Category Archives: Boise Life

Patti Jo’s Country: Mia Edsall: Big Red Horse, a Gutsy Call

Every artist has a story: something that is the foundation of their art. When I saw a picture of Mia Edsall flying her Big Red Horse over a fence, I was amazed. How can anyone actually do that? On the … Continue reading

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Boise Fry Company Serves Fries and More In Nampa

One good choice for food in Nampa is the Boise Fry Company (BFC), and boy did we need it. It’s not that Nampa didn’t have a bunch of good burger joints–the problem is that they have been the same ones … Continue reading

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Storm Clouds Behind Boise Depot Signal The Onset Of The Changing Season

Storm clouds behind Boise Depot on October 22nd usher in one of the first storms of the season, complete with a dusting of snow in the mountains and a hailstorm in the afternoon. No matter what the season, however, the … Continue reading

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Fujiyama Japanese Sushi House Opens New Location In Meridian

Fujiyama Japanese Sushi House has opened its second location in Meridian. Fujiyama, which as gained an excellent following at their Milwaukee Street Location in Boise, is now bringing the same sushi and dinner entrees to the Meridian location on Fairview … Continue reading

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Patti Jo’s Country: Idaho Love, Redneck Romance: Brook Faulk, Robert Houghton, Ron Watkins and Patti Jo Roth-Edwards

Idaho Love I discovered came in many forms. I originally began this article after enjoying a song by an Idaho Songwriter, Ron Watkins, called “Redneck Picnic“. I put out the call for love songs and got everything from a woman’s … Continue reading

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The Last Roses of Autumn Still Bloom in Boise

The roses in these photographs are the lone survivors from the recent cold weather. Most of these will be gone in a week as winter sets in. But for now, the last roses of autumn still bloom in Boise. “Do … Continue reading

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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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