Category Archives: Boise Life

Gino’s Italian Restaurant in Meridian Keeps Classic Italian Meals Alive

Italian restaurants like Gino’s Italian Restaurant in Meridian have it tough. Since most people can cook spaghetti and meatballs or a frozen pan of Stouffer’s Lasagna, they assume Italian food is easy to cook. It is not, though; real Italian … Continue reading

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Patti Jo’s Country: Geren R. Kunkel, Idaho Eccentric

  Interesting people are always different from the mainstream. Geren R. Kunkel is a true Idaho eccentric: a brilliant artist who loves to create and play. He has a degree in engineering, performs on violin, guitar, ukulele and dulcimer, writes … Continue reading

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Fresh-made Breakfasts Are Tops at The Griddle

The Griddle is certainly one of the Treasure Valley’s most popular places for a quality breakfast. Fresh, delicious food and some creative spins on old favorites make it a good choice to go when you want something for a great … Continue reading

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A Classic Boise Date Night at Shige Japanese Cuisine

For many who have lived and grown up in Idaho, Shige Japanese Cuisine is synonymous for sushi in Boise.  Since there are so many new transplants to the area however, Shige is due for a recent exploration and review.  I … Continue reading

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Tranquility Greets Autumn at Kathryn Albertson Park in Boise

“Come Away, o human child.” Kathryn Albertson Park is a real Boise gem, as it welcomes photographers, strollers, bird watchers, and those seeking a bit of tranquil solitude. Her pathways lead in and around her profound Fall colors, and the … Continue reading

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Mr. Wok in Boise Serves Korean Cuisine to Warm Your Soul

Mr. Wok in Boise is one of a handful of Korean restaurants in the Treasure Valley. Korean food is known for two things—-their love of BBQ and their love of ban chan, which are basically appetizers/side dishes. Korean BBQ is … Continue reading

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Boise Fry Company Gives You Your Potatoes of Choice; Beer And Burgers Too

The Boise Fry Company is one of those places you might take for granted, as much a part of the landscape as say the Boise River. And just like the river, we need to float on by once in a … Continue reading

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Patti Jo’s Country: Idahoan Note to Mass Murderers – Shoot Yourself First

Something tells me that this may offend some. To others this is music to their ears. I first became aware of Jack Loyd Gish from my Facebook Page and the Idaho Songwriters Association.  It was by accident that I heard … Continue reading

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Paddles Up Poké in Boise Offers Delicious Fresh Ingredients Hawaiian Style

Walk down any street in Hawaii and you’ll find a poké place just like Paddles Up Poké in Boise. Boise doesn’t have as many poké shops as Hawaii does, but they do have Paddles Up Poké. Convenient to businesses, the … Continue reading

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Patti Jo’s Country: A Personal Story from a Great Songwriter, David Moss

Years ago I produced and hosted a TV Show called: PATTI JO ROTH’S SONGWRITERS’ SOUNDSTAGE. Artists from as far away as Australia were featured in an interview-style format. This was not about performance. It was about the Songs. Every song … Continue reading

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