The Creperie

I'm the first to admit that I'm a little lazy when it comes to this blogging thing.  I'm fine with the going out to eat and taking pictures part (even if I sometimes suck at the latter), but a lot of times I just have too many other things I have to do or want to do at the end of the day to hop on the computer.  Subsequently, it seems like I've always got a backlog of about four or five write-ups waiting to be done.  This time, the delay has been for a different reason: I'm ashamed of the pictures I took.  I've been hoping I could make it back and get some better ones, but it hasn't worked out.  So, I'm going ahead with the write-up, simply because this place is amazing and I want to do my own little part to bring attention to them.  Sorry about the lack of a picture before the jump since I usually put a shot of the outside of the eatery up, but it happened to be kind of hailing sideways at the time and I didn't feel like standing there trying to get a decent picture.

Consider this a public service announcement...

A full review is coming shortly, but if you've been wanting to check out The Creperie just across from the theater building in the Edwards Cinema complex on Overland Road in Boise, or even if you weren't aware of it and are intrigued now, consider this my official endorsement.  My beloved and I dropped in yesterday after a matinee showing of Black Swan (pretty amazing flick, that), and the only problem I have with the place is that they're not open on Sundays, and the only reason I have a problem with that is because I would have liked to have gone back today. I recommend the De Poulet!

Shige Japanese Cuisine

Anyone who's seen my Facebook page knows that it exists primarily to promote my eatery write-ups, but I also try to pass along any food offers from the numerous daily deal sites.  If you haven't been keeping an eye on these things, you've been missing out.  I'll likely do a blog entry on them at some point, or perhaps add a sidebar linking to the various sites and mailing lists, but in the meantime let me give you a prime example of exactly why these things tickle me so.

A few months ago, I purchased a voucher for Shige Japanese Cuisine from a then relatively new deal site called LivingSocial.  To this day, it's the best restaurant offer I've seen on any of the sites.  By paying $20, I essentially got a $40 certificate to use as I pleased.  50% off is pretty common with these deals, but this one allowed for each person to use their own certificate so long as they were on separate bills, and didn't restrict alcohol.  Plus, it was for what is generally regarded as the best sushi place in town!  Better yet, I talked three people into buying certificates using my personalized link to the deal page, which made my certificate free.  Because I'm a swell guy, I split the difference with them so essentially we each paid $15 for $40 worth of Japanese food.  The only question that remained: could I eat that much sushi in one sitting?

Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches (Fairview)

Okay, this isn't going to be a very typical review, but since I've been advised to write about it I guess I'll do so.  It wasn't intended to be a write-up though, so please forgive the lack of pictures.

So Jimmy John's is a pretty big chain, and when they first popped up in Meridian I heard conflicting reports within a week.  A woman I know said it was terrible, while a male friend said it was really good and I needed to try it.  For whatever reason, I didn't get around to it until they opened up another location in the old Gandolfo's spot in the Shopko plaza at Fairview and Milwaukee in Boise.

The Kilted Kod

I tend to go through phases in my food cravings.  Lately the two big ones have been gyros (several more write-ups on the way soon) and fish.  Luckily, there's a place in town where I can indulge not only a craving for fish but also my love of street food:  The Kilted Kod.