Again this year we are blessed with the Treefort Music Festival. Great bands migrate north from the warmth of Austin, Texas and will breeze into town to warm up our city March 21-25.
If you didn’t go last year, I’ll offer some words of wisdom–or what I’m proclaiming to be wisdom. Go to Treefort, indulge yourself. Attending Treefort is like being the first one down the mountain after a fresh snowfall. It’s like being the first water skier on a glassy lake, carving beautiful rooster tails. It is primo. The indie music festival South by Southwest is an aging monster, now in its twenty seventh year. Boise’s own Treefort is your chance to catch a festival in its youth. My advice: be at Treefort when it’s young, instead of looking back and wishing you were there at the beginning. The Modern Hotel still has a few rooms in the belly of the beast, the heart of the action, the hub, baby! We have rooms available with or without discounted passes. Call the Modern Hotel for details.
Use promo code TRFT to add discounted 4 day passes to your stay.
The Modern would like to thank all the Modern Resolutionists who participated in the Modern Resolutions event in December. The fire dancers, personal trainers, Radio Boise, and the Record Exchange all made this an evening to remember And I must say, Edward’s Greenhouse knocked our socks off with their bed of flowers.
The Boise Sesqui-Shop, a shop put together to help celebrate Boise’s 150th birthday, made a fun presentation, too. If you haven’t had the chance, I suggest that you scurry down to have a peek at their shop on 10th and Main Street. http://www.facebook.com/BoiseArtsandHistory/app_100265896690345
1st Floor Courtyard:
116 – Record Exchange / Duck Club / Radio Boise / Treefort Music Festival
117 – Hyde Park Books / The Cabin
118 – Tarot Cards by Kathy Ackaret
2nd Floor CourtYard:
233 – Bricolage / Social Good Network /
234 – Graeber and Company / Think Boise First
235 – Boise 150 / Sustainable Futures
236 – In Retrospect
237 – Victoria Greener Photography
239 – Peaceful Belly Farms
240 – Active & Fit / My Fit Foods / Catch your Balance
241 – Story Story Night
242 – Renu MediSpa / Jayden Deluca Foundation
Live music from HillFolk Noir
Story Story Night
The Deep Dance Experience
Renew, Renovate, Resolve
Modern Resolutions – December 28 and 29
On the nights of December 28 and 29, from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Boise vendors and nonprofits will come together at the Modern, dedicated to creating change – and we’re not talking about nickels and dimes. Instead, organizations like Boise 150, Sustainable Futures, Bricolage, The Record Exchange, Hyde Park Books, and the Cabin Literary Center will be setting up pop-up shops in our rooms. This is your chance to grab a drink and peruse these mini-boutiques, some of which could inspire you to be a better person: more fit, more literary, or maybe – with the help of personal trainer, Renu Medispa and Graeber & Company Salon – much hotter.
And yes, you can do this all while balancing a beautiful cocktail created by master mixologists and bow tie-wearing bearded gentlefolk here at the Modern Hotel Bar. Giddy up!
Modern Resolutions is our way of creating fun, even when we can’t check in guests. (Our rooms will be closed for renovations from December 27-30. We’ll reroof, build valances, paint walls, and install new carpet.)
At the Modern, we’re pretty good at coming up with cocktails. Naming them…not so much. So we are holding a contest. Most cocktail naming contests begin with the cocktail, ours begins with the name. We’re up for a challenge. You give us the name; we’ll craft cocktails inspired by our favorites.
Winners will receive a $15.00 gift card and have their drinks added to the The Modern Hotel & Bar’s menu. This contest will be open until we announce the winners on our website www.themodernhotel.com/blog and our social media sites.
1. There is no limit to the number of names a participant can submit. We’ll choose as
many names as we like using completely subjective criteria.
2. Names that are impolite or political in nature will not be considered. Literal titles such
as “The Whiskey _________” or punny names are unlikely to be chosen, but you may
3. Contestants must be 21 years of age. By submitting your entry, you authorize The
Modern Hotel & Bar to use your drink name in all print & online publications.
Are you a locavore? The Modern is! It is our goal to use local producers whenever possible. Local producers help us create a seasonally inspired menu, which is fresh and just plain tasty. Today Sweet Valley Organics delivered a beautiful batch of mushrooms, so I thought I would share them with you. The Modern will use these yummy fresh mushrooms in items like our delicious Tartins and Crispy Polenta.
We all want to eat better, smarter and eating local produce from producers who grow it is a great way to make eating good food even more pleasurable.
Check out Sweet Valley Organics at the Capital City Public Market which is open every Saturday, April 21—December 22, . Or come down to the Modern Hotel and have them cooked just right.
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