The World Under One Roof: Boise International Market Offers a Cornucopia of Culture

Photo by Laurie Pearman.

The Boise International Market, a cultural cornucopia celebrating Boise’s international community, recently opened on the Bench at Franklin and Curtis Roads. Operated on a business incubator model, BIM features various types of small companies from ethnic restaurants and produce stands to tea sellers and coffee shops, with a couple of clothing shops sprinkled in. Business owners rent their spaces; in return, BIM provides the infrastructure and … Read More

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Chocolate as Superfood: Boise firm packs nutrients in tasty packages

Photo by Guy Hand.

Boise-based Good Superfoods is producing some downright impressive dark chocolate that company founder Paul Frantellizzi claims is really, really good for you. According to Frantellizzi and his business partner, author and doctor of naturopathy (ND) Michael T. Murphy, “superfoods” have health-promoting or disease-preventing properties and nutrients.

The Good Superfoods story started 16 years ago. Frantellizzi and his wife, Pamela Peters, fell in love with Idaho and … Read More

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Breakfast with Cocktails

Brunch is taking Boise by storm. No longer defined by the tried and true, this longstanding ritual, once dominated by Bardenay, Berryhill, Cottonwood and Red Feather, is welcoming a host of newcomers.

Since opening last summer, Juniper has been serving up locally inspired brunch dishes including a roasted beet Benedict; hash made with Lava Lake lamb served with potatoes, eggs and toast; or the Big Guy—a bespoke take on biscuits … Read More

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Zap! Bam! Cuppow!

I go to the Flying M Coffeehouse as much for the clever merchandise as for the locally roasted coffee. On a recent visit, I had one of those, “Why didn’t I think of that?!” moments when I discovered Cuppow. This earth-friendly American company created a new recycling niche, by enabling conscientious consumers to turn canning jars into to-go carriers.

Their flagship product is a drinking lid adaptor that turns a … Read More

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