Boise’s Little Bull

Tacos El Torito is family owned & family operated. In fact, the lovely ladies in the photos are the daughters of the owners.

I happened to drop in on a rather slow evening. Most likely this was a result of the fantastic summer evening Boiseians were enjoying. Who wants to be inside sweating over Mexican food? Either stay out in the heat & sweat or go inside to cool down.

If you can’t find your favorite taco truck around town, head to Tacos El Torito. You can walk up to the counter & order a variety of items to go–for a great price. Or splurge & order the fresh, delicious ceviche de camarones (in the photos below). ¡Ole!

Reviewed here by Elaine Lacaillade & Nathaniel Hoffman.

Tacos El Torito

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Tacos El Torito

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Tacos El Torito

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Tacos El Torito

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Tacos El Torito

Settler’s Park is full of the Scottish

Parks are just so much more fun when filled with men in kilts throwing heavy things.

Boise’s Highlanders got together for a weekend of competition, food & other renaissance related things–like stocks positioned directly across from threatening wet sponges on catapults or a queen sitting atop her throne… FUN!

Read Deanna Darr’s article.

Highland Games

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Highland Games

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Highland Games

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Highland Games

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Highland Games

↑ Boise Highlanders ↓

Highland Games

↑ Boise Highlanders ↓

Highland Games

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Highland Games

Yokozuna Teriyaki, a Grand Champion since 2007

Yokozuna Teriyaki is a small, clean & tidy teriyaki joint on Vista. Since walking through their doors I’ve been craving teriyaki. I will get back there for lunch someday soon. Don’t try to go on a Sunday–they’ll be closed.

Though when translated yokozuna basically means ” grand champion or highest ranking of sumo wrestlers,” the word on the street is that their food isn’t all that greasy, heavy or fatty…

Amy Atkins & Tara Morgan reviewed it here.

Yokozuna Teriyaki

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Yokozuna Teriyaki

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Yokozuna Teriyaki

“Mew,” meowed Porter Boise Photographer

It is no secret that I am a cat lover–one with potential to become a cat lady even.

Several years ago I adopted a cat from the Idaho Humane Society & named him Scotch. He was an adorable Siamese/tabby mix with a serious attitude. Over the months he won over my heart, as well as my roommate’s (the dog person) despite his claws & teeth. When Scotch came to live with myself & roommates in Seattle it simply did not work. As soon as my roommate agreed to adopt Scotch, it became clear that they were the perfect duo!

But oohhhhhh how I missed having a friendly little pet around! I missed having a little being to welcome you home & to depend on you & to purr. Once I realized that Nick & I were settled in Boise, I had steady work & no vacations in sight, I decided it was time to visit the Cattery…

Now, meet Porter! Nick & I recently adopted this little striped & spotted tabby guy at the Idaho Humane Society. He’s certainly got a feisty side, but also a rather love-y & cuddly side. Porter has certainly won over Nick (another dog lover) with ease.

Porter Cat

↑ About 2 months old ↓

Porter Cat

Porter Cat

↑ About 3 months old ↓

Porter Cat

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Porter Cat

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I plan on getting photos of Scotch & Porter together. The images should be ridiculously entertaining as Scotch weighs in at about 20 pounds, whereas Porter weighs in at about 3 pounds (not for long).