Amy Atkins


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On one plate then the other ... BW sends two critics to one restaurant.





sually, when venturing out on a food review assignment, it’s all f Italy’s Agriculture Ministry performed a no-notice compliabout being stealthy. The reviewer slips in—unnoticed as anyance check at Eagle’s Flame Neapolitan Pizzeria, the inspecthing more that just another customer—orders a variety of food, tion might result in disciplinary action. forms an opinion, pays the bill and slips out with the restaurant staff Five years ago, the Italian government published a set of none the wiser. That’s how it’s supposed to happen. eight rules to which official Neapolitan pizza must adhere. The That’s not how it actually happened when this reviewer attempted effort was made to protect the real McCoy’s reputation from to slip into Eagle’s Flame Neapolitan Pizzeria with her favorite dining being tarnished by inferior imposters. companion in tow. Nope, this reviewer was outed. It happened while Like every other Neapolitan pizza joint in the Treasure trying to surreptitiously Valley, Flame bends take a picture of my lunch those rules just a wee bit. to post on boiseweekly. Peaches and potatoes, com as part of our editor’s both of which are options “what we had for lunch” on a Flame pie, would blog entry. As the camera elicit a pretty thorough snapped, I suddenly had tongue lashing from the the feeling that I was being Agriculture Ministry. It’s watched. And I was. By all not a big surprise that three employees working. neither ingredient has the I tried to play it off, but official seal of approval. ultimately had to own up Flame’s rebellious streak when they mentioned the in its approach, howBW photographer had ever, suggests that, indeed, visited the day before. some rules were meant to Thankfully, it didn’t be broken. happen until we had Housed near the bend received our order, and of an L-shaped strip mall, even more fortuitously, I Flame is not immediately didn’t have to lie when the noticeable. Just inside, the eager manager asked how west-facing windows ward I liked things. It’s hard to off the sun’s setting glare FLAME NEAPOLITAN PIZZERIA lie through a mouthful of some of the best pizza with tinted window treatments, and a half wall 228 E. Plaza, Eagle one has had in a long time. splits the dining area down the middle. Four-top 208-938-5413 As the name suggests, Flame specializes in tables line the middle—bench on one side, chairs Open Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; thin-crust Neapolitan-style pizza. But what sets on the other—while tables for two suck up to the Sun. 4-9 p.m. this small eatery apart is the use of ingredients like walls like they’re clinging on for dear life. caramelized onions, rosemary, chevre, Cuban ham, Aesthetically, the dining room falls squarely creme fraiche and baby arugula. into functional, although a few years in business may ease the Your typical pepperoni pizza this is not, and thankfully so. Sure, the awkward, empty feeling. Artwork from local students is a homquintessential pizza topping is available on the build-your-own portion ey touch on the walls, and hanging teardrop lamps glow like of the menu, but Flame’s unique pizza creations are the reason to go. fireflies above each table, but overall, the look feels unfinished. This restaurant has one clear focus, evidenced by the fact that pizza is The food gives a much different impression. virtually the only thing on the menu. One recent night, I treated the Eagle-based Daigle clan to Flame is nearly hidden in a strip mall near the River Rock Alehouse a family style Neapolitan smorgasbord, and they couldn’t and the Albertsons in Eagle. We should have known better than to trust stop yammering about the crust’s perfection. For the record, a Google map, which had us running around on the other side of town. “Daigle” is French, not Italian, and therefore, perfection in this After a quick call to the BW office we finally found it. sense does exactly what the Italian government was hoping to We snagged a table in the simple, but tasteful interior, where a line avoid: imposes other European sensibilities on the Italian food of bench seats runs down the middle of the narrow space. The effect is group. The 20-something, tatted fellow who served as host, overall nondescript, but we hoped the pizza would be more interesting. waiter and cook, said he and a friend combined a few recipes We were rewarded for our positive thinking as we attempted to select a and tinkered until they found Flame’s winning, ultra thin, crispy couple of pizzas, available in 7-, 11- and 14-inch sizes. on the outside, foldable on the inside, light-as-air pizza base. First, there was the Barbecue Chicken ($7.99-$14.99). I’m a sucker But crust is only half the battle when it comes to decent pizfor barbecue sauce, so if it’s slapped on a pizza, I’ll probably try it. But za. The other half is all the junk loaded on top and how adeptly add grilled chicken, smoked Gouda, red onion, roasted red pepper and that tricky task is accomplished. Neapolitan pizza should be an cilantro, and I might cry with joy. The end result met my already high exercise in assertive simplicity. Our chicken and artichoke comexpectations due in large part to the combination of the smoked cheese bination ($7.99-$14.99) and the impossible to pronounce lasaand the barbecue sauce, which had a satisfying bite. gnaza pie ($7.99-$14.99) elegantly met the challenge. A mound After much waffling, we also chose the Prosciutto and Peach ($8.99of chopped salad ($5.99) prior to the pizza course divided gener$15.99). Admittedly, the unusual combination of ingredients listed on ously three ways, and with just small pockets of stomach space the menu was what prompted the choice as we decided to go a little available for dessert, we opted for more crust, of course. We wild, but it turned out to be the hands-down favorite. talked our way into a half-and-half fruit pizza ($5.99): peaches The salty prosciutto was juxtaposed against the sweet and tender and cinnamon on one side, berries on the other, scoops of bites of peach and equally sweet caramelized onions. The earthy crumvanilla gelato melting all over. Again, the crust was exactly what bled chevre cheese grounded the entire creation, while the garlic-infused my calorie-conscious dining companions considered supremely olive oil used on the crust left just a hint flavor. Put the whole thing on a ideal, so much so that one of them marched right back into the light, crunchy crust and say “namaste” to pizza nirvana. kitchen to share his enthusiasm with the staff. (And to suggest a I still can’t help but think of those pizzas I didn’t choose: the Idaho heavier hand with both the cinnamon and the sugar.) Potato ($7.99-$14.99) with Yukon gold potatoes, bacon, green onion, So often, the final words we BW reviewers offer about a creme fraiche and garlic-infused olive oil; the Scampi ($8.99-$15) with restaurant—particularly about those found beyond Boise—dechili oil, shrimp, pesto, baby arugula and Flame’s own blend of cheeses; tail our inclination to return. About a dozen pizza places operate and the Bianca with garlic infused olive oil, mozzarella and rosemary. between my house in North Boise and Flame, and I’d consider The ultimate testament of my approval of Flame became obvious most of them worthy of the distraction. But when my Eagleonce we emerged into the harsh light of day. That’s when my dining based parents ask where I want to meet them for dinner, I’ll sugcompanion pointed out I still had a bit of barbecue sauce on my face. gest their newest favorite pizza joint, the rule-breaking Flame. —Deanna Darr relies on sunglasses to protect her secret identity.


