Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Mark your calendars....Pub Crawl - 4 September!

The unofficial end of summer calls for a pub crawl. But this isn’t just any pub crawl; this one includes bikes and local fare!

We will make our way amongst the Boise breweries, swilling tasty local brews, all the while helping the environment (our pocketbooks, waistlines, and public safety) by riding our bicycles!

Current itin:
11:30 - Meet at firemans memorial

12:00 – Sockeye

1:30 - Dutch Goose (not a brewery but local and a good stop btwn SE and HH)

3:00 - Highlands Hollow

4:30 – Tablerock Brewpub

6:00 – The Ram

7:30 - Gernika if we are still able to ride

Friday, August 6, 2010

Wandering Wednesdays at Pizzalchik
Corner of State Street and Gary Lane

Time: Wednesdays 6-10
Special: $10.95 includes all you can eat pizza and a beverage
Rating: 4.5 martinis
Smoking: no
Other mentions: Patio

I have heard great things about this establishment over the years so when a friend recently suggested we check out Wandering Wednesday, I was game. Our plan, arrive as close to 6pm as possible and grab a table near the kitchen so we could have first pick of the offerings. The price includes all you can eat pizza and a soda or beer (pbr/oly style). You can upgrade to a fancier beer for a buck or two. They have a nice selection of craft beers on tap, albeit a little heavy on the IPA side. We went with the pizzal drizzle (sp??). Tasty, malty brew- perfect after the long bike ride over.

The pizzas come out quickly and they offer quite a variety of tasty pies. We saw plenty of wild mushrooms, elk sausage, slivered squash, seafood, fresh basil,Cajun, even mac n cheese. Don’t like fancy pie? No worries; there were some basic offerings of pepperoni or cheese. Vegetarian? Several options came around throughout the evening. My favorite combination, surprisingly, was the salmon and caper pie. I don’t even really like salmon but this duo was so perfect together.

Pizzalchik was definitely worth every mile of the long, hot bike ride over! I definitely look forward to trying out another Wandering Wednesday!