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Introducing Bar Bar III


Last week: condoms. This week: booze mags. Yep, I'd say we're doing our part to live up to the irreverent nature for which alt weeklies are often known. Now if we could just get Boise's skin thick enough to handle "Savage Love" ...

If you're picking up a hard copy of Boise Weekly this week as opposed to reading it online, you'll be treating yourself to a back-pocket-sized bar guide--the third annual Bar Bar, our yearly guide to getting your party on in the city.

First, we'd like to say a big thank you to each of the six participating bartenders in this year's Bar Bar. We asked those who were voted Boise's best in last year's Best of Boise contest to create cocktails reminiscent of Boise Weekly. Each rose the challenge, and in addition to reading about what they've created, you can sample each of the drinks at participating bars.

And what's a guide to drinking without a toast to its publication? On Friday, April 29, we're crashing Balcony's annual White Party with 44 North and a big-ass party. Don your best gleaming white and join us starting at 9 p.m. More info on Page 17.

And if you didn't get your copy of Bar Bar or you are a devoted digital reader, pick up a copy at BWHQ Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Last, but certainly not least, we'd like to thank the academy. At Boise Ad Federation's annual award ceremony, which celebrates creative excellence in advertising, BW took home a Rockie in the category of "newspaper self-promotion single display, insert or specialty," for our Get a Little Ink on Your Fingers in-house campaign. Congratulations goes to BW's "King of Creative" graphic designer Adam Rosenlund, who had this to say: "I am proud and humbled to add this Rockie Award to the very top of my list of accomplishments, all of which can be read in my forthcoming obituary after I am crushed by a crate of off-brand diapers falling from a cargo plane."