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MORE FOODIE FOR MY MONEY Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m one of those foodies who doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like to look cheap. You wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t catch me redeeming a coupon in a restaurant, I tend not to drink the kind of booze that falls under a happy hour deal, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll never ask what the market price is on seafood. Ironically, though, I like to save money. Last week, I spent $60 and hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what I got for my hard-earned cash: UĂ&#x160; Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2DC;iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;vÂ&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x153;Â&#x153;Ă&#x160;vÂ&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;Â&#x201C;Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x160;ÂŤ>Ă&#x20AC;iÂ&#x2DC;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x192;½Ă&#x160;Ă&#x17D;Ă&#x17D;Ă&#x20AC;`Ă&#x160;Ă&#x153;i``Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;}Ă&#x160;>Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x203A;iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x192;>Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x160;>Ă&#x152;Ă&#x160;Â&#x153;VÂ&#x17D;]Ă&#x160;-Ă&#x152;Â&#x153;VÂ&#x17D;Ă&#x160;EĂ&#x160; >Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x20AC;iÂ?]Ă&#x160;>Ă&#x160;Â&#x201C;i>Â?Ă&#x160;½Â&#x201C;Ă&#x160; told was two delicious Black and Bleu Ribeyes ($27.99 each) and a round of drinks. UĂ&#x160; Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2DC;iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;vÂ&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x153;Â&#x153;Ă&#x160;>Ă&#x152;Ă&#x160;>ââ>Â&#x2026;]Ă&#x160;>Ă&#x160;v>Â?>viÂ?Ă&#x160;ÂŤÂ?>Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;­Ă&#x153;Â&#x2026;Â&#x2C6;VÂ&#x2026;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x153;>Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;iÂ&#x2DC;Â&#x153;Ă&#x2022;}Â&#x2026;Ă&#x160;vÂ&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;Â&#x201C;iĂ&#x160;Ă&#x152;Â&#x153;Ă&#x160;Â&#x2026;>Ă&#x203A;iĂ&#x160;`Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2DC;iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;>Ă&#x152;Ă&#x160;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2C6;}Â&#x2026;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x160; and lunch the next day) and a shwarma platter for my better half. UĂ&#x160;/Ă&#x153;Â&#x153;Ă&#x160;}Â&#x2C6;>Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x2022;LĂ&#x192;Ă&#x160;Â&#x153;vĂ&#x160;vĂ&#x20AC;Â&#x153;âiÂ&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x17E;Â&#x153;}Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x152;]Ă&#x160;i>VÂ&#x2026;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x153;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x153;>Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x152;Â&#x153;Â&#x153;Ă&#x160;Â&#x201C;>Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x160;V>Â?Â&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x2C6;iÂ&#x2021;Â?>`iÂ&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;V>Â&#x2DC;`Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x160;L>Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x152;Â&#x153;ÂŤÂŤÂ&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;}Ă&#x192;]Ă&#x160;>Ă&#x152;Ă&#x160; Blue Cow Frozen Yogurt. Now, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve already done the math on the steaks alone and determined itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s impossible that I only spent $60. Or is it? Those of you with a BW Card already get it. Those of you without one are still scratching your heads. Although I only spent $60, my BW Card was loaded with $100 in credit. Do the math again: fĂ&#x2021;Ă&#x201C;Ă&#x160;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;`Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2DC;iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;>Ă&#x152;Ă&#x160;Â&#x153;VÂ&#x17D;Ă&#x160;-Ă&#x152;Â&#x153;VÂ&#x17D;Ă&#x160;vÂ&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;Â&#x201C;Â&#x153;Â&#x201C;Ă&#x160;>Â&#x2DC;`Ă&#x160;`>`]Ă&#x160;fÂŁnĂ&#x160;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;`Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2DC;iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;>Ă&#x152;Ă&#x160;>ââ>Â&#x2026;Ă&#x160;>Â&#x2DC;`Ă&#x160;fÂ&#x2122;Ă&#x160;>Ă&#x152;Ă&#x160; Â?Ă&#x2022;iĂ&#x160; Â&#x153;Ă&#x153;°Ă&#x160;Ă&#x160; spent a $100 in area restaurants, but it only cost me $60 with my BW Card. True story. Last weekend, the BW Card added Red Feather Lounge and Bittercreek Ale House to the list of places I can save money, which means Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be reloading my credit before brunch this weekend. Oatmeal soufďŹ&#x201A;e at Red Feather, here I come. The restaurant count is up to 15 participating locations, and card members can also save on entertainment options as well. With your BW Card, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re entitled to discounts on tickets vÂ&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;/Â&#x2026;Ă&#x2022;Â&#x2DC;`iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;Â&#x153;Ă&#x2022;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x152;>Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;iĂ&#x160;>Â&#x2DC;`Ă&#x160;,Â&#x153;>Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;}Ă&#x160;-ÂŤĂ&#x20AC;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;}Ă&#x192;Ă&#x2030;7>Â&#x2026;Â&#x153;Â&#x153;â°Ă&#x160;9Â&#x153;Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x160;V>Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;>Â?Ă&#x192;Â&#x153;Ă&#x160;}iĂ&#x152;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x192;Â&#x153;Â&#x201C;iĂ&#x160;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x17D;Ă&#x160;`Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;iĂ&#x160;>Ă&#x152;Ă&#x160; Ikon Tattoo and pamper yourself at Cosmedica Skin and Laser Center or Remedy Skin Care. Want one? Visit and click on the BW Card button.

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| JUNE 10â&#x20AC;&#x201C;16, 2009 |


And last but not least, hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a little something a reader sent my way: Cheap breakfast at Bombay Grill. And Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not kidding when I say cheap. A breakfast burrito is a mere $2.95, which is less than half what youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d pay for a breakfast burrito at any other coffee shop or burrito joint within >Ă&#x160;Â&#x201C;Â&#x2C6;Â?i°Ă&#x160;/Â&#x2026;Ă&#x20AC;iiĂ&#x160;LÂ&#x2C6;Ă&#x192;VĂ&#x2022;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x153;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;Ă&#x160;}Ă&#x20AC;>Ă&#x203A;Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x160;>Â&#x2DC;`Ă&#x160;>Ă&#x160;Ă&#x192;Â&#x2C6;`iĂ&#x160;Â&#x153;vĂ&#x160;L>VÂ&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;Â&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x192;>Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x192;>}iĂ&#x160;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Â?Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x160;fĂ&#x17D;°Â&#x2122;x°Ă&#x160;­ Â&#x153;Ă&#x152;i\Ă&#x160;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;Â&#x201C;Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x160; head as I write this, I sound like the ShamWow guy on TV, so please do your best to read Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;iĂ&#x192;iĂ&#x160;Ă&#x153;Â&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;`Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x153;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;Ă&#x160;Â&#x2026;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x2C6;`Â&#x2C6;VĂ&#x2022;Â?Â&#x153;Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;ÂşÂ&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Â?Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x160;fĂ&#x17D;°Â&#x2122;xtttÂťĂ&#x160;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x152;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;>Ă&#x152;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x17E;Â&#x153;Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;Â&#x153;Ă&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;Â&#x2026;i>`°Ă&#x160;/Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x160;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x153;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;iĂ&#x160;Â&#x2DC;iĂ?Ă&#x152;Ă&#x160; sentence.) Need eggs? A three-egg omelet ďŹ lled with sauteed onions, bell peppers, mushrooms and diced ham sided with two slices of toast and hashbrown is only (donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget the ShamWow voice) ... $4.95. And though Bombay is an Indian restaurant, breakfast is mostly an American affair with crepes, pancakes, steak and eggs, French toast, bagels and oatmeal on the menu. Grits are also available for you Southern transplants who miss your daily dose of hominy. Now if we could just get Bombay on the BW Card. Breakfast served daily, 5:30-10:30 a.m. Bombay Grill, 928 W. Main St., 208-345-7888.


