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May 23, 2007


La Vie En Rose goes full service for breakfast

A few months shy of its one-year anniversary, La Vie En Rose has augmented its morning meal choices to include a full breakfast menu in addition to its infamous European pastry selection.

And full breakfast means the works. Eggs just about any way you like, from scrambled to poached and omelet to over; potato cakes and pancakes; frittatas and benedicts; just regular old toast or toast like the French do it (with one of La Vie En Rose's specialty twists like fresh bananas and caramel sauce or orange brioche smothered in a Grand Marnier caramel sauce); quiche, quiche, quiche; and all the staples: sausage, bacon, ham and biscuits and gravy.

Get your most important meal of the day at La Vie En Rose Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and on Saturday and Sunday all the live long day.

928 W. Main St., 208-331-4045,

Patio addendum

In last week's Summer Guide, we used the Food feature space not to review one of the valley's finer restaurants, but to suggest a few outdoor dining experiences within spitting distance of Alive After Five. And though the list was not all-inclusive (it's true, we mentioned only those we deemed to be our favorites in some unique way), we neglected to mention a patio we love: the secret garden patio at The Flicks. Shaded, enclosed and covered in greenery, it's among the coziest in town. Although the space is most popular with moviegoers enjoying a pre- or post-flick snack, you don't have to buy a movie ticket to enjoy the food or the patio.

646 Fulton St., 208-342-4288,

Recently opened

Chopsticks Gourmet Buffet opened on Main Street (where Denny's and then Bedrock Cafe used to be) last weekend and features a visible buffet kitchen and fresh gourmet vittles. Asian and American food is available at the buffet or off the menu. Take out available.

2275 W. Main St., 208-345-8965. Hours: Mon.-Sun., 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

Emerald City Smoothies, a Seattle-based franchise with a focus on meal replacement smoothies made with fresh fruit, juice and supplements, opened its first Idaho location in Meridian last weekend.

2845 E. Overland Rd. Suite 1, 208-888-1110,

Junga Juice opened its third location in BoDo. They offer espresso, juice, tea, pastries and nearly 30 different kinds of smoothies. With each smoothie, you get a free "jolt:" a shot of one of 14 supplements aimed at raising your energy level, boosting your immune system or burning fat (among other health benefits).

439 S. Capitol Blvd., 208-336-1141. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. :

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