Last Call for Fowl Smelling Contest
It's time, pickled egg eaters. Stubs Sports Pub's annual pickled egg eating contest, a friendly little competition pitting participants against one another to see who can cram the most pickled eggs into his or her big mouth in five minutes, is this weekend. The ready, set, go is this Saturday, Feb. 28, at 4 p.m. straight up. A 10 spot will get you a T-shirt and place at the table.
Got questions? Call Stubs at 208-378-8273 or visit stubspub.com. If not, get thee to the Stubs at 12505 Chinden Blvd.
This Week's Wine and Dine
One name I've noticed appearing on a number of local wine lists in recent months is Eagle's newest winery 3 Horse Ranch Vineyards. In fact, in Pamela's Bakery in Eagle, a large display of 3 Horse Ranch wines was the first thing I noticed when I walked in the door. This year, the winery celebrates its inaugural spring wine release with tastings and a menu created by chef Tom Atkins. If you want to see what all the fuss is about and get in on the first year of 3 Horse Ranch's annual spring release, you'll want a reservation.
Thursday, Feb. 26, 5:30 p.m., $20, BanBury Golf Club, 2626 S. Marypost Place, Eagle. For information, call 208-867-9721 or visit 3horseranchvineyards.com.
More On Wine (no dine)
Not many local wineries increase their visibility in Boise by first catching the attention of Food & Wine Magazine. Although Cinder had seen some ink prior to November's edition of the magazine, many Boise wine drinkers got their first introduction to the husband-and-wife team in the story's main photo, which captured the two on an old tractor out in a vineyard.
Late last year, Cinder joined Syringa Winery and Vale Wine Company to open the Urban Winemakers Cooperative in Garden City. Together, the three share equipment and a tasting room, making the second in-city winery after the opening of Fraser Vineyard's Boise winery in 2007.
If you've been curious about Cinder since having a read through Food & Wine's profile of the Boise foodie scene, no time like the present to get a taste. For the first two weeks of March, Cinder will throw open the doors of the winery for tastings and sales.
Stop in Sunday, March 1 to Sunday, March 15, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 107 E. 44th St., Garden City, 208-376.4023, cinderwines.com.