DININGGUIDE i`Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x152;iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x20AC;>Â&#x2DC;i>Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x2030; Â&#x2C6;``Â?iĂ&#x160; >Ă&#x192;Ă&#x152;iĂ&#x20AC;Â&#x2DC; CAZBAâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Cazba transports you Ă&#x152;Â&#x153;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;iĂ&#x160; >Ă&#x192;Ă&#x152;iĂ&#x20AC;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;i`Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x152;iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x20AC;>Â&#x2DC;i>Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160; with cloud-painted walls, elegant decor and food from Greece, Egypt, Lebanon, Turkey and Iran (with a few Indian, Japanese and American dishes). Brunch on weekends. 211 N. Eighth St., 208-3810222. $$ P SU OM. MAZZAHâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;6Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x192;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;iĂ&#x160;i`Ă&#x160; over lunch or drop on by for dinner. Gyros, hummus, falafel and baklava on the quick. Try the fatoosh saladâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be disappointed. 1772 W. State St., 208-333-2566. 404 E. Park Center Blvd., 208-3332223. $-$$ P SU OM .

South of the Border

/Â&#x2026;>Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x160;EĂ&#x160;6Â&#x2C6;iĂ&#x152;Â&#x2DC;>Â&#x201C;iĂ&#x192;i CHIANG MAI THAI RESTAURANTâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Casual for the whole family. Traditional Thai food named after the infamous Thai VĂ&#x2022;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x192;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;iĂ&#x160;V>ÂŤÂ&#x2C6;Ă&#x152;Â&#x153;Â?]Ă&#x160; Â&#x2026;Â&#x2C6;>Â&#x2DC;}Ă&#x160;>Â&#x2C6;°Ă&#x160; 4898 Emerald St., 208-3424051. $ SU OM. DONG KHANHâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Vietnamese goodness. Lunch specials are a great bargain and the banquet dinners are a deďŹ nite great crowd pleaser. 111 Broadway Ave., 208-345-0980. $-$$ . FUSION ASIAN GRILLâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Serving Japanese, Chinese, VietnamiĂ&#x192;iĂ&#x160;>Â&#x2DC;`Ă&#x160;Â&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;i>Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;iĂ&#x20AC;Â&#x2C6;`Â&#x2C6;>Â&#x2DC;°Ă&#x160; 3161 E. Fairview Ave., 208-855-5930. $-$$ SU MAI THAIâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Daily lunch specials, an always superior list of noodle dishes and wicked cocktails. This place is great day or night, hungry or just in the mood to nibble. 750 Idaho St., 208-344-8424. 78 Eagle River St. #165, 208-938-8424. $$-$$$ P SU OM.

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Â&#x2026;Â&#x2C6;>Â&#x2DC;}Ă&#x160;>Â&#x2C6;]Ă&#x160;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x153;Â&#x153;`Â?iĂ&#x192;Ă&#x160;>Â&#x2DC;`Ă&#x160;Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x2C6;ViĂ&#x160;Â&#x153;vĂ&#x160; great Jaliscan food Idaho all varieties and curry done expects Chapala to Thai spicy or mild for the farang deliver. 1201 S. Vista Ave., in you. 577 E. Park Blvd. 208-429-1155. $-$$ SU OM. #C110, 208-345-0026. $-$$ SU. CORONA VILLAGEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Gut-busting burritos, incredible chips and SIAM THAIâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Siam is known for Dos Equis on tap make the its consistent, fresh, delicious Village stand out among Thai food in family-style Â&#x153;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x192;i½Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;Âşv>Â&#x201C;Â&#x2C6;Â?Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x17E;Â?iÂťĂ&#x160;iĂ?Â&#x2C6;V>Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160; proportions, cozy setting and restaurants. 4334 W. State St., impeccable service. Dishes are 208-338-9707. $-$$ . spiced to your liking. 590 E. Boise Ave., 208-383-9032. MESA TAQUERIAâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Without a 2951 Overland Road, can opener or a freezer, the 208-898-8939. $-$$ SU Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x20AC;iÂŤÂ&#x2C6;`Ă&#x160;VĂ&#x20AC;iĂ&#x153;Ă&#x160;>Ă&#x152;Ă&#x160;iĂ&#x192;>Ă&#x160;/>ÂľĂ&#x2022;iĂ&#x20AC;Â&#x2C6;>Ă&#x160; OM. delivers up the goods as fresh as they get. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a traditional taqueria set up with everything Basque from quesadillas to tacos and burritos on the ďŹ&#x201A;y. House made BAR GERNIKAâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Basque salads and soup too! 215 N. favorites in a dark and cozy Eighth St., 208-336-0987. $ little bar. Croquettas, chorizo, P SU OM. salomo, paella and a simple PARRILLA GRILLâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;For on the go cheese plates that is one of vĂ&#x2022;Ă&#x192;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;vÂ&#x153;Â&#x153;`]Ă&#x160;*>Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x2C6;Â?Â?>Ă&#x160;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;iĂ&#x160;Â&#x153;vĂ&#x160; the most popular in town. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the best in town. Serving breakforget Beef Tongue Saturday. fast, wraps and burritos, 202 S. Capitol Blvd., *>Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x2C6;Â?Â?>½Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;ÂŤ>Ă&#x152;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x153;Ă&#x160;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;>Ă&#x160;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x2022;Â&#x201C;Â&#x201C;iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x160; 208-344-2175. $ P SU. favorite. 1512 N. 13th St., THE BASQUE MARKETâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;The 208-323-4688. $ P marketâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shelves are stocked SU . with Basque food and wine POLLO REYâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;A downtown lunch (and often, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll ďŹ nd hot spot offering burritos and take-and-bake croquettas in the tacos and juicy, perfectly cooler), but thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also a spiced, grilled and rotisseriesmall cafe space for lunch. A cooked chicken. 222 N. Eighth list of sandwiches on the St., 208-345-0323. 7709 marketâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s freshmade baguette Overland Road, 208-375-4642. (we here at BW crave the $ P SU. turkey) all come with a side and if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re lucky, a cookie. 608 REEFâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;You can almost hear the W. Grove St., 208-433-1208. $ waves lapping against the OM. shore. An island retreat with an amazing rooftop patio in the middle of downtown Boise that serves up nuevo latino fare. 105 S. Sixth St., 208-2879200. $$-$$$ P SU OM .

EPIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S BASQUE RESTAURANTâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; For top-notch Basque cuisine served in a cozy, homey atmosphere, this is the place. i>Â?Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;>Ă&#x20AC;iĂ&#x160;Ă&#x192;iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x203A;i`Ă&#x160;v>Â&#x201C;Â&#x2C6;Â?Ă&#x17E;Â&#x2021;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x17E;Â?i]Ă&#x160; so sides can be a surprise, but always a pleasant one. Dessert is just decadent. 1115 N. Main St., 208-884-0142. $$$-$$$$ RES. LEKU ONAâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Step into a little piece of traditional Basque home, family and heaven when you visit Leku Ona. Relax in the friendly atmosphere with lunch or dinner, either inside or out on the patio on warm days. 117 S. Sixth St., 345-6665. $$-$$$$ RES P SU OM.

