Sallie, the current owner of Hollywood Market Yoga and Spa, 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 and Spa, 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 hot flow classes.
The studio also is a full-service spa, offering services that include facials, different massage modalities, and waxing. Visitors also can partake in body treatments, which use elements such as Morrocan argan oil and blueberry to buff away dead skin cells while bundled in warm blankets.
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.
Oftentimes, sipping on a cold beer is just something to enjoy?not something to ponder the origins of. But for the two guys behind Kilted Dragon Brewing, it's a labor of love. When Jeremy Canning and Cory Matteucci met, they shared a common interest, not just in homebrewing, but in brewing something different. Joining forces, the two eventually outgrew their homebrew rigs and upgraded on all fronts?starting their brewery in a large space with brand-new equipment and eventually launching a tap house, where they can regularly be found pulling pours. Today, the two hand craft a dozen unique, original beers, including seasonal favorites that rotate through the taps throughout the year.
Payette Brewing Co. is an interesting mix of tradition and rebellion. It's founder, Mike Francis, gave up the corporate life to roll the die on a new venture in one of America's most time-honored industries. Using a 15-barrel brewing system, Mike and his staff cultivate high-quality brews in traditional styles?stouts, ales, and lagers?that aim to embody the adventurous spirit of Idaho and their own penchant for skiing, hiking, and kayaking. Inside the tasting room, they pour pint glasses or offer smaller samples for those who can't commit to one beer just yet.
Within a shingled Hyde Park cottage, an original soda fountain from the 1930s—complete with silver faucets and a mirror-inlaid bar—has dispensed handmade ice cream since 1984. Today, Goody's Soda Fountain & Candy Stores models its housemade cones after krumkake—Scandinavian waffle cookies—and fills them with rotating flavors of ice cream churned in small batches every day. Cold meets hot with toppings such as housemade hot fudge and bittersweet, which contains twice as much chocolate as traditional hot fudge. Goody's also pulls shots of espresso from a coffee bar and fills glass jars with more than 50 flavors of Jelly Belly jellybeans. The shop celebrates holidays with seasonal treats such as Valentine's Day chocolate assortments, chocolate bunnies for Easter, and portable voting-booth snacks for Election Day.
On hand to help navigate the ever-changing selection is a “helpful staff
. . . as sweet as the candy,” according to Boise Weekly. Guests slurp up their sweets amid the chocolate-brown and cream-white antique decor or, in the summer, on a garden patio hedged in by flower boxes.
Each week, Brown Box Organics' staff updates its menu to showcase the freshest in-season fruits and vegetables. The crew works with local farmers to source certified organic produce from carrots to kiwis to avocados. They also supply artisanal breads and local, organic meats and dairy. All goods arrive at customers' doors via free delivery.