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Everyone likes some juice...

For those of you looking forward to another blog about the bars in Boise, I apologize. I have decided to take a small break in order to write a few blogs. Don't fret, though, the bar series will return in all of it's seedy glory after I get a few things off of my chest. In this first blog, I will hopefully tackle the ever growing debate over something very serious that seems to always resurface every month or so. That topic, which needs to die a quick death, is the debate over steroid use in baseball.

To begin with, this blog is not necessarily in defense of steroid use in baseball. To me, it was wrong for these people to be using P.E.D.'s (performance enhancing drugs) to begin with. And just because others were doing it during this time does not make for a good argument in favor of use of the drugs. With that said, there is a reason that this era of baseball has become to be known as the "Steroid Era". Simply put, people were using, upwards of near twenty…

The Art of Wine

As our journey of the Boise bar scene continues, I'd like to take you a place I recently visited. It's a place I've visited on occasion before, but never for more than a drink or two. Well, last night I spent a good four hours at this lovely establishment situated on 6th street, just down the corner of from where sixth and main meet in their glorious seediness. After sharing approximately nine bottles of wine with a group of friends and a long night's sleep, I decided the story of the Basque Center would be the next subject tackled in this serious of blogs.

As I stated earlier, the wine was flowing at the Basque Center and it usually is. That is because of the little known drink called the Kalimotxo. The Kalimotxo (or Calimocho, if you don't want to use the original Basque spelling) is a divine drink that consists of fifty percent wine and fifty percent coke. Splash in a little ice, and you have the perfect drink for a warm summer evening. Now, you can adju…

A Collection of bars...

Sitting around tonight, I said to myself, "Self, why did you decide to write a blog series on all of the bars you've been to in Boise? You made the list, you saw how many bars you've been to over the years. It will be quite the undertaking." And you know what, it has been. I've covered about fourteen bars and probably still have that many to cover. I'm not even counting bar/restaurants because if that were the case, this blog series could continue on forever. As it is, I will forge on. Not only to inform you, the valued reader, of the night life that Boise has to offer for all occasions, but also because I have enjoyed diving back into memories I've lost or pushed away over the years. Both good and bad have crept back into my mind, sometimes even rattling up emotions that I had pushed away for a reason. But that is either here nor there. As a way of speeding up the process, let's take a little journey down State Street. It will not be a lon…