American BLUE COW FROZEN YOGURTâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; >Â&#x17D;iĂ&#x160;>Ă&#x160;`iÂ?Â&#x2C6;VÂ&#x2C6;Â&#x153;Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;>Â&#x2DC;`Ă&#x160;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x153;Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160; treat by choosing from 12 different frozen yogurt ďŹ&#x201A;avors offered in ever-changing rotation. Customers decorate their yogurt desserts by helping Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;iÂ&#x201C;Ă&#x192;iÂ?Ă&#x203A;iĂ&#x192;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x152;Â&#x153;Ă&#x160;Â&#x201C;Â&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;iĂ&#x160;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;>Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x17D;äĂ&#x160; hard, fruit and syrup toppings. *Â?>ViĂ&#x160;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;iĂ&#x160;VĂ&#x20AC;i>Ă&#x152;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;iĂ&#x160;Ă&#x192;V>Â?iĂ&#x160; and pay by the ounce. 2333 Apple St., 208-338-1000. SU OM . BRICK 29 BISTROâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Chef Dustan Bristol is co-owner of Nampaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s casually upscale eatery which serves fancy takes on common foods. Asian pork tacos come with a side of apple-almond coleslaw and fancier still, an open-face Reuben sandwich with a cup of pumpkin bisque all topped off with ďŹ&#x201A;ourless chocolate cake. Delicious and delectable. 320 11th Ave. S., 208-468-0029. $-$$ SU OM. BRICK OVEN BISTROâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Lovingly called the Beanery by longtime patrons, this Grove hot spot with everything homemade has some of the best comfort food around. 801 N. Main St., 208-342-3456. $ P SU OM. BUFFALO WILD WINGSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Gnaw on some spicy wings drowned in sauce or go for some ribs, sandwiches or tenders. The menu is full of food and drink choices including grazinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; green salads and mojitos. 3223 E. Louise Dr., Meridian, 208-288-5485. $-$$ SU OM P . BUNGALOW RESTAURANT AND LOUNGEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Sometimes sweet and other times savory, always delightfully delicious. Stop in for a light lunch (served Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;`>Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x153;Ă&#x2022;}Â&#x2026;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x2C6;`>Ă&#x17E;ÂŽĂ&#x160;Ă&#x153;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;Ă&#x160; items varying from soups and salads to an extensive ÂşÂ&#x201C;Ă&#x2022;Â&#x2DC;VÂ&#x2026;Â&#x2C6;iĂ&#x192;ÂťĂ&#x160;Â&#x201C;iÂ&#x2DC;Ă&#x2022;]Ă&#x160;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;VÂ?Ă&#x2022;`Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;}Ă&#x160; shrimp, grits and calamari. Their entrees cover the dining spectrum as well, with marinated pork chops, pan roasted wild salmon and stuffed free range chicken. 1520 N. 13th St., 208-3319855. $$-$$$ P SU OM .


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DININGGUIDE CHEF LOU’S AT 8TH STREET— Westside Drive-in’s Chef Lou Aaron has expanded into BoDo with sit-down service and a menu of favorite dishes featured on his TV clips. Breakfast is a twist on familiar items (lemon ricotta pancakes), and the lunch menu offers Chef Lou’s infamous monte cristo as well as lots of small plates for the sharing. 409 S. Eighth St., 208-331-2080. $-$$ OM . CHEF ROLAND’S—Chef Roland Joseph is serving up Cajun fare complete with hushpuppies, locally grown collard greens and red beans and rice. Choose between gumbo or jambalaya to go along with fried catfish, Cajun barbecue ribs or savory brisket. If there is room after all that flavor, go for a piece of key lime or sweet potato pie. 1221 W. Boise Ave., 208-344-4387. $-$$ SU. DONNIE MAC’S TRAILER PARK CUISINE—Located in the developing Linen

ˆÃÌÀˆVÌ]Ê œ˜˜ˆiÊ>V½ÃÊ Trailerpark Cuisine may be downhome, but it’s certainly not from the trailer park. Burgers, chicken sandwiches, onion rings, fries, some very tasty fry sauce, the valley’s only frozen custard, mac ‘n’ cheese and breakfast. Yowza! 1515 W. Grove St., 208-3387813. $-$$ P SU OM . FOCACCIA’S—Chef Bill Green transformed his catering business into a full-service restaurant with a rotating menu featuring specialty food items ranging seafood and vegetarian all the way to French Classical, i݈V>˜Ê>˜`ÊÌ>ˆ>˜ÊVՈȘi°Ê Soups and salads may be a good choice if a diner is going for the house specialty dessert made in-house by the pastry chef. Selections include a Chocolate Truffle Ugly Cake best experienced with closed eyes and an open mouth. 404 E. Parkcenter Blvd., 208-3222838. $-$$ SU OM .

GRAPE ESCAPE—Fine wine, delicious lunch and dinner, delectable desserts and light bites make this little bistro a great place to meet with great friends. And, if you can’t get to Grape Escape, they’ll bring their casual elegance to you at any of your functions or events with their fabulous catering. 800 W. Idaho St., 208-3680200. $-$$ P SU. ONO HAWAIIAN CAFE—A wide variety of the flavors of Hawaii are offered in the form of pupus, sushi, sandwiches and satays. And wherever Ono’s catering operation, the Kanak Attack van is parked and serving, a BW staffer is most likely in the vicinity with money in hand. 2170 Broadway Ave., 208-429-9111. $$-$$$ P SU OM . PAIR—Delicious breakfast and dinner in an atmospheric, upscale bistro downtown. A cozy place for cocktails. The fruit cup—with lovelies like pomegranate and coconut—is recommended. 601 W. Main St., 208-343-7034. $$-$$$ P SU OM. WILLOWCREEK GRILL—Contemporary cuisine in a casual atmosphere and a fine place to dine with friends and family for lunch or dinner. The extensive menu features Northwest favorites such as salmon served up a little different in a fish and twigs option, (twigs are fries at Willowcreek). Choose from a selection of yummies like fried portobello sticks and a wide selection of burgers topped with treats like pastrami and Swiss. New to the mix is the addition of sushi in the sister establishment right next door at RAW Sushi. One kitchen serving something for everyone; it doesn’t get much better. 2273 S. Vista Ave., Ste 150, 208-343-5544. $-$$ P OM.

