Upon entry, the neoclassical chandeliers and cherry-paneled walls of Emilio’s aptly forecast executive chef Christopher D. Hain’s culinary vision—an elegant menu of European-influenced American cuisine mingled with sweet fruit accents. With organic meats and produce sourced from local suppliers, Chris bends sandwich and burger expectations with unusual garnishes such as tomato-chive jam and wasabi aioli. Entrees infuse savory meats such as filet mignon and lamb with pear, huckleberry, and mango to provide a refreshing burst of sweetness without the flying seeds of an exploding watermelon. Adjoining the open-spaced restaurant, a lobby bar invites lingering with overstuffed sofas, a fireplace, and the daily velvet melodies of relaxing piano music. In addition to private dining for up to 10 and a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, Emilio’s also offers complimentary valet parking for sedans, convertibles, and overfilled clown cars.
An episode of Seinfeld once poked fun at the concept of “double-dipping” a chip, adamantly comparing the unforgiveable act to “putting your whole mouth right in the dip!” Though LunchBox (A Waxing Salon) doesn’t serve party snacks, when it comes to waxing, the spa’s waxologists steadfastly adhere to the “no double-dipping” rule. After all, it is their mission to provide a comfortable, safe, and hygienic experience, and double-dipping tools into a clean vat of wax only spreads germs.
Their commitment to hygiene also includes the use of disposable table and body covers, and when it comes to keeping clients comfortable, the staff has a few more tricks up their sleeves. First, they employ speed waxing, a method that cuts time on the table nearly in half. Second, they use wax infused with azulene—an agent of chamomile—that has anti-inflammatory properties that make it possible for even those with sensitive skin to undergo facial or body waxing with minimal irritation. The staff can also add a little frill to freshly smoothed and sculpted areas with glitzy add-ons such as glitter tattoos and eyebrow tinting.
Gandolfo's slices up fresh meats daily and flings more than 70 different sandwiches out the window of a yellow cab in true NYC style. Carryout or dine-in on specialties such as the piping-hot Mama Leone ($5.69 for half order, $8.89 for whole order) and the meatlessly delicious Madison Square Garden ($4.49/$7.69), or punch your stamp-licker with a Knuckle sandwich ($8.89)—hot pastrami on sourdough with cheddar, mozzarella, parmesan, lettuce, tomatoes, marinated mushrooms, olives, mayo, and butter. See the menu for the exhaustive list of bread-bordered options.
The Brickyard's dining room is dominated by dueling grand pianos that often tinkle under the touch of jazz musicians. Like jazz, the restaurant straddles casual and sophisticated tastes. Lunch is a more laid-back affair of booths, burgers, and sandwiches. In the evening, the restaurant glows from Boise's historic 6th & Main area as well-dressed patrons dine and sip cocktails. Piano tunes complement the textures of executive chef Drew Ledger's signature steaks, certified Angus slabs centered on wide-rimmed plates. Ledger puts a premium on local ingredients, provisioning his cooks with chicken, potatoes, and ocean halibut raised in Idaho.
The Ha' Penny Bridge Pub takes its name from a Dublin fixture: the Liffey Bridge. But its name and Samuel Beckett fan page is not the only way the pub pays homage to Ireland. The menu showcases authentic Irish recipes, while the bar pours Irish imports fresh from taps. While traditional pub meals are well represented on the menu by dishes such as bacon cheeseburgers, French dips, and chicken wings, what stands out are the pub's Irish fare and specialties. Cod arrives battered in beer with a side of crisp fries or house-made chips, and house tartar and cocktail sauces. A sausage trio showcases English bangers, Polish kielbasa, and German bratwurst, while the shepherd's pie bursts forth with lamb, beef, and veggies.
Meanwhile, amid live music, big screen TVs, and a lively atmosphere, patrons can sip on two-dozen draught beers. Domestic microbrews include Californian and Oregonian ales, while imports include Irish favorites Guinness, Harp, and Smithwick's, alongside Boddingtons, Bass, Newcastle, and other seasonal brews. And in addition to a slate of bottled classics—including standards such as Budweiser or Coors—the bar also hosts a well-stocked cabinet of liquors and scotches.
At Wiseguy Pizza Pie, chefs hand toss freshly made dough into delicious rounds coated with fresh veggies and local ingredients. At the restaurant, which hosts bar, table, and patio seating, patrons can enjoy a selection of specialty pies, slices, and calzones and sandwiches from the menu](http://www.wiseguypizzapie.com/index.php/portfolio/boise-menu). And as they dine, they can quench thirsts with one of 10 beers on tap, or choose from a large selection of bottled microbrews.