All cities have their ghosts, the fading faces and stories of the people who made their home there, whose lives shaped the city.
Southwest Idahoans have what some might call an irrational hatred of the goathead weed, a plant that, at first glance, looks innocuous enough: a dainty vine trailing innocently across sidewalks and through empty lots. But take a closer look, and you’ll see the reason for this passionate loathing: dozens of knobbly, viciously-spiked seed heads (technically “nutlets”) that somewhat resemble their namesake. They’re ugly and incredibly resilient; jabbed into a foot or paw, they’re extremely painful; and they can ruin a bike ride faster than you can say “patch kit.” Enter The Boise Bicycle Project and Goathead Fest, an event that promises to combine eccentric, bicycle-themed fun with a particularly Boise-flavored community service: find and eradicate the pernicious goathead… Read More!
Txikiteo is a new eatery in the Linen District. More European than American in its approach, Txikiteo is a neighborhood place to gather at any time of the day for coffee, tapas, charcuterie, wine and beer. Serving fresh, authentic dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, Txikiteo’s menu is internationally influenced yet locally procured. Seasonal ingredients are appropriately featured (think summer cheeses, autumn vegetables), and will occasionally showcase the produce of great artisans from around the world.