Diner ADDIE’S—The language of breakfast is spoken here. You’ve never seen so many “i>ÌÃÊvœœÜi`ÊLÞʺEÊ }}ûʜ˜Ê one menu. Come early to beat the rush for Boise’s best gravy. 507 W. Main St., 208-3381198. $ P SU OM . BLUE JEANS CAFE—Breakfast (starting at 6 a.m. for you early birds) and lunch with some of the biggest biscuits and gravy in the state. Freshly baked pastries, salads and sandwiches. 9140 W. Emerald St., # 300, 208-658-5053. $ . THE BLUE MOOSE CAFE—With moose-inspired decor, an eatery where diners can get tasty bistro fare like soups and salads, sandwiches and wraps. Think about dining in their new sunroom or outside. 79 Aikens Rd., 208-939-3079. $ P OM. GOLDY’S BREAKFAST BISTRO—A desperately popular breakfast destination and with good reason. Generous portions of eggs, hash, cinnamon rolls and more. Good gravy. Can’t make it for breakfast? They’ve got lunch, too. 108 S. Capitol Blvd., 208-345-4100. $-$$ SU . MOON’S KITCHEN CAFE—Get pancakes, biscuits and gravy and eggs for breakfast, or just go straight to dessert and enjoy œ˜iʜvÊœœ˜½ÃÊv>“œÕÃÊ milkshakes. Founded in 1955, œœ˜½Ãʅ>ÃÊ̅iÊLiÃÌÊLÀi>Žv>ÃÌÊ >˜`ʓˆŽÃ…>ŽiÃʈ˜Ê̜ܘ°Êœœ˜½ÃÊ offers a fine selection of beer and wine which makes the latest addition to the milkshake flavors possible—a milkshake made with Guinness Stout. 712 W. Idaho St., 208-385-0472. $ SU OM . These restaurants are only a few of Boise’s eateries. For a comprehensive list of restaurants in Boise and the surrounding areas, visit and click on “Food.”


DRY ROSE When the summer starts to heat up, I find most red wines a lot less appealing. Give me a crisp, refreshing, nicely chilled white and I’m a lot happier. But what do you do when you want to match a grilled ribeye or a slab of baby back ribs slathered in barbecue sauce. A light red like a Beaujolais, served cool, works pretty well, but I’ll take a dry rose over that most any summer day. In the south of France, where they know a little something about heat, roses are the wines of the season. Usually a blend of grapes dominated by grenache and syrah, they are something of a benchmark. So, although our lineup included roses from around the world, it was no surprise when the top three hailed from France. Here are the panel’s picks: 2008 DOMAINE DE FONTSAINTE GRIS DE GRIS, $14.99 On the nose, it’s like walking into a kitchen where a strawberry rhubarb pie has just been pulled from the oven, the yeasty fragrance of baked crust mingling with the rich, warm filling. Things turn crisp and refreshing on the palate, with flavors that lean toward citrus— lemon, lime, orange—backed by sweet cherry and tart berry. All in all, this is an appealing wine that would go well with most any summer fare. 2008 MAS DES BRESSADES CUVEE TRADITION, $10.99 The aromas are beautifully floral, marked by the scent of orange blossom and fragrant carnation with a light whiff of basil. This wine is on the richer side of the rose flavor spectrum with a complex array of flavors: dark cherry, ripe strawberry, star fruit and blood orange. Bright citrus helps even things out on the supple finish. 2008 DOMAINE DE SAINT-ANTOINE, $9.99 Lovely layered aromas pour from the glass, including ripe cherry, sweet melon, creamy vanilla and rose petal. The palate is filled with crushed berry flavors, along with mango and sweet lime, all backed by a balancing hit of tangy acidity. This charming rose with light touches of orange and lemon zest coming through on the finish is the perfect summer refresher. This week’s panel: Dave Faulk, Porterhouse Meats; David Kirkpatrick, Boise Co-op Wine Shop; Karen McMillin, Young’s Market; Leslie Young, Boise Co-op Wine Shop


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C6B:NDJGEG>8: Right now, you can bid on an apartment up for auction in the historic Idaho Building! Call 3443856 apa/1194071181.html New 3BD, 2BA NW Boise home w/Den. 1/2 block from Greenbelt. All appl., fncd private bckyrd. $950/ mo. Call 208-860-8494. C:MIID;DDI=>AAH 1-2BD Apts. $620-$740/mo. W/D, cable. Shaw Mtn. Heights. 3431242. CDGI=:C9CDD@ 27th & Sunset, 2BD, 1BA, 1,200 sq. ft. Hardwood ďŹ&#x201A;oors, ďŹ replace, spacious living room & dining room. Kitchen w/breakfast nook. Utility room with W/D. Cable ready, gas heat, mature shade trees. Fenced in backyard with auto-sprinkler system & yard service. Off road parking & detached grg. with alley access. Raised garden that has already been planted. Landlord pays water. 916-704-3764 avail. end of June. CDGI=:C9IDLC=DJH: 2BD, 1BA with basement, storage area and private patio. Hardwood ďŹ&#x201A;oors, marble counters and stainless steel app. W/D. Property is part of a community with a pool, spa and new ďŹ tness center. Pets welcome! $850/mo., + $100/mo. fees that include W/S/T, maintenance upkeep and use of community extras. $600 dep. with lease, $800 without a lease. Please call 850-9796 to set appointment to show or email me for pics. FJ6A>INCL7D>H:=DB: 3BD, 2BA, 1,450 sq. ft. home for rent in NW Boise. Nice, very quiet neighborhood that is close to shopping, movies and golf. Built in the 90â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 2x6 construction which includes the following: ~ large great room ~ spacious kitchen with Pergo tile ďŹ&#x201A;oors ~ large master bedroom ~ 2 recently renovated bathrooms ~ new carpet throughout ~ spacious fenced backyard, covered patio ~ laundry room with W/D included ~ central heating/AC ~ 2 car grg. Minimum 6 mo. lease. $975/mo. + deposit. Pets negotiable (additional deposit), no smoking inside. Util. not included. Call 208-850-5184. HIDEG:CI>C< Do you have a job? Do you pay your rent? If you answered yes to these 2 questions then why are you not owning your own home? You have to pay to live somewhere, right? Why pay someone elseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mortgage when you could be paying your own and reaping huge tax beneďŹ ts of home ownership? Not only that, but if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a 1st time home buyer, you can get $8000 FREE just for buying a home! Call Heidi Challenger, Market Pro Realtor at 208-4405997. or Tonya Adank w/Mountain West Bank at 208-283-3936 TAdank@ Helping our customers get into their perfect home is our #1 priority and we canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait to hear from you. JC>FJ:>CI=:CDGI=:C9 This really is a must see. Old grocery store in the heart of the North End. 3BD, 1BA. Upstairs is a large 2BD apt. Downstairs is semi-ďŹ nished with a second kitchen, possible 3rd BD, w/d hookups and a 750 sq. ft. open space. Would be a great artist studio or ??. On the corner of 10th and Pueblo - 920 West Pueblo. $1100/mo. $500 deposit 841-6808. L6A@ID7HJ Nice 3BD, 1.5BA duplex, 1800 sq. ft., walking distance to BSU. Refrigerator, dishwasher. washer and dryer. $1100/mo. covers all util., cable and internet! Prefer serious students. No smoking or pets. Available 6/1/2009.


