• It’s Back!

    August 10th, 2009 by webAdmin

    Recently, one of our record players was stolen. Boo.

    But, we can happily inform you that after these past agonizing months, the male gnome has been reunited with its vinyl counterpart.

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  • TONIGHT! Art Bike at the Modern Hotel

    July 22nd, 2009 by M.

    TONIGHT August 13th, Boise Bicycle Project presents ART BIKE at the Modern Hotel in the Linen District. Over 20 bicycles painted by local artists will be sold through live auction. Participants will enjoy music by Ned Evett and food & beverage will be available. Biking is encouraged, and valet service will be offered. Those who use the valet will be entered in a drawing for prizes. This event runs from 5 to 10 pm, and costumes are encouraged but not required. Contact the Boise Bicycle Project at boisebicycleproject@gmail.com for questions.

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  • VPS at the Modern

    May 23rd, 2009 by webAdmin


    It’s Ladies Night/Dance Music Night with the Vinyl Preservation Society of Idaho!

    The Vinyl Preservation Society of Idaho will hold its May meeting from 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, at the Modern Hotel and Bar (1314 Grove St.) in downtown Boise’s Linen District. The meeting is free and open to the public (21 and older please). Bring your records!

    The theme for the evening is Ladies Night/Dance Music Night. Fellas, if you have a special lady in your life, bring her to the meeting; if you are a special lady, this night is for you. Members and guests are encouraged to bring their favorite dance music to share with the group. What qualifies as dance music? Anything you like dancing to – funk, techno, sock-hop rock, whatever. Bring it with you and don’t forget your dancing shoes.

    Joining VPS at the Modern will be members of the Boise dance troupe the Trey McIntyre Project, who will be celebrating the unveiling of TMP-themed drinks created by Modern bartender extraordinaire Michael Bowers. Earlier this year, TMP asked 12 Boise artists to interpret the members of the company in their chosen medium in the form of “portraits” for the “9+1″ project. In Bowe
    rs’ case, that meant creating dancer-inspired drinks that will debut at the Modern bar the night of our meeting.

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  • Classic Cocktails by the Modern Hotel

    May 18th, 2009 by webAdmin

    Our new summer cocktail menu is one to note. Featuring a comprehensive wine selection, Original Cocktails (like the new TMP cocktail), great new beers and interesting classics.

    Our three featured classic cocktails are full of rich history. Such as the Ramos Gin Fizz (circa 1888), which was invented by Henry Ramos and his Imperial Cabinet Saloon. This eponymous fizz became one of the most beloved of all New Orleans cocktails. Served only in his bars, Ramos kept the recipe closely guarded until Prohibition rendered his trade secret useless. Consisting of gin, lemon and lime juice, sugar, orange flower water, egg white, cream and fizz, the drink in not concocted by the weak. Taking almost five minutes of shaking, historically Ramos would hire a line of “shaker boys” who would shake the cocktail then pass it down the line, once it arrived to the end of the line the cocktail was ready to serve. Known for it’s fluffy, rich texture, the Ramos Gin Fizz is an ideal leisure cocktail.


    Besides the Ramos Gin Fizz, the Cameron’s Kick and the Bijou Cocktail have also made it onto the new Summer Menu. The Cameron’s Kick is an Irish Whiskey & Blended Scotch cocktail, dating back to the late 1920′s. Little is know of the origins of this drink. We don’t know who created it or what inspired the unlikely combination. We do know that it was recorded in two separate London cocktail manuals printed around 1930. A sour-type cocktail using some unusual ingredients such as Orgeat, makes the Cameron’s Kick a perfectly blended, engrossing and easy to drink cocktail.

    The Bijou is a cocktail almost lost to prohibition and the cruel indiscriminance of memory, nut more than deserving of revival. Constructed from an herbal liquor, and herbal liqueur and herb-infused wine, it is an immensely complex tipple , that begs to be savored and contemplated. the Bijou Cocktail is a Gin based drink with Chartreuse, sweet vermouth, orange bitters, lemon twist. Up, olive optional.

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