Txikiteo \chee-kee-tay-o\

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. 

Burning Lamb: A Modern Tradition

“God sends meat, and the Devil sends cooks.” It’s not clear if Dan Ansotegui is actually sent by Satan, but one bite of his roast lamb and you’ll think he for sure made a deal with him; it’s that tender, that juicy, that crisply perfect. The public gets a chance to taste for themselves during […]

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Txikiteo is a new eatery in downtown Boise – opening March 2018 – at the corner of Idaho & 14th streets Txikiteo, in Basque, means the feeling of the pub crawl, of sharing wine and tapas with friends, and from there — who knows where the night might lead? Txikiteo managers – Chef David King […]

Food + Love = Modern Valentine

Being in love produces an abundance of hormones (such as norepinephrine, which, depending on your romantic status, could read as “no-repine-phrine”), and some of these hormones act as appetite suppressants. Nonetheless, there is a longstanding belief in the connection between food and love; one kind of appetite naturally leads to another, and love-hunger can sometimes […]

Meriwether + Modern = Fresh New Boise Cider

For ten years, The Modern has been about highlighting the best Boise has to offer by working with other local businesses, artists, and city leaders. In that tradition, The Modern is proud to introduce The Forager, a new cider by Meriwether Cider Company created in collaboration with the Modern’s chef Nate Whitley and bar and […]

Something Old, Something New: New Year’s Eve Dinner at the Modern

It used to be that, near midnight on New Year’s Eve, people would leave their warm parlors, their supper parties and dances, and gather in the church square so they could mark the earliest arrival of the new year together. The snowy streets filled with merrymakers as they made their way to welcome the coming […]

Global Taste, Locally Sourced: Refugee Restaurant Week at The Modern

From October 10th to the 15th, in a handful of professional kitchens in Boise, amateur chefs from around the world will bring an extra dash of global flavor to Boise’s dining scene. Refugee Restaurant Week will feature cuisine from far-flung regions of the world, planned and prepared by those who know it best: the people […]

Campfire Stories 2017

Campfire Stories at the Modern is excited to offer, again, so much wonderful storytelling, and in so many forms. This year we come at you every second Monday of the month, from June to September, with fiction writers, poets, journalists, refugee storytellers, and memoirists. As well, each night of Campfire Stories this season, Chef Nate […]

Supporting Local Farmers for Burning Lamb

With the fast approach of Treefort, we turn our focus to some of the people involved in making Burning Lamb a reality. Purple Sage Farms is a family owned and operated organic farm in Middleton, Idaho. Since 1988 they have been growing fresh herbs, greens, and specialty produce in greenhouses and also raising grass-fed, hormone- […]

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 […]