Top Picks from the Food Experts at FoodBOISE.com
Having relocated to Boise from Portland where Jonni Armani and Shelly West ran FoodPDX.com, they recently started FoodBOISE.com, an immersive online destination for everything food in the Greater Boise Area and all of Idaho. With their focus on the burgeoning food scene in Idaho, Jonni and Shelly are excited to dig in—whether it’s fresh off the farm or locally distilled, baked or brewed.
For a unique twist on comfort food, try this starter: mac ‘n’ cheese balls fried up with a light crust served with a tasty beer cheese sauce.
For the burger fan, the Fresno fig burger is an absolute must-try. A juicy patty served with fig marmalade, zesty melted goat cheese, crispy bacon, onion, tomato, arugula and spicy porter mustard for a little extra zip. Served with truffle fries to round out the meal.
800 W. Idaho St., Boise, Idaho, 208.286.4410, EurekaRestaurantGroup.com
What is great about the gluten-free brownie bowl isn’t just the marriage of sweet flavors; it’s the locally sourced ingredients as well. The Galaxy Bakery makes the gluten-free chocolate brownie, Cloverleaf makes the smooth chocolate ice cream, the rich chocolate sauce is made in-house and City Peanut Shop makes the spiced pecans that sit proudly on top of the whipped cream.
199 N. Eighth St., Boise, Idaho, 208.287.1700, BoiseFork.com
The classic steak and frites is a sure bet—marinated porterhouse shoulder that is tender and full of flavor served with a side of garlic-herb hand-cut fries. It’s simple yet satisfying.
For a slightly lighter option, the Peruvian salad packs a lot of flavor on one plate. The marinated grilled steak is served over a bed of mixed greens, roasted corn salsa, avocado, sweet potato and a sprinkling of quinoa dressed with a robust red wine vinaigrette.
93 S. Eagle Road, Eagle, Idaho, 208.938.1564, RembrandtsEagle.com