Best Local Restaurant

Bittercreek Ale House

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Hammer. Nail. Head. Bang on, with this one, readers. All three winners in this category typify exactly what this category is about at its core: local food. You could have nominated any independent restaurant in Boise, but instead, you chose the three local restaurants that have, in our not so humble foodie opinions, demonstrated the most visible commitment to the local food movement. A-plus-plus. Run by proprietor David Krick, both Red Feather and Bittercreek share a similar mission: the abolition of industrial food one item at a time from their kitchens. In fact, other than pulling a carrot straight out of your own backyard garden, you don't get more local than a Krick restaurant. From cheese to morels to meat to salad fixins, if you're staring at a plate at Bittercreek or Red Feather, you can be sure your food didn't travel far to get there. As for second place Cafe Vicino, chefs Richard Langston and Steve Rhodes regularly spin menus around whatever is in season and whatever is local. Best local restaurants? You betcha.

Second Place: Cafe Vicino

Third Place: Red Feather Lounge

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