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BEST FOUR-STAR FAST FOOD
PATTY’S BURGER TIME 1273 S. Orchard St., 208-424-5073
At Patty’s Burger Time, a burger isn’t just a burger. As the only Idaho Preferred fastfood joint in Idaho, nearly every bite comes from homegrown meat, produce and dairy. Patty not only sources everything locally, she makes a concerted effort to make it all taste homemade as well. And, unlike other fast food joints, Burger Time is open early so Bench dwellers can stop for a cup of Flying M roasted coffee on the way to work. Or stop by at lunch and you might score a bowl of homemade roasted red pepper soup. Swing in for take-home dinner and you might run into a classic car show happening in the parking lot. At Patty’s it’s always burger time.
BEST FOOD MONSTER
BEST FOOD LUGGAGE
1204 S. Vista Ave., 208-331-3535, casanovapizzeria.com
615 W. Main St., 208-287-4757; 3139 S. Bown Way, 208-343-4177; 830 N. Main St., Ste. A, Meridian, 208-288-0969, ﬂatbreadpizza.com
THE MEDUSA AT CASANOVA PIZZERIA
Gorgonzola, pineapple and ﬁgs, hold the serpents. Resistance. Is. Futile.
BEST “NO YOU’RE THE BEST”
202 S. Capital Blvd., 208-344-2175, bargernika.com We are simply incapable of choosing one single thing to like best about Bar Gernika. If we did, we’d feel like parents trying to choose their favorite child. We love the croquettas and they always love us back. The spicy lamb grinder is ohso-sassy and spunky. The salty handcut fries never fail to make us pucker up. The three-cheese plate with paper-thin green apple slices is unfailingly smart. Then there’s the too-thick tuna melt, the too-gooey grilled cheese and the too-giant paella. Gernika, you’re just the best.
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FLATBREAD COMMUNITY OVEN
“Excuse me, sir, all carr y-on luggage must be able to ﬁt in the overhead compar tment or under the seat in front of you.” “That’s not my luggage, that’s my lunch.” “But sir, it’s the size and shape of a large briefcase!” “That’s the way Flatbread does to-go. They’re not messing around. A compartment for everything and everything in its compartment.” “Sir, you may have to purchase an extra seat to accommodate that thing.” “Just give me a minute … here, have a slice of pizza.”
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