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IDAHOSTEL

280 N. Eighth St., Ste. 103, 208-286-6476, idahostel.com Boise just got a new youth hostel, and y’all know what that means. Pretty soon there’ll be drunk dudes from down under with dog-eared Let’s Go guides begging to be shown around town. Put on your tour-guide hats, ladies.

BEST REASON TO BE A CARNIVORE

SMOKY DAVIS

3914 W. State St., 208-344-1885, smokydavis.com Sometimes, it really pays off to eat meat, like when you walk into an old-time meat shop like Smoky Davis, which has been keeping Treasure Valley carnivores happy since 1953. There are the fine cuts of beef and pork, the melt-in-your-mouth beef jerky, homemade ropes of pepperoni, in-house smoked fish and a bevy of made-in-Idaho products. But for our money, nothing—absolutely nothing—beats the bacon. In fact, we’re drooling a little as we write this. Excuse us a moment, we have to go grab a pound of the thickcut, pepper-cured, applewood-smoked deliciousness right now.

BEST WAY TO GET YOUR CALCIUM

BOISE MILK HOME DELIVERY 208-562-8885, boisemilk.wordpress.com

You stop at the store to get a halfgallon of milk or a dozen eggs. An hour and $60 later, you have several bags of chips, crackers and soda and a big dent in your wallet. With Boise Milk Home Delivery you save time, energy and money and can avoid the guilt of accidentally leaving your reusable bag in the car. Sign up and once a week, before the sun even comes up, milk is delivered to your door. But man/woman cannot live on milk alone. So Boise Milk Home Delivery also offers all kinds of dairy, Zeppole breads and pastries, Ferranti pastas, Dawson Taylor coffee and—in the summer—fresh produce from Vogel Farms and Cabalo’s Orchard. Plus, you can add to or change your order online until the eve of your delivery for most things. The per item price is a little higher than at the grocery store, but you’ll save by not going to the grocery store to buy one thing and coming home with bags full of stuff you didn’t need.

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BEST PLACE TO FIND A NEW AUSSIE BOYFRIEND

REPEAT BOUTIQUE

500 S. Vista Ave., 208-389-4623 Repeat Boutique, a clothing consignment and re-sale store, always pulls through in a “what the hell am I going to wear tonight?” flinging-clothes-aroundyour-room pinch. How about a new-to-you designer dress for $8?

BEST BACK TO THE FUTURE

REUSEUM

108 W. 33rd St., Garden City, 208-375-7507, reuseum.com Have you been trying to find a PE64931 six-pole transformer? Maybe a vintage photo slave flash? The parts to fix your grandfather’s old Lafayette 9925835 SWR & Field Strength Meter? Or maybe you’ve been searching high and low for a hydraulic actuator or a 1965 dual trace oscilloscope. If you have been looking for any of these things, you probably need to get out of the house ... and head straight to the Reuseum where you’ll find vintage electronics “from the realms of science, industry, government and Americana.” Everything from scopes to servos sit on Reuseum shelves where gadget garage geeks like yourself will help you find just the hex inverter you need to finish your project. By the way, what exactly are you building, hmmm?

BEST FLAT FIX IN A FIX

MOBILE BIKE BICYCLE REPAIR 208-327-5555, mobilebike.com

Ever get two flat tires at once while pedaling down State Street miles from the nearest bike shop? Mobile Bike, which specializes in on-site mobile bike repairs and service, has your spandexclad back. Mobile Bike carries a full line of replacement parts in its superhero van and can special order any part or accessory you can dream of. Also, they accept Visa and Mastercard. Suh-weet.

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