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From Boise

by Marissa Lovell

A weekly newsletter & podcast about what's going on in Boise, Idaho. Every week we share stories about people, places, history, and happenings in Boise.

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Boise Depot bday, market weekend, wine events, bike tune up party and lots of music

Sup friends! Whatcha up to this weekend? I'm going camping and I can't wait! If you're looking for plans, I've got lots of ideas for ya. Listen to me talk about some things on today's podcast episode or read on below. Have fun out there! Market weekend In case you missed it, my Tuesday story was all about markets in the Treasure Valley. I missed two: Moppet Togs this weekend and Meridian Fine Arts Festival on June 29-30. Thanks Hanna and Claire! Th-Sun Apr 11-14: Moppet Togs Kids Consignment...

3 days ago • 7 min read

It's market season, y'all! There's a bunch of farmers markets kicking off this weekend, plus the kick off of Boise Flea's season in a new & much bigger location. I've got all the deets for you on today's podcast episode and below. Happy market shopping! In partnership with Tavoláta One of my favorite new Boise restaurants is Tavoláta. Tavoláta is all about the pasta. Every single pasta dish on the menu is made fresh daily, from Rigatoni to Ravioli, Spaghetti to Linguine. But it's not just the...

5 days ago • 7 min read

Sup friends? How are you liking this rainy spring day? I love it, not gonna lie. Those foothills are gonna be greeeeen, baby! It's supposed to rain through the weekend, so here's some fun stuff to do inside: Fun firsts! TONIGHT: It's First Thursday in downtown Boise! Here's some fun things to check out: Barbarian Brewing is bringing back their Desert Bloom Sour, a tequila barrel-aged prickly pear sour - yum! Plus they have music bingo & its free to play. House of Wine is hosting Split Rail...

10 days ago • 6 min read

Helloooo. Did you know there are three other cities named Boise?! Ok, calling them cities might be a stretch. Today's story is an exploration of the other Boises. It was written by Amanda Patchin. You can listen to the podcast episode here. Enjoy! In partnership with Lost Grove Brewing Shade City Brewfest is back! Grab your best buds & babes and head out to the Idaho Botanical Gardens for Shade City Brewfest. It's a two-day, 70s themed, sustainability-focused, all-you-can-drink beer...

12 days ago • 6 min read

Heyyy friends! How are you? I'm still tired from Treefort, not gonna lie. But I am loving this springy weather and there's lots of fun stuff going on this weekend and next week! Here ya go: Easter weekend Happy Easter y'all! Here's some egg hunts & Easter events going on: Sat Mar 30: Zoo Boise is hosting is Easter EGGstravaganza. The zoo will be full of candy stations, animal enrichment, activities, photo-ops with the Easter Bunny, and vendors. Admission for adults is $12.50, kids (3-11) are...

17 days ago • 7 min read

Indulge Boise written by Julie Sarasqueta; photos are by Arianna Kharizz When Angela Taylor left Idaho in the late 1980s, Idaho wasn’t exactly a food destination. Unless you count potatoes. “As many of us know when we travel and mention you’re from Idaho, that glazed look comes over everybody’s eyes,” she says. After moving back to the state, she knew she wanted to do something that would change people’s perceptions while introducing them to the state she loves. “What’s a tangible experience...

19 days ago • 6 min read

Treefort time It's Treefort week! If you are planning to check it out, here's some things: Here's my guide to Treefort 2024. Here's a list of free/cheap shows. I also listed all free stages in the guide linked above. There's some cool events happening at Morrison Center that you can buy a ticket to. Looking for a specific genre? Look here. Fri Mar 22: Gravyfort 2024 is popping up at 1000 W Main St starting at 7pm for late night specialty biscuits & gravy and mac & cheese. Sat-Sun Mar 23-24:...

24 days ago • 5 min read

Live, work, create. You may have seen or heard these three words in relation to Garden City. There’s a neighborhood there dubbed the Surel Mitchell Live-Work-Create District, spanning 32nd to 37th Streets on either side of Chinden. It’s a neighborhood of many things – longtime residents in small houses, mobile homes, trailers; big metal warehouses storing who knows what; wineries and breweries; a few small businesses, a coffee shop, a market, a couple of bars; clusters of artists’ studios; a...

26 days ago • 16 min read

Top of the afternoon to ya, loves! It's St Paddy's weekend and there's a ton of events going on. If you aren't into St Paddy's, I've got some events for you too. You can listen to me chat about stuff on the podcast. Also lil reminder that Treefort Music Fest starts next Wednesday! You can find my Guide to Treefort 2024 here and buy your tickets here. Okkk here we go! St Paddy's Day weekend TONIGHT: Dress in green & go on a St. Patty’s Day Run with Shu’s & Idaho Running Company. It starts at...

about 1 month ago • 7 min read

Hello friends. This weekend is St Paddy's Day! Tis the time to eat some corned beef, drink some Guinness, and catch a performance by our beloved local bagpipe band, the Boise Highlanders. Today's story is all about the Boise Highlanders and gives you a glimpse into how this volunteer band operates. This story was written by Julie Sarasqueta. You can listen to me read it on today's podcast. Enjoy! 🍀 In partnership with Treefort Music Fest Treefort Music Fest is next week - do you have your...

about 1 month ago • 9 min read
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