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5812 N. FLAMINGO DR., BOISE any West Boise $184,900 neighborhoods 4 BED/3 BATH are loaded with 2,136 SQUARE FEET so-called cookie-cutter houses built in the 1950s BUILT IN 1958 and 1960s. These modest .23 ACRE ranch homes and tri-levels STERLING REAL ESTATE with brick exteriors and lowCAMERON BALDWIN, sloped rooflines are gaining 208-850-9888 popularity as mid-century REALTOR.COM architecture comes into its MLS #98391709 own more than 50 years after the style was introduced. This home contains several elements that typify a mid-century ranch. Built-in cabinets, drawers and shelves galore in hallways and bedroom closets turn dead air space into functional workhorses. Martha Stewart types will appreciate having ample storage space for dishes, linens, seasonal decorations, board games and even split logs for wintry Idaho nights. A pair of short doors next to the living room fireplace conceals a large firewood storage bin that can be loaded from the garage. Prized dinnerware can be shown off in a built-in wall unit with glass doors in the formal dining room. The dwelling’s east-west orientation and an abundance of well-placed windows help to capture summery breezes and bring natural light inside. Sliding glass doors in three separate rooms form a horseshoe around the patio and bring the outdoors in, making lilac bushes and a huge shade tree in the back yard feel like part of the interior decor. The home’s interior could use a gentle facelift, but what it needs would be more like getting a few shots of Botox during lunch hour than being completely knocked out and going under the knife. A mish-mash of light fixtures and ceiling fans seems to have been updated at various times over the past six decades and would create a more cohesive backdrop if they were similar in age or style. The same goes for drawer pulls and door knobs. Outside, the mature landscaping could use a deft gardener’s touch. But the basics for a homey, informal residence that can handle family life as well as entertaining duties are definitely in place. The U-shaped floor plan places the living room, a formal dining room, the kitchen and a light-filled breakfast room on one side of the house. Three bedrooms and the master suite occupy the other side. The golden glow of oak flooring greets guests as they enter the living room, where the brick fireplace and firewood cabinet are located. A sliding glass door in the formal dining room opens to the spacious deck, which is also accessible from the breakfast room and master bedroom. Oak cabinets and white laminate countertops set a country tone for the open kitchen, where a built-in writing desk provides a handy place for making the weekly grocery list. Seven windows in the adjoining breakfast room’s three walls make it a bright spot for morning coffee and a spinach omelet. Original plywood cabinets, drawers and closets in the laundry room provide ample space for detergent, brooms and other cleaning supplies. A three-quarter bathroom with a shower stall is tucked behind the kitchen in the laundry area, making it possible for three occupants to bathe at once. Two more full bathrooms are located in the bedroom sector. The spacious master bedroom is outfitted with a sleeping area, a built-in computer desk, two big closets and a sitting nook, where there is room for a loveseat and side table. This home is located on a quiet loop of a street tucked behind Koelsch Elementary School, half a mile from the busy intersection at Curtis and Fairview. PROS: Homey, daylight-filled mid-century ranch with storage space aplenty. CONS: Could use more unifying elements.


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Psychic Medium: Available for large events, small gatherings & private readings. Call 208-323-2323.


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ODD ONE OUT BY KELSEY BLAKLEY / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ Note: Every letter in the answer to each asterisked clue appears an even number of times in that answer â&#x20AC;Ś except one. Altogether, these eight unpaired letters can be arranged to spell the answer to 68- and 70-Across.

ACROSS 1 End of a footrace 5 Creator of Princess Ozma 9 Satellite org. 13 State below Lower Saxony 18 â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Pearl of ___ Islandâ&#x20AC;? (Stowe novel) 19 Opposing 20 Technological debuts of 1998 22 Mountain, in Hawaiian 23 *Religious affiliation of John Adams and William Howard Taft 26 Cry from the bench 27 Foe 28 Ascension Day, e.g.: Abbr. L A S T C H I C A M S O W O R L D E N J O L I O N I N H E Z E N A S W A A B H A L O O S L O P E I I T S E X P E T R I G H O P E E X I S M I N E E E G S


29 Sword material 31 Serve notice 32 Manila pact grp., 1954 33 *You raise your arms for these 36 Cultivate 38 Men of La Mancha 39 Big Apple subway line, with â&#x20AC;&#x153;theâ&#x20AC;? 40 Do, re, mi 42 Sailorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s realm 44 Business partner, sometimes 45 French word before and after â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ă â&#x20AC;? 46 Busch Stadium locale: Abbr. 49 *Physicianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s promise 55 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gloria ___â&#x20AC;? (hymn) 57 Prefix with -naut 58 Primeval 59 Oregon city, with â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theâ&#x20AC;? 60 King of England, 94655 61 Challenge for H.S. juniors 62 Film that lost the Best Picture Oscar to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Chariots of Fireâ&#x20AC;?

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DOWN 1 Hitches 2 Golfâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Palmer, to friends 3 *Not firm work?

4 Dead giveaway? 5 Honky-tonk 6 Hill of Hill hearings 7 The Osmonds, e.g. 8 Least 9 Fed. med. research agency 10 Jester, e.g. 11 Refuser of a 1964 Nobel Prize 12 Tap into 13 Managed care grp. 14 Swabâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s target 15 Nubian Desert locale 16 Comics canine 17 Pulls in 21 Common name for a working dog 24 Explorer ___ Ă lvarez de Pineda, first European to see the Mississippi 25 Sea lily, e.g. 30 â&#x20AC;&#x153;___ Marleneâ&#x20AC;? (W.W. II love song) 34 Plains Indians 35 1967 #1 hit whose lyrics begin â&#x20AC;&#x153;What you want / Baby, I got itâ&#x20AC;? 37 Style of furnishing 40 Fellow 41 Semi fill-up 43 Democrat Specter 45 Beta blocker? 46 *Real work 47 It may be tapped 48 Toppers 50 Driving hazard 51 Total 52 Nondairy product in the dairy section 53 Popular pain reliever 54 Ancient playwright who originated the phrase â&#x20AC;&#x153;While thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hopeâ&#x20AC;? 56 Italian Renaissance composer Banchieri 63 Firewood unit 67 Personal identity 69 Je ne ___ quoi


NYTCROSSWORD 88 Shot 91 ___ radio 95 Author Welty 96 Mercedes-Benz model 97 Whit 98 Prynne of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Scarlet Letterâ&#x20AC;? 99 Larkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home 101 Pushover

71 Laughs oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s head off 73 Razor brand 75 Supermodel Hutton 77 State V.I.P.: Abbr. 79 Tennisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Roddick 81 Towser, e.g., in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Catch22â&#x20AC;?: Abbr. 82 Siren 87 Those with yens 1









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ADOPTAPET 4775 W. Dorman St. Boise, Idaho 83705




Gipper is a 5-year-old Australian cattle dog/Rottweiler mix who loves to catch a Frisbee and enjoys playing with other dogs. He is house- and crate-trained and is good with children. Gipper knows a few commands and is eager to learn more. He is OK with cats but not with chickens. He needs regular exercise and a tall, secure fenced area when he is outdoors alone. (Kennel 403 - #7676661) Oliver is a handsome male orange and white tabby who is approximately 6 years old. His owners moved and could not take him. He is litterbox-trained, has already been neutered and is vaccinated. Oliver likes to play with dogs and has been around older children. He is loveable, friendly and playful. During the month of June, his adoption fee is only $25. (Kennel 40 - #7718648) Gidget is a 4-year-old female terrier mix who is house-trained and good with older children (over 10 years old). She is friendly, conďŹ dent and active and will need an owner who will enjoy training and working with her, especially on her leash training. Gidget weighs 20 lbs. She gets along well with other dogs but not with cats. She will need regular exercise and an owner who wants a buddy to walk and play with. (Kennel 417 - #4841247)


These pets can be adopted at Simply Cats 2833 S. Victory View Way, Boise, ID 83709


Hello, Mesa here. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to report that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m ready for a forever home. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a little shy, but I love people. Maybe if you meow and purr at me, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll think youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a cat! Just kidding. All I need is a little love and attention. I will be the best companion youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve ever had.

