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For years, restaurateurs and patrons have thought that the downtown Boise corner was cursed. Maybe you know the address better as its business names: Bolo's Grill House, Poblano's, Shaker's Saloon, City Grill or Bad Irish. The old Boise National Bank Building saw restaurants come and go so fast that you dared not order dessert. But lo and behold, Fork opened with a "Loyal to Local" pledge to the region's farmers, ranchers, bakers and brewers, and it was an instant success. We have to wonder what sort of ritual the owners had to do to break the curse.

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