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 […]

Poetry Out Loud State Finals

The Modern Hotel is proud to sponsor the Idaho State Poetry Out Loud Finals to be held Saturday, March 10th, 2018 at the Marriott, Residence Inn in downtown Boise from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Poet Earl Craig will present a reading between competition rounds.

Sun Valley Film Festival Boasts Idaho Talent

One of Idaho’s most exciting cultural events, The Sun Valley Film Festival, opens March 14th. With an intriguing, well-regarded lineup of films and a wide—and widely accessible—range of spinoff events, the Sun Valley Film Festival is an Idaho success story.

How Do You Say Txikiteo?

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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 […]

The Modern, In Long Form

We are pleased to announce the opening of our most modern creation yet, four newly-built, furnished apartments in studio, 1 and 2-bedroom options. You’ll have more room to unwind and all the amenities to make your visit feel more like home—if your home looked like the Modern, that is. Our extended-stay units are located just […]

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 […]