Bosnia Express brings the flavors of Bosnia to Boise through lunches and nightcaps alike. Before the restaurant undergoes its nocturnal transformation into a nightclub and neighborhood bar, cooks layer hearty paninis with thinly sliced meats and vegetables, as well as season gyro meat that’s ready to nestle inside pita pockets. In addition to making fresh sandwiches and pouring drinks, they stock products from overseas, such as Bosnian, Turkish, and Mediterranean snack cookies, pickled vegetables, hair products, and Pavlovic Ointment, whose lid automatically opens whenever a bell rings.
Sallie, the current owner of Hollywood Market Yoga, found an 112-year-old building and converted it into a yoga studio. She kept the market's mantra, "Happiness is spoken here," for her yoga studio. At Hollywood Market Yoga, muscles stretch a little deeper. Heated studios allow muscles and connective tissue to warm up slowly, which can result in deeper stretches and less risk of injury during signature Vinyasa and Bikyasa flow classes. Hollywood Market Yoga also offers Yin classes, a relaxing style of yoga that focuses on stretching. As muscles breathe sighs of relief, sweat drips from pores, allowing the body to flush toxins out of the system during purifying poses.
The Playboy Wine Shop scopes out a different kind of exotic beauty than its namesake magazine. In addition to curating a selection of wines from the world’s most famous production zones, the staff also looks to vineyards in Spain, Stellenbosch, South Africa, and Walla Walla, Washington, among other areas, for unique and flavorful pours. The panel that picks and chooses the wines to feature in the online store has one more important criteria: “approachable luxury,” which means that, unlike a potato chip dipped in molten gold, the wines’ rich flavors suit all palates and wallets.
The frozen-treat machines that line the walls at U-Swirl Frozen Yogurt's three Idaho locations churn out up to 20 flavors ready to be buried under heaping scoops of self-serve toppings. Patrons can fill their cups to the brim with velvety swirls of strawberry, chocolate, or Irish mint before capping off each chilled peak with toppings that include fresh fruit, candy, kids' cereals, and chocolate sauce. The live cultures nestled within each ounce ($0.39) of frozen yogurt can bolster digestive function and immunity, and its calcium can fortify bones and keep snowmen’s innards chilled long into the spring.
Yogurtz distinguishes itself from other similar dessert shops by its breadth of flavors and toppings, its sizable square footage, and its efficiency—customers divide into two lines to add toppings and to pay, ensuring that wait time is miniscule. Self-serve machines pour out 20 low-fat or fat-free flavors, all of which are certified kosher, and many of which are gluten-free. The frozen treats include non-fat white chocolate mousse, seasonal fresh pumpkin pie, and sweet Belgian chocolate with no added sugar. All flavors are certified to contain live and active probiotic cultures.
At the topping bar, more than 100 sweet and savory accouterments await to adorn yogurt, crowning cups in hot and cold syrups, candies, fresh fruits, and nuts. Waffle cones and waffle bowls are baked fresh daily, and can cup frozen desserts at no extra charge. After decorating their dishes, guests settle into a dining area with more than 200 seats, including an 84-seat patio and a separate party room.
Woodriver Cellars’ vine alchemists pluck the fruits of their scenic vineyard in the Snake River Appellation to create a full suite of wines. Visitors to the rustic tasting room lounge upon dark, wooden furniture near a stone hearth, enjoying hors d’oeuvres and sips of the winery’s vintages, which include chardonnay blends, reislings, merlots, and malbecs. Eye-catching works from local artists line the tasting room’s walls as the resonant sounds of regular live musicians tickle ears. The expansive vineyard grounds act as a pastoral vista for weddings and parties, containing a quartet of bocce courts for friendly competition or tense discussions over whether a grapefruit can be used as a substitute ball.
Preece Designer Chocolate hand-dips and drizzles its traditional, truffle, and signature-flavored fillings in rich chocolate made from cocoa beans harvested by farmers on the Ivory Coast. Caramel coats triple-chocolate nougat in the Chocopolitan ($0.95 each; $7.50 for 8), and the Bordeaux ($0.95 each; $7.50 for 8) encases brown sugar buttercream into a chocolaty sarcophagus befitting of sweet-toothed royalty. Whereas the Blue Velvet melds blue cheese and chocolate ($0.95 each; $7.50 for 8), the Velvet Hammer piles caramel, coffee, and chocolate atop one another ($0.95 each; $7.50 for 8). Additionally, salty and sweet flavors meld in potato chips smothered in chocolate ($6.50/6 oz.) offer a tastier treat than a peanut-butter-and-jellyfish sandwich.