James Patrick Kelly, Idaho Statesman

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Past articles by James:

Enrique’s in Kuna: New digs will be 3 times larger, include patio and larger bar

Hang on a little longer. The much-anticipated move of Enrique’s Mexican Restaurant in Kuna will be taking place early next month. → Read More

Boise’s new Lemon Tree impresses with its take on artisan sandwiches

Occupying the old Bleubird spot, this new restaurant is carving its own niche in the burgeoning sandwich scene, whether you crave meat or vegan options. → Read More

Enjoy summertime eats at Rupert’s and Jug Mountain Ranch

It’s easy to work up an appetite while enjoying vacation activities in the mountains around McCall, and there are delicious meals to be found at restaurants that won’t let you down. → Read More

Boise Pie Co. shows its Southern roots, bakes up delicious desserts

The new bakery and eatery, which opened last year, reflects time-honored recipes from owners Bridgette and Terrance McAbee, who moved from Florida. That’s why the key lime pie is so good. → Read More

Boise’s trendy new taquerias redefine the taco – and diners get to taste the difference

Madre, Calle 75 and Funky Taco are putting fresh, sometimes fancy spins on one of our favorite foods in the West: tacos. And the ambience and beverages they provide complement the menu well. → Read More

Idaho chef Bacquet is back again, this time featuring European fare in Eagle

Franck Bacquet, who grew up in France, will debut his eponymous eatery, Bacquet’s Restaurant, on June 12 in the former Russian Bear Café spot at 1117 E. Winding Creek Drive in Eagle. → Read More

Downtown Boise’s Txikiteo bolsters the list of locally owned Basque eateries

A new eatery and wine bar recently debuted in Boise’s burgeoning Linen District, and it even has a tongue-twisting Basque name, Txikiteo (pronounced chee-kee-tay-o). The people behind The Modern are its creators. → Read More

Shogun Sushi in Boise dishes up fanciful fusion rolls and more

Owner Joseph Park adds a touch of Korean influence to the menu at his restaurant in East Boise. → Read More

Winery to open tasting room in Sunnyslope that will serve food

Snake River Winery and Peaceful Belly Farm open to open the tasting room and restaurant by mid-summer. → Read More

Special sandwiches: Tasso exhibits global flair with deli fare

A new BoDo establishment in Boise serves inventive food that shows the same kind of culinary nuance exhibited at high-end restaurants. → Read More

Caffe Luciano’s a welcomed addition to Garden City

The new cafe on the Greenbelt focuses on lighter bites and beer and wine and convenient access for cyclists and pedestrians. → Read More

Mad Mac expands to brick-and-mortar restaurant at the Boise Spectrum

Mad Mac in Boise serves macaroni and cheese as is or with a variety of toppings. → Read More

The Wylder dishes up some of the best pizza in Boise

The Wylder pizza restaurant also serves entrée-size salads, appetizers and a rotation of nightly supper offerings such as fried chicken and lasagna. → Read More

Reel Foods Fish Market to open soon on Vista in Boise

The fish market is moving from Downtown to 1118 Vista Ave., and may open by mid-March. → Read More

Pho Tay in Boise has pho and other Vietnamese dishes

Pho Tay on Fairview in Boise offers Vietnamese-style noodle soup and other dishes at the new restaurant → Read More

Tickets for Savor Idaho go on sale in early March

The annual event at Idaho Botanical Garden pairs local wines with local chefs → Read More

Brick 29 Bistro in Nampa shines in its new lofty digs

Dustan Bristol moves his Nampa restaurant Brick 29 to a new space on the top of the Masonic Temple building. → Read More

McCall offers casual food to fine dining during the McCall Winter Carnival

McCall offers casual food to fine dining during the McCall Winter Carnival → Read More

Bodovino wine bar in BoDo in Boise adds food menu

Bodovino Taste + Tapas will be celebrating its fifth anniversary later this year. And did you know that this aptly named wine destination in BoDo recently launched a revamped all-day menu? The menu reboot was put forth a few months ago by executive chef Zach McCullough. It now focuses on a larger selection of small plates (tapas, if you will), flatbread-style pizzas, sandwiches and salads, some… → Read More

Form & Function Coffee debuts in The Fowler

Form & Function Coffee in Boise roasts and serves coffee and other drinks, and offers baked goods. → Read More