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A6LC76G7:G Trim, cut and blow dry special $50/ mo. Once a week cuts on avg. size lawns. Great quality. Dependable. Additional services and references avail. Size of lawn to be approved. ADA and Canyon county. Call 5709691. Ask for George. Hurry before my wife says itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s too cheap! Let the Farmers Market come to you! Fresh vegs & more. Season family of 4 feeds 4=$700/del. weekly or $32/wk. Or PU for disc. 208-722-6467 or 208-899-5084.


Very low prices, reliable, professional results, attention to details, work done by owner-contractor, licensed & insured. Please call Joe-Bohemia Painting for a free written estimate at 208-345-8558.

This litter of kittens was found as strays near Spangler and Chaperone in Boise. They are friendly and well cared for, and like to be held and petted. They are all black and gray tabby kittens, and all of them use their litterbox appropriately. One is a male (he has no tail), and the other three littermates are females. (Kennel 06 #7783273, 7783279 & 7783276) Shelby is a 2-year-old female Lab/Rottweiler mix who is calm and is easy to handle in spite of her size and strength (73 lbs.) She knows a few commands and is ready to learn. She is friendly and sociable, but appears to get along better with male dogs rather than females. Shelby also is house- and crate-trained. Due to her size and strength, she is recommended for a home with adults or older children. (Kennel 400 - #7427284)


These pets can be adopted at the Idaho Humane Society.

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6;;DG967A:I>A:>CHI6AA6I>DC Affordable tile installation in Boise and Treasure Valley. Licensed contractor. References available upon request. For free estimates call 891-0323. 6HH>HI:9A>K>C<;DG:A9:GAN New Assisted Living facility in West Boise. Small seven bed residential facility accepting residents that are private pay or Medicaid assisted. Call Jessica or Tom at 208-629-8873 for more information and/or to schedule a tour.


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Guitar or bass lessons. Beginner to intermediate. Most styles. My home or yours. Price depends on who is driving. Call DC any time 442-4401. Bear Bones Productions. E>6CD$KD>8:>CHIGJ8I>DC Looking for music lessons for your son or daughter? Experienced pianist/vocalist offering affordable lessons perfect for ages 2-18. Let me help you blossom your skill and use your talent to become a performer! 389-8329.

BW NOTICES GET A NEW COMPUTER Brand Name laptops & desktops Bad or NO Credit - No Problem Smallest weekly payments available. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s yours NOW - Call 800-803-8819. ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS IN 111 alternative newspapers like this one. Over 6 million circulation every week for $1200. No adult ads. Call Rick at 202-289-8484. PREGNANT? CONSIDERING ADOPTION? Talk with caring agency specializing in matching Birthmothers with Families nationwide. LIVING EXPENSES PAID. Call 24/7 Abbyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s One True Gift Adoptions 866-413-6293.

Session City Records is again looking for more unique artists and their sounds! Contact Josh with a&r at for more details. I=:7DIIDBA>C:76C9ÂźH89 The Bottom Line Rhythm and Blues Bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new CD, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Zero Paycheckâ&#x20AC;? is now on sale! $10, a deal at twice the price! For more info call: DC at 208-442-4401. KD86A>HIL6CI:9 For all original band. Only serious vocalists, M/F. We are established local musicians (members of Frantik, Midline, Final Underground) in search of vocalist in vein of Corey Taylor, Mike Patton, Phil Anselmo, Julie Christmas, etc. Please call or text: 208- 3719892 or 208-863-4557.


Local folk-rock band needs a Rhythm guitarist and harmony for originals and some covers. call 866-3894 or 954-6211 and leave a message. 9GJBHL>I=HE68:L6CI:9 AC/DC, Iron Maiden, Buck Cherry, Hinder, 3 days grace.Drummer with practice space wanted to complete the 4 piece. We eagerly await you, call 703-4023. C::9<DD9G=NI=B<J>I6G>HI Local folk-rock band looking for rhythm guitarist for shows. Please call 866-3894 or 954-6211 and leave a message. DE:CB>8DCIJ:H96NH New Open Mic at Bad Irish. Play on the big stage with a great sound system. Prizes and bar tabs will be given out to crowd favorites. Come play, listen and enjoy. Sign up at 7pm. Music starts at 8pm.

:6GC&%%"G:H:6G8=HIJ9N ATTENTION MULTICULTURAL EMPLOYEES AND SUPERVISORS! Do you self-identify as a person of color? Are you currently employed? Would you like to learn more about coping with stress or conďŹ&#x201A;ict at work? If so, you could receive up to $100 for ďŹ lling out two online surveys and visiting an internet program about managing emotions at work. You must have an active e-mail account, access to a high-speed Internet connection, and read and understand English ďŹ&#x201A;uently. For more information about this research study or to see if you qualify to participate, visit: http://study-emotions. Or call: 1-800-9340626. This study is funded by the National Institutes of Health.


Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m Lola. L-O-L-A, Lola. Though I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t drink champagne or cherry cola, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m still a pretty hip kitty. It might be a mixed-up, muddled-up world, but I still canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait to meet someone who will snuggle me all night by electric candlelight. Could that someone be you?


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BW GARAGE SALES/ ESTATE SALES =J<:';6B>ANN6G9H6A: Tools, T.V.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Furniture, Toys, Clothes you name it we probably have it! June 12-13 8am-3pm??? 4111/4114 N. Christine St, Boise, 83704. No early birds please. CDGI=:C97D>H:N6G9H6A: 1908 N 8th St. Home with over 100 years of contents too numerous to list Sat 6/13 8AM. N6G9H6A:!+$&($%. Records, clothes, drum kit & acessories, computer & more. 311 Opal off Rose Hill 10am-4pm.



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BW LOST B>HH>C<B>CE>C PLEASE HELP!!! My Min Pin ROXY is missing. We were outside going potty and she ran off at approx. 5:45pm on May 20. She is 7.5 lbs, mostly black with some rust on her chest legs and eyebrows, has big uncropped ears and no fur on the tip of her cropped tail. ROXY also has a few white hairs on her ribs and is missing one of her top front teeth. She is very friendly and will come if called by name. If you see her please call JASON at 937-974-7475. Thank you very much!

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=:N? Look up from the Soduko. I need to tell you I love you. Oh, by the way the answers are 426-983-175.... second line... just kidding! Jeez! Anonymous R.

