6 p.m. $10-$35, Powerhouse Event Center, 621 S. 17th St., Boise, 208-331-3400, taste208event.com.
There's more to Boise than plentiful recreation opportunities and friendly faces—Taste208 is a delectable reminder that Boise has an emerging culinary scene, as well.
As Boise's premier tasting event, Taste208 focuses on the best local beer, wine, spirits and food in Idaho and the West. The event sold out last year, with more than 500 people clamoring for offerings from 41 exhibitors, and organizers expect the same kind of response this year.
They upped the ante this go-round with a Brewer's Dinner in March, Winemaker's Dinner earlier this month and Distiller's Dinner slated for April 11.
For the main event, on Saturday, April 13, at Powerhouse Event Center, attendees who score a $35 ticket can enjoy wine from the likes of Mouvance, Cinder Wine and Split Rail Winery; beer from Grand Teton Brewing and Seven Brides Brewing; and spirits from 44 North Vodka, Pendleton, Hood River Distillers and Sparkle Donkey Tequila, among others.
Food will come from Jenny's Lunch Line, Urban Rustic Gourmet, MoMo Dumplings, RiceWorks and more.
Since the folks at Taste208 are all about having fun responsibly, each ticket includes a $5 taxi voucher to help get you home. Those hardy souls who step up as designated drivers can score a special event ticket for $10.