I would like to invite everyone to join me, on a stroll through the Idaho Botanical Gardens Winter Garden aGlow on Christmas Eve. See their dazzling display of nearly 250,000 sparkling lights and color artfully displayed throughout the garden. This season’s new attractions include giant blooming lighted flowers in the Children’s Garden, and a solar panel trailer provided by the Electricians Contractors which will assist with conserving energy and power throughout the season
We will meet at 6:30 pm on the steps behind the cottage (north side) and take a leisurely stroll through the garden and light display. The gates open at 6:00 pm and may take a little bit to get through them, so please plan on arriving prior to 6:30 pm, so you can be through the gate by then. If you’ve never done this before, it’s a spectacular event. There will be warm beverages to purchase along the way and warming fires, but dress warm for the event. If we’re lucky enough it might even snow
After our leisurely stroll through the garden, I’d like to invite everyone back to my house for some hot drinks, appetizers, and a warm fire. Please plan to bring something to share, if you’d like to join us for this portion of the event. As you RSVP for this event, please let me know if you plan on doing just the garden portion of the event or if you are planning on joining us at my house, after the event
TIME/PLACE 6:30 PM on the north side steps, of the cottage
Best Pizza in Boise - Pie Hole on 8th St. - Try Thai Chicken (Wednesdays) or Pesto.Worst pizza I have ever tasted: Lucky 13, or should I say - tastless!
Best Overall City - where I live presently, Boise Idaho
Albuquerque, NM, Mexican Restaurant - El Pinto - Marinated Pork Burrito, W/ green chili sauce
Palo Alto, eat at Evvia. Truly, world's greatest calamari. - From Kathy Fored
Best Scone (ever) from 13 years on the road - Boise, Idaho - River City Coffee (was Big City Coffee - state st) 5517 W State St location - Also I cannot resit ,the Scone, at New Frontiers Natural Market in Flagstaff, AZ Also added is Boise Co-op - excellent my fav Peanut Butter and Jelly
Best GreenChile Burros - "the Burger House in Miami (aka La Cocina de Casillas) is open and they have the best green chile burros on the planet. "
Best Pizza - Fratelli's - Flagstaff - no really!!! order a pesto pizza - put parmesan and red pepper to taste - They'll ask, "Do you want anything else on it?" - NO!....Take Me Home!
Best Pizza - Hot Lips - Portland, Oregon. White pizza, w./ Butternut squash, Hazel Nuts, Roasted Garlic Cloves, Broccoli, Mozzarella, and maybe cheddar. - one slice enough
Best Coffee Beans - Cafe' de Dona Ella - farmed, processed and - El Salvador - my favorite type: sun-dried processed French (espresso) and Vienna Roasts
Best French Fries - McDonalds - lightly salted - produced and cut here in Idaho by JR Simplot, who is also one of the largest benefactors in Boise
Best Hamburger - Peter Luger - Brooklyn - order a piece of Bacon on the side - when you see it you'll know why - not cheeseburger - distracts quality
Best Italian Food - Joe Tecci's - North End, Boston
Best Stone Crabs - Joe's Stone Crabs - Miami
Best Texas Barbeque, Elgin, TX
Bever Street Brewrey - Best Restaurant Flagstaff, AZ
Cave Creek - Mexican Food - El Encanto - either location - Marinated Pork Burrito with green chili sauce - forget the rice and refried beans. A shot of Hornito's on curshed ice finished with mexican beer
Costco - Best cooked whole chicken and Barbque Ribs.
Favorite Beer - 1554, by the makers of Fat Tire - perfect with a robust meal
GatesBBQ. Best overall BarBQ Kansas City, Mo or Ks.
Hapa (CLOSED) - Best Restaurant - Phoenix, AZ
Malibu Yougurt - Best Frozen Yougurt, Mailbu, CA
My Favorite Bottled Salad Dressing - Annie's Goddess Dressing
My Favorite Red Wine under $20 - Massi - Valpolicella 2006, 7, 8 (but not 2009)
My favorite towns in America (so far) Ketchum/Sun Valley/Boise, Idaho, Entire Oregon Pacific coast, Flagstaff, AZ, Bozeman, MT, Sand Point, ID. San Luis Obispo,CA., Cave Creek, AZ., A triangle of 3 towns, 20 mi apart, Bend, Redmond and Sisters, OR. Woodstock, VT. Malibu, CA., Albuquerque, NM,
New York City - holds a place of its own - It is an Event!
Trader Joe's - Best almost everything - most everywhere.
Vivace - Best Restaurant in Tucson, Arizona
Worst Cities - Dallas, Chicago, St. Louis, LA, El Paso - for all the right reasons!