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The Heathcock

Here’s the 5th installment in our new series of instructional videos featuring well-known Boise bartenders showing us how to make their favorite drinks. This week we check back in with Ashley Roshitsh at Saint Lawrence Gridiron and watch her make The Heathcock.

And here’s the full recipe, illustrated by the irrepressible Melanie Flitton Folwell:

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Bill of Fair: Boise eateries have mixed results with the pay-what-you-want model

By Jessica Murri

Photo by Laurie Pearman.

Photo by Laurie Pearman.

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Coffee With Connection: Idaho roasters ride the Third Wave

by Shelly McEuen

Photos courtesy of Twin Beans, Landgrove, Lizzy's & Neckar Coffee.

Photos courtesy of Twin Beans, Landgrove, Lizzy’s & Neckar Coffee.

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The Idaho Pea Artist: Patient Work Breeds Big Results

Photo by Rod Lamborn.

Photo by Rod Lamborn.

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