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A Summer of Eating and Drinking
Take a tasting tour of the Canyon County wineries
If Idaho doesn't seem like wine country, spend a weekend afternoon trying to hit all the tasting rooms at the wineries just outside of Boise and you'll be a believer.
Hit a Food Truck Rally
Gourmet food from a mobile eatery seems even better when the weather is warm and you're surrounded by like-minded eaters.
Explore multiple farmers markets
Capital City Farmers Market, capitalcitypublicmarket.com
East End Market, facebook.com/eastendmarketatbowncrossing
Meridian Farmers Market, meridianfarmersmarket.com
Eagle Saturday Market, eaglearts.org
Fresh food, veggies and season-long people watching.
Drink a pitcher of mojitos on the patio at Bardenay in Eagle
There are worse ways to spend an afternoon than on the shaded riverside patio with a big-old pitcher of something so refreshing.
Picnic on the banks of the Boise River
Nothing seems quite so summer as a casual nosh while watching the river rafters float by.
Tropical drinks on the rooftop patio at Reef
How many excuses do you need for a giant fruity drink in a tiki mug?
Brunch before/during the Farmers Marketto people-watch along Eighth Street
A perfectly warm morning on a patio with great food and a parade of entertainment.
Sunday, June 10 savoridaho.org
When Idaho wineries and restaurants team up for an afternoon outdoors, nobody loses.
Duck into Grainey's Basement on Sunday to cool down with cheap beers
109 S. Sixth St.
Cold, cheap beer in a subterranean hideaway.
Feast on fair food at the Western Idaho Fair
Friday, Aug. 17- Sunday, Aug. 26 idahofair.com
Corndogs, burgers, ice cream and churros might not fit with the whole locavore movement, but sometimes you just need one ... or two.
Try out the summer brews at every local brewery
10 Barrel Brewing Company, 10barrel.com (opening summer 2012)
Crooked Fence Brewing Company, cfbrewing.blogspot.com
Highlands Hollow Brewhouse, highlandshollow.com
Payette Brewing Company, payettebrewing.com
Sockeye Brewery, sockeyebrew.com
TableRock Brew Pub, tablerockbrewpub.com
Are you up to the challenge?
Eat a snowcone
Act like a kid and love every second of it.
San Ignazio Festival
Friday, July 27- Sunday, July 29 basquecenter.com
Head to Boise's Basque Block and let the Basques show you how to party with plenty of food, music and drinks.
Soul Food Extravaganza
Saturday, Aug. 4 boisesoulfoodfestival.com
Thousands come out to Julia Davis Park each year for the chance to get their fill of some true Southern-style comfort food.
Thursday, June 21-Friday, June 22 ahavathbethisrael.org
Get in line to get your fix of traditional Jewish deli-style favorites. Come hungry.