BW I SAW YOU ?JC:* Sitting in the valley as I watch the sun go down, I can see you there. Thinking of a reason, well, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really not very hard, to love you even though you nearly lost my heart. When will we know when the change is gonna come? Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got a good feeling and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coming from the sun.

BW FOUND ;6B>ANE=DID6A7JB You left it at the Flying J on Overland/Cole area on April 10. I am the clerk and rescued it this week before it went in the trash. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a cute album and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d hate to see someone not get it back. Many pictures are of a couple with four little boys. You mentioned you were from Garden Valley. Email to identify ;DJC9/BJAI>8DADG:986I Multicolored female cat found on the corner of State St. and Veteranâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Memorial. Please call 208724-7458 to identify. Found: Two pairs of womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dancing shoes. Black, found near BSU on Beacon. Call 344-0474.





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FREEW I L L ASTROLOGY BY ROB BREZSNY ARIES (March 21-April 19): So you’re trying to tell me that the way out is the way in. Is that right? And that the “wrong” answer just might be the right answer? And that success, if it makes an appearance, will most likely happen by accident? I don’t know, Aries. It’s tricky to get away with this upside-down approach to life unless you have a lot of discipline and yet also don’t take yourself too seriously. You’ve got to be both rigorous and flexible—a stickler for detail and a master of improvisation. I do suspect you’re up for the challenge, but what do you think? TAURUS (April 20-May 20): In an interview, musician Attiss Ngoval told the San Francisco Chronicle that he’d want the superpower of X-ray vision “If, and only if, I could use it to see people naked under their clothes. I don’t want it if all I see is skeletons.” That’s a good standard for you to keep in mind during the coming weeks, Taurus. I definitely think you’ll have an ability to see deeper into the multi-layer levels of reality than you’ve had in quite some time. But your challenge will be to employ that gift to explore sights that are really interesting and useful to you, not just everything and anything that’s usually hidden. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): My astrological charts suggest that your immediate future is wide open— so much so that it’s difficult to predict which scenarios are more likely than all the others. This might mean that your free will is especially free right now. But in the interest of giving you something specific to grab on to, I’ll name a few of the myriad possible scenarios. 1) A self-styled anarchist scholar, heir to the fortune of a famed Japanese anime artist, will invite you to a sushi feast at a speakeasy club called “Planet Mars” to discuss the Theory of Everything. 2) A clownish saint with a tattoo of a cobra swallowing the Earth will get you high by sniffing the pimple medication Clearasil, and then tell you a secret about who you were in one of your past lives. 3) A familiar stranger will hand you a Cracker Jack toy and whisper, “Are we never going to see each other again? Or will we get married tomorrow?” CANCER (June 21-July 22): In honor of the karmic clean-up phase of your astrological cycle, I invite you to do the following exercise: Imagine a pit in the middle of a desert that holds everything you’ve ever used up, spoiled and outgrown. Your old furniture is here, along with stuff like once-favorite clothes, CDs and empty boxes of your favorite cereal. But this garbage dump also contains subtler trash, like photos that capture cherished dreams you gave up on, mementoes from failed relationships, and symbols of defunct beliefs and self-images you used to cling to. Everything that is dead to you is gathered here. Got that vision in your mind’s eye? Now picture yourself dousing the big heap of stuff with gasoline and setting it on fire. Watch it burn. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): This would be a good time to activate your sleeping potentials by chanting positive declarations about your relationship to what you need. Instead of typical New Age affirmations, however, I think you’ll benefit from something edgier and more poetic. That’s why I’m offering you the statements below. They were originally written by Andrea Carlisle for use by spiders. Say the following several times a day: “I am now receiving many fine fat flies in my web. My web is strong and masterful. My web is irresistible to all the attractive creatures I like to nibble on. I am amazingly clever and extremely popular. Even now, hundreds of juicy tidbits are headed towards my web.” VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): A talent scout who has the power to change your course is drawing closer and closer. Find out why, and capitalize on it. Meanwhile, a chameleon who has always had your number just lost it. Find out the details, and take advantage. If that’s not enough to keep you busy, I’ll clue you in to the fact that a cool fool only recently realized you have something that he or she wants. Find out who and what, and exploit the possibilities. (P.S.: I should also mention that there’s a wild thing out there who would love to lick your hand. Find out why, etc.)

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): “The formula ‘two and two make five’ is not without its attractions,” said Dostoevsky. I believe you’ll benefit from embracing that perspective in the coming week, Libra. Transcending logic will be your specialty, especially if you do so with a spiritual gleam in your eye. Being a little crooked could awaken sleeping wisdom within you, as well as boost your life force and enhance your physical attractiveness. So please follow any hunches you have that inspire you to stop making so much sense. Explore the pleasures of using imaginative flair in your search for the truth. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): A lesbian reader who calls herself “Speedy Slow-Hand” wrote to me asking for advice. She explained that she keeps getting obsessed with the half-feral amazons whom her intense Scorpio self lusts after, and this causes her to miss making contact with the warm, nur turing women her softer side craves. Is it better to have someone to run the race with, she asked, or someone to massage her feet after the race? Whether you yourself are in the hunt for love, Scorpio, I think her testimony is an apt metaphor for your current dilemma. Should you go with the choice that makes your spirit burn with pungent excitement, or should you opt for what feeds your soul with rich relaxation? I would like to suggest that there’s at least a 30 percent possibility you could have both. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Of the 190 shor t films the Three Stooges made for Columbia Pictures, only five actually had pie fights. However, those classic scenes sum up all there is to know about the mythic meaning of pie fights, as well as the needs they address and the techniques involved. I urge you to study up on the Stooges’ teachings concerning these matters—and put them to immediate use. Nothing could be more effective in dealing with stalled negotiations, convoluted mind games, super ficial exchanges, excessive gravity and bureaucratic slowdowns than a righteous pie fight. You can find a YouTube clip of a Three Stooges pie fight here: CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Some people use sly intelligence rather than mindless rage to escape limitations that have outlived their usefulness. Do you know any? If so, soak up their influence. You could use some inspiration and counsel as you make your own break for freedom. The best way to ensure that your liberation will be permanent, not just a temporar y reprieve, is to go about it with humor and subtlety and humility. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Writing in Ear thwatch magazine, Anne Marcotty Morris rhapsodized about her trek into Brazil’s rain forest. The jungle is a fecund place, she said: “Several barbed seeds that had attached themselves to me on our walk into the forest had sprouted by the time we walked out.” These fast-growing seeds happen to be an apt metaphor for the state of your psyche, Aquarius. You’re a hotbed of lush fer tility. Given that fact, I advise you to be ver y discriminating about which influences you give your attention to. Whether they’re good or bad, empowering or corrosive, they will grow fast. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): There has rarely been a better time than now to blend your fresh sparkly innocence and your deep ancient wisdom. The childlike aspects of your intelligence are especially available, and so are the visionar y elements. Fur thermore, the two have a great potential to complement and enhance each other. You might be amazed at how dramatically you could transform long-standing problems by invoking this dynamic tandem of energies. Homework: It’s almost time for a mid-year review. What have you accomplished so far in 2009? What goals remain unfinished? Visit



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Boise Weekly Vol. 17 Issue 50  

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