Following in the footsteps of Manhattan Grill, Texas Boogie and Boogie Woogies, The BrickYard will soon become Boise's newest dueling piano bar/restaurant.
"It is a steakhouse ... We'll be more casual by lunch, no tablecloths, no linens," said owner Chad Johnson. "By evening, we'll be tablecloths and candlelight ... All of our entrees come with a salad service that's prepared table-side."
Johnson, who also owns Reef, The Front Door and Legends Pub and Grill, will open The BrickYard in late June in the old Idaho Statesman Building on Sixth and Main streets, former home to Red Room.
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If you cringe every time Rachael Ray says, "E-V-O-O" or Gordon Ramsay throws a kitchen tantrum, Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution is a show for you.
Oliver strives to raise awareness about the foods we put in our bodies, where they come from and why they're making us sick.
Angela Levesque recently started a Boise chapter of the Food Revolution on Facebook, which aims to "get people back into their kitchens, cooking whole, nutritious food with their families." For more info, visit facebook.com/boiseidfoodrevolution. For more on this story, click here.
In brews news, Saturday, June 18, is gearing up to be a badass beer day. Highlands Hollow Brewhouse, Sockeye Grill and Brewery, The Ram and TableRock Brewpub are all teaming up for the Highlands Hollow Deck Party and Brewer's Bash from 4-9 p.m. The event will feature samples of microbrews and half of the proceeds will go to the Land Trust of the Treasure Valley to help purchase and protect the 58-acre Harrison Hollow property.
Also on Saturday is the Fourth Annual All Idaho Hausbrau Battle and Organic Homebrew Challenge. The $5 public judging portion will go down from 4-6 p.m. at Fatty's, with an awards ceremony at 7 p.m. during Boise Community Radio's Solstice Block Party. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org.