Michael Deeds, Idaho Statesman

Michael Deeds

Idaho Statesman

Boise, ID, United States

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Past articles by Michael:

This Boise restaurant was a fine-dining hit. Then it changed. Now it’s closed.

Epek, a fine dining restaurant that opened in the former State & Lemp building in Boise, recently closed. → Read More

Boise Greenbelt’s ‘most inconvenient’ closure finally reopens. And it is ‘glorious.’

A closed section of the Boise Greenbelt is open again. The stretch, on the north side of the Boise River between Veterans Memorial Park and Esther Simplot Park, reopened Tuesday, the city announced. → Read More

After bartending in a ski resort town, women open new ‘dream’ bar in Downtown Boise

Water Bear Bar & Lounge opens today at 350 N. 9th St., serving cocktails at the corner of 9th and Jefferson streets. It will have a daily happy hour with an “Old Fashioned of the Day” and a weekly Vinyl Night. → Read More

New restaurant opens in Meridian. If someone tells you it isn’t a chain, will you bite?

“With a chef-driven but playful menu,” Eight Thirty Common restaurant has opened at 830 N. Main St. in Meridian. The gastropub replaces a Flatbread Neapolitan Pizzeria that closed in spring after 11 years. → Read More

It’s no illusion. This Boise venue really does want you to pay to watch a hologram sing.

Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly - The Rock ‘N’ Roll Dream Tour is coming to the Morrison Center in Boise on Oct. 14. Tickets to the hologram concert are on sale now. → Read More

The Garth Brooks concerts are sold out, Boise. Here’s what you’ll pay for tickets now.

After the Garth Brooks concert coming to Albertsons Stadium on July 20 sold out, a second show was added July 19. Both events are now sold out, but you can still find tickets through secondary resellers. → Read More

Fast-growing Colorado chain plans 3 Idaho restaurants. The first opens in Boise soon.

Rush Bowls, a chain restaurant offering healthy bowls, plans to open its first Idaho restaurant this fall at 1774 W. State St. in Boise. The menu also will include smoothies. → Read More

Ice cream and alcohol? Mmm. Expanding Boise shop opens 2nd full-size location this week.

The STIL ice cream store will open a new shop at 3724 S. Eckert Road at Harris Ranch on Wednesday. The Boise business has attracted attention for beer and wine pairings, along with flavors infused with alcohol. → Read More

‘Extreme Midget Wrestling’ to invade SIX Idaho towns? Yep. I’m short on details, Boise.

Extreme Midget Wrestling plans to visit six Idaho towns this summer, including Boise, where it will roll into the Mardi Gras Ballroom. Tickets to the show are available now. → Read More

Idaho has a new largest local brewery. This California transplant ‘sets the bar higher.’

Mother Earth Brew Co. of Nampa is the largest brewery in Idaho, according to 2018 numbers from the Brewers Association, followed by Sockeye and Payette of Boise. → Read More

This article might eat at you. These are ‘The 25 essential restaurants in Boise’?

Food website Eater recently published a list of “The 25 Essential Restaurants in Boise.” It also did “The 13 Essential Restaurants in Sun Valley.” Listicles are made to be massacred. Have fun with it. → Read More

After spicing up Meridian for five years, restaurant to open Boise location in July

Thai Basil, which debuted in Meridian in 2014, plans to open a second restaurant at 590 E. Boise Ave. in the Eastgate Shopping Center in Boise. It will have the same menu as the original location. → Read More

Friday is National Donut Day. Here’s where to score freebies, sweet deals

National Donut Day is Friday, June 7. Shops and stores handing out free donuts in the Boise area include Krispy Kreme, Walmart, Guru Donuts and more. → Read More

Dude! Survey ranks men’s favorite beer by state. Idaho’s is so wrong it’s hard to swallow.

A new survey of Idaho men from AskMen says that the state’s favorite beer is Mike’s Hard Lemonade, a malt beverage. Other states chose Budweiser, Coors Light, Corona and other traditional brews. → Read More

‘We gotta work our butts off’: Caldwell men compete on Food Network series starting Sunday

Three men from Caldwell star in season 10 of “The Great Food Truck Race,” a reality TV show on Food Network. Craig Smith, Kyle Mower and Steve Weston team up to drive the Frank n Slides truck. → Read More

Blake Shelton to sing with Garth Brooks at Albertsons Stadium concert in Boise

Country singer Blake Shelton of “The Voice” will join Garth Brooks on stage to sing Brooks’ new duet, “Dive Bar,” on July 19 at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho. → Read More

How big is this year’s Boise Open musical act? He headlined the Idaho Center in 2018

Country singer Justin Moore will be the entertainer at the 2019 Albertsons Boise Open golf tournament. The outdoor show will happen near the 18th fairway. Tickets start at $15. → Read More

Summer concert guide: Outdoor Boise shows, Idaho mountain town festivals, more

Concert season has arrived in Boise. Here’s a guide to festivals and shows, and where to get tickets to events at the Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater, Outlaw Field, Memorial Stadium and more. → Read More

Garth Brooks tickets go on sale today. Here’s everything you need to know, Boise.

After the Garth Brooks show coming to Albertsons Stadium on July 20 sold out, a second concert was added July 19. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Mountain time at Ticketmaster. → Read More

Had a Stoner Burrito? You can try to order one at new Caldwell restaurant. (Good luck.)

Del Taco opened a new restaurant today at 606 N. 21st Avenue in Caldwell. The chain already has a Nampa location, plus four others in Ada County in Boise and Meridian. → Read More