Judas Arrieta: From Basque Country to Boiseland

Judas Painting

Judas Arrieta hails from Euskal Herria, or what most people call Basque Country. He has become increasingly famous amongst the Boise locals for his one-of-a-kind works of art. Known for creating such beautiful work as Boiseland, he considers himself a voice for the many people who don’t know how to express themselves. The deeper you […]

What No One Tells You About “Burning Lamb”

Burning Lamb Menu

Boise has been getting national recognition over the last five years, and for good reason. Whether it’s the local breweries, homegrown food, the city’s love for the outdoors, or the booming downtown, Boise has a little something for everyone. One event in particular has done more to pique interest in Boise than many of the […]

Writing Contest

Join us for the final 2015 installment of Modern Campfire Stories. Why? Because Alan Heathcock and Christian Winn will be reading seriously creepy fiction. Because there will be a kick-ass scary hotel-based micro-fiction contest. Because if you come in costume you receive happy hour prices all during the event. And because there will be crazy-freaky-writerly […]

Arriving is Departing

“Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.” —Jack Kerouac Just why do we love to travel? It’s an age-old question and one potential answer is that we love to travel because we can’t—and maybe we shouldn’t—answer that question. Travel can be […]

Ten Reasons to Cheer for Beer!

I can’t think of a better spring pastime than drinking local beer. If that’s your idea of fun, too, come and visit the Modern, where you can ride a bike to some of the best local breweries in the west. Need additional encouragement? Here are ten of my reasons to check out our local beer […]

Negroni Week – Drinking for a Cause

Drink with a purpose this week – and we’re not talking about just getting a buzz. June 1-7 is Negroni Week, brought to you by Imbibe Magazine. Nationwide, bars are donating a portion of the proceeds from each Negroni cocktail purchased, with funds going to charities of their choice. The Modern Hotel and Bar’s pick […]

Seize the Day and the Season – Eat Seasonally

Prepared by Chef Natley Whitley

We don’t usually think of spring as a time of abundance. After all, most of us are still planting – or planning – our gardens. Abundance is a term we reserve for fall, with its harvest bounty. Still, for a brief time in the spring, Idaho’s mountains, streams, and ditch banks yield up treasures: morels, […]