From Boise

Happy turkey day

published2 months ago
5 min read

Happy Thanksgiving! Hope y'all have a great day & holiday weekend. I'm super grateful that you read my newsletter every week. From Boise started last year as a fun lil side project & has grown to become more than I ever imagined it would, all thanks to you <3 Have a fun weekend!

Things to do on Thanksgiving

Shopping Saturday

  • Fri-Sun Nov 25-27: Holiday Pop-ups are happening at Lark & Larder. 10am-6pm each day. A new pop up vendor will be there each day & shop 50+ local makers in the store.
  • Fri Nov 25: It's Record Store Day! Modern Sounds Vinyl & Record Exchange both have RSD specials happening.
  • Sat Nov 27: It's Small Business Saturday! Go shop at some local stores. Here's my shop local list in case you missed it.
  • Sat Nov 26: Holiday Market at The Warehouse Food Hall happening 4-9pm.
  • Sat Nov 26: Winter Sip & Shop at Mother Earth Tap House happening 2-6pm.
  • Sat Nov 26: Jordan's Garden Center's has a Holiday Bazaar from 12-4pm.
  • Sun Nov 27: Ethereal Arts Bazaar is happening at The Lounge at the End of the Universe. Shop local artists, makers, psychics & more.
  • I also have another local gift idea for you: Idaho Preferred Holiday Gift Boxes. These are seriously so cool. Filled to the brim with Idaho-grown products. All you have to do is wrap it! Each box is $65 (tax & shipping included). Added bonus: your pet will love the box ;)

Holiday happenings

Sports weekend

  • Liga Boise is the place to watch the World Cup. They are open nearly everyday starting at 6am to screen the matches. Drinks, bfast burritos & football. Check hours & dates here.
  • Fri Nov 25: Boise State vs Utah State on the blue. Kick off at 10am. Tix still available $30-$70. The Jackson’s on Broadway near the stadium is having a tailgate party starting at 7:30am. (I can already sense the day drinking hangovers lol)
  • Fri Nov 25: Double Tap Pub is showing USMNT v. England. Starts at 11:30pm.
  • Fri-Sat Nov 25-26: Idaho Steelheads Hockey has two home games this weekend! We took our fam to a game last year & it was really fun. Game starts at 7:10pm & tix start at $19.

Sponsored by The Modern Hotel

The Layover is back

One of Boise's most beloved drinks has returned & it's only available at The Modern Bar until February. The Layover is a boozy bourbon cocktail with a smoky peated salt rim & a side of toasty pecans. It's *so* good. New this year, the bar has Layover postcards that you can mail to a friend right from your seat - fun! Get it while ya can.

PS - The Modern's super cyber sale is still going on. Book now & get 20% off your room, food & drinks!

Tunes & shows

Comedy & storytelling

  • Sat Nov 26: The Up Close and Personal Comedy Stand-up is happening at Watson's. Show starts at 6:30pm. $20 at the door & it's 18+
  • Mon Nov 28: The Sweet Swede Comedy Open Mic at Mad Swede Brewing. Sign ups at 7:30, jokes at 8.
  • Tue Nov 29: Story Story Night is kicking off a new season! Go see TASTE at 7pm at JUMP. Tix are $12.

Food finds & things to drink

  • Fri Nov 25: Payette Brewing Black Friday is happening from 2-8pm. Try 30+ high-end & rare dark beers, new releases, enjoy food & live music. It's free to attend! Tasting cups are $4 or byo from last year. It's 21+ & no dogs allowed for this one.
  • Fri Nov 25: Brewer's Haven is doing a Black Friday Cellar Release Party with Goose Island Bourbon County Stout.
  • Fri Nov 25: Split Rail Winery is having a Holiday Barrel Tasting from 12-6pm. New releases, snacks & wine discounts.
  • Fri-Sun Nov 25-27: Enjoy the Wine, Chocolate, and Cheese Pairing at Kindred Vineyards. 12-7pm every day.
  • Fri-Sun Nov 25-27: Join the Thanksgiving Weekend Festivities at Sawtooth Winery. They have discounts, live music, fireplaces & more.
  • Sat Nov 26: Bear Island Brewing Co. is having an 8th anniversary bash from 2-7pm. New releases, holiday market & more.
  • Wed Nov 30: Tasting Night at Telaya is happening 7-9pm. Try 5 wines and a special snack box. Tix are $30.

Things to do

  • Fri Nov 25: Go Black Friday Birding at Hyatt Hidden Lakes Reserve. Starts at 10am. It's free!
  • Fri Nov 25: Join the Restore & Replenish Gratitude Sound Bath at Hidden Springs Community Barn. It's 7-9:30pm & tix are $38.
  • Fri Nov 25: Go play trivia at Stone Crossing! It's also food truck night & they have a wood fired pizza special.
  • Fri Nov 25: The 12th annual Pussycat Ball, a night of cat costumes, burlesque & dancing, is happening at 7pm at The Balcony. Tix are $20. 21+
  • Sat Nov 26: Go watch When Harry Met Sally at The Egyptian Theatre. Starts at 8pm & tix are $5. 18+
  • Sun Nov 27 & Tue Nov 29: Telaya Wine Co has a Holiday Wreath Making workshop. It's $65 & includes a glass of wine.
  • City Cast Boise recommends participating in Boise Bicycle Project's Holiday Kid's Bike Giveaway. Boise-area kids have drawn up their "dream bike," and the Boise Bicycle Project has multiple different ways for people to help contribute, whether through volunteering, a financial donation, bike donation, or bike "adoption." Every year, the Project gives 500+ bikes to the community.
  • Save the date for Flying M Hip Holiday Craft Market on Dec 3 at the Flying M in Nampa. It's one of my faves!

Thanks for reading & happy holiday weekend!

With love from Boise,


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