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Fatty's Opens; Basque Market Serves Paella; Locally Raised Turkeys Available


There's no shortage of songs about big butts. From Queen's "Fat Bottomed Girls" to Sir Mix-a-Lot's "Baby Got Back," beefy behinds have long had a seat on the lap of popular music. Now Fatty's, a new bar that has taken over the former Hijinx space on Eighth Street, is serving up a different kind of fat ass: Fat-ass beers.

"What we really wanted to do is give people the option to get some fat beers and fat drinks," said owner Justin Zora. "We actually carry a whole line of 32-oz. and bigger beers."

The space opened last Tuesday with a $300 cash prize beer pong tourney and $4 domestic pitchers. Zora will also offer varying nightly specials, including a late-night happy hour from 12:30-1:30 a.m. featuring $5 pitchers and 16-oz. cans for $1.50.

The space is open Tuesday-Saturday from 7 p.m.-2 a.m. For more info, check out

Sticking with the bigger is better theme, the Basque Market will soon offer a fat pan of paella on its patio every Wednesday at noon. Those who fought through the Jaialdi throngs will no doubt remember the giant steaming pile of fresh seafood, chorizo and saffron-flecked rice sending out eat-me smells from the tiny patio. Starting on Wednesday, Nov. 24, you can get a belly-warming plate of paella and bread for $7.

Attention last-minute bird hunters: You still have a couple of local, free-range turkey options available. As of press time, Morning Owl Farms' Mary Rohlfing had a limited number of turkeys left at $4.25 per pound. Birds can be purchased by calling Rohlfing at 208-850-6798 or e-mailing her at

Kuna's Vogel Farms also has some hormone- and additive-free turkeys left. You can order online at, and each purchase comes with a free pumpkin for pie-makin'.