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KB's - Red Letter Cafe


All Hail the Burrito King

Like an urban legend told over sloppy burritos from lesser joints, the reputation of KB's long ago oozed out of the Wood River Valley and taunted Boise burrito lovers with its far-away location. But the king has arrived.

Last Thursday Bodo's KB's (that's Ketchum Burrito in case you hadn't heard), officially opened for your eating pleasure. Tacos, salads, quesadillas, build-your-own burritos (with stuffers like tofu, miso dressing, sunflower seeds, roasted garlic, cabo sauce ... the list goes on and on ... and on) and (drum roll, please) breakfast burritos litter the menu and may overwhelm your decision-making faculties, but KB's reputation is well deserved.

KB's BoDo, 405 S. Capitol Blvd., 336-3390

The Scarlet Letter

Browsing the bookshelves and sipping your day's coffee can simply be an act of consumer consumption, or at Red Letter Books and Cafe it can be an act of charity.

"It's a ministry-oriented, nonprofit organization," explains general manager Rachel McLaskey. "All the proceeds fund mission outreach programs, and currently we're funding the building of an orphanage in India for children whose parents have died of AIDS." The project is already under way, as the property on which the orphanage will stand has been purchased by the church, and McLaskey says building should commence soon.

Opened two months ago under the auspices of Calvary Chapel, Red Letter's bookstore specializes in Christian reading, and the cafe's menu includes a full coffee bar, fresh pastries, organic teas, and soups and salads. McLaskey, 24, spent four years training under Chef Bill Green at Grape Escape and was brought on by the church in February to develop the cafe's food and beverage menu.

Red Letter Cafe and Books, 101 Auto Dr., 376-6917

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