When popular sibling eateries Bittercreek Ale House and Red Feather Lounge closed briefly in the spring for a major remodel, the real action happened on the sidewalk. On the fence surrounding the construction area, passersby were invited to complete the sentence "Boise is..." The result was a testament to the creativity of both Boiseans and visitors, as well as the community's love for the place. Some of our favorites included: "...French for 'land of many poorly-timed traffic lights,'" "...growing, it is secret, it is patient. Boise is for childlike souls," and "...an amazing place that you underestimate until you leave." Unfortunately, those signs disappeared before the restaurants reopened and have not been seen again. While the new "Beer to the People" sign inside is lovely, we kind of miss the grassroots one. 246 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-429-6340, bcrfl.com.
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