Time is running out to sample the fare offered during Dine Out Downtown Boise Restaurant Week, an annual prix-fixe food fest put on by the Downtown Boise Association. Diners have until Sunday, Nov. 8 to check out 26 restaurants offering everything from two-course prix-fixe lunches for $10, to three-course prix-fixe dinners for $30.
A few eateries are serving up special menus peppered with local produce, wine, beer and liquor. The Mode Lounge has a three-course small plates special for $30, which includes a warm cauliflower and herbed barley salad and a Koenig Seven Devils bourbon cocktail. Zee's Rooftop Cafe is serving a two-course prix-fixe lunch for $10, which includes its Atomic Wedgie Salad with Vogel Farms pulled chicken, City Peanut Shop Smoke Jumper peanuts, Next Generation Organics celery, gorgonzola, bacon and Sriracha ranch dressing. Grind Modern Burger is offering a two-course dinner for $15, with the choice of Idaho trout escoviche salad or an elk burger with Ballard Family Farms gouda.
To view all of the menus offered during Dine Out Downtown Boise, visit downtownboise.org.
In other restaurant news, Grit American Cuisine, the new Eagle eatery from Porterhouse Market's Dave Faulk and chef Paul Faucher, announced plans to open the second week of November at 360 S. Eagle Road.
"After some delays in construction and long awaited permits, we are finally seeing light at the end of the tunnel," Faulk wrote in an online newsletter, adding the timeline was set back by the discovery of an available liquor license.
"So great news for you cocktail diners, we will have a full bar," he wrote.
For more info on Grit's grand opening, visit the restaurant's Facebook page, facebook.com/